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Sunday, December 9 2018

The Crookston Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau is holding a decorating contest for New Years Eve called “Light Up Crookston.” Anyone can participate at home or with their business by registering with the Chamber office and decorating (white lights only) by Friday, December 28.  Judging will take place New Years Eve and the top three decorators will win.  To register your home or business, call 281-4320 or stop by the Chamber/CVB office at 103 South Broadway.

The Villa St. Vincent “Light Up A Life” Tree lighting ceremony and read of all the names on the tree today at 4:00 p.m. in the Villa St. Vincent entrance. A $5 donation in Memory of or in Honor of someone special will light up a bulb on the tree.  Cookies and Coffee will be available, and all are welcome to attend.  Envelopes to donate and record the name of the individual you are memorializing or honoring may be pick up at the Villa St. Vincent, Summit or by contacting Tamara Parkin at 281-9723 or tamara.parking@bhshealth.org.

The Crookston Public Library will hold a Grand Re-Opening today from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. sponsored by the City of Crookston, The Friends of the Library and Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

The Compassionate Friends will host a Worldwide Candle Lighting event for all the children who have died, that their light may always shine today at 7:00 p.m.  The Compassionate Friends will host a remembrance ceremony at that time at the St. Joseph Church Parish Center in Red Lake Falls. Everyone is welcome to bring your child’s picture, candles will be provided with refreshments to follow. The Compassionate Friends of North Star Minnesota support families after a child dies. Questions contact Mary Jo 218-253-4160 or Kathy 218-253-2272.

The Annual UMC Christmas Concert will be held at Hafslo Chapel at the Polk County Museum today at 7:00 p.m.

‘Tis the season to be merry, so stop by RiverView Clinic Red Lake Falls for some holiday cheer Monday, December 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an open house at the Park Place Mall location. Visit with the staff, enjoy goodies and sign up to win a door prize. Happy holidays from RiverView Clinic Red Lake Falls!

The Crookston Lions meet Monday, December 10 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have cards at 12:45 p.m. on Monday, December 10, hold gift wrapping for Toys for Tots at 1:00 p.m., Ken’s Study Club meets at 6:00 p.m. and Collector’s Club meets at 6:30 p.m.

The Crookston School Board meeting will be held Monday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m. and will include the Truth in Taxation hearing.  The meeting will be held in the Choir/Orchestra room at Crookston High School.

The Crookston City Council will hold the Truth in Taxation meeting on Monday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  The meeting will be followed by the regularly scheduled City Council and Ways & Means committee meetings.  

The Crookston Eagles will have $6 burger baskets Monday, December 10 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. A smear tournament will start at 7:00 p.m.

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

The CHS Northland Grain annual meeting of the members will be Tuesday, December 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Imperial Room at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls.  The meeting will include reports of board and management to members and the member election of three directors.

The Golden Link will have cards at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, Experienced Americans Meeting at 1:30 p.m. and Canasta Players at 7:00 p.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 held at 6:00 p.m.

Crookston Public Schools Art and English Departments will be holding a ‘Word Art’ display Tuesday, December 11 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the high school commons.  The display of student art is sponsored by the Northwest Minnesota Arts Grant.

Highland School PTO will meet Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Highland School conference room. Childcare will be provided.

The Fisher American Legion and SAL meeting is on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Crookston Chapter #137, Order of the Eastern Star will meet Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Masonic Hall.  The meeting will be preceded by a pizza dinner at 6:30 p.m. Members should bring cookies to share after the meeting.  This will be the final meeting until March 2019.

Crookston High School students can tour the UND Med School on Wednesday, December 12.  The tour will be limited to 25 students.  It is also a 2W day, school will be dismissed at 12:55 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.

The Golden Link will have men’s cards and comfort bears Wednesday, December 12 at 9:00 a.m., senior cards at 1:30 p.m. and the Gold Link Annual Christmas Party at 5:30 p.m.

The City of Crookston’s Development Policy and Review Committee will meet Wednesday, December 12 at 11:30 a.m. in the City Hall conference room.

Crookston High School Europe Trip 2020 presents A Holiday Christmas Meal on Wednesday, December 12 at the Crookston Eagles Club.  Tickets are $12 and available at Wonderful Life Foods.  Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. and features meatball dinner, entertainment by Dariann Leigh, door prizes, auction.  A Holiday Christmas Meal is sponsored by the Crookston Eagles Club. 

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, December 12 is grilled ham or turkey and fries for $8.

The Golden Link will have nursing service foot care from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursday, December 13 and cards at 12:45 p.m.

