Bulletin Board – Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The 2019 Leadership Crookston will be today. Contact Terri Heggie for more information at theggie@visitcrookston.com 

Crookston Township will have a regular board meeting today at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Golden Link will have a Board of Directors meeting today at 9:00 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., and men’s cards at 10:00 a.m. 

Is your snoring keeping others awake? Do you have excessive daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure, depression, morning headaches or reflux? These may all be signs of sleep apnea. Altru’s Sleep Center will hold free sleep screenings today1 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Altru Clinic in Crookston, 400 S Minnesota Street in Crookston. No appointment is necessary. Altru’s Sleep Center provides comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatment to patients with a variety of sleep-related disorders. The latest technology, expertise and state of the art equipment is used to evaluate sleep disorders. If you have questions, call 701.780.5484 or visit altru.org/sleepcenter.

There will be a defensive drivers course at 1:00 p.m. today at the Andy Oman State Farm Office.  The class is instructed by Suzie Coauette and costs $15. Please call 281-3643 to register. 

The Crookston Public Library will host a workshop with Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota today from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Learn about advanced planning including how to name powers of attorney and establish health care directives.  The workshop is free of charge and open to all with no financial commitment solicited or expected. 

The DNR is holding an open house for deer-related questions, on deer issues and on hunting regulation changes for the Crookston area tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Crookston Area DNR office at 127 Bradley Blvd in Erskine. 

The Crookston Baseball Association will meet tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles.

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for tonight is a Rueben sandwich and fries for $8. 

The King of Trails City Wide Rummage Sale will be Saturday, September 7. To register your sale contact the Crookston Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau at 218-281-4320 or by email at mschoenborn@visitcrookston.com.

The Crookston Chamber Board of Directors will meet Thursday, August 22 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Golden Link will have foot care Thursday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m., and card at 12:45 p.m. The 4 hour AARP Driver Safety Class for drivers age 55 and older starts at 1:00. To register, call the Golden Link at 281-3072.

Come discover Nature Journaling at The Oxbow with Sandra Muzzy at the Old Crossing Treaty North Park Shelter in Huot. All ages are welcome to the Artist’s Talk and Exhibit on Thursday, August 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Discover the timeless practice of nature journaling  on Friday, August 23. There will be a Youth Workshop for ages 14 and younger from 10:00 a.m. to noon and an Adult Workshop for adults from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is $10, ($15 at event, if there are openings-limit 20 students a workshop) Contact Michelle Roise at 701-730-2928 or email theoxbowaoc@gmail.com or message via Facebook at #The Oxbow at Old Crossing.  This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. 

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, August 23 at 8:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., and exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

The 38 Annual Chautaugua and French-Canadian/Metis Festival will be August 23, 24, and 25 at the Old Crossing and Treaty Park in Huot, located 9 miles southwest of Red Lake Falls or 7 miles northeast of Gentilly on County Road 11, follow the brown signs. Activities are free, donations are welcome. Friday at 6:30 there’s a potluck picnic with a bonfire, music by Dan Schmitz and storytelling at 8:30. Saturday and Sunday the festival opens at 11:00 a.m.. Saturday and Sunday Double Trouble will perform at 1:00 p.m. Jan Smith, author and storyteller at 2:00 p.m. and Asham Stompers Metis Traditional Dancers at 3:30 p.m.. There will be a Mass at the Shrine at 5:00 p.m Saturday. The Silent Auction closes and the festival wraps up at 4:30 p.m.  Sunday. Visit www.FrenchCanadianAFRAN.org for more information. 

The Rydell National Wildlife Refuge will have a Learning at the Lakes program at their visitor’s center Saturday, August 24 featuring the Headwater Science Center. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Saturday, August 24 at 3:30 p.m., $400 must go.  Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with choice of a stuffed pork chop for $11 or walleye for $15.  Takeout is available. 

The drawing for the Crookston Area Chamber’s “She-Shed” for the Women’s Leadership Network will be held Monday, August 26. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, August 26 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, August 26 at 12:45 p.m., greeting cards at 1:00 p.m., and exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

The University of Minnesota Crookston Campus will have a Campus Community Part-Time Job Expo on Monday, August 26 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the UMC’s Wellness Center. Businesses won’t want to miss this if you’re looking for part-time help this fall. Part time on and off campus units/businesses will be available to chat about employment for fall. Rally towels and $500 in gift cards to be given away to students. For more information, contact Michelle Christopherson at mchristo@umn.edu or call 218-281-8369. The University of Minnesota Crookston is an equal opportunity employer and educator. 

