Community Calendar June 9, 2016


Beaver Creek Township Board monthly meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the township hall.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, at the Pizza Ranch.

Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, in the Blue Mound Room of Sanford Luverne.

Rock County VFW 2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the Herreid Military Building. For information contact Buck Underwood at 449-0632.

Tourist Club will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at The Bluestem in Luverne with installation of officers.

Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the home of Arlyn Rylaarsdam.

Rock County Thrivent Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at The Bluestem.

MS Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Southwest Health and Human Services. For information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the United Methodist Church basement. Use the east entrance.

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. 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.


Hills Friendship Days this weekend

The community of Hills is celebrating Friendship Days this weekend, June 10-12.

The annual Friendship Days Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Other events Saturday  include a pancake breakfast from 7-9 a.m. at the Legion, a 5K run/walk at 7 a.m. at Around the Clock Fitness, a bean bag tournament at noon on Main Street, a kiddie tractor pull at 12:30 p.m. on Main Street, an evening steak fry from 5-7 p.m., and a street dance at 9 p.m., as well as other events.

Sunday will feature a fishing derby at 12:30 p.m. at the Rez.


Rock County Master Gardeners annual garden tour

Join the Rock County Master Gardeners for their annual tour Monday, June 20. The bus loads promptly at 6 p.m. and leaves at 6:15 p.m. from the south side of the school to tour gardens in the Luverne area. Pre-registration is necessary to secure seating. Call Sheila Steinhoff at 507-283-1302. Rain date is Tuesday, June 21.


Re-Creation performs annual music show

Re-creation, a musical group known as America’s ambassadors to hospitalized veterans, will perform at the Minnesota Veterans Home at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 14.


Farmers Market open Thursdays

The Luverne Farmers Market is now open for business from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays at Redbird Field. Farmers Market continues Thursdays through October 26. Watch for the signs on Main Street.


Food Ministry June 16

The monthly Food Ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Luverne Senior Center. If you’re having trouble putting food on the table, come for fresh produce, bread and meat. Children will be asked to wait outside.


Library hosts ‘Minnesota Gold’ author June 23

“Minnesota Gold” author Patrick Mader will visit the Rock County Library at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23. His book celebrates the perseverance and triumphs of 57 Minnesota Olympic athletes from 1948-2014.

The free program is funded by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage and is open to the public.


‘Gitchie Girl’ authors at library June 25

The Rock County Library will host “Gitchie Girl” authors Phil and Sandy Hamman from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25.

The authors will discuss survivor Sandra Chesky’s struggles in rebuilding her life emotionally and spiritually after witnessing the Gitchie Manitou 1973 mass murders and being sexually assaulted.

A book signing will follow the event. Books will be available for purchase at the library.


Library offers Summer Reading Program

Be a good sport and sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program, open to all ages from pre-K through 12th grade at the Rock County Library. For information contact the library at 507-449-5040.

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