Bulletin Board – Thursday, February 14, 2019

Giving Hearts Day falls on Valentine’s Day this year, allowing donors the opportunity to show their love and appreciation for RiverView Health and its meaningful programs and services through the annual 24-hour Give-A-Thon today from 12:00 a.m.-11:59 p.m. Donations must be made online at givingheartsday.org or through the Foundation office. Links will also be provided on February 14 on the RiverView homepage at riverviewhealth.org and the KROX website at kroxam.com. Undesignated funds from the 2019 Giving Hearts Day event will be used for an upgrade of the Inpatient Unit. For more information, contact Kent Bruun at kbruun@riverviewhealth.org or call 218-281-9249.

The Best of the Best in Wheat & Soybean Research and Marketing workshops are scheduled for today at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks and Friday, February 15 at the Courtyard by Marriott, Moorhead. Pre-registration is requested. CEU credits are available. Call (800) 242-6118, ext. 3 for details or register online at Smallgrains.org.

The Kiwanis Club will meet at 7:00 a.m. today at RBJ’s Restaurant.

There will be no school for Crookston Public Schools today with parent-teacher conferences from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  There will also be a book fair during conferences at Washington Elementary School.  Proceeds benefit the Washington School Library, sponsored by the Washington School PTO.

The Golden Link will have foot care today at 9:00 a.m. and cards at 12:45 p.m.

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: The Crookston Public Library will have a Needs vs. Wants Workshop for adults this evening at 5:00 p.m. Collect valuable financial insight into needs vs. wants during this hour-long workshop which will feature exercises that will help you identify what is most important to you financially.

The Crookston Eagles Valentine’s Dinner will be this evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Choice of BBQ Ribs or Deep Fried Shrimp.  Takeout is available.  Bar Bingo will begin at 7:00 p.m.

RiverView Health will host a four hour Basic First Aid class at 6:00 p.m. tonight in the RiverView Minnesota Room. Cost is $45 for more information or to register, call 218-281-9405.

There will be no school for Crookston Public Schools on Friday, February 15.

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, February 15 at 8:30 a.m., morning smear at 9:00 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo at 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, $750 must go.  The kitchen will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 serving Mashed Potato Bowls for $7, Mini Corndogs, Egg Rolls, Jalapeno Poppers, Mozzarella Sticks, Chicken Bites for $5 or French Fries for $3.  C2 Karaoke to follow bingo.

There is a breakfast fundraiser for the 7th and 8th grade Crookston High School Builders Club and Highland Elementary 5th grade Terrific Kids Program Sunday, February 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Crookston Masonic Lodge.  Breakfast includes Pancakes, French Toast and Belgian Waffles with a free will donation.  The event is sponsored the Crookston Kiwanis Club.

The MICAH Retreat Center will hold a Silent Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) Saturday, February 16.  Silent Saturdays are informal and relaxing gatherings to practice, reflect on, and discuss what the contemplative way of life is about. For more information call Trey at 218-280-4917.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16, $400 must go.  Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with choice of 12 oz. Rib Eye ($20), 5 Shrimp ($14) or Surf & Turf ($25).  Takeout is available.

The 44th Annual Crookston Area Reunion in Mesa, Arizona will be held Sunday, February 17 at View Point Resort Terrace Green at 650 North Hawes Rd, Mesa, Arizona. For more information and registration call Leigh Murphy at 507-254-1258 or Bill Baag at 612-730-6155. Deadline for registration is February 12.

February Fitness Fever presents Family Fun Sundays.  The events are free and open to all area children, families and adults.  On Sunday, February 17 there will be snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, bonfires, cocoa and fun from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Central Park Hill and Crookston Swimming Pool Parking Lot.  Free skis and snowshoes available for use, bring your own sleds. Tri-Valley is offering free transportation to February Fitness Fever events.  Please call by 4:30 p.m. the Friday before the event to schedule, the final return trip home will leave the event at 2:30 p.m. February Fitness Fever is sponsored by Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. and Polk County Wellness Coalition.

