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Healthy Vibes Tasting Party

The Healthy Vibes Tasting Party will be held on February 13th during Chisholm’s Polar Bear Days Festival. Take this chance to try out some delicious and surprising flavors, maybe you’ll even find a new favorite!

With a mission to provide a healthy choice to supplement your diet and appease your taste buds, Healthy Vibes has been creating tons of flavors and using their Herbalife Products to make them a great choice for anyone with their health in mind. At the Healthy Vibes Tasting Party you may also learn more about their Herbalife Products and see for yourself why Healthy Vibes is a great option for your healthy drink  or snack option!

Not to mention, they are on the same block as 30 West and are an ideal stop off point after your work out if you really want to feed your body right!

Tickets are only $5 and are available at the door or in advance. So come out and explore some new flavors with Healthy Vibes on February 13th and find your new favorite flavor!

 

Check out Healthy Vibes on their Facebook Page and see what new flavors they’re concocting as well as more upcoming events, special deals & MORE!

See more upcoming events on the Chisholm Chamber website

Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest

The Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest is back again this year during February’s Annual Polar Bear Days Festival. There will be prizes, foods, and plenty of fish to catch this year!

Why wait for the summer? Come out on the lake this winter for a community ice fishing competition and win cash prizes for various fish categories! It’s sure to be a fun chance to get the family out and active during these winter months and you might even catch a winner!

Come out to Longyear Lake (North side only) on Saturday, February 18th, 2023

Registration is at 9am-10am / Fishing 10am-2pm

 

Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest Rules

*$10 per hole/ max 2 holes per person

*Kids under 18/ $5 per hole/ max 2 holes

*Free hotdog & pop for all kids registered

*Random Prize Drawings including “Custom Fishing Rod” by Mike Lesch

*Cash Prize for various fish categories

*NO CHARGE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES WITH ID

 

Concessions on site and yes, Fish Houses are allowed!

~Contest will be cancelled if temperature or wind chill is zero or below at 8am

 

See more about Chisholm Kiwanis, what they do, & upcoming events

See More upcoming events on our calendar at Chisholm Chamber

 

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NTXX Polar Bear Ride

Hit the Trails with Food, Fun & Community

The Annual NTXX Polar Bear Ride will start on February 25th and will meet at Jim’s Sports Club at 9AM for breakfast specials before heading out to the trails at 10AM. Ride with NTXX to the Highway 5 Bar on the Chisholm ATV trail for a pit stop before continuing on to the Chisholm Sportsmen’s Club Shelter for FREE lunch of polish & chips and a bonfire!

The ride continues on toward Side Lake (at each rider’s personal pace) and will conclude back in Chisholm where there will be a party at Jim’s Annual Luau with food and entertainment!

Information Worth Noting for the NTXX Polar Bear Day Ride

  • Make sure to dress for the weather as temperatures have varied for this annual ride from -20 degrees to 55 degrees
  • There will be ZERO tolerance for ATVs on the designated snowmobile trails. ATV riders should only use designated ATV trails  

Join up with the NTXX Polar Bear Days Ride for an exhilarating day of snowmobiling through the extensive trails around the Chisholm area! Check out the event on the Polar Bear Days Facebook Page!  

 

Check out more of our upcoming events as well as our directory on our Chisholm Chamber website!

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Polar Bear Days Parties at Jim’s

Costumes, Dancing, Music & More!

Save the dates for some upcoming Polar Bear Days parties at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill this February! Nothing beats the winter blues quite like music, costume parties & dancing; this February you can catch two themed parties right in downtown Chisholm with their Dancing Through the Decades costume party on February 18th & their 12th Annual Luau Party on February 25th! Why wait for spring to get here when we can have a party now?

Dancing Through the Decades Polar Bear Days Costume Party

The first of Polar Bear Days parties at Jim’s is Dancing Through the Decades which will be on February 18th at 9PM. Dress to the 9’s in your favorite historical era (whether or not that is strictly 20th Century is up to your interpretation & imagination) and party with flap dancers, hippies, 80’s metal rock bands, and mobsters in a time-warp winter wrap-up celebration of the times party that is sure to be an amazing time!

12th Annual Polar Bear Days Luau Party

The 12th Annual Luau Party at Jim’s will take place on February 25th and marks the end of Polar Bear Days. There will be LIVE music from Merchants of Swill starting at 8PM and lots of tropical themed fun to be had throughout the evening, so make sure to break out your grass skirts! 

Precluding the Luau will be the Chisholm Lions Kids Pajama Party with games, bingo & snacks so the kids can have a party this February too!

 

Check out more of our upcoming events at our Chisholm Chamber website!      

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Side Lake Winter Festival

All of the Best Things in Winter Wrapped into a Winter Festival You Won’t Want to Miss!

