BULLETIN BOARD JULY 10, 2024

The Crookston Classic Cars Club will provide home-delivered meals today through Friday.

Sisters in Spirit will provide home-delivered meals today through Friday.

Join the Crookston Public Library for a free screening of the 2009 film Space Buddies!” this afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Grand Theatre. Participants will be responsible for their own concessions charges. The film is rated G and has a one-hour and 24-minute run time.

The Polk County Fair will be from today through Sunday in Fertile.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on tonight.

The Crookston Public Library will have Storytime on Thursday, July 11, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Fin and Fit Crookston will host a creative afternoon of sidewalk chalk drawing at the pool on Thursdays, July 11, July 18, and July 25, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. during open swim. All ages are welcome.

The Golden Link Senior Center will have a guest cook in Dan Erdman on Thursday, July 11, at 5:00 p.m. He will serve Chicken Alfredo, Broccoli, Italian Dinner Rolls, and Rhubarb Raspberry Dessert. The meal will cost $12, and there will be fun games to follow.

RiverView Health will be offering a CPR class on Thursday, July 11, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. The cost is $55 for those needing certification, and for those not needing certification, the class is free. To register, call 218-281-9536. No walk-ins will be allowed.

The Crookston Classic Cruisers will cruise to Lake View in Mentor. They will leave the Golf Terrace Motel at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11.

On Thursday, July 11, the Crookston Eagles Club will have Bar Bingo with a progressive jackpot at 6:30 p.m.

On Friday, July 12, the Crookston Eagles Club will have Bar Bingo with a  $500 must-go jackpot.

On Saturday, July 13, the Crookston Eagles Club will have Bar Bingo with a $400 must-go jackpot at 2:00 p.m. The Eagles will host a private event at 5:00 p.m.

Cathedral Women, Baptist Church Members, and Ken Study Club will provide home-delivered meals from July 15 through July 19.

Tri-Valley Transportation Programs will be offering free rides on Tuesday, July 16th, in celebration of Transit Day!! All rides in Crookston, Thief River Falls, Warren, Bagley, and Mahnomen will be free. There will be no age or income requirements. You must schedule your ride in advance at 800-201-3432.

The Golden Link Senior Center will be closed on Tuesday, July 16, and Friday, July 19, for an electrical system update. 

CHS Ag Services will have an Ag Waste Collection of old or unused herbicides or pesticides on Tuesday, July 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CHS Ag Services is located at 3035 Hwy 75 S in Crookston.

The Crookston Public Library will have Baby Bounce on Tuesday, July 16, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Join them for songs, stories, and action poems for infants through preschoolers and their caregivers.

The Kittson County Fair will be held at the Hallock fairgrounds from Wednesday, July 17, through Sunday, July 21. For a complete schedule, visit Kittson County Fair on Facebook.

The Northwest Research and Outreach Center’s Crop and Soils Day will be Wednesday, July 17, at their maintenance/farm operations building. Morning registration and CEU Signup will be at 7:30 a.m. Loading buses for the small grain tours will start at 8:00 a.m. A complimentary lunch will follow the morning tours. The afternoon Sugarbeet program tour registration and CEU  signup will be at 12:15 p.m. Simultaneous tours will start at 12:45. For more information, call 218-281-8610 or email mbenoit@umn.edu 

Join the Crookston Public Library for an exploration experience with the University of Minnesota’s Natural History Museum and the Bell Museum Exploradome Traveling Planetarium on Wednesday, July 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Crookston High School.

The Crookston Figure Skating Club will have a Splash Pad Party on July 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Highland Park. Come enjoy some summer fun and grill out, and be sure to bring a swimsuit, towel, and maybe some sunscreen. Reach out to Katie with any questions at KEngelstad@crookston.mn.us

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will have a Movie Night Fundraiser on Wednesday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Theatre. They will be showing “The Sandlot.” The movie is free, but they will be collecting donations for their youth trip next summer. Concessions will be available to purchase. Everyone is invited.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, July 17.

The Crookston Public Library will have Storytime on Thursday, July 18, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

The Crookston Public Library will hold a free outdoor concert featuring the Gentlemen Dreadnought band on Thursday, July 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating. These family-friendly events are made possible thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

The Crookston Youth Basketball Association is offering a free camp for all incoming K-6 grade current and future basketball players July 22-24 at the Crookston High School. K-2 grade will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., and 3 -6 grade will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Eagles Auxiliary will provide home-delivered meals July 22-26.

