Thursday, November 23
CASA training offered Nov. 11, 18 and 25
POLSON — Become a volunteer CASA Advocate. Training with CASA of Lake and Sanders Counties will be offered Nov. 11, 18 and 25. Advocates are needed for abused and neglected children throughout Lake County. Call 406-883-0158 for more information.
Thursday, November 23
Quilters complete annual fundraiser
RONAN — Mission Valley Quilters Guild complete their fundraiser challenge for the Ronan Senior Center on this date. During this annual event, quilters display their projects at the Ronan Senior Center and the public votes on them by donations. The center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so stop in, bring your spare change and vote on these wonderful projects. This event runs Nov. 8-Dec. 1.
Thursday, November 23
Ronan Library announces shortened hours, closures
RONAN — On Tuesday, Nov. 21, the Ronan Library will be closed for a staff work day. The library will close early on Wednesday, Nov. 22, with hours of 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The library will also be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in celebration of Thanksgiving.
Friday, November 24
Final day to enter parade
POLSON — Friday, Nov. 24, is the final day to submit your application to be in the Polson Parade of Lights parade scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. Return applications to Shawneen Turner at the Rack, 308 Main Street in Polson. Trophies and prizes will be given out for: best of parade; best animation; best light display, most whimsical, most creative and most humorous.
Saturday, November 25
Ronan Library open regular hours
RONAN — On Saturday, Nov. 25, Ronan Library will be open their regular hours, from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Shop ‘Small Business Saturday’
MISSION VALLEY — Make your way to any smalltown business on Saturday, Nov. 25, and shop “Small Business Saturday.” Local businesses will have specials to celebrate.
Monday, November 27
YLM to elect board members
RONAN — Your Life Matters project will hold annual election of board members on Monday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the “Cottonwood” board room at St. Luke’s Hospital. We invite anyone interested in running as a board member to attend this meeting. The YLM project is a non-profit group of community members and are here to get the word out about suicide prevention and awareness.
Thursday, November 30
Give blood at the Mission
ST. IGNATIUS — Donate blood through the American Red Cross from noon-6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, at St. Ignatius Mission Parish, 300 Beartrack Ave. Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, or by visiting: redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.
Friday, December 1
Gallery welcomes all
POLSON — Takes Horse Gallery, 49487 Highway 93, welcomes you with hot apple cider, fry bread sticks, and berry pudding dip during Polson’s Parade of Lights. Please help us ring in the holiday season while you stop in for great gift-giving ideas. For more information, call 406-224-4943.
Polson holds Parade of Lights
POLSON — On Friday, Dec. 1, beginning at 6 p.m., the town of Polson will celebrate the holiday season with their annual parade of lights. This family fun event includes candy for the kids and of course Santa.
Saturday, December 2
All ages invited to Christmas Carnival
ST. IGNATIUS — On Saturday, Dec. 2, the St. Ignatius Chamber of Commerce with host the annual Christmas Carnival at the Community Center at 2 p.m. There will be games and prizes for everyone of all ages. Come and join the fun. At 5:30 p.m. the town Christmas tree will be lit at Gariepy Park. There will be chili, beverages and cookies followed by caroling on hay wagons that will lead the Parade of Lights parade. The Chamber encourages all businesses, churches and organizations to have a float. There is no entry fee. For more information, contact Darren Orr at Mountain View Cenex. After the parade we will meet back at the park for a free drawing for a nice Christmas gift. Come join the fun.
Enjoy annual holiday extravaganza
HOT SPRINGS — The annual Christmas Extravaganza will be held in the school’s multi-purpose room at 6 p.m.
Enjoy singing, potluck at Big Arm holiday event
BIG ARM — On Saturday, Dec. 2, the Big Arm Association’s Holiday Concert/Dessert Potluck takes place at the Historic Big Arm School at 6 p.m. Charles Lutz and friends will fill our schoolhouse will holiday music. Come join us, bring a dessert to share.
Get involved with Ronan Brewery
RONAN — Love Ronan? Love good beer? Find out how to get involved with the Ronan Cooperative Brewery on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 5-7 p.m. at the Valley Club Bar & Café, 407 Third Ave. NW. For more information, call 406-676-5901.
Lutheran Church holds first annual Christmas Bazaar, Café
POLSON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold their first annual Christmas Bazaar and Café on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Bazaar vendor tables are available for $35 per table. Café food will include donuts, muffins, breakfast burritos, chili, soup, hot dogs, sausage, chips and drinks. Call for more information at 406-253-1590.
Shop bazaar, munch lunch in Hot Springs
HOT SPRINGS — The Presbyterian Church will hold a Holiday Bazaar and lunch from 9:00 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Sunday, December 3
Music lovers asked to join in
POLSON — Northwest Accordion Jam is the first Sunday of each month. All singers, players, viewers and dancers are welcome to join in from 2-5 p.m. at the Elks Club on Main St. Bring your guitars, drums, saxophones, accordions, etc. and join us.
Tuesday, December 5
Christmas party on tap for Quilt Guild
RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their Christmas party and regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Terrace Lake Community Church. It will be a potluck with set up at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Please remember to bring three items for the food bank, your 7x10 mug rug for the exchange and your show and tell. Hope to see everyone there.
Thursday, December 7
Learn about Catholic faith
ST. IGNATIUS — Welcome Home and Adult Formation classes are scheduled to be taught. Fr. Hightower will lead both an Advent and a Lenten series based on the six dimensions of adult faith formation from the USCCB document, “Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us.” Invite your friends home or come as you are to the St. Ignatius Mission Church social hall on Thursdays at 7 p.m. during Advent - Dec. 7, 14, and 21. Light refreshments will be provided.
Friday, December 8
Decorate gingerbread tipis
HOT SPRINGS — Have some holiday fun decorating gingerbread tipis at the Tribal Nutrition Center from 1-3 p.m.
Vendors needed for TERS Holiday Bazaar
PABLO — Two Eagle River School is looking for vendors for a Holiday Bazaar to be held at the school on Friday, Dec. 8, from noon-8 p.m. The cost is $15 for one table or if needed an additional table is available. For more information or to register, please call 406-675-0292.