Community Events


Regional Autism Network Group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Worthington High School Media Center. The program is free, and interpreters are available. A medical doctor will discuss sensory integration. Call Allison Eitreim at 507-920-6334 with questions.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the home of Clerk/Treas. Teresa Kramer.

American Legion Auxiliary #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, with Dianna Tomlinson. Call 283-9552 or 220-1322 with questions.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, at St. Catherine east parking lot to carpool to Hardwick for an 11:30 a.m. lunch at the Green Lantern with cards/games to follow. Call Donna at 283-8019 by May 8.

Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at noon Monday, May 14, for a potluck salad luncheon and meeting. Members should bring their own place setting and a salad to share. Call Alvina Christoffels at 283-2297 with questions.

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. 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.


NOTICE: Street closure April 26

Sunshine Avenue (Countyy Highway 4) between Walnut Avenue and Warren Street, will be closed Thursday, April 26, for the modification of a concrete box culvert crossing underneath Sunshine Avenue. The duration of the project should be 1-2 days. Call Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010 with   questions.


Additional food shelf hours

Rock County Food Shelf will add additional hours on the third Thursday of the month. The food shelf is open every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. and will also be open from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 17 and June 21. The food shelf is located at the United Methodist Church with alley access. Call Mary at 507-227-5548 with questions.


First Presbyterian invites to Ecumenical Coffee May 2

The First Presbyterian Church invites all area women to their annual Ecumenical Coffee Hour at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2. Speaker Judy Rops will present the program titled “Song of Hope,” in which she shares her experiences as a breast cancer survivor and her mission trip to Palestine.


Luverne library hosts author Brian Freeman

The Rock County Library in Luverne will host Minnesota Author Brian Freeman at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the library.


LPEP hosts Community Conversation April 26

Leaders Partnering to End Poverty (LPEP) will host a Community Conversation and free meal from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Grand Prairie Events.

To register, call ATLAS at 507-449-5777. Child care and transportation assistance are available upon request.


Help plant public food forest April 26-28

Your help is needed to plant a public food forest at 308 North Blue Mound Avenue in Luverne. The work times are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28, and volunteers may work any length of time during those hours. Please bring shovels and spades of all sizes, wheelbarrows, pitchforks and large wire cutters as able. For more information, contact Kim Rockman at 507-353-0041 or email


Knights of Columbus Tootsie Rolls April 28

The Luverne Knights of Columbus will be conducting their annual Tootsie Roll Fundraiser for Intellectual Disabilities at Teal’s Market and Shopko on Saturday, April 28. Proceeds are donated to Rock County Opportunities (RCO). Contact Randy Walgrave at 507-220-0332 with questions.


‘Adopt a Craig’ April 28 at Blue Mounds

Join the friends of Blue Mounds State Park at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, to improve the cliff line for climbers and hikers. Meet at the climber’s parking lot on the curve of County Road 8. Bring your own hand tools, work gloves and protective eyewear. Lunch and giveaways will be at 12 noon. RSVP on Friends Facebook page or email Taylor Graphenteen at Park fees will be waived for volunteers, but carpool if possible.


Look for Community Ed summer catalog in April 29 Announcer

The Luverne Community Education summer brochure will be included in the April 29 Luverne Announcer.  Sign up for summer rec activities like morning rec, arts and crafts, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, track, and more by May 23.


Silent movie at Palace postponed to April 29

The silent movie, “The Freshman,” will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the historic Palace Theatre in Luverne, featuring Leona Hoek on the classic theater organ. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

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