Bulletin Board  – Friday, January 3, 2020

The Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association will host a – Snowshoe Lacing Workshop – at the Rydell National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Saturday, January 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participants will learn how to lace their own pair of Ojibwa-style snowshoes.  Pre-registration is required with the class size limited to 12 participants. The deadline for registration is today. To information or to get a registration form contact Lynda Knutson at 218-689-4320 or lynda_knutson@fws.gov

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

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo and meat raffles tonight at 6:00 p.m., $500 must go. The kitchen will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 serving a $7 Special Mashed Potato Bowl.  They will also be hosting the Valley Plains Equipment Holiday Party. 

A Snowmobile Safety Training field day for students age 12 and older is being offered by the Crookston Driftbusters Snowmobile Club on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The first step is to complete the online portion of the class and you can do this through a link on the Minnesota DNR website dnr.state.mn.us or snowmobilecourse.com. Cost is $24.95 for the online course.  After completion the student will print out their voucher and bring it to the safety training field day at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Crookston Sports Center, 801 Fisher Avenue. Students must bring a parent or legal guardian to sign up, along with a helmet and warm clothes. Students 16 and older do not need to participate in the field day, but are encourage to attend. A $5 fee will be paid online to the Minnesota DNR after successfully completing the field day training. For more information, please call Mike Boucher at 891-3419 or 280-3385. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Saturday, January 4 at 3:30 p.m., $400 must go.  Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a choice of Meatballs for $11 or Walleye for $15.  They will also be hosting the Thrifty White Holiday Party. 

The Crookston School Board will have a special reorganization meeting Monday, January 6 at 7:00 a.m. in the district office. 

Crookston Public Schools Early Childhood Screening will be held January 6 and 7.  The screening is a quick and simple check of how children are doing between the ages of three and four years. Children born before January 1, 2017, who have not yet been screened, will be eligible. If you didn’t not receive information about setting up an appointment for screening,  call 281-5078. 

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, January 6 at 12:45 p.m., an Experienced American committee meeting at 1:30 p.m., and exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

The Villa Auxiliary will meet Monday, January 6 at 3:15 in the Villa Library.

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 6  in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

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

The Crookston Public Library will hold a tax preparation workshop Monday, January 6 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Melissa Weiland from H&R Block will go over new tax information and answer questions. The workshop is free of charge and open to all. 

Every Monday at 6:30 p.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  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

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 Monday, January 6  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. 

The Crookston Knowledge Bowl teams will be at UMC Tuesday, January 7 at 9:45 a.m. 

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, January 7 at 12:45 p.m. 

The free ECFE Unplug and Play for ages birth to kindergarten will be Tuesday, January 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 at Washington School gym. A variety of equipment will be available for children and their parents to enjoy and explore together.  

Riverview’s Childbirth Classes, a series of four 2 hour classes on four consecutive Tuesdays, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. will start on January 7. Classes will be held in Riverview’s Home Care Building. Classes are free for those delivering at Riverview. For those delivering elsewhere, the cost is $25. For more information or to register, call 281-9300. 

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

Crookston Public Schools will have early dismissal on Wednesday, January 8. 

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

The Golden Link will have comfort bears Wednesday, January 8 at 9:00 a.m., men’s cards at 9:00 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., senior cards at 12:45 p.m., and the free movie – Hobbs & Shaw – at 1:30 p.m.

There will be a DDD course at Andy Oman’s State Farm Office on Wednesday, January 8 at 1:00 p.m.  The instructor is Suzie Coauette. Call to pre-register at 281-3643. 

The Crookston Public Library What’s on Wednesday for January will be bingo.  The event on Wednesday, January 8 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. is geared toward children ages 7-12. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Crookston Eagles will have an Auxiliary meeting Wednesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m. They will also have swing dance lessons from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for January 8 is a Southern Steak Sandwich and French Fries. 

The Golden Link will have foot care Thursday, January 9 at 9:00 a.m., and cards at 12:45 p.m. 

The Crookston Ways & Means Committee will have a special meeting Thursday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. 

