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The Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage Association (NMRHA) in Crosslake will host a Wm Crooks Day history event from 12:45-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the club in Crosslake to educate the public on the history of the Wm Crooks locomotive. The Wm Crooks locomotive was the first locomotive to operate in Minnesota. It was built between 1861 and 1865, and it first provided service in 1862 for the St.
Local songwriter, singer and guitarist Shannon Murray will perform at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Crosslake Community Center, and at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Pequot Lakes Library. Her show, "People's Music: Songs of the Industrial Workers of the World," will feature some of her original music, as well as music of the early 1900s. Murray will share her research on industrial workers of the world (IWW), general history of the time and how the IWW used music as an organizing tool within the labor movement.
For the second year, Pine River State Bank has helped to gather school supplies for families who need help. Thanks to donations from local businesses and individuals, Pine River State Bank raised more than $1,800 in donations and school supplies. The donations helped fill 45 backpacks with supplies in addition to $500 worth of loose supplies. The bank expanded this year's donations to include more schools: Pine River-Backus, Pillager, Remer and Crosby-Ironton. In 2013, the bank raised approximately $700 for Pine River-Backus and Pillager schools.
Local resident Ted Leagjeld, former teacher, retired resort owner and lifelong writer, will give a Book Talk and sign books at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
Arts Off 84 Art Crawl set Labor Day weekend Eight locations on Minnesota Highway 84 between Pine River and Longville will feature 85 artists showing their works of art from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, as part of the seventh annual Arts Off 84 Art Crawl. Artist directories are available at the Pine River Chamber of Commerce, Longville Chamber of Commerce and many area businesses.
The Pequot Lakes Woman's Club will meet at noon Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Pequot Lakes Library meeting room. There will be a short meeting, and at 12:30 p.m. the public is invited to see art displays by Faye Tweed and photography by Shirley Gorg. Husbands are invited or bring a friend. Coffee and snacks will be served.
The Mission Possible Senior Club meets the first Wednesday of each month, May through December. A meeting will be at noon Sept. 3 at the Mission Fire Hall. A potluck will be served followed by music provided by John and Virginia Shogren. All seniors and summer visitors are welcome to attend.
Faith in Action (FIA) for Cass County will sponsor a fundraiser Booyah from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Union Church in Hackensack. Booyah is a thick, rich stew containing several types of meats and vegetables, slow-cooked for maximum flavor. FIA board chair Mike Bohanon, the Booyah master, has had years of experience in perfecting his Booyah recipe. The menu will also include Linnea Dietrich's organic sourdough bread, a choice of desserts and a beverage.
Weekly Nisswa Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, American Legion parking lot Jam at the Dam, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Pine River Pine River Market Square, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 26, downtown Pine River Flea Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 30, along Paul Bunyan Trail Crosslake Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 10, Crosslake Town Square August 28 Deep Portage Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society's 25th Anniversary Conservation and Sportsmen's Banquet, 5:30 p.m. social, 7:30 p.m.
Eight locations on Minnesota Highway 84 between Pine River and Longville will feature 85 artists showing their works of art on Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31. The seventh annual Arts Off 84 Art Crawl hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. The art crawl consists of artists who create high-end art, as well as quality, handcrafted items. Quality is the No.