October 23, 2021

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The Education Specialists

BULLETIN BOARD – September 12, 2021

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.

Francis & Sharon Lizotte are having an Estate Sale at 507 St. John’s Avenue in Red Lake Falls Friday, September 17, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 18, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. All proceeds go to Alex Gullingsrud, 8-year-old son of Mike and Nikki Gullingsrud of Red Lake Falls, for his medical expenses due to treatments at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The sale is CASH ONLY

The Crookston Civic Music League are selling their entertainment series season tickets. The 2021-2022 season will include five concerts for the low price of $45 for one adult and a student ticket is $15.  For more information and tickets, call Elaine Metzger at 281-2681.

The Valley Corn Maize on Highway 2 east of East Grand Forks will be open weekends, from now until October 24. For more information, visit www.valleycornmaize.com.

Polk County Museum Pioneer Day will be today from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lunch, pie and ice cream will be at 11:00 a.m. O’Neil Family Musicians will perform at 12:30 p.m., Alex Conwell at 2:00 p.m. and Woodpicks at 3:00 p.m. Fry bread will be served from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., free wagon rides by Point Paradise Stables and Sun Country Petting Zoo from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Plus, Sun Country and You Petting Zoo, display of Hit and Miss engines, blacksmithing demonstrations with Randy Oberg and spinning wheel demonstrations. No admission charged, but free will donations will be accepted. Sponsored by the Polk County Historical Society and made possible in part by an Arts Legacy Grant from the Northwest Minnesota Art Council.

The 16th Annual Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum Harvest Festival will be today from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum. Harvesting sugarbeets with vintage machines will be at 11:00 a.m. and a tractor pull at noon. People movers and a food truck will be available. There’s free admission. This year they will be honoring migrant works. A free bus will run between the Sugarbeet Museum and Polk County Historical Society.

Kem Temple’s 75th Annual Shrine Circus will be today at the Grand Forks Ralph Englestad Arena.  Showtimes are 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Crookston will not have Sunday School today

The Benedictine Living Community in Crookston is hosting a series of events the week of September 12-18 in honor of National Assisted Living Week. Today is “Sundaes on the Sunday” with the Leo Club. Monday is a movie at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday will be music with Kathy Erickson at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday will be Arts & Crafts at 10:00 a.m. with a special visit from City Administrator Amy Finch at 2:00 p.m. Thursday is a visit from Ag Instructors from UMC at 2:00 p.m. Friday will be a Made to order Omelet at 7:30 a.m. and Bingo at 2:30 p.m. And Saturday will be the Minnesota Twins game at 3:00 p.m. playing in all the lounges. For more information on all the events go to www.benedictinecrookston.org.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the American Legion the week of September 13-17.

Cub Scout Pack 44 and Scouts BSA Troop 41 are having a sign-up event on Monday, September 13th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Highland Elementary School.  Cub Scouts is for any boy or girl grades K-5. Currently in Crookston Scouts BSA is for any boy in grades 6-12. If you are unable to attend please go to beascout.org

The Golden Link will have Sit, Stand, & Dance Class Monday September 13, at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have Burger Night on Monday, September 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Burger prices are $6.00 and burger baskets are $7.00. Toppings include cheese, pickles, fried onions, ketchup and mustard.

Highland PTO will meet Monday, Sep 13 at 6:30pm at the Shelter at Ray Ecklund Park (formerly Highland Complex).

The Crookston City Council will meet Monday September 13, at 7:00 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers. The Ways & Means Committee will meet right after.

The Golden Link will have Pinochle & Recycled Cards Tuesday September 14, at 1:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion & SAL meeting Tuesday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have Men’s Cards Wednesday September 15, at 8:00 a.m., Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m., and will be showing the movie “Paul Blart Mall Cop” at 1:00 p.m.

Girl Scout Registration for 2021-2022 is Wednesday September 15, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center 324 North Main Street. If you have any question, you can call Marcia Haglund at 218-289-1489.

The Crookston Eagles will have an Auxiliary Meeting Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.

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

The Crookston Airport Commission will meet Thursday, September 16, at 7:00 a.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Thursday September 16, at 6:30. The kitchen will serve food.

The 2021 American Crystal Sugar Beet Shootout at the Crookston Sports Center for Level 12 boys will be September 10 through 12, Level 11 boys September 17 through 19 and Level 9 and 10 boys will be September 24 through 26. For more information, call Kristy Swanson at 218-470-0423 or email: [email protected]. Online registration available at www.crookstonbluelinehockey.com

RiverView Health’s Type 2 Diabetes Support Group will meet on Wednesday, September 15 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3 at Riverview Health. For more info, call Laura at 281-9589.

The Golden Link will have Beginners Cribbage Friday, September 17, at 10:00 a.m.

The Fertile Public Library will have a storytime for preschoolers and caregivers Friday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m.

