Thursday, September 20, 2018

Highland Elementary School pictures for grades 2-6 are scheduled for today.

The AARP 4 hour Defensive Driving Class will be 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. today at the Golden Link. Cost is $20. To register call 281-3072.

Golden Link activities for today are a TRIAD meeting at 10:00 a.m. Free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m., and cards at 12:45 p.m.

This week’s theme for the Crookston Family Marketplace on the Downtown Square on today, from 4:00 to 7:00  p.m.  is Star Spangled Freedom Night. There will be a Freedom Walkway with games for kids, including Freedom Twister, flag trivia, a voting game, coloring sheets,  voting for your favorite pie and Halloween costumes. The Veteran’s Family Assistance Center from Detroit Lakes will be there with information and handouts for their program.  Spin the Wheel for prizes,  kids 0-18 and Senior 65 plus will receive  POP vouchers for free produce.  #Jackson Strong Bracelets will be sold for $5 with all proceeds going to help with expenses for Jackson Seibel’s Cancer Treatment.  Jackson, a 2018 Crookston High School graduate was diagnosed with cancer recently.  The Irishman’s Shanty and Paul Gregg will be grilling and chilling and the Valley Fiddlers will be providing music.  

Celebrate the Young Child with The Power of Kindness this evening 20 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Wildwood Park.  Explore a variety of stations for children ages 0-8 and enjoy free pizza.  This event is made possible by the Celebrate the Young Child Collaborative, Crookston Early Childhood Summit, Otto Bremer Foundation and Thrivent Financial. POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

The Crookston Eagles will have Bar Bingo tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 21 is the United Nations International Day of Peace.  Join the University of Minnesota Crookston in learning about the 17 sustainable development goals for peace covering a wide range of issues including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment and social justice.  The university’s Right to Peace program will take place beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the campus gazebo and peace pole featuring speakers, poetry, music, refreshments, chalk art, origami and the release of live doves.  The event is sponsored by Diversity Programs, Honors Program, Rotaract, Residential Life and the Crookston Rotary.

The first ever Kickback To Crookston Kickball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 22 with registration at 8:00 a.m. and the tournament starts at 9:00 a.m. Teams must have a mix of males and females on the team and can be made up of adults, or a combination of adults, teens and kids (use discretion on age).   The top two teams will get to direct the proceeds to the non-profit of their choice  and teams will also be judged on team costume themes or uniforms.  Teams need to register at one of the two sponsoring organizations, Thrivent Financial or Aspen Chiropractic by Friday, September 21.

The V.F.W. will have bar bingo on Friday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo, Meat Raffles and Horse Races on Friday, September 21 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The final blackout will have a $750 guaranteed must go jackpot. The kitchen will be serving bar food from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Following bingo there will be karaoke by C2 Entertainment.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bar Bingo on Saturday, September 22 at 2:30 p.m. $400 must go!  There will be no dinner Saturday due to a private party.

In recognition of September as National Recovery Month, RiverView Recovery Center, in collaboration with the Glenmore Foundatation, invites to the public to free comedy events by David Pendleton, a ventrilogquist who offers a fun show for the entire family. The first show will be Sunday, September 23 from beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a free soup supper, the show begins at 7:00 p.m at Augustana Lutheran Church in Grand Forks, co-sponsored by Augustana Lutheran Church.  The second show will Monday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Kiehl Auditorium at the University of Minnesota – Crookston.  The events are free and open to the public of all ages, with a free-will donation taken during the performance to go to the Glenmore Foundation to fund future events in the region.

There will be an on-line field day for gun safety offered on September 23 for kids that finished the hunter safety course on-line. For information contact Josh at 218-280-5567 as class size is limited.

Altru Clinics in Crookston, Erskine, Fertile, and Red Lake Falls are offering flu shotclinics to make getting vaccinated convenient and to reduce the spread of influenza. Altru recommends influenza vaccinations for all persons six months and older per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.  The next flu shot clinic is scheduled for Monday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Fertile.

Altru Flu Clinic Schedule
Tuesday, October 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Crookston
Monday, October 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Red Lake Falls
Friday, October 19 from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Crookston
The Erskine Clinic will have flu shots available on a walk-in basis each week Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will be having a Flu Shot Clinic Monday, September 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., costs should be covered by Medicare and most private insurers. Cards will be played at 12:45 p.m., greeting cards at 1:00 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston School Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m. in the Crookston High School Choir/Orchestra Room.

Journeying Through Grief, a free grief class for adults, will be Tuesday, October 2 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church 205 South Broadway in Crookston. The class will focus on understanding the grief process, common grief reactions, taking care of yourself while grieving and embracing memories. This session is free, but pre-registration are required by Sept. 25. Register for classes online at www.bit.ly/griefclassregistration or call (800) 237-4629 and ask for the bereavement department.

The Villa St. Vincent will have a bake sale Tuesday, September 25 from 9:00 a.m. until all items are gone.  All proceeds till go towards the Villa Christmas Party.  

The Golden Link will have cards Tuesday, September 25 at 12:45 p.m.

