Community Calendar March 17, 2016


Rock County Thrivent Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Luverne Pizza Ranch.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. For information cal 283-2069 or 283-2964.

The Caregivers Support Group will meet at Mary Jane Brown GSS at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22, in the conference room.

The Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at St. Catherine school with a lesson on flower arranging. All are welcome, but reservations are needed. Call 507-597-6378 for details.

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. Note the new location during the library renovation. 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.


No Monthly Food Mission in March

There will be no monthly food giveaway for the month of March.

The next giveaway will be Thursday, April 21. Watch the Luverne Announcer for details.


Rock County spring weight road restrictions in effect

Spring weight road restrictions are in effect on Rock County roadways.

Starting and ending dates are based on how the weather is affecting roadway strength. Ending dates for spring load restrictions are variable, and drivers must check for updates throughout the spring.

If you have any questions, please call Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010.


Rock County Library open, ribbon-cutting March 17

The Rock County Community Library was reopened to patrons Monday, March 14. Ribbon-cutting for the completed remodeling project will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 17.


Tickets available for Green Earth Players ‘Frog and Toad’

The historic Palace Theatre in Luverne will host the Green Earth Players’ production of “Frog and Toad” March 18-20. Tickets are available to the general public by calling 507-283-4339.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17, Reubens to follow

A parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day will begin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, and will travel from Living Rock Church to Freeman Street in Luverne.

Following the parade, CHS will host Harvest for Hunger, a freewill donation meal consisting of corned beef or Reuben sandwiches, at the Eagles Club from 5 p.m. until gone.


Blue Mound Figure Skaters perform March 18-19

The Blue Mound Figure Skaters will present their 25th Annual Ice Show at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, at the Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne.


Easter egg hunt March 19 in Magnolia Park

The Magnolia Juniors 4-H Club will host an Easter egg hunt with door prizes and animals for children up to 10 years old at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, in the Magnolia park.


Sign up for the Luverne Baseball traveling team

Come to the Howling Dog on Monday, March 21, for burgers, fries and baseball. Sign-ups and a parent meeting will be for anyone in grades 3-6 interested in playing summer traveling baseball.


Community blood drive scheduled March 21

Community Blood Bank and Sanford Luverne will host a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 21. Donors must be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. For information or to make an appointment, contact Sanford Luverne at 283-2321 or at


The Historic Palace Theatre shows ‘The Martian’ Thursday, March 24

Escape for an afternoon one Thursday each month. This month The Historic Palace Theatre will show “The Martian” at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Admission is $5.

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