The yearly Feed My Starving Children Bagley Food Packing Event date is May 14-15.  In 2018 approximately 800 volunteers across the 15-county northwest Minnesota area packaged 147,744 meals and they hope to surpass that number this year.  UNICEF estimates nearly 6,000 children die daily worldwide from starvation. Meals are 22 cents, to donate or to volunteer for one or more two-hour packing shifts call 218-766-8176.  Donations need to be in by March 20.  Choose love and help save lives.

There will be no school for Crookston Public Schools Monday, February 18.

The Crookston Public Library will be closed Monday, February 18.

Polk County Offices will be closed Monday, February 18.

There will be no classes at the University of Minnesota Crookston Monday, February 18 for the campus’s professional development day.

Crookston City Hall will be closed Monday, February 18. Monday garbage pickup will be picked up Tuesday, February 19.

The Polk County Transfer Station will be open 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (NOON) Monday, February 18.  Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, February 19.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, February 18 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, February 18 at 12:45 p.m.

Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will get together Monday, February 18 at the Cathedral in Crookston.  The meal will be at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:00 p.m.  Interested in joining contact Mary Dahl 262-744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad 218-456-2506.

The RiverView Auxiliary will be hosting a Blanket and Sheet Sale on Tuesday, February 19th from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and Wednesday, February 20th from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm in Heritage Hallway at RiverView Health.  There will be a variety of sheets, blankets, pillows and more.  Make sure to come and check out the sale.  Proceeds benefit Auxiliary projects for the year.

Highland Elementary School will have a Science Fair from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 19 in the Highland Cafeteria.  The students recently participated in the Science Fair and UMC and will have their projects and awards on display.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m. in the commissioner’s room at the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, February 19 at 12:45 p.m.

Crookston Community Education presents Elementary Robotics class for children ages 4 to 7 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Washington School Library taught by Jed Shanley.  The classes will be offered February 19, 21, 26 or 28.  Explore the fundamentals of robotics.  Learn to read blueprints and code.  Model, prototype, investigate, analyze, troubleshoot and more.  No experience necessary. The fee is $10 per class.  To register call 281-5078.

The Crookston Public Library presents STEMsational Tuesday for kids age 7 to 12 Tuesday, February 19 at 3:30 p.m. Develop and hone engineering skills by creating a cupid with movable wings.

The Crookston Park Board will meet Tuesday, February 19 at 4:15 p.m. at City Hall.  The Planning Commission will meet at 7:00 p.m.

Crookston Township will have a regular board meeting and board of audit Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Golden Link will have a Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, February 20 at 9:00 a.m. and men’s cards at 10:00 a.m.

The Continuing Education Committee will meet Wednesday, February 20 at 12:30 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room at Crookston High School.

The Crookston Public Library will have a free blood pressure clinic on Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. courtesy of Polk County Public Health.

The Resolute Readers, the book club of the Fertile Public Library, has announced that their next discussion will focus on “Profiles in Courage” by John F. Kennedy. The book profiles eight historical figures, known for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of opposition. All are welcome to join the discussion, free of charge, at the group’s next meeting, which will be held Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Crookston High School will host the Northwest Minnesota World of Work Event Wednesday, February 20 from 6:00 to 8:10 p.m. at the Crookston High School for Students in grades 9-12 and their parents or guardians.  Choose which career field you want to hear about with three business panels in Business Management and Administration; Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Arts, Communications and Information Systems; Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology; Health Science Technology and Human Services.

Jerry Snow, the owner of Cofe` will host an introduction to coffee Wednesday, February 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in UMN Crookston’s Prairie Lounge in the Sargeant Student Center.  This event is free and open to the public.  During this time, attendees will have the opportunity to learn what contributes to the flavor of coffees as well as its history and culture. Furthermore, participants will receive a sample pack of coffee with brewing instructions in order to try the coffee at home. 

The Crookston Baseball Association will meet at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20 at the Crookston Eagles.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, February 20 is Tater Tot Hot Dish and Roll for $8.

The Crookston Chamber Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Golden Link will have a TRIAD meeting Thursday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m., free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m. and a four-hour defensive driving class at 1:00 p.m.

The Climax Parish Food Shelf will be open Thursday, February 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Washington Elementary School’s Winter Fun Day will be Friday, February 22.

