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Ongoing Events

Bereavement Support Group open to public through March 9

POLSON — An eightweek series for grieving adults meets Thursdays, Jan. 19–March 9, 2017, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the O’Malley conference room, on the second floor of St. Joseph Medical Center. For more information contact: Mary Martin at 406-883-8914 or Katie Bateman at 406-883- 8347.

Caregiver class taught through Feb. 28

POLSON — Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes are scheduled for six Tuesdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28. Time for the class is 10-11:30 a.m. The classes are sponsored by the Area VI Agency on Aging to help caregivers thrive in this most difficult life role. Please call Jane or Holly at 1-800- 266-4188 for more information or to sign up. Class size is limited.

Library holds winter reading program through March 19

POLSON — Keep the winter blues away by escaping with a good book (or seven). The North Lake County Public Library is holding a winter reading program for adults and teens. You can stop into the library beginning Wednesday, Dec. 21, to pick up your Bingo-style reading log or print it from our Facebook page. Successfully complete seven squares on your winter Bingo card and then cards will be entered into a drawing in April. The winter reading program will run from Dec. 21-March 19. If you have any questions, stop by, message us on Facebook, or give us a call at 406-883- 8225.

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, February 21

'Quilt Walk Around Polson' quilt show Feb. 11 through 25

2/11/2017 - 2/25/2017

POLSON — The 16th Annual All In Stitches Quilt Walk Around Polson quilt show starts today. Everyone is invited to vote for their favorite quilts displayed in businesses on Main Street from Feb. 11-22. You can pick up your ballots at All In Stitches. Ribbons will be hung on the winning quilts on Feb. 23 and quilts will be on display through Feb. 25.

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Tuesday, February 21

Sign-up for girls’ recreational softball

2/14/2017 - 2/22/2017

RONAN-PABLO — The Ronan-Pablo Youth Softball Association will conduct girls’ softball signups in the Ronan Middle School front lobby on Feb. 14, 16 and 22, from 5-7 p.m. We are adding an 8 under division. If you are interested in coaching or volunteering or have any questions call 406- 203-2850, 406-274-0543 or 406-214-6911.

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Wednesday, February 22

Christian Mission Alliance to host free dinner


ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Christian Missionary Alliance is hosting the monthly free Community Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the St. Ignatius Community Center. Dinner is served from 5:30–6:30 p.m. All are welcome to come eat a home-cooked dinner. For more information call 406-360-0563 or 406-273- 8203.

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Fish and Wildlife Board to meet


KALISPELL — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Headquarters on Meridian Road in Kalispell. Board Chairman Terry Tanner invites all interested persons to attend.  

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Ronan library celebrates patrons


RONAN — On Feb. 22 from 5-7 p.m. Ronan Library District will host a party to celebrate the wonderful patrons who purchased books for the library’s Foster-A-Book program during the month of February. Everyone else is invited too. For more information stop by or call the library at 406-676-3682.

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Thursday, February 23

Enjoy free Mexican meal


POLSON — A free community dinner will be served on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 2 Seventh Ave. E. The menu is Mexican cuisine. A warm welcome goes to one and all.

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Movie screened at the museum


POLSON — A screening of “The Sands of Iwo Jima,” starring John Wayne will take place at the Miracle of America Museum on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. This movie shows the day in 1945 that the U.S. Marines took Mt. Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima.

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Read about how dinosaurs learn their colors


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 Learn their Colors?”

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Try out technology at library


POLSON — Stop by North Lake County Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. to explore the digital services the library offers. Visit individual stations to try out electronic library services and devices. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please call 406-883-8225 for more information.

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Friday, February 24

Boogie woogie in Hot Springs


HOT SPRINGS — Wayo will play boogie woogie on the piano at Symes from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.

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Play games with neighbors, friends


BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will be hosting their annual Community Game Night on Friday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Come join us at the historic Big Arm School and bring your favorite board or card games to play with neighbors and friends. Bring a snack or dessert to share. For more information call 406-849-5064.

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Watch ‘The Frog Prince’


HOT SPRINGS — Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “The Frog Prince” at the Hot Springs School gym, on Friday, Feb. 24. Performances are at 2 and 6 p.m.

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Tuesday, February 28

Airport Board calls for discussion meeting


RONAN —An “Alternatives Discussion Meeting” for the Ronan Airport Master Plan will take place at the Ronan Airport in the CSKT Firebase meeting room on Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. and should last an hour and a half ending at approximately 6:30 p.m. We will discuss the airport master planning process to-date, with a focus on the alternative development for the airport. A map to the location is posted on the Airport website: http://www. plan/. Click on the word February. Please join us.

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Wednesday, March 1

Ken’s Country Combo plays for dance


POLSON — The Community Dance will take place from 7-10 p.m. on March 1 at the Elks Club in Polson. Ken’s Country Combo will play for western night.

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Polson Chamber meets


POLSON — Polson Chamber general meeting and luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, at the KwaTaqNuk Resort in Polson from 12-1 p.m. The meeting’s speaker will be from The Flathead Lake Biological Station.   For more information call 406- 883-5969.

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Thursday, March 2

Read about how dinosaurs say ‘Happy Birthday’


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 Say Happy Birthday?”

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Friday, March 3

Give blood during Red Cross Month


RONAN — During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood. Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. You can give blood in Ronan on March 3 from 1-6 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Franklin Street and Fourth Ave E. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767.

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Sandpiper Gallery holds reception


POLSON — A reception will be held on Friday, March 3, from 5-7 p.m. for artists exhibiting work in the Sandpiper Gallery’s show, “Everything Happens For A Reason.”

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Sign-up for Dodge-ball tourney


RONAN — Ronan spring sports teams will host a Dodge-ball tournament beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the old high school gym on Friday, March 3. Everyone in the community is invited to put together a team or come enjoy watching the competitors battle it out. Tickets are available at the door and concessions will be available. Team registration is $60 for a six-person team and you need to contact Brian Labbe at:

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Wednesday, March 8

Auxiliary meets at VFW Hall


RONAN — Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 is having their March meeting on the 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. For more information call 406-676-3380.

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Venue changed for Human Rights Coalition’s presentation


ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition announces their annual Potluck Series – Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Mind. On Wednesday, March 8, at 6 p.m. bring a dish to share before the presentation at 6:45 p.m. by Lisa Koble, LCSW, “Childhood Trauma: What it Means Long-Term.” Koble will lead a discussion on childhood trauma and resiliency. Afterwards, there will be a discussion panel on how this is affecting our community. Join us at the Ronan Indian Senior Citizens’ Center (across from Dairy Queen). For more information call 406-745-4259.

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