Community calendar Oct. 10, 2019


Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Sanford Blue Mound Room for a program by Linda Wenzel, RSVP volunteer coordinator. Call 283-2297.

MS Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 15, at Luverne Pizza Ranch for persons with MS, family and friends. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. Linda Wenzel from ACE will present a program on caregivers. Call 507-530-3307.

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.



Food drive Oct. 13

Rock The Edge ecumenical youth group will canvass the community on hay racks to collect non-perishable food starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. To donate to the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf, place food in bags on doorsteps (or youth may come to the door asking for donations).


Free food Oct. 17

New Life Celebration Church will offer free produce, bread and meat from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Generations Building on East Lincoln Street in Luverne. Bring your own box or bag. Call 283-4366.


One Warm Coat accepts donations through Oct. 31

The Rock County One Warm Coat project is collecting clean, reusable coats of all shapes and sizes (especially children’s sizes) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Oct. 31 at the ATLAS for Life office 201 Main Street, Luverne. Coats may also be dropped off at the Luverne Elementary School. Coat drive dates are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Call Destiny at 507-220-0030, the ATLAS office at 507-449-5777 or Lisa Dinger at school, 507-283-4497.


Hospice ‘Tables and Tastings’ and ‘Tour of Tables’ Oct. 25/26

Sanford Luverne Hospice will host its Annual “Tour of Tables” Brunch from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at Grand Prairie Events. A “Tables & Tastings” evening event will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, to preview the tables and enjoy complimentary tastings.

Individuals and organizations are encouraged to host and decorate a table for the event and fundraiser. Sign up for a table, purchase tickets or donate gift baskets by Oct. 14. Call Hospice at 283-1805 with questions or email


Pick up ‘Operation Christmas Child’ shoeboxes

“Operation Christmas Child” shoeboxes are available at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Fill with gifts to share with a child at Christmas. Collection week is Nov. 18-25. Call Karen Bosch at 605-413-9676 or Charla Sandbule at 507-227-1722 with questions. Shoeboxes may also be ordered online at


Brain Health series continues Nov. 4

The next class in the #Luv1LuvAll series of monthly Brain Health classes is Monday, Nov. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. The classes continue the first Monday of the month through May (no December class) at Luverne Community Education. The goal is to end stigma and encourage conversations about mental health — like physical health — toward improved quality of life. Certificates of Attendance will be available. Sessions are free but registration is appreciated to plan for accommodations. Call 507-283-4724.


Rock County Library activities

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

Mah Jongg is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays.

Fall Story Hour for preschoolers ages 4-5, is from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 21.

Fall Lap Time is 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 22.

Evening Story Time is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 26.

DIY Book Spine Centerpieces is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.

Vampire Murder Mystery is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Halloween Scary Stories, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Verhey Pumpkin Patch.

DIY Vinyl Painting is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

DIY Book Page Wreaths is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.

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.


Community Ed

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

Register now for the local Cardinal League Basketball for grades 3 – 6 (no traveling involved).  Register by October 16.  Fee is $30 (grade 3) and $50 (grades 4-6).   Kick-off Meeting in November 4.

Let the experts simplify the home-buying process at the Doers Welcome class on Oct. 15.

Learn basic design principals for professional Flower Arranging on Oct. 22 when you design fall arrangement to take home. Fee is $35 (includes all materials).

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes have openings Tuesday evening for parents with children ages 0–5 years, Thursday morning for parents with children ages 1–2 years and Mondays at 8:30 a.m. for infants birth to walking. Classes are held in the preschool rooms, giving children an opportunity for activities and parents time to explore topics relevant to child development for all ages.  Call 283-4724 for more details.

The Luverne Community Education brochure is online at the Luverne School website.    



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