Talkeetna Community Health Fair

Blood Draws by Appointment

Location: Upper Susitna Senior Center, 16463 E Helena Dr, Talkeetna, AK 99676

Alaska Health Fair is a nonprofit organization serving Alaskans since 1980. We are considered an essential service by the State of Alaska. We have a state-reviewed and approved COVID19 mitigation plan in place to ensure the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff. We offer blood draws by appointment to facilitate social distancing and other protocols.

To schedule an appointment online: https://calendly.com/anchorage-office/talkeetna-community-health-fair?month=2021-08

Houston Mid Valley Senior Center Health Community Event

Blood Draws by Appointment

Location: Houston Mid-Valley Senior Center, 11975 W. Midvalley way, Houston AK 99623

Alaska Health Fair is a nonprofit organization serving Alaskans since 1980. We are considered an essential service by the State of Alaska. We have a state-reviewed and approved COVID19 mitigation plan in place to ensure the safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff. We offer blood draws by appointment to facilitate social distancing and other protocols.

To schedule an appointment online: https://calendly.com/anchorage-office/houston-mid-valley-senior-center-community-event?month=2021-08

Palmer Community Health Fair

This is a Health and Wellness fair open to the public. The affordable blood draws do require an appointment. This is also a masked event. There will be health educators and exhibitors. For individuals 18 years and older.

To make an appointment online: https://calendly.com/anchorage-office/palmer-depot-community-fair-9-28-9-29?month=2021-08

HIGH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE BLOOD TESTS
ComprehensiveBlood Test (27 panels, CMP,CBC and lipids panel;
fast 10-12 hours-water only) – $45
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) – $35
EstimatedAverage Glucose (A1C, non-fast) – $25
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) – $25
Vitamin D Levels – $50
ABO/RH Blood typing – $20

For more information call 907-278-0234.

Palmer Community Health Fair

This is a Health and Wellness fair open to the public. The affordable blood draws do require an appointment. This is also a masked event. There will be health educators and exhibitors. For individuals 18 years and older.

To make an appointment online: https://calendly.com/anchorage-office/palmer-depot-community-fair-9-28-9-29?month=2021-08

HIGH QUALITY, AFFORDABLE BLOOD TESTS
ComprehensiveBlood Test (27 panels, CMP,CBC and lipids panel;
fast 10-12 hours-water only) – $45
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) – $35
EstimatedAverage Glucose (A1C, non-fast) – $25
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) – $25
Vitamin D Levels – $50
ABO/RH Blood typing – $20

For more information call 907-278-0234.

Wasilla Community Health & Wellness Fair

*This event is by appointment only*

Location: Menard Center @ 1001 Clapp Street Wasilla

Community health and wellness fair open to all of the community. Appointments available for affordable blood tests. There will be health education tables as well. We are following all local Covid mandates, and even though you may be vaccinated, due to the close proximity for a blood draw masks are required. Please take medicines as prescribed. Fast 8-12 hours if you’re getting a Lipid panel, but don’t forget to drink water. Take your blood pressure at home if you need to save time. Please cancel your appointment if you have any Covid like symptoms.

To schedule an appointment online: https://calendly.com/anchorage-office/menard-center-community-health-fair-9-17-9-18?month=2021-08

If you have questions about this event please call 907-278-0234.

School Supply Giveaway

School Supply Giveaway

Location: Salvation Army Mat-Su
12271 East Palmer-Wasilla Highway
Palmer, AK 99645

September 11th, 10 am – 2 pm

Free school supply giveaway. Must bring proof of residency in Mat-Su Borough and identification for children.

Alaska State Fair

Fair Announces Expanded 14-Day Schedule for 2021: August 20 – September 6

Palmer, Alaska – Alaskans will have even more time to enjoy the Alaska State Fair in 2021, as organizers have announced an expanded 14-day schedule for this year’s event. The 2021 Fair, themed Seeing is Believing, will be held Friday, August 20, through Monday, September 6, at the fairgrounds in Palmer. Hours will be 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. During the 14-day run, the Fair will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (August 24 – 25 and August 31 – September 1).

“Our goal by adding another weekend is to help spread out the Fair crowds and keep fairgoers as safe as possible as Alaska continues to respond to the global pandemic,” said Jerome Hertel, Fair CEO, adding that the Fair will be adhering to the current CDC recommendations for large events and will be filing a mitigation plan to the State.

“The expanded schedule will also provide an additional economic boost for the over 400 vendors at the Fair and, of course, provide an extra weekend of fun for our guests,” he added.

The schedule for the 14-day Fair will look much the same as previous years, with a couple of noteworthy exceptions during the first weekend, August 20 – 23:

The first weekend will feature fairgoer favorites, including carnival rides, vendors and concerts.
The first weekend schedule will also include a free-with-Fair-admission RAM Trucks Timed Event Challenge in the Grandstand.
The Farm Exhibits building will be closed the first weekend, as the livestock and their owners need the extra week to prepare. Animals will be in the barn on Thursday, August 26. Perishable exhibit items will also not be featured the first weekend. Early admission prices will be extended through Monday, August 23.

The announcement offers some good news after a challenging year. Last summer, the Fair made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. That was only the second time in the Fair’s 85-year history that the event was canceled; the last time was a hiatus from 1942 – 1946 due to the War.

“Like so many other Alaska businesses and organizations, the Fair has struggled over the past year. As a private nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation, we rely on the support of fairgoers, sponsors and grant-makers. That support was significantly reduced in 2020 due to the tough decisions we had to make to protect the health of our fairgoers, staff, volunteers, vendors, entertainers and others,” Hertel said.

