Community Calendar Feb. 11, 2016

Meetings

Beaver Creek Township  monthly meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the township hall.

Rosedell Township will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 16, rather than Feb. 15, due to the Presidents Day holiday.

Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the home of Lloyd Prins.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, for lunch and at 2 p.m. at the Mary Jane Brown Home to celebrate February birthdays.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Southwest Health and Human Services, Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. For information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Al-Anon meets from 6:30 to  7:30 p.m. Wednesdays 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 and for basic text study at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. For more information call 507-220-0137.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Note the new location during the library renovation. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.

Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Blue Mound Banquet Center.

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.

Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Emily Crabtree at 220-2424.

Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.

Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.

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.

Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Habitat Office located in the alley entrance of 126 East Main Street. Visitors are Welcome. Call 507-215-2091 for further information.

 

‘Book Your Winter Getaway’ reading program starts

“Book Your Winter Getaway,” the annual winter reading program sponsored by the Plum Creek Library System and its member libraries, began Jan. 2 and continues through March 31.

The annual winter program, open to ages 18 and older, rewards readers for doing what they love to do — read. Participation is simple: sign up at your local library, and pledge to read at least 12 books during the three-month program.

In Rock County, library patrons who complete the challenge will receive incentive prizes and individual libraries will be recognized for the number of new participants enrolled in the program and most books read throughout the three-month period.

For more information call the Rock County Library at 283-5040.

 

Rock County Community Library update

Until the completion of renovations, library hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The facility is closed on Sundays.

The Rock County Community Library will be open in the basement during renovation. A limited collection of library materials (books, DVDs, CDs) will be available for checkout. Wifi will be up and running; however, patrons will need to bring their own devices. There will be no computers or laptops available.

Patrons may use their library cards at any of the 24 public Plum Creed Library locations including Edgerton, Pipestone, Worthington and Adrian.

Due to the lack of space while the Rock County Library undergoes renovation, the Friends of the Library request that all book donations be held until the remodeling work is complete.

 

Monthly Food Ministry Feb. 18

The Monthly Food Ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Luverne Senior Center. If you’re having trouble putting food on the table, come from fresh produce, bread and meat.

 

Free tax help available at library

Volunteers through AARP will provide free tax services at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne starting Feb. 8. Call the library, 449-5040, to make an appointment.

Appointments are required. Evening appointments are also available. Bring Social Security cards to appointments.

The service is free for any private individual with a simple tax format. It’s not for commercial, farming or investment taxes.

 

Little Lambs Preschool 2016-2017 registration

Little Lambs Preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration materials may be picked up at the preschool or at St. John Lutheran Church office, both at 803 N. Cedar Street in Luverne or online at www.stjohnlutheranluverne.org at Little Lambs link. Call 283-2316 with questions.

 

Community Ed

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

Why Play Mah Jong? Come learn a new gast-moving and exciting game. It plays similar to cards but uses tiles to create a competitive strategy game. Class will meet Thursday afternoon on Feb. 11 and 18. Fee is $10.

Crochet an Ear Warmer. This class teaches an applied chrchet skill for participants who already know how to single crochet. Class is Feb. 11. Fee is $10.

Make 3D Snowflakes on Feb. 18. Kids in grades k-3 will learn the technique of using folded strips of paper to make snowflakes as well as other designs. Fee is $15.

Defensive Driving refresher class Feb. 23 will help keep your car insurance premium at a low rate. Fee is $20 in advance.

Princesses and Super Heroes Dance on Feb. 26 will be a fun-filled evening of dressing up in your faviorite princess and super hero costumes or pretty dresses and elegant suits. There will be dancing, group games, karaoke, and treats. This is a mother-son and father-daughter date night for children ages 2 through grade 2 and their parents. Fee is $15 per couple paid by Feb. 19. After Feb. 19 the fee is $25 per couple.

Discovery Time School Readiness Preschool registrations are being accepted now for Sept. 2016. There are classes for ages 3, 4, and 5-year-olds.

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