Community Calendar May 30, 2019


Former Telephone Operators will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, in Sterling’s Café and Grille, Luverne. Call Connie Wieneke, 507-283-8470 by May 28.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, in the Beaver Creek Township Hall.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in the new township hall.

Eden Ladies Cemetery Association spring meeting will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, in the home of Bev Hunstad, Jasper, to discuss the Eden Church annual service at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 30.

Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, in the Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. Call 283-2297 with questions.

Hardwick Goal Seekers meet every Monday in Hardwick City Hall for the purpose of support and encouragement for weight loss journeys. Weigh-in begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call Glenda, 449-0568, with questions.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Call 605-321-4324.

Alanon meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays in Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. 507-449-1246.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.


Men’s prayer breakfast May 31

A men’s prayer breakfast will begin at 6:30 a.m. Friday, May 31, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. Breakfast will be served by The Bluestem, and cost is $15 at the door.


C&B retirement event June 3

C&B Operations on South Kniss in Luverne will host an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 3, to celebrate Ron Schouwenberg’s retirement from 51 years of service.


All American Blood Drive June 3

Community Blood Bank will host its annual All American community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Sanford Luverne.

Donors will receive an American blood donor T-shirt and a free lunch certificate for Pizza Ranch.

Bring an I.D. and drink plenty of fluids ahead of time. See or call 507-283-2321.


Free Medicare classes

Free classes for people who are new to Medicare are offered the second and third Mondays every month at the Minnesota River Area on Aging, 1939 Engebretson Ave., Slayton.

In the first class, participants will learn basics of Medicare and their options. The second class teaches how to research these options using non-biased tools, such as the Medicare website and Medicare Plan Finder Tool.

Call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 to register.


Community Education offers summer activities

Register by e-mailing or calling 507-283-4724.

Learn to play soccer or brush up on your soccer skills for ages 3 through grade 4 (as attended during 18-19 school year) beginning June 3.  Recommended for those students who have never played, that want to do soccer league in August.  Fee is $30 for this two-week class.

Early Play Ball at 5:30 p.m. teaches beginning T-ball skills to ages 4-kindergarten (as attended during 18-19 school year).  Fee is $30 for this two-week class that starts June 3.

Students who attended grades 2-5 during the 18-19 school year are invited to attend Mindfulness for Kids Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 4 taught by Marie Atkinson-Smeins.  See improvement in areas of paying attention, enhanced focus, improved social skills, self-regulating, and increased compassion.  Fee is $34 for this four-week class.

Keep your lower insurance premium by taking the Defensive Driving Refresher class on June 4.  Fee is $20

Slime, goo, experiments—Reaction 2 Fun! Adventure Day Camp June 7 for grades 1–4 as attended during the past year.  Fee is $15.

“Crit Happens” at Coffey Contemporary Arts is for all practicing artists, ages 17 and older, to bring a completed work to be critiqued at the professional level with the large group.  Free of charge, but requires registration--call 283-4724. Meet at 7 p.m. on June 14, July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23

A Magical Musical Play offered at Luverne Street Music the week of June 17 needs student actors grades K-4 (as attended during the past school year) to help save the crops in this fun country-style garden hoedown!  Fee is $40

Hands-on Fun Project Day is for students who attended grades 3-7 during the 18-19 school year.  Students will choose three activities and may even complete a project that could be entered into the county fair.  Fee is $15 for this four-hour class on June 17.

Create a one-of-a-kind project at Chalk Couture on June 17.  Fee is $35.  Open to grade 7 through adult.

Nature Impressions participants (ages 3 to grade 3 and older as attended during 18-19 school year) will take a nature walk with Poplar Creek residents to gather items and then create beautiful impressions in clay on June 18.  Fee is $17.

Upcoming chartered bus trips include:

*Minnesota Twins Trip is July 21. Fee is $92.

*Guys and Dolls Guthrie Theatre on Aug. 24. Fee is $113.


Rock County library activities

Contact the library at or call 507-449-5040 to register for events.

Fine amnesty:  now through May 31, Ask the librarians how to have your late fee fines forgiven.

Mr. Twister (kick off to the summer reading program) 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. Ice cream social to follow. Sponsored by the Friends of the Rock County Library.

Story Hour, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, June 6-July 25, for ages 4, 5 and kindergarten.

Laptime, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays, June 7-July 26.

Story & Art, 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5-July 24, for children in first- through fifth-grade.

Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at Take 16 Brewing Co., Luverne. Team registration begins at 6:30 p.m.

Teen Group book club, 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays, June 6-July 25.

Movie & a Snack, 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 11.

Musician Ralph Concert, 4 p.m.,Wednesday, June 26.

Library hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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