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2015 EVENT SCHEDULE

As a Pine River visitor, we invite you to attend our year-round events. Many of the events are planned just for you.

Duck Races
Every Friday-June 19 thru August 14
1:45 PM Registration 2:00 P.M. First Race Heat
(Downtown Pine River Dam)

Pine River Market Square

A farmer's & crafter's market
2015 Schedule Fridays, May 29-September 25, 2:30-5:30pm
Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371-See description below


Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926 for information on any listed event

Call the Chamber @ 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926 for further information


Cass County Fair
Summerfest Schedule
Local Festivals


YEAR AROUND MEETING DATES

PINE RIVER LIONS MEET SECOND WEDNESDAY OF MONTH
at 6:30 P.M. @ Pine River Legion and/or Bites Grill & Bar
No meetings July or August

PINE RIVER CHAMBER MEETS THIRD TUESDAY OF MONTH
at NOON- Call 218-587-4000 for location

PINE RIVER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION MEETS FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH at 7:30 A.M.

PINE RIVER CITY COUNCIL MEETING SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH at 6:00 P.M.

February 7, 2015
BACK TO BASICS DAY
8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M. @ PRB SCHOOLS
A day filled with good information and fun!
Check www.happydancingturtle.org for Information
February 19, 2015
UCare For Seniors Information Meeting
at Kitchigami Regional Library -310 Second St. N, Pine River
10:30 A.M.
Learn about benefits-Call 877-523-1518 to RSVP- Seating Limited
February 21, 2015
Women's Expo
at The Warehouse 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Over 20 Vendors on site!
February 21, 2015
Pine River United Methodist Church Ham Dinner
4:30 – 7:00 PM at Pine River UMC
348 Barclay Ave., Pine River, MN
Adults $9.00 Kids Age 6 & under Free
218-587-4091
February 21, 2015
Women's Expo
at The Warehouse- Pine River 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
307 Norway Ave.
Local vendors offering many exciting products!
February 27, 2015
24th Annual Men & Boys Wild Game Potluck Banquet
at Trailside Center, Pequot Lakes- FREE!
Doors open at 5:00 P.M.- Connected to Pequot Lakes Baptist Church
Prizes & Guest Speaker Larry Johnson from Camp Shamineau
February 28, 2015
3rd Annual Pine River Area Food Shelf Benefit
Sponsored by Pine River American Legion & Riverview RV Park
7:30 P.M. --Music by Riverview Shotgun Trio
All proceeds go to local Pine River Area Food Shelf!
March 4, 2015
Pine River Public Library presents
Joel Karsten, Author of Straw Bale Gardens
FREE entertaining and educational presentation at 5:30 P.M.
March 20, 2015
Pine River Backus Schools
Career Day!
March 21, 2015
The Warehouse
FLEA MARKET -GARAGE SALE-BAKE SALE-SILENT AUCTION
& LUNCH!
8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Call 218-587-5404 for information
March 27, 2015
Resilient Action Day
at Hunt Campus-Pine River
9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Boost your resilience with a day of practical, fun and hands-on workshops!
See details here!          See topics here!
March 28, 2015
"Soups & Sweets"
Fundraiser sponsored by Pine River Area Food Shelf!
at The Warehouse
Donors Invited & Needed- Call 218-587-4222 for Information!
March 29, 2015
Pine River-Backus Boy Scout Troop #73 annual Pancake Breakfast
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Pine River American Legion Post #613
Adults: $8.00 Children: 4-10 $5.00 Children 0-3 Free
The breakfast includes plates of pancakes and sausage, coffee, milk or juice and a chance to meet and talk to our Boy Scouts, who will be serving the tables.
April 1, 2015
Special Presentation and Book Signing
by Award Winning Author, Lauraine Snelling!
Author of "To Everything a Season" and "A Harvest of Hope"
at The Warehouse Community Center- 2:30 P.M.
Sponsored by Pine River Public Library, Kitchigami Regional Library
and the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Act
April 1, 2015
Grand Opening of Cricket Crafts!
Downtown Pine River at 318 Baclay Ave.-- 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Unique Crafts-Patio Paver Pals, Jewelry, Greenery Arrangements & More!
April 4, 2015
Pine River Kids Easter Egg Hunt
10:00 A.M. at Forbes Park (Adjacent to Highway 84 in Pine River)
Kid's 0-12 Years of age invited!- No Charge
Sponsored by Hanneken Insurance, Pine River Bakery, Pine River & Backus Area Churches and Radio Station MCBI
April 11, 2015
35th Annual Miss Pine River Scholarship Pageant
PRB Old Gymnasium- 6:30 Doors Open 7:00 Pageant
April 17, 2015
Quilt Facts, Folklore & Fabrication with Vickie Wendel
at Pine River Public Library- 4:00 P.M. - Free Presentation!
Sponsored by Pine River Public Library, Kitchigami Regional Library and the
Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment
May 1, 2015
1st National Bank of Walker
Plant Day
May 2, 2015


