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Medicare 101 Class will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center. Please RSVP by June 8th by calling 218-745-6733. For more info on Senior LinkAge Line, call 1-800-333-2433.

Lacrosse Academy at UMC will be held June 12-15 at UMC for ages 9-17. Cost is $375 per camper with a boxed lunch provided. For more info, visit thelacrosseacademy.com

Cub Scout Meetings will be held June 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the Crookston Community Pool, on June 14 from 3-9 p.m. for Scout Day Camp at Heritage Village in East Grand Forks, on July 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for fishing with a location TBD, on July 22-25 for Summer Camp at Camp Wilderness, and on August 4 from 4-9 p.m. at the Red Hawks Baseball Game in Fargo.

Crookston Chapter #137 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Hall. The meeting will be preceded by a salad potluck at 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday, June 13

Free Movie “Forever My Girl” will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center. On Wednesday, June 27, they will show movie “I Can Only Imagine” at 1:30 p.m.  

Crookston Public Library Summer Library Experience will begin June 13 at 2 p.m. with “Explore the World of Bugs” where kids and teens can view a variety of bugs including a hissing cockroach, giant millipede and more with NDSU Entomologist Don Carey.

Crookston Classic Cruisers board meeting is at 6:30 p.m. with general membership to follow at 7 p.m. at the Irishman’s Shanty.  


Thursday, June 14

Garage Sale Fundraiser for the Old Cathedral Restoration will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 and Friday, June 15 at 1114 Eickhof Blvd.

Free Blood Pressure Clinic will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Crookston Library. Have your blood pressure checked plus learn new guidelines for staying healthy.

RiverView Health Free Prostate Cancer Screening will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the North Clinic. Appointments are recommended, but drop-ins will also be accepted. To make an appointment, call 281-9595.

Crookston American Legion Post 20 and Auxiliary Unit 20 Ceremony for Retirement of Unserviceable Flags on Flag Day will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. If you have flags that are not usable anymore, please drop them in the box outside the Polk County Veterans Office at the Government Center before Wednesday, June 13.

Crookston American Legion Auxiliary Nels T Wold Unit 20 will have their last monthly meeting of the 2017-18 year following the Retirement of Unserviceable Flags Ceremony in the banquet room at the Irishman’s Shanty. All members are encouraged to attend.  

Crookston Eagles On Thursday, they will have Bar BINGO at 7 p.m. On Saturday, they will have Bar BINGO at 3:30 p.m. and no dinner due to private party. Call 281-3881 for more info.


Friday, June 15

Hugo’s Cookouts will be held from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Hugo’s Family Marketplace in Crookston on Friday, June 15, July 20, and Tuesday, August 14. Proceeds will go towards the Crookston Ox Cart Days summer festival.


Saturday, June 16

Crookston Community Education Kids Day Bus Ride to the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher Reunion in Rollag will leave at 11:15 a.m. from Washington School and return at 5:45 p.m. Kids that just completed grades 2-6 are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Fee is $10 per family. Admission at Rollag is free for adults and children. Kids will receive a free meal of hot dog, chips and drink. To register, all Community Education at 281-5078.


Sunday, June 17

Learning at the Lakes Educational Program Free Public Events at the Rydell NWR Visitor Center will be held Sundays from 1-3 p.m. On June 17, they’ll have an “Introduction to Archery” activity for youth ages 7-15. On June 24, they’ll have “Owl Pellet Discovery” activity to dissect the digestive discharge (pellet) of an owl to learn about the behavior and diet of local owl species. On July 8, kids ages 5-12 can learn all about “Minnesota Animal Track Identification” by making their own plaster track replicas. On July 22, children and adults are welcome to build their own bluebird house. Refuge staff will provide all necessary materials. The final Learning at the Lakes event will be Pond Safety on August 5 for kids ages 6-12 to sample invertebrate life in Refuge wetlands and examine their findings under Discovery Scopes.


Monday, June 18

RiverView’s Celiac Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2 at RiverView. New members are welcome at any time. For more info, call 281-9589. Future meeting dates are: June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, and Nov. 19.


Tuesday, June 19

RiverView Foundation Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Scramble will have registration at 5 p.m. and a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m. at Minakwa Golf Course. It’s a 4-person scramble and you can bring your own team or be placed on a team. If you want a cart, please reserve one when you register. Cost for the cart is $7/person. Scramble limited to first 72 golfers. Call to pre-register at 281-1774.


Wednesday, June 20

Crookston Public Library Summer Library Experience will be held at 2 p.m., local artist Trey Everett will share tips and techniques for doodling.


Thursday, June 21

3rd Annual Hugo’s Family Marketplace Golf Tournament will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. at Minakwa Golf Club. Registration includes donuts, lunch, and snacks, but carts are not included. Win a car from Brost if you get a hole in one on the selected par 3. For more info, call Bob O’Halloran at 281-3690 ext. 4191.

