BULLETIN BOARD JUNE 24, 2024

There will be a School Board Meeting tonight at the Crookston High School.

Today, the Golden Link Senior Center will hold a Lion’s Club lunch/meeting at 12:00 p.m. There will also be a Sit, Stand, & Dance class at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles Club will be open today through Friday from 3:00 p.m. until closing and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until closing.

Tonight, the Crookston Eagles Club will sell Burger Baskets for $8. This will be from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

Trinity W.E.L.C.A will do home-delivered meals today through June 28.

On Tuesday, June 25, the Golden Link Senior Center will hold Pinocle and Recycled Cards at 1:00 p.m. and a SAIL class at 2:30 p.m. 

The Books and Brews Book Club will meet on Tuesday, June 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill and will discuss “Chronicles of a Radical Hag” by Lorna Landvik.

Irishman’s Shanty will have the UMC Jazz Band, along with a couple of special guests,  performing on Tuesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. on their grass lot. Bring a lawn chair for the concert.

On Tuesday, June 25, the Crookston Eagles Club will host Dart League at 7:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 26, the Golden Link Senior Center will hold Men’s Cards at 8:00 a.m., Cribbage at 10:00 a.m., and Bridge at 12:30 p.m.

The Northwest Research and Outreach Center is hosting its first Bell Museum STEM One-Day Camp for grades 6 through 9 on Wednesday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop the children off at the Maintenance/Farm Operations building right before 10:00 a.m. and pickup at 4:00 p.m.  

Join the Crookston Public Library for a super space party on Wednesday, June 26, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. UMC STEM Outreach Coordinator Amber Miller will facilitate the program, which will include a space-themed station and Story Stroll.

The Benedictine Villa Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday, June 26 at 4:30 p.m. in the Summit Apartment on the third floor. New members are welcome.

The Crookston Public Library will have Storytime on Thursday, June 27 from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.

On Thursday, June 27, the Golden Link Senior Center will hold Smear at 1:00 p.m. and a SAIL class at 2:30 p.m. 

The Wesley United Methodist Church will hold Summer Salad Luncheons on Thursdays, June 27, 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. 

Club Kid and Little Villagers 4th of July Parade will be on Thursday, June 27, at 2:30 p.m.  The parade route will start at the Ray Ecklund Complex, walk through the Memory Care Unit Courtyard, walk in front of The Summit main door, and walk in front of the Villa main door.

On Thursday, June 27, at the Crookston Eagles Club, there will be Bar Bingo with a progressive jackpot while the kitchen serves baskets. This will start at 6:30 p.m.

The Red Lake County Fair will be June 27-30 in Oklee. It will offer agricultural and educational events, various competitions, and fun for the whole family.

All Red Lake County seniors are invited to Senior Day at the fair on Friday, June 28, at noon at the Oklee Community Hall.  There will be a free lunch, entertainment by the Woodpicks, Bingo games, and a $100 drawing to be held following Bingo.  You must be present to win.

On Friday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m., the Crookston Eagles Club will host Bar Bingo with a $500 must-go jackpot.

On Saturday, June 29, at 2:00 p.m., the Crookston Eagles Club will host Bar Bingo with a $400 must-go jackpot. 

Fisher Landing Day is Saturday, June 29, in Fisher. Kiddy Run at 9:00, 5K Run at 9:30 $25 entry fee, Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Fisher BIO Girls at Fisher American Legion from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. $5 per person $20 Family Max., Medallion Hunt starts at 10:30 with clues posted on the Fire Hall entrance and Facebook, Bounce Houses, hair tinsel, tattoos, gems, and Ohana Shaved Ice at 11:00 a.m. Bingo at 1:00. Tractor Beams Band will play at 4:00 p.m. Food Truck opens at 4:00, and Corn Hole Tournament at 4:00 outside of the Fisher Legion. Text 218-201-0352 to pre-register, must be 18 and older to register. Entries will close the day of at 3:15. $25 per person/30 teams.  The top 4 teams will pay out.  A Street Dance with Party Revolutions DJ and cash bar at 8:30 p.m.  There’s free admission to everything except for the bag tourney, breakfast, 5k, and Bingo.  For more information, call Mayor Emily Tinkham at 218-791-0308 or Mike Theis at 218-280-1396.

Cathedral School to host community-wide Freezies at the Splash Park from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 30.

Sign up now for the Minakwa Golf Course 4th of July Triple Event. It’s two-person teams with a Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Register and pay by July 1 for a discount of $10 per person. The cost for members is $60, and for non-members, it’s $70. The price includes brunch and dinner. Call 218-281-1773 or stop inside the clubhouse to register.  

The Crookston Rotary is sponsoring a 2-day blood drive on Tuesday, July 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 701 Eickhof Blvd, Crookston MN. For an appointment, please contact Krista at 218-281-6887 or call Vitalant at 877-258-4825.  You can also go online to Vitalant.org and schedule an appointment.

The Crookston Public Library will have Baby Bounce on Tuesday, July 2, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Join them for songs, stories, and action poems for infants through  preschoolers and their caregivers

The Golden Link Senior Center will sell Rootbeer & Orange Soda Ice Cream Floats on Tuesday, July 2, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for only $2.50. 

Join fellow Pokemon enthusiasts at the Crookston Public Library on Friday, July 5, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. to trade and battle with Pokemon cards.

The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s basketball team is hosting remote camps July 8-10 at the Bloomington Jefferson High School Activity Center in Bloomington, Minn. The Golden Eagles will host a Youth Skills Camp for students going into grades 4-8 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Minnesota Crookston will host an Elite Camp for students going into grades 8-12 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The camps will feature skills and drills, as well as competitions such as 1 on 1 and 5 on 5 will be conducted. The cost is $106 for registration, which includes a camp basketball and any awards won. Players must bring their own basketball sneakers and water and wear appropriate clothing for basketball. Water, Gatorade, and select snacks will be available for purchase. If you are interested in participating in the camp, please visit womensbasketball.umcsportscamps.com/register.cfm. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Head Coach Natalie Moynihan at nmoyniha@umn.edu

Register now to join Ray Archuleta, “The Soil Guy,” on his 5-Stop Soil Health Tour July 8-12. He will stop at Grygla, Crookston, Hawley, Johnson, and Canby. Each stop will feature demos, rainfall simulations, and soil health assessments.  Hear real examples of farmers who successfully manage risk while building soil health and increasing their ROI.  For more information on each location, visit https://www.mnsoilhealth.org/events/2024-07/

Join the Crookston Public Library for a free screening of the 2009 film Space Buddies!” on Wednesday, July 10, 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 July 10 through July 14 in Fertile.

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

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 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 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 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

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.

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

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  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.

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.

Every Wednesday in June, Happy Joe’s Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor will have a fundraiser for the Fin & Fit Crookston. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., indulge in Happy Joe’s supper pizza buffet, and a portion of the proceeds will support Fin & Fit Crookston. Afterward, head over to the Crookston Community Pool for Open Swim from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

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.

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