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Monday, October 21, 2018

Fall Cleanup Week for the City of Crookston is Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26.   All items placed on the boulevard will be picked up on your regular garbage pick-up day. Items should be separated into piles: garbage, clothing, cardboard, appliances, branches and yard waste, furniture and tires. T.V.’s, computers, monitors and all video display devices must be disposed of at the Transfer Station for a fee. Please don’t put out items on the boulevard until 72 hours before.

The Crookston Lions meet every Monday at the Crookston Inn.  The next meeting is Monday, October 22 at 12:00 p.m. at the Crookston Inn.

The Community Education Advisory Board will have a meeting on Monday, October 22 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the high school board room.

Community Education will provide a class on U.S. Tax Reform – How It Could Affect You from Monday, October 22 to Friday, October 26 from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Pick which session you want to attend.  Cost is $5 and the session will be led by Garret Kollin.

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

Crookston High School will have flu shots at the high school office on Monday, October 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please bring your insurance card.  The Crookston School Board will meet at 5:00 p.m. in the Choir/Orchestra room.  The meeting is open to the public. There will be a PAC meeting for winter activities at 6:00 p.m. This meeting is for all participants/parents who plan on being involved in the following activities this winter: Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Hockey, Speech, Wrestling, and Dance Team. For those participants/parents that did not attend the fall PAC meeting please report to the Crookston High School Auditorium at 6:00 pm for the large group meeting with Activities Director Mr. Garmen. For those participants/parents that did attend the fall PAC meeting please report to Crookston High School at 6:30 pm for your specific activity meeting.  Locations will be posted.

The Crookston City Council will meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.  The Ways & Means Committee will meet following the council meeting. 

Early Childhood Family Education will have a Teddy Bear Clinic on Monday, October 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at RiverView Hospital. Bring your teddy bear along and meet us at the main entrance of Riverview for a tour of the hospital! The Riverview staff will show you the nursery where they care for newborn babies. They will give your teddy bear an identification bracelet, check teddy's ears, and take an x-ray. You will also explore a hospital room and lay in a bed that goes up and down! It is a good learning experience for children and teddy bears alike. Please Call 281-5078 to register.

The Crookston High School Parent Teacher Action Group is having a monthly meeting on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS meeting room.  All parents, caregivers, teachers of CHS students and community members are welcome to be involved.

The Climax-Shelly School Board will meet on Monday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Chamber at the Polk County Government Center.

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

All ages are invited to learn about traditional Native American Powwow drumming in a unique educational experience for all ages, to be held at the Climax-Shelly Public School (111 E. Broadway) on Tuesday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Pipekeepers will teach what the drum means, how to keep the beat and few simple songs. This event is brought to the community free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Crookston High School boy’s soccer banquet will be held on Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m. in the commons.

Highland school PTO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Highland school conference room.  All are welcome to participate in PTO.

Crookston Chapter No. 137, Order of the Eastern Star will meet Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. A dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend.

The Golden Link will have men’s cards on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:00 a.m.; senior cards and the movie “Book Club” at 1:30 p.m. and a Halloween Party during the evening meal featuring Swedish meat balls, mashed potatoes, squash, tossed salad and dessert.  There will be prizes for the best costumes.  Call 281-3072 for reservations. 

Crookston High School will hold a send-off for the state-bound girls tennis members on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:15 a.m.  A representative from North Dakota State University will be available at 2:00 p.m. for students interested in attending NDSU. 

The Fertile Library invites people of all ages to learn about traditional Native American Powwow drumming in a unique educational experience held at the Fertile Public Library on Wednesday, October 24 at 1:30 p.m. The Pipekeepers will teach what the drum means, how to keep the beat and a few simple songs.  The event is brought to the community free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Parent – Teacher Conferences for Crookston Public Schools’ students will be Wednesday, October 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and host FAFSA night from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Conferences will continue Thursday, October 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  There will also be NO school Crookston Public Schools on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26.  

RiverView North Clinic in Crookston will be holding public flu shot clinics from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24; and Thursday, November 1.  Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling 218-281-9595.  The RiverView Clinics in East Grand Forks, Fertile and Red Lake Falls will also have flu shot clinics those days during regular business hours.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, October 24 is a taco grinder and fries for $8.00.

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

Altru Clinic in Crookston is offering school athletic sports physicals for a reduced cost of $35.00 on Thursday, October 25 starting at 4:00 p.m. In addition to the regular exam, the physical therapy department will be performing a comprehensive musculoskeletal screening for each student. Students should bring their completed Minnesota High School League Health History Form and the $35.00 at the time of the exam. The $35.00 fee will get donated back to your Athletic Department.

