Community Calendar Nov. 23, 2022
Annual meeting of the Rock County Association of Townships will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the downstairs meeting room at the Rock County Library. Representatives from each township.
SHARE releases distribution date
Those wishing to receive groceries, clothing and toys from the Rock County SHARE program must apply by Wednesday, Nov. 23.
SHARE will distribute the gifts to Rock County residents in need from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Luverne National Guard Armory on South Freeman Avenue.
Note: SHARE is NOT accepting donations of used items at this time. To support the program, mail financial gifts to SHARE, PO Box 792, Luverne, MN 56156.
For information, contact Amy at 507-227-6944 or Monica at 507-820-1100.
UMC community free Thanksgiving meal Nov. 23
The United Methodist Church will host its Wednesday night free community Thanksgiving meal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. A pick-up option is available by calling 507-283-4529.
Thanksgiving at the Eagles Club
The Luverne Eagles Club will host a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, for a freewill donation. Meal includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, cranberries and pumpkin pie. Home-delivered meals are available by calling 507-227-2776 or 507-920-7649 by Monday, Nov. 21.
Mobile dental clinic Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
The mobile dental clinic will be in Luverne on Wednesday, Nov. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Rock County Health and Human Services community room.
This clinic provides dental care for adults and children ages 0-100+. Call 612-746-1530 to schedule an appointment. All forms of insurance are accepted. The clinic is organized by #Luv1LuvAll's Rock County Oral Health Task Force.
Nutrition for seniors Dec. 1
Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors 60 & older, sponsored by A.C.E. of SW MN will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Drive thru distribution is in the parking lot off Maple Street, at on the east side of Generations Event Center. Pre-registration is required. Call Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064.
Holiday choir concert Dec. 2
The Luverne Middle School and High School holiday choir concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the school performing arts center. The concert will feature the sixth-grade choir, 7/8 choir, the Cardinal Choir, Treble Choir and the Concert Choir. Admission for the concert will be a monetary donation collected for the Backpack Program.
Free Narcan training Dec. 5
A free public training on how to respond to an opioid overdose using Naloxone (Narcan) will be from noon to 1 p.m. or 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Sanford Luverne. Registration is preferred by Nov. 28. Call 507.449.1246 or email email@example.com.
St. John Festival of Nativities Dec. 2-3
St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne, will host its Festival of Nativities from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. View nativities of all sizes and shapes, from handcrafted and international to children’s sets and more. Refreshments will be served. It’s free and open to the public with handicap accessibility. Call 507-283-2316 with questions.
Community Education will offer the following classes in the next few weeks. Call 507-283-4724 to register.
Students (grades K-5) can learn to decorate holiday cookies like a professional at B'S Bakehouse on Dec. 10. Register by Nov. 18. Fee is $30.
Ages 2 – 5 years will enjoy activities in the preschool rooms when they attend Grandparent & Me with a grandparent or another favorite adult on Nov. 22. No fee, but registration is required.
Register by Nov. 30 for the outdoor portion of Snowmobile Safety to be held on Dec. 10. Plan to do the online portion ($29.95 online) prior to coming for the outdoor portion. Outdoor portion cost is $10.
New Residents: Census Information Needed for Preschool Children. Call 507-283-4724 with information for children ages 0 to kindergarten. The school district uses the information for planning purposes, mailing out information on school events, including the state-mandated Preschool Screening for all 3-year-old children. If your child is 4 and has not been screened, call to complete the screening before kindergarten.
For more information about library happenings, call 507-449-5040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story Time with Bronwyn is Fridays from now through. Dec. 2. The event starts at 10 a.m.
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.
Food Shelf evening hours
The Rock County Food Shelf is now open for an additional evening shift from 5 to 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month. Call Mary at 507-227-5548 or Katie at 507-227-3531.
CoffeeBreak Bible Study meets Tuesdays
CoffeeBreak Bible Study meets each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. There will be StoryHour Bible stories and playtime for ages 3 to kindergarten, and a nursery is available. It’s free for all faiths and no prior Bible knowledge is necessary. Call Kristi Stroeh at 507-227-5102 or email at
A.C.E. respite care available, volunteers needed
A.C.E. of SW Minnesota (A.C.E.) offers respite care services in Rock County for those needing a break from caring for a loved one.
The respite program offers short-term (1-3 hours), temporary care for families and caregivers by providing a brief period of reprieve from the daily cares they provide to their loved one.
Volunteers provide non-professional supportive services to caregivers to give them time for themselves, relieve their stress and help them remain healthy.
Respite care volunteers are also needed. Trained A.C.E. volunteers provide respite care to family caregivers of adults age 60 and older who are suffering from long-term health conditions.
Contact Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064 or email@example.com.