Following are Pine River-Backus Family Center events in October:
• Pine River Area Food Shelf: Food shelf hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 3:30-6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month (Oct. 9).
• Soups & Sweets: The fifth annual Soups & Sweets fundraiser for the Pine River Area Food Shelf will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Pine River American Legion. Call 218-587-4292 for more information.
• Radiothon to End Child Abuse: The family center will participate in the 25th annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6-7. The center is looking for auction items by Nov. 9 to put up for bid on the radiothon website. Items must be a $50 value, and money raised from the auction items will go directly to the family center and stay in this community. Call Karen for more information at 218-587-4292.
• Home Visiting Program: The family center's Home Visiting Program has immediate openings for expectant mothers who would like additional support with their pregnancy and parenting their child to 3 years of age. Free prenatal gift bags are available to women who are expecting a baby and who live in the Pine River-Backus School District.
• NAPS: Pickup will be from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
• Opioid Prevention Team: The Opioid Prevention Team will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Hub in Hackensack.
• WIC: WIC will be at the family center Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3-4.
• Family Planning: Family Planning will be at the family center Tuesday, Oct. 2. Call 877-275-6123 to schedule an appointment.
• Child & Teen Checkup: Child & Teen Checkup will be at the family center Wednesday, Oct. 24. Appointments are available; call Karen at 218-587-4292 to schedule an appointment.
• MNsure Navigator: Call 218-587-4292 for information or to set up an appointment.
• Medicare Part D Open Enrollment: Make an appointment at the family center by calling the Senior Linkage Line at 1-800-333-2433.
Pine River-Backus Family Center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. The center is at 245 Barclay Ave. in Pine River. Call 218-587-4292 or visit www.prbfamilycenter.org. "Like" the family center on Facebook.