Bulletin Board  – Saturday, September 14, 2019 

There are only a few seats left on the free bus trip that the Crookston Library is taking to Camp Ripley and Charles Lindbergh Museum in Little Falls today.  Attendees must bring a sack lunch or purchase one at the Central Market when they stop in Detroit Lakes. Pickup is 6:45 a.m. at the library. Offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Call the Crookston Public Library at 281-4522.

The Crookston Rotary Club is having their 24 Annual Rose Sale. Place your order by October 3. for a professional arrangement for $7 and delivery is $3.00 and is available upon request. To order, contact a Crookston Rotary Member. Orders will also be taken by Annette Thompson at Bremer Bank, Maribeth Melbye at Crookston Hardware Hank, Kristi Nelson at Napa Crookston Welding and Machine and at Northern Sky Bank.  Pickup will be on Thursday, October 10 at Montague’s Flower Shop. 

There will be a Roman Catholic Revival Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross today from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Wildwood Park in Crookston. 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Fisher will have a Fall Luncheon & Bazaar today from 11 am –1:30 pm. Menu includes Turkey A’la King on a homemade biscuit, cranberry sauce, homemade dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 and take outs are available.  Baked goods and craft items are also available for sale.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo with a $400 must go Jackpot today at 3:00 p.m. The dinner  will be hot turkey sandwich for $11 or walleye for $15 and served from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Call 281-3881 for takeouts. 

The East Grand Forks Valley Corn Maize will be open weekends starting Sunday, September 15 through October 20. This year’s theme is “Getting Lost with the Dinosaurs.” There is a 15 acre corn maze, family activities and concession stand. For more information, including hours and admission visit www.valleycornmaize.com  Brought to you by the Polk County Soybean Growers Association and the corn checkoff. 

Rodnes Church in rural Erskine will host a Norwegian Day Fall Dinner on Sunday, September 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The menu includes meatballs, mashed potatoes, vegetables, gravy, salads, lefse, rommegrot, rolls, and sweets. Free will offering, all are welcome.

The 9th Annual TEARS Walk for Suicide Prevention will be Sunday, September 15 from 1:00 at 4:00 p.m. at the UND Wellness Center.  Event registration begins at 12:00 p.m. To register, donate or pledge visit altru.org/teas or call 701.780.1828.

A Jostens representative will be at the Crookston High School to speak to the tenth grade at 11:00 a.m.  and the twelfth grade at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 16. Order day will be Thursday, September 19 during lunch hour. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, September 16 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, September 16 at 12:45 p.m. and an exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

RiverView Health offers a free Tai Chi Easy Class on Monday, September 16 from 4:30-5:15 at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 S. Minnesota Street.The class is led by RiverView Acupuncturist, Megan R. Scott. For more information call 281-9519. 

RiverView Celiac Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2.

The Crookston Park Board will meet Monday, September 16 at 4:45 p.m. at City Hall. 

RiverView Health’s Celiac Support Group will meet Monday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2.

The Crookston Eagles will have $6 burger baskets Monday, September 16 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 

September’s Kids at Castle  “Get Wild with Nature” is Monday, September 16 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come and explore local wildlife and join the UMC community during an exploration. Wear clothes for hiking!

Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will begin their 50th year with a get together Monday, September 16 at the Cathedral in Crookston.  Potluck meal (M-Z) at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:00 p.m. Contact Mary Dahl 262-744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad 218-456-2506. 

CHEDA will have a board meeting Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

The Crookston Chamber Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 17 at Valley Technology Park.

The Red Lake County Senior Picnic for 55 and older will be held on Tuesday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Brooks Community Hall. There is no charge, sponsored by the Red Lake County Committee on Aging. 

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, September 17 at 12:45 p.m. and the free movie – D-Day – at 1:30 p.m.

Award-winning author and publisher Ryan Jacobsen will share the behind-the-scenes story of how he wrote and published a biography of football star Adam Thielen. He will also share tips and tricks for navigating the business of publishing, including how authors can publish and sell their books on Amazon at the Fertile Public Library on Tuesday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will hold STEMsational Tuesday on Tuesday, September 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for ages 7-12 using shaving cream to recreate rain. 

The Crookston Eagles will have an Aerie Meeting Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. 

The Compassionate Friends of North Star will meet Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Charles Room at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Red Lake Falls.  All TCF members have lost a child, sibling or grandchild and continue to travel the long road this life-changing journey. Contact Mary Jo Schmitz 253-4160 or Kathy Stich 253-2272.  

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

The Crookston Public Library’s Books and Brews Book Club will meet Tuesday, September 17 at Daroos Pizza Crookston to discuss “Peace Like a River” by Lief Enger.  

