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PathBlazers Appreciation Day

The PathBlazers Appreciation Day will be taking place on September 30th from Noon-4PMand are inviting ALL Chisholm Chamber Members & Board Members to attend! The PathBlazers Snowmobile Club is responsible for the grooming and maintenance of our local snowmobile trails and are composed of members who love what our local trail systems offer and work hard to make sure that everyone can enjoy them during the winter months.

Stop in and meet the PathBlazers Snowmobile Club members, see their new building, check out their latest trail grooming equipment that they have purchased to keep our trails healthy, enjoy some BBQ, fixings, desserts, and soft beverages too!

More about The PathBlazers Snowmobile Club

PathBlazers are a Region 2 MNUSA club responsible for trail maintenance and construction in the Iron Range cities of Chisholm, Hibbing, and Side Lake, Minnesota.  The club is made up of over 150 avid snowmobilers who are dedicated to the promotion and safety of snowmobiling through youth safety training, adult education, safety advertisements, and providing safe trails.  New family and business members welcome!

Membership is very important when it comes to the support of snowmobiling and keeping the trails we enjoy open, even if you are not able to help out directly within the club. PathBlazers are a 100% volunteer organization, which has built and maintained over 66+ miles of Grant-In-Aid Trails throughout the Chisholm, Hibbing, Side Lake and Buhl areas. Their mission is to keep maintaining the trails and serving these areas for years to come, but they need your help!

As a club, they work together to maintain trails and equipment which provide the community with the best snowmobile riding in the area. The PathBlazers are also involved in such activities as overnight club rides, kids rides a community events, safety instruction for young riders, and assisting local fishing events, just to name a few.

Want to join? Visit them at their website and become a PathBlazer!



Want to see more Chisholm news & upcoming events? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more!

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Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade

The Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade will be taking place in downtown Chisholm on Monday, October 30th 2023 from 6PM-7PM! Everyone should be able to enjoy the spirit of Halloween, including our furry friends! Participants will be meeting in Kiwanis Park by the bridge entrance of Chisholm, all pets must be leashed. All pets are welcomed too of course!

The Howl-o-Ween Pet Parade will be taking place shortly after Lake Street Trick-or-Treat so if you already have the kids out make sure to stick around for the show! We had some great pet costumes last year, but not nearly enough cats!

All participating pets in the parade will get some new toys (both cat & dog toys are provided) and all of the attention your furry family members deserve!

We will also be providing a drop off tub for Precious Paws at the Kiwanis Park meeting area for donations to our sheltered animals who are also in need of and deserving of our love! If you would like to learn more about Precious Paws and what they do or if you would like to volunteer please visit them at their website! There are so many wonderful animals there that would benefit greatly from a little extra love!

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MDC Creative Lab

Welcome to the brand new MDC Creative Lab for their Media Arts School! In partnership with Zeitgeist Film Duluth, Minnesota Discovery Center has recently opened up their latest addition to their learning center that includes iMac computers loaded with creative design and editing software, meeting rooms, multi-media studios, film/video equipment for on-site phot/video shoots & projects, digital tools & more!

Their goal is to empower, support, and educate Northland community members ages 16+ as active participants in shaping our culture, and engage diverse communities to rethink the way we view film, art, and local storytelling. We provide access and a platform to work, learn, create, and experience filmmaking and media production in our community. 

Want to know more? Visit Minnesota Discovery Center at their website for more info!

Interested in checking it out and seeing what is possible with equipment & software designed specifically for creative projects? Register for one of their upcoming classes!

Check out some of their classes, which are featured below and sign up for a chance at learning the trade with top of the line software and equipment!

When:

MDC Creative Lab: Editing Workshops beginning on September 27thVisit the event to sign up!

If you would like to learn more about upcoming events & news in the Chisholm area, visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Chisholm Community Workshop

Come together with Strong Towns for the Chisholm Community Workshop that will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 5:30PM. The public discussion will be held at the Chisholm Seniors Center and attendees will have an opportunity to talk about what the future of Chisholm should look like and how to get there. This is a perfect chance to make your voice heard!

How can we build a more prosperous town together? What do we want Chisholm to look like for our children & grandchildren? Everyone should be a part of this discussion!

