Community Events


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

Senior Citizens Meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Senior Citizens Building.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Sewing Basket in Luverne. Call Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions.

Vienna Township will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Community Center.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet for lunch and games at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the Howling Dog in Luverne. RSVP to Donna at 507-283-8019 by March 6.

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.


Preschool or day care for free? Feb. 19 and 20

“Preschool or day care 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. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Central Lyon High School Auditorium in Rock Rapids, Iowa. 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.


United Methodist Church serves free meal Feb. 27

The Luverne United Methodist Church will serve a free community meal open to the public starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the church lower level.


World Day of Prayer events March 1

 •Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne invites the community to a World Day of Prayer service at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 1.  Focus will be on the country of Slovenia.

•Area women are invited to the Women’s World Day of Prayer at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Steen Reformed Church. Speaker will be Jim Byrne of Hills.


Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 13, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. Tickets may be purchased at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Office at 304 North McKenzie Street in Luverne. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 507-283-1805. Open seating tickets are $55, and sponsor tables for eight are $600.


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.

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

The 8-hour Defensive Driving Class for adults 55 years and older is on March 4 and 11 (4 hours each evening). This class helps drivers save money on car insurance. Fee is $20 prepaid. 

Get organized for tax preparation with Oh, No! Dreaded Tax Time! On March 5. Fee is $16.

Get tips on Taking Care of Your Back on Feb. 27 from a physical therapist. Fee is $5.

Lisa Mikle, special education director for Luverne Schools, will explain what adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are and their resulting long term health and social consequences at ACEs and Our Children. The class is free but registration is requested. Choose March 5 at 10:45 or 6:15 or choose March 7 at 11

Upcoming chartered bus trips include:

*Mamma Mia at the Chanhassen on April 13. Fee is $115.

*Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche on March 19. Fee is $115.

*Minnesota Twins Trip is July 21. Fee is $92.

*Guys and Dolls Guthrie Theatre on August 24. Fee is $113.

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