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The Education Specialists

BULLETIN BOARD – JULY 7, 2021

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered from now until July 9, by the Crookston Classic Car Club and Sisters in Spirit

The Golden Link will have Men’s cards today at 8:00 A.M. Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m. and the movie “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” at 1:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night tonight

The Polk County Fair in Fertile is today through July 11.  For a list of events visit www.polkcountyfairfertile.com

The Kittson County Fair in Hallock is today through July 11. For a list of events visit www.kittsoncountyfair.org

The Golden Link will have Pinochle July 8 at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Thursday July 8 at 6:30 p.m. The Kitchen will serve food.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Saturday July 10 at 3:30 p.m.

The Overtones Gospel Quartet will be leading the Trinity Lutheran Church Worship services on Sunday, July 11 at 9:00 a.m. in Crookston and at 11:00 am at Trinity Point on Maple Lake. All are welcome. Please not that July 11 is a non-communion Sunday.

The Polk County City Council will meet Monday July 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Cathedral Women and Ken Study Club July 12-16.

The Crookston Public Library is offering a series of Story Strolls installed around the library throughout the summer. From July 12-17, the installation will feature *Moo *by David LaRochelle. The following week the library’s Story Stroll will feature *The Icky Bug Alphabet Book* by Jerry Pallotta and Ralph Masiello and the week following will be held from July 26-31 featuring *Amelia Bedelia Hits the Trail* by Herman Parish and Lynne Avril.

The West Polk County Farm Bureau Association will meet Tuesday, July 13th at 5:30 p.m. at the Crookston Inn

The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion & SAL Meeting July 13 at 7:00 p.m.

The Annual Meeting of the PKM Electric Cooperative of Warren will be Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sky-Vu Drive In in Warren. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m.

The Golden Link will have Men’s cards July 14 at 8:00 A.M. Comfort Bears at 9:00 a.m. Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m. and the movie “Life of the Party” at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will offer the event Bee Smart: The Lives of Pollinators on Wednesday, July 14, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Steph will show us how our plants and food supply are kept alive by our pollinators. Find out what it takes to be a beekeeper and what equipment is used. 

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night July 14

The Golden Link will have Pinochle Thursday July 15 at 1:00 p.m.

Crazy Days in Crookston is set for July 15

Crookston Ox Cart Days will host a cookout at Hugo’s Family Market Place July 15th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is free and festival buttons will be available.

UMC Teambackers Golf Classic presented by Altru Health Systems will be at the Minakwa Golf Course on Friday, July 16. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m., and the shotgun start will be at 10:00 a.m. Teams will be handicapped, and the five-member team’s total handicap must equal 60 or more. Participants must be 18 years of age or older or a high school graduate to play. The registration fee is $100 per participant. If you would like to reserve a golf cart, contact Minakwa at 218-281-1773. Teams must register by July 8, and it is limited to the first 90 guests. To register, click here. For more information, contact Derek Martin at 218-281-8436 or [email protected]

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Eagles Auxiliary July 19-23.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet July 20 at 9:30 a.m. in the Polk County Government Center

The Crookston Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 20, at 7:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have Men’s cards July 7 at 8:00 A.M. Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m. and the movie “I Can Only Imagine” at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will offer a 4H Activity on Wednesday, July 21, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Learn more about nature with a fun, hands-on activity.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston is offering an evening of food, music, and fellowship on Wednesday, July 21, in the church parking lot.  Food for purchase will start at 5:00 p.m. Professional musicians will add to the gathering at 6:00 p.m. Bring a portable chair for an enjoyable evening.

The Northwest Research and Outreach Center’s (NWROC) annual Crops and Soils Day is scheduled for Wednesday, July 21, 2021.  The event location has changed this year as we will hold Crops and Soils Day in our maintenance/farm operations building.  The building is located on the south side of Hwy 71 on NWROC’s campus. Signs will direct you to parking across from NWROC’s office building. Registration and CEU signup for the morning program is 7:30 a.m. with tours beginning at 8:00 a.m. Registration and CEU signup for the afternoon sugarbeet tour opens at 12:15 p.m. The sugarbeet program will start at 12:45 with two tours running simultaneously.  A complimentary bagged lunch will be served at noon for all guests.  

