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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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Thursday, September 26

Job Corps to host open house event


RONAN — Kicking Horse Job Corps Center’s open house event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, between 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sunday, September 29

Gold Star Mother's Day to be observed in Ronan


RONAN – Please join us Sunday, Sept. 29, to observe Gold Star Mother's Day. This special day recognizes the families who have lost a loved one while serving in the armed forces. The event will take place at the city park in Ronan and begins at noon.

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Wednesday, October 2

Ronan walks, rolls


RONAN — On Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 7:15-8:15 a.m. students can walk to school with Monte the UM Mascot and superintendent Andy Holmlund. The Ronan Parks Department and Safe Routes to School are organizing a walk to school with healthy breakfast snacks and fun giveaways for walkers and rollers. All students, grandparents and great-grandparents are invited. If you live too far from the school or ride the bus, have your parents drop you off at the City Park (across from the fire hall) and walk the rest of the way to school. For more information, call Jennifer at the Ronan Parks Dept. at (406) 676-4231.


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VFW to host discussion of PTSD challenges


RONAN — AT VFW POST 5622, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a meeting to discuss the hidden wounds of posttraumatic stress disorder. Guest speakers will address the relationships of families and PTSD challenges. There will be an open forum and refreshments. Contact Bert Todd at (406) 644-2273, for more information.


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Saturday, October 5

Daines keynote speaker at Lincoln-Reagan Dinner


RONAN — The public is invited to the annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Oct. 5, sponsored by the Lake County Republican Central Committee, Lake County Republican Women and the Lake County Pachyderms. This Great Harvest Dinner honors the legacies of Presidents Lincoln and Reagan.  This event will be held at the Ronan Community Center with a social hour beginning at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and buffet dinner catered by Linda Vista to begin at 7 p.m. Keynote speaker is Montana Congressman Steve Daines. There will be a silent and live auction with many appealing items such as a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, a Ruger 30-30, a WWII 30-06 and Griz paraphernalia.  Tickets are $25/person. Contact Ron Tjaden for advance ticket purchase at (406) 844-2386.


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Tuesday, October 8

Legion meets second Tuesdays


RONAN — The American Legion Post 138 of Ronan is meeting on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. (second Tuesdays) at the VFW Hall, 35981 Round Butte Rd. New members are welcome. For more information, call Jack Fay at (406) 676-3380.


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