Community Events


MS Support Groupwill meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Parkinson’s Support Groupwill meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call Dianne, 507-530-3307.

Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Mary Tilstra’s farm. Program will be the study of tree varieties that grow well in Rock County. Call 507-597-6378 with questions.

 Alcoholics Anonymousmeets 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 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.


Make a difference in the life of a child

Would you be willing to share a bit of your time and talents to make a difference in the life of a child? Rock County Big Buddies is looking for caring adults to mentor children in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information contact program coordinator Lisa J. Nath 283-9165.


Luverne Farmers Market every Thursday   

Luverne Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday 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.


Free food June 21

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food — fresh produce, bread and meat — from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Luverne Senior Center at 319 E. Lincoln Street in Luverne for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags or boxes. Call  507-283-4366 with questions. 


Refresher Defensive Driving Class June 21

Luverne Community Education is offering the Refresher Defensive Driving Class on June 21. Fee is $20 prepaid. Call 507-283-4724 to register.


Steen Reformed to host Allen Family concert June 24

The Steen Reformed Church invites the public to a gospel music concert by the Allen Family at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24. A freewill offering will be taken for the Allen Family. Refreshments will follow the concert. Call 507-227-7759 with questions.


Free meal at United Methodist June 27

The Luverne United Methodist Church will host a free community meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the church.


Red Cross hosts blood drive June 27

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Luverne High School. Donors need a driver’s license or two other forms of I.D., must be 17 years of age or older, and weigh at least 110 pounds. To speed up donation process, donors may complete pre-donation information online at


Three races scheduled for July in Luverne

Event organizer Dave Duffy has announced plans for three races in July as follows:

July 4is the Davis Lake Triathlon, a canoe/kayak, bike and running race. Minnow race is at 8:30 a.m. Shark race starts at 9:15 a.m. at Luverne’s Fourth of July celebration at The Lake.

July 12  is the Eighth Annual Wienerman World Championship, a 4-person relay at Luverne Hot Dog Night. Start time is 7 p.m.

July 14is Tour de Donut Minnesota, a unique bicycle event where eating donuts is as important as riding bicycle.

For information or registration, visit www.allsportcentral.comor


Tai Ji Quan balance class starts July 3

A 12-week program to address better balance will be offered at Luverne Senior Center beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, and will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for 12 weeks. Emphasis will be on improving balance, flexibility and strength. Participants should be able to walk (canes and walkers are OK). To register, contact Norma Brands at 507-283-5064 with questions. Suggested donation is $10 but is not required.


Community Ed 

Community Ed contact info: C.Arends@isd2184.netor 507-283-4724.

Summer Community Ed hours:  7:30 to 4:00 Monday through Thursday.  Closed on Fridays.  Closed July 16-27 (last 2 weeks in July).

The Luverne Community Education summer brochure is online at the Luverne School website.  

Introduction to Horsemanshipfor students who attended grades 3-6 will be June 22. Dress to interact with horses. Fee is $15 for one session.

Space is open in this six-session Play With Clay class offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginningJune 19.  Participants from grade 5 to adult will learn the pottery techniques of hand building and wheel throwing.  Fee isFee is $49, plus a $15 material fee.

Math + Games = Funclass will be July 10-12. Fee is $30.

See the difference that active movement makes in brain growth atBe SMART—Move It! class July 16-27. Fee is $28.

Sanford Power camp for grades 7-11(as attended during 2017-18) in Luverne from June 18 through July 26.  Fee is $80.

ARefresher Defensive Driving Classwill be offered on June 21. Fee is $20 prepaid.

Join with residents of Poplar Creek to have fun painting Garden Rocks on June 21.Fee is $18. Open to adults and children who attended grade 2 and older. 

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