Plethora of choice for your Pine City weekend!

Friday, Oct. 4

  • Farmers’ Market in the Park
    • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Robinson Park, town square – Enjoy it homegrown and handmade!
    • Peaceful Pines Pumpkin Patch
      • 3 p.m. – Dusk, 13650 Government Road – Acres of pick your own pumpkins.   Pick your own $4 each; pre-picked and priced pumpkins too.  Apples, gourds, Indian corn, broom corn, corn stalks, displays and decorations for photos opportunities.
      • Old Highway 61 – An Evening to Remember
        • 4 – 6 p.m., Pine Technical College, 900 4th Street SE – Tour virtual Old Highway 61, and see what it has to offer, and hear from MPR’s Cathy Wurzer, author of “Tales from the Road Highway 61”.
        • Highway 61 Film Festival
          • 6 p.m., various show times, Pine Technical College Auditorium, 900 4th Street SE – The Highway 61 Film Festival is a three-day celebration of the magic of movies that was established in 2011 as a means of supporting and promoting independent films and filmmakers from all along Highway 61, and beyond.  
          • Photos on Buildings
            • Dusk, back of Pine Plaza, along 4th Street SE.    Collections of photographs from area photographers will be shown in a unique way:  “Photos on Buildings” exhibits the talent of photographers by projecting photos onto the backside of Pine Plaza.
            • Pine City Dragons Football Homecoming
              • Tailgate 5 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., east of 7th Grade Commons Area, Pine City High School, 1400 Main Street S. –From 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., enjoy an outdoor BBQ, door prizes, music, and an appearance by the PCHS pep band.  Rain site:  7th Grade Commons.
              • Kick-off at 7 p.m., Saunder’s Field, Pine City High School, 1400 Main Street S. – Wear your Kelly Green and White and cheer on your Dragons (1-4) under the Friday night lights as they take on Crosby-Ironton (2-3). 
              • Late-Night Film Session
                • 10:30 p.m., Danny C’s BeachRocks Supper Club, 10762 Lakeview Shore Dr – A fun-filled evening of an eclectic mix of movies not for the weak of heart!

Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Farmers’ Market in the Park
    • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Robinson Park, town square – Enjoy it homegrown and handmade!
    • PTO Fall Carnival
      • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Pine City Elementary School, 700 6th Avenue SW – The Pine Dragons Parent-Teacher Organization will host their annual Fall Carnival, featuring food, prizes, games, crazy hair, a bounce house and more!
      • Peaceful Pines Pumpkin Patch
        • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 13650 Government Road – Acres of pick your own pumpkins.   Pick your own $4 each; pre-picked and priced pumpkins too.  Apples, gourds, Indian corn, broom corn, corn stalks, displays and decorations for photos opportunities.
        • Highway 61 Film Festival
          • 1 p.m., various show times, Pine Technical College Auditorium, 900 4th Street SE – Day two of the festival brings a great variety of films to the community.  The Film Festival Board is made up of a group of passionate film enthusiasts and artists that have worked to create an outlet for emerging new voices and ideas.  
          • Photos on Buildings
            • Dusk, back of Pine Plaza, along 4th Street SE.   Yet another reason people will find Pine City to be an exceptional arts destination.
            • Late-Night Film Session
              • 10:30 p.m., Danny C’s BeachRocks Supper Club, 10762 Lakeview Shore Dr – Another fun-filled evening of an eclectic mix of movies not for the weak of heart!

Sunday, Oct. 6

  • Lions Spaghetti Dinner
    • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., American Legion Post No. 51, 525 Main Street N. – The community is invited to a spaghetti dinner sponsored by the Pine City Lions.  A freewill offering will be taken at the door and proceeds will benefit the Pine Community Food Shelf among other local projects.
    • Peaceful Pines Pumpkin Patch
      • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., 13650 Government Road – Acres of pick your own pumpkins.   Pick your own $4 each; pre-picked and priced pumpkins too.  Apples, gourds, Indian corn, broom corn, corn stalks, displays and decorations for photos opportunities.
      • Highway 61 Film Festival
        • Noon, Pine Technical College Auditorium, 900 4th Street SE – For the final day of the festival, there will be a special presentation with films selected by Pine City native and Twin Cities film legend Al Milgrom. 
        • A Place for You Benefit Concert
          • 2 p.m., The Light House, 1045 Main Street S. – A benefit concert for “A Place for You” transitional shelter.   Music and fellowship featuring local church musicians.  Cost is $10.00.
          • Photos on Buildings
            • Dusk, back of Pine Plaza, along 4th Street SE.    The final night of Photos on Buildings 2013, exhibiting the talent of area photographers.
            • Citizen of the Year Reception
              • 4 – 5:30 p.m., North West Company Fur Post, 12551 Voyageur Lane – The 2013 Citizen of the Year is Harvey Lindstrom, a longtime city employee and an avid community volunteer.  

This Weekend in Pine City: Autumn “Stay-Cation” Ideas

Economic hardship is still forcing many to cancel travel or vacation plans and instead make the most of “Stay-Cations.”  

