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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 www.mackdays.com.

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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: www.polsonfoursquare.org, 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 www.aa-montana.org, 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: mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com.
 
 
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: polsoninfo@openaidalliance.org. 
 
 
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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Sunday, January 6

Join NW Accordion Association dance

1/6/2019

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

1/8/2019

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

1/9/2019

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

1/9/2019

POLSON – The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District board of trustees will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m.at the fairgrounds station number 1, 25B Regatta Rd. An agenda is available the Monday prior to meeting on the website: polsonruralfiredistrict.org.

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Thursday, January 10

Staff development day held at library

1/10/2019

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

1/11/2019

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

1/16/2019

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

1/16/2019

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

1/16/2019

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

1/16/2019

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

1/17/2019

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

1/17/2019

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

1/18/2019

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

1/18/2019

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

1/18/2019

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: crystal.littleowl@ronank12.edu 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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