The There is a  Shoe Drive being held to raise funds for the Crookston Care and Share.  The drive has been extended through January 10 to help reach the goal of 2,500 pairs of shoes donated.  Shoes can be dropped off at Hugo’s, Crookston Times Office, Hardware Hank, Care and Share, RiverView Health Care Admissions, Villa St. Vincent, and The Summit and Garden Valley Technologies in Erskine.  If you have shoes to donate but are unable to drop them off they can be picked up by calling 218-289-1400. 

The Golden LInk will have coffee and rolls Friday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., and exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

There will be a baked potato bar as a fundraiser for the Crookston High School Prom Friday, January 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Crookston High School commons. 

The Northwest Regional High School Honor Band Festival will be held on Saturday, January 11 in Fergus Falls.  

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Saturday, January 11 at 3:30 p.m., $400 must go.  Dinner will be served from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a choice of a Stuffed Pork Chop for $11 or Walleye for $15.  Takeout is available. 

The Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association will host a – Candlelight Ski and Owl Prowl – event at the Rydell National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, January 11 from 4:45 to 8:30 p.m. It is recommended that visitors bring a headlamp if they have one in case it is cloudy and there is minimal moonlight.  There are several pairs of adult and child size skis and snowshoes available for visitors. Questions contact Lisa Wiersma at 218-687-2229 x10 or lisa_wiersma@fws.gov.  If temperatures are below zero or wind chills are in the double-digits below zero, the event will be cancelled and potentially rescheduled for a later date. 

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest for boys and girls ages 9-14 will be Sunday, January 12 at the Crookston High School. Registration is from noon to 1:00 p.m. with shooting starting at 1:00 p.m. Entrants may compete in only one local competition. If you have any questions, call John at 218-289-2540. 

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, January 13 at 12:45 p.m., greeting cards at 1:00 p.m., exercise class at 2:00 p.m., and Collectors Club at 6:30 p.m. 

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13  in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.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  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

The Golden Link will have an Entertainment Committee meeting Tuesday, January 14 at 9:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., and Debby’s Canasta Group at 6:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library will hold an open house Tuesday, January 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Discover all the resources the library has to offer, including a demonstration of Ancestry.com.  Free blood pressure checks will be offered between 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. courtesy of Polk County Public Health. Don’t have transportation? Tri-Valley Bus will offer free stops at the Sumitt, Summerfield, Oak Court and Nimens Espegard C Building. 

The free ECFE Unplug and Play for ages birth to kindergarten will be Tuesday, January 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 at Washington School gym. A variety of equipment will be available for children and their parents to enjoy and explore together.  

The Fisher Legion and SAL meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 14 at the Fisher American Legion. 

Polk County Historical Society is selling a 2020 Calendar that features historic places and sites in Polk County. Cost is $15 and can be purchased at Crookston Chamber of Commerce, Fisher C-Store and Crookston Floral or order one by call 218-281-1038.

The Golden Link will have men’s cards Wednesday, January 15 at 9:00 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., and senior cards at 12:45 p.m.   The Golden Link’s Annual Membership meeting will be held at 6:15 p.m. 

Affordable Land Rent Seminars will be hosted by the University of Minnesota Extension on Wednesday, January 15.  The first will be from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in UMC’s Youngquist Auditorium. The second from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in UMC’s Bede Ballroom.  Topics will include local historical and projected farmland rental rate trends, current farm land values and sales, and a worksheet to help determine a fair and profitable rental agreement.  No pre-registration is necessary. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for January 15 is a Rueben Sandwich and French Fries for $8. 

RiverView Health invites the public to participate in the free faith-based recovery group, Life’s Healing Choices, at the RiverView Recovery Center, 721 S. Minnesota St. beginning Thursday, January 16 at 6:00 p.m..  The group will meet weekly and includes free educational materials. For more information contact Nate Espinoza at 218-275-2350. 

The Crookston Airport Commission will meet Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 a.m. at City Hall.  SEH, the firm working on the airport master plan, will also present a summary of their survey results and data collection to interested stakeholders at the meeting. 

The Crookston Chamber Board meeting will be held Thursday, January 16 at 7:00 a.m. at Sweetlight Gallery. 

