MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.
Parkinson’s 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.
Caregivers Support Group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the conference room of the Mary Jane Brown Home. Anyone dealing with caregiving or with questions about caregiving and resources available is encouraged to attend.
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.
Celebration Jan. 29 for St. John’s 125th
St John Lutheran Church invites the community to worship at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, in honor of the church’s 125th Anniversary. The event, which features 1959 Luverne High School graduate Rev. Dan Schmalz, will be a kickoff celebration that will continue throughout the year. RSVP for free brunch by calling 507-283-2316 by Jan. 22.
History Center open for visitors
The History Center on East Main Street in Luverne (in the former Ford dealership) is open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and by appointment on Saturdays. Call 220-1070 for information or to schedule a Saturday visit.
No food giveaway in January
There will be no food giveaway the third Thursday of January at the Senior Citizens Center. The next give-away will be Thursday, Feb. 16.
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 www.isd2184.net under Community Education or call 507-283-4724. Cost is $125 per team, and payment must accompany registration.
New ECFE session begins
A new session of Early Childood Family Education (ECFE) classes in Luverne is beginning and continues into spring. Classes for parents along with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers provide an opportunity to learn and grow together. Parents also receive encouragement and support and connect with other parents. Sessions are free or at very low cost. Call Community Education at 283-4724 to enroll.
‘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.
Bank Nite movie ‘Secret Life of Pets’ at Palace Feb. 2
The free Bank Nite movie, “Secret Life of Pets,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 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.
Music Boosters Winter Carnival set for Feb. 4
Luverne Music Boosters’ annual Winter Carnival will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Luverne High School gym for families and children of all ages. The event, which raises money for music programs in Luverne schools, features carnival-style games, prizes, Bingo, raffle drawing, cake walk, cotton candy, root beer floats, pizza and more.