Community Calendar May 9, 2019

Meetings

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, to carpool from St. Catherine’s east parking lot to Pipestone for lunch at the Stone House and shopping. Call Connie at 283-8470.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the township hall.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, in Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room for a program by registered dietitian Ann Marie Busker. Call 283-2297 with questions.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. Call 507-530-3307.

Grand Prairie Cemetery Association annual meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Grand Prairie Cemetery. Rain location is back room of Orv and Son’s Plumbing in Ellsworth.

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.

 

Rock County spring road restrictions lifted May 10

The ending date for spring weight road restrictions is Friday, May 10, on highways under the jurisdiction of the Rock County Highway Department.

If you have any questions, call Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010.

 

May events offered at Blue Mounds Park

•Slither Critters: Meet at the picnic shelter (cart-in campsite) at 4 p.m. Friday, May 10, to learn why snakes are important to our ecosystem, what kinds of snakes are found in the park, and touch the Animal Ambassador snake. This program is open to all ages and comfort levels.

•Bison Tales: Meet at the picnic shelter (cart-in campsite) at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, to learn more about the bison at the park. Touch real pieces of a bison, practice bison communication skills, and make a bison storybook to take home.

•Scent Tracking: Meet at the picnic grounds parking lot at 4 p.m. Friday, May 17, to discover how animals use scent to track their prey and find their way home.

•Campfire Unniversitiy: Meet at the picnic shelter (cart-in campsite) at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, to learn how to make a great campfire for your next outdoor adventure and make your own firestarter to take home.

 

Luverne Loop event May 16

A community celebration of the Loop is set for 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at The Lake. Participants may bike (borrow bikes from Roll on Luverne at GrandStay), walk, or take a golf cart (this night only) to enjoy the Loop. Other promotions and special events are scheduled at The Lake.

A pork loin sandwich meal for $5 per person will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. until gone. Funds will be matched by Ben Franklin Lodge #114 to support July 4 fireworks. Rain date is May 23.

 

Free food giveaway May 16

New Life Celebration Church will offer free produce, bread and meat from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Generations building at 319 East Lincoln Street in Luverne for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags and boxes. Call 507-283-3466.

 

Optimists sand box fill set for May 20

The Luverne Optimist Club will fill sand boxes beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20. To order sand, call Audrey Aanenson at 507-283-2018. Trucks are donated by W&N Construction and Gabrielson Farms, and the sand is donated by W&N.

 

Rock County spring weight restrictions lifted May 10

The ending date for spring weight road restrictions is Friday, May 10, on highways under the jurisdiction of the Rock County Highway Department.

If you have any questions, call Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010.

 

County Road 1 bridge reduced to one lane

The bridge over Kanaranzi Creek on Rock County Highway 1 (41st Street) 1/2 mile west of the Rock/Nobles county line is reduced to one lane.  No trucks will be allowed to cross the structure at this time, and a 20,000-pound weight limit is in place.

The restrictions will remain in place for an extended period of time until repairs can be made to the structure. Call Rock County highway engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010 with questions.

 

Community Education releases summer brochure

Register by May 15 for lower fees on Summer Rec activities like arts and crafts, tennis, golf, basketball, wrestling, football, sports power camp, volleyball, golf, gymnastics, track, and morning recreation.

There are openings in FamilyU. Year round requests have priority, but now that it is May any open spots could be filled by summer-only requests.

Discovery Time Fall Preschool Classes have openings for this fall for children age 3 or older by Sept. 1, 2019. Early Learning scholarships are available to families who qualify.

Register by e-mailing C.Arends@isd2184.net or calling 507-283-4724.

Decorate your home or yard with a Hanging Basket that you will make at Harmony Gardens on May 18. Fee is $40 which includes everything needed.

Clay Handbuilding for students grades 7 through adult will explore construction methods on May 22 and 29. Choose from a morning or afternoon session. Fee is $27 plus a $10 material fee. 

Decorate your home or yard with a Succulent Planter that you will make at Harmony Gardens on May 23. Fee is $25 which includes everything needed.

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 Rock County Library at rocklibrarystaff@gmail.com or call 507-449-5040 for more information or to register for events.

Murder at the 80s Prom: A Library Murder Mystery 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Call to register.

DIY art night, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Topic to be determined.

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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