Bulletin Board – Monday, March 18, 2019

The Scouting for Food Community Food Drive will be held through March 31.  Included will be a challenge between the Crookston Police Department and Fire Department.  Drop off non-perishable donations at either CPD or CFD from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through March 31, the department with the most donations by weight will win a dinner prepared and served by Troop 41 and Pack 44.  Troop 41 will collection donations left outside residents doors on March 23. Accepted items include nonperishable food items, personal care items (shampoo, body wash, lotion, etc.) and socks (white or black).

The University of Minnesota Crookston will be on Spring Break through Friday, March 22.  Campus offices are open.

The Crookston Lions will meet today at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have foot care  at 8:30 a.m. and cards at 12:45 p.m. today.

RiverView Health Tai Chi Easy Class will be today from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in the Minnesota Room.This class is free and open to anyone interested in improving their health. Use the Rehab Entrance on the south side of the RiverView campus in Crookston. The class is led by RiverView Acupuncturist, Megan R. Scott. Call 218.281.9519 for more information.

The Washington School PTO will meet tonight from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Washington School Library.  Childcare will be provided during the meeting.

RiverView Health’s Celiac Support Group will meet tonight at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2.

The Crookston Eagles will have $6 burger baskets tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and a smear tournament at 7:00 p.m.

Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will meet tonight at the Cathedral in Crookston.  Meal at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:00 p.m. The lenten prayers experience will be “Stations of the Cross.” Interested in joining call Mary Dahl 262-744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad 218-456-2506.

The Gentilly Rockey Ridge Riders along with North Country Horseman’s Trails to Treatments non-profit are raising money for those needing cancer treatments. The will have meat and basket raffles beginning at 6:30 p.m. March 18 at Snow Sled Inn in Gentilly, March 22 at the VFW in Crookston, March 25 at Snow Sled Inn in Gentilly and March 29 at the American Legion in Fisher.

The Crookston Sports Center will have open turf in the Gold Arena tonight from 7:00 to 9:00. Bring your own sports equipment.

CHEDA will have a board meeting Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 a.m. at RiverView Health meeting room #1. A quorum of City Council may be present.

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, March 19 at 12:45 p.m.

Polk County Public Health will have a Family Planning Walk-In Clinic in Crookston from 2:00-5:30 p.m. No appointment needed and Public Service Day with health screenings from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. available by walkin or appointment on Tuesday, March 19.  To make an appointment or for more info, call 281-3385.

The Crookston School Board will have a working session on Tuesday, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. to conduct architect interviews.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will have open house on Deer management Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Crookston Library.

Polk County Emergency Management, local fire departments and the National Service Weather will provide Skywarn Training also referred to as Storm Spotter.  Basic Training will be held from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. and advanced training from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 19 at Knutson Community Center in Fertile and on Wednesday, March 20 in the UMC Kiehle Auditorium.

The Crookston Eagles will have an Aerie meeting Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.

The spring meeting of the Prairie View Cemetery Association will be held Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Euclid.

The Crookston Sports Center will have open turf in the Gold Arena on Tuesday, March 19 from 7:00 to 9:00. Bring your own sports equipment.

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

The Crookston American Legion Auxiliary Unit 20 will again sponsor two girls to attend the 73rd Annual Minnesota Girls State Session at Bethel University, St Paul from June 9-15. Girls who are currently high school juniors are eligible to be a candidate to attend. All Fees are paid. No cost to you personally. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Crookston High School Guidance office or the American Legion Girls State Chairperson Margee Keller at 218-349-4566 or email her at margeekeller@hotmail.com.  The deadline to apply is March 20.

Polk County Public Health will have a Family Planning Clinic March 20 by appointment only. Call 281-3385 to schedule..

Crookston High School 10th graders can register for next year’s classes on March 20.

The Golden Link will have a Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, March 20 at 9:00 a.m. and men’s cards at 10:00 a.m.

CHS Harvest for Hunger will have a Corn Hole Tournament and Smear Tournament Wednesday, March 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the Crookston Eagles.  Cost is $25 for corn hole per person and $20 for smear per team. A free will offering lunch will be served by the Crookston Eagles at 12:00 p.m.

Polk County Public Health will offer free blood pressure screening at the Crookston Care and Share on March 20 from 11:30 to noon.

There will be a DDD class Wednesday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. at Andy Oman State Farm.  Suzie Coauette will be the instructor. The class costs $15. To register please call 281-3643.

Crookston Public Schools will have a Policy Committee meeting Wednesday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the District Office.  No action will be taken.

Wonderful Life Foods will have a demonstration on how to make fermented sauerkraut Wednesday, March 20 at 5:15 p.m. There will also be samples and a discussion on the benefits of probiotics and how to get them in whole food form.  This is a free class.

