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2014 EVENT SCHEDULE
(And 2015 As They Become Available)

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-Mid June thru Mid August
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
2014 Schedule Fridays, May 30-September 26, 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

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 1, 2014
BACK TO BASICS DAY
8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M. @ PRB SCHOOLS
A day filled with good information and fun!
Info Letter Here
Registration Form Here
Vendor Registration Form Here
February 15, 2014
Pine River United Methodist Church Valentines Dinner
4:30 – 7:00 PM at Pine River UMC
348 Barclay Ave., Pine River, MN
Adults $9-Age 7-12 $5 Kids 6 and under FREE!
218-587-4091
February 28, 2014
23rd Annual Men & Boys
Wild Game Potluck Banquet at Trailside Center-Pequot Lakes
Potluck Dinner and Lots of Prizes- Doors Open @ 5:00 P.M.
Taxidermist Displays-Hors d'oeurves-Featured Speaker Bobber Bill
March 1, 2014
The Warehouse & Community Youth Center
Indoor Flea Market, Garage Sale & Silent Auction Fundraiser
8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. (Silent Auction open until 3:00 P.M.)
Two blocks east of Hwy 371 on Norway Ave.
All proceeds support day-to-day operations at The Warehouse
Registration or other questions? Call 218-587-5404
March 7, 2014
Pine River Backus Family Fun Night
Sponsort by PRB Parent Teacher Organization
March 11, 2014
Cass County Faith in Action
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser: An Evening in Tuscany 4:30 to 7:00 pm at Lucette’s Pizza & Pub in Hackensack.
Free Will Offering at the Door
March 21, 2014
Pine River Backus Schools
Career Day!
March 23, 2014
Cass County Faith In Action
Chocolate & Wine Affair and the Ultimate Chocolate Challenge
3:30 to 6:00 pm at Northern Lights Event Center in Walker.
Enjoy samples of chocolate, wine and coffees at this classy and fun fundraiser for Faith in Action and HOWA Family Center.
April 12, 2014
35th Annual Miss Pine River Scholarship Pageant
PRB Old Gymnasium- 6:30 Doors Open 7:00 Pageant
May 3, 2014
Kid's Stuff Garage Sale
Saturday, May 3@ The Warehouse
9:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
One Stop Shop for maternity items to high school!
Sponsored by PRB Early Childhood Coalition
May 4, 2015
Good Samaritan Society Bowling Fundraiser
@ Pine River Community Bowl- Call 218-587-4433 For Information
May9, 2015
Opening of Minnesota Fishing Season
for Walleye & Northern Pike
May 12, 2014
Pine River Chamber Distinguished Service Award Banquet
at Bites Grill & Bar
6:00 P.M. Social 7:00 P.M. Program
May 16, 2014
3rd Annual Spring Plant Swap- FREE!
at Hunt Utilities Grouip Resillient Living Campus (Co. Rd. 2 W.)
2331 Dancing Wind Rd. SW Pine River- 2:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
"An opportunity to trade all things related to growing..."
Sponsored by Happy Dancing Turtle & Mn Sustainable Farming Assoc.
May 17, 2014
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 218-587-8302
May 20 & 21, 2014
Pine River City Clean-Up Days
Call Pine River City Hall For Details Of What You May Discard & How
Check Out Details By Clicking On Here
May 23, 2014
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 24, 2014
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 28, 2014
Pine River Lions "TAKE A KID FISHING" DAY
(Limited to Pine River Backus 4th Grade Students)
May 30-September 26, 2014
Pine River Market Square
A farmers’ & crafters’ market
2014 Schedule Fridays, May 30-September 26, 2:30-5:30pm
Downtown Pine River, 3 blocks off Hwy 371
NEW IN 2014:
In-door Markets, Saturdays 8am-noon, Oct. 11, Nov. 15 & Dec. 13 (specific location To Be Determined) 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 26, 2014
PINE RIVER AMERICAN LEGION & AUXILLARY
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE- 9:30 A.M.
AT PINE RIVER DAM
Public Cordially Invited to Attend!

