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‘Driven to Abstraction’ begins now through Nov. 14

POLSON — On Oct. 5 Sandpiper Art Gallery starts a new month-long show in memory of John Davis entitled “Driven to Abstraction.”

This non-juried show is open to all artists. Artistic interpretation of the theme, in any medium, will be accepted. Miracle of America Museum have 4 or 5 metal sculptures there, one of which is very emotionally charged about drunk driving. The show runs from Oct. 5-Nov. 14.


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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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Lions Club meets twice monthly
















POLSON — The Lions Club meets each month every first and third Monday at the Driftwood Restaurant. For more information, call Jan Phillips at 406-370-4714.


Marines to meet at Driftwood

POLSON — The Marine Corps League meets every second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Driftwood Family Restaurant in Polson. For more information, call John Miller at (406) 890-0964.

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 will host a special one-hour story time for children age 3-5 years and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, movement, crafts and more. This will be held every Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call (406) 883-8225 or
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.

Pick up Co-op orders on Main Street 
RONAN — You can pick up your Co-op orders in Ronan on Thursdays from noon-5 p.m. at 401 Main Street.

New choir meets Wednesdays
RONAN — The Mission Valley Children’s Choir, directed by Cathy Gillhouse and Pastor Seth Nelson, meets from 4-5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Faith Lutheran Church, 406 Fifth Ave. SW.
The choir is learning show tunes, patriotic songs, multi-cultural songs, spirituals and American folk songs. All Mission Valley children in grades 3-7 are invited to participate. Call 406-207-3036 or email at, for more information. 
Birthday Bash/Open Mic /Potluck on tap at HUB
POLSON — The first Saturday of each month from 6-9 p.m., a Birthday Bash/Open Mic Night/Potluck will take place at the Co-op HUB, 401 Main Street. Anyone who enjoys playing or listening to live music is welcome and we’re celebrating all birthdays in the month. Bring a cake or food to the potluck. Invite your friends and family for this fun and entertaining event.
Native Dance classes offered 
POLSON — Native American Dancing classes taught by Naomi Billedeaux (girls/women/boys/men) take place on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. at the Co-op HUB, 401 Main Steet. Students ages 5+ are welcome and classes are free.  Contact Naomi for more details at 406-249-6024. 
Beekeepers come together at HUB
POLSON — The Northwest Montana Beekeepers group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at the HUB, 401 Main Street. There will be a potluck followed by a meet and greet. 
Come with your ideas and questions. Current and prospective beekeepers are welcome. 
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Join breastfeeding support group
POLSON — The Baby Café, a breastfeeding support group is held the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. and the third Tuesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the HUB, 401 Main Street. Join other breastfeeding moms for support and fellowship with the guidance of Elizabeth Williams, a certified lactation counselor. 
For more information, call 406-202-3685. All moms and children are welcome.  
Free kids drama class offered 
POLSON — Krysti Reichman will offer a drama/performance class at the HUB, 401 Main Street. 
Contact Krysti at 406-309-0082, for more information on rehearsal times. Performances are coming up soon. Children ages 8 and up and of all abilities are welcome. This activity is free.
Buy, sell, trade at Co-op Market
POLSON — The Montana Co-op will hold a Farmers/Flea Market every Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 401 Main Street. Buy, sell, trade, or give things away. You may rent a table for $10. Buy and support local merchandising. Reserve a table by calling 406-290-2070. Musicians are welcome; come play for tips. Food will be available for purchase.
Order/pick up Co-op food orders
POLSON – Order your local food before Monday at noon and your order will be ready on Thursday. Products may be purchased on website: or ask to fill out a recurring order form for your staple food items. Pick up order in Polson every Thursday, year round, from 3-7 p.m. (Ronan pick up is at Dobson Creek Coffee on Main Street in Ronan from noon to 5 p.m.Thursdays) 
Gather for “Four Agreements” talk
POLSON — A third Wednesday of the month gathering at 7:30 p.m. is planned at the Co-op HUB to discuss the core principals of the “Four Agreements.” Living up to the principals helps build community and keeps people connected. These gatherings are free.

