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‘Adopt-A-Book’ in February

POLSON — “Adopt- A-Book" is back for its 10th consecutive year and February is “I Love to Read” month. For a $15 donation, choose from our selection of new picture books and juvenile titles. Then add a special message that will be placed in the cover.‘Adopt-A-Book’ in February POLSON — “Adopt- A-Book" is back for its 10th consecutive year and February is “I Love to Read” month. For a $15 donation, choose from our selection of new picture books and juvenile titles. Then add a special message that will be placed in the cover.

Harm reduction saves lives

POLSON — Every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lake County Health Department, Open Aid Alliance is now providing syringe services, overdose awareness, testing and support. Call or text 406-304-7352 for more information or email: 


Hot Springs’ Organic Market offers nutritious food

HOT SPRINGS — Camas Organic Market is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. at 300 Main St in Hot Springs. Customers will be able to earn the Double SNAP Dollars coupons on every Tuesday and Thursday starting on July 2.

Learn to knit through March 31

POLSON — More needle arts begin in March at the North Lake County Public Library. “Knitting Basics” returns with four sessions on March 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 2-3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Beginning knitters, this class is for you. Master knitters Linda Kittle and Julie Hille can answer any questions you have. They also have the flexibility to help you finish the heel of that sock. Bring your projects and any knitting supplies you have on hand (yarn and needles). We will provide instruction, inspiration and can fill in with donated supplies from area knitters. See you there.

Library begins monthly movie night

POLSON — Enjoy “Friday Night at the Library” on the fourth Friday of each month. North Lake County Library will show movies rated PG or PG-13 ( posted on our website) and make fresh popcorn. This program debuts Friday, Jan. 25. Be in the library before 6 p.m. to be included. Feel free to bring your own nonalcoholic beverage and snacks.

Recovery support available

RONAN —Recovery support is available for those struggling with addiction at The Never Alone Recovery Hall (Hwy. 93, old Boys and Girls Club), every day of the week. The Never Alone Recovery Hall is a peer support dropin center. We are simply recovering people offering our experience, strength, and hope to our community members who are struggling with addiction issues. All groups and services are free. Please feel welcome to drop in and check us out.

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays a noon meditation group is held and from 1-5 p.m. individual peer support is available.

Mondays a women’s support group takes place from 6-8 p.m.

Tuesdays there are recovery stories and videos heard from 6-8 p.m.

Wednesdays Narcotics Anonymous meets from 6-8 p.m.

Thursdays an early recovery skills groups meets from 6-8 p.m.

Fridays from 8-9 p.m. The Red Road to Recovery group meets.

Saturdays a co-dependent support group meets at 5 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. special events take place (events change).

Family movie night happens from 6-8 p.m. on Sundays.

Rotary meets Tuesdays

POLSON — The Polson Rotary’s regular meeting are on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. at the KwaTaqNuk.


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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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Friday, January 24

Barron to address Lake County Pachyderms


POLSON — The Lake County Pachyderms invite the community to hear Bill Barron, Lake County commissioner, share his thoughts about the Montana Water Rights Protection Act. He will discuss the long-term implications for Lake County from the perspective of his office: in terms of the budget from loss of property taxes, public right of ways, as well as ceding CSKT the National Bison range. The meeting will take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Polson Rural Fire Station off Regatta Road. For more information call 406-676-2370.

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FLIC begins three day event


POLSON — The first film of the 2020 film festival begins at 6 p.m. at the Showboat Cinema, 416 Main St. Go to: for more information.

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Tuesday, January 28

Kiwanis host ‘Pints for a Purpose’


POLSON — On Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 4:30-8 p.m. at Glacier Brewery, 6 Tenth Ave. E, the Kiwanis Club will host “Pints for a Purpose,” a family-friendly fundraiser to support Special Olympics. Hot dogs, chili, beer and non-alcoholic options will be available. Donations to Special Olympics are appreciated.

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Wednesday, January 29

Establish health with meditation


POLSON — A Zen meditation class is offered at the YogaHeart Studio on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. at 209 Ridgewater Drive. Please join us to get your new year, both mind and body, off to a great start. We are located within the Red Lion Inn with a private entrance to Yogaheart just south of the Red Lion’s main entrance. There is no charge for the class. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 847-721-0665.

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Sunday, February 2

New time for Classic Country Jammin’


POLSON — Classic Country Jammin’ will be held on Feb. 2 in the Elks ballroom from 1-4 p.m. (The time change is to allow for winter conditions and early sunset.) This event will continue on the first Sunday of every month. Bring your favorite instrument and join us for a few hours of fun. Everyone is welcome to play, sing, dance or just listen. We will have coffee and snacks for you. You do not have to be an Elk member to utilize the bar. Cover charge is $5 but there is no charge for singers or players. For more information call 406-883- 3130. Call 406-260-6590 regarding music.

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Tuesday, February 4

Learn to crochet through Feb. 25

2/4/2020 - 2/25/2020

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s popular “Needle Arts Series” is back. Crochet is back. The library is happy to provide four crochet sessions in February as part of our ongoing fiber arts series. Mark your calendars now with these dates: Feb.4, 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Please bring your crochet hook and yarn (cotton recommended). Hooks are also available for $5 in our gift shop. There will also be yarn on hand.

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Wednesday, February 5

Adopt-A-Book at library

2/5/2020 - 2/29/2020

POLSON — Adopt-A-Book takes place in February at the North Lake County Public Library. It is also “I Love to Read” month. For a $15 donation, choose from our selection of new picture books and juvenile titles. You can then add a special message that we will place in the cover. 


Ken’s Country Combo plays


POLSON — Join us for the community dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 7-10 p.m. Music is provided by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of classic country and vintage rock and roll. Snacks are provided during the break at 8:30. No Elk membership is required. The cover charge is $5. Come early for a good hamburger as Elk members will be cooking 5-7 p.m. prior to our dance. Everyone is welcome.

