Friday, January 24
Barron to address Lake County Pachyderms
POLSON — The Lake County Pachyderms invite the community to hear Bill Barron, Lake County commissioner, share his thoughts about the Montana Water Rights Protection Act. He will discuss the long-term implications for Lake County from the perspective of his office: in terms of the budget from loss of property taxes, public right of ways, as well as ceding CSKT the National Bison range. The meeting will take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Polson Rural Fire Station off Regatta Road. For more information call 406-676-2370.
FLIC begins three day event
POLSON — The first film of the 2020 film festival begins at 6 p.m. at the Showboat Cinema, 416 Main St. Go to: flicpolson.com for more information.
Tuesday, January 28
Kiwanis host ‘Pints for a Purpose’
POLSON — On Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 4:30-8 p.m. at Glacier Brewery, 6 Tenth Ave. E, the Kiwanis Club will host “Pints for a Purpose,” a family-friendly fundraiser to support Special Olympics. Hot dogs, chili, beer and non-alcoholic options will be available. Donations to Special Olympics are appreciated.
Wednesday, January 29
‘Marketing and Promotion’ session offered
RONAN — The third in a series of seven workshops, “Marketing and Promotion,” will be offered at the Lake County Community Development building from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29. For more information call 406-676-5912.
Choir rehearsals resume
RONAN — The Mission Valley Children’s Choir will resume its fifth year on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Faith Lutheran Church, 406 Fifth Ave. SW. The choir is open to children from the Mission Valley in grades two through six. The directors of the choir are Cathy Gillhouse and Pastor Seth Nelson. Robyn Carlson is the accompanist and Kim Detert is the assistant. The goal is to expose the children to many different styles of music throughout the year, including: multicultural, spirituals, folk, show, patriotic, sacred and seasonal. For more information call 406-207-3032.
Establish health with meditation
POLSON — A Zen meditation class is offered at the YogaHeart Studio on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. at 209 Ridgewater Drive. Please join us to get your new year, both mind and body, off to a great start. We are located within the Red Lion Inn with a private entrance to Yogaheart just south of the Red Lion’s main entrance. There is no charge for the class. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 847-721-0665.
Sunday, February 2
New time for Classic Country Jammin’
POLSON — Classic Country Jammin’ will be held on Feb. 2 in the Elks ballroom from 1-4 p.m. (The time change is to allow for winter conditions and early sunset.) This event will continue on the first Sunday of every month. Bring your favorite instrument and join us for a few hours of fun. Everyone is welcome to play, sing, dance or just listen. We will have coffee and snacks for you. You do not have to be an Elk member to utilize the bar. Cover charge is $5 but there is no charge for singers or players. For more information call 406-883- 3130. Call 406-260-6590 regarding music.
Tuesday, February 4
Chili cook off planned at horsemen meeting
RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will hold their next monthly meeting on Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW on Round Butte Rd. in Ronan. Something new has been added to the meeting ... it will be a chili cook off. Come and sample and vote for your choice and then stay for the meeting. Enjoy the camaraderie of this organization on the trails and around the campfire. Spring is right around the corner folks.
Learn to crochet through Feb. 25
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s popular “Needle Arts Series” is back. Crochet is back. The library is happy to provide four crochet sessions in February as part of our ongoing fiber arts series. Mark your calendars now with these dates: Feb.4, 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Please bring your crochet hook and yarn (cotton recommended). Hooks are also available for $5 in our gift shop. There will also be yarn on hand.
Wednesday, February 5
‘Managing Your Financials’ session offered
RONAN — The fourth in a series of seven workshops, “Managing Your Financials,” will be offered at the Lake County Community Development building from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5. For more information call 406-676-5912.
‘Wave Like a Royal’ at the library
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s Wiggle Worms program begins at 3:30 p.m. with “Wave Like a Royal.”
Adopt-A-Book at library
POLSON — Adopt-A-Book takes place in February at the North Lake County Public Library. It is also “I Love to Read” month. For a $15 donation, choose from our selection of new picture books and juvenile titles. You can then add a special message that we will place in the cover.
Ken’s Country Combo plays
POLSON — Join us for the community dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 7-10 p.m. Music is provided by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of classic country and vintage rock and roll. Snacks are provided during the break at 8:30. No Elk membership is required. The cover charge is $5. Come early for a good hamburger as Elk members will be cooking 5-7 p.m. prior to our dance. Everyone is welcome.
POLSON —Welcome the University of Montana Griz football coaches and athletic department personnel on Feb. 5, at MacKenzie River Pizza starting at 2:30 p.m. Coaches should arrive around 3:30 p.m. Show our Mission Valley support for Grizzly athletics. For more information call Dick Gallagher at 406-360-7975.
