Community Events


American Legion Auxiliary #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the home of Dianna Tomlinson. Call 283-1934 with questions.

Rock County Senior Citizens will conduct its annual meeting 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Senior Center in Luverne.

Stateline Cemetery Association will have its annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Pizza Ranch in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Call Mike Boyenga at 507-967-2530 with questions.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet  at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Pizza Ranch, Luverne.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the township hall.

Rock County VFW #2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Rock County Military Museum. Call 507-449-0632 with questions.

Southwest Regional Development Commission Full Commission will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Murray County Fairgrounds in the 4-H building at 3048 Broadway Avenue in Slayton.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Luverne Senior Dining. Event is lunch at Senior Dining, Red Hat rummage sale and games. To make reservations call Connie Wieneke at 283-8470 by Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call 507-530-3307 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.

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.

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.


Bank Night movie ‘Leap’ Jan. 4

The free Bank Nite movie, “Leap,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants National Bank and Papik Motors, a free, family-friendly movie is shown on the first Thursday of every month as it was done for “Bank Nite” in the 1930s. A cash prize drawing will follow the movie. Must be present to win.


Try out for Green Earth play Jan. 7-8

Auditions are set for the next Green Earth Players production, “KOLD Radio —Whitefish Bay,” a comedy by Phil Olson.

Try-outs for the cast of five men, four women, and one teenage girl are set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, and 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the GEP building at 401 Edgehill Street in Luverne.

Performances are set for March 16-18 and 22-25.


‘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.


Park hosts candlelight hike Jan. 13

The Blue Mounds State Park staff invites the public to participate in a candlelight hike from 6-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. The hike is a self-guided, self-paced 2-mile trail. Meet at the warming shelter for warm beverages and a fire. Weather conditions are variable, so bring warm winter clothes and sturdy boots.


Free dinner theater planned for Jan. 15

LPEP or Leaders Partnering to End Poverty is hosting “Poverty: What’s Your Baggage?” from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne.

The free performance is a collaboration between the #Luv1LuvAll and the Green Earth Players. It is supported in part by the Blandin Foundation.

“Poverty: What’s Your Baggage?” explores how the issue of poverty impacts residents and how a community can remove assumptions to help move people out of poverty.

Register by contacting ATLAS at 507-449-5777.

Child care and transportation assistance are available.


Public invited to Jan. 25 workshop on social media dangers

Nationally known author Alison Feigh of the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center will present “Forensic Aspects of Online and Social Media Usage” at Grand Prairie Events from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25.

Goal of the training session is to help participants understand why youth are susceptible to online and social media dangers and how to reduce their risk. Cost of the workshop is $50 and includes lunch. Continuing education credits are available. The event is partially funded with a grant from the Luverne Area Community  Foundation.

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