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Music gang comes back on Fridays

POLSON — After a dormant year, I’m going to try to revive the “Pickin’ in the Park” gang at the “Boardwalk” in Boettcher Park. The boardwalk is is adjacent to the Port Polson Playhouse. If you sing or play any musical (electric or acoustic) instrument or just want to sit and listen, then join us each Friday at 3 p.m. starting June 16. A lawn chair and blanket may be advisable, and if you get hungry then stop and eat at the Boardwalk food booth. The music genres start in the 1950s, but any year is OK … join us.

Pioneer Museum opens in Polson through Sept. 15

POLSON — The Polson Flathead Historical Museum, “The Pioneer Museum on Main Street” invites you to view amazing exhibits of daily life in the Mission Valley and Flathead Lake area in the late 1800s and early 1900s, such as the stagecoach, chuck wagon, fire trucks, Calamity Jane’s saddle and Flathead Lake’s ‘Nessie” (some say it was, some say it wasn’t, caught here) and much more. We open for the season on Memorial Day each year, and goes until Friday, Sept. 15. The museum is located at 708 Main Street and operates Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed on Sundays) There is a visitor fee of $10 and children under 10 years old are admitted free with a paying adult. For more information, go to:

Sandpiper opens new exhibit through June 25

POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents “Montana West of the Mountains.” This exhibit will be the best images of everything we love about Montana and features member artists Antonia Wolf (photography), Sue Arneson (watercolor), Marie Stockhill (pottery), and guest artists Mike and Belinda Williams (photography) and jeweler Donna Miller. The exhibit continues until June 25. The Gallery is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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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.


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Thursday, June 29

‘Band Weaving’ class taught at Sandpiper


POLSON — The Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery will hold “Band Weaving” for children and adults. You can create colorful, patterned, ‘inkle’ woven bands with master weaver Mary Sale. You can use them as belts and headbands, or to ornament clothes, backpacks, or purses. Class will be on Thursday, June 29, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call 406-883-5956 for more information.


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‘Building Local’ presented at library


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program’s, “big event” on Thursday, June 29, at 10 a.m. is “Building Local” with Beth Palm of AmeriCorps/Finley Point State Park. Call 406-883-8225, for more information.


Friday, June 30

Fifth Friday Dinner on tap


POLSON — Chicken is on the menu at Polson Community Church’s Fifth Friday Dinner, 1814 First Street E, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 30. All are welcome.

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Final day to register for ‘Chamber Blast’


POLSON — Registration deadline for the “Chamber Blast” is June 30. Contact the Polson Chamber at 406-883-5969 for more information about the “Chamber Blast” scheduled for Friday, July 7, at Big Sky Sporting Clays from 12:30-4 p.m.


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Mariners host annual Firecracker Tournament


POLSON — MV Mariners will be hosting the 23rd Annual Firecracker Tournament this year from June 30- July 4. Eight teams from around Montana and Canada will be at the Baseball Tournament.  Season pass holders for the MV Mariners will be able to get in to the tournament free this year. Many activities will take place in addition to the tournament: a home run derby, a pig roast, a movie on the mound, etc.


Saturday, July 1

Legion presentation, movie on tap


POLSON — American Legion Post 112 will put on a welcoming and Honor Guard presentation at 5 p.m. at O’Malley Park. There will also be a showing of “The Sandlot” with donations accepted.

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Sunday, July 2

Pig out with Mariners


POLSON — At 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, a pulled pork dinner will be served for $6 per person at the O’Malley Field. Players will eat for free.

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Monday, July 3

Crawdad crawl planned at Firecracker Tourney


POLSON — As part of the annual Mariners’ Firecracker Tournament, players’ crawdads will compete in the Crawdad Crawl. Come join the fun.

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Tuesday, July 4

Championship game played


POLSON — The Championship game for the Mariners’ Firecracker Tournament will be played at 3:30 p.m. Veterans will throw out the first pitch of the last game of the day.

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Parade theme chosen


POLSON — Please join us for the July 4th Parade in downtown Polson beginning at noon. The theme this year is “Small Town Independence.” Parade entry forms are available at the Chamber office. Entry forms must be returned to the Polson Chamber office by July 3. The parade will begin at Cherry Valley Elementary School, head down Main Street, turn at Third Ave. and end on the following block. Please call the Chamber office for more information, at 406-883-5969.


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Wednesday, July 5

Chamber meeting cancelled


POLSON — Polson Chamber general meeting and luncheon is cancelled for the month of July to enjoy our family and friends for the holiday. For more information, call the Chamber office at 406- 883-5969.