The Crookston Baseball Association will meet Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles.

The Crookston Eagles will have an Auxiliary meeting Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Sports Center will have open turf in the Gold Arena on Wednesday, March 20 from 7:00 to 9:00. Bring your own sports equipment.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, March 20 is turkey, potatoes, stuffing and vegetable for $8.

Crookston High School 11th graders can register for next years classes on March 21.

The Crookston Chamber Board of Directors will meet Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 a.m. at Andy Oman State Farm.

The Golden Link will have a TRIAD meeting Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m., free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m. and a defensive driving class at 1:00 p.m.

The Climax Parish Food Shelf will be open Thursday, March 21 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The City of Crookston Code of Conduct and Ethics meeting will be held Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Sports Center will have open turf in the Gold Arena on Thursday, March 21 from 7:00 to 9:00. Bring your own sports equipment.

A request for proposal for architectural administration for the roofing project on the old Cathedral in Crookston is ready now and due on March 22, 2019.  RFP can be found at www.prairieskyline.org.

The Crookston Youth Basketball Association Tournament is Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24 for grades 3-8.  Registration is $160 per team.  Questions email tourney@crookstonbasketball.com or contact Garrett Borowicz 218-521-0936.

Crookston High school 9th graders register for classes next year on March 22.

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, March 22 at 8:30 a.m., morning smear at 9:00 a.m. and cards at 12:45 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be Friday, March 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church in Crookston. Adult walleye meal is $13, children’s walleye meal is $8.00, an extra fillet is $6.00. Gluten free baked walleye is also available. Meals to go are an extra dollar.  Call 218-280-4467. Desserts are $1.00.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Friday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m., $750 must go.  There will also be horse races and meat raffles. The kitchen will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. serving Popcorn Shrimp for $7, Mini Corndogs, Mozzarella Sticks, Jalapeno Poppers, Egg Rolls or Chicken Bites for $5 and French Fries for $3.

The Crookston Sports Center will have open turf in the Gold Arena on Friday, March 22 from 7:00 to 9:00. Bring your own sports equipment.

The Crookston Civic Music League’s Entertainment Series welcomes Charlie Albright to perform at the Crookston High School Auditorium on Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by season ticket only.

The Crookston Sports Center will have open turf in the Gold Arena on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Bring your own sports equipment.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Saturday, March 23 at 3:30 p.m., $400 must go.

The 38th Annual Crookston Gun Club Family Fun Night and Awards Banquet will be  Saturday, March 23rd,  at the Crookston Eagles. Social at 5:00 p.m.,  dinner of stuffed pork chops or walleye at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults,  $15 for students under 18 years and are available at Longtin Insurance Agency, Ye Ole Print Shoppe  or contact Steve at 218-289-2115. Ticket price includes chance to win a firearm. Auction and raffle items include firearms, wildlife prints, and shooter packages. Need not be present to win.  

Freedom Church Crookston will have preview services at Kiehle Auditorium on the campus of the University of Minnesota Crookston Sunday, March 24, and 31 at 11:00 a.m. The preview services will allow people to get a sneak peak into what a normal service will look like at Freedom Church Crookston. The official launch for Freedom Church Crookston will be Sunday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at Kiehle Auditorium. Find Freedom Here! Freedom Church Crookston.

The Crookston Area Chamber and Women’s Leadership Network will host an Empowerment Forum Wednesday, April 3 and Wednesday, May 1 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Heritage Room at the University of Minnesota Crookston.  Registration is $49 for the April 3 session or $79 for both. Advanced registration is required by March 25.

Bray-Gentilly Mutual Insurance will have their annual meeting Monday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the Red Lake Falls American Legion. During the meeting the annual report will be presented, members will be elected to the Board of Directors, and will transact other business that may be brought before the board. Lunch will be served following the meeting.

The Community Education Advisory Board will meet on Monday, March 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the high school boardroom.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, March 25 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have card Monday, March 25 at 12:45 p.m. and greeting cards at 1:00 p.m.

RiverView Health Tai Chi Easy Class will be Monday, March 25 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in the Minnesota Room.This class is free and open to anyone interested in improving their health. Use the Rehab Entrance on the south side of the RiverView campus in Crookston. The class is led by RiverView Acupuncturist, Megan R. Scott. Call 218.281.9519 for more information.

The Crookston School Board will meet Monday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School choir/orchestra room.  

Crookston High School will have the National Honor Society Induction Monday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber. The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

The Crookston Sports Center will have open turf in the Gold Arena on Monday, March 25 from 7:00 to 9:00. Bring your own sports equipment.

Tuesday, March 26 is the end of the 3rd quarter at Crookston High School

The United Way of Crookston Jail and Bail fundraiser will be Tuesday, March 26 from 8:00 to 3:00 p.m.. at RBJ’s Restaurant.

