Community Calendar May 26, 2022

Luverne Thirty dedication May 28

The Rock County History Center will host an open house dedication for the Luverne “Thirty” automobile from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, to recognize the history of the car and show appreciation to those who helped to bring it back to Luverne. Many of the Leicher descendants will be there and one will speak briefly during the program.


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 Ingebretsen, 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. 


‘Service Over Self’ June 8, July 20

Rock The Edge Service Over Self Days will be June 8 and July 20. Youth who have completed grades 8 through 12 are welcome to register, as well as adults. (Sign up by June 2 for the June 8 service day and by July 14 for the second day.) To request a registration form email or call 507-283-2316.


Community Ed

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

June 21 Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Trip ($49/person)

Learn how to defend yourself at Self Defense class on June 2.  Fee is $5.  Open to grades kindergarten through adult.

Students grades 3 and older (as attended during 21-22 school year) will receive training that can prepare them to be Home Alone on June 6.  Fee is $15.

Many of the Com Ed sports activities have early registration deadline of May 25 and a lower fee.  Brochure is online at the school website.


UMC pie and ice cream June 3

Luverne United Methodist Church annual Pie and Ice Cream Social will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, during the Buffalo Days Friday Night Cruise In. The event will move inside the church if it is raining.


‘Ninja Anywhere’

coming to Buffalo Days June 4

Luverne Community Education-Summer Rec will host “Ninja Anywhere” on June 4 at the Courthouse Square during Buffalo Days. The ninja rig will test upper body strength, balance and agility and then finish with a giant slide and inflatable obstacle course. Fee is $20 for participants ages 3 and older.


Rock County Library Happenings

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

Sign up for the summer reading program, “Camp iRead: Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” is May 31-June 4. The program begins June 1 and will continue to Aug. 1.

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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