BULLETIN BOARD – September 4, 2021

Funds2orgs is having a Shoe Drive with all proceeds going to Care and Share in Crookston. The Shoe Drive will run from now, through November 30. The goal is to receive 2,500 pairs of shoes. Donation sites with binds in Crookston include Benedictine Living Community-The Summit, Cathedral Church, First Presbyterian Church, Wesley United Methodist Church, Hardware Hank, Hugo’s Family Marketplace, Trinity Lutheran Church and the front entrance of RiverView Health.  In Fertile at Aaron’s Grocery and in Fisher at the Cenex C-Store. If you have any questions or want more information, you can call Faye Overgaard at 218-289-1400.

Francis & Sharon Lizotte are having an Estate Sale at 507 St. John’s Avenue in Red Lake Falls Friday, September 17, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 18, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. All proceeds go to Alex Gullingsrud, 8 year old son of Mike and Nikki Gullingsrud of Red Lake Falls, for his medical expenses due to treatments at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The sale is CASH ONLY

The Crookston Civic Music League are selling their entertainment series season tickets. The 2021-2022 season will include five concerts for the low price of $45 for one adult and a student ticket is $15.  For more information and tickets, call Elaine Metzger at 281-2681.

The Polk County Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day. Regular hours at the Transfer Station will resume on Tuesday, September 7.

Garbage & Recycling collection for Monday, September 6th (Labor Day Holiday) will be collected on Tuesday, September 7th.  Tuesday’s garbage & recycling collection will remain the same.  

The Crookston Eagles will be closed today until Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day.

Crookston City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 6, in Observance of Labor Day.

The Crookston Public Library will be closed Monday, September 6, in Observance of Labor Day.

The Crookston American Legion will be closed Monday, September 6, in Observance of Labor Day.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday September 7, at 8:00 a.m. inside the Polk County Government Center.

The Crookston Eagles will have a Aerie Meeting Tuesday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by The Crookston VFW & Auxiliary for the week of September 7-10.

The Fisher American Legion will have an Auxiliary meeting Tuesday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night Wednesday September 8.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Thursday September 9, at 6:30 p.m. The kitchen will serve food.

RiverView Health will offer a CPR class on Thursday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. Cost is $50 for those needing certification. Free for those not needing certification. Registration is required, call 281-9405.

The Fertile Public Library will have a storytime for preschoolers and caregivers Friday, September 10 at 10:30 a.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have bingo Friday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m.

The 50th Annual Blast to Brooks Men’s Softball Tournament will be Saturday, September 11. Contact Shane at 218-289-0626 with any questions and to sign your team up.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Saturday, September 11, at 3:30 p.m.

Polk County Museum Pioneer Day will be 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12. Lunch, pie and ice cream will be at 11:00 a.m. O’Neil Family Musicians will perform at 12:30 p.m., Alex Conwell at 2:00 p.m. and Woodpicks at 3:00 p.m. Fry bread will be served from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., free wagon rides by Point Paradise Stables and Sun Country Petting Zoo from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Plus, Sun Country and You Petting Zoo, display of Hit and Miss engines, blacksmithing demonstrations with Randy Oberg and spinning wheel demonstrations. No admission charged, but free will donations will be accepted. Sponsored by the Polk County Historical Society and made possible in part by an Arts Legacy Grant from the Northwest Minnesota Art Council.

The 16th Annual Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum Harvest Festival will be Sunday, September 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum. Harvesting sugarbeets with vintage machines will be at 11:00 a.m. and a tractor pull at noon. People movers and a food truck will be available. There’s free admission. This year they will be honoring migrant works. A free bus will run between the Sugarbeet Museum and Polk County Historical Society. For more information  call 218-281-2550.

Kem Temple’s 75th Annual Shrine Circus will be September 10, 11, and 12 at the Grand Forks Ralph Englestad Arena.  Showtimes are 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  on Sunday. Tickets are available at the door.

The Benedictine Living Community in Crookston is hosting a series of events the week of September 12-18 in honor of National Assisted Living Week. Sunday is “Sundaes on the Sunday” with the Leo Club. Monday is a movie at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday will be music with Kathy Erickson at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday will be Arts & Crafts at 10:00 a.m. with a special visit from City Administrator Amy Finch at 2:00 p.m. Thursday is a visit from Ag Instructors from UMC at 2:00 p.m. Friday will be a Made to order Omelet at 7:30 a.m. and Bingo at 2:30 p.m. And Saturday will be the Minnesota Twins game at 3:00 p.m. playing in all the lounges. For more information on all the events go to www.benedictinecrookston.org.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the American Legion the week of September 13-17.

