Wednesday, September 20
Multiple genres shown at new exhibit through Oct. 13
POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents “Making It Up as I Go.” This exhibit will definitely capture your imagination. It features artists Nancy Miler (painter), Donna Winn (3D mixed media), Nancy Zadra (impressionist/ abstract painter), Gerald Garcelone (woodwork), Susan Evans (3D mixed media), Carol Rae (jewelry), and Sue Ball (lino-prints). The exhibit will run from Sept. 4 until Oct. 13. Artists reception for this exhibit is on Sept. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the Gallery.
Thursday, September 21
Whitefish Credit Union hosts SPLASH
POLSON — Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5-7 p.m. Your host will be Whitefish Credit Union, 110 Third Ave. E.
Friday, September 22
Ronan ‘Child Find’ date set
RONAN — Ronan is conducting their annual Child Find free screening on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the K. Wm. Harvey Elementary School. Children, age birth to 5 years old, will be screened for delays in speech, language, motor skills, and social or basic school readiness skills. Please make an appointment by calling Janet at 406-676-3390 ext. 7450. Walk-ins will be subject to availability or scheduled for a later date. Appointments are required.
Saturday, September 23
Mental Health First Aid Training offered
ST. IGNATIUS — On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. (lunch and snacks provided) a mental health first aid training will be offered at Mission Valley United Methodist Church, 70715 Highway 93, (top of Post Creek Hill). One in five Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or do not know where to turn for care. Symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be difficult to detect – and it is not easy for friends and family to know how to step in. The Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition will offer the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Mental First Aid training and certification, an eight-hour course that prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis and refer them to the proper resources. CEU credits will be offered for participants. For more information or to participate in this all day training at MVUMC, call 406-871-1008 or go to: jschmidt06@centurytel. net.
Model Aviators hold Fun Fly, Swap Meet
ST. IGNATIUS — Join Mission Valley Model Aviators #5220 for their club Fun Fly and Swap Meet on Saturday, Sept. 23. Gates open at 9 a.m. at the St. Ignatius Airport, 900 Airport Road. All ages are welcome and spectators are always free. Lunch will be served for an additional charge. Pilots bring your swap items along with your own table and set up to buy, sell, or trade. Spectators bring your lawn chairs and enjoy watching the pilots show their stuff. The day ends at dusk. For more information, contact Erich Spidel at 406- 552-5815.
Sunday, September 24
Mosaic, dedication projects unveiled at Riverside Park
POLSON — “From jumping and fishing at the dock, jumping in the freezing water at the Polar Plunge, to watching fireworks on the Fourth of July, Riverside Park has been a place I have gone my whole life to have fun and I want to give back,” said Cameron Decker, Department Head of Fine Arts at SKC. His project is a tri-panel (triptych) tile mosaic composition that will be installed on the west side of the Riverside restrooms. The panels are the focal point to a concrete pad and benches the City of Polson is installing which will be dedicated to the memory of Officer William Cleveland who died of cancer on Nov. 15, 2015. His badge will be replicated and embedded in the mural, thus connecting the two projects. Please join Cameron, et al., in the unveiling of this beautiful addition to the Polson landscape on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. at Riverside Park.
Wednesday, September 27
Join Mission neighbors for Wednesday dinners
ST. IGNATIUS — A free St. Ignatius Community Dinner will be held at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, Sept. 27. We will serve a hot, homemade meal from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy dinner with your friends, family, community. Hosted by the St. Ignatius Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. For additional information call 406-360-0563 or 406-273-8203.
PHS holds College Fair
POLSON —High school juniors and seniors from Polson, Ronan, Charlo, Two Eagle River School, Mission Valley Christian Academy, and Thompson Falls, along with their parents, are encouraged to attend Polson’s College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 10–11:30 a.m. in the Polson High School Gymnasium. Approximately 80 representatives from post-secondary institutions in Montana and the Northwest, along with US Military recruiters, will be in attendance with information about academic programs, admission requirements, scholarship opportunities and other crucial data pertinent to students’ post-secondary plans. For more information, contact the PHS Guidance Office at 406-883-6351 ext. 205.
Thursday, September 28
Ancestor stories told at Museum
POLSON — The Museum of America’s free “Night at the Museum” for September will have Polson’s namesake, David Polson and his daughter, Agnes, back from the grave to tell their story. We will also be visited by the ghosts of other early day Polson residents. We invite the public to share stories of their ancestors. We expect some young folks from Polson High School’s Drama Club to get involved with this program. The public is welcome to share accounts and photos. Call 406-883-6804 or 270-7895 for more information. The program starts at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 29
Church preschool fundraiser held
POLSON — Good Shepherd’s Little Friends Preschool will have a fundraiser yard sale on Friday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m.-1p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m.-noon. The fundraiser will take place at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 406 Fourth Ave. E.
Saturday, September 30
Enjoy Glacier Park for free
GLACIER PARK — There will be a free entrance day at Glacier National Park, along with all other National Parks, on Saturday, Sept. 30, in commemoration of National Public Lands Day.