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Community calendar Oct. 20, 2020


Caregivers Support Group, sponsored by A.C.E. of SWMN Rock County, will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Call Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064 for meeting location. Meetings are open to all.
Grief Support Group meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 22 at Sanford Luverne for five weeks. Preregister at Sanford Hospice Luverne, 507-283-1805.
 History Center hours return to normal
The Rock County History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Some safety precautions — with masks and gloves available — will be in place to protect against the spread of coronavirus. The phone number is 507-283-2122.
Help Rock the Edge with Oct. 24 project
Rock The Edge is partnering with Orphan Grain. Train from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 24, to load two semi-trailers with donated furniture in storage at the former Kawasaki building on Maple Street. The local volunteers with Rock the Edge are seeking firm commitments from at least 30 community members, youth or adult, to assist with the effort.
Sign up with your local church leader or call 507-227-1978. Gloves, water, snacks and lunch will be provided.
Garms Family performs Oct. 25
The Garms Family will perform a concert, “Night of Encouragement,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Social distancing and masks encouraged.
Donate to ‘One Warm Coat’ by Oct. 31
Rock County’s “One Warm Coat Project” will accept new or clean and gently used coats and winter apparel from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at ATLAS for Life, 201 E. Main Street in Luverne through Oct. 31.
Donations may also be brought to the Luverne Elementary School during the month of October.
Distribution dates will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at ATLAS for Life. Contact Destiny Ripka at 507-220-0030 with questions.
Dental Clinic in Luverne Oct. 29
Luv1LuvAll's Rock County Oral Health Task Force will host the next dental clinic on Thursday, Oct. 29, for ages 0 to 26 at Rock County Health and Human Services. Call 612-746-1530 to schedule an appointment or stop by Health and Human Services for assistance in scheduling. Exams, X-rays, cleanings and more will be provided. All forms of insurance accepted.
Operation Christmas Child boxes can be filled
Operation Christmas Child boxes are available for pick up at American Reformed Church at the south entrance starting Monday. Filled boxes may be dropped at the church during the week of Nov. 16-22. Boxes are sent to children who otherwise would not get a gift.
Call Karen at 605-413-9676 or Charla at 507-227-1722 with questions.
Coffee Break and StoryHour meets Tuesdays
Coffee Break Bible Study and StoryHour meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Luverne Christian Reformed Church, 605 North Estey Street. StoryHour involves playtime and Bible stories for children ages 3 through kindergarten. Nursery is available for littlest ones. There is no charge and no Bible knowledge is necessary. All faiths and all ages are welcome. Invite a friend for fellowship and refreshments. Call Kristi Stroeh at 507-227-5102 or
Meals on Wheels continue in Jasper
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) has provided Meals on Wheels in Jasper through the Sunrise Village, which is now closed. Going forward, meals will be prepared at the LSS Luverne site and delivered to Jasper City Hall twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. There is also an option to add frozen meals for delivery with the hot meals.
Inquiries about LSS Meals on Wheels can be made by calling the LSS Meals Luverne Kitchen toll-free at 866-985-8509.

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