The Golden Link will have a free will breakfast of French Toast and Sausage Friday, February 22 at 8:00 a.m. as a fundraiser for the kitchen floor.  There will be morning smear at 9:00 a.m., and cards at 12:45 p.m.

Crookston High School students grades 7 to 12 will have an early out day Friday, February 22.  School will be released at 12:40 p.m. for the Section Wrestling Tournament being held at Crookston High School.

The Crookston Civic Music League’s Entertainment Series welcomes Tapestry to perform at the Crookston High School Auditorium on Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by Season Ticket only.

The Crookston Eagles will hold Pin Night on Saturday February 23. The Aerie and Auxiliary members with consecutive years of membership ending in 5 or 0 (5,10,15,20 and so on) will be provided a free supper, and a recognition pin.  State Aerie President Mike “Hanny” Hanson and Madam Auxiliary President Deb Henry will be guest speakers.  A stuffed pork chop dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m., with a pin presentation starting at 6:45, followed by the Aerie Eagle and Auxiliary Eagle of the year awards.  All members and guests are invited.  The cost of the meal will be $10.00 for all other guests not receiving a pin.

February Fitness Fever presents Family Fun Sundays.  The events are free and open to all area children, families and adults.  On Sunday, February 24 there will be a winter movement indoor fun event from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Functionally Fit II Building on the corner of West Robert and South Main St.  The event will include make and take energy snacks at Wonderful Life Foods, Zumba, dance with Just for Kix, hip hop, Tae Kwon Do and a Kumdo demonstration.  Tri-Valley is offering free transportation to February Fitness Fever events.  Please call by 4:30 p.m. the Friday before the event to schedule, the final return trip home will leave the event at 2:30 p.m. February Fitness Fever is sponsored by Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. and Polk County Wellness Coalition.

The Agriculture Water Forum as part of the “We Are Water” exhibit has been rescheduled in Bede Ballroom from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 25.  Presentations include Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification program, the science of vegetated buffers and movement of water in tile drainage systems. Lunch is provided.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, February 25 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, February 25 at 12:45 p.m. and greeting cards at 1:00 p.m.

The University of Minnesota Crookston Horseman’s Association and Study Abroad Club are holding a fundraiser in the UTOC Riding Arena Monday, February 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Horse rides will be $3, $1 for game tickets, there will be a silent auction, snacks and coloring.

Crookston Early Childhood is offering a Build A Wood Project for young carpenters (birth to five years) Monday, February 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Washington School Gym.  Please bring an adult, Phillips screwdriver and a hammer to build a stool.  Register early to save your spot by calling 218-281-5078.  There is a $5 cost per wood project.

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the council chamber at City Hall. The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

The All District High School Band Concert will be held Monday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, February 26 at 8:00 a.m. in the commissioner’s room at the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, February 26 at 12:45 p.m.

The University of Minnesota School of Nursing will be on campus at UMC on Tuesday, February 26 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to conduct an information session for those interested in a Master of Nursing in the Admissions Conference Room in Owen Hall.  To rsvp go to z.umn.edu/MNRegister.

The Spinebackers Book Club will meet Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. Adults are invited to join us to discuss “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brian. All are welcome and the discussion is offered free of charge.

The Golden Link will have comfort bears Wednesday, February 27 at 9:00 a.m., men’s cards at 10:00 a.m. and the free movie – “Green Book” – at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will hold a funeral and burial arrangement workshop Wednesday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m. courtesy of Stenshoel-Housek Funeral and Cremation Service.  Learn the benefits of prearranging your service and how the process works.   

The RiverView Health Diabetes Support Group, led by Darcey Larson, will be held Wednesday, February 27 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in RiverView Health’s Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

Ben Hylden will present “Finding Faith in the Field” on Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston. Ben will share his remarkable journey of faith after a car accident left his face and body and his dreams of being a basketball star crushed after he lost control of his car, was ejected out of the passenger door and landed in an icy field. Refreshments to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, February 27 is Pork Chop, Baked Potato, and Vegetable for $8. 

