Bulletin Board – Sunday, April 14, 2019

The NYG Team from Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will host a Palm Sunday Breakfast from 10:10 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall. The menu is French Toast, breakfast sausage, fresh fruit, juice, and coffee. A free-will offering will be taken for Trinity Youth traveling to the 2021 ELCA National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis.

The Crookston Civic Music League will present “Seven Last Words” on Palm Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the sanctuary at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston. There will be a free-will offering and refreshments will be served following the performance.

The Crookston Sports Center will have open courts in the Event Arena Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. through Saturday, April 20.

Warren Covenant Church will have a Palm Sunday Choir Cantata, under the direction of Don Saiger, tonight at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to come worship together.  Bars and coffee are served following the program.

The Crookston High School three-act play “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be held tonight and Monday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles Auxiliary 873 Scholarship application for 2019 is available for pickup at the Crookston High School Office. Applicants must have a female relative as a member of the Auxiliary. Applications are due back (postmarked) by April 15th. If you have any questions, please contact the Eagles Club at 281-3881 or Sheila 218-289-3212.

Senator Mark Johnson and Representative Deb Kiel will hold three town hall meetings Monday, April 15 beginning at the East Grand Forks City Hall from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Crookston City Hall from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and at the Fosston Civic Center from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, April 15 at noon at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, April 15 at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Park Board will meet Monday, April 15 at 4:45 p.m. at City Hall.

The Washington Elementary PTO will meet Monday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m.

The Crookston City Council will have a special meeting Monday, April 15 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

There will be a benefit for Lilith Jean Lossing, infant daughter of Jessica King and Shawn Lossing, Monday, April 15 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Warren American Legion. There will be serving stuffed potatoes and bars, and there’ll be a Silent Auction and Bake Sale.  Lilith was born prematurely and was born with a birth defect and is at Mayo Clinic until May. If you would like to donate or provide a silent auction please contact Crystal Boman 218-282-9239, Domita Mack 218-201-0287 or Chantel Fetsch 218-201-0509.

RiverView Health’s Celiac Support Group will meet Monday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2.

The Crookston Eagles will have $6 burger baskets on Monday, April 15 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. A smear tournament will begin at 7:00 p.m.

CHEDA will have a board meeting Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park. There may be a quorum of City Council at the meeting.

All Senior Citizens are invited to the Annual Senior Citizen Brunch at the Crookston High School on Tuesday, April 16. A small brunch will be served at 8:30 a.m. by the seniors of the Leo Club. Following the brunch you be excused to the auditorium at 9:30 a.m. where you will be entertained  by the Crookston High School drama students performing “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

Senator Mark Johnson, Representative Deb Kiel and Representative Dan Fabian will hold three town hall meetings Tuesday, April 16 begging at Uptown Cafe in Warren from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Thief River Falls City Hall from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and at the Grain Bin Cafe in Grygla from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m.

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, April 16 at 12:45 p.m. and the Senior Club CHS Speech Team at 1:00 p.m.

Polk County Public Health will have a Family Planning Walk-in Clinic from 2:00-5:30 Tuesday, April 16 and a Public Health Service Day from 3:00-5:30 p.m.

RiverView Health Childbirth Class meets Tuesday, April 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1.

The Crookston Eagles will have Aerie and Auxiliary meetings Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. A joint meeting will follow.

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

The Orchestra Solo and Ensemble contest in the Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Contest Wednesday, April 17 at Bemidji High School.

Crookston Township will have a regular board meeting Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

Senator Mark Johnson and Representative Dan Fabian will hold three town hall meetings Wednesday, April 17 beginning at the Hallock Senior Center from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Twins Rockin 50’s Cafe in Greenbush from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and at the Roseau City Center from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Crookston High School students will participate in the The Golden Link will have a Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, April 17 at 9:00 a.m., men’s cards at 10:00 a.m., entertainment committee meeting at 10:00 a.m., and senior cards at 1:30 p.m.

Polk County Public Health will offer free blood pressure screening from 11:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 17 at the Crookston Care and Share.

Wonderful Life Foods will have a workshop on Season Living Concepts for Spring with Megan Scott, Acupuncturist at RiverView Health Wednesday, April 17 at 5:15 p.m.  Scott will share the concept of living in balance with the season of spring with tips on wellness and balancing energy. The workshop will be at Wonderful Life Foods, 155 North Main Street.

The Crookston Eagles Auxiliary will host a Children’s Easter Party Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  There will be hot dogs, treats, games, crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny, bring your own camera. Kids 12 and under are free.

