Community Calendar April 14, 2016


Beaver Creek Township  will have their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the township hall.

Maplewood Cemetery board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964 with questions.

Rock County Thrivent Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Al-Anon meets from 6:30 to  7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 507-449-1246.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays and for basic text study at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. For more information call 507-220-0137.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Note the new location during the library renovation. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.

Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Blue Mound Banquet Center.

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.

Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Emily Crabtree at 220-2424.

Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.

Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.

Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.

Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.

Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Habitat Office located in the alley entrance of 126 East Main Street. Visitors are Welcome. Call 507-215-2091 for further information.


Rock County spring road restrictions end April 15

The ending date for spring weight road restrictions is Friday, April 15, on all Rock County roadways. Contact Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010 with questions.


St. Catherine sponsors  forum on sex trafficking in Minnesota April 14

St. Catherine’s and St. Mary’s are partnering to offer a program to address sex trafficking in Minnesota. The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne with a play, “Bottom,” followed by a panel discussion. The program is open and free to the public and is recommended for ages 13+ due to strong language and honest content.


Tornado drills planned for Severe Weather Awareness Week

In conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week, local officials have scheduled tornado drills for 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Families are encouraged to have a discussion to plan for a possible tornado emergency. Guidelines for making an emergency plan can be found on the Minnesota  Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management website at


Luverne’s Spring Loaded Home, Health and Living Show set for April 16

The Luverne Spring Loaded  Home, Health and Living Show is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Blue Mound Banquet Center, the Palace Theatre and at local businesses. The event includes free samples, discounts and demonstrations. Local businesses will be putting on free seminars at the historic Palace Theatre from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more informations call the Luverne Area Chamber at 507-283-4061 or visit


Puppeteers at library April 16

The Rock County Community Library will host Jim Oliver with Puppeteer Productions at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16.

The puppet show, “Bedtime,” is a silly story of how Grandma and Grandpa try to get the grandkids to go to sleep. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Library in recognition of National Library Week and is free and open to the public.


Monthly Food Ministry April 21

The Monthly Food Ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Luverne Senior Center. If you’re having trouble putting food on the table, come for fresh produce, bread and meat.


Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction tickets available

Tickets are still available for the Annual Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 23, at the Blue Mound Banquet Center. Tickets may be purchased in person at the hospice office located at 211 E. Main Street in Luverne, or by calling 507-283-1805.


Community Blood Drive set for April 25 at LHS

Luverne High School and Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive Monday, April 25, at Luverne High School. Times are  from 7:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 with a signed parent consent form). For more information go to or call 1-877-877-3070. Walk-ins are welcome.


Free tax help available at library

Volunteers through AARP will provide free tax services at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne through April. Call the library, 449-5040, to make an appointment. Appointments are required. Evening appointments are also available. Bring Social Security cards to appointments.

The service is free for any private individual with a simple tax format. It’s not for commercial, farming or investment taxes.


Library offers Story Hour and Laptime

Story hour for ages 4-5 continues through May 5 every Thursday morning from 10-11 a.m. Story Hour includes stories, songs, crafts and more.

Laptime for ages birth through 3 with an adult continues through May 6. It meets every Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. Laptime includes stories, songs, crafts and more.



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