Monday, June 17
Literacy, math classes taught at RMS
RONAN — Ronan Middle School students (grades 5-8) may attend literacy and math classes at RMS from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, from June 10-28. There will be a couple of special activities included.
Monday, June 17
Pablo begins reading program
PABLO — Pablo Elementary School begins their “Reading Camp.” This camp will go from June 10-28 from 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Applications may be picked up at the school’s front office. Call 406-676-3390 for more information.
Monday, June 17
RHS credit recovery program begins
RONAN — Ronan High School students may attend HS credit recovery summer school. Two separate sessions will run: June 10-28 and Aug. 5-23. Both sessions are from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday.
Monday, June 17
RHS summer camps offered
RONAN — Afternoon HS summer camps are from June 10-28 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. All camps are free.
Monday, June 17
RMS holds summer camps
RONAN — Ronan Middle School students (grades 5-8) may attend afternoon summer camps (with priority given to morning summer school students). Afternoon camps are from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and include: Salish language, STEM, swimming and more.
Monday, June 17
Summer program at Boys and Girls Club begins
LAKE COUNTY — The Flathead Reservation and Lake County Boys and Girls Club in Ronan will operate a summer program Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. from June 10-Aug. 16 (closed July 4). The cost is $20 per week or $150 for the full summer. The summer session is 10 weeks of fun – opportunities for discovery, learning, and activities galore. Applications may be picked up onsite or at: www.flatheadbgc.org.
‘Magic Moment’ art exhibited through July 26
POLSON — A members only open show entitled “Magic Moment,” featuring Sandpiper Art Gallery member artists past and present will be exhibited from June 17-July 26. All submissions will be accepted in the artist’s interpretation of the theme. This is member magic at its best. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.
‘Mission Valley in Motion’ program begins, through Aug. 8
PABLO — “Mission Valley in Motion” is a summer youth program that will run from June 17- Aug. 8, at the Joe McDonald Health & Fitness Center. The program is open to students ages 7-14. Please join us for a summer of fun with activities and weekly trips. MVM is a free summer youth program that provides free lunch and breakfast for anyone under 18 years of age. Call 406-275- 4794 for more information.
Full summer agenda planned for Polson club through Aug. 6
POLSON — The Boys and Girls Club of Lake County and Flathead Reservation in Polson will operate a summer program Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. from June 17-Aug. 16 (closed July 4). The cost is $10 per week or $75 for the full summer. The summer session is nine weeks of fun - opportunities, discoeries, learning, and activities galore. Applications may be picked up onsite or at: www. flatheadbgc.org.
Kids’ art camp begins, runs through June 20
CHARLO — The Ninepipe Arts Group will sponsor their annual “Kids’ Art Camp” beginning Monday, June 17, and running through Thursday, June 20, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For additional information call 406-644- 2311.
Methodist Church offers vacation bible camp through June 20
POLSON — A vacation Bible camp is planned for Monday, June 17, thru Thursday, June 20, at the Polson United Methodist Church. Registration forms are available on the website: www. polsonumc.org. The theme for the week is “God created me to be ... kind, loving, generous and courageous.” We welcome kids ages 4-12 to attend. For more information call 406-883-6161 on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
Salish Camp offered at KWH through June 21
RONAN — K.W. Harvey Elementary School will offer a “Salish Language Camp” from June 17-21 from 9 a.m. – noon.
Tuesday, June 18
Sign up for MV Jr. Golf Camp
POLSON — The Mission Valley Jr. Golf Camp is free and open to youth going into the first through the eighth grade at the Polson Bay Golf Course. Call 406-883-8230 for more information. The camp takes place from 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, and repeats on June 19, 20 and 21.
Wednesday, June 19
Join dancing at the Elks
POLSON — Join us for the community dance in the Elks’ ballroom on Main St. on Wednesday, June 19, from 7-10 p.m. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership required. Cover charge is $5. If you are hungry and want a great burger you can come early and purchase one from the Elks. Come and check us out.
Learn about Morocco
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s Wednesday, June 19, Wiggle Worms program will learn about Morocco.