Crookston Community Education will offer Volunteering 101 for adults age 54 and over Thursday, April 17 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Minimum enrollment is 5, maximum of 20. The class will be held at UMC’s Kiehle Hall, room 105. Call 281-5078 to register.

The Crookston Baseball Association will meet Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, April 17 is chicken alfredo and a breadstick for $8.

The registration deadline for Crookston Prom for the meal count is Thursday, April 18.

The Crookston Chamber Board of Directors will meet Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Golden Link will have a TRIAD meeting Thursday, April 18 at 10:00 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m. and an AARP Driver Safety Class for drivers age 55 or older from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., call  281-3072 to register.

The West Polk County SWCD Local Work Group will meet at the West Polk SWCD office, USDA Service Center, 528 Strander Ave, Crookston, MN; 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 18.  For more information contact Bob Guetter (218)-281-2809 Ext 3.

Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering a seasonal grief support group Thursday, April 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library. The grief support group is free and open to any adult 18 years and older who are grieving the loss of a loved one through death. There is no pre-registration required to attend the group.

The Highland Elementary 2nd grade Music Concert will be Thursday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m.

The Climax Parish Food Shelf will be open Thursday, April 18 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m.

The University of Minnesota Crookston Campus will be closed on Good Friday, April 19.

Crookston City Hall will close at noon on Good Friday, April 19. Garbage collection will remain the same.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo on Friday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m., $750 must go.  There will also be horse races and meat raffles. The kitchen will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. serving Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls or Shrimp Poppers for $7.  Mini Corn Dogs, Jalapeno Poppers, Chicken Bites, Mozzarella Sticks or Pork Egg Rolls for $5 and French Fries for $3.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston will have their spring clean-up Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. All ages welcome.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Saturday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m., $400 must go.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, April 22 at noon at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have greeting cards Monday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber.  The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

The 11th Annual Crookston High School Triple A Academics, Arts, and Athletics Senior Recognition Banquet will be Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School Commons. Tickets for parents, family members, and friends may be purchased at the Crookston High School, KROX and Montague’s Flower Shop. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, April 22. Cost of tickets is $13. Senior students are free and can pick up tickets in the office. If you have special dietary needs, call Paul or Carol at Irishman’s Shanty at 281-9912.

Spring Clean-Up Week in Crookston is April 22-26. Place items on your street boulevard on your regular garbage day. Clean up items should be separated into piles: garbage, clothing, cardboard, appliances, furniture, metal items, demolition, yard waste, and tires. Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled. Devices such as T.V.’s, computer monitors, etc. cannot be landfilled and will not be collected. Dispose of them at the Transfer Station.  

Crookston Community Education is offering a Volunteering 101–Make the Most of It class for adults age 54 and older on May 1, must register by April 22 or May 15, must register by May 6. Classes will be 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Kiehle Hall, Room 105 at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Instructors are Tammy Frohlich and/or Jennifer Erdmann. Call 281-5078 to register.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, April 23 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room the Polk County Government Center.

The Annual Senior Day will be held at the Crookston Sports Center in the Event Arena on Tuesday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a free meal, booths, information, social interaction and register for door prizes.

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, April 23 at 12:45 p.m.

Polk County Public Health will have a Family Planning Walk-in Clinic from 2:00-5:30 Tuesday, April 23 and a Public Health Service Day from 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Crookston Public Schools will host a Community Input Session Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Crookston High School Commons.  

The Highland Elementary PTO will meet Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

RiverView Health Childbirth Class meets Tuesday, April 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1.

The Crookston High School Choir Concert will be Wednesday, April 24.

The deadline to apply for the Congressional Art Competition is Wednesday, April 24.  Submit a photograph with student name, address, phone number, artwork title and medium to congressional.art@mail.house.gov.

Crookston Township will have a Board of Equalization meeting Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Golden Link will have comfort bears Wednesday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m., the movie Green Book at 1:00 p.m. and senior cards at 1:30 p.m.

