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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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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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United Way Renegade Trail Run

The United Way Renegade Trail Run will be taking place on September 9th at the Redhead MTB Park along their newest trail. Competitive running & non-competitive running, walking, and hiking, along with a new division for the Distance Loop and competitive rucking! All proceeds from the event go towards the United for Veterans program!

Registration fee will cover the cost of the trail run, shirt, chip timing, (1) free beer for runners 21+, or (1) free root beer.

Pricing will begin at $40 for adults and $20 for youth (12 and under) from June 1st-August 25th. Prices will increase to $50 for adults and $30 for youth from August 26th-September 9th!

  • Friday, September 8th – 3PM-6PM Packet Pickup
  • Saturday, September 9th – 7:45AM Registration Opens/Packet Pickup
  • 8:30AM – Presentation of Colors
  • 8:45AM – Competitive 5K Start
  • 9AM – Distance Looping Race Start
  • 9:15AM – Ruck Weighted Division Start
  • 9:30AM/9:45AM/10AM/10:15AM – Non Competitive 5K Starts
  • 10:30AM – Walkers Only 5K Start
  • 12PM – Awards Presentation

About the Distance Looping Run:

Run the Renegade 5K as many times as you are able starting at 9AM; last eligible loops end at 11AM

About the Ruck Weighted Division:

Bring your own 5olbs of weight to ruck across the 5K course! Bring a burlap sack filled with sand or a bag filled with canned food to donate to United Way following the run (be creative!)

Attendees will also be able to purchase food on site from Later Tater & The Ice Cream Truck LLC! Entertainment by K&J Entertainment will also be on site at the Redhead MTB Park.

  Want to see more upcoming events and news in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Chamber website!

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“Try It Out” Northland Summer Activities

The Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce Outdoor Tourism Committee and the Minnesota Discovery Center invite you to the Redhead Mountain Bike Park to experience a few of the great outdoor activities our region offers with the “Try It Out” Northland Summer Activities event. 

You will have the opportunity to try out kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking and hiking with experienced volunteers from our community.   
 
This activity will give you the advantage of learning proper safety, equipment use and a guided tour of the area.
For some of the activities 30 West and the Minnesota Discovery Center will be loaning out “adult” sized equipment.
 
Registration for the “Try It Out” Northland Summer Activities is required to reserve your spot in line, please fill out one registration form per participant.
Each activity will begin at the top of the hour beginning at 4:00 PM with the last opportunity offered at 7:00 PM.
 
Registration is required to hold equipment.
Equipment will be held with a registration until 10 minutes after the hour.  After which, equipment will be released for those at the park who would like to participate. All equipment for this event is adult sized.
 

Where:

Minnesota Discovery Center’s Redhead MTB Park Trailhead entrance 1005 Discovery Drive Chisholm, MN

When: 

August 24th 2023 4PM-7PM

Register for a FREE activity now!

For Questions please contact:
Hibbing Area Chamber Of Commerce 
Phone: 218-262-3895
 
Want to see more news and events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!
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“Minescapes” Presented by Pete Kero

Come out to the Minnesota Discovery Center on August 24th for a book discussion and Q&A of “Minescapes” presented by Pete Kero, a local author, environmental engineer, and cofounding father of the new award winning Redhead MTB Park. 

  • Date/Time: Thursday, August 24th starting at 7PM
  • Location: Minnesota Discovery Center 1005 Discovery Drive
  • Admission: Free & Open to the Public

In Minescapes, environmental engineer Pete Kero explores the record that is written on Minnesota’s mined lands—and the value systems of each generation that created, touched, and lived among these landscapes. His narratives reveal ways in which the mining industry and Iron Range residents coexist and sup port each other today, just as they have for more than a century. 

“Minescapes” presented by Pete Kero is a great opportunity to learn more about the process of creating something amazing from a former mining pit and what that means for the environment as well as the community. If you would like to learn more about the event visit the full event article on the Minnesota Discovery Center website!

This event takes place in conjunction with Bands, Brews, & BBQ offering BBQ, signature drinks, and live music from 4-8pm (live music starting at 5pm) in The Rustic Pig Food Court.
Minescapes is available for purchase in the Miner’s Daughter Gift Shop – open Tuesday-Sunday.

Would you like to see more news and upcoming events in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Dragons & Damsels

Inspire Curiosity this Summer! Dragons & Damsels every other Thursday July-August.

Let’s go on an ADVENTURE with Dragons & Damsels! Join us as we explore the beautiful grounds of the Minnesota Discovery Center in search of dragonflies, damselflies, and other insects. Along the way, we will learn about the lives and habits of these fascinating creatures! 

