Community Events


Caregiver Support Group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Home.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. For more information call Kim at 507-353-0041 or email

Narcotics Anonymous will meet every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Steen Reformed Church. Contact Robert for more information 507-329-2642.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church.

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 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.

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.



Blue Mounds State Park hosts Family Turkey Trek Nov. 24

Join the naturalist from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at the Blue Mounds State Park for a Family Turkey Trek.

Meet at the visitor’s center (former Interpretive Center) parking lot for a 1-mile hike to the upper cliff line of the historic quarry. Continue further down the trail with your family or hike back to your car at your leisure. We’ll talk about wild turkeys and their unique history in Minnesota. The trail is uneven in places and may require stepping up or down. Comfortable footwear and warm clothes are recommended.

Admission is free on the day after Thanksgiving in all Minnesota state parks. Call 507-283-6057 with questions.


Join De-Light-Ful 5K race Nov. 25 

The 15th Annual De-Light-Ful 5K is planned for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, starting and ending at the Luverne Armory at 309 South Freeman Avenue. Registration is online at or at 5 p.m. at the armory the day of the race. A post-race party/dance will follow at the armory with the Casey Meussigmann Band. There is no cover charge for the dance.

For more information contact Dave Duffy at or 507-920-3345.


Sign up by Nov. 30 for SHARE; distribution

is Dec. 6 at Armory

The Rock County SHARE program will distribute groceries, clothing and toys to Rock County residents in need from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Luverne National Guard Armory on South Freeman Avenue. Those wishing to receive from the program must apply by Thursday Nov. 30.

Note: The SHARE program no longer accepts donations of used items. To support SHARE, mail tax-deductible donations to SHARE, P.O. Box 792, Luverne, MN 56156. Call Molly at 507-227-9282.


Hospice Tree of Lights deadline is Dec. 1

The public is invited to submit name(s) in honor or remembrance of loved ones for the Sanford Luverne Hospice Tree of Lights for the upcoming holidays. Names received by Dec. 1 will be read at the lighting ceremonies. Call Sanford Luverne Hospice at 507-283-1805 with questions.

Lighting ceremonies are scheduled as follows:

•Edgerton: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at First State Bank SW.

•Hills: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Tuff Village.

•Luverne: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Cottage.

•Adrian/Ellsworth: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Adrian Fire Hall.


Tax credit information for landowners and new farmers Dec. 11

Minnesota West Community & Technical College Farm Business Management program will host an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Luverne campus in Room 208 about new tax credit legislation for landowners and beginning farmers in multiple communities throughout southwest Minnesota.

Registration is not required. The same information is offered in several other communities on other dates. Call 800-828-6651.


CoffeeBreak and StoryHour meets

Luverne Christian Reformed Church will host the community Bible study CoffeeBreak and StoryHour at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

The study of Jonah will begin Tuesday, Oct. 10. It’s for all faiths — no previous Bible knowledge is needed.  StoryHour is available for children ages 2 through kindergarten and nursery if available for babies. Call Kristi at 227-5102 with questions.

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