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Community calendar Dec. 31, 2020

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, in the township hall in Beaver Creek.
Springwater Township Board will meet (with social distancing) at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the township hall.
‘Read with McKenzie’ available by Zoom
A work study student is available to help individual students with reading skills in 10-minute sessions on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. via Zoom. The literacy program is called “Read with McKenzie.”
Contact the Rock County Library, 507-449-5040. The Zoom link is on the library facebook page.
Community Ed offers activities
Call the Luverne Community Education office, 507-283-4724, for registration information.
Basketball for grades K-2 begins Jan. 9 for six sessions. Fee is $15.
Men’s Basketball meets Wednesday evenings from January through March. Fee is $30.
Defensive Driving 4-hour refresher classes are scheduled for Jan. 21 or Feb. 11.
Distance Learning with Clay – for all ages (1-101). Pick up a chunk of clay the week of Jan. 25 and in your own home, with instructions from Jerry Deuschle, build your creation. To then apply paint and for drying and firing, make appointment at the studio. Fee is $20.
Register for Student Driver Education. Luverne school students grade 8 and older may register for February or June session for $340, which includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction.
The February option begins on Feb. 1 and will be virtual, so list your child’s school gmail address when you register.
How to play chess for students grades K-8 after school; three sessions Feb. 2, 9 and 16. Fee is $15.
For adults, 55 years and older, a 10-week health and wellness Aging Mastery Program developed by the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging. Class is virtual through Zoom on your computer or iPad. On Feb. 4 they will teach you how to use Zoom if you have not done it before! Class begins on Feb. 11. Fee is $5.
Register by Feb. 6 for for the ACT Prep Class that will begin Feb. 22 virtually. Fee is $125 and includes taking a practice test and an individual conference with the teacher to review the test and tips for taking the actual test. Fee is $125,
School of Fish with Mike Frisch, TV show host and pro angler, will be Feb. 6 for students grades 3 through high school. Participants get a rod and reel, tackle box with tackle, gift card, snack pack and workbook. Each participant may bring an adult fishing buddy. Fee is $30. Dress for the weather. The event takes place at The Lake. Participants will be ready to compete in Luverne’s Ice Fishing Derby on Feb. 20.
Input sought for digital readiness project
A pilot program through Purdue University aims to increase civic digital engagement in Rock County and a community survey will help the group develop an engagement plan. Paper copies of the survey are available at the Rock County Library, city offices and the Rock County Courthouse.
The 10-minute survey can also be completed online at Surveys are accepted through Jan. 12.
Food Shelf cold weather procedures
The Rock County Food shelf has changed its curbside process for winter. Wait in line to park in one of the two parking spaces closest to the building.
One at a time, enter the building (masks and distancing required) to register and pick up vouchers. Be prepared for volunteers to put pre-boxed groceries in the car. As the parking spaces empty, the next cars can pull in.
The process will require patience. See the Rock County Food Shelf Facebook page for updates. Thanksgiving week schedule will be 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Help write 9/11 history
The Minnesota Military Museum is seeking stories for a statewide initiative to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The goal of the project is to look at the impact of the horrific events of that day through a Minnesota lens, and researchers are inviting stories from Rock County.
For example: How did your county respond to the attacks immediately afterward? Have local residents served in the resulting Global War on Terror? What are their stories? Have there been events to remember 9-11 over the years since? Stories can be shared directly at Click on “exhibits, test-gallery and share-your-story.”

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