CROOKSTON COMMUNITY POOL OPEN SWIM HOURS OVER THE HOLIDAYS WILL BE: DEC. 27 FROM 4-8 P.M., DEC. 28 FROM 12-3 P.M., AND DEC. 30 FROM 4-8 P.M. LAP SWIM WILL BE HELD FROM 6-9 A.M. ON DEC. 23, 26, 27, 30, AND 31. AQUA EXERCISE WILL BE HELD FROM 9-10 A.M. ON DEC. 23, 26, 27, 30, AND 31. THEY WILL RETURN TO THEIR NORMAL SCHEDULE ON JANUARY 2, 2020.

POLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2020 CALENDAR FEATURING HISTORIC PLACES AND SITES IS NOW ON SALE AT THE CROOKSTON CHAMBER, FISHER C-STORE AND CROOKSTON FLORAL FOR $15. ORDER ONE BY CALLING 281-1038.


Friday, December 27

CHS Girls Hockey Tournament will be held at 5 p.m. vs. Jamestown at the CSC.

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

Crookston Eagles On Friday, they’ll have Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. plus meat raffles and the kitchen will be serving from 5:30-7:30 p.m. On Saturday, they’ll have Bar Bingo at 3:30 p.m. and a dinner of bbq ribs or shrimp from 6-7 p.m.


Saturday, December 28

CHS Girls Hockey Tournament will be held at 2 p.m. vs. Grand Forks at the CSC.


Sunday, December 29

Crookston Inn Farewell Party will be held from 12-3 p.m. as a thank you to the Crookston community for their support over the years.  

Monday, December 30

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

Crookston Lions Club will meet at 12 p.m.

Holiday Music Camp will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Crookston Sports Center. Allie’s Piano Studio will host two sessions where kids can learn about Tchaikovsky and Australian music. Students ages 5-13 can make crafts, music, lapbooks and snacks. Cost is $20 for one student for one session, $15 for an additional student for one session, $35 for one student for both sessions or $30 for an additional student for both sessions. Each student should bring a water bottle. Snacks provided. Parents should drop off students at the main (2nd level) door and they’ll help find the room. Sign up through their Facebook event “Holiday Music Camp” and click on the link.  

Harry Potter Breakout Puzzle will be held from 2-3 p.m. at the Crookston Library. The soceror’s stone is missing, so help solve clues to find the codes to break into the locked box in this escape room style game for kids ages 7-12.  

Crookston Eagles On Monday, they’ll have $6 burger baskets from 5:30-7 p.m. and a Smear tournament at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, NYE, they’ll have dinner with openings at 5:30, 6:15, and 7 p.m. Call 281-3881 for reservations. They’ll be closed Wed. Jan. 1. On Thursday, they’ll have Bar Bingo at 7 p.m. On Friday, they’ll have Bar Bingo at 6 p.m. plus meat raffles and the kitchen will be serving from 5:30-7:30 p.m. On Saturday, they’ll have Bar Bingo at 3:30 p.m. and a dinner from 6-7 p.m.


Tuesday, December 31

Polk County Transfer Station Holiday Hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 and closed Wed. Jan. 1.


Wednesday, January 1

City Garbage and Recycling Collection for Wednesday, Jan. 1 will be collected on Thursday, Jan. 2. Thursday’s garbage and recycling collection will remain the same.

City Hall will be closed on Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day.


Thursday, January 2

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

CHS Girls Hockey will face Devils Lake at 7 p.m. at the CSC.

CHS Boys Basketball will face East Grand Forks at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.


Saturday, January 4

Snowmobile Safety Training Field Day for Kids 12 and Under will start at 8 a.m. at the Crookston Sports Center. Kids must bring a parent or legal guardian to sign up along with a helmet and warm clothes. They must have completed the online portion of the class on the Minnesota DNR webstie dnr.state.mn.us or snowmobilecourse.com and bring their completed voucher to the field day event. Cost for the online course is $24.95. For more info, call Mike Boucher at 218-891-3419 or 280-3385.


Monday, January 6

Crookston Public Schools Early Childhood Screening will be held January 6 and 7 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for children who are 3 years old by 1/1/20 or 4 and 5 year olds who have not been screened. The screenings are free and you should call 281-5078 for an appointment or for more information.

Crookston School Board will have a special meeting at 7 a.m. in the district office at CHS.