Thursday, February 6
Kiwanis Club to meet
POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Thursday each month at KwaTaqNuk Resort, Koostatah Room from noon to 1 pm. Join us Feb. 6 when speaker Montana Kiwanis Governor Jim Greene of Anaconda will have updates on Kiwanis programs and the variety of activities for our Montana youth.
Friday, February 7
Friday fun movie shown at library
POLSON — Friday fun begins at 3:45 p.m. at the North Lake County Public Library with a movie. Go to the website for movie title.
Missoula author to sign books
POLSON — Josh Quick, an award winning Missoula illustrator, has created a book giving the inside scoop on some of the remarkable places, people, history and things in Montana. Josh will be signing his “Montana Quick Facts” book at Handmade Montana, 212 Main St., from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7.
Saturday, February 8
Annual quilt show begins
POLSON — Join us for All In Stitches’ annual quilt show “Quilt Walk Around Polson.” Quilts will hang in businesses on Main Street from Saturday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 23. Pick up a ballot at All In Stitches, stroll down Main Street, then vote on your favorite quilts by Feb. 19. Ribbons will be hung on Feb. 20. Call 406-883-3643 for more information.
Author to sign new book
CHARLO — Author Grace Larson will be at the Ninepipes Lodge at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, to talk with fans and sign her new book, “Fay.” For more information call 406-644-2588
Film documents race relations in Charleston
The film "Emanuel", a documentary which powerfully weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, South Carolina in the aftermath of the shooting five years ago following a prater meeting at Mother Emanuel Church, will be shown at the North Lake County Library in Polson on Saturday, Feb 8 at 1:00pm. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members, this film is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, examining the healing power of forgiveness. "Views on Views" is a small group of Polson residents committed to sharing films, books and other resources in order to discuss how issues raised in these media apply to our community. For more information contact Heather@471-7249, Connie at 261-2389 or Melanie at 406 560-6371.
JourneyBe hosts Valentine’s bazaar
POLSON — JourneyBe, First Street and Seventh Ave. W, will host a Valentine’s Bazaar on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be gifts, treats and houseplants to choose from. For more information, call 406-832-9373.
NAG hosts annual Valentine Party
CHARLO — The Ninepipes Arts Group is holding its annual Valentine Party, “Art Takes Flight,” at Leon Hall, on Leon Road off Hwy. 93 south of Ronan, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Enjoy a silent auction, gift baskets and desserts. KC and the Valley Cats will provide music. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 406-644-2311.
View, discuss film
POLSON — The film “Emanuel,” a documentary, which weaves together the history of race relations in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of the shooting following a prayer meeting at Mother Emanuel Church, five years ago. The film will be shown at the North Lake County Library in Polson on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. This is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, while examining the healing power of forgiveness. For more information call 406-471-7249.
Monday, February 10
Attend fire board meeting
POLSON — The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place Monday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station No. 1, 25-B Regatta Rd.
Irrigation district to meet
RONAN — The Flathead Irrigation District’s monthly meeting is on Monday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. upstairs at LCCDC. We will be reviewing the 2017/18 State Audit.
Tuesday, February 11
Learn to crochet
POLSON — The Needle Arts Series has returned and crochet is back at the North Lake County Public Library on Feb. 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Bring your crochet hook and yarn (cotton recommended). A limited number of hooks are also available for $5. There will also be yarn on hand.
Wednesday, February 12
‘Financial Decision Making’ session offered
RONAN — The fifth in a series of seven workshops, “Financial Decision Making,” will be offered at the Lake County Community Development building from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. For more information call 406-676-5912.
‘Love Like a Friend’
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s Wiggle Worms program begins at 3:30 p.m. with “Love Like a Friend.”
Thursday, February 13
Enjoy warm meal at Journey Be
POLSON — Polson Community Church will be serving lunch on Feb. 13 at Journey Be Christian Church, located at 101 Seventh Ave. W, at the SW corner of First St. W. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and will consist of two homemade soups; one meat and one without, along with salad, homemade rolls, deserts and coffee. The lunch is provided to help feed those less fortunate and in need of a good, warm, home-cooked meal. All are welcome and please know that religion is not spoken of unless you might ask. It is a place for you to come, enjoy a good meal, be warm and enjoy yourselves. There is no charge for anyone. Those who would like to donate to help keep the kitchen open for those in need, are welcome to do so. Contributions are very much appreciated. For more information call 406-883-6160.
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 13, for staff development.
Friday, February 14
Barron to speak on Justice Center levy loss
POLSON — You are invited to the Lake County Pachyderm, on Friday, Feb. 14, from noon-1 p.m. to hear Bill Barron speak on the loss of the Justice Center levy and where Lake County government will go from here. The meeting will be held at the Polson Rural Fire Station off Regatta Road.
