Community Calendar June 6, 2019


Eden Ladies Cemetery Association spring meeting will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the home of Bev Hunstad, Jasper, to discuss the Eden Church annual service at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 30.

Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, in the Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. Call 283-2297 with questions.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Vienna Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Kenneth Community Center.

American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Dell Hogan Post. Call 283-1934 with questions.

MS Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964 with questions.

Hardwick Goal Seekers meet every Monday in Hardwick City Hall for the purpose of support and encouragement for weight loss journeys. Weigh-in begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call Glenda, 449-0568, with questions.

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

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

Alanon meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays in Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. 507-449-1246.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.


St. John Lutheran VBS begins June 10

Area children are invited to participate in “Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World,” the Vacation Bible School event at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne, from 6:15-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 10-13. An optional dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. each evening.

To register or for more information, call the church office at 507-283-2316, or register online at


Generations invites public to annual fundraiser June 11

Generations (formerly Luverne Senior Citizens) will host their annual fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Generations building at the corner of Lincoln and Spring streets. Menu is hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans and ice cream sundaes for $9 for adults and $4 for children 12 and  under.


Free food giveaway June 20

New Life Celebration Church will offer free produce, bread and meat from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Generations building at 319 East Lincoln Street in Luverne for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags and boxes. Call 507-283-3466.


Register for VBS at Bethlehem

Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Hills will offer a free Vacation Bible School program titled “To Mars and Beyond” from Sunday, July 7, through Thurdsay, July 11, for children ages 3 through eighth grade. Classes will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with supper served every night.

Register by July 1 by calling Kari Kueter at 507-962-3656 or email


Relay for Life set for June 13

The Rock County Relay for Life Block Party fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is planned for Thursday, June 13, from 5-9 p.m. at Take 16 Brewing in Luverne. The event includes a catered meal from 5:30-7 p.m. for a freewill donation, opening ceremonies at 7 p.m., along with other events, and a 5K glow run and a 1.5-mile walk at 9 p.m. See the ad on page 17 for details. 


Free Medicare classes

Free classes for people who are new to Medicare are offered the second and third Mondays every month at the Minnesota River Area on Aging, 1939 Engebretson Ave., Slayton.

In the first class, participants will learn basics of Medicare and their options. The second class teaches how to research these options using non-biased tools, such as the Medicare website and Medicare Plan Finder Tool.

Call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 to register.


Community Education offers summer activities

Register by e-mailing or calling 507-283-4724.

Slime, goo, experiments—Reaction 2 Fun! Adventure Day Camp June 7 for grades 1–4 as attended during the past year.  Fee is $15.

“Crit Happens” at Coffey Contemporary Arts is for all practicing artists, ages 17 and older, to bring a completed work to be critiqued at the professional level with the large group.  Free of charge, but requires registration--call 283-4724. Meet at 7 p.m. on June 14, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23

A Magical Musical Play offered at Luverne Street Music the week of June 17 needs student actors grades K-4 (as attended during the past school year) to help save the crops in this fun country-style garden hoedown!  Fee is $40

Hands-on Fun Project Day is for students who attended grades 3-7 during the 18-19 school year.  Students will choose three activities and may even complete a project that could be entered into the county fair.  Fee is $15 for this four-hour class on June 17.

Create a one-of-a-kind project at Chalk Couture on June 17.  Fee is $35.  Open to grade 7 through adult.

Nature Impressions participants (ages 3 to grade 3 and older as attended during 18-19 school year) will take a nature walk with Poplar Creek residents to gather items and then create beautiful impressions in clay on June 18.  Fee is $17.

Upcoming chartered bus trips include:

*Minnesota Twins Trip is July 21. Fee is $92.

*Guys and Dolls Guthrie Theatre on Aug. 24. Fee is $113.


Rock County library activities

Contact the library at or call 507-449-5040 to register for events.

Story Hour, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, June 6-July 25, for ages 4, 5 and kindergarten.

Laptime, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays, June 7-July 26.

Story & Art, 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5-July 24, for children in first- through fifth-grade.

Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Take 16 Brewing Co., Luverne. Team registration begins at 6:30 p.m.

Teen Group book club, 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, June 6-July 25.

Movie & a Snack, 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 11.

Musician Ralph Concert, 4 p.m.,Wednesday, June 26.

Library hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



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