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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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Saturday, April 5

Breakfast to benefit Polson Youth Baseball Association


POLSON – On Saturday, April 5, the seventh annual Brian Anciaux Benefit Breakfast will be held at the Polson Elks Lodge, from 8:30-11 a.m. Proceeds to benefit the Polson Youth Baseball Association. The cost is $3 per plate for 13 years of age and younger and $5 per plate for all others. The public is welcome to enjoy breakfast and celebrate our youth baseball players.


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Talent contest finals held at Sportspage


POLSON — D&D Karoke and Anderson Broadcasting presents “Polson’s Got Talent,” the Voices of the Mission Valley on Saturday, April 5, at the Sportspage for the finals. Win a trip to Las Vegas for two and cash prizes. Pick up rules and entry forms at all venues or enter online at All contestants must sign up before the contest starts.



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Sunday, April 6

Enjoy ‘Upon the Rock’ Cantata, hand bell music


POLSON —An Easter Cantata, “Upon the Rock,” offered by the Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church and music offered by the Copland Memorial Hand Bell Choir is scheduled for Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. Come and experience the Easter Gospel story through the eyes of his disciple Peter at the First Presbyterian Church of Polson, 301 Fourth Ave. E.


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Monday, April 7

Herb group changes meeting dates


POLSON — The next gathering of the “Thyme for Herbs Group” will be Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the North Lake County Public Library meeting room, 2 First Ave. E. (use the east side door). Our topic will be “Growing Herbs and Food to Prevent Disease.” Come learn which herbs you need to have in your home and how to use them to stay well. Anyone interested in learning to use herbs is invited to join us. Bring your questions for discussion. Please mark your calendar for the May meeting on Monday, May 12. For more information, call Linda Peterson at (406) 319-2446.


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Polson school board to meet


POLSON — Polson’s School Board meeting will be on Monday, April 7, at the Polson district office boardroom at 5:30 p.m. 


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Wednesday, April 9

Everyone invited to community dance


POLSON — At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, Heart to Heart will play their brand of tunes at the next community dance at the Elks Club. Dance from 7-10 p.m. Treats and all are welcome. 


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Polson Rural Fire District meeting set


POLSON — The Polson Rural Fire District monthly trustee meeting will be on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds station.

The old business will include updates from the building committee; annual performance review workup; equipment; city/rural; SOP/bullying update; and budget class with county update.

The new business will include proposed sharing of legal fees of unification and the budget.


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Several topics to highlight Resource Roundtable meeting


POLSON — The next Resource Roundtable meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 9, at noon at Lake County Health Department conference room. Jenna Justice from Frontier Home Health and Hospice, Women for Wellness and a new Youth Homelessness Initiative will be topics for discussion. Lunch is provided.


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Thursday, April 10

Free Zen class offered


POLSON — An introductory class to Zen meditation will be offered at Yoga Heart Studio, 314 Main Street, on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. Zen Priest Jerry Smyers will present the class. There is no charge for the class. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call (847) 721-0665.

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Miracle of America Museum to show “Harry’s War”


POLSON — The Miracle of America Museum will feature the full-length film, “Harry’s War”  at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10. The hilarious antics of Harry fighting for justice from the bungling IRS agents, who are sure his Aunt Beverly is worth millions with her military surplus yard, will keep you laughing. Some WWII artifacts used in the movie are on display at the museum. There is no charge for the event, but treats and/or a free-will offering will be accepted.


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Program focuses on native fish of Flathead Lake


POLSON — The next educational program of the Mission Mountain Audubon Society is on Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Polson Library meeting room. The program is “Saving Native Fish in Flathead Lake” by Barry Hansen. Everyone is welcome. 

Barry will provide an overview of the ecology of Flathead Lake including the status of the cutthroat and bull trout populations. He will also address proposals to conserve these native species by suppressing non-native lake trout.  

Barry Hansen is a fisheries biologist for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.


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Friday, April 11

Barron to speak at Pachyderm meeting


POLSON — County Commissioner Bill Barron will be the guest speaker at the Friday, April 11, meeting of the Lake County Pachyderm Club beginning at noon at the Rural Polson Fire Department building on Regatta Road near the fairgrounds. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m.; brown bag lunches are encouraged.


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Free dinner served at Polson Presbyterian Church


POLSON — The April Friendship Table Dinner is coming up on April 11 from 5-7 p.m. Polson Presbyterian Church is located across from the Linderman School. Come join us. This dinner is free and open to all.


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Sunday, April 13

Ecumenical Palm Sunday Choral Festival planned


POLSON — Everyone is invited to enjoy an ecumenical Palm Sunday Choral Festival at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Polson. This annual event is truly an inspiration to folks with both Lenten and Easter music selections. Individual Church choirs and worship teams from Polson churches share inspirational seasonal music during an hour-long concert. The Choral Festival is followed by a spaghetti supper in the lower level of the church. 


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Monday, April 14

Spring film series to run April to May


POLSON — The Montana Co-op Local Food and Sustainability’s “Monday Night at the Movies Spring Film Series” begins April 14 with the movie, “The Beautiful Truth - How to strengthen your immune system, improve cardiovascular health and conquer cancer by changing your body chemistry.” The movie night is free, but you can bring snacks if you desire. Show time is 6 p.m., at Wander Inn at Journey Be, 101 Seventh Ave. W. in Polson, (and if you would like to come learn more or order from the Montana Co-op come at 5 p.m.). For more information, call (406) 883-1330. 


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Youth delegate to speak at Republican Women’s meeting


POLSON — The Lake County Republican Women Group invites everyone to hear a remarkable Polson High School Senior speak about her experience at the nation’s capitol. Sharidan Russell, William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s U.S. Senate Youth Delegate, will speak on Monday, April 14, from 7-9 p.m. at Polson Rural Fire Hall, west of Highway 93 just north of the bridge.


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Tuesday, April 15

Celtic ensemble to entertain at Polson High


POLSON — Tra le Gael, a Celtic ensemble based in the Flathead Valley, will engage audiences with energetic reels, lively jigs and lovely airs, from traditional Irish tunes to modern compositions on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Polson High School auditorium.


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Lewing to sing ‘Westward Legacy’


POLSON — Local performer Neal Lewing will present “Singing the Westward Legacy” at North Lake County Public Library in Polson on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. The event, a Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau Program, is open to everyone at no cost. Neal will present original and traditional folk songs and narrative from our nation’s history, along with his trademark humor. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (406) 883-8225.


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Past Matrons to be honored


POLSON — Mystic Chapter No. 53 Order of the Eastern Star will honor the Past Matrons at the April 15 meeting. 


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Wednesday, April 16

Celebrate tax day at community dance


POLSON — Are you a “poor boy?” Then, this dance is for you. We are celebrating tax day on Wednesday, April 16. If you still have a nickel in your pocket, this is the place for you. Bring treats and join the fun. Ken’s Country Combo will play from 7-10 p.m. See you at the Elks.


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Friday, April 18

Good Friday services planned


POLSON — The Good Friday service at Polson Community Church will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 18.  All are welcome at 1814 First Street E.


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Time change for reception for Candidate Zinke


POLSON — Please join Mike Maddy for a reception with U.S. Congressional Candidate Ryan Zinke, retired U.S. Navy Commander, SEAL Team Six and former Montana State Senator, on Friday, April 18, at noon at 145 Southlake Crest in Polson. For more information, contact Jeremy Mahugh at: or (406) 249-2713.


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