Tuesday, June 18
‘Art in Motion’ camp to be held
CHARLO — Ninepipe Arts Group is putting on The Charlo Dixon Fine Arts camp June 17-20 at Charlo High School. “Art in Motion” is the theme for this event. Forms are available at Charlo School or The Red Poppy in Ronan. Call (406) 644-2311, for more information.
Tuesday, June 18
Summer science camp starts
POLSON — A summer science camp full of messy-fun science experiments and other activities is being offered June 17-20. The camp takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Linderman Elementary School. Lunch and snacks are included. For more information or for a registration application, call Francy at (406) 471-2398 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, June 19
Celebrate with country music at community dance
POLSON — Western night at the Elks takes place on Wednesday, June 19, from 7-9 p.m. Time to once again celebrate with our country finery and our songs. Come one and all – bring friends and join the fun. Ken’s Country Combo plays the tunes and requests are welcome. Treats have been excellent and are so welcome.
Environmental issues presented at democrats’ meeting
POLSON — Daerf Johnson, staff member for the Environmental Information Center, will present an overview of several major environmental issues currently facing Montana citizens, including the Keystone Pipeline, Otter Creek coal development (which has the potential of becoming the largest coal mine in the United States), and the expansion of other mining operations in Southeast Montana. His presentation, followed by a question and answer period, is being sponsored by the Lake County Democrats and will be held in conjunction with the monthly meeting at the Polson Senior Citizens Center, 504 Third Ave., Wednesday, June 19, from 7-9 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Shenanagins plays music at farmers’ market
ARLEE — Jocko Valley Farmers’ Market is held each Wednesday through Sept. 25 from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Hangin’ Art Gallery on Highway 93 in downtown Arlee. Purchase your produce for the week as well as some great baked goods; value added foods as well as arts and crafts.
On June 19, Shenanagins will provide music and Arlee CDC will provide dinner.
For more information or to be a vendor, contact Kelley at (406) 726-5550.
Third Wednesday meeting planned for auxiliary
RONAN — Ladies’ Auxiliary VFW 5652 will hold a meeting on Wednesday, (just this once), June 19 at the Ronan VFW Hall, 35981 Round Butte Rd. New members are welcome. For more information, call Marge Fay at (406) 676-3380.
Thursday, June 20
Historical Society to meet
POLSON — The public is invited to join and attend the 10 a.m. meeting of the Flathead Reservation Area Historical Society on Thursday, June 20. The meeting will be held at the Lake County Courthouse’s large conference room. Payment of $25 membership fees will allow voting at this meeting. Local museums and library boards are invited to participate and present their capabilities to archive research materials. A book signing will follow the meeting.
Polson Heart and Soul gathers neighbors again
POLSON — Polson Heart and Soul continues its neighborhood gatherings Thursday, June 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. People of all ages are welcome to attend, with special emphasis for those living around the Turtle Lake neighborhood. Fun, good conversation and a free dinner are planned and babysitting services are available.
The neighborhood gathering will take place on the second floor of Total Screen Design located at 40735 Highway 35, Polson.
Polson Heart and Soul project is holding approximately 20 of these gatherings to find out what you think about Polson. Folks are invited to engage in a friendly conversation with your neighbors, ultimately to help develop a stronger, healthier Polson while preserving the best. You are invited to let your views be heard and to listen to what others have to say on a variety of topics.
The schedule of activities includes dinner from 6-6:30 p.m.; small group conversations within groups of three, 6:30-7:30; and sharing with discussion led by Polson Heart and Soul staff from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Come join your neighbors and visit about the future of Polson.
To help ensure adequate food and babysitting services, please RSVP to email@example.com or call (406) 250-3498.
Second volume of Lake County School history to be presented
POLSON — The long-awaited book, “Lake County School History Volume II,” subtitled, “Once in Flathead County: Many Districts Become One,” will be presented on the third floor of the Lake County Courthouse in the large conference room on June 20, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Author Joyce Decker Wegner, several co-authors, including Glenn Timm, will be on-hand. The general public may purchase books at this time and enjoy a cup of coffee and cookies.
The 608 pages book has hundreds of pictures and stories and sells for $29.95. Pre-paid orders may be picked up. Volume I, “Once in Missoula County: One Large District Becomes Many,” will also be available for purchase.
SPLASH happens at new Sears store
POLSON —Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour will take place on Thursday, June 20, from 5-7 p.m. Your host will be the new Sears store located at 214 First St., E. See you there.
