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‘Adopt-A-Book’ in February

POLSON — “Adopt- A-Book" is back for its 10th consecutive year and February is “I Love to Read” month. For a $15 donation, choose from our selection of new picture books and juvenile titles. Then add a special message that will be placed in the cover.‘Adopt-A-Book’ in February POLSON — “Adopt- A-Book" is back for its 10th consecutive year and February is “I Love to Read” month. For a $15 donation, choose from our selection of new picture books and juvenile titles. Then add a special message that will be placed in the cover.

Harm reduction saves lives

POLSON — Every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lake County Health Department, Open Aid Alliance is now providing syringe services, overdose awareness, testing and support. Call or text 406-304-7352 for more information or email: polsoninfo@openaidalliance.org. 

 

Hot Springs’ Organic Market offers nutritious food

HOT SPRINGS — Camas Organic Market is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. at 300 Main St in Hot Springs. Customers will be able to earn the Double SNAP Dollars coupons on every Tuesday and Thursday starting on July 2.

Library begins monthly movie night

POLSON — Enjoy “Friday Night at the Library” on the fourth Friday of each month. North Lake County Library will show movies rated PG or PG-13 ( posted on our website) and make fresh popcorn. This program debuts Friday, Jan. 25. Be in the library before 6 p.m. to be included. Feel free to bring your own nonalcoholic beverage and snacks.

Recovery support available

RONAN —Recovery support is available for those struggling with addiction at The Never Alone Recovery Hall (Hwy. 93, old Boys and Girls Club), every day of the week. The Never Alone Recovery Hall is a peer support dropin center. We are simply recovering people offering our experience, strength, and hope to our community members who are struggling with addiction issues. All groups and services are free. Please feel welcome to drop in and check us out.

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays a noon meditation group is held and from 1-5 p.m. individual peer support is available.

Mondays a women’s support group takes place from 6-8 p.m.

Tuesdays there are recovery stories and videos heard from 6-8 p.m.

Wednesdays Narcotics Anonymous meets from 6-8 p.m.

Thursdays an early recovery skills groups meets from 6-8 p.m.

Fridays from 8-9 p.m. The Red Road to Recovery group meets.

Saturdays a co-dependent support group meets at 5 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. special events take place (events change).

Family movie night happens from 6-8 p.m. on Sundays.

Rotary meets Tuesdays

POLSON — The Polson Rotary’s regular meeting are on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. at the KwaTaqNuk.

 

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Celebrate Recovery ministers to anyone

POLSON — Celebrate Recovery Ministry takes place at Polson Foursquare on Sundays between 5-8 p.m.

All are welcome to join us each Sunday evening. CR is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery ministry for anyone with hurts, habits or hang-ups. The evening starts off with dinner followed by a teaching and discussion groups with coffee/dessert. Childcare is available. Call (406) 883-9347 or go to: www.polsonfoursquare.org, for more information.

 
Join ‘Barefoot Church’ service

POLSON — Weekly Sunday “Barefoot Church” services are at 1 p.m. at the Montana Co-op. Come as you are. Bask in the Spirit, no judgment, just love and worship, forgiveness and healing.

 

NAMI meetings held

POLSON — NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soups On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.

 

Gather for prayers, readings, meal

POLSON -- Soul-food Saturday is a community gathering at the Co-op HUB to share prayers, readings and discussion on the topic of unity, followed by a light meal. Kids of all ages are welcome; supervision is provided.

 
 

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Discussion forum meets last Thursday of month

POLSON — Join our ongoing “last Thursday of the month” meetings held from 4-5 p.m. (or beyond) at The Good Coffee Roasting Company, 201 Third Ave., right behind Stutzman’s Furniture on U.S. Highway 93. “Polson Gather Round - Walk With the World” is a community discussion forum, where we discuss what is on our minds. We also discuss possible solutions, and specifically how they are related to climate change solutions. Thinking must be elevated past the political parties, and solutions should be fostered by community collaboration, as it relates specifically to the climate topic. For more information call Kim Schmidt at: 406- 214-2020.

 

 

Montecahto Club invites new members

 POLSON — The Montecahto Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We are a social and service organization and sponsor a scholarship for a graduating senior, cook and serve lunch at “Soup’s On,” collect for the Food Bank, send Care packages to the overseas troops and help out wherever we can. We welcome new members. Come to a meeting and get to know us. 
 
 
AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets
 
ST. IGNATIUS — AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets on Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Post Creek Hill. Call 1-888-607-2000 or go to www.aa-montana.org, for more information.
 
 
Story Time held in Ronan
 
RONAN — Ronan Library hosts a weekly story time for young children and their caregivers each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, crafts and more. For more information, call 406-676-3682.
 

Area-wide AlAnon meetings available 

LAKE COUNTY — Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? AlAnon can help. Area meetings are anonymous, non-smoking, 12-step recovery for family and friends of alcoholics. Come join us. There are no membership dues. Meetings are held: Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at Lutheran Church on Wall Street in Hot Springs; Wednesdays at noon in Polson at the Alano Club on Third Ave. W ; Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the CMA Church on Third Ave. in St. Ignatius; Fridays at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Fourth Ave. E in Polson.


Join library’s story time 

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library will host a one-hour kindergarten readiness program for children and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, movement, crafts and more. This will be held every Thursday during the school year at 10 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. For more information, call (406) 883-8225.
 
 
Join St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch 
 
ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch chapter meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens’ Center on north Main Street.
 
 
Dance in Elks' air-conditioned ballroom
 
POLSON - The Elks Club holds a community dance in their air-conditioned ballroom, the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7-10 p.m. Come and listen or dance. Snacks are at 8:30 p.m.
 
