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Wednesday, November 14

RSVP is hoping to start a new Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) exercise class in Crookston.  They are looking for two class leaders 55 years of age or older.  RSVP is also looking to recruit volunteers for their Groceries to Go and Handyman Programs.  Pleas e contact Tammy or Jennifer at 281-8288.   

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Fund Drive is looking for individuals and groups who are willing to help with the Christmas Kettle Bell ringing efforts at Wal-Mart on Sahlstrom Drive in Crookston.  Bell ringing can be a great family get together to give back to the community.  The Kettle Drive will be Mondays through Saturdays beginning Saturday, November 17 to Saturday, December 22 except for Thanksgiving Day. For more information, call 218-349-4566

The United Way’s Dine-Out Week through Saturday, November 17.  Local restaurants will donate a portion of sales during the week to the United Way of Crookston.  Participating restaurants include El Gordito Market, Taco John’s, Crookston Inn, RBJ’s, Happy Joe’s, McDonald’s, I.C. Muggs, Daroos, Irishman’s Shanty, Cofe`.

American Education Week this week.  Today is Educational Support Professionals day to thank the education support professionals.  Thursday is “Educator for a day” – dress up as your favorite teacher/staff person.  Friday is Substitute Teacher Day, thank a substitute teacher.

The next Crookston Township regular meeting has been changed this morning, at 6:30 a.m. at Valley Technology Park, Crookston.

The Crookston Area Chamber executive board will meet this morning at 8:00 a.m. at the Crookston Area Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau. 

Crookston High School will hold a sendoff to the State Swim Meet for Thea this morning at 9:00 a.m.

The Golden Link will have men’s cards today at 9:00 a.m., comfort bears from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the entertainment committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. the free movie “Mamma Mia Here we go again” (Part 2) will be played.

Early Childhood Family Education offers Music in Me on 2W Wednesdays for Crookston Schools (today, December 12, February 6, April 10, May 8) from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for ages 16 months to Pre-K. An opportunity to explore sound through singing, moving, listening, and playing instruments. There will be a special music guest each month and students will perform at March Musical Madness.

The annual meeting of the Crookston Fuel Company will be held at the Crookston Inn and Convention Center today at 12:00 p.m.

Crookston Schools will have early dismissal for 2W Day today.  School will be dismissed at 12:55 p.m.

Crookston Classic Cruiser’s monthly meeting will be held today at Christian Brothers Ford. This meeting will be the annual voting for board members. Two board positions will be up for election. Board to meet at 6:30 p.m. with general membership to follow at 7:00 p.m. Pizza will be served following the meeting.

The Fisher American Legion special for today is chicken pot pie over biscuits for $8.

The Climax Parish Food Shelf will be open on the following Thursdays –November 15, December 6, December 20.  Food can be picked up at the backdoor of the library.

The Golden Link will have a TRIAD meeting on Thursday, November 15 at 10:00 a.m.; blood pressure checks at 11:00 a.m. and cards at 12:45 p.m.

AARP is offering Veterans 55 and older a Free Driver Safety class on Thursday, November 15 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center.  Please call the Golden Link at 218-281-3072 to register.

The Northwest Regional Transportation Coordination Council (NWRTCC) will host a public meeting at the Roseau County Courthouse on Thursday, November 15 from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. The public is asked to come and learn more about the NWRTCC and provide feedback on their transit experiences.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles Auxiliary is taking orders for their homemade pie sale through November 16.  Pies are $10 with a choice of apple, pecan or pumpkin.  To order call Wanda at 280-2796.  Pies can be picked up Sunday, November 18 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Ladies Fire Department Auxiliary is having a Seats, Feet’s and Diaper Drive through Friday, November 16.  The auxiliary asks that contributions of children, women and men’s socks and underwear are new items.  There is also a high demand for infant and toddler diapers specifically sizes 4 to 6.  Items can be dropped off at the Crookston Fire Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls on Friday, November 16 at 8:30 a.m., morning smear at 9:00 a.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo and meat raffles on Friday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen will be serving 2 chili chees dogs for $7, egg rolls, mini corn dogs or mozzarella sticks for $5, basket of fries for $3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

There will be VFW bar bingo on Friday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. at VFW Post 1902.

The Crookston High School Music Trip Frozen Food Delivery will have at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17 in the Crookston High School commons.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will have their annual bake sale and luncheon on Saturday, November 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The bake sale will feature breads, rolls, tea rings, candies, jams, jellies, lefse, donuts, Scandinavian delicacies, cookies, bars and cakes.  The luncheon is soup, sandwich, pie and beverage for $8, takeout is available.

VFW Auxiliary Fundraiser for the Building Fund is Saturday, November 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. featuring Ronnie’s Donut Sundaes and Homemade Cake Donuts.  All are welcome to the free will offering with proceeds going to the building fund.

