Community calendar for Oct. 12, 2017


Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call 507-530-3307 with questions.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in St. Catherine’s east parking lot to drive to Pipestone for lunch at Lange’s Café and shopping in Pipestone. RSVP to Connie at 283-8470 by Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Luverne Music Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Luverne High School Choir Room.  All parents of choir and band students are welcome to attend.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, and their family and friends are invited. For info call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice will meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the lower level of Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. For more information call Kim at 507-353-0041 or email

Narcotics Anonymous will meet every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Steen Reformed Church. Contact Robert for more information 507-329-2642.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays and for basic text study at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. For more information call 507-220-0137.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.

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.


LWML Conference Rally Oct. 14

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) will have its Southwest Conference Rally at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom with registration at 9 a.m. and the rally beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Deaconess Faith Swenson will speak on “Women Serving Women at Home and Abroad.”  A $5 registration fee includes the noon luncheon.


Free food Oct. 19

New Life Celebration Church will host a free food giveaway from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Luverne Senior Citizens Building for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring bags and boxes. Call 283-4366 with questions.


Haunted Minnesota at library Oct. 19

Lecturer and researcher Chad Lewis will share information about haunted locations in Minnesota from the North Woods to a haunted B&B in Wabasha at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Rock County Community Library.


Youth Food Drive Oct. 22

On Sunday, Oct. 22, beginning at 4 p.m. the community ecumenical youth group Rock the Edge will canvas the community on hay racks and collect food for the Rock County Food Shelf. Place food donations in bags on your front doorstep. Youth may also knock on doors and ask for donations.


ReConvening event

set for Oct. 24

Cathy Wurzer and “The Convenings” return to Luverne Oct. 24, following up on her first visit last February.

“The reConvening” features Wurzer, a Minnesota Public Radio reporter, and other guests engaging in creative and meaningful conversations about living and dying well.

The event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the historic Palace Theatre, 104 E. Main St., Luverne.

To register, visit or contact Sadie Rubin at, phone 612-362-3724.


Frightful fun at Blue Mounds State Park Oct. 28

The Blue Mounds State Park naturalist will lead an event of frightful fun as participants explore animals that are often called sneaks, slithers and spooky critters. Meet at the campground amphitheater from 3-4 p.m. and bring a camp chair or blanket. Prepare for a cool evening.


Hospice Tour of Tables brunch set for Oct. 28

Sanford Luverne Hospice will host its annual Tour of Tables Saturday, Oct. 28, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The event begins at 9 a.m. To participate with decorating a table or donating a gift basket, or to purchase a ticket, contact the hospice office at 283-1805. Deadline is Oct. 16.


Support ‘One warm coat’ project in October

“One Warm Coat” project will accept donated coats through Oct. 31. Coats may be dropped off  from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at ATLAS for Life at 201 E. Main Street in Luverne.  Coats may also be brought to Luverne Elementary School during October.

Distribution will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at ATLAS for Life.

Call Destiny Ripka at 828-238-3582 or Lisa Dinger at 507-283-4497 with questions.


Operation Christmas Child boxes available

Operation Christmas Child boxes have arrived in Luverne. Anyone wishing to send gifts to underprivileged children can pick up a box at the American Reformed Church south entrance where there will be more information about how to support a child for Christmas. Collection week is Nov. 13-19. Donors are encouraged to pay shipping online and track their boxes to a specific country. Go to Call Karen Bosch, 605-413-9676.


Library offers Fall Story Hour and Laptime 2017

Fall Story Hour at the Rock County Library in Luverne is from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 16 for pre-school children ages 4-5. There is no story hour Oct. 5. Call 449-5040 to register.

Laptime, for ages birth-3 with an adult, is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 17. There is no laptime on Oct. 6. No registration required.

Both Storyhour and Laptime are filled with stories, songs, crafts and fun.  Call 449-5040.


CoffeeBreak and StoryHour meets

Luverne Christian Reformed Church will host the community Bible study CoffeeBreak and StoryHour at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

The study of Jonah will begin Tuesday, Oct. 10. It’s for all faiths — no previous Bible knowledge is needed.  StoryHour is available for children ages 2 through kindergarten and nursery if available for babies. Call Kristi at 227-5102 with questions.


Walking Military Memorial downtown

More than 40 Luverne businesses are participating in a Walking Military Memorial on Main Street. The displays, presented by Remember Rally, include photos, banners, information and uniforms, as a way to thank all our military. Displays will remain until fall.


Community Ed

Community Ed contact info: or 507-283-4724.

Enjoy activities, education, and fun for your family at ECFE classes for parents with children ages 0-5Classes are 90 minutes Tuesday or Thursday mornings and Tuesday evening through December 21.

Windbreak design and maintenance for an acreage or farm will be highlighted at the Plant Trees NOW for Tomorrow class Oct. 16.  All participants who want to learn more about picking the right tree and caring for trees are welcome.  Rock County Soil and Water Conservation will take orders at class.  Trees will be ordered in December for delivery next spring. (Class is open to residents of Rock County, including residential areas.) Fee is $5.

Brian Richards travels to Luverne to share some haunted, magical Fun with elementary and preschool children on Oct. 17.  This Spooky, Not Scarrrry! program is sure to please with laughter and educationally significant messages.  Elementary students will attend after school.  Preschoolers ages 2–5 will come at 6 p.m.  Fee is $5/person.  Preschoolers must come with an adult (no charge for adult). 

Community Education’s Cirque Du Soleil Crystal Ice Show Trip is scheduled for Nov. 11.  Register now to get your seats (prior to Oct. 18).  Fee is $90/adults and $76/students 12 and under.

Are those old coins you have been saving worth anything?  How about silverware or jewelry?  Find out if you have some valuable treasures at home when you attend Gold and Silver Treasures class on Oct. 26.  Fee is $8.

Defensive Driving The next full eight-hour class is Nov. 6 and 13.

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