Dance at ‘50s sock-hop, celebrate Valentine’s Day
BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association invites you to a “Valentine’s Day ‘50s Sock-Hop” featuring Charles Lutz and the “Slickbacks.” There will be live music from the ‘50s including Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, and Ricky Nelson. Bring your favorite finger food, snack food or dessert to share and wear your ‘50s and ‘60s duds. Join us on Friday, Feb. 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Big Arm schoolhouse. Call Lee at 406-849-5522 for more information.
Purchase Valentine goodies in Mission
ST. IGNATIUS — Stop and purchase your honey some sweets at the St. Ignatius Senior Center on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. You can also buy a Valentine raffle ticket for a chance to win a nice basket of Valentine gifts. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
Monday, February 17
Library observes President’s Day
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day.
Tuesday, February 18
Multi-species Meat Processing Cooperative Exploratory Meeting
RONAN - There will be a multi-species Meat Processing Cooperative Exploratory Meeting on February 18, 2020 at 6:30 pm at Lake County Community Development. Are you a livestock/meat producer? Do you face challenges getting your animals processed? A group of local meat producers are exploring ideas for a cooperatively-owned multi-species meat processing facility. If you are interested in learning more about options for a meat slaughter/processing cooperative, attend the exploratory meeting at Lake County Community Development Corp. in Ronan. For more information, call 406-676-5919.
Watch Lake County Spelling Bee
RONAN — The 2020 Lake County Spelling Bee will take place on Feb. 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Ronan Performing Arts Center.
Wednesday, February 19
‘Financing Your Farm’ session offered
RONAN — The sixth in a series of seven workshops, “Financing Your Farm,” will be offered at the Lake County Community Development building from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19. For more information call 406- 676-5912.
Board-game group starts
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library will start a board-game group on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. Are you a board game enthusiast? Are you the only one in your family that wants to play? Join a new group to play games together. All ages are invited. We will also meet on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. on March 18, April 8 and May 20.
Play bingo in Mission
ST. IGNATIUS — Bingo will be played at the St. Ignatius Senior Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19. There will be a dinner at 5:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Cards are 25 cents each or 20 for $5. The blackout is worth $50.
Valentine dance held
POLSON —Please join us for the community dance in the ballroom at the Elks on Main St. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 7- 10 p.m. Music will be provided by Ken’s Country Combo. We will celebrate Valentine’s Day and February birthdays. Wear Valentine’s Day colors. There will be snacks and birthday cake provided at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and no Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. Come and check us out.
Thursday, February 20
Locals share highlights of Machu Picchu trip
POLSON — The Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at KwaTaqNuk Resort, Koostatah room from noon-1 p.m. Please join us on Thursday, Feb. 20, when we will have a Machu Picchu trip in review. Three local men, James Manley, Dennis DeVries and Brodie Moll will tell of their recent trip to the sacred site of Machu Picchu in the high Andean peaks of Peru. The speakers will also bring in some personal stories and humor to entertain us.
Network with like-minded businesswomen
RONAN — Join MVMBN, a group of businesswomen in Lake County, from execs to entrepreneurs interested in networking with like-minded ladies in the valley. The meeting is free and lunch is provided. Please RSVP to: debbievpol@ bishopinsurance. com.
SPLASH to be held at Polson Chamber office
POLSON —The Polson Chamber February Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour sponsor is the Polson Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5-7 p.m. at the Polson Chamber of Commerce office, 402 First St. E number 102. Cost of entry is $2, which directly supports the Polson Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Fund. This is an excellent opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with chamber board members, connect with fellow chamber members, and learn about some of the exciting things the chamber is planning for 2020. We hope to see you there.
Story time, scavenger hunt for children held
RONAN — On Thursday, Feb. 20, beginning at 11 a.m., Ronan District Library’s “Children’s Story Time” will be about lost and found: hear lost and found adventures and participate in a group scavenger hunt. The program includes reading, activities and crafts for preschool and elementary school age children, but all ages are welcome. The library is located at 203 Main Street, SW.
Friday, February 21
Johnny B plays piano
POLSON — Watch and listen on Friday, Feb. 21, at Polson High School auditorium, at 7 p.m., as Johnny B, the “Piano Man,” goes beyond a musical performance, mixing music with storytelling and photography. It is sure to be an entertaining multi-media presentation as he depicts life on the beautiful Flathead Reservation and the influence the Flathead Lake plays in our lives.
Meeting, potluck on tap for Ronan Cooperative Brewery
RONAN — You are invited to attend on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Grey Leaf Gallery, 400 Main Street, The Ronan Cooperative Brewery’s annual membership meeting. Tours of the construction progress will be available. Dinner will be potluck style, (please bring a dish to pass), and you are encouraged to BYOB. Several home brews will be on hand and general merry making may ensue. Happy Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.