Community members, city staff, and experts from Strong Towns will all get together to build Chisholm’s future. The Chisholm Community Workshop is part of an ongoing Community Action Lab program, led by the City of Chisholm & Strong Towns, a national non-profit that helps communities become financially resilient.

About Strong Towns

Strong Towns is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit media advocacy organization. We produce content that analyzes the failures of the post-war North American development pattern while giving citizens the knowledge and tools to start making our places better today.

We seek to have the Strong Towns Approach be the default way that every city, town, and neighborhood pursues growth, development, and prosperity.

We seek to replace America’s post-war pattern of development, the Suburban Experiment, with a pattern of development that is financially strong and resilient. We advocate for cities of all sizes to be safe, livable, and inviting. We work to elevate local government to be the highest level of collaboration for people working together in a place, not merely the lowest level in a hierarchy of governments.

 

Want to know more about Strong Towns and their work specifically in our city? Visit them on their website for updates!

And if you would like to learn more about upcoming events & news in the Chisholm Area, visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Grace Lutheran Trunk or Treat

The Grace Lutheran Trunk or Treat will be taking place on Halloween from 4PM-6PM at the Grace Lutheran Church in Chisholm. Deck out your vehicle to match your costume, listen to music and get all the candy you can! This is going to be a spooky-fun time for families to enjoy the season and community this October. If you would like to see updates on Grace Lutheran Church, their events and more, feel free to join their FB group and get all their news!

Grace Lutheran Church is located on 509 NW 9th St. Drive on up and be a part of the Halloween fun, and bring your spookiest costume to get the Halloween vibes going.

With so many opportunities to get in costume and enjoy some Halloween fun in Chisholm make sure you and your kids don’t miss out on the Grace Lutheran Trunk or Treat to get the last of this season’s candy grabbing fun! And don’t forget Lake Street Trick or Treat as well, stock up on the sweets and take home bags bursting with candy this year!

Want to see more news and events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more!

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Project Care Free Clinic Pasta Feed

The Project Care Free Clinic will be taking place at the Hibbing Memorial Building dining room on Wednesday September 20th 2023. Proceeds from the Pasta Feed will be going toward Project Care Free Clinic which works towards benefitting families & individuals who are either uninsured or underinsured, visit their official website to see more about what they do and how they help the community. Those who want to grab some pasta and help the cause can either dine-in take-out or drive-thru for their meals which are $10 per adult and $5 for kids under 12!

  • Lunch: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Dinner: 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Interested in volunteering for the Project Care Free Clinic Pasta Feed?

Project Care Free Clinic is looking for more churches to help run the event for prepackaging items for take-out bags and to cook the penne noodles & sauce. Meatballs, coleslaw and butter pats have already been ordered through Fraboni’s and only need to be picked up on Tuesday prior to the event. On the day of the event people will be needed for the following:

  • Serve Meals
  • Fill Pasta Boxes
  • Reheat Food Items
  • Final Packers
  • Gopher Food up & down stairs for the drive-thru
  • Servers for Dine-in meals
  • Bussers for tables
  • Meal delivery
  • and other tasks that are needed throughout the day

If you would like to volunteer call or email Sue Schock at 218-929-1892 or theda2443@gmail.com. Churches that wish to be a part of this event should feel free to share any announcements concerning the pasta feed as well!

Want to see more news & events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more!

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Burgers & Braids Block Party

School is starting soon and what is better than having your kid feel confident on their first day with a brand new hairstyle, or maybe you would like to mix up your own style! VEMA (Voices for Ethnic & Multicultural Awareness) will be hosting Burgers & Braids Block Party on Saturday, September 2nd 2023. The hair braiding portion of the event will be taking place from 8 AM to 5 PM along with music & food from 11 AM to 3 PM. Visit their event on their FB Page for updates & additional info!

Contact to Schedule Your Hair Appointment at the Burgers & Braids Block Party

 Please call 218-262-9839 or stop in to the center to make your appointment


More about VEMA & their events

VEMA was founded in the spring of 2020 following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seraphia Gravelle (Aguallo), Elizabeth Robinson (Allen), and Nathaniel Coward began the work of educating the community and providing a voice for people of color throughout the region. Historically there has been a lack of representation as well as complaints and concerns falling on the deaf ears of the leaders of the regional community.

Thursday BIPOC Men’s Group

Join our Co-Executive Director every Thursday 5 pm-6 pm for courageous and uplifting conversations. 

