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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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Thursday, January 9

Adult coloring program goes ‘South of the Border’


POLSON — On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, from 2-3:30 p.m., the North Lake County Public library will offer an adult coloring program entitled, “South of the Border.” The holidays are over and everyone is ready to head south for some sunshine and warmer temperatures. Let’s make our own heat right here in the library and have some fun with an activity full of vibrant color, Latin rhythm and spicy snacks. We provide the coloring supplies or you may bring your own. Cha-cha-cha!

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Wednesday, January 15

Fun movement to music planned at library


POLSON — “Movin’ to the Music” will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 5-6 p.m. at the North Lake County Public Library. The holidays are over, winter is truly here and you know you need to move your body … is there any way to make this fun? We here at the library think so. We invite you to join us premiering a new kind of program called “Movin’ to the Music.” Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources, this multi-generational family-friendly hour of movement will explore several ways of incorporating gentle movement and music. It’s colorful. It’s rhythmic. It’s what January needs. Wear comfy shoes.

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Join the fun, come dance


POLSON — Please join us for the community dance at the Elks on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 7-10 p.m. in the ballroom. Music is provided by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. This is our birthday dance where we celebrate birthdays for this month complete with a birthday cake. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. Come and check us out.

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Rural Fire District Board to meet - Date change


POLSON – The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds station No. 1, 25-B Regatta Rd. The agenda is available on the Monday prior to the meeting on the website:

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Thursday, January 16

Barron to speak


POLSON — Lake County Commissioner Bill Barron will speak at the next Kiwanis Club meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, at the KwaTaqNuk. Barron will give an update on the current affairs in Lake County.

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Chamber holds SPLASH


POLSON — The Polson Chamber January SPLASH sponsor is Clearwater Montana Properties. The SPLASH event is on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at Clearwater Montana Properties, 201 Main St. Cost is $2.

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Friday, January 17

Ranching music shared


POLSON — Mission Valley Live brings The Ringling 5, singing ranchers and farmers, to perform at the Polson High School auditorium on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. This group tells the story of the modern-day West through songs the whole family can enjoy. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in Ronan at R&R Health Care Plus and True Value Hardware and in Polson at 1st Interstate Bank and the Perfect Shot Tavern.

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Saturday, January 18

Learn to drive safely


POLSON — NWAARP’s Smart Driver Course will be taught on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Polson Senior Center from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Call 406-883-4735 to make a reservation.

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Monday, January 20

Library observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

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Tuesday, January 21

Dennison to speak on Montana politics


POLSON — Humanities Montana Conversation: “Montana’s Changing Political Landscape,” with Mike Dennison, will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Lake County Public Library. Mike Dennison, chief political reporter for the Montana Television Network, has spent most of the past three decades reporting on politics and public policy in Montana, for newspapers, television and the wire services. This year he released a new book, “Inside Montana Politics: A Reporter’s View from the Trenches.” He will talk about the trends that have shaped the political landscape in Montana.

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