Bulletin Board – Friday, January 11, 2019

The Golden Link will have rolls & coffee today at 8:30 a.m., morning smear at 9:00 a.m., and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

There will be a retirement reception for Lee Meier today from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Crookston Inn.  Lee has served the NW Multi-County HRA for 42 years.  Come for refreshments and to wish Lee well. 

There will be no bar bingo at the Crookston Eagles tonight as the Eagles will host the Villa St. Vincent Christmas Party. 

Crookston High School Boys Basketball Parents Night will be tonight 

A craft group for adults has formed at the Crookston Public Library. Crafters, sewers, quilters and more are encouraged to join library staff for an open craft group, scheduled Saturday, January 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library, 110 N. Ash St. Join other crafters for inspiration and support, with a free craft provided by the library. This event is offered free of charge and is open to all levels of experience.

The Crookston Masonic Lodge #141, 112 W. Robert, invites the public to an installation of officers on Saturday, January 12, at 2:00 p.m.  Installed as Master will be Matthew Curry who is a physical education teacher at Crookston High School.  Matthew will be installed by his father, James Curry, who is an active member of Golden Fleece Lodge in Litchfield, MN.  A reception for Matthew and the other installed officers will be held immediately following the installation.  For more information about this event, please contact Lodge Secretary George French at 218-289-1283.

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 Crookston “Noon Day” Lions will meet Monday, January 14 at 12:00 p.m. at the Crookston Inn.

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.

Altru Clinic in Erskine will be holding an open house Monday, January 14 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to meet our newest provider, Jackie Roberts, FNP and learn more about our medication dispensing machine, InstyMeds. InstyMeds offers a safe, convenient way for patients in Erskine and the surrounding area to receive their prescription medications for acute conditions. Treats from Paola’s Pastries will be provided and attendees will have the chance to register to win a robot vacuum. The open house will take place at Altru Clinic in Erskine from 4 – 6 p.m. on January 14. For more information, please call 218.687.5317.

Crookston School Board meeting will be held Monday, January 14 at 5:00 p.m. in the Choir/Orchestra room.  Meeting is open to the public.

Temple Grandin, American autism spokesperson, professor of animal science, and consultant to the livestock industry, will speak at the University of Minnesota Crookston on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 7 p.m. in Lysaker Gymnasium. Doors will open between 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. and ticket holders will be seated on a first come first serve basis within Lysaker Gymnasium; 300 chairs with the remaining guests seated on the bleachers.  This event is sold out.

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.

There will be an Ox Cart Days meeting Tuesday, January 15 at 4:30 p.m. at Valley Tech Park.

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.

Learn how to make your elderberry syrup! Elderberries are grown locally and have many health benefits including fighting off colds and the flu.  Wednesday, January 16th at 5:15 p.m. Wonderful Life Foods 115 North Main St.

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 Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, January 16 is a meatball sub and French fries for $8.

The Golden Link will have a TRIAD meeting Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m., and cards at 12:45 p.m.

The AARP Driver Safety Class will be held Thursday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center.  This is a four-hour defensive driving refresher course for drivers age 55 or older. 

Friday, January 18 is the end of the 2nd quarter/1st semester at Crookston High School.

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.

Crookston Public Schools will be closed Monday, January 21 for a teacher workshop.

The University of Minnesota Crookston offices will be closed, and classes excused 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.

RiverView Health’s Tai Chi classes, led by RiverView Acupuncturist, the class will be held Monday, 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.

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.

Do you have an interest in trapping? Sign up and learn everything from ethics to getting started with trapping. The course will run in 222 Owen Hall and the Red River Valley Natural History Area on Tuesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 24 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm) and also on Saturday, January 26 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm). To register: contact Laura Bell – lbell@umn.edu or 218-281-8131 (or in person 210 Owen Hall).  The cost is $10, and there’s a limit of 20 participants. All ages welcome!

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.

