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Friday, March 24, 2017

Plan to attend the Kiwanis’ celebration of their new chartered club at the high school for 7th & 8th grade students today at 5:30 p.m. in the CHS Commons. A short program along with the Kiwanis sponsored CHS Helping Hands Builders Club banner will be presented along with membership pins. The meal will include a sloppy joe supper with cake. Students, parents, Kiwanis members and area leaders are invited to the event.

Crookston CYBA Hoops tournament for 3rd through 8th grade boys and girls will be held Friday-Sunday, March 24th, 25th and 26th.  Games will be held in gyms at Highland Elementary, Crookston High School, UMC Wellness Center and UMC Lysaker Gym.  To view full bracket and schedules go to crookstonbasketball.com.

The Golden Link free will offering Pancake/Sausage Breakfast is today from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry is today from 5-7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Dining Room, and again on March 31st and April 7th. Adult meals are $12.00, children’s meals are $8.00, and an extra walleye fillet is $6.00. Meals “to go” are $1.00 extra (call 218-280-0444). Dessert, served by the church Circles, is just $1.00.

Crookston Scouts will pick up food donations during “Scouting for Food” on Saturday, March 25th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Donations go to the North Country Food Bank. If we miss your donation, you can drop it off at North Country Food Bank, or call John Erickson at 218-289-5064 and we will pick it up.

The Crookston Eagles has Bar Bingo scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25th.  Dinner of BBQ Ribs or Walleye will be served from 6-7:00 p.m. Take-outs are available.

Bray-Gentilly Mutual Insurance invites all policyholders and agents to attend the company’s Annual Meeting on Monday, March 27th at 11:00 a.m. in the Red Lake Falls Community Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to present the annual report, elect members to the board of directors, and transact any other business that may come before the meeting. There will be drawings for cash and prizes, and lunch will be served.

The Crookston High School National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the High School Auditorium, with a reception to follow in the commons.  The public is welcome to attend.  

The Crookston Eagles has their Burger Night scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27th, with Smear beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The Monday, March 27th International Dinner, set for 6:00 p.m. in the Bede Ballroom at UMC, will feature “Mongolia, Land of the Eternal Blue Sky.” Join in learning about “ger,” nomadic culture and how horses are part of this amazing culture. Presenter is Urangoo Battulga. UMC students help prepare the authentic meals, and the UMC Music Department will be featured at each event. Cost for the March meals is $20/adult, $15/student individual tickets. The series ticket cost is $80/adult and $60/student.

Red Lake Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 29th at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., along with the serving of coffee, juice and doughnuts. The meeting will be called at 10:30 a.m. and will include reports reviewing the 2016 operation of the Cooperative. Following the meeting, prizes will be awarded and a sit down meal will be served.

The UMC Women’s Commission presents W.O.W: Tea & Movie Night featuring “North Country” from 7-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29th in Bede Hall. Free hot tea, refreshments and movie treats will be served to all attendees. The event is free and open to the public.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is serving supper at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29th, followed by Lenten Service at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Trinity Lutheran Church has Lenten Service at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29th. All are invited to attend.

Fisher American Legion Burger Night Special for Wednesday, March 29th will be Chili with Cornbread for $6.00.

The Knights of Columbus will hold a Fish Fry on Friday, March 31st from 5-7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Dining Room, and again on April 7th. Adult meals are $12.00, children’s meals are $8.00, and an extra walleye fillet is $6.00. Meals “to go” are $1.00 extra (call 218-280-0444). Dessert, served by the church Circles, is just $1.00.

Is your child developing like most other children the same age? Find out by having your child screened. RiverView Rehab Services will offer free developmental screenings for children birth through age six on Saturday, April 1st from 9 am to Noon, at RiverView Clinic East Grand Forks, 1428 Central Ave. NE. Developmental screenings are simple and easy checkups. Physical, occupational, and speech therapists will screen all areas of development, including gross motor skills, speech/language, self-help skills, fine motor skills and social skills. A respiratory therapist will also be available to share asthma education with those interested. To schedule an appointment for a free screening, call 218-773-1390.

Kongsvinger Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Spring Tea on Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 a.m. The guest speaker is Jill Chandler, the Executive Director or the Grand Fork’s Women’s Pregnancy Center.  

