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Annual Senior Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Crookston Sports Center. There will be a free meal, info booths, door prizes, and more.

Crookston School District Community Input Session will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the CHS Commons. Child care will be available for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade in the CHS gym. Help guide the district forward and set direction over the next five years. In addition to the meeting, the district invites you to take the survey on what’s going well and what isn’t. The link can be found on their district website www.crookston.k12.mn.us on the main page.

Crookston Chapter No. 137 Order of the Eastern Star will meet at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Hall. The meeting will be preceded by a dinner at 6:15 p.m.

Legion BINGO will be held at 7 p.m. at the Crookston Inn.


Wednesday, April 24

UMC Focus on Feasibility Interactive Workshop with the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Bede Ballroom. Registration cost is $40 and sign-up link is z.umn.edu/feasibilityworkshop.

Golden Link Senior Center On Wed. April 24 they’ll have a free movie “Green Book” at 1 p.m. On Fri. April 26 they’ll have a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m.

Crookston Summer Registration Day will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Crookston Sports Center. Register for summer activities including Parks & Rec, Crookston Community Pool swimming lessons, library activities, Washington School summer care for grades K-4, Safety Town, Just for Kix, Summer Camp for grades K-6, Sun Country and You, CHS boys and girls basketball, UMC men’s basketball junior eagle campf or grades 1-6, UMC men’s basketball offensive skills camp for grades 5-12, UMC Golden Eagle prospect football camp for grades 9-12, UMC Robotics and Tech Camp for grades pre-k to 3, grades 4-8, and grades 7-12. For more info, call the Crookston Community Education office at 281-5078. You can also purchase summer passes for T.H.E. Bus public transportation.

Crookston School Board Working Session will be held at 5 p.m. at CHS in the admin office’s conference room to discuss the community strategic planning meeting. No action will be taken at this meeting.

Crookston Township Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. at Valley Technology Park for the purpose of discussing and adopting a Land Use Plan for Crookston Township. The meeting is open to the public.

RiverView Type 2 Diabetes Support Group will meet from 5-6 p.m. in Meeting Room 1 at RiverView. This year’s meetings will be held Apr. 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27, and Dec. 18. The meetings are free and open to anyone with Type 2 Diabetes and their family members. For more info, call Dietician Darcey Larsen at 281-9589.

CHS Choir Spring Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. The concert will include selected solos and ensembles from this year’s vocal contests. Admission at the door is $4 for adults and $3 for students.


Thursday, April 25

Crookston Kiwanis Club will meet at 7 a.m. at RBJ’s Restaurant.

Foot Care Clinics will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Golden Link Senior Center on April 25. Call 281-3072 for an appointment.

UMC Annual Bedding Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UMN Crookston.

RiverView Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. in the Minnesota Room. RiverView and community representatives will talk about the project before shovels are turned. Refreshments will be served. Construction starts on April 29 and the new space will be open in the fall of 2020.

Car Seat Check-Up Events will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. at Brost Chevrolet in Crookston on April 25, July 25 and October 24.

UMN Crookston Student Awards Celebration will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Kiehle Rotunda followed by the program in Kiehle Auditorium including remarks by University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler.

Celebrate the Young Child Power of Kindness Family Festival will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Crookston High School. The event is for kids ages 0-8 and their parents. There will be a free meal and each child will receive a free puppet. T.H.E. Bus will provide free rides if you call 281-0700.


Friday, April 26

UMC College Exploration Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with check-in at the Sargeant Student Center. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend. The free info sessions are designed to help prepare for college admissions no matter where a student applies. Register at z.umn.edu/CollegeExploration.

Crookston Eagles Membership Night will be held at 6 p.m. at the Eagles Club. The cost is $40 which includes prime rib or walleye dinner. You must be a current member of the Aerie or Auxiliary or sign up before the membership night. Nashville recording artist Dariann Leigh will perform from 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Crookston VFW Post 1902 will have Bar BINGO at 6 p.m. every Friday and at 1 p.m. every Saturday.


Saturday, April 27

Crookston High School Prom will be held at 6:30 p.m. at CHS. Grand March will be held at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Cost to attend the Grand March to see the Prom couples is $5 per person and kids ages 6 and under are free. For Prom-goers, the dinner and dance go from 6:30-11 p.m., and Blast to Bede after-Prom party follows at UMC in Bede Ballroom.

Benefit for Rhys Morgan will be held at 4 p.m. at the Crookston VFW Post 1902. Free will donation dinner of pulled pork sandwiches, chips, coleslaw, beans, pickle and dessert. Live music by Rhys’ grandpa Miles Hendrickson, formerly of Crookston, and other musicians starting at 6 p.m. Rhys is a six-year-old living with his family of Florida coping with Coats Plus Syndrome, a condition that causes abnormalities.This benefit will help with his medical expenses. If you are unable to attend, there’s a Go Fund Me “The Rhys Tree.”


Sunday, April 28

UMC Aviation Club Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast will be held from 8-11 a.m. at the Crookston Municipal Airport. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under. Free airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 start at 9 a.m.


Monday, April 29

RiverView Auxiliary Blood Drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Meeting Room 1. If you’d like to donate, contact Kari Moe at 281-9211 or email kmoe@riverviewhealth.org.

Crookston Lions Club will meet at 12 p.m. at the Crookston Inn.

Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will have a get-together at St. Peter’s in Gentilly. The meal will be at 5:30 p.m. and meeting at 6 p.m. Interested in joining? Contact Mary Dahl at (262) 744-2319 or Kathy at (218) 456-2506.  

