Friday, June 22
Join ‘Moving for Better Balance’
POLSON — Moving for Better Balance, an evidence-based, adapted Tai Chi class, will be offered by the Area VI Agency on Aging on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. for 12 weeks, May 1-July 19. Classes will be held at the Polson Senior Center. The fee is $35 for senior center members, $50 for non-members (they get a membership included), but everything is on a slidingscale. Call 406-883-7284 for information or to sign up.
Friday, June 22
Develop a championship wrestling style
RONAN — Ronan School District will offer a Wrestling Camp from June 21-23 at the Activities Center. Breakfast and lunch are included and breakfast starts at 8 a.m. Bring headgear, shoes etc. This camp will teach technique, drills, and skills for all age levels and abilities. Develop a championship style. The cost is $40 per wrestler. Call 406-671- 6615 for more information.
Enjoy NRA Rodeo, life music, beer garden
POLSON – The Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo will be held at the Polson Fairgrounds, 320 Regatta Road, June 22-23. Youth events including mutton bustin’ and mini bull riding begin at 6:30 p.m. NRA Rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. NRA events include bareback, steer wrestling, saddle bronc, team roping, tie down toping, ladies and youth breakaway roping and bull riding. Tickets are $10/adult, $5/children under 12 and available at gate, no pre-sale tickets. Food, beverage and beer garden concessions available. Live music is planned after Friday night’s performance. Free vendors fair, no food items. Call Sharon at 261-2861 for more info. For general rodeo info call 883-1100.
Saturday, June 23
Annual Fireman’s Auction held at Old Town Field
ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department Fireman’s Auction will take place on Saturday, June 23, at 11 a.m. at the Old Town Field. Concessions begin at that time and include hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and ice cream. 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 a .AR15 rifle with scope. To donate auction items please call 406-531- 4082 or 406-745-4266.
Celebrate sobriety, family fun day
ARLEE — At the Arlee Powwow grounds a lunch including a chili and fry-bread cook-off will take place from noon-1 p.m. Guest presenters Wade McGee & McGee Brothers will host an event from 1-3 p.m. Native games and more will be played from 3-4:30 p.m. There will be a celebration of sobriety and recovery from 4:30-6 p.m. Dinner served 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Raceway open for family fun
POLSON — Saturday racing at Mission Valley Raceway will have Hobbys, Hornets, Big Sky West Coast late models and Thunderstocks. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. Qualifying time trials are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $10; juniors ages 8-17 are $7. Kids 7 and under are free. Come have some fun. Bring the family. Mission Valley Raceway is at 1113 N Reservoir Road. No outside food, beverages or alcohol. For more information call 406-210-5400.
Skatepark holds free Skate Jam
ST. IGNATIUS — Come join us at the St. Ignatius Skatepark on June 23 for a “Free to the public” Skate Jam hosted by Board of Missoula. The event runs from noon-4 p.m. and is open to all age groups. There will be contests for all kinds of things including “best trick,” and lots of free prizes, a raffle and a product toss. There will also be free hot dogs and beverages while they last. For more information call Chris Bacon at 406-721-7774. Thank you for supporting our local skateparks.
Monday, June 25
Activities planned for parents, young children
POLSON — Join the Parents as Teacher Home Visitors as we partner with Youth Services Librarian Kendra during the North Lake County Public Library’s Mother Goose Story Hour at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 25. The theme will be colors and shapes. We’ll have activities, treats, and, of course, Kendra will read us fun books on the topics. Pregnant moms and families with children under the age of 5 are welcome to attend the Parents as Teachers Community Connections. This is a good chance to meet other families with young children, and to learn more about the Parents as Teachers Home Visiting program. We’ll have a drawing for a door prize, and we often give out free books to the children in attendance. Call LCPH at 406-883- 7288 if you have questions about the event, or the Parents as Teachers Home Visiting program in general – it’s free and fun.
Arlee CDC meets
ARLEE — The Arlee Community Development Corporation will hold their monthly meeting in the Arlee High School library from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, June 25.
Listen to talks on ecological topic
YELLOW BAY — The 2018 Data and Donuts Seminar series is offered every summer during the first four weeks of the FLBS 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 Flathead Biological Station at Yellow Bay on Monday, June 25, 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. Call 406-982-3301 x 229, for more information.
Sign up for ‘Operation Arctic’ Vacation Bible School
ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius Christian Missionary Alliance Church will offer “Operation Arctic” Vacation Bible School. The program runs June 25-June 29, from 6-8:15 p.m. each evening at 529 Third Ave. N, four blocks north of the school on Third. Ave., kitty-corner to the blue water tower. Come explore the coolest book on the planet. There will be games, snacks, crafts, music and learning each evening. Lots of fun and learning to be had. Children 3 years old through entering sixth grade are welcome.
Tuesday, June 26
Library hosts UofM professor
POLSON — “Antarctic Freshwater Lakes in the World’s Coldest Desert” by Shawn Devlin will be the next educational program of the Mission Mountain Audubon Society on Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. in the Polson library meeting room. Everyone is welcome. Shawn will introduce us to the vibrant benthic oasis of freshwater lakes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica. The coldest desert in the world doesn’t sound like a place you might go to study lakes, but that is exactly the place to find some of the most amazing benthic algae in the world. Dr. Shawn Devlin is an Assistant Research Professor with the University of Montana at the Flathead Lake Biological Station.