Jill’s staff and volunteer team meet the needs of young women and men experiencing unplanned situations involving pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infections.  As a faith-based non-profit, the WPC is thriving due to the generosity of local supporters. Please join us for a special morning of food and fellowship.  A free brunch will be provided, and all proceeds from a Free Will Offering will go to support the on-going work and mission of the Women’s Pregnancy Center. Please R.S.V.P. by March 27th by calling 218-773-8137 or e-mailing kongsvinger@kongsvingerchurch.org.  

Childcare Clinic for ages 11-13 will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10am-1pm at Washington School.  Class fee is $17 which includes a book, handouts, and a pizza lunch.  To register, call Barb at the Community Education office at 218-281-5078.

Crookston Gun Club will hold a Family Fun Night and Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 1st at the American Legion in Crookston, starting at 6:30, with Dinner at 7:00 and the Annual Meeting at 8:00.  Dinner choices are walleye or prime rib for $20.00 ($15.00 under age 18); tickets will be available shortly. Don’t forget to pay your annual dues ahead of time or at the meeting (The Board will vote on a dues increase for 2017 at its next meeting; the dues will probably be $20.00 for new members or students, and $35.00 for individual or family renewals).

Villa St Vincent Auxiliary will meet on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm in the library at the Villa.

The Multicultural International Club at UMC invites you to experience an unforgettable event at the final International Dinner, set for 6:00 p.m. in Bede Ballroom on Monday, April 3rd. Bells, cultural dances, vocals and instrumentalists from all over the world will showcase their talent for the greater community. UMC students help prepare the authentic meals, and the UMC Music Department will be featured at each event. Join us at 5:00 p.m. for demonstrations, table displays and entertainment as students dazzle their way into your hearts. Cost for the final series meal is $25/adult, $20/student individual tickets.

Retired Maj. Gen. Mari K. Eder will speak on Strategic Storytelling: The Art of Being Understood When It Counts on Tuesday, April 4, at 12:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium, at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The event is free and all are welcome. No parking permits required. 

Painting Daisies & Bugs, grades 2-6, will be held on Tuesday, April 4, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at CHS Art Room A173.  Class Fee is $10 (payable to Community Education) and Supply Fee of $12 (payable to Mrs. Ryan). To register, call Barb at the Community Education office at 218-281-5078.

Park and Rec Men’s and Women’s Summer Softball Meetings will be held on Wednesday, April 5th at the Irishman’s Shanty. Women will meet at 6:00 p.m., and Men at 7:00 p.m. Each team must have someone present.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is serving supper at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th, followed by Lenten Service at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Trinity Lutheran Church has Lenten Service at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5th. All are invited to attend.

Washington School will be having a Spring Vendor & Craft Sale on Thursday, April 6th from 3:30pm-6:30pm.  You will be able to purchase products from many vendors to enhance classroom technology at Washington School.   

The Climax Food Shelf will be open on Thursday, April 6th. Please come to the back of the Climax Library between 3-5:00 p.m.

Recovery Worship ~ a journey of Grace, along with Wesley United Methodist Church and Trinity Lutheran Church all of Crookston invite you to an ecumenical Worship service on April 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm at The Novel Cup Resource Room, 101 West Robert Street, Crookston. There will be a brief Worship with Holy Communion followed by a hymn sing. Root beer floats, coffee, goodies, and fellowship will follow.

Kindergarten Round Up will be Monday, April 10th, and Tuesday, April 11th, beginning at 6 p.m. for children who will be five years old by September 1st. Families can choose which night to attend. Letters will be mailed to families with more information. Each child who attends will receive a “Tool Kit,” which is a bag filled with items to help them prepare for Kindergarten. If you know of a family who recently moved to Crookston or whose child was not born in Crookston, ask them to call Washington School at 281-2762 to receive information about Kindergarten Roundup.

Tri-Valley is hosting a community forum in Crookston on Wednesday, April 12 from 9-10 am at the Community Family Service Center (Tri-Valley Head Start Building).

 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s Maundy Thursday Service with Communion is at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13th.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s Good Friday Tenebrae Service is at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14th.

There will be a Weekend Scuba Class instructed by Mick's Scuba for ages 10 - Adult on Friday, April 7 (6-10pm), Saturday, April 8 (8am-8pm), and Sunday, April 9 (8am-4pm) at the Crookston Pool, 320 E. 4th Street.  Registration fee is $195 (made payable to Community Ed).  Students will need to purchase the student crew pack for $85.  Call Barb at the Community Education office at 218-281-5078 for details.

