Bulletin Board  – Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Crookston High PATCH program offers after school homework help for 7-12th grade students Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the CHS Media Center.  The program is in need of additional volunteers to help the growing number of students needing homework support. Please contact Marita Kendig at maritakendig@isd593.org or 218-281-2144 if you are interested in helping with the PATCH program. 

There will be no cable video broadcast of services at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston today due to ongoing equipment repairs.  The radio broadcast of the 9:00 a.m. service on KROX will still be available. 

Polk County Public Health and the Polk County Wellness Coalition remind you to stay active during the winter months.  In Crookston, join community partners and volunteers next month for free February Fitness Fever activities every Sunday afternoon. Save the dates: today, free ice skating on Crookston Sports Center; February 16th, indoor winter movement at corner of W Robert & S Main St; and February 23rd, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding day at Central Park. More details coming soon! For questions, contact Amanda at Polk County Public Health on 218.281.3385 or email amanda.lien@co.polk.mn.us

The Knights of Columbus District Free Championship will be held today at noon at Crookston High School.

The Treasurettes Dance Clinic will be today at 1:00 p.m. at Crookston High School.  

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, February 10 at noon at RBJ’s. 

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. 

The Crookston Eagles will have $6 burger baskets Monday, February 10 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and a smear tournament at 7:00 p.m. 

The Highland PTO will meet Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. 

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 City Council will meet Monday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall.  The Ways & Means Committee will meet immediately following the council meeting. The possibility of a closed session exists with both meetings. 

The CHEDA Board will have a special meeting Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 a.m. at a location to be determined. 

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 Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

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

Crookston Public Schools will have early dismissal on Wednesday, February 12. 

NITROGEN SMART WORKSHOP for Minnesota producers, presenting fundamentals of nitrogen fertilizer management.  February 12, University of Minnesota Crookston Northwest Research and Outreach Center Auditorium. Fundamentals sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. with the advanced session, “A Deep Dive Into the 4R’s” starting at 1:00 p.m.  NO COST and NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Contact Brad Carlson, bcarlson@umn.edu, 507-389-6745 for more information. Sponsored by:

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 Crookston American Legion Auxiliary, Nels T Wold Unit 20 will hold their monthly meeting in the VFW upper hall on Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting will begin with a valentine project for troops in Germany. Please bring individually wrapped valentine candy/snacks to be attached to each card.  The business meeting will follow as well as planning for the Post’s March Birthday Party. The cost of mailing invitations and newsletters does not allow for mailings.  If any members would like to be on our email list for event notices please contact Sharon Lanctot at 218-289-7358.

The Crookston Eagles will have dart league Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. 

Anna Peterson will share her story “In the Blink of an Eye” on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston.  On January 10, 2019, Anna and her family’s lives were drastically changed in the blink of an eye when she was left unable to walk following a tragic snowmobile accident.  She has persevered through pain and overcome obstacles. Listen to her story and journey through recovery. 

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

The “MINUTES MATTER to Our Villa Residents and SUMMIT Tenants” project is getting closer to the Villa St. Vincent’s goal of $240,000 for a new, campus wide call light system…but they still have a ways to go.   So for the first time ever, on Thursday, February 13, Villa St. Vincent/The SUMMIT will be participating in GIVING HEARTS DAY. During those 24-hours only, gifts will grow thanks to a $5,000 match being provided by generous benefactors.  For more information, call Cindy Hulst, Foundation Development Director @ 218-281-9713 or email: cindy.hulst@bhshealth.org.

Snow much fun with reading!  Stop in and get tips on how to help your child with reading comprehension, fluency and reading at home.  Open House at Highland Elementary in the Title I room, Thursday, February 13th 3:15-5:30 pm. Refreshments served.  Contact Sara Geist with questions sarageist@isd593.org or 218-281-5600 ext. 2414.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 City Council will have a special meeting Thursday, February 13 at 5:00 p.m.  The possibility of a closed session exists. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. 

The SUMMIT would like to invite the public to join residents for live music and special treats Friday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor dining room. 

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo and meat raffles Friday, February 14, $500 must go.  There will be a special Valentine prize drawing on the 14th game. The kitchen will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. serving a $9 special of two Prime Rib Sliders & Fries, $5 Chicken Strips, Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls, Mini Corndogs, Jalapeno Poppers, Mozzarella Sticks, Onion Rings, Egg Rolls and $3 French Fries. 

Crookston High School is looking for volunteers to give mock job interviews to 10th graders.  If you are interested please contact leahkent@isd593.org by February 15. 

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

Crookston Public Schools will have no school for President’s Day Monday, February 17. 

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

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, February 17 at noon at RBJ’s. 

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. 

Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will meet Monday, February 17 at the Cathedral in Crookston.  The meal will be at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6:00 p.m.. New members are welcome, contact Mary Dahl at 262-744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad at 218-456-2506. 

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, February 18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Polk County Government Center. 

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 American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

The Crookston Township Board will meet Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park. 

Crookston Public Schools Parent Teacher Conference will be Wednesday, February 19 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, February 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be no school Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21. 

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 Fertile Public Library’s Resolute Readers Book Club will meet Wednesday, February 19 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss “Desolation Mountain” by William Kent Krueger. 

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

The AARP Driver Safety Class will be held on Thursday, February 20 at 100 p.m. at the Golden Link.  The 4-hour defensive driving refresher course is for drivers age 55 or older. Call the Golden Link at 281-3072 to register. 

The Climax Parish Food shelf will be open Thursday, February 20 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the back door of the Climax 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. 

