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American Pickers to Film in Minnesota

Have You Heard? American Pickers to Film in Minnesota in June 2023!

The American Pickers are excited to return to Minnesota! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout our area in June 2023.

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find historically significant or rare items, in addition to unforgettable characters and their collections!

\As they hit the backroads from coast to coast, the Pickers are on a mission to recycle and reuse forgotten relics. Along the way, they want to meet characters with amazing stories and fun items. They hope to give historically significant objects a new lease on life while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. The Pickers have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.

 

The American Pickers TV Show are looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone that you know has a unique item, story to tell, and is ready to sell they would love to hear from you!

Please note, The Pickers DO NOT pick stores, flea markets, malls, auction businesses, museums, or anything open to the public 

 

If you are interested please send them your name, phone number, location, and description of the collection with photos to:

americanpickers@cineflix.com

or

Call (646)493-2184

Visit their official Facebook Page for more details!

 

For more upcoming events in the Chisholm area visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Chisholm Chamber Annual Beer Tasting

2023 Chisholm Chamber Annual Beer Tasting: “Athletic Supporters”

The 12th Annual Chisholm Chamber Annual Beer Tasting Fundraiser for Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days will be themed as Minnesota sports teams this year and dubbed “Athletic Supporter Beer Tastin”. The Athletic Supporter Beer Tasting fundraiser & costume party for this year’s Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days will be taking place on May 5th! The theme for this year will be, as the name implies, sports teams; this includes soccer, football, baseball, hockey, etc.

Pick your favorite sports team and come out dressed like a hardcore fan, their mascot, a cheerleader, or your favorite player! (Please note that this is not a literal ‘athletic supporter’ costume event, but if one was so brave…good on you)

Attendees of the Athletic Supporter Beer Tasting will all have a starting location and then move from location to location trying a variety of beers & cocktails. Participants will have the chance to cast their votes on their favorite drinks throughout the evening and at the final stop the winning drinks will be announced!

There will also be a vote on best costumes from each “home team” (meaning each starting location will have their own winner!) as well as a Live Auction! 

 

Get your tickets in advance at ANY participating location or at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce office!

 

Participating Bars & Their Teams:

  • Jim’s Sports ClubMinnesota Vikings
  • Valentini’s Supper ClubMinnesota Wild
  • SnickersMinnesota Timberwolves/Lynx
  • Choppy’sUniversity of Minnesota Golden Gophers/Bulldogs
  • Tommy’s BarMinnesota Twins
  • Tom & Jerry’s BarChisholm Bluestreaks

Visit the Doc “Moonlight” Graham Days FB Page for more updates!

 

Check out more upcoming events by visiting the Chisholm Chamber website

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MDC Screenwriting Workshop

Have a Great idea for a Feature Film? Learn How to Bring it to Life!

The MDC Screenwriting Workshop begins on April 12th and will continue weekly on Wednesdays for an eight-week course that will teach students how to navigate the process of screenwriting! This class is a virtual workshop that students can participate in from home.  

Many have great ideas; only few craft them into screenplays. In this workshop, learn screenwriting fundamentals as you develop your idea from pitch to outline to screenplay. While no previous screenwriting experience is required, you should come to the workshop with ideas for short films.

Instructor Bio:

Matthew Dressel is a Duluth based award-winning screenwriter and recipient of the 2017 IFP Minnesota Screenwriting Residency award. His most recent screenplay, the dark comedy Daniel’s Gotta Die (starring Joel David Moore and Bob Saget), was produced by Darius Films and is slated for a release in 2023. He is the former Programmer for Zinema 2 and former Festival Director of the Duluth Superior Film Festival.

