Community calendar for Sept. 28, 2017


Rock County DFL will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Health and Human Services Building on Roundwind Road. All are welcome.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in the Luverne Senior Citizens Center to make pillow cases for Magnolia Youth Services. New members are always welcome.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the home of clerk Teresa Kramer.

The Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Blue Mound Room at Sanford Luverne Hospital.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice will meets at 7 p.m. wht second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the lower level of Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. For more information call Kim at 507-353-0041 or email

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.

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 meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.

Hardwick Goal Seekers meet every Monday in Hardwick City Hall for the purpose of support and encouragement for weight loss journeys. Weigh-in begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call Glenda, 449-0568, with questions.


Library offers Fall Story Hour and Laptime 2017

Fall Story Hour at the Rock County Library in Luverne is from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 16 for pre-school children ages 4-5. There is no story hour Oct. 5. Call 449-5040 to register.

Laptime, for ages birth-3 with an adult, is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 17. There is no laptime on Oct. 6. No registration required.

Both Storyhour and Laptime are filled with stories, songs, crafts and fun.  Call 449-5040.


Grief Support Group begins Sept. 28

Sanford Luverne Hospice will begin a five-week grief support group Thursday, Sept. 28. The sessions are from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Blue Mound Room at Sanford Luverne Medical Center. The meetings are free, confidential and are open to anyone in the area grieving the death of a loved one. Pre-register at the Hospice office or by calling 507-283-1805.


Jennica’s Journey Pumpkin Patch event Sept. 30

Jennica’s Journey presents the first annual Pumpkin Patch with games, snacks and pumpkin painting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Verhey gardens near the Luverne City Park. Follow the signs. The event is a fundraiser for finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.


Zion Lutheran celebrates 125 years Sunday, Oct. 1

Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 1, with a special 10:30 a.m. worship service with guest speaker Pastor Leland Bendix, who served Zion from 1990-1999. A dinner will follow the worship service.


Blandin poverty discussion Oct. 3

Blandin Foundation along with #Luv1LuvAll (Leaders Partnering to End Poverty) will host a community conversation on poverty on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Grand Prairie Events. A free light supper will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and discussion is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Register by calling 449-5777.


Chuckwagon Oct. 3

The 66th Annual Rock County DFL Chuckwagon Feed will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Pizza Ranch in Luverne (through the regular buffet line).


Actors needed for minor roles in GEP production

Actors are still needed  for minor roles to complete the cast for the Green Earth Players production of “Miracle on 34th Street.” For more information, contact Bruce Kurtz at 712-229-7616.

Rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the GEP building, 401 E. Edgehill St., Luverne. The production dates are Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 16-19 at the Palace Theatre, Luverne.


Fire Department sells tickets for benefit movie ‘Cars 3’

Luverne Fire Department members will be out Monday, Oct. 2, selling tickets for their annual benefit movie, “Cars 3,” at the Palace Theatre. The movie will be Oct. 18-20 at several different times of day. National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 8-14


‘Armor of God’ Bible study starts Oct. 2

First Baptist Church Luverne will host a seven-week community Bible study, “The Armor of God,” by Priscilla Shirer, from 1 to 7 p.m. starting Monday, Oct. 2. Call 283-4091 with questions.


CoffeeBreak and StoryHour kickoff Oct. 3 at CRC

Luverne Christian Reformed Church will host a kickoff event for the community Bible study, CoffeeBreak and StoryHour at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.

The study of Nehemiah will begin Tuesday, Oct. 11, and continue every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. through April. It’s for all faiths — no previous Bible knowledge is needed.  StoryHour is available for children ages 2 through kindergarten and nursery if available for babies. Call Kristi at 227-5102 with questions.


‘Paws to Remember Dani’ event is Oct. 7

The Magnolia Juniors 4-H Club will host a “Paws to Remember Dani” event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 7, at Shopko Hometown located on South Highway 75 in Luverne.

The pet meet-and-greet activity hnors the memory of Luverne middle-schooler Dani Gacke and her passion for helping animals.

Tracy Area Animal Rescue is partnering with the 4-H’ers in supplying adoptable pets for the first-time event.


LWML Conference Rally Oct. 14

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) will have its Southwest Conference Rally at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom with registration at 9 a.m. and the rally beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Deaconess Faith Swenson will speak on “Women Serving Women at Home and Abroad.”  A $5 registration fee includes the noon luncheon.


Walking Military Memorial downtown

More than 40 Luverne businesses are participating in a Walking Military Memorial on Main Street. The displays, presented by Remember Rally, include photos, banners, information and uniforms, as a way to thank all our military. Displays will remain until fall.


Community Ed

Community Ed contact info: or 507-283-4724.

Enjoy activities, education, and fun for your family at ECFE classes for parents with children ages 0-5Classes are 90 minutes Tuesday or Thursday mornings and Tuesday evening through December 21.

Join Community Education for Renaissance Festival Bus Trip Sept. 30. Fee is $86.

Students age Kindergarten and older will get to experience a cross country race firsthand plus meet the LHS cross country team at Runnin’ for Fun Sept. 29. Fee is $5.

Mommy and Me Yoga is designed for parents  to practice yoga with their children ages birth to 3 years.  Class will be Tuesday mornings beginning Oct. 3.  Fee is $36.

Visit the Pumpkin Patch on either Tuesday, Oct. 3, or Thursday, Oct. 5, with other children ages 0-5 and their families.  Fee is $4/person which includes 1 pumpkin.

Windbreak design and maintenance for an acreage or farm will be highlighted at the Plant Trees NOW for Tomorrow class Oct. 16.  All participants who want to learn more about picking the right tree and caring for trees are welcome.  Rock County Soil and Water Conservation will take orders at class.  Trees will be ordered in December for delivery next Spring.

Defensive Driving The next full eight-hour class is Nov. 6 and 13.

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