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Country Jam, dances cancelled

POLSON — Our Classic Country Jammin’ scheduled for April 5, at the Elks Ballroom in Polson is cancelled until further notice. Wednesday night dances at the Elks’ ballroom in Polson are also cancelled until further notice. We pray that everyone is staying home and being safe. We do have to go out for essentials and that is okay. Lake City Bakery, McDonalds and Burgerville are open in Polson for take outs. We are all in this together and need to help each other wherever we can, physically or financially. Please encourage one another and we will all get through this. Don’t be prideful and not ask for help, if you really need it. This hardship we are going through may take a little time but if we all work together and for each other, it will pass. We hope to see you all again very soon.

Horsemen stay home for April

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will not be holding their next monthly meeting in April due to the Covid-19 and CDC guidelines for social distancing and gatherings. Stay at home unless absolutely necessary and be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Stay safe.

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.

Spring Mack Days event postponed News from CSKT

FLATHEAD LAKE — Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Spring Mack Days event has been postponed until further notice. This decision was made by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s stay-at-home order. The governor’s order went into effect on Saturday, March 28. The CSKT Tribal Fisheries Program and CSKT’s Tribal Council will evaluate the situation by April 10 when the governor could lift the order. Anglers who have signed up for the program are asked to check their emails frequently. For further information and updates, please visit the Mack Days website at

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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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Discussion forum meets last Thursday of month

POLSON — Join our ongoing “last Thursday of the month” meetings held from 4-5 p.m. (or beyond) at The Good Coffee Roasting Company, 201 Third Ave., right behind Stutzman’s Furniture on U.S. Highway 93. “Polson Gather Round - Walk With the World” is a community discussion forum, where we discuss what is on our minds. We also discuss possible solutions, and specifically how they are related to climate change solutions. Thinking must be elevated past the political parties, and solutions should be fostered by community collaboration, as it relates specifically to the climate topic. For more information call Kim Schmidt at: 406- 214-2020.

 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.
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: 
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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Friday, May 24

Family-friendly movie shown at library


POLSON — Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks to the North Lake County Library on May 24. The library will provide popcorn while you enjoy a family-friendly movie at 6 p.m. Don’t be late as the doors get locked. Check the library’s website for movie specifics at: http:// Also, the North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday.

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Monday, May 27

Library closes for holiday


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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Memorial parade on tap


POLSON — The Memorial Day Parade will assemble at the Elks Club on Main Street between 9-9:30 a.m. with step-off time at noon. The parade will go down Main Street and turn to end at First Citizens Bank. Polson Flathead Lake Museum on Main Street will offer free ice cream and a 20 percent discount on admission fees.

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Tuesday, May 28

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 28 the odds ‘n ends of needle arts will be covered.

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Wednesday, May 29

Guatemala discussed during Wiggle Worms


POLSON — Guatemala is the subject of the 3:30 p.m. Wiggle Worms program at the North Lake County Public library.

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Learn about the great, gray owl


POLSON — “The Great Gray Owl.” by Denver Holt, will be Mission Mountain Audubon Society’s educational program on Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. in the North Lake County Public Library in the meeting room. Everyone is welcome. 

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Receive free lunch


POLSON —There is such a thing as a free lunch … at Soup’s On, 101 Seventh Ave. W, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy a delicious midday meal every Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, May 29, the menu features Thai chicken noodle soup and chili, with the trimmings. See you there.

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Thursday, May 30

Discuss what’s on your mind


POLSON — Come join our second monthly community discussion forum, “Polson Gather Round - Walk With the World,” on Thursday, May 30, from 4-5 p.m., at the Good Roasting Coffee Company, 201 Third Ave.-right behind Stutzman Furniture. We meet at the same location and time every last Thursday of the month. For more information call 406-214-2020. Come and discuss what’s on your mind and meet others to see what their concerns are.

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Friday, May 31

Annual potluck, campout to be final accordion jam

5/31/2019 - 6/1/2019

POLSON/LONEPINE — There will not be an accordion jam on Sunday, June 2, due to our annual campout and potluck being held on May 31 and June 1, at Lonepine Community Center, off of Highway 28. All are welcome. There is a big blue building on the east side of the highway, turn west and follow to the campgrounds. You will go past a cemetery. The main dinner will be on June 1 at around 4 or 5 p.m. Dancing starts around noon each day. For more information call Ellen at 406-883-3130. We will not be resuming the regular accordion jams at the Elks as the association decided on May 20 to disband. Hope to see you in Lonepine for the final jam.

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Fifth Friday dinner held


POLSON – Polson Community Church, located at 1814 First Street E, will have their Fifth Friday Night Dinner on May 31 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner will consist of pork roast, potatoes and gravy, broccoli, salad and a wonderful array of desserts. No offering expected or accepted. Please come and join us for a wonderful night of food and friendship.