 

Register for the MDC Screenwriting Workshop

 

Discover more about the Minnesota Media Arts School including upcoming workshops, instructor bios, the MMAS mission, and our supporting partners HERE

If you would like to see more events in the Chisholm area visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Tommy’s Bloody Mary Contest

Only The Best Mary’s at Tommy’s Bloody Mary Contest

April 22nd 3PM-6PM

Come on out for Tommy’s Bloody Mary Contest which will be held on April 22nd from 3PM-6PM. Tommy’s is calling on ALL bartenders, mixologists, and self proclaimed Bloody Mary experts to mix up their best for a bloody competition! There are 9 tables available for competitors to showcase their skills for attendees to try!

If you would like to be a competitor contact Tommy’s Bar at 218-969-0943 or message them on their Facebook Page.

Info for Competitors

  • Tommy’s Bar will supply the vodka that will be used in the competition
  • ALL other materials used in your Bloody Mary must be provided by the participating competitor
  • All recipes must be FROM SCRATCH i.e. no bottled Bloody Mary mixes such as Zing Zang
  • Deadline to register as a contestant is April 19th
  • Any profit, over the cost of vodka, will be returned to each contestant equally
  • Winner receives bragging right as well as $0.50 for every Bloody Mary sold at Tommy’s for a year

Then, starting at 8PM, R.U. Ready Entertainment will be holding a 1980’s themed Karaoke! So make sure to grab your leather jackets and ripped jeans for an 80’s afterparty!

Visit Tommy’s Bar on their Facebook Page!

See more events & news by visiting our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Chisholm/Balkan Youth Baseball & Softball

It’s Registration Time For Chisholm/Balkan Youth Baseball & Softball

Boys & girls are welcome to join Chisholm/Balkan Youth Baseball & Softball in various leagues for different age groups, leagues and ages subject to change due to enrollment & skill level! Let’s make this a big year for youth baseball/softball sign ups & have a great time out on the field! Teams will be announced once sign ups are completed and the games will be scheduled once the weather becomes warmer and the fields have all dried off and have been made ready for play.

The season typically ends in July, dependent on sign-ups. We hope everyone can make it out to the games to cheer on our youth! 

For more information concerning the leagues and registration contact Rich Newbauer at (218) 969-3088.

Baseball League Ages:

  • T-Ball: Ages 5-6
  • Transition: (6)-7-8-(9)
  • Minor/Major: 9-10-11-12
  • Softball: 10 & Over
  • Junior/Legion: 13 & Over

Stop in to the Chisholm Curling Club lobby to register your youth for the season! 

Registration dates for leagues are from 4:30PM-6:00PM on the dates listed below:

  • Monday – April 3rd, 2023 
  • Tuesday – April 4th, 2023
  • Wednesday – April 5th, 2023

Follow Chisholm/Balkan Little League on their Facebook Page!

If you would like to see more events & news visit our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Chisholm Assembly of God Easter Egg Hunt

The Chisholm Assembly of God Easter Egg Hunt, Two Hunts on April 6th 

Easter is just around the corner and this year the annual Chisholm Assembly of God Easter Egg Hunt will be taking place at night for two separate Glow-in-the-Dark egg hunts! The two Easter egg hunts will be taking place at 5:30 PM & 6:30 PM. 

The hunts will be held at the Chisholm Assembly of God Church located at 430 Iron Drive in Chisholm. There will be screen games and a short video before the Easter egg hunts. All kids from ages 1-11 are invited to join with an accompanying adult!

Make sure to sign up in advance for the hunt that you wish to participate in! It is a FREE event for the community but of course it is always good to know how many people will be attending, there needs to be enough eggs for everyone after all! 

About Chisholm Assembly of God

Sunday Morning Worship Service: 10:15 A.M.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study: 9:15 A.M.

Wednesday Family Nights: 6:15 P.M. (September-May)

Wednesday programming is available for Elementary Ages (K-5th Grade), Elevate Youth (6th-12th Grade) & Adult Bible Study

 

 

Visit the Chisholm Assembly of God website for additional upcoming events and news!

Check out our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for additional events!

