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Lutherans announce Lenten services through April 12

POLSON — “The Springtime of the Soul” is the theme for Lenten worship. Ash Wednesday and Lenten soup suppers and worship services led by Pastor David Rommeriem will be held each Wednesday, March 1-April 12, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 Fourth Ave. E. Suppers are at 5:30 p.m., followed by the worship services at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 406-883-5864 or visit the website:

RHS show celebrates Indigenous studies

RONAN — The Ronan High School art students are hosting an Indigenous Studies Show on Wednesday, March 29, from 5-7 p.m. We will feature the works of several art students, live music and refreshments compliments of our culinary arts students. The gallery is located in the high school at the south end of the hall and there is parking near the gym entrance. Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our students.

Sandpiper Gallery begins new art show through April 7

POLSON — From Feb. 28 - April 7, the Sandpiper Gallery in Polson will exhibit work from artists Terry Droll (oil painter), Ray Miller (photography), Sheri Nagy (pallet knife oils), and Shane Hughes (woodwork), for their art show “Everything Happens for a Reason.”

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Montecahto Club seeks information - 5/20/15

POLSON — The Montecahto Club is seeking the names and addresses of current service men and women from Lake County in order to send them care packages. Please phone Myrna at 406-407-2352 or Kari at 406-370-1443, with this information.




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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:, 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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All classes welcome

RONAN — Ronan High School classes of 1958, 1959 and 1960 meet the first Thursday of each month at Pizza Cafe from 8:30-10 a.m. Enjoy a great breakfast buffet for $7.50. All other classes are welcome also. Share stories about the good old days and visit about what’s new. Please come. For more information call 406-212-6800, 406-676-2026 or 406-644-2259.


 Appointments needed for Law Center

POLSON — The Self-Help Law Center will be at North County Public Library the second Friday of each month. (Nov. 11 visit has been changed to Nov. 18.) Walk-inavailably has been discontinued; an appointment must be made. To schedule, please call the Self-Help Law Center at 406-758-2496 or 406-258- 3428.


New hours announced for MO

POLSON — Miracle of America’s hours are now 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1:30-6 p.m. on Sundays. Some holidays may be shorter hours as well, so it is best to call 406-883-6804 first. Our free “Night at the Museum” is on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Donations or treats are always welcome. Schoolteachers are encouraged to give extra credit for a report from attending students.

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, 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.
'The Nest' offers activities
ST. IGNATIUS - The Nest offers a variety of free activities and parents with children prenatal to age 5 are invited to attend.
The Nest, located at 410 St. Mary's Drive in St. Ingatius, not only provides a residence and supportive services to pregnant and parenting young moms, but also offers classes, workshops and other activities for the greater Mission Valley community, as well. Please feel free to check out what we have to offer, and give us suggestions for future events. Just call 406-745-3757 and ask for Amy or Jen. You can also find our Facebook page at or email: to be placed on our activities mailing list.
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.
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:
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.
Lions Club meets twice monthly
POLSON - The Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. each month on the first and third Mondays at the Lake Bar and Grill, 101 Main Street. For more information, call Jan Phillips at 406-370-4714.


Tuesday, March 28

Grief support for adults offered through May 31

3/15/2017 - 5/31/2017

RONAN — Adults grieving the death of a family member or loved one are invited to join a twelve-week grief support program at St. Luke Community Hospital, 107 Sixth Ave., every Wednesday from March 15-May 31, from 4-5:30 p.m. For more information call 406-528-5212 or 406-204- 1207.

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Wednesday, March 29

Democrats to meet, discuss campaign strategy


POLSON — Polson Democrats are meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Soups On in Polson. At the same date and time, Ronan Democrats are meeting at the North Crow Clubhouse south of Pablo. The evening programs will focus on discussing the status of the democratic campaign for U.S. Congress and how local volunteers can work to elect Democratic candidate Rob Quist in the upcoming May 25 special election. Light refreshments will be served. Democrats interested in volunteering for the campaign are welcome to attend.

