BULLETIN BOARD – September 25, 2021

The Crookston License Center is now offering the Class D written test for permit’s, new to state residents, and MN reinstatements. The test is available by appointment for a fee of $10.00. If you want to schedule an appointment, please call 218.281.5423 or email licensecenter@co.polk.mn.us.

The Crookston Public Library will host a presentation featuring the topic of “Starting a Small Business”  Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Crookston Public Library.  All are welcome to learn how Crookston business owner Carol Simmons turned her hobby into a successful business creating natural bath and body products. The presentation is offered free-of-charge and is open to everyone. It will be held Saturday, October 2 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Those interested in creating their own Build-a-Bath product to take home, should contact the library at 218-281-4522 by September 30 to reserve their materials.

Care and Share of Crookston is seeking winter coats, boots, hats and gloves for children ages 0-12.  Donated items must be new or in gently used condition.  These items will be given to children in the Crookston area in need of winter gear.  Donated items need to be dropped off before 4:00 pm on Monday, September 27.  Please call 218-281-2644 to arrange for drop-off or with any questions you may have. 

Altru Clinic in Crookston has the flu vaccine available.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all persons six months and older to receive the flu vaccine.  Call 218.281.9100 to schedule your flu shot today. 

Parking spots are now available for the 2021-22 winter season at the Crookston Sports Center. $250/spot. 8 spots available. Drop off payment with Crookston Parks & Rec. Contact Crookston Parks & Recreation at 218-281-1242 for questions. Drawing will be on October 22 at 1pm! Spots are good from November 1st, 2021-October 31, 2022

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo this afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

The band “No Stone Unturned” will be playing at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill tonight from 7:00-10:00 p.m. The band features Crookston High School graduate Don Beiswenger, and they will be bringing along other Crookston High School Alumni Musical Guests, Jay Erie, Dan DeBoer, and Pat Shanahan, for the performance. No Stone Unturned plays classic rock with an acoustic twist. There are no tickets for the event, and anyone is welcome to attend.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Ag Country Farm Credit Services & The Matrons Club the week of September 27/October 1.

The Tri-Valley Regional Corrections Board will meet Monday, September 27, at 9:00 a.m. inside the Polk County Justice Center.

The Golden Link will have Sit, Stand, & Dance Class, Monday September 27, at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Care and Share will be giving away New and Gently Used Winter Coats during the following days. Wednesday Sept 29th 9am-4pm, Thursday Sept 30th 9am-4pm, and Friday Oct 1st 9am-4pm. Please enter the building through the donation door located in the East parking lot. One family is permitted in the building at a time, masks are required.

The Crookston School Board will meet Monday, September 27, at 5:00 p.m. inside the Crookston High School Choir/Orchestra room. The public is welcomed to attend.

The Crookston City Council will meet Monday September 27, at 7:00 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers.

The Crookston Eagles will have Burger Night on Monday, September 27 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Burger prices are $6.00 and burger baskets are $7.00. Toppings include cheese, pickles, fried onions, ketchup and mustard.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 28, at 8:00 a.m. inside the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have Pinochle & Recycled Cards Tuesday September 28, at 1:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have Men’s Cards Wednesday September 29, at 8:00 a.m., Comfort Bears at 9:00 a.m., and Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night Wednesday, September 29.

The Valley Corn Maize on Highway 2 east of East Grand Forks will be open weekends, from now until October 24. For more information, visit www.valleycornmaize.com.

Funds2orgs is having a Shoe Drive with all proceeds going to Care and Share in Crookston. The Shoe Drive will run from now, through November 30. The goal is to receive 2,500 pairs of shoes. Donation sites with binds in Crookston include Benedictine Living Community-The Summit, Cathedral Church, First Presbyterian Church, Wesley United Methodist Church, Hardware Hank, Hugo’s Family Marketplace, Trinity Lutheran Church and the front entrance of RiverView Health.  In Fertile at Aaron’s Grocery and in Fisher at the Cenex C-Store. If you have any questions or want more information, you can call Faye Overgaard at 218-289-1400.

The Crookston Civic Music League are selling their entertainment series season tickets. The 2021-2022 season will include five concerts for the low price of $45 for one adult and a student ticket is $15.  For more information and tickets, call Elaine Metzger at 281-2681.

The Crookston High School will have picture day Thursday, September 30.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Thursday, September 30, at 6:30 p.m. The kitchen will serve food.

The Fertile Public Library will have a storytime for preschoolers and caregivers Friday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Friday, October 1, at 6:30 p.m. with a $500 Must go final blackout! The kitchen will serve food.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Saturday, October 2, at 3:00 p.m. with a $400 Must go final blackout!

