Thursday, October 17
Waterfowl Wednesdays’ through Oct. 30
SOMERS — Join Jake Bramante from the Flathead Audubon Society for “Waterfowl Wednesdays” from 4-5:30 p.m. through the month of October. You will learn how to identify various waterfowl in our area. The group will meet at the Park and Ride at the corner of U.S. Highway 93 and U.S. Highway 82 every Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. through the month of October (weather permitting). The Park and Ride is located right next to the split pond near Somers and allows for easy watching of waterfowl. Bring your binoculars and/or a spotting scope if you have one. For more information email: email@example.com or visit the Flathead Audubon website: www.flatheadaudubon.org. The field trip is free and open to the public.
Learn about e-cigarette use
POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis will meet on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the KwaTakNuk Resort downstairs in the Koostahtah room from noon-1 p.m. Join us to hear our guest speaker, Keryl Lozar, from Lake County Public Health. She will give a brief history of the tobacco settlement and how our state prevention program is set up. Keryl will update us on e-cigarette use, its advertising and the serious health risks it can cause. The public is welcome.
Library to close early
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.
SPLASH at the library
POLSON — The Polson Chamber October Support Late Afternoon Social Hour sponsors are the North Lake County Public Library and Blodgett Creamery Coffee Saloon. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 5-7 p.m. at North Lake County Library, 2 First Ave. E. Please come and network with other businesses and meet the SPLASH hosts. SPLASH works, “To serve, support and strengthen our members by enhancing the business climate, promoting our area, and fostering a sense of community.”
Saturday, October 19
Benefit taco bar held
POLSON — A benefit taco bar dinner with live and silent auction items will be held for Kevin & Anne Engebretson on Oct. 19, from 5-9 p.m. at the Polson Elks Club. This benefit dinner is being held to help the family with medical expenses. The taco bar is $10 per person or $30 for a family of four. Tickets can be purchased at Brown’s Jewelry, Eagle Bank (see Moriah Lundeen), or at the door from Lisa Skalsky.
Munch lunch at MVUMC harvest bazaar
ST. IGNATIUS — Mission Valley United Methodist Church, (top of Post Creek Hill), will offer lunch for a fee at their Saturday, Oct. 19, harvest bazaar scheduled between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors may call to reserve a table at 406-745- 4123.
Tuesday, October 22
Discover the real Calamity Jane
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library District hosts Montana Conversation “Me and Martha: Intimate Reflections of Dora DuFran about the Real Life of Calamity Jane” with Mary Jane Bradbury on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information call 406-883-8225.
Wednesday, October 23
Farm Agency to discuss multiple programs
RONAN — USDA Farm Service Agency and Montana State University are hosting a Farm Bill meeting on Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the Lake County Community Development Corporation conference room, 407 Main Street SW. The meeting is free and open to the public. Meeting attendees will learn about FSA’s Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs.
Gain ‘new business’ know-how
RONAN — Thinking about starting a business? This free class helps you evaluate a business idea and learn about startup costs, market opportunities, financial projections and financing options. Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Lake County Community Development office, 407 Main St. SW. Bring a brown bag lunch and learn how to get your business off to a good start. Register online or call 406-676-5914 to reserve your seat.
JourneyBe invites all
POLSON — Come join us for another “Glad To Be Here” night on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at JourneyBe, 101 Seventh Ave. W, to share a slide show. Call 406-883-0110 or email: info@BlueMoonHerbs.com for more information. All welcome, no charge.
Thursday, October 24
Enjoy Swedish dinner, support Polson Senior Center
POLSON — The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold its 49th annual Harvest Dinner of Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy, homemade lefse, salad and dessert from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the church fellowship hall. The cost of dinner is $10 per adult and $5 per child under 12 years. Call ahead to place take-out orders at 406- 883-5864. Dinners will be available for pickup after 3 p.m. It is the desire of Good Shepherd to keep prices reasonable because this dinner is a mission/outreach of our community so donations are always welcome. Dinner proceeds will benefit Polson’s Senior Citizen Center.
Join Drum and Harvest Feast
POLSON — Join the Drum and Harvest Feast on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Polson Middle School cafeteria. This is the sixth year of the community Harvest Feast. This year, we are blessed to combine our Drum Feast with our Harvest Feast. We will also have a bonus surprise guest from the EPA to present a national award. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-883-6335 x327.
Friday, October 25
Learn about healthcare careers
PABLO — "1st Shift, Transitions into Healthcare," is a collaboration between the University of Montana, SKC, St. Luke’s and St. Joe’s. The event will be held at SKC in the Sherry McDonald room from 9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Join this hands-on, one-day event that explains what entry-level heathcare careers are in high demand and how to start a career. Lunch will be provided, there will be prize drawings and plenty of opportunities to network. Register by Oct. 14 at: wmtahec.org or pick up an application at Polson Job Service. Call 406-243-7956 for more information.
Learn about healthcare careers
PABLO — 1st Shift, Transitions into Healthcare, is a collaboration between the University of Montana, SKC, St. Luke’s and St. Joe’s. The event will be held at SKC in the Sherry McDonald room from 9:45 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Join this hands-on, one-day event that explains what entry-level heathcare careers are in high demand and how to start a career. Lunch will be provided, there will be prize drawings and plenty of opportunities to network. Register by Oct. 14 at wmtahec.org or pick up an application at Polson Job Service. Call 406-243- 7956 for more information.
Two versions of haunted house offered
RONAN —Thespian Troupe 8746 proudly announces their haunted house fundraiser on Oct. 25 and 26 at the Ronan Performing Arts Center. Entrance at the side door by the playground (there will be signs). From 5-6:45 p.m. there will be a “lights on” haunted house, without jump scares. From 7-10 p.m. there will be the scarier “lights off ” version of the haunted house. Prices are $3 per person for the “lights on” version and $4 per person for the “lights off ” version. Proceeds go to help our acting troupe travel and compete. at the Montana Thespian Festival in February.
Saturday, October 26
Quilters hold ‘Sew Day’ for 2020 quilt show
RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their “Sew Day” for the 2020 quilt show on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Ronan at the Terrace Lake Community Church. Be sure to bring a sack lunch. The November block of the month is the easy Hunter Star by the Missouri Star Quilt company with one change. This is a great way to improve your piecing so come join the fun and learn a new skill. Everyone is welcome.
Monday, October 28
Join bicentennial ‘Celebration for Unity and Peace’
PABLO — Join us on Monday, Oct. 28, for dinner and a movie in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prophet-founder and herald of the Bahá’í Faith; a religion whose whole purpose is to bring justice, unity and enduring peace to our lives and to our entire planet. We will also be offering local music and lively discussion. The location is the North Crow Clubhouse, 41000 N. Foothills Dr., Pablo. The time is from 6-9 p.m. Please bring your