Community Calendar Oct. 24, 2019


Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Blue Mound Room. Program will be making rice socks. Call 283-2297 with questions.

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.


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. Advance tickets are available by calling 507-283-1805.

A “Tables & Tastings” evening event will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Grand Prairie Events to preview the decorated tables and enjoy complimentary tastings from Round Lake Winery and Take 16 Brewing. Cost is $10 at the door.

Proceeds from the two events will benefit the Hospice Cottage.


Gospel Jubilee at ARC Sunday, Oct. 27

The American Reformed Church in Luverne will sponsor the ninth annual Gospel Jubilee at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Featured groups will be the Benson Family and Brad Boice. Refreshments will be served following the concert, and a freewill offering will be collected.


Luverne High School choirs perform Oct. 28

The Luverne High School girls’ choir and concert choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in the high school gym. The public is invited to this free concert.


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


Bible Talks dates

Non-denominational Christian Bible Talks will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 and 10, in Grand Prairie Events, Luverne. All are welcome. Call 605-988-4446.


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.

Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, Take 16.

Tibetan Singing Bowls, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

E-book classes, 2 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Register with Luverne Community Education.

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.

Maximize Memory on Oct. 30 at noon teaches techniques to help you remember names, lists, birthdays, etc. Bring your ownb sack lunch. Fee is $5.

Wigformation on Nov. 4 will give participants insight into wigs and toppers. Fee is $5.

Babysitting Basics, taught by Sanford Luverne staff, is for students in grades 5-8 on Nov. 4 and 7. Fee is $15.

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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