The Fisher Area Community Fund is accepting grant applications of $500 to $5,000 in support of charitable educational and public purpose projects that will enhance or improve the life for residents and visitors of the Fisher area.  Applications are available at the Fisher City Office or by call Aaron Halstad 218-891-2207 or email fishcity@rrv.net for a copy.  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 23.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, January 23 is a Taco Grinder and French Fries for $8.

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 One Act Play Subsection Competition will be at 4:00 p.m. at Crookston High School Thursday, January 24. 

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 at 4:00 p.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 University of Minnesota Crookston will hold an artist’s reception, and display of works for the statewide “We Are Water” project Friday, January 25.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with a social and refreshments.  Programs begin at 6:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium.  Meet the artists, view their artwork and learn about water.  Ten years of Clean Water, Land and Legacy funding from Arts and Cultural Heritage Fun will be celebrated with special guest speakers.  Free parking is available by Kiehle Auditorium.  

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.

Ag-Arama 2019 at the University of Minnesota Crookston is Saturday, January 26 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in UTOC.  This year’s theme is “Caught up in the Country.”

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 five surgeries at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and continued 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 sphilion@rlfedu.org if you would like to make a monetary donation or donate an item for the auctions.  Thank you!

Crookston High School Snow Fest Week will begin Monday, January 28.

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.

The Crookston School Board will meet at 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 28 in the Crookston High School’s choir and orchestra room.

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 Fisher American Legion Special for Wednesday, January 30 is Hot Pork, Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetable for $8. 

Christmas Trees will be collected by city crews through January.  Place trees on the boulevard for collection.  No metal tree stands.

The Golden Link will have cards Thursday, January 31 at 12:45 p.m.

Calling all high school juniors and seniors for Equine Science Exploration Days Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2 at the University of Minnesota Crookston. 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 will include an overnight stay (at no cost) in one of UMC’s residence halls and classroom/lab experiences. The cost to Student: Only the transportation to and from the U of M Crookston.  Must be interested in our Equine Science Major. Questions, contact Admissions – 1-800-UMC-MINN – umcinfo@umn.edu

Annie Fitzgerald and the Home Fries will have a concert on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Crookston Kiehle Auditorium. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets available at  https://anniefitzgeraldmusic.brownpapertickets.com

The Fisher American Legion Friday Night Special will be BBQ Ribs and French Fries for $10.

The University of Minnesota Crookston Justin Knebel Memorial Ice Fishing tournament will be Saturday, February 2 at Zippel Bay Resort near Williams, MN. The tournament is open to the public. Registration is at 9:00 am with lines in the water from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  All proceeds from this tournament go to the Justin Knebel Endowed Scholarship for UMC athletes.  This is a fun family style ice fishing derby, a limited number of tickets sold! Learn more about Justin, tickets, rules, lodging, tournament prizes, raffle items, door prizes and sponsoring visit – https://www.crk.umn.edu/justin-knebel-memorial-ice-fishing-tournament

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 Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, February 6 is a Rib Sandwich and French Fries for $8.

RiverView Health will host a four hour Basic First Aid class at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7 in the RiverView Minnesota Room. Cost is $45 for more information or to register, call 218-281-9405.

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 two 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.

RiverView Health will sponsor a Childbirth Class on Saturday, February 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in RiverView 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 the obstetrics department at RiverView at 218-281-9300.

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 Fisher American Legion and SAL Meeting are Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, February 13 is a Reuben Sandwich and French Fries for $8.

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.

There will be no classes at the University of Minnesota Crookston Monday, February 18 for the campus’s professional development day.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, February 19 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 Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. courtesy of Polk County Public Health.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, February 20 is Tater Tot Hot Dish and Roll for $8.

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’Brian.

The Crookston Public Library will hold a funeral and burial arrangement workshop Wednesday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m. courtesy of Stenshoel-Housek Funeral and Cremation Service.  Learn the benefits of prearranging your service and how the process works.   

The RiverView Health Diabetes Support Group, led by Darcey Larson, will be held Wednesday, February 27 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in RiverView Health’s Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, February 27 is Pork Chop, Baked Potato, and Vegetable for $8. 

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 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 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 before playing.  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.

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