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Palmer’s Capital Project Fair April 25th, 2013

Categories: Around Palmer

Capital Project Fair

Capital Project Fair

The capital project fair is going on right now at the MTA events center. You can go and vote for the capital project that you want the city to focus on for the next year.

Here is your opportunity to have your voice heard for what you want the city to work on in the future.
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Who Let the Girls Out? April 26-27th! April 17th, 2013

Categories: Around Palmer, Businesses, Events

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Hey Ladies! I wanted to remind you about an annual event coming up the end of this month!

3rd Annual “Who Let the Girls Out?”
in downtown Palmer on April 26 and 27!

Over 25 Palmer businesses are involved in creating a fun-filled weekend for women of all ages. Here are just a few things to look forward to:

April 25th and 26th, Envision Mat Su will host a film festival at the Palmer Depot from 6-10pm, $15 admission.

5K Timed Run/Untimed Walk
Valley Women’s Running Team hosting a run/walk Friday (26th) at 6:30pm. $25.00 for early entry, $30.00 the day of the race.

Palmer Spring Classic
Backcountry Bike and Ski hosting an annual Randonnee Style Ride (50, 100 or 200K) In Randonnees, riders can ride alone or with a group. They must complete the pre-designated course in the amount of time allotted and are expected to be self-sufficient between check points. Cost of entry is $25.00. Check in time is 7:30 with the ride starting at 9 am. Registration will take place the morning of the event, and folks will gather at Vagabond Blues.

And much more!
Check April’s issue of Make a Scene, pages 19-22 for a full schedule of events.

Who Let the Girls Out? is updating the Facebook Page daily with more information about this awesome event. Check it out and Mark your calendars for April 26 and 27th!

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CashMob – Third Thursdays March 18th, 2013

Categories: Around Palmer, Events

It’s likely that you’ve seen our posts on our Facebook Page about Cash Mob. But what in the world is a Cash Mob?!? Let me tell you about it.

The Palmer Cash Mob is a monthly event with the following slogan: Buy Local, Meet Locals, Eat, Drink and BE Local! Every third Thursday of the month, 6:00pm – 8:30ish, locals will gather at a “pre-mob” gathering place. This gathering place is announced on the Palmer Cash Mob Facebook page. Mobbers are encourage to grab a bite to eat and/or drink, and introduce themselves to other locals. Here the “Host Business” (the business being mobbed) will be announced.

The Cash Mob will then head to the “Host Business” where each Mobber spends a minimum of $20. Buy gifts for friends or family… or just pamper yourself!

Rules for a Host Business:
1. The business must be locally owned.
2. The business must have products for both men and women and be large enough to hold the Mob.
3. The business owner must give back to the community in some way.
4. The business owner must approve the CashMob before the mob is announced.

Cash Mobbers are encouraged join in a social gathering after the mob.

Mobbers: At the Mob, there are three rules:
1. Spend $20
2. Meet two people you didn’t know before

Written by Tamara Van Diest

Winter in Palmer – 2012 December 17th, 2012

Categories: Around Palmer, Seasons

I love winter in Palmer… even at -15&#176.
Every little shop is playing Christmas music, the street lamps are decked with bell and star lights and even the Train Depot has Christmas lights around the perimeter.

Local businesses have great holiday deals and people are excited for Christmas vacation. My college friends are back in town and families are reuniting.

We finally have snow! After no snow all the way into December… we wondered if there would be a white Christmas at all! But the first couple weeks of December finally gave up a minimum of 8 inches. It looks much better than heavy frost on the trees.

Children are trying out the fresh sledding hills in Hatcher Pass and friends are playing weekly broom ball on Kepler Lake. Despite sub-zero temps, everyone is out and about in a hurry to finish holiday shopping and get home to families.

Merry Christmas, Palmer!

Written by Tamara Van Diest

Handmade Creations – Support Local Crafters and Artists! November 2nd, 2012

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Seasons

Want to support local artists and find some great handmade Christmas Gifts? Check out some of the Palmer Area Craft Fairs this holiday season!

Nov. 2, 3 Annual Valley Fiber Arts Guild Holiday sale is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 2 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 3 at the Palmer Depot. Some 40 guild members will offer their hand-made creations for sale, including shawls, jewelry, socks, novelty items, blankets, rugs, paintings and ornaments. For more information, contact 745-3487, or visit

Nov. 10 Palmer Elks Lodge No. 1842 Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 10 at 2600 N. Barry’s Resort Drive. This is a great chance to get some holiday shopping done or if you are a vendor, to sell your wares. Registration forms are available at and we have spaces available. Food will be available for purchase. Vendor spaces are $35 and as always, buyers are admitted free. For more information, contact (907) 242-1865, or visit

Nov. 10 Fall Craft Bazaar at St. Michael Catholic Church in Palmer at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 10 Open to all with handcrafted goods, food, and music.

November 17 from 10 am – 5 pm at Farm Loop Christian Center Adoption Fundraiser Craft Show
Come do your Christmas shopping and raise money for adoption! Featuring handmade items and home based businesses who will all make a donation to the Jacobs family’s adoption fund. There will be door prizes, silent auction and a bake sale! The Jacobs have also decided to “tithe” off of event earnings this year, so they will be surprising another local adoptive family with 10% of the proceeds from this event!

Nov. 17 The Women’s Ministry of Palmer Church of the Nazarene annual bazaar is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 17 at the Palmer Depot, 610 S. Valley Way. For more information, contact 746-0261.

Nov. 24 Colony High School’s Holiday Bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 24 at Colony High School, 9550 E. Colony Schools Drive. For more information, contact 861-5500.

Dec. 7, 8 Colony Christmas begins at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Palmer Depot, 610 S. Valley Way. Multiple bazaars and craft fairs in downtown Palmer. Visit the website details. For more information, contact 745-2880, or visit

Dec. 15 A Christmas Bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 15 at the new Sutton Library. For more information, contact 745-0707, or 745-4467. The event includes a visit from Santa from noon to 1 p.m., door prizes and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the family of Renvek Larson.

This information was found in the Frontiersman’s 2012 Mat-Su Holiday Bazaars. For the Full article with info about bazaars around the entire Valley, click here.

Written by Tamara Van Diest