Bulletin Board – Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The 10th Annual Adopt-a-Basket Program is still underway.  The price for these colorful flower baskets is the same as last year $65.00. Please stop by your Chamber office at 103 South Broadway to fill out your Adopt-A-Basket form. If you have any questions, please contact Terri or Marcia at 281.4320.

Today is the last day of school for Crookston High School seniors and the senior skip day is Wednesday, May 22.

CHEDA will have a board meeting today at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet today at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have cards today at 12:45 p.m.

First Community Credit Union will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their new facility today at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have both an Aerie and an Auxiliary meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. There will be an installation of officers at 8:00 p.m.

There will be a City of Crookston child care meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

The Highland Elementary 5th Graders will be taking a field trip to the Minnesota Forest History Museum all day on Wednesday, May 22.

Summer JO Volleyball registration for grades 7-11 is due Wednesday, May 22.

The Golden Link will have comfort bears Wednesday, May 22 at 9:00 a.m., men’s cards at 10:00 a.m., the free movie “A Dog’s Way Home” at 1:30 p.m. and a free evening meal with a short presentation at 5:30 p.m., and bingo at 6:15 p.m.

Andy Oman’s State Farm Office will hold a Defensive Driver’s Course Wednesday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m., cost $15, Suzie Coauette Instructor. Please call to pre-register 218-281-3643.

The RiverView Health Diabetes Support Group, led by Darcey Larson, will be held Wednesday, May 22 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

The Area Men’s and Women’s Choruses and the Bells of Praise will present at spring concert on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Crookston.  All are welcome to attend. There will be refreshments served following the concert.

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for May 22 will be a Chef Salad for $8.

The Golden Link will have foot care nursing service Thursday, May 23 at 8:30 a.m., free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m., and an open house 100th birthday party for Curt Hendrickson from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Climax- Shelly Schools will have early dismissal on Thursday, May 23 at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston School District will have a reception for retirees Thursday, May 23 at 3:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School Commons.

Everyone is invited to the 100th birthday celebration for Curtis L. Hendrickson on Thursday, May 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Golden Link in Crookston.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Graduation for Crookston High School will be Friday, May 24.  Staff and Seniors will have breakfast a 7:30 a.m., rehearsal will be at 9:00 a.m., graduation is at 7:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School Gym.

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, May 24 at 9:00 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

In keeping with Villa St. Vincent’s Veterans Promise to honor veterans living and working at the Villa and SUMMIT, representatives from the VFW auxiliary and other VFW members will be presenting a Memorial Day program on Friday, May 24th, 2:00 p.m. at the Villa’s Station 230 Dining Room. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.  God bless our veterans.

Students currently enrolled in Crookston Public Schools interested in taking Driver Education this summer need to stop in the High School Office to pick up a registration form.  Students need to be 15 years of age by October 31, 2019. The cost is $325 and needs to be paid on the first day of class. Registration forms are due back no later than Friday, May 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm in the High School office.  The first day of class will be Thursday, May 30, 2019. Registration Form.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Saturday, May 25 at 3:00 p.m., $400 must go.  There will NOT be dinner due to a private party.

Please join Roger and Gladys Sondrol who will celebrate their 60 years of marriage, 50 of those living in Crookston Sunday, May 26 with an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

The Golden Link will have card games Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m. – cribbage, pinochle, smear and whist.

The Noon Day Lions will not meet on Monday, May 27th.

There will be no school for Crookston Public Schools Monday, May 27.

The University of Minnesota Crookston, Crookston City Hall and the Golden Link  will be closed on Monday, May 27.

The Crookston Veterans Council will hold Memorial Day services beginning Monday, May 27 at 8:20 a.m. at Hafslo Lutheran Cemetery, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Gentilly, at 10:00 a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery in Crookston, at 11:00 a.m. on the Sampson Bridge, at 11:50 a.m. at Sand Hill Lutheran Church Cemetery in Climax, and at 12:30 p.m. at the Crookston Military Walkway.

A Memorial Day Program will be held Monday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sand Hill Lutheran Church, 34145 State Hwy 220 SW, Climax. The guest speaker will be Kurt Ellefson from Red Lake Falls.  The program will also include musical selections and readings followed by the Crookston Honor Guard Ceremony and lunch. Everyone is welcome. For questions, call Janice Thoreson at 218-857-3391 or Anne Burke at 218-289-0630.

Rodnes Church in rural Erskine will host their annual Memorial Day assortment of hotdishes, salads, desserts, pickles and bread on Monday, May 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Freewill offering, all are welcome.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, May 28 at 12:45 p.m.

The Crookston School Board will meet Tuesday, May 28 at 5:00 p.m. in the choir/orchestra room at Crookston High School.

