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.

SHOE DRIVE FUNDRAISER FOR CARE AND SHARE IS RUNNING NOW THROUGH JANUARY 10. THEY’RE SEEKING 750 PAIRS OF NEW AND GENTLY-USED SHOES IN ALL SIZES AND STYLES TO REACH THEIR GOAL OF 2,500. THE SHOES WILL THEN BE PURCHASED BY FUNDS2ORGS AND SHIPPED TO SEVERAL COUNTRIES. PROCEEDS WILL BE PAID DIRECTLY TO CARE AND SHARE OF CROOKSTON. DONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT HUGO’S, CROOKSTON TIMES, HARDWARE HANK, CARE AND SHARE, RIVERVIEW ADMISSIONS, VILLA ST. VINCENT/SUMMIT.


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 reorganizational meeting at 7 a.m. in the district office at CHS. The meeting is open to the public.

Crookston Lions Club will meet at 12 p.m.

Villa Auxiliary will meet at 3:15 p.m. in the Villa library.

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.

CHS Girls Basketball will face Park Rapids Area at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.

CHS Girls Hockey will face Thief River Falls at 7:30 p.m. at the CSC.

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, they’ll have an Aerie meeting at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, they’ll have Swing Dance Lessons from 6-9 p.m. and an Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. On Thursday, they’ll have Bar Bingo at 7 p.m. On Friday there is NO BINGO due to a private party. On Saturday, they’ll have Bar Bingo at 3:30 p.m. and a dinner from 6-7 p.m.


Tuesday, January 7

CHS Knowledge Bowl will meet at 9:45 a.m. at UMC.

CHS Wrestling will face Roseau at 6 p.m. at CHS. They’ll face Fertile-Beltrami at 7 p.m.

CHS Boys Hockey will face Bemidji at 7:30 p.m. at the CSC.

RiverView Health Classes for Expecting Parents will be held Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at the Home Care Building at 721 S. Minnesota Street. The series of four two-hour classes will be offered on four consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. They will include info on the stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques during labor and delivery, coaching instructions, a tour of the hospital rooms, baby care, breastfeeding and CPR. For those delivering at RiverView, the series is free. For those delivering elsewhere, the cost is $25. For more info or to preregister, call 281-9300.


Wednesday, January 8

CROOKSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2W EARLY DISMISSAL DAY

Crookston VFW Post 1902 January Meals will be offered from 1-7 p.m. at the VFW. On Jan. 8 they’ll have Bean Soup, Jan. 15 they’ll have a Potato Bowl, Jan. 22 they’ll have Appetizer Meatballs, and Jan. 29 they’ll have Beef Veg Soup. Free will offerings will be accepted to go towards club improvements.

Golden Link Senior Center On Jan. 8 they’ll show a free movie “Hobbs and Shaw” at 1:30 p.m. with free popcorn and drinks. On Jan. 15 they’ll have their Annual Membership Meeting at 6:30 p.m. and dues for the year are $20 per person. On Jan. 16 they’ll have a 4-hour defensive AARP driving classes from 1-5 p.m. and call 281-3072 to register or for more info. On Jan. 22 they’ll have a free movie “Judy” at 1:30 p.m. with free popcorn and drinks. On Jan. 26 they’ll have a Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a free will donation for pancakes and sausages, or sausage gravy on a biscuit. Every Friday in January they’ll have coffee and rolls at 9 a.m. Every second and fourth Thursdays they’ll have Foot Care Clinics and appointments can be made by calling 281-3072. Every third Thursday they’ll have free blood pressure checks at 11:30 a.m. Every Monday and Friday from 2-3 p.m. they’ll have exercise classes where you can sit, stand or dance.


Thursday, January 9

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

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.


Friday, January 10

Jr. Prom Potato Bar Fundraiser will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the CHS Commons. A freewill offering will be accepted for the baked potato bar and fixings.

UMC Women’s Basketball will face Northern State University at 5:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.

CHS Girls Basketball will face Virginia at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.

UMC Men’s Basketball will face Northern State University at 7:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.

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


Saturday, January 11

In Progress/Studio 110 2020 Studio Planning will be held from 12-2 p.m. at the studio at 110 South Main Street where they’ll put together their calendar of events for the year and talk about the upcoming summer program, guest artists and activities.

CHS Girls Hockey will face Northern Lakes at 2 p.m. at the CSC.

UMC Women’s Basketball will face Minnesota State University Moorhead at 3:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.

CHS Girls Basketball will face Cass Lake-Bena at 4 p.m. at CHS.

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.

UMC Men’s Basketball will face MSUMoorhead at 5:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.


Sunday, January 12

Freewill Donation Breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crookston Masonic Lodge. They will serve pancakes, waffles, sausage, juice and coffee, plus a gluten-free option.

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.


Monday, January 13

Crookston Masonic Lodge will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge.


