EVENTS BELOW ARE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

 

Flower Flingers
105 E Arctic Ave. #3, Palmer
(907) 745-5550
www.flowerflingers.com
flowerflingers@gmail.com

Event: Floral Fashionista!
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – All Day

Flower Flingers is offering a wide variety of wearable flower arrangements that will be discounted only for the Who Let The Girls Out weekend… head wreaths, floral rings, wristlets and pin-on corsages of many varieties and colors that can be preserved so can you remember what a fun time you had during this event! We are also participating in a treasure trove for a Mother’s Day Giveaway with neighboring businesses such as Just Botanicals at the Annex, Pizza Delphi, NonEssentials and more! You must enter in person at the participating locations! We look forward to seeing you for this fabulous event!

Event Location:
Flower Flingers - 105 E Arctic Ave. #3, Palmer

Business Description:
Flower Flingers is your local floral shop that specializes in delivering beautifully handcrafted flower arrangements, stunning presentation wraps for any occasion, fun balloon bouquets and more! 


The Art Café
131 E Blueberry Ave. Palmer
(907) 745-6100
Barb@glassartbybarb.com

Event: Make A Free Mosaic Pendant
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 9:00AM – 9:00PM

Make and take your own one-of-a-kind wearable art! A mosaic pendant. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s art!

Event Location:
The Art Café - 131 E Blueberry Ave. Palmer

Business Description:
Palmer’s new fun and funky art studio - The Art Café. Enjoy your favorite espresso drink, ice cream, fresh fudge and more while doing DIY ceramics, candle making, mosaic pendant making and glass fusing, or choose from a full menu of art classes.


Becca’s Alpacas
101/105 E Arctic Ave. Palmer
(907) 727-3442
stormiepeterson30@gmail.com 

Event: Spinning & Carding Alpaca Fiber
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Becca of Becca’s Alpacas will share the art (and technology) of carding and spinning fiber. Examples of raw alpaca fiber will be available. Shop the wide array of beautiful yarns and roving for your own projects.

Event Location:
Becca’s Alpacas - 101/105 E Arctic Ave. Palmer

Business Description:
Three businesses reside in this warm and inviting facility, filled with art and plants and joy. This collaborative effort features three micro-enterprises, each the work of an Alaskan-grown individual that seeks to share their passion. Becca raises alpacas, Kirstin raises plants and Tony help you raise fish from the cold waters of Alaska’s rivers and streams with hand-tied flies!


Becca’s Alpacas
101/105 E Arctic Ave. Palmer
(907) 727-3442
stormiepeterson30@gmail.com 

Event: Tony ties flies... and teaches you how!
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 5:00PM 

The fish are coming, and Tony can help you be prepared! Come and learn what attracts the big ones!

Event Location:
Becca’s Alpacas - 101/105 E Arctic Ave. Palmer

Business Description:
Three businesses reside in this warm and inviting facility, filled with art and plants and joy. This collaborative effort features three micro-enterprises, each the work of an Alaskan-grown individual that seeks to share their passion. Becca raises alpacas, Kirstin raises plants and Tony help you raise fish from the cold waters of Alaska’s rivers and streams with hand-tied flies!


Becca’s Alpacas
101/105 E Arctic Ave. Palmer
(907) 727-3442
stormiepeterson30@gmail.com 

Event: Gardening with Kirstin
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 5:00PM 

Kirstin will share information on seed starting and transplanting to help you be ready for a robust garden. Plant your own mammoth sunflower to take home ($2.00) and enjoy! Rumor has it last year’s crop were over 12ft. high with heads bigger than dinner plates! ...and that is no fish story!

Event Location:
Becca’s Alpacas - 101/105 E Arctic Ave. Palmer

Business Description:
Three businesses reside in this warm and inviting facility, filled with art and plants and joy. This collaborative effort features three micro-enterprises, each the work of an Alaskan-grown individual that seeks to share their passion. Becca raises alpacas, Kirstin raises plants and Tony help you raise fish from the cold waters of Alaska’s rivers and streams with hand-tied flies!


The Garden Gate
810 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 745-1450
gardengateinalaska@gmail.com

Event: Tucson Gem & Mineral Truck Show
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Featuring rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants from the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, with over 20 different gem and mineral stones, plus Baltic amber in sterling silver settings.

Event Location:
The Garden Gate - 810 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
A lovely jewel box boutique offering unique women's clothing and gifts in the heart of Downtown Palmer at 810 South Colony Way.


Active Soles Performance Footwear
642 S Alaska St. Ste. #100, Palmer
(907) 746-0600
www.activesoles.net
body@mtaonline.net

Event: Women's Footwear Sale
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Event Location:
Active Soles Performance Footwear - 642 S Alaska St. Ste. #100, Palmer

Business Description:
The vision of the shoe store is to enable their customers to engage in a physically active lifestyle in comfort. The primary goal is to fit individuals with the most appropriate shoe for their foot type. Individuals will experience having their foot size measured and will be educated on the most appropriate shoe for their foot.