Cub Scout Pack 44 and Scouts BSA Troop 41 are having a sign-up event on Monday, September 13th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Highland Elementary School.  Cub Scouts is for any boy or girl grades K-5. Currently in Crookston Scouts BSA is for any boy in grades 6-12. If you are unable to attend please go to beascout.org

The Crookston City Council will meet Monday September 13, at 7:00 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers.

The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion & SAL meeting Tuesday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night Wednesday, September 15.

The 2021 American Crystal Sugar Beet Shootout at the Crookston Sports Center for Level 12 boys will be September 10 through 12, Level 11 boys September 17 through 19 and Level 9 and 10 boys will be September 24 through 26. For more information, call Kristy Swanson at 218-470-0423 or email: crookstonhockey@gmail.com. Online registration available at www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com

RiverView Health’s Type 2 Diabetes Support Group will meet on Wednesday, September 15 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3 at Riverview Health. For more info, call Laura at 281-9589.

The 16th Annual Lillian Bridgeford Memorial Golf Scramble will be Saturday, September 18, at Sandhill River Golf Course in Fertile, Minnesota. Teams of four, the start time is 10:30 a.m., the cost is $75 per person, ($50 for members) all participants please arrive by 10:00 a.m. All proceeds go to the Hospice of Red River Valley. To register contact John Bridgeford at 218-280-5369 or leanpackaging@gmail.com

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Crookston Lions the week of September 20-24.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night Wednesday, September 22.

The Sod House Theater is excited to present Arla Mae’s Booyah Wagon, a new play, coming to Crookston on September 24 at the Downtown Square. It tells the story of Arla Mae, a rural Minnesotan who claims to have had Minnesota’s first food truck, in which she made her world famous booyah. Showtime is at 6:30 p.m. Cost to attend is free, for more information visit www.sodhousetheater.org/.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Ag Country Farm Credit Services & Matrons Club the week of September 27/October 1.

The Crookston City Council will meet Monday September 27, at 7:00 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night Wednesday, September 29.

The Fisher American Legion will have an Auxiliary meeting Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Agassiz Study Club & Leo Club the week of October 4-8.

The Crookston American Legion will have burger night Wednesday, October 6.

The Crookston Public Library will be closed Monday, October 11, for Staff Training

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Crookston Lions the week of October 11-15.

The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion & SAL meeting Tuesday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, October 13

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Masonic Lodge the week of October 18-22.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, October 20

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Chapter AXPEO & the United Way Board the week of October 25-29.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, October 27.

Crookston Community Theatre announces open auditions for Murder at Sunset Lodge a play written by former Crookston resident and UMC grad, Eric Perkins. Auditions will be held Saturday September 11 from 11-1 and 2-4 at First Presbyterian Church 510 N Broadway.  There are 5 male roles and 3 female roles all over 18 yrs of age. The play will be performed October 28,29 and 30th at the Eagles Hall in Crookston. For more information call Sandy Perkins at 289-2601. 

CONTINUING ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Crookston Public Library has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to offer free access to the state’s parks and recreation areas. The Minnesota State Parks Library Program offers community members the opportunity to visit any state park or recreation area in Minnesota without paying an entrance fee. The pass provides access to parks around the state for seven days and is now available at the Crookston Public Library, with two passes available per week. Passes may be reserved up to seven days in advance by calling the library at 218-281-4522. The Crookston Public Library is located at 110 North Ash Street. 

The Crookston Public Library’s Books & Brews Book Club meet the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Drafts Sports Bar and Grill. They will discuss books and enjoy beverages. Appetizers are provided by the Friends of the Crookston Public Library; participants are responsible for the cost of their own food and drinks. All are welcome. 

Twig and Branch Collection will be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, running May through October.  Place the materials on your curbside.  Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled for the crews to take them away.  Any branches or tree trunks not cut to this length and bundled will be left for the owner to haul away.  Twigs may be in boxes or bags. Individuals removing their diseased elm trees should call City Hall to schedule a pickup. Please note that leaves, grass, and other compostable material must be in the clear City of Crookston bags and will be collected on your regular garbage collection day.

The Golden Link is serving noon lunch Monday through Friday and Thursday evening dinner. The cost is $6. Veterans meals are half price on the first Monday of the month. Call 281-3072 by 10:00 the day you plan to have lunch. 

The Crookston Friends of the Library meet on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

The Crookston Library Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:15. 

The Cove Youth Center in Crookston is open Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Students and parents should call ahead to check the availability of the youth center at 218-470-0149. 

Polk County Public Health is available to answer questions about COVID 19 and help obtain essential services such as groceries, medications, and other daily items at 281-3385.  The phone is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For information on the Care and Share New Hope Food Shelf website click here. For more information or to donate, call 218-277-0000.

The Golden Link is now renting rooms for parties. Free for members. Call 218-281-3072 for details.