Bulletin Board  – Friday, August 18, 2019

There will be no school for Crookston Public Schools October 16-18. 

The Crookston Public Library will hold a Scavenger Hunt today while schools are on break. 

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls today at 8:30 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., and an exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

The Third Annual Fall Big One Arts and Crafts Fair will be today from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. at the Crookston Sports Center. 

The Crookston Public Library will have Teen Cupcake Wars today from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to see who can decorate the best cupcake based on a YA book.  For ages 12-18, call the library to sign up. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo tonight at 6:00 p.m., $1000 must go.  Meat raffles and horse races are back. The kitchen will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. serving $7 meatball sub, chicken bites, egg rolls, french fries, jalapeno poppers, mac & cheese egg rolls, mini corn dogs & mozzarella sticks. 

The 32nd Annual Fall Craft Show will be Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Fertile-Beltrami School. Both gyms are full. Lunch will be served by the Fertile Beltrami girls basketball team. Coffee and rolls will be available. Sponsored by the Fertile Community Club. For more information, contact Stacy Erickson at 218-277-9338.

The rifle range at the Crookston Gun Club, located west of Highway 75 just north of UMC,  will be open to the public on Saturdays in October from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m. Targets will be furnished.  The range will not be open if it is raining or snowing. Any gun club members available to assist are requested to report to the range on the scheduled dates.  If you have any questions, call Wayne Swanson at 281-4343 or 280-2013. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Saturday, October 19 at 3:30 p.m., $400 must go.  Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with choice of BBQ Ribs ($14) or Shrimp ($13).  Takeout is available. 

Bethany Lutheran Church in Red Lake Falls will have their 71 Annual Scandinavian Smorgasbord on Saturday, October 19 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Menu includes Swedish meatballs and gravy over mashed potatoes, lutefisk casserole, sot suppe, flat brod, lefse, rommegrot, coleslaw, baked beans, deviled eggs, and homemade breads. Desserts include krumkaka, rosettes and specialty cookies.  There will also be a Candy Room. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults. Children under the age of 12 are $5. Free deliveries in the city of Red Lake Falls and take-outs are also available by calling 218-253-2589. 

Rodnes Lutheran Church will have their Annual Fall Auction Sale on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. Items to include handwork, crafts, baked goods, lefse, jams, jellies, pickles, and various other things. Also included will be a set of antique parlor chairs from the Ira and Marge Mjelde estate. Refreshments following the sale.

Agassiz Environmental Learning Center in Fertile will have their Haunted Trail every Saturday from dusk to midnight the month of October. Admission is $10 and one hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Learning Center. 

The UMC Teambackers will host a 2 person, double elimination Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, October 20 in the Lysaker Gymnasium. Check-in is at 3:30, tournament begins at 4:00 p.m. Cost if $50 per team or $25 for an individual. Cash prizes will be awarded to winning teams. First prize is $500, second place is $250 and third place is $100. There will also be a chili feed. All ages are welcome to participate. For further information, contact Hunter Plante at 218-281-8428, plant130@crk.umn.edu or Derek Martin at 218-281-8436, derekm@crk.umn.edu.

The Knights of Columbus Breakfast and Raffle Drawing will be Sunday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Church Holy Family Center in Red Lake Falls. The raffle drawing will be held at noon. The menu is French toast, ham and beverages. Free will offering with proceeds to support various KC projects.

City of Crookston Fall Clean Up Week is October 21 – October 25.  Cleanup items will be picked up only on your regular pick up day. Information about what will and will not be picked up can be found here

The last day to register for the Golden Link Harvest Festival is Monday, October 21.  The Harvest Festival will be Wednesday, October 23 at 5:30 p.m. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, October 21 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have an exercise class Monday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. 

The University of Minnesota Crookston Campus, the UMC Trap Team and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are sponsoring a free Tips and Tricks Beginner Field/Fowl Hunting Event for women ages 18 to 44 years of age on Monday, October 21 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Campus.  Women will learn more about the basics of waterfowl hunting and preparation. To register, contact Michelle Christopherson at mchristo@umn.edu or call 218-281-8369. 