The Golden Link will have a TRIAD meeting Thursday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m., free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., and a defensive driving class from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, January 17 at 9:00 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., and an exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

The Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association will host a – Snowshoe Lacing Workshop – at the Rydell National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Saturday, January 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Participants will lean how to lace their own pair of Ojibwa-style snowshoes.  Pre-registration is required with the class size limited to 12 participants. The deadline for registration is January 3rd. To information or to get a registration form contact Lynda Knutson at 218-689-4320 or lynda_knutson@fws.gov

Round 3 of the Two Eighty Six Sno Series (snowmobile racing) will be held in Central Park Saturday, January 18 beginning at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 19 beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

There will be no school for Crookston Public Schools on Monday, January 20. 

The Crookston Public Library will be closed Monday, January 20. 

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, January 20 at 12:45 p.m., and an exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20  in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will hold their next business meeting Monday, January 20.  Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:00 p.m., new members are welcome. For information call Mary Dahl 262-744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad 218-456-2506.

The Books and Brews Book Club will meet at Irishman’s Shanty on Monday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the book “Heartland” by Sarah Smarsh.  

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, January 21 at 12:45 p.m. 

The Golden Link will have comfort bears Wednesday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m., men’s cards at 9:00 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., senior cards at 12:45 p.m., and the free movie – Judy – at 1:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Crookston Public Library will hold a Silent Library Challenge for Adults only on Wednesday, January 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. How quiet can you be?  Complete crazy and hilarious challenges while trying to be as quiet as possible. Teams of 3 to 5 people. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for January 22 is Breaded Pork Cutlets with Gravy and French Fries for $8. 

The Golden Link will have cards Thursday, January 23 at 12:45 p.m. 

Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly.  Could one of them be yours? Is your child’s safety seat on a recall list?  Come and we’ll check it out! Did you know that children up to 4’9” tall should be riding in a booster seat for the safest ride? Safe Kids, Altru Health System and Brost Chevrolet will partner to hold a car seat checkup Thursday, January 23 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Brost Chevrolet.  

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, January 24 at 9:00 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., and an exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

ECFE Pop In and Play,  for ages birth to kindergarten entrance, will be January 25  from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Washington School. Come play in the gym using equipment designed for young children. Class is free. 

The annual Red Lake Falls Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest will be held at the Red Lake Falls High School Gym on Sunday, January 26, 2020. This is for any boys or girls ages 9-14, with separate categories for girls and boys and separate categories for each age group from age 9 to age 14. The winners will receive a trophy, 2nd and 3rd place a medal. Winners will advance to District Competition. Practice time will be from 12:30-1:00 on the 26 with the competition beginning at 1:00. Entry forms can be picked up at the office at the Plummer Elementary, RLCC High School in Oklee, Hughes Elementary in RLF, Lafayette High School in RLF, or from Steve Philion (call -218-253-2499)

The Golden Link will have cards Monday, January 27 at 12:45 p.m., greeting cards at 1:00 p.m., and an exercise class at 2:00 p.m. 

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27  in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

The Crookston School Board will meet Monday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School choir/orchestra room. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.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  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

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

The Spinecrackers Book Club will meet Tuesday, January 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Crookston Library to discuss “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. 

The Golden Link will have men’s cards Wednesday, January 29 at 9:00 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., and UMC retirees at 1:30 p.m. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for January 29 is Meat Loaf, Baked Potato and Vegetable for $8. 

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

The Crookston Civic Music League Entertainment Series will have a violinist Timothy Chooi concert on Thursday, January 30  at 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston High School Auditorium. Admission is by season ticket only. 

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls Friday, January 31 at 9:00 a.m., cribbage at 9:30 a.m., cards at 12:45 p.m., and an exercise class at 2:00 p.m. February is Fitness Fever! A variety of family events will take place each Sunday in February, including skating, swimming and cross country skiing. 

Get your tickets for 2020 Cathedral School’s largest fundraiser, Mardi Gras, Sat. Feb 1st. at the Eagles.  Tickets are available from Cathedral School families or at the School Office (281-1835). The night includes a sit-down meal, games & Live & Silent Auction. They are also selling $50  raffle tickets for a chance to win $1,000 cash and other cash prizes. Get your tickets now!

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3  in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.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  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

The free ECFE Unplug and Play for ages birth to kindergarten will be Tuesday, February 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 at Washington School gym. A variety of equipment will be available for children and their parents to enjoy and explore together.  

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for February 5 is a Cheesy Ham & Bacon Sandwich and French Fries for $8. 