Hear Olson tell about Alaska RV adventure

POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the Kwa Taq Nuk Resort, Koostatah Room from noon-1 p.m. The speaker for Nov. 19 will be Donna Olson. Join us to hear of Donna’s RV trip/adventure this past summer to Alaska with her husband and friends.  


Nativities, choirs celebrate at LDS Church

POLSON — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints invites you to “The Nativity: Polson” on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 3-8 p.m. (See Friday, Dec. 4) A Christmas program featuring local choirs and artists will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m.


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Wednesday, October 23

Community dance on tap


POLSON — On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Heart to Heart will play at the Elks from 7-10 p.m. They will also be playing for the fifth dance of the month, our Halloween celebration on Oct. 30. There will be a prize for the best costume so dress-up if you like. Treats are awesome and wonderful. Join us, for you will be missed if you don’t. 


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Thursday, October 24

Baptist Church to serve free sloppy Joes


POLSON — Fellowship Baptist Church, 2 Seventh Ave. E., will serve a free community dinner of sloppy Joes, salads, and desserts on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. All are welcome.


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Lutheran Church prepares harvest dinner


POLSON — The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold its annual Harvest Dinner of Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy, lefse, salad and dessert from 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the church fellowship hall. The cost for the dinner is $9 per adult, $4 per child under 10 years. Fair trade coffee will also be available for purchase. Dinner proceeds will benefit The Boys and Girls Club of Lake County and Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry.


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Swedish meatball dinner to benefit local groups


POLSON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be holding their annual Harvest Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4:30-7 p.m. with the proceeds to benefit the local Boys and Girls Club and Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry. They will serve Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, salads, lefse, rolls, dessert and a beverage for $9 for adults and $4 for children under 10. 


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Friday, October 25

Library holds annual book sale

10/25/2013 - 10/26/2013

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library will hold their annual book sale on Friday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


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Spaghetti feed to benefit ‘Toys for Tots’


POLSON — Please join us for a community spaghetti feed to benefit ‘Toys for Tots’ on Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Polson VFW. Price per person is a $5 donation or a new unwrapped toy.


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Saturday, October 26

Join the fun, festive walk


POLSON — Come join us on Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. in Polson for a fun and festive 5K run/walk. Enjoy a scenic, flat course. Themed awards are given to winners in each age group; many drawing prizes are given away to participants; and all runners, spectators and volunteers are treated to a free spaghetti lunch. Brought to you by Polson Running, HealthCare Plus and Country Pasta, this event focuses on encouraging a healthy local environment. All proceeds from this year’s race will be donated to the Polson Youth Soccer Association. 

Registration is $15 prior to Oct. 3 and $20 after that and on race day. Race registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26 at HealthCare Plus, 1 Seventh Ave. E. Please contact Polson Running at (406) 260-1476 or (267) 261-2761, for more information. To register, go to 


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Monday, October 28

Dr. Tyro to present program about Hudson Bay animals


POLSON — “The Polar Bears of Hudson’s Bay” by Dr. Frank Tyro will be the next evening program of the Mission Mountain Audubon Society on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Polson Library meeting room. Frank’s program will focus on the bears and other animals that inhabit this area.  Everyone is welcome. 


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Wednesday, October 30

Properly dispose of prescription drugs during ‘take back’ program


POLSON — In conjunction with “Red Ribbon Week,” Linderman Elementary is encouraging participation in a prescription drug "take back” on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Polson City Hall building. Properly dispose of your unused or expired prescription medications and have a conversation with your child about the affects of drugs and alcohol.


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Thursday, October 31

‘Counting’ on tap at library’s story time hour


POLSON — North Lake County Public Library hosts a special one-hour story time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers every Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1p.m. This week's theme is "counting." There will be stories, songs, movement, crafts and more. For more information, call (406) 883-8225 and ask for Martel, Youth Services Librarian.


