Community Calendar Oct. 1, 2020


Grief Support Group meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 22 at Sanford Luverne for five weeks. Preregister at Sanford Hospice Luverne, 507-283-1805.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in the township hall in Beaver Creek.


Library’s $5/bag book sale


Friends of the Rock County Library annual book sale is now underway in the library basement.

The $5/bag sale continues through Friday, Oct. 9. Books are free from Oct. 12-17. Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged. Only 10 shoppers will be allowed into the book sale at one time.


American Red Cross Bloodmobile in Jasper Oct. 6

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will accept donations from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jasper.

To schedule an appointment, download the free Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. Those with antibodies may be able to donate plasma to help patients who need help fighting the virus.


Rock the Edge food drive set for Oct. 4

Youth with Rock the Edge are conducting a community food drive for the Rock County Food Shelf on Sunday, Oct. 4, in Luverne.

Collection will begin at 3 p.m. Following COVID-19 spread prevention guidelines residents must place all food donations on their homes’ front steps for collection by the youth.

Drivers of pickup trucks and flatbeds are needed to help with the collection; meet at the United Methodist Church before 3 p.m. on Oct. 4


Prairie Ally Food Forest seeks tools and talent by Oct. 1

Prairie Ally is seeking old and unique pieces of farm equipment or garden tools to incorporate into sculptures for an artistic agricultural appreciation project at the Food Forest on North Blue Mound Avenue in Luverne

The group also seeks artists and welders to collaborate on a 'Corn' themed sculpture. Call 605-951-0227 or send a photo and description of pieces to by Oc. 1. Details are at


Coffee Break and StoryHour starts Psalms Oct. 6

Coffee Break Bible Study and StoryHour meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Luverne Christian Reformed Church, 605 North Estey Street. StoryHour involves playtime and Bible stories for children ages 3 through kindergarten. Nursery is available for littlest ones. There is no charge and no Bible knowledge is necessary. All faiths and all ages are welcome. Study Psalms starts Oct. 6. (Check to see if you got a book last year). Invite a friend for fellowship and refreshments. Call Kristi Stroeh at 507-227-5102 or


Community Education

(To register, contact Cindy Arends at Community Education: Phone – 507-283-4724; Fax – 507-283-2413; email – Website:

Defensive Driving beginning class is Nov. 5 and 12 (4 hours each evening.) Refresher classes will be offered Oct. 22 or Dec. 3. The program allows adults 55 years of age or older to save on insurance premiums. After the Beginning 8-hour class, every three years drivers take a 4-hour refresher class.

If you are interested in Basketball for Grades 3-6, give Community Ed an email address by Oct. 2 so details can be sent out for the winter sport.

Story Writing & Illustrating on Oct. 5 is for grades 3-6 to work together on a story and illustrations and then present to parents. Ten students are needed, and fee is $19.

Paw Patrol, a Zoom class on Oct. 5, will provide guidelines for choosing a pet, feeding, exercise and safety. Register by email. Fee is $10.

Learn how to gain some peace of mind with your money using technology at Emotions and Money on Oct. 6 and 8. The class is offered through the Blandin Broadband Grant, so there is no fee, but preregistration is required.


Meals on Wheels continue in Jasper

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) has provided Meals on Wheels in Jasper through the Sunrise Village, which is now closed. Going forward, meals will be prepared at the LSS Luverne site and delivered to Jasper City Hall twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. There is also an option to add frozen meals for delivery with the hot meals.

Inquiries about LSS Meals on Wheels can be made by calling the LSS Meals Luverne Kitchen toll-free at 866-985-8509.


History Center open with limited hours

The Rock County History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Some safety precautions — with masks and gloves available — will be in place to protect against the spread of coronavirus. The phone number is 507-283-2122.

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