The Crookston Public Library will have a free blood pressure clinic Thursday, February 6 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Get your pressure checked and learn about the new guidelines for staying healthy. The clinic is facilitated by Polk County Public Health is free for all. 

Buy your tickets now for the Indoor Ice Fishing Tournament on Friday, February 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Crookston V.F.W.  This is an Ox Cart Days Fundraiser. Tickets are $20 for adults and include a meal, indoor fishing and a chance for prizes. Kids are $10 a ticket are ages 10 and under and include a meal, kids games and kids prizes. Raffle prize include, a 40” smart T.V., Toro Power Shovel, Dewalt Drill Kit, Igloo 70 quart cooler, Coleman lantern, Milwaukee Drill Kit, Ozark HP cooler, Coleman stove, plus cash prizes for the Fishing Tourney and lots of door prizes. Tickets can be purchased at Crookston True Value Hardware or from any Ox Cart committee member. For more info, call 701-610-6454.  

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Crookston Public Library will hold an event – Game On! – for people of all ages Saturday, February 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Join library staff to play games geared to people of all ages and skills.  There will be board games, dice games, and cards. Feel free to bring a game to share. 

ECFE Mixed Monday event “Me and My Grandparents” will be Monday, February 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Washington School. Grandparents will have the opportunity to interact with their grandchildren through different activities. 

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10 in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.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  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

The free ECFE Unplug and Play for ages birth to kindergarten will be Tuesday, February 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 at Washington School gym. A variety of equipment will be available for children and their parents to enjoy and explore together. 

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, February 11, 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, February 6. Contact Lori Morgan at 218-281-5078. 

The Fisher Legion and SAL meeting will be Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fisher American Legion. 

The Crookston Public Library will hold a Senior LinkAge Line workshop Wednesday, February 12 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Hear what Senior LinkAge Line offers, including Medicare Health Insurance Counseling, Prescription Expenses Assistance, Transportation, Housing, Nutrition Programs, Chore Services, Legal Services, and Caregiver Supports.  The workshop is open to the public and is offered free of charge. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for February 12 is a Meatball Sub and French Fries for $8. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Crookston Public Library will be closed Monday, February 17. 

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 17  in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

The Crookston Public Library will hold “Genealogy Class: Intro to Ancestry Library Edition” Tuesday, February 18 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The class will focus on the Ancestry Library Edition research tool that can be accessed within the library, covering introductory research, how to gather records related to your family tree and an overview of the other genealogy research tools available at the library.  

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for February 19 is Hot Beef, Potatoes, Stuffing and Vegetable for $8. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

ECFE Pop In and Play,  for ages birth to kindergarten entrance, will be February 22  from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Washington School. Come play in the gym using equipment designed for young children. Class is free. 

Tai Chi Health Class, led by Riverview’s Physical Therapist Christine Loff, will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 24  in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.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  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

The Spinecrackers Book Club will meet Tuesday, February 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library to discuss “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn.  

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The Fisher American Legion Wednesday Night Special for February 26 is BBQ Ribs, Coleslaw and French Fries for $8. 

The Crookston Public Library will hold “Genealogy Class: Intro to Ancestry Library Edition” Thursday, February 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. The class will focus on the Ancestry Library Edition research tool that can be accessed within the library, covering introductory research, how to gather records related to your family tree and an overview of the other genealogy research tools available at the library.  

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

The tenth annual Radi Fun Run will be at the Fisher American Legion Saturday, February 29 at 8:00 a.m. 

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. 

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

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.

Every Monday  at 6:30 p.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  groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522.

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.

Tai Chi Health will be offered every Monday (check the calendar on RiverView’s webpage at www.riverviewhealth.org for confirmation each week) from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Education Room at the Home Care Building, 721 S. Minnesota St., Crookston. Please wear flat footwear and comfortable clothes. 

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. 

The Crookston Public Library program – Ask a Techspert Technology Assistance – is every Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in January and February. Learn how to navigate your device, receive assistance with any issues, and techsperts can show you how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

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.

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

RiverView Health invites the public to participate in the free faith-based recovery group, Life’s Healing Choices, at the RiverView Recovery Center, 721 S. Minnesota St.  The group will meet weekly on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. and includes free educational materials. For more information contact Nate Espinoza at 218-275-2350.