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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.

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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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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New hours announced for MO

POLSON — Miracle of America’s hours are now 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1:30-6 p.m. on Sundays. Some holidays may be shorter hours as well, so it is best to call 406-883-6804 first. Our free “Night at the Museum” is on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Donations or treats are always welcome. Schoolteachers are encouraged to give extra credit for a report from attending students.

Montecahto Club invites new members

 POLSON — The Montecahto Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We are a social and service organization and sponsor a scholarship for a graduating senior, cook and serve lunch at “Soup’s On,” collect for the Food Bank, send Care packages to the overseas troops and help out wherever we can. We welcome new members. Come to a meeting and get to know us. 
AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets
ST. IGNATIUS — AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets on Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Post Creek Hill. Call 1-888-607-2000 or go to, for more information.
Story Time held in Ronan
RONAN — Ronan Library hosts a weekly story time for young children and their caregivers each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, crafts and more. For more information, call 406-676-3682.

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 Library will host a one-hour kindergarten readiness program for children and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, movement, crafts and more. This will be held every Thursday during the school year at 10 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. For more information, call (406) 883-8225.
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.
Dance in Elks' air-conditioned ballroom
POLSON - The Elks Club holds a community dance in their air-conditioned ballroom, the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7-10 p.m. Come and listen or dance. Snacks are at 8:30 p.m.
Sexual assault support group meets Wednesdays
PABLO - An adult sexual assault support group meets at SKC's Agnes Vanderburg Building in room 101, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Gather on Wednesdays for support and healing. Call 406-745-3525 for more information.
Marines gather at VFW
POLSON - The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041 meets every second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7 p.m. at the VFW in Polson. For more information call John Miller at 406-890-0964 or email:
Journey Be hosts NAMI meeting
POLSON - NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soup's On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.


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Wednesday, May 1

Class offers help for caregivers through June 7

5/1/2019 - 6/7/2019

POLSON — Are you caring for a loved one? Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting the Area VI Agency on Aging’s six-week series of classes designed to help caregivers with the many physical and emotional challenges they face. The classes begin May 3. For class times and more information visit: https://montana. or call the Area VI Agency on Aging at 406-883-7284.

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Dance to Ken’s Country Combo


POLSON — Please join us for the Community Dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, May 1, from 7-10 p.m. in the ballroom. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo Band playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. Cover charge for the evening is $5. If you are hungry and want a great burger, you can come early and purchase one from the Elks. Come and check us out.

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Men’s Friday afternoon cancer club through May 24

5/1/2019 - 5/24/2019

POLSON — If you are a man with any cancer diagnosis this group is for you. Join others for six meetings to discuss the issues men with cancer are facing Friday afternoons from 5:15-6:30 p.m. at the Bickford Building (upstairs). This group is free of charge. Coy Theobalt has been facilitating groups for men with cancer for more than 18 years. Call 406-578- 8078 to reserve a seat.

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Move for better balance through June

5/1/2019 - 6/27/2019

POLSON — The spring session of “Moving for Better Balance,” an adapted Tai Chi program, will begin on Tuesday, April 9. It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Polson Senior Center. The class will run until the end of June. Call Jane at the Agency on Aging to sign up 406-883-7284.

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Republicans hold yearly convention


POLSON — The Lake County Republican central committee will hold their yearly convention on May 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Polson Rural Fire Hall on Regatta Road. The public is invited to attend. For information call Sjaan Vincent 406-644-2863.

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Thursday, May 2

Pray with locals at event on courthouse lawn


POLSON — The National Day of Prayer event will take place on Thursday, May 2, from noon-1 p.m. on the Lake County courthouse front lawn. Local churches will come together for an hour to pray for our nation, our leaders, schools, the tribe, the military, families, youth, and the media. Find more local information at:, call 406-883-9347 or email:

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Friday, May 3

Join mussel walk, shoreline cleanup


POLSON — Join the CSKT Mussel Walk with local middle school students and community members and help us protect our water from aquatic invasive species on May 3 at Salish Point from 9-11 a.m. Rotate between four interactive information stations: mussel identification, a mussel-dog demonstration, aquatic invasive species life cycle questions and answers, and a mussel walk/shoreline cleanup. This is a joint effort of CSKT, UM Flathead Lake Bio Station, and the Flathead Lakers.