Join the Reading by the Red Club for engaging conversation over tea and cookies in the River Room at the Crookston Public Library on Tuesday, July 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This month, they are discussing “Tom Lake” by Ann Patchett.

Join award-winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski, live-streamed at the Crookston Public Library, for an In-Person Outer Space Drawing Class and Watch Party on Wednesday, July 24, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Marshall County Fair will be from July 24 through July 28 in Warren.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, July 24.

The Crookston Public Library will have Storytime on Thursday, July 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The Wesley United Methodist Church will hold Summer Salad Luncheons on Thursdays, July 25 and August 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 701 Eickhof Blvd in Crookston. For $12.00, they offer a variety of salads, homemade desserts, and beverages for dine-in or take-out. 

The Red Lake Falls Summerfest will be July 25-28. There will be volleyball, basketball  and teen and adult corn hole tournaments, chain saw demonstrations,  parade, kids activities, bingo, dances, musical entertainment, breakfast fundraisers, walleye supper, food trucks, patio bars on site and much more. For a complete schedule go to Red Lake Falls Summerfest 2024 on Facebook.

The Crookston Lions will host a Fundraiser for 13-year-old Emmitt Scott, who has had surgery for a brain tumor. He is the son of Vanessa Scott, Brent Scott, and Bryce Tiedemann of Euclid. The Fundraiser will be Friday, July 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles. The spaghetti meal will be a free-will offering, and there will be a 50/50 throughout the night. Funds raised will help with medical expenses.

Our Savior’s Lutheran School will have their Vacation Bible School for 3-year-olds through 6th grade July 28-31 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public. To register, email bookkeeper.oslds@midconetwork.com

The Golden Link Senior Center will host a popcorn and movie night on Friday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m.

The Eagles Auxiliary will provide home-delivered meals from July 29 through August 2.

Crookston Public Schools will host a Negotiations Committee Meeting with the Instructional Assistants on Monday, July 29, at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will take place at the District Administrative Office located at Crookston High School.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, July 31.

RiverView Health will host a four-hour First Aid Class on Thursday, August 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the RiverView Home Care Building, 721 South Minnesota Street in Crookston. The cost of the class is $55. You must pay in advance to save your spot.  To register or for more information, call 281-9536. No walk-ins will be accepted.

The Crookston Lions and Minakwa Golf Course will hold their 43rd Annual Youth Golf Tournament on Monday, August 5 Shot Gun start at 8:00 a.m. for 13 to 17 year olds. 12 and under will start at 9:30 a.m. Ages 9 and under will golf 4 holes, 9 to 12 year olds will golf 9 and 13 to 17 year olds will golf 18 holes. Entry fee is $20 and includes a lunch. The fee for Park and Rec golfers or those who are 8 years old or under will be $10. Call 281-1773 to pre-register by July 31.  Make checks payable to Crookston Lions Club.  New this year are outdoor games, hole games, door prizes and tons of prizes throughout the day.

Nite to Unite presents the 11th Annual Walt Keller Memorial Bingo on Tuesday, August 6, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. at the Prairie Lounge on the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus.  $10 unlimited play or $1 per card.

Nite to Unite will be Tuesday, August 6, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus. 

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, August 7.

The United Way of Crookston will host a Golf Tournament at Minakwa Golf Course on Friday, August 9, beginning with a breakfast and registration at 8:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. 

United Valley Bank will sponsor the Taste of Crookston, featuring cookbook author Jeanne Cooney, on Monday, August 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles.

The Fisher American Legion will hold a Legion & SAL meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, August 14.

The  Crookston Public Library will have a free outdoor concert featuring the Uptown band on Thursday, August 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating. These family-friendly events are made possible thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Run Back to the Park Classic Car Show will be Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Central Park in Crookston.  For Car Show info call Brian Anderson at 218-289-4442. For Swap Meet space info call Danny Waller at 218-277-9800.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, August 21.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger Night on Wednesday, August 28. 

The Benedictine Living Community Glow Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 7, at Minakwa Golf Course. Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. The first 9-hole Shotgun Start will be at 4:00 p.m., with supper and raffles to follow. The 2nd 9 holes will begin at sunset, with awards and raffle drawings to follow. For more information or to register, call Cassie Rudie at 218-281-9713.

