Community Calendar May 26, 2016

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Caregivers Support Group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the conference room of Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Society, Luverne. Anyone caring for a loved one is encouraged to attend.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, (note change of date) in the St. Catherine east parking lot to carpool to Perkins at Worthington for lunch and for a tour of Round Lake Winery. Call Connie at 283-8470 by May  31.

 Fair participants watch for your Fair Preview book coming out with the June 5 Luverne Announcer.

American Legion Post 123 and Auxilliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in the Post home.

Beaver Creek Township will have their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the township hall.

Rock County VFW 2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the Herreid Military Building. For information contact Buck Underwood at 449-0632.

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. 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.


Meet Luverne’s new mascots, Thunder and Rumble, May 26

The public is encouraged to come downtown Luverne Thursday, May 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. to meet Luverne’s new bison mascots, Thunder and Rumble.

Post a selfie with a mascot to the Luverne Chamber Facebook for a chance to win $50.


Palace Afternoon Escape to show ‘Race’ May 26

The movie “Race” will be shown as the Afternoon Escape movie Thursday, May 26, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Palace Theatre. Admission is $5.

This month’s movie is sponsored by Hartquist Funeral Home and Sterlings Café and Grille. The movie is based on the story of legendary athlete Jesse Owens and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, culminating in his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The movie is rated PG-13.


Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ at Palace Theatre

 The movie “The Jungle Book” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, through Monday, May 30, at the Palace Theatre. Tickets are $5 for children age 3 through 12th grade and $7 for adults. The movie is rated PG.


Rock County Master Gardeners annual garden tour

Join the Rock County Master Gardeners for their annual tour Monday, June 20. The bus will leave promptly at 6:30 p.m. from the south side of the school to tour gardens in the Luverne area. Pre-registration is necessary to secure seating. To reserve space or if you have questions contact Sheila Steinhoff at 507-283-1302. Rain date is Tuesday, June 21.


 Mike Frisch offers ‘School of Fish’ and ‘Walleye School’ June 2

Professional fisherman and guide Mike Frisch returns to Luverne to do a “School of Fish” Thursday, June 2, for children grade three and older (during the 2015-2016 school year) with an adult friend. Fee is $30 per child/adult pair. In addition to great fishing information and stories, each child will receive a new rod and reel, tackle with a tackle box, a fishing resource book, a $10 Cabela’s gift card, a T-shirt, snacks and a chance to be a guest on the television show “Fishing the Midwest.”

“Walleye School” for adults begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in the Community Education classroom. Cost is $30. Mike Frisch will share techniques for jig fishing, shallow-water live bait rigging, bottom bouncer fishing and others as well as how to use a sonar/GPS effectively.


Bank Nite movie ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ at Palace June 2

The free Bank Nite movie, “Kung Fu Panda 3,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 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.


Summer Reading Program registration begins Tuesday, May 31

Be a good sport and sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program, open to all ages from pre-K through 12th grade at the Rock County Library. Registration starts Tuesday, May 31. For information contact the library at 507-449-5040.


Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast

Men’s Annual Community Prayer Breakfast is at 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, in the Blue Mound Banquet Center to kick off the Buffalo Days weekend in Luverne. Speaker is Cory Grimm. Cost is $10.


Farmers Market begins June 2

The first Luverne Farmers Market of the season will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Redbird Field. Farmers Market continues Thursdays through October 26. Watch for the signs on Main Street.


Community Bible Study for women begins June 8

The Luverne Christian Reformed Church invites all women in the area to a 7-week Bible study by Priscilla Shirer titled “The Armor of God,” beginning at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 8. To order a book, call 507-283-8726 by May 18.


Book Club/Domestic Violence Support Group begins June 7

Book Club/Domestic Violence Support Group will begin meeting from 9:30-11 a.m Tuesdays starting June 7 and continuing for 6 weeks  (location to be announced.)  The group will read New York Times bestseller, “Crazy Love,” by Leslie Morgan Steiner. Everyone is welcome, and there is no need to read the book to participate in the support group.  Call Southwest Crisis Center at 507-283-9917 to sign up or at

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