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Valley BBQ Bash May 24th, 2011

Categories: Around Palmer, Businesses, Events

1st Annual BBQ Bash
June 11-12 2011

Palmer, AK

So you think you can cook? How about proving it!

Alaska BBQ Supply is putting on this yummy event and even if you aren’t a cook, you can enjoy the food! With $10,000 in cash prizes and 8 cooking categories, this is the contest to enter! This contest is not just for professionals; all you everyday backyard BBQer’s are encouraged to cook away!

Categories:
Steak
Salmon
Sauce
Brisket
Pork Butts
Ribs
Chicken
Desserts

Entry cost is $200 for all eight categories or $35 per category.
For more information go to AlaskaBBQSupply.com or call 907-841-0789.

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Friday Flings 2011 May 13th, 2011

Categories: Around Palmer, Events

Perfect Weather!

Perfect Weather!


The Husky Burgers were as delicious as ever if the line was any indication...

The Husky Burgers were as delicious as ever if the line was any indication...


It’s here again! I traipsed downtown to the Friday Fling under the pavilions today…and enjoyed the sun! The weather was perfect and there were lots of people. The Palmer High Jazz Choir performed a few selections as well as the local ConFusion Jazz Combo.

Returning vendors like Tundra Comics and local gardens/nurseries attracted many browsers. Newer businesses like Moose Bites Personal Chefs and other local artists also caught many eyes.

Josh Anderson of Palmer High Jazz Choir wowed the crowd with a jazz solo.

Josh Anderson of Palmer High Jazz Choir wowed the crowd with a jazz solo.


Most people were just out to soak up the sun and see what Palmer businesses had to offer. Downtown is bustling with tourists, cyclists and families out for walks. I was able to catch up with many people I knew from high school, families from my church and even an old neighbor. I love this community!
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Friday Flings will run through August 19th, every friday from 11am to 6pm.

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Valley Happenings this Weekend and Next! February 11th, 2011

Categories: Around Palmer, Events

Hey folks! Here are some things going on this weekend and next. Not all of these events listed below are in Palmer, but they all look to be enjoyable! If you know of anything else going on this month that’s open to the whole community, comment and I’ll try to post it!

Want to know my source? Vagabond Blues! The bulletin board outside Vagabond Blues in downtown Palmer always has posters and announcements about local happenings. Check it out and grab a tasty treat or beverage while you’re at it!

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Christmas Events December 11th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Seasons

Here are some other events going on between now and Christmas. Know of more? Post a comment and I’ll add them!

All of these photos were taken in Vagabonds. Not only is Vagabond Blues a great place to get coffee or a meal, it’s also a good place to find out what’s going on in town!

Click on the photos to enlarge and view the details!

Tonight!



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Colony Christmas December 1st, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Seasons


Hey Folks, last year’s Colony Christmas was a marvelous event, let us make this year’s even better!

Here is a link to the entire Colony Christmas Schedule.

Highlights:
There will be 5 Arts and Crafts fairs going on throughout the weekend.
Friday: Palmer Depot 11-6
Saturday:
Palmer Depot 10-6
Borough Gym 10-6
Alaska Job Corps Center 10-4
Palmer Senior Citizens Center 10-4
Matanuska Christian School (time unknown)

Fireworks!!!
Sponsored by BP, Saturday Dec 11 6:30 pm. Borough softball fields & Library Parking Lot. You should have a great view from anywhere in downtown.

Cookie Contest!
Bake your favorite cookie and bring a plate with a recipe attached to Cover Ups, located at 840 S. Colony Way. Enter your cookies between 11am and 2:45pm on Saturday, December 11th. Judging is at 3pm!
Click here for more info.

Gingerbread Contest! Click here for more info.

PARADE!!!
This year’s Colony Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 11th at 5pm. Bundle up warm, bring your kids and your cameras and come downtown to enjoy the lights, music and laughter! This year’s theme is “Mistletoe and Holly.”
Interested in entering in the parade? Click here.


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