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Area summer schools, food programs, camps, etc. through Sept. 7

St. Ignatius Library extends summer hours through Aug. 28

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius School-Community Library will have expanded summer hours beginning on June 8. The new hours will be Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. We will be closed on July 3 for the 4th of July holiday. The library is located at Third Avenue and Blaine. The new summer hours will run from June 8- Aug. 28. If you have any questions, please call 406-745-3811 ext. 222.  


Arlee-Jocko museum opens 7/4 through Labor Day

ARLEE — The Arlee Jocko Valley Museum, run by the Arlee Historical Society, opens for the summer July 4 and will be open every other Saturday from 2-4 p.m. or by appointment, until Labor Day. The museum has many historical displays including many photographs of Native and homesteading families. There are hundreds of obituaries with genealogy information. There is also a military display commemorating those who have given their lives for this country. The Arlee Museum is located at the corner of Bouch and Fyant (by the grade school). For more information or to arrange a viewing appointment, call 406-726-3167. 


Borrow child life jacket at St. Joe’s

POLSON — This year Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is continuing to help keep kids safe while on the water by participating in the Boat US Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids. Boaters may borrow a child’s life jacket for the day or the weekend at no charge. Visit the St. Joseph Medical Center Emergency Dept., 6 Thirteenth Ave. E. and sign out an infant, child or youth life jacket. For more information, call 406-883-8423.


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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.


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.


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Archery fellowship held Sunday evenings

PABLO — An Archery Fellowship is held each Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Pablo Christian Church gymnasium. Minister Andy Larsson leads the co-ed events and provides assistance. Everyone is welcome. School-aged children are welcome, if supervised. Targets are provided; bring your own bow and arrows. Good family fun. For more information, call (406) 675-3252.






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.


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Drink coffee with Ronan Police Chief

RONAN — Please join Chief Weaver for “Coffee with the Chief” Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m. at Dobson Creek Coffee Company, 319 Main Street. This is part of the City of Ronan’s ongoing commitment to openness, responsiveness to the community and our efforts to enhance citywide communication. “Coffee with the Chief” will be a reoccurring event that will take place every month at various locations in the City of Ronan.











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 or 


Cancer group gives support

POLSON — A cancer support group for cancer patients, cancer survivors and caregivers meets twice a month on the second and fourth Mondays at the United Methodist Church, 301 Sixteenth Ave. E from noon-1 p.m. 

Participants can bring lunch or join members at a restaurant following the meeting. For more information about the support group, call Tammy at (406) 883-7284 or (406) 824-2868


Respite House arranges helpful meetings

PABLO — Rez Hope Talk Circle holds their weekly talk circle every Thursday night from 6-7 p.m. at the Respite House in Pablo.  

If you need a ride and/or more information, please feel free to call Jon Denton at (406) 499-2355.


Boosters team up second Tuesdays

POLSON — Polson Booster Club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are at the high school in the conference room at 7 p.m. Come get involved in booster club. 


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.


Engraver offered in St. Ignatius

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Neighborhood watch is offering the use of an engraver for citizens to engrave valuable items, which could be stolen. The engraver, donated by Town Councilman Daren Incashola, is available for checkout through the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center on 212 N Main. Neighborhood watch meets in the center each third Thursday at 7 p.m. In addition to interested citizens, law enforcement agencies have been represented at the meetings. 

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
Reserve a spot in free management training
POLSON – Every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Project Management Training will take place at the Montana Co-op. Take on any project with confidence through a four-phase system.  There is potential for paid work after training. Computer skills are required. The course is free and for people ages 16 and up.  Reserve your spot by calling Jason Moore at 406-285-1149.
Pickin’ in the Park returns
POLSON — Pickin’ in the Park takes place each Friday at 3 p.m. in Boettcher Park next to the Boardwalk Café. Everyone is invited to join in whether they play guitar or not. Bring a chair and a coat. For more information, call Wilfred Kenmille at 406-407-3514.
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.
Learn boxing at MT Co-op
POLSON – Every Monday from 5-7 p.m., Boys and Men Boxing will take place at the Montana Co-op activity center. This is a non-contact, conditioning and self-defense course taught by Ken Camel. The Co-op is located at 401 Main Street.  Contact Ken at 407-3474, for more information.
Aerial Arts taught
POLSON — Every Friday Aerial Arts classes will be taught to students ages 7 and under at noon; to students ages 8-17 at 1:30 p.m. at 1:30 p.m. and for those 18 years and older at 3 p.m. Contact Raven at 406-559-6011, for more details. 
Dance classes taught at MT Co-op
POLSON – Male NativeAmerican Dance classes taught by Kenny Camel are offered at the Montana Co-Op on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. Call 406-407-3474, to confirm your space. Female Native American Dance Classes are offered at the Co-Op on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15- 8:45 p.m. Donations only are requested for either class. Call Naomi to reserve your spot at 406-270-9439.
Free dance class offered
POLSON — Starting Monday, June 15, a Drama/Performance Class will be taught every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Montana Co-Op.  The class is for children ages 8 and older and is free. Contact Mark Reichman from Star Gate Studios, for more information. The Co-op is located at 401 Main Street.
Music lessons given 
POLSON — On Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Co-op, voice, piano, guitar, and percussions lessons will be given. Contact Mark Reichman from Star Gate Studios at 406-552-8655, for a pre-screening and more information. The class is for students 8 years old and up.
Food as medicine
POLSON – On Thursdays from 7:15-8:30 p.m. a “Food is Our Medicine” class will be taught at the Montana Co-op, 401 Main Street. This is a donation only class. Call Jason Moore at 406-285-1149, for more details.
Breastfeeding classes offered at St. Joe’s
POLSON — August is National Breastfeeding month and the Nesting Place at Providence St Joseph Medical Center offers monthly Breast Feeding classes, Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8 p.m.  For more information, call 406-883-5680.


Farmers' Markets for 2015

Goods available at Ronan Farmers’ Market

RONAN — Beginning Thursday, May 7, Ronan’s Farmers’ Market will take place every Thursday until Aug. 27 on Main Street in front of Ronan Flower Mill. There will be fresh produce, baked goods and local artists with their works. For more information, call (406) 676-5323.


Arlee Farmers' Market opens 

ARLEE – The Arlee Farmers Market will take place on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. May 1-Sept. 25 at the Powwow Junction Shops, 34306 Pow Wow Road and Highway 93. Join us for the all-new Farmers Market. Enjoy fresh produce, pastries, hot food and locally handcrafted items. It’s the perfect stop to pickup items for your weekend at the lake. 

Contact market manager Roy Mills at (406) 241-1390, for more information.


Farmers' Market held every Friday in Polson

POLSON – Polson’s Farmers Market will be held every Friday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through the summer season. The market is held in downtown Polson on Third Ave. W, between Main Street and First Street W. For questions or more information, please call LouAnne Hoskinson at 406-675-0177 or go to Polson Farmers Market on Facebook for more updates.  


Thursday set as Co-op Farmer’s Market Day

POLSON — On Thursdays, Farmer’s Market at the Co-Op is open from 3-7 p.m. You can also pick up Co-op orders on Thursdays in Polson. 


Port Polson Players bring back British murder mystery through Aug. 30

POLSON — Back by popular demand is Port Polson Players’ “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Dramatic Society Murder Mystery.” This hilarious British comedy will continue for three weeks, Aug. 13-30. Wednesday-Saturday curtain times are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Dark Mondays and Tuesdays. Call 406-883-9212, for your reservations. 


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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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