Community Calendar May 5, 2022


Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the township hall.

American Legion Auxiliary #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Pizza Ranch in Luverne. Call Dianna Tomlinson, president, with questions.

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.


Concert May 6

Luverne fifth-grade band students will perform in concert at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the middle-high school performing arts center.


Generations to host mission presentation

Chris Anderson and his family will be at the Generations Tuesday, May 10, following the 11:30 a.m. lunch for a presentation about their mission work in Romania. Anderson lived in Luverne and attended Southwest Christian in Edgerton. He’s a grandson of the late Robert Anderson and nephew of Renae Reu, Luverne.


Community Ed summer brochure coming May 7

The Luverne Community Education summer brochure will be released in the May 7 Luverne Announcer.

Many of the classes 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.

Register by May 12 for the Twins Trip on June 12.  Fee is $97.

Stensland Dairy Bus Trip on May 26 is for a parent with a child ages 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.


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


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.

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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