Community Calendar Aug. 21, 2021


Rock County People First will meet Monday, Sept. 13, in Luverne Pizza Ranch for a 5:30 p.m. meal and 6:30 p.m. meeting.


Fishing derby Aug. 29

The Luverne Optimist Club Fishing Derby will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Minnesota Veterans Home pond for ages 5 to 15. Food and prizes will be available.


Relay for Life Aug. 27

Rock County Relay for Life will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Take 16 Brewery on East Main Street in Luverne. The meal, catered by Sunshine, is from 5:30 to 7. Kids Zone, with bubbles, chalk, face paint, temporary tattoos and bean bags. At 7 p.m. the Bottoms Up Pink Ladies will make a presentation. The Glow Run events are as follows: The half-mile fun run/walk is at 8 p.m, one-mile fun run/walk is at 8:20 and the 5K run/walk is at 8:45 p.m. Call Faye Bremer, 507-920-2715 for info, or see Rock County Relay for Life on Facebook.


Community Ed fall offerings

The Fall Community Education brochure — covering the months of September, October, November and December, will be available Sept. 5 on the school website at under the Community Education link.


School office open for registration

Families interested in registering their students for the 2021-22 school year are encouraged to call Luverne School District to set up an appointment. The Luverne Middle School-High School office is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the phone number is 507-283-4491. The Luverne Elementary School office will open Aug. 2 and the phone number is 507-283-4497.


Friends of Library book sale starts Sept.16

The Rock County Community Library will offer a fall book sale from Thursday, Sept. 16, through Saturday, Sept. 18, in the library basement. Hours on Thursday and Friday are 10 a.m. to 7 :30 p.m. and the Saturday bag sale is from 10 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m. A special time of 4-7:30 p.m. Wednesday is open for Friends of the Library to shop. Anyone wanting to join Friends of the Library may do so at the door Wednesday evening and take advantage of early shopping. Books may be donated to the library any day the library is open. Not accepted are encyclopedias, textbooks, Reader’s Digest books and VHS or

cassette tapes


Explore Prairie Ally

Free guided tours at Prairie Ally Outdoor Center (308 N. Blue Mound Avenue in Luverne) are Thursdays at 6, 6:30, and 7 p.m. through August or by appointment. Volunteers are needed Tuesdays from 10a.m. to noon and Thursdays at 5:30 June through September. Contact:, 605-951-0227. Also, visit


Nominations sought for Rock County Hall of Fame

The Rock County Historical Society’s Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2022 induction of current and former residents. Nominees must have a significant identity with Rock County and have made an exceptional contribution to society, achieved exceptional success, and brought honor and prestige beyond the borders of Minnesota. Nominees should also exhibit quality in character and action as to be outstanding role models for the county’s citizens. Nominations are accepted now through Feb. 28, 2022. Forms are available at The History Center, Luverne Area Chamber or online at or An awards presentation is scheduled for July 17, 2022.


Take and Make bird treat kits

Stop by the Luverne Area Chamber at 213 East Luverne Street to pick up one or more Take and Make bird treat kits. Kits are free, but a $5 to $10 donation is welcome to benefit Project Food Forest in Rock County. (Or donate online at

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