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Friday September 17, at 6:30 p.m. with a $500 must go final blackout! The kitchen will serve food.

The  UMC Baseball Alumni  game will be September  18 at 11:00  a.m. at the UMN Crookston Baseball Field. There will be a Teambacker Social sponsored by Americinn by Wyndham starting at 9:30 a.m.  They will  honor the 2021 team at 10:30 and will honor former Golden Eagle Trevor Buttermore, who passed away in 2020, during the seventh inning stretch. An Alumi Social will take place at the Crookston Inn from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The 16th Annual Lillian Bridgeford Memorial Golf Scramble will be Saturday, September 18, at Sandhill River Golf Course in Fertile, Minnesota. Teams of four, the start time is 10:30 a.m., the cost is $75 per person, ($50 for members) all participants please arrive by 10:00 a.m. All proceeds go to the Hospice of Red River Valley. To register contact John Bridgeford at 218-280-5369 or [email protected]

The Crookston Eagles will have Bingo Saturday September 18, at 3:30 p.m.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Crookston Lions the week of September 20-24.

The Golden Link will have Sit, Stand, & Dance class Monday September 20, at 2:00 p.m.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 21, at 9:30 a.m. inside the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have Pinochle Tuesday, September 21, at 1:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have Men’s Cards Wednesday September 22, at 8:00 a.m., Comfort Bears at 9:00 a.m., Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m., Bridge at 1:00 p.m., and will be showing the movie “Zoo Keeper” at 1:00 p.m.

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

The Golden Link will have Beginners Cribbage, Friday September 24, at 10:00 a.m.

The Sod House Theater is excited to present Arla Mae’s Booyah Wagon, a new play, coming to Crookston on September 24 at the Downtown Square. It tells the story of Arla Mae, a rural Minnesotan who claims to have had Minnesota’s first food truck, in which she made her world famous booyah. Showtime is at 6:30 p.m. Cost to attend is free, for more information visit www.sodhousetheater.org/.

The band “No Stone Unturned” will be playing at Drafts Sports Bar & Grill on Saturday, September 25, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. The band features Crookston High School graduate Don Beiswenger, and they will be bringing along other Crookston High School Alumni Musical Guests, Jay Erie, Dan DeBoer, and Pat Shanahan, for the performance. No Stone Unturned plays classic rock with an acoustic twist. There are no tickets for the event, and anyone is welcome to attend.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Ag Country Farm Credit Services & Matrons Club the week of September 27/October 1.

The Golden Link will have Sit, Stand, & Dance Class, Monday September 27, at 2:00 p.m.

The Crookston City Council will meet Monday September 27, at 7:00 p.m. inside the City Hall Council Chambers.

The Polk County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday, September 28, at 8:00 a.m. inside the Polk County Government Center.

The Golden Link will have Pinochle & Recycled Cards Tuesday September 28, at 1:00 p.m.

The Golden Link will have Men’s Cards Wednesday September 29, at 8:00 a.m., Comfort Bears at 9:00 a.m., and Experienced Cribbage at 10:00 a.m.

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

The Fisher American Legion will have an Auxiliary meeting Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 p.m.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Agassiz Study Club & Leo Club the week of October 4-8.

The Crookston American Legion will have burger night Wednesday, October 6.

The Crookston Public Library will be closed Monday, October 11, for Staff Training

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Crookston Lions the week of October 11-15.

The Fisher American Legion will have a Legion & SAL meeting Tuesday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, October 13

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by the Masonic Lodge the week of October 18-22.

United Way will have their Soup and Chili Cook-off and Chocolate Extravaganza on Tuesday, October 19 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston High School Commons. $5 per person, ages 5 and under are free. Additional free will donations will be accepted. The Valley Fiddlers will also perform.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, October 20.

The Crookston Civic Music League will present “The Everly Set” Thursday October 21, at 7:00 p.m. The performance will take place in the Crookston High School Auditorium. Concert Admission is by Season Ticket only. To buy your tickets go to www.crookstoncivicmusicleague.com. Cost is $45 for adults and $15 for kids. You can also call Elaine Metzger at 281-2681 for more information.

The Crookston Home Delivered Meals will be delivered by Chapter AXPEO & the United Way Board the week of October 25-29.

The Fisher American Legion will have burger night on Wednesday, October 27.

Crookston Community Theatre announces open auditions for Murder at Sunset Lodge a play written by former Crookston resident and UMC grad, Eric Perkins. Auditions will be held Saturday September 11 from 11-1 and 2-4 at First Presbyterian Church 510 N Broadway.  There are 5 male roles and 3 female roles all over 18 yrs of age. The play will be performed October 28,29 and 30th at the Eagles Hall in Crookston. For more information call Sandy Perkins at 289-2601. 

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. 

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.

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