The Crookston Lions will host Trivia Night on Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Da Roo’s.  The cost is $10 per person. 

The last day to register for the Golden Link Chanhassen Trip is Friday, October 26.  The trip is filling up fast, so sign up soon.  The trip will be November 14-15 and costs $250.  The cost includes transportation, stay at Country Suites Hotel, evening meal, breakfast, the musical “Holiday Inn” and time spent at the mall.

The Golden Link will have morning smear on Friday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m.; cards at 12:45 p.m. and honor Connie Hannesson as the Experienced American with cake and coffee from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. with a short program at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Blue Line Club Fun Night featuring Dueling Pianos from Rock It Man Entertainment is Friday, October 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles Club.  Social Hour is from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m.  The dueling piano show begins at 9:00 p.m.  Dinner and show tickets are $25 and include ribs or chicken grilled by B&E Meats, baked potato, corn, salad and a roll.  There will also be a silent auction and raffle.  The event is open to the public.  Dinner and show tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance from the BLC office, Eagles Club or B&E Meats.  All proceeds go to support Crookston Youth Hockey.  If you have any questions, please call Kristy at 470-0423.

The 8th Annual Girl’s Night Out vend and craft fair will be held Friday, October 26 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Climax Community Center.  There will be food, drink and fun with Karaoke starting at 9:00 p.m. at the Corner Bar. Proceeds are donated to the Climax Fire and Rescue Department.

Community Education presents Gallery on the Go – Boo Who on Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Washington School for children ages 6-13.  Join us for a Kids N Canvas Halloween party.  All supplies included plus a snack/drink. Customize the 11x14 painting with your favorite colors.  Step-by-step instructions – no art smarts needed.  Aprons will be provided, but please wear paint clothes. The class will cost $20 and needs a minimum of 10 participants, with a maximum of 20.  The Instructor will be Jolene Beiswenger. 

The Annual Haunted Heritage Village will be held on Saturday, October 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for families with children pre-k to grade 3.  Trick or treating and fun indoor/outdoor activities, Dakota Science Center activities and hay rides (weather permitting) will fill the day.  No Admission.  Canned goods are collected for the local food cupboard.   At 7:00 p.m. the UND Northern Sky Astronomical Society will host Explore the Night Sky.  Gather at the Heritage Village Amundson classroom to look through telescopes, see craters on the moon, view the planets and more.

There will be a Wild Game Feed to benefit the Veterans Relief Fund on Saturday, October 27 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Crookston VFW Post #1902 in the upstairs dining room.  There will be a Mystery Meat Contest at $1 per guess.  If you would like to donate wild game, please contact Darrell Montieth at 701-361-1652.  You can bring your favorite wild game dish.

Neilsville Legion Bingo will be held on Saturday, October 27 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Come and try your luck at winning a slab of bacon, a turkey or ham.  Money raise will go to the legion.  The Climax parish will be serving dinner.

Rodnes Church in rural Erskine will host their annual Fall Sale on Saturday, October 27 beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The auction sale will include handwork, crafts, quilt, jams and jellies, lefsa, baked goods, pickles and more.  Free pie and coffee served after the sale ends.  Everyone is welcome for a fun evening.

The Rydell National Wildlife Refuge in cooperation with the Minnesota DNR and the Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refugees Association will host a special Mentored Youth Deer Hunt for kids age 12-15 on October 27-28. For more information go to www.mndnr.gov/discover and click on youth deer hunts or contact Gregg Knutsen at 218-687-2229 extension 16 or gregg_knutsen@fws.gov

The Cathedral Harvest Festival will be Sunday, October 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The menu includes Knights of Columbus Famous Fish Fry or Turkey Dinner, mashed potatoes, dressing, vegetables, coleslaw, apple or pumpkin pie and beverage.  Prices: Age 9-Adult $13; Children Ages 3-8 $7; Under Age 3 (Children’s Fish Basket) $3; Takeout $1 extra.  The booths will open at 11:00 a.m. including silent auction, Cathedral Mercantile (Country Store, Cookie Walk, Sweets & Treats (Candy), Jewelry/Christmas and Children’s Activities, Raffles and much, much more. Call 218-281-1735 for tickets or information.

The Harvest Dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fisher is Sunday, October 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The menu includes pork loin, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, squash, green beans, rolls, dessert and beverage.  The cost for adults is $10, kids (3-11) $5, under 3 are free.