Hope Evangelical Free Church in Fertile is show Les and Leslie Parrott’s simulcast “Fight Night” as Date Night on Friday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m. They encourage you to join them for a free date night with your spouse or significant other.  Fight Night is for everyone – newlyweds, ‘oldyweds, seriously dating, engaged couples – anyone wanting to make a good relationship great. Dinner and child care will be provided. Learn more and sign-up at hope4fertile.org/fightnight.

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. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, February 24 at noon at RBJ’s. 

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 Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Government Center. 

Highland School 5th grade music concert will be Tuesday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the large group room. 

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 American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

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. 

Highland School 6th grade music concert will be Thursday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m.in the large group room. 

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 Ward 4 Committee invites all residents in Ward 4 for a review of the results of the Ward 4 survey on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. 

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. 

The deadline to apply for the American Legion Auxiliary Junior Membership Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Traditional Student, Spirit of Youth Scholarship, and Children of Warriors Scholarship is Sunday, March 1. For those requiring signatures of the local president – please contact Sharon Lanctot at 218-289-7358. These scholarships are being offered by the state and local level of the Crookston American Legion Auxiliary. Should you have any questions, please contact Margee Keller at 218-349-4566 or margeekeller@hotmail.com

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, March 2 at noon at RBJ’s. 

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, March 2 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.

ECFE’s Build a Wood Project will be Monday, March 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Washington School.  Bring tools and a parent or special friend to build a wood project. Supplies are limited so register early by calling 281-5078. A $5 donation per project will cover the cost of the materials. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, March 3 at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Government Center. 

The free ECFE Unplug and Play for ages birth to kindergarten will be Tuesday, March 3 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 Civic Music League Entertainment Series will have a Double Trouble Duo concert on Tuesday, March 3  at 7:00 at the Crookston High School Auditorium. Admission is by season ticket only. 

 The Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

The deadline to apply for the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota Scholarship is Thursday, March 5. For those requiring signatures of the local president – please contact Sharon Lanctot at 218-289-7358. These scholarships are being offered by the state and local level of the Crookston American Legion Auxiliary. Should you have any questions, please contact Margee Keller at 218-349-4566 or margeekeller@hotmail.com

The Climax Parish Food shelf will be open Thursday, March 5 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the back door of the Climax Library. 

Riverview will offer a one day  Childbirth Class on Saturday, March 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. The class will be held in Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota in Crookston. 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 Lions will meet Monday, March 9 at noon at RBJ’s. 

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, March 9 in the Education Room at Riverview’s Home Care Building at 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. 

ECFE’s Mixed Monday event for Monday, March 9  is Infant Massage for birth to twelve months and  will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Washington School. Registration is not required. 

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, March 9 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, March 5. Contact Lori Morgan at 218-281-5078. 

The Crookston Township Board annual meeting will be Tuesday, March 10  at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park. 

ECFE and the Celebrate the Young Child collaboration will present “The Sounds of Music: Music to your ears, toes and who else knows with your children” at the Crookston Library on Tuesday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

The free ECFE Unplug and Play for ages birth to kindergarten will be Tuesday, March 10 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 American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

The deadline to apply for the American Legion Auxiliary Local Auxiliary Scholarship and Past Presidents Parley Health Care Scholarship is Sunday, March 15. For those requiring signatures of the local president – please contact Sharon Lanctot at 218-289-7358. These scholarships are being offered by the state and local level of the Crookston American Legion Auxiliary. Should you have any questions, please contact Margee Keller at 218-349-4566 or margeekeller@hotmail.com

The local unit of the Crookston American Legion Auxiliary will again sponsor two girls to attend the Minnesota Girls State Session at Bethel University, St Paul from June 14-20. Girls who are currently high school juniors are eligible to be a candidate to attend.If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Crookston High School Guidance office or the American Legion Girls State Chairperson Margee Keller at 218-349-4566 or email her at margeekeller@hotmail.com. The deadline to apply is March 15.

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, March 16 at noon at RBJ’s. 

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, March 16 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 Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, March 17 at 9:30 a.m.  at the Polk County Government Center. 

 The Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

The Crookston Township Board will meet Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park. 

The Climax Parish Food shelf will be open Thursday, March 19 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the back door of the Climax Library. 

The Crookston Gun Show will be held Saturday, March 21 from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday March 22 from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Crookston National Guard Armory. Admission is $5 for adults and free to children under 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Buy, sell or trade guns, ammo, coins, hunting, fishing and military items. All federal, state and local regulations must be observed. For more info or to reserve tables, call Daniel Radi at 218-280-6655 or 218-281-3620. Co sponsored by the Crookston Area Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau. 

The Crookston Lions will meet Monday, March 23 at noon at RBJ’s. 

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, March 23 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 Polk County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, March 24  at 8:00 a.m. at the Polk County Government Center. 

The Washington PTO will meet Tuesday, March 24 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

 The Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

The University of Minnesota Crookston will host a JO 12s Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, March 28, a JO 16s Tournament on Sunday, March 29, a JO 14s Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, April 4 and a JO 18s Tournament on Sunday, April 5.  To register please visit https://www.ncrusav.org/ncr-tournaments-2020. For further questions please contact Minnesota Crookston volleyball assistant coach Anna Morgan at amorgan@crk.umn.edu or at 218-281-8410.

ECFE Pop In and Play,  for ages birth to kindergarten entrance, will be March 28 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 Crookston Lions will meet Monday, March 30 at noon at RBJ’s. 

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, March 30 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 Crookston American Legion will have Bingo on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. and it will be played at the Crookston V.F.W. There will be a $500 Blackout and other special games. 

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.