Community Events


Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 7 to 8 p.m. four days a week at St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. Sundays — Big Book Study (open meeting); Tuesdays — Big Book Study (closed); Thursdays — 12-step study (closed); and Fridays — speaker meetings (open). Those with one year of continuous sobriety are invited to share their stories as a Friday speaker. Call 605-951-5264. (Note: No May 25 meeting due to statewide AA gathering.)

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.


Memorial Day programs

Hardwick Memorial Day program will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, at the Veterans Memorial in Hardwick. In case of rain it will be in the Hardwick Legion Hall. Guest speaker is Madilyn Oye, with readings by Shane Berning and Melissa Teal and music by Bruce Dysthe. The event is sponsored by the Hardwick American Legion Post #478.

Luverne American Legion and Rock County VFW will sponsor a Memorial Day program at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 28, in Maplewood Cemetery with guest speaker Jordan Winter, Luverne High School speech team member, and music by the Luverne High School band. A noon potluck will follow at the Luverne American Legion Post 123.


Veterans Home program May 30

The Minnesota Veterans Home Memorial Day program will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, in the dining room. Chaplin Tom Voigt and featured speaker Staff Sergeant Darcy Lowman-Craig will present the program, with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 123 and VFW Post 2727 of Luverne.


Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast is June 1

All men of the area are invited to the sixth annual Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Friday, June 1, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne for good food, fellowship and prayer. Cost is $10 per person.


Feedlot implant clinic June 5

Binford Feedlot will host an implant clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, at 1377 170th Avenue, Luverne. It’s a free, hands-on demonstraton about proper implant management strategies. The event, sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health and Form-A-Feed, will also demonstrate chute side implanting on live cattle.

The clinic qualifies for Minnesota Beef Quality Assurance recertification. Rock Nobles Cattlemen will serve lunch. Register by June 1 at or call 605-999-8564.


Luverne Farmers Market starts June 7

Luverne Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday from June 7 through Oct. 25, rain or shine, at Redbird Field just south of East Main Street.

Vendors now accept debit cards, credit cards, SNAP and EBT.

Kids are again welcome to participate in the Power of Produce Club. New vendors are always welcome. Register at the Luverne Chamber office, 283-4061.


Bus trip to Twins game June 23

Luverne Community Ed still has nine seats available on a bus to the Minnesota Twins game Saturday, June 23. Seats are in rows 1-4 in the shaded family section straight out from third base. Tickets include a hot dog and soda at the game. The bus will stop for breakfast at McDonald’s in Mankato and for supper at the Pizza Ranch with those meals at individual cost. Cost is $96 per person. Call 507-283-4724 to reserve seats.


Rock County Library announces summer reading program

The Rock County Community Library is excited to launch its 2018 summer reading program, “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” The program is open to ages Pre-K through grade 12.

During June and July the library will host a variety of events for families to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants will win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

Registration starts Tuesday, May 29. For more information call the library at 507-449-5040.


Wanted: Community service projects

Rock County youth are setting aside June 25-29, 2018, for “Service Over Self” to assist individuals and/or organizations with projects around Rock County. If you have a project, call 507-283-9664.


Train to become a youth firearms teacher

The Minnesota DNR needs more youth firearms instructors to offer youth gun safety classes in Rock County. Training class to become a certified volunteer instructor to teach the field day for the online firearms safety course, as well as to teach in the classroom, is offered through the DNR. Pre-registration is required. Participants must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check. Register for this class at Go to the Education and Safety Tab, click on Safety Training Instructors. Call Com. Ed. at 283-4724 to carpool to July 30 class in Marshall. Contact jennifer.mueller@ with questions.


Register for 2018-19 Little Lambs Preschool

Little Lambs Preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration materials may be picked up at the preschool or at St. John Lutheran Church office, at 803 N. Cedar Street in Luverne or online at at Little Lambs link. Call 283-2316 with questions, or email Little Lambs is an Equal Opportunity preschool.


Community Ed

Community Ed contact info: or 507-283-4724.

There are openings in Community Education FamilyU child care for children who have attended grades K-5 during this past school year.  Year-round students take priority, but if there are open spots, summer-only care will be an option.  Call for more details at 283-4724.

A Preschool Soccer Class will be offered evenings from 6:20-7:05 p.m. from July 9-20 Fee is $33.

Do you have a preschooler who HATES haircut time?  Join staff from Hair Ltd for this three-session class (May 23-25) aimed at making haircuts FUN.  Register for Oh No!  Haircut Time!  Fee is $5, plus pay for the haircut.

Children attending grades 3 and older will learn all about fishing, plus receive over $50 in fishing products when they attend Cabela’s School of Fish with Mike Frisch on May 31.  Fee is $25/child.  Each child is welcome to invite one adult to attend at no extra cost.

Join Luverne Community Education’s bus trip to see the Minnesota Twins take on Texas Rangers on June 23.  Fee is $96/person which includes a soda and hot dog at the game.

More stone pavers will be placed this summer at the Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.  Pavers may be engraved to honor someone or in memory of someone and may include a design.  Please place your order prior toJune 1 by going to  Call 283-4724 for more details.

Census Information is needed for preschool children in families new to the community. In order for the district to connect with families about school events and the state-mandated preschool screening for all 3-year-old children. Families with 4-year-old children who have not been screened should call 283-4724 to be screened prior to kindergarten.

Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom is open to families, daycares and visitors to play and learn. The classroom, located on the southwest side of the Luverne school, is designed for preschoolers to learn by discovery and exploration.  Additional pavers will be added each spring. Call 283-4724. Times can be reserved for field trips to the classroom also.

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