Crookston Library After Hours Teen Event will be held from 8-11 p.m. with “Friday the 13th Fright Night” for teens ages 13-17. Call 281-4522 to register and learn more.

Crookston VFW Post 1902 On Friday, they will have Bar BINGO at 6 p.m. On Saturday, they will have Bar BINGO at 1 p.m.

Crookston Eagles On Friday, they will have Karaoke from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. On Saturday, they will have Bar BINGO at 3:30 p.m. and no dinner due to a private party. Call 281-3881 for more info.

Polk County Fair will be held through Sunday, July 15 in Fertile. For a complete schedule, visit

Monday, July 16

Crookston Park Board will meet at 4:15 p.m. at Highland Complex. Note the change of venue.

Crookston School Board will have a working session at 1 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room at CHS. The purpose of this meeting is to establish superintendent goals.

Crookston School Board will meet at 5 p.m. at Crookston High School in the Choir/Orchestra room.

Crookston Lions Club Dedication of the Norman Arneson Memorial Drinking Fountain will be held at 5 p.m. at Highland Park near the Crookston Splash Park and Lions Picnic Shelter.

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: Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, and Nov. 19.

Altru Clinic Living Well with Diabetes will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in its conference room. This month’s focus is Tai Chi with Megan Scott. Call 281-9100 to register. There is no charge.

Crookston Eagles On Monday, they will have $6 burger baskets from 5:30-7 p.m. On Tuesday, they will have an Aerie meeting at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, they will have an Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. On Thursday, they will have Bar BINGO at 7 p.m. and Crazy Days Cook Out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m. On Saturday, they will have Bar BINGO at 3:30 p.m. and a dinner from 6-7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 17

Foot Care Clinics will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center on July 10, 17, and 24. 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.

Crookston Library Books and Brews will be held at 7 p.m. at the Crookston Inn. They will discuss “The Breakdown” by B.A. Paris. RSVP by calling the library at 281-4522.

Wednesday, July 18

NWROC Annual Crops and Soils Day will begin with registration at 7:45 a.m. at the north farm located one mile north of the UMC campus on Hwy 75 north. For more info, contact Maureen Aubol at 281-8602 or email

Summer Library Experience will have “Explore the Art of Storytelling” at 2 p.m. This event is free of charge. Crookston teacher Kari Heppner will teach kids how storytelling awakens exploration.

Taste of Italy and Bake Sale TRIAD Fundraiser will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center with a free will offering. The menu is spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic toast, tossed lettuce salad, and ice cream. Wine and beer will also be available.

Wonderful Life Foods Wellness Class will be held at 5:15 p.m. with DIY Sauerkraut & Fermented Veggies. Explore the world of fermented veggies and learn how this traditional preservation method can improve your health. This is a free class and there is no need to register in advance. They will demonstrate how to make fermented sauerkraut, dill pickles, and other fermented veggies.

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.

Fisher’s Farmers and Artists Market will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on 3rd St. in Fisher.

Thursday, July 19

CRAZY DAYS will be held throughout Crookston with store specials, food, activities, KROX Auction, and more.

Crookston Eagles Crazy Daze Cook Out will be on the Crookston Eagles deck behind the building in the alley from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. with brat or hot dog meal, plus pop or water.

Crookston’s Marketplace  will open for the season from 4-8 p.m. at the Downtown Square every Thursday through September 27. 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. Kids ages 0-18 get a voucher for FREE produce every week while supplies last.

Chamber Movies on the Square will play the movie “E.T.” at dusk at the Downtown Square.

Friday, July 20

UMC Teambackers 28th Annual Golf Classic will have a shotgun start at 10 a.m. at Minakwa Golf Course. Proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Bill & Mary Tyrrell Scholarship which supports UMC athletes. For more info, contact Beth Novak at 281-8444 or

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

Saturday, July 21

3rd Annual Youth Fishing Day will be held for kids ages 15 and younger from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the Rydell NWR. Fishing equipment provided and free lunch and prizes. Pre-registration is required by July 19. Contact Gregg Knutsen at 218-687-2229 ext. 16 or or Lisa Wiersma at 218-687-2229 ext. 10 or

13th Annual Lillian Bridgeford Memorial Scramble will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Minakwa Golf Course. Minimum donation is $75 ($50 for club members) for 18 holes, 1/2 a cart and dinner. All proceeds go directly to the local American Cancer Society. For more info, contact John Bridgeford or call Minakwa.

