BULLETIN BOARD – September 20, 2021

Altru Clinic in Crookston has the flu vaccine available.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all persons six months and older to receive the flu vaccine.  Call 218.281.9100 to schedule your flu shot today. 

The Valley Corn Maize on Highway 2 east of East Grand Forks will be open weekends, from now until October 24. For more information, visit www.valleycornmaize.com.

The Crookston Gun Club will be hosting a Minnesota permit to carry a firearm course and a Minnesota permit to carry a firearm renewal course on Saturday, September 25 at 8:00 am at the Crookston Gun Club followed by a live-fire qualification course.  The cost for the Minnesota Permit to Carry course and renewal course is $100.00 per person.  Class size is limited.  Please contact Darin Selzler at 218-289-2825 or email warriorfirearmstraining@hotmail.com to register.  

The 2021 American Crystal Sugar Beet Shootout at the Crookston Sports Center for 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

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

The Golden Link will have Sit, Stand, & Dance class today at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Park & Recreation Board will this afternoon at 4:45 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers.

The Crookston Ways & Means Committee will meet tonight at 6:00 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers.

The Crookston Eagles will have Burger Night tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Burger prices are $6.00 and burger baskets are $7.00. Toppings include cheese, pickles, fried onions, ketchup and mustard.

The Crookston Housing & Economic Development Authority will meet Tuesday, September 21, at 7:00 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 21, at 9:30 a.m. inside the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have Pinochle Tuesday, September 21, at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have an Aerie Meeting Tuesday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have Men’s Cards Wednesday September 22, at 8:00 a.m., Comfort Bears at 9:00 a.m., Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m., Bridge at 1:00 p.m., and will be showing the movie “Zoo Keeper” at 1:00 p.m.

Crookston Public Schools will hold a Negotiations Committee Meeting with all the Instructional Assistants on Wednesday, September 22, at 4:00 p.m. at the District Administrative Office in the Crookston High School. No action will be taken at the meeting.

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

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Thursday, September 23, at 6:30 p.m. The kitchen will serve food.

The Golden Link will have Beginners Cribbage, Friday September 24, at 10:00 a.m.

The Fertile Public Library will have a storytime for preschoolers and caregivers Friday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Friday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. with a $500 must go final blackout! The kitchen will serve food.

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 Eagles will have Bingo Saturday, September 25, at 3:30 p.m.

The band “No Stone Unturned” will be playing at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill on Saturday, September 25, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. The band features Crookston High School graduate Don Beiswenger, and they will be bringing along other Crookston High School Alumni Musical Guests, Jay Erie, Dan DeBoer, and Pat Shanahan, for the performance. No Stone Unturned plays classic rock with an acoustic twist. There are no tickets for the event, and anyone is welcome to attend.

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

The Golden Link will have Sit, Stand, & Dance Class, Monday September 27, at 2:00 p.m.

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

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 28, at 8:00 a.m. inside the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have Pinochle & Recycled Cards Tuesday September 28, at 1:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have Men’s Cards Wednesday September 29, at 8:00 a.m., Comfort Bears at 9:00 a.m., and Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m.

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

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.

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 Early Family Childhood Education will be hosting a Special Focus Class, Monday October 11, “Baby and Me” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Washington School. The class is for parents and their children ages birth to 12 months and will allow them to spend time with other families and engage in sensory and movement activities. Registration is not required, for more information please call the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

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.

United Way will have their Soup and Chili Cook-off and Chocolate Extravaganza on Tuesday, October 19 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston High School Commons. $5 per person, ages 5 and under are free. Additional free will donations will be accepted. The Valley Fiddlers will also perform.

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

The Crookston Civic Music League will present “The Everly Set” Thursday October 21, at 7:00 p.m. The performance will take place in the Crookston High School Auditorium. Concert Admission is by Season Ticket only. To buy your tickets go to www.crookstoncivicmusicleague.com. Cost is $45 for adults and $15 for kids. You can also call Elaine Metzger at 281-2681 for more information.

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.

The Crookston Community Theatre announces a new play called “Murder at Sunset Lodge” a play written by former Crookston resident and UMC grad, Eric Perkins. The play will be performed October 28, 29 and 30th at the Eagles Hall in Crookston. For more information call Sandy Perkins at 218-289-2601. 

The Crookston Early Family Childhood Education will be hosting a Special Focus Class, Monday November 8, “Just Toddling” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Washington School. The class is for parents and their children ages 12-24 months and will allow parents to spend time with each other while their toddlers play with activities designed for children their age. Registration is not required, for more information please call the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting “Grandparents Night” on Monday November 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Washington School. Grandparents or special adult friends are invited to join children ages birth to five for an evening of special time together. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

The Crookston Early Family Childhood Education will be hosting a Special Focus Class, Monday December 13, “Daddy and Me” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Washington School. The class is for Dads and their children ages birth to five and will allow them to spend time with their child in the gymnasium for a night filled with activities and games. Registration is not required, for more information please call the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

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.

The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting a free class “Unplug and Play” every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from now until December. The class is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages birth to five at Washington School. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting a free virtual class “Book it and Cook it” once a week, from now until December. The class will be pre-recorded each week and available for your convenience. The class is designed to show you the benefits of cooking with your children. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.

The Crookston Early Childhood Family Education is hosting a free class “Pop in and Play” The 4th Saturday of the month from now until December. The class is from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for ages birth to five at Washington School. The class allows parents and their children to play with equipment designed for young children in the gymnasium. Registration is not required, for more information please contact the Community Education Office at 218-281-5078.