Monday, May 2, 2016

The Crookston Police Department will be closed to the public today due to remodeling. They will be available by phone, 281-3111.

Crookston Lions will meet at noon today at the Crookston American Legion.

The Crookston Eagles will have $5  Burger night from 5:30 to 7 this evening. 

AA will  meet at 7:00 tonight at the Care and Share Center.

UMC Spring semesters final exams will be Tuesday through Friday this week.  The UMC graduation ceremony will be on Saturday from 2 to 4 in Lysaker gym.

Students interested in taking the Summer driver education course should pick up a registration form at the High School Office.  The cost is $325 and must be paid on or before the first day of class.  There are no refunds once the class has started. Summer Pre-Registration will be start today. Class dates and times will be announced later. If you have questions, contact Chris Trostad  at 281-5600 or

A Free ECFE Baby and Me Class for birth to 12 months and parents will be 5:00-6:00pm tonight at Washington School. The discussion topic will be “Help for Crying Babies.”

Altru Clinic’s monthly Community Wellness Connection will be 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. tonight in its conference room.  This month’s 30 minute presentation by Dr. Makarem will be focused on  Sleep/Brain Disorders, followed by a question and answer session. Call 281.9100 to register (minimum of 6)  There is no charge for this session. 

The 8th Annual Crookston High School Triple A Senior Recognition Banquet will be at 6:00 p.m. tonight in the CHS Commons.

Parents Helping Parents support group meets on Tuesday at 6:30 at the Community Family Service Center.

Crookston Continuing Education Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 4 at 12:30 in the District Office Conference Room.  Send all forms and verification to Marilyn Wahouske no later than May 3rd.

Climax Food Shelf will be open on Thursday from 3 to 5 in the back of the Climax Library.

A Free ECFE Unplug and Play Class for birth to five years and parents will be Thursday, May 5, from 5:30pm – 6:30pm at Washington School

RiverView Health in Crookston will host a four hour First Aid Course on Thursday, May 5th from 6 pm to 10 pm in Meeting Room 4 at RiverView Health.  The cost of the class, including the book and card, is $45. To register or for more information, call 218-281-9405.

The RiverView Auxiliary Bedding Sheet Sale will be Thursday, May 5th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in Heritage Hallway at RiverView Health.  Assorted sizes and colors of sheets will be for sale.  Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary projects for the year.

Our Savior’s Lutheran School will have their Annual Pig Roast on Friday, May 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Menu will be pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ sauce, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, sweets and beverage. Free will offering with proceeds going to the Our Savior’s Lutheran School.

The RiverView Health Care Center will host “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease’’ on Monday, May 9th from 6-7:30 PM in Meeting Room 4 of RiverView Health.  Attendees should use the Rehab Entrance on the south side of the building. The second presentation, “Effective Communication Strategies’’, will be held Tuesday, June 28th, also in Meeting Room 4, from 6 to 7:30 PM.

The 25th Annual Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) Camp is scheduled for July 10-16, 2016 at UMC.  RYLA is a leadership training program offered to students who have completed the 11th grade in high school and will be sponsored by the Crookston Rotary Club. The Crookston Rotary Club will sponsor the cost of the program ($475). To apply, visit the RYLA website: The deadline to apply is Monday, May 9 at 3:30p.m. For more information, contact Sarah Reese 218.349.045

RiverView Health will have their free annual Women’s Fest event on Tuesday, May 10th from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the Heritage Hallway. It will feature great food, helpful information, demonstrations, presentations and door prizes all geared toward today’s woman. There will also be time to have your blood pressure, glucose and bone density screened by RiverView staff.

Cathedral School will present a prekindergarten open house introducing the Rising Stars program on Tuesday, May 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the Cathedral School located at 702 Summit Avenue in Crookston. Come meet the teacher and visit the school and hear about what this upcoming year has in store.

Sign up for these Crookston Community Education classes.  Spanish with Senorita Argueta for pre-school to 1st grade on May 9. Bicycle Maintenance May 16. Painted Rocks for ages 11-13 on May 19. For more information or to register call 281-5078.