While the annual Fair did not occur, Fair staff was able to organize several smaller events in 2020 that encouraged community support and involvement, while adhering to public health recommendations. Those events included the Encore Drive-In Nights concert series, pop-up drive-in movie series, Food Truck Fare, Harvest Fest, and the Bright Up the Night holiday light display.

“We found some creative ways to connect with our community, but we missed coming together at the Fair last year. We look forward to once again being a gathering place for Alaskans at the 2021 Fair,” Hertel said.

Sleeves Up for Fair Fun at The Alaska State Fair

Friends and Supporters of Public Health!
Sleeves Up For Fair Fun is happening LIVE at The Alaska State Fair!

Join The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, The Mat-Su Health Foundation, and Capstone Clinic in rolling our Sleeves Up for Fair Fun
Our booth will be FULL of fun filled ways to engage and learn all about COVID-19 including its risks, its impacts, and ways YOU can help slow the spread.
Are you hoping to have your COVID-19 questions answered by a qualified professional? We can help!
Are you wanting to get the COVID-19 Vaccine? We can help!

Are you wanting to participate in a fun filled and educational scavenger hunt while entering to win AMAZING PRIZES? We Can Help!

Stop by our booth on the Red Trail, get your super fun photo taken in our Photo-Booth (Bonus Points for CRAZY FAIR HAIR), charge your mobile device if your battery is running low, throw your thoughts up on our idea board, learn about COVID-19 and its risks including ways you can help prevent the spread. If you want the vaccine, we will have it available!

PLUS play our goose chase scavenger hunt game and get entered to win COOL prizes like an amazing Paddle Board and an awesome Mountain Bike!
It’s Sleeves Up for Fair Fun and its happening LIVE at The Alaska State Fair!

We will see you on the red trail Alaska!

Alaska State Fair

Fair Announces Expanded 14-Day Schedule for 2021: August 20 – September 6

Palmer, Alaska – Alaskans will have even more time to enjoy the Alaska State Fair in 2021, as organizers have announced an expanded 14-day schedule for this year’s event. The 2021 Fair, themed Seeing is Believing, will be held Friday, August 20, through Monday, September 6, at the fairgrounds in Palmer. Hours will be 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily. During the 14-day run, the Fair will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (August 24 – 25 and August 31 – September 1).

“Our goal by adding another weekend is to help spread out the Fair crowds and keep fairgoers as safe as possible as Alaska continues to respond to the global pandemic,” said Jerome Hertel, Fair CEO, adding that the Fair will be adhering to the current CDC recommendations for large events and will be filing a mitigation plan to the State.

“The expanded schedule will also provide an additional economic boost for the over 400 vendors at the Fair and, of course, provide an extra weekend of fun for our guests,” he added.

The schedule for the 14-day Fair will look much the same as previous years, with a couple of noteworthy exceptions during the first weekend, August 20 – 23:

The first weekend will feature fairgoer favorites, including carnival rides, vendors and concerts.
The first weekend schedule will also include a free-with-Fair-admission RAM Trucks Timed Event Challenge in the Grandstand.
The Farm Exhibits building will be closed the first weekend, as the livestock and their owners need the extra week to prepare. Animals will be in the barn on Thursday, August 26. Perishable exhibit items will also not be featured the first weekend. Early admission prices will be extended through Monday, August 23.

The announcement offers some good news after a challenging year. Last summer, the Fair made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. That was only the second time in the Fair’s 85-year history that the event was canceled; the last time was a hiatus from 1942 – 1946 due to the War.

“Like so many other Alaska businesses and organizations, the Fair has struggled over the past year. As a private nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation, we rely on the support of fairgoers, sponsors and grant-makers. That support was significantly reduced in 2020 due to the tough decisions we had to make to protect the health of our fairgoers, staff, volunteers, vendors, entertainers and others,” Hertel said.

While the annual Fair did not occur, Fair staff was able to organize several smaller events in 2020 that encouraged community support and involvement, while adhering to public health recommendations. Those events included the Encore Drive-In Nights concert series, pop-up drive-in movie series, Food Truck Fare, Harvest Fest, and the Bright Up the Night holiday light display.

“We found some creative ways to connect with our community, but we missed coming together at the Fair last year. We look forward to once again being a gathering place for Alaskans at the 2021 Fair,” Hertel said.

Sleeves Up for Fair Fun at The Alaska State Fair

Friends and Supporters of Public Health!
Sleeves Up For Fair Fun is happening LIVE at The Alaska State Fair!

Join The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, The Mat-Su Health Foundation, and Capstone Clinic in rolling our Sleeves Up for Fair Fun
Our booth will be FULL of fun filled ways to engage and learn all about COVID-19 including its risks, its impacts, and ways YOU can help slow the spread.
Are you hoping to have your COVID-19 questions answered by a qualified professional? We can help!
Are you wanting to get the COVID-19 Vaccine? We can help!

Are you wanting to participate in a fun filled and educational scavenger hunt while entering to win AMAZING PRIZES? We Can Help!

Stop by our booth on the Red Trail, get your super fun photo taken in our Photo-Booth (Bonus Points for CRAZY FAIR HAIR), charge your mobile device if your battery is running low, throw your thoughts up on our idea board, learn about COVID-19 and its risks including ways you can help prevent the spread. If you want the vaccine, we will have it available!

PLUS play our goose chase scavenger hunt game and get entered to win COOL prizes like an amazing Paddle Board and an awesome Mountain Bike!
It’s Sleeves Up for Fair Fun and its happening LIVE at The Alaska State Fair!

We will see you on the red trail Alaska!