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Crookston Eagles On Wednesday, they will have an Auxiliary Officer meeting at 6:45 p.m. and an Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. On Thursday, they will have Bar BINGO at 7 p.m. On Saturday, they will have Bar BINGO at 3:30 p.m. and a dinner of either potato dumplings or walleye from 6-7 p.m. with take outs available. Call 281-3881 for more info.


Thursday, March 8

State Farm Drivers Refresher Course will start at 1 p.m. at the Andy Oman State Farm office. Cost is $10 and instructor is Suzie Coauette. Call 281-3643 to register.

Nevertheless She Persisted: The History of Women’s Persistence and Resistance for Equality will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Prairie Room at UMC. Associate Professor Marsha Odom and Gail Myers from the Disability Resource Center will present.

American Legion Auxiliary Nels T Wold Unit 20 will hold their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. at RiverView Health in Meeting Room 2. Use the north entrance, first door on the left.

CHS Boys Basketball will play DGF at 7 p.m. in the CHS Gym for the first round of the Section 8AA Tournament.


Saturday, March 10

Dreams on Ice 2018 “Sweet Treats” will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Crookston Sports Center. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students, and free for preschool kids. A family weekend wristband is also available for $25.

Crookston Eagles Potato Dumplings will be served from 6-7 p.m. for the last time this season.  Take outs are available by calling 281-3881.


Sunday, March 11

Northern Valley Youth Orchestra will have a Spring Concert at 3 p.m. at the Empire Arts Center. Admission is $5 and kids under 12 free. NVYO will be collecting food and personal care items to benefit local food banks as part of the 2018 “Orchestras Feeding America” initiative.


Monday, March 12

UMC Spring Break with No Classes March 12-16

Crookston Library will host an Adult Craft Group at 6 p.m. Start something new or finish up an existing project with the group. On Tues. March 20, they will have Books and Brews at 7 p.m. at a TBA location. Adults are welcome to discuss “The Camel Club” by David Baldacci. Call Patty Perry at the library to request a copy of the book and RSVP. On Tues. March 27, they will have Spinecrackers Book Club at 6:30 p.m. Join them for a discussion of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom.


Tuesday, March 13

Foot Care Clinics will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center on March 13 and 27. Foot soaks and nail trimming are provided. A fee of $20 is charged per client participating. All clinics are open to the public. Call 281-3072 for an appointment.

Celebrate the Young Child “Magic School Bus” will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Crookston Library. Join Ms. Frizzle as she takes you on a STEM adventure with Magic School Bus books for everyone. There is free transportation available through T.H.E. Bus by calling 281-0700.


Wednesday, March 14

99th Birthday of the American Legion Potluck will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the VFW upstairs hall. All members of the Crookston American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion and their guest are invited. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with a short program at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and games with prizes. The Post will provide a cake for dessert so please bring a salad or casserole to share. Past Department Commander Denise Milton will speak about the Centennial Birthday Celebration.

Skywarn Storm Spotter Training Class will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium at UMC. The class is beneficial for those who wish to become better informed as well as those who want to be designated storm spotters. The trainings will be conducted by a Warning Coordination Meterologist from the National Weather Service. Individuals are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, what constitutes severe weather, and how to report this information. If you have any questions, call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Department at 470-8263 or 470-8290, or email jody.beauchane@co.polk.mn.us or jill.potucek@co.polk.mn.us.


Thursday, March 15

AARP Driver Safety Class will be held at 9 a.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center for drivers age 55 and older. This is the four-hour defensive driving refresher course. Call 281-3072 to register.


Friday, March 16

Crookston Public Schools Closed Negotiations Committee Mediation Meeting with the Crookston Education Association will be held at 9 a.m. at the CHS District Office.

Golden Link Senior Center On Friday, March 16 they will have a French Toast/Sausage Breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. with free will offering. On Saturday, March 17 March Madness Spring Fling will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with BINGO, a noon meal spring picnic and then a movie from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $5 and there are free rides on T.H.E. Bus. On Wed. March 21 they will show free movie “Home Again” at 1 p.m. On Friday, March 23 they will have an Experienced American program for Diana and Daryl Thompson from 1:30-3 p.m. A short program will be at 2 p.m. and coffee and cake will be served.

