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Feb Mtg Reminder

 

We would like to formally invite you to our February Chamber meeting on Tuesday, February 14th at 12:00pm at the American Legion. There's absolutely no obligation to join. We'd like the opportunity to share what visions we have and how we need your help in getting there. An optional lunch is served by the Auxiliary, payable at the door.

  

  

Winter Fest 2017

Winter Fest 2017

   

Winterfest 2017 is on January 28th--Pine Island's 4th annual family festival of fun events celebrating winter in Minnesota! This event is organized by the Image Committee and the News Record ad is sponsored by the Chamber.

 

Click below to find on Facebook:

The Winterfest Event & The Image Committee

   You can email the Image Committee with questions about the event: pineislandimagecommittee@gmail.com

   

Event Details!
KIDS ICE FISHING - Held at the Pine Island Pond on 8th St. SE. Starts at 10am. Open to kids 12 and under. Cost: $2.00 for supplies to make an ice fishing pole. Pole making for the first 20 kids. Kids can keep their poles. Instruction given on how to ice fish. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Contests for first fish caught in different categories with prizes. Additional prize drawings during the fishing derby.
STORYTELLER - Come in from the cold from 10:30-11:15am at Better Brew Coffeehouse on Main Street to hear Mark and Kim Aarsvold tell stories for the kids. Hot beverages available for purchase courtesy of Better Brew.
MOVIE TIME: Enjoy time inside from the cold! The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at Olde Pine Theatre on 2nd St. SW. A theatrical skit will delight the crowd prior to the start of each movie. Showings are Friday, Jan. 27 at 7pm, Sat., Jan. 28 at 12:30pm, Sun., Jan. 29 at 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 6:30pm. Tickets are $5 if purchased in advance online at: www.oldepinetheatre.com/calendar-of-events, $6 at the door.
YO-BOYS MAGIC SHOW: "It's Magic with Meaning" plus special lighting effects timed to music. It' like a Vegas show without the dancing girls that will touch on your feelings and emotions. From corny to serious. From fear to love. Recommended for Teens and above, it's adult friendly... Saturday, January 28 at 8pm at Olde Pine Theatre. Tickets $10+$1.50 online at www.oldepinetheatre.com or $12 at the door.
OPEN ICE SKATING: From 11am - 8pm at the Pine Island Ice Rink. Please bring your skates, as no skates are available for rent. PIZZA PARTY for skaters from 11am-1pm in the Middle School Art Room. (No warming house is available this year. Benches will be out for folks to put on and take off skates. Sorry for any inconvenience.)
GAMES, CRAFTS AND WARM DRINKS: American Legion Post 184 on 1st Ave. SE will be hosting games and crafts for kids - inside so you can get warm! They will offer warm drinks for sale for kids and adults too. Stop by from 1-4pm.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING: The Douglas Trail will be groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing throughout the day and evening on Jan. 28. Additional trails will be created and lighted with luminary candles during the evening from 5-8pm around the Pine Island Gold Course 8th St. SE and Golf Course Dr.

Don't have snowshoes or cross country skis? Eagle Bluff Environmental Center will be on hand in the afternoon to rent snowshoes and skis. Cost is $5. Equipment will be available at the Pine Island Golf Course Clubhouse.
POT LUCK AND GAMES for all ages. Come to the Pine Island Senior Center on 3rd St. SW at 12 noon for lunch. Bring a dish to pass and warm up playing some games with seniors and others in the community. Free event!
WINTER FEST FOOD! Be sure to check out the chili and soup at the Pine Island Golf Course Clubhouse from 5-8pm during Winter Fest. Purchase a bowl or a meal deal which includes a drink and a homemade dessert.
The Byron Snow Bears will again be grooming our ski and snowshoe trails for us! Many thanks to them for their continued support!!!
Thanks to Megan Schimek and Roots and Shoots at Pine Island High School for their continued assistance with WINTER FEST! We have 300 luminary candles to light up the cross country ski and snowshoe trails and they will be putting them out for us!!

 

   

Citywide Garage Sales 2017

 

It's official--the Executive Committee is announcing the dates of the 2017 Citywide Garage Sales. Mark Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th on your calendar now! Stay tuned for more information.

  

  

2017 Meeting Schedule

   

2nd Tuesday of the Month at 12:00pm at the American Legion

January Tues, January 10th New Year Preview Party
February Tues, February 14th  "I Love PI" New Member Information
March Tues, March 14th  Spring into Sales
April Tues, April 11th  Flower Basket Frenzy
May Tues, May 9th Paint-the-Town-Red Promo Update
June Tues, June 13th  Cheese Fest Refresh
July Tues, July 11th  Spooky Surprise
August Tues, August 8th  Fall Sale Unveil
September Tues, September 12th Brainstorming Boisterousness
October Tues, October 10th  Progressive Lunch Preparation
November Tues, November 14th  New Year's Resolutions
December NO MEETING  

   

    

    

About Pine Island, MN

About Pine Island, MN

          Pine Island—less than an hour south of the Twin Cities and an easy 15-minute drive north from Rochester—is located along the beautiful banks of the Zumbro River. Pine Island was given its name by the American Indian term Wa-zu-wee-ta which translates to Isle of Pines. Our community is rich with Minnesota history which can be found throughout its historic Main Street, at the History Center and at the creamery building at the City Park. Dating back to 1902, Pine Island is the home of the Douglas Trail which crosses outstanding rural scenery, traversing some of the richest agricultural land in Minnesota from forest and rolling fields to pastures and country roads. Explore the Douglas Trail on foot, horseback or on two wheels utilizing the Borrow-A-Bike program located right at the edge of the trail in the City Park.

         Plan your visit around one or more of our city’s seasonal events:

  • Our annual Pine Island Cheese Festival dates from 1936 and is held the first weekend in June each year to commemorate the city’s vast dairy history that once included 43 cheese factories and a 1911 world record 6,000 pound block of cheese.
  • Our annual Pine Island Winterfest is held on the last Saturday of January, entailing a plethora of family friendly events such as snowmobile rides, cooks outs, skating, snowshoeing and storytelling.
  • The always anticipated City Wide Garage sale brings hundreds of visitors and treasure seekers to the Pine Island community on the last weekend of each April.
  • Our local Island Classics car club’s monthly car show at the City Park features live music and vendors one Saturday each month.

         Come to visit, come to stay and be a part of our quaint and growing community that supports our community organizations such as the Lions Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and 4-H along with our many academic, athletic and extra-curricular activities put on by our rated top 100 schools of Minnesota! See you on the banks of the Zumbro!

  

  

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives

The Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce is a 2016 MCCE Member! Our director will have the opportunity to network with community leaders statewide and bring new ideas back to Pine Island. Stay tuned for news regarding collective advertising, social media, and more!

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