Community Events


Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at Luverne Pizza Ranch for their annual Christmas Party. Members are to bring Christmas challenge project,  a fat quarter for exchange, and also caps for cancer patients.

Luverne Senior Citizens will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Luverne Senior Citizens Center.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the home of the Clerk/Treasurer Teresa Kramer.

American Legion Auxiliary #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the home of Dianna Tomlinson.

Blue Mound Cemetery Association will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in the home of Dick and Dolly Remme for a potluck Christmas party.

Pink Ladies of Sanford Luverne will meet at noon Monday, Dec. 11, in the Blue Mound Room for a Christmas potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share and tableware.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. Call Dianna, 507-530-3307, with questions.

 Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet for dinner at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at The Bluestem. RSVP to Connie by Monday, Dec. 11, at 283-8470.

 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.


SHARE distribution

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 needed to 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.


Art gallery opens,

artist talks Dec. 7-8

The Lord Grizzly Gallery at 113 E. Main St., Luverne, will celebrate its grand opening with its first artist talk and reception Dec. 7-8.

Artist Doug Burns will talk about his new body of work during an artist talk from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.

The opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

Burns’ work will be featured at the Coffey Contemporary Arts building from Dec. 8 through Feb. 1, 2018.

The gallery is open Mondays-Wednesdays by appointment, Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays from 2 to 7 p.m.

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