Nov. 29 Community events
Event Date(s): 11/28/2012 - 11/30/2012


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.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at 504 N. Estey St., Luverne, for a Christmas potluck. Bring a dish to share and a challenge project for show and tell.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the home of Teresa Kramer.

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

Pink Ladies will meet at noon Monday, Dec. 10, in the Blue Mound Room at the Sanford Hospital, Luverne, for a potluck. Bring your own utensils.

Rock County VFW  #2757 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the lower level of the Rock County Veterans Museum in Luverne and will be followed by a potluck with the VFW Auxiliary.

American Legion #123 and Auxiliary will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the post home for a Christmas potluck dinner. Please bring donation for the food shelf. Note time change.

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.


County Hwy. 9 now open

County Highway 9, 4 1/2 miles south of County Highway 4, is open for traffic as of Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Call Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at (507) 283-5010 with questions.


Salvation Army kettles now at Glen’s

The Salvation Army kettles and bell ringers are now in the Glen's Food Center lobby 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.


SHARE and ATLAS distribute coats 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 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.


Annual library puppet show set for Nov. 30

Join the Rock County Community Library at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, for the annual Puppet Show Story Hour. The title of this year’s show is “The Three Pigs and the Great Christmas Tree Adventure.” All ages are welcome to attend this free event.


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


Hardwick’s Zion Lutheran hosts Christmas concert Dec. 2

Join the congregation of Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, for their first-ever instrumental Christmas concert featuring the guitar and violin students of Harlan Strong, Luverne. A light meal and Bunco will follow the recital.


Hospice Tree of Lights

Sanford Hospice Luverne will sponsor the Annual Tree of Lights in area communities. The deadline to submit names to light a light on a Christmas tree is Tuesday, Dec. 4. The public is invited to attend the following lighting ceremonies: Wednesday, Dec. 5: 7 p.m. outside First State Bank Southwest, Edgerton; and Sunday, Dec. 9: 6 p.m. outside the Adrian Fire Hall; 6:30 p.m. outside Sanford Hospice Cottage, Luverne, and at 7 p.m. Tuff Village in Hills.

Call the Sanford Hospice office at (507) 283-1805 with questions.


Bank Nite movie ‘Arthur Christmas’ at Palace Dec. 6

The free Bank Nite movie, “Arthur Christmas,” will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants Bank and Papik Motors, a free, family-friendly movie is shown on the first Thursday of every month as it was done for “Bank Nite” in the 1930s. A cash prize drawing will follow the movie. Must be present to win. Last month’s $50 cash winner was Joanne Waterbury.


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.

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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