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, March 26 at 12:45 p.m.

Polk County Public Health will have a Family Planning Walk-In Clinic in Crookston from 2:00-5:30 p.m. No appointment needed and Public Service Day with health screenings from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. available by walkin or appointment on Tuesday, March 26.  To make an appointment or for more info, call 281-3385.

The University of Minnesota Crookston will have a discussion about the book “Girl, Wash Your Face” in in the library Tuesday, March 26 at 3:00 p.m. as part of their Women’s History Month schedule.  

The Crookston Sports Center will have open turf in the Gold Arena on Tuesday, March 26 from 7:00 to 9:00. Bring your own sports equipment.

Crookston Campus Community Connection (C4) will meet Wednesday, March 27 at 8:00 a.m. at UMC.

The Golden Link will have men’s cards Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. and a presentation from the Better Business Bureau titled – Be Wise Be Informed Be Powered – from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The University of Minnesota Crookston will have a webinar called “Mentoring Women of Color” to learn how to identify students unique need and establish support systems to ensure their through paperclip communications on Wednesday, March 27 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in Dowell 208.  

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

The Crookston Sports Center will have open turf in the Gold Arena on Wednesday, March 27 from 7:00 to 9:00. Bring your own sports equipment.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, March 27 is a meatball sub and French fries for $8.

The Crookston Pirate Wrestling team banquet will be Thursday, March 28.

The RiverView Foundation is accepting applications for the following healthcare scholarships – June Shaver Scholarship, Richard Maves Scholarship, Lenertz Family Scholarship, Bishop Afonya Scholarship – through 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, March 28.  For forms, guidelines or more information contact Kent Bruun by email at kbruun@riverviewhealth.org, by phone at 281-9249 or Kari Moe by email at kmoe@riverviewhealth.org or by phone at 281-9211.

A Community Resource Fair will be held Tuesday, March 28 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library. Attendees can expect to connect with beneficial resources and various agencies serving people in the Crookston area, including those dedicated to housing, community assistance, employment and training, legal assistance, physical and mental health, senior programs and more.

MnDOT is hosting a community meeting Thursday, March 28 at Hallock City Hall from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. to discuss details of the future project on HWY 75 and HWY 175 including sidewalk and pedestrian accessibility.  The project is schedule for 2022. Call 651-366-4718 for accommodations.

The Crookston Sports Center will have open turf in the Gold Arena on Thursday, March 28 from 7:00 to 9:00. Bring your own sports equipment.

The University of Minnesota Crookston will have the movie “On the Basis of Sex” shown in Bede Ballroom in the Sargeant Student Center Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. The movies is based on the life and early cases of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights for women. Nacho Bar, Water, Lemonade, and movie treats will be served.

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, March 29 at 8:30 a.m., morning smear at 9:00 a.m. and will honor Don and Mary Cavalier as the Experienced Americans from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Polk County Public Health will have a Family Planning Clinic March 29 by appointment only. Call 281-3385 to schedule.

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be Friday, March 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church in Crookston. Adult walleye meal is $13, children’s walleye meal is $8.00, an extra fillet is $6.00. Gluten free baked walleye is also available. Meals to go are an extra dollar.  Call 218-280-4467. Desserts are $1.00.

The Crookston Sports Center will have open turf in the Gold Arena on Friday, March 29 from 7:00 to 9:00. Bring your own sports equipment.

There will be a 12-and-under JO Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, March 30 in the UMC Lysaker Gymnasium. Team registration is $80 and pool play will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Contact Anna Morgan at 218-281-8410 for more information.  2019 Tournament Registration PDF.

There will be a Childcare Certification Clinic in the Washington School Cafeteria Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The class is designed for youth ages 11 to 13 who want to become certified as a babysitter. Learn how to care for young children from a childcare expert, a nurse and a firefighter.  Linda Morgan and CHS Leo club members will guide you through this course. Class fee is $17, which includes books, handouts and a pizza lunch. To register call 281-5078.

There will be a display through Saturday, March 31 in the UMC Books Store showcasing a “Visionary Women Peace and Nonviolence” display.   A “Women in Athletics” display will be shown in Lysaker Gymnasium during the month of March.

There will be a 16-and-under JO Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, March 31 in UMC Lysaker Gymnasium. Team registration is $105 and pool play will begin at 8:00 a.m. Contact Anna Morgan at 218-281-8410 for more information.  2019 Tournament Registration PDF.

The deadline for the Marcella Arnold Nursing Scholarship is April 1. Applications are available from Marcella Arnold Chairman Twylla Altepeter at The Fertile Journal, 945-6120, or evenings at 281-6582 or from the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, Department of Minnesota (mnvfwauxiliary.org/Marcella-Arnold-Application).

