BULLETIN BOARD – November 22, 2021

A Pfizer vaccination clinic and influenza vaccination clinic will be held tomorrow, Nov. 23, from 9 am to 4:30 pm for people 12 and older at RiverView. A COVID vaccination and an influenza vaccination can be done at the same appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted. To make an appointment, call 281.9595.

The Crookston High School Choir and Orchestra Departments present the 21st Annual Classic Noel on Sunday, December 5. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6:00 p.m. and the concerts at 7:30. Dinner tickets are $22. Menu is ham baked potato, carrots, tossed salad, dinner roll, coffee, apple cider and chocolate chip mint ice cream. Catered by Irishman’s Shanty. They will also be a Live Auction. Tickets are available from CHS music students, CHS office, Montague’s Flower and Crookston Floral. Ticket sales end Wednesday, November 24. Tickets for the concert only are $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for student and are available at the doors.

Crookston Park and Rec registration for youth wrestling starts November 23 by going to http://ckn.mn/register. Cost is $100 and you’ll receive a free pair of shorts with registration. Scholarships are available at the Crookston Park and Rec Office. Wrestling starts November 29, 2021, and runs through February 28, 2022.  They meet on Monday and Wednesday nights in the Crookston High School wrestling room.  Pre-K -2nd grade is from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and grades 3-6 is from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

The Benedictine Auxiliary 2021 Angel Tree will be December 6. Angel Pick up will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Summit Entrance. Gift drop off will be at the East Wing/Skilled Living entrance by no later than December 20. If you have any questions, you can email Ashley Melsa at ashley.melsa@benedictineliving.org.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Crookston Lions this week. November 25 (Thanksgiving Day) the meals will be delivered by the Thanksgiving Home Delivered Meals Board.

The Golden Link will have a Sit Stand & Dance Class this afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston High School will have a Junior High Band, Choir and Orchestra Concert tonight at 7:30 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have Burger Night tonight from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. 1/3 pound burger and fries for $7. Toppings include cheese, ketchup, mustard, raw or fried onions and pickles. There will also be a Smear Tournament at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston City Council will meet tonight at 7:00 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers. The Ways & Means meeting scheduled to take place right after has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.

The Crookston School Board will meet tonight at 5:00 p.m. inside the Crookston High School Choir/Orchestra room.

The Crookston Wrestling Club will hold a Free Introduction to Wrestling Clinic tonight and tomorrow, at the Crookston High School wrestling room. Session 1 for Pre-K – 2nd grade will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Session 2 for 3rd-6th grade will be from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, November 23, at 8:00 a.m. inside the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have Foot Care on Tuesday, November 23, at 8:30 a.m., for appointments call 218-281-3072.

The Golden Link will have Recycled Cards on Tuesday, November 23, at 1:00 p.m., Pinochle at 1:00 p.m., and a SAIL Exercise Class at 2:30 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will be hosting an event “Reading by the Red Book Club” on Thursday, November 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All adults are invited to discuss the book “If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now.” Refreshments will be provided; no registration is required.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night Wednesday, November 24.

The Golden Link will have Men’s Cards on Wednesday, November 24, at 8:00 a.m., Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m., and a Bridge Group at 12:30 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, and be closed all day Thursday, November 25, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Crookston’s Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner will be Thursday, November 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church at 702 Summit Avenue in Crookston.  This year it will be a drive through take-out meals only.  Please call 218-281-5727 to reserve your meal.

Crookston City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26, in Observance of Thanksgiving. Garbage collection for these days will be collected on Monday, November 29.

The Golden Link will be closed on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26 in Observance of Thanksgiving.

The Crookston Eagles will be closed on Thursday, November 25, in Observance of Thanksgiving.

The Crookston High School will have no school on Thursday, November 25, or Friday, November 26, for Thanksgiving Break.

The Fisher American Legion will be closed on Thursday, November 25, in Observance of Thanksgiving.

The Crookston Eagles will have Super Bingo on Friday, November 26 at 6:30 p.m. with a $1,000 must go final blackout! The kitchen will serve food. Horse races, Meat raffles, and Stars in Bars Karaoke to follow bingo.

The Crookston Eagles will have bingo on Saturday, November 27, at 3:00 p.m. with a $400 must go final blackout!

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Brost Chevrolet & the Crookston Building Center the week of November 29-December 3.

The Golden Link will have a Sit Stand & Dance Class on Monday, November 29, at 2:00 p.m.

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 Golden Link will have Pinochle on Tuesday, November 30, at 1:00 p.m., and a SAIL Exercise Class at 12:30 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, December 1.

The Fertile Public Library will have a story time for preschoolers and caregivers Friday, December 3, at 10:30 a.m.

Bygland Lutheran Church in Fisher will be holding a Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner Bazaar and Bake Sale on Sunday, December 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The church is located 8 miles south of East Grand Forks on Highway 220. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12.

The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion & SAL Meeting on Tuesday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston High School will have 2W day and early dismissal on Wednesday, December 8.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, December 8.

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.

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

Studio 110 in Downtown Crookston will have a movie night on Friday, December 17, from 8:00-10:00 p.m. for more information you can call 218-277-8774.

Studio 110 in Downtown Crookston will have a holiday portraits event on Sunday, December 19, from 1-4 p.m. for more information you can call 218-277-8774.

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

The Crookston School District will have no school from December 23 through January 2 for Christmas break.

The Fisher American Legion will be closed on Saturday, December 25, in observance of Christmas.

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

CONTINUING ANNOUNCEMENTS

RiverView Health is holding virtual, monthly Type 2 Diabetes Support Group meetings the third Wednesday of every month from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The meetings are free and open to anyone with Type 2 diabetes and their family members. For more information on the support group, contact Laura Slaathaug, RD LD, at 218-281-9589.

The Benedictine Living Community Auxiliary is looking for new members. For those interested in joining, you can contact President Diane Seddon at 218-280-6736.

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 Crookston License Center is now offering the Class D written test for permit’s, new to state residents, and MN reinstatements. The test is available by appointment for a fee of $10.00. If you want to schedule an appointment, please call 218.281.5423 or email licensecenter@co.polk.mn.us.

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. 

Studio 110 in Downtown Crookston will have Open Studio Hours every Tuesday & Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Cost to attend is free, for more information you can call 218-277-8774.

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. 

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.