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Community Calendar Jan. 23, 2020

Group will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Center, Luverne. Call A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota Rock County at 507-283-5064 with questions.
Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the home of Mark Vander Pol.
Rock County Township Association annual meeting will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in the basement meeting room of the Rock County Community Library, Luverne.
Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at The Bluestem, with bingo at 1:15 p.m. at the Veterans Home. Call Connie, 283-8470, for reservations by Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Compassionate Friends will meet the third Monday of every month in the Coffey Contemporary Arts building on Main Street, Luverne. Especially invited are those family members who have dealt with the loss of a child or grandchild. Contact Pat Saum at email: with questions.
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.
Generations offers afternoon activities
Generations will now be open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with activities and refreshments.
Planned for Thursday, Jan. 23, is a replay of “Marlene and Darlene perform The Nutcracker,” at 1:15 p.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, will be a bead bracelet craft and games, and Thursday, Jan. 30, will be a ’50s music birthday gala/games. Monday Feb. 3 is the Generations membership meeting at 12:30 p.m.
Generations encourages people to come and socialize and enjoy other games as well.
KFC free throw contest Jan. 26
The St. Catherine Knights of Columbus will sponsor a free throw championship for boys and girls ages 9-14 (as of Jan. 1, 2020) from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in the Luverne Cardinal Gym. Registration is at the door 15 minutes prior to the start of the free event. Make-up date is Feb. 9.
Human trafficking awareness event Jan. 26
The Southwest Crisis Center will host Danielle Freitag from Action 169, a survivor-led faith-based organization, to speak on human trafficking in southwest Minnesota. The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, in the American Reformed Church, Luverne. The event is free and open to the public. Contact for details.
Dental health clinic Feb. 5
A dental health clinic for ages 0-26 will be at Rock County Health and Human Services at 2 Roundwind Road in Luverne on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Call 612-746-1530 to schedule an appointment, or stop at Rock County Health and Human Services for assistance in scheduling. Exams, X-rays, cleanings and more will be provided. All forms of insurance are accepted.
‘A Matter of Balance’ classes begin Feb. 4
A series of eight classes to develop better balance and reduce the fear of falling will be offered from 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays during February beginning Feb. 4 in the Rock County Library basement (accessible by elevator). For information or to register, contact Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064 or email
Free tax help starting Feb. 10
Free tax preparation for all low-income and the elderly will be available at the Rock County Library starting Feb. 10 through April 15. Call 507-449-5040 for appointments.
Rock County Library activities
Contact the library at or call 507-449-5040 to register for events.
Adult winter reading program is under way. 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, Jan. 24 to April 10.
DIY Egg Carton Flowers, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30.
Book Versus Movie: A Winter Book/Film Club, “Wonder” 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23; “The Outsiders” 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20; and “Everything Everything” 6 p.m., March 19.
Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, Take 16.
DIY Flower Boxes, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.
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 Education, 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.
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.
Community Ed
Register by e-mailing or calling 507-283-4724.
Luverne School students in grade 8 and older may register now for the Feb. 3 Student Driver Education class. The fee is $335. If openings remain in the class on Jan. 27, out-of-district students may register.
Defensive Driving refresher classes will be Jan. 27, 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.
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.
Join the ECFE classes – a time for parents to create memories with their children ages 0-5. Staff prepare fun activities for children to do in the preschool rooms and present educational/ developmental information for parents.   
Yoga class is at 6 p.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, March 2. Cost is $49.
Pickleball has made it to Luverne!  Learn the Game on Jan. 25 for $5 fee.  Play the Game during the week – Mon/Wed/Fri mornings and/or Thursday evenings.  Fee is $20 for four months of play.
Pizza Pizza, Pizza on Jan. 27 is for kids in grades 1-5 who want to learn how to make a pizza from the pros.  Class will be held at Pizza Ranch.  Fee of $15 covers pizza, pop, and an apron to take home.
Grades 5-6 Invitational Basketball Tournament will be Saturday, Jan. 25. Registration of girls’ and boys’ teams is now open. Forms are online on the Luverne Schools website under Community Ed current events.
Discovery Time Preschool classes have openings this winter. Early Learning scholarships are available to families who qualify.

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