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Altru Clinic in Crookston will offer free clinical breast exams Monday, October 29 through Friday, November 2. No appointment is necessary, walk-ins from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. are welcome. Breast exams will be done by Jackie Roberts, FNP, Carrie Clauson, PA or Valerie Tuseth, FNP. One in eight will develop breast cancer, and a clinical breast exam is part of your overall breast health. Breast exams are encouraged for anyone over the age of 25. *Note: While important for prevention, clinical breast exams do not include imaging and are not meant to replace regular mammograms.

Crookston Community Education will hold 5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly and Social Security: Timing is Everything on Monday, October 29 at 12:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Discover five keys to unlocking a retirement that’s free from worry, where you can have full confidence in your ability to achieve your goals. And find out how you can optimize Social Security and how much income you can expect to receive from other sources. Cost for the class is $5 and the class will be held in the Valley Technology Park conference room. 

The Golden Link will have cards on Monday, October 29 at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The 59th Annual Fall Choral Festival will be held at Crookston High School on Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.  Climax-Shelly, East Grand Forks Senior High, Sacred Heart and Crookston will each perform two selections and will join for as a festival choir conducted by guest director Christopher Fettig.  Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students.

Crookston High School College App Day is Tuesday, October 30.  During school seniors will get help in the computer lab with college applications.

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

Crookston High School students in the 10th grade will attend the Northern Valley Career Expo on Wednesday, October 31 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

The Climax-Shelly student council will be collecting change for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society until Wednesday, October 31.  Change can be dropped off with Mrs. Winger.  Students can pay $1 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to wear Halloween Costumes on Wednesday, October 31.  Costumes must be school appropriate.  No masks, weapons, clowns or gore.

The Red Lake Falls Library is hosting “Trick-or-Reader” all day on Wednesday, October 31.  Halloween treats given out at the library for those who stop by in costume.

The Crookston Area Chamber Education Committee invites you to submit your nominations for the 2018 PIE (Partners in Education) Award. Nominations will be accepted from students, colleagues, individuals, groups, or organizations, and must include name, address, references, and statement outlining detailed contributions made by the nominee. The deadline for nominations is October 31. The nomination form can be found online at www.visitcrookston.com or picked up at the Crookston Area Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau office at 103 South Broadway. 

The Golden Link will have men’s cards on Wednesday, October 31 at 9:00 a.m.; cards at 12:45 p.m.; the UMC retirees and a movie at 1:30 p.m. and smear at 6:15 p.m.

The University of Minnesota Crookston is hosting Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 31 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Come and trick or treat along the UMC mall, it should be a scream of a time! The first 100 kids get a free trick-or-treat bag. Sponsored by Athletics and Golden Eagle Entertainment 

The Crookston Public Library Annual Costume Contest Open House is on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. While you are out trick-or-treating, stop by the library for a treat and participate in our annual Halloween Costume contest!

RiverView Health will have it’s Ninth Annual Halloween Treat Walk on Wednesday, October 31 from 6:00 to 7:00 in their Heritage Hallway, use the Rehab Entrance on the south side. RiverView Care Center residents and volunteers will be hosting treat stations. Community youth ages 12 and under are invited to trick or treat in costume.

The Grand Theatre will have their 6th Annual Free Halloween Movie Night on Wednesday, October 31.  The family movie will play at 7:00 p.m. The scary movie plays at 9:30 p.m.  There will be Halloween Specials for concessions and a costume contest with prizes.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, October 31 is hot pork, mashed potato and gravy for $8.00.

The Climax Parish Food Shelf will be open on the following Thursdays –November 1, November 15, December 6, December 20.  Food can be picked up at the backdoor of the library.

Crookston High School Band and Orchestra Concert will be on Thursday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. 

The University of Minnesota Crookston will hold Equine Science Exploration Days November 2-3.  The event is open to all high school juniors and seniors to explore the Equine Science industry and career opportunities, while experiencing hands on labs, including reproduction, anatomy, riding and driving! Also, meet with the IHSA Head Coach.  The Equine Exploration Days on November 2 & 3 will include an overnight stay (at no cost) in one of UMC's residence halls and classroom/lab experiences.  Cost to Student: Only the transportation to and from the U of M Crookston.  Must be interested in our Equine Science Major. Space is limited, sign up here.

Community Education will host a Childcare Clinic for youth ages 11-134 on Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  at Washington School.  The class covers babysitting and includes a book, handouts and a pizza lunch for $17 payable to Community Education.  Registration is at Washington School, 281-5078.

The Annual Deer Hunters Meatball Supper will be Saturday, November 3 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Erskine Community Center.  The supper is available with free will donation sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church and everyone is welcome.

