Friday, August 13 at 6:00 PM: The Pine City Arts Council will present the final concert of the Art in the Park music series in Robinson Park – and the first time a concert is being offered after the Pine County Fair… Enjoy bluegrass music from the “Triple L Band” as well as the sloppy joes being served by the First Presbyterian Church. Food service begins at 6:00PM as well. Note that the music will begin earlier than normal this week due to the earlier sunset time. A reminder that there is a rain site location in the event of bad weather the concert is held at the First Presbyterian Fellowship Hall.
Friday, August 13 at 6:00 PM: Renee Schminkey will perform her original compositions at Java Joe’s Bistro. Renee is a former PCHS student who has played previously at Java Joe’s as well as at the Pine Center for the Arts Birthday Celebration.
Friday, August 13 at 7:00 PM: The Pine Center for the Arts will open the next month long gallery exhibit with the traditional Opening Night Reception. This month will be the “Members Gallery” which will feature a wide variety of types of art but each artist has one thing in common – they are members of the Pine Center for the Arts. The Pine Center for the Arts is a membership-driven organization that relies on the support of individual artisans to offer a wide variety of programming.
Saturday, August 14 at 7:00 PM: Pine Center for the Arts transforms the 1930s era Pine City Auditorium into a movie house, complete with popcorn, candy, and soda, to bring its audience a screening of an award-winning writer/director, Zach Hamill’s works. For less than the cost of packing up the family and heading to an area movie theatre (tickets for the event are $6 for adults and $4 for K-12 students), one can bring them out to see what has transpired for a Pine City native. The evening will also feature a question-and-answer period with the filmmaker. Tickets will be available at the door and the movies are appropriate for families, though parents are discouraged from bringing small children. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, August 15 from Noon-5pm: Minnesota Sokol Camp on beautiful Cross Lake in Pine City will host its 80th Annual Booya and Picnic on Sunday, August 15, from noon to 5pm. There will be jiternice, brats, hot dogs, meatloaf sandwiches, cabbage rolls, kolace, and candy. A cold pivo or refreshing soda will satisfy any thirst. Old time music, dancing, bingo, a cash prize raffle, kids games, a Country Store, and a performance by the St. Paul Czech & Slovak Folkdancers will take you back in time.
Thursday, August 19: The North West Company Fur Post will begin wild rice processing demonstrations in August and September. Learn about wild rice and the steps involved in harvesting, parching, treading and winnowing of this important food source. Contact the Fur Post for more details at 320-629-6356