VFW Post 1902 will be serving Reubens by Missy and Steve Barrus from 5-7 p.m. through BINGO for St. Patty’s on March 16 at $5 a piece.  


Saturday, March 17

Crookston Gun Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Crookston National Guard Armory. Admission fee is $5 and kids under 12 (accompanied by a parent or guardian) are free.


Monday, March 19

UMC International Dinner Series will be held Monday, 19 and 26, and Wednesday, April 4 in Bede Ballroom. Tickets are $20 for each March dinner and $25 for the final International dinner in April. Students cost is $10 for March and $15 for April. Complete ticket sets for all four meals are $75 or students $65. March 6 dinner at 6 p.m. is titled “I am Hmong, so Where Am I Really From?” featuring Henry Soung a senior majoring in communication. March 19 dinner at 6 p.m. “Cayman Style: A Taste of Paradise”, featuring April Ebanks-Agurci, a freshman majoring in elementary education wants to share about retirement and tourism in the Caymans. March 26 dinner at 6 p.m. “Legends and Culture of Zimbabwe” featuring Marshall Mbanga, a freshman majoring in information technology management. He will share his love for his country and its legends, and the world of soccer. The final International Dinner on April 4 starts at 5 p.m. with booth displays in the Northern Lights Lounge followed by the dinner at 6 p.m. The dinner series concludes with dances, singing, instruments, and more. There will be food from several countries and international student performances. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
 


Tuesday, March 20

UMC Distinguished Speaker Series will be held at 12:15 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium at UMC with speaker retired Brigadier General Norvell V. Coots, M.D. The event is free and all are invited. Coots is a former Commanding General and CEO of Regional Health Command Europe, Command Surgeon for the U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, and more than 20 years executive experience in all aspects of healthcare management and medical administration.

Movie “Hidden Figures” will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Sargeant Student Center at UMC. Refreshments will be served including a nacho bar and movie treats. The event is free and all are welcome.


Thursday, March 22

RiverView Health Auxiliary Sheets Galore Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Heritage Hallway. There will be all sizes of sheet sets available in a variety of colors.

Twelve Angry Men Spring Theater Production of Crookston Community Theater and the U of M Crookston will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 followed by performances on Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium at UMC. General admission is $12 at the door or one Crookston Community Theatre season’s ticket per person. UMC students are free with their student ID. By special arrangement, high school students may attend Thursday’s afternoon performance for $1.

Panel Discussion “Why Are Women Still Marching?” will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Prairie Room at UMC. Topics for the panel include current marches and protests, the “TimesUp” movement, the “MeToo” movement, Equal Rights Amendment, and the Equal Pay Act.


Monday, March 26

March Musical Madness will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Highland School. Join in a sing-a-long or move to the music, and make a musical instrument to take home.


Saturday, March 31

Easter Egg Scramble and Craft & Vendor Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Crookston Sports Center. The free Easter egg scramble will be held for kids ages 0-10 with prizes and treats.


Friday, April 6

Inauguration of UMC Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause will be held on campus.


Saturday, April 7

Community Ed Childcare Clinic for New Babysitters Ages 11-13 will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat. April 7 at Washington School in the Cafeteria. Class Fee is $17 and includes book, handouts and a pizza lunch. Learn how to care for young children from child care experts, a kindergarten teacher, a nurse, and a firefighter. Linda Morgan and CHS Leo Club members will guide you through this course. Call 281-5078 to register.

Crookston Firefighters Fun Night Fundraiser will be held at the Crookston Eagles with a social starting at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the band “Sushi Roll” playing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be raffles and door prizes throughout the evening. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from any fireman. Proceeds go to the Firefighters Association. The cover charge for the band only is $10 or $5 for students with ID. Free for all military.


Monday, April 9

Villa Auxiliary will meet at 3:15 p.m. in the library.

Crookston Library - On Monday, April 9 they will have Adult Craft Group at 6 p.m. On Tues. April 10 they will host an Edible Book Contest at 6 p.m. for people to design a food entry depicting a book or character. Call or stop by the library for guidelines. On Monday, April 23 they will have Foster Care 101 at 6:30 p.m. Polk County Social Services will share the first steps to filling this void in our region plus they’ll answer questions and offer guidance.

Kindergarten Roundup will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10.  


