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Community Calendar Feb. 27, 2020

Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the home of Lloyd Prins.
Generations members will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Generations building.
Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the Rock County Library basement for a program on pincushions. Members are to bring what they have and a favorite quilt. Visitors are welcome. Call Mary at 605-212-3219 with questions.
Luverne Lady Red Hats will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, at Sterling’s in Luverne. At 2:15 p.m. we will sponsor bingo at the Minnesota Veterans Home. Call Donna by Wednesday, March 11, for reservations, 507-283-8019.
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.
Alanon will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays in the Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. Call 507-449-1246 with questions.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.
Luverne Middle School band, choir concert Feb. 27
Luverne Middle School will conduct band and choir concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Luverne Middle-High School gym.
The concert will feature the sixth-grade band and choir and the seventh- and eighth-grade band and choir.
Directors are Seana Graber (choir) and James Jarvie (band).
The concert is free and open to the public.
Free tax help at library
Free tax preparation for all low-income and the elderly will be available at the Rock County Library through April 15. Call 507-449-5040 for appointments.
Generations activities
Generations is open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with activities and refreshments.
Tuesday, March 3, will be shuffleboard with Greg at 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 5, will be Mexican Train with Marlin at 1 p.m.
Friday, March 6, will be the movie “Alaska,” Part 1, with popcorn at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 ($3 if Generations member). Call 507-283-9846 with questions.
Saturday, March 7, is the puzzle tournament.
 ‘Night of Prayer and Worship’ March 1
A special faith community gathering  of Christians will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. A freewill offering will be taken with proceeds donated to a local charitable cause.
Next dental health clinic March 4
The next dental health clinic providing dental care for children and young adults from 0-26 will be Wednesday, March 4, at Rock County Health and Human Services building. To schedule an appointment, stop in or call 612-746-1530. All forms of insurance are accepted. (Organized by #Luv1LuvAll’s Rock County Oral Health Task Force.) Another dental health clinic is scheduled for April 1.
Farmers: Modifying Existing Equipment workshop March 6
Farmers are invited to sign up for a free workshop at Harlan Spronk’s Shop at 1445 251st Street, Edgerton, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, to learn how to modify existing equipment to implement strip till, no till and cover crops practices. Sign up before Feb. 28 for no cost and free lunch. Call Rock County SWCD at 507-283-8862.
World Day of Prayer March 6
The United Methodist Church of Luverne invites the public to a “World Day of Prayer” service at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 6.
This year’s program features the theme, “Rise! Take your mat and walk,” based on John 5 and focuses on the history and rich culture of Zimbabwe.
Hospice Charity Dinner/Auction tickets on sale
Tickets are now on sale for the Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction set for Saturday, April 18, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. Individual tickets are $55 and may be purchased at the Sanford Luverne Hospice office at 304 N. McKenzie Street, or call 507-283-1805. (Visa and MasterCard accepted).
All proceeds benefit Sanford Luverne Hospice. Banquet attendees have a chance to win a trip for two to San Francisco and Napa Valley.
The deadline to advertise in the charity dinner program booklet or donate items for the auction is March 13.
Rock County Library activities
Contact the library at or call 507-449-5040 to register for events.
Book Versus Movie: A Winter Book/Film Club, “Everything Everything” 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19.
Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Take 16.
iPhone and iPad 101 Class, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Call Luverne Community Ed, 507-283-4724, to register.
DIY Cassette Pencil Holder, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26.
Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, Take 16.
Adult winter reading program is underway. Read 12 books from the library from now until March 31 to earn a prize. Sign up at the registration desk.
Mah Jongg is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays.
Evening Story Time 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to March 31.
Winter Story Time 10:30 a.m. Fridays to April 10.
Library hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The library will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day.
Community Ed
Register by e-mailing or calling 507-283-4724.
Defensive Driving refresher classes will be March 26 and March 30.
Defensive Driving first-time class, an 8-hour class, will be offered in two sessions, April 20 and 27, four hours each evening.
Indoor Play for children 0-5 with parents is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2. No fee, but must register.
Eco Therapy/ Mindfulness will be March 2 at 7 p.m. at CE Room 802. #Luv1LuvAll’s mental health focus group will be offering Brain Health/Mental Wellness Educational Sessions on the first Mondays of the month. Please register for this free class. Continuing ed credit forms will be available.
Softball Pitchers Catchers Camp for girls in grades 3-8 will meet three Thursdays beginning March 5. Fee is $20 paid by Feb. 26.
MahJong class will be offered March 5 and 12. Fee is $10.
Learn the game of Pickleball will be March 7 for a fee of $5. Play pickleball Mon/Wed/Fri mornings and/or Thursday evenings through April 10. Fee is $20.
Yoga begins at 6 p.m. Monday, March 9, and offers eight sessions ending April 27 for a fee of $49. Participants may also pay at the door $8/night as drop-ins.
Maximize Your Memory on March 11 will be at 5:15 p.m. Learn some techniques to help you remember names, lists, birthdays, appointments, etc., from a speech language patholigist.  Fee is $5.
Computer breach, computer attack, phishing, online dangers, home security – learn from a bank security analyst at Cyber Security—Educate Yourself Now! on March 16.  There are simple things you can do to protect yourself and your family.  No fee (sponsored by Blandin Broadband Grant), but registrations required as class size is limited.
A new 10-week set of ECFE classes begins the week of March 17. These 90-minute classes offer an opportunity for parents to create memories with their children ages 0-5 with the staff and preschool rooms at school.
Beginning iPhones & iPads covers  saving phone numbers, taking photos and saving them, FaceTime, downloading apps. Choose afternoon or evening time March 17 at the library. No fee (sponsored by Blandin Broadband Grant), but registration is required as class size is limited.
Pizza Pizza, Pizza on March 19 is for kids in grades 1-5 who want to learn how to make a pizza from the pros. Class will be at Luverne Pizza Ranch. Fee of $15 covers pizza, pop, and an apron to take home.
Taco Fish Hand Building class teaches basics of working with clay on Mar. 21 and 28. Fee is $25 plus pay $5 material fee to instructor. (For grade 5 through adults.)
Home Alone will teach your child (grades 3-6) basic first aid, fire safety, internet safety, gun safety, storm safety, and about dealing with siblings, loneliness and boredom. Fee is $25.
Think summer! Students in grades K-12 sign up by March 27 for Summer Comm Ed softball, baseball, T-ball teams.  After March 27, registrations will be accepted only if there are openings, and a late fee of $50 will be applied.

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