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Free Halloween carnival held at PHS gymnasium


POLSON — The Pumpkin Patch Bash will be at the Polson High School gymnasium on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. This totally-free carnival is designed for families with children in sixth grade and under. There will be a free family dinner, games, candy and giveaways. Don’t miss this amazing annual event, which is sponsored by the New Life Christian Center. For more information, please call (406) 883-2447. 


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Spooky fun to help needy children


POLSON — On Halloween night from 4-10 p.m., Rewind Dance Studio at 214 Main Street will hold a haunted-house, a bake sale, and a 50/50 raffle. The fee for children 11 years old and older is $5 and $3 for children 10 years old and younger. A portion of the proceeds will go to local children in need and the Make a Wish Montana Chapter. 

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Friday, November 1

‘The Uninvited’ continues over weekend

11/1/2013 - 11/3/2013

POLSON — The supernatural mystery "The Uninvited" by the Port Polson Players at the John Dowdall Theatre continues the weekend of Nov. 1-3. Curtain time is at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. for the matinee on Sunday. The Players promise a "haunting good time" featuring a classic ghost story. Tickets are $13 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students. Call (406) 883-9212, for reservations or more information.


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Last day to purchase Griz/Cat raffle tickets


POLSON — Lambros ERA is selling tickets for a Griz/Cat weekend getaway for the game on Saturday, Nov. 23, in Bozeman. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20 and only available through Friday, Nov. 1. For more information, call Rachel at (406) 883-1372. 

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Saturday, November 2

Church sells apple pies


POLSON — Apples pies will be for sale at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Nov. 2 starting at noon. There will be nine-inch pies for $10 each or six-inch pies for $5 each. For more information, call Cristina at (406) 250-5632 or Linda at (406) 490-4897.


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Mission Mountain Survivors hold benefit for Leni Trahan


POLSON — A chili feed, silent auction, and 50/50 drawing will be held to benefit Leniece “Leni” Trahan. Leni is a 12-year-old seventh grade student at Ronan Middle School, who was diagnosed in June with osteosarcoma, on her left knee (a common bone cancer in children). She had surgery on Sept. 12 and will continue chemotherapy through Jan. 1, 2014. Please join the Mission Mountain Survivors M.C., a N.P.O., on Nov. 2 at the Polson VFW Post #2986, 423 Main St., in the upstairs banquet room. The silent auction begins at 12 p.m. and the chili feed starts at 2 p.m. and goes until the chili is all gone. Chili will be $5/bowl or $20 for a family of 5. All children 3 and under are free.  



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Mission Valley Christian Academy to take family photos, host bazaar


POLSON — Give a gift of meaning this Christmas, while supporting the Mission Valley Christian Academy, by sending a lasting memory of the entire family. Jim Blow and Susan Clark will take family portraits at the school, located on Highway 35, on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For $50 you will receive your quality family portraits on a CD, to use as you wish, and all funds benefit the MVCA. Sitting times are limited, so call (406) 883-6858 to schedule yours now. That same day and location, get your Christmas shopping done early at the MVCA Holiday Market from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Quality crafts, unique items, great food and much, much more will be offered with a $6 luncheon served from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. You don’t want to miss this great shopping opportunity.


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Monsters needed for ‘Fun Run’


POLSON —Goblins, witches and ghouls of all sorts are invited to the “Monster Mash Fun Run” on Nov. 2 at Linderman Elementary School. The one-mile run/walk begins at 10 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10:30 a.m. Costumes are advised. The fun run will celebrate the end of “Red Ribbon” week.   


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Vendors sought for MVCA holiday market


POLSON — Reserve your vendor space at the Mission Valley Christian Academy Holiday Market fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will be at the school located on Highway 35. All table fees benefit the nonprofit MVCA. Call (406) 552-0944, for more details or to reserve your table.


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