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Used book sale at library

5/31/2019 - 6/1/2019

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library District’s Friends of the Library are holding a huge used book sale on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy browsing through hundreds of used books, DVDs and audiobooks, all at bargain prices. Fundraising items include the new Friends of the Library canvas book bags and T-shirts available for $15. Fill a bag with books for only $5. Refreshments will be served. All proceeds and contributions from this event will go toward the Friends’ support of the library’s programs and projects. The sale will be in the large meeting room at the library, 2 First Ave. E.

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Saturday, June 1

Booster Club serves up shrimp


POLSON — The Polson Booster Club will hold a shrimp boil dinner on Saturday, June 1, from 5-7 p.m. at Glacier Brewing Co, 6 Tenth Ave. E. JIMnI will provide music and there will be awards, door prizes and raffles. Tickets are $35 per person and includes dinner and one drink token. See you there.

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New exhibit begins at Sandpiper Art Gallery through June 14

6/1/2019 - 6/14/2019

POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents until June 14, “As I Was Wandering.” This exhibit will be everything we love about Montanans and the Montana experience. This show will feature past and present member artists; Sue Arneson (Montana Watercolor Artist), Carolyn Ekland-Olson (World Wide Photography), Karla Martinson (3D Paintings & Publisher), Mary Kelley (Plein Aire and the Old Masters in Oil), Judith Wright (Mixed Media). Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Purchase a book from ‘Friends of the Library’


POLSON — North Lake County Library will hold a “Friends of the Library” book sale from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the large meeting room.

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Support MVCA at ‘On Eagle’s Wings’ event


POLSON — Soar into summer with the Mission Valley Christian Academy at their “On Eagle’s Wings” benefit dinner and auction on June 1 at the Red Lion Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 406-883-6858 for tickets $50. The event will feature auction items: plane tours, a 4th of July fireworks package, Wild Horse Island day of fun, pellet grill, Henry .22 Golden Boy, Duck Dynasty speaker/dinner event tickets, and many more.

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Tuesday, June 4

Learn to maintain your good health naturally


POLSON — Come join us for another Glad To Be Here Kit Bag Night on Tuesday, June 4, from 6-8 p.m. to share ideas and DIY information for maintaining good health naturally and on a limited budget at JourneyBe, 101 Seventh Ave. W. These events will take place on the first Tuesday of every month. Sponsored by Blue Moon Herbs Essiac Tea Co. Call 406-883-0110 or email: info@BlueMoonHerbs. com for more information. All are welcome and there is no charge.

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Wednesday, June 5

Come check out Ken’s Country Combo


POLSON — Join us for the community dance at the Elks’ ballroom on Wednesday, June 5, from 7-10 p.m. Music is provided by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. The combo includes Ken Kenmille, guitar and vocalist; Richard Tobel, lead guitar; Liz Steele on accordion and our southern singer, Betty Carter. Coffee and water provided, drinks, soft drinks are available for purchase. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. If you are hungry and want a great burger, come early and purchase a delicious one from the Elks. Come check us out.

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New Zealand discussed during Wiggle Worms


POLSON — New Zealand is the subject of the 3:30 p.m. Wiggle Worms program at the North Lake County Public library.

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Polson Chamber meets


POLSON — The Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held at the Red Lion Ridgewater Inn and Suites from noon-1 p.m. The featured speaker for this month is Bridger Mahlum of the Montana Chamber of Commerce. The cost of lunch is $14.50. Reservations are not required. For more information please call the chamber office at 406-883-5969.

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Republicans hear about county’s illegal activities


POLSON — The Lake County Republican Central Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Polson Rural Fire Hall conference room. Our county attorney will bring us up to speed on the illegal activity in the county. You will also hear reports from our elected officials. Everyone is always welcome at our meetings. For more information call 406-844-2386.

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Thursday, June 6

Awards given out at Kiwanis Club meeting


POLSON — Polson Kiwanis Club will meet on Thursday, June 6, at noon, downstairs in the Koostatah Room at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. Robbie Hayes will speak on behalf of Special Olympics and receive an award from Kiwanis. Kiwanis will also present an award to Helping Hands and Tillie Marshall will tell about the progress on its projects, including the successful “Baby Boxes” given to new mothers in local Lake County hospitals. These boxes have been instrumental in lowering infant mortality rates. Shea McGuinness will receive a Polson Key Club scholarship. Kiwanis Club will also be organizing committees for its upcoming fundraiser, the second annual Wine and Beer Festival, to take place on Friday, June 21, at the KOA campground. The public is welcome to attend.

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