Community calendar March 2, 2021

Meetings

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the township hall.

American Legion Auxiliary Dell Hogan Post #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Pizza Ranch in Luverne. Call Dianna at 507-283-1934 with questions.

 

Rock County spring weight restrictions in effect

Spring weight restrictions will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, March 4, on Rock County roadways. Load restrictions starting and ending dates are based on how the weather is affecting roadway strength. The dates are based on monitoring roads as weather conditions change, and they are variable, so drivers must check for updates throughout the spring. Call the Rock County Highway Department, 507-283-5010.

 

Entrants sought for St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17

Register now at the Luverne Area Chamber to enter the 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Main Street Luverne.

All businesses, individuals and families can participate with no pre-registration required. Entrants must meet in the Living Rock Church between 4 and 4:30 p.m. to be included in the parade lineup.

Every parade participant will receive a gold dollar coin at the end of the parade. For more information contact the Luverne Chamber,507-283-4061 or luvernechamber@co.rock.mn.us.

 

World Day of Prayer March 5

The American Reformed Church will host the World Day of Prayer at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 5. This year the focus will be on the country of Vanuatu and Matthew 7:24-27. All are invited.

 

Donate blood March 8 in Adrian

Community Blood Bank, Adrian EMS and Sanford Adrian Clinic will host a community blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Adrian EMS Hall (201 Main Ave.).  Donors are are encouraged to schedule an appointment go to www.cbblifeblood.org, select “events” and choose March 8 and Adrian Community, or call Community Blood Bank at 605-331-3222.

 

Dental clinic offered March 12

#Luv1LuvAll's Rock County Oral Health Task Force will offer a dental clinic for adults and children of all ages on Friday, March 12, at the Rock County Health and Human Services building. Call 612.746.1530 to schedule an appointment or stop by the human services office for assistance in scheduling. General exams and services will be provided. All forms of insurance accepted.

 

Tax assistance for available for Rock County residents

United Community Action Partnership will be providing free online virtual tax assistance for residents living in Rock County and surrounding communities. See website for details at https://www.unitedcapmn.org/services/community-family-services/tax-clinic/

The number to make an appointment and to get intake forms sent via mail is 507-537-1416 ext. #2163. You can also email Courtney Newgard at Newgardcourtney.newgard@unitedcapmn.org with questions.

 

Rock County Library winter activities

Register now at the library to participate in the Rock County Library 2021 Winter Reading Program, which began Jan. 1. Patrons who read at least 12 books from now until March 31 will win a prize for their efforts — and enjoy some good books.

Call the library at 507-449-5040 or email the library at rocklibrarystaff@gmail.com.

Check with the library to participate in Virtual Trivia. Receive weekday trivia to break up our quarantine schedules (until Trivia Nights in person can continue again.)

 

Take and Make bird treat kits

Stop by the Luverne Area Chamber at 213 East Luverne Street to pick up one or more Take and Make bird treat kits. Kits are free, but a $5 to $10 donation is welcome to benefit Project Food Forest in Rock County. (Or donate online at https://donorbox.org/support-pff)

 

‘In the Garden’ portrays memory loss

A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota is presenting the second one act play about memory loss in their online educational series titled “In the Garden,” by Matthew Widman, the Memory Care Plays Anthology.

The production is an educational tool for both community and families navigating through the Alzheimer’s/Dementia decision-making process.

This free virtual play will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, or at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16. Please sign up through Eventbrite at https://marshall-garden2021.eventbrite.com.

 

Community Education

Luverne Community Education will offer the following classes and activities. Call 507-283-4724 to register.

Babysitting Basics for grades 5-8 will be on March 15 and 18. Fee is $15.

Springtime Snack & Paint on March 18 for students in grades 1 – 3 will teach about spring flowers and animals with paint snacks. Meet at Coffey Contemporary Arts. Fee is $33.

Maximize Your Memory – attend by Zoom or in person on March 24.  Learn when to be concerned and techniques to improve your memory!  Register with your email.  Fee is $5.

Preschool Fun Time on March 30 for parents with children ages 0-5.Registration required, but no fee.

Intro to Weight Lifting provides a comfort level for training at a fitness facility or at home. Meet in the new weight room at the high school for 7 sessions beginning April 6.

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