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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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Tuesday, February 25

Learn to crochet


POLSON — The popular Needle Arts Series has returned to the North Lake County Public Library. Crochet is back. The library is happy to provide four crochet sessions in February 2020 as part of our ongoing fiber arts series. The final date is Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Please 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.

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Start enjoying your tablet


POLSON — Technology Tuesday begins with “Tablets: from starting up to playing games,” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at the North Lake County Public Library. Are you stymied by what your tablet can do? Heather will show you the basics of playing games, reading electronic books and using applications. Start enjoying your tablet. You can bring your own or borrow one of ours.

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Friday, February 28

Daines’ rep to speak at Pachyderm meeting


POLSON — The Lake County Pachyderms invite the community to hear the northwest field representative for Steve Daines, Ron Catlett, speak on the Montana Water Rights Protection Act bill S-3019. On Friday, Feb. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. Catlett will share on behalf of the Senator’s office reasons why Daines introduced the bill and why he believes it is in the best interest of Montanans to see it passed in Congress. The meeting takes place at the Polson Rural Fire Station off Regatta Road in Polson.

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Sunday, March 1

Jam at Elks


POLSON — Classic Country Jammin’ will be held on March 1 in the Elks’ ballroom on Main Street from 1– 4 p.m. The time change is to allow for winter conditions and early sunset. This event takes place every first Sunday of the month. Bring your guitar, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, fiddle, drum, bass, sax, keyboard, etc., and join us for a few hours of fun. Bring your own amp or you may play acoustic. 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 next door. The cover charge is $5 and there is no charge for singers or players. For general information call 406-883-3130 or call 406-260-6590 regarding music.

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Wednesday, March 4

Polson Chamber meets for monthly luncheon


POLSON — The Polson Chamber’s monthly luncheon will be held at noon on Wednesday, March 4, at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. Representatives from the Salish Kootenai College Career Services and Internship Program will make a presentation on the wide variety of internship placement opportunities currently available to Polson area businesses. Reservations are not required. For more information please contact the Chamber office at 406-883- 5969 or email: chamber@

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Polson community dance held at Elks


POLSON — Please join us for the community dance in the Elks Ballroom on Main Street from 7-10 p.m. This will be our birthday dance for this month as our March 18 dance has been preempted by another event. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of classic country and vintage rock and roll. Snacks are provided during the 8:30 p.m. No Elk membership is required. The cover charge is $5. If you want a good hamburger, come early as Elk members will be cooking from 5-7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Come and check us out.

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Thursday, March 5

New coloring experience offered


POLSON — Enjoy “Adult Coloring: Color Outside the Lines” on Thursday, March 5, from 2-3:30 p.m. in the North Lake County Public Library’s meeting room. The library has hosted a popular coloring program since 2016. We have always stayed inside the lines, but no more. This time we will doodle our own lines and mandalas. Please join us for this new experience. All supplies are provided and a spring snack. This program is free and open to the public.

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Polson Flathead Lake Museum discussed at Kiwanis Club meeting


POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club meet the first and third Thursday of each month at the KwaTaqNuk Resort, Koostatah Room from noon-1 pm. Join us on March 5 when our speaker will be Karen Dunwell from the Polson Flathead Lake Museum. She will update us on the progress of the funding for the new roof as well as new exhibits planned for the coming season.

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