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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!

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Strengthen your company as you advance the fight against Alzheimer’s!

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. As a corporate leader, we need your help to rally your company and community around the Alzheimer’s cause. This year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place at Minnesota Discovery Center on September 29th 2024!

Join a nationwide movement to help raise millions of dollars across the country to fight against this disease.

Host challenges and friendly competitions to foster team spirit as colleagues work together!

Support a cause that affects countless families across the country while increasing your organization’s visibility in your community!

Visit them at their official website to sign up for the walk in Chisholm!


Walk Details

  • Registration at Noon
  • Walk Begins at 1PM

Where do the funds go? – All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Do I have to register in order to walk? – Yes, we want to know you’re walking with us and need every participant to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, we ask every participant to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Do I need to register my children to walk? – Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.

Does every participant get a T-shirt? – Every registered participant who achieves the fundraising minimum of $100 will receive an official Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt via USPS. To receive a shirt in time for Walk day, participants must raise the T-shirt minimum at least four weeks prior to the event.

How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising page? – Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer’s Association office. Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take one to two weeks to show up on your web page. Don’t want to wait? You can also deposit checks directly to your Walk page from the Walk to End Alzheimer’s mobile app for iPhone or Android.

Are pets, strollers, bicycles, and skates allowed on walk day? – We do allow strollers, but for everyone’s safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Depending on the Walk location rules, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.

What happens in the event of rain? – Walk is a rain or shine event. However, in the case of severe weather, we will cancel. If this is the case, we will update our Walk homepage on or before the morning of the event.

How do I get a Promise Garden Flower?

Each registered participant will receive a Promise Garden flower. Please choose the color that best represents your connection to the disease.

  • Blue represents someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
  • Purple is for those who have lost a someone to the disease.
  • Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s.
  • Orange is for those who support the cause and the Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

Would you like 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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Valentini’s Turning Pink

HELP US CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF VALENTINI’S TURNING PINK

FRIDAY OCT 27

 

October 2013 we started our event in honor of our sister in law

Carol Marturano who is a breast cancer survivor.

Every year since we have donated our proceeds to the Angel Fund to help provide financial assistance to other families with any type of cancer on the Iron Range. To date we have raised over $178,000!

 

Stop in and purchase your raffle tickets for a variety of prizes! All proceeds will go toward the Angel Fund and the assistance of families in Northern Minnesota! You have the chance to help and even win something cool while you’re at it! Valentini’s Turning Pink annual event is a great way to show support to not only the community but to everyone suffering from cancer. Raffle items will be announced on the Valentini’s FB page. Raffle ticket holders do not have to be present to win, but coming out for the drawing is a fun time and you can get some great food while you’re there!

 

We are requesting donations to help raise money for this amazing cause.  Ex: Monetary, gift cards, baskets and/or raffle items

Contact Cindy Marturano @ 218-254-2607 or vsc2607@hotmail.com

 

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