Community Calendar March 19, 2020


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 will meet at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays in the Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. Call 507-449-1246 with questions.

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


Spring weight restrictions in place

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

Ending dates are variable, and drivers must check for updates throughout the spring. Call Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010 with questions and updates.


Kindergarten Round-Up canceled, but paperwork due

Luverne Kindergarten Round-Up in-person meeting has been canceled, but Luverne Elementary School personnel still needs the registration paperwork. The paperwork can be sent electrically or mailed to the elementary school. Call 507-283-4497 for more information.


Hospice Charity Dinner/Auction postponed

The annual Hospice Dinner and Auction planned for April 18 is postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

The drawings for the Cash Raffle and the Quilt Raffle will take place on April 18 per Minnesota Gambling Laws and the winners will be notified. Those who purchased dinner tickets need to keep them for the rescheduled dinner.

All final donations need to be dropped at the hospice office this week. If donations are time-sensitive, please contact the hospice office at 507-283-1805.


Free tax help at library

Free tax preparation for all low-income and the elderly will be available at the Rock County Library through April 15. Call 507-449-5040 for appointments.


Heart Health Lunch and Learn March 24

Sanford Luverne Medical Center will host a Heart Health Lunch and Learn with cardiologist Adam Stys from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. The class and lunch are free but registration is required. Call 507-449-1272 to register.


Dementia Network Memory Café March 23

Good Samaritan Society and the Rock County Dementia Network will host a Memory Café from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, at Wildflowers Coffee Boutique for caregivers and anyone with memory loss. There will be coffee, support and socializing on the topic of “family sayings” and “old wives’ tales.” Call Carrie at 507-283-1996.


Blue Mounds State Park activities

Saturday, April 4, 1-3 p.m. Bunny Hop in the Park: Meet at the picnic shelter. Rabbits, rabbits everywhere! It's time for the first-ever Bunny Hop at Blue Mounds. Come join us for a fun-filled adventure through the world of rabbits, enjoy some rabbit crafts, and scout for signs of our furry friends on the bunny hop trail. Meet at the picnic shelter at the cart-in campsites. Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. This event is a come and go as you please adventure.

Friday, April 24, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Arbor Day Tree ID Hike: Meet at the amphitheater in main campground. Join our park naturalist for a tree ID hike through the park to learn more about the trees of Blue Mounds State Park. Study leaf shape, bark, and make your very own identification book. This hike will require stepping down, walking both up and downhill, and walking along a trail that may be wet or muddy.

SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1–3 p.m., Outdoor Moms: Meet at the north picnic area. Does your mom love the great outdoors? Or are you a mom hoping to share the outdoors with your child? Come and see all that Blue Mounds State Park has to offer for your next family adventure! Learn about animal moms, make your own “mom and me” craft, and participate in other “mom and me” activities. Drop in anytime between 1 and 3 p.m. This event is a come and go as you please adventure.

All events are free, but entrance to the park requires a vehicle permit. Daily permits are $7 and annual permits are $35. Both are available at the main office.


Rock County Library activities

Contact the library at or call 507-449-5040.

All library events have been canceled due to the COVID-19. The library remains open.

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.


Community Ed

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

As schools remain closed, all community education classes are canceled through March 27.

Defensive Driving first-time class, an 8-hour class, will be offered in two sessions, April 20 and 27, four hours each evening.

Home Alone will teach your child (grades 3-6) basic first aid, fire safety, internet safety, gun safety, storm safety, and about dealing with siblings, loneliness and boredom. Fee is $25.

Think summer! Students in grades K-12 sign up by March 27 for Summer Comm Ed softball, baseball, T-ball teams.  After March 27, registrations will be accepted only if there are openings, and a late fee of $50 will be applied.

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