Thursday, June 20
‘Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous’ held
RONAN — From Thursday, June 20, until Sunday, June 23, a “Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous” will be held at the Lake County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. The event includes a Dutch oven class at 11 a.m.; the Cheff Ranch Legacy Outfitters from 2-6 p.m.; a carving seminar starts at 6 p.m.; the Farmers Market will be open from 4-7 p.m. and a carving auction will take place at 7 p.m. Watch all the action and see some amazing works of art by chainsaw carvers from across the U.S. Craft and food vendors, a beer garden, lumberjack log milling, and the CSKT Forestry and Fire Departments will also be on site. For more information, call the Ronan Chamber at 406-676-8300 or go to their website: ronanchamber.com.
Join democrats for camaraderie
NORTH CROW — Lake County Democrats are hosting a fundraiser at the North Crow Clubhouse on Thursday, June 20, beginning with a social at 5:30 p.m. and followed by a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $25 per adult. Proceeds help support our candidates and county democrat activities. Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney will be the featured speaker. Join us for an evening of camaraderie and socializing.
Space activities included in library program
POLSON — Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. from June 20-Aug. 8, the North Lake County Library will have space-centered children’s programming. Crafts and activities will be included with each presentation. Martin Horejsi, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Science Education, Solar System Ambassador for NASA, and longtime meteorite hound, will run a youth-oriented program on the Moon, Mars and Meteorites on Thursday, June 20. This presentation will be followed by a hands-on activity suitable for school-aged kids. Martin Horejsi will follow up the youth program with a second program for adults: “Meteorites: An Inconvenient Science” at 1 p.m.
SPLASH at Alpine Designs
POLSON — The 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, SPLASH meeting hosted by Payne West Insurance and Alpine Designs takes place at Alpine Designs, 111 Third Ave. E. There will be a $2 charge for everyone who attends a SPLASH event to help fund the Fourth of July fireworks.
Friday, June 21
Busy Ronan organizes many activities
RONAN — Ronan Fairgrounds will host several all-day activities: a beer garden will open at 9 a.m.; chain-saw carving will go on all day from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; a saw mill demo takes place at 2 p.m. along with the Cheff Ranch Legacy Outfitters from 2-6 p.m.; another carving auction will take place at 7 p.m. to be followed by a 325 Street Dance beginning at 9 p.m.
Eat all the crab you can
RONAN — On Friday, June 21, the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce will present “Crab Fest 2019,” which is a benefit for the Bockman (Ronan City) Park. The dinner begins at 5 p.m. and will take place at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $35 per person or two for $60 for the all-you-can-eat event. Purchase tickets at Ronan Flower Mill, Valley Banks, Ronan Napa, Glacier Bank, First Interstate Bank-Polson, Access Montana and Ronan Power Products. Enjoy fresh crab boiled on site. Bring your own beverages, crab pliers and appetite. For more information call the Ronan Chamber at 406-676-8300.
Free infant massage class offered
POLSON — Licensed massage therapist, Brianna Rowe, will provide a free class in infant massage at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the Lake County Public Health Dept., 802 Main Street For more information call 406-883-7288 or go to: www.lakecountypublichealth.org.
Kiwanis Club hosts beer, wine fest
POLSON — The Kiwanis Club is hosting a local beer and wine fest from 6-9 p.m. at the KOA Campground, 200 Irvine Flats Road, on June 21. This fundraiser supports local Kiwanis community projects and local youth activities including scholarships, the Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts, Special Olympics and the Polson Middle School band. Call 406-883-3890 for more information. Saturday, June 22
PEO rummage sale benefits scholarships
RONAN — The Lower Mission Valley Chapter of PEO will hold their annual rummage sale on June 21, on the west side of Ronan Glacier Bank, across from the city park. It will be open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothing, household goods, accessories, books, games and miscellaneous items will be available for sale. All proceeds from the sale will be used for PEO sponsored scholarships for women.
Reception held for artists
POLSON — The Sandpiper Art Gallery will hold a reception from 5-7 p.m. for their “Magic Moment” art show.
Ronan merchants hold ‘Crazy Days’ event
RONAN — Crazy Days takes place in Ronan as local merchants put on spectacular sales on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22.
Saturday, June 22
Eat burger in Big Arm
BIG ARM — Polson Rural Fire Community will hold their “Appreciation Burger Fry,” on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Big Arm Fire Station, U.S. Highway 93. Come and enjoy a good lunch.
