Tuesday, August 30, 2016.


The CYSA fall soccer will not begin tonight as stated in the Crookston Fun Finder. It will start on Tuesday, September 6th at 5:30 at the Carmen Field.

Last Blast Splash Party will be today at the Crookston Splash Park from 6:00-7:30pm. The Lion's Shelter will have free Root Beer Floats.  Food will be available for purchase. 

Parents Helping Parents Support Group will be tonight from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Community Family Service Center at 1407 Erskine Street in Crookston.  Free on-site childcare facilitated by licensed teachers.  For more information, call 281-3385.

Crookston Planning Commission will meet today at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Conference Room.

AA, Alanon and Alateen will meet tonight at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Buy your season tickets now for the Crookston Civic Music League Entertainment Series at Montague’s Flower Shop. There will five musical performances this year and the ticket cost is $40 for an adult.

Altru Clinic in Crookston is breaking ground and will hold a ground breaking celebration Wednesday, August 31 beginning at 5:30 at 400 South Minnesota St. The community is invited to join them as they begin building for the future.

Park & Rec Adult Co-ed Turf Volleyball will begin Wednesday, August 31st at the Crookston Sports Center at 6:00p.m.  Register your team at the P&R office in City Hall or on-line at

CHS 7th Grade Orientation will be Wednesday, August 31st at Crookston High School from 8:30a.m.-12p.m.  Join the free orientation day to participate in fun group games, receive your schedule and where your class will be and to hear about the expectations as a 7th grader.  For more information, contact CHS School Counselor Leah Kent at 218-281-2144 or

Riverview Health will be hosting a free, informative Health Luncheon “Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors, Stages and Treatment’’, Wednesday, Aug. 31st at Noon with RiverView Gynecologist Dr. Kari Wessman presenting in Meeting Room #1 of RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street. Meeting Room #1 is located near the RiverView Clinic entrance on the north side of the building and across from the elevators on first floor. The luncheon starts a few minutes past noon and luncheons are kept under one hour so those needing to return to work can attend. Pre-registration is required. A boxed lunch can be purchased for $3, but must be ordered while pre-registering for the event. Call Holly Anderson at 218-281-9745 for additional information and to pre-register.

UMC retirees, Northwest School and Experiment Station retirees, and spouses are invited to a 'Coffee Get-Together' on Wednesday, August 31st at 1:30 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center.

Erickson Family Benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be Wednesday, August 31st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Crookston American Legion.  Free will offering meal of Spaghetti with meat sauce, cole slaw, garlic toast, coffee and water.  The Erickson family lost their home and belongings in a fire.

Valley Corn Maize will have Opening Weekend September 2nd-5th and will be open every weekend through October 16th.  Valley Corn Maize will be open Fridays 4 pm-8 pm, Saturdays 10am-8pm, and Sundays 1pm-6pm.  Located on the corner of Highway 2 and 160th St SW, 1 Mile East of East Grand Forks.  Tickets are $7.50 plus tax (under 36" free), Military discount available.  Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing.  For more information, please visit on Facebook or at or call 701-740-2042.

King of Trails City Wide Garage Sales will be held Saturday, September 10th.  Maps will be provided to the public with the addresses of the garage sales along with hours of operation. They will be distributed at the new Chalk It Up event at the Downtown Square as well local gas stations beginning Friday, September 9th at 6 pm. There is no charge to list your garage sale. Just call or e-mail the Chamber Office with your information. To get your sale listed or for more information, contact the Crookston Chamber Visitor’s Bureau at or call (218) 281-4320.

Wild West Hoedown will be Saturday, September 10th from 1:00 p.m. to Midnight at the Industrial Building in the Polk County Fairgrounds of Fertile, MN.  Fun for all ages with inflatable games, hayrides, barrel train rides, chuckwagon dinner with chili and loaded baked potato bar from 4-7 pm, bard dance from 9-midnight, and more.  Win big with bingo starting at 1 pm, gun raffles, $10,500 cash raffle, kids’ bicycles raffle, and more.  Live Auction begins at 7 pm.  All proceeds benefit the building of the new St. Joseph’s Church.  Follow Wild West Hoedown on Facebook or call 218-945-6649 for more information.

The AARP Driver Safety Class will be held on Thursday, September 15 starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center in Crookston.  This is the 4 hour defensive driving refresher course for drivers age 55 and older.  Please call the Golden Link at 218-281-3072 to register.

