Community Calendar Oct. 20, 2016
MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Southwest Health and Human Services. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.
Caregivers Support Group will meet in the conference room of Mary Jane Brown Home from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. Anyone dealing with caregiving, or who has questions in reference to caregiving resources, is encouraged to attend.
Town and Country garden club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Maxwell's in Sioux Falls for a cooking class featuring garden produce. Anyone interested should call Louella at 507-283-9237. Reservations needed.
Tourist Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the History Center on East Main Street in Luverne.
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.
Al-Anon meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 507-449-1246.
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 and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.
Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Blue Mound Banquet Center.
Mah Jongg Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rock County Community Library for all ability levels (including beginners).
Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.
Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Emily Crabtree at 220-2424.
Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.
Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.
Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.
Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.
Monthly Food Ministry Oct. 20
The monthly Food Ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Luverne Senior Center. If you’re having trouble putting food on the table, come for fresh produce, meat and bread. Children are asked to wait outside.
Fall Story Hour and Laptime begin at library
Fall Story Hour is open to pre-school children ages 4-5 at the Rock County Library from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 17. Register by calling 449-5040.
Laptime for ages birth-3 with an adult is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 18. No registration is required.
Operation Christmas Child boxes available
Operation Christmas Child boxes have arrived in Luverne. Anyone wishing to send gifts to underprivileged children can pick one up at American Reformed Church south entrance where there will be more information about how to support a child for Christmas. Collection week is Nov. 14-21. Donors are encouraged to pay shipping online and track their boxes to a specific country. Go to samaritanpurse.org. Call Karen Bosch, 605-413-9676, or Charla Sandbulte, 507-227-1722.
Babysitting Basics Oct. 24
Sanford Luverne staff members Sue Sandbulte and Sara Lanoue will teach Babysitting Basics for students in grades 5-8 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, and from 1:45 to 3 p.m. (note the time change) Thursday, Oct. 27. Thursday’s time changed due to school being dismissed at 1:30 for the Cross Country meet that day. Students who complete the class will have their names added to a Babysitter List that is available for parents to pick up from the Community Education office. Call 283-4724 for more details.
Fire Department movie ‘BFG’ at Palace
The Luverne Fire Department will show their annual benefit movie, “BFG,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, and at 4, 7, and 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.
‘Live at the Carnegie’ Oct. 27
The first “Live at the Carnegie” event, titled “Thrilling Thursday,” will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Luverne Street Music in the Carnegie Cultural Center. Performers will wear Halloween costumes as they play. The event will be in the upstairs Tocatta room. Everyone is welcome.
Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder at library
The Plum Creek Library System will present a first-person interactive historical program featuring Melanie Stringer as Laura Ingalls Wilder beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Rock County Library.
The program is free and open to all ages. It is funded with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.
History Center open to public Oct. 30
The History Center in the former downtown Luverne Ford dealership will be open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, to tour the renovated building, meet Historical Society volunteers and enjoy Rock County history on display. Financial support is still being accepted with a dollar-for-dollar match from an anonymous donor through the end of the year.
The museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at the new location at 312 E. Main Street in Luverne.
Sixth annual Gospel Jubilee scheduled for Oct. 30
The American Reformed Church in Luverne is sponsoring the sixth annual Gospel Jubilee starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The Benson Family Singers perform from 3-4 p.m. followed by The Masters Voice Quartet from 4-5 p.m., lunch at 5 p.m. and The Garms Family from 6-7 p.m. Lunch costs $5, and freewill offerings will be accepted during the musical performances.
One Warm Coat Project collects coats to Oct. 31
The Rock County “One Warm Coat Project” is now collecting clean, reusable coats and snow gear. Children’s coats are especially needed.
Bring items to ATLAS for Life, 201 E. Main Street, Luverne, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday until Oct. 31. Coats may also be brought to Luverne Elementary School during October. Call 283-9664 with questions.