Anderson's Rock Creek Relics 2011 Corn Maze

Definition of Staycation:  A vacation spent at home or near home, doing enjoyable activities or visiting local attractions.  – Dictionary.com

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Here are some ideas to offer the perfect solution: Activities that not only will please everyone and are close to home, but are either free to the public or nominally priced…

Stay up-to-date with other goings on in Pine City at the Area Chamber of Commerce Web site.

The A-list: Sept. 17-18

Sporting Events

  • Prep Football, Pine City Dragons (2-0) at Rush City Tigers (0-2), Jacobs Field, Fri. 7 p.m.

Ongoing

  • Farmers’ Market in the Park, Robinson Park, Fri & Sat., 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Special Events

Concerts

  • A Moment Without (hard-rock, heavy metal), Froggy’s, Sat. 9 p.m.  Free admission.  21+
  • Tim Mahoney (acoustic jam), Running Aces, Sat. 7 p.m.  $15 (Benefit concert to help fight hunger in Minnesota; bring canned food item or cash donation)  18+
  • Terry G. Hall (southern gospel)  Evangelical Free Church Lighthouse, Sat. 7 p.m.  Free-will offering.  All ages.

Tributes

  • Elizabeth (Eli) Maukstad, Danny C’s BeachRocks Pub & Supper Club, Sat. 2 p.m. (casual attire)

It’s a wrap: 2009 farmers’ market season

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Standing (L-R): Tong Moua (and son), Christine Bloomquist, Lee Raudabaugh, Bev Raudabaugh, Mayor Jane Robbins, Barb Videen, Marvin France, Chuck Lindahl, Ailana Peterson, Leah Ames and Paul Janssen;  Kneeling (L-R): Sandy Mathisen, Nathan Johnson and Market Manager Jennifer Peterson.

Another farmers’ market season came to a close, with memberships and the number of vendors up from recent years.  Last Friday, a vendor appreciation was put on by the Farmers’ Market in the Park Steering Committee.  The committee wishes to thank all of those who participated in making the market such a success.

Reusing bags reduces plastic bag waste

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Last year, Walmart announced that it would work to reduce the weight of its global plastic shopping bag waste by an average of 33 percent per store by 2013.  With the millions of dollars they spend each year purchasing plastic shopping bags and more than 176 million customers visiting their stores each week, reducing the number of plastic shopping bags they give away demonstrates Walmart’s unique position to drive change across an entire industry for the benefit of business, customers and the environment.  Should Walmart Achieve this goal, the company claims it could reduce plastic bag waste by 9 billion bags per year from existing stores.

One of the measures Walmart has incorporated in achieving its goal is to increase the availability and affordability of reusable bags; such bags are also available at Sprouts and at the Pine City Farmers’ Market.

* Congratulations to Brenda Skluzacek!  For replying to this post, she won a  Buy Fresh Buy Local reusable bag.

Wanted: Farmers’ Market Committee Members

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Wanted:  Two (2) Farmers’ Market in the Park Steering Committee Members.  Ideally, the board desires an interested individual from the business community or someone who is a regular market customer.

The mission of the FMP is… “To establish and maintain a Farmers’ Market for the purpose of marketing local farm and homemade products; to improve production; to stimulate public interest; to increase consumption of local products; to spark the downtown Pine City economy.”

The committee meets on the 3rd Friday of each month, seasonally, at 8:30 A.M.  E-mail duskwindfarm@gmail.com to express your interest in serving in this capacity.

The last Friday of the month

Opps I forgot to mention that the last Friday of the months of the Market we will have Kelly Appeldorn nutrition educator from the extension office at the market handing out some great samples and recipes and even showing you how to cook some great food with that produce you just bought- or maybe convince you to buy something you did not know what to do with. So tomorrow we will have samples and music, besides all the wonderful vendors- can life get any better than that!

Duskwind Farm

Come for the Market stay for the Music

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Tomorrow we here in Pine City are so lucky to hear music played by Xavier Jara (15) and Austin Wahl (16) who are 2009 Schubert Club Student Scholarship Winners in classical guitar.  They both study at the MacPhail Center For Music in Minneapolis with Alan Johnston.  Xavier and Austin also play in the MacPhail Guitar Quartet.  On Friday they will play solo pieces as well as a duet together.
Xavier has been on Minnesota Public Radio to hear him follow this link to Xavier’s family blog, where you will find a link to the MPR program. Xavier is a friend of mine, so I would love you all to come out and support him and his fellow Schubert winner.

Think about taking your lunch break at the park; eat, listen and buy:)

Duskwind Farm

Come One Come All

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This Saturday July 25th is our first Saturday Farmers’ Market. If you have been unable to make it to the Friday market this one is for you. Tell your family, friends and neighbors!!! Join us 9 to noon in the heart of downtown Robinson Park.
Support our local vendors selling Jams, Jelly’s, Honey, Fruit, Veggies, Soap, Crafts, Flowers and more! Wanna be a vendor stop by the information booth and register!
See you all there!
Duskwind Farm

Farmers’ Market Events

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Click to enlarge- Hope to see you there

Duskwind Farm