RiverView Health will offer a free Tai Chai Easy Class, led by Acupuncturist Megan R. Scott, on Monday, October 21 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 S. Minnesota Street. Call 281-9519 for more information. 

The Crookston Park Board will meet Monday, October 21 at 4:45 p.m. at City Hall.

RiverView Health’s Celiac Support Group will meet Monday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2.

The Crookston Eagles will have $6 burger baskets Monday, October 21 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 

The Kids at Castle Boo Run Run is Monday, October 21 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Dress up in your favorite costume and come hit the Castle Park Trails for a fun family run with surprises along the way! 

Catholice Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will meet Monday, October 21 at St. Mary’s in Euclid with a meal at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:00 p.m. New members are welcome.  Call Mary Dahl 262-744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad 218-456-2506. 

The Crookston Housing and Economic Development Authority will meet Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, October 22 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Altru Clinic in Crookston will be offering free clinical breast exams on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. throughout the month of October.  Breast exams are encouraged for women over the age of 25. One in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer and a clinical exam is part of your overall breast health. To schedule your free breast exam, please call 218.281.9100. 

The Crookston Eagles Auxiliary  will have a Bling-It and Gear Bags Trunk Show Event on Tuesday, October 22 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 23 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. The sale will feature both costume and fashion jewelry pieces, backpacks, hunting, hockey and cabin plus bags. There will be door prizes and appetizers available both nights. 

Crookston’s Care and Share Shelter’s Annual Winter Clothing Project will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, October 22, 23, and 24 from 9:00 am -6:00 p.m. Everything is free and open to all. The Care and Share is also in need of children and adult coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and boot donations. 

Altru Clinic in Red Lake Falls is offering a Flu Shot Clinic Tuesday,  October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. No appointment necessary, persons 9 and under will need to call ahead for an appointment.  For more information, visit altru.org/flu. 

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, October 22 at 12:45 p.m. 

The  Washington School P.T.O. Carnival will be Tuesday, October 22 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. There will be games, raffles and food.

The Crookston Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau will host a Women’s Leadership Network entitled “ All Things Pretty” on Tuesday, October 22 at the Crookston Inn. Cost is $25 per person. Social hour and appetizers at 5:00 p.m.,  an inspirational story from Anna Peterson at 5:30 and bingo at 6:30. 

The Spinecrackers Book Club will meet Tuesday, October 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library to discuss “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover. 

RiverView Health Childbirth Class meets Tuesday, October 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1.

Highland School is having a Wear Orange for “Unity Day” on Wednesday, October 23. Together against bullying. United for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. 

The Golden Link will have cribbage and mens cards Wednesday, October 23 at 9:30 a.m., comfort bears at 10:00 a.m., senior cards at 1:30 p.m. and the Harvest Festival at 5:30 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library will host an Emergency Preparedness Workshop Wednesday, October 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to learn how to prepare for potential emergencies or disasters. 

The RiverView Health Diabetes Support Group, led by Darcey Larson, will be held Wednesday, October 23 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

The University of Minnesota Crookston will host musician Sam Miltich in the Northern Lights Lounge of the Sargeant Student Center on Wednesday, October 23 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  The event is titled “The Improvised Life” focusing around exploring the intersection of mental health and creativity through jazz. 

The Crookston Park Board will hold a facilities brainstorming session Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. in UMC’s Bede Ballroom. 

The Crookston Eagles will have Dart League Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for October 23 is a taco grinder 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 events at Brost Chevrolet, 1600 University Ave on October 24.

The Crookston Airport Commission will meet Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 a.m. at the Crookston Municipal Airport. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Altru Clinic in Crookston will be offering free clinical breast exams on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. throughout the month of October.  Breast exams are encouraged for women over the age of 25. One in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer and a clinical exam is part of your overall breast health. To schedule your free breast exam, please call 218.281.9100. 

