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Friday, February 12,  2016

The Crookston Lions Annual Winter Tailgate Spud Bar fundraiser with a free will offering will be from 5:00 to 6:30 tonight at the Crookston High School Commons.

The Crookston VFW will have bar bingo at 5:30 today.

Coaches versus Cancer Night will be tonight at the Crookston High School gym during the boys and girls basketball doubleheader against Thief River Falls. Fans are encouraged to wear pink. There will be Crookston Pirate Pink T-Shirts for sale for $10. Plus a variety of raffles and silent auction items, 3 point contest, airplane throw and bleacher run to raise money. The dance line will perform at half time.

The UMC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is putting on “Bishop Strong – Never Give Up, Never Give In”,  fundraiser to benefit KROX Radio broadcaster Matt Bishop, during the UMC’s women’s and men’s basketball games tonight at Lysaker Gymnasium. The first 100 fans will receive a “Bishop Strong” t-shirt. The first 150 fans will also receive a Cancer Awareness wristband. Free will donations will be taken at the door of Lysaker Gymnasium. You can pledge money per UMC point scored Friday or just donate money directly. If you want to make a donation prior to Friday, contact Assistant Athletic Director Kamille Wahlin at kmwahlin@crk.umn.edu or by phone at 218-289-4770.  If you would like to mail a check, make it out to UMC SAAC and mail it to  UMC Athletics at 2900 University Avenue, Crookston, MN  56716. All donations will be given directly to Matt Bishop to help him in his fight with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry is every Friday during Lent from 5:00-7:00 in the Cathedral dining room.  Meal includes walleye, potato, coleslaw and vegetable. Desserts will be available. For carry-outs call 275-1000.

The Ice Buster Daze Fishing Derby and Radar Run will be February 13th. Saturday there will be a free will offering breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 at the Crookston Eagle. The Ice Fishing Contest will be from 1:00-4:00 by Central Park, with registration beginning at noon. Cost is $20 a hole. The Radar Run will be from 11:00-3:00. Cost is $20.  Tickets include a stuffed pork chop dinner served from 5:30-7:30 at the Crookston Eagles. Tickets are available at Ceason’s Bait and Tackle and at the gate.  

The Power of Creativity Clay Art Session is Saturday from 12 to 2 at 118 Owen Hall at UMC. It’s free for students and community members ages ten and older. Sign up by 4 on Friday at the Centennial Hall front desk.

The Sons of the American Legion Annual Sweethearts Breakfast will be Sunday, February 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They will be serving ham and cheese baked omelet, French Toast all you can eat and a beverage. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 years and younger. Proceeds from this benefit go to Sons of the American Legion charities.

The Mr. CHS program will take place on Sunday, February 14th at 1:30 at the Crookston High School auditorium.  Cost is $5 and doors will open at 1:00. The public is welcome to attend.

February Fitness Fever on Sunday from noon to 3:00 will be free swimming at the Crookston Community pool. All area children and families are welcome to come and enjoy the warmth of the pool on Valentine’s Day.

Crookston City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of President’s Day. The garbage collection in Crookston for Monday, will be collected on Tuesday. The Polk County Transfer Station will only be open from 7:00 a.m. to noon on Monday. There will be no buying of pop cans on Monday. Normal hours will resume Tuesday. February 16th.

Celebrate the Young Child at the Crookston Public Library!! Games Galore will be 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 16. Play game and card games, floor puzzles, musical hoops, Legos, Duplos, frozen bubbles  and more.

Driver’s Refresher Course will be Thursday, February 18th at Andy Oman State Farm Office starts 1:00 pm cost $10. Please call 218-281-3643 to reserve your spot. Suzie Coauette instructor.

Disabled American Veterans #14 Auxiliary meeting will be held on Thursday, February 18th at the American Legion. Lunch will be at 12:30, with meeting to follow.

UMC’s Student Activities will have a Pirate-themed Kiddie Carnival for children 2-8 p.m. on Friday, February 19 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.  in the UMC Bede Ballroom at UMC. There will be prizes, treats, crafts, and games for children to enjoy. This event is free and open to the public and parking permits are not required.