Saturday, April 14

37th Annual Crookston Gun Club Family Fun Night and Awards Banquet will begin with a social at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students under 18 years. Ticket price includes a chance to win a firearm. Auction and raffle items include firearms, wildlife prints, and shooter packages. Need not be present to win.


Sunday, April 15

Pancake Breakfast Benefit and Silent Auction for Lori (Wang) Youngdahl will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fertile Community Center. Lori was diagnosed in August 2016 with Stage 2B Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of her left breast, and has now been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Cancer in her bones. Lori grew up in Fertile and her mother, Lilah (Svedahl) Wang is a Crookston native. Her family is in dire need to help pay for all medical expenses and treatments, An account has been set up at gofundme.com/loris-putting-up-her-dukes or checks can be mailed to Red River State Bank (attn Lori Wang-Youngdahl) 114 N. Main St. Fertile, MN 56540.

Northern Valley Youth Orchestra will have their Spring Benefit from 1-4 p.m. on April 15 at All Seasons Garden Center. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. NVYO musicians, local food vendors, Behls photo booth, raffle, door prizes and more.


Thursday, April 19

Celebrate the Young Child Family Festival will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Crookston High School.


Friday, April 27

UMC Teambackers Fun Night will be held at the Crookston Eagles with 4 Wheel Drive providing entertainment for the evening. More details soon.  

Tuesday, May 8

DNR Hunter Safety Training will be held from 7-9 p.m. on May 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18 and 19 at the Crookston Gun Club. The training is for anyone age 11 and older, and youth hunters and those planning on hunting out of state are required to have a Firearm Safety Training Certificate. For more info, contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or email stevevideen@yahoo.com.


Monday, May 14

School Readiness and ECFE Families End of Year Picnic will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at Washington School playground.

Announcements

Crookston Al-Anon Meeting will be held at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church every Tuesday and at 12 p.m. on Fridays at Trinity Lutheran Church. Anyone whose life is being or has been affected by someone else’s drinking is welcome and encouraged to attend. AA meetings ARE Held at the care and share mondays, wednesdays and fridays at 7 p.m., and thursdays at 6 p.m. in their classroom.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION CLASSES WILL BE HELD MONDAYS FROM 9 A.M. TO 12 P.M. AND 12:30 TO 5:30 P.M., AND, THURSDAYS FROM 9 A.M. TO 12 P.M. AND 12:30 TO 3:30 P.M. AT 2015 SAHLSTROM DR. SUITE #5 NEXT TO THE OLD CHERRY BERRY.

CHS CLASS OF 1973 REUNION WILL BE HELD AUGUST 25 AND 26 AT SHOOTING STAR CASINO. RESERVE YOUR DINNER SPACE BY CONTACTING JOYCE BEATTIE AT JBEATTIE_MARYKAY@HOTMAIL.COM OR PAM NELSON AT PAMNELSON2412@GMAIL.COM.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: LOCAL AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP (DEADLINE: MARCH 10), DEPT OF MN SCHOLARSHIP (DEADLINE MARCH 5), PAST PRESIDENTS PARLEY HEALTH CARE SCHOLARSHIP (DEADLINE MARCH 15), SCHOLARSHIP FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT (DEADLINE MARCH 1), CHILDREN OF WARRIORS NATIONAL PRESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP (DEADLINE MARCH 1.) APPLICATIONS CAN BE PICKED UP IN THE CROOKSTON HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE OFFICE OR FROM LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRPERSON MARGEE KELLER BY CALLING 218-349-4566 OR EMAIL MARGEEKELLER@HOTMAIL.COM. FOR THOSE REQUIRING SIGNATURES OF THE LOCAL PRESIDENT, CONTACT SHARON LANCTOT AT 289-7358.

72ND ANNUAL MINNESOTA GIRLS STATE SESSION AT BETHEL UNIVERSITY IN ST. PAUL WILL BE HELD JUNE 10-16, 2018 AND THE CROOKSTON AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY WILL SPONSOR TWO HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR GIRLS TO ATTEND. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED OR WOULD LIKE MORE INFO, CONTACT THE CHS GUIDANCE OFFICE OR THE AMERICAN LEGION GIRLS STATE CHAIRPERSON MARGEE KELLER AT 218-349-4566 OR EMAIL MARGEEKELLER@HOTMAIL.COM. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 20, 2018.