Community Events


Luverne Senior Citizens Organization  will have their bi-monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Senior Citizens Mealsite at 319 E. Lincoln Street. Anyone interested in joining or learning more about the Senior Citizens Organization’s activities is welcome to attend.

Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the Blue Mound Room of Sanford Luverne for a program by the Rock County Sheriff. Call Alvina, 283-2297, with questions.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the Rock County Community Library. Bring materials for project lessons.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Luverne Senior Dining for Dancing Divas and dinner. Call Connie at 283-8470 by Sept. 12 or call Senior Dining at 283-9846 and tell them you’re with the Red Hats.

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.


Tractor Ride set for Friday, Aug. 31

The 2018 Tractor Ride is set for Friday, Aug. 31, with registration at 8 a.m. at the Luverne City Park, and the 50-mile ride is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. For $25 participants receive breakfast and lunch.

Tractors must be able to travel 10 mph and be equipped with slow-moving vehicle sign on the back. For more information contact Rodger Ossenfort at 507-920-0036, Ken Vos at 507-220-7673, or Jerold Mann at 507-220-8293.


Magnolia All School Reunion Aug. 31-Sept. 2

The Magnolia All-School Reunion will be Aug. 31-Sept. 2. There’s a Friday night catered meal that requires registration.

Saturday’s events start off with breakfast at the Magnolia Café from 6 to 11 a.m., when the parade is expected to begin. Call Marilyn Bergman, 507-220-1115,  about parade entries.

After the parade, the Magnolia Fire Department will host a pork feed followed by a street dance from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday’s events include a 10 a.m. church service followed by the MHS All-School Reunion Golf Tournament at the Luverne Country Club beginning at 2 p.m. Call Scott Dohlmann, 507-920-7230 with questions. Or see the Facebook page or Luverne Alumni News online.


Bank Nite movie ‘Dog Days’ Sept. 6

The free Bank Nite Disney movie, “Dog Days,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 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.


LCC junior club championship to be played Sept. 9

The Luverne Country Club will host a teen and kids club championship at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, for members and nonmembers ages 1-18. There will be modified formats for preschool and elementary ages. Food is provided for players, and the Vikings game will be on in the clubhouse. Ages 1-4 play for $5 and ages 5 and older cost $10. Call Kim Arends, 920-6621, with questions.


2018 Cover Crop Field Talk set for Sept. 11

The 2018 Cover Crop Field Talk will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Tom Fick farm west of Luverne at 1157 110th Avenue. The event will include cover crop topics of discussion, demonstrations and experiences of local farmers. The event is free, and a free lunch is available if signed up before Sept. 7 at Rock County SWCD at 507-283-8862.


Blue Mound Church Fall Festival planned for Sept. 16

The Blue Mound Lutheran Church Fall Festival will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, celebrating 146 years at the rural church located northeast of the Blue Mounds State Park. A noon meal will be catered by the Blue Mound Cemetery Association. The Rev. Eldon Thurow, pastor from 1972-1976, will be the guest pastor.

Everyone is invited to attend.


Optimist Club kids’ fishing derby set for Sept. 16

The Luverne Optimist Club is hosting a kids’ fishing derby for ages 5-15 at the Minnesota Veterans Home pond from 2-5 p.m. (fishing from 2:30-4:30) Sunday, Sept. 16. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult and bring their own fishing equipment. (Call to reserve a pole.) The event is free and hot dogs and beverages will be served following the event. Over $500 in prizes will be given out. Call Stan Steensma at 507-227-0681 or Travis Pierce at 507-220-5191 with questions.

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