The Golden Link will have foot care nursing service Thursday, October 24 at 8:30 a.m., Medicare updates with the Longtin Agency and pressure checks at 10:00 a.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church in Crookston will have a Soup and Salad Luncheon on Thursday, October 24 from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Serving soups, salads, bread from the “Bread of Life” wood fired oven, desserts and beverages. Free will offering will go to the Care and Share Shelter. Meet the new executive director Alexa Dixson-Gregg. 

The Crookston School District will hold a public informational meeting on the referendum Thursday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School Auditorium.  There will be tours of the current bus garage available at 4:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. 

The 37th Annual Harvest of Knowledge Agri-Women’s Conference, sponsored by Minnesota and North Dakota Agri-Women, will be held Friday, October 25 at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks. For more information, contact Karen Landman at 701-326-4523 or Donna Ulseth at 218-280-1335. 

Altru Clinic in Crookston  is offering a Flu Shot Clinic on Friday, October 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. No appointment necessary.  For more information, visit altru.org/flu. 

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, October 25 at 8:30 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 a.m., and an exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo and meat raffles Friday, October 25 at 6:00 p.m., $500 must go.  The kitchen will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., serving a $7 Mashed Potato Bowl, Chicken Bites, Egg Rolls, French Fries, Jalapeno Poppers, Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls, Mini Corndogs and Mozzarella Sticks. 

The 9th Annual Girls Night Out Fundraiser will have Designer Purse Bingo on Friday, October 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Climax Community Center. $50 at the door, one fee pays for all bingo games played.  Buy your advanced tickets now–they are available by contacting Janan at 218-280-0508 or Leann at 218-230-3959. There will be food, fun, prizes and shopping including purses valued between $200 and $500!! The live music by T.M. Music will start at 9:00 at The Corner Bar. Proceeds benefit the Climax Fire and Rescue Department and the Climax City Veterans Memorial Park. 

Northwest Minnesota Synod Fall Gathering for Women of the ELCA “Serving Up Love” Pine to Valley Cluster 3 will be held at the Climax Lutheran Church Saturday, October 26. A brunch will be served from  9:00-10:00 a.m. and the program begins at 10:00 a.m. Shana Williams will present on the “Backpack Program and Deaconess.” Registration fee for the day, payable at the door, is $10, which includes lunch. Daycare will be available.

The Crookston Community Saturday Art Class “Kids N Canvas Halloween Party” for ages 6-13 will be Saturday, October 26 from 10:00-11:30 in the Washington Elementary School cafeteria. Instructor is Jolene Beiswenger and the cost is $20 which includes a 11 x 14 canvas painting, snack and drink. Aprons will be provided, wear paint clothes. To register call 281-5078. 

The Crookston Community Halloween Party, for fourth graders and younger and a responsible adult, will be Saturday, October 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Crookston National Guard Armory. Wear your costume and join them for fun, games and a spooktacular spook house. The party is free, but please bring a canned food item to help kick off the Crookston High School Leo Clubs annual food drive. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bin Saturday, October 26 at 3:30 p.m., $400 must go. 

The 3rd annual Community Soars to Defeat Cancer Event will be help at the Crookston Eagles Saturday, October 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m.  The meal of meatballs and mashed potatoes will be served from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., there will be a silent auction from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., children’s costume judging in two age groups (0-6/7-12) at 6:00 p.m., bingo from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., canvas painting for $5 from 6:15-7:30 p.m., pie toss at 7:30 p.m., speakers on skin cancer at 8:00 p.m., live auction of remaining baked goods at 8:30 p.m., raffle drawing at 8:30 p.m. and entertainment by Stars in Bars at 9:00 p.m. 

Agassiz Environmental Learning Center in Fertile will have their last Haunted Trail on Saturday, October 26,  from dusk to midnight. Admission is $10 and one hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Learning Center. 