Crookston City Council will meet Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber. The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

Wednesday, May 29 is the last day of the year for Crookston Public Schools.

The Golden Link will have men’s cards Wednesday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., and UMC retirees at 1:30 p.m., and a smear tournament at 6:15 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for May 29 will be Grilled Ham, Turkey and Cheese with Potato Salad for $8.

The 2nd Annual Chamber “Shake It Up” will be May 30 at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have cards Thursday, May 30 at 12:45 p.m.

The Golden Link will have an Omelet Breakfast Friday, May 31 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. for a free will offering with proceeds going to the kitchen project.  There will be cards at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The first collection event will be held at the Fertile Fairgrounds on Friday, May 31st from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The second collection will be at the East Shore Beach Area of Maple Lake off County Highway 10 on Saturday, June 1st from 9am-12noon.   

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council will hold a artists reception Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. for their Parenthood Art Exhibit.  

Safety Town,  for children who are age eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2019, will be held at the Washington Elementary School from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 3-7. If you have questions, call 281-5078.  

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, June 3 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, June 4 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center.

The 114th Garden Valley Technologies Annual Meeting will be Tuesday, June 4 at the Win-E-Mac Auditorium in Erskine. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., meeting at 10:30 p.m. Entertainment by the Woodpicks, door prizes, attendance gifts, and a hot meal will be served. Directors will be elected from District 1, 4 and 7.

The Crookston Area Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau will have a Chamber Member Mixer Tuesday, June 4 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Irishman’s Shanty.

The Fisher American Legion will have an Auxiliary meeting Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m.

The 17th annual Festival of Tables will be held June 5th in Lafayette High School lunchroom.  The doors will open at 10:30 to view tables and silent auction baskets, and seating for the salad luncheon will be at 11:30.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Headquarters in RLF. Call Headquarters at 253-4223 or Patty Purath at 253-2600 for information. This year all proceeds from ticket sales will be given to Trails to Treatments, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist those in need of funding during their treatment of cancer.

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for June 5 will be a Reuben Sandwich and French Fries for $8.

Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering a seasonal grief support group Thursday, June 6 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.

Side Street Bar and Grill in Fertile will have a an appetizer/wing contest fundraiser for Matt Larson on Saturday, June 8 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and they are looking for contestants. There is a $10 entry fee and prizes for 1st and 2nd place. A free will donation will be taken to sample and vote.  All proceeds will go to the Matt Larson Medical Recovery.

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

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber. The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

Crookston VFW Post 1902 and the Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the VFW.

The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion and SAL meeting Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Chamber Executive Board will meet Wednesday, June 12 at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber Office.

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for June 12 will be a BBQ Rib Sandwich and French Fries for $8.

Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering a seasonal grief support group Thursday, June 13 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.

The Climax Parish Food Shelf will be open Thursday, June 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The Crookston American Legion Auxiliary will meet Thursday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m. at RiverView Health.

RiverView Health will host a four hour CPR class at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at the RiverView Home Care Building located at 721 South Minnesota Street.  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 Chamber will meet at the Fisher American Legion on Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.

The Second Annual Jim Karn Memorial Tournament will be held at Jim Karn Field Friday, June 14 – Saturday, June 16.  The Crookston Reds will open the tournament on Friday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. Games on Saturday start at 10:00 a.m. with the last game scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Games on Sunday begin at 9:00 a.m. with the Championship scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. For tournament results and times go to KROXAM.COM, click on SPORTS.

The Fisher Community Day Street Dance will be Friday, June 14.

The Northern Minnesota Songwriters will have a meeting Saturday, June 15 at NLfx in Bemidji.  The meeting runs from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch. The gathering is free of charge.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, June 17 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Crookston Park Board will meet Monday, June 17 at 4:45 p.m. at City Hall.

RiverView Health’s Celiac Support Group will meet Monday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center.  The Board of Review will meet at 6:00 p.m.

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Crookston Township will have a regular board meeting Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Crookston Baseball Association will meet Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles.

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for June 19 is a Taco Salad for $8.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, June 24 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber. The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, June 25 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center.

The RiverView Health Diabetes Support Group, led by Darcey Larson, will be held Wednesday, June 26 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for June 26 is Meat Balls, Mashed Potato and Vegetable for $8.

Due to the RiverView Health construction, the south entrance to Altru Clinic’s parking lot will be closed effective until further notice. Please use Carroll Street to access the north entrance to the Altru Clinic parking lot.  Altru Clinic will like to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Branch and twig collection will be held the second and fourth Mondays of each month running May through October.  Place the materials on your curbside. Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled in order for the crews to take them away.  Any branches or tree trunks not cut to this length and bundled will be left for the owner to haul away. Twigs may be in boxes or bags. Individuals removing their diseased elm trees should call City Hall to schedule pickup.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.