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Community Calendar Nov. 24, 2021

Rock County Association of Townships annual meeting is at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Rock County Library.
Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Monday Dec. 6, at Poplar Creek in Luverne.  Masks are required.  Call Diane Karlstad at 507-530-3307 with questions.
Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the town hall.
Bell ringers needed for Kettle campaign
Volunteer bell ringers are needed for the 2021 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Nov. 26 through Dec. 24 at Sunshine Foods in Luverne. Sign up for two-hour increments between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Use the link or call Carrie Soto, 507-220-8897 with questions.
Mobile dental clinic Dec. 1-2
#Luv1LuvAll's Rock County Oral Health Task Force has organized a mobile dental clinic in Luverne on Wednesday, Dec. 1, and Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Rock County Health and Human Services building community room. These clinics provide dental care for ADULTS and children of all ages. Call 612-746-1530 to schedule an appointment. All forms of insurance are accepted.
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.
Holidays at the Hinkly House Dec. 4, 11
Hinkly House committee members Diane Jauert, Shirley Harrison and Janet Burger will host a Holiday Open House at the Victorial Luverne home for two weekends, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. The holiday displays this year are paper glitter and music boxes.
Hospice tree lighting Dec. 2
Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the corner of Main Street and Highway 75 in Luverne. A special candle lighting will be part of the ceremony as submitted names are read in honor of or in memory of loved ones. Hot cider and cookies will be served. Call 507-283-1805 with questions
Community Education offerings
Luverne Community Education will offer the following classes and activities. Call 507-283-4724 or visit the website:
Register by Dec. 1 for Snowmobile Safety class on Dec. 11 for ages 12 and older by Dec. 31.
Bread Baking on Dec. 11 shows how easy it is to make your own bread at home. Fee is $10. All supplies furnished.
Library happenings
For more information about library happenings, call 507-449-5040 or email at
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.
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 or An awards presentation is scheduled for July 17, 2022.

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