Bulletin Board –  Friday, April 19, 2019

The University of Minnesota Crookston Campus will be closed today.

Longtin Agency will be closed today.

Crookston City Hall will close at noon today. Garbage collection will remain the same.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo tonight 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 Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls or Shrimp Poppers for $7.  Mini Corn Dogs, Jalapeno Poppers, Chicken Bites, Mozzarella Sticks or Pork Egg Rolls for $5 and French Fries for $3.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crookston will have their spring clean-up Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. All ages welcome.

There will be an Easter Egg Scramble and Craft and Vendor Fair Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Crookston Sports Center. Free scramble for eggs for ages 0-5 at 10:30 a.m. and ages 6-10 at 11:00 a.m.

The Crookston Sports Center will have open courts in the Event Arena Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. through Saturday, April 20.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Saturday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m., $400 must go, there won’t be any dinner.  

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, April 22 at noon at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have greeting cards Monday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston School Board will meeting Monday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m. in the Choir/Orchestra Room at Crookston High School.

There will be a Chamber Member mixer Monday, April 22 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. hosted by American Crystal Sugar Company, Crookston Eye Clinic and Drafts Sports Bar and Grill.

The Crookston Eagles will have $6 burger baskets on Monday, April 22 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. A smear tournament will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Youth Basketball Association will meet in the Crookston High School commons Monday, April 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber.  The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

Crookston Community Education “Volunteering 101-Make the Most of It,” for ages 54 and older, will be May 1 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at UMC Kiehle Hall, Room 105. You have to pre-register by April 22.  There is also a class on May 15, and you must pre-register by May 6. Call 281-5078 to register.

The 11th Annual Crookston High School Triple A Academics, Arts, and Athletics Senior Recognition Banquet will be Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School Commons. Tickets for parents, family members, and friends may be purchased at the Crookston High School, KROX and Montague’s Flower Shop. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, April 22. Cost of tickets is $13. Senior students are free and can pick up tickets in the office. If you have special dietary needs, call Paul or Carol at Irishman’s Shanty at 281-9912.

Spring Clean-Up Week in Crookston is April 22-26. Place items on your street boulevard on your regular garbage day. Clean up items should be separated into piles: garbage, clothing, cardboard, appliances, furniture, metal items, demolition, yard waste, and tires. Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled. Devices such as T.V.’s, computer monitors, etc. cannot be landfilled and will not be collected. Dispose of them at the Transfer Station.  

Crookston Community Education is offering a Volunteering 101–Make the Most of It class for adults age 54 and older on May 1, must register by April 22 or May 15, must register by May 6. Classes will be 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Kiehle Hall, Room 105 at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Instructors are Tammy Frohlich and/or Jennifer Erdmann. Call 281-5078 to register.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, April 23 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room the Polk County Government Center.

The Annual Senior Day will be held at the Crookston Sports Center in the Event Arena on Tuesday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a free meal, booths, information, social interaction and register for door prizes.

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, April 23 at 12:45 p.m.

Polk County Public Health will have a Family Planning Walk-in Clinic from 2:00-5:30 Tuesday, April 23 and a Public Health Service Day from 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Crookston Public Schools will host a Community Input Session Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the Crookston High School Commons.  All community members are welcome to attend.

The Highland Elementary PTO will meet Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

RiverView Health Childbirth Class meets Tuesday, April 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1.

The deadline to apply for the Congressional Art Competition is Wednesday, April 24.  Submit a photograph with student name, address, phone number, artwork title and medium to congressional.art@mail.house.gov.

Crookston Township will have a Board of Equalization meeting Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Golden Link will have comfort bears Wednesday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m., the movie Green Book at 1:00 p.m. and senior cards at 1:30 p.m.

The RiverView Health Diabetes Support Group, led by Darcey Larson, will be held Wednesday, April 24 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

Crookston Summer Registration Day will be Wednesday, April 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Sports Center, enter at the “East” door. Parents can register their children for summer programs all at one time. Sign up for Crookston Park and Recreation activities, Pool lessons, Crookston Public Library, Washington School Summer Care for grades K-4, Just for Kix, Summer Camp for grades K-6, Sun, Country, and You, CHS boys and girls basketball, UMC Men’s Basketball Junior Eagle Camp for grades 1-6, UMC Men’s Basketball Offensive Skills Camp for grades 5-12, UMC Golden Eagle Prospect Football Camp for grades 9-12, UMC Robotics & Technology Camp for Pre-K to 3rd grade,  grades 4-8 and grades 7-12. Purchase your Summer Passes for T.H.E. Bus-Public Transportation. For more information call Lori Morgan or Denice Oliver at the Crookston Community Education at 281-5078.

The Crookston Town Board will hold a Special Meeting on April 24, starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Valley Technology Park for the purpose of discussing and adopting a Land Use Plan for Crookston Township. The meeting is open to the public.

The Crookston High School Concert Choir will present their Spring Concert on Wednesday, April 24th, at 7:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. The concert will include selected solos and ensembles from this year’s vocal contests. Admission at the door; Adults $4.00, Students $3.00.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, April 24 is meatloaf, potato, and vegetable for $8.

