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Friday, August 26, 2016.

Beggs Insurance 323 N Main St will be closing @ noon today due to outside the office commitments. 

Crookston Eagles will have Bar Bingo on Saturday, August 27th at 3:30 pm. $400 must go.  BBQ Ribs or Walleye Dinner will follow from 6:00-7:00 pm.  Take outs available.

35th Annual Chautauqua and French-Canadian/Metis Festival will be August 26th-28th in Huot, MN.  All day activities featuring a Silent Auction and Membership Tent, with bidding open from 10 am to 3:15 pm both Saturday and Sunday, and an Artists & Artisans Tent, with wool spinning, wool carding, butter making, children's activities, and earth oven breadmaking.  Festival is located at the Old Crossing & Treaty Park of Huot, Minnesota.  (9 miles SW of Red Lake Falls or 7 miles NE of Gentilly on County Road 11).  For more information, go to www.FrenchCanadianAFRAN.org

Park & Rec Adult Co-ed Turf Volleyball will begin next Wednesday, August 31st at the Crookston Sports Center at 6:00p.m.  Register your team at the P&R office in City Hall or on-line at www.crookston.mn.us

The UMC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs is currently hosting an exhibit viewing of “Peace of My Mind” from 8 am-8pm daily through August 29th. Exhibit locations are the Wellness Center, Kiehle Hall, Brown Dining, and the Student Center.  The exhibits are free and open to the public.  Please use “Visitor Parking”.  There will be a Peace of My Mind Keynote and Discussion with Photographer and Author John Noltner on Monday, August 29th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Bede Ballroom.  Refreshments will be served.

CHS 7th Grade Orientation will be Wednesday, August 31st at Crookston High School from 8:30a.m.-12p.m.  Join the free orientation day to participate in fun group games, receive your schedule and where your class will be and to hear about the expectations as a 7th grader.  For more information, contact CHS School Counselor Leah Kent at 218-281-2144 or leahkent@isd593.org.

Riverview Health will be hosting a free, informative Health Luncheon “Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors, Stages and Treatment’’, Wednesday, Aug. 31st at Noon with RiverView Gynecologist Dr. Kari Wessman presenting in Meeting Room #1 of RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street. Meeting Room #1 is located near the RiverView Clinic entrance on the north side of the building and across from the elevators on first floor. The luncheon starts a few minutes past noon and luncheons are kept under one hour so those needing to return to work can attend. 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.

UMC retirees, Northwest School and Experiment Station retirees, and spouses are invited to a 'Coffee Get-Together' on Wednesday, August 31st at 1:30 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center.

Erickson Family Benefit Spaghetti Dinner will be Wednesday, August 31st from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Crookston American Legion.  Free will offering meal of Spaghetti with meat sauce, cole slaw, garlic toast, coffee and water.  The Erickson family lost their home and belongings in a fire.

Valley Corn Maize will have Opening Weekend September 2nd-5th and will be open every weekend through October 16th.  Valley Corn Maize will be open Fridays 4 pm-8 pm, Saturdays 10am-8pm, and Sundays 1pm-6pm.  Located on the corner of Highway 2 and 160th St SW, 1 Mile East of East Grand Forks.  Tickets are $7.50 plus tax (under 36" free), Military discount available.  Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing.  For more information, please visit on Facebook or at www.valleycornmaize.com or call 701-740-2042.

The 2016 Crookston High School Pirate Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday, September 9th in the Crookston High School Commons.  The program will start at 5:00 PM with a meal catered by RBJ's Restaurant of Crookston with the cost of a ticket at $10.00. Tickets can be purchased at the Crookston High School office and the committee would like tickets to be purchased by September 6 so they can have a handle on the number of diners.  This year’s inductees are Dave Barnum, Paul Kuznik, Brent Reichert, and the 1995 Pirate Baseball Team.

The 12th Annual Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, September 11th at the Red River Valley Sugar Beet Museum in Crookston.  The event is free admission, with a pulled pork dinner starting at 11:30 a.m. and a demonstration of vintage sugar beet equipment starting at 1:30 p.m.  This year, the Warren Hasbargen family from Wahpeton, North Dakota will be honored. 

The First Assembly of God Church in Crookston will present a Movie Matinee feature, "The War Room" on Sunday, September 11 at 3 pm.  "The War Room" is a feature-length dramatization of the most potent weapon in the arsenal of the Christian - prayer.  The public is invited to join us for this special event, followed by refreshments in our Fellowship Hall, and a drawing for a DVD copy of this film.  No admission will be charged for this event, but a suggested donation of $2 per person is asked to help cover showing costs.  For more information, contact the church at (218) 281-3333 or by e-mail at crookstonag@midconetwork.com.

Crookston High School will have ‘Next Step Night’ on Wednesday, September 21st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the CHS Commons.  “Nest Step Night’ is geared toward Seniors, Juniors, and Parents.  All High School Students are welcome.  The purpose of Next Step Night is to provide information and answers to the questions students and parents have about the college process and preparing for it.

RiverView’s Celiac Support Group meets in Meeting Room 2 at 5:30 the third Thursday of each month, March-November. For more information contact 281-9371.

A Back to School supply project is being sponsored by the Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk for the Cathedral Elementary School and the other local Crookston schools. This drive is in conjunction with Care and Share, the Salvation Army and the Crookston Rotary Bus project. Items needed are glue, notebooks, crayons, backpacks, mittens, socks, pencils, tissues, other clothing, etc. Supplies can be left in special containers in the gathering spaces at Cathedral, St Peter’s in Gentilly, and St Mary’s in Euclid. Anyone can participate in this project. If you have any questions or pickup is needed, please contact Jean LaJesse at 281-6706.

Pickleball is played in Schuster Park on Sundays 2-4 pm, Wednesdays 5-7:30 pm and Fridays 9-11 am. Free lessons on Friday mornings for anybody interested.  Equipment will be provided.  Come join the fun. For further information contact Gordy Royal at 218-289-6561 or Larry Brekken at 218-280-0000

The Polk County Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4:00. Closed Mondays and holidays.

The City of Crookston twigs and branch collection will be held the second and fourth Monday of each month and will run through October. Branches must be cut in four foot lengths, bundled and placed on the curbside.

Crookston Swimming Pool hours are as follows:
Afternoon open swim will be Monday-Wednesday from 1:00-3:00p.m.
Open Swim at the Crookston Pool will be Monday-Friday 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Noon to 3:00 p.m.
Lap Swimming will be Monday - Friday 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Aqua Exercise will be Monday - Friday 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Monday and Wednesday 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
For more information call 281-1180.

Wesley United Methodist Church, 701 Eickhof Blvd in Crookston, will have Summer Salad Luncheons from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. the last Thursday of each month through September. Take outs are also available, call 281-3393.

Community Education is looking for people interested in teaching a class during the September thru May time period.  Class offerings can be a wide variety of programming related to skills and interests for youth and/or adults.  Sharing a hobby, skill, or interest is what it is all about.  Instructors through Community Ed will receive 80% of the revenue after expenses.  Please consider sharing your skills by teaching a class.  Choose the date and time that works for you.  They welcome new class ideas and instructors.  Contact Barb Jorgenson at the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

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