Tuesday, January 14

CHS Boys Hockey will face Detroit Lakes at 7:30 p.m. at the CSC.


Wednesday, January 15

Crookston Rotary Club will meet at 12 p.m. at the Irishman’s Shanty. Please note the location change.

School District Spelling Bee will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Highland Elementary School.


Thursday, January 16

“Life’s Healing Choices” A Faith-Based Recovery Group will meet at 6 p.m. at the RiverView Recovery Center at 721 S. Minnesota Street. The weekly faith-based recovery group will be led by Lisa Meine, Jodi Ramberg and Nate Espinoza. For more info, contact Espinoza at 275-2350.


Friday, January 17

CHS Boys Basketball will face Wadena-Deer Creek at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.

CHS Girls Hockey will face Bemidji at 7:30 p.m. at the CSC.


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.

Hope Church of Fertile Movie Fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. at Hope Church in Fertile and they’ll show “Overcomer.” Free will donations will support Hope mission trips this spring to Guatemala and Kenya, Africa. There will be popcorn, snacks and childcare provided.


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.


Tuesday, January 21

CHS Girls Basketball will face Ada-Borup at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.

CHS Boys Hockey will face Kittson Central at 7:30 p.m. at the CSC.


Wednesday, January 22

Crookston Rotary Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Irishman’s Shanty. Please note the time and location change.


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.

CHS Girls Basketball will face Perham at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.


Friday, January 24

Gala For Girls will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Crookston Armory. Tickets are on sale now at Polk County Public Health.

UMC Women’s Basketball will face University of Mary at 5:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.

CHS Girls Hockey will face Morris-Benson Storm at 7 p.m. at the CSC.

UMC Men’s Basketball will face University of Mary at 7:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.


Saturday, January 25

CHS Girls Hockey will face Prairie Centre at 2 p.m. at the CSC.

UMC Women’s Basketball will face Minot State University at 3:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.

UMC Men’s Basketball will face Minot State University at 5:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.


Tuesday, January 28

CHS Girls Basketball will face Roseau at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.


Wednesday, January 29

Artist Talk with Megan Beck will be held from 5:30-6 p.m. at UMC in the Prairie Lounge. Some content may not be suitable for all viewers.


Thursday, January 30

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


Friday, January 31

UMC Women’s Basketball will face SW MN State University at 5:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.

CHS Boys Basketball will face Warroad at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.

CHS Boys Hockey will face Park Rapids Area at 7:30 p.m. at the CSC.

UMC Men’s Basketball will face SW MN State University at 7:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.


Saturday, February 1

UMC Women’s Basketball will face U of S.D. Sioux Falls at 3:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.

UMC Men’s Basketball will face U of S.D. Sioux Falls at 5:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.

Cathedral School Mardi Gras Fundraiser will be held at the Crookston Eagles Club and tickets are available through Cathedral School families or at the school office (call 281-1835.) The night includes a sit-down meal, games and live/silent auctions. They’re also selling $50 raffle tickets for a chance to win $1,000 cash and other cash prizes.


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.

CHS Boys Basketball will face Thief River Falls at 6 p.m. at CHS.

CHS Girls Basketball will face Thief River Falls at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.


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.

CHS Boys Hockey will face Lake of the Woods at 6 p.m. at the CSC.


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.

CHS Boys Hockey will face International Falls at 3 p.m at the CSC.


Tuesday, February 11

CHS Boys Basketball will face BGMR at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.


Wed, February 12

CHS Band and Choir Large Group Contest will be held in the CHS Auditorium at a time to be announced.


Thursday, February 13

CHS Boys Hockey will face Roseau at 6 p.m. at the CSC.


Monday, February 17

CHS Boys Basketball will face Barnesville at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.


Tuesday, February 18

CHS Girls Basketball will face Stephen-Argyle Central at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.


Thursday, February 20

CHS Boys Basketball will face Roseau at 7 p.m. at CHS.


Friday, February 21

CHS Wrestling will host the Section Tournament at CHS with the time to be determined. The tournament will continue on to Saturday, Feb. 22.

UMC Women’s Basketball will face U of M Duluth at 5:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.

UMC Men’s Basketball will face U of M Duluth at 7:30 p.m. at Lysaker Gym.


Monday, February 24

CHS All District Band Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium.


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, February 28

CHS Boys Basketball will face Ada-Borup at 7:30 p.m. at CHS.


Saturday, February 29

CHS Varsity and JV Speech Meet will be held at 10 a.m. at CHS. They’ll have a workshop day.


Monday, March 23

March Musical Madness Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. at HIghland Elementary School.


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, April 20

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


Saturday, April 25

CHS Prom 2020 will begin at 5 p.m. in the CHS Commons.


Monday, April 27

CHS Triple A Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. in the CHS Commons and Auditorium.


Monday, May 4

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


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.