AARP Driver Safety Class will be held starting at 1 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center. This is the four-hour defensive driving refresher course for drivers age 55 and older. Please call the Golden Link at 281-3072 to register.

Crookston’s Marketplace will open for the season from 4-8 p.m. at the Downtown Square every Thursday through September 27 minus July 5 and August 16 (Ox Cart Days week.) Stop by to shop for produce from the Farmers Market, get food from Drafts to go, shop vendors and flea markets, participate in activities, listen to free music entertainment, and more.

Chamber Movies on the Square will play the movie “Wonder” at dusk at the Downtown Square. The free movie is sponsored by Christian Brothers Ford, Longtin Agency, and popcorn is sponsored by First Community Credit Union.


Friday, June 22

Golden Link Senior Center Scandinavian Hjemkomst & Midwest Viking Festival Trip will leave the Senior Center at 10 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. for Moorhead. Cost is $20 for bus and self-pay at the gate for $15 plus your meals. They will be stopping for a self-pay evening meal before returning home. Call 281-3072 for more info.

Jennie Andringa 100th Birthday will be celebrated from 2-4 p.m. at the Villa Room Cozy Corner with coffee and cake served. Family and friends are welcome. No gifts, please.


Saturday, June 23

ATV Safety Training Class will be held at 8 a.m. at Titan Machinery for kids ages 11 and up. You must pre-register and participants must complete the online training course. For more info and to pre-register, call Ted Luckow at 289-3542.


Saturday, June 23

Foot Care Clinics will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center on June 26. Foot soaks and nail trimming are provided. A fee of $20 is charged per client and all clinics are open to the public. Call 281-3072 for an appointment.


Tuesday, June 26

Spinecrackers Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn at the Crookston Public Library.


Wednesday, June 27

RiverView Health Type 2 Diabetes Support Group will meet from 5-6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month, unless noted, in Meeting Room 1 at RiverView. They will be held June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 19. The meetings are led by RiverView Dietician Darcey Larsen, RD LD and Health Coach Kelsey Billing RN BSN. The Type 2 meetings are free and open to anyone with Type 2 Diabetes and their family members. New members are always welcome.


Thursday, June 28

Summer Salad Lunches at Wesley United Methodist Church will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, July 26, August 30 and September 27. Take outs available by calling 281-3393.

Community Summer Remembrance Event will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. at Stenshoel Houske Funeral Home. Join them for a gathering of friendship and support as they remember loved ones. Experience the Butterfly Release as they close out the evening. Enjoy a meal catered by the Snow Sled Inn and sign up for your chance to win door prizes.


Friday, June 29

Experienced Americans Celebration for Shirley Nielsen and Peter Heydt will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. with a short program at 2 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center. Coffee and cake will be served.


Saturday, June 30

Kiwanis Golf Scramble will begin with registration at 9 a.m. at Minakwa Golf Club followed by the shotgun start at 10 a.m. Prizes and awards with lunch included. Individuals are $50 and a 4 person team is $200 (cart not included.) Win a car from Brost Chevrolet if you get a hole in one. All proceeds go towards kids programs in Kiwanis and the Parks & Rec golf program. For more info, call Vance Harren at 289-4883.


Wednesday, July 11

Rydell Refuge Explore YOUR National Wildlife Refuges program will be held at 1 p.m. at the Crookston Library. Refuge staff will introduce the public to wildlife viewing and public use opportunities provided at Rydell and Glacial Ridge NWRs.


Wednesday, July 18

Heavenly Harp Free Concert will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. A free will offering will be accepted and CDs and DVDs will be available, and author Karin Gunderson will be signing her book.


Saturday, July 21

3rd Annual Youth Fishing Day will be held for kids ages 15 and younger through the Rydell NWR. Fishing equipment provided and free lunch and prizes.


Saturday, July 28

Crookston Eagles 4th Annual Golf Super Scramble will begin at 9 a.m. at Minakwa Golf Course. Cost is $65 per player which includes lunch and mulligans. Call 281-3881 to register.


Tuesday, August 14

Crookston Ox Cart Days 2018 will be held August 14-19 throughout Crookston with many events, food, and entertainment. Cost for the week of activities is a $5 button and can be purchased at numerous Crookston businesses. Events include Little Miss/Junior Miss Crookston Pageant, Hugo’s Supermarket Sweep, UMC Ice Cream Social, Veterans Recognition Ceremony, Medallion Hunt, Youth Dodgeball Tournament, Vikings Trivia and Kickoff Karaoke, Corn and Brat Feed, Mega Jump BMX Bike Show, Kid’s Tractor Pull, Lip Sync Contest, Ribfest, Bounce Houses, Miss Crookston Pageant, Ms. Tootsie Pageant, Pickleball Tournament, Craft & Vendor Fair, Street Dance, Torchlight Parade, Splash Park Picnic, Home Run Derby, and MUCH MORE! Visit www.crookstonoxcartdays.com to see the full schedule.

