Community Calendar


Stateline Cemetery Association Annual Meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Pizza Ranch in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Call 507-920-2871 with questions.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Luverne Senior Center. Mary Akkerman will be in charge of the program.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Pizza Ranch in Luverne.

American Legion Post 123 and Auxilliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Post home.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet for lunch at the Senior Dining Center at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Bring your Red Hat items for the Red Hat Rummage Sale. For a reservation call Senior Dining at 283-9846 by Thursday, Jan. 12.

Parkinson Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at St. John Lutheran Church. Contact Dianne Karlstad at 507-530-3307 for more information.

Vienna Township meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Kenneth Community Center.

Narcotics Anonymous will meet every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Steen Reformed Church. Contact Robert for more information 507-329-2642.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church.

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. Call 605-321-4324.

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


Bank Nite Movie, ‘Storks’ at Palace Jan. 5

The January Bank Nite movie is “Storks,” rated PG. Showtime is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants National Bank and Papik Motors, a free, family-friendly movie is shown on the first Thursday of every month as it was done for “Bank Nite” in the 1930s. A cash prize drawing will follow the movie. Must be present to win.


Sign up for Community Ed basketball tourney  Jan. 28

Luverne Community Education is sponsoring an invitational basketball tournament Saturday, Jan. 28, for both boys’ and girls’ fifth- and sixth-grade basketball teams. Format guarantees each team at least two games. Teams can register at under Community Education or call 507-283-4724. Cost is $125 per team, and payment must accompany registration.


‘Getting Ready for the Next Generation’ Jan. 31

The Blandin Foundation and Southwest Regional Development Corporation have combined with other area groups to bring Tom Hubler (known as the “dean” of family businesses) and Steve Coleman (facilitator of business transition forums) to present Succession Planning: Getting Ready for the Next Generation.  This five-session evening class begins Jan. 31.  The first three sessions will split into two groups — one being the business owner looking at change, and the other being the prospective small business owner down the road.  The last two classes combine both groups to work on business plans, sale packets, financing and other issues with local experts.  The fee is $95.


Register by Jan. 30

for Driver’s Ed

Students in eighth grade and older may register for Student Driver Education class by Jan. 30 for the class that begins Feb. 6 or by June 12 for the class that begins June 19.  Limited seats available. Fee is $325 due at the time of registration at the Luverne Community Education office. 


Community Ed announces classes

Discovery Time Preschool has openings for children ages 4 and 5 year olds in January. Registrations for Fall 2017 are also open. Call 283-4724 for more information.

Do you live in the Luverne School District and have a child that is 3 ½ years old or older who has not come into school for the early childhood screening?  Call 283-4724 to set up an appointment time for Jan. 12.

Drop in and play at the preschool rooms at school on Jan. 10 for a little Cabin Fever Cure for you and your children ages 0-5 years. Register for either the 9 a.m. or the 5:30 pm time.

Learn the basics of operating a computer and using the internet and e-mail at Computer Surf Day on Jan. 27.  Class size is limited to 4. Fee is $5.

Early Childhood Family Education classes help to strengthen families and enhance the ability of all parents to provide the best possible environment to raise their children.  Come learn, play, connect at a 17 week session class for children ages 0-5 and their parents.  ECFE classes run from Jan. 17 – May 16.  Families are welcome to join at any time.

Prairie Rehab therapists have some tips for how to deal with injuries from common farm practices at Aches & Pains of Farming on January 25.  Fee is $5.

Keep your car insurance discount in effect by attending Defensive Driving Refresher class on January 26.  Fee is $20 prepaid.

Strengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility with six weeks of Yoga, meeting Wednesdays at 4:30, beginning Jan. 25.  Fee is $42.  Note:  New 6 week groups begin March 8 & April 19

Register by Jan. 20 for Men’s Basketball that begins on February 1.  Fee is $30 in advance, $35 after January 20.

Learn more about academic admissions and the financial strategies that can work together to help save you money on college, plus tips about the FAFSA when you attend College Planning class on Jan. 30. Fee is $5.


Respite care available

for caregivers

Respite care is available for caregivers who need a break to maintain their own physical and emotional health. Respite services provide temporary comfort, supervision and care for loved ones to give caregivers time for other responsibilities. To arrange for respite care, call 283-5064, A.C.E of SW Minnesota, Rock County.


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 at Little Lambs link. Call 283-2316 with questions.


Big Buddies

seeks mentors

Rock County Big Buddies needs adult volunteers to mentor students in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information contact Lisa J. Nath at 283-9165.

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