The Cathedral Harvest Festival will be Sunday, October 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Menu includes Knights of Columbus Famous Fish Fry or meatball dinner, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, coleslaw, dinner roll, apple or pumpkin pie and beverage. Cost for age 9 to adult is $13, children ages 3 through 8 is $7. An extra fish fillet is $6. Take-outs are $1 extra. There will be a Silent Auction, raffles, Country Store, candy and fudge, jewelry, Christmas items, purses for sale, Gifts-a-New and childrens activities and games. Call 281-1735 for tickets or for more information. 

Trinity Lutheran Church in Fisher will have their Harvest Dinner on Sunday, October 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, kids ages 3 to 11 is $5, under 3 is free. Menu includes pork loin, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, squash, green beans, rolls, dessert, and a beverage. 

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, next to Hugo’s in Crookston,  would like to invite the community to a free showing of the movie “I Can Only Imagine”  on Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m. There will be popcorn and soft drinks. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, October 28 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Golden Link will have greeting cards Monday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m. and an exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

The Crookston School Board will meet Monday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. in the CHS choir/orchestra room. 

RiverView Health will offer a free Tai Chai Easy Class, led by Acupuncturist Megan R. Scott, on Monday, October 28 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 S. Minnesota Street. Call 281-9519 for more information. 

Fall Cleanup will be held at Castle Park on Monday, October 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come out for a few hours or for a few minutes. There will be jobs for everyone. 

The Crookston High School Winter Sports Pac Meeting will be Monday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS auditorium.

ECFE and RiverView Health will have their Teddy Bear Clinic on Monday, October 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.. Children ages birth to five years can bring their teddy bears and meet in the  north entrance at RiverView Health for a tour of the hospital. To register, call 281-5078.

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

The EDA Center at the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus is hosting a MNWest Entrepreneur Summit on Tuesday, October 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Bede Ballroom. The summit will provide high school juniors and seniors, college students, startup founders and those exploring entrepreneurship the chance to learn from emerging company founders and successful northwest Minnesota entrepreneurs. For more details and to register visit www.mnwestentrepreneurs.org

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Altru Clinic in Crookston will be offering free clinical breast exams on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. throughout the month of October.  Breast exams are encouraged for women over the age of 25. One in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer and a clinical exam is part of your overall breast health. To schedule your free breast exam, please call 218.281.9100. 

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, October 29 at 12:45 p.m. 

Highland PTO bingo is Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Highland School.  Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with bingo, food, raffles, popcorn, and door prizes. 

UMC will host University of Minnesota professor on neuroscience Dr. Mark Thomas for a presentation on drug addiction in the brain in Kiehle Auditorium from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29.  Everyone is welcome and parking is recommended in Lot G. He will also have a round table with law enforcement on Wednesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. and with health care providers at 1:00 p.m. 

The Golden Link will have cribbage Wednesday, October 30 at 9:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., the UMC retirees and the free movie – The Hustle – at 1:30 p.m.

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, RiverView Health is offering, “Be a Friend, Bring a Friend’’, free breast cancer screening event for area women. Women are encouraged to register in pairs for  the October 30th screening event taking place in RiverView’s Diagnostic Imaging Department. From 5 to 7 pm each evening, free 3D mammography screenings will be provided, along with mini facials by Rejuv Salon. Appetizers and wine will be served. The events are made possible with funding through the RiverView Foundation from donations by the Tee it Up “Fore’’ Breast Health Committee and the Crookston Fraternal Order of the Eagles and Auxiliary.

Crookston High School applications for the Triple ‘A’ Award (Seniors) and EXCEL Award (Juniors) are due by Thursday, October 31.  Applications should be turned into Mrs. Snyder in the counseling office. Applications can be found by going to www.mshsl.org under the recognition tab. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Altru Clinic in Crookston will be offering free clinical breast exams on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. throughout the month of October.  Breast exams are encouraged for women over the age of 25. One in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer and a clinical exam is part of your overall breast health. To schedule your free breast exam, please call 218.281.9100. 

