Community Events


Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Howling Dog for lunch and then to the Minnesota Veterans Home for bingo. Call Connie at 283-8470 by Nov. 6 if you plan to attend.

JO Volleyball signup meeting will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Rock County Library, Luverne. Call 283-9787.

Luverne Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Luverne Pizza Ranch with District Governor Dick Kelly attending.

Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. School counselors will present information concerning suicide. Call Joan at 920-9076.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Vienna Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Kenneth Community Center.

American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Legion Hall. Call 283-1934 with questions.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at St. John Lutheran Church. Call Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions.

 MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964 with questions.

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.

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.


Elementary music program is Nov. 9

Luverne Elementary School second- and fourth-graders will present “Mighty Minds,” Friday, Nov. 9, in the elementary gymnasium.

The public performance begins at 2:30 p.m.

The program has students stressed out when they find out they will have to take a whole week of tests, but never fear, the heroic team of “Mighty Minds” comes to the rescue.

Note the time change from previous years’ performances and the date change from the school calendar.


Sign up by Nov. 9 for snowmobile safety class at Luverne

Luverne Community Education will offer a snowmobile safety course for ages 11 and older from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 17, at Community Education.

Register prior to Nov. 9 for the Nov. 17 course by calling 507-283-4724. Dress to be outside.  The cost is $10 which includes lunch. Call Dave Severtson at 507-220-3235 with questions.

Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1976, is required to take the course to operate a snowmobile in Minnesota.

The online portion should be completed and paid ($29.95) prior to Nov. 17 at


Hardwick hosts Veterans Day banquet Nov. 11

The Hardwick American Legion will host a Veterans Day banquet Sunday, Nov. 11, in the Legion hall. Social hour is at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. Speaker is Lieutenant Thomas Nelson of the U.S. National Guard and Boys State commander from Jackson. Maddie Oye will provide music.


GEP ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ opens Nov. 9

The Green Earth Players will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the Palace Theatre in Luverne at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. In addition to the same times on Nov. 16-18, the play will also be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Tickets for all performances are available at the Palace Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling 507-283-4339.


Sanford/Community Blood Bank host blood drive Nov. 12

Sanford Luverne and Luverne Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Sanford Luverne, 1600 N. Kniss Avenue, Luverne. All blood donations will stay local for local use.

Donors need to bring an ID to the donation site. For more information go to or call Sanford Luverne at 507-283-2321.


Operation Christmas Child boxes available now at ARC

Boxes for Operation Christmas Child are now available at the south entrance of the American Reformed Church for those who are willing to participate. Filled boxes need to be dropped off the week of Nov. 12-18 at the church. For questions call Charla Sandbulte at 507-227-1722 or Karen Bosch at 605-413-9676. For more information go to


Free food Nov. 15

New Life Celebration Church will offer free produce, bread and meat from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Senior Center on East Lincoln Street for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags or boxes. Call 283-4366 with questions.

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