Peach Sale - 8/3
The Backus Lions will be selling HUGE, fancy, ripe, juicy Colorado peaches on Friday, August 3rd beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the 371 Liquor Locker parking lot, on the west side of Highway 371 just north of Backus. Sales will be first-come-first-served. No advance orders. Cost is $28 per case with approximately 35 to 40 large, juicy peaches per case. Profits from peach sales help the Backus Lions fund many activities in the community including high school scholarships, service dog organizations, First Responders, Backus Fire Department and area food shelves.
Community Play - 8/3 and 8/4
Aitkin Community Education presents Aladdin Jr. directed and preformed by commuinty youth at the Aitkin High School Auditorium. First showing is on Friday August 3rd at 7pm with tickets costing $10 for adults and $5 for students, and second showing is Saturday, August 4th at 4:30pm following the parade with tickets costing $7.50 for adults and $3.50 for students. Tickets will be available at the door, doors open half hour before showtime.
Pork Rib Cookoff - 8/4
Roberts Glad VFW in Aitkin is hosting a Pork Rib Cookoff on Saturday August 4th. Spareribs, Cole Slaw, and Baked Beans. Adults $15 per plate, under 12 $8. Serving Starts at noon til gone, vote in for favorite ribs happens from noon till 2pm
Fundraser BBQ - 8/3
The Aitkin County Fair Foundation in Partnership with The Aitkin Lions is hosting a Fundraiser BBQ & Live Auction at the Aitkin County Fair Grounds, with all proceeds to the building of the new apt horse barn. The dinner is starting at 5:30pm until food is gone with live auction starting at 6:30PM. Adult Dinner price is $10 and Kids 8 and under is $8.
Wiffleball Tourney - 8/4
A Wiffle Ball Tourney fundraiser for Aitkin Youth Fastpitch Softball is happing on Saturday August 4th starting at 2pm. Cost is $50 for a team of 5 players games will be played at The Roost with the championships happening under the Connie Lueck lights. For questions or to register call/text 612-201-4102
Pitching Clinic - 8/4
Factpitch Sofftball is hosting a Pitching Clinic on Saturday August 4th at the Roost with University of Notre Dame Softball Alumni Trish Sorensen as the instructor. Coaches’ Session from 8 to 9, 7th-12th Grade Session from 8:15 to 10:30 and 1st-6th grade session from 10:45 to 12:00. A recommended donation of $20 for each clinic attendee to Aitkin Youth Fastpitch. Pre-registration preferred but but not required with same day registratio, half hour before your session start time. To register call/text 612-201-4102.