Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the home of Deb Wynia. The program will be on wind chimes. Call Linda, (507) 597-6378, for information.
Hollyhoppers Square Dance Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Brown School in Pipestone. Elaine Peacock will call this dance.
American Legion Post 123 and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 14, at the post home.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Rock County Community Library. Call (605) 321-4324.
Brandon area Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday evenings and at 11 a.m. Saturdays at 209 Elm Street (behind VFW) in Brandon, S.D. Call (605) 215-9947 with questions.
Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Prairie Creek, 4400 W. Creekside Dr., Sioux Falls. Call (507) 597-6288 with questions.
Weight Loss Surgery Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. every third Monday each month in the Blue Mound Room at the Sanford campus in Luverne.
Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.
Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.
Denver Township Board meets the third Tuesday of every month in the Hardwick City Hall.
Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.
Tops #777 meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday nights in Hardwick City Hall. Weigh-in is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Call Glenda, 449-7878, or Rayola, 348-7287.
Weight Watchers meets every Monday in First Presbyterian Church, Luverne. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Call (800) 651-6000.
Luverne Tops 698 meets for weigh-in at 8 a.m. every Thursday in the Pizza Ranch. The meeting follows at 8:45 a.m.
Burn ban lifted
The burn ban has been lifted as of Saturday, Oct. 20. Those who wish to burn must have a permit to do so. Contact the Rock County Sheriff’s Department at (507) 283-5000 with questions.
SHARE and ATLAS announce ‘One warm coat project’
Again this year SHARE and ATLAS are partnering to collect new and/or clean, reusable coats, snow pants and winter gear to distribute to those who need the items. Bring donations to ATLAS for Life in Luverne at 201 E. Main Street, 2ndFloor (elevator available), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 7, or bring to the Luverne Elementary School through Nov. 2. Call Mandy Skattum at 283-4541 or Val Saarloos at 283-2536 with questions.
Operation Christmas Child begins Oct. 29
The public can participate in Operation Christmas Child through the American Reformed Church, Luverne. Boxes will be made available at the church on N. Hwy. 75 starting Monday, Oct. 29, and the church will collect them the week of Nov. 12 through Nov. 19. Volunteers will be on hand from noon to 6 p.m. Questions can be directed to Frances Veldkamp at 283-4276 or Karen Bosch at 673-2315.
Pumpkins wanted at library
The Rock County Community Library needs decorated pumpkins for their Pumpkin Parade from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, during the downtown trick-or-treat event. Bring a carved/decorated pumpkin to the library from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, or from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Stop by the library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, to vote for your favorite pumpkins and to receive a treat from the Friends of the Library. Prizes will be awarded to the top pumpkin in the adult and children’s categories.
ARC hosts Trunk-n-Treat Oct. 31
The American Reformed Church will host a Trunk-n-Treat event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the north parking lot.
Children from the community can come and visit open car trunks to hear and see a Bible story, get treats, and play games. The event is hosted by the ARC Education Committee. Call 283-8600 with questions.
Chamber invites Halloween trick-or-treaters Oct. 31
The Luverne Area Chamber will sponsor the 11th Annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Participating Luverne Chamber Members will hand out Halloween treats from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to watch for the colored signs in the windows to identify participating businesses.
LHS choir presents fall concert Nov. 1
The Luverne High School Concert Choir will present their fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Luverne High School Little Theater. The concert is free and open to the public and will feature the Concert Choir and the ninth-grade girls’ choir.
AD/HD support group starts Nov. 3
An AD/HD support group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month starting Nov. 3 at the Rock County Community Library. Each session will provide information and offer support to parents and others. The first session will describe the basics of AD/HD and will include tips for parents, teachers and others who work with children with AD/HD. Call Carrie Soto, (507) 220-8897, with questions.
Come to St. John Fall Carnival Nov. 4
St. John Lutheran Church’s Family Fall Carnival will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the church basement. The event includes Bible-based carnival games for preschool through elementary age children including crafts, Bible stories and a cakewalk, with lots of prizes. There will be bingo for adults. Hot dogs and chips will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
Gospel concert at Steen Reformed Church Nov. 4
The Gospel Gold Quartet will present a free gospel music concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Steen Reformed Church.
Rural Water starts seasonal flushing Nov. 5
Rock County Rural Water announces that seasonal flushing of water mains will be from Nov. 5 to Nov. 23. If you experience loss of pressure or discolored water, call the office at (507) 283-8886.
LES presents ‘Dinostars’ Nov. 8
The Luverne Elementary School second-and fourth-grade classes will present their fall music program, “Dinostars,” at 2 p.m. Thursday Nov. 8, in the elementary school gym. Come and see the different dinosaur acts competing for top honors in this musical variety show.
Hills Community Theatre presents ‘Happily Ever After ... The Beginning’
Hills Community Theatre presents the fall children's production “Happily Ever After … The Beginning” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the H-BC High School.
Tickets will be available at the door at each performance. Ticket prices are $5/adults, $2/K-12 students, and kids under K are free.
Set-up for Festival of Trees at Carnegie Nov. 13-17
Area families, businesses and organizations are encouraged to set up a theme tree for the Festival of Trees at the Carnegie Cultural Center in Luverne.
Times for tree set-up are from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 16, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Dates for removal are Dec. 26-29. A $50 grand prize is awarded on Dec. 27 to the tree that earns the People’s Choice Award.
Call the Carnegie, 283-8294, for information.
Register for these new fall activities by calling Community Ed. at 283-4724.
Adult Spanish Class will be Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. from Nov. 1 to Dec. 20. Participants must have had some previous Spanish. Register by Oct. 26 at 283-4724.
Other adults interested in Beginning Spanish may call 283-4724 to express interest.
Create your own “floral” oil painting using the Bob Ross Painting method on Nov. 3. Fee is $69.
Students in grades 5-8 who attend Babysitting Basics will have their names placed on the “babysitter” list that is made available to parents looking for sitters. Class will be Nov. 5 and 8. Fee is $5.
Register by Nov. 6 to learn tips to improve Fishin’ on Ice from Mike Frisch, a fishing guide and professional fisherman on Nov. 20. Fee is $17/person or $25 for a family.
Have fun seeing all the fun toys and materials used at Luverne Community Education’s Discovery Time preschool at an open house for children ages 2 – 4 years Nov. 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sibling care for other children is available if requested by Monday, Nov. 12.
Anyone 12 years of age and older by March 1, 2013, may take the Snowmobile Safety class to receive a certificate to operate a snowmobile in Minnesota. Class fee is $15 for this two-session class on Nov. 15 and 17.
Minnesota School Readiness classes meet Tuesdays for children who are at least 3 years old by Sept. 1. Choose morning or afternoon sessions. Call 283-9191 for more information.
The Fall 2012 Luverne Community Education brochure may be viewed online under the Community Ed. link on the school website, isd2184.net.