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Rock County Thrivent Financial board meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Pizza Ranch in Luverne.
MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. For details call 283-2069 or 283-2964.
TRIAD will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. 
Caregivers Support Group will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, in the conference room at the Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 283-2576 with questions.
Register by June 18 for Master Gardners tour
Register by Thursday, June 18, for the Rock County Master Gardeners Garden Tour. This year the Worthington Garden Club will share some of their gardens on Monday, June 29. Fee is $12. Call Luvene Community Ed at 283-4724 to reserve your spot.
Capture the Prairie’ photo exhibit at the Carnegie
Enjoy scenes from Deb Parks, a professional photographer, and her “Capture the Prairie” photography class from a trip to the Blue Mounds State Park. The exhibit is on display now until the end of July at the Carnigie Cultural Center in Luverne.
Food Ministry
The monthly food ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Luverne Senior Center. Come for fresh produce, bread and meat. Children will be asked to wait outside.
‘I Can Climb’ at Blue Mounds State Park
First-time climbers can scale the colorful Sioux quartzite cliffs at Blue Mounds State Park Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21. Trained professionals from Vertical Endeavors Guided Adventures will provide hands-on instruction. Call the park at 507-283-6060 for more information, but reservations must be made by calling 1-866-857-2757 or online, There is a $10 fee per climber.
The next ‘I Can Climb’ dates are July 25-26 and Aug. 22-23.
Luverne Street Music Summer Camp signup due June 20
Luverne Street Music will host summer music camps for all ages the week of July 6-10. Children ages 4-9 will meet in the mornings and ages 10 and older in the afternoon. Singers and instrumentalists are welcome. Camps are led by Mistyn (Iveland) Kozisek and Kelby Robinson and certified music teachers. Call (507) 920-9122 or email by June 20 to reserve a spot. Cost is $40.
Free community meal June 24 at UMC
The free Fourth Wednesday Community Meal will start at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the United Methodist Church in Luverne.
Steen outdoor concert set for June 28
The 19th annual outdoor community concert will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the Steen City Park. Musical guests are Armon “Fuzz” Floyd, East of Westerville and Praise to Him Ministries. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Enjoy free bars, juice and ice cream during the concert.
East Eden Church annual service
The East Eden Evangelical Lutheran Church will host its annual worship at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 28. Pastor Norman Omodt (who served the congregation during the 1970s) will officiate. Order of worship will be the from the black hymnal. The church is located two miles east and one mile north of Jasper. A potluck dinner will follow the service. The tolling of the bell and a program on Pastor Omodt’s missionary trips will be at 1:30 p.m.
The church will be cleaned at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 27. Volunteers are needed. Call Bev Hunstad, 507-348-4126, with questions.
Sign up for Omaha Zoo trip on June 29
Parents and grandparents can fun and make memories on Monday, June 29, on  a trip to the Omaha Zoo & Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska. The zoo features the largest cat complex in North America, the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp, the rainforests and the largest indoor desert. Fee per person is $50, which covers the bus and zoo admission.
Call Luverne Community Ed at to signup at 283-4724.
Story time hours announced
The 2015 summer reading program, “Read to the Rhythm,” is now underway at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne.
•Story and Art for first- through fifth-graders meets from 3-4 p.m. Wednesdays;
•Story Hour for ages 4, 5 and kindergartners meets from 10-11 a.m. Thursdays; and
•Laptime for children 0-3 with an adult meets from 10:30-11 a.m. Fridays.

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