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, October 5, at 8:00 a.m. inside the Polk County Government Center.

The Crookston Public Library is offering a Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota Author Panel on Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy lively discussion with multi-genre, Minnesota Book Award-winning authors.

The Fisher American Legion will have an Auxiliary meeting Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Agassiz Study Club & Leo Club the week of October 4-8.

The Crookston American Legion will have burger night Wednesday, October 6.

The Fertile Public Library will have a storytime for preschoolers and caregivers Friday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m.

The Crookston Fire Department will have an Open House Saturday, October 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The theme this year is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” Kids will have the opportunity to Spray a Fire house, meet their local Firefighters, win prizes, and much more. Registration is not required, and the cost is free.

The Crookston Public Library will be closed Monday, October 11, for Staff Training

The Crookston Early Family Childhood Education will be hosting a Special Focus Class, Monday October 11, “Baby and Me” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Washington School. The class is for parents and their children ages birth to 12 months and will allow them to spend time with other families and engage in sensory and movement activities. Registration is not required, for more information please call the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Crookston Lions the week of October 11-15.

The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion & SAL meeting Tuesday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston High School will have 2W Day and Early Dismissal Wednesday, October 13.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, October 13

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Masonic Lodge the week of October 18-22.

The Crookston High School will have early dismissal on Tuesday, October 19, for Parent/Teacher Conferences from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

United Way will have their Soup and Chili Cook-off and Chocolate Extravaganza on Tuesday, October 19 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston High School Commons. $5 per person, ages 5 and under are free. Additional free will donations will be accepted. The Valley Fiddlers will also perform.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, October 20.

The Crookston High School will have no school October 20-22.

The Crookston Civic Music League will present “The Everly Set” Thursday October 21, at 7:00 p.m. The performance will take place in the Crookston High School Auditorium. Concert Admission is by Season Ticket only. To buy your tickets go to www.crookstoncivicmusicleague.com. Cost is $45 for adults and $15 for kids. You can also call Elaine Metzger at 281-2681 for more information.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Chapter AXPEO & the United Way Board the week of October 25-29.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, October 27.

The Crookston High School Band/Orchestra Fall play will be held Thursday, October 28.

The Crookston Community Theatre announces a new play called “Murder at Sunset Lodge” a play written by former Crookston resident and UMC grad, Eric Perkins. The play will be performed October 28, 29 and 30th at the Eagles Hall in Crookston. For more information call Sandy Perkins at 218-289-2601. 

The Crookston Early Family Childhood Education will be hosting a Special Focus Class, Monday November 8, “Just Toddling” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Washington School. The class is for parents and their children ages 12-24 months and will allow parents to spend time with each other while their toddlers play with activities designed for children their age. Registration is not required, for more information please call the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

The Crookston Public Library will be hosting an event “Starting and Sustaining a Small Business” featuring Vertical Malt’s President Adam Wagner. The event is Tuesday, November 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The event will be at the Crookston Public Library and all are welcome to attend and learn how this small business tuned into a full-scale operation.

The Crookston Public Library will be closed November 11, for staff training.

The Crookston Public Library will be hosting an event “Reading by the Red Book Club” on Thursday, November 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All adults are invited to discuss the book “If You Lived Here You’d Be Home By Now.” Refreshments will be provided, no registration is required.

The Crookston Public Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, and be closed all day Thursday, November 25, in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting “Grandparents Night” on Monday November 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Washington School. Grandparents or special adult friends are invited to join children ages birth to five for an evening of special time together. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

The Crookston Early Family Childhood Education will be hosting a Special Focus Class, Monday December 13, “Daddy and Me” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Washington School. The class is for Dads and their children ages birth to five and will allow them to spend time with their child in the gymnasium for a night filled with activities and games. Registration is not required, for more information please call the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

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. 

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.

The Golden Link is serving noon lunch Monday through Friday and Thursday evening dinner. The cost is $6. 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 is open Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 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.

The Golden Link is now renting rooms for parties. Free for members. Call 218-281-3072 for details.

The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting a free class “Unplug and Play” every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from now until December. The class is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages birth to five at Washington School. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting a free virtual class “Book it and Cook it” once a week, from now until December. The class will be pre-recorded each week and available for your convenience. The class is designed to show you the benefits of cooking with your children. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting a free class “Pop in and Play” The 4th Saturday of the month from now until December. The class is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for ages birth to five at Washington School. The class allows parents and their children to play with equipment designed for young children in the gymnasium. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.