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Comedy performed by Port Polson Players

7/5/2017 - 7/9/2017

POLSON —Port Polson Players offer the ever-popular Clark and Bobrick farce, “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s.” This perennial mid-life crisis comedy reunites cast members from the Players’ initial 1988 production. The trio plans five-year “reunion performances of the comedy until one of them croaks.” Variety tags the script with “Enough laugh lines, mirth-provoking situations and extravagant sight gags to outfit two rapid fire farces.” Reservations can be made by calling the theatre box office at 406-883-9212 or visiting


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Dancers need at Elks


POLSON — Dance to the music of Ken’s Country Combo at the Elks on Main St. on July 5 from 7- 10 p.m. Dancers are needed.

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Thursday, July 6

Audobon presentation given at library


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program’s “big event” on Thursday, July 6, at 10 a.m. is “Avian Architecture” with Allen Bone of Mission Mountain Audobon. Call 406-883-8225, for more information.

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Friday, July 7

Shoot at ‘Chamber Blast’ at Big Sky Sporting Clays


POLSON — The Polson Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual “Chamber Blast” on Friday, July 7, at Big Sky Sporting Clays from 12:30-4 p.m. The event begins with a quick beginner’s shooting clinic, followed by a shooter’s safety briefing prior to the Sporting Clays Tournament. An awards ceremony is planned for 4:30 p.m. The cost is $110 per shooter or $330 per three-person team. Bring your shotgun, eye and ear protection. No experience is necessary. Registration deadline is June 30. Contact the Polson Chamber at 406-883- 5969 for more information.

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Monday, July 10

Create a personal mandala

7/10/2017 - 7/12/2017

POLSON — Create your own personal mandala using your unique creative energy with instruction from multi-media artist and jeweler Margery Christensen, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 10, 11, and 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery. Call 406-883-5956 for more information.

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Make wind chimes at Sandpiper

7/10/2017 - 7/14/2017

POLSON — Hand build ceramic wind chimes from clay with raku artist Heather Holmes at the Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 10, 12 and 14, from 1:30- 3:30 p.m. You will take home glazed and fired wind chimes hung from local driftwood. Call 406-883-5956, for more information.

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Tuesday, July 11

Earn, learn at extension office


POLSON — Come learn and earn $20 worth of Double SNAP Dollars to spend on locally grown produce, seeds, meat, eggs, bread, and garden plants at the Polson Farmers Market, for those that qualify. Flathead Reservation Extension agent Rene Kittle will teach a canning basics class on Tuesday, July 11, from 1-3 p.m. at the extension office: 701 B First Street E. Come touch up on old skills or learn a new skill to become more self sufficient.

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Wednesday, July 12

Fire Board meeting time change


POLSON — The Polson Rural Fire Board will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. at the Rural Fairgrounds Station number 1.

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Thursday, July 13

NASA event on tap at library


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program’s “big event” on Thursday, July 13, at 10 a.m. is “Build a Better World … and Discover New Ones” with NASA. Call 406-883-8225, for more information.

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Saturday, July 15

‘Live History Days’ on tap

7/15/2017 - 7/16/2017

POLSON — Mark your calendars for a funfilled weekend called “Live History Days” at the Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, on July 15 and July 16. There will be historic movies Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. There will be ice cream and other concessions; rides on two trains; Army rigs; spinners and wood carvers; a sawmill in action; a jet trainer cockpit; a blacksmith shop; whirling flywheel engines; a tennis ball cannon; a one room schoolhouse, a flint knapper and educational gun exhibits. The “Country Combo” of fiddlers, pickers, singers and accordions will provide listening and dancing entertainment on Saturday. Join the fun, sell your wares and be a part of history. We welcome new exhibitors and volunteers. Vendors must have a direct link to things historical i.e.: soap making, broom making, pottery, beading, etc. For more information, contact Gil at 406-883-6264 or www.miracleofamericamuseum. org.

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Many events planned for Cherry Festival

7/15/2017 - 7/16/2017

POLSON — Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival will be held Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Come enjoy the great selection of vendors, Flathead Cherries, homemade cherry pies, cherry quilts on display in store windows, unique arts and crafts, entertainment, sidewalk sales and specials all weekend long. Saturday’s schedule includes live music from 1-4 p.m.; a children’s cherry spitting contest in front of the Cove Deli at 2 p.m.; and an adult cherry spitting contest at 3 p.m. On Sunday there will be live music from 1-3:30 p.m.; a children’s pie eating contest takes place at 3 p.m. and the adult pie eating contest will be at 3:30 p.m. For more information, including vendor applications, go to: flatheadcherryfestival. com.

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