Community Calendar Sept. 5, 2019


Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room for the program, “Come and meet the new surgeon.”

Generations organizational meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Generations building on East Lincoln Street.

Beaver Creek Township meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the township hall.

Blue Mound Quilters September meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Sewing Basket in Luverne. Due to Labor Day, the group will not meet on Sept. 2. Contact Sharon Zinnel, 507-227-3821, for more information.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

American Legion Auxiliary #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Legion Post.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions.

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.

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.


Commissioners meeting rescheduled

The Rock County Commissioners meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20, has been postponed to Tuesday, Sept. 3. The meeting begins at 9 a.m.


Beaver Creek Council changes meeting date

The regular meeting of the Beaver Creek City Council has been moved to Wednesday, Sept. 18. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.


Register students new to Luverne school district 

New residents to Luverne School District #2184 should register their children at the respective school offices for the 2019-2020 school year.

The High School/Middle School Office is open for new students to register. Call 507-283-4491 for middle school and high school grades 6-12.

The Elementary School Office is open for new students to register. Parents of elementary grades K-5 can call 507-283-4497.

First day of school is Monday, Sept. 16.


Bank Nite movie ‘The Lego Movie 2’ Sept. 5

The free Bank Nite family movie, “The Lego Movie 2,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants National Bank and Papik Motors, a free, family-friendly movie is shown on the first Thursday of every month as it was done for “Bank Nite” in the 1930s. A cash prize drawing will follow the movie. Must be present to win.


Join the Healthier Southwest Community Leadership Team

A Healthier Southwest Community Leadership Team is looking for new members to emphasize healthy living. The next meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Southwest Health and Human Services community room. Lunch is provided. To RSVP call Jen Nelson at 507-532-1243 or email


Donations accepted for library book sale

The Friends of the Library are conducting their annual fundraising Book Sale Sept. 18-21.

Donations of books and other library materials may be dropped off at the Rock County Library on Main Street Luverne.


Upcoming concerts at Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre will host two concerts, “Coming Home” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and “Superstar: The Songs, the Stories, the Carpenters” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Tickets are available at the Palace Theatre box office or by calling 507-283-4339.


Fall Festival at Blue Mound Lutheran Sept. 15

The public is invited to the Annual Fall Festival at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Blue Mound Lutheran Church in rural Luverne. Guest pastsor is the Rev. Gary Anderson, former pastor of Kenneth and Adrian Zion. A catered dinner follows the worship service.


Discovery Time has openings for fall

Openings in the Discovery Time Preschool are available for 3-4-year-olds in the MWF morning class and the T/Th afternoon class. Children who are 3 by Sept. 1, 2019, are eligible, and schohlarships are available if income guidelines can be met. Call Luverne Community Education at 507-283-4724 for more details.


Free Medicare classes

Free classes for people who are new to Medicare are offered the second and third Mondays every month at the Minnesota River Area on Aging, 1939 Engebretson Ave., Slayton.

In the first class, participants will learn basics of Medicare and their options. The second class teaches how to research these options using non-biased tools, such as the Medicare website and Medicare Plan Finder Tool.

Call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 to register. Website is


Rock County Library activities

Contact the library at or call 507-449-5040 to register for events.

Mah Jongg, 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays.

Take 16 Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, Take 16 Brew Co.

Minnesota Star Watch with Mike Lynch, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Touch the Sky Prairie, rural Luverne.

Friends of the Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20, and 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ($3 bag sale) Sept. 21.

Antiques Appraisal with Mark Moran, noon, Monday, Sept. 30.

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.



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