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MDC Documentary and Editing Workshops

If you’re interested in film then check out the upcoming MDC Documentary and Editing Workshops! There are two separate courses that will be offered, both of which will take place over the course of a month. The two available classes are:

  • “Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking Workshop”- starts on April 11th and will run on Tuesdays from 6:30PM-9:00PM 
  • “Editing with Adobe Premiere” – Starts on April 13th and will run on Thursdays from 6:30PM-9:00PM

See below for more detailed descriptions of each of the MDC Documentary and Editing Workshops!

Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

The Minnesota Discovery Center’s Minnesota Media Arts School, in partnership with UMD Duluth and Zeitgeist Film Present:
INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING WORKSHOP
 
Dates: Tuesday’s (once a week for 8 weeks starting April): 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/31
Times: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Capacity: 10 Students
Location: 1005 Discovery Drive Chisholm, Mn 55719
Admission: $250 for full 8-class course
 
 
Workshop Description: Documentary film is a process of curiosity, discovery, and storytelling. In this workshop, we will explore the many different types of documentaries and build the basic technical skills to create successful nonfiction films, including selecting compelling topics based on available resources, pre-production, lighting, sound recording, cinematography, interviewing, finding the story, and editing. Over the course of the workshop, participants will each create their own short documentaries (max 10 min) and will leave the course with the skills and experience to make many more.
 

Instructor bio:

ELIZABETH CHATELAIN | A North Dakota native, Elizabeth Chatelain has directed several documentary and narrative shorts including MY SISTER SARAH, about her sister’s lifelong drug abuse and recovery. It won the International Documentary Association’s Award for Best Student Documentary and was a Student Academy Award Finalist. Her films have screened at festivals across the country and the world, including Interfilm Berlin, Uppsala and SXSW. She has optioned her feature, SUNDOGS, which participated in the Berlinale Script Station and was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semi-Finalist and won the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition. She is a Blacklist/Women in Film Feature Fellow and a Sundance/Women in Film Financing Fellow. She received an MFA in Film Production from University of Texas-Austin and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU-Tisch. She currently resides in Hibbing, Minnesota.
 
Discover more about the Minnesota Media Arts School including upcoming workshops, instructor bios, the MMAS mission, and our supporting partners
Equipment for this class will be provided. Questions? Send us a message, email, or give us a call 218-254-6000.
 
 

Editing with Adobe Premiere

The Minnesota Discovery Center’s Minnesota Media Arts School, in partnership with UMD Duluth and Zeitgeist Film Present:
EDITING WITH ADOBE PREMIERE WORKSHOP
 
Dates: Thursdays (8 weeks) 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1
Times: 6:30pm-9:00pm
Capacity: 8 Students
Location: 1005 Discovery Drive Chisholm – UMD Creative Lab
 
 
Our editing workshop is designed for students who are interested in motion picture, television, and new media post-production. Students learn theory in motion picture, television and media production and editing. They apply that knowledge by producing a variety of projects using Adobe Premiere.
 

Instructor bio:

ELIZABETH CHATELAIN | A North Dakota native, Elizabeth Chatelain has directed several documentary and narrative shorts including MY SISTER SARAH, about her sister’s lifelong drug abuse and recovery. It won the International Documentary Association’s Award for Best Student Documentary and was a Student Academy Award Finalist. Her films have screened at festivals across the country and the world, including Interfilm Berlin, Uppsala and SXSW. She has optioned her feature, SUNDOGS, which participated in the Berlinale Script Station and was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semi-Finalist and won the Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competition. She is a Blacklist/Women in Film Feature Fellow and a Sundance/Women in Film Financing Fellow. She received an MFA in Film Production from University of Texas-Austin and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU-Tisch. She currently resides in Hibbing, Minnesota.
 
Discover more about the Minnesota Media Arts School including upcoming workshops, instructor bios, the MMAS mission, and our supporting partners
Equipment for this class will be provided. Questions? Send us a message, email, or give us a call 218-254-6000.

 

See more upcoming events and news on our Chisholm Area Chamber website