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council will hold a public open house for the Agassiz Townhomes on Thursday, December 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Crookston Public Schools’ bus garage committee will meet Thursday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m. in the district administrative offices to discuss future bus garage plans. No action will be taken at this meeting.

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council will be giving rides to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train on Thursday, December 13 between 4:20 and 4:50 p.m. in Mahnomen for Mahnomen and Norman Counties; from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. in Plummer for Polk, Clearwater and Red Lake Counties; from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. in Thief River Falls for Kittson, Pennington and Marshall Counties.  The bus its $2 for in-town pickups and $5 for out-of-town pickups, please also bring a canned food item to donate.  Call for Reservations 1-800-201-3432.

Care and Share will be doing a Christmas gift giveaway.  To sign-up please stop in to the Care and Share by Friday, December 14.  The giveaway will take place on Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls at 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 14, morning smear at 9:00 a.m., PCCA Members Christmas Party at 11:30 a.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston American Legion Post 20 & American Legion Auxiliary Unit 20 invites all American Legion & Auxiliary, VFW and Auxiliary, DAV & Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion and their guest to a Veterans’ Council & Auxiliary Christmas Party.  The event will be held at the VFW Post 1902 on Thursday, December 13 with a social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:00.  Please bring a dish for potluck and a $5 prize for a bit of fun.  For questions contact Sharon Lanctot, 891-6286.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.

A benefit for Chuck Devos will be held on Friday, December 14 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles Club.  The benefit will include a free will offering spaghetti dinner, silent auction and karaoke.  Proceeds from the even will go towards Chuck’s medical treatment at the University of Minnesota.  To donate to the silent auction, contact Tiffany Samuelson at 701-213-5856.

Members of the community are invited to help assemble and fill the Community Christmas Food Baskets at the National Guard Armory Friday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m.  Help is also need on Saturday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. to begin delivery of the baskets.

The Crookston Figure Skating Club invites you to join them for a morning of fun and entertainment on Saturday, December 15th at 8:30 a.m. in the Event rink at the Crookston Sports Center for this year’s exhibition and skating party. Skaters will showcase their competition and fun routines. When the exhibition is complete, there will be a short time to skate all together so bring your skates.  Donuts and warm drinks will be served. Everyone in the community is welcome! Any and all skaters that are interested in showcasing their routine during the exhibition should contact Erica at euttermark@crookston.mn.us

The Crookston Eagles will host a district Eagles meeting Saturday, December 15 at 1:00 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. they will have bar bingo, $400 must go.  There will be no dinner as the Eagles will host the Ampride Christmas Party Saturday evening.

The Crookston Eagles will have a Children’s Christmas Party Sunday, December 16 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  The party is free for kids under 12.

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. 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 Golden Link will be wrapping gifts for Toys for Tots at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 17.  Volunteers are welcome.

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 Golden Link will have the Red Hats Christmas Party Tuesday, December 18 at 12:00 p.m. and cards at 12:45 p.m.

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 Golden Link will have a board meeting and men’s cards at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, will play Tim Allen’s movie ‘Santa Clause’ at 1:00 p.m. and have senior cards at 1:30 p.m.

The Fertile Public Library’s Book Club has plans to discuss “Born a Crime”, the memoir of popular late-night host Trevor Noah, at their next meeting. The Resolute Readers will meet Wednesday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Fertile Public Library, 101 Mill St. S. All are welcome to join the book club’s discussion. The group plans to discuss “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie in January,

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, December 19 is a rueben sandwich and fries for $8.

Anyone interested in one of the six reserved parking spots at the Crookston Sports Center can call 281-1242 to get on the list.  The spots are good for one full year and cost $200. Checks need to be dropped off before the drawing.  The spots will be announced on Friday, December 21.

The Golden Link will have free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, December 20 and cards at 12:45 p.m.  There will be no TRIAD meeting.

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

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls at 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 21, cards at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

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

The Golden Link will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25.

The Fisher American Legion will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas.

The Golden Link will have men’s cards and comfort bears at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 26 and senior cards at 1:30 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, December 26 is a hot turkey dinner for $8.

Riverview Health’s monthly Type 2 Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, December 26 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.

Crookston City Council will meet on Wednesday, December 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  Way & Means Committee will meet immediately following.

The Golden Link will have nursing service foot care from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27 and cards at 12:45 p.m.

Homes and businesses participating in the “Light Up Crookston” contest need to be decorated (white lights only) by Friday, December 28.  Judging will commence on New Years Eve with the top three decorated winning.

The Golden Link will have cards at 12:45 p.m. Friday, December 28 and exercise class at 2:00 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.

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

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

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

Men’s Basketball at Highland Gym is every Wednesday night until May from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All players must be 18 years of age, out of High School and must register 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

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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