 
Sexual assault support group meets Wednesdays
 
PABLO - An adult sexual assault support group meets at SKC's Agnes Vanderburg Building in room 101, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Gather on Wednesdays for support and healing. Call 406-745-3525 for more information.
 
 
Marines gather at VFW
 
POLSON - The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041 meets every second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7 p.m. at the VFW in Polson. For more information call John Miller at 406-890-0964 or email: mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com.
 
 
Journey Be hosts NAMI meeting
 
POLSON - NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soup's On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, February 21

Learn to crochet through Feb. 25

2/4/2020 - 2/25/2020

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s popular “Needle Arts Series” is back. Crochet is back. The library is happy to provide four crochet sessions in February as part of our ongoing fiber arts series. Mark your calendars now with these dates: Feb.4, 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Please bring your crochet hook and yarn (cotton recommended). Hooks are also available for $5 in our gift shop. There will also be yarn on hand.

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Friday, February 21

Adopt-A-Book at library

2/5/2020 - 2/29/2020

POLSON — Adopt-A-Book takes place in February at the North Lake County Public Library. It is also “I Love to Read” month. For a $15 donation, choose from our selection of new picture books and juvenile titles. You can then add a special message that we will place in the cover. 

 

Tuesday, February 25

Learn to crochet

2/25/2020

POLSON — The popular Needle Arts Series has returned to the North Lake County Public Library. Crochet is back. The library is happy to provide four crochet sessions in February 2020 as part of our ongoing fiber arts series. The final date is Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Please bring your crochet hook and yarn (cotton recommended). A limited number of hooks are also available for $5. There will also be yarn on hand.

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Ronan Woman’s Club to meet

2/25/2020

RONAN — GFWC Ronan Woman’s Club will meet on Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ronan Senior Citizen Center. Guest speaker will be Betty Sieges, activities director at St. Luke Extended Care. A discussion of the Ronan Library status will also be on the agenda. Please come from 7-7:30 p.m. for conversation and snacks.

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Start enjoying your tablet

2/25/2020

POLSON — Technology Tuesday begins with “Tablets: from starting up to playing games,” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at the North Lake County Public Library. Are you stymied by what your tablet can do? Heather will show you the basics of playing games, reading electronic books and using applications. Start enjoying your tablet. You can bring your own or borrow one of ours.

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Wednesday, February 26

‘Managing On-Farm Risks’ session offered

2/26/2020

RONAN — The final in a series of seven workshops, “Managing On-Farm Risks,” will be offered at the Lake County Community Development building from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. For more information call 406-676-5912.

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Learn about computers for free

2/26/2020

RONAN — The Ronan Library District is offering a free program entitled, “Basic Computer Use Workshop” on Wednesday, Feb. 26, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Does basic computer use frustrate and baffle you? There is no need to be left behind. To sign up, call 406-676-3682 or stop by the library circulation desk, 203 Main Street SW. Sign up early; space is limited.

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Thursday, February 27

Children’s story time discusses favorite things

2/27/2020

RONAN — On Thursday, Feb. 27, beginning at 11 a.m., Ronan District Library’s “Children’s Story Time” will be about all favorite things: stuffed animals, blankets, rainy days and puddles. The program includes reading, activities and crafts for preschool and elementary school age children, but all ages are welcome. The library is located at 203 Main Street, SW.

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Free business startup workshop offered

2/27/2020

RONAN — Join “Lunch and learn: Free business startup workshop,” on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch and learn how to assess your business idea at Lake County Community Development Corporation, 407 Main St. SW in Ronan. Register at lccdc.ecenterdirect.com/events or call 676-5914.

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Friday, February 28

Daines’ rep to speak at Pachyderm meeting

2/28/2020

POLSON — The Lake County Pachyderms invite the community to hear the northwest field representative for Steve Daines, Ron Catlett, speak on the Montana Water Rights Protection Act bill S-3019. On Friday, Feb. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. Catlett will share on behalf of the Senator’s office reasons why Daines introduced the bill and why he believes it is in the best interest of Montanans to see it passed in Congress. The meeting takes place at the Polson Rural Fire Station off Regatta Road in Polson.

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Sunday, March 1

Classic country jam planned

3/1/2020

POLSON — Listen and dance to great accordion music accompanied with other musical instruments at the Elks on Main Street from 1-4 p.m.

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Wednesday, March 4

Free Microsoft Excel workshop offered

3/4/2020

RONAN — Attend a Microsoft Excel Level I class on Wednesday, March 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Improve your Excel skills at this free workshop at the Lake County Community Development Corporation, 407 Main St. SW in Ronan. Register at lccdc.ecenterdirect. com/events or call 676-5914.

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Polson Chamber meets for monthly luncheon

3/4/2020

POLSON — The Polson Chamber’s monthly luncheon is noon March 4 at the KwaTaqNuk Resort.

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Saturday, March 7

Free the Seeds!

3/7/2020

Free the Seeds! 5th Annual Fair Join Free the Seeds! on March 7, 2020, 9 am-3:30 pm, at Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana, for our 5th annual fair. This is a FREE community-powered event that encourages people to build a sustainable and resilient future through real seeds, real food, and real skills. The annual daylong fair features a giant seed swap, 40+ booths, 24 skill-building workshops, 4 panel discussions, and kids’ activities (ages 8+). Every aspect of the event emphasizes the importance of a strong local food system and each attendee’s role in it. Free the Seeds! is a program of Farm Hands - Nourish the Flathead, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information about the 5th annual fair, or to become a sponsor of Free the Seeds!, visit freetheseedsmontana.com.

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