Community Events




Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. Call 507-283-4255.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 507-283-2069 or 507-283-2964.

Blue Mound Cemetery Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the home of Randy and Kathy Remme.

Caregivers Support Group will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the conference room of the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Society Home. Anyone dealing with caregiving or with questions concerning available resources is encouraged to attend.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at a new time: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call 507-220-0137 with questions.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice meets the second and fourth Wednesdays in Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. No meditation March 25. For more information call Kim at 507-353-0041 or email

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.

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


Courthouse elevator under repair

The elevator in the Rock County Courthouse in Luverne will be inoperable through March 28 because of equipment upgrades, affecting handicap-accessibility to several offices.

Affected departments include auditor-treasurer, land records, county administration, veteran services, district courts, emergency management and department of motor vehicles.

Contact department personnel if accessibility to the courthouse is necessary during the repair period.


Rock County spring road restrictions are in effect

Spring weight road restrictions are in place as of Tuesday, March 6, on all Rock County roadways.

Ending dates are variable and drivers must check for updates throughout the spring. Call Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010.


Hospice Dinner and Auction tickets on sale now

Tickets are now on sale for the Sanford Luverne Hospice Dinner and Auction April 21 at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The event includes a plated dinner catered by The Bluestem, raffles, and silent and live auctions.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Hospice Office in the Lvuerne City Office building (use City Office entrance on Luverne Street) or call the Hospice office at 507-283-1805 to purchase tickets using a credit card.


Free food March 15

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food — fresh produce, bread and meat — from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Luverne Senior Center for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags or boxes. Call  283-4366 with questions.


Green Earth performs ‘KOLD Radio’ at Palace

The Green Earth Players will perform “KOLD Radio — Whitefish Bay” March 16-18 and March 23-25 at the historic Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday both weekends.

Tickets are available at the Palace Theatre Box Office, 102 East Main Street, Luverne, or by calling 507-283-4339.


High School band and choir concert March 17

The high school band and choirs (grades 9-12) will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the high school gym.  The band will be under the direction of guest clinician, Amy Roisum-Foley from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the choirs will be under the direction of Dr. Bret Amundsen from St. Scholastica in Duluth. The concert will feature music that has been prepared for Large Group Contest.  There is no admission for this concert and it is open to the public.


St. Patrick’s Day and celebration March 17

Luverne’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, starting at the Living Rock Church parking lot on East Main Street and ending at the Palace Theatre. All businesses, families and individuals are invited to participate. Regisration isn’t necessary; just meet in the  lot between  4 and 4:30 p.m. Four $25 cash prizes will be awarded in both youth (18 and youger) and adult categories.

Celebrations are planned at the Eagles Club with Reuben sandwiches from 11:30 a.m. until gone, a block party at Take 16 Brewing Company from 4 to 10 p.m. and food and drink specials at The Bluestem and Sterling’s.


Blood drive March 19 in Luverne

Sanford Luverne and Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 19, at Sanford Luverne to help those patients in need throughout the local area.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call 507-283-2321 or see Walk-ins are welcome.


Register for 8-hour defensive driving class

Luverne Community Education will offer the full 8-hour defensive driving class in two 4-hour evening sessions from 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 19 and March 26 for anyone 55 years of age or older who wants to qualify for a 10-percent car insurance premium discount. After attending both evenings, you will receive a certificate to present to your insurance company for an insurance discount for the next three years. For more details or to register, call 507-283-4724.


Sign-up deadline is March 19 for summer baseball/softball

All students in grades K-12 who want to play baseball or softball in the summer community recreation program need to register by March 19 at the Community Education Office. Registration forms and details are available on the Luverne School website at under Community Education, or call 507-283-2413.


Library hosts Harry Potter Escape Room March 20-22

The Rock County Community Library will host a Harry Potter Escape Room for teens from 4-7 p.m. March 20-22. Teens of one to four people can sign up for a time slot by calling the library at 507-449-5040.

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