Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Lunch & Learn will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. at Tri-Valley. The topic will be “Innovative Energy Efficiency Strategies and Tactics” and Joel Anastasio will present. There is no charge and everyone is invited. Call Ashley Charwood at 218-407-5202 for questions.

Crookston Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall in the conference room.

Crookston Eagles On Tuesday, they will have an Aerie 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 no dinner due to private party. For more info, call 281-3881.

Wednesday, August 22

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.

Golden Link Senior Center On Wednesday, August 22, they will have free movie “Only the Brave” at 1:30 p.m. Last chance to sign up for the Boston, Salem and Cape Ann trip in September. Call 281-3072 for more info.

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 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, August 23

Crookston’s Marketplace *AUGUST 23 THEME: BACK TO SCHOOL - BRING YOUR DONATED SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR THE FILL THE BUS PROGRAM* will open for the season from 4-8 p.m. at the Downtown Square every Thursday through September 27. 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 from the Crookston Farmers Market every week while supplies last.

Friday, August 24

37th Annual Chautauqua and French-Canadian Metis Festival will be held at the Old Crossing & Treaty Park in Huot located 9 miles southwest of Red Lake Falls. There will be music, food, and entertainment.

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.

Saturday, August 25

Ride the Wind for Wendy will begin with registration at 9 a.m. at IC Muggs with 103 miles of riding with stops at the One N’ Only in Euclid, Mick’s Bar & Grill in Warren, Lightning Bar in Alvarado, Oldham Saloon in Manvel, Bun Lounge in Grand Forks, and ending at the Snow Sled in Gentilly. Donations and proceeds will be donated to the Polk County Sheriff’s Project Life Saver program.

Northern Valley Youth Orchestra Upcoming Events: On Aug. 25 they will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 7-9 a.m. at the Ground Round in Grand Forks. On Sept. 7-9 they will have auditions for string, wind, brass and percussion musicians ages 12-21 by appointment by emailing On Sept. 15 they will assist the Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome with a rock concert at Greenway Takeover Festival in Grand Forks.

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.

Tuesday, August 28

Foot Care Clinics will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center on August 28. Call 281-3072 for an appointment.

Wednesday, August 29

CHS 7th Grade Orientation will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Crookston High School. After the welcome, a parent-only meeting and tour will be held as well as the students-only orientation. The free orientation day will have group games, you receive your schedule and find where your classes will be, log-in to computers, get a free lunch, and hear about the expectations as a 7th grader. For questions, contact Leah Zimmerman at

Thursday, August 30

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

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.

Saturday, September 8

King of Trails City Wide Garage Sales will begin at 8 a.m. Pick up a list and map at any garage sale after 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. Contact the Crookston Area Chamber & Visitors Bureau for more info at or call 281-4320.

Villa St. Vincent Foundation 6th Annual Glow Golf Tournament will begin with registration at 3:30 p.m. and a shotgun start at 4 p.m. at Minakwa Golf Course. Registration is limited to 18 teams. All proceeds go to the purchase of updated and safer furniture for residents/tenant lounges. For more info, contact Cindy Hulst at 281-9713 or email

Monday, September 10

Kids at Castle “Get Wild with Nature” will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at Castle Park. Wear clothes for hiking. For more info, call Kirsten at 281-3385.

Crookston Civic Music League Entertainment Series will have their first performance of the season “The Diamonds Bandstand Boogie” at 7:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. The Diamonds are a Canadian vocal quartet who sing songs performed on American Bandstand.

Wed, September 12

Crookston VFW Annual Membership Dinner will begin with a social and registration at 5:30 p.m., supper at 6 p.m. and a short Memorial Service program to follow. There is no cost for paid members and their guests.

Saturday, Sept 15

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.  

Monday, October 8

Kids at Castle “Boo Run Run” will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at Castle Park. Dress up in your favorite costume and hit the Castle Park trails for a family run with surprises along the way.

Monday, October 15

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

Friday, October 19

The Big One Art and Craft Fair will be held Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Crookston Sports Center with over 100 vendors.