 The KC's will be giving away Tootsie Rolls and accepting donations the week of April 16th through May 7th. Donation cans are being placed in participating businesses in town.

A Free ECFE Toddler Time class for ages 12-36 months will be Monday, May 9 from 5:00-6:00pm at Washington School. The discussion topic will be Catch it! (balls, fish, bubbles).

DNR Firearms Safety Training spring classes will be held starting May 10 at the Crookston Gun Club. Anyone 11 and older can attend. For more information and registration, contact Steve Videen at 289-2115.

Crookston Parks and Recreation Department has available 50/50 matching dollars for development of “city owned” parks and playgrounds.  An annual allocation up to $5,000 is available for individuals or groups pursuing a project.  Projects submitted must meet the goals, philosophy and mission of the Parks and Recreation Department.  The Park Board has the right to deny or approve any or all applications.  Those interested are encouraged to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 218-281-1242 or 218-281-2465 for an application.  Requests for the next round of funds are due by May 6, 2016 with funds allocated by May 16, 2016. 

A Refresher DDD Course will be held on Thursday, May 12th  at 1pm at Andy Oman State Farm Office at 423 N Main Street in Crookston. Cost is $10 and the instructor will be Suzie Coauette. Call to register, 281-3643.

The 5th Annual ECFE Rummage Sale will be Saturday, May 14, from 9am-1pm at the Washington School Gym.

RiverView Health will hold a 5K Walk/Run and a Kids ½ Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 14th.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Rehab entrance on the south side of RiverView Health. Registration forms are available at under “Events.”  All pre-registered 5K participants will receive a free t-shirt.  There is a $15 entry fee for registrations postmarked by  May 2nd and a $20 entry fee for forms postmarked after May 2nd.  For more information call 281-9211.

The Popple Ridge Pickers will perform gospel music in concert at the Crookston Evangelical Covenant Church on Sunday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. A love offering will be taken.  Refreshments will follow.  Everyone is  welcome.

Climax-Shelly School will have their Pre-School Screening on Monday, May 16th. Children who will be 4 by September 1, 2016 may be screened and are eligible for Pre-School in the fall. Call 857-2385 for an appointment.

The School Readiness and ECFE end of the year picnic will be Monday, May 16, from 6pm-7pm at the Washington School Playground. In the event of rain, activities will be held inside.

The next Veterans Council planning meeting for the upcoming services for Memorial Day will be held at the American Legion on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from each of the veteran service organizations are asked to be in attendance for planning.  Any questions, contact Margee Keller at 218-349-4566.

A 100 year birthday celebration for Allen Pederson, hosted by the Crookston Rotary Club,  will be held on Thursday, May 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Crookston American Legion. There will be a special presentation at 3:00 and a light lunch and cake will be provided. Any questions, contact Margee at 218-349-4566.

A Free ECFE Pop in and Play Class for ages birth to 5 years and parents will be Saturday, May 21, from 10:00-11:30am at Washington School.

The Crookston Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau is once again sponsoring the Adopt-A-Basket Program. The cost to adopt a basket is $65. You also have an option to purchase a $10 plaque to be put on the light pole with names of donor. To participate, contact the Crookston Chamber/CVB at 281-4320 or

Bremer Bank has set up a benefit fund for the Kevin and Cheryl Barvels family as Cheryl is in a Fargo hospital recuperating from a stroke on March 9.  Anyone wishing to donate may stop at the Bremer Bank.

Call and register today for the Quilt Minnesota Bus Trip that will be Saturday and Sunday August 6 and 7. Visit all nine shops in the East Central Sections. Depart August 6 from either Quilter’s Eden in East Grand Forks or This is Sew Broadway in Crookston.  Cost is $160 and includes the bus, 1 night lodging, and all meals. To register, call This is Sew Broadway at 218-470-0700 or Quilter’s Eden at 218-773-0773.

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

 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. The Crookston Pool will have a free open swim on the 2nd Sunday of every month from Noon to 3:00 p.m. that will be sponsored by local businesses. 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 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

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