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Learn to write grants

POLSON — The Greater Polson Community Foundation is planning a Grant Application Workshop in the conference room at the North County Library in Polson on March 23 from noon-1:30 p.m. This workshop will walk an applicant through the process and is beneficial to non-profits writing grants or foundation requests for funding. We are charging a $5 fee to cover a light lunch for participants. We will be limiting the registration to the first 25 participants to sign up.

The GPCF is also inviting your group to apply for the 2017 grant cycle. The 2017 grant application deadline is April 28. Grant applications will be accepted from non-profit organizations with a 501c (3) status in the Greater Polson area. The Committee is looking for how well the prospective project matches the mission and values of the GPCF as well as addressing critical needs that strengthen our community. As you prepare your application, think about how your project can enhance and improve the lives of the people who live here.

GPCF will accept applications for pre-screen completeness until April 14 and complete applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 28. The complete 2017 Grant Application is available to download online at www. greaterpolsoncommunityfoundation. org where you will also find a list of previous GPCF grant recipients.

To pre-register for the grant workshop, please contact Jennifer at the GPCF office at 406-883- 4723 or send an email to gpcf4723@gmail.com.

Pistol course for conceal carry offered

POLSON — The N.R.A Basic Pistol Course will be held April 15, hosted by The Polson Shooters Association. The class meets the requirements for a Conceal Carry Weapons Permit and is the NRA Blended learning format, so the online portion must be completed prior to signing up for the instructor portion.

For more information on how to sign up, contact Rob St. Clair at 406-270-8886 or email robst.clair@yahoo. com.

Public welcome to join convention

POLSON — The annual State Convention of Back Country Horsemen is being held in Polson at the Kwa- TaqNuk Resort on March 24-26. This year the Mission Valley Chapter is honored to be the host of this gathering of more than 200 members and guests.

The public is welcome to attend a free presentation at 7:30 p.m. Friday with BCH members Greg and Deborah Schatz. Greg and Deborah were invited to Mongolia to exchange horse packing information with the people of Mongolia.

A discussion panel with representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, Glacier National Park and the Bureau of Land Management takes place Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Rob Quist will provide a musical introduction. An opportunity for the public to ask questions will follow the presentations. The public is invited to attend this unique discussion at no charge.

A cross-cut saw contest takes place outside the resort at 4 p.m. Saturday evening will conclude with a silent auction, a live auction and dancing to the music of Southern Comfort.

For more information, visit bchmt.org/wp/mission or call Mack Long at 370- 9244 or Bonnie Kiser at 406-253-0177.

Benefit concert to feature master violinist

CHARLO — A spring concert is a great way to celebrate the change of seasons. The St. Ignatius Mission Church will be filled with beautiful music at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2. Master violinist Wai Mizutani is the featured musician and the Valley Voices Community Choir will add their voices during this joint benefit concert for the St. Ignatius Mission Church and the Ninepipes Music of Early Montana. Suggested donation price is $10 per person. Coffee and cookies will be offered in the church basement following the concert. Call 406-644-3435 for further details.

Share thoughts at non-partisan potluck

POLSON — The community is invited to join a non-partisan, local grassroots group for Potluck for Democracy from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at the Indian Senior Center, 504 Third Ave. E. in Polson.

The event is an opportunity to make friends while building community and positive citizenship through sharing food and dialogue about things that matter in the community, state and nation. Please bring a dish to share.

The gathering is sponsored by Montana Towns under 10,000 and Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition.

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