 Northwest School of Agriculture and UMC alumni and community friends will gather for a social on Friday, February 19 at Terrace Green at Viewpoint Resort, 640 North Hawes Road in Mesa.  The social begins at 11:30 and runs until 3, Lunch served at noon for $15 per person.  If interested call Sue Dwyer at the Alumni office at 218-281-8401 or sdwyer@umn.edu by February 12.

Mark your calendars for the 41st Annual Crookston Reunion that will be held Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at View Point Resort/Terrace Green in Mesa, Arizona. Registration forms will be sent out in January. If you don’t receive one, contact Bill Bang at wlbang1aol.com or  leightmurphy@ft.newyorklife.com.

The Crookston Civic Music League will present “Maniacal Four” on Monday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Crookston High School Auditorium. Admission is by season ticket only.

To celebrate Black History Month the Black Student Association and the Office of Diversity and Muticultural Programs will have a “Night of Expression” event on Monday, February 22 with a meal and cultural display in the UMC Ballroom and a program in Kiehle Auditorium. Tickets are $12 per person for the general public and $5 for UMC students, children under 5 are free. For tickets, contact Lorna Hollowell at ihallowe@umn.eud.

RiverView Health will host a session on Hospice care “Living Well—It’s Your Choice” Tuesday, February 23, from 6:00-7:30 at RiverView Health Meeting Room 4. Tracee Capron executive director of Hospice of the Red River Valley and Brenda Iverson, director of Community Relations for Hospice will present on handling sensitive topics and making difficult decisions, especially when emotions are high. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, call Kalie Crayton, RiverView Care Center activities director at 281-9458.

Sign up now for these Community Ed Classes: Youth Classes for ages 5-12 include Newspaper Hearts February 25  th.   Painting a Spring Landscape for grades 2-6, March 8. The Adult Chinese Cooking Class, Sesame Oil Multi-Layer Pan and Wonton Soup on March 10. Social Security and Your Retirement March 15. Paper Tube Animals for ages 5-12 on March 24. A childcare clinic for ages 11-13 on April 2. Painting an Underwater Scene for grades 2-6 on April 12. Recycled Magazine Flowers and Insects for ages 5-12 on April 21. For more info call 281-5078.

RiverView Auxiliary is holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, February 25th in Meeting Room #4 at RiverView Health from 9:45 AM to 4:15 PM.  To be a donor you must: be at least 16 years old, weigh more than 110 lbs., be in good health and be able to show an ID containing your legal name.  If you are interested in donating blood please contact Kari Moe at 281-9211 or kmoe@riverviewhealth.org.

Buy your tickets for Comedy Night at the Eagles! UMC alumnus Spencer Dobson will be performing Friday, February 26th with laughs starting at 8:00 p.m. This show is for mature audiences18 and older. Tickets are $15, UMC students are $10, price includes a Nacho Bar. Tickets are available at the Crookston Eagles Club, Bremer Bank, Crookston Chamber, or the Crookston Daily Times. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

Buy your tickets now for the Gear Daddies and the Billy’s concert that will be Saturday, April 30th at the Crookston Sports Center. Advanced tickets are $20 and available at the Crookston City Hall, Crookston Chamber Office, Hugo’s and KROX. Tickets will be $30 the day of the concert. The concert is for  ages 18 and older.

 Parenting 101 classes are from 3:30-5:00 every Wednesday at Washington School.

Crookston Head Start is accepting application for Pregnant Moms and children 0-5 years. Call 281-1343.

 Crookston Swimming Pool hours are as follows: Open swimming -weekdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., weekends - noon to 3:00 p.m.  Lap Swim-6:00 to 10:00 a.m. weekdays. Aqua Aerobics -- 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. weekdays,  8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. For more information call 281-1180.

RiverView Health will have free, monthly meetings for people with Type 2 diabetes and their family members in Meeting Room 1:00 at 5:00 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month through May and will resume in September. The meetings, titled Managing Diabetes through Good Nutrition, will be led by RiverView Registered Clinical Dietitian Darcey Larsen, RD LD.   Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Larsen at 218-281-9589 or dlarsen@riverviewhealth.org.


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