Community Calendar Sept. 2, 2021


Rock County People First will meet Monday, Sept. 13, in Luverne Pizza Ranch for a 5:30 p.m. meal and 6:30 p.m. meeting.

American Legion Auxiliary 123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Luverne Pizza Ranch. Call 507-283-1934 with questions.


Community Ed fall offerings

The Fall Community Education brochure — covering the months of September, October, November and December, will be available Sept. 5 on the school website at under the Community Education link.


Friends of Library book sale starts Sept.16

The Rock County Community Library will offer a fall book sale from Thursday, Sept. 16, through

Saturday, Sept. 18, in the library basement. Hours on Thursday are 10 a.m. to 7 :30 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Saturday bag sale is from 10 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m. A special time of 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday is open for Friends of the Library to shop. Anyone wanting to join Friends of the Library may do so at the door Wednesday evening and take advantage of early shopping. Books may be donated to the library any day the library is open. Not accepted are encyclopedias, textbooks, Reader’s Digest books and VHS or cassette tapes.


‘Out of the Darkness’ walk Sept. 18

Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk will be at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, on the Luverne High School track. Register at Money raised through the event will be used for community education and training about suicide prevention research.


Historical Society Sept. 20 event features story of Dick Wildung and Minnesota Gophers 

The Rock County Historical Society annual banquet and program will be Monday, Sept. 20, in Luverne. Social hour is at 5:30 and the meal is at 6 p.m. at Sterling’s.

The 7:15 program at the Palace Theatre features author and journalist Danny Spewak who shares the story of the 1941 Gopher National Championship football team. LHS grad and two-time All-American and Gopher great Dick Wildung is part of the program. Reserve banquet tickets by Sept. 17 at the Historcy Center, 507-283-2122, or email The program at the Palace is free.


Explore Prairie Ally

Free guided tours at Prairie Ally Outdoor Center (308 N. Blue Mound Avenue in Luverne) are Thursdays at 6, 6:30, and 7 p.m. or by appointment. Volunteers are needed Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Thursdays at 5:30 through September. Contact:, 605-951-0227. Also, visit


Nominations sought for Rock County Hall of Fame

The Rock County Historical Society’s Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2022 induction of current and former residents. Nominees must have a significant identity with Rock County and have made an exceptional contribution to society, achieved exceptional success, and brought honor and prestige beyond the borders of Minnesota. Nominees should also exhibit quality in character and action as to be outstanding role models for the county’s citizens. Nominations are accepted now through Feb. 28, 2022. Forms are available at The History Center, Luverne Area Chamber or online at or An awards presentation is scheduled for July 17, 2022.


Take and Make bird treat kits

Stop by the Luverne Area Chamber at 213 East Luverne Street to pick up one or more Take and Make bird treat kits. Kits are free, but a $5 to $10 donation is welcome to benefit Project Food Forest in Rock County. (Or donate online at

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