community events



Matthew 6 Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Pizza Ranch.

Beaver Creek Township will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the township hall.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, for lunch at China Inn and Bingo at the Veterans Home. RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 10. Call Connie at 283-8470.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Divorce Recovery (Support) Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in the Centennial Room at St. Catherine’s School.

Al-Anon meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 507-449-1246.

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 Rock County Community Library. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.

Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Blue Mound Banquet Center.

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.

Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Emily Crabtree at 220-2424.

Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.

Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.

Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.

Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.


Do you need a coat?

Coats will be available for selection from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, through the One Warm Coat Project at ATLAS for Life, 201 E. Main Street in Luverne. Call 283-9664.


GEP ‘Homecoming’ on stage Nov. 13-15, 20-22

The Green Earth Players community theater group will perform its fall production, “Homecoming,” Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 20-22 at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are available at the Palace Box Office. Call 507-283-4339.


Good Sam open house Nov. 12

Good Samaritan Society in Luverne invites the public to an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Tours will be available to view the renovations, and cookies and hot apple cider will be served. Pies will be available for sale. Call 507-283-2375 for further information.


Early Childhood Family Fun Night Nov. 12

Early Childhood Family Fun Night will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 for 0-5 years and parents. It will be an evening of learning activities and information about Early Childhood programs. No charge, but register by calling 283-4724.


Free food for seniors second Thursday of the month

Second Harvest Heartland has distribution will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the American Legion Hall in Luverne. This food is available to eligible seniors once a month. Eligibility is based on age (60 years and older), household size and income. Clients need to call 1-800-365-0270 and apply over the phone before they can pick up.


Operation Christmas Child collection Nov. 16-23

Anyone wishing to pick up a shoebox and fill it with gifts for underprivileged children can come to the American Reformed Church south entrance. The collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 16-23. Call Karen Bosch at 605-413-9676 or Charla Sandbulte at 507-227-1722.


Author Julia Cook to talk Nov. 17-18

Author of “Tattle Tongue” Julia Cook, a former counselor and school teacher, will address parents from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the high school auditorium. Sessions for students will be during the Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 school days.


Monthly Food Ministry Nov. 19

The monthly food ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Luverne Senior Center. If you’re having trouble putting food on the table, come for fresh produce, bread and meat. Children will be asked to wait outside.


Volunteers needed for Salvation Army Kettle Campaign

The Rock County Salvation Army will begin its Kettle Campaign on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the lobby at Glen’s Food Center. Volunteer bellringers are encouraged to sign up to help. Businesses, service organizations, youth or church groups can take advantage of this volunteer opportunity to support those in need in Rock County. Call Suanne Ohme at 507-920-0053.


Community Ed

Register for these activities by calling Community Ed at 283-4724.

Kids in the kitchen class “Pizza Party Flatbreads” on Thursday, Nov. 12. Grades K-6. Fee is $18.

Children ages 0-5 with parents will do favorite learning activities at Early Childhood Family Fun Night Thursday, Nov. 12. Registration required.

Active Math Fun Monday, Nov. 16 for students in grades K-2. Fee is $12.

Estate Planning Solutions Monday, Nov. 16, instructed by Dominic Smith. Fee is $5.

Pies, Pies, Pies on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Fee is $10.

School Readiness Preschool program has openings for children ages 3-5 years. The program will meet once a week during the school year on Tuesday morning or Tuesday afternoon. Scholarship help is available. Call 283-4724 for more details.

Concerned about your child’s development (ages 0-5 years)? Call 283-4724 for a private screening at no cost.

Check out the Community Education brochure on the Luverne School website, the community Education link.

Register for 2016 Discovery Time preschool. There are openings for children ages 3, 4, or 5 years in the Tuesday/Thursday afternoon classes. 

All 3-year-old children living in Minnesota will do an Early Childhood Screening as they near age 4. If your child is nearly 4 years old or already 4 and has not been screened, call 283-4724 to arrange an appointment.


Library offers Fall Story Hour events

Story Hour is open to pre-school children ages 4-5. Story Hour will be from 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday until Nov. 19. Register your child by calling 449-5040.

Laptime Story Hour is open to ages birth-3 with an adult. No registration is required. Laptime Story Hour will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Friday through Nov. 20.


CoffeeBreak  meets Tuesdays

CoffeeBreak will meet at 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday through April 2 at the Luverne Christian Reformed Church (605 N. Estey St.). The Book of Isaiah will be the Bible study.

StoryHour, a time of play and Bible stories, will be available for children ages 2 through kindergarten, and a nursery is available for the littlest ones.


Big Buddies

seeks mentors

Rock County Big Buddies needs adult volunteers to mentor students in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information contact Lisa J. Nath at 283-9165.


Little Lambs Preschool 2015-2016 registration

Little Lambs Preschool still has openings for the 2015-2016 school year. Registration materials may be picked up at the preschool or at St. John Lutheran Church office, both at 803 N. Cedar Street in Luverne or online at at Little Lambs link. Call 283-2316 with questions.

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