The panoramic photo above was taken from the roof of the Backus building. The view of the City of International Falls is quite beautiful and we thought it should be shared with you.
"Historic Backus Community Center, The heart of International Falls, where all generations celebrate arts, culture, recreation, wellness, and life-long learning."
Backus has a new program called "Hidden Talents"! We are looking for creative artists across Borderland to participate in this opportunity. There is a wealth of talent in our community, and Backus wants to provide a venue for people to share their gifts through public broadcasts.
People can share their gift of playing an instrument. Wood crafting. Metal arts. Painting. Pottery. Weaving. Sculptures. Glass work. Wood burning. Welding. Photography. Singing. Writing poetry. Wood carving. Sign painting. Quilting. Sewing. Dance. Beading. The opportunities are endless!
Check out the information on the PROGRAMS tab on this website for more information and how to get started!
COMMUNITY CAFE GUESTS:
We will be making dinner available to you from The EAST DOOR of Backus (the door that faces
St. Thomas Church).
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make changes like this. We do so for the safety of everyone involved.
Your support will enable us to keep our mission, maintain our drive to provide excellent service, provide support to the very diverse needs of the community where we live, continue providing meals at community café, serve free summer lunches to area children, as well as maintain our grand auditorium.
Community Café will serve meals via pick up only, the dining room will not be open.
If Community Café guests would like a meal, please call the office at 285-7225 before 4:00 pm the day of the meal to help us to manage our expected meal counts. Meals can be picked up between 5:00 and 6:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Backus Building Tenants Open
Friday 8:00am -12:00 pm
Tuesdays & Fridays 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Thursdays 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30 pm
Backus Building Tenants Closed
No Driver's testing
Call (218) 748-2457
Now located at 345 6th Avenue
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Backus Community Center office at (218) 285-7225.
Wear a mask... slow the spread
The Community Café program is dedicated to reducing hunger and building a stronger community which is why every Tuesday and Thursday, Backus offers hot, nutritious meals to community members free of charge. Since March 17, Community Café has served over 9,000 meals and averages about 270 meals per night. From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, any area resident can come pick up meals. Due the COVID-19 pandemic, meals have been changed from dine-in to pick-up to follow Center of Disease Control guidelines. If you would like to pick up a meal, please call the Backus Office at (218) 285-7225 before 4:00 pm on Café days to reserve your meal. Meals can be picked up at door number 3.
2021 - 2022 Performing Arts Season
The Performing Arts Season is happening at Backus! Seating is limited, and we won't have season tickets available this year. Please see the "Events" tab on this website for more information. We are busy putting a great line up together. Stay Tuned!
One last thing...
Backus continues to keep the Community Café and Ruby’s Pantry programs in operation and is still offering spaces for rent. All spaces rented must follow the same safety protocols that are in place for Backus, including the restriction of gatherings greater than 10 people, until further notice. If you are interested in a space, please see “Building Rental” under the “About” tab or call the Backus Office at (218) 285-7225.
The Backus office is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
900 5th St, International Falls, Minnesota 56649, United States
08:00 am – 04:00 pm
Backus Community Center | 900 5th Street,
International Falls (218) 285-7225
"Historic Backus Community Center, the heart of International Falls, where all generations celebrate the arts, culture, recreation, wellness and life-long learning."
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