Community Events



Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at Luverne Senior Dining for “Bring a Friend Day.” RSVP by Jan. 7 for yourself and a friend to Connie at 283-8470 or Senior Dining at 283-9846. George Bonnema will present a program about future plans for the Senior Center.

Stateline Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Rock Rapids Pizza Ranch.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the home of Greg Talsma.

MS Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 with questions.

Luverne Music Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Luverne High School Choir Room. All parents of choir and band students are welcome to attend.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call 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.


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.


Heroes behind the badges blood drive Jan. 14

Rock County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Luverne Fire Department will compete to see which department can recruit the most blood donors for the 10thannual Heroes Behind the Badges event.

The Commumity Blood Bank will accept donations from noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Take 16 Brewing Company on East Main Street in Luverne. The public is encouraged to designate their blood donation in honor of the department of their choice. The department with the most donations will receive the traveling trophy and bragging rights for the year. All who donate will receive a pint of their favorite brew.

For more information  visit, call Community Blood Bank at 1-877-877-3070 or call Sanford Luverne at 507-283-2321.


Free food Jan. 17

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food — fresh produce, bread and meat — from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Senior Citizens building in Luverne for those having trouble putting food on the table. Please bring your own bags or boxes. Call 283-4366.


Winter Carnival planned for Jan. 19

The Luverne Music Boosters’ 39th Annual Winter Carnival is planned from 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Luverne High School Gymnasium. Enjoy a fun night of games, prizes and food including a cake walk, bingo, raffle, cotton candy, face painting, balloons and many games. Concessions will also be available. Proceeds help support music education at Luverne Schools.


Red Cross Blood Drive at Grace Lutheran Jan. 21

January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross is encouraging the public to donate blood from 1-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Grace Lutheran Church at 500 N. Kniss Avenue in Luverne.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


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.


‘Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby’ set for Feb. 9

The “Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby” is planned for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Lake in Luverne. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with concessions available from 11 a.m. by Boy Scouts Troop #32. Cost is $15 for adults (two for $25) and $10 for youth (two for $15). Prizes will be awarded, and free rods and reels will be given to youth until gone. Temporary and permanent ice houses are allowed. Weather date is Feb. 16. Call the Chamber at 283-4061 with questions.


Community Ed

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

Luverne School students in grades 8 and older -- register now for Student Driver Education class with the payment of $335.  Class begins February 4.   Out-of-district students may register for open spots on Jan. 28.

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.

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