Community Calendar


Beaver Creek Township will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the township hall.

Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the home of Arlyn Rylaarsdam.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Pizza Ranch.

Blue Mound Woodcarvers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Luverne Senior Center. Anyone interested in joining is welcome to come.

Rock County VFW Post 2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Military Museum. Call 449-0632 with questions.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964 with questions.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call 507-530-3307.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Howling Dog for lunch and then to the Mary Jane Brown Home. Call for reservations at 283-8019 by Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Helping Build Communities Stronger will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Hills American Legion to discuss the June 9-11 Friendship Days.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice,  a new meditation group, will meet at 7-7:45 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the lower level of Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. For more information call Kim at 507-353-0041 or email

Vienna Township meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Kenneth Community Center.

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.

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

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.


Hospice Charity Dinner & Auction tickets on sale

The annual Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction  is planned for April 22 at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 13, at the hospice office at 211 E. Main Street in Luverne and can also be purchased with VISA or Master Card by calling 507-283-1805. 

Story Hour and Laptime at library

starts Feb. 9 and 10

Story Hour for ages 4-5 meets from 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday from Feb. 9 through April 13. It includes stories, songs, crafts and more. Register by calling the Library at 449-5040.

Laptime for ages birth-through 3 with an adult meets from 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Friday from Feb. 10 through April 14. It includes stories, songs, crafts and more. No registration is needed for this free activity.


Monthly Food Ministry Feb. 16

The Monthly Food Ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 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. Call Gloria at 283-4366 with questions.


 ‘Sister Act’ Feb. 24-26 in Rock Rapids

The River Valley Players will perform "Sister Act," the musical, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Forster Auditorium located in Central Lyon High School, Rock Rapids. Contact Angie at 712-472-3456 for ticket information.


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. 6. Call the library, 449-5040, to make an appointment. Appointments are required. Evening appointments are also available.

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


New ECFE session begins

A new session of Early Childood Family Education (ECFE) classes in Luverne is beginning and continues into spring. Classes for parents along with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers provide an opportunity to learn and grow together. Parents also receive encouragement and support and connect with other parents. Sessions are free or at very low cost. Call Community Education at 283-4724 to enroll.


Little Lambs Preschool 2016-2017 registration

Little Lambs Preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration materials may be picked up at the preschool or at St. John Lutheran Church office, both at 803 N. Cedar Street in Luverne or online at at Little Lambs link. Call 283-2316 with questions.


Community Ed announces classes

Discovery Time Preschool registration for Fall 2017 is open. Call 283-4724 for more information.

Early Childhood Family Education classes help to strengthen families and enhance the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment to raise their children.  Come learn, play, connect at a 17-week session class for children ages 0-5 and their parents.  ECFE classes run until May 16.  Families are welcome to join at any time.

Strengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility with six weeks of Yoga.  New 6-week groups begin March 8 & April 19. Wednesdays at 4:30. Fee is $42. 

Juniors and seniors may take the five-session ACT Prep Class beginning on Feb. 21 in order to be ready for the actual test. Class includes an overview of test, test-taking strategies, review of content areas and a full-length test simulation. Fee is $125. Luverne students are able to take the actual ACT test on April 19 at no charge.

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