BULLETIN BOARD- JUNE 23, 2021

Crookston Crazy Days has been set for July 15, 2021, but currently without a theme, by design.  That’s where you come in. From June 17-23, submit your most creative Crazy Days Theme ideas in the comments of the Crookston Area Chamber Facebook Page (Crazy Days Save The Date Post).  The Crazy Days Committee will vote for a winner at the Crazy Days Kick-Off Meeting on June 23rd.  The winner will be awarded $25 in Chamber Bucks and bragging rights.  

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Trinity W.E.L.C.A June 21-25.

The Golden Link will have Mens Cards today at 8:00 a.m. Comfort Bears at 9:00 a.m., Experienced Cribbage with Hank at 10:00 a.m., and the movie “Casablanca” at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will offer a Drones Program with Bo Borby at Central Park today from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  If it does rain, the Crookston Public Library will host a free movie “Jumanji” instead at the Grand Theatre at 2:00 p.m. Concessions are extra. The Drone Program would then be planned for Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night tonight

The Norman County Fair in Ada is June 23-26, 2021. For a list of events, go to www.NormanCountyFair.com

The Golden Link will have Foot Care on Thursday, June 24, at 8:30 a.m. Call 281-3385 to make an appointment. A Norwegian Meal Fundraiser will be held at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10.

Wesley United Methodist Church Summer Salad Lunch will be Thursday, June 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Limited seating will be available. Takeout orders from Fellowship Hall or curbside pickup available. Each salad takeout will include 4 salads: wild rice chicken, broccoli, potato, and pasta salad. Dessert choices are chocolate, lemon, bread pudding, or glorified rice. The cost is $10. 

The Red Lake County Fair in Oklee is June 24-27.

The Crookston Classic Cruiser will meet at the Golf Terrace Motel on Thursday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. and cruise to Lakeview on Maple Lake.

The Golden Link will have rolls on Friday, June 25, at 8:30 a.m.

The Red Lake County Committee on Aging is hosting Senior Day on Friday, June 25, at 1:15 p.m. at the One and Only Oklee Hall. Senior Citizens will be entertained by The Looney Lutherans. Bingo will be held after the show. CDC and local guidelines apply. Any questions, contact sandybertilrud@yahoo.com.

The Red Lake County Fair presents The Looney Lutherans on Friday, June 25 at 5:30 at the One and Only Oklee Hall. Come out for a night of fun and laughter. A free-will donation will be accepted.  Any questions, contact the fair board at redlakecountyfairoklee@gmail.com

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Trinity W.E.L.C.A June 28-July 2.

The Golden Link will have NAAPS on Monday, June 28, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and Sit, Stand, and Dance Class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston City Council will meet Monday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

The Golden Link will have Pinochle on Tuesday, June 29, at 1:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have Men’s Cards on Wednesday, June 30 at 8:00 a.m., Experienced Cribbage with Hank at 10:00 a.m., and the movie “Alpha” at 1:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, June 30.

The Crookston Library will host a free movie Jumanji at the Grand Theatre on Wednesday, June 30, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Crookston Classic Car Club and Sisters in Spirit July 5-9.

The Polk County Fair in Fertile is July 7-11.  For a list of events visit www.polkcountyfairfertile.com

The Kittson County Fair in Hallock is July 7-11. For a list of events visit www.kittsoncountyfair.org

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Cathedral Women and Ken Study Club July 12-16.

The Crookston Public Library will offer the event Bee Smart: The Lives of Pollinators on Wednesday, July 14, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Steph will show us how our plants and food supply are kept alive by our pollinators. Find out what it takes to be a beekeeper and what equipment is used. 

UMC Teambackers Golf Classic presented by Altru Health Systems will be at the Minakwa Golf Course on Friday, July 16. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m., and the shotgun start will be at 10:00 a.m. Teams will be handicapped, and the five-member team’s total handicap must equal 60 or more. Participants must be 18 years of age or older or a high school graduate to play. The registration fee is $100 per participant. If you would like to reserve a golf cart, contact Minakwa at 218-281-1773. Teams must register by July 8, and it is limited to the first 90 guests. To register, click here. For more information, contact Derek Martin at 218-281-8436 or derekm@umn.edu.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Eagles Auxiliary July 19-23.

