Community Calendar May 12, 2022


Luverne Music Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the LHS Choir Room. Everyone is welcome. This will be the last monthly meeting until August or September. Contact Heather Johnson with questions, 507-920-6825.


H-BC concerts May 12 and 16

Hills-Beaver Creek band and choir students will perform concerts at the high school May 12 and 16.

The fifth-through 12th-grade band concert is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12. Solo/ensemble groups will perform prelude music beginning at 6:45 p.m.

The sixth-through 12th-grade choir spring pops concert will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16.

Secondary art students will also have an exhibition on both concert nights.


Optimist sandbox fill is May 16

The Luverne Optimist annual sandbox fill will be Monday, May 16, after 6 p.m. Sand must be ordered before May 12 by calling or texting Carrie Van Santen at 507-220-1123. Sand and truck are donated by W & N Construction.


Mobile dental clinic May 19

The mobile dental clinic will be in Luverne Thursday, May 19, at the Rock County Health and Human Services community room.

This clinic provides dental care for all ages, infants to over 100. Call 612-746-1530 to schedule an appointment. All forms of insurance are accepted. Organized by #Luv1LuvAll's Rock County Oral Health Task Force.


Free food for seniors May 19

A.C.E. of SW MN will offer the Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors 60 and older, from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in a drive-through distribution in the parking lot on Maple Street on the east side of the new Generations Event Center.

Call Linda Wenzel at 283-5064. Preregistration is required.


Food distribution is May 19

New Life Celebration Church’s third Thursday monthly food giveaway is now at the Atlas building at 101 W. Maple St. in Luverne.

The next distribution is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, until the food is gone.

Enter from Maple Street and stay along the west side of the building. Parking lot opens at 3 p.m. Do not block the Redeemed Remnants parking lot, intersection or alley entrance. Food will be loaded into vehicles, which then exit via the alley going west toward Estey Street.

Call 507-283-8963 with questions.


Sign up by May 12 for Twins bus trip

Register by May 12 for the June 12 bus trip to the Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay game in Minneapolis. Fee is $97, which covers game ticket and charter bus ride. Seats are in the upper rows of the shaded infield box straight out from first base. Bus leaves Luverne at 7:30 a.m. for the 1:10 game, with stops for breakfast and supper (all meals on your own), and returns at 9 p.m.

Call Luverne Community Education, 507-283-4724.


‘Pound the Mounds’ May 21

Pound the Mounds foot race will be May 21 at the Blue Mounds State Park. Sign up for 10-, 20- or 30-mile distance options. Go to for more information. Proceeds benefit The Friends of Blue Mounds State Park. It’s co-sponsored by the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota


Memorial Day in Hardwick

Hardwick American Legion Post #478 will host a Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Hardwick Veterans Memorial (inside the Legion Hall if weather is poor) with guest speaker Eric Oye, U.S. Army Retired First Sergeant.

Grace Ingebretson, 2022 Girl Stater, and Gunnar Oldre, Cadet, Notre Dame ROTC, will provide patriotic readings, and Madi Oye will perform special music. Bring lawn chairs. Coffee, juice and cupcakes will be served following the program. 


Community Ed

Many classes in the Summer Community Ed brochure have an early registration deadline of May 25.  Take advantage of lower fees ahead of that date for: hockey, football, volleyball, tennis, golf, morning rec, arts & crafts, basketball, track, gymnastics and weight lifting.

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

Stensland Dairy Bus Trip on May 26 is for a parent with a child age 3 and older.  Fee is $20 for the pair and includes an ice cream treat.  

Register by May 27 for the June 21 bus trip to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for flowers, grasses, exhibits and more.  Mary and Harold Tilstra will assist the Rock County Master Gardeners in hosting this trip. The low fee of $49 is made possible through a donation from Jeannine Rivet and Warren Herreid.

Defensive Driving classes allow adults 55 years of age and older to save on insurance premiums. After the beginning 8-hour class, every three years drivers take a 4-hour refresher class. In Luverne, the beginning classes are June 21 and 23 (four hours each) and the refresher four-hour class is May 19.


Rock County Library Happenings

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

May Take-and-Make Project: Book Page Flowers is now available.

Seed library is open and available to anyone in the public who wants to plant a garden. Flowers, fruit and vegetable seeds are available for free.

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.


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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