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night July 21

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston is offering an evening of food, music, and fellowship on Wednesday, July 21, in the church parking lot.  Food for purchase will start at 5:00 p.m. Professional musicians will add to the gathering at 6:00 p.m. Bring a portable chair for an enjoyable evening.

The Marshall County Fair in Warren will be July 21-25. For a list of events, visit www.marshallcountyfair.org 

The Golden Link will have Pinochle Thursday July 22 at 1:00 p.m.

Altru and Safe Kids will have a Car Seat Check-up Event on Thursday, July 22 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Brost Chevrolet. For more information, call Polk County Public Health at 218-281-3385. 

The Golden Links will have an American Reception on July 23 1:30-3:00 p.m. for Cliff and Alayne Nelson

The Polk County City Council will meet Monday July 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Eagles Auxiliary July 26-30.

The Polk County Commissioners will meet July 27 at 8:00 a.m. in the Polk County Government Center

The Golden Link will have Men’s cards July 28 at 8:00 A.M. Comfort Bears at 9:00 a.m. Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m. and the movie “A Dog’s Way Home” at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Public Library will present Raptors Rule: Headwaters Science Center on Wednesday, July 28, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Get a close-up view of live raptors and learn about the characteristics that make raptors different from other birds, their habitats, and what you can do to protect these creatures. 

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night July 28

The Golden Link will have Pinochle Thursday July 29 at 1:00 p.m.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Christian Brothers Ford & Andy Oman State Farm Insurance August 2-6.

The 38th Annual “NITE 2 UNITE” celebration is August 3rd at the UMC Plaza Mall. There will be events and plenty of action all the way up to 7:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night August 4

DNR Hunter Safety Training to start in August at the Crookston Gun Club. You can contact Steve Videen at 218-289-2115 or [email protected] to learn more.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Kiwanis 100’s August 9-13

The Golden Link will take a day trip August 10 to Hayes State Park. Lunch will be made at Golden Link.

The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion & SAL Meeting at 7:00 p.m. August 10

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night August 11

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the American Legion Auxiliary and Polk County Nursing August 16-20

The Crookston Ox Cart Days will be putting on a cookout August 17th from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Hugo’s Family Market Place. The always fun Supermarket Sweep groceries race will take place right after.

Trinity Lutheran Church in Crookston is offering an evening of food, music, and fellowship on Wednesday, August 18, in the church parking lot.  Food for purchase will start at 5:00 p.m. Professional musicians will add to the gathering at 6:00 p.m. Bring a portable chair for an enjoyable evening.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night August 18

Crookston Ox Cart Days will be having a community S’mores Event Friday August 20th in downtown Crookston. The event is sponsored by CHEDA.

The Crookston Classic Cruisers will have their “Run To The Inn” rain or shine on August 20th and 21st. The event will take place at the Crookston Inn, Cobblestone Inn, and American Inn.

The Fisher American Legion will have Burger night August 25

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Riverview Auxiliary & Employees August 23-27

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by American Federal Bank, United Valley Bank, and Noah Insurance Agency August 30/September 3.

The 50th Annual Blast to Brooks Men’s Softball Tournament will be Saturday, September 11. Contact Shane at 218-289-0626 with any questions and to sign your team up.

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. 

The City of Crookston has a survey to gauge knowledge, experiences, and opinions of the City of Crookston. The responses will be used to understand better how residents feel about the activities and amenities currently offered, their representation for change within the community, and review areas of improvement. Click here to fill in the survey.

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 N. Ash St. 

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.

In partnership with the United Way of Crookston, Crookston Public Schools will be offering free grab-and-go summer meals for all children from Highland Elementary School this summer. The program will run every Monday-Thursday from June 7 – July 29. Meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Explore Tales and Trails summer Library Experience takes place at the Crookston Library through July 31. Read to win great prizes and attend outdoor events. This program is for everyone ages 0-18. Visit the Crookston Library to pick up a reading log or sign up to participate virtually on your mobile device by downloading the Beanstack app or visiting larl.org/explore. 

The Golden Link is serving noon lunch Monday through Friday and Thursday evening dinner. The cost is $6 and available to the public. 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 Golden Link has an all you can eat salad bar for $3.00 the rest of the summer Monday through Friday.

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 will be open Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. for 7th-8th graders and 6:30-9:30 p.m. for 9th-12th graders.  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