Peak Boutique
840 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 746-3320
www.peakboutiquealaska.com
ronalee@peakboutiquealaska.com 

Event: Spring Cleaning Clearance Event: Alaska Chicks
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Alaska Chicks will be marking down many styles for this clearance event, as well as offering other sales.

Event Location:
Peak Boutique - 840 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
Peak Boutique is the only Annie Sloan Chalk Paint stockist in the state of Alaska, and we are also the original location of the Alaska Chicks Company retail store. We feature the work of local artists, Barbara Hunt, Judy Vars, Kathleen Stone and Maggie McDaniel.


Shane Lamb Gallery
550 S Alaska St. Ste. #107, Palmer
(907) 746-3343
www.shanelamb.com
shanelambstudios@hotmail.com

Event: WLTGO Storewide Sale
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

We are going all out with our Who Let The Girls Out Sale. Ten percent off storewide, with select items marked up to 25% off! Also receive a free mini-print of your choice with any purchase over $100.

Event Location:
Shane Lamb Gallery - 550 S Alaska St. Ste. #107, Palmer

Business Description:
Need a gift? We can help you out! Come see our large selection of Palmer artist, Shane Lamb, art and photography. We also offer an inspiring array of arts and crafts from over 50 other Alaskan artists. The Shane Lamb Gallery is located in the Downtown Palmer Plaza.


The Bishop's Attic II
840 S Bailey St. Palmer
(907) 745-4215
www.bishopsattic2.org
Thebishopsattic2@hotmail.com 

Event: WLTGO 20% OFF Sale
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Each WLTGO participant who makes a purchase during this event will receive 20% off of the total purchase price. Furniture is excluded from this discount.

Event Location:
The Bishop's Attic II - 840 S Bailey St. Palmer

Business Description:
We are a non-profit thrift store that's been serving the local community for over 40 years. We pride ourselves with providing quality merchandise at very competitive prices and a friendly atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy. With each purchase, you help us give to those in need.


The Bishop's Attic II
840 S Bailey St. Palmer
(907) 745-4215
www.bishopsattic2.org
Thebishopsattic2@hotmail.com 

Event: WLTGO $50 Bishop's Attic Gift Certificate Drawing
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Each WLTGO participant who visits the Bishop's Attic during this event will have an opportunity to fill out a prize drawing entry form to win the $50 gift certificate. Drawing will be held at 7:00pm on Saturday, April 21st.

Event Location:
The Bishop's Attic II - 840 S Bailey St. Palmer

Business Description:
We are a non-profit thrift store that's been serving the local community for over 40 years. We pride ourselves with providing quality merchandise at very competitive prices and a friendly atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy. With each purchase, you help us give to those in need.


The Boutique on Main and Misfit Moffitt's Consignment
832 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 745-2662
thebom907@gmail.com 

Event: Who Let The Glamazons Out!!?
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Flirty, fun and fabulous! Come get yourself a pair of luscious lashes! The BoM has Red Aspen silk lashes that can be reused up to 15 times! We also stocked up on super fun magnetic lashes. These are quick and easy to apply for a fancy fun day! Your lashes go on last, so bring your face on in here, and we will help you put the cherry on top!

Event Location:
The Boutique on Main and Misfit Moffitt's Consignment - 832 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
The Boutique on Main and Misfit Moffitt's Consignment carries new and used AFFORDABLE women's apparel, skin care, cosmetics and accessories!


The Boutique on Main and Misfit Moffitt's Consignment
832 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 745-2662
thebom907@gmail.com 

Event: Misfit Moffitt's Consignment WLTGO Sale
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Fifty percent off all consignment apparel and accessories! Our already great prices on TREASURES GALORE are cut in half for this celebration of SPRING and Friendship! Fancy jeans, boots, coats, purses, dresses… You name it, we've got it! Don't forget to hunt for treasures on the 75% off rack too!

Event Location:
The Boutique on Main and Misfit Moffitt's Consignment - 832 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
The Boutique on Main and Misfit Moffitt's Consignment carries new and used AFFORDABLE women's apparel, skin care, cosmetics and accessories!


Paradise Tanning
550 S Alaska St. Ste. #109, Palmer
(907) 745-8268
palmerparadisetanning@gmail.com 

Event: W.L.T.G.O SALE
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 8:00PM

Amazing sale for all the women who stop in. Don't forget to check out the fashion show at Klondike’s, Our salon girls will be showing off our apparel and a tan.

Event Location:
Paradise Tanning - 550 S Alaska St. Ste. #109, Palmer

Business Description:
Palmer's BEST tanning salon. We have lay-down and stand-up tanning units. Mystic Spray tanner to get your instant summer glow. Amazing customer service. Hottest lotions on the market, local apparel hoodies, t shirts, hats, sunglasses and new beach bags. LIPSENSE is a plus to have our favorite lip color. So many beautiful colors to choose from.


Du Jour Fashion, LLC.
550 S Alaska St. Palmer
(907) 841-9659
dujourfashion@icloud.com 

Event: Door Prize Drawing
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 12:30PM – 7:00PM

Door prize - no need to be present. Once your passport is stamped, your name gets entered into the drawing for the door prize.