The RiverView Health Diabetes Support Group, led by Darcey Larson, will be held Wednesday, April 24 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

Crookston Summer Registration Day will be Wednesday, April 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Sports Center, enter at the “East” door. Parents can register their children for summer programs all at one time. Sign up for Crookston Park and Recreation activities, Pool lessons, Crookston Public Library, Washington School Summer Care for grades K-4, Just for Kix, Summer Camp for grades K-6, Sun, Country, and You, CHS boys and girls basketball, UMC Men’s Basketball Junior Eagle Camp for grades 1-6, UMC Men’s Basketball Offensive Skills Camp for grades 5-12, UMC Golden Eagle Prospect Football Camp for grades 9-12, UMC Robotics & Technology Camp for Pre-K to 3rd grade,  grades 4-8 and grades 7-12. Purchase your Summer Passes for T.H.E. Bus-Public Transportation. For more information call Lori Morgan or Denice Oliver at the Crookston Community Education at 281-5078.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, April 24 is meatloaf, potato, and vegetable for $8.

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Could one of them be yours? Is your child’s car seat on a recall list? Safe Kids Grand Forks, Altru Clinic in Crookston and Brost Chevrolet are partnering to hold car seat check-up event at Brost Chevrolet, 1600 University Avenue on April 25

The Golden Link will have foot care nursing service Thursday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m. and free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m.

The Golden Link will have pancakes Friday, April 26 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., morning smear at 9:00 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

Safe-Kids Car Seat Check-up event will be Thursday, April 25 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Brost Chevrolet.

Celebrate the Young Child with the Power of Kindness Family Festival on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Crookston High School. Explore a variety of stations for children ages 0-8 and enjoy a free meal. Each child will also receive a free puppet. T.H.E. Bus will provide free rides, call 218-281-0700. The event is made possible by the Celebrate the Young Child Collaborative, Crookston Early Childhood Summit, and Otto Bremer Foundation.

Crookston Area Chamber Women’s Leadership Network Empowerment Forum will be held on May 1st from noon – 4:00 p.m. at Heritage Hall on the UMC Campus. Cost is $49 which includes lunch. You must register to attend by April 26 with Terri Heggie theggie@visitcrookston.com or Carrie Bergquist cbergquist@altru.org.  

The Crookston Eagles Membership Night will be Friday, April 26. Cost is $40 a member and includes a prime rib or walleye dinner and free open bar from 6:00 to 10:00 with an extra charge of $1 for top shelf. Entertainment by Nashville recording artist Dariann Leigh. If you are interested in joining the Crookston Eagles Club, stop by and fill out an application at the bar. To make a reservation for Membership Night, call 281-3881.

The 73 Annual Kem Shrine Circus will be April 26, 27 and 28 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.  Friday show times are 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  

The Crookston High School Prom will be Saturday, April 27.

RiverView Rehab Services will have a Hands-on Learning Fair Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fido Purpur Arena in Grand Forks.  The event is for children birth through 8 and is a creation of Safe Kids Grand Forks. Admission is free. However, VIP tickets are available in advance and come with an event bag filled with samples, coupons and a snack.  One ticket is good for the whole family. VIP ticket sales begin on April 1. For more information call 701-780-1660.

RiverView Health will have a blood drive on Monday, April 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Meeting Room 1.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, April 29 at noon at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have greeting cards Monday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m., and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will meet Monday, April 29 at St. Peter’s in Gentilly.  The meal will be at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting at 6:00 p.m. The Eastertide prayer experience of the month is the Chaplet of Mercy.  Interested in joining call Mary Dahl 262-744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad 218-456-2506.

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, April 30 at 12:45 p.m.

The Golden Link will have cards Wednesday, April 31 at 12:45 p.m. and the UMC retirees at 1:30 p.m.

T.H.E. Bus is offering a summer fun pass for ages 5-17.  The Summer Fun Pass is valid June-August for unlimited rides in Crookston only. If purchased before May 3, the pass is $50 for an individual or $120 for a family. Call 281-0700 for more information or visit tvoc.org.

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 is required to have a Firearm Safety Training Certificate. For information and registration contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or stevevideen@yahoo.com.

Crookston Area Chamber Growth and Development are now taking registrations for “Core Characteristics of Competent Leaders” This 4-part educational leadership series will be held at the Cobblestone Inn from 11:30-1:00 p.m. on May 9, 16, 23, 30. Cost is $65 for Chamber Members and $80 for non-chamber members. Register by email theggie@visitcrookston.com or by calling 281.4320.

It’s never too late to learn. Adult Basic Education hours are Monday from 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 noon meals on Wednesday through Easter on Wednesdays.  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 noon 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.

Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering a seasonal grief support group in Crookston the first and third Thursday of the month April thru June from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library. The grief support group is free and open to any adult 18 years and older who are grieving the loss of a loved one through death. There is no pre-registration required to attend the group.

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.