Saturday, November 1, 2014


Polk County Government Center will be open for absentee voting 10 to 3 p.m. Saturday and until 5:00 p.m. Monday .

Bar Bingo is 1:00 Saturday at the Crookston  VFW.

Bar Bingo is at 3:30 Saturday  at the Crookston Eagles.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED class is 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Saturday  in RiverView Health meeting room 4. Cost  is $60, which includes a book and AHA certification card. Registration for the class is required. To register or for more information, call 218-281-9405.

Burning Coal will be performing in word and song 7:00 Saturday at the Rainbow Coffeehouse.

The Catholic Daughters will provide white ribbons after the liturgies Saturday and Sunday to educate the public about the extent of the pornography problems and what can be done legally to fight back.

Cards are played from 1:00 to 4:00 Sunday at the Golden Link.

Pirate Girls Tennis banquet is 6:00 Sunday at the high school.

"Baby and Me"  ECFE class “Bubbles and Balls”, is  5:00 – 6:00 pm Monday at Washington School.  All babies age birth to 12 months of age and their parents are invited to attend this FREE class.  No registration required.

Altru Clinic’s Free  Community Wellness Connection is 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Monday in its conference room.  30 minute presentation on arthritis by Dr. Makarem and Lynn Ophaug, followed by a question and answer session.  Call 281.9100 to register (minimum of 6).

Crookston Eagles Monday smear tournaments start 7:00 p.m. Monday.  Come early and have a burger.

Crookston Artist Series with performer “Tony Desare, My Generation”  is 7:30 Monday at the high school. Admission by season ticket only.

Retail Merchants Association meets at noon Tuesday at the Chamber Office.

RiverView Health childbirth classes start Tuesday and continue on November 11, 18 and 25 at 7:00 p.m. each night.  $25 fee for those not delivering at RiverView.  Pre-register by calling 281-9300  or 1-800-743-6551.

Bling-it Jewelry Sale is November 5th and 6th  at the Villa St. Vincent Lobby.  Wednesday is Ladies Night Out from 5:00 to 8:00 and additional shopping Thursday from 9:00 to 2:00. Prices start at $4.

Taste of Crookston is 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Crookston Eagles Hall with 35 vendors, tasting food prepared by professional and amateur cooks, raffles, Silent Auction items, Spinning Wheel for prizes and seasonal beer and wine tasting in the bar.

Curling league at the Crookston Sports Center will be starting soon!  If you want to receive all the current information regarding curling clinics, league start up times, and team information, call or e-mail your e-mail address to Phyllis at Crookston Parks & Recreation at 218-281-1242 or

Sign up for Crookston Community Education classes. Youth Beginners Spanish Class for grades 4-6  November 4th.  Jewelry Making-- November 10th,  Art Journaling with a Gelatin Plate November 17th.  Pickled Sunday Football Munchies-November 18th, and Gus and Don’s Pie Classes--November 20th or 21st. Snowman on Glass--December 2nd, Painting a Wreath on a Candle-- December 9th. For more info, go to or call 281-5078.

KROX Turkey shoot starts Monday, November 3rd.   Now’s the time to send in your entry with your name, address and a phone number where you can be reached during the day. Mail postcard to KROX Turkey shoot,  Box 620, Crookston, Mn. 56716 e-mail at or fax at 281-5036 or drop the card at the office.

Refresher driving class is 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Andy Oman’s State Farm Office, Suzie Coauette instructor. Cost is $10.

RiverView Health’s influenza immunization clinic is 5:00-7:00 p.m. November 12th.   No appointments will be taken, patients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis. Patient's insurance will be billed for the vaccination, be prepared to share your insurance information. For more information or questions, call RiverView Clinic at 281-9595. 

Buy your tickets now for the Crookston Chamber of Commerce Community Dinner and Auction Fundraiser on Friday, November 21st. Tickets available at the Chamber Office, Four Seasons Clothing, ReJuv Salon and Spa and Willow and Ivy.

Crookston Chamber is looking for old and unused wicker baskets to be used for fundraising projects. 

Coaches are needed for youth hockey teams. Contact Josh Hardy at 218-206-4968 or josh

RiverView Auxiliary Mitten Drive is going on now through November 10th. The mitten tree is in the front lobby of RiverView Health  and the public is invited to decorate the tree with mittens, gloves or hats. No scarves.  Items will be distributed to area schools for children who need them.

Fall Bazaar and Meatball dinner is 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13th at Trinity Lutheran Church hosted by Trinity Women of the ELCA.  Scandinavian meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy,  glazed carrots, salad, rolls, apple and pumpkin desserts and beverage.  Bake sale opens at 4:30. Adults $12, Children 5-10 $7. and 4 and under are free.

Polk County Public Health has flu vaccine available for children ages 2 -18 through the Minnesota Vaccine for Children program who are uninsured or underinsured. Privately purchased vaccine is also available for children who do not qualify for the MnVFC program and those 19 years and older at a cost of $25 per dose. For those on a MN Health Care Plan, please bring your insurance care with you. Flu vaccine clinics are on the regular service days every Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:30 in the Crookston office. East Grand Forks on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 and McIntosh on the  third Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 am.  In East Grand Forks and McIntosh call ahead to have vaccine available. Call 281-3385 with any questions.

Many scholarships are available at Crookston High School or from Margee Keller. Scholarships include,  American Legion Auxiliary--deadline March 10, 2015. Department of Minnesota--deadline March 5.  Past Presidents Parley Health Care Scholarship, Scholarship for non-traditional student, Spirit of Youth scholarship, and Children of Warriors National Presidents scholarship-- all with deadlines of March 1st.  These are being offered through the Crookston American Legion Auxiliary.  For more information call Margee Keller at 218-349-4566.

Red Lake County Churches are celebrating Thanksgiving November 27th  with serving sites at St. Joseph in Red Lake Falls, St. Joseph in Brooks and St. Francis Xavier in Oklee. Serving times are 11:00 to 1:00. RSVP by November 21 by calling 218-253-2188.  All meals are free and delivery is possible.


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