Pine River Backus Co-Ed Volleyball Fundraiser Tournament
at PRB Schools- 9:00 A.M.- Captain's meeting at 8:45 A.M.
See Details & Contact Information Here!

May 2, 2015
Backus Firemen's 50th Annual Smelt Fry
at Backus Fire Station
May 4, 2015
Good Samaritan Society Bowling Fundraiser
@ Pine River Community Bowl- Call 218-587-4433 For Information
May 9 & 10, 2015
Foothills Alpaca Farm Open Farm Tour
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Visit with the alpacas on the farm and check out their fleece!
Watch spinning demonstration! - Register for 10" teddy bear!
Check Out Our Farm Store
Call 218-947-3291 for Information
May 9, 2015
Opening of Minnesota Fishing Season
for Walleye & Northern Pike
May 11, 2015
Pine River Chamber Distinguished Service Award Banquet
at Pine River American Legion
6:00 P.M. Social 7:00 P.M. Program
May 16, 2015
Evan Lindquist Memorial 5K Run/Walk & 2 Mile Walk
9:00 A.M.- Meet at Pine River Information Center
Registration @ 8:00 A.M. $15 Individual or $20 Per Family
Registration forms available at PRB School Office or Call 218-587-8308
May 16, 2015
Pine River Library Special Presentation
Twin Cities Hardingfelelag Norwegian Music & Dance
2:00 P.M. at Riverview Life Center- Free admission!
May 22, 2015
FROST FREE FRIDAY IN PINE RIVER
Participating Pine River merchants will be giving one FREE plant
to each customer all day long!
Check out the Frost Free Friday locations here!
May 28, 2015
WINE/BEER/SPIRITS & SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER!
Net proceeds to go toward creating new Pine River parade float!
At Bites Grill & Bar- 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. - Everyone welcome!
June 20, 2015
1st of the Season Pine River Saturday Flea Market
8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.- Alongside the Paul Bunyan Trail
Download Flea Market Application Here
May 2015
(Date to be set)
Pine River Lions "TAKE A KID FISHING" DAY
(Limited to Pine River Backus 4th Grade Students)
May -September 2015
(Dates to be set)
Pine River Market Square
A farmers’ & crafters’ market
2:30-5:30pm
Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
Veggies, Plants, Eggs, Fruit, Preserves, Processed Free Range Chickens, Garden Art, Crafts – locally produced
(within 60 miles of Pine River)- Vendors welcome!
Contact: Barb Mann, 218-838-6058 or prmarketsquare@gmail.com www.prmarketsquare.wordpress.com

May 25, 2015
PINE RIVER AMERICAN LEGION & AUXILLARY
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE- 9:30 A.M.
AT PINE RIVER DAM
Public Cordially Invited to Attend!
June 5, 2015
1st National Bank of Walker
PRIORITY 55 GOLF TOURNAMENT (Backup date 6/12/2015)
June 6, 2015
Pine River Flea Market Begins
9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Flea Markets Every Saturday through Labor Day Saturday
$10 Registration - Pay Onsight
Call Janice at 218-587-2585 for Information
See Flyer Here!
June 13, 2015
FASHION SHOW
at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church

June 19, 2015

1st Pine River Duck Race of Season
Races Every Friday thru August 15 @ PR Dam
Registration 1:45 p.m.
First Race Promtly at 2p.m.

