Compassionate Friends Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at the LACF office next to the Palace in Luverne. Meetings are free and open to any parents, grandparents, siblings grieving the death of a child, no matter the cause or how recent or long ago the loss. For info, call/text 605-254-2072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the home of Greg Talsma.
Rock County Caregivers Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23. For information call Linda Wenzel at A.C.E. of SW MN, 507-283-5064.
Blue Mound Cemetery Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the home of Dick and Dolly Remme.
Dino-Mite Week coming
“Dino-Mite Week @ the Rock County Library” is planned for Nov. 15-19 at the Rock County Library in Luverne. Events kick off Monday, Nov. 15 with Dinosaur Show-n-Tell. Bring your favorite dino or wear your favorite dino shirt and come and show the librarians. Tuesday, Nov. 16, is Dino-Mite Storytime from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and listen to dino stories, make a dino craft and take your picture with a dinosaur. Wednesday, Nov. 17, is Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt. Come to the library and hunt for dinosaurs. Thursday, Nov 18, is the Dinosaur Story Walk around the Library. Friday, Nov. 19, is Dinosaur Movie, “The Good Dinosaur,” starts at 3:45 p.m. and is 94 minutes. Snacks provided.
Free food offered Nov. 18
New Life Celebration Church will offer free food at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Generations Building on East Lincoln Street in Luverne. Vehicles should enter the west parking lot from Lincoln Street and drive to the double glass doors on the west side of the building where volunteers will load groceries into cars. Walkers should receive their pre-packaged groceries on the east side of the building. Call 507-283-4366.
Free food for seniors Nov. 18
Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors 60 and older, sponsored by A.C.E. of SW MN will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, as a drive thru distribution in the parking lot at 319 E. Lincoln, Luverne. Pre-registration is required. Call Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064.
Free Thanksgiving community meal Nov. 24
The United Methodist Church in Luverne will host a free Thanksgiving community meal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24. A pickup option available. All are welcome.
Festival of Nativities Dec. 4
St. John Lutheran Church will host a Festival of Nativities from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. More than 100 handcrafted nativities of every size and shape — international, children's sets and more — will be on display to walk through and enjoy. Refreshments will be served, and commemorative gifts will be handed out while supplies last. Free admission and handicap accessible. Location is 803 N. Cedar St., Luverne.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection week is Nov. 15-22, and boxes can be ordered online at samaritanspurse.org or picked up at the American Reformed Church where they can be dropped off Nov. 15-22. Call Karen Bosch, 605-413-9676, or Charla Sandbulte, 507-227-1722, with questions.
De-Light-Ful 5K/1 Mile set for Nov. 27
The De-Light-Ful 5K/1 Mile run will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at the Luverne Armory
Race day registration is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. or online https://runsignup.com. Contact Dave at email@example.com or 507-920-3345.
Community Education offerings
Luverne Community Education will offer the following classes and activities. Call 507-283-4724 or visit the website: comed.isd2184.net
Men’s Basketball meets Wednesday nights November through February. Fee is $45 for the 4 months.
Bread Baking on Dec. 11 shows how easy it is to make your own bread at home. Fee is $10. All supplies furnished.
For more information about library happenings, call 507-449-5040 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trivia Night is at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Take 16 in Luverne. Team registration begins at 6 p.m.
Reminiscence Kits are available featuring various topics such as gardening, pets, baking, sewing, farming and hunting. The kits are designed to use with a loved one experiencing memory loss, encouraging the loved one to open up about activities they once loved in the past.
Story Time with Bronwyn is at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 19. As the weather permits, the event will in one of Luverne’s city parks. See the library’s social media page for info.
SHARE applications accepted through Dec. 8
Rock County S.H.A.R.E applications are due by Nov. 24. forms are available on the Luverne Chamber website home page (in English and Spanish). Distribution is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 8. The S.H.A.R.E. program distributes groceries, clothing and toys to Rock County residents who are in need of support. Donations of used items are not accepted. Monetary, tax-deductible donations can be mailed to SHARE at PO Box 792, Luverne, MN 56156.
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. Nominations are accepted now through Feb. 28, 2022. Forms are available at The History Center, Luverne Area Chamber or online at www.rockcountyhistorical.com or www.luvernechamber.com. An awards presentation is scheduled for July 17, 2022.