Sunday, July 22

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 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.

Cub Scout Meetings 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.

Tuesday, July 24

CHEDA Board Meeting will be held at 7 a.m. at Valley Technology Park.

Wednesday, July 25

Defensive Driving Refreshers Course will be held at 1 p.m. at Oman State Farm. Suzie Coauette is the instructor and the cost is $10. Call to register at 281-3643.  

Free Movie “Support Your Local Sheriff” will be played at 1:30 p.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center with free popcorn, coffee and lemonade.

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 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, July 26

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

Crookston Fire Department Water Wars will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Ash Street. They are looking for teams to sign up and will accept the first 10 teams. Teams may consist of more than two members, but two members compete at a time. Must be 18 years or older to participate, 1st place gets $150 Crookston Bucks, 2nd place gets $100 Crookston Bucks and 3rd place gets $50 Crookston Bucks. Call the Fire Hall to sign up at 281-4584.

Friday, July 27

French Toast and Sausage Breakfast will be held from 8-10 a.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center with a free will offering.

C Town 3-on-3 Streetball Tournament will be held July 27 and 28 in downtown Crookston with the Crookston Sports Center as the back-up location if it rains. Boys and girls in grades 3-12, plus adults recreational, classic and open class are invited. Fee is $80 per team for youth and $100 per team for adults which includes t-shirts and one meal for each player (4 players per team max.) Guaranteed three games with prizes for first place. Registration deadline is July 20 and can be brought to Crookston Parks & Recreation at City Hall. For more info, contact Scott Butt at 281-1232.

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.

Monday, July 30

Crookston Lions & Minakwa’s 37th Annual Junior Golf Tournament will have registration at 8 a.m. and shot gun start at 9 a.m. for boys ages 9-17 and girls with registration determining age brackets. Prizes will be awarded for boys and girls medalists, plus trophies and door prizes. Entry fee is $20 with lunch included. Call Minakwa at 281-1774 to pre-register.

Saturday, August 4

DNR Firearms Safety Training for ages 11 and older, and Online Range Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crookston Gun Club located one mile north of UMC on Hwy 75 and 1/4 mile west. Youth hunters and those planning on huntin out of state are required to have a Firearms Safety Training Certificate. For more info and registration, contact Steve Videen at 289-2115.

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 to see the full schedule.

DNR Hunter Safety Training for ages 11 and older will have classes from 7-9 p.m. starting Tuesday, August 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24 and Saturday, August 25 with the field test at the Crookston Gun Club. For more info and registration, contact Steve Videen at 289-2115. Limit of 36 students per class.  

Wednesday, August 15

U of M Extension Third Annual NW Minnesota Ag Lenders Conference will be held at 9 a.m. at Youngquist Auditorium at UMC. Registration fee is $65 per person before August 1 and $80 per person after. Lunch and refreshments provided. Speakers include: Rob Holcomb from U of M Extension on tax law and ag industry, Joleen Hadrich from U of M Extension on characteristics of successful farms, Adnan Akyuz an NDSU Climateologist, and Nathan Hulinsky from U of M Extension on land rent and farm profitability. To register, visit or for more info call Nathan Hulinsky at 218-236-2009 or email  

Thursday, August 16

Lip Sync Contest will be held during Ox Cart Days at 8 p.m. at the Downtown Square on the Lions Stage. Sign up to participate and you could win cash prizes and a trophy. Contact Jess Bengtson at the Crookston Daily Times at 281-2730 to sign up! The event is sponsored by the Times and UMC Admissions Office.

Movies on the Square will play the movie “Sandlot” at dusk at the Downtown Square.

Sunday, August 26

Pastor Bill & Jill Reck Farewell Reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. with a program at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Pastor Bill is retiring after 31 years of faithful service to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Crookston community.

Friday, September 7

Queen City Art Festival will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Historic Wayne Hotel Parking Lot located at West 2nd St. and North Main. There will be food, music, artists, vendors, activities, chalk drawing, featured artists, photo booth area, and so much more. Stay tuned for more details.

Monday, October 15

United Way 2018 Soup and Chili Cookoff will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Crookston High School.