Crookston Library January Events On Jan. 6, they’ll have an H&R Block Workshop from 6-7 p.m. and go over new tax info for 2020 and answer questions. This workshop is free and open to all. On Wed. Jan. 8 they’ll have WOW What’s On Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. where they’ll play Bingo. This event is for kids ages 7-12. On Tues. Jan. 14 they’ll have an Open House from 2-4 p.m. to discover all the resources the library has to offer. Also that day, from 2-3 p.m. they’ll have free blood pressure checks from Polk County Public Health. Tri-Valley Bus will offer free rides. On Wed. Jan. 22 they’ll have a Silent Library Challenge for adults only from 6-8 p.m. How quiet can you be? Complete crazy and hilarious challenges while trying to be as quiet as possible. On Tues. Jan. 28 they’ll have Spinecrackers Book Club from 6:30-8 p.m. for adults only. They’ll discuss “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng.


Wednesday, January 8

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


Thursday, January 9

Villa St. Vincent National Law Enforcement Day Event will be held from 10-11 a.m. at station 240. Current and past law enforcement, family and friends are invited for coffee, donuts and conversation.


Saturday, January 11

Candlelight Ski and Owl Prowl Event will be held from 4:45-8:30 p.m. at Rydell NWR near Erskine. Their visitor center will also be open during that time. Golden Pond and Church Lake trails will be groomed and lighted for this event. They recommend visitors bring headlamps if you have one.


Sunday, January 12

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest for Kids Ages 9-14 will begin at 1 p.m. at Crookston High School. Registration is from 12-1 p.m. If you have questions, call John at 289-2540.


Saturday, January 18

Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Snowshoe Lacing Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rydell NWR visitor center near Erskine. Learn how to lace your own pair of Ojibwa-style snowshoes. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited to 12 participants. The deadline for registration is Jan. 3. For more info, call Lynda Knutsen at 218-689-4320 or email lynda_knutsen@fws.gov.

Two Eighty Six Sno Series Round 3 Snowmobile Races will begin with races at 1 p.m. in Central Park. Register online at 286snoseries.com or register at the track on the day of the race. They’ll also hold races on Sunday with racing starting at 10 a.m.


Monday, January 20

Catholic Daughters Court Bishop Schenk #2010 will have a meal at 5:30 p.m., meeting at 6 p.m. at Summerfield Apartments at 423 Woodland Avenue. New members are welcome. Call Mary Dahl at (262) 744-2319 or Kathy Shulstad at (218) 456-2506 for more info.


Thursday, January 23

Car Seat Check-Up Events with Safe Kids of Grand Forks and Altru Health System will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. at Brost Chevrolet in Crookston. Other 2020 dates include April 23, July 23 and October 22.


Thursday, February 6

Crookston Library February Events: On Thurs. Feb. 6 they’ll have a blood pressure clinic from 1-4 p.m. The clinic is facilitated by PCPH and is free of charge. On Sat. Feb. 8 they’ll have “Game On” for all ages from 2-4 p.m. Play games and feel free to bring a game to share. On Wed. Feb. 12 they’ll have Senior LinkAge Line Workshop from 2-3 p.m. Hear what LinkAge offers including health insurance counseling, prescription coverage assistance, transportation, housing, etc. The workshop is free and open to all. On Tues. Feb. 18 they’ll have a Genealogy class from 6-7 p.m. with an intro to ancestry library. On Tues. Feb. 25 they’ll have Spinecrackers Book Club for adults only from 6:30-8 p.m. where they’ll discuss “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn. On Thurs. Feb. 27 they’ll have another Genealogy class from 2-3 p.m. with an intro to ancestry.


Friday, February 7

Ice Buster Daze: Indoor Ice Fishing Tournament fundraiser for Ox Cart Days will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the VFW Post 1902 upstairs. There will be a meal, kids area with games, prizes and indoor tournament. Tickets available soon.


Saturday, February 8

Ice Buster Daze 2020 will begin with a breakfast at the Crookston Masonic Lodge on Robert Street from 7-11 a.m. followed by the ice fishing tournament on the Red Lake River at Central Park from 1-4 p.m. The meal and prizes will be held at the VFW Post 1902 upstairs after the tournament. Tickets available soon.


Tuesday, February 25

3rd Annual Crookston Wedding Expo will begin at 5 p.m. at Crookston Eagles. Brides, grooms, parents, friends, and loved ones are invited to the one-stop shop for businesses in Crookston to complete what you need for your wedding. Admission is free and brides/grooms can register for gift packages donated by the vendors.


Friday, April 17

Villa St. Vincent 2020 Fashion Flash will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Crookston National Guard Armory. Area businesses will showcase their merchandise plus you can shop with friends and enjoy food.


Monday, August 17

Ox Cart Days 2020 will be held August 17-23 throughout Crookston. Save the date and view the preliminary schedule at www.crookstonoxcartdays.com.