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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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The 32nd Potato Bowl September 25th, 2010

Categories: Events, History

The Potato Bowl has been one of the most look-forward-to games of every football season for Palmer and Wasilla…for the last 32 years.
I dropped by today to see Palmer win again Wasilla (third year in a row) with a score of 26 – 12. Palmer has won 23 of the last 32 Potato Bowls.

The weather was beautiful! Clear skies and light breezes throughout the afternoon. Though the game was rescheduled last night because of dangerously strong winds, but the stands were filled today with spectators of all ages: player’s younger siblings to oldtime Palmeranians. Not only were cars bedecked in blue and white paint, so were school windows and student’s bodies.

Just another day in the life of a Palmeranian! Click here for a link to the Frontiersman with more info about today’s game.



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2010 Summer Youth Band June 24th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Palmer People, Seasons

This morning I drove into the Palmer Post Office parking lot and was pleased to discover a live concert by the Palmer Summer Youth Band.

The band is sponsored by the Palmer Arts Council and meets for weekly rehearsals throughout the summer. Middle and high school youth from Valley schools are under the direction of Matt Swalling, the music director at Palmer Junior Middle School.

The students played exceptionally well and I thoroughly enjoyed the music. I was told they are playing the next two Fridays at the downtown Friday Fling. Come out and listen!

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Palmer’s Friday Flings 2010 June 24th, 2010

Categories: Around Palmer, Events, Palmer People, Seasons

Need something to do on Fridays between 11AM and 4PM? Love to support local artists, farmers and businesses? Searching for the perfect Alaskan gift for somebody? Come down to the Friday Fling on the park strip in front of Palmer Visitors Center!

You will find things for the entire family. Handmade wooden toys, fragrant flowers and delicious vegetables, beautiful handmade jewelry, fashionable clothing of all sizes, crafts, artwork from Valley artists and much much more!

Hungry? The Husky Burger has savory burgers and side dishes. Other booths offer fresh Valley-Grown produce, ice cream, hot dogs, fresh breads, and cotton candy and kettle corn made right in front of you!

Looking for laughs? Stop by the Tundra Comic booth! Chad Carpenter’s witty humor has put numerous Alaskans in stitches and is now spreading like wildfire in the Lower 48!

You can hear local or traveling musicians playing, meet Palmeranians you haven’t seen in a while or just stroll down and enjoy Valley Artists artwork. [youtube width=”400″ height=”300″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frq7YwW0FiA[/youtube]

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