Thursday, July 30,  2015

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston invites all Senior Citizens to its Annual Senior Citizen Picnic at Trinity Point on Maple Lake today beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m., then singing, bingo, pontoon ride, and lots of fun fellowship! The Tri-Valley Bus will pick up people beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the following locations:  The Summit, Broadway Apartments, Nimens-Espegaard Apartments, Golden Link, Oak Court Apartments, Summerfield Apartments on Woodland Avenue, and Trinity parking lot.  The ride and day of fun is free of charge.  All are welcome to attend!  For more information call Trinity Lutheran Church at 281-4276. 

A Summer Salad Lunch will be served at the Wesley United Methodist Church at 701 Eickhof Boulevard in Crookston from 11 to 1:30 today.  Takeouts are available by calling 281-3393.

Bar Bingo will be at 7:00 tonight at the Crookston Eagles.

Altru Clinic is offering school athletic sports physicals at a reduced cost of $35. In addition to the exam the physical therapy department will perform a comprehensive musculoskeletal screening.  Physicals will be given today and August 5 from 4:30 to 6:30.  Students should bring the Minnesota High School league health history form and the $35 at the time of the exam.  Altru will be donating the exam fee back to the school athletic department.   Call Altru Clinic at 281-9100.

“Take  a Kid  Fishing” free event for kids 9 to 15 years old, will be Friday, July 31st .  The bus will leave the Crookston Sports Center at 11 to go to the Polk County Park on Maple Lake and will return at 7. Fishing equipment will be provided, but you may bring your own. Lunch is provided.  Co-sponsored by the Order of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 8. Register at Park and Rec at 281-1242.  Signed permission slip is required to enter the bus.

The 1st Annual Crookston Eagles Club Golf Scramble will be held Saturday August 1st at Mnakwa Golf Club. Four person scramble with a cost of $50 per person. Lunch will be served. Registration is at 11:00 a.m. and Shotgun start at Noon. Prizes, drawings, and one free beverage will be held at the Eagles Club following the scramble. To sign up your team or any other questions call the Eagles Club at 281-3881. All funds raised will benefit club projects.

The DNR Hunter Safety Training classes for anyone age 11 and older will be held at the Crookston Gun Club starting August 11th. For more information and registration, contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or The Online Range Day is August 1st.

Altru Clinic’s monthly Community Wellness Connection will be Monday, August 3 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in its conference room.  This month’s 30 minute presentation followed by a question and answer session is focused on Skin Conditions.  Presenters include Dr. Makarem, internal medicine.  Call 281.9100 to register (minimum of 6)  There is no charge for this session. 

AARP Driving Safety defensive driving refresher course for drivers ages 55 and older will be Monday, August 3rd at the Golden Link from noon to 4 p.m.  Call 281-3072 to register.

The Crookston Swimming Pool will be closed through August 3rd.

Sports physicals will be offered at RiverView’s North Clinic in Crookston  August 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cash fee is $25 at the time of the exam.  Bring your insurance card if you would like a claim sent to the provider and the charge will be $40.  Make an appointment by calling 218-281-9595.

Ox Cart Days Run will be Saturday, August 15 with registration at 8:00 a.m. The run will start from the Carnegie Library.  Register by August 2 to guarantee a t-shirt.  Any questions call Chris Stroot.

Orchestra lessons at Crookston High School have been postponed until further notice as we transition to a new teacher.  Hopefully they will have one or two weeks of lessons before school starts.

All Early Childhood Family Education families, past and present, are invited to join in the fun take part in the Ox Cart Parade on Saturday, August 15.  Strollers, wagons, and bikes are encouraged.  Call Tina at 289-3650 if you are interested.

Crookston Co-ed Softball will run a four week schedule on Thursdays, starting August 6th – August 27th.  6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m. games at Highland Complex.  Please contact Lonnie Olson at 281-5045 or Parks & Rec at 281-1242 by August 6th if interested.

United Way of Crookston is seeking volunteers for chairing the 2016 campaign,  leaders to deliver packets and servers for the Eat United Food Summer program.  Call 281-1715 if you can help.  For the United Food program call 281-5313 for Anna Ogaard.

The parking lots at Crookston High School will be closed to cars and pedestrians until the parking lot project is done.  Use Door 12 on the east side of the high school to access the building.

The 5th grade band sign up is available on the Crookston Music Department’s website If you have a student going into 5th grade at Highland, Cathedral or Our Savior’s you can sign up online. Use the tabs on the left to navigate to Elementary band. Fill out the short online form and you will be registered.

If you want to take a ride on the river and need a canoe or kayak, you can rent one from UMC. Contact Lisa Samuelson at 281-8507.

Branch and Twig collection will be held the second and fourth Mondays of each month in Crookston. Cut them  in 4 foot lengths, bundle and place them on the curb.

Crookston Public Schools will have a summer food service program for all children ages up to 18 years at no charge. Adults 19 and over can eat for $4 a meal. Lunches will be provided from 11:30 to 12:30 Monday through Thursday at Highland Park Complex Lion’s Shelter and also at Washington School. The Tri-Valley BUS will offer free rides to the Highland location, call 281-0700 for pick-up locations by you. They are also looking for volunteers to help serve the meals at Washington School.  Volunteers are needed each day from 11 to 1 Monday thru Thursday at Washington School. Contact Anna Ogaard at 281-5313 extension 7 if interested.

The will also be free lunches served to Kindergarten to 18 year olds Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Crookston Family Service Center. Tri-Valley will offer free rides, call 281-0700.

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