Community Events


Rock County Township Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, in the Rock County Library basement meeting room.

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.


Community Transit closed Christmas and New Year’s

Community Transit buses (former Heartland Express) normally run from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the service is closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Call 283-5088 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.


Christmas for Kids VBS offered at Bethany Dec. 16

All children ages 4-13 are invited to Bethany Lutheran Church’s Christmas VBS titled “Come to the Manger” from 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. The theme of the first Christmas will be celebrated in fun crafts, songs and snacks.  The church is located at 720 N. Kniss in Luverne.


Blood drive at Luverne High School Dec. 20

Luverne High School will host a Red Cross Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the school at 709 N. Kniss. Appointments to give blood can be made online at or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be 17 years of age, or 16 with parental consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds.


Free food Dec. 21

New Life Celebration Church will host a free food giveaway from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in the Luverne Senior Citizens Building for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring bags and boxes. Call 283-4366 with questions.


 ‘Sister Act’ bus trip to Chanhassen

Luverne Community Education is offering a bus trip to Chanhassen Dinner Theater on Saturday, Feb. 10, to see “Sister Act.” Call Community Ed at 507-283-4724 by Jan. 10 to reserve a spot. Cost is $110 for the busride and event.

Community Ed

Community Ed contact info: or 507-283-4724.

Kids in the Kitchen (grades K-6) will make Christmas Cookies & Bars on Dec. 14. Fee is $18 or sign up with a friend and pay $28.

Sister Act at the Chanhassen is Feb. 10.  Fee is $110.  (register by Jan. 10.)

Enjoy activities, education, and fun for your family at ECFE classes for parents with children ages 0-5. Classes are 90 minutes Tuesday or Thursday mornings and Tuesday evening through December 21.

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