Community Events


Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Pizza Ranch, Luverne.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the township hall in Beaver Creek. Call 507-755-6107 for info.

Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the home of Aaron Sandbulte.

American Legion Auxiliary #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Legion Post Hall. 507-283-1934.

Rose Dell Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the township hall. 605-595-3258.

MS Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Feb 19, in Pizza Ranch Luverne, for all persons with MS, family and friends. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Luverne Music Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the Luverne High School Choir Room.  All parents of choir and band students are welcome to attend.

Parkinsons Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne.

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.

Alanon meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. 507-449-1246.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.


Luverne Street Music open house Feb. 13

Luverne Street Music Children’s Choir invites area youth in first through fifth grades to experience the joy of singing. An open House and sign-up event will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Carnegie Building, 205 N Freeman.

Rehearsals are from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays starting Feb. 27. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Contact Director Christine Thorson, Older students are accepted with consideration. Ross Bergman is the LSM accompanist..


Hospice kickoff meeting Feb. 14

Sanford Luverne Hospice will host a kick-off meeting at noon Thursday, Feb. 14, for anyone interested in helping with this year’s charity dinner and auction. RSVP for lunch and materials by Feb. 11 by call ing 283-1805.


Snowy Survival at Blue Mounds State Park Feb. 16

Practice survival skills like building a snow den and starting a fire at the Blue Mounds State Park from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Cart-in Site Picnic Shelter. It’s open to all ages and abilities. (If there is little snow the program will instead be spring survival.) Call 507-283-6057.


Preschool or daycare for free? Feb. 19 and 20

“Preschool or daycare for Free?” on Feb. 19 or Feb. 21 will help parents understand what Parent Aware, Early Learning Scholarships and Four-Star Ratings mean in the world of preschoolers.

There is no fee for this free class, but registration requested. Choose Feb. 19 at 10:45 a.m. or 6:15 p.m. or choose Feb. 21 at 11. Call 283-4724 or visit the website at


‘Curtains’ takes stage Feb 22-24

River Valley Players will perform “Curtains,” a murder-mystery comedy show within a show, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Central Lyon High School Auditorium, Rock Rapids. To reserve tickets call 712-472-3456."


Free food giveaway Feb. 21

New Life Celebration Church will offer free produce, bread and meat from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Senior Citizens Building on East Lincoln Street in Luverne for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags and boxes. Call 507-283-3466.


Free tax help available at library

Volunteers through AARP will provide free tax services at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne starting Monday, Feb. 11. Call the library, 449-5040, to make an appointment. Appointments are required. Evening appointments are also available.

The service is free through April 15 for any private individual with a simple tax format. It’s not for commercial, farming or investment taxes.


Prarie Rose grants and scholarships available

The Prairie Rose Community Fund is accepting applications for grants and scholarships through April 1. Visit to apply.


Community Ed

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

Sneakers, Slithers & Scaly Creatures will be Feb. 7 is for children ages 4 through grade 2 who want to learn more about reptiles and amphibians. Plan to pet a real snake. Fee is $5.

Indoor Playtime is Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at St. Catherine gym for children birth to 5 years and a parent. Registration requested for this free activity.

Frugal Family Living on Feb. 12 will help participants learn and share ideas to save money. Fee is $5 per family.

Valentine Treats for Kids in the Kitchen class for students grades K-6 will be held on Feb. 14. Fee is $18.

Using yarn and beads and a loom, students in grades 3-5 will do Circular Weaving on Feb. 21 to make a unique piece.  Fee is $12 and includes all materials.

Learn some practical techniques to grow big yields of vegetables and fruits in Big Yields in Small Places class on Feb. 21 and 28.  Fee is $20.

Juniors and seniors: ACT Prep Class begins Feb. 25. Fee is $125 which includes study guide.

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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