Friday, June 21
Crack some crab for Ronan Parks
RONAN — On June 21, 2013, the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce will present “Crab Fest 2013,” which is a benefit for the Bockman (Ronan City) Parks. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m. at the park. Tickets are $25 per person and $10 for children 10 years of age and under.
Purchase tickets at Ronan Flower Mill, Valley Banks, Ronan Napa, Community Bank, First Interstate Bank, Polson, Access Montana and Ronan Power Products.
Enjoy fresh crab boiled right there for you. Bring your own beverages, crab pliers and appetite. For more information, call the Ronan Chamber at (406) 676-8300.
Farmers' Market in St. Ignatius
ST. IGNATIUS — The Painted Pony Art Gallery in St. Ignatius will host a Farmers Market on Main Street, (in the Napa parking lot) from 1-7 p.m. Friday, June 21. Vendor tables are $10. For more information, call Donna at (406) 745-2190, Kirsten at (406) 529-5548 or Geof at (406) 552-3354.
Saturday, June 22
Celebrate the Cove Deli anniversary
POLSON — Join the Cove Deli and Pizzeria on June 22 to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Festivities will include a live broadcast from Anderson Broadcasting and magical entertainment for all ages. (More details to come.) Call Ken at (406) 883-0444 or (406) 883-0434.
Firefighter hamburger fry planned for June 22
BIG ARM — Firefighters will be manning a hamburger barbecue on June 22 at the Big Arm Fire Station.
The hamburger fry runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and is put on by the Polson City and Rural Fire Departments at the Big Arm Station. The public is invited to visit with local firefighters and check out all of the equipment used to keep local residents safe.
The fire engine, the fire tender and the brush truck, along with tools and equipment, will be on display for folks to sit in, learn about and enjoy. The firefighters promise to blast water out of the hoses and may even have some hose races (blasting beach balls with water), depending on the weather.
The barbecue is free, but donations to the department are always welcome.
Firemen serve up picnic, auction, raffle
ST. IGNATIUS — Join the St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department’s 19th annual “Fireman’s Picnic” on June 22 at the Old Town Field (across from Cenex). Dinner is served from 2-4 p.m. and single tickets are $8 and family tickets are $25. Dinner includes barbecue beef, buffalo, pigs, turkey, salad, rolls, baked beans, ice-cream, pop and popcorn. Purchase of a ticket automatically enters you into a drawing for a Kindle Fire. An auction will take place at 4 p.m. To donate auction items please call (406) 745-4190. Raffle tickets will be sold for a Remington 700 ADL package; a 15 cu. ft. freezer with a beef and a whole hog cut and wrapped; and a kids’ playhouse; with drawings at 6 p.m. This event will have games for kids including Grizzly players, cheerleaders, and dancing bears. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Monte, Flash, Ozzie and Smokey Bear.
Honor Guard plans ribeye dinner, silent auction
POLSON — The Veterans’ Honor Guard will hold a fundraising dinner and silent auction on Saturday, June 22, at the Elks Lodge (B.P.O.E) in Polson. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the silent auction ends at 8 p.m. Dinner tickets are $15 and includes: grilled ribeye steak, baked potato, vegetable and salad. All donated items qualify for a tax deduction under IRS Section 501 c 3.
People’s Center to celebrate with music, art, food
PABLO — The People’s Center Museum and Gift Shop, in partnership with musician Charles Fyant, will hold a two-day celebration of music, art and food at The People’s Center on June 22 and Aug. 17. If you are a band or musician and interested in participating, please call Charles Fyant at (406) 883-3427. The event is open to all varieties of music. For art market/displays and food vending or for more information, contact Marie Torosian at the People’s Center, (406) 675-0160. Everyone is welcome to participate and attend.
Sons of Norway to meet
POLSON — Sons of Norway, do you have a Viking in your family tree? Are you interested in Scandinavian culture? Do you want to know what Sankt Hans Aften means? Stop by and visit with us as we celebrate Sankt Hans Aften. We’ll barbecue hot dogs at Boettcher Park in Polson between 12:30-3:30 on Saturday, June 22.
Taste wine and ice cream
DAYTON — Mission Mountain Winery encourages all summer gourmets to attend their free Ice Cream Social at the Winery event on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a part of the winery’s continuing program to educate the community about the pleasurable synergies created by the pairing of food and wine. The staff and winemaker have collaborated in producing several sorbet and ice cream treats: Riesling sorbet, cream sherry ginger pear ice cream and vanilla ice cream with Cocoa Vin chocolate Port. Mission Mountain Winery is located at 82420 Highway 93 in Dayton.