Crookston Chapter No. 137, Order of the Eastern Star will meet Tuesday, September, 25 at 7:30 p.m.  Our State District Instructor will be present for the evening.  The meeting will be preceded by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. All members are welcome to attend.

The Spinebackers book club will meet on Tuesday, September 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library.  Adults are invited to join us to discuss September's title, Beneath the Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan.

Unleash Strong! Be a Girl Scout.  Join us for an Get to Know Girl Scouts event to learn more on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at Tri-Valley Transportation, 1345 Fairfax Ave.  As a Girl Scout, every time you try something new, you’ll discover you can do more than you ever thought possible.  Plus, you’ll have a ton of fun every step of the way.  Join today at gsdakotahorizons.org/join.  Questions call 800-666-2141 or email help@gsdakotahorizons.org.

The Golden Link Board of Directors will meet at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 26, Comfort Bears at 10:00 a.m., UMC Retirees at 1:30 p.m. and Senior cards at 1:30 p.m.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  Join RiverView Health Gynecologist Dr. Kari Wessman on Wednesday, September 26 at 12:00 p.m. for a health luncheon “Ovarian Cancer 101” to find out how to help prevent this women’s disease.  Pre-registration is required.  A boxed lunch can be purchased for $3 but must be ordered while pre-registering for the event.  Call Holly Anderson at 218-281-9745 for additional information and to pre-register.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, September 26 is hot turkey, mashed potato and stuffing for $8.00.

Washington Elementary School pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, September 26 for pre-kindergarten through 1st grade.

The Golden Link will have Nursing Service foot care from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, September 27 and cards at 12:45 p.m.

The Golden Link will have a French toast and sausages breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 28. It is a fundraiser to repair the kitchen floor.  There will be cards at 12:45 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church will their last Summer Salad Lunch on Thursday, September 27 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Take-outs are available, call 281-3393.

The Crookston Marketplace will take place Thursday, September 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Downtown Square.

First Presbyterian Church and Trinity Lutheran Church will host special event “Sparkling Diamonds” on Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 510 North Broadway in Crookston. Inspirational speaker Phylis Harrington will give a riveting message if surrender and peace and the First Presbyterian Church Bell Choir led by Sandy Perkins will entertain. For more information, contact Ruth Sanders at 281-4853.

The University of Minnesota Crookston Alumni Awards Celebration Banquet will be held Friday, September 28 with social at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the program to follow.  The banquet will be held in the Bede Ballroom in the Sargeant Student Center.

The University of Minnesota Crookston Homecoming Tailgate will be Saturday, September 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Parking Lot E. 

The University of Minnesota Crookston 1968/1969 50th Reunion Party is Saturday, September 29 at the Irishman’s Shanty at 7:00 p.m. A class photo will be taken at 7:30 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library presents “Sister Secrets: A Brother’s Reveal” on Monday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m.
In which local author Matthew Valan examines family dynamics and mental illness. Described as a study in regret and hope, "Sister Secrets" tells the tragic stories of Valan's sisters who were eventually diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. The author will discuss his book and the real family involved in a local tragedy which resulted in the loss and destruction of several lives. This event is brought to the community free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Fisher American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 2.

Crookston artist Trey Everett will lead the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s “WE ARE WATER” workshops in a variety of locations throughout our region in October.  Participants will be provided with a 12x12 canvas, supplies and instruction to create a piece of art around this theme of water and are encouraged to bring snippets, photographs or anything else they may want to use as material, medium or inspiration.  There is no cost, but RSVPs are required.  The workshops are open to both groups and individuals by calling 218-745-9111 or email Stephanie (stephanieamolson@gmail.com) or Mara (director@nwartscouncil.org) to sign up or schedule additional workshops. The next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2 at the Riverwalk Public House in Thief River Falls from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 44 canvas pieces of completed artwork from the workshops will be exhibited throughout the region from November through January and will go on display at UMC in Mid-January.  The art will then be included in a catalogue of the larger WE ARE WATER MN” traveling exhibit that will be in Crookston January 20 through March 4, 2019. 

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, October 2 in Thief River Falls from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Riverwalk Public House. (The TRF Community Theater group will be the primary participants at this workshop but others can attend, too.)

Thursday, October 4 in Fosston at the Fosston Civic Center

Tuesday, October 9 in Crookston at the Crookston Library

Wednesday, October 17 in Red Lake Falls at the Red Lake Falls Library

Tuesday, October 23 in Hallock at the Hallock Public Library

Monday, October 29 in East Grand Forks at the Campbell Library

Tuesday, October 30 in Greenbush at the Greenbush Public Library

All times 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, October 3 is a meatball sub and fries for $8.00.

The Crookston Fire Department is holding an open house Saturday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to kick off Fire Prevention Week.  This year’s theme is “Look, Listen, Learn. Be Aware – Fire Can Happen Anywhere.”  The event includes ladder truck bucket rides, station tours, using a fire house, trying on firefighting gear, door prizes, refreshments, spark the fire dog, sign-ups for a free in home “fire safety inspection,” kids ID program provided by Minnesota Masons and the opportunity to meet your Crookston firefighters.  Bring the whole family and have a great time at the fire hall. 