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 20, at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will offer a 4H Activity on Wednesday, July 21, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Learn more about nature with a fun, hands-on activity.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston is offering an evening of food, music, and fellowship on Wednesday, July 21, in the church parking lot.  Food for purchase will start at 5:00 p.m. Professional musicians will add to the gathering at 6:00 p.m. Bring a portable chair for an enjoyable evening.

The Marshall County Fair in Warren will be July 21-25. For a list of events, visit www.marshallcountyfair.org 

Altru and Safe Kids will have a Car Seat Check-up Event on Thursday, July 22 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Brost Chevrolet. For more information, call Polk County Public Health at 218-281-3385. 

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Eagles Auxiliary July 26-30.

The Crookston Public Library will present Raptors Rule: Headwaters Science Center on Wednesday, July 28, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Get a close-up view of live raptors and learn about the characteristics that make raptors different from other birds, their habitats, and what you can do to protect these creatures. 

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston is offering an evening of food, music, and fellowship on Wednesday, July 21, in the church parking lot.  Food for purchase will start at 5:00 p.m. Professional musicians will add to the gathering at 6:00 p.m. Bring a portable chair for an enjoyable evening.

DNR Hunter Safety Training to start in August at the Crookston Gun Club. You can contact Steve Videen at 218-289-2115 or stevevideen@yahoo.com to learn more.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston is offering an evening of food, music, and fellowship on Wednesday, August 18, in the church parking lot.  Food for purchase will start at 5:00 p.m. Professional musicians will add to the gathering at 6:00 p.m. Bring a portable chair for an enjoyable evening.

Crookston Ox Cart Days will be having a community S’mores Event Friday August 20th in downtown Crookston. The event is sponsored by CHEDA.

CONTINUING ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Crookston Public Library has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to offer free access to the state’s parks and recreation areas. The Minnesota State Parks Library Program offers community members the opportunity to visit any state park or recreation area in Minnesota without paying an entrance fee. The pass provides access to parks around the state for seven days and is now available at the Crookston Public Library, with two passes available per week. Passes may be reserved up to seven days in advance by calling the library at 218-281-4522. The Crookston Public Library is located at 110 North Ash Street. 

The Crookston Public Library’s Books & Brews Book Club meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Drafts Sports Bar and Grill. They will discuss books and enjoy beverages. Appetizers are provided by the Friends of the Crookston Public Library; participants are responsible for the cost of their own food and drinks. All are welcome. 

The City of Crookston has a survey to gauge knowledge, experiences, and opinions of the City of Crookston. The responses will be used to understand better how residents feel about the activities and amenities currently offered, their representation for change within the community, and review areas of improvement. Click here to fill in the survey.

The Crookston Public Library has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to offer free access to the state’s parks and recreation areas. The Minnesota State Parks Library Program offers community members the opportunity to visit any state park or recreation area in Minnesota without paying an entrance fee. The pass provides access to parks around the state for seven days and is now available at the Crookston Public Library, with two passes available per week. Passes may be reserved up to seven days in advance by calling the library at 218-281-4522. The Crookston Public Library is located at 110 N. Ash St. 

Twig and Branch Collection will be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, running May through October.  Place the materials on your curbside.  Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled 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 a pickup. Please note that leaves, grass, and other compostable material must be in the clear City of Crookston bags and will be collected on your regular garbage collection day.

In partnership with the United Way of Crookston, Crookston Public Schools will be offering free grab-and-go summer meals for all children from Highland Elementary School this summer. The program will run every Monday-Thursday from June 7 – July 29. Meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Explore Tales and Trails summer Library Experience takes place at the Crookston Library through July 31. Read to win great prizes and attend outdoor events. This program is for everyone ages 0-18. Visit the Crookston Library to pick up a reading log or sign up to participate virtually on your mobile device by downloading the Beanstack app or visiting larl.org/explore. 

The Golden Link is serving noon lunch Monday through Friday and Thursday evening dinner. The cost is $6 and available to the public. Veterans meals are half price on the first Monday of the month. Call 281-3072 by 10:00 the day you plan to have lunch. 

The Crookston Friends of the Library meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

The Crookston Library Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:15. 

The Cove Youth Center in Crookston will be open Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. for 7th-8th graders and 6:30-9:30 p.m. for 9th-12th graders.  Students and parents should call ahead to check the availability of the youth center at 218-470-0149. 

Polk County Public Health is available to answer questions about COVID 19 and help obtain essential services such as groceries, medications, and other daily items at 281-3385.  The phone is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For information on the Care and Share New Hope Food Shelf website click here. For more information or to donate, call 218-277-0000.