Saturday-Sunday, November 28-29, 2015

Dasher Days in Crookston will be Saturday from 10 to 4 p.m. with specials sales throughout the stores. There will be a free movie “Frozen” at 10:00 a.m. at the Grand Theatre, sponsored by Ampride and Napa.  Free Swimming at the pool from noon to 3:00, sponsored by Ampride and the Crookston Daily Times. Open House at the Bridge Street Candle Shop and Cycle of Threads. Warm up at the Chamber and get your presents wrapped.

The Crookston VFW will have Bar Bingo at 1:00 on Saturday.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bar Bingo is at 3:30 on Saturday.

St.  Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fertile will have an afternoon of Bingo and Baked Potato Bar on Sunday, November 29 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Fertile Community Center.  Bingo games are $1 per board and all prizes will be Split the Pot.  Free Children’s Bingo for candy prizes and a door prize drawing at 7. Pop and popcorn will be for sale. There will be a Baked Potato Bar with choice of toppings, drink and dessert for free will donation. Proceeds will go toward the church building fund.

Altru Clinic Community Wellness Connection will be Tuesday, December 1 from 5:30 to 6:30 in the conference room.   Dr. Mararem, internal medicine, will present “Healthy Holiday Cooking and Lung Conditions.”  Register by calling 281-9100.  Free admission.

Crookston Gun Club board of directors meet at 7:00 on Tuesday at the Swanson Law Office.  Officers, directors and all members are invited to attend.

CSC Curling Leagues will begin with a Fun Day held at the Crookston Sports Center on Wednesday, December 2nd with sessions at 1:00 p.m. at 6:00 p.m.  Anyone interested in curling come on out and give it a try!!   If you have a team, please register it at the Parks & Recreation office at City Hall.   Regular league play begins Wednesday, December 9th with first matches beginning at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for the afternoon and evening leagues.  For more information call Scott Riopelle at 218-281-2465. 

The RiverView Health Auxiliary will be holding a Christmas Flea Market on Thursday, December 3rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in Heritage Hallway at RiverView Health.  Come check out the Christmas bargains!

Experienced American Christmas Party for all seniors in the area will be Thursday at the Crookston Eagles. The social starts at 5:00, meal of shrimp or Stuffed Pork Chops will be served at 5:30. Cost is $12. Program with Eric Bergeson at 6:15. Call 281-3072 to make reservations.

A Crookston Craft & Vendor Expo will be December 5th, 2015 at the Crookston Armory. Hours will be from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. There’s a $1 Admission Fee, bring a canned food donation and get in free. Kids 10 and under are free.  There will be 30+ booths filled with handmade wreaths, home decor, baby blankets and accessories, chocolates and candy, jewelry and tons of repurposed, handcrafted items. Concessions will be sold by the Crookston High School Marching Band.

St. Paul’s Fellowship Committee is hosting a bus trip to the Concordia College Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m.  Bus ride is free and tickets can be purchased for the concert at the group rate of $15. Sign up at the church office, call 281-3638 or call Dale Knotek with questions at 281-6680.  Bus leaves from the parking lot at 11:30 and will stop for dinner at the Frying Pan on the way home.

The Crookston Public Library is hosting a bus trip to the Concordia Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 6 leaving at 11:30 a.m. from the parking lot and returning about 5:30.  No admission fee, bring money for incidentals.  Call the library at 281-4522 to reserve a spot.

Men’s Hockey League begins Sunday, December 6 at the Crookston Sports Center.  Sponsorship fee is $700 to be paid at Park and Recreation office at city hall prior to the beginning of play.  A minimum of four teams is required. Call Scott Riopelle for more information at 281-2465.

The RiverView Health Auxiliary will be having their annual Cookie Walk on Tuesday, December 8th in Heritage Hallway at RiverView Health beginning at 9:00 am.  Items will be sold by the pound.  Arrive early as cookies and candies sell out fast!

Sign up now for the following Crookston Community Ed classes: Painting a Winter Scene for grades 3-6 on  December 7th.  Adult Chinese Cooking Class December 10th.  Gallery on the Go Kids n’ Canvas Holiday Art for ages 6-12 on December 12th. Ornament Making for ages 5-12 on December 17th.  To register call 281-5078.

Sign up now for these ECFE classes. Unplug and Play for birth to 5 years on December 3rd from 5:30pm – 6:30pm at Washington School.  Baby and Me  “A Safe Place for Baby” December 7th from 5:00-6:00pm at Washington School for birth to 12 months and moms and dads.  Oh, The Places We’ll Go for birth to 5 years on December 7, 2015 (Skating – Sports Center), December 14, 2015 (Classroom Thank Yous) Class Fee: $50. It’s Toddler Time “Fun and Games” for ages 12-36 months, on December 14th from 5:00-6:00pm at Washington School. Pop in and Play for ages birth to 5 years, December 19th from 10:00-11:30am at Washington School. Parenting 101 on December 2nd, 9th , and 16th  at Washington School. Play Dates for birth to 5 years on December 4th, 11th and 18th from 11:45am – 1:45pm at Washington School. Class Fee: $50. To register call 281-5078.

RiverView Clinic is taking appointments for flu vaccine during clinic hours 7 a.m. to 7p.m. and 9 to 1 on weekends.

The Villa St. Vincent is striving to be a no lift facility and wants to install five to six ceiling lifts from donations during the annual appeal.  Any donation will help toward the goal.  For more information contact Lori Wagner at 281-0762.

One out of three guns are kept loaded or unlocked in the home. Don’t let it be yours. Pick up a free gun lock at the registration desk at Altru Clinic.

Crookston Swimming Pool hours are as follows: Open swimming on weekdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  On weekends open swimming is from noon to 3:00 p.m.  Lap Swim on weekdays is from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.  
Aqua Aerobics on weekdays from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. - Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Monday and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Swimming lessons start on November 30 at a cost of $45 for eight sessions.  Levels 1 to 6 based on familiarity in the water.  Registration forms have been sent home with students. For more information call 281-1180.

CYBA coaches are needed for second through ninth grade boys and girls. Applications are being taken by anyone interested to coach this coming season.  Go to website at click to coaching page and you will be guided through the steps to apply.  All interested coaches will have to go through these steps even if previously coached.  A Coaches meeting is set for December 3, so apply by November 28.

The Crookston Adult Basic Education classes are being offered for GED Preparation, English as a second language, citizenship test preparation, written driver’s test preparation and basic skills enhancement at the Care and Share and Crookston Family Service Center.  Call to enroll at 281-4743.

Crookston Hockey alumni games will be on Saturday, December 26 at the Crookston Sports Center for alumni from CHS, Cathedral and the Mount.  Cost is $10. Send checks to Pirate Hockey, Steve Biermaier, Box 496, Crookston, MN.  56716. There will be a social at the Eagles Club starting at 9 p.m. and dance to Tommy and An Evening at the Oldies. Register online at

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