Community Events


Mah-Jongg group will meet at 1 p.m. each Thursday at the Rock County Community Library starting Dec. 7. Beginners are welcome. Call 507-920-9501 with questions.

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.

Rock County VFW 2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the Herreid Military Museum. Call 449-0632 with questions.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. Call Dianne, 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.


Bell ringers needed

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer bell ringers for the donation kettle in the Teal’s Grocery entryway. Two-hour time slots are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 23. Call 283-4914 to sign up.


Hospice Tree of Lights ceremonies

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. 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.


Bank Night movie ‘Elf’ Dec. 7

The free Bank Nite movie, “Elf,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants National Bank and Papik Motors, a free, family-friendly movie is shown on the first Thursday of every month as it was done for “Bank Nite” in the 1930s. A cash prize drawing will follow the movie. Must be present to win.


Choir concert Dec. 8

Luverne Middle School and High School students will perform their winter choir concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the high school gym. Admission is a donation to the food shelf — cash, toiletries or non-perishable food. Everyone is welcome to celebrate the season through music.


Hardwick’s Old Town Christmas Dec. 9

Hardwick Community Club will host Hardwick’s Old Town Christmas from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Hardwick Legion Hall.

A puppet show will begin at 2 p.m. followed by craft making, cookie decorating and pictures with Santa from 2:30 to 3:30. All activities are free.


Santa at Rock County Children’s Fair Dec. 11

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in the Luverne Elementary School commons during the annual Rock County Children’s Fair. The event, for children up to 6 years old with their families, will include Mr. Twister balloons, children’s activities and information about family resources. It’s sponsored by The Rock County Early Childhood Initiative and other programs that serve children and families.


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.

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