The Middle River Farmer’s Market will be at the picnic shelter on Main Street on Friday from 2-5 pm, this is the last Farmer’s Market of the season. Plants, baked goods, jellies, fruits & vegetables, eggs, fancy work and garden décor will be available.

The Middle River 44th Annual Goose Festival is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 28th, 29th, and 30th.  The parade begins at 12:30 pm on Saturday and there will be numerous events all 3 days, from morning into the night. Activities include Main Street Stage Entertainment, Music on the street, a Mud Run, Bean Bag Tournaments, a Volley ball Tournament, a huge Craft and Flea Market, a Beer Garden, a Long Golf Putt Contest, various food venues, a Basketball Tournament, and a Goose Cook-off/Goose Calling Contest, to name a few. There is something for everyone.

You are invited to join in the fun at the Challenger Elementary Forest Book Fair on Saturday, September 29th and Monday, October 1st through noon on Friday, October 5th.  The book fair will be open daily from 7:30am to 6:30pm.  Stop in for the evening special family events on Tuesday, October 2nd and Thursday, October 4th from 5:30pm to 8pm for great books, prizes and more!  You’ll find a treasure load of books for preschool through adult readers; the entire community is invited to the Challenger Book Fair, located in Gym 1.

Walt Cross, who provides lifestyle education on the physiological benefits of lifestyle health, will be presenting Old Mountain Health Remedies lectures at Nature’s Retreat in Middle River.  There will be four presentations on Saturday, September 29th, beginning at 9:30am and running throughout the day until 4pm.  On Sunday the 30th there will be one presentation at 9:30am.  For more information call 218-821-8079 or 218-686-4083.  These lectures are free to attend, everyone is welcome.

Immanuel Lutheran Church is serving their Annual Fall Supper on Saturday, September 29th from 5-7:30pm at the Plummer Community Hall.  The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, vegetable, dessert and beverage.  The price is adults/$12, and 10 and under/$7; take-outs will be available.  A Silent Auction and Bake sale will be held upstairs until 7:30, come and enjoy!

On Sunday, September 30th, Middle River Thief Lake Living at Home will have a Pancake Breakfast at the American Legion in Middle River from 8-11am.

United Lutheran WNALC of Bernier/Gonvick will serve their Annual Fall Dinner at noon on Sunday, September 30th.  The menu includes ham, baked potatoes, carrots, coleslaw, raisin sauce, white molasses finger rolls, and apple cake with caramel sauce and whipped cream.  The price is $10/adults, $5/children 6-12 and 5 and under free.

The Alma Free Lutheran Church, in rural Argyle, will be having their annual “OfferFest” on Sunday, September 30th at 2:30pm.  The Dennis Klopp family will share in song; pie and ice cream will be served, everyone is welcome.

Redeemer Lutheran Church of Thief River Falls is sponsoring the 28th Annual Hospice of the Red River Valley Spaghetti Benefit Dinner on Monday, October 1st from 5-7pm.  A Freewill Offering will be collected; proceeds will go to Hospice of Red River Valley.

The regular meeting of the Middle Snake/Tamarac Rivers Watershed District scheduled for Monday, October 1st has been cancelled.  A special meeting for permits will be held on Tuesday, October 9th at 8:30am at the District Office.

There will be a benefit for Lisa Geske on Thursday, October 4th from 4:30-8pm at the Eagles Club in Thief River Falls.  They will be serving BBQ’s, macaroni salad, baked beans, and chips.  There will be a live Auction at 7pm, with a silent auction, bake sale and raffle throughout the evening.  Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2018.  Donations will help with medical and travel expenses and time off work.  For questions call Laurie at 681-5703.

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year.  The exhibit includes 15 original pieces of art by regional adult artists.  The exhibit is currently at the Ada Public Library until November 2nd.

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