Event Location:
Du Jour Fashion, LLC. - 550 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
We provide a comfortable shopping atmosphere, selling lingerie, bras , panties, jewelry, dress and causal shoes, men’s long-johns and underwear and much, much more.


Backcountry Bike and Ski
132 W Arctic Ave. Palmer
(907) 746-5018
www.backcountrybikeandski.com
backcountrybikeandski@gmail.com 

Event: Backcountry Bike and Ski in Uptown Palmer
Fri. Apr. 20 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Stop in at the shop at 132 W Arctic Ave. for all of you cycling needs. Receive 20% storewide on bicycle accessories and clothing. Certain bicycles will be on sale 10%-40% off. Also, remember to stop by the Backcountry tent at the Depot before 2:00PM for other specials.

Event Location:
Backcountry Bike and Ski - 132 W Arctic Ave. Palmer

Business Description:
The Matanuska Valley’s premier headquarters for all things bike and ski; featuring expert sales, expert service and expert advice.


LuLaRoe at the Depot
610 S Valley Way, Palmer
(907) 982-1439
amandadaniels.lularoe@gmail.com 

Event: LuLaRoe at the Depot
Fri. Apr. 20 – 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Let us be your personal stylist and help you find the perfect outfit that makes you feel confident, comfortable and fashionable all at the same time. Stop by for some fun styling tips! Dress a mannequin and enter a giveaway or two!

Event Location:
Palmer Train Depot - 610 S Valley Way, Palmer

Business Description:
We are a once-a-month pop-up boutique with modest, fashionable and simply comfortable clothing by LuLaRoe. We carry a wide range of sizes: women’s sizes XXS-3XL, men’s XS-3XL and kids’ 2T-14. We are experienced style experts that love to help you feel confident and beautiful.


NonEssentials
728 S Alaska St. Palmer
(907) 745-2258
www.nonessentialsalaska.com
denise@nonessentialsalaska.com

Event: Sample Alaska
Fri. Apr. 20 – 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Sample some of Alaska's finest LOCAL products... pasta, mushrooms, sprouts and more, with preparation ideas for your home kitchen.

Event Location:
NonEssentials - 728 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
NonEssentials has a little bit of everything, for just about anyone! Tea, oils, local flavors and flair, spices, fine skin care products, chocolates galore and a whole lot more!


Artists Uncorked
832 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 982-2675
www.artistsuncorked.com
uncorkedinpalmer@gmail.com 

Event: Forget-Me-Not Fireweed!
Fri. Apr. 20 – 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Paint Party! Grab your girlfriend and join us for step-by-step instruction from our professional and enthusiastic artist, Lori Teich! Beer and wine are available for purchase, and we plan on having an amazing time!

Event Location:
Artists Uncorked - 832 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
Artists Uncorked is the Valley's premier “Paint and Sip” company, working studio and art gallery. Our downtown studio offers art instruction for all ages, workshops, creative camp for children and is available for private events.


Klondike Mike’s and The Main Street Grill
820 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 745-2676
jenniewesthoff@icloud.com

Event: 3rd Annual Klondike Mike’s Fashion & Style Show
Fri. Apr. 20 – 7:30PM – 9:30PM

The kickoff event for the WLTGO Weekend! Featuring fashion and products from businesses from beautiful downtown Palmer. Brought to you by Klondike Mike’s and The Main Street Grill, Valley Arts Alliance, The Garden Gate, Paradise Tanning and The Boutique on Main and Misfit Moffitt's Consignment.

Event Location:
Klondike Mike’s and The Main Street Grill - 820 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
We are Palmer's oldest watering hole, with 20 beers on draft, hand-pressed burgers and live music every weekend.


Madd Matters
1088 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 745-6045
info@maddmatters.com 

Event: Meet & Greet with the Girls from the Scottish Highland Games
Sat. Apr. 21 – All Day

We will have a booth to advertise the 37th Annual Alaska Scottish Highland Games, which are on June 30th at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. We will also have members of the Alaskan Lady Hammerheads, a local group of women who train together and throw together at the Games, to show other women that they can throw too!

Event Location:
Madd Matters - 1840 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
Custom matting and framing. Doing business in the Valley for over 40 years. If you have it, we can frame it.


Erik Christensen State Farm
541 S Cobb St. Ste. #100, Palmer
(907) 746-4950
www.valleysf.com
erik@valleysf.com 

Event: 10x10 Tent in front of Train Depot
Sat. Apr. 21 – All Day

My team and I will be at our tent to answer questions about everything insurance - from protecting your home to protecting your future income for your family. We'll have tons of useful give-a-ways, including free batteries for your smoke alarms!

Event Location:
Palmer Train Depot - 610 S Valley Way, Palmer

Business Description:
My mission is to help the people of our community manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. My team and I treat all customers in a caring, friendly and professional manner. Our office provides a warm and efficient place for our customers at all times. If we can be of service to you and your family, please do not hesitate to call, click or walk in our office. You'll be glad you did!


