Crookston Public Schools will have Early Childhood Screening for children 3 to 5 years old who have not been screened. Screening is a simple check of how children are doing to identify possible learning or health concerns to get the need help before they start school and is free. The screening will be held today and Tuesday, January 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church next to Washington School. Minnesota law requires all children to be screened before entering school. To register call 281-5078.
The Crookston “Noon Day” Lions will meet today at Noon at the Crookston Inn.
The Golden Link will have cards at 12:45 p.m. today an experience American committee meeting at 1:30 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.
RiverView Health’s Tai Chi classes, led by RiverView Acupuncturist, the class will be held today and January, 21 and 28, from 4:30 to 5:15 in the Minnesota Room. The class is free and open to anyone interested in improving their health. Call 218-281-9519 for more information.
The Crookston Eagles will have $6 burger baskets tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. A smear tournament will start at 7:00 p.m.
The Crookston Library invites families to compete for prizes during the library’s Family Trivia Night tonight from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Snacks and prizes provided by the Friends of the Crookston Library.
There will be a continuous improvement meeting for Highland School in the large group meeting room tonight at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to all parents and community members.
Crookston City Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The Ways & Means Committee will meet immediately following the council.
The Crookston Figure Skating Club will be having their Ice Show Skating pictures tonight, Monday, Jan. 7th. If you have not received a costume or picture order form, please arrive early or contact Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-289-1544.
The Crookston 4-H Dog Club is accepting new members. There will be an informational meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library. At this meeting, youth will have the opportunity to engage in a fun activity while learning about the dog club.
The Polk County Commissioners will meet at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 8 in the commissioner’s room at the Polk County Government Center.
The Northwest Health Services Coalition will conduct an Active Incident Training on Tuesday, January 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Crookston Inn Convention Center. Training and drills will simulate a mass casualty event and will be designed to appear as realistic as possible. Members of the public are asked to keep in mind that a drill is taking place that day and not become alarmed if you see enforcement or EMS vehicles at the Crookston Inn Convention Center for a long period of time. Contact Carrie Bergquist at 218.289.1823 with any questions.
The Crookston Campus Community Connection committee meeting will be January 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
The Golden Link will have cards at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, January 8.
The Crookston Public Library will host an H&R Block Workshop for adults on Tuesday, January 8 at 6:00 p.m. Melissa Weiland, an H&R Block rep will go over 2019 tax information and answer questions.
Nominations for the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Award are due Wednesday, January 9. Find nomination information and the form here.
The Golden Link will have an entertainment committee meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, men’s cards and comfort bears at 10:00 a.m., will play the free move “Ocean’s 8” at 1:30 p.m., and have senior cards at 1:30 p.m.
Climax-Shelly schools will have early dismissal on Wednesday, January 9 at 1:00 p.m.
Oman State Farm in Crookston will offer DDD refresher Wednesday, January 9 at 1:00 p.m. at their offices. Suzie Coauette will be the instructor, the cost is $15.
The Crookston Public Library will have a What’s on Wednesday event Wednesday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m. for kids age 7 to 12. Craft a no-sew penguin during this after-school event offered free of charge.
The Golden Link will have foot care nursing service at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, January 10 and cards at 12:45 p.m.
The Crookston Area Chamber Growth and Development Committee has scheduled the first Lunch and Learn of 2019. Join them for lunch and get to know Carol Simmons, Owner, and Operator of Real Good Bath and Body. Thursday, January 10 from 12:00 -1:00 at Wonderful Life Foods. Lunch and Speaker free for Young Professionals and $10.00 for non-YP members. For questions or further information please call your Chamber office at 281-4320.
The Crookston American Legion Auxiliary Nels T Wold Unit 20 will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room #2 at RiverView Health. Kurt Ellefson, Polk County Veterans Service Officer will be our speaker. For easiest access use the north entrance.
The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.
There will be no bar bingo at the Crookston Eagles Friday, January 11 as the Eagles will host the Villa St. Vincent Christmas Party.
The Golden Link will have rolls & coffee Friday, January 11 at 8:30 a.m., morning smear at 9:00 a.m., and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.
The Crookston Public Library will have sewing, quilting and crafting on Saturday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. Bring your unfinished projects and joins others for encouragement and inspiration. A small craft will be provided.
The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 12. $400 must go. Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a choice of potato dumplings ($10) or walleye ($14). Takeout is available.
The 2019 Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship Contest will be held on Sunday, January 13 at the Crookston High School gym. The contest is for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 years of age. Participants from Crookston and surrounding communities are encouraged to participate. Registration will be from noon to 1:00 p.m. and shooting starts at 1:00 p.m. There is no cost to participate. Boys and girls age 9-11 will shoot from a 12-foot foul line while the 12-14-year-olds will shoot from the regular foul line. The first-place winners will then represent Crookston at the next round of competition at the district level in February. The contest will be run by the local Knights of Columbus Council 1216 of Crookston.