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Psychic Dynasty performs


POLSON — On May 3, at 7 p.m. in the Polson High School auditorium, the real-life father-daughter team who have been performing their original brand of mind-reading since 2012, will work together to create stage pieces that are unexpected, inventive and, of course, funny. A single ticket at the door is $15 and advance purchase tickets are $13. Youth 18 and under are free and tickets for college students with identification are $5. Ticket outlet locations include: First Interstate Bank and Perfect Shot Tavern in Polson and R&R Healthcare Solutions and Ronan True Value in Ronan. Visit the website: for more information.

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Saturday, May 4

Gals 14-114 invited to event


POLSON — New Life Church, 1414 Second Ave. W, will host “Pure Joy,” at 7 p.m. This event is a free event for women ages 14 to 114. Women from the community will tell stories about how God is working through their imperfections, real women and real issues. Come early for fun giveaways and laughter.

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Visit Spring Trades Fair, Business Expo


POLSON — Polson High School is the site of Anderson Broadcasting’s annual Spring Trades Fair and Business Expo. From 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. you can visit with over 100 business booths including food, Internet service, health care, home improvement, cars, digital marketing and more. Call 406-883-5255 for booth space registration.

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Sunday, May 5

Northwest Accordion Association holds dance


POLSON — The Northwest Accordion Association will hold a community dance May 5 from 2-5 p.m. in the Elks ballroom. There’s more than accordion music; a variety of music is played for you to listen to or dance to. You do not have to be a member of the Elks or the Accordion Association to attend, sing or play. Remember, if you sing or play you don’t pay. Admission is $2 for members, $3 for non-members, and $5 to become a member of the association. Everyone is welcome. Come to play, sing, dance or just listen. Hope to see you there.

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Tuesday, May 7

JourneyBe shares healthy ideas


POLSON — Come join the “Glad To Be Here Project - Another One For The Kit Bag.” We’re sharing some DIY ideas for maintaining good health naturally and on a limited budget. Come join us the first Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at JourneyBe, 101 Seventh Ave. W. May’s get-together will look at the idea of food as medicine, with information on growing your own Essiac herbs. We’ll have seeds and starts. There’ll also be a review of April’s subject, Emotional Freedom Technique sponsored by Blue Moon Herbs of Polson - Hot Springs - Missoula. Call 406-883-0110 or go to: info@BlueMoonHerbs. com for more information.

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Learn to embroider


POLSON — The North Lake County Library continues its popular Needle Arts Series with embroidery classes every Tuesday in May from 2-3 p.m. On May 7 needle art basics will be discussed.

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Wednesday, May 8

Rural Fire District Board to meet


POLSON – The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station Number 1, 25B Regatta Rd. The agenda is available on the Monday prior to the meeting on our website:

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Thursday, May 9

Celebrate local author


POLSON — Local author Maggie Plummer will provide a reading and book signing of her latest novel, “Bell Bottom Gypsy” on Thursday, May 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. Come join in celebrating her latest publication.

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Friday, May 10

Church serves free dinner


POLSON — The May Friendship Table Dinner is coming up on Friday, May 10, from 5–6:15 p.m. The Polson Presbyterian Church is located across from Linderman School. Come join us. This dinner is free and open to all.

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Decker to brief Pachyderms


POLSON — For the upcoming Pachyderm meeting next Friday, Gale Decker will provide an update to us about Lake County’s financial health on May 10 from noon-1 p.m. at the Polson Rural Fire Station off of Regatta Road. All are welcome.

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Monday, May 13

Republican women talk National politics


POLSON — The Lake County Republican Women’s group will meet at the Polson Rural Fire Hall on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. Heidi Roedel, president of the Montana Federation of Republican Women, will speak on what is happening at the national level, and how we can work together to better serve our candidates. She will also speak about the upcoming state MTFFR convention. Community members are encouraged to attend. For information call Penny Jarecki at 406-883- 2248 or Sjaan Vincentat 406-644-2863.

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Tuesday, May 14

Consider Rotary meeting for good conversation


POLSON —The Polson Rotary Club will have its monthly open-social hour at the Perfect Shot on Main Street on Tuesday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in Rotary or good conversation is welcome. Rotary’s regular weekly meeting is on Tuesday, at 12:15 p.m., usually at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. The club is considering sponsoring a satellite club that would meet in the mornings or evenings, at least twice a month. A minimum of eight members is needed to meet requirements of Rotary International. Ronan is also being considered as a possibility for a satellite location. Please contact Larry Peltz at: peltzlb@, for more information.

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Learn embroidery


POLSON — The North Lake County Library continues its popular Needle Arts Series with embroidery classes every Tuesday in May from 2-3 p.m. On May 14 learn cross stitching.

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