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  • Image of Judy Garland as a child and another of her in the role of Dorothy

Restore Judy Garland’s 1925 Debut Opera House

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Aitkin, MN, and help us restore the building where Judy Garland (aka Baby Gumm) performed in 1925 -- the Aitkin Opera House! We are bringing the Opera House BACK TO LIFE to relive “Over the Rainbow” and other Judy Garland classics. 50% of the renovation is done…another

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  • Toolin Tour

Aitkin’s Habitat for Humanity Toolin’ Tour – Ride for Habitat, May 21, 2017

Aitkin Habitat for Humanity will host its first annual “Toolin’ Tour,” a six-hour motorcycle ride through Aitkin County this May, it has been announced today. The inaugural motorcycle tour is a fundraiser for the Aitkin Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, with proceeds going to help in constructing a new home in Aitkin. Since 1976, the

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  • Save the Date

Save the Dates: Aitkin Farmers’ Market and Harvest Moon Brew Fest Return Once Again This Year

Get your pen or pencil out! The Aitkin Farmers’ Market and the Harvest Moon Brew Fest, both of which have grown to become some of the region’s most popular events, will return again this year. First, the 2017 Aitkin Farmers’ Market is scheduled to return Memorial Weekend on Saturday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to

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  • Musicians needed

Calling All Musical Entertainment

Calling all musical entertainment! Looking for a platform to showcase your incredible music talents? The Aitkin Farmers’ Market provides a great opportunity to perform for the local community.  If you would like to be considered for this year’s Farmers’ Market, contact Sylvia Allen at 218-678-2441. There are a variety of opportunities available, and it is

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  • Fresh Produce at Farmers Market

Calling All Farmers for 2017 Aitkin Farmers’ Market at Historic Butler Building

The Aitkin Farmers’ Market will return for its fourth year, in the parking lot of the historic Butler Building (301 Minnesota Avenue North) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from Memorial Weekend until Labor Day Weekend. Organizers of the annual weekend event are putting out the call to any farmers interested in bringing

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  • Wines of the Hedges Family Estate

Wines of Hedges Family Estate – Thursday January 19, 2017

  Our first tasting of the new year is just around the corner on Thursday January 19, 2017 6:30pm at the Beanery Cafe in downtown Aitkin, MN. Please join us for the  Wines of the Hedges Family Estate  as we sample wines from this small family owed winery in the Red Mountain AVA of Washington State's Columbia

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  • Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota

Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota Announces Intimate Christmas Concert at Historic Aitkin Opera House, December 10

Following on the heels of a lineup of popular musical performances at the historic Aitkin Opera House, the Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota will be presenting a special holiday concert on Saturday, December 10th – “Sing We Now of Christmas” – it has been announced today. The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m., is scheduled

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  • Farmers Market 2016

August Yields Plentiful Finds at 2016 Aitkin Farmers’ Market

With the 2016 Minnesota abundant harvest season well on its way and the 17th Annual National Farmers Market Week kicking off on Aug. 7th  through 13th, Minnesotans will soon have the chance to procure some of the state’s best produce yet with a cornucopia of seasonal options to be found at the weekly farmers’ market

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  • Fresh Produce at Farmers Market

Farmers’ Market Opens May 28th!

10 Great Area Farmers Will Be There!On Saturdays, starting May 28th, Memorial Day Weekend, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the 2016 Farmers' Market will return to Aitkin's most recognizable historic landmark, the Butler Building. Those from around the Aitkin area can expect an abundance of different items at the Aitkin Farmers' Market, including everything

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Nine Minnesota Medical Professionals selected for Medical Trip to Uganda

Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to supporting and improving the living conditions for more than 1,000 children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in the village of Mbiriizi, Uganda, has today announced it has selected nine medical personal (nurses and teachers) from an impressive list of 35 applicants to go on its 2016

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