Feb. 17 Announcer events
The Rock County Relay for Life Team Captains meeting will be at noon Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch. Previous team captains and anyone interested in starting a Relay for Life team are encouraged to attend. Call Glenda Schomacker, 283-8677, with questions.
Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, for lunch at Smoky Bear’s Pizza and will go to Mary Jane Brown Home for February birthday party. Call Donna, 283-8019, with questions.
MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Rock County Human Services Building in Luverne. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964 for information.
Ashwood Cemetery Annual Meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Sharkee’s Bar and Grill. Call Lynn Halverson, (507) 920-9700, with questions.
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.
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.
Deuschle art on display in Worthington
Jerry Deuschle’s Raku artwork will be on display through the end of the month at the Minnesota West Community & Technical College’s Worthington Center for Performing and Fine Arts.
For more information contact Leah Gossom at Leah.Gossom@mnwest.edu or (507) 372-3492.
Hospice Charity Dinner tickets still available
Tickets are still available for the 20th Annual Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction on April 20 at the Blue Mound Banquet Center. Tickets can be purchased in person at the hospice office at 211 Main St., Suite 101, in Luverne or by calling (507) 283-1805. All seats are reserved seating.
Auction items and donations will be accepted through March 11.
Masons distribute Mason jars for Food Shelf contributions
The Ben Franklin Masonic Lodge in Luverne is distributing Mason jars at area businesses to collect cash for the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf during the month of February. Minnesota Masonic Charities will match donations up to $15,000 through the local lodge.
Call Ben Franklin Masonic Lodge representative Bryce Stoltenberg at 283-4999 for information.
MOPS meets Feb. 21
The group MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Childwatch is available by calling Amie Reker, 283-4431, by Thursday.
Teddy Bear Band free concert at Palace Feb. 23
Rock County children ages 0-5 and their parents are invited to a free concert with the nationally known Teddy Bear Band at the Palace Theatre at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
Little Lambs Preschool accepting 2013-2014 registrations
Little Lambs Preschool is accepting registrations for 3- to 5-year-olds for morning or afternoon classes for both the 3-day (MWF) and 2-day (Tu-Thu) programs for the 2013-2014 school year. Call St. John Lutheran Church at (507) 283-2316 to register.
Story Hour, Laptime dates announced
Join the Rock County Community Library, Luverne, for stories, songs, crafts and more.
•Story Hour for children ages 4-5 will meet at 10 a.m. each Thursday through April 11. Call 449-5040 to register your child.
•Laptime for children ages 0-3 with an adult will meet from 10:30-11 a.m. each Friday until April 12. No registration is necessary.
Daffodil bouquet orders due Feb. 20
Spring daffodils symbolize hope, and the American Cancer Society is taking orders for daffodil bouquets with proceeds benefiting cancer research. To order call RSVP, 283-5064, and leave a message before Feb. 20. Daffodils arrive in early March, coinciding with the beginning of spring.
Free tax help available at library
Volunteers through AARP will provide free tax services at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne starting Feb. 11. Call the library, 449-5040, to make an appointment. Appointments are required. The service is free for any private individual with a simple tax format. It’s not for commercial, farming or investment taxes.
Register for these new activities by calling Community Ed. at 283-4724.
Driver Education Class, beginning Feb. 19, has a few openings for students grade 8 and older.
Using Bob Ross painting method, create a Gentle Stream Landscape Oil Painting on Feb. 23. Fee is $69.
Jeff Hartquist will lead participants through the basics of writing your life history called Filling in Your Dash on Feb. 25.
An Evening Defensive Driving 4-hour Refresher Class will be offered from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Fee is $16 prepaid or $21 at the door. Register at the Community Education office or call 283-4724. Mail payment to 709 N. Kniss Luverne MN 56156.
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.