Dec. 27 Community events
Event Date(s): 12/27/2012 - 12/28/2012



Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Rock County Library in Luverne.

Beaver Creek Township will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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.


Make a difference for LSS Senior Dining

You can support Senior Dining in several ways. Make a donation and double your gift — donations will be matched by an anonymous donor (up to $5,000). Volunteer to deliver meals and experience the joy of delivering meals to home-bound seniors. Purchase meal certificates online at Call Neva Clausen at 283-9846 for more information.


Library to show holiday movie Dec. 27

The Rock County Community Library, Luverne, will show “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, Popcorn and pop will be served. All ages welcome.


Donate blood Dec. 28 in Adrian

Community Blood Bank is experiencing a significant decrease in donations due to a strong early cold and flu season. A blood drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the Adrian Ambulance Garage. Call 483-2668 for information. Walk-ins are welcome.


Bank Nite movie ‘Miracle’ at Palace Jan. 3

The free Bank Nite movie, “Miracle,” will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants 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. Last month’s $50 cash winner was Brian DenHerder.


LHS financial aid information night is Jan. 16

The Luverne High School Guidance Department will host a financial aid information night for seniors and their parents at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the high school Little Theatre.

An area college financial aid administrator will be present to conduct the meeting. Dollars for Scholars applications will also be distributed. 


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.


Community Ed

The Community Education winter brochure with classes and activities will be included in the Dec. 30 Luverne Announcer.

Zumba class meets Thursdays beginning Jan. 8 for eight sessions. Fee is $50.

Boys Hip Hop Dance Crew (age 4 years through grade 2) will learn all kinds of fun moves that will increase strength, coordination, rhythm and timing Classes begin Fridays, Jan. 11. Fee is $36 for six classes.

Do you like saving money? Do you need to be motivated to exercise? Are you competitive? The Thin Dime Wellness Challenge beginning Jan. 28 will lead you to the greatest reward — better health! Captains, register your team of three by Jan. 22 for this challenge led by Sanford staff members. Kick-off meeting will be at 5:30 p.m.  Jan. 24 or at noon Jan. 25 in the Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. Fee is $10/person. Need T-shirt size and email.

Register for Women’s Volleyball by Jan. 16. League will meet on Wednesdays for 11 weeks. Fee is $115.

DDC four-hour Refresher Class on Jan. 7 will help keep your car insurance discount in effectFee is $16.

On Jan. 17, preschoolers ages 3-5 will have fun with their parents at a Rainbow of Fruits — Kids in the Kitchen class. Fee is $5/child.

Kids in the Kitchen (grades K-5) will be making Warm Me Up Foods on Jan. 17. Fee is $15.

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.

The Winter 2012 Luverne Community Education brochure may be viewed online under the Community Ed. link on the school website,


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



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