Jan. 13 Announcer events
Stateline Cemetery Association will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Pizza Ranch in Rock Rapids.
Luverne Music Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Luverne High School choir room.
MS Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Pizza Ranch in Luverne. For information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.
Hollyhoppers Square Dance Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Brown School in Pipestone. Gene Hofmann will call this dance.
Rose Dell Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the township hall.
Grand Prairie Cemetery Association will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Firemen’s Room at the Ellsworth City Hall.
Denver Township will meet at 7:30 p.m. every third Monday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.
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.
Woodcarvers host demonstrations at Carnegie
The Blue Mound Woodcarvers are on display at the Carnegie Cultural Center for the month of January. Carnegie hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
Join the Woodcarvers from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoons, Jan. 16 and 24, for special demonstrations at the Carnegie.
The Woodcarvers are available for presentation and demonstrations to local civic groups and organizations. Call Mark Wieneke, 283-8094.
New assessor working for Vienna Township
David Scotting, Pipestone, has been hired by Vienna Township for assessing services for 2013. Township Board Chairman Kraig Rust encourages residents to welcome Scotting as he assesses their properties. Rust can be reached at 920-7290 with questions.
Donate at ‘Heroes Behind the Badges’ blood drive
The public is encouraged to donate blood in honor of local heroes and to save lives at the “Heroes Behind the Badges” blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Sanford Hospital in Luverne. Call (507) 283-2321 for information or to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
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.
New Life food ministry Jan. 17
The monthly food ministry of New Life Celebration Church will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 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.
American Reformed Men’s Bible study starts Feb. 1
American Reformed Church will offer a men’s community Bible study beginning Friday, Feb. 1. The group will meet at 6:30 a.m. for a 12-week study course titled “Together in Christ.” For more information contact Ken Hup at (507) 227-1423.
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 isd2184.net under the Community Ed link or call 283-4724. Entry fee of $90 per team must accompany registration.
Register for these new activities by calling Community Ed. at 283-4724.
An Open Gym Night will be Jan. 14 for parents and children ages 0-5 years. All equipment is provided. Separate area for toddlers/babies. This is a free activity, but registration is required.
Register for Women’s Volleyball League by Jan. 16. League will meet each Wednesday for 11 weeks. Fee is $115.
Rainbow of Fruits Kids in the Kitchen class will be Jan. 17 for preschoolers ages 3-5. Fee is $5/child.
Kids in the Kitchen (grades K-5) will be making Warm Me Up Foods Jan. 17. Fee is $15.
DDC four-hour Refresher Class on Jan. 17 will help keep your car insurance discount in effect. Fee is $16.
Parents and children ages 3-5 may ride the school bus to the Children’s Museum, Brookings, S.D., on Jan. 22. Fee is $9/person.
Parents and their child ages 1-2 will read the book “Time for Bed” at Come Read with Me class at 6 p.m. Jan. 24. Registration is required. Fee is $9/child.
Register for Men’s Basketball by Jan. 23. League will meet Wednesday evenings for 12 weeks. Fee is $25 paid ahead.
A new scarf and hat can be made in a little over two weeks by taking Easy Crochet Project on Thursday, Jan. 24, and Feb. 7. Fee is $13.
The Thin Dime Wellness Challenge will begin Jan. 28. 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.
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, isd2184.net.