The RiverView Health Auxiliary is once again sponsoring their mitten drive now through November 5.  Mittens, gloves and hats will be collected at the display in the RiverView main lobby. If you would like to donate some winter gear, please bring it to the RiverView lobby and add the items to the display. Donations will be distributed to our local schools to kids in need.

There will be Bingo at Highland School on Monday, November 5.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m., bingo begins at 6:00 p.m. Cards are $4 each.  The public is welcome.  Sponsored by Highland PTO.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Chamber at the Polk County Government Center.

The Red Lake Falls Library will welcome author Scott Cameron on Tuesday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. to talk about his new series of outdoor adventure stories.  An informal reception with refreshments will follow.

Wednesday, November 7 is the end of the 1st Quarter for students at Crookston High School.

Climax-Shelly Schools will have early dismissal at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7 and Thursday, November 8.   

The Climax-Shelly Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for Thursday, November 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.  Please make plans to attend the book fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.  For those unable to attend the book fair, they fan go online at www.scholastic.com/fair. The online book fair is available Wednesday, October 31 through Tuesday, November 13.

The Crookston American Legion Auxiliary meeting will have a meeting on November 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Riverview Health. 

The Crookston Public Library presents the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program on Friday, November 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join Jamie & Bill Cassavant as they read the book “America’s White Table” by Margot Theis Raven. Children and adult books will be on display on a wide variety of Veterans topics such coping with deployment etc. Stop in and see the Missing Man table that will be set up earlier in the week.

Highland School will have a Veterans Program on Friday, November 9, doors open at 12:30 p.m., program begins at 1:00 p.m. The public is welcome to join us in honoring our Military Veterans.

The Golden Link will have their annual Craft and Bake sale on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in conjunction with a fundraiser for a new kitchen floor.  Cost for a table is $10, with 2 chairs provided.  Call 281-3072 to reserve your table.

The Crookston Eagles Fall Craft and Vendor Fair will be Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Vendors have $20 Donation for a table plus a donated item for a raffle non-refundable.  Admission to the fair is free. There will be coffee, rolls and lunch (free will donation). 

The Crookston Public Library will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observation of Veteran’s Day.

Fisher School will host a Veterans Day Program on Monday, November 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fisher Gymnasium.  Fisher invites veterans of all backgrounds to share their stories and receive thanks for their service.  Veterans are asked to arrive at the school by 10:15 a.m. so they can be ready for the ceremony.

The Fisher American Legion Auxiliary Annual Fall Luncheon and Bake Sale will be Monday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Lunch will consist of Chicken Salad or Chicken Hot Dish served with Roll, Dessert & Coffee for $8, veterans’ lunch is $5 at the American Legion Club room in Fisher.  Everyone is welcome.

Early Childhood Family Education offers Toddler Time the second Monday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. from October through May for toddlers 12 to 36 months.  The next toddler time is Monday, November 12.  Toddlers are on the move and ready for fun! Toddlers and parents are invited to this fun and FREE monthly class. There is time to run and play in the gym as well as explore and interact with friends in the classroom. The class ends with a short circle time with fingertips and familiar action songs. Parents will be able to connect with other parents that share the experience of raising a toddler.

Crookston VFW Post 1902 and VFW Auxiliary hold their monthly membership meetings the second Tuesday of each month.  The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 13 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the VFW.

The Fisher school will host Turkey Bing on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m. $3.00 for 10 games.  Snacks and drinks will be available, and the winner of each bingo will receive a frozen turkey.  The final blackout bingo winner will receive a frozen turkey and a $50 Hugo’s card.  Turkey and gift cards are donated by the Fisher Chamber of Commerce.  Turkey Bingo is sponsored by the Elementary and High School Fisher Student Council.

Crookston City Council will meet on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  The Ways & Means Committee will meet after the council meeting.

The Books and Brews Adult Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Adults are welcome to discuss good books and drink good brew with the Crookston Public Library's Books & Brews book club. On the third Tuesday, every other month, this group will meet and discuss the current title at the Crookston Inn.   Feel free to order dinner as well. Participants are responsible for the cost of their own food and drinks. The Friends of the Crookston Public Library will provide appetizers. Our November book is “Inside the O'Briens” by Lisa Genova. Call Patty Perry at the library to request a copy of the book and RSVP at 218-281-4522.

The Crookston Area Chamber executive board will meet on Wednesday, November 14 at 8:00 a.m. at the Crookston Area Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau. 

Crookston Schools will have early dismissal for 2W Day on Wednesday, November 14.  School will be dismissed at 12:55 p.m.

