Meadow Lakes Community Health and Wellness Fair

Health and Wellness fair with free education, health exhibitors, vision and hearing screenings, and affordable blood draws. Everyone welcome! Appointments can be made at www.alaskahealthfair.org. Walk-ins are welcome!

Open Mic Night

Come and read from your work, or something from your favorite author, in a supportive atmosphere. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, please email us at director@brightlightsbookproject.org

Winter Discovery Day

Join the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation for a free, family-friendly event designed to connect locals to winter resources on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10AM-2PM. Free fat-biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing demonstrations at various trailheads, activities, Q&A tables and hot chocolate in the Hatcher Pass area.

Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation is sponsoring Winter Discovery Day 2024, coordinated Revel Treks and Tours. The most comprehensive overview of event details can be found on the Revel website.

The following trailheads will have activities at the event: Government Peak Recreation Area, Skeetawk, Gold Mint Trailhead, Independence Mine winter parking area. Daily parking fees apply. Gold Mint and Independence Mine are Alaska State Parks parking areas. Government Peak Recreation Area is a Mat-Su Borough trailhead.

Over 10 businesses and organizations are participating as hosts/vendors for this event. They include:

Government Peak Recreation Area:
Backcountry Bike and Ski – Fat Bike and Hok Ski Demos
Mat-Su Ski Club – Cross country skiing Q&A
Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers Association – Hot chocolate

Skeetawk/Hatcher Pass Alpine Xperience:
Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center – Avalanche awareness: gear, activities and Q&A
Skeetawk – normal operations: downhill skiing lift passes, rental gear, and snacks available for purchase

Gold Mint Trailhead:
* AKtive Soles – Traction devices, poles, and snacks
* Onward and Upward – Snowshoes and avalanche awareness: gear, activities and Q&A

Independence Mine Winter Trailhead:
* Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation – Information and maps
* Revel Treks and Tours – Snowshoes and sledding demos
* Salmon Berry Travel and Tours – Hot chocolate
* Adventures by True North AK – Snowshoes

8-Bit Bash Dance Party

Saturday Night Thrive Presents: 8-Bit Bash @ Palmer Jr. Middle School for a fun-filled night of a dance party, video games, video game themed costume contest, laser tag, 3×3 basketball, dodgeball, karaoke, 9-square, bonfire, Art Lab, Music Lab, games, and much more!
TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
YOU MUST PREREGISTER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT.
Palmer Jr. Middle School
March 2, 2024 6-10pm
Special thanks to MTA for sponsoring Saturday Night Thrive events!
To preregister, please complete these steps:
1. Text “Saturday” to 907-745-5826 to sign up today.
2. Complete the liability waiver at the link we send (if you haven’t completed one in the past year)
3. Secure your tickets using the link we send (tickets go on sale on 2/3)
Tickets are limited and we expect to sell out.
This event is exclusively for youth in 6th grade and up & their parents.
Parents, you are welcome to drop off your youth (6th grade and up) however if you would like to attend with your child (and not volunteer) we ask that you purchase a ticket for yourself and your child.
Youth/Adult Tickets:
$8 – 1 month before (2/3 – 2/23)
$12 – 1 week before (2/24 – 3/1)
$16 – day of event (3/2)

Frontline Mission's Prom Giveaway

If you or someone you know is in need of formal clothes for prom this year, come to Frontline Mission in Wasilla, Alaska 11am-3pm on Saturday March 2nd!! Dresses, Suits, shirts, shoes etc. for all shapes and sizes!! If you are in need of something special to wear to prom Don’t Miss Out!

2024 Mat-Su Polar Plunge

Join us for the annual Mat-Su Plunge. Money raised stays local to support the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in the Valley.
Create a team or jump solo. Raise $100 to jump in the cold water of Finger Lake. Prizes available.

Mat-Su Ski for Women

Come and be part of the excitement at the Government Peak Recreation Area for the Mat-Su Ski Club’s annual “Ski for Women” event! Since 2014, this vibrant fusion of Nordic skiing and a costume party has attracted individuals of all genders and skiing skill levels. It’s a celebration that embraces everyone, fostering a lively and inclusive community. Be a part of the excitement – you won’t want to miss the fun!

Registration opens at 12:00 pm, with a 4K ski tour kicking off promptly at 1:00 pm.

Let your creativity shine, as costumes are welcome and highly encouraged!

After skiing the course, gather in the Chalet for an indoor potluck. This year, we’re thrilled to revive this cherished tradition, providing a warm respite for attendees. More than just a meal, the potluck offers a unique opportunity to socialize and strengthen community bonds. Join us in reviving the spirit of togetherness.

I Heart Hockey Tournament

2024 TOURNAMENT INFO
DATES
February 15th-18th

AGE GROUP
8 & Under (8U)

DIVISIONS
Red/White/Blue

VENUE
MTA Events Center, Palmer AK

REGISTRATION
https://tourneymachine.com/E134135

For questions please call 907-250-0476

2024 ALPHA Health Summit

The 2024 Summit theme will be a grand celebration of 50 years of the Association’s pursuit to advance the health of Alaskans and Alaska. The Summit will offer space for us to reflect on the accomplishments and impact of the Association as well as outlining a vision for the next half century. Featuring nationally-known keynote speakers, professional development opportunities, and the latest work of your public health colleagues from the UA system, the Alaska Department of Health, and other Alaska health and social service organizations through interactive sessions, posters, and our new lighting-round talks. Sessions address a wide variety of important focal areas including:
Climate & Environment
Health Equity
Public Heath Infrastructure
Public Health Programming
Sexual Health & Wellness
Rebuilding Trust in Public Health
As always, health professionals who attend will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.
To register please visit: https://www.alaskapublichealth.org/health-summit

Free Movie: All the Lonely People

All The Lonely People places a human face on the hidden epidemic of chronic loneliness and social isolation. Built on hope, it shares the latest research and interventions for individuals and communities
and leaves audiences feeling empowered and reconnected.
The film features two residents of Palmer, Alaska, who will attend the show! A panel discussion will follow featuring Valley residents who are working to help address issues of loneliness.
January 24, 2024
Doors Open at 6:00 pm
Free Pizza Dinner
Movie at 6:30
Discussion at 7:45
Meet filmmaker Joseph Applebaum, and two Valley residents featured in the film.