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Pine River-Backus Family Center lists September events

Following are the Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Family Center happenings for September:

We would like to remind you that Hidden Jewels is no longer a part of the Pine River-Backus Family Center. Hidden Jewels 4You is now under the direction of the Pine River Area Foundation and is located on Barclay Avenue just two doors down from the family center. For more information, call 218-831-6445. Thank you for all of your past support.

Following are the Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Family Center happenings for September:

Pine River Area Food Shelf: Is open every Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the second Tuesday of the month from 3:30-7 p.m. in the basement of First Lutheran Church. Donations of excess garden produce would be greatly appreciated.

Family Center Home Visiting Program: Has immediate openings for first-time expectant mothers who would like additional support with their pregnancy and parenting their child until age 3. Free prenatal gift bags are available to women who are expecting a baby and live in the Pine River-Backus School District.

MNsure Navigator: Call 587-4292 to set up an appointment

Child & Teen Check-Up: Will be here Sept. 24-25. Appointments are still available; call Karen at 587-4292 for an appointment. Remember, immunizations can be done at Child & Teen Check-Up. Family Planning: Will be at the family center the first Tuesday of the month. Call 877-275-6123 to schedule an appointment.

The Working Together Coalition is looking for people to compete in the Amazing Race. Find more details at

Coming Oct. 11: Three Gun Shoot fundraiser for the Pine River Area Food Shelf.КCost is $45 and pre-registration is suggested. Contact Charyl at 587-4292.