Early Childhood Family Education offers Music in Me on 2W Wednesdays for Crookston Schools (November 14, December 12, February 6, April 10, May 8) from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for ages 16 months to Pre-K. An opportunity to explore sound through singing, moving, listening, and playing instruments. There will be a special music guest each month and students will perform at March Musical Madness.

The Crookston Area Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau presents the 2018 Celebration and Awards Night Getaway on Saturday, November 17 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Crookston Inn.

The Tri-County Regional Corrections Board will meet at the Northwest Regional Corrections Center on Monday, November 14 at 9:00 a.m.

The Crookston Park Board will meet in the City Hall Conference Room on Monday, November 19 at 4:15 p.m.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Chamber at the Polk County Government Center.

The Crookston Visitor’s Bureau will meet on Tuesday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Cobblestone.

The Crookston Planning Commission will met on Tuesday, November 20 in the conference room at City Hall on Tuesday, October 20.

Climax-Shelly Schools will have early dismissal at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and there will be no school on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.

The Crookston Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed all day Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.

The Crookston City Council will meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. The Ways and Means Committee will meet in the chambers following council.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, November 27 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Chamber at the Polk County Government Center.

Support Habitat for Humanity by getting your CDA gummi bears before Friday, November 30.  CDA gummi bears are available at the Cathedral in Crookston, St. Mary’s in Euclid and St. Peter’s in Gentilly.

The Red Lake Falls Library will welcome the brass ensemble Windblown on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. They will perform an informal concert of classics, pop, jazz and holiday tunes.  There will also be a display and sale of art by local artisans and refreshments.

Climax-Shelly Schools will have early dismissal at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5.

The Crookston City Council will meet in the Council Chamber at City Hall on Monday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. The Ways and Means Committee will meet in the chambers following council.

The Crookston Housing and Economic Development Authority will meet at Valley Technology Park on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 a.m.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Chamber at the Polk County Government Center.  A budget hearing will be help at 6:00 p.m.

The Crookston Area Chamber executive board will meet on Wednesday, December 12 at 8:00 a.m. at the Crookston Area Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau.

Crookston High School students can tour the UND Med School on Wednesday, December 12.  The tour will be limited to 25 students. 

A Progressive Dinner to Benefit Care and Share of Crookston will be Sunday, December 16 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for a progressive dinner beginning at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church for first course, moving to Immaculate Conception Cathedral for the main meal and then on to Wesley Methodist Church for dessert and coffee. There will be silent auction items and a wine raffle. Tickets for the dinner are $30 each. This is a great and fun way to support the mission work of the Care and Share Center of Crookston.

The Crookston Park Board will meet in the conference room at City Hall on Monday, December 17 at 4:15 p.m.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, December 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Chamber at the Polk County Government Center.

The Crookston Visitor’s Bureau will meet on Tuesday, December 18 at 3:00 p.m. at Cobblestone.

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the conference room at City Hall.

The Crookston Airport Commission will meet on Friday, December 21 at 7:00 a.m. at the Crookston Municipal Airport.

Climax-Shelly schools will have early dismissal on Friday, December 21 at 1:00 p.m.

Climax-Shelly schools will have early dismissal on Wednesday, January 9 at 1:00 p.m.

The Community Education Advisory Board will have a meeting on Monday, January 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the high school board room.

Climax- Shelly Schools will have early dismissal on Wednesday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m.

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

The Community Education Advisory Board will have a meeting on Monday, March 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the high school board room.

Climax- Shelly Schools will have early dismissal on Wednesday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m.

Climax- Shelly Schools will have early dismissal on Wednesday, May 1 at 1:00 p.m.

The Community Education Advisory Board will have a meeting on Monday, May 6 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the high school board room.

Climax- Shelly Schools will have early dismissal on Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m.

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 October through May.  Cost for the entire program is $50.

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 prior to playing.  Register at the Community Education Office at Washington School, 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/or 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, cost is $50, and the program runs 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.

Buy your tickets now for the Crookston Entertainment Series. Concert admission is by season ticket only and there will be five shows this season at the Crookston High School Auditorium.  Ticket price for adults is $40 and a student is $15 and are available at Montague's Flower Shop and at the first couple of shows.

The City of Crookston is currently conducting twice-monthly recycling collection, on a six-month trial basis.  The second collection will start the third Monday of each month and occur on your normal garbage collection day that week.  All other recycling rules will remain in effect.  After the six-month trial, the Council will evaluate the effectiveness of the second collection

City of Crookston’s Twigs and Branch Collection:  Branch and twig collection will be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month running May through October.  Place the materials on your curbside.  Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled 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 pick up.

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

  

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