Jan. 27 Announcer events
Beaver Creek Township will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the home of Teresa Kramer.
Rock County VFW Post #2757 will meet at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Herreid Museum in Luverne.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call (507) 220-3180.
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.
Join Moms In Prayer
In light of the recent events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., those interested can join area moms who meet each week to pray for their children, teachers, staff and schools. To learn more about Moms In Prayer, contact Cheryl Thacker, (507) 283-3674.
Library winter reading program underway
The Rock County Library invites anyone 16 years old and older to participate in the adult winter reading program, “Hot Reads for Cold Nights.” The reading program is already underway but the signup continues.
Participants who read 12 titles before March 31 will be eligible for a prize. Audio books and e-books are included. Stop by the library to sign up.
MOPS starting Jan. 29
A new group of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) in Luverne will meet two times each month from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the third Tuesday starting Jan. 29. Contact Grace Lutheran Church at 283-4431 for more information.
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.
Grace Lutheran blood drive Feb. 4
Grace Lutheran Church and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the church located at 500 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne.
Rock Nobles Cattlemen’s Banquet set for Feb. 4
The Rock Nobles Cattlemen’s banquet will be Monday, Feb. 4, at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. The evening will begin with social hour at 6 p.m. and the meal at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be C. Willi Myles. Tickets are $15 and attendees will be registered for a grand prize beef drawing.
Email Peter Bakken at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
SWROC’s Winter Crops and Soils Day set for Feb. 5
The Southwest Research and Outreach Center (SWROC) in Lamberton will host Winter Crops and Soils Day Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Blue Mound Banquet & Meeting Center in Luverne.
This is a public event highlighting current University of Minnesota research that is specific to southwestern Minnesota. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the workshop running from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The event’s $20 registration fee covers handouts and lunch. Preregistration is required.
For more information go to the SWROC’s website at swroc.cfans.umn.edu or call (507) 752-7372.
Register for these new activities by calling Community Ed. at 283-4724.
Parents can bring their children ages 0-5 years to school, where they play and learn together at ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education). Register by Jan. 31 for class starting Feb. 5. Classes are available at no cost.
Come, Read with Me Class for parents and their child ages 3-4 can read “Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do you See?” with related activities on Feb. 4. Registration required. Fee is $9/child.
Register for Co-Ed Volleyball by Feb. 4. League will meet on Tuesdays for 11 weeks. Fee is $80.
Using Bob Ross painting method, create a Gentle Stream Landscape Oil Painting on Feb. 23. Fee is $69
Register by March 20 for the charter bus, private supper and show tickets for the April 20 Johnny Cash Trip. Fee is $59.
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.