Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 14, in the Blue Mound Room at Sanford Hospital in Luverne. Program will be presented by Stephanie Pierce of Rock County Youth.
Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, in the east parking lot of St. Catherine Catholic Church to carpool for dinner at Brandon Steakhouse and the play “Shrek.”
MS Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, for a potluck dinner and meeting at the Rock County Human Services building in Luverne. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.
Parents with Special Needs Children Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday each month in the Upper Room at the United Methodist Church, 109 N. Freeman Ave., Luverne. This is a nondenominational support group.
Al-Anon meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at (507) 449-1246
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call Shawn at (507) 220-3180.
Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.
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.
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.
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.
Hinkly House: Stories and Strings July 10
Join Harold Tilstra as he shares the history and sounds of string instruments from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Hinkly House in Luverne. The house will also be open for tours.
July exhibits at Carnegie
The Carnegie Cultural Center is featuring works by two Willmar artists, watercolorist Suzanne Napgezek and fiber artist Carolyn Olson, during July. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call the Carnegie, 283-8294, with questions.
Youth football league to start in Luverne
Midwest Youth Football League, an organized tackle football organization, will begin its first year in Luverne. Boys and girls going into third through sixth grade can register at an equipment fitting at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, in the large meeting room at Pizza Ranch in Luverne.
Contact Dawn Cope, youth football director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 507-227-8809 or visit their website at www.myfootball.org.
Area churches announce VBS dates
“Mega Sports Camp” Vacation Bible School will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13, through Thursday, July 17, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Supper will be served to every student. If interested contact Kari Kueter at 962-3656 or email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School for First Assembly of God, Luvene, will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, through Wednesday, July 23, with a performance Thursday, July 24. Register by calling Pastor Harry at 507-348-4775 or 605-366-1542.
Missoula Children’s Theatre comes to Luverne
The Missoula Children’s Theatre will be in Luverne from July 14-19 to practice and perform “King Arthur’s Quest.” There are immediate openings for children who attended kindergarten last year through age 7. Call Community Education at 283-4724 with questions.
July 17 Food Ministry
The monthly Food ministry of New Life Celebration Church will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Luverne Senior Center. If you’re having trouble putting food on the table, come for fresh produce, bread and meat. Children will be asked to wait outside.
Register for Wienerman 4
Wienerman World Championships will take place during the annual Hot Dog Night Thursday, July 17, in Luverne. Those interested can sign up for a four-person team relay with each member eating at a predetermined eating establishment followed by an athletic portion (water event, bike, run). All eating challenges will have a hot dog theme.*
Log on to www.wienermanworldchampionships.com or call Dave Duffy at 507-920-3345 for information. Register online at www.allsportscentral.com
*Special Consideration will given for people on vegetarian and gluten-free diets.
Rock Youth at Verne Drive-In July 18
Rock Youth invites students in grades 6-12 to meet in the party room at the Verne Drive-in Friday, July 18. Meet at the drive-in (free admission for Rock Youth/food on your own) or at Luverne High School south parking lot at 7:30 p.m. for a ride. Rides will be provided home after the first movie. Contact Stephanie Pierce at 227-6049 with questions.
Fifth-grade band lessons start July 28
Fifth-grade band lessons for Luverne students are scheduled for July 28-31 and from Aug. 4-7 in the Luverne High School band room. The 30-minute afternoon lessons are as follows: flute 1 p.m.; clarinet 1:30 p.m.; saxophone 2 p.m.; trumpet 2:30 p.m.; trombone 3 p.m.; baritone/tuba 3:30 p.m.; and percussion 4 p.m.
Register for these new activities by calling Community Ed at 283-4724. Please note:Community Ed. office is closed on Fridays during the summer.
One last opportunity for student driver education this year. Call 283-4724 before Tuesday, July 15, to register your child for this two-week class starting July 21. Open to students who completed 8th grade during 2013-14 school year or older. Area students are welcome.
Minnesota Twins bus trip on will be on July 20.