Community Calendar Sept. 17, 2020


Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the home of Mark Vander Pol.

Caregivers Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 319 E. Lincoln in Luverne for anyone interested. Call Linda Wenzel at 283-5064.

Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, to tour Apples and More on 74 Orchard near Beaver Creek.  Call Sharon, 507-283-4376, or Linda at 507-597-6378 to RSVP.

Compassionate Friends Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Luverne Area Community Foundation Office (west of the Palace Theatre) in Luverne. The group meets monthly for those who have experienced the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, grandchild … of any age and from any cause.

The group meets the third Monday of every month. For information, call 507-690-2757 or email


Nutrition for seniors Sept. 17

A.C.E. of SW MN  will offer Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors 60 and older from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17,  in the parking lot at 319 E. Lincoln. Call 283-5064 for more information. Pre-registration is required for those not already enrolled.


Monthly Food Giveway Sept. 17

The monthly Food Giveaway will be Thursday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at the Generations building, 319 E. Lincoln, Luverne. Those in vehicles are to drive to the double glass doors on the west side of the building and stay in your car. Your groceries will be loaded for you.

Those who are walking are to use the east side of the building. Volunteers will have your groceries pre-packed for you to pick up.

Call 507-283-4366 with questions. The event is sponsored by New Life Celebration Church.


Art Walk at Crow’s Nest Farm Sept. 19

Local and regional artists are planning a fun day for the public to visit Crow’s Nest Farm and enjoy shopping for artists’ works, enjoying the beautiful gardens, visiting the alpacas and chickens, and just enjoying a fun autumn day outdoors.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Ceynowas’ Crow’s Nest Farm, 1074 161st Street, north and west of Luverne. Venders’ booths will be spaced for social distancing, and wearing masks will be an absolute requirement for artists and attendees.

Artists in attendance will include Carol Ceynowa, Jerry and Kathy Deuschle, Mary Petersen, Nan Kaufenberg, Genna Rolfs, Rylee Gee, and Gerry and Julie Punt.


Join ‘Friend of Dementia’ online class Sept. 22

Join a one-hour online informational session via Zoom  from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, to learn five key messages everyone should know about dementia, what it’s like to live with someone with dementia, and how to turn your knowledge into action to support those affected by dementia.

Pre-registration is required. Contact Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064 or at


Bloodmobile in Luverne Sept. 28

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Luverne from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Grand Prairie Events on South Estey Street.

Make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Bring identification and masks to appointments.

The Red Cross is testing blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The test may indicate if the donor’s immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. Those with antibodies may be able to donate plasma to help patients who need help fighting the virus.


Alzheimer’s Walk for a Cure Sept. 19-28

The Southwest Dementia Awareness Network will host a virtual Alzheimer’s Walk for a Cure Sept. 19-28.

Join the Southwest Dementia Awareness Network – Walk for a Cure Facebook event page. Get a T-shirt, make a donation and walk with family and friends any time between Sept. 19 and 28.

All funds raised stay in southwest Minnesota.


Prairie Ally Food Forest seeks tools and talent

Prairie Ally is seeking old and unique pieces of farm equipment or garden tools to incorporate into sculptures for an artistic agricultural appreciation project at the Food Forest on North Blue Mound Avenue in Luverne

The group also seeks artists and welders to collaborate on a 'Corn' themed sculpture. Call 605-951-0227 or send a photo and description of pieces to by Oc. 1. Details are at


Coffee Break and StoryHour starts Sept. 29

Coffee Break Bible Study and StoryHour meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, starting Sept. 29, at Luverne Christian Reformed Church, 605 North Estey Street. StoryHour involves playtime and Bible stories for children ages 3 through kindergarten. Nursery is available for littlest ones. There is no charge and no Bible knowledge is necessary. All faiths and all ages are welcome. Study Psalms starts Oct. 6, (check to see if you got a book last year). Invite a friend for fellowship and refreshments. Call Kristi Stroeh at 507-227-5102 or


Community Education

(To register, contact Cindy Arends at Community Education: Phone – 507-283-4724; Fax – 507-283-2413; email – Website:

Community Education has teamed up with Luverne Pizza Ranch for a fundraiser to benefit Community Education. On third Tuesdays (started Sept. 15) from 3 p.m. to closing, 10 percent of all take-out or delivery orders will benefit Community Ed programs such as Discovery Time, summer rec, ECFE and more.

Learn Pickleball on Sept. 19 – a fun, less strenuous than tennis form of exercise available to adults. Fee is $5.

Defensive Driving beginning class is Nov. 5 and 12 (4 hours each evening.) Refresher classes will be offered Oct. 22 or Dec. 3. The program allows adults 55 years of age or older to save on insurance premiums. After the Beginning 8-hour class, every three years drivers take a 4-hour refresher class.

Learn how to preserve garden vegetables at Intro to Canning on Sept. 22. Fee is $38, which includes all supplies and a book.

Runnin’ for Fun on Sept. 25 for kindergarten age and older offers participants the chance to join the LHS Cardinals cross country team to see what a race feels and looks like. Fee is $5.

If you are interested in Basketball for Grades 3-6, give Community Ed an email address by Oct. 2 so details can be sent out for the winter sport.

Story Writing & Illustrating on Oct. 5 is for grades 3-6 to work together on a story and illustrations and then present to parents. Ten students are needed, and fee is $19.

Paw Patrol, a Zoom class on Oct. 5, will provide guidelines for choosing a pet, feeding, exercise and safety. Register by email. Fee is $10.

Learn how to gain some peace of mind with your money using technology at Emotions and Money on Oct. 6 and 8. The class is offered through the Blandin Broadband Grant, so there is no fee, but preregistration is required.


Meals on Wheels continue in Jasper

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) has provided Meals on Wheels in Jasper through the Sunrise Village, which is now closed. Going forward, meals will be prepared at the LSS Luverne site and delivered to Jasper City Hall twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. There is also an option to add frozen meals for delivery with the hot meals.

Inquiries about LSS Meals on Wheels can be made by calling the LSS Meals Luverne Kitchen toll-free at 866-985-8509.


History Center open with limited hours

The Rock County History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Some safety precautions — with masks and gloves available — will be in place to protect against the spread of coronavirus. The phone number is 507-283-2122.

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