Friday, April 25, 2014

The Greater Prairie Chickens gather at the Glacial Ridge Wildlife Refuge for their ritualistic mating display with the best viewing through mid-May. Viewing blinds are available at the Crookston Chamber. Make reservations by calling 1-800-809-5997 or 281-4320.

The Crookston Swimming pool remains closed due to a filter problem.

Ag Safety Day for sixth graders is Friday at the Crookston Sports Center. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. with safety demonstration until 2:00 p.m. The public is invited to come and watch free of charge.

The Crookston American Legion will have a fish fry tonight from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Alpha Lambda Delta at UMC is hosting the Pi run on Saturday starting at Highland School at 10:00 a.m. Race includes the 5K, 10K and children’s fun run. Call 281-8432 to register. Registration begins at 8:30 with fun run at 9:30 and 5K and 10K at 10. Proceeds go to the Carnegie Library restoration and Bone Marrow registry drive.

National Take Back drug day is Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Crookston Police Department. Residents are encouraged to surrender expired, unwanted and unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications. Put them in the collection container at the police department.

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council exhibition through April 27 at the American Legion in Middle River from noon until 6:00 p.m. each day except Easter Sunday. Over 120 pieces on display.

Tri Valley is taking applications for Early Head Start and Head Start programs which provide child development programs for children and families. There is no charge. Call 281-1343 or stop at the Community Family Service Center.

WELCA Pine to Valley Cluster 3 will meet in Fertile on Saturday.

The RiverView Auxiliary purse sale continues today from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Heritage Hall at RiverView.

RiverView Health 5K walk/run is Saturday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m. $15 entry fee by April 24 or $20 fee after April 24. Register at Call 281-9211 for more information.

The Crookston Park and Rec will host a golf clinic at the Crookston Sports Center from noon to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26. To pre-register call 281-1242.

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll drive starts on April 26 and runs through May 9. Businesses are participating throughout town with donation cans so enjoy a tootsie roll and help a good cause at the same time.

Polk County Retirees meet at the Crookston American Legion for lunch this morning at 11:30.

Spring cleanup in Fisher on Saturday. Curbside pickup for trash other than regular garbage.

Bids for photography services are being considered by the Crookston School district for the upcoming school year. Anyone interested in learning about the bids and giving input in the process should attend a meeting on May 1 at 5:30 in the large group room at Highland School. Contact Marilyn Wahouske at 281-5313 for more information.

UMC Aviation Club fly in drive in breakfast is Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Crookston Airport.

There will be a Crookston Blood Drive on Thursday, May 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday May 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall. Call 281-1970 to make an appointment sponsored by the Noon Day Lions.

Crookston Park and Recreation will holding a Badminton double tournament on Saturday, May 3 starting at noon at the Crookston Sports Center on the turf in the gold arena. There are youth, adult and senior divisions. The fee is $30 per doubles team. Call Freedom McCullough with questions at 818-703-3003 or register at Park and Recreation at city hall at 281-1242.

Tabor Smelt Fry is Saturday, April 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. sponsored by Holy Trinity Catholic Church at the Tabor Hall. Serving smelt or Pollock and all the trimmings. $!2 for adults and children under 12 are $5.

UMC Community band and choir will perform on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Kiehle Auditorium. The concert is free and open to all.

Young American Creative Patriotic Art scholarship program, offered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, is open to students in grades nine through 12 and home schooled children. For more information contact Twyla Altepeter at 945-6120 or evenings at 281-6582 or Pam Delage at 281-5546.

DNR Firearms Safety Training will be held starting on May 20. Register by calling Steve Videen at 289-2115.

You can adopt a flower basket that will be hung in downtown Crookston to beautify the city. The cost is $65 a basket, call the Crookston Chamber of Commerce at 281-4320 for more information.


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