Nourished Health Coaching Services
6330 N. Britchenstrap Drive, Palmer
(907) 982-9933
www.nourishedak.com
nourishedak@gmail.com
    
Event: Nourished Health Coaching Services Booth

Sat. Apr. 21 – 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Stop by our table in the Downtown Plaza and sign up for a FREE 1 hr. health consultation. Learn about coaching, cooking classes, workshops and more! PLUS… Enter our drawing to win a fantastic basket full of kitchen items - it literally has everything but the kitchen sink! You do not need to be present to win.

Event Location:
Palmer Downtown Plaza – 550 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
Holistic coaching services helping people to make small changes in nutrition and lifestyle that last a lifetime.


Point Blank Firearms & Self Defense Training
7610 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy. Palmer
(907) 745-1133
www.pointblankak.com
donna@alaskaaia.com 

Event: Point Blank Shooting Simulator Tent
Sat. Apr. 21 – 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Point Blank owns the only shooting simulator in the state of Alaska that’s available to train civilians. This state-of-the-art shooting simulator is the closest thing you can get to reenact actual real-life conditions. In a training session, our instructor will coach you through several of the hundreds of scenarios available. Scenarios are selected based on a number of factors such as skill level, experience, practical knowledge of law, perceived biases or prejudice, personality type of the student, physical limitations and the overall objective for the training.

Event Location:


Business Description:
Point Blank Firearms & Self Defense Training, LLC. is woman-owned. Our men and woman instructors are certified across multiple oversight agencies. They provide instruction from firearms training, including introduction to basic pistol course for woman to self-defense classes.


BBella Hair Design
642 S Alaska St. Ste. #105, Palmer
(907) 746-9007
www.bbellahairdesign.com
LazyMtQueen@hotmail.com

Event: Hempz Lotion Sale
Sat. Apr. 21 – 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Long a favorite of clients, the Hempz lotion line is an extremely rich and moisturizing body cream. Saturday, all the Hempz lotions will be 35% off. That includes the full range of scents, even the limited editions. Come in and get a bottle of Hempz lotion to combat what’s left of the winter dry skin!

Event Location:
BBella Hair Design - 642 S Alaska St. Ste. #105, Palmer

Business Description:
BBella Hair Design is a friendly salon located in the Koslosky Center down the hall from Whimsy and Vagabond Blues. Specializing in cuts, colors and clipper cuts, the stylists at BBella aim to please. Established in 2006, Betty Pierce, owner, wanted to have a comfortable yet modern salon for all clients. Come see us for a fresh new spring do!


Silvertip Design & Mercantile
421 S Alaska St. Palmer
(907) 745-2902
www.silvertipdesignak.com
silvertip.design@gmail.com 

Event: Trunk Show - Teri Loyer
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM

Teri Loyer will be exhibiting her unique, creative and vivid approach to composing her already beautiful photos into pieces of wall art. Teri will have her art displayed and for purchase here at Silvertip Design, and it will be hard not to want to take a piece of her art home with you. Everyone welcomed!

Event Location:
Silvertip Design & Mercantile - 421 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
Unique gifts and apparel mostly made in Alaska, as well as a wonderful atmosphere to wonder around and take it all in. Handicap and stroller-friendly, so you can bring the whole family in.


Silvertip Design & Mercantile
421 S Alaska St. Palmer
(907) 745-2902
www.silvertipdesignak.com
silvertip.design@gmail.com

Event: Free Canvas Shopping Bag with Each Purchase
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM

We'll be celebrating eight years of WLTGO by giving away a FREE specially-printed canvas bag with every purchase, while supplies last.

Event Location:
Silvertip Design & Mercantile - 421 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
Unique gifts and apparel mostly made in Alaska, as well as a wonderful atmosphere to wonder around and take it all in. Handicap and stroller-friendly, so you can bring the whole family in.


Madd Matters
1840 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 745-6045
info@maddmatters.com 

Event: Shoe Painting Class
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM 

Decorate your favorite shoes, belts, purses... Very nifty. Paint and brushes will be provided. Class is $30. Pre-registration is required to reserve a spot.

Event Location:
Madd Matters - 1840 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
Custom matting and framing. Doing business in the Valley for over 40 years. If you have it, we can frame it.


Backcountry Bike and Ski
132 W Arctic Ave. Palmer
(907) 746-5018
www.backcountrybikeandski.com
backcountrybikeandski@gmail.com 

Event: E-Bike Demo at the Depot
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 2:00PM

We will bring our fleet of electric-assist bicycles from Trek down for test rides on the bike path. In addition, our staff will be available to answer any questions about biking in the Valley. Stop by the tent for a special coupon to use at the booth.

Event Location:
Palmer Train Depot - 610 S Valley Way, Palmer

Business Description:
The Matanuska Valley’s premier headquarters for all things bike and ski; featuring expert sales, expert service and expert advice.


