March 17 Announcer events
Event Date(s): 3/15/2013 - 3/20/2013



Luverne Music Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Luverne High School choir room. All band and choir parents are encouraged to attend.

Rock County Community Library Governing Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the library in Luverne.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Rock County Human Services Building in Luverne. For information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Pizza Ranch 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.

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.


Summer Baseball Traveling Team sign-up March 18

The Luverne Baseball Traveling Team sign-up and parent meeting for students in grades 3-6 interested in playing traveling baseball will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Sharkee’s in Luverne with a burger meal, free for families who sign up for the program. The Luverne Baseball Association presentation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Coaches are also needed.


Quarter Craze Auction set for March 19

The Relay for Life Quarter Craze Auction fundraiser will be Tuesday, March 19, at the Blue Mound Banquet Center, 401 W. Hatting St., Luverne. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $3 at the door and all proceeds from tickets and donation items will go to Relay for Life. Memorials will be added to tables. To dedicate a table to a loved one, call (507) 920-0253. Food will be available for purchase.

Like “Luverne MN Quarter Craze” on Facebook to learn about this event.


Food ministry is March 21

The monthly food ministry of New Life Celebration Church will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Luverne Senior Center. Fresh produce, bread and meat will be available. Children will be asked to wait outside.


Community Club’s Vendor/Craft Fair set for March 23

Choose from 40-plus vendors and crafters at the free Hills Community Club’s fourth annual Spring Vendor/Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Hugo Goehle Gym at the old Hills-Beaver Creek High School in Hills.

Concessions will be available served by Bethlehem Lutheran youth as a fundraiser. At 11 a.m. visit the Easter Bunny and bring a camera.


Easter egg hunt in Magnolia March 23

The Magnolia Juniors 4-H Club will host its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Magnolia City Park in Magnolia.  Weather permitting, live animals will be on hand for petting. In case of inclement weather, an announcement will be made and the hunt will be postponed to Saturday, March 30.


Sanford Luverne to host spring blood drive March 25

Sanford Luverne and Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Sanford Hospital, 1600 N. Kniss Ave., Luverne. The drive will benefit the blood supply of Sanford Luverne throughout spring. 


Luverne Kindergarten Round-up set for April 18

Luverne Kindergarten Round-Up will be Thursday, April 18, at the Luverne Elementary School. Session 1 is geared toward new kindergarten parents and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Session 2 is an informal “meet and greet” time from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Children must be five years old before Sept. 1, 2013, in order to register for kindergarten. Contact the elementary office at 283-4497 with any questions.


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.


Free tax help available at library

Volunteers through AARP will provide free tax services at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne. 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.


Dairy Association seeks princess candidates and board members

The Rock County Dairy Association is seeking candidates for Rock County Dairy Princess. Call Norma Brands, 283-7333, or Cheryl Moss, 283-9389, for information and rules.

The association is also seeking board members for three-year terms. Call 283-7333 or 227-4365, if interested.


Community Ed

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

Register by March 20 for the charter bus, private supper and show tickets for the April 20 Johnny Cash Trip. Fee is $59.

Mike Frisch, a professional fishing guide, will share his tips and suggestions at A Guide’s Secrets on March 21. Fee is $19/person or $30 for a family.

Register before March 22 for summer baseball and softball (all grades K-12). After March 22, registrations will be accepted only if there are open roster spots and the fee will increase.

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, 

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