Aug. 25 Announcer events
Event Date(s): 8/23/2013 - 8/28/2013


Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the home of Lois Peterson. A program on dahlias and hydrangeas will be presented by Lois Peterson and Deb Wynia.

Caregivers Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.

The Board of Rock County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Pizza Ranch in Luverne.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the township hall. Note the location.

Green Earth Players will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, for their annual meeting at 401 W. Edgehill St., Luverne.

ADHD Family Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the community room at the Rock County Library. Featured speaker, Stacy Schepel, Southwest Mental Health Center, will discuss caring for children with ADHD.

People First Rock County will meet Monday, Sept. 9, at Pizza Ranch in Luverne. Officers’ meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. buffet and a 6 p.m. member meeting.

Parents with Special Needs Children Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. the second Thursday each month in the Upper Room at the United Methodist Church, 109 N. Freeman Ave., Luverne. This is a nondenominational support group.

Al-Anon meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at (507) 449-1246.

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 Shawn at (507) 220-3180.

Denver Township meets 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 meets 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.


Friends of the Library collects books for sale

Friends of the Library will collect books for their upcoming book sale until Monday, Sept. 16, at the Rock County Community Library. Donations will be accepted during normal business hours. Encyclopedias, textbooks or Reader’s Digest books will not be accepted. Call Kay Umbreit at 283-2778 with questions.


GEP audition dates set

The Green Earth Players announce auditions for the play, “Leaving Iowa.” Auditions are in the GEP building located at 401 W. Edgehill St., Luverne, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26.

Performance dates are Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 22-24. 


Sign up now for senior bus trip to state fair

Local senior citizens can join Luverne Community Ed. for a trip to the Minnesota State Fair on Senior Day Monday, Aug. 26. The trip is specifically for age 65 and over. All meals are at your own expense or bring sack lunches. The bus leaves at 6 a.m. from the Luverne Community Ed. parking lot and arrives back at 10:30 p.m. Fee is $35/bus ride and fair ticket. Bus pick up may be requested at Worthington Shopko.

Register by calling 283-4724.


Blood drive set for Aug. 27

Community Blood Bank and Minnesota West Luverne will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Minnesota West campus in Luverne.

The blood drive will benefit area patients in need of blood at Sanford Luverne.

Call 449-2772 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.


Remember Rally

The 11th annual Remember Rally motorcycle event to honor military and 9/11 will begin with an 11 a.m. registration Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Howling Dog Saloon in Luverne. Proceeds will be raised for three veterans organizations: Project Sanctuary, BurnPits360 and Troops Direct.

The motorcycle run leaves at 12:30 p.m. with Fire Department escort.

A come and go celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Howling Dog with barbecues, chips, beans, fresh fruit and bars available throughout the day for $5. Games and door prizes will be available at the Dog during the day.

New this year is a T-shirt program. Contact Diane Sherwood at (507) 283-4194 or for more information.


I-90 road construction begins Sept. 3

Lane restrictions and possible delays will begin Tuesday, Sept. 3 on Interstate 90 on the eastbound lanes between Luverne and Magnolia.  

Traffic will be managed with one lane in each direction in westbound lanes.

The project is expected to be complete in early November.


School Readiness registration

Registrations for Luverne Community Education’s School Readiness Preschool class are now being accepted for the 2013-14 school year. Classes begin with a parent-child day Tuesday, Sept. 10. Children must be at least 3 years old by Sept. 1 and not yet in kindergarten. Free and reduced fees are available, and priority is given to families with greater needs. Parent workshops and field trips are also available. 

Registration forms may be accessed at by clicking on the School Readiness link.


CAHRC announces photo contest

The Council for Arts and Humanities in Rock County announces the Carnegie Cultural Center’s photo contest, which will be shown during October.

Photo categories are line, texture and repetition. Entry deadline is Sept. 26, 2013, with original photos being accepted in the adult, young adult (13-18) and youth (12 and under) divisions. All entries must be mounted and ready to hang. Entry fee is only $5 per photo.

Prizes will be awarded in each division and category: $15 for first place, $10 for second place and $5 for third place.

Call the Luverne Area Chamber (507) 283-4061 with questions.



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