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Home-cooked meal served at Community Dinner


ST. IGNATIUS — A free St. Ignatius Community Dinner is planned for Wednesday, March 29, at St. Ignatius Community Center. Food will be served from 5:30–7:30 p.m. All are invited to come share in a warm, home-cooked meal. Bring yourself, friends, family. Friends and family of the St. Ignatius Christian Missionary Alliance Church host this event. For more information, call 406-360-0563 or 406-273- 8203.

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Learn the Art of Zen Meditation


POLSON — Special monthly Zen Meditation Classes are being offered at the YogaHeart Studio, 314 Main Street, on Wednesday, March 29 and May 3 at 7 p.m. Zen Priest Jerry Smyers will present the classes. There is no charge for the classes. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 406- 847-721-0665.

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Thursday, March 30

Free seminar offered


PABLO — On March 30, at Salish Kootenai College, in the Late Louis Caye Jr. Building, a free seminar entitled “Insights, Understanding and Prevention-Dynamics of Violence Training” will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Topics covered include: dating violence, legal basics, impacts-violence and community, personality-assertive or passive, styles of communication, harassment vs. flirting, images and objectification. CEUs are available. Lunch is provided. Seating is limited so reserve a seat by emailing:

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Learn about birds, wet habitats


POLSON — “Birds of the Wetlands, Marshes, Potholes, Creeks and Rivers of the Mission Valley” by Pat Jamieson will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s evening program on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Polson Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome.

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Pre-K planned in Mission


ST. IGNATIUS — There’s something new happening at St. Ignatius Elementary. For the 2017 - 2018 school year we are having a transitional kindergarten for children who will be 4 years old before Sept. 10, 2017. Information collection day is on Thursday, March 30, from 4-6 p.m. Come meet the teacher and get more information about our program and bring: your child; birth certificate; immunization records; proof of residency; tribal enrollment information; and applicable custody information. For more information, drop by the school or call 406-745-3811 ext. 302.

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Read about how dinosaurs stay safe


POLSON — North Lake County Library presents Story Time on Thursdays for 3-5 year olds at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The one-hour program includes reading, rhymes, and crafts. This week’s story theme is “How do Dinosaurs Stay Safe?”

Friday, March 31

Bring favorite dish to Big Arm potluck


BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association Potluck will be held at the historic Big Arm School on Friday, March 31, at 6 p.m. Please join us for a presentation by Frank Tyro to learn why Manitoba Canada is the Polar Bear Capital of the World. We will learn about permafrost, Hudson Bay, bears, foxes, seals and the many other animals that live in this area that are so dependent on snow and ice for their survival. It should be quite an educational evening. Bring your favorite dish to share with neighbors and friends. Call 406-849-5064 for more information.  

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Fifth Friday Dinner held


POLSON — Polson Community Church, 1814 First Street East, is where the beef is on March 31 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at The Fifth Friday Dinner.

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Jesse B-Folk to entertain


HOT SPRINGS — Jesse B-Folk will entertain listeners at the Symes Hotel in Hot Springs from 8-10 p.m.

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Learn safe driving in Mission


ST. IGNATIUS — AARP will have a Safe Driving Class on March 31 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 406-745-4462 to make your appointment.

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Saturday, April 1

Pheasants Forever serves up annual banquet


RONAN — The Pheasants Forever 30th Annual Banquet is on Saturday, April 1, at the Ronan Community Center starting at 5 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door or at Ronan Sports and Western. For more information, call 406-644-8329.

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Sunday, April 2

Begin season with Mariners’ Camp


POLSON — MV Mariners Baseball Camp for Coaches and Players is April 2, 2017, from 12:30-3 p.m. at the Polson O’Malley Park. There’s no charge for coaches. Players’ cost is $45 and includes: instruction, T-shirt, lunch and admission to the next Mariners Game. After the Camp there will be a MV Mariners Blue and Green Scrimmage. If you have questions, call 406-871-3420 or 406-212-2540.

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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.

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Monday, April 3

NAMI meets at library


POLSON — NAMI Mission Valley will meet at North Lake County Public Library in Polson on Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. For more information, phone 406-883-1092.

