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2019 Farmers Markets

Lake County vendors invited to Bigfork through Oct. 9

BIGFORK — The Bigfork Farmers’ Market Cooperative will take place each Wednesday until October 9. The market takes place between 3-6 p.m. on the lawn at The Bigfork VFW, 8098 Highway 35. New vendors from Flathead, Lake or Sanders counties are welcome to join us. For information call 406-249-4698 or e-mail: bffm@bigforkfarmersmarket. com.

Ronan Farmers Market through September 26

RONAN — The 2019 Ronan Farmers Market will open on Thursday, May 16, at the Ronan Visitors’ Center. Hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays throughout the spring and summer until Sept. 26 (except for July 4). For more information, call 406-676-5901 or go to cryse. They are seeking produce and prepared food vendors. The Ronan Farmers Market offers fresh produce, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from the Mission Valley.

Shop local at Polson's farmers market through Sept. 

POLSON — Starting on Friday, May 3, Polson Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday, rain or shine. The market is located at Third Ave. W. and will have homegrown produce and plants, coffee, jewelry, soaps, popsicles, baked goods, meats, eggs, cheese, preserved foods, fabric, photographic and handmade art, beauty products, wood working and much, much more. All products are by local producers. For more information call 406-675-0177.


Class offers help for caregivers through June 7

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.

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.

Move for better balance

RONAN — Tai Ji Quan is a moving-for-better-balance class and will be offered by a certified instructor at the MSU Lake County Extension on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. beginning May 13. This is an alternative exercise training program for improving balance and preventing falls. There is no cost. Please wear good shoes and clothes you can move in and bring water. Call 406- 676-4271 to sign-up.

Move for better balance through June

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.

MSU alumni play golf

MSU alumni play golf POLSON — Polson Bay Golf Club will host the MSU golf scramble on July 27. The format will be similar to last year’s event. The scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. followed by a social hour and barbecue. The entry fee is $500 per team. All proceeds benefit the MSU Bobcat Athletic Scholarship Fund. For further information, tickets and registration contact Shad at 406- 883-8803 or email: shad.


Sunday, January 6

Join NW Accordion Association dance


POLSON —The Northwest Accordion Association Community Dance will be held on Jan. 6, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. at the Elks on Main St. There will be a variety of music you can listen or dance to. You do not have to be a member of the Elks or the Accordion Association. 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, to play, sing, dance or just listen. Come and join us if you can.

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Tuesday, January 8

Quilters gather for speaker, soup


RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Terrace Lake Community Church in Ronan. Monique Kleinhans will be the guest speaker and the guild will provide soup and rolls. For those who have signed up, the first class of the year will be on Jan. 5. Don’t forget your show and tell on the 8th.

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Wednesday, January 9

Auxiliary meets at VFW Hall


RONAN — The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 will meet on Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. For more information call 406-676-3380.

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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, Jan. 9, at 6 the fairgrounds station number 1, 25B Regatta Rd. An agenda is available the Monday prior to meeting on the website:

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Thursday, January 10

Staff development day held at library


POLSON — The North Lake County Library will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 10, for a staff development day.

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Friday, January 11

Free dinner served


POLSON — The next community dinner will be served at the First Presbyterian Church, 304 Fourth Ave. E, on Friday, Jan. 11, from 5-6:15 p.m. This dinner is free and everyone is welcome.

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Wednesday, January 16

Free dinner served in Arlee


ARLEE — The Food Sovereignty Committee is holding another community dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6-8 p.m. in the Arlee School cafeteria. A free dinner will be served and is open to everyone. Contact Makenzie at 406-493-2803 or Mary at 406-531-7975 for more information.

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Join fun at community dance


POLSON — Join others at the community dance at the Elks on Main Street at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Dancing or watching goes on in the ballroom until 10 p.m. with snacks provided during an 8:30 p.m. break. Music is provided by Ken’s Combo and they play a variety of vintage country and rock and roll. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. Come and check us out.

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Lake County Democrats to discuss election


POLSON — Lake County Democrats will meet at the Polson Library on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. We will review, discuss and critique the 2018 election results. All precinct officers are encouraged to attend. Vacant precinct officer positions will be discussed. Other business will involve sharing ideas to encourage citizens to consider filing/ applying for local municipal races, school boards and miscellaneous boards and commissions throughout the county.

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Title I advisory group to meet


ARLEE — Arlee Schools’ Title I community advisory group will meet on Jan. 16 from 5-6 p.m. in the Arlee High School library. Come and share your thoughts about our Title I program and where you’d like to see it go. Title I is the federal entitlement providing support for math and literacy instruction. Our Title I program can also include professional development for teachers and para-educators as well as academic-based enrichment programs. Call Anna Baldwin at 406-726-3216 x2315 with any questions.

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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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