community calendar March 31, 2022


Generations will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the new building.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, April 4, at Poplar Creek Care Center. Masks are required.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 4, at the Rock County Library for a tour of the library and computer lab. The quilters’ meeting and show-and-tell will follow.

Friendship Club (formerly TOPS) meets Mondays at 9 a.m. at the Luverne Pizza Ranch. New members welcome. Contact Karen at 507-935-2004 for more information.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the township hall.

Pleasantview Cemetery board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the Brent Taubert residence, 690 81st St., Beaver Creek. Potluck dinner will follow.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the township hall.  


H-BC presents ‘Crazy Quilt Club’

The Hills-Beaver Creek High School Drama Department will present “The Crazy Quilt Club” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at the high school in Hills. Cost is $4 for students and $6 for adults.


GEP performs ‘Those Crazy Ladies’

The Green Earth Players will present “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner” April 1-3 and 7-10 at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. and the others begin at 7:30 p.m. Contact the Palace Box Office, 507-283-4399, or online at for tickets. Cost is $7 for students and $14 for adults.


Elementary music programs April 8

Luverne Elementary School first- and third-graders will perform their music programs Friday afternoon, April 8, in the Performing Arts Center.

The first-grade “Pajama Party!” is at 1:45 p.m. and the third-grade “Bada Bing, It’s Spring!” is at 2:30 p.m. Arts Center. 


Free tax prep at library

AARP volunteers offer free tax preparation for low-income individuals and seniors at the Rock County Library on Mondays through April 15. Call 507-449-5040 for appointments. Bring documents, including last year’s tax return, and a form of identification to document social security number. Masks are required.


Mobile dental clinics scheduled

Mobile dental clinics will be in Luverne Wednesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 7, at the Rock County Health and Human Services community room.

These clinics provide dental care for adults and children ages infant through 100. Call 612-746-1530 to schedule an appointment. All forms of insurance accepted. The clinics are organized by the #Luv1LuvAll initiative, Rock County Oral Health Task Force.


Community Ed

Call Cindy at Luverne Community Education, 507-283-4724, to register for classes. Community Ed’s website is, select Luverne Community Education under schools.


Rock County Library Happenings

For more information about library happenings, call 507-449-5040 or email

Story Time with Bronwyn is at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through April 29.

Trivia Night is at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Take 16 in Luverne. Team registration begins at 6 p.m.

Reminiscence Kits are available featuring various topics such as gardening, pets, baking, sewing, farming and hunting. The kits are designed to use with a loved one experiencing memory loss, encouraging the loved one to open up about activities they once loved in the past.


Sanford Health accepting scholarships

Students in select Sanford Health Network locations are invited to apply for a health network scholarship. The $2,000 scholarships are for students pursuing a post-secondary degree in a health care-related field. Each participating Sanford network facility will sponsor one student with a scholarship. Email for info.


A.C.E. respite care available, volunteers needed

A.C.E. of SW Minnesota (A.C.E.) offers respite care services in Rock County for those needing a break from caring for a loved one.

The respite program offers short-term (1-3 hours), temporary care for families and caregivers by providing a brief period of reprieve from the daily cares they provide to their loved one.

Volunteers provide non-professional supportive services to caregivers to give them time for themselves, relieve their stress and help them remain healthy.

Respite care volunteers are also needed. Trained A.C.E. volunteers provide respite care to family caregivers of adults age 60 and older who are suffering from long-term health conditions.

Contact Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064 or

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