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Support Griz


POLSON —Welcome the University of Montana Griz football coaches and athletic department personnel on Feb. 5, at MacKenzie River Pizza starting at 2:30 p.m. Coaches should arrive around 3:30 p.m. Show our Mission Valley support for Grizzly athletics. For more information call Dick Gallagher at 406-360-7975.

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Thursday, February 6

Kiwanis Club to meet


POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Thursday each month at KwaTaqNuk Resort, Koostatah Room from noon to 1 pm. Join us Feb. 6 when speaker Montana Kiwanis Governor Jim Greene of Anaconda will have updates on Kiwanis programs and the variety of activities for our Montana youth.

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Friday, February 7

Friday fun movie shown at library


POLSON — Friday fun begins at 3:45 p.m. at the North Lake County Public Library with a movie. Go to the website for movie title.

Missoula author to sign books


POLSON — Josh Quick, an award winning Missoula illustrator, has created a book giving the inside scoop on some of the remarkable places, people, history and things in Montana. Josh will be signing his “Montana Quick Facts” book at Handmade Montana, 212 Main St., from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. 


Saturday, February 8

Annual quilt show begins


POLSON — Join us for All In Stitches’ annual quilt show “Quilt Walk Around Polson.” Quilts will hang in businesses on Main Street from Saturday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 23. Pick up a ballot at All In Stitches, stroll down Main Street, then vote on your favorite quilts by Feb. 19. Ribbons will be hung on Feb. 20. Call 406-883-3643 for more information.


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JourneyBe hosts Valentine’s bazaar


POLSON — JourneyBe, First Street and Seventh Ave. W, will host a Valentine’s Bazaar on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be gifts, treats and houseplants to choose from. For more information, call 406-832-9373.


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View, discuss film


POLSON — The film “Emanuel,” a documentary, which weaves together the history of race relations in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of the shooting following a prayer meeting at Mother Emanuel Church, five years ago. The film will be shown at the North Lake County Library in Polson on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. This is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, while examining the healing power of forgiveness. For more information call 406-471-7249.


Monday, February 10

Attend fire board meeting


POLSON — The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place Monday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station No. 1, 25-B Regatta Rd.


Tuesday, February 11

Learn to crochet


POLSON — The Needle Arts Series has returned and crochet is back at the North Lake County Public Library on Feb. 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Bring your crochet hook and yarn (cotton recommended). A limited number of hooks are also available for $5. There will also be yarn on hand.

Wednesday, February 12

‘Love Like a Friend’


POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s Wiggle Worms program begins at 3:30 p.m. with “Love Like a Friend.”

Thursday, February 13

Enjoy warm meal at Journey Be


POLSON — Polson Community Church will be serving lunch on Feb. 13 at Journey Be Christian Church, located at 101 Seventh Ave. W, at the SW corner of First St. W. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and will consist of two homemade soups; one meat and one without, along with salad, homemade rolls, deserts and coffee. The lunch is provided to help feed those less fortunate and in need of a good, warm, home-cooked meal. All are welcome and please know that religion is not spoken of unless you might ask. It is a place for you to come, enjoy a good meal, be warm and enjoy yourselves. There is no charge for anyone. Those who would like to donate to help keep the kitchen open for those in need, are welcome to do so. Contributions are very much appreciated. For more information call 406-883-6160.

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Library closed


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 13, for staff development.

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Friday, February 14

Barron to speak on Justice Center levy loss


POLSON — You are invited to the Lake County Pachyderm, on Friday, Feb. 14, from noon-1 p.m. to hear Bill Barron speak on the loss of the Justice Center levy and where Lake County government will go from here. The meeting will be held at the Polson Rural Fire Station off Regatta Road.

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Monday, February 17

Library observes President’s Day


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day.

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Wednesday, February 19

Board-game group starts


POLSON — North Lake County Public Library will start a board-game group on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. Are you a board game enthusiast? Are you the only one in your family that wants to play? Join a new group to play games together. All ages are invited. We will also meet on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. on March 18, April 8 and May 20.

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Valentine dance held


POLSON —Please join us for the community dance in the ballroom at the Elks on Main St. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 7- 10 p.m. Music will be provided by Ken’s Country Combo. We will celebrate Valentine’s Day and February birthdays. Wear Valentine’s Day colors. There will be snacks and birthday cake provided at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and no Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. Come and check us out.

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Thursday, February 20

Locals share highlights of Machu Picchu trip


POLSON — The Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at KwaTaqNuk Resort, Koostatah room from noon-1 p.m. Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 20, when we will have a Machu Picchu trip in review. Three local men, James Manley, Dennis DeVries and Brodie Moll will tell of their recent trip to the sacred site of Machu Picchu in the high Andean peaks of Peru. The speakers will also bring in some personal stories and humor to entertain us.

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SPLASH to be held at Polson Chamber office


POLSON —The Polson Chamber February Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour sponsor is the Polson Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5-7 p.m. at the Polson Chamber of Commerce office, 402 First St. E number 102. Cost of entry is $2, which directly supports the Polson Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Fund. This is an excellent opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with chamber board members, connect with fellow chamber members, and learn about some of the exciting things the chamber is planning for 2020. We hope to see you there.

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Friday, February 21

Johnny B plays piano


POLSON — Watch and listen on Friday, Feb. 21, at Polson High School auditorium, at 7 p.m., as Johnny B, the “Piano Man,” goes beyond a musical performance, mixing music with storytelling and photography. It is sure to be an entertaining multi-media presentation as he depicts life on the beautiful Flathead Reservation and the influence the Flathead Lake plays in our lives.

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