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

The Crookston Public Library will have a Candy Bag Decorating event Thursday, October 31 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy witch’s brew and a snack while decorating a candy bag before trick or treating. 

Daylight Savings Times ends Sunday, November 3. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, November 4 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

Images of history, viewed through the eyes of a photographer, tell the human story. “Roots of the Red River Valley,” a pictorial history of the 1937 sugar beet harvest, will be on display at the University of Minnesota Crookston from Monday, November 4 through Saturday, November 9. A gallery opening will be held on Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Daily hours for the gallery are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day except Wednesday, November 6 when it will close to the public at 5 p.m.  A special Thursday Commons presentation and panel discussion about the pictorial history will take place on Thursday, November 7 at noon in Kiehle Auditorium. Parking permits are not required.

Tuesday, November 5 is Election Day. 

The University of Minnesota Crookston Campus will host their Torch and Shield  and Donor Recognition Event on November 6 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Kiehle Auditorium and Brown Dining Hall. The reception will be at 5:00, social at 6:00 p.m. and dinner to follow. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, November 5 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

Hospice of the Red River Valley’s support group Grief Journeys for Adults will meet Tuesday, November 5 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Crookston Public Library.  This support group is for adults 18 years and older who have experienced a loss through death. 

The Red Lake Falls Food Shelf will be open the following dates in November.  Wednesday, November 6; Wednesday, November 13; Wednesday, November 20; and Monday, November 25.  The food shelf has produce available free of charge in the hallway right outside the food shelf. Anyone in the community who can use the produce is welcome to help themselves. 

There will be a Baby Sign and Early Literacy class for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 2 years and 11 months on Tuesday, November 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library. Participants will learn basic baby signs and literacy tips to develop language through reading books. This is a free, one time class, the deadline to register is Thursday, November 7.  Contact Lori Morgan at 218-281-5078. 

Villa St. Vincent and The Summit will hold a Veterans’ Breakfast Thursday, November 7 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the main Summit dining room with a free meal for all local veterans and their guest.   RSVPs are not necessary but are appreciated, call 218-281-0761.

The Crookston Fuel Company will have their Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 7 at noon at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center. There will be a review of the financial operations and conditions of the company, election of directors and such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Lunch will be served. 

The Climax Parish Food Shelf will be open Thursday, November 7 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

RiverView Health is offering a Basic First Aid Class on Thursday, November 7 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the Minnesota Room. Cost is $45. To register, call 281-9405. 

The Northland Band and High School Honor Band Fall Concert will be Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Northland Community & Technical College Theatre in Thief River Falls.  Area schools in the honor band include: Fisher, Goodridge, Grygla/Gatzke, Lancaster, Lincoln High School, Mahnomen, Marshall County Central, Red Lake Falls, Stephen-Argyle Central, Tri-County High School, Warren-Alvarado-Oslo, Win-E-Mac, and Warroad.  Admission is $5, doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Dine Out Week for United Way in Crookston will be November 10-16.

Crookston City Hall will be closed for Veteran’s Day, Monday, November 11.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, November 11 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

ECFE’s Mixed Monday event for Monday, November 11 is Just Toddling for ages 12-24 months from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Washington School. Registration is not required. 

ECFE’s Mixed Monday event for Monday, November 11  is a Baby and Me class for birth to twelve months and will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Meet other parents and enjoy time with your new baby. 

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is hosting a parent’s presentation on human trafficking given by Support Within Reach on Monday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. Support Within Reach is a private, non-profit, community service organization serving residents and those impacted by incidents of sexual violence in north central Minnesota.  Free childcare will be provided for all attendees and everyone is welcome.

Crookston VFW Post 1902 and the Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the VFW.

There will be a Baby Sign and Early Literacy class for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 2 years and 11 months on Tuesday, November 12 , from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library. Participants will learn basic baby signs and literacy tips to develop language through reading books. This is a free, one time class. Contact Lori Morgan at 218-281-5078. 

