Community Events July 21, 2016


Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the St. Catherine east parking lot to carpool to Brandon for dinner at the Brandon Steakhouse and attend the play, “Smokey Joe’s Café.” Call Donna, 283-8019.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Caregivers Support Group will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, in the education room at Mary Jane Brown – Good Samaritan Society. If you have questions, call Norma at 507-283-5064.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church basement. Use the east entrance.

Al-Anon meets from 6:30 to  7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 507-449-1246.

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 and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.

Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Blue Mound Banquet Center.

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.

Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Emily Crabtree at 220-2424.

Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.

Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.

Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.

Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.

Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Habitat Office located in the alley entrance of 126 East Main Street. Visitors are Welcome. Call 507-215-2091 for further information.


Library’s July 22 event moves to park

The Rock County Community Library will sponsor Margo McCreary and her hand-crafted puppets as she presents “On-Time Circus” at 10 a.m. Friday, July 22, in the Luverne City Park’s large shelter area.

Note the change in location.

“On-Time Circus” is a story about Ms. Tock who sets out with her feisty dog, a flock of talented chickens and tag-along mice in her quirkly little trailer assembled from pieces from her past. Will they get to the circus on time?

Contact the library at 449-5040 with questions.


Mah Jongg group meets Tuesdays at library

All ability levels (including beginners) are welcome to join in weekly games of Mah Jongg from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rock County Community Library.


Monthly Food Ministry July 21

The monthly Food Ministry sponsored by New Life Celebration Church will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Luverne Senior Center. If you’re having trouble putting food on the table, come for fresh produce, bread and meat. Children will be asked to wait outside.


Grace Lutheran hosts blood drive July 25

Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Monday, July 25.


Softball informational meeting is July 26

A meeting for all girls entering grades 6-12 interested in a fall softball program are invited to an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Luverne City Park.

If you cannot attend or have questions, contact JJ Olson, 507-220-0746 or email


Fourth Wednesday free community meal July 27

The Fourth Wednesday free community meal will be Wednesday, July 27, at the United Methodist Church. Food service begins at 5:30 p.m.


Book signing coming July 30

Charlotte Prithard, young adult author of “I Be Emma” and “A Dark Hole,” will conduct a book signing at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Rock County Community Library.


Local churches team up to offer ‘Backyard Roundup’ VBS

The Luverne United Methodist Church will host “Backard Roundup” Vacation Bible School in conjunction with the First Presbyterian Church from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 1-4 for ages 3 through fifth grade. To register your child, stop at the UMC office from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1-3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.


Bank Nite movie ‘Zootopia’ at Palace Aug. 4

The free Bank Nite movie, “Zootopia,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 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. 

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