June 2015
Pine River Backus Relay For Life
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. to the public
Come hungry as the campsites always have good food available. There will be games for the kids and a silent auction. The opening ceremony honoring our cancer survivors will be at 7 pm, then the pie throwing, and we will light the luminaries at dusk. Sideways Entertainment will be there as our DJ's and
Corey Tackmann from K106 radio station in Wadena will be our MC

June 26 & 27, 2015
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church "Rhubarb Fest"!
At
"shopping block." Friday from 9-5 and Saturday from
9-4. Featuring rhubarb pies, jams, birdbaths and rhubarb slushes along with other rhubarb and non-rhubarb goodies. Also Rhubarb themed and other crafts.
June 26, 27, 28, 2015

Pine River Library Annual Summerfest Book Sale
@ Pine River Library
Friday, June 27 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 28 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Sunday, June 29 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

June 27, 2015
Pine River United Methodist Church Walking Tacos
(Summerfest) Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Pine River UMC,
348 Barclay Ave.
June 26 & 27, 2015
1st Lutheran Church Bake Sale- Friday, June 26 in front of Jim's Barber Shop
Saturday, June 27- Pie & Dessert at Lions Shelter House 11 A.M.-2 P.M.
June 26 & 27, 2015
PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
at PINE RIVER BACKUS HIGH SCHOOL
"CINDERELLA"!
Show Times Friday @ 7:00 P.M. Saturday @ 10:00 A.M.
June 27, 2015
PINE RIVER LIBRARY CUPCAKE WARS!
at THE WAREHOUSE- 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
Contact the Pine River Library at 218-587-4639 for details & to register!
June 27, 2015
Pine River State Bank
Annual Summerfest Classic Car & Tractor Show
Check Out Details Here!

June 25, 26, 27, 28 2015

PINE RIVER SUMMERFEST!
Call 218-587-4000 or 1-800-728-6926 for Information
or check "Events" tab at www.pinerivermn.com
Summerfest Craft Show Application
June 28, 2015
Pine River Lions Club
Drive-In Pancake Breakfast @ Cass Co. Fairgrounds
7:00 A.M.-Noon
June 25-27, 2015
PINE RIVER ART SHOW @ "The Warehouse"
10 A.M.-5 P.M.
Refreshments-Air Conditioned-Daily Door Prizes
Free General Admission
See Schedule Here!
June 25-June 28, 2015
CASS COUNTY FAIR in PINE RIVER
Carnival- 4-H Exhibits- Vendors-Moto Cross
Midway-Talent Show- Horse Show & More!
Call 218-568-4971
See 2015 Fair Schedule Here!
July 22, 2015
The Block Party
Sponsored by Riverview Church & The Warehouse
300 Norway Avenue Pine River - 6:00-8:00 P.M.
For Information Call 218-587-2021
July 24 & 25, 2015
"ZANY ZUCCHINI STREET FESTIVAL"
FUN! EXCITING! GOOD EATING!
Games On The Street- Contests-Zucchini Bread Cook-Off- Peel-Off
Zucchini Racing- Zucchini Zinging, Street Dance & Lots More
Check out the Zany Zucchini Facebook page or posters
around Pine River for time and location Info!
Or, check out the festival Ad in the Echo/Piper Shopper August 28 Issue!

