Some of Matanuska-Susitna Valley Events for the week ending Sunday June 24th are:
1. Wasilla Farmer’s Market is an ongoing event that happens every Wednesday from 11 a. m.-6 p.m. Lots of local vendors selling everything from aprons to zucchini. Check them out next to the Wasilla Public Library.
2. Friday Fling is on Fridays in Palmer, Alaska. Hours are 10 a. m.-5 p. m. in downtown Palmer next to the train. Local food vendors, crafts and veggies are available.
3. Willow Farmers Market is on Fridays from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., June 29 to Sept. 21. You will find it at Mile 68.8 marker on the Parks Highway across the road from Newman’s Texaco.
4. Houston Farmers Market will be open from 10 a. m. -6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in their new location. You will find them in the Gorilla Fireworks parking lot.
5. Fireside Books is having a book signing on Saturday, June 23rd at Fireside Books, 11:30 a. m.-1:30 p.m. Julie and Miki Collins, authors of “Trapline Twins” and other books about life “in the shadow” of Mount Denali will sign copies of their books.
6. The American Society of Civil Engineers Mat-Su Branch’s Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament fund raiser begins at 12:30 p.m., June 20, at Settlers Bay Golf Course. The tournament is a scramble format. Registration is $75 per person and includes the 18-hole greens fee, golf cart, awards, and a buffet dinner afterward. Call Mike at 907-745-2811 for more info.
7. Performances given by The 2012 Green Light Circus Camp in Talkeetna are June 21-23. For more information, contact circus director Mary Farina at 355-4699.
8. The fifth annual, Valley Arts Alliance’s Art on Fire Iron Pour Art Fest is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 23 at the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry in Wasilla, Admission $10.
9. Summer Sailstice, a worldwide celebration of sailing aimed at boosting awareness and participation in the sailing lifestyle, will be held by the Alaska Sailing Club, Mile 8.2 on South Big Lake Road. It begins at noon on June 23rd. For more information about the Alaska Sailing Club, visit aksailclub.com, or contact events chairman Teri Stanbro at (907) 522-4440; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To signup for participation in the Summer Sailstice, visit summersailstice.com.
10. June 23, at Snowfire Garden a High Tea Fundraiser will be held to help Linda Lockhart with medical bills associated with her fight of multiple myeloma. The event is being held in the garden of Florene and Doug Carney .Tickets are $40 and are available at Steve’s Toyo Stove Repair on Knik-Goose Bay Road, at Donna’s Corner in the East Lake Mall in Big Lake, or call Randi at 376-9276 or Patti at 357-8616.
11. Palmer High School Alumni is having its 17th Annual Reunion picnic at noon, June 24 at the Palmer Elks Lodge picnic pavilion. Bring something for the grill. For more information, contact Willie (Wilda Harris) Boggs at 745-3519, or email@example.com.
12. The Willow Dog Mushers Association invites the public to spend the afternoon with Miki and Julie Collins at 3 p.m. on June 24 at the Willow Community Center. Admission is free for all. Doors open at 2:45 p.m. Come meet these twin sisters who live a truly Alaskan lifestyle and see their latest slide show about their life in the Bush. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy your week!