Nov. 15 Community events
Event Date(s): 11/14/2012 - 11/16/2012


MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Rock County Human Services Building in Luverne. For information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Luverne Music Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Luverne High School choir room. All parents of band and choir students are encouraged to attend.

Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the home of Sharon Bonnema in Luverne for a holiday potluck dinner and planning meeting for 2013. Anyone interested in joining may call Linda at (507) 597-6378.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Rock County Community Library. Call (605) 321-4324.

Brandon area Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday evenings and at 11 a.m. Saturdays at 209 Elm Street (behind VFW) in Brandon, S.D. Call (605) 215-9947 with questions.

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Prairie Creek, 4400 W. Creekside Dr., Sioux Falls. Call (507) 597-6288 with questions.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. every third Monday each month in the Blue Mound Room at the Sanford campus in Luverne.

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

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

Denver Township Board meets the third Tuesday of every month in the Hardwick City Hall.

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

Tops #777 meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday nights in Hardwick City Hall. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Call Glenda, 449-7878, or Rayola, 348-7287.

Weight Watchers meets every Monday in First Presbyterian Church, Luverne. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Call (800) 651-6000.

Luverne Tops 698 meets for weigh-in at 8 a.m. every Thursday in the Pizza Ranch. The meeting follows at 8:45 a.m.


Return Operation Christmas Child boxes

Boxes for the Operation Christmas Child through the American Reformed Church, North Highway 75, Luverne, may be returned through Saturday, Nov. 17. Volunteers will be on hand from noon to 6 p.m. Questions can be directed to Frances Veldkamp at 283-4276 or Karen Bosch, 673-2315.


Set up now for Festival of Trees at Carnegie

Area families, businesses and organizations are encouraged to set up a theme tree for the Festival of Trees at the Carnegie Cultural Center in Luverne.

Times for tree set-up are from 1 to 5 p.m. now until Friday, Nov. 16, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Dates for removal are Dec. 26-29. A $50 grand prize is awarded on Dec. 27 to the tree that earns the People’s Choice Award.

Call the Carnegie, 283-8294, for information.


Author Scott Thoma at library Nov. 15

The Rock County Community Library will host author Scott Thoma at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Mr. Thoma will present his book, “Out of the Blue.” The book is the true story of two sisters and their miraculous survival through the F5 tornado that struck Tracy on June 13, 1968. The book will be available for purchase after the presentation, and $1 per book sold goes to the family of Luverne’s Andy Gabrielson, the storm chaser who died in an automobile crash. The event is free of charge.


Nov. 15 food ministry

Having trouble putting food on the table? The monthly food ministry of New Life Celebration Church will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Luverne Senior Center. Bread, fresh vegetables and meat are available to all who come. Please do not line up earlier than 4:30 p.m.


Grace Lutheran’s organ rededication set for Nov. 25

The Grace Lutheran Church and Chancel Choir invite the public to celebrate the renovation and expansion of the church’s 1964 Skinner pipe organ. The organ rededication hymn festival, “We Sing the Story of God’s Love,” will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Dr. John Ferguson, nationally known composer and organist, will be the guest organist and conductor.

Refreshments will be served following the hymn festival


Sign up for Community Ed’s fifth-/sixth-grade basketball tourney

Teams may sign up now for Luverne Community Education’s invitational basketball tournament on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, for fifth- and sixth-grade boys’ and girls’ teams. Pool play format is used with six courts available in one building. Students are guaranteed at least two games. Teams may use the registration form at under the Community Ed link or call 283-4724. Entry fee of $90 per team must accompany registration.


Wanted: Community Ed class instructors

Those interested in teaching a class or sharing information on a subject can contact Cindy Arends at Community Education by Monday, Nov. 26. Submit information to her at or by calling 283-4724. If you have a new class idea and want feedback, contact Karen Willers at

New class listings will appear in the January 2013 winter brochure.


Community Ed

Register for these new activities by calling Community Ed. at 283-4724.

Anyone 12 years of age and older by March 1, 2013, may take the Snowmobile Safety class to receive a certificate to operate a snowmobile in Minnesota. Class fee is $15 for this two-session class to be held on Nov. 15 and 17.

The National Safety Council Defensive Driving Class for participants 55 and older will be in the evening on Nov. 19 and 26. Fee is $20.  

The Sioux Falls Washington Pavilion’s Discovery Lab comes to Luverne on Monday,Nov. 19 for Dino Dig Discovery for children ages 3-5 years. Register and pay $4 fee by Nov. 12.

The Ice Fishing Class with professional fisherman, Mike Frisch, is a go for Nov. 20. Class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. in CE Room 802. Fee is $17. Register with Community Education.

Decorate your own Winter Planter with advice from George Bonnema on Nov. 24. Fee is $32 plus enhancements.

Minnesota School Readiness classes meet Tuesdays for children who are at least 3 years old by Sept. 1. Choose morning or afternoon sessions. Call 283-9191 for more information.



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