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Pink Ladies of Luverne will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the Blue Room at Luverne Sanford Hospital.
Battle Plain Township will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the home of Aaron Sandbulte.
VFW Auxiliary #2757 will meet at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Minnesota Veterans Home.
Rock Co. VFW #2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Herreid Military Building. Call Buck Underwood at 449-0632.
Tourist Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Poplar Creek.
Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, for lunch at China Inn and Bingo at the Veterans Home. RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 10. Call Connie at 283-8470.
MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.
Al-Anon meets at 6:30 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 Rock County Community Library. 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.
Bank Nite Movie ‘McFarland USA’ Nov. 5
The free Bank Nite movie, “McFarland USA,” will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 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. The winner from Oct. was Amber Schieck.
Kids Against Hunger Packing Event Nov. 5-6
If you are interested in participating in the Kids Against Hunger Packing Event from various times between 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, call the Luverne United Methodist Church at 507-283-4529 or Pastor Dorie at 507-920-5278.
Luverne Area Youth Wrestling free camp Nov. 5-6
Luverne Area Youth Wresting will have a free camp from 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 6, in the small gym next to gymnastics room. Coaches will answer questions and go over basic moves. Sign-up will be available at camp and an official sign-up date will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the small gym.
Luverne Area Youth Wrestling Club is open to boys and girls ages PreK to sixth grade. Call Lance Ripka at 507-363-3418, Jesse Akkerman at 507-227-2751, or Aaron Altman at 507-227-7736.
‘Pirates’ performed at Luverne Elementary Nov. 6
The Luverne Elementary second- and third-graders will present their music program, “Pirates,” at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the elementary gym.
Do you need a coat?
Coats will be available for selection from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, and 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, through the One Warm Coat Project at ATLAS for Life, 201 E. Main Street in Luverne. Call 283-9664.
Geocaching GIFF event Nov. 7
A Geocaching GIFF event, sponsored by Luverne Community Education, will be from 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Luverne Elementary School Room 701 (music room).
Try hockey for free Nov. 7
The Blue Mound Hockey Arena will be open from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, for all children who want to try hockey for free. Register at Email with questions.
Health Workshop starts Nov. 9
A.C.E. of SW Minnesota — Rock County is offering the “Better Choices Better Health” chronic health condition self-management program from 1:30-3:30 p.m. every Monday for six weeks starting Monday, Nov. 9, through Monday, Dec. 14, at The Oaks dining room in Luverne.
Call Greta at 507-283-5064, Connie at 507-220-3584 or e-mail
Red Cross area blood drives Nov. 10 and 11
The American Red Cross encourages blood donations before holidays. Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
•2-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the American Legion, Main St. in Lismore.
•1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Adrian High School, 415 Kentucky in Adrian.
Veterans Day Banquet Nov. 11
The Veterans Day Banquet, sponsored by the Hardwick American Legion and Auxiliary, will be Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Legion Hall in Hardwick. Social hour will start at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Gary Fisher, with music by Maddie Oye. The event is open to the public.
Tickets to GEP fall production ‘Homecoming’ now available
The Green Earth Players community theater group will perform its fall production, “Homecoming,” Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 20-22 at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are available at the Palace Box Office. Call 507-283-4339.
Good Sam invites to Open House Nov. 12
Good Samaritan Society in Luverne invites the public to an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. Tours will be available to view the renovations, and cookies and hot apple cider will be served. Pies will be available for sale. Call 507-283-2375 for further information.
Free food for seniors second Thursday of the month
Second Harvest Heartland has distribution will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the American Legion Hall in Luverne. This food is available to eligible seniors once a month. Eligibility is based on age (60 years and older), household size and income. Clients need to call 1-800-365-0270 and apply over the phone before they can pick up.
Operation Christmas Child collection Nov. 16-23
Anyone wishing to pick up a shoebox and fill it with gifts for underprivileged children can come to the American Reformed Church south entrance. The collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 16-23. Call Karen Bosch at 605-413-9676 or Charla Sandbulte at 507-227-1722.
Volunteers needed for Salvation Army Kettle Campaign
The Rock County Salvation Army will begin its Kettle Campaign on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the lobby at Glen’s Food Center. Volunteer bellringers are encouraged to sign up to help. Businesses, service organizations, youth or church groups can take advantage of this volunteer opportunity to support those in need in Rock County. Call Suanne Ohme at 507-920-0053.
Community Ed
Register for these activities by calling Community Ed at 283-4724.
Sensory Silly Play on Monday, Nov. 9 is for children ages 3-5 who would like to come play in the preschool room and leave with a booklet of information on easy ways to play with everyday materials. Fee is $12.
New session of Zumba begins Tuesday, Nov. 10.
The chartered bus will be traveling to the Canterbury Downs Annual Craft Fair and Jim’s Apple Farm on Thursday, Nov. 12. Fee is $50 for bus ride and admission to craft fair.
Kids in the kitchen class “Pizza Party Flatbreads” on Thursday, Nov. 12. Grades K-6. Fee is $18.
Children ages 0-5 with parents will do favorite learning activities at Early Childhood Family Fun Night Thursday, Nov. 12. Registration required.
Active Math Fun Monday, Nov. 16 for students in grades K-2. Fee is $12.
Estate Planning Solutions Monday, Nov. 16, instructed by Dominic Smith. Fee is $5.
Pies, Pies, Pies on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Fee is $10.
School Readiness Preschool program has openings for children ages 3-5 years. The program will meet once a week during the school year on Tuesday morning or Tuesday afternoon. Scholarship help is available. Call 283-4724 for more details.
Concerned about your child’s development (ages 0-5 years)? Call 283-4724 for a private screening at no cost.
Check out the Community Education brochure on the Luverne School website, the community Education link.
Register for 2016 Discovery Time preschool. There are openings for children ages 3, 4, or 5 years in the Tuesday/Thursday afternoon classes. 
All 3-year-old children living in Minnesota will do an Early Childhood Screening as they near age 4. If your child is nearly 4 years old or already 4 and has not been screened, call 283-4724 to arrange an appointment.
Library offers Fall Story Hour events
Story Hour is open to pre-school children ages 4-5. Story Hour will be from 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday until Nov. 19. Register your child by calling 449-5040.
Laptime Story Hour is open to ages birth-3 with an adult. No registration is required. Laptime Story Hour will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Friday through Nov. 20.
CoffeeBreak  meets Tuesdays
CoffeeBreak will meet at 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday through April 2 at the Luverne Christian Reformed Church (605 N. Estey St.). The Book of Isaiah will be the Bible study.
StoryHour, a time of play and Bible stories, will be available for children ages 2 through kindergarten, and a nursery is available for the littlest ones.
Big Buddies
seeks mentors
Rock County Big Buddies needs adult volunteers to mentor students in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information contact Lisa J. Nath at 283-9165.
Little Lambs Preschool 2015-2016 registration
Little Lambs Preschool still has openings for the 2015-2016 school year. Registration materials may be picked up at the preschool or at St. John Lutheran Church office, both at 803 N. Cedar Street in Luverne or online at at Little Lambs link. Call 283-2316 with questions.

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