UMN Crookston Band and Choir Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The “Windblown” quartet, consisting of five community members including Professor Jim Schaar, will  also perform.


Wednesday, May 1

Women’s Leadership Empowerment Forum will be held from 12-4 p.m. in UMC’s Heritage Room. Speakers include Becca Cruger from the GF EDC, Motivational speaker Roxanne Stordahl, and UND Events Manager Tanya Butler . Cost for the forum is $49. Register at the Crookston Chamber.

Community Education: Volunteering 101 will be offered for adults ages 54 and older on May 1 and 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. in UMC Kiehle Hall Room 105 with instructors Tammy Frohlich and/or Jennifre Erdmann. Register by calling 281-5078.


Thursday, May 2

Hospice of the Red River Valley Free Community Grief Programs for Adults will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on May 2 and 16, and June 6 and 20 at the Crookston Library. Register for classes at www.bit.ly/griefclassregistration, call 1-800-237-4629 or email bereavement@hrrv.org.

RiverView Basic First Aid Course will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the RiverView Home Care building, 721 South Minnesota Street. The cost of the class including book and card is $45. To register, call 281-9405.


Saturday, May 4

UMC Annual Bedding Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UMN Crookston.

UMN Crookston Commencement will be held at 2 p.m. in Lysaker Gymnasium.

Paddock Party Minntucky Social will be held from 4-6 p.m. at UTOC Arena at UMN Crookston. Celebrate hats, horses, and prizes at the inaugural event. There will be a showing of the Kentucky Derby, hat contest, signature beverages, light hors d’ouevres, games and a chance to win prizes. TIckets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids and students, and are available at tickets.umn.edu


Friday, May 6

VFW Taco Salad and Cupcake Sale will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Crookston VFW Post 1902. Cost is $5 and proceeds go to the VFW Auxiliary.


Monday, May 6

CHS Orchestra Spring Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium.


Tuesday, May 7

DNR Hunter Safety Training will be held May 7-18 at the Crookston Gun Club for anyone age 11 and older. Youth hunters and those planning on hunting out of Minnesota are required to have a Firearm Safety Training Certificate. Classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. on May 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17 and 18 with the Field Day and Test on Saturday, May 18. For more info and to register, contact Steve Videen at 289-2115 or email stevevideen@yahoo.com.


Wednesday, May 8

CHS Jr. High Music Festival will be held at 8 a.m. at UMC.

Crookston Rotary Club will meet at 12 p.m. at the Crookston Inn.


Thursday, May 9

Chamber Leadership Series will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at the Cobblestone Hotel. The four-part educational leadership series “Core Characteristics of Competent Leaders” cost is $65 for Chamber members and $80 for non-Chamber members. Register by emailing Terri Heggie at theggie@visitcrookston.com or call 281-4320.


Wednesday, May 15

CHS Spring Band Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium.


Saturday, May 18

MICAH Center - Sitting Still, Doing Nothing, Spring Comes and the Grass Grows by Itself: One Day Meditation Retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MICAH Retreat Center in rural Crookston. Cost is $75 per person and includes programming and lunch. Email trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com for more info.


Monday, May 20

RiverView Health Monthly Celiac Support Group will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2 at RiverView on May 20, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21 and November 18.

CHS Jr. High Choir/Orchestra/Band Spring Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium.


Friday, May 24

CHS Graduation will be held at 7 p.m. in the CHS Gym.


Wednesday, May 29

Adult Horseback Rider Clinic will be held from 6-9 p.m. on May 29, June 5, and June 12 at UMN Crookston in UTOC Arena. Riders should have horseback riding experience and be able to steer and control a horse without any assistance. Riders may haul in their own horse each lesson or ride an experienced UMC lesson horse. The cost is $200 and instructor is Nicky Overgaard. Register online at www.tickets.umn.edu/crk/online.


Thursday, May 30

Youth Horseback Rider Clinic will be held from 6-9 p.m. on May 30, June 6, and June 13 at UMN Crookston in UTOC Arena. Riders should have horseback riding experience and be able to steer and control a horse without any assistance. Riders may haul in their own horse each lesson or ride an experienced UMC lesson horse. The cost is $200 and instructor is UMC Equestrian Team Coach Kayla Krueger. Register online at www.tickets.umn.edu/crk/online.

MICAH Center - Exploring the Five Wisdoms: Maitri Retreat will be held May 30-June 4 at the MICAH Retreat Center in rural Crookston. Cost is $450 per person and includes room and board. Email trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com for more info.


Wednesday, June 12

Youth Horseback Day Camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 12, July 15 and August 5. Kids ages 7-17 can come enjoy a day of horseback related activities. They will have the chance to learn all about the care of a horse, how to ride and saddle up, participate in crafts and horse related games. Lunch will be provided. The cost will be $75 and register online at www.tickets.umn.edu/crk/online.


Friday, September 13

MICAH Center - The Cloud of Witnesses: Honoring Ancient Traditions - Prayer Practice Retreat will be held Sept. 13-15 at the MICAH Retreat Center in rural Crookston. Cost is $200 per person and includes room and board. Email trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com for more info.


Friday, October 18

MICAH Center - Right Brain Wisdom in a Left Brain World: Creativity Retreat will be held October 18-20 at the MICAH Retreat Center in rural Crookston. Cost is $200 per person and includes room and board. Email trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com for more info.


Friday, December 6

MICAH Center - Embracing the Darkness: Preparing for Advent will be held December 6-7 at the MICAH Retreat Center in rural Crookston. Cost is $200 per person includes room and board. Email trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com for more info.