Community Calendar June 30, 2016


Springwater Township Board monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the home of clerk Teresa Kramer.

Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Sanford Luverne Hopsital. Call Doris Tofteland at 290-0425 with questions.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church basement. Use the east entrance.

Al-Anon meets from 6:30 to  7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 507-449-1246.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays and for basic text study at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. For more information call 507-220-0137.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.

Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Blue Mound Banquet Center.

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.

Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Emily Crabtree at 220-2424.

Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.

Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.

Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.

Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.

Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Habitat Office located in the alley entrance of 126 East Main Street. Visitors are Welcome. Call 507-215-2091 for further information.


Wood sculpture exhibit June 30 through Aug. 19

Self-taught sculptor Fred Cogelow will have his work on exhibit at the Brandenburg Gallery at 213 East Luverne Street in Luverne from now until Aug. 19. An artist reception is planned for 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 17.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 507-283-1884 with questions.


DNR Blue Mounds hike July 2

Fred Harris and Jeff LeClaire of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invite the public for a morning hike at Blue Mounds State Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2. Participants will learn about the rocks, plants and animals that call the prairie landscape home. The group will meet at the State Park Interpretive Center.

For more information call the Luverne Area Chamber at 507-283-4061.


Davis Lake Triathlon July 4

Registration is now open for the Davis Lake Triathlon July 4. The event will include a 9 a.m. mini race. The full race starts at 10 a.m. and will include kayaking, bike riding and running. The race can be run individually or in teams of 2-3.

To register stop by the Chamber or online visit Registration for the mini race is $15, and the Davis Lake Triathlon will be $20.

Registration includes race entry, a T-shirt, food and a beverage after the race.

For more information contact Dave at or call/text 507-920-3345.


Bank Nite movie ‘Back to the Future’ at Palace July 7

The free Bank Nite movie, “Back to the Future,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants National Bank and Papik Motors, a free, family-friendly movie is shown on the first Thursday of every month as it was done for “Bank Nite” in the 1930s. A cash prize drawing will follow the movie. Must be present to win.


Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness to host focus groups July 13 and July 20

Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness will host focus groups for public participation from 10-11 a.m. and 7-8 p.m. July 13 and July 20 in the Luverne Public School Elementary Commons.

The goal of these sessions is to receive input on appropriate programs and uses that could feasibly be provided at the Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness Center.

Public input will be a vital aspect of planning an expansion and remodel project at the facility.


Wienerman World Championships July 14

Registration is now open for the Wienerman World Championships to be held on July 14. Participants can register for this eating competition at New this year are the one person solo division and the half-protion team division.

Contact Dave at or 507-920-3345 with questions.

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