Farewell, welcome party
A farewell party for the retiring Pine River Library Branch Manager Muriel Erickson and Browser the library cat will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the library. Also, meet the new branch manager.
Singer/songwriter Brianna Lane will take the Grassroots Concerts stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar in Nisswa. The nonprofit series welcomes donations of nonperishable food or cash for the food shelf.
Crafts and cookies
The Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Auxiliary will host its annual Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Legion, featuring local crafters' wares for sale, homemade cookies for sale by the pound, and other holiday baked items for sale.
First Lutheran Church in Pine River will host its annual Cookie Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, for visitors to buy treats, including cookies, candies, lefse and others. Coffee and rolls will be available.
The United Methodist Church in Pine River will host its annual Community Children's Shopping Day for children in sixth grade and younger from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. All items are $1 with free gift wrapping.
Children's Shop Day
Grace United Methodist Church south of Pequot Lakes will have its annual Children's Community Shop Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, when children ages 2 to 12 can shop for family and friends for $1 per gift, which includes wrapping and gift tags.
Christmas for Kids
The 11th annual Christmas for Kids event will be Saturday, Dec. 1, at Maucieri's in Crosslake. From 4-7 p.m., vendors will sell items for the gift-giving season. There will be a silent auction from 4-6 p.m. with a live auction at 6 p.m. with Paul Nelson as the auctioneer.