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 event at Brost Chevrolet, 1600 University Avenue on April 25

The Golden Link will have foot care nursing service Thursday, April 25 at 8:30 a.m. and free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m.

Help celebrate RiverView 2020, RiverView’s hospital and clinic replacement project, by attending the groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, April 25. The public is invited to gather in the Minnesota Room, 323 South Minnesota Street, at 10:00 a.m. to listen to RiverView and community representatives talk about the project before shovels are turned. Refreshments will be served.

Safe-Kids Car Seat Check-up event will be Thursday, April 25 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Brost Chevrolet.

The University of Minnesota Crookston Student Awards Celebration will be Thursday, April 25 with refreshments from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Kiehle Rotunda.  The program begins at 5:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium highlighted by remarks from University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler.

Celebrate the Young Child with the Power of Kindness Family Festival on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Crookston High School. Explore a variety of stations for children ages 0-8 and enjoy a free meal. Each child will also receive a free puppet. T.H.E. Bus will provide free rides, call 218-281-0700. The event is made possible by the Celebrate the Young Child Collaborative, Crookston Early Childhood Summit, and Otto Bremer Foundation.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Crookston Area Chamber Women’s Leadership Network Empowerment Forum will be held on May 1st from noon – 4:00 p.m. at Heritage Hall on the UMC Campus. Cost is $49 which includes lunch. You must register to attend by April 26 with Terri Heggie theggie@visitcrookston.com or Carrie Bergquist cbergquist@altru.org.  

The Golden Link will have pancakes Friday, April 26 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., morning smear at 9:00 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles Membership Night will be Friday, April 26. Cost is $40 a member and includes a prime rib or walleye dinner and free open bar from 6:00 to 10:00 with an extra charge of $1 for top shelf. Entertainment by Nashville recording artist Dariann Leigh. If you are interested in joining the Crookston Eagles Club, stop by and fill out an application at the bar. To make a reservation for Membership Night, call 281-3881.

The 73 Annual Kem Shrine Circus will be April 26, 27 and 28 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks.  Friday show times are 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  

RiverView Rehab Services will have a Hands-on Learning Fair Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fido Purpur Arena in Grand Forks.  The event is for children birth through 8 and is a creation of Safe Kids Grand Forks. Admission is free. However, VIP tickets are available in advance and come with an event bag filled with samples, coupons and a snack.  One ticket is good for the whole family. VIP ticket sales begin on April 1. For more information call 701-780-1660.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo on Saturday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m., $400 must go. Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 with choice of a Hot Beef Sandwich for $10 or Walleye for $14.  Takeout is available.

The Crookston High School Prom will be Saturday, April 27. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., the Grand March in the gym will be at 5:30 P.M.  Admission is $5.00 each person and free for ages 6 and under. The dinner and dance for prom goers is from 6:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Blast to Bede will follow at UMC.

The Tabor Smelt Fry will be Saturday, April 27 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Tabor Hall. Serving smelt or pollock, baked potato, salad, baked beans, onion rings, dinner roll and beverage. Adults are $13, under 12 is $5 and preschool are free.  There’s also a children’s menu of chicken strips and fries. Pie is available. For more information, call Don 218-686-5949.

UMC Aviation Club’s Annual Fly-In Drive-in Breakfast will be Sunday, April 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Crookston Municipal Airport. Cost is $8 for adults, children under 10 are $5. P. I. C.’s flying in are free. EAA will be providing free airplane rides for ages 8-17 starting at 9:00 a.m. For more information contact Devin Brown at brow4642@crk.umn.edu  

RiverView Health will have a blood drive on Monday, April 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Meeting Room 1.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, April 29 at noon at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have greeting cards Monday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m., and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will meet Monday, April 29 at St. Peter’s in Gentilly.  The meal will be at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting at 6:00 p.m. The Eastertide prayer experience of the month is the Chaplet of Mercy.  Interested in joining call Mary Dahl 262-744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad 218-456-2506.

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, April 30 at 12:45 p.m.

The Golden Link will have cards Wednesday, April 31 at 12:45 p.m. and the UMC retirees at 1:30 p.m.

Crookston Community Education “Volunteering 101-Make the Most of It,” for ages 54 and older, will be May 1 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at UMC Kiehle Hall, Room 105.  There is also a class on May 15, and you must pre-register for that class by May 6. Call 281-5078 to register.

T.H.E. Bus is offering a summer fun pass for ages 5-17.  The Summer Fun Pass is valid June-August for unlimited rides in Crookston only. If purchased before May 3, the pass is $50 for an individual or $120 for a family. Call 281-0700 for more information or visit tvoc.org.

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 is required to have a Firearm Safety Training Certificate. For information and registration contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or stevevideen@yahoo.com.

Crookston Area Chamber Growth and Development are now taking registrations for “Core Characteristics of Competent Leaders” This 4-part educational leadership series will be held at the Cobblestone Inn from 11:30-1:00 p.m. on May 9, 16, 23, 30. Cost is $65 for Chamber Members and $80 for non-chamber members. Register by email theggie@visitcrookston.com or by calling 281.4320.

It’s never too late to learn. Adult Basic Education hours are Monday from 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 on weekdays. 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 noon 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.