Nov. 21 Community events
Event Date(s): 11/20/2012 - 11/23/2012


Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the home of Sharon Bonnema in Luverne for a holiday potluck dinner and planning meeting for 2013. Anyone interested in joining may call Linda at (507) 597-6378.

Hollyhoppers Square Dance Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Brown School in Pipestone. Don Nugent will call this dance.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.

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.


Salvation Army kettles at Glen’s this week

The Salvation Army kettles and bell ringers will return to Glen's Food Center lobby during the Thanksgiving holiday and through Christmas Eve. All funds raised in Rock County are used locally to make the holidays brighter for those in need. Anyone or any organization wishing to volunteer their time for bell ringing should contact Suanne Ohme at 507-283-4914.


Christmas Village at the Hinkly House Nov. 24

A Christmas Village reception at the historic Hinkly House will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. Enjoy the holiday grand opening of this grand Victorian home.


Grace Lutheran’s organ rededication set for Nov. 25

The Grace Lutheran Church and Chancel Choir invite the public to celebrate the renovation and expansion of the church’s 1964 Skinner pipe organ. The organ rededication hymn festival, “We Sing the Story of God’s Love,” will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Dr. John Ferguson, nationally known composer and organist, will be the guest organist and conductor.

Refreshments will be served following the hymn festival.


SHARE and ATLAS distribute coats Nov. 28 and Dec. 1

SHARE and ATLAS will be distributing coats to those who have signed up through “One Warm Coat” project from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 1, at ATLAS, 201 E. Main St., in Luverne. Bring your SHARE postcard if you received one.


Healthy Community Forum to meet at Banquet Center Nov. 29

Building healthier communities will be discussed at the Healthy Community Forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Blue Mound Banquet and Meeting Center in Luverne.

Participants will learn of efforts underway in Nobles, Pipestone and Rock counties to improve health through increasing opportunities for better nutrition, increased physical activity and decreased exposure to commercial tobacco products. The forum is free and open to the public, and a dinner of all local foods will be provided.


Santa's Workshop during Luverne's Winterfest

Kids in kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to the “shopping center” and “craft room” at Santa’s 4-H Workshop at Luverne Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, as part of the Luverne Winterfest Celebration. 4-H “elves” will help kids shop for gifts for parents, grandparents or others, or help create “make and take” crafts. Gifts range from $1 to $5. Craft activities are $1.50 each.


Sign up for De-Light-Ful 5K

Sign up for the annual De-Light-Ful 5K run that begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness Center in Luverne. Race day registration will be from 5 to 5:45 p.m. at the pool for $15. Advanced registration for $12 can be completed at Post Race will be at Sharkee’s with the band “Undercover” providing music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Contact Dave Duffy at (507) 920-3345 or email him at


Sign up for Community Ed’s fifth-/sixth-grade basketball tourney

Teams may sign up now for Luverne Community Education’s invitational basketball tournament on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, for fifth- and sixth-grade boys’ and girls’ teams. Pool play format is used with six courts available in one building. Students are guaranteed at least two games. Teams may use the registration form at under the Community Ed link or call 283-4724. Entry fee of $90 per team must accompany registration.


Community Ed

Register for these new activities by calling Community Ed. at 283-4724.

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,


Wanted: Community Ed class instructors

Those interested in teaching a class or sharing information on a subject can contact Cindy Arends at Community Education by Monday, Nov. 26. Submit information to her at or by calling 283-4724. If you have a new class idea and want feedback, contact Karen Willers at

New class listings will appear in the January 2013 winter brochure.

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