Community Calendar Nov. 11, 2021


Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in the township hall.  

Vienna Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Kenneth Community Center.

American Legion Auxiliary # 123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Pizza Ranch. Contact Dianna Tomlinson, 507-283-1934, with questions.

Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the home of Greg Talsma.

Rock County Caregivers Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23. For information call Linda Wenzel at A.C.E. of SW MN, 507-283-5064.

Blue Mound Cemetery Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the home of Dick and Dolly Remme.


PMP to give free pork to veterans Nov. 11

Premium Minnesota Pork is again giving all veterans of Rock County a free pork loin on Veterans Day to honor their service. On Thursday, Nov. 11, pork loins will be distributed curbside from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Rock County Historical Society building at 312 E. Main Street. Veterans are asked to stay in their cars and volunteers will place pork loins in cars.


Dino-Mite Week coming

“Dino-Mite Week @ the Rock County Library” is planned for Nov. 15-19 at the Rock County Library in Luverne. Events kick off Monday, Nov. 15 with Dinosaur Show-n-Tell. Bring your favorite dino or wear your favorite dino shirt and come and show the librarians. Tuesday, Nov. 16, is Dino-Mite Storytime from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and listen to dino stories, make a dino craft and take your picture with a dinosaur. Wednesday, Nov. 17, is Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt. Come to the library and hunt for dinosaurs. Thursday, Nov 18, is the Dinosaur Story Walk around the Library. Friday, Nov. 19, is Dinosaur Movie “The Good Dinosaur” starts at 3:45 p.m. and is 94 minutes. Snacks provided.


Veterans Day events Nov. 11

Hardwick American Legion Post #478 will host a Veterans Day Banquet Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Legion Hall in Hardwick. Social Hour is at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Guest Speaker is Vietnam veteran Keith Schmuck. Patriotic music is by Madi Oye.

A Rock County Veterans Day program will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Luverne Public Schools new performing arts center. Speaker will be Jeff Thacker, Minnesota National Guard.

The Herreid Military Museum in Luverne will host a Veterans Day open house and tours from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11.

HBC Veterans Day program will be 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Hills-Beaver Creek High School, Hills. Performing will be the elementary school choir and the high school band and choir groups.

A virtual State of Minnesota Veterans Day event will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at The 30-minute recorded program will feature Gov. Tim Walz, veterans affair commissioner Larry Herke, Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke with the Minnesota National Guard, Ron Haugen, chair of the state commanders’ task force, country music artist Rockie Lynne and the 34th Infantry Division Red Bull band.


Free food offered Nov. 18

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Generations Building on East Lincoln Street in Luverne. Vehicles should enter the west parking lot from Lincoln Street and drive to the double glass doors on the west side of the building where volunteers will load groceries into cars. Walkers should receive their pre-packaged groceries on the east side of the building. Call 507-283-4366.


Free food for seniors Nov. 18

Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors 60 and older, sponsored by A.C.E. of SW MN will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, as a drive thru distribution in the parking lot at  319 E. Lincoln, Luverne. Pre-registration is required. Call Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064.


Community Education offerings

Luverne Community Education will offer the following classes and activities. Call 507-283-4724 or visit the website:

Beginner Defensive Driving Class on Nov. 11 and 18 (four hours each evening) for $38. Adults 55 years of age and older taking this class can save up to 10 percent on insurance premiums for three years. After that, a four-hour refresher class keeps the discount in place. Check with insurance agents for details.

Cooking Under Pressure class on Nov. 13. Learn how to use the electric pressure cooker to make foods, and sample them too. Fee is $24.


Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection week is Nov. 15-22, and boxes can be ordered online at or picked up at the American Reformed Church where they can be dropped off Nov. 15-22. Call Karen Bosch, 605-413-9676, or Charla Sandbulte, 507-227-1722, with questions.


Library happenings

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

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.

Story Time with Bronwyn is at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 19. As the weather permits, the event will in one of Luverne’s city parks. See the library’s social media page for info.

October’s Take-and-Make Project, DIY mini pumpkin, is available. Those who email a picture of the completed craft will be entered into a drawing to win a prize.


SHARE applications accepted through Dec. 8

Rock County S.H.A.R.E applications are due by Nov. 24. forms are available on the Luverne Chamber website home page (in English and Spanish). Distribution is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 8. The S.H.A.R.E. program distributes groceries, clothing and toys to Rock County residents who are in need of support.  Donations of used items are not accepted. Monetary, tax-deductible donations can be mailed to SHARE at PO Box 792, Luverne, MN 56156.


Nominations sought for Rock County Hall of Fame

The Rock County Historical Society’s Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2022 induction of current and former residents. Nominees must have a significant identity with Rock County and have made an exceptional contribution to society, achieved exceptional success, and brought honor and prestige beyond the borders of Minnesota. Nominations are accepted now through Feb. 28, 2022. Forms are available at The History Center, Luverne Area Chamber or online at or An awards presentation is scheduled for July 17, 2022.

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