CONTINUING ANNOUNCEMENTS 

The Eat United Summer Food Service Program, a collaboration between Crookston Public Schools and The United Way of Crookston, offers free meals to children aged 18 and younger during the summer. Meals, including options like hot dogs, chicken strips, and cheeseburgers, are served with fruit, vegetables, and milk at the Ray Ecklund Park Complex from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Mondays through Thursdays starting June 10, running through August 1, with the exception of June 19 and July 1 – 4. Children must be present to receive a meal, which must be consumed on-site. Adults cannot consume their child’s meal but can purchase their own for $5.00. For inquiries, contact Emily Scheresky, Food Service Director, at 218-281-5313 ext. 7 or emilyscheresky@isd593.org. This program is sponsored by the USDA, Crookston Public Schools, and The United Way of Crookston, ensuring equal access to nutritious meals for all children.

Beginning June 7 through August 30, the Tri-Valley Administrative Office building will be closed to the public at noon on Fridays. The agency will be open and operating within its regular business hours and Tri-Valley programs and staff can still be reached through email and by phone at 800-584-7020 or 218-281-5832. Tri-Valley’s regular operating hours are 8:00 a.m. – to 4:30 p.m. (M-F). Those in need of further assistance or who have questions can also email trivalleymail@tvoc.org.

City Hall will be working summer hours from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

Twig and Branch Collection will be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, running from May through October. Place the materials on your curbside. Branches must be cut in four-foot lengths and bundled in order 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 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. 

Explore outer space and read to win great prizes with the Summer Library Experience, 3,2,1 Blast Off, at the Crookston Library. Pick up a reading log and join them for fun events running through July 31. 

Crookston Community Pool Hours Monday through Friday are Lap Swim from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.  Aqua Aerobics from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and Lap and Open Swim from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, there will be Open Swim Lights Out from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There’s Open Swim on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The pool is closed on Sunday.  Open swim, Aqua Aerobics, and Lap Swim are $5 per person for each one. There is a $36-a-month Aqua and Lap Membership. A single summer swim pass is $100, while a family summer swim pass costs $250. For more information, call 218-281-1242.

DNR Hunter Safety Traning for ages 11 and older will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays beginning August 20. The classes will be held at the Crookston Gun Club. To register, contact Youth Activities Coordinator Steve Videen at 218-289-2115 or by email at stevevideen@yahoo.com

As the Crookston Care and Share expands, its women’s dormitories are in need of twin bed frames, dressers, lamps, and end tables. Donate: call 218-281-2644.

The Crookston Squadron Civil Air Patrol meets every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Call 218-281-3954 for more information.

Parents of children are invited to register their children for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The program provides one book every month to your child for FREE from when you enroll until they turn five. Crookston Public School manages the program, and you can register at www.ImaginationLibrary.com.

The Crookston Care and Share is now accepting donations for women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, toiletries, and other everyday items. Donations may be dropped off at the Care and Share Center at 220 East Third Street or call 281-2644. The Donation Room is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Polk County Family Resource Center  Spring activities are on the fourth Monday of the month from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library. Plant flowers and veggies and take home your own mini pot. All supplies and snacks are provided.

Polk County Public Health and ECFE will host a Newborn Baby Talk event for parents with babies newborn to 12 weeks every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Crookston Public Library. There will be 2-12 week sessions. January 9-March 26, and April 2-June 18. A public health nurse, parent educator, and lactation specialist will be available to answer questions about your newborn and provide support and information on your journey of parenting. A facilitated discussion will cover feeding, attachment, sleep, development, family changes, and returning to work. You can have your baby weighed too.

Every Tuesday (except for Federal Holidays), The Crookston Public Library will host New Born Baby Talk from 9:30 am. to 11:00 a.m. This is for parents with babies 0-12 weeks old. A public health nurse, parent educator, and lactation specialist will be available to answer questions about your newborn and provide support and information on your new journey of parenting.

The Crookston Public Library’s Books & Brews Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month at 6:00 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 food and drinks. All are welcome.

The Crookston Public Library’s Reading by the Red Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other month at 6:00 p.m. They will discuss books and enjoy beverages.

The Crookston Public Library will have StoryTime every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The Golden Link is serving noon lunch Monday through Friday. All are welcome to dine in between the hours of 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Crookston Friends of the Library meet on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

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

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.

The Crookston Care and Share Center’s Donation and New Hope Food Shelf will be open every Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and every Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. For more information or to donate, call 218-277-0000.Bulletin Board