The Golden Link will have cards Monday, January 14 at 12:45 p.m., exercise class at 2:00 p.m., collector’s club and Ken’s study club at 6:30 p.m.
Crookston City Council will meet Monday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall. The Ways & Means Committee will meet immediately following the council.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota, along with the Minnesota Wheat Growers and the Minnesota Wheat Council will hold Small Grains Update Meetings January 15-18 throughout northwest Minnesota. The workshops will include information on new spring wheat varieties, nitrogen management in wheat, marketing your 2018 and 2019 crops and much more. The meetings are free. No registration needed. They will meet at the Crookston Inn Wednesday, January 16 from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon, lunch served and in Ada at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 16 with lunch served. For a complete schedule, go to www.smallgrains.org
The CHEDA board will meet at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 15 in the conference room at the Valley Technology Park.
The Polk County Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, January 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the commissioner’s room at the Polk County Government Center.
The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, January 15 at 12:45 p.m. and Debby’s canasta club at 7:00 p.m.
The Crookston Library presents STEMsational Tuesday for kids age 7 to 12 on Tuesday, January 15 at 3:30 p.m. Kids are invited to develop and hone their engineering skills by creating an igloo using common household items.
The Books and Brews Book Club will meet Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Inn. Appetizers are provided by the Friends of the Crookston Public Library.
The Crookston Area Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau executive board will meet Wednesday, January 16 at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber office.
The Golden Link will have men’s cards Wednesday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m., senior cards at 1:30 p.m. and the annual membership meeting open to all members at 6:30 p.m.
The Resolute Readers, the Fertile Library’s book club, will discuss “Murder on the Orient Express” by Agatha Christie at their next meeting. The group will meet to discuss the book considered the most widely read mystery of all time on Wednesday, January 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 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 “Profiles in Courage” by John F. Kennedy in February.
The Golden Link will have a TRIAD meeting Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m., and cards at 12:45 p.m.
The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, January 18 at 8:30 a.m., morning smear at 9:00 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.
The Annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championships will be held in the Red Lake Falls High School gym on Sunday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and participants may come and practice at that time. The contest is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. A participant may only take part in one local event per years. Winners will receive a trophy and will advance to the district level, followed by regional, state and international competitions if you advance. Contact Red Lake Falls High School for a registration form or Steve Philion at 253-2499. Participants can also register the day of the event.
The Crookston Public Library will be closed Monday, January 21.
Polk County Offices will be closed Monday, January 21.
The 7th Annual Red River Valley Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be hosted by the University of Minnesota Crookston Monday, January 21. The event will begin with the Unity Walk at 10:30 a.m. from the Crookston Inn to UMC’s Kiehle Auditorium. The Celebration program will be at 11:00 a.m. in Kiehle Auditorium including greetings, performances, speakers, and presentation of the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. A free lunch social will follow in Brown Dining Hall. The event is partnering with the kick-off of the “We are Water” exhibit at UMC. The celebration is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs, the University of Minnesota Extension – Crookston, West Polk Soil & Water Conservation District and Minnesota Humanities Center.
The Golden Link will have greeting cards Monday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.
Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will meet Monday, January 21 at the Cathedral in Crookston. There is a meal at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:00 p.m. This is their annual baby shower. Interested in joining call Mary Dahl 262-744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad 218-456-2506.
The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, January 22 at 8:00 a.m. in the commissioner’s room at the Polk County Government Center.
The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, January 22 at 12:45 p.m.
The University of Minnesota Extension will hold a meeting for landlords, farmers and agri-business professionals on Fair Farm Rental Agreements on Wednesday, January 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Youngquist Auditorium at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
The Golden Link will have comfort bears Wednesday, January 23 at 10:00 a.m., the free move “The Children Act” at 1:30 p.m. and senior cards at 1:30 p.m.
The RiverView Health Diabetes Support Group, led by Darcey Larson, will be held Wednesday, January 23 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in RiverView Health’s Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.
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 Thursday, January 24.
The Crookston Area Chamber board of directors will meet on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.
The Golden Link will have foot care nursing service Thursday, January 24 at 8:30 a.m., and free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m.
The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, January 25 at 8:30 a.m., morning smear at 9:00 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.
The Villa St. Vincent will have their 3rd annual Fashion Show titled Attire to Inspire Friday, January 25 at the Crookston National Guard Armory. There will be a social from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with hors-d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Local businesses will be displaying their fashionable chic merchandise and creative designs. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Villa St. Vincent business office inside the Summit main entrance from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and also at Montague’s Flower Shop, Erickson’s Embroidery/2nd Street Boutique, Wonderful Life Foods, and Rejuv Salon & Spa.
