Friday Flings 2013 May 23rd, 2013

Categories: Around Palmer, Businesses, Events, Seasons

Friday Flings are my Favorite!


Friday Flings run from May 24-August 30th, 10am – 6pm

Our favorite Friday activity is back… Friday Flings! Come to downtown Palmer any Friday, May 24 – August 30th, and join in the fun!

This year’s vendors will include Krazy Kidlets, The Alaska Life, Cafe Beignet, Foxfire Emporium, Tasa’s Thai Kitchen, LuLu’s Garden and the Flipside Cafe.

Friday Flings are made up of a mixture of local artists, craftsmen, gardeners, chefs, and small businesses. Not only are they a fun tourist attraction… you’re always sure to see someone you know, and meet someone new! Support local businesses and artisans, and bring your family to the Friday Fling!

Written by Tamara Van Diest

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:

WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
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
3. HAVE FUN!


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