BULLETIN BOARD-NOVEMBER 18, 2023

E.C.F.E. Pop-in and Play for ages birth to Kindergarten entrance will be today from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Washington School. You and your child can play in the gym using equipment designed for young children. Registration is not required.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bar Bingo this afternoon starting at 2:00 p.m. There will also be a wedding reception at 2:00 p.m.

There will be an Open House celebration honoring Dennis & Mary Garry on their 60th wedding anniversary this afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Euclid. Gifts will not be necessary.

The Crookston Middle School will have its last showing of the One Act Play “The Lost Ending” at CHS tonight, starting at 7:30 p.m.

A public hearing on the draft plan for the Sand Hill River One Watershed, One Plan is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Monday, November 20th, 2023, at the Sand Hill River Watershed District located at 219 N Mill Street, Fertile, MN. The public can view the draft plan online on the Sand Hill River Watershed District’s website https://sandhillwatershed.org/1W1P.html . Please contact Nicole Bernd, West Polk SWCD, for more information. 218-281-6070; nicole.bernd@wpolk.mnswcd.org

There will be a Lion’s Club meeting and lunch on Monday, November 20, starting at 12:00 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center.

The Golden Link Senior Center will have a Sit, Stand, and Dance Class and Women’s Club on Monday, November 20, starting at 2:00 p.m.

The Golden Link Senior Center will have Pinochle and Recycled Cards on Tuesday, November 21, starting at 1:00 p.m., followed by SAIL at 2:30 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have a SAL Smear Tournament on Tuesday, November 21, starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Golden Link Senior Center will have Men’s Cards on Wednesday, November 22, starting at 8:00 a.m., followed by Cribbage at 10:00 a.m. and Bridge at 12:30 p.m.

The Golden Link Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Fisher American Legion will have Wednesday Burger Night on November 22.

City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Garbage Collection for Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, will be collected on Monday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Polk County Transfer Station will be closed on Thanksgiving day. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, November 24.

The Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday, November 23, at the Cathedral Dining Room located at 702 Summit Avenue in Crookston.  Drive-through take-out meals will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In-house buffet-style serving will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Please call 218-281-5727 to reserve your traditional Thanksgiving meal. There is no charge for the meal.

The Freedom Christian Academy will host a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 505 Ward Avenue in Erskine. It’s a free-will donation. Please R.S.V.P. at 218-687-3733 or text 218-280-3137.

The E.C.F.E. Grandparents Night will be Monday, November 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Washington School. Grandparents or special adult friends are invited to join children ages birth to kindergarten entrance for an evening of particular time together.

Crookston Parks and Recreation and the Crookston Wrestling Club is offering a Free Wrestling Clinic on Monday, November 27, and Wednesday, November 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Wrestling room. This clinic is for Pre-K through grade 6.

The Fisher American Legion will have Wednesday Burger Night on Wednesday, November 29.

Historic Crookston’s Winter Wonderland will be on Thursday, November 30. Santa’s Elves will be at Crookston Businesses from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your stockings and get them filled with treats, crafts, and gifts. There will be cookie decorating, Christmas cards, letters to Santa, ornament decorating, S’mores, hot cocoa, and more. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., there will be live reindeer at the Synergy Center parking lot, sponsored by Bremer Bank and American Crystal Sugar. The lighting of the tree will be 6:45 p.m. by the Crookston Rotary at the Main Street Courtyard. If you have questions, call or text Hallie at 289-4297 or Brian at 289-4831.

The Ruffed Grouse Society and American Woods Society will host the inaugural Conservation Banquet on Friday, December 1, at the Crookston Eagles Club from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Proceeds will go toward the conservation of forest wildlife and support for the local chapter.

The 2023 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop in Plummer at the Main Railway crossing on Central Avenue on December 14 at 6:00 p.m. with a performance by professional musicians at 6:15. The CPKC makes a donation at each stop and encourages attendees to donate cash or a non-perishable food donation if they are able.

CONTINUING ANNOUNCEMENTS

The RiverView Auxiliary is holding a Mitten Drive in the form of a Mitten Tree now through November 30. The Mitten Tree is located in front of the Limited Addition Gift Shop at RiverView Health. All are invited to “trim” the tree with donations of new children’s winter mittens, gloves, and hats. Please, no scarves. The mittens, gloves, and hats received will be distributed in early December to area schools and given to children who need them. RiverView Health Auxiliary thanks you for your support in warming hearts and hands this season through this important service project.

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.

Highland Elementary School is looking for new or used winter gloves and snow pants in sizes 8, 9, and 10. If you are interested in donating or have any questions, call 218-281-5600.

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 from when you enroll until they turn five for FREE. The program is managed by Crookston Public School, and you can register at www.ImaginationLibrary.com.

The Crookston Care and Share is now accepting donations of 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 to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

RiverView Health Auxiliary will be holding a Mitten Drive in the form of a Mitten Tree through November 30.  The Mitten Tree will be located in front of the Limited Addition Gift Shop at RiverView Health.  The public is invited to “trim” the tree with their donations of new children’s winter mittens, gloves, or hats. Please, no scarves. The mittens, gloves, and hats received will be distributed in early December to the area schools and given to children who need them. RiverView Health Auxiliary thanks you for your support in warming hearts and hands this season through this important service project.

The Crookston Public Library’s Books & Brews Book Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of every other 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 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 6:30 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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