http://www.facebook.com/PRZanyZucchiniFestival
July 31 -August 1, 2015
PINE RIVER COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE & MERCHANT'S SIDEWALK SALES
& "PIE ON PARK AVENUE" (8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. FRIDAY ONLY)
Register Your Garage Sale Here!
July 31 , 2015
"Pie On Park Avenue"
209 Park Avenue - Friday, July 31, 2015
(the Saturday of City Wide Garage Sales) 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Serving Pie and Coffee!
All Proceeds go to new PR Library building addition!
August 14, 2015
8th Annual PTL Concert for Faith in Action
2 pm & 7 pm at Calvary Church in Walker
August 26-30, 2015
LAKES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL!
Cass County Fairgrounds- Pine River
National & Regional Bands To Be Named!
Clinics-Jam Sessions-Food-Camping-Fun!
Check Out The Website @: www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com
September 5 & 6, 2015

"ARTS OFF 84" ArtCrawl
Twenty-four miles of art from Pine River to Longville along and adjacent
to State Highway 84- 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M. both days!
Call 218-587-5075 or 218-587-4983 for Information
Artist Information Here
Artist Registration Here

September 10, 2015
3nd Annual "Tea at the Station"
A Petticoat Junction Function at Historic Pine River Railroad Depot
2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. - A three course high tea!
Tickets: $25.00 tax deductable donation!
Sponsored by Heritage Group North
Questions? Call 480-747-2299 or 218-587-2583
Please bring your own teacup and saucer and share its' story! Hats and gloves are also welcome!
September 10-13, 2015
PINE RIVER HERITAGE DAYS
FREE HOBO STEW SATURDAY at NOON UNTIL IT'S GONE AT
FORBES PARK SHELTER HOUSE! Sponsored by Pine River State Bank
Special Historic Displays @ THE DEPOT & throughout Pine River!
Historic, pre-1830s Encampment Sept.10-13-at Forbes Park
Check out details here!

Call 218-587-4192 for Rendezvous Information
September 9, 2015
1st National Bank of Walker
PRIORITY 55 FISH FRY
September 12, 2015
Faith in Action Fundraiser
Booyah- 4 – 7 pm in Hackensack
September 23, 2015
1st National Bank of Walker
Kid's Klub Fall Party
September 2015
(Date to be set)
Pine River United Methodist Church Harvest Dinner
Saturday, 4:30 – 7:00 PM at Pine River UMC
348 Barclay Ave., Pine River, MN   218-587-4091
October 10, 2015
Pine River 1st Lutheran Church Annual Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner
Famous for lutefisk, Swedish meatballs, lefse and all the trimmings!
Serving 3:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
October 12, 2015
Go Pine River Dinner
Social 6:00 P.M. Dinner @ 7:00 P.M.
October 2015
(Date to be set)
PINE RIVER GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY
KID'S HALLOWEEN PARTY
3:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. - "WIZARD OF OZ" THEME
November 7, 2015
Minnesota Firearms Deer Opener
November 11, 2015
Faith in Action Fundraiser Raffle Drawing
5 pm at Faith in Action Office- Hackensack
December 5, 2015
Pine River Business Holiday Open House Day
Open houses at participating businesses throughout Pine River!
Lots of free goodies and drawings!
Check out Parade of Lights Event Week Here!
December 5, 2015
Pine River American Legion Art & Craft Sale
at Pine River American Legion Meeting Rooms- 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
December 5, 2015
1st Lutheran Church -Pine River
Annual Cookie Walk
9:00 A.M.-Noon
December 5, 2015
Pine River United Methodist Church
"Kid's Shop Day" 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Lots of kid's shopping ideas for not much money!
December 12, 2015
"Parade of Lights Day"
Parade at 5:00 p.m.- Christmas Open House at Chamber
Info Center- Caroling- Fireworks - Yuletide Bonfire Call 218-587-4000 for information OR
CHECK OUT ALL INFORMATION HERE!