Community Events


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.


Bank Nite movie ‘Small Foot ’ Jan. 3

The free Bank Nite movie, “Small Foot,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 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.


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.

The new Community Education Winter Brochure will be included as an insert in the Dec 29 Luverne Announcer. 

Cabin Fever Reliever on Jan. 3 gives children birth to 5 years and a parent a change of scenery to enjoy free activities at 9 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes for children birth to age 5 and their parents begin a 17-week session Jan. 8.

Indoor Playtime on Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine gym gives children birth to 5 years and a parent a large space to run off some energy with free activities.

Mike Frisch School of Fish will teach anglers grades 3 and older about ice fishing on Feb. 2. For $30 each child leaves ready to fish with a new rod and reel with tackle. Each child can invite one adult at no extra cost.

Participants 7-12 years old will learn to play orff instruments at a 16-week Melodious Mallet Class that begins Jan. 15. Fee is $40.

A six-session Yoga class begins on Jan. 21. Fee is $48.

Track Those Creatures on Jan. 24 is for children ages 5 through grade 3 who want to learn how to identify animal tracks around their yards. Fee is $5.

Snowballs and Snowmen Kids in the Kitchen class for students grades K-6 will be Jan. 28.  Fee is $18.

Pottery Wheel Throwing, a basic intro class, will be four Mondays beginning Feb. 4. Fee is $40, plus a $10 material fee.

Register for summer K-12 T-ball, Baseball, Softball by March 29. After that the fee will be $50 higher and registrations are accepted only if there are openings

Luverne School students in grades 8 and older may register for Student Driver Education class with the payment of $335. Register for after-school class in February/March or for morning or afternoon class during May 13-24.

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