Crookston Township will have a regular board meeting Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Polk County Commissioners will have a special meeting Wednesday, September 18 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

The Golden Link will have a board of directors meeting Wednesday, September 18 at 9:00 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m. and men’s cards at 10:00 a.m.

The Fertile Public Library’s Resolute Readers Book Club will meet Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by Lisa See. Knights of Columbus Council #1216 will have their Adopt a Highway will be Wednesday, September 18 at 5:00 p.m., on the Highway 75 By-Pass. Members invited to attend.  A pizza supper will follow.The Crookston Baseball Association will meet Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles.

Wonderful Life Foods Seasonal Living Concepts: Fall Focus will feature Megan Scott Acupuncturist at RiverView Health Wednesday, September 18 from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. Scott will share the concepts of living in balance with the season of fall with tips on wellness and balancing energy. 

The Crookston Eagles will have an Auxiliary meeting Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for September 18 is a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, and fries for $8. 

The Golden Link will have a TRIAD meeting Thursday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m.

The Climax Parish Food Shelf will be open Thursday, September 19 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The City of Crookston is seeking a citizen of Ward 6 to be appointed as the next Council Member due to a resignation.  For consideration regarding this opportunity, please submit a letter of interest to City Hall by Thursday, September 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Young Child with – The Sounds of Music – Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Wildwood Park.  Explore a variety of stations for children ages 0-8, get your own musical instrument to bring home, and enjoy a free meal.  This event is made possible by the Celebrate the Young Child Collaborative, Crookston Early Childhood Summit, Otto Bremer Trust, and Thrivent Financial. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Community Theatre will present “37 Postcards,” a comedy by Michael McKeever, September 19, 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m. at the former Glenmore Recovery Building, one mile east of Crookston at 23616 US Hwy 2. Admission is $12. 

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, September 20 at 8:30 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

RiverView Health  Childbirth Class will be  Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1. The fee is $25 for those not delivering at RiverView and free for those who will be delivering at RiverView. For more information or to pre-register, call 218-281-9300.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Saturday, September 21 at 3:00 p.m., $400 must go.  There will be no dinner due to a private event. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, September 23 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, September 23 at 12:45 p.m., greeting cards at 1:00 p.m. and an exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

RiverView Health offers a free Tai Chi Easy Class on Monday, September 23 from 4:30-5:15 at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 S. Minnesota Street.The class is led by RiverView Acupuncturist, Megan R. Scott. For more information call 281-9519. 

The Crookston School Board will meet on Monday, September 23 at 5:00 in the CHS choir room.

The Crookston Public Library will hold a Genealogy Research with DNA Testing workshop Monday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. with local expert Rick Crume.  The workshop is offered free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Legacy Arts and Cultural Fund. 

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber. The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 24 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, September 24 at 12:45 p.m.

There will be a bridal shower for Anna Alme, former Crookston Public Schools Teacher, at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 at Harvest Church – 520 Fisher Ave next to the High School.  Anna and Josh are registered at Amazon online and Anthropologie online. Everyone is welcome. 

The RiverView Health Diabetes Support Group, led by Darcey Larson, will be held Wednesday, September 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

The Spinecrackers Book Club will meet Tuesday, September 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library to discuss “The Last Mile” by David Baldacci. 

The Golden Link will have comfort bears Wednesday, September 25 at 9:00 a.m., men’s cards at 10:00 a.m., the free move – Breakthrough – at 1:30 p.m., and UMC retirees at 1:30 p.m. 

There will be a Defensive Drivers Course Wednesday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m. at Andy Oman State Farm.  Cost is $15 with Suzie Coauette instructing. Call 281-3643 to pre-register. 

The Crookston Public Library will welcome author Chris Ingraham on Wednesday, September 25 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. to share the story of his new book “If You Lived Here You’d Be Home by Now” about is move to Red Lake County after being challenged to visit the community for writing a book declaring Red Lake County the “worst place to live in America.” 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for September 25 is meat loaf, potato & vegetable for $8. 

The Golden Link will have foot care Thursday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m., and cards at 12:45 p.m.

The Wesley United Methodist Church at 701 Eickhof Blvd. will have their last Summer Salad Luncheon on Thursday,  September 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call 281-3393 for takeouts.  

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will hold a gathering Thursday, September 26 at 12:00 p.m. at the Irishman’s Shanty. 

The Crookston School District will hold a public informational meeting on the referendum Thursday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School Auditorium.  There will be tours of the current bus garage available at 4:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, September 27 at 8:30 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., and an Experienced American reception for Robert Kresl from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with a short program at 2:00 p.m. 