June 20, 2014

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 20, 2014
Our Neck of the Woods presents
Frontier Archive & Historical Tour - Begins at PR Depot
Fridays June 20, July 11 & 25, August 1, 15 & 22 and September 5
Free to the Public!
Ride behind the same six horse hitch George Angus Barclay drove as a wagoneer in the Civil War with General Sherman!
Sponsored by the Legacy Amendment, Kitchigami Library & Ole & Lena's Sweet Revenge
June 20, 2014
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 23-27, 2014
4th Annual TNT Basketball Camp
at Pine River Backus Schools
Check out information here!
June 26 & 27, 2014
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, 89, 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
PRAIRIE FIRE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
at PINE RIVER BACKUS HIGH SCHOOL
Friday @ 7:00 P.M. Saturday @ 10:00 A.M.

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 Last Year's Fair Schedule Here!
July 23, 2014
The Block Party
Sponsored by Riverview Church & The Warehouse
300 Norway Avenue Pine River
For Information Call 218-587-2021
July 25 & 26, 2014
"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
August 1 & 2, 2014
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!
August 1, 2014
"Pie On Park Avenue"
Park Avenue Friday, August 1st (New location)
(the Friday of City Wide Garage Sales) 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Serving Pie and Coffee along with a Boutique and Bake Sale
All Proceeds go to mission projects in Honduras
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
August 30 & 31, 2014

"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 4, 2014
2nd 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 4-7, 2014
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
Quilt Show @ United Methodist Church in Pine River Both Days
11:00 A.M.-2 P.M.- Lunch will be available
Special Historic Displays @ THE DEPOT & throughout Pine River!
CHECK OUT THE OFFICAL HERITAGE DAYS POSTER HERE!
Historic pre-1830s Encampment Sept. 5-7-at Forbes Park
Check out details here!

Call 218-587-4192 for Rendezvous Information
September 4, 2014
Pine River Library Presents
"People's Music"
7:30 P.M at The Warehouse Community Center
See Flyer Here
Sponsored by the Clean Water Land & Legacy Fund, Kitchigami Regional Library and the Pine River Library
September 5 & 6, 2014
Pine River United Methodist Church Quilt Show & More!
(Heritage days) Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Pine River UMC 348 Barclay Ave., Pine River, MN 218-587-4091
Local men and women share hand work or craft items for display: Quilting, Knitting, Crocheting, Stained Glass, Woodworking, counted Cross-Stitch, Painting etc.
Items accepted for display August 26-29, September 2 and 3- 9 A.M.-Noon
Call 218-587-4091, 218-682-2288 or 218-587-2409 for information
September 12, 2015
Faith in Action Fundraiser
Booyah- 4 – 7 pm in Hackensack
September 14, 2014

Pine River Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
ANNUAL FALL DINNER
11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
For Information Call 218-587-2070

September 21, 2014

Pine River United Methodist Church
Pot Luck Lunch at Forbes Park- Public Is Invited!
10:00 A.M.- Call 218-410-1118 for Information

September 26-28, 2014
Foothills Alpaca Farm Open House
190 68th Ave. SW- Backus, Mn. 56435
10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Call 218-947-3291 for Information
September 27, 2014
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 11, 2014
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 13, 2014

Go Pine River Dinner
Social 6:00 P.M. Dinner @ 7:00 P.M.
November 8, 2014
Minnesota Firearms Deer Opener
November 11, 2015
Faith in Action Fundraiser Raffle Drawing
5 pm at Faith in Action Office- Hackensack
December 6, 2014
Pine River American Legion Art & Craft Sale
at Pine River American Legion Meeting Rooms- 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
December 7, 2013
1st Lutheran Church -Pine River
Annual Cookie Walk
9:00 A.M.-Noon
December 13, 2014
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"Parade of Lights"
Parade at 5:00 p.m.- Christmas Open House at Chamber
Info Center- Caroling- Fireworks - Yuletide Bonfire Call 218-587-4000 for information