Crookston Rotary Club is having their 21st Annual Rose Sale.  One dozen roses is $15.  To order, please contact a Crookston Rotary Member.  Orders will also be taken at Crookston National Bank, Bremer Bank (Annette Thompson), Hardware Hank (Tracy Forseth), Riverview Gift Shop, and Crookston Welding (Kristi Nelson).  Last date to order is October 4th.  Pickup will be on Thursday, October 13th at Montague’s.  Professional arrangement ($7.00) and delivery ($3.00) are available upon request.

The 2016 Crookston High School Pirate Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday, September 9th in the Crookston High School Commons.  The program will start at 5:00 PM with a meal catered by RBJ's Restaurant of Crookston with the cost of a ticket at $10.00. Tickets can be purchased at the Crookston High School office and the committee would like tickets to be purchased by September 6 so they can have a handle on the number of diners.  This year’s inductees are Dave Barnum, Paul Kuznik, Brent Reichert, and the 1995 Pirate Baseball Team.

The 12th Annual Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, September 11th at the Red River Valley Sugar Beet Museum in Crookston.  The event is free admission, with a pulled pork dinner starting at 11:30 a.m. and a demonstration of vintage sugar beet equipment starting at 1:30 p.m.  This year, the Warren Hasbargen family from Wahpeton, North Dakota will be honored. 

The First Assembly of God Church in Crookston will present a Movie Matinee feature, "The War Room" on Sunday, September 11 at 3 pm.  "The War Room" is a feature-length dramatization of the most potent weapon in the arsenal of the Christian - prayer.  The public is invited to join us for this special event, followed by refreshments in our Fellowship Hall, and a drawing for a DVD copy of this film.  No admission will be charged for this event, but a suggested donation of $2 per person is asked to help cover showing costs.  For more information, contact the church at (218) 281-3333 or by e-mail at

The Villa St Vincent Auxiliary will meet on September 12th in the Library at the Villa.  Please note date change due to Labor Day.

Crookston High School will have ‘Next Step Night’ on Wednesday, September 21st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the CHS Commons.  “Nest Step Night’ is geared toward Seniors, Juniors, and Parents.  All High School Students are welcome.  The purpose of Next Step Night is to provide information and answers to the questions students and parents have about the college process and preparing for it.

RiverView’s Celiac Support Group meets in Meeting Room 2 at 5:30 the third Thursday of each month, March-November. For more information contact 281-9371.

A Back to School supply project is being sponsored by the Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk for the Cathedral Elementary School and the other local Crookston schools. This drive is in conjunction with Care and Share, the Salvation Army and the Crookston Rotary Bus project. Items needed are glue, notebooks, crayons, backpacks, mittens, socks, pencils, tissues, other clothing, etc. Supplies can be left in special containers in the gathering spaces at Cathedral, St Peter’s in Gentilly, and St Mary’s in Euclid. Anyone can participate in this project. If you have any questions or pickup is needed, please contact Jean LaJesse at 281-6706.

Pickleball is played in Schuster Park on Sundays 2-4 pm, Wednesdays 5-7:30 pm and Fridays 9-11 am. Free lessons on Friday mornings for anybody interested.  Equipment will be provided.  Come join the fun. For further information contact Gordy Royal at 218-289-6561 or Larry Brekken at 218-280-0000

The Polk County Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4:00. Closed Mondays and holidays.

The City of Crookston twigs and branch collection will be held the second and fourth Monday of each month and will run through October. Branches must be cut in four foot lengths, bundled and placed on the curbside.

Crookston Swimming Pool hours are as follows:
Afternoon open swim will be Monday-Wednesday from 1:00-3:00p.m.
Open Swim at the Crookston Pool will be Monday-Friday 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Lap Swimming will be Monday - Friday 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Aqua Exercise will be Monday - Friday 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Monday and Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
For more information call 281-1180.

Wesley United Methodist Church, 701 Eickhof Blvd in Crookston, will have Summer Salad Luncheons from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. the last Thursday of each month through September. Take outs are also available, call 281-3393.

Community Education is looking for people interested in teaching a class during the September thru May time period.  Class offerings can be a wide variety of programming related to skills and interests for youth and/or adults.  Sharing a hobby, skill, or interest is what it is all about.  Instructors through Community Ed will receive 80% of the revenue after expenses.  Please consider sharing your skills by teaching a class.  Choose the date and time that works for you.  They welcome new class ideas and instructors.  Contact Barb Jorgenson at the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

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