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Community Calendar Nov. 14, 2019

A Medicare information meeting will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Blessing House at 108 W. Crawford Street, Luverne. Call Barb Daly at 507-360-6820.
MS Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 with questions.
Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. Call Dianne Karlstad at 507-530-3307 with questions.
Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Call 605-321-4324.
Alanon will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 7 and 21, in Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room and then will go back to meeting the second and fourth Thursdays. Call 507-449-1246 with questions.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.
‘You Are Your Own Best Medicine’ Nov. 21
‘Health Care Safety: You Are Your Own Best Medicine’ will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Blue Mound Room of Sanford Luverne.
The Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety will offer information about how to work with health care providers to better communicate about personal health and to prevent medical errors and improve safety. Pay $5 registration fee at Community Education by Monday, Nov. 18. A light meal will be provided. Call 507-283-4724.
Free fresh food Nov. 21
New Life Celebration Church will offer free food from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Generations building on East Lincoln Street for those who are having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags or boxes. Call 507-283-4366.
Communications techniques for Alzheimer’s Nov. 21
The Alzheimer’s Association will present “Effective Communication Techniques” from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the basement conference room of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
SHARE seeks donations, invites recipients to sign up by Nov. 27
The Rock County SHARE program  is currently accepting monetary donations sent to SHARE, P.O. Box 792, Luverne, MN 56156. The SHARE program does not accept donations of used items.
Families who would like to receive gifts from SHARE can find application forms at Sunshine Foods, the Rock County Library, area schools, and at Family Services. Applications need to be submitted by Nov. 27 to SHARE at P.O. Box 792, Luverne, MN 56156.
Distribution will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Luverne National Guard Armory at 309 S. Freeman Avenue. For more information contact Molly at 507-227-9282.
Holiday grief support class Nov. 25
A one-session class is being offered on grief support to help anyone grieving the death of a loved one this holiday season. The class will be offered at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Blue Mound Room at Sanford Luverne Medical Center. No advance registration is needed, and the class is free. Call 283-1805 with questions or email
 Light a light on Hospice Tree of Lights
Sanford Luverne Hospice is sponsoring the annual Tree of Lights in several area communities. The public may submit names of loved ones by Nov. 29 to light a light on a tree. Suggested donation is $5 per name. Names of those remembered or honored do not need to be associated with hospice. Forms are available at area churches, Sunshine Foods, the Hospice office at 304 N. McKenzie Street, or call 507-283-1805.
Rock County Library activities
Contact the library at or call 507-449-5040 to register for events.
Mah Jongg is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays.
Fall Story Hour for preschoolers ages 4-5 is from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 21.
Fall Lap Time is 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 22.
Evening Story Time is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 26.
E-book classes, 2 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Register with Luverne Community Education.
DIY Vinyl Painting is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.
DIY Book Page Wreaths is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.
Library hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Community Ed
Register by e-mailing or calling 507-283-4724.
Preschool through grade 5 students are offering frozen cookie dough at $20, or donations are welcome. This fundraiser helps to keep activity fees affordable. Please call Com Ed if you would like to place an order.
Discover eBooks! on Nov. 19 will show you how convenient it is to access digital books. No fee, but registration required. Fee paid by Blandin Broadband Grant.
K-grade 2 Basketball begins on Nov. 16 and meets two times each month through February. Fee is $15 for 8 sessions.
Cyber Security – Educate Yourself Now! will be Nov. 18. Avoid problems by educating yourself. Fee is $5, supported in part by Blandin Broadband Community Grant.
Find out more about strengthening exercises at Stay Strong As You Age on Nov. 20 at noon. Bring your own sack lunch; dessert provided. Fee is $5.
Did you know that medical errors are now estimated to be the third-leading cause of death in U.S.?  Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) and Sanford Luverne Medical Center along with other health care professionals offer Health Care Safety: YOU are Your Own Best Medicine! on Nov. 21 to help you manage your own and your loved ones’ health care in ways that improve safety.  Fee is $5.  Please register by Nov. 18 as a light meal will be served.
You must be licensed to ride snowmobile anywhere in Minnesota.  Students ages 11 and older may register (prior to Nov. 13) for the Snowmobile Safety Outdoor Course to be held on Nov. 23.  It will be necessary to complete the online course ahead of the outdoor portion.  Go to  Fee for the outdoor portion is $10.
Chartered Bus Trip Nov. 23 to see “Mamma Mia!” at the Chanhassen Theatre. Fee is $115
The Luverne Community Education brochure is online at the Luverne School website.

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