Community Calendar Oct. 31, 2019


Generations organizational meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Generations building on East Lincoln Street in Luverne to discuss the new building and to vote on property acquisition. The meeting is open to anyone interested in joining Generations.

People First, Luverne, will host a Minnesota Olmstead office listening session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4 at the Luverne Pizza Ranch to discuss what is working well for people with disabilities and what needs to change to help them live their best lives. Call Lee Ann at the Arc, 507-236-5892.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Rock County Library to sew pillow cases. Bring supplies and 12 finished exchange blocks. Call Sharon at 507-227-3821.

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.

Beaver Creek Township will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the township hall.

Springwater Township Board will will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the new township hall.

Vienna Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Kenneth Community Center.

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.


No school at H-BC Friday

Classes at Hills-Beaver Creek elementary and secondary schools are canceled for Friday, Nov. 1, due to the football team’s appearance at the Section 3 Nine-Man Football championship in Marshall. The game begins at 11:30 a.m. at Southwest Minnesota State University.


Honor Society ceremony Nov. 5

Luverne High School will induct 12 new students to the National Honor Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the high school. Kevin Kessler, a 1993 LHS graduate and director of bands at South Dakota State University, Brookings, is the scheduled guest speaker.


Veterans invited to attend open house

Luverne Elementary School student council is hosting a Veterans Day Coffee Open House from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the elementary school commons for all veterans. Parking is available in the bus lanes in front of the elementary school.


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.


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 Nov. 3 and 10 in Grand Prairie Events, Luverne. All are welcome. Call 605-988-4446.


LWML Rally Nov. 2

The Worthington and Pipestone Lutheran Women's Missionary League Bi-Conference Rally will be Saturday, Nov. 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Slayton. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the program at 9:30 a.m. Presenter is the Rev. Fred Hinz. Call Elaine Muller, 507-348-3177.


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.


Red Cross blood drive Nov. 6 in Adrian

The American Red Cross will  host a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Adrian High School. Donors of all blood types, especially platelet donors and those with type O blood, are urged to give. For more information or to make an appointment download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, or call 1-800-733-2767.


‘Unity Tree’ music program Nov. 8

The Luverne Elementary School second- and fourth-graders will present their music program, “The Unity Tree,” at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the elementary gymnasium.


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.

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.

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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