RiverView Health will host a free Tai Chi Easy Class Monday, August 26, from 4:30 to 5:15 at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 S. Minnesota Street. Class is led by RiverView Acupuncturist, Megan R. Scott. Call 218-281-9591 for more information. 

The Crookston Park Board will meet Monday, August 26 at 4:45 p.m. at City Hall.

The Crookston School Board will meet Monday, August 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the choir/orchestra room at Crookston High School. 

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber. The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.  There is a possibility of a closed session during both meetings. 

The Highland PTO is having a Highland School Supply Drive to help students start the year with the supplies they need and to keep the classrooms supplied all year long.  Supplies needed include: glue sticks, dry erase markers, pencils #2 or mechanical, scissors (student-sized), folders, heavy and 3-hole punched, and hand sanitizer or wipes.  Supplies can be dropped off at the Highland School Office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., during Highland’s Meet-the-Teacher Nights Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, August 27 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, August 27 at 12:45 p.m.

Orientation for all 7th graders at Crookston High School will be Tuesday, August 27 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Registration is not necessary.   Sign-in starts at 3:45 p.m. There will be a parent only meeting and tour from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. and orientation for the students until 7:00 p.m.  

There will be a Crookston Food Shelf planning and discussion meeting Tuesday, August 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Valley Tech Park. 

The Spinecrackers book club will meet Tuesday, August 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to discuss “The Gilded Hour” by Sara Donati.  

RiverView Health Noon Luncheon “I’m Being Admitted as What Status?: A Community Conversation on Inpatient Versus Outpatient Services” will be held at noon, Wednesday, August 28 in RiverView’s Meeting Room One. Bring your own lunch or purchase a bag lunch for $3. Pre-registration is required, call 281-9745. 

Tri-Valley Public Transportation will be going to Rollag for the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion on Friday, August 30. You’ll arrive at 10:00 a.m. and depart at 4:00 p.m. The cost is $10 for the round trip and you  must reserve by noon Wednesday, August 28. For more information, call 281-0700. 

The RiverView Health Diabetes Support Group, led by Darcey Larson, will be held Wednesday, August 28 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

The Golden Link will have comfort bears Wednesday, August 28 at 9:00 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., men’s cards at 10:00 a.m., the free move – I Feel Pretty – at 1:30 p.m., and the UMC retirees at 1:30 p.m.

Tri-Valley Transportation is offering rides on T.H.E. Bus to the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag on Friday, August 30.  Rides are $10. The bus will arrive in Rollag at 10:00 a.m. and depart at 4:00 p.m. Reserve you ride by noon on August 28 by calling 1-800-201-3432.  

The DNR is holding an open house for deer-related questions, on deer issues and on hunting regulation changes for the Thief River Falls Area Wednesday, August 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the TRF Joint Operations Conference Room, 246 125th Ave NE in Thief River Falls.

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for August 28 is turkey, mashed potato, dressing and veggie for $8. 

The Chamber Board of Directors will meet Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.  

The Wesley United Methodist Church at 701 Eickhof Blvd. will have their Summer Salad Luncheon on Thursday,  August 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call 281-3393 for takeouts. Their next Summer Salad Luncheon will be the last Thursday of  September.

The Golden Link will have cards Thursday, August 29 at 12:45 p.m. 

Join RiverView Health’s Pharmacy staff for the free presentation, Diabetes Medication Management, on Thursday, August 29 at 3:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and will be presented at Oak Court, 110 Sargent Street, Crookston. Braydon Gourneau, PharmD, and Jessica Holzer, Pharmacy Tech, will share information on the following topics: General overview of diabetes, hypoglycemia, medication, side effects and their actions.  There will also be time for questions from the audience.

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls, Friday, August 30 at 8:30 p.m., and exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library and all Lake Agassiz Regional Libraries will be closed Monday, September 2.  

Crookston City Hall will be closed  Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

The first day of school for Crookston Public Schools is Tuesday, September 3. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 3 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

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

The DNR is holding an open house for deer-related questions, on deer issues and on hunting regulation changes for the Roseau area Thursday, September 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Roseau County Courthouse, 606 5th Ave SW in Roseau. 

The King of Trails City Wide Rummage Sale will be Saturday, September 7. To register your sale contact the Crookston Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau at 218-281-4320 or by email at mschoenborn@visitcrookston.com.

