Community Calendar March 31, 2016


Kenneth Cemetery Association will be holding an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Kenneth Community Center. This meeting is for all who have loved ones buried at the Kenneth Cemetery. Please inform other family memebers.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Rock County Public Library. Mary Akkerman will do a demonstration. All quilters are invited and welcome.

Pleasant View Cemetery Association annual meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the home of Richard and Ruth Opsata at 110 West Luverne Street. For more information contact Jan Nuffer at 507-855-2266.

Springwater Township Board will hold their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the home of Teresa Kramer.

Luverne Lady Red Hats will meet for lunch at Sterling’s Café at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 8. Contact Kay Umbreit at 507-283-2778 to make reservations by Tuesday, April 5.

Beaver Creek Township Board of Appeal and Equalization will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, April 11.

Tourist Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the home of Connie Lindbloom.

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.


Grace Lutheran hosts blood drive April 4

Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne will host a Red Cross blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Monday, April 4. The double red cell machines will be available.

To make an appointment to donate, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-733-2767.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need.


Luverne Kindergarten Round-Up

Luverne Kindergarten Round-Up will be Thursday, March 31, at the Luverne Elementary School. Session one is geared toward new kindergarten parents and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Session 2 is an informal meet and greet time and will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Children must be five years old before Sept. 1, 2016, in order to register for kindergarten. Contact the Elementary Office at 507-283-4497 with questions.


FamilyLife ‘I STILL Do’ Marriage Enrichment

Couples are welcome to join FamilyLife from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Living Rock Church in Luverne to affirm the fundamental importance of a strong, healthy, commited marriage in every culture. Couples will have a chance to reaffirm that their marriage matters to both their children and the rest of society. Lunch will be catered by The Bluestem. Cost is $40 per couple.


Grief support group begins April 4

Sanford Luverne Hospice will offer a five-week Grief Support Group beginning April 4. Meetings will be Mondays from April 4 to May 2 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Sanford Luverne Medical Center in the Blue Mound Room. Register by calling the Hospice office at 507-283-1805.


American Reformed Bible Study Fellowship hosts Guest Night April 5

A Bible Study Fellowship group for women meets Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. in the American Reformed Church, Luverne. Tuesday, April 5, is guest night. Those interested in learning more about BSF and those interested in registering for the Fall 2016 study of the Book of John are invited to attend. Email Brenda at with questions.


Bank Nite movie ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ at Palace April 7

The free Bank Nite movie, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 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. 

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