Educational open house planned in Proctor
PROCTOR — The Friends of Lake Mary Ronan will hold an educational open house with speakers and displays at the Proctor Valley Community Center, (Old Proctor School House - two miles west of Dayton on 352) on June 22, from 1- 3 p.m. This event will provide a learning experience for kids and adults alike. President of FLMR Jim Baker will speak from 1-1:30 p.m. Research scientist Jim Craft will talk about water quality from 1:30-2 p.m. Septic leaching and grants will be area resource specialist, Samantha Tappenbeck’s topic from 2-2:30 p.m. Fisheries biologist Sam Bourret will talk about illegal fish introduction from 2:30-3 p.m. Displays to include: aquatic invasive species, Montana parks, soil and conservation districts. There will also be displays of emergency equipment from Chief Cliff Fire Department and there will be live demonstrations.
Enjoy circus, carnival
RONAN — Safe Harbor will present a “Circus and Carnival” on Saturday, June 22. Shows are at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. The free-admission carnival will take place from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Game tickets will be 50 cents each.
Fireman’s auction includes food, raffle, prizes
ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department Fireman’s Auction will take place on Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at the Old Town Field. Concessions begin at that time and include hamburgers, hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw. Meals will be served until the end of the auction at approximately 5 p.m. (Purchase a meal and you’re entered in the door prize drawing.)
The silent auction starts at 11 a.m.; the live auction starts at noon with raffle drawings and door prizes.
Raffle tickets will be sold before the auction for a ½ beef; a whole hog cut and wrapped; and an .AR15 rifle with scope. To donate auction items please call 406-543-2288 or 406-531-0375.
Pitch, putt or drive at Polson golf course
POLSON — The Polson Bay Golf Course will host the Pitch, Putt and Drive Contest, the culminating event of the junior camp week. The contest is from noon-5 p.m. and is followed by awards and a potluck barbecue.
Ronan merchants continue spectacular sales
RONAN — Crazy Days continues as local merchants put on spectacular sales on Saturday, June 22. VFW serves-up breakfast RONAN — Beginning at 7 a.m., the local VFW will serve breakfast. Watch amazing woodcarving RONAN — The Ronan Fairgrounds will host wood carving from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. including a saw mill demo at 2 p.m.; a carving seminar at 6 p.m.; a carving auction at 7 p.m. The evening ends with a luminary parade at dark and a 325 Bar street dance at 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 23
RONAN — The Ronan Fairgrounds will host wood carving beginning at 9 a.m. ending with a big auction at 2:30 p.m. including a chainsaw raffle (must be present to win). The beer garden will open at 9 a.m. and end at closing. You can enjoy lunch at the fairgrounds starting at noon. Come enjoy the final day of this amazing weekend event.
Discover the world of bees
BIGFORK — Let’s Bee Friendly – Learn about native pollinators, from 2-3 p.m. at the Wayfarers Birch Grove picnic shelter and discover how to identify a bee from a wasp and create your own mason bee condos using recycled materials. Space is limited. Call 406-837-3041 to register. There is a $4 per person or $10 per family fee.
Legion serves breakfast
RONAN — American Legion No. 138 will serve up breakfast at the VFW beginning at 8 a.m.
Monday, June 24
Data, Donuts Seminar on tap at Yellow Bay
YELLOW BAY — The Data and Donuts Seminar series is offered every summer during the first four weeks of the Flathead Lake Biological Station Summer Session. The series offers students and the public a chance to hear speakers across a wide variety of ecological topics. Come to the seminar at the FLBS at Yellow Bay on Monday, June 24, from 10-11 a.m. These seminars are open to the public, and everyone is invited to attend. Stop by to have a donut and learn more about ecology, and current research in the Flathead. The speaker for June 24 is Janene Lichtenberg, department head of wildlife and fisheries at Salish Kootenai College. Her topic will be, “Tribal wildlife research and management: Perspectives and success stories.” Call 406-872-4503 for more information.
Summer school goes to Philipsburg
POLSON — For the week of June 24-27, a field trip to Philipsburg is planned for the Polson summer school program. Contact Mandie Steele, Polson School District #23 afterschool program director at 406-212-6784 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 25
Learn to protect your privacy on Internet
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will offer another class in their computer basics series titled “Internet Privacy,” on Tuesday, June 25, from 2–3 p.m. In this class Heather will show you how to be safe while using the internet and how to best protect your privacy on the web.
