Community Events


Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Luverne Library. Call Dianne at 507-530-3307 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.


Bell ringers needed

The Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign is looking for individuals or groups to ring the bell this holiday season for 2-hour shifts between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at either Teal’s or Shopko. The campaign is through Dec. 24. Call or text Carrie at 507-220-8897 or go to to sign up at either location (for Teals’s: or for Shopko: All money raised stays in Rock County.


UMC sponsors free Christmas Eve meal

The United Methodist Church in Luverne will serve a free Christmas Eve meal open to the community at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24.


First Day Family Hike at Blue Mounds State Park Jan. 1

The Blue Mounds State Park will host a First Day Family Hike from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, starting at the picnic area. Start off the new year with a one-mile hike along the Upper Cliff Line Trail, the Lower Cliff Line Trail and on a bit of the bike trail. Warm clothing and sturdy boots are recommended. Call  507-283-6051.


Candlelight Hike at Blue Mounds State Park Jan. 12

The Blue Mounds State will host a Candlelight Hike from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, starting at the north picnic area. Enjoy the crisp night air along a 2-mile candlelight trail for all ages and abilities. The event includes a bonfire, hot beverages and refreshments. Call 507-283-6051.


Register for grades 5-6 basketball tournament

Luverne Community Education will host an invitational basketball tournament on Saturday, Jan. 26, for grades 5-6 boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Register your team at (select Community Ed under “schools”) or call 507-283-4724. Cost is $125 per team payable with registration.


Community Ed

Contact Luverne Community Education at or 507-283-4724.

*Need gift ideas for adults or children on your Christmas List? School of Fish on Ice Feb. 2 for grades 3 & older with an adult, $30;  Twins Trip July 21, $92; Mama Mia at Chanhassen April 13, $115; Minnesota Wild Trip March 19, $115; Guthrie Theatre Guys & Dolls Aug. 24, $113; Kids in the Kitchen Class, $18; or gift certificates are available in any amount.

Great gift idea! Mike Frisch School of Fish for students in third grade and older will be Feb. 2. Each child receives a new rod and reel with tackle. One adult per child may attend at no additional cost. Fee is $30.

Com Ed is trying a new venue for a dinner theatre bus trip. Enjoy Daytrippers Dinner Theatre (located near the Mall of America) presenting Ain’t Retirement Grand on Dec. 9.  Fee is $85.  (Register by Nov. 30).

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