Want to see more news & events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more! 

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10th Annual Schnorr Mudfest

Get ready for Chisholm’s 10th Annual Schnorr Mudfest on September 16th! There will be a big ATV ride, fireworks, a car show, vendor show, and plenty of fun for everyone!

This years ATV ride will be held September 16th starting at Tom and Jerry’s Bar in Chisholm, MN & the vendor show will be taking place at Valentini’s Supper Club.
 
The 10th Annual Schnorr Mudfest will leave town, head to Highway 5 Bar and then on to the Sportsman’s Club where lunch will be served for all the riders. While the ride is going on there will be family friendly events happening on Main Street in Chisholm so even if you don’t have an ATV you can still be part of the fun! After the ride returns to town we will hold our drawings for raffle items, as well as our traditional large cash raffle drawing.
 
We will continue into the night with a band as well as fireworks display at dusk. Food vendors will be available throughout the day, so please come down, have a bite, have some fun and help support Fishing with Vets!
Read more about it and get your friends and family out for a weekend blast in Chisholm!
 
Come on out for the end of summer party you’ll want to see!
 
Want to see more news & events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more!
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Hands on Filmmaking Experience

Are you interested in learning about film production but don’t know where to start? Gain some hands on filmmaking experience by working with the Upper Midwest Film Office on an upcoming project! This will be a three day experience that will allow you to be involved in the filmmaking process and to gain some valuable skills that are an invaluable asset on any film set. Attendees will also be able to make invaluable connections with those who are already in the field, because it is very important to make connections when breaking into a new field!

The three day experience will take place from Friday, September 15th 2023 to Sunday, September 17th 2023.

Tickets for the Hands on Filmmaking Experience are $50/person and may be purchased here!

Want to learn more about the Upper Midwest Film Office? Check out their listing on our Chisholm Chamber page and see what they’re all about and why they are a great resource for learning about the film industry!

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In This 3 Day Immersive Workshop:

  • Learn the basics of being a Production Assistant – the most common entry-level position on a film crew
  • Work alongside working filmmakers in the making of a short film
  • Gain practical on-set film production experience
  • Learn how the various departments such as Grip & Electric, Sound, Camera, and Art work together and how best to assist in those departments
  • Build invaluable professional connections within the MN film community
  • Be eligible for paid PA positions on incoming film productions

Friday, September 15th

12 pm – 5 pm, presentation from UMFO and Lost Forty Studios, and introductions to instructors. From the concept of our project all the way through our plan of execution, you’ll meet the instructors and learn on-set protocols for each department so that everyone is prepped and ready to make our film.

Saturday, September 16th

Call-time at 10 am, wrap at 5 pm. (specific times subject to change). “There’s nothing like a good ol’ film light in a fogged-up studio.”
Filming in controlled environments, all participants will be hands-on under the guidance of the department leads, switching between departments throughout the day, making it happen.

Sunday, September 17th

Call-time at 10 am, wrap at 5 pm. (specific times subject to change). Post-Production –“That’s a wrap!” Students will be sent a link to the final product to reference!

Designer Purse Bingo

Designer Purse Bingo

Designer Purse Bingo, brought to you by the Chisholm Kiwanis Club, will be held on September 21st at Valentini’s Supper Club. Doors open at 5PM and bingo begins at 7PM! There will be a total of 10 bingo games along with raffles & gently used purse sales throughout. Tickets can be found and purchased at Valentini’s Supper Club or at the Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce.

Games are $40/person for participation in ALL games and the event proceeds will go toward the upcoming Chisholm Splash Pad!

Visit the Chisholm Kiwanis official event page for updates and more info!

Make sure to reserve a table in advance if you plan to eat before bingo begins and save 10% on your meal! It’s going to be a fun day, and some lucky ladies will be winning some amazing prizes too; so get your tickets for Designer Purse Bingo in advance at Valentini’s (only 150 available, and they go fast!). 

If you would like to know more about Chisholm area events visit our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

Designer Purse Brands Available to Win

  • Kate Spade – Totes, Shoulder Bag, Wristlet, Reese Satchel, Crossbody
  • Coach – Wallets, Crossbody, Card case on chain, Nolita
  • Michael Kors – Shoulder Bag, Crossbody
  • Patricia Nash – Tooled Collection
  • Nanette Lapore – Crossbody & Tote