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Ninepipes Museum opens


CHARLO — Ninepipes Museum, 69316 Highway 93, opens for the 2017 season. For more information, go to: ninpipesmuseum@montana. com or call 406-644-3455.

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Tuesday, April 4

Horsemen set meeting date


RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will hold their next monthly meeting on April 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW on Round Butte Rd. Our program will be an informational program by Jim Simpson of Lake County Conservation. He will address the club on the Swan Lake Initiative. All are welcome to attend our meetings. Hope to see you there.

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MVCA holds open house


POLSON — Mission Valley Christian Academy will have their open house on Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. Come visit the teachers and classrooms, look at curriculum and listen to Mr. Bumgarner share the vision for next year. Dessert will be served. All are welcome. The school serves students in grades K-12th grade. Scholarships are available. MVCA is located two miles east on Hwy 35, 38907 Hwy 35. For more information, call 406-883-6858 or go to:

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Wednesday, April 5

Agency on Aging holds ‘Snack and Facts’ meeting


POLSON — The Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging office invites “well-aged” citizens and those who care for them to attend “Snacks and Facts” from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at the North Lake County Library meeting room. The meeting includes good eats and some even better information about the many ways Area VI Agency on Aging serves our older population by providing information about and access to services available, nutritional support, Medicare help, financial assistance, and volunteer opportunities.

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Thursday, April 6

Read ‘On Bird Hill’


POLSON — North Lake County Library presents Story Time on Thursdays for 3-5 year olds at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The one-hour program includes reading, rhymes, and crafts. This week’s story theme is “On Bird Hill.”

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Saturday, April 8

Annual Hawaiian Luau on tap


POLSON — The annual Hawaiian Luau dinner will be at the First United Methodist Church, 301 Sixteenth Ave. E on Saturday, April 8. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served from 5-6:30 p.m. The pork loin and chicken dinner is $15 per person, $25 per couple and children ten and under are $6 each. Entertainment and a homemade pie auction will follow dinner. Tickets can be purchased from a member of the First United Methodist Church, at the door or call 406-883-0099. Proceeds are used for local and church-wide Mission Outreach. Come join us for a night of fun and fellowship.

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Dixon holds ‘Fun Run’ to rebuild BB, tennis court


DIXON — On April 8, the third annual Bison Stampede will take place in Dixon. Proceeds from the 10K, 5K, 1 mile Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast will go to rebuilding the Dixon basketball/ tennis court. For more information or to register, go to the school website at: or call 406-246-3566.

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Sunday, April 9

Potluck on tap in Valley View


VALLEY VIEW — Valley View potluck at the Valley View Clubhouse, 40762 Valley View Road, takes place on Sunday, April 9. Social time is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. Bring a potluck dish to share and enjoy good food and good company. We hope to see you.

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Tuesday, April 11

Enjoy coffee with the Chief at new coffee shop


RONAN — Please join Chief Weaver for “Coffee with the Chief” Tuesday, April 11, at Revive Café from 9-10 a.m.   “Coffee with the Chief” will be a reoccurring event that will take place every month at various locations in the City of Ronan from 9-10 a.m.

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Ronan holds Kindergarten Round Up


RONAN — Ronan Middle School is the site for kindergarten pre-registration. Screenings for hearing, vision, speech and basic school readiness and motor skills will take place from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11. Bring your child’s birth certificate, Certificate of Indian Blood (if applicable), and immunization records. Immunizations will be available. Your child must be 5 years old by Sept. 10, 2017. For more information call 406-676-3390 ext. 7450.

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Semi-annual irrigation meeting held


PABLO — The semi-annual irrigation meeting is on Tuesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. at the Sherri McDonald Hospitality Room (formally the Camas Room) located at the Salish Kootenai College, Joe McDonald Fitness Center. For more information, call 406-745-2661.

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Wednesday, April 12

VFW Auxiliary to meet


RONAN — VFW Auxiliary 5652 of Ronan will meet on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Ronan. For more information, call 406-676-3380.

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