The University of Minnesota Crookston Alumni Awards Celebration will be Friday, September 27 in Bede Ballroom.  Social at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and program to follow. For information or disability accommodations, contact Rose Ulseth at 218-281-8439 or rose445@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota Crookston  Homecoming game will be Saturday, September 28.  There will be a tailgate with free will offering admission beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the northside of Ed Widseth Field, inside the stadium with live music by Four Wheel Drive, food and beverages.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have their Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, September 29 at 10:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Then join them for their Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free will donation. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, September 30 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

RiverView Health offers a free Tai Chi Easy Class on Monday, September 30 from 4:30-5:15 at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 S. Minnesota Street.The class is led by RiverView Acupuncturist, Megan R. Scott. For more information call 281-9519. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, October 1 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

Hospice of the Red River Valley’s support group Grief Journeys for Adults will meet Tuesday, October 1 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Crookston Public Library.  This support group is for adults 18 years and older who have experienced a loss through death. 

Altru encourages all men ages 55-69, with no other risk factors, to get screened for prostate cancer at their free prostate cancer screening event on Tuesday, October 1, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Altru Professional Center, 4440 South Columbia Road. Individuals must call 701.780.5396 for an appointment. 

RiverView Health Childbirth Classes are a series of four, two hour sessions on four consecutive Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. starting Tuesday, October 1. The class meets in RiverView Meeting Room 1. The class is $25 to register for those not delivering at RiverView and free for those who will be delivering at RiverView. For information or to register call 281-9300.

The Fisher American Legion will have an Auxiliary meeting Tuesday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library will have music by Mestifonia on Wednesday, October 2 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Minnesota-based band blends Colombian, Bolivian, and American talent for a unique setlist of styles from the Iberian Peninsula and South America. The event is free thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

The 9th Annual Girls Night Out Fundraiser will have Designer Purse Bingo on Friday, October 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Climax Community Center. $50 at the door, one fee pays for all bingo games played.  Buy your advanced tickets now–they are available by contacting Janan at 218-280-0508 or Leann at 218-230-3959. There will be food fun, prizes and shopping including purses valued between $200 and $500!! The live music by ™ Music will start at 9:00 at The Corner Bar. Proceeds benefit the Climax Fire and Rescue Department and the Climax City Veterans Memorial Park. 

JAM TIME, which stands for Jesus and Me, Together in Motion Everyday, is a new, non-denominational children’s ministry program to help kids dig into the Bible and grow their relationship with the Lord. The program will be Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Hope Church in Fertile, starting in October. All children, Pre-K through 6th grade, are invited to attend! Each night at JAM TIME, children will engage in a variety of small group and large group activities that reinforce a key Bible point and verse for the week. Join us for the kick-off event, “JAM Session”, on October 2nd! Learn more and print registration forms at hope4fertile.org/jamtime

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for October 2 is a turkey club sandwich and wild rice soup for $8. 

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

A free screening of “Paul, Apostle of Christ” will be held on October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Sacred Heart School, East Grand Forks. The event, sponsored by the Office of Formation in Discipleship, is open to the public and no registration is required.

On October 5, the Office of Formation in Discipleship is sponsoring a second Convocation of Parish Leaders at Sacred Heart School, East Grand Forks, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served.

Crookston’s Annie Fitzgerlad will have a concert Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium at UMC with special guest M French.  Tickets are $12 in adv, $15 at the door, $10 for students at the door and can be purchased at www.anniefitzgerald.com

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, October 7 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Crookston Public Library will hold a workshop titled Medicare 101 Tuesday, October 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Get the scoop onMedicare with this free and informational program. 

With 2019 Medicare enrollment right around the corner, the Villa St. Vincent/The Summit’s Foundation Community Relations Committee is hosting – Simplifying & Understanding the Complexities of Medicare – with Helen Pahlen from the Area Agency on Aging in Warren, and Ann Longton from Longin Agency in Crookston on Tuesday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center. 

Crookston VFW Post 1902 and the auxiliary will meet Tuesday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the VFW.

RiverView Health Childbirth Class meets Tuesday, October 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1. 

The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion and SAL meeting Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Chamber Executive Board will meet Wednesday, October 9 at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber office.

The Crookston High School will have 2W day on Wednesday, October 9th with early dismissal. 

The Crookston Public Library’s What’s on Wednesday for ages 7-12 is Wednesday, October 9 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. making popsicle stick monsters.

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for October 9 is a Rueben sandwich and fries for $8. 

The pick up date for the Crookston Rotary Roses will be Thursday, October 10 from 7:30 to 5:30 p.m.  at Montagues Flower Shop. 

The 20th Annual United Way Soup and Chili Cook-off and Chocolate Extravaganza will be Thursday, October 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston High School Commons. Cost is $5 per person, five years and younger are free. Vote for your favorites and enjoy soup and chili, plus new this year Raffle Prizes. 

