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May 14 Community events

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the township hall.
Valley Springs Cemetery lot owners will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19.
MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. For information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.
Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.
Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Teresa Hup at 283-9590.
SW MN Freethinkers will meet at 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Rock County Community Library, 201 W. Main St., Luverne. For more information email
TOPS #698 Luverne (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets for weigh-in at 8 a.m. every Thursday at Pizza Ranch in Luverne. The meeting follows at 8:30 a.m.
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Rock County Community Library. Call 605-321-4324.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, 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.
Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.
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.
Weight Watchers meets every Monday at 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.
Area schools announce graduation dates
Local schools will host graduation ceremonies on the following dates:
•Adrian High School is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the high school gym;
•Ellsworth High School is at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the high school gym;
•Hills-Beaver Creek High School is at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the high school gym; and
•Luverne High School is at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in the Cardinal Gym at Luverne Elementary School.
Free Food Ministry is May 21
The monthly Food Ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 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.
Community Ed
Register for these activities by calling Community Ed at 283-4724.
Register for these summer activities now. Morning rec begins May 18, arts/crafts, golf, gymnastics, cross country running, volleyball, basketball, and tennis. The summer brochure is online at under the community education link or extra copies are available at the community library. 
Learn how to grow a bountiful garden without using herbicides, insecticides or fungicides and without weeding at Strawbale Gardening on May 19. Fee is $33.
Register now for Intro to Pilates/Yoga or regular Yoga class on Tuesday/Thursdays for six weeks beginning May 19. Fee is $50.
See the breathtaking beauty of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Friday, May 22. Fee of $97 covers the chartered bus ride, entrance fee and a tram ride. 
Set your child (grades 3 and older as attended during 14-15 school year) up for success as they begin staying Home Alone. Class is on May 27 and will cover all aspects of personal safety, stranger danger, first aid, fire safety, Internet safety, loneliness, boredom, storm safety, trust, honesty, siblings, etc. Fee is $25.
Learn how to Decorate Walls With Audrey on May 27. Bring a photo of your challenging walls, stairwells, above headboards, around TV sets, etc. Fee is $10.
Students who attended grades 1-4 will learn beginning Spanish on May 26, 27, 28. Fee is $21.
Create on Canvas class will take your skills up a notch as you bring a picture of your pet to paint at Pet Portraits class on May 26 Fee is $22. (for age 10 through adult)
Children ages 4 through Kindergarten will learn the basics of playing a ball game at Early Play Ball beginning the last week of May and held in the mornings or evenings.  Fee is $40.
Competitors of all ages welcome to participate in the Track & Field Meet on Monday, June 1.  Fee is $5.
 Soccer for children ages 3–6 years will be Mondays or Wednesdays beginning the first week in June.  Fee is $19.
Student Driver Education class is being offered beginning June 15 to any student who is in 8th grade or older. Fee is $290 due with registration and covers 30 hours of classroom and 6 hours of behind the wheel driving. 
Concerned about your child’s development (ages 0-5 years)? Call 283-4724 for a private screening at no cost.
Check out the Community Education brochure on the Luverne School website, the community Education link.
Register for 2015-16 Discovery Time preschool. There are openings for children ages 3, 4, or 5 years in the Tuesday/Thursday afternoon classes. 
All 3-year-old children living in Minnesota will do an Early Childhood Screening as they near age 4. If your child is nearly 4 years old or already 4 and has not been screened, call 283-4724 to arrange an appointment

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