Community Calendar Sept. 30, 2021


People First Group will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the Pizza Ranch in Luverne.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Poplar Creek Estates on Oak Drive in Luverne. Masks must be worn.


Information available for H-BC levy

Residents in the Hills-Beaver Creek School District are invited to attend information sessions about the renewing the district’s current operating levy.

The two in-person meetings will be: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at the H-BC Elementary School in Beaver Creek and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the H-BC High School in Hills.

The referendum vote takes place Nov. 2. More information about the operating levy referendum is available at the district website:


Community Education offering

Luverne Community Education will offer the following classes and activities. Call 507-283-4724 or visit the website:

Grade 5-6 Volleyball begins Sept. 30 and meets for 8 after school sessions. Fee is $25.

Learn everything you need to know about having a pet at Paw Patrol class on Oct. 4 for students in grades K-5. Fee is $10

Learn how to play Pickleball on Oct. 9. Fee is $5.

Learn the ins and outs of using a library, checking out ebooks, and more at Library 101 on Oct. 6. Fee is $5.

Kids in the Kitchen (grades K-6) will make Halloween Goodies on Oct. 7. Fee is $16.

Cheer Camp for grades K-5 meeting is on Oct. 8. is $12.

Intro to 3D Printing on Oct. 11 will shows how it works and how it is a useful tool. Fee is $8.

Register by Oct. 12 for Cardinal League Com Ed Basketball for grades 3–6. Fee is $50.  Participants (grades 4-6) that want to travel out of town in addition to the local Cardinal League, should register for the Harrisburg League at prior to Oct. 12. That will take care of Cardinal League registration, too.

Register now for the Music Man Bus Trip to Chanhassen Dinner Theater on Nov. 6. Cost is $115.

Defensive Driving Classes allows adults 55 years of age and older to save on insurance premiums. After the beginning eight-hour class, every three years drivers take a four-hour refresher class. The Beginning classes will be Nov. 11 and 18 (four hours each evening). Refresher four-hour classes are Oct. 14 (Edgerton), Dec. 16.


‘Paint the Prairie Purple’ through Oct. 1

The SW MN Dementia Awareness Network wants individuals to show support and bring awareness to dementia by “Painting the Prairie Purple” from Sept. 27 through Oct. 2. Participants are encouraged to decorate businesses and home exteriors in purple for the week. Pictures can be shared or questions asked to Pictures will be shared on the SW MN Dementia Awareness social media site.


Hospice volunteer training offered in October

Sanford Luverne Hospice is in need of men and women volunteers at The Cottage and for patient visiting. An application and orientation is required and will be offered in October. If interested, contact Helen Saum at 507-283-1805 or email:


Library seeks ideas through survey

As part of the American Library Association grant, Rock County Library personnel is continuing the grant’s community conversation through a paper survey about programming outside the library’s walls. The survey is available through Sept. 24 to gather initial ideas. A second survey about programming ideas will be available from Sept. 27-Oct. 1. A public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the library will review survey results and finalize programming for grant funding.


Donate blood Oct. 5 in Jasper

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Jasper from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.. 5, in the Evangelical Lutheran Church on Spicer Street. Make an appointment to give blood as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767. Donors can also save time with RapidPass® by completing pre-donation information online, on the day of donation. Bring a blood donor card or driver’s license at check-in.



Chuckwagon feed at Take 16 Oct. 5

The 70th annual Rock County DFL Chuckwagon Feed will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Take 16 Brewing Company in Luverne. The event continues until 8 p.m.


Dementia Walk coming Oct. 2

Dementia Walk for a Cure will be Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Luverne City Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. Register at The event is sponsored by the SW MN Dementia Awareness Network. All funds raised remain in southwest Minnesota to promote dementia education and increase awareness. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place a Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. More information contact Linda Wenzel, 507-283-5064.


Library Happenings

For more information about library happenings, call 507-449-5040 or email at

Trivia Night is at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Take 16 in Luverne. Team registration begins at 6 p.m.

Story Time with Bronwyn is at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 19. As the weather permits, the event will in one of Luverne’s city parks. See the library’s social media page for specific locations.

Saving Seeds: An Intro to Seed Saving will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the library.


H-BC Class of 2019 event Oct. 16

The H-BC Class of 2019 parents and graduates will host a community event from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, to support 2019 H-BC grad Preston Wilhelmi who has cancer. The event at the Steen Reformed Church includes a meal, baked goods and auction. Call Staci Bundesen, 507-227-5175, or Marie LaRock, 605-929-9291 for information or to support the effort.


Rock the Edge food drive Oct. 10

Rock the Edge community youth group will canvas the community to collect food for the Rock County Food Shelf beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. To participate while also respecting social distance, place food items in bags on doorsteps. Call 507-283-4529 if your house is missed.


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. 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.

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