Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Thanksgiving dinner will  be at  Trinity Lutheran Church this year due to remodeling at the Cathedral.  Dinner served at 12:30 in the fellowship hall. If you plan to attend or need a ride, call 281-5727 in advance and leave a message.  There is no charge for the meal.  Anyone wishing to help should call 281-5727.

Crookston School Board meets on Monday at 5 in the choir orchestra room at the high school.  The meeting is open to the public.

Anyone interested in being considered for the Crookston School Board position vacancy, please contact Marilyn Wahouske at the district office at 281-5313 extension 3 or email at  No letter or resume  needs to be submitted.  Interested parties must submit their names before December 1.  Applicant must reside within school district 593 boundaries.

The PATCH after school program at the high school is making transportation available for  students who need it on Tuesdays and Thursdays when they stay to get help with homework.   Sign up with  Maria Argueta to get a ride in a school vehicle.  For more information call Maria Argueta at 281-2144 extension 2208.

In the light of the recent Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for Crookston, the city has made available the documents needed for your lender regarding flood insurance requirements.  The information is available on the city website, under the FEMA letter of Map Revision press release on the main page.  Click on the title and the documents will be located a the bottom of the text.

Altru Clinic in Crookston is offering free gun locks for area residents as one out of three handguns are loaded and unlocked in the home. Get your free gun lock at the Registration desk at Altru Clinic.

Sign up for the Crookston Community Education classes, including:  Snowman on glass class on December 2, Painting a wreath on a candle December 9.  For more info go to or call 281-5078.

Fall music concert at UMC Kiehle Auditorium on Sunday at 2 with the UMC Jazz Band,  UMC choir, and the Crookston Community band.   Free will offering to support UMC music programs.

Crookston Junior High music department will present a fall concert on Monday at 7:30 in the high school auditorium. Performing groups include, the Junior high band, choir and orchestra.   Admission is free.

Color Our World Early Childhood event at Washington School gym, Monday, November 24  6:30 to 7:30.  Grandparents or special adult friends are invited to join children ages birth to five for an evening of special time together.  The event is free.  Face paint, open gym, bead bracelets, color nook, make crowns and streamers,  color parade.  Wear your favorite color.  Call 281-5078 to register.

Light up a life is a fundraiser with 100% of your donations going to Villa St. Vincent Auxiliary projects.  A $5 donation will light up a bulb on the Light up a life tree in memory or honor of a family member, friend or loved one.  A lighting ceremony at the tree will be held on December 10 at 5 at the gazebo in Walsh Park, Villa St. Vincent.  There will be caroling, hot chocolate and cookies.  All are invited to attend.

The Crookston Civic Music League is sponsoring their first Christmas concert and they are looking for singers from the area to sing.  They will be singing an “Appalachian Winter”. Practices will be at the Methodist Church at 701 Eickhof Boulevard at 6:00 p.m. on November  25 and December 2. The concert will be performed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston on December 7. If you have questions call Jim Kent at 281-6861, Sandy Perkins at 289-2601,George French at 289-1283, Liz Thompson at 281-4080 or Elaine Metzger at 280-5286.

Fisher Student Council turkey bingo is Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Fisher School cafeteria with each winner getting a frozen turkey.

Crookston American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries are sponsoring a blood drive at our Saviors Lutheran Church on Monday, November 24 from 11:30 to 6:00 and Tuesday, November 25 from 7:30 1:15 p.m.  Call Jenny Amon at 281-2609 for appointment.  United Blood Services is having a promotion for all donors with a drawing of one donor each week to move into a final drawing for 2 Super Bowl tickets and $800 airline vouchers and a three night hotel stay in Arizona.

St. Paul’s Fellowship committee has purchased 25 tickets and is hosting a bus trip to attend the annual Concordia Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m.  We will leave the church parking lot at 11 for the concert followed by a stop at the Frying Pan in Moorhead for dinner on the way home.  The bus ride is free and tickets for the concert can be purchased at the group rate of $11.  Please make the check out to St Paul’s Fellowship committee.  We are collecting for the tickets when you sign up at the church office.  Tickets will be handed out as we board the bus.  For questions call Deb Magsam at 281-5429.

RiverView Auxiliary is sponsoring “Books are Fun” book fair on Tuesday, November 25 from 9:00 to 5:00 in Heritage Hallway with a variety of books and gifts at discounted prices 30 to 70 percent off retail.  Proceeds benefit auxiliary project.

Thanksgiving Eve Service on Wednesday, November 26 at 7 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  All are welcome.  Please bring a non perishable item for the local food shelf.

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

Relay for Life Tree of Hope will have a lighting ceremony on December 12 at 6 in the winter wonderland at the downtown square in Crookston.  Pick up an ornament at Bremer Bank or the Crookston Times  and personalize it in honor or memory of a loved one who fought cancer.   $5 or free will donation.

Volunteers are wanted for Americorp Respite. Volunteer for 450 hours a year which is about 10 hours a week and receive a $200 a month stipend.   AT the end of the year receive a $1,493 education grant.  Open to ages 17 and older.  If over 55 years of age you can give the grant to a child or grandchild.  If interested and have questions call Brandi Halland at 280-3773.

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