Compassionate Friends will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the Luverne Community Foundation Office, next to the Palace Theatre. The group provides support to grieving parents and grandparents after a child dies - of any age and any cause. Meetings are free, confidential and open to anyone whether the loss is recent or occurred sometime ago. Call 605-254-2072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free community meal
United Methodist Church Luverne will offer its monthly free community meal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at 109 N. Freeman. All are invited. There is no charge. Pickup option is available. Call 507-283-4529.
Six-week Grief Support Group
Sanford Luverne Hospice will offer a six-week Grief Support Group from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, April 5 through May 10, at Sanford Luverne Medical Center. This group is for anyone in the area grieving the death of a loved one, whether they were involved with hospice or not. Meetings are free and facilitated by Jill Roemen, licensed social worker. Call to register at 507-283-1805.
Rock the Edge seeks local service projects
Rock The Edge Youth's Service Over Self will be June 21-25, and the group is seeking a variety of community projects, such as painting, cleaning, organizing, yard work or other projects. Call 507-227-1978, 605-261-4000 or email email@example.com
Community Ed pitching clinic
Community Education will be offering a 4-session pitching clinic for experienced or inexperienced players. Instructor will be JJ Olson. Meet in the small gym at the high school from 7 to 8 p.m. March 22, March 29, April 5, and April 12. Bring someone along to be your catcher. Fee is $50. Questions: call 283-4724.
Lutheran Women Spring Rally April 10
LWML Spring Rally - Pipestone Zone will be Saturday, April 10, at St. James Lutheran Church in Holland. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the rally starts at 9:30. Rev. John Grein will present "Living As A Christian In A Secular World.” Gifts of the Heart monetary donations will benefit Pipestone County Food Shelf. No lunch will be served
Luverne Community Education will offer the following classes and activities. Call 507-283-4724 to register.
Maximize Your Memory – attend by Zoom or in person on March 24. Learn when to be concerned and techniques to improve your memory! Register with your email. Fee is $5.
Preschool Fun Time on March 30 for parents with children ages 0-5.Registration required, but no fee.
Learn how to keep your yard looking fresh from George Bonnema at the Pruning Shape Up class on April 13. Fee is $10.
Using glaze, heat, flames and cooling, you will transform a pottery piece into an Amazing Raku Treasure on April 17. Fee is $5 plus pick out a piece of pottery ranging from $10 - $30 at the studio.
Tax assistance available for Rock County residents
United Community Action Partnership will be providing free online virtual tax assistance for residents living in Rock County and surrounding communities. See website for details at https://www.unitedcapmn.org/services/community-family-services/tax-clinic/
The number to make an appointment and to get intake forms sent via mail is 507-537-1416 ext. #2163. Or email Courtney Newgard at Newgardcourtney.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://donorbox.org/support-pff)
Rock County spring weight restrictions in effect
Spring weight restrictions are in effect on Rock County roadways. Load restrictions starting and ending dates are based on how the weather is affecting roadway strength. The dates are based on monitoring roads as weather conditions change, and they are variable, so drivers must check for updates throughout the spring. Call the Rock County Highway Department, 507-283-5010.