RiverView Health will host a four hour CPR class at 6:00 p.m.Thursday, October 10 at the RiverView Home Care Building located at 721 South Minnesota Street. Cost is $45 for those needing certification and free for those not needing certification. For more information or to register, call 218-281-9405. 

The Fisher American Legion will have a chamber meeting Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston High School Homecoming will be Friday, October 11. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, October 14 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Kids at Castle Boo Run Run is Monday, October 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Along with  friends of the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI), they invite you to attend the annual Boo Run Run. Dress up in your favorite costume and come hit the Castle Park Trails for a fun family run with surprises along the way! 

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber. The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

CHEDA will have a board meeting Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Crookston High School Parent-Teachers Conferences will be Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15-16. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, October 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

Hospice of the Red River Valley’s support group Grief Journeys for Adults will meet Tuesday, October 15 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Crookston Public Library.  This support group is for adults 18 years and older who have experienced a loss through death. 

The Crookston Public Library’s STEMsational Tuesday on October 15 for ages 7-12 is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will hone science skills by experimenting with extracting strawberry DNA. 

The Crookston Public Library will host author Leif Enger discussing his latest book “Virgil Wander” on Tuesday, October 15 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event is made possible due to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

RiverView Health Childbirth Class meets Tuesday, October 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1.

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Crookston Township will have a regular board meeting Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Crookston Baseball Association will meet Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles.

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for October 16 is bbq ribs, coleslaw and fries for $8. 

The Crookston Public Library will hold a Scavenger Hunt October 17 and 18 while schools are on break. 

The Crookston Chamber Board of Directors will meet Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Crookston Public Library will host Cupcake Decorating for kids ages 12 and under to test their creativity on Thursday, October 17 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. The event is free and all materials are provided. 

The Climax Parish Food Shelf will be open Thursday, October 17 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will have Teen Cupcake Wars Friday, October 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to see who can decorate the best cupcake based on a YA book.  For ages 12-18, call the library to sign up. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, October 21 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Crookston Park Board will meet Monday, October 21 at 4:45 p.m. at City Hall.

RiverView Health’s Celiac Support Group will meet Monday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, October 22 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

The Spinecrackers Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library to discuss “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover. 

RiverView Health Childbirth Class meets Tuesday, October 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1.

The Crookston Public Library will host an Emergency Preparedness Workshop Wednesday, October 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to learn how to prepare for potential emergencies or disasters. 

The RiverView Health Diabetes Support Group, led by Darcey Larson, will be held Wednesday, October 23 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for October 23 is a taco grinder 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 events at Brost Chevrolet, 1600 University Ave on October 24.

The Crookston School District will hold a public informational meeting on the referendum Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School Auditorium.  There will be tours of the current bus garage available at 4:00 p.m.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber. The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

The Crookston Public Library will have a Candy Bag Decorating event Thursday, October 31 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy witch’s brew and a snack while decorating a candy bag before trick or treating. 

Buy your season ticket for the Crookston Civic Music League Entertainment Series 2019-2020. Concert admission is by season ticket only.  To print out a membership form click here- http://concertassociation.net/crookstonmn/membership_form.pdf  For more information on ticket prices and concert dates visit www.crookstoncivicmusicleague.com 

Due to the RiverView Health construction, the south entrance to the Altru Clinic parking lot will be closed effective until further notice. Please use Carroll Street to access the north entrance to the Altru Clinic parking lot.  Altru Clinic would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Branch and twig collection will be held the second and fourth Mondays of each month running May through October.  Place the materials on your curbside. Branches must be cut into four-foot lengths and bundled in order for the crews to take them away.  Any branches or tree trunks not cut to this length and bundled will be left for the owner to haul away. Twigs may be in boxes or bags. Individuals removing their diseased elm trees should call City Hall to schedule pickup.

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 on weekdays. 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

The Crookston Lions Club meets every Monday at noon at the Crookston Inn. 

The Crookston Public Library hosts baby bounce the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. with songs, stories, flannel board, action poems for infants and toddlers plus their caregivers. 

Fertile Library will host a knitting group each Tuesday beginning September 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  All are welcome and the event is free of charge. 

The Crookston Public Library hosts WOW: What’s on Wednesday? the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. for children ages 7-12 with crafts, activities and more. 

JAM TIME, which stands for Jesus and Me, Together in Motion Everyday, is a new, non-denominational children’s ministry program to help kids dig into the Bible and grow their relationship with the Lord. The program will be Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Hope Church in Fertile, starting in October. All children, Pre-K through 6th grade, are invited to attend! Each night at JAM TIME, children will engage in a variety of small group and large group activities that reinforce a key Bible point and verse for the week. Join us for the kick-off event, “JAM Session”, on October 2nd! Learn more and print registration forms at hope4fertile.org/jamtime

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.

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.