Community Events


Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Pizza  Ranch.

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.

American Legion Auxiliary #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Legion Post building. Call Deanna Tomlinson at 283-1934 with questions.

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.


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.


ACE volunteer appreciation Sept. 11

ACE of Southwest Minnesota will host a pie and ice cream social from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Living Rock Church on East Main Street in Luverne for its annual volunteer appreciation.


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.


Sign up by Sept. 12 for community cantata

The Carnegie Minstrels will be perform Joseph Martin’s “Let There Be Christmas” for the 2018 community cantata, and area vocal and instrumental musicians are encouraged to participate. 

Music review and registration will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Carnegie Cultural Center. Call accompanist Janine Papik at 605-321-2055 to register.

Director is Jennifer Bakken, Richard Owen is instrumental director, and Greg Spath is narrator.

The cantata will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the American Reformed Church, Luverne, to benefit the Rock County Foodshelf .

Seven rehearsals will are scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Oct. 3.


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.


Hospice Cottage 20th Anniversary Open House Sept. 17

Sanford Luverne Hospice will host a celebration in appreciation of the generosity shown to the Cottage in the past 20 years. The Open House and Community Appreciation Barbecue will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, with a 6 p.m. butterfly release. The free meal will be served under the tent until gone. The Cottage is located at 217 N. Oakley Street in Luverne.  


Schultz featured at BackPack/Child Guide fundraiser Sept. 19

Mark Schultz, a contemporary Christian singer, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. The concert is a fundraiser for the BackPack and Child Guide programs at Luverne Public School. Tickets are available at Wildflowers Coffee Boutique or at ARC for $20 for adults and $10 for students.

Additional financial support is being sought by becoming a sponsor. For more information contact Don Dinger at 507-993-1747 or Lisa Dinger at 507-220-0809 or email


Donate books to Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library are collecting books, DVD movies and CDs for their upcoming sale. Donations can be brought to the Rock County Community Library during normal business hours until Monday, Sept. 17. Encyclopedias, textbooks, Reader’s Digest books and VHS movies will not be accepted. Call Holly Anderson at 605-413-5415 with questions.

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