Community Events


MS Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. For more information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at a new time: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call 507-220-0137 with questions.

Hardwick Goal Seekers meet every Monday in Hardwick City Hall for the purpose of support and encouragement for weight loss journeys. Weigh-in begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call Glenda, 449-0568, with questions.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.


Registration open for students new to Luverne district

New residents to Luverne School District #2184 should come to respective school offices and register students for the 2018-2019 school year.

The high school/middle school office is open for new students to register. To make an appointment to register for students in grades 6-12, call the middle school/high school office at 283-4491.

The elementary office is open for new students in grades K-5 to register. Parents should ontact the office at 507-283-4497.

The new school year starts on Tuesday, Sept. 4.


Free food Aug. 16

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in the Luverne Senior Citizens Building on East Lincoln Street in Luverne for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own boxes and bags. Call 507-283-4366 with questions.


Family Game Night at the Plaza Aug. 16

The History Center Plaza will be the site for a Family Game Night from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. In addition to free games and activities for the whole family, the Rock County Hisstorical Society wlll serve a meal of a barbecue, chips, a cookie, and a beverage for $3, and Chuck’s old-fashioned sno kone and cotton candy will be available.


Community meal at UMC Aug. 22

The United Methodist Church will offer a free community meal on Wednesday, Aug. 22, with serving beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the church on West Main Street.


Food Shelf extends hours

The Rock County Food Shelf will continue their additional hours from 5-6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month (except November) through the end of 2018. Contact Mary at 507-227-5548 with questions.


Community Education

Community Ed contact info: or 507-283-4724.

The Luverne Community Education summer brochure is online at the Luverne School website


Train to become a youth firearms teacher

The Minnesota DNR needs more youth firearms instructors to offer youth gun safety classes in Rock County. Training class to become a certified volunteer instructor to teach the field day for the online firearms safety course, as well as to teach in the classroom, is offered through the DNR. Pre-registration is required. Participants must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check. Register for this class at Go to the Education and Safety Tab, click on Safety Training Instructors. Call Com. Ed. at 283-4724 to carpool to July 30 class in Marshall. Contact jennifer.mueller@ with questions.


Register for 2018-19 Little Lambs Preschool

Little Lambs Preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration materials may be picked up at the preschool or at St. John Lutheran Church office, at 803 N. Cedar Street in Luverne or online at at Little Lambs link. Call 283-2316 with questions, or email Little Lambs is an Equal Opportunity preschool.


Census Information is needed for preschool children in families new to the community. In order for the district to connect with families about school events and the state-mandated preschool screening for all 3-year-old children. Families with 4-year-old children who have not been screened should call 283-4724 to be screened prior to kindergarten.

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