Community Events


Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Contact Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions. 

MS Support Groupwill meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS and their family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

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

Meditation and Mindfulness Practicemeets 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 Seekersmeet 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 Anonymousmeets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church.

Alcoholics Anonymousmeets 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.


Free food May 17

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food — fresh produce, bread and meat — from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 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. 


Solve Masquerade Murder Mystery at library May 17

Guests at the “Murder at the Masquerade Murder Mystery” will need to unravel clues and crack codes to find the killer and why he was killed at a special event at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Rock County Library in Luverne. Call the library at 507-449-5040 to RSVP — and to volunteer to be a suspect. Snacks will be provided. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Rock County Community Library.


Register by May 17 for ‘1 Peter with Jen Wilkin’

Women are invited to a summer Bible study, “1 Peter with Jen Wilkin,” at 6:15 a.m. starting Wednesday, June 6, at the Luverne Christian Reformed Church. Call Evonne, 920-9757, by May 17 to register.


Luverne MS/HS Choir Pops Concert May 18

The Luverne Middle and High School choirs will perform music from the ’80s at  their annual pops concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the Luverne Elementary Cardinal Gym. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for school-aged children. Activity passes will be accepted.


Picture of all Korean vets slated for May 18

Rock County veterans who served in the Korean War (June 1950-January 1955) are invited to be a part of a group picture.

The picture will be taken at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the Rock County Veterans Memorial on the courthouse grounds.

In case of inclement weather, the picture will be taken in the Herreid Military Museum.


Master Gardeners plant sale May 19

The 14thAnnual Master Gardeners Plant Sale is set for 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, in the Bomgaars parking lot in Luverne. Gardeners are invited to bring their extra pre-priced perennials and annuals to sell. (No professional growers.) Call Mary at 507-283-4019 with questions.


Performing arts workshop rescheduled for May 20

Youth in grades 5 through 12 are invited to the Rock County 4-H Performing Arts Workshop Sunday, May 20, at the Rock County Extension Office in Luverne.

The workshop will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and is free to 4-H’ers and non-members.

Focus of the workshop will be on stage acting and include learning about the basics that includes dancing. 

Register calling or emailing the Extension office at 507-283-1302 or


Sandbox fill May 21

Luverne Optimist Club will sponsor its annual sandbox fill (with sand donated by W&N Construstion) starting at 6 p.m. Monday, May 21. Call Audrey, 283-2018, to reserve sand deliveries.


Free meal at UMC May 23

The Luverne United Methodist Church will serve a free meal open to the community beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23.

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