Crookston City Council will meet Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber. The Ways and Means committee will meet immediately following.

The Crookston Chamber Executive Board will meet Wednesday, November 13 at 8:00 a.m. at the Chamber Office.

RiverView Health will host a four hour CPR class at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 14 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.

RiverView Health will have their Philanthropy Day all day Friday, November 15. Please contact Kent Bruun at 281-9249 or kbruun@riverviewhealth.org

Tickets are on sale now for the Rockin Chamber Fest on November 16.  Only 350 tickets will be sold for the Annual Chamber Celebration and Awards Nights to be held at the Crookston Inn. The evening starts with a Social Hour at 6:00, meal at 6:30 and Award Program at 7:00, followed by the musical entertainment of Kissing Company.  There will also be amazing raffle items. Contact the Crookston Chamber for tickets at 281-4320. 

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston will have their Fall Harvest and Meatball Supper on Sunday, November 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall. The menu includes Scandinavian meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, salad, rolls, beverages, apple and pumpkin desserts. The Bake Sale will open at 3:30 p.m.  Cost is $12 for adults, children 5-10 are $7, age 4 and under are free. Take-outs are available. Hosted by the Trinity’s Women of the ELCA.

The 2019 Crookston Area Chamber Celebration will be held Saturday, November 16 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Crookston Inn.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, November 18 at 12:00 p.m. at Crookston Inn.

The Crookston Park Board will meet Monday, November 18 at 4:45 p.m. at City Hall.

RiverView Health’s Celiac Support Group will meet Monday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, November 19 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room at the Polk County Government Center. 

Hospice of the Red River Valley’s support group Grief Journeys for Adults will meet Tuesday, November 19 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Crookston Public Library.  This support group is for adults 18 years and older who have experienced a loss through death. 

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

Crookston Township will have a regular board meeting Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

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

The Crookston Chamber Board of Directors will meet Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

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

The Crookston Civic Music League Entertainment Series will have An Evening of Piano  with Jason Farnahm concert on Thursday, November 21 at 7:00 at the Crookston High School Auditorium. Admission is by season ticket only. 

 CHS students will be delivering the frozen food that was ordered through the Crookston Music Trip 2019 Fall     
Fundraiser on Saturday, November 23. 

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

ECFE’s Grandparents Night will be Monday, November 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Washington School. Grandparents or special adult friends are invited to join children ages birth to kindergarten entrance for an evening of special time together. 

Crookston City Council will meet Monday, November 25 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, November 26 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, November 27 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m in Meeting Room 2. For more information, call 218-281-9589.

Crookston City Hall will be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29.

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. 

The Crookston Public Library hosts baby bounce for ages birth to 2 years old the second and fourth Tuesday of every month October through May at 10:00 a.m. with songs, stories, flannel board, action poems for infants and toddlers plus their caregivers. Registration is not required.

ECFE’s Unplug and Play for ages birth to Kindergarten entrance is held the first and second Tuesday of each month October through May from 5:30-6:30 at Washington School. A variety of equipment will be available. Class is free and registration is not required.

ECFE’s Pop In and Play for ages birth to Kindergarten entrance is the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. September through April at Washington School. Play in the gym using equipment designed for young children. Class is free and registration is not required. 

Fertile Library will host a knitting group each Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  All are welcome and the event is free of charge. 

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. 

JAM TIME, which stands for Jesus and Me, Together in Motion Every Day, is a new, non-denominational children’s ministry program to help kids dig into the Bible and grow their relationship with the Lord. The program will be Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Hope Church in Fertile, starting in October. All children, Pre-K through 6th grade, are invited to attend! Each night at JAM TIME, children will engage in a variety of small group and large group activities that reinforce a key Bible point and verse for the week. Join us for the kick-off event, “JAM Session”, on October 2nd! Learn more and print registration forms at hope4fertile.org/jamtime

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.

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.