Monday, November 28, 2016.

The Crookston Rotary Club’s  2nd annual  Wine and Craft Beer Tasting Fundraiser will be Thursday, December 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at UMC Bede Ballroom. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance from a Rotary member.  There will  be hors d'oeuvres, live music, door prizes, a silent auction, and more.  A cash bar will be provided by the Irishman Shanty.

Crookston High School will have a welcome home for the fall activity state tournament participants on Tuesday, November 29 at 3:30 p.m. at the Crookston High School commons.

Garbage Collection in Crookston for Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25 (Thanksgiving Holiday) will be collected on Monday, November 28th.  Monday’s garbage collection will remain the same.  

RiverView Health’s November Health Luncheon  “Winter Ergonomics -- Working Safely this Winter” with RiverView’s Occupational Health Coordinator Tracy Cameron will be Monday, November 28 at noon in Meeting Room #1.  Pre-registration is required. A boxed lunch can be purchased for $3, but must be ordered while pre-registering for the event. Call Holly Anderson at 218-281-9745 for additional information and to pre-register.

Crookston City Council members will meet on Monday, November 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the UMC Wellness Center for a campus tour and dinner.

The Crookston Special Ways and Means Committee will meet on Monday, November 28 at 6:45 p.m. at UMC in the Bede Ballroom

The Crookston City Council will meet on Monday, November 28 at 7:15 p.m. at UMC in the Bede Ballroom. The Crookston Ways and Means Committee will meet immediately after the City Council  meeting at UMC in the Bede Ballroom.  The meeting will close after the regular agenda to discuss Labor Negotiations. 

Crookston resident Nicole Jacobson will present “Navajo Code Talkers and Their Culture" Tuesday, November 29 at noon in Bede Ballroom at UMC. Event is free and all are welcome.

The DAV Auxiliary meeting will be Tuesday, November 29th at 12:30 at the Irishman's Shanty.  If you have any questions, call Jean LaJesse at 281-6706.

There will be a welcome back/recognition for the Crookston High School fall state participants on Tuesday,  November 29 at 3:30 in the CHS commons. Please plan on joining them.

The community is invited to the Crookston Public Library for a presentation from Minnesota author and historian Steve Hoffbeck, as he shares what life looked like on the home front during World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor.  This Legacy event will take place Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Crookston Public Library. 

The 2nd UMC PechaKucha Night will be Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Grill. All are welcome and event is free.

Unplug and Play is a free class December 1st from 5:30–6:30pm at Washington School. Ages: Birth to Kindergarten Entrance.  Get out of the house and have some family fun in the gym at Washington School.  A variety of equipment will be available for children and their parents to enjoy and explore together (riding toys, scooters, net games, balls, circle games, etc). For more info and to register,call 281-5078.

The Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuges Association Annual Christmas Tree Cutting will be Saturday, December 3, from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm, at the south-central portion of Glacial Ridge National Wildlife Refuge (formerly the Lee Nursery) on Highway 32. Signs will be up along the highway, marking the location. Participants will need to stop at the Glacial Ridge Project Office, located 3 miles south of US Highway 2 on Highway 32,  to register and get a map to the tree cutting site. Bring a hand saw. Coffee, hot apple cider and cookies will be available. Donations will be accepted for trees. In case of a winter storm on December 2, the tree cutting will be held the following Saturday, December 10th, with the same hours. For more info, call  218-687-2229 extension 10.

Winterberry Craft and Vendor Bazaar, hosted by the UMC Horticulture Club and Natural Resources Club, will be Saturday, December 3 from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bede Ballroom. Open to the public. The sale will feature handmade gifts, goodies, and great vendors. Purchase unique gift items like jewelry, plants, clothing, toys, bags, food products, crafts, holiday items, and much, much more!

Join UMC student clubs and organizations for a winter wonderland of activities at the annual Santa Land from Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, in Sargeant Student Center. The event will feature many activities for children and the opportunity for photos with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their elves. Event is free and open to the public.

The Crookston Area Chamber Ugly Sweater Party will be Saturday, December 3rd at the Crookston National Guard Armory.  Join as the Chamber celebrates our businesses and our 2016 successes with a delicious dinner, bar & cocktails, live entertainment, auction, awards and so more much! Social, Live Entertainment, and Auction start at 6pm and Dinner and Awards start at 7pm.  Purchase your tickets at the Chamber Office, from a Chamber Board Member, or reserve yours online at the Chamber website.