Library offers technology, computer class
POLSON — This program of courses can provide you with computer and technology basics. North Lake County Public Library presents free monthly computer classes and from 2-3 p.m. on June 26 the theme for the class is “Montana Library 2 Go.” All classes will be held in the library community room. Reserve your spot by contacting Heather or the Circulation Desk at 406-883-8225.
Wednesday, June 27
Free Community Dinner served in St. Ignatius
ST. IGNATIUS — A free Community Dinner will be served from 5:30–6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center. Come enjoy a hot, home-cooked meal with your friends, neighbors, by yourself, or with family, etc. Spend time with your community and fill your belly. All are invited and welcome. Hosted by St. Ignatius Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Call 406-360-0563 or 406-273-8203 for more information.
Thursday, June 28
‘Firecracker’ baseball tourney begins
POLSON — The varsity Mission Valley Mariners will host their annual “Firecracker” baseball tournament in Polson from Thursday, June 28, to Sunday, July 1. Game times TBD.
Check out museum village, sculptures, alien artifacts
POLSON — The Miracle of America Museum will hold their free 4th Thursday, “Night at the Museum,” at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, June 28. The June program is a walking tour of the west part of the museum village and Montana’s outdoor sculpture gallery. Enjoy the history of selected artifacts and historic as well as recreated buildings. Check in at the alien autopsy center, meet some of the new additions gathered in Area 51, and visit the newest building, the antique gunsmithing shop. Treats and donations always welcome. Call Gil at 406- 883-6804 or 406-270-7895 for more information.
Science, math more emphasized at program
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library is hosting a free Thursday morning program from 10–11 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome. Programs emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering and Math principles. Call 406-883- 8225 for more information.
Friday, June 29
Sign up for annual ‘Chamber Blast’
POLSON — The Polson Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual “Chamber Blast” on Friday, June 29, at Big Sky Sporting Clays. Contact the Polson Chamber at 406-883-5969 for more information.
Watch movie under the stars
POLSON — All ages are welcome for a night under the stars to enjoy a movie and refreshments at Polson Bay Golf Course. This event is from 8-10 p.m. and hosted by Xi Alpha Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Polson and the Polson Golf Course.
Saturday, June 30
Help support Valley View Clubhouse at fundraiser
VALLEY VIEW — The Valley View Women’s Club will have their annual fundraiser Rummage Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 30, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Valley View Clubhouse, 40762 Valley View Rd. Proceeds go to maintenance of the clubhouse.
Sunday, July 1
Accordion group moves July jam session to Somers
SOMERS — The North West Accordion Jam will be held in July in Somers, behind the Vista Linda Restaurant, in lieu of Polson, so we won’t be at the Elks. We will resume at the Elks on Aug. 4. This is a community event so all are welcome and encouraged to come. The event is outside under a pavilion so please be sure and bring a sweater or jacket if the weather is cool.
Tour, taste at open house held at Flathead Cheese
POLSON — Flathead Lake Cheese, 208 First Ave. E, will hold an open house on Sunday, July 1, at 10 a.m., full of tours and tastings. Call 406-883-0343 or go to their website: flatheadlakecheese. com, for more information.
Monday, July 2
Join ‘Date, Donuts’ seminar at Yellow Bay
YELLOW BAY — The 2018 Data and Donuts Summer Seminar series is offered every summer during the first four weeks of the FLBS Summer Session. The series offers students and the public a chance hear speakers across a wide variety of ecological topics. From 10-11 a.m. on Monday, July 2, at the Biological Station, Cody Youngbull, Research Professor at Flathead Lake Biological Station will provide a lecture entitled, “Protecting our waters using novel technologies for invasive species detection.” Please join us. For more information, email Tom Bansak at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-982-3301 x229 or visit our website at: http:// flbs.umt.edu/.
July 4th Arlee Powwow begins
ARLEE — The 120th annual Arlee Powwow celebration begins Monday, July 2, and ends Sunday, July 8. All events are open to the public and free of charge. Arts, crafts, stick games, dance competitions, Indian and other ethnic foods will be available. Absolutely no alcohol, firearms, unleashed dogs or motorcycles are allowed in the camp area. This year’s dance competition will expand to 31 categories. There will be separate style categories for adults age 40-59. Women and men 60 years and over will be in competition categories of all styles combined. The event takes place on the powwow grounds on Powwow Road in Arlee. Wednesday is “Camp Day.” Visit the Arlee Esyapqeyni Powwow Facebook page for more information.
Wednesday, July 4
Join Polson ‘Montana Roots’ parade
POLSON — Please join us for the July 4th parade in downtown Polson beginning at noon. The theme this year is “Montana Roots.” Parade entry forms are available at the Polson Chamber of Commerce. There is a $20 fee for 2018 parade participants. Please call the chamber office for more information at 406-883-5969.