Jan. 12 Announcer events
Stateline Cemetery Association will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Pizza Ranch in Rock Rapids.
Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Pizza Ranch in Luverne.
Rock County VFW #2757 Auxiliary will meet at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14.
Board of the Rock County Chapter of Thrivent Financial will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Bluestem in Luverne.
MS Support Group meeting/supper will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Luverne Pizza Ranch in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. For information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.
Grand Prairie Cemetery Association will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Fireman’s Room at the Ellsworth City Hall.
Rose Dell Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the township hall.
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 Tuesday 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.
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.
Jan. 16 Food Ministry
The monthly Food Ministry by New Life Celebration Church will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 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.
Donate at ‘Heroes Behind the Badges’ blood drive
The public is encouraged to donate blood in honor of local heroes and to save lives at the “Heroes Behind the Badges” blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Sanford Hospital in Luverne. Call (507) 283-2321 for information or to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
Just for Kix dance show set for Jan. 18
Support your favorite Luverne Area Just For Kix dancer by attending the winter show starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.
Needed: Chili cook-off contestants
Youth groups from Grace Lutheran Church of Luverne and Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Hills will host a Rock County Championship Chili Cook-off from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9, at Sharkee's in Luverne. Chili chefs from throughout the community are encouraged to enter the fun competition, which will include prizes for a variety of categories and a People's Choice Award. Contestants may donate their tips to any area youth group.
Call (507) 227-6891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register by Feb. 1.
Register for these new activities by calling Community Ed at 283-4724.
Needed: Five Women’s Volleyball teams to register by Jan. 14 in order to organize league play here in Luverne. Fee is $150/team.
This Snowman Treats craft class on Jan. 16 involves using food, which will be a hit with your child in grades K-6! Fee is $10.
Here is your motivation to set up some new healthy goals! Register your team of three for Around the World in 40 Days Wellness Challenge by Jan. 20. Fee is $20/person.
Register by Jan. 24 for the chartered bus trip for the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre to see “Fiddler on the Roof.” The trip will be on Feb. 22. Fee is $93/person to cover the bus ride, show ticket and lunch at Chanhassen.
Luverne Community Education will sponsor an invitational basketball tournament for boys’ and girls’ fifth- and sixth-grade basketball teams Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The format will be pool play with six courts in one building. Interested teams can visit isd2184.net to register under the “Community Education” link, or call (507) 283-4724 for assistance. Entry is $90 and must accompany registration form.
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.
Luverne School students 8th grade and older may register to take driver education during February/March. Fee is $280, which is due at the time of registration. Two more class sessions will be offered in June.
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.