Just Botanicals
247 S Alaska St. Ste. #2, Palmer
(907) 414-3663
www.justbotanicalsak.com
justbotanicals.sonyam@gmail.com 

Event: Mother’s Day Gift Basket Make & Take
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 4:00PM

From 10am until 4pm on April 21st, Just Botanicals will host a Mother’s Day Gift Basket Make & Take event at the Annex (247 S Alaska St. Palmer). You can leave with as little as one handcrafted gift or build an entire basket of gifts for a mother in your life. Items will range in cost from $3-$10 per gift and baskets and cards will also be available for purchase, to complete your gift set. Gifts include lip balms, lip glosses, bath salts, whipped body butters, belly butter for expecting mothers, body serums/bath oils, room sprays, linen sprays, herbal tea bags, tea bath bags and body scrubs.

Event Location:
Palmer Annex - 247 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
In Palmer at the Annex, Just Botanicals recently opened a Bespoke Skin Bar & Apothecary, where clients can have customized skincare made-to-order, purchase ingredients or attend a workshop to make their own organic skincare. Just Botanicals also produces a full range of organic, locally-made, skincare using only the finest, ethically-sourced ingredients available. Sonya can be reached at 414-3663 to book an appointment or schedule a workshop. The Skin Bar & Apothecary also has walk-in hours available at least one day per week, check calendar online at www.justbotanicalsak.com or stay informed at Just Botanicals on Facebook.


LuLaRoe at the Depot
610 S Valley Way, Palmer
(907) 982-1439
amandadaniels.lularoe@gmail.com 

Event: LuLaRoe at the Depot
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Let us be your personal stylist and help you find the perfect outfit that makes you feel confident, comfortable and fashionable all at the same time. Stop by for some fun styling tips! Dress a mannequin and enter a giveaway or two!

Event Location:
Palmer Train Depot - 610 S Valley Way, Palmer

Business Description:
We are a once-a-month pop-up boutique with modest, fashionable and simply comfortable clothing by LuLaRoe. We carry a wide range of sizes: women’s sizes XXS-3XL, men’s XS-3XL and kids’ 2T-14. We are experienced style experts that love to help you feel confident and beautiful.


Valley Quilters Guild
(907) 746-2135
www.valleyquiltersguild.com
 pattidubler@hotmail.com 

Event: Hanging of Locally-Made Quilts
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 5:00PM

The VQG will be hanging dozens of quilts in Palmer businesses for the public to enjoy. We'll also be set up inside the Palmer Downtown Plaza to visit with the public. We'll have a “Service Quilt” set up for the public to add stitches to a quilt that will be given to someone in our community who could use a “lift” in this way. We'll also display our 2018 Raffle Quilt and will be selling tickets to win it!

Event Location: 
Palmer Downtown Plaza – 550 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
VQG was formed in 1985 to promote quilting in the Mat-Su Valley. We now have over 200 members. Our main objectives are service to the community and the education of quilters. We serve by donating quilts to local organizations and groups. For our quilters, we offer classes and comradery at sewing events such as monthly meetings and retreats.


Whimsy Gift Shoppe
642 S Alaska St. Ste. #104, Palmer
(907) 745-4312
www.whimsyak.com
whimsygiftshoppe@gmail.com 

Event: WLTGO Sales
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Special sales throughout the store all day Saturday!

Event Location:
Whimsy Gift Shoppe - 642 S Alaska St. Ste. #104, Palmer

Business Description:
We sell several lines of Alaskan artist apparel, along with gifts for everyone!


Whimsy Gift Shoppe
642 S Alaska St. Ste. #104, Palmer
(907) 745-4312
www.whimsyak.com
whimsygiftshoppe@gmail.com 

Event: Meet the People behind the Products
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

We will have Alaskan companies representing their product lines, along with drawings for their products.

Event Location:
Whimsy Gift Shoppe - 642 S Alaska St. Ste. #104, Palmer

Business Description:
We sell several lines of Alaskan artist apparel, along with gifts for everyone!


Vagabond Blues
642 S Alaska St. Palmer - Koslosky Building
(907) 355-3153
www.vagblues.com 

Event: Guest Artist Monica Estill
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Gently profound, uplifting and whimsical, the art of Monica Estill is the “oh my” that will brighten your trek through the halls of the Koslosky Building. Cards, coloring books, prints and more will be available on Saturday, April 21st, but you can enjoy her art on display the entire month of April at Vagabond Blues, while you enjoy the best cup of coffee in town!

Event Location:
Vagabond Blues - 642 S Alaska St. Palmer - Koslosky Building

Business Description:
In the big bright windows of Palmer’s premier coffee shop, you can enjoy a view of the world that most people will never witness. Breakfast, lunch or dinner - the emphasis is local, the portions generous and the flavors call you back again and again.


Shane Lamb Gallery
550 S Alaska St. Ste. #107, Palmer
(907) 746-3343
www.shanelamb.com
shanelambstudios@hotmail.com 

Event: Pitter Patter Puffin Watercolor Class
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Watercolor painting class with Alaskan artist, Tremani Sutcliffe. Learn fun techniques for quickly completing a textured watercolor painting. All supplies provided. Class fee: $25

Event Location:
Shane Lamb Gallery - 550 S Alaska St. Ste. #107, Palmer

Business Description:
Need a gift? We can help you out! Come see our large selection of Palmer artist, Shane Lamb, art and photography. We also offer an inspiring array of arts and crafts from over 50 other Alaskan artists. The Shane Lamb Gallery is located in the Downtown Palmer Plaza.


