Community Events


Luverne Senior Citizens will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Senior Citizens building.

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

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the Beaver Crek Township Hall.

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.


Balance classes begin March 5

The Matter of Balance classes will be offered from 1-3 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday in March beginning Tuesday, March 5, at the Rock County Library. Participants will build practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels. Contact Norma Brands with A.C.E. at 507-283-5064 for more information.


U of M pre-harvest planning in Slayton

Grain farmers and agri-business professionals are encouraged to attend the University of Minnesota Extention meeting “How to Write a Pre-Harvest Marketing Plan” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Murray County Fairgrounds 4-H Building in Slayton. Contact U of M Extension educator Melissa Runck at 507-836-1143 or for more information.


World Day of Prayer events March 1

 •Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne invites the community to a World Day of Prayer service at 2 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 2 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 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.


New to Medicare? Classes available

Anyone soon becoming Medicare-eligible is encouraged to attend two classes offered by Senior LinkAge Line in Slayton the second and third Mondays of the month at the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, 1939 Engebretson Ave., Slayton. Participants learn the basics of Medicare and coverage options during the first class. The second class focuses on research options. Call the Senior LinkAge Line, 1-800-333-2433, to register.


Sportsman’s Club to serve Wild Game Feed March 9

The Beaver Creek Sportsman’s Club will serve their 29th annual wild game feed from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Up the Dam Creek Bar in Beaver Creek.


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.

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.

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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