The Crookston Eagles will have bar bingo, $400 must go, on Saturday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m.

The Crookston Area Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau presents the 2018 Celebration and Awards Night Getaway on Saturday, November 17 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Crookston Inn. Tickets are sold out.

The Crookston Civic Music League’s Entertainment Series welcomes California Guitar Trio to perform at the Crookston High School Auditorium on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by Season Ticket only.

Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home is hosting Tea For You and Me on Sunday, November 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Join them for a fun experience, letting your in artist out to create a memorial keepsake.  There is no cost for this event.  Tea, scones and sandwiches will be served.  Please RSVP by call 281-3372 or email info@stenshoelhouske.com

Trinity Lutheran Church will hold the annual Fall Bazaar and Meatball Dinner on Sunday, November 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with the bake sale opening at 3:30 p.m. The menu includes Scandinavian meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, salad, rolls, beverage, apple and pumpkin desserts.  Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children 5-10, age four and under is free. 

The banquet for the Crookston Pirate football team will be Sunday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons Area at the Crookston High School.

The Red Lake Falls Food Shelf will be open Monday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 28.  The Red Lake Falls Food Shelf has assorted fresh-from-the-garden produce available free of charge.  If you can use and would like any of this produce, check in the hallway near the Food Shelf.  Anyone in the community is welcome to come and help yourself to the produce.

The Golden Link will have a DAV meeting on Monday, November 19 at 9:00 a.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Lions Club will meet on Monday, November 19 at 12:00 p.m. at the Crookston Inn.

The Crookston Blood Drive is at Trinity Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall on Monday, November 19 from 12:15 to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The blood drive is sponsored by VFW Auxiliary and Trails to Treatment.  All presenting donors are entered to win a snow blower.  Call Pam DeLage at 281-5546 to schedule an appointment or go to vitalant.org sponsor code:crookston

The Crookston Park Board will meet in the City Hall Conference Room on Monday, November 19 at 4:15 p.m.

Altru Clinic in Crookston is set to host Living Well with Diabetes: a team based support group for patients/families on Monday, November 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in its conference room. This month’s focus is Diabetes & Sleep Hygiene presented by Alanna Strom, RN. Call 281.9100 to register. There is no charge for this session.

The Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will meet Monday, November 19 at the Cathedral in Crookston will a meal at 5:30 p.m.  They will have a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. followed by the usual business meeting.  Interested in joining, please call Mary Dahl at 262-774-2319 or Kathy Shulstad at 218-456-2506.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Chamber at the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have cards on Tuesday, November 20 at 12:45 p.m.

The Crookston Visitor’s Bureau will meet on Tuesday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Cobblestone.

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, November 20 in the conference room at City Hall.

The Golden Link will have men’s cards on Wednesday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m., a board of directors meeting at 9:00 a.m. and senior cards at 1:30 p.m.  The Golden Link will also be serving lunch at noon with no evening meal.

Climax-Shelly Schools will have early dismissal at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and there will be no school on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.

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.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church would like to invite the community to join them for a Thanksgiving Eve Service on Wednesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. The offering will go to the North Country Food Bank. They are also collecting nonperishable food items for the community Christmas baskets.  Following the service, Parish Fellowship will serve apple and pumpkin desserts. All are welcome!

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, November 21 is ham with potatoes and vegetable for $8.

Crookston Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.

The Golden Link is closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.

The Fisher American Legion is closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.

The annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday, November 22at the Cathedral Dining Room. Serving will be at 12:30. Reservations are not needed, but to help us prepare enough food, please call 218-281-5727 and leave a message.  If you would like to help in any way, also all the above number. There is no charge for this meal.

The Golden Link is closed Friday, November 23. 

Register for the Crookston “Huff and Puff” Over 50 Hockey Tourney by Sunday, November 25.  Registration is $60, with $5 going to local charity.  To register contact Heath Hanson at 218-289-3291 or by email at heath5023@yahoo.com The tournament will be played Saturday, December 1 through Sunday, December 2. 

A representative from Josten’s will be at the Crookston High School on Monday, November 26 to meet with sophomores (class rings) and seniors (caps and gowns). 

The Golden Link will have greeting cards on Monday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston City Council will meet in the Council Chambers at City Hall on Monday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m. The Ways and Means Committee will meet in the chambers following council.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, November 27 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Chamber at the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have cards on Tuesday, November 27 at 12:45 p.m.

The Golden Link will have men’s cards on Wednesday, November 28 at 9:00 a.m., comfort bears from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., will be showing the free move “Overboard” at 1:30 p.m. and the UMC retirees will meet at 1:30 p.m.