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, April 1 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Airport Commission will have a meeting Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 a.m. at the airport.

RiverView Health Childbirth Class meets Tuesday, April 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1. The class is $25 to register for those not delivering at RiverView and free for those who will be delivering at RiverView. For information or to register call 281-9300.

The Fisher American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Civic Music League’s Entertainment Series welcomes Sons of Serendip to perform at the Crookston High School Auditorium on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by season ticket only.

Red Lake Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting will be Wednesday, April 3 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. Registration at 9:00 a.m., and coffee, juice and doughnuts will be served. The meeting will be called at 10:00 a.m. and will include reports reviewing the 2018 operation of the Cooperative. Following the meeting, prizes will be awarded and a sit down meal will be served.

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

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, April 3 is a turkey club and wild rice soup for $8.

Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering a seasonal grief support group Thursday, April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library. The grief support group is free and open to any adult 18 years and older who are grieving the loss of a loved one through death. There is no pre-registration required to attend the group.

Spring Convocation at the University of Minnesota Crookston will be Thursday, April 4 at 12:30 p.m. to recognize the accomplishments of the students.  The program consists of recognizing the Chancellor’s 4.0 Club, Spring Athletics, the Residential Halls, UMC Band and UMC Choir.

The Climax Parish Food Shelf will be open Thursday, April 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Highland Elementary 3rd grade Music Concert will be Thursday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be Friday, April 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church in Crookston. Adult walleye meal is $13, children’s walleye meal is $8.00, an extra fillet is $6.00. Gluten free baked walleye is also available. Meals to go are an extra dollar.  Call 218-280-4467. Desserts are $1.00.

There will be a 14-and-under JO Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, April 7 in Lysaker Gymnasium at UMC. Team registration is $105 and pool play will begin at 8:00 a.m. Contact Anna Morgan at 218-281-8410 for more information.  2019 Tournament Registration PDF.

The Trinity Lutheran Church of Beltrami will have a Community Supper on Sunday April 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The menu includes Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, bread, butter and homemade desserts. Takeout orders are available by calling 218-926-5646 or stop at the church.  Cost is $10.00 adults, children 5-10-year-old $5.00 and 4 years and under free. They will also be a bake sale, quilt sale and raffles.

Northwest Minnesota Dairy Day will be held Thursday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Community Center in McIntosh.  There will be presenters covering farm economics, grazing and transiting. The event is free, lunch will be served during the program.  For more information contact Heather Dufault at 280-1129 or by email at pohl0024@umn.edu.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, April 8 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

Kindergarten Roundup will be Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9 at Washington School.  Come as you are able to register between 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., the program runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided for younger children.

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber. The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

The Sisters of Saint Benedict of Crookston invites all to a free concert by the Rose Ensemble in celebration of their centennial year Monday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Crookston.  No tickets or reservations required.

Crookston Campus Community Connection (C4) will meet Tuesday, April 9 at 11:30 a.m. at UMC.

Crookston VFW Post 1902 and the auxiliary will meet Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the VFW.

The Highland Elementary PTO will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.

RiverView Health Childbirth Class meets Tuesday, April 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1.

The Fisher American Legion meeting and SAL meeting will be Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Chamber Executive Board will meet Wednesday, April 10 at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber Office.

The Fisher American Legion Special for Wednesday, April 10 is a taco salad for $8.

The Crookston American Legion Auxiliary will meet Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. at RiverView Health.

RiverView Health will host a four hour CPR class at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11 in the  Minnesota Room. Cost is $45 for those needing certification and free for those not needing certification. For more information or to register, call 218-281-9405.

The Fisher American Legion will have a Chamber Meeting Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be Friday, April 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church in Crookston. Adult walleye meal is $13, children’s walleye meal is $8.00, an extra fillet is $6.00. Gluten free baked walleye is also available. Meals to go are an extra dollar.  Call 218-280-4467. Desserts are $1.00.

There will be a 18-and-under JO Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, April 13 in the UMC Lysaker Gymnasium. Team registration is $105 and pool play will begin at 8:00 a.m. Contact Anna Morgan at 218-281-8410 for more information.  2019 Tournament Registration PDF.

DNR Hunter Safety Training, for anyone age 11 and older, will be held at the Crookston Gun Club, 1 mile north of UMC on Highway 75. Classes start May 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Youth hunters and anyone planning on hunting out of Minnesota are required to have a Firearm Safety Training Certificate. For information and registration contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or stevevideen@yahoo.com.

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 noon meals on Wednesday through Easter on Wednesdays.  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 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.

Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering a seasonal grief support group in Crookston the first and third Thursday of the month April thru June from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library. The grief support group is free and open to any adult 18 years and older who are grieving the loss of a loved one through death. There is no pre-registration required to attend the group.

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 from 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.