The Bygland Lutheran Church will have a Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner, Bazaar and Bake Sale on Sunday, December 4th. From 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Cost is $15 for adults. The church is located 8 miles south of East Grand Forks on Highway 220.

Sign up now for these Crookston Community Education Classes:
December 5th, 5:30-7:30pm, Painting a Snowman on a Blue Plate Grades 2-6. Class Fee-$10 Supply Fee-$12
Adult Chinese Cooking Class – Pan Fried Dumplings & Mushroom and Bok Choy Soup - Thursday, December 8   6:00pm-8:00pm CHS – Room D110. 
December 10th, 10-11:30am, Gallery on the Go-Holiday for Ages 6-13.  Class Fee-$20.
December 10th, 5:30-7:30pm, Gallery on the Go Holiday Painting Party at Cofe’ for adults.  Class Fee-$20.
For more info and to register, call 281-5078

RiverView Rehab Services will offer free developmental screenings for children birth through age six on Monday, December 5 from 4:00-6:00 pm, at RiverView Clinic East Grand Forks, 1428 Central Ave. NE. Flu shots will also be available at the screening, and a Sensory Santa will be on hand for children who prefer a quieter visit with Old Saint Nick.  To schedule an appointment for a free screening, call 218-773-1390.

Baby and Me is a free class held on December 5th from 5:30-6:30pm at Washington School. Ages: Birth to 12 Months (and Moms & Dads). These informal FREE classes will give parents and their babies the opportunity to explore and learn together.  Chat with other parents about the joys and concerns of parenting an infant.  Activities in the areas of movement, sensory experience, music and exercise will be offered as well.  For more info and to register, call 281-5078

The RiverView Auxiliary’s Annual Cookie Walk will be Tuesday, December 6th starting at 9:00 am in Heritage Hallway at RiverView Health.  Cookies and candies will be sold by the pound.  Be sure to be there on time as items sell out fast.

The RiverView Auxiliary will have a Bedding Sheet Sale on Wednesday, December 7th in Heritage Hallway at RiverView Health from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

2016 Prairie Grains Conference will be held December 7th and 8th at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND.  Online registration opens November 1st.  Visit for full programming information and to register.

The 4th Annual Parade of Trees at the Climax Community Center will be Thursday, December 8 from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday, December 10 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and Monday, December 12 from 5:00-9:00. For more info call or text Jean Vatnesdal at 218-791-3962.

Santa is coming to Nielsville Saturday, December 10 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Nielsville Fire Hall. Sleigh rides by Keith, if there’s snow, pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves.

St. Joseph Parish Center, 112 Edward Ave NW,  in Red Lake Falls will participate in The Compassionate Friends 20th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 11. It will feature a short service with readings, music, candle lighting and camaraderie. No registration is required and all are welcome.  If you have questions, however, call Mary Jo Schmitz at 253-4160 or Kathy Stich at 253-2272.

It’s Toddler Time is a free class for ages 12-36 months and will be held on December 12th from 5:30-6:30pm at Washington School. Toddlers and parents are invited to this fun and FREE monthly class.  For more info and to register, call 281-5078.

The RiverView Auxiliary Jewelry is Fun Sale will be on Thursday, December 15th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday, December 16th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Jewelry and accessories will be $5.00 each.  Other items such as toys, games, books and Christmas items will be $7.99 each.  Please come and check out this sale as there is something for everyone!

Pop in and Play is a free class on December 17 from 10:00-11:30am at Washington School. Ages: Birth to Kindergarten Entrance. Pop in and play in the gym every third Saturday!  For more info and to register, call 281-5078

Women's Basketball Scrimmages for any women out of High School are on Sundays at 4pm @ CHS.  For more information, contact Leah Kent at or at CHS 218-281-2144

Need to work off surplus energy?  Join other men at the Highland Gym for an evening of hoops. Wednesday evenings thru May at the Highland Gym from 8-9:30pm.  Must be 18 years of age and out of High School.  Class Fee is $15. Contact Brian Schumacher 281-3549 or email Brian at


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