The Side Lake Winter Festival will be taking place on January 21st at the Side Lake Community Center from 1PM – 4PM!  Make sure to bring your friends and family out to shake off some of those winter blues and to dive in to a day of winter fun. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather as the event will be held outdoors! Visit their event on Facebook for updates and more! Or visit their website to see upcoming events with their 4 Seasons of Fun!

What to expect:

  • Ice Skating
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
  • “Human Curling”
  • Snow Maze
  • Local Craft Vendors
  • Snacks
  • Games
  • Inside Activities
Come out for very cool great time with a ton to do, because the best way to beat the winter is to get up and having fun. So bring everyone out and beat those winter blues with a lineup of games and activities that are sure to heat things up!
 
The Side Lake Winter Festival is free to attend and open to the public!
Questions, contact us at sidelakeevents@gmail.com
 
Check out our Chisholm Chamber website for more upcoming events as well as our community directory
 
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Discover Snowshoeing

Discover Snowshoeing This Winter at Minnesota Discovery Center

There are plenty of opportunities to discover snowshoeing this season with a few events planned at Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC). Reservations must be made in advance as there is limited availability for these guided tours; admission for members is $18 and $20 for non-members. To make your reservation now contact MDC at 218-254-7959!

Upcoming Snowshoe Hikes:

  • Snow Moon Snowshoe Hike – February 2nd starting at 5:30PM (Hike begins at 6PM) For this snowshoe hike, we’ll embark on a 3-mile (round trip) adventure to the historic Glen Location with our trained snowshoe guides. Our guides will point out fun facts and historic artifacts along the way. After exploring, will brew some hot cocoa and roast the perfect s’more over a bonfire in front of the Thompson Homestead. There’s something majestic about snowshoeing in the soft light of the February Snow Moon!
  • Snowshoe Adventure Hike – Saturday, February 25th 12:30PM to 3PM
  • Moonlit Snowshoe Hike – Thursday, March 9th 5:30PM to 8PM

Discover snowshoeing this winter and make some great memories on The Range!

If you would like to know more about Minnesota Discovery Center, their upcoming events, or would like to join their newsletter for instant updates visit them at their website!

Please note that the Minnesota Discovery Center’s cold weather policy permits that we cancel/postpone hikes if the temperature is below zero, unless guides suggest otherwise. Full refunds will be issued if MDC cancels the event and/or if cancellations are made at least 24 hours in advance of the event. If events are full, ask our admissions staff to add your name to the waiting list for that event and our staff will contact you if spots become available.

 

See more upcoming events and news at Chisholm Chamber!

 

Available Lodging

Iron Trail Campground – Open YEAR ROUND!! The Chisholm Iron Trail Campground is owned & operated by the City of Chisholm, offering full hookup and 7 tent sites.  Sites vary between 30/50 amp electric (see specific site information on Camplife.com), air conditioners, heaters and pets allowed. Clean restrooms, firewood, hot showers, dump station, laundry facilities, picnic tables, cable TV and high speed internet is available at most sites through Mediacom by creating an account with them.

Chisholm Inn & Suites – Welcome to your Home away from Home on the Iron Range! At Chisholm Inn & Suites, you can expect, and you deserve, clean, comfortable accommodations and great customer service. We pride ourselves on our deluxe hot breakfast, spacious, affordable rooms, free state-of-the-art wireless internet and willingness to make your stay a great one.

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Polar Bear Days are Here Again

The Coldest Festival of the Year

Polar Bear Days are here again February 8th – February 26th. Towards the end of winter the best, coldest, winter festival takes place in Chisholm with a variety of events including raffles, bingo, and more. Events are still being put together but a full list will be coming soon, so make sure to follow Polar Bear Days on Facebook for updates. 

 

Confirmed Events

February 8th

February 10th

  • 12th Annual Valentini’s Mixed Bean Bag Tourney
  • Bittersweet at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill

February 11th

  • “I’m New Here” Iron Range Research Center Orientation Tour led by MDC Archivist Chris Welter
  • Vintage Snowmobiles at Tom & Jerry’s
  • Mixed Valentine’s Day Dart Tournament at Sidelines

February 13th

  • Tasting Party at Healthy Vibes – Learn more about Herbalife products, try some delicious & surprising options that you can order or take home. $5 tickets

February 14th

  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at Valentini’s

February 15th

  • Annual Chisholm Chamber $12,000 Raffle – Purchase your tickets at designated venues for your chance to win BIG! Side raffles, food, and drinks at Tom & Jerry’s Bar the evening of the raffle drawing.
  • Scavenger Hunt & Cookie Decorating at Chisholm Public Library

February 16th

  • Bring Your Own Partner Smear Tournament at Sidelines

February 18th

February 19th

  • Tom & Jerry’s Daytona Party
  • “Formerly Charles” at Jim’s

February 20th

  • Sidelines Smear

February 21st

  • Polar Bear Days Music Bingo at Jim’s
  • Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras at Jim’s