RiverView Health will hold a blood drive Thursday, February 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Minnesota Room.

The Golden Link will have foot care Thursday, February 28 at 9:00 a.m. and cards at 12:45 p.m.

Climax-Shelly Schools will have early dismissal on Thursday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m.

DNR Hunter Safety Training, for anyone age 11 and older, will be held at the Crookston Gun Club, 1 mile north of UMC on Highway 75. Classes start May 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Youth hunters and anyone planning on hunting out of Minnesota are required to have a Firearm Safety Training Certificate. A pre-class program must be completed as well, for information and registration contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or stevevideen@yahoo.com.

It’s never too late to learn. Adult Basic Education hours are Monday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 218-277-7334 or email csander@nwservice.org.

The Golden Link serves home cooked from scratch lunch at noon each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and dinner on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. All meals are $6 and come with veggies, bread, butter, milk, and dessert.  Wine and beer can be purchased with your meal for $2 each.  Please call before 10:00 a.m. for the noon meal. Call 281-3072

Early Childhood Family Education has Oh, The Places We’ll Go each Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance.  Mix it up Mondays and enroll in the EFCF class that is going places. Both parent and child’s needs are met with creative activities and personal growth opportunities.  Parents will select their favorite places to visit and explore in Crookston and the surrounding area.  Mix up your Mondays and register for this exciting class offered from October through May.  Cost for the entire program is $50.

The Crookston Lions Club meets every Monday at 12:00 p.m. at the Crookston Inn.

Early Childhood Family Education offers Unplug and Play the first and second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for children ages birth to kindergarten at Washington School. It’s time to “Unplug and Play!” Get out of the house and have some family fun in the gym at Washington School. A variety of equipment will be available for children and their parents to enjoy and explore together (riding toys, scooters, net games, balls, circle games, etc.). Get up and get going to this fun and exciting FREE ECFE class.

Riverview Health’s monthly Type 2 Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at RiverView Health in Meeting Room 1.  The group is led by RiverView Dietitian Darcy Larson, RD, LD and Kelsey Billing, RN, BSN.  The Type 2 meetings are open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members.  New members are always welcome.

Men’s Basketball at Highland Gym is every Wednesday night until May from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All players must be 18 years of age, out of High School and must register before playing.  Register at the Community Education Office at Washington School, the fee is $15.  No one will be allowed to play before registering.

Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories and a craft. No pre-registration is required, but they ask childcare providers and other groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522. If you are a member of the Golden Link and leaving town for the winter send in your dues before you leave.  Membership dues ($20) run January to December. Send them to Golden Link Senior Center 324 North Main, Crookston MN 56716. 

Early Childhood Family Education offers Books Alive Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Washington School for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance.  Books Alive encourages pre-literacy skills in young children by engaging them in a new book each week and providing activities that make the book seem to COME ALIVE! Activities include creative art, science, and sensory exploration, music/rhythm/rhyme and dance, and imaginative play. The class ends with a cooking project, related to the book, which is enjoyed as a snack. New friends and vital early learning will be acquired from this fun class! Books Alive costs $50, with a $15 supply fee and runs October through May.

Early Childhood Family Education presents Mixed Age Magic on Fridays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Washington School.  This magical class begins in the gym with active playtime using balls, scooters, parachutes, riding toys, and other fun equipment.  After gym time, families return to the classroom for circle time with stories and songs.  Parents will meet informally to share ideas and discuss topics such as positive discipline strategies, challenging behaviors, food, health, safety tips and more.  Parents learn from each other as they discuss topics that most interest them. During parent education time, the children remain in the classroom to play and explore with each other and the early childhood teacher and classroom aide.  Mixed Age Magic is for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance, the cost is $50, and the program runs from October through May.

Early Childhood Family Education offers Pop in and Play the third Saturday of each Month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance.  Pop in and play in the gym! You and your child can come and play in the gym using equipment designed for young children. Come expecting to have lots of fun making wonderful memories with your child. This class is free.

Community Education classes are now offered online. All courses run for six weeks with a two-week grace period in the end.  To see all the courses offered go to www.ed2go/crookston. Registration info an also be found on the website.