The Golden Link will honor Experienced American Kathleen Kuznia on Friday, April 7th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Please join us for a short program at 2:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The Knights of Columbus will hold a Fish Fry on Friday, April 7th from 5-7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Dining Room. Adult meals are $12.00, children’s meals are $8.00, and an extra walleye fillet is $6.00. Meals “to go” are $1.00 extra (call 218-280-0444). Dessert, served by the church Circles, is just $1.00.

The Crookston Firefighters Fun Night will be Saturday, April 8th at the Crookston Eagles. Social runs from 5:30 to 6:30. A prime rib or walleye dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:30, and dance to Suchi Role from 9:00 to 12:00. There will be door prizes and raffles throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Crookston Fire Hall or from any Crookston firefighter. Proceeds go to the Firefighters Association.

Washington School will hold Kindergarten Round Up on Monday, April 10th and Tuesday, April 11th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Families can choose which night to attend. Letters will be mailed to families with more information. Call 218-281-2762 for more information.

PTO will meet on Monday, April 24th at 5:00 p.m. in the Library. May 22nd will be the final meeting for the school year. Child-care will be provided.

Crookston Gun Club is looking for a new club president and director candidates.  If you are interested in the president’s position, or in serving as an officer or director, please call Jake at (218) 891-2237 or (218) 779-3252, or Wayne at (218) 281-4343 or (218) 280-2013.

The Crookston Kiwanis are having a Tulip Sale. Purchase a tulip bunch for $10, or an arrangement for $15. Delivery is available for an additional $4. Tulips must be picked up at Montague’s Flower shop on Thursday, April 13th between 8:00 and 5:30. To order call 218-280-2854.

The Crookston Ladies Eagles Auxiliary #873 is giving a $500 Scholarship for a graduation male or female student. Applications can be picked up at the Crookston High School Guidance Counselor’s Office. All Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2017. If you have any question contact Nancy Asman at 281-6645.

The Golden Link Senior Center of Crookston is seeking applications for the annual Lil Snyder Scholarship for students interested in a career in the field of healthcare. To be eligible for the $500 scholarship, the applicant must be: 1) a resident of Polk County; 2) pursuing an education in the field of healthcare; and 3) enrolling in an area institution of higher education (Northland Community and Technical College at East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, the University of Minnesota Crookston, and the University of North Dakota.) The application form and guidelines are available at the Golden Link Center, 324 N Main in Crookston, and also at high schools within Polk County. The application deadline is April 15th.

The Climax Food Shelf will be open on Thursday, April 20th. Please come to the back of the Climax Library between 3-5:00 p.m. 

Steamed Spareribs with Rice Flour & Chinese Salad will be the next Chinese Cooking class at CHS-D110.  It will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 6-8pm.   Class Fee is $5 (payable to Community Education) and Supply Fee is $15 (payable to Confucius Institute). To register, call Barb at the Community Education office at 218-281-5078.

The Washington School 1st Grade Music Program will be Friday, April 21st at 1:30 p.m. 

PTO meetings will be on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Library on April 24th, and May 22nd. Child-care will be provided.

RiverView Health’s monthly Type 2 diabetes support group will meet on Wednesday, April 26th  from 5-6:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 of RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street, and again on May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, and October 25. The group is led by RiverView Dietitian Darcey Larsen, RD LD, and Health Coach Kelsey Billing, RN, BSN.  The Type 2 meetings are free and open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Larsen at 281-9589.

Teambacker Fun Nite with a Twist is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Crookston Eagles Club. In support of student-athletic scholarships at the University of Minnesota Crookston, the evening will include entertainment by Crazy Keys Dueling Pianos along with a silent auction, food, and games at the Crookston Eagles Club. Tickets for Fun Nite are $50 per person, and are available by contacting the U of M Crookston Office of Development & Alumni Relations at 218-281-8436, or from any Teambacker member. The number of tickets is limited.

DNR Hunter Safety Training classes will be held at the Crookston Gun Club in May. Youth hunters and those planning on hunting out of state are required to have a Firearm Safety Training Certificate. Register early, there’s a limit of 36 students per class. For more information and registration, contact Steve Videen at 218-289-2115.

The Triple A (Academics, Arts, and Athletics) Senior Recognition Banquet will be Monday, May 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School Commons.  Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at the Crookston High School, KROX and Montague’s Flower Shop. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, October 24th. Sponsored by the Crookston Rotary, Crookston Kiwanis, Crookston Noon Day Lions, Pirate Fine Arts Booster, and Pirate Boosters.

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