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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.

New Wednesday after-school library program explores the world

POLSON — “Wiggle Worms,” a new after-school program at North Lake County Library takes place on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Join us in the after-school hour for stories, activities, and crafts designed to boost a love of learning. While optimized for kids four and up, all ages are welcome to join us as we explore a new part of the world each week.

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.

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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.


Thursday, January 17

Annual fundraiser dinner held


NINEPIPE — The Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana will hold their annual Black Tie Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Patrick Matt Jr. is the featured speaker. Please call 406-644-3435 for tickets or if you have items to donate for our silent and live auctions.

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New Aquatic Center director to address Kiwanis Club


POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at the KwaTaqNuk Resort in the Koostatah room from noon-1 p.m. Please join us on Jan. 17 when our speaker will be Kris Sampson, the new director of the Mission Valley Aquatic Center. Kris will speak on the center’s 2019 plans to expand the pool and fitness room programs while improving the schedules and making more opportunities for community participation.

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Friday, January 18

‘Wylie and The Wild West’ to perform


POLSON — On Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Polson High School Auditorium, “Wylie and the Wild West,” known internationally for their captivating presentation of original and traditional music of America will perform. Wylie is a gifted singer, songwriter, rancher, horseman, and world-famous yodeler. Tickets are $13 dollars advance purchase and $15 at the door. Youth 18 and under are free, college students with ID are $5. Tickets may be purchased at Ronan True Value, R&R Healthcare Solutions, First Interstate Bank, or Perfect Shot Tavern.

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Fundraiser held for Mary Rensvold


POLSON — Join in a dinner and auction fundraiser for Mary Rensvold who is battling stage 2B breast cancer. The event takes place on Friday, Jan. 18, at the Polson Elks. A no-host bar begins at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and a live auction will start at 8 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased at the Polson Elks Lodge, First Interstate Bank, Sweet Bliss, Flathead Coffee Company or by calling Lynn DuCharme at 406-270-2120 or Shelley Croft at 406-250-9060. Call Shelley or Lynn if you have donations for the auction. All proceeds raised will go towards Mary’s medical costs.

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Ronan Schools announce adult ed deadline


RONAN — Ronan School District No. 30’s Adult Education Program is seeking instructors for the winter 2019 session. This is a perfect opportunity to share your hobbies or skills with the community. The session will run Monday-Thursday for nine weeks from Feb. 11-April 4. No classes will be held on select days due to the school calendar. Instructors will be compensated $25 per hour for time spent teaching. If you are interested in teaching a class, please contact Crystal Little Owl with your idea at 406-676-3390 ext.7565 or email: by Friday, Jan. 18, or sooner. You may also contact Crystal with ideas for classes you would like to see us offer.

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Monday, January 21

Library closes for King holiday


POLSON — The North Lake County Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

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Thursday, January 24

PSA holds membership meeting, dinner


POLSON — The Polson Shooters Association will hold their annual membership meeting and dinner on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at the Polson VFW.

Social time with a nohost bar begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

The menu includes spaghetti with green salad and garlic bread and red or white wine. Dinner is $5 per person or free with new membership or renewal of membership at the door.

Anyone interested in shooting sports and who is eligible to own a firearm, is invited join our group for a fun evening and to learn more about PSA.

For more information, contact Rob St. Clair at 406-883-1110 or John Miller at 406-890-0964 or visit our web site at: https://polsonshootersassociation. org

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Friday, January 25

‘Cowboy Country and The Gold Dust Girls’ return to Elks


POLSON — The Cowboy Country and the Gold Dust Girls will again perform at the Elks ballroom in Polson on Friday, Jan. 25, from 6-9 p.m. This is the same seven-piece band that was very well received when they played here last summer. The cover charge will be $5 per person.

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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.

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Saturday, January 26

Book sale on tap at library


POLSON — The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale at the North Lake County Library on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Come and find some treasures.

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Eat prime rib at great price


ARLEE — The Arlee Senior Center will a prime rib dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. for $7. Everyone is welcome.

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Kids’ Winter Wonder Workshop held


BIGFORK — Montana State Parks and Flathead Lake State Park invite you to embrace the cold at the Flathead Lake State Park – Wayfarers Unit, 8600 Highway 35, Bigfork, (meet at the picnic shelter in the Harry Horn Day Use Area) on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 1-2:30 p.m. During this 1.5-hour Winter Wonder Workshop ranger-led program participants will explore winter ecology through a variety of hands-on activities and learn how to safely enjoy winter weather. All are welcome, but this program is intended for elementary-aged children. Participants should come prepared to be outside in cold weather for the duration of the program. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Cost is $4 per participant or $10 per family. Advanced registration is encouraged. For more information and to register, call the Flathead Lake Ranger Station at 406-837-3041.

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Lamb of God practices begin


IGNATIUS/MISSOULA — Lamb of God will hold their first choir and orchestra practice on Jan. 26. Choir practice will take place at the St. Ignatius Mission from 10 a.m.-noon. Orchestra practice will be from 4-6 p.m. at 3026 S Ave in Missoula. There will be six performances in April. All are welcome. Song books will be provided. Orchestra members please bring your own stands. For more information call: 406-370-6298, or 509-789-0235, or 406-890-4595.

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Sunday, January 27

Arlee Post 113 recruits new veteran members


ARLEE — The American Legion George Ducharme Post 113 in Arlee will sponsor an evening of Bingo on Jan. 27, from 3-7 p.m. at the senior housing next to the Community Building in Arlee. A meal will be available for for $5 per person. For more information if you are a veteran and would like to join Post 113 or the Auxiliary call Ron Tonasket at 406- 531-9176.

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Monday, January 28

PAT invites you to join family yoga


POLSON — The Parents as Teachers Home Visiting program invites you on Monday, Jan. 28 to Family yoga at 11 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m. Anyone with young children may participate in this free activity. The morning class is for the youngest ones, and the afternoon class is for all ages. Call 406-883-7288 for more information.

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Tuesday, January 29

Computer basics class taught at library


POLSON — Trying to become more familiar with your computer? Bring your own device or borrow one of ours for our “Absolute Computer Basics” class on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 2-3 p.m. at the North Lake County Library. This class is open and free to the public. Stop by the circulation desk or call the library at 406-883-8225 to reserve your spot.

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