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Recovery support available

RONAN —Recovery support is available for those struggling with addiction at The Never Alone Recovery Hall, at 309 B Main Street, 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: 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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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 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday, October 13

Learn to knit at Polson library through Oct. 30

10/9/2018 - 10/30/2018

POLSON — For four Tuesdays in October (9, 16, 23, and 30), North Lake County Public Library is offering four learn-to-knit sessions at 2 p.m. in the library atrium. Library volunteer and “Knitter-Extraordinaire,” Linda Kittle will be available to guide you and answer questions in the process as new knitters learn the beginning steps of casting on, garter and purl stitch, increasing and decreasing and binding off. Needles and yarn for practice will be available. The teapot will be on. Guys and gals, young and old, you can do this.

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View dropping of pumpkins at airport

10/13/2018

ST. IGNATIUS — The Valley Banks Community Scholarship program is sponsoring The Great Pumpkin Drop, an annual event, at the St. Ignatius Airport on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit participating high school seniors in Arlee, Mission, Charlo, Ronan, Two Eagle and Polson.

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Sunday, October 14

'Neither Wolf Nor Dog’ shown in Ronan

10/14/2018

RONAN — The Entertainer Theatre is the site for the second movie of the annual Indigenous film series. Set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Neither Wolf Nor Dog tells of author Christopher Sweeney who recounts his travels with Indian elder Dave Bald Eagle through the heart of Lakota country. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

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Gianforte to speak at Lincoln-Reagan dinner

10/14/2018

RONAN — The Lake County Republican Central Committee and the Republican Women’s Club invite supporters to the annual Lincoln-Reagan dinner to be held Oct. 14 from 1-4 p.m. at the Ronan Community Center. Keynote speaker for evening will be Greg Gianforte and a silent auction will follow. Tickets cost $25 and include a harvest buffet meal by Vista Linda. For ticket information call Michel Delgado 406-370-8913. 

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Go birding in the Mission Valley

10/14/2018

KALISPELL — Join Leslie Kehoe and Bob Lee on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 8 a.m. for a great day of birding around Ninepipes and other bird abundant areas of the Mission Valley. It is a wonderful time to see raptors on the move and perhaps winter residents arriving. Depending on the weather, it will be interesting to see who lingers this time of year in this superb birding area. Meet at the White Oak Park’N’Ride on Highway 93 south of Kalispell at 8 a.m. The group will be out most of the day, so bring optics, appropriate clothing and lunch/snacks. To sign up or for more information email: rml3@centurytel.net or call 406-270-0371. Carpooling is encouraged. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Flathead Audubon website: www.flatheadaudubon.org.

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MVMC hosts Mission Fair

10/14/2018

ST. IGNATIUS — Mission Valley United Methodist Church, (top of Post Creek Hill), will hold a Mission Fair on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. with speakers sharing experiences on Mission trips. At 11 a.m. there will be a brunch followed with an opportunity to visit with representatives from many local organizations sharing the services they provide in our communities and how we may help them. Everyone is welcome.

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Tuesday, October 16

Ronan library open this Tuesday

10/16/2018

RONAN — The Ronan Library District will be open on this third Tuesday of the month of October. The library is generally closed for staff work days on the third Tuesday of the month.

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Wednesday, October 17

'Meet and greet' candidates

10/17/2018

POLSON — On Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6-8 p.m., the Polson Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate meet and greet at the North Lake County Public Library meeting room. Candidates vying for Lake County Commissioner, District 20 District Court Judge, House District 93 and House District 12 will be on hand. Refreshments will be served.

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Check out the Polson community dance

10/17/2018

POLSON — Please join us for the community dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7-10 p.m. in the Elks’ ballroom. We provide snacks during break at 8:30 p.m. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo band and they play a variety of vintage country and rock and roll. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. Cover charge for the evening is $5. Come and check us out.

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Flathead Irrigation District invites all to meet at RMS Arts Center

10/17/2018

RONAN — Flathead Irrigation District invites you to an information meeting on Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ronan Middle School Performing Arts Center. Speakers will be Anna Stradley, senior water master for water court, Ethan Mace, surface water hydrologist for DNRC and Donny Boyd, county commissioner from Klamath Falls. They will share what happens to your community when you lose your water.

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Thursday, October 18

Try geocaching at the library

10/18/2018

POLSON — Come to the North Lake County Library on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. for a presentation on geocaching by Stephanie Nordberg of the Polson Geocachers. This will be followed by a chance to try out a geocaching application and start your own geocaching quest.

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Friday, October 19

Potluck, Antarctic presentation on tap

10/19/2018

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association welcomes you to a potluck dinner at the historic Big Arm School on Friday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. Bring a favorite dish to share with your neighbors. Our presentation this evening will be about “Freshwater Lakes in Antarctic,” by Dr. Shawn Devlin, a scientist from the Yellow Bay Biological Station. His presentation will begin at 7 p.m. We are looking forward to a delicious dinner and an informative presentation. Come join us.

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Saturday, October 20

'Fall Harvest' art show on display in Arlee

10/20/2018

ARLEE - Killdeer Artisans Guild will hold a holiday show with a "Fall Harvest" theme on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon-2 p.m. at the Hangin' Art Gallery, Highway 93 N. For more information about the show email: 57pogeno@gmail.com or call 406-745-3001. For information or directions to Hangin' Art Gallery call 406-726-5005. Come check out this surprising local gallery, meet the artists and enjoy an afternoon of conversation. Expect a variety of work - including drawings, paintings, pastels, collage, photographs, mixed media, weavings and quilts - as well as ceramics, sculpture, and smaller hand-crafted items. Look also for smaller, affordable holiday gifts.