February 22nd

  • Boys & Girl’s Hoop Club Pasta Fundraiser at Valentini’s

February 23rd

  • Late Night at the Research Center

February 24th

  • All You Can Eat Fish Fry at Valentini’s

February 25th

  • Northern Traxx RideThe Annual Northern Traxx Polar Bear Days Ride will start at 10AM at Jim’s Sports Club with breakfast specials and will return at 8PM for in town fun!
  • Luau Party – The Annual Luau Party at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill will feature music from Merchants of Swill
  • Sled the City
  • Chisholm Lion’s Club Kids Pajama Party
  • Snowshoe Adventure Hike
  • Pool Tournament at T &T DOM
  • “The Hooligans” at T&T DOM 

 

Ongoing Events

  • Pick up Your “Take & Make Craft” from Chisholm Library
  • “Never Dry: The Rise of Prohibition on The Iron Range” Exhibit at Minnesota Discovery Center
  • Youth & Adult Snowshoe Rentals at Minnesota Discovery Center
  • Tuesdays
    • Karaoke at Sidelines Sports Bar
  • Wednesdays
    • Storytime at Chisholm Public Library
    • Open Mic at T&T DOM
  • Thursdays – 
    • Wheel of Meat at T&T DOM
  • Fridays – 
    • Freeze! It’s Fish Friday at Jim’s
    • Friday Night Meat Raffle at Jim’s
    • Karaoke at T&T DOM
  • Saturdays – 
    • Soup Saturday at Valentini’s 

Want your event included?

If you would like to have YOUR event included in out Polar Bear Days calendar please contact us at info@chisholmchamber.com or visit us at our Chamber office to inquire.  

 

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United Way Annual Fund Distribution

United Way of North East Minnesota will be holding their United Way Annual Fund Distribution on March 7th at Minnesota North College from 8am-2pm and they need volunteers! In this eye-opening experience, you will learn the level of need for United Way and the power of involvement with UWNEMN and their 42 partner agencies.

What can you expect?

  • After local non-profits complete the grant application, they are separated into panels based on their scope of service.
  • As a volunteer, you are assigned to a panel with 8-10 other volunteers that is led by a UWNEMN member. Then, as a group your panel:
    • Reviews 3-4 applications on your own time
    • Sets up site visits for each organization.
    • Interviews your assigned agencies on Fund Distribution Day (details below) and gives recommendations

*The total time commitment is 15 hours.

 

UWNEMN believes in a broad representation of the community helps make this process thrive. The deadline for organizing panels is January 17th. If you are interested in participating in The United Way Annual Fund Distribution sign up today as rosters fill up very quickly! Get in on this opportunity to get involved with an organization that does so much for the region and be a part of the change!

 

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MDC January Member Perk

Get the Most from your MDC January Member Perk! – Save an Extra 10% when you gift a year of MDC Membership!

Are you a member? Now through the end of January, MDC members can save when they gift a year of membership to family or friends. That’s 20% off total with your automatic member discount! Promotion cannot be combined with any other discount. Watch our Facebook page, website and monthly email updates for a new member perk
each month! Take advantage of the MDC January Member Perk and get in on upcoming Minnesota Discovery Center events!

Watch our Facebook page, website and monthly email updates for a new member perk each month!

The Minnesota Discovery Center holds events throughout the year including Glen location snowshoe hikes during the winter months that you may schedule guided tours for. Check out their latest attractions such as the brand new “Never Dry” Prohibition Era exhibit, their research center, fat tire bike trails, & the Miner’s Daughter gift shop for some great gifts! Discover something new at MDC this winter at Minnesota Discovery Center! 

Not a member yet? Become a member today by signing up online at www.mndiscoverycenter.com or by calling
218-254-7959. Perks begin the day you become a member!

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Galentine’s Day Party

All women are invited to Chisholm Assembly of God for their Galentine’s Day Party. It is a Valentines day party for all gals. Sunday, February 5th at 2 pm we will have a Galentine’s Day Party with cookie decorating, games, lots of yummy appetizers and sweets, photo booth, giveaways and more! It’s going to be a fun ladies only party to bring your girlfriends out to or for a mother-daughter day out! Bring the ladies out for a wholesome day of fun & games after one of the most stressful holidays of the year (Valentine’s Day). Decompress, destress, & have a day dedicated entirely to you and all women!

Leave the boys at home and have a YOU day!

Chisholm Assembly of God would love all participating women to come together for a fun time of fellowship and getting to know each other better! We will have a women’s devotional as well. Please sign up at the back table to attend or mark “attending” on their Facebook event page.

Don’t miss out on Chisholm Assembly of God’s other events such as their monthly breakfast!

If you would like to know more about Chisholm Assembly of God, their events & their mission visit them at their website!

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