Program Information: 

The tour is from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.   Regular admission prices apply, but the tour itself is free.  Guests should meet their guide at the Summer Admission area near the “Naturalist Program” window.  Nets for catching the dragonflies will be provided.  Guests will learn about dragonfly life cycle and learn how to catch and hold the insects gently without hurting them.  Program content may also include looking for and learning about other insects around our park.  The program is designed for families to attend together, all ages are welcome!  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  No advance reservations are accepted, but group limit is around 15 to 20 people for the tour, first come first served.

Program Dates: 

June 29th 
July 13th & 27th 
August 10th & 24th 

 

Want to see more upcoming Minnesota Discovery Center events? Visit MDC at their official website!

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

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Iron Man Car Show

The 13th Annual “Iron Man Car Show” is coming back to Chisholm on July 8th! It’s going to be a blast so rev your engines and show off what you’ve got or come out to see others show off their stuff.

 
Get your motor running for the 11th Annual Iron Man Car Show! Classic cars and trucks will line the Minnesota Discovery Center‘s park pathways! Enjoy music, concessions and looking at the gorgeous cars!
We welcome all car enthusiasts to enter their antique or classic car in the show or come as a visitor and appreciate these beauties. Life is a highway and these cars make it a pleasure to ride on!
 

Show Car Registrants:

All classes of show cars and trucks
$10 registration cost (day of)
 

Spectators & Visitors:

Cost: Regular Admission Prices Apply – https://www.mndiscoverycenter.com/visit/hours-admission/
Music and concessions available.
Visit the Museum, Heritage Park, Glen Location, Ride the Trolley and Play Mini-Golf at Minnesota Discovery Center while you’re here!
 
We hope to see everyone out and enjoying all of the participating vehicles, it’s going to be a great show!
 
Presented by the Squires Car Club
Saturday, July 8th from 10:00am-2:00pm
ALL AREA CLUBS WELCOME!
Minnesota Discovery Center – 1005 Discovery Drive Chisholm, MN
 

 

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Camp Invention at Minnesota Discovery Center

Camp Invention at Minnesota Discovery Center invites kids grades K-6 who are curious about science and technology to explore their interests and learn some amazing skills this summer! The program starts on July 10th and goes through July 14th. This year’s all-new program is designed to ignite wonder, encourage confidence and build essential STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills through collaborative, creative problem solving. As campers join their friends in so much hands-on fun and excitement, they will be blown away by their discoveries and STEM successes!

Make sure to register in advance for Camp Invention at Minnesota Discovery Center and enhance your kid’s learning through fun!


Build Big Ideas with Pop-Up Venture

Teaching youth how to start and maintain businesses with this program designed to get kids familiarized with the basic concepts of being entrepreneurs! 

 Campers create a business plan and choose how to spend their startup funds. Employing their imaginations, they add lights, greenery, logoed signage and other features to attract customers. After inventing unique ways to distribute their products, children launch their business with the ultimate pop-up event!

Create & Skate with Catching Air

Kids explore physics by building their own skate park complete with bowls, ramps, & rails! Campers personalize their mini skateboards, create DIY skateboard riders and design awesome skate park features. Then it’s time to grind the rails of innovation as they kickflip their way through each other’s one-of-a-kind Skate Parks!

Show Your Style with MimicBot

Children investigate the inner workings of their own MimicBot — a robot that mimics sounds — and transform it into a one-of-a-kind animatronic stuffie! They find inspiration in nature, get hands-on with design and use the power of intellectual property to protect their stuffie from the idea-stealing Copy Cat. Then campers take their stuffie home to keep creating and innovating!

Party On with Invention Celebration

Teach kids how to become successful event planners! They have fun engineering light-up party hats, inventing a Party Assistant to help with their big plans, exploring color with bubble art banners and experimenting with sound as they create instruments. When the day of the big celebration arrives, children rotate between fun stations as they celebrate all their amazing accomplishments.


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

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1931 Stuart Lake Bust

The Minnesota Discovery Center will be presenting a guest speaker, Jason Scorich, who will discuss the 1931 Stuart Lake Bust! Discover the fascinating history of prohibition on the early Iron Range on Thursday, June 1st starting at 6:30pm in the MDC Theater. Join Jason as he digs deep into the largest moonshine bust in the Northern Minnesota’s history. Learn, laugh, and love all at once at this fun event! Light refreshments (coffee, water, cookies) will be available. A short Q&A will follow the event and interested patrons are welcome to come prior to 6:30pm and tour our newest temporary museum exhibit – Never Dry: The Rise of Prohibition on the Iron Range 

Prohibition on The Range was an interesting time and history is always fun to explore, and nobody does it better than Minnesota Discovery Center! 

Don’t miss out on this thrilling chapter of Prohibition on The Iron Range at this special presentation, no special passwords needed for entry.

Want to know more about Minnesota Discovery Center, their exhibits, events, and news? Visit them on their website for more info!

Check us out on our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website for more upcoming news & events on our Chisholm Chamber website!

 

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Youth Mental Health Night