A Kids At Castle event “Boo Run Run” will be held Monday, October 8 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Castle Park.  Dress up in our favorite costume and come hit the Castle Park Trails for a fun family run with surprises along the way. For more information, call Kirsten at 281-3385.

The Crookston Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 8.

The Fisher American Legion and SAL will meet at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, October 10 is a Rueben sandwich and fries for $7.50.

The Crookston Public Library presents Legends of Upper Midwest on Wednesday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m. Discover the Upper Red Lake area with legendary local storyteller David Leonhardt. Learn about the legends of the area, including the people who lived and worked in the area during the heyday of the logging industry and enjoy a musical saw demonstration. This event is brought to the community free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Crookston High School will have early dismissal for a 2W Day on Wednesday, October 10.

Community Soars to Defeat Cancer, Highlighting Throat Cancer, a local fundraising event hosted by the Crookston Eagles, will be Friday, October 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be treat bingo, community cake decorating contest, silent and live auctions, gift basket raffles, cream pie toss, photo booth and more. $10 a ticket, 5 and under are free. Free will donation for the meal at 5:00 p.m. Other activities are an additional coast. The M & D Band will play at 9:00.

Grace Lutheran Church in Erskine will have the annual NALCW auction on Saturday, October 13 with free pie served at 6:00 p.m. and the auction beginning at 6:30 p.m.  There will be arts, crafts, baked goods, canned goods, lefse and more.  Everyone is welcome.

United Way’s 2018 Soup and Chili Cook-Off and Chocolate Extravaganza will be Monday October 15, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston High School. $5 per person, five years old and younger are free. Enjoy soup and chili and vote for your favorite.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, October 17 is a taco salad for $7.50.

All ages are invited to learn about traditional Native American Powwow drumming in a unique educational experience for all ages, to be held at the Climax-Shelly Public School (111 E. Broadway) on Tuesday, October 23 at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Pipekeepers will teach what the drum means, how to keep the beat and few simple songs. This event is brought to the community free of charge thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, October 24 is a taco grinder and fries for $8.00.

The Rydell National Wildlife Refuge in cooperation with the Minnesota DNR and the Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refugees Association will host a special Mentored Youth Deer Hunt for kids age 12-15 on October 27-28.. For more information go to www.mndnr.gov/discover and click on youth deer hunts or contact Gregg Knutsen at 218-687-2229 extension 16 or gregg_knutsen@fws.gov

The Crookston Public Library Annual Costume Contest Open House is on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. While you are out trick-or-treating, stop by the library for a treat and participate in our annual Halloween Costume contest!

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, October 31 is hot pork, mashed potato and gravy for $8.00.

The Annual Deer Hunters Meatball Supper will be Saturday, November 3 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Erskine Community Center.  The supper is available with free will donation sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church and everyone is welcome.

The Crookston Public Library presents the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program on Friday, November 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join Jamie & Bill Cassavant as they read the book “America’s White Table” by Margot Theis Raven. Children and adult books will be on display on a wide variety of Veterans topics such coping with deployment etc. Stop in and see the Missing Man table that will be set up earlier in the week.

The Crookston Public Library will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observation of Veteran’s Day.

The Books and Brews Adult Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Adults are welcome to discuss good books and drink good brew with the Crookston Public Library's Books & Brews book club. On the third Tuesday, every other month, this group will meet and discuss the current title at the Crookston Inn.   Feel free to order dinner as well. Participants are responsible for the cost of their own food and drinks. The Friends of the Crookston Public Library will provide appetizers. Our November book is Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova. Call Patty Perry at the library to request a copy of the book and r.s.v.p. at 218-281-4522.

The Crookston Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed all day Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.

Every Thursday, preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, we’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories and/or a craft. No pre-registration is required, but we ask childcare providers and other groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522. 

Buy your tickets now for the Crookston Entertainment Series. Concert admission is by season ticket only and there will be five shows this season at the Crookston High School Auditorium.  Ticket price for adults is $40 and a student is $15 and are available at Montague's Flower Shop and at the first couple of shows.

Donations are now being accepted to help “Fill the Bus” with school supplies for Crookston students in need. Please send donations to: Crookston Rotary Club P.O. Box 454, Crookston, MN. 56716 or drop off donations and supplies at the Crookston Daily Times office during business hours. For more info, contact Jess Bengston at 701-610-6454.

The City of Crookston is currently conducting twice-monthly recycling collection, on a six-month trial basis.  The second collection will start the third Monday of each month and occur on your normal garbage collection day that week.  All other recycling rules will remain in effect.  After the six month trial, the Council will evaluate the effectiveness of the second collection

City of Crookston’s Twigs and Branch Collection:  Branch and twig 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 in order 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 pick up.

Men’s Basketball at Highland Gym is every Wednesday night until May from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. All players must be 18 years of age, out of High School and must register prior to playing.  Register at the Community Education Office at Washington School, fee is $15.  No one will be allowed to play before registering.

It’s never too late to learn. Adult Basic Education hours are Monday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 218-277-7334 or email csander@nwservice.org.

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