Monday, June 24
NAMI presents personal stories of mental illness
POLSON — The Mission Valley chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be hosting an “In Our Own Voice” presentation at 7 p.m. on June 24 at the Polson Library conference room. Trained speakers will share video and personal stories of living with mental illness and working in recovery. For more information, call Lorri at (406) 644-3027.
Vacation Bible School requests young attendees
RONAN — Your presence is requested for a royally fun time at Vacation Bible School, held June 24-28 from 6-8:30 p.m. for 4-year-olds through sixth grade at Terrace Lake Community Church, 35663 Terrace Lake Rd.
For more information, call (406) 676-5395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, June 26
Music, dinner offered at Jocko Valley Farmers’ Market
ARLEE — Jocko Valley Farmers’ Market is held each Wednesday through Sept. 25 from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Hangin’ Art Gallery on Highway 93 in downtown Arlee. Purchase your produce for the week as well as some great baked goods; value added foods as well as arts and crafts. On June 26 Cootehill will provide music and Arlee Senior Center, Inc. will provide dinner.
For more information or to be a vendor, contact Kelley at 726-5550.
Thursday, June 27
South Shore neighborhood to gather with Heart and Soul
POLSON — Polson Heart and Soul continues its neighborhood gatherings on Thursday, June 27, from 6-8:30 p.m. Everyone of all ages is welcome to attend, with special emphasis for those living around the South Shore neighborhood. Fun, good conversation and a free dinner are planned and babysitting services are available.
The neighborhood gathering will take place at the Polson Bay Golf Course Club House, (lower level), 111 Bay View Drive.
Polson Heart and Soul project is holding approximately 20 of these gatherings to find out what you think about Polson. Folks are invited to engage in a friendly conversation with neighbors, ultimately to help develop a stronger, healthier Polson while preserving the best. You are invited to let your views be heard and to listen to what others have to say on a variety of topics.
Activities include dinner from 6–6:30 p.m., small group conversations within groups of three from 6:30–7:30; and sharing with a discussion led by Polson Heart and Soul staff from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Come join your neighbors and visit about the future of Polson.
To help ensure adequate food and babysitting services, please RSVP email@example.com or call (406) 250-3498.
Transportation committee to discuss routes
POLSON — The Lake County School Transportation Committee will meet Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m. in the large conference room of the Lake County Courthouse. Adjustments needed in bus routes will be discussed. Guests are welcome. For further information, contact Michelle Wood, Lake County Superintendent of Schools, at (406) 883-7262.
Saturday, June 29
5K walk/run to benefit Boys’ and Girls’ Club
RONAN — The Santa Maria Tri-Tip 5K Walk/Run, to benefit the Flathead Reservation and Lake County Boys’ and Girls’ Club, will be held Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at Ronan Harvest Foods. Registration forms can be picked up at Ronan Harvest Foods or Super 1 Foods in Polson. Contact Kristin at (406) 270-3288, for more information.
Poker run to promote unity, safety
ELMO — The seventh annual “Sober-Indian-Rider Poker Run” will take place June 29 at the Elmo Community Center. Registration is from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $10 per hand and includes a barbecue plate or $5 for just the barbecue. This event promotes unity and safety through motorcycling. Payouts are $300, $200 and $100. There will also be raffle items and a 50/50 drawing. For more information, contact Emery at (406) 241-7549 or Frank at (406) 871-6991.
Sunday, June 30
Church to show film, host discussion
POLSON — The internationally acclaimed film, “Occupy Love: Evolution of the Heart” will be shown at Journey Be Church, located at 101 Seventh Ave., W., on Sunday, June 30, at 9 a.m. The 80-minute film will be followed by a short discussion while coffee and cookies are served. Occupy Love explores the growing realization that our current power systems are failing to provide health, happiness or meaning for billions on the planet. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of a few, is increasingly causing economic and global collapse. The question is—how do we create a world that works for all of us as well as future generations. Please come and join the discussion.
Tuesday, July 2
Horsemen won't meet in July
RONAN — There will be no meeting of the Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen in July. Meetings will resume on Aug. 6, and will be held at the V.F.W. Hall located on Round Butte Road. For more information, call (406) 883-5876 or (406) 644-5001.
Wednesday, July 3
Three ways to register for Arlee 3-on-3 Jamboree
ARLEE —Registration packet information for Arlee Powwow’s 18th annual 3-on-3 Jamboree can be found on Wednesday, July 3, at the Thomas Lyle Memorial Court, online at missionvalley3on3.com or by mail at P.O. Box 91, Ronan, Mont., 59864.