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.  

LOOKING FOR SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING IN A FUN, SOCIAL, COMMUNITY-FOCUSED ATMOSPHERE, THE CROOKSTON AREA CHAMBER AND VISITOR’S BUREAU WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO COME SPEND TIME WITH THEM AT THEIR OFFICE AT 107 WEST 2ND STREET, LOCATED AT THE HEART OF HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CROOKSTON. THEY’RE LOOKING FOR SENIOR VOLUNTEERS MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY TO TEND TO THEIR FRONT DESK AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, GREET THEIR VISITORS WHO STOP IN TO CHAT OR LOOK FOR INFORMATION. THEY ARE VERY FLEXIBLE WITH HOURS. PLEASE CONTACT TERRI HEGGIE AT THE CROOKSTON CHAMBER 218-281-4320 OR STOP BY THE OFFICE.

CROOKSTON CENTRAL CLASS OF 1968 50TH REUNION WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018 DURING OX CART DAYS at the crookston inn beginning with check-in at 3:30 p.m. for more info, check their facebook page “crookston chs class of 1968” or contact karen (gredvig) boyum at boyumkaren@gmail.com. there is also info on the crookston school district web site and ox cart days web site. they are inviting ‘68 friends from Cathedral / msb to join them after 8 p.m. please help spread the word.

Announcements

ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS IN WEST POLK COUNTY, IF YOU LIVE IN CROOKSTON, GENTILLY, KERTSONVILLE, ONSTAD, OR LIBERTY TOWNSHIPS, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FREE NITRATE TEST KIT IN THE MAIL STARTING IN MAY ALONG WITH MORE INFO ABOUT THE TESTING PROGRAM. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS TESTING EVENT WILL HELP YOUR COUNTY GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE LOCAL NITRATE LEVELS AND WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH INFO ON THE NITRATE LEVELS OF YOUR DRINKING WATER. FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT WEST POLK SWCD AT 281-6070 EXT. 4.

CITY OF CROOKSTON TWIG AND BRANCH COLLECTION WILL BE HELD 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 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 PICK UP.

CITY OF CROOKSTON RECYCLING COLLECTION WILL NOW BE TWICE MONTHLY ON THE FIRST AND THIRD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH DURING NORMAL GARBAGE COLLECTION. ALL OTHER RECYCLING RULES WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT. AFTER THE SIX MONTH TRIAL, THE COUNCIL WILL EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SECOND COLLECTION.

THE POLK COUNTY MUSEUM OPENED FOR THE SUMMER SEASON AND IS OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY FROM NOON TO 4 P.M. UNTIL THE SUNDAY AFTER LABOR DAY. THE POLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL BE ONE OF 15 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL SOCIETIES THROUGHOUT NW MN THAT WILL BE HOSTING AND FEATURING TRAVELING SEGMENTS OF AN EXHIBIT BEGINNING THIS SUMMER FOCUSING ON THE FUR TRADE ERA OF THIS AREA.  

BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, CITY HALL WILL BE WORKING SUMMER HOURS FROM 7:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

THE CROOKSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY IS SEEKING THE COMMUNITY’S SUPPORT IN RAISING THE REMAINING $5,000 OF ITS $25,000 GOAL WHICH WILL BE MATCHED DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR BY THE OTTO BREMER TRUST. THE FUNDS WILL BE USED TO IMPROVE THE LIBRARY’S FACILITY, FURNITURE, AND EQUIPMENT. DONATIONS CAN BE MADE AT THE CROOKSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY OR ONLINE AT LARL.ORG/DONATE.

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM AT TRI-VALLEY CROOKSTON HEAD START WILL RUN THROUGH AUGUST 24 AT THE HEAD START BUILDING LOCATED AT 1407 ERSKINE STREET. MEALS WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL CHILDREN WITHOUT CHARGE ARE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. BREAKFAST RUNS FROM 8-9:30 A.M. AND LUNCH RUNS FROM 10:45 A.M. TO 1 P.M. FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT JAMI LEE AT 281-0547.

EAT UNITED SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM WILL RUN THROUGH AUGUST 9, MONDAY THRU THURSDAY FROM 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the lions shelter at Highland complex and, new this year, wildwood park on myrtle street in the woods addition. they will not be open the week of 4th of july. tri-valley will offer free transportation and you can call 281-0700 for route info.

THE CROOKSTON GUN CLUB TRAP AND SPORTING CLAY LEAGUES ARE UNDERWAY. THE CLUB WILL BE OPEN MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY EVENINGS FOR ALL LEAGUE EVENTS. FINAL SCORES MUST BE POSTED BY AUGUST 15, 2018. THEY ARE STILL LOOKING FOR MORE TEAMS/PARTICIPANTS FOR BOTH THE TRAP AND SPORTING CLAY LEAGUES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 289-2825.