Thursday, October 17
Waterfowl Wednesdays’ through Oct. 30
SOMERS — Join Jake Bramante from the Flathead Audubon Society for “Waterfowl Wednesdays” from 4-5:30 p.m. through the month of October. You will learn how to identify various waterfowl in our area. The group will meet at the Park and Ride at the corner of U.S. Highway 93 and U.S. Highway 82 every Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. through the month of October (weather permitting). The Park and Ride is located right next to the split pond near Somers and allows for easy watching of waterfowl. Bring your binoculars and/or a spotting scope if you have one. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Flathead Audubon website: www.flatheadaudubon.org. The field trip is free and open to the public.
Saturday, October 19
Benefit taco bar held
POLSON — A benefit taco bar dinner with live and silent auction items will be held for Kevin & Anne Engebretson on Oct. 19, from 5-9 p.m. at the Polson Elks Club. This benefit dinner is being held to help the family with medical expenses. The taco bar is $10 per person or $30 for a family of four. Tickets can be purchased at Brown’s Jewelry, Eagle Bank (see Moriah Lundeen), or at the door from Lisa Skalsky.
Munch lunch at MVUMC harvest bazaar
ST. IGNATIUS — Mission Valley United Methodist Church, (top of Post Creek Hill), will offer lunch for a fee at their Saturday, Oct. 19, harvest bazaar scheduled between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors may call to reserve a table at 406-745- 4123.
Tuesday, October 22
Discover the real Calamity Jane
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library District hosts Montana Conversation “Me and Martha: Intimate Reflections of Dora DuFran about the Real Life of Calamity Jane” with Mary Jane Bradbury on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information call 406-883-8225.
Wednesday, October 23
JourneyBe invites all
POLSON — Come join us for another “Glad To Be Here” night on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at JourneyBe, 101 Seventh Ave. W, to share a slide show. Call 406-883-0110 or email: info@BlueMoonHerbs.com for more information. All welcome, no charge.
Thursday, October 24
Enjoy Swedish dinner, support Polson Senior Center
POLSON — The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold its 49th annual Harvest Dinner of Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy, homemade lefse, salad and dessert from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the church fellowship hall. The cost of dinner is $10 per adult and $5 per child under 12 years. Call ahead to place take-out orders at 406- 883-5864. Dinners will be available for pickup after 3 p.m. It is the desire of Good Shepherd to keep prices reasonable because this dinner is a mission/outreach of our community so donations are always welcome. Dinner proceeds will benefit Polson’s Senior Citizen Center.
Friday, October 25
Learn about healthcare careers
PABLO — 1st Shift, Transitions into Healthcare, is a collaboration between the University of Montana, SKC, St. Luke’s and St. Joe’s. The event will be held at SKC in the Sherry McDonald room from 9:45 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Join this hands-on, one-day event that explains what entry-level heathcare careers are in high demand and how to start a career. Lunch will be provided, there will be prize drawings and plenty of opportunities to network. Register by Oct. 14 at wmtahec.org or pick up an application at Polson Job Service. Call 406-243- 7956 for more information.
Two versions of haunted house offered
RONAN —Thespian Troupe 8746 proudly announces their haunted house fundraiser on Oct. 25 and 26 at the Ronan Performing Arts Center. Entrance at the side door by the playground (there will be signs). From 5-6:45 p.m. there will be a “lights on” haunted house, without jump scares. From 7-10 p.m. there will be the scarier “lights off ” version of the haunted house. Prices are $3 per person for the “lights on” version and $4 per person for the “lights off ” version. Proceeds go to help our acting troupe travel and compete. at the Montana Thespian Festival in February.
Saturday, October 26
Quilters hold ‘Sew Day’ for 2020 quilt show
RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their “Sew Day” for the 2020 quilt show on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Ronan at the Terrace Lake Community Church. Be sure to bring a sack lunch. The November block of the month is the easy Hunter Star by the Missouri Star Quilt company with one change. This is a great way to improve your piecing so come join the fun and learn a new skill. Everyone is welcome.
Monday, October 28
Join bicentennial ‘Celebration for Unity and Peace’
PABLO — Join us on Monday, Oct. 28, for dinner and a movie in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prophet-founder and herald of the Bahá’í Faith; a religion whose whole purpose is to bring justice, unity and enduring peace to our lives and to our entire planet. We will also be offering local music and lively discussion. The location is the North Crow Clubhouse, 41000 N. Foothills Dr., Pablo. The time is from 6-9 p.m. Please bring your family and friends for physical, emotional and spiritual nourishment. Everyone is most welcome. For more information call 406-883- 1330.
Tuesday, October 29
Learn to keep devices safe at computer class
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will hold another Computer Basics Class on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. entitled “Better Safe Than Sorry: Computer Backups and How to Do Them.” We will teach you why you need to do backups to keep your devices safe. This class is free and open to the public.
Friday, November 1
Brainstorm in Polson
POLSON — Are you passionate about the Polson community? Do you have an idea that would enhance our town? Come and explore the possibilities in a fun and engaging event facilitated by the University of Montana’s AMRII team. The evening will include a brainstorming session surrounding the topics of community enhancement and innovation. Persons of every age, background, and level of expertise are welcome. We will meet at Glacier Brewing Company on Nov. 1. Brainstorming will begin at 4:30 pm.
Library offers book bargains
POLSON — Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. the North Lake County Public Library’s Friends of the Library will hold a used book sale. Come in to the large meeting room of the library. There will be books of every genre, bargains galore. Fill a bag for $5 or buy the Friends of the Library canvas book bag for $15 and fill it up for free. All proceeds benefit the library’s many programs and projects.
Shop, enjoy lunch at church bazaar
POLSON — An annual fall bazaar and luncheon is being held at the First United Methodist Church, 301 Sixteenth Ave. E, on Friday, Nov. 1. Art, homemade crafts and bake goods will be sold from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be soup, sandwiches and an apple dumpling with ice cream served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds are used for local and church-wide Mission Outreach.