There will be a benefit meal, silent auction, and live auction for Rochelle Chaput on Saturday, January 26 at the American Legion in Red Lake Falls. The meal will begin at 5:00 p.m., with a silent auction throughout the night, as well as a live auction at 8:00 p.m. that evening. Rochelle is the daughter of Craig and Carole Chaput. She was diagnosed in 2015 at the age of 16 with Snapping Scapula Syndrome, a very rare syndrome. Rochelle has had 5 surgeries at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and continues to travel to the Mayo Clinic for treatment. The family has made over 50 trips to Rochester and the expenses they have incurred have become a very stressful financial burden for the family. Please make plans to attend the benefit or donate for Rochelle. You can contact Steve Philion at 218-253-2499 or email@example.com if you would like to make a monetary donation or donate an item for the auctions. Thank you!
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.
The Golden Link will have greeting cards Monday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.
Connie Hannesson will present The Path to Auschwitz at the Crookston Public Library on Monday, January 28 at 5:30 p.m. Examine the pre-war years and the events taking place that would lead to the extermination of six million people across Europe. This event is offered free of charge and is intended for adult audiences.
The Spinebackers Book Club will meet Tuesday, January 29 at the Crookston Public Library to discuss “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah. All are welcome.
The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, January 29 at 12:45 p.m.
The Golden Link will have cards Wednesday, January 30 at 12:45 p.m. and a movie at 1:30 p.m.
The Golden Link will have cards Thursday, January 31 at 12:45 p.m.
Get your tickets now for the Cathedral School’s Mardi Gras Saturday, February 2 at the Crookston Inn. There will be games, chances to win, live and silent auctions as well as meals and drinks. To get your ticket call 281-1835.
The Polk County Commissioners will meet at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 5 in the commissioner’s room at the Polk County Government Center.
Climax-Shelly Schools will have early dismissal on Wednesday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m.
The Crookston Public Library’s What’s on Wednesday will be Wednesday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. for kids age 7 to 12. Paint with forks during this after-school event, offered free of charge.
The 16th Annual Ice Buster Daze Fishing Derby and Radar Run will be Saturday, February 9. Tickets will be pre-sold at Ceason’s Bait & Tackle in Crookston, sales limited to 350. There will be a free will offering breakfast at the Crookston Eagles from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. The Radar Run is 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the cost is $20 for 2 runs and includes one Swiss Steak supper at the Crookston Eagles. The Bikini Radar Run will be at 2:00 p.m. on the Red Lake River. Ice fishing on the Red Lake River by Central Park from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. $20 a hole includes one Swiss Steak supper at the Crookston Eagles. Brats and a hot dog available on the ice. From 5:30 to 7:30 at the Crookston Eagles, there will be a chance at Raffle prizes. For more information call Brian at 281-7762, Ceason’s Bait & Tackle 281-6665 or Bobby 281-3132.
The Crookston Public Library will have sewing, quilting and crafting on Saturday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m. Bring your unfinished projects and joins others for encouragement and inspiration. A small craft will be provided.
The Crookston Public Library will have a Needs vs. Wants Workshop for adults Thursday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m. Collect valuable financial insight into needs vs wants during this hour-long workshop which will feature exercises that will help you identify what is most important to you financially.
The Crookston Public Library will be closed Monday, February 18.
Polk County Offices will be closed Monday, February 18.
The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the commissioner’s room at the Polk County Government Center.
The Crookston Public Library presents STEMsational Tuesday for kids age 7 to 12 Tuesday, February 19 at 3:30 p.m. Develop and hone engineering skills by creating a cupid with movable wings.
The Crookston Public Library will have a free blood pressure clinic on Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. courtesy of Polk County Public Health.
The Crookston Civic Music League’s Entertainment Series welcomes Tapestry to perform at the Crookston High School Auditorium on Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by Season Ticket only.
The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, February 26 at 8:00 a.m. in the commissioner’s room at the Polk County Government Center.
The Spinebackers Book Club will meet Tuesday, February 26 to discuss “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien.
The Crookston Public Library will hold a funeral and burial arrangement workshop Wednesday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m. courtesy of Stenshoel-Houske Funeral and Cremation Service. Learn the benefits of prearranging your own service and how the process works.
Climax-Shelly Schools will have early dismissal on Thursday, February 28 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 from 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 play. Register at the Community Education Office at Washington School, the fee is $15. No one will be allowed to play before registering.
Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories and/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, the 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 is 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 to go to www.ed2go/crookston. Registration info an also be found on the website.