Community Calendar Feb. 4, 2016


Springwater Township Board will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the home of clerk Teresa Kramer.

American Legion Post #123 and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Post Home.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, for lunch and at 2 p.m. at the Mary Jane Brown Home to celebrate February birthdays.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Southwest Health and Human Services, Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. For information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Beaver Creek Township  monthly meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the township hall.

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. Note the new location during the library renovation. Call 605-321-4324.

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

Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Blue Mound Banquet Center.

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.

Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Emily Crabtree at 220-2424.

Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.

Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.

Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.

Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.

Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Habitat Office located in the alley entrance of 126 East Main Street. Visitors are Welcome. Call 507-215-2091 for further information.


‘Book Your Winter Getaway’ reading program starts

“Book Your Winter Getaway,” the annual winter reading program sponsored by the Plum Creek Library System and its member libraries, began Jan. 2 and continues through March 31.

The annual winter program, open to ages 18 and older, rewards readers for doing what they love to do — read. Participation is simple: sign up at your local library, and pledge to read at least 12 books during the three-month program.

In Rock County, library patrons who complete the challenge will receive incentive prizes and individual libraries will be recognized for the number of new participants enrolled in the program and most books read throughout the three-month period.

For more information call the Rock County Library at 283-5040.


Rock County Community Library update

Until the completion of renovations, library hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The facility is closed on Sundays.

The Rock County Community Library will be open in the basement during renovation. A limited collection of library materials (books, DVDs, CDs) will be available for checkout. Wifi will be up and running; however, patrons will need to bring their own devices. There will be no computers or laptops available.

Patrons may use their library cards at any of the 24 public Plum Creed Library locations including Edgerton, Pipestone, Worthington and Adrian.

Due to the lack of space while the Rock County Library undergoes renovation, the Friends of the Library request that all book donations be held until the remodeling work is complete.


Bank Nite movie ‘Woodlawn’ at Palace Feb. 4

The free Bank Nite movie, “Woodlawn,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 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.


Sno Masters poker run set for Feb. 6

The Sno Masters poker run will start at the Howling Dog at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Everyone is welcome. Contact Greg Vande Velde at 920-5189 or Terry Connell at 920-5181 with questions.


DNR Blue Mounds Park State Dam open house rescheduled for Feb. 9

The DNR has rescheduled an open house to discuss the Blue Mounds State Park dam replacement. The rescheduled open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Luverne Elementary School commons.


Free tax help available at library

Volunteers through AARP will provide free tax services at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne starting Feb. 8. Call the library, 449-5040, to make an appointment.

Appointments are required. Evening appointments are also available. Bring Social Security cards to appointments.

The service is free for any private individual with a simple tax format. It’s not for commercial, farming or investment taxes.


Hospice Charity Dinner tickets on sale Feb. 8

Tickets to the annual Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction set for April 23 will go on sale Monday, Feb. 8, at the hospice office at 211 E. Main Street in Luverne or by calling 507-283-1805. (VISA or Master Card is accepted.)


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