Thursday, June 27
Summer reading program continues
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library continues their “A Universe of Stories” program at 10:30 a.m. Jessie Herbert and the other staff of SpectrUM Discovery Area in Missoula will help us explore the universe within as they bring their “Science of Me” to our library for a fun, hands-on morning of activities suitable for kids of all ages.
Youngsters learn about great outdoors
BIGFORK — Flathead Fledglings – This one hour program from 11 a.m. – noon, designed for children ages 4-7, gives kids a chance to get outside and learn about the great outdoors. This is the second in a five-part series, although participants need not attend all five. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. This event takes place at Wayfarers Harry Horn picnic shelter. The fee is $4 per child.
Friday, June 28
Family-friendly movie shown at library
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library presents “Friday Night at the Library.” A family-friendly movie (PG or PG-13) will be shown at 6 p.m. Attendees must be in the library before 6 p.m. as the doors lock at that time. Popcorn is provided. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.
Montecahto rummage sale scheduled
POLSON — The Montecahto Club will hold its rummage and bake sale at the Finley Point Fire Station on Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. On Saturday, the sale will be in conjunction with the Finley Point Fire Department’s fundraiser. The fire station is across from the Finley Point Grill on Highway 35. The sale supports the club’s ongoing service projects, which include several annual scholarships for local students. Please bring item donations for the sale to the fire station on Thursday, June 27. For more information, contact club vice president Alice Erb at 406-250-3189.
NRA Rodeo returns
POLSON — The Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo takes place at the Polson Fairgrounds, 320 Regatta Road, June 28 and 29. Youth events including Mutton Bustin’ and Mini Bull Riding begin at 6:30 p.m. and the NRA Rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. Events include: bareback, steer wrestling, saddle bronc, team roping, tie down roping, ladies and youth barrel racing, ladies and youth breakaway roping and bull riding. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and are available at the gate, (no pre-sale tickets). Food, beverage and a beer garden concessions will be available. There will be live music after Friday night’s performance. There is a free vendors fair but no food items. For general rodeo information call 406-883-1100.
Polson Chamber hosts annual ‘Chamber Blast’
POLSON — Join us on Friday, June 28, for the eighth annual Chamber Blast hosted at the world-class Big Sky Sporting Clays in Polson. Team registration includes shells, door prizes, lunch and an awards ceremony. Bring a shotgun, eye protection and ear protection – no experience is necessary. Profits from this event go to support the Polson Chamber’s fundraising efforts, including the 4th of July fireworks show, hanging flower baskets and more. Registration is from 11 a.m.-noon, a shooter safety briefing takes place from 11:20—11:30 a.m. and the tournament takes place from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. with a lunch and awards ceremony from 3-3:30 p.m. Station sponsorship (banner displayed at event and recognition at awards ceremony) is $150. Team price is $345 and the cost of a team and sponsorship is $495. For more information call 406-883-5969.
Monday, July 1
Field trip to Deer Lodge scheduled
POLSON — For the week of July 1-4, a field trip to the old state prison in Deer Lodge is planned for the Polson summer school program. Contact Mandie Steele, Polson School District #23 afterschool program director at 406-212-6784 or email: email@example.com.
FLBS teaches seminars
YELLOW BAY — The Data and Donuts Seminar series is offered every summer during the first four weeks of the Flathead Lake Biological Station Summer Session. The series offers students and the public a chance to hear speakers across a wide variety of ecological topics. Come to the seminar at the FLBS at Yellow Bay on Monday, July 1, from 10-11 a.m. to have a donut and learn more about ecology, and current research in the Flathead. The program on July 1 will feature Diane Boyd, wolf biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. She will speak on “Wolf recovery, management, and conservation: 20 years of challenges and progress.” Call 406-982-3301 x 229, for more information. All are welcome.
Tour business, taste cheese
POLSON — Flathead Lake Cheese, 208 First Ave. E, will hold an open house on Monday, July 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come for tours and tastings. Call 406-883-0343 or visit: flatheadlakecheese.com, for more information.