Riverview Health’s monthly Type 2 Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, Wednesday, November 28 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at RiverView Health in Meeting Room 1.  The group is led by RiverView Dietitian Darcy Larson, RD, LD and Kelsey Billing, RN, BSN.  The Type 2 meetings are open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members.  New members are always welcome.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, November 28 is a club sandwich and wild rice soup for $8.

The Golden Link will have cards on Thursday, November 29 at 12:45 p.m.

The Golden Link will have coffee and rolls on Friday, November 30 at 8:30 a.m., morning smear at 9:00 a.m. and exercise class at 2:00 p.m.

Support Habitat for Humanity by getting your CDA gummi bears before Friday, November 30.  CDA gummi bears are available at the Cathedral in Crookston, St. Mary’s in Euclid and St. Peter’s in Gentilly.

The Red Lake Falls Library will welcome the brass ensemble Windblown on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. They will perform an informal concert of classics, pop, jazz and holiday tunes.  There will also be a display and sale of art by local artisans and refreshments.

Climax-Shelly Schools will have early dismissal at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5.

The Fisher American Legion special for Wednesday, December 5 is spaghetti and meatballs with garlic toast for $8.

The Crookston City Council will meet in the Council Chamber at City Hall on Monday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. The Ways and Means Committee will meet in the chambers following council.

The Crookston Housing and Economic Development Authority will meet at Valley Technology Park on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 a.m.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Chamber at the Polk County Government Center.  A budget hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion and SAL meeting is on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m.

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.

The Golden Link serves home cooked from scratch lunch at noon each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and dinner on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. All meals are $6 and come with veggies, bread, butter, milk and dessert.  Wine and beer can be purchased with your meal for $2 each.  Please call before 10:00 a.m. for the noon meal. Call 281-3072

Early Childhood Family Education has Oh, The Places We’ll Go each Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance.  Mix it up Mondays and enroll in the EFCF class that is going places. Both parent and child’s needs are met with creative activities and personal growth opportunities.  Parents will select their favorite places to visit and explore in Crookston and the surrounding area.  Mix up your Mondays and register for this exciting class offered October through May.  Cost for the entire program is $50.

Early Childhood Family Education offers Unplug and Play the first and second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for children ages birth to kindergarten at Washington School. It’s time to “Unplug and Play!” Get out of the house and have some family fun in the gym at Washington School. A variety of equipment will be available for children and their parents to enjoy and explore together (riding toys, scooters, net games, balls, circle games, etc.). Get up and get going to this fun and exciting FREE ECFE class.

Riverview Health’s monthly Type 2 Diabetes Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at RiverView Health in Meeting Room 1.  The group is led by RiverView Dietitian Darcy Larson, RD, LD and Kelsey Billing, RN, BSN.  The Type 2 meetings are open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members.  New members are always welcome.

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.

Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., preschool children and their caregivers are invited to Storytime at the Crookston Public Library. Each week, they’ll explore a different theme through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board stories and/or a craft. No pre-registration is required, but they ask childcare providers and other groups to call ahead to ensure there will be adequate supplies at 281-4522. If you are a member of the Golden Link and leaving town for the winter send in your dues before you leave.  Membership dues ($20) run January to December. Send them to Golden Link Senior Center 324 North Main, Crookston MN 56716. 

Early Childhood Family Education offers Books Alive Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Washington School for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance.  Books Alive encourages pre-literacy skills in young children by engaging them in a new book each week and providing activities that make the book seem to COME ALIVE! Activities include: creative art, science, and sensory exploration, music/rhythm/rhyme and dance, and imaginative play. The class ends with a cooking project, related to the book, which is enjoyed as a snack. New friends and vital early learning will be acquired from this fun class! Books Alive costs $50, with a $15 supply fee and runs October through May.

Early Childhood Family Education presents Mixed Age Magic on Fridays from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Washington School.  This magical class begins in the gym with active playtime using balls, scooters, parachutes, riding toys and other fun equipment.  After gym time, families return to the classroom for circle time with stories and songs.  Parents will meet informally to share ideas and discuss topics such as positive discipline strategies, challenging behaviors, food, health, safety tips and more.  Parents learn from each other as they discuss topics that most interest them. During parent education time, the children remain in the classroom to play and explore with each other and the early childhood teacher and classroom aide.  Mixed Age Magic is for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance, cost is $50, and the program runs October through May.

Early Childhood Family Education offers Pop in and Play the third Saturday of each Month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages birth to kindergarten entrance.  Pop in and play in the gym! You and your child can come and play in the gym using equipment designed for young children. Come expecting to have lots of fun making wonderful memories with your child. This class is free.

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.

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

Community Education classes are now offered online. All courses run for six weeks with a two-week grace period at the end.  To see all the courses offered go to www.ed2go/crookston. Registration info an also be found on the website.

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