Nov. 4 Announcer events
Beaver Creek Township will meet Thursday, Nov. 8.
Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at noon Friday, Nov. 9, for lunch at China Inn and bingo at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. RSVP to Connie Wieneke at 283-8470 by Nov. 7.
Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Rock County Community Library.
Rock County VFW Post #2757 will meet after the Veterans Day program at the Luverne High School on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Herreid Museum.
Luverne Tourist Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the home of Pauline Martin. Molly Golla and Sara Hartquist will speak about the SHARE program.
Pink Ladies will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Blue Mound Room at Sanford Hospital in Luverne.
Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the home of Teresa Kramer.
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.
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, 2nd Floor (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.
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.
Time Out for Caregivers Nov. 7
Time Out for Caregivers: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics, will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in The Oaks dining room in Luverne. Guest presenter is Joanne Bartosh. Respite care can be arranged by calling RSVP at 283-5064.
Elementary fall musical ‘Dinostars’ is 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 Children’s 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.
Blood drive at Sanford Luverne Nov. 12
Sanford Luverne and the Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Sanford campus in Luverne. Call 283-2321 for information.
Free seminar offered by Sanford Hospice Nov. 13
Sanford Luverne Hospice will host the free educational seminar “Providing Care at the End of Life” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Blue Mound Room at the Sanford Hospital in Luverne. The program is intended for area nurses, social workers, human service workers, clergy and others. Continuing education hours will be offered. Register by Nov. 5 by calling the Hospice office at 283-1805.
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.
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.
Anyone may buy books at the Scholastic Book Fair during elementary parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Nov. 8. Arby’s roast beef sandwich, cookie and drink will be served from 3:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Check out the information table in the commons explaining the new Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom coming to the school playground.
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.
Are you 55 or older? Insurance companies will offer a discount on your car insurance when you take the National Safety Council Defensive Driving Class. The fall class will be in the evening on Nov. 19 and 26. Fee is $20.
The Sioux Falls Washington Pavilion’s Discovery Lab comes to Luverne on Monday, Nov. 19 for Dino Dig Discovery for children ages 3-5 years. Register and pay $4 fee by Nov. 12.
Decorate your own Winter Planter with advice from George Bonnema on Nov. 24. Fee is $32 plus enhancements.
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.