The Villa St. Vincent/The Summit Foundation’s Glow Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be Saturday, September 7 at the Minakwa Golf Course. First 18 four person teams will be accepted. Registration is from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Shotgun start for the first 9 holes is at 4:00 p.m. Then supper and raffles and at sunset the 2nd 9 holes. Awards and raffle drawings to follow. Prizes awarded for the best decorated glow golf cart and best decorated glow golfer. All proceeds will be used towards the purchase and installation of new call light systems for the Villa and Summit.  For more information, call Cindy Hulst at 281-9713 or Tina Leach at 281-1774.

The Crookston Civic Music League Entertainment Series will have their first concert at the Crookston High School Auditorium on Saturday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m., with the Annie Moses Band performing. Admission is by season ticket only. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, September 9 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

September’s Kids at Castle  “Get Wild with Nature” is Monday, September 9 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come and explore local wildlife and join the UMC community during an exploration. Wear clothes for hiking!

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, September 9 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, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the VFW.

The Crookston Chamber Executive Board will meet Wednesday, September 11 at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber Office.

The Young Professionals Lunch and Learn will be Thursday, September 12 at 12:00 p.m. at Wonderful Life Foods.

The Crookston American Legion Auxiliary will meet Thursday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m. at RiverView Health.

RiverView Health will host a four hour CPR class at 6:00 p.m.Thursday, September 12 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 East Grand Forks Valley Corn Maize will be open weekends starting Friday, September 13 through October 20. This year’s theme is “Getting Lost with the Dinosaurs.” There is a 15 acre corn maze, family activities and concession stand. For more information, including hours and admission visit www.valleycornmaize.com  Brought to you by the Polk County Soybean Growers Association and the corn checkoff.
The 9th Annual TEARS Walk for Suicide Prevention will be Sunday, September 15 from 1:00 at 4:00 p.m. at the UND Wellness Center.  Event registration begins at 12:00 p.m. To register, donate or pledge visit altru.org/teas or call 701.780.1828.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, September 16 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Crookston Park Board will meet Monday, September 16 at 4:45 p.m. at City Hall. 

RiverView Health’s Celiac Support Group will meet Monday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2.

CHEDA will have a board meeting Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

The Compassionate Friends of North Star will meet Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Charles Room at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Red Lake Falls.  All TCF members have lost a child, sibling or grandchild and continue to travel the long road this life-changing journey. Contact Mary Jo Schmitz 253-4160 or Kathy Stich 253-2272.  

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Crookston Township will have a regular board meeting Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Polk County Commissioners will have a special meeting Tuesday, September 18 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

The Crookston Baseball Association will meet Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles.

The Crookston Chamber Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 a.m. Thursday, September 17 at Valley Technology Park.

The Climax Parish Food Shelf will be open Thursday, September 19 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

RiverView Health  Childbirth Class will be  Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in 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 218-281-9300.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, September 23 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, September 23 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, September 24 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, September 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

The Wesley United Methodist Church at 701 Eickhof Blvd. will have their last Summer Salad Luncheon on Thursday,  September 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call 281-3393 for takeouts.  

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will hold a gathering Thursday, September 26 at 12:00 p.m. at the Irishman’s Shanty. 

The University of Minnesota Crookston Alumni Awards Celebration will be Friday, September 27 in Bede Ballroom.  Social at 5:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. with program to follow. For information or disability accommodations, contact Rose Ulseth at 218-281-8439 or rose445@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota Crookston  Homecoming game will be Saturday, September 28.  There will be a tailgate with free will offering admission beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the northside of Ed Widseth Field, inside the stadium with live music by Four Wheel Drive, food and beverages.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, September 30 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

Crookston’s Annie Fitzgerlad will have a concert Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium at UMC with special guest M French.  Tickets are $12 in adv, $15 at the door, $10 for students at the door and can be purchased at www.anniefitzgerald.com

Buy your season ticket for the Crookston Civic Music League Entertainment Series 2019-2020. Concert admission is by season ticket only.  To print out a membership form click here- http://concertassociation.net/crookstonmn/membership_form.pdf  For more information on ticket prices and concert dates visit www.crookstoncivicmusicleague.com 

Due to the RiverView Health construction, the south entrance to the Altru Clinic 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 would 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 into 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

The Crookston Lions Club meets every Monday at noon at the Crookston Inn.

Crookston City Hall summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

The Crookston Public Library hosts baby bounce the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. with songs, stories, flannel board, action poems for infants and toddlers plus their caregivers. 

The Crookston Public Library hosts WOW: What’s on Wednesday? the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. for children ages 7-12 with crafts, activities and more. 

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.

The Polk County Historical Society Museum is open during the summer each Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. For more information call 218-281-1038.  Admission is free- donations accepted. 

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.