Monday, August 20
New art exhibit begins at Sandpiper Gallery
POLSON — The Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery, 306 Main Street, begins their new exhibit, “Where does the Story Begin?” The show runs from July 30-Aug. 31 and features member artists Carole Carberry (watercolor), Maryann Eikens (sculpture/watercolor), Gitti Miller (basket weaving) Jan Brooks (wearable art), Jan Lindgren (watercolor), Julie Christopher (everything and anything), and guest artist John Ashley (photography). Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.
Monday, August 20
‘Souvenir’ wraps up PPP summer season
POLSON — Wrapping up Port Polson Players’ summer season is “Souvenir.” Missoula favorite Alicia Bullock Muth returns to the Polson stage in this musical retelling of the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, an American socialite who was noted as the world’s worst opera singer. All summer theatre shows are presented at Polson’s beautiful theatre on the lake on the Polson golf course – U.S. Hwy. 93, Boettcher Park. This production plays from Aug. 16-26. Reservations can be made by calling 406-883-9212 or visiting portpolsonplayers. com. Tickets are $19 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and students.
Tuesday, August 21
Final ‘Adulting’ class held
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will hold “Adulting 101’s” third and final session on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room. This session will cover the basics of finance and we will talk about travel. We invite your questions. This fun, interactive program is for teens and preteens and is intended to help prepare the future of our nation to go out into the world (mostly) ready to survive as a new adult. Please let us know if you plan to come so we can be sure there is enough food. You can call 406-883- 8225; email us at polsoncl@ polson.lib.mt.us or RSVP on our Facebook event. We all know that “Adulting” can be hard … the Library is here to make the transition a little easier.
Learn to drive safely
POLSON — The Northwest Montana AARP Smart Driver Course will be taught on Aug. 21 at the Polson Area Senior Center from 8:30-11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. Call 406-883-4735 for a reservation.
Wednesday, August 22
Author Florio to read, sign books
POLSON — Missoula author Gwen Florio will be at the North Lake County Library on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 5:30 p.m. for a book reading and signing of her latest release: “Silent Hearts.”
Thursday, August 23
Enjoy ‘Free Night at the Museum’
POLSON — Come celebrate Gil’s birthday (one day early) with readings from his book, “The Story of the Miracle of America Museum,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. He will be glad to sign his books. Treats and donations are always welcome.
Enjoy evening of art at Takes Horse Gallery
POLSON — Please join us on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 4-8 p.m. for an evening reception of beautiful art and light refreshments. Takes Horse Gallery is located at 49487 Highway 93. For more information call 406-224-4943.
Saturday, August 25
Come to Healthy Kids Wellness Fair
POLSON — Linderman Elementary School will host Healthy Kids! Wellness Fair on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event includes elementary school supplies give-away, bicycle and helmet give-away, bicycle safety course, health and dental screenings, water safety, suicide prevention resources and mental health resources.
Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park
CHARLO — Shakespeare in the Parks presents the comedy, “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in Charlo at Palmer Park on Aug. 25. The play begins at 6 p.m. Bring a picnic, a blanket, and enjoy a night of professional theatre under the Big Sky.
Scholarship Scramble held at MMGC
RONAN — Valley Bank’s Community Scholarship Scramble takes place on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mission Mountain Golf Club. Call (406) 676-4653 for more information.
Shine up dancing boots for barn dance
BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host our 12th annual Barn Dance on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 5:30-9 p.m. at our historic Big Arm School. We will serve hamburgers/ cheeseburgers with grilled onions if you desire. We will also provide picnic fixings: coleslaw, baked beans, and potato chips. Everyone loves the delicious huckleberry ice cream from The Cove that we will serve for dessert. The BAA does not charge for the meal, however donations will be gladly accepted and appreciated. We will also have a 50/50 raffle. Shine up your dancing boots and join us for a fun-filled evening at the historic Big Arm School.
Sunday, August 26
Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park
ST. IGNATIUS — Shakespeare in the Parks presents the tragedy of “Othello” at The Good Old Days Park on Aug. 26. The play begins at 6 p.m. Bring a picnic, a blanket, and enjoy a night of professional theatre under the Big Sky. As always, it’s free … every summer and sponsored by Ninepipes Arts Group.