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Enjoy 'Art in Autumn' reception

10/20/2018

POLSON - Please join in celebrating all the beautiful colors of fall with amazing art. Takes Horse Gallery, 49487 Highway 93, is hosting their second annual "Art in Autumn" reception from 5-8 p.m. There will be live flute music by Native Amrican flute artist Troy DeRoche and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 406-224-4943.

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Fall Fest, 3K held at Flathead Lake State Park

10/20/2018

BIGFORK — Montana State Parks will host the inaugural Fall Fest at Flathead Lake State Park – Wayfarers Unit on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 am.-2 p.m. Join us for the first Fall Fest. There will be a 3K Fun Run around the park, followed by a costume contest for kids, dogs, and adults. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and bring leashed dogs on the run. Registration for the Fun Run begins at 10:30 a.m. The entire event is free and family- friendly. Bring your best Halloween spirit and a smile. For more information go to: http://stateparks.mt.gov/ wayfarers.

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Help decorate fairgrounds for 'Lights Under the Big Sky"

10/20/2018

RONAN - Let the party begin. "Lights Under the Big Sky" will begin decorating the Lake County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Please come join the fun. For information call 406-644-2863 or you can find us on Facebook under MVLightsUndertheBigSkyl

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Zumba to raise funds for animal rescue

10/20/2018

POLSON - Please join us for a Zumba-thon fundraiser to benefit Life Savers Animal Rescue on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 12:30 till 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 512 Main Street. Let's dance, have fun and contribute to a worthy cause. Shop with vendors, bid in the silent auction, plus there will be drawings for free prizes throughout the event. Buy tickets at the door: adults - $5 and children under 12 are free.

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Sunday, October 21

Indigenous film series continues in Ronan

10/21/2018

RONAN — The Entertainer Theatre is the site for the annual Indigenous film series. Set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, the film ‘Idaho’s Forgotten War’ profiles the courage and faith of 67 Idaho Kootenai people and the extraordinary Kootenai woman, Amy Trice, who declared war on the United States government in 1974 to save her people.

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Tuesday, October 23

Learn about retirement

10/23/2018

RONAN - A retirement workshop for all local teachers and public employees will be hosted by the Ronan-Pablo Education Association. This TRS and PERS workshop is for those interested in learning more about retirment. Please join us on Oct. 23 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Ronan Schools' Performing Arts Center.

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Sign up for 'Smart Driver' course

10/23/2018

POLSON - A Northwest Montana AARP Driver Safety Class, "Smart Driver Course," will be held on Oct. 23, at the Polson Senior Center from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Please call 406-883-4735 for a reservation.

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Wednesday, October 24

Free grant writing workshop offered

10/24/2018

POLSON — Register now for a free grant writing workshop for small museums and non-profit organizations sponsored by the Montana History Foundation. The workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m-2 p.m. at the North Lake County Library. Lunch is provided but space is limited to 15 attendees. Call 406-883-8225 for more information.

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Thursday, October 25

48th Harvest Dinner planned

10/25/2018

POLSON - The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 406 Fourth Ave. E, will hold its 48th annual Harvest Dinner of Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy, homemade lefse, salad and dessert from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the church fellowship hall. Dinner is $10 per adult, $5 per child under 12 years. Call ahead to place take-out orders at 406-883-5864, which is available for pick up after 3 p.m. Dinner proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County.

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Make family meal, enjoy family games

10/25/2018

ARLEE - The Food Sovereignty Committee and The Family Dinner Project are thrilled to invite you and your family to a free community dinner at the Arlee School cafeteria on Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. This event is open to any and all families in the Jocko Valley. At the community dinner, families can get hands-on time in the kitchen making a family meal. While we wait for the food, we'll enjoy some fun games and conversation. We are looking forward to this event and we hope you are, too. If you have any questions, please call 406-531-7975.

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Polson students provide dual-school concert

10/25/2018

POLSON — A concert will be held on Oct. 25 in the Polson High School auditorium and is for both Polson Middle School and Polson High School. The middle school concert begins at 6 p.m. and the high school concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The choirs are hosting a food drive and donations are appreciated but not expected.

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Watch silent movie filmed in part in Montana

10/25/2018

POLSON — “Free Night at the Museum” takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane. The evenings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free and family-friendly. On Thursday, Oct. 25, the 1926 silent film, partially filmed in Hardin, Montana depicts Rex, “The Devil Horse.” There are enough captions to follow the story line and the movie is 90 minutes long.

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Friday, October 26

Joe Read to speak

10/26/2018

POLSON — The LCRCC and Pachyderm organizations will co-host a “Get to Know Your Candidate Series” with Joe Read, candidate for House District 93, as their next speaker on Friday, Oct. 26, from noon-1 p.m. at the Polson Rural Fire Station.

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Painted pumpkins on display

10/26/2018

POLSON — The Kwataqnuk partnered with PBC, First Interstate, Super One Foods and the entire second grade class at Linderman Elementary to make the annual Polson Business Community Pumpkin Painting event happen. All 120 plus painted pumpkins will be on display and judged on Friday, Oct. 26. Judges will be: Shawneen Turner, Shad Hupka, Marilyn Frame, and Evonne O’Neill. First Interstate Bank will provide the first-place prize.

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