Archive for December, 2009
Colony Christmas! December 13th, 2009
All in a day’s…play!
Today was a marvelous day. Clear skies, above zero temperatures, and (oh, yeah) Colony Christmas!
Below are just a few of the awesome events today, documented in photos. I also threw in a few scenic ones taken today as well. Enjoy!
Why would someone want to live off Wolverine Road? Because they want a view like the one below!
Old Matanuska River Bridge
Craft Fair at the Borough Gym
Musk Ox Farm’s entry in the Gingerbread House Contest
These two girls sat atop their transportation to view the Parade of Lights.
There were all sorts of entries in the parade
Even an entry from our local waste removal services
The fireworks show was fabulous! These two photos just don’t do it justice…
Upcoming Events! December 7th, 2009
There are tons of things going on this week and upcoming weekend! Wednesday Dec 9, 7-8 PM
Here are just a few:
There are tons of things going on this week and upcoming weekend!
Wednesday Dec 9, 7-8 PM
Free 1-hour talk by Leah Rachocki at Alaska Center for Acupuncture on Rolfing Structural Integration. Here’s a link for more information: Alaska Center for Acupuncture – Events
Friday, Dec 11, 7:30 PM
Alaska Children’s Choir Concert at St. John Lutheran Church, 440 E. Elmwood, Palmer
Friday and Saturday, 11th and 12th, 7PM
Colony High presents “Rumors” a comedy put on by the Drama department. Tickets are $7 at the door.
Saturday, Dec 12th, 4PM
Matanuska-Susitna Orchestra concert at the Red Beet Cafe. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Red Beet’s website, or you may call (907) 745-4050.
Sunday, Dec 13th, 2PM
Flat Baroque Concert at the Palmer Depot – FREE This group makes absolutely beautiful music (I have TWO of their albums). They play traditional music from the Renaissance era and include some traditional instruments. You don’t want to miss this concert!
This weekend, Dec 11-13, is Colony Christmas. For a full list of events, go to PalmerChamber.org
One of the events is a Gingerbread House contest. Click here for more details.
Still shopping for Christmas gifts? Come to the Arts and Crafts Fairs!
- Arts+Craft Fair at the Palmer Train Depot, presented by Conoco Phillips. It’s open from 11-6 on Friday, 10-7 on Saturday.
- Arts+Craft Fair at the Job Corps center by Palmer Junior Middle School from 10-4 on Saturday.
- Arts+Craft Fair at Borough Gym from 10-6 on Saturday.
Bring your family downtown this weekend and support local businesses, crafters and artists while making wonderful memories!
Gingerbread Contest!!! December 4th, 2009
Colony Christmas is coming up fast, folks, and here’s the first announcement!
Are you creative? Do you love sweets? Do you have kids? Well, if you answered yes to any of these, this contest is for you! There’s a Gingerbread House contest sponsored by AlaskaUSA two weekends from now.
Business ($25 per entry, option to showcase at place of business)
(Entries in Community/Children categories are free)
Rules + Regulations:
Entry must be 90% edible
Max size requirements are 24″ by 18″ (with the base)
Use of Colony Christmas theme, “When Reindeer Fly”
Entries must be delivered to the Pioneer Home at 10-5PM Wednesday, December 9th – 11AM Saturday, December 12
Entries may be viewed at the Pioneer Home from 11-3:30 Saturday, Dec 12. Judging starts at 4 PM.
For more information or to enter, call (907) 745-2880 or send an email to [email protected] Or go to Palmerchamber.org
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