Invest In Yourself Fitness Studio
2110 S. Glenn Hwy. Palmer
(907) 830-6072
www.investinyourselfalaska.com
investinyourself@gci.net

Event: WLTGO FREE Month of Fitness Camp Giveaways!
Sat. Apr. 21 – 10:30AM – 5:00PM

During the event, we will give away an additional (5) FREE Month of Fitness Camps!

Event Location:
Palmer Downtown Deli - 550 S Alaska St. Ste. #105, Palmer

Business Description:
Palmer's newest fitness studio, focusing on those individuals who should be in the gym but aren't! Our fitness camps are 40-45 minutes long with exercises geared towards functional movements and increased flexibility. First 3 visits are free - no contracts - month to month pay as you go.


Nourished Health Coaching Services
6330 N. Britchenstrap Drive, Palmer
(907) 982-9933
www.nourishedak.com
nourishedak@gmail.com
    
Event: Winning Wraps
Sat. Apr. 21 – 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Learn to make your own spring rolls using fresh whole foods and learn a fun way to make sandwich wraps that are totally carb free and LOADED with nutrients! These delicious wraps will become a wonderful replacement for the tired old sandwich and lettuce wraps. Recipes, cooking demonstrations and food tasting are all part of this fun and delicious event. Registration: $20.00

Event Location:
NonEssentials -  728 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
Holistic coaching services helping people to make small changes in nutrition and lifestyle that last a lifetime.


Valley Arts Alliance
7000 N Palmer-Fishhook Rd. Palmer
(907) 746-2370
www.valleyartsalliance.com
carmen@valleyartsalliance.com 

Event: Palmer Rocks Painting
Sat. Apr. 21 - 11:00AM – 2:00PM

VAA will join Palmer Rocks in hosting a rock painting party for all ages. These rocks will later be “hidden” where someone may find a painted rock. When a rock is found, it may be kept, or better yet-be hidden again for someone else to find. Non-toxic paints will be provided. Bring a rock to paint! We'll tell you where rocks can/cannot be placed. All ages welcome!

Event Location:
Palmer Downtown Plaza – 550 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
VAA is a group of like-minded individuals in the Mat-Su Valley who have joined together to encourage, sponsor, facilitate and support artistic expression.


Silva Insurance Services & By The Spirit Photography
234 W Evergren Ave. Palmer
(907) 746-2990
dusty@silvainsurance.net

Event: Selfie Stations and Glamor Shots
Sat. Apr. 21 - 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Fun quest that can either begin or end with a glamor photo of you and your gals and be entered to win the grand prize. Shear Fire will be donating a couple of students to doll you up if needed and some fun props will be provided.

Event Location:
Silva Insurance Services - 234 W Evergren Ave. Palmer

Business Description:


Klondike Mike’s and The Main Street Grill
820 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 745-2676
jenniewesthoff@icloud.com 

Event: Women's Empowerment & Self Defense Expo
Sat. Apr. 21 – 11:00AM – 5:00PM

We will be hosting a selection of vendors who specialize in women's safety and self-defense with live demos and product sales.

Event Location:
Klondike Mike’s and The Main Street Grill - 820 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
We are Palmer's oldest watering hole, with 20 beers on draft, hand-pressed burgers and live music every weekend.


Inn Cafe and Steakhouse
325 E Elmwood Ave. Palmer
(907) 746-6118

Event: Music at the Inn
Sat. Apr. 21 - 11:00AM – 9:00PM

Enjoy a luxurious lunch and soft music right in the middle of your busy day! Sit with friends and enjoy the historic backdrop.

Event Location:
Inn Cafe and Steakhouse, 325 E Elmwood Ave. Palmer

Business Description:
Wes and Jamie Clements welcome you to the historic Colony Inn, with fabulous food, fine hospitality and views to soothe.


Stamp Cache Alaska
642 S Alaska St. Palmer
(907) 745-4848
www.stampcachealaska.com
stampcachealaska107@gmail.com

Event: Ken Oliver Colorburst Ink Art
Sat. Apr. 21 – 11:30PM – 4:00PM

Using Ken Oliver Colorburst Ink powders, visitors can create samples of lively backgrounds for stamping and future card application.

Event Location:
Stamp Cache Alaska - 642 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
A stamping and scrapbooking supply shop carrying a variety of cardstock, special paper, inks, Copic pens, die cuts and embellishments, also offers card making classes three times a week. Special Alaska-themed stamps and paper available.


Artists Uncorked
832 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 982-2675
www.artistsuncorked.com
uncorkedinpalmer@gmail.com 

Event: Make & Take Watercolor with Glenda Field
Sat. Apr. 21 – 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Stunning and fun, this 5x7 watercolor will be led by popular Alaskan watercolor artist, Glenda Field. Step-by-step instruction for all levels! Take this beauty home with you today!

