Oct. 17 Community events
MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Rock County Human Services Building in Luverne. For information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.
Hollyhoppers Square Dance Club will meet for their Halloween Dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the A.H. Brown Elementary School in Pipestone. Lelia Guilbert will call this dance.
Caregivers Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the education room at the Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne. A short video of caregiving and dementia will be shown.
Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the home of Eileen Hemme. A program on dehydrating foods will be presented. Call (507) 597-6378 for more information.
Parents with Special Needs Children Support Group meets 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.
SHARE and ATLAS announce ‘One Warm Coat Project’
SHARE and ATLAS are partnering to collect new and/or clean, reusable coats, snowpants and winter gear to distribute to those who need the items. Children’s and youth coats are especially needed. Bring clean, reusable donations to ATLAS for Life at 201 E. Main Street, 2nd Floor (elevator available), in Luverne from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 15, or bring coats to Luverne Elementary School through Oct. 31. Call Mandy Skattum, 283-4541, Val Saarloos, 283-2536, or Lisa Dinger, 283-4497, with questions.
Oct. 17 Food Ministry
The monthly Food Ministry of New Life Celebration Church will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 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.
St. Catherine Carmelites to host shredding fundraiser
St. Catherine Catholic Church’s Carmelites and Dakota Shred It will sponsor the third annual shredding fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in The Laundry Room parking lot at the corner of Highway 75 and Main Street in Luverne. Watch your paper being shredded on the truck monitor. No need to remove paperclips or staples. A freewill offering will be accepted.
Join Cub Scouts for Halloween fun Oct. 22
Boys ages 7-11 can join Cub Scout Pack 280 for some Halloween fun starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Decorate a pumpkin and participate in other Halloween-themed activities and learn more about what the Cub Scouts has to offer.
Call Pack 280 Cub Master Casey McKenzie, (507) 449-2327, with any questions.
ARC hosts Gospel Jubilee Oct. 27
The American Reformed Church, Luverne, will host a Gospel Jubilee Sunday, Oct. 27. The Waldner Messengers, Queena Getskow and the Sandbulte Ladies perform at 3 p.m., followed by a supper at 5 p.m., and the Heartsong Ministries will perform from 6 to 7:15 p.m. A freewill offering will be received for each session, and the meal is $5 per person. Proceeds from the meal benefit H.I.M.
Set-up for Festival of Trees at Carnegie Nov. 12-16
Area families, businesses and organizations are encouraged to set up a theme tree for the Festival of Trees at the Carnegie Cultural Center in Luverne.
Times for tree set-up are from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 15, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Dates for removal are Dec. 26-28. A $10 registration fee is required. A $50 grand prize will be awarded to the tree that earns the People’s Choice Award.
Call the Carnegie, 283-8294, for information.
Register for these new activities by calling Community Ed at 283-4724.
Last call to register for Grades 3–6 Basketball. Registrations accepted after Oct. 11 only if there are openings on the teams.
Keep your car insurance discount active by taking the four-hour Refresher Defensive Driving class on Oct. 17. Fee is $20 prepaid.
Jeff Hartquist will help you write your life history at Filling In Your Dash Oct. 28. When there is a funeral, family members sometimes struggle to remember details the way you do. Fee is $5.
A variety of activities will take place in the new Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom at Nature Explore Fun Class on Oct. 28. For ages birth to 5 years. Family fee is $7. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities.
Basketball for ages K-2 will be for four Saturdays beginning Nov. 2. Fee is $17.
Grocery Store Tour on Nov. 4 will help make your trips to the grocery store easy and fun. Learn things that will help you with dietary challenges or just in understanding labels. Marg Kuiper from Sanford will guide an afternoon or evening tour. Fee is $5.
Join early childhood teachers at ECFE classes where there is something for everyone (birth to 5). Classes are designed to strengthen families by helping provide the best possible environment for their child's learning and growth.
All 3-year-old children living in Minnesota will do an Early Childhood Screening as they near age 4. If your child is nearly 4 years old or already 4 and has not been screened, call 283-4724 to arrange an appointment.
Pioneer Clubs meet at American Reformed Church
Pioneer Clubs meet weekly from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The community is welcome to this free non-denominational Bible study and activities for kids. Contact Becky at (605) 261-4000 for more information.
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 Nov 14. Call 449-5040 to register your child.
•Laptime for children ages 0-3 with an adult will meet at 10:30 a.m. each Friday through Nov. 15. No registration is necessary.
Head Start enrollment open
Head Start Preschool, a high-quality, individualized, tuition-free program, has openings for 3- and 4-year-old children for the 2013-14 school year in Rock County. For more information call (800) 658-2444 or stop at the main office at 1106 3rd Ave., Worthington.