Event Location:
Artists Uncorked - 832 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
Artists Uncorked is the Valley's premier “Paint and Sip” company, working studio and art gallery. Our downtown studio offers art instruction for all ages, workshops, creative camp for children and is available for private events.


Valley Arts Alliance
7000 N Palmer-Fishhook Rd. Palmer
(907) 746-2370
www.valleyartsalliance.com
carmen@valleyartsalliance.com 

Event: Wearable Art Show Models
Sat. Apr. 21 – 12:00PM – 2:00PM

Wearable Art Show models from the Valley Arts Alliance 2018 Show will be roaming around town, starting at the Palmer Downtown Plaza.

Event Location:
Around Palmer

Business Description:
VAA is a group of like-minded individuals in the Mat-Su Valley who have joined together to encourage, sponsor, facilitate and support artistic expression.


The Annex
247 S Alaska St. Palmer
(907) 232-5016
www.valleyannex.com
jann@valleyannex.com 

Event: Fiber Frenzy
Sat. Apr. 21 – 12:00PM – 3:00PM

Fiber Frenzy is the creative endeavor of a local group of women with a passion for fiber arts. We inspire through classes and demonstrations, share trends and offer ideas for new projects. We're here for the hardened fiber fanatics, as well as those who want to observe or learn. Stop by our marketplace for locally-produced fiber arts!

Event Location:
The Annex - 247 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
Unique private and shared workspaces offering full-time and part-time memberships, classrooms, conference rooms, high speed internet, bottomless coffee and so much more!


Mat-Su Valley Comprehensive Cancer Center
2250 S Woodworth Loop #100, Palmer
(907) 707-1333
www.matsuvalleycancer.com
acullen@matsucancer.com

Event: Horse-Drawn Carriage
Sat. Apr. 21 – 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Mat-Su Valley Comprehensive Cancer Center is proud to sponsor the horse-drawn carriage from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please stop by and enjoy the fun!

Event Location:


Business Description:
Mat-Su Valley Comprehensive Cancer Center is proud to provide our community with access to the most advanced cancer treatment technology and exceptional clinical experience. An independent, state of the art facility, Mat-Su Comprehensive Cancer Center brings access to the best possible cancer care home to the Mat-Su Valley.


The Gallery
1150 S Colony Way #18, Palmer
(907) 745-1420
www.galleryak.com
galeryak@ak.net

Event: Jon Van Zyle Art Show
Sat. Apr. 21 – 12:00PM – 4:00PM

This year for WLTGO, we have invited Iditarod artist, Jon Van Zyle, to introduce his latest prints, posters and originals to his many fans in the Mat-Su Valley. Jon will be attending this show in person on April 21, 2018 - noon to 4 p.m. We will be having a drawing for a Van Zyle print. Please stop by and say hello to Jon.

Event Location:
The Gallery - 1150 S Colony Way #18, Palmer

Business Description:
The Gallery has been in business selling art, gifts and doing custom framing for over 33 years. We have been doing this service from the same location for over 33 years.


Humdinger's Gourmet Pizza Co.
173 S Valley Way, Palmer
(907) 745-7499
www.humdingerspizza.com
gordon@humdingerspizza.com

Event: Quiplash Tournament
Sat. Apr. 21 – 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Quiplash is a fun interactive, competitive game played against up to eight other competitors. If you like Apples to Apples, you'll love Quiplash. Three rounds: Noon, Two and Four. The individual with the highest total wins a basket of gift cards from vendors all around Palmer.

Event Location:
Humdinger's Gourmet Pizza Co. - 173 S Valley Way, Palmer

Business Description:
We are your wood-fired pizza destination for Palmer and the Mat-Su Valley. Our ingredients are fresh, our crusts are thin/crispy and our fans are second to none! Dine in, take out or take and bake. We are gluten free-friendly and pride ourselves on making your pizza perfect!


Vagabond Blues
642 S Alaska St. Palmer - Koslosky Building
(907) 355-3153
www.vagblues.com 

Event: Music! Music! Music!
Sat. Apr. 21 – 12:00PM – 6:00PM

The stage at Vagabond Blues will be filled with the very best that the Valley has to offer all day Saturday! Sit with friends, have a bite to eat and enjoy the fabulous music!

Event Location:
Vagabond Blues - 642 S Alaska St. Palmer - Koslosky Building

Business Description:
In the big bright windows of Palmer’s premier coffee shop, you can enjoy a view of the world that most people will never witness. Breakfast, lunch or dinner - the emphasis is local, the portions generous and the flavors call you back again and again.


Active Body Downtown Gym
642 S Alaska St. Ste. B1, Palmer
(907) 746-3700
www.activebodyak.com
body@mtaonline.net 

Event: Soles in the Back Country & 6 Peak Challenge Prep Workshop
Sat. Apr. 21 – 1:00PM – 1:30PM 

This is the basics workshop for SITBC and the 6 Peak Challenge, a Mat-Su hiking challenge that starts May 1st to promote getting outside and enjoying the Mat-Su Valley. We will go over what to expect, where to find the trail conditions and what you need to do to complete the challenge.

Event Location:
Active Body Downtown Gym - 642 S Alaska St. Ste. B1, Palmer

Business Description:
Look forward to your workouts when you join us for one of our exciting and motivating group sessions. It's not just about looking your best, it's about finding the best version of yourself.


Shane Lamb Gallery
550 S Alaska St. Ste. #107, Palmer
(907) 746-3343
www.shanelamb.com
shanelambstudios@hotmail.com 

Event: Sunset Swan Watercolor Class
Sat. Apr. 21 – 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Watercolor painting class with Alaskan artist, Tremani Sutcliffe. Learn fun techniques for quickly completing a textured watercolor painting. All supplies provided. Class fee: $25

Event Location:
Shane Lamb Gallery - 550 S Alaska St. Ste. #107, Palmer

Business Description:
Need a gift? We can help you out! Come see our large selection of Palmer artist, Shane Lamb, art and photography. We also offer an inspiring array of arts and crafts from over 50 other Alaskan artists. The Shane Lamb Gallery is located in the Downtown Palmer Plaza.


Madd Matters
1840 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 745-6045
info@maddmatters.com 

Event: Glass Painting Class
Sat. Apr. 21 – 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Glass painting class is $25, all supplies provided. Pre-registration is required to reserve a spot.

Event Location:
Madd Matters - 1840 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
Custom matting and framing. Doing business in the Valley for over 40 years. If you have it, we can frame it.


Backcountry Bike and Ski
132 W Arctic Ave. Palmer
(907) 746-5018
www.backcountrybikeandski.com
backcountrybikeandski@gmail.com

Event: Palmer Townie Ride
Sat. Apr. 21 – 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Celebrate spring with a cruiser bike ride around town. Bring your townie bike or whichever bike you prefer to ride and explore the neighborhood around Palmer. Costumes and decorations are encouraged, though not required. Plan to ride for up to an hour at an easy pace. Don't forget your helmet. Meet at the Palmer Depot.

Event Location:
Palmer Train Depot - 610 S Valley Way, Palmer

Business Description:
The Matanuska Valley’s premier headquarters for all things bike and ski; featuring expert sales, expert service and expert advice.


NonEssentials
728 S Alaska St. Palmer
(907) 745-2258
www.nonessentialsalaska.com
denise@nonessentialsalaska.com

Event: Sous Vide
Sat. Apr. 21 – 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Cooks Magazine says: “It is not a craze, it is the new standard for fine cooking.” Join Harry Shawback in the NonEssentials Kitchen and learn why this low-heat water bath cooking insures butter tender, perfectly prepared meats, veggies and more.

Event Location:
NonEssentials - 728 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
NonEssentials has a little bit of everything, for just about anyone! Tea, oils, local flavors and flair, spices, fine skin care products, chocolates galore and a whole lot more!


Pizzaria Delphi
101 W Arctic Ave. Palmer
(907) 745-2929

Event: Wine Tasting & Buffet
Sat. Apr. 21 – 3:00PM – 5:00PM

This year we will be featuring six wines. There will be a variety of foods in the buffet, so we can highlight how wines pair with different foods. Event starts at 3pm on Saturday, April 21st. Tickets will be pre-sold. Price is $28 and includes wine, buffet and a special edition laser-etched wine glass. Call 745-2929 or stop in to pre-order.

Event Location:
Pizzaria Delphi - 101 W Arctic Ave. Palmer

Business Description:
This year is our 40th year of operation. We are Palmer's oldest pizza parlor. We have a variety of food... pastas, subs, salads, steaks, burgers, soups and of course, our awesome pizzas! Our pizzas are stone-baked and made to order. Our soups, salad dressings, pasta dishes and even the sausage for our pizzas are all homemade in house.


Artists Uncorked
832 S Colony Way, Palmer
(907) 982-2675
www.artistsuncorked.com
uncorkedinpalmer@gmail.com 

Event: Old World Oil Carafe
Sat. Apr. 21 – 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Vintage maps and books make this glass oil carafe look like a stunning '”Old World” piece. When you are finished with your carafe, you can enjoy 50% off any of the fine oils that NonEssentials has to offer!

Event Location:
Artists Uncorked - 832 S Colony Way, Palmer

Business Description:
Artists Uncorked is the Valley's premier “Paint and Sip” company, working studio and art gallery. Our downtown studio offers art instruction for all ages, workshops, creative camp for children and is available for private events.


The Valley Hotel and Caboose Lounge
606 S Alaska St. Palmer
(907) 745-3330

Event: 1st Annual WLTGO Talent Show
Sat. Apr. 21 – 5:00PM – 7:00PM

The Caboose Lounge, Q99.7 and Mountain Sound and Entertainment present the 1st Annual WLTGO Talent Show. Fiddling? Tall tales? Voice of an angel? This is the place for you! Cash prizes!

Event Location:
Caboose Lounge - 606 S Alaska St. Palmer

Business Description:
One of Palmer’s oldest family-owned and operated businesses, the Valley Hotel is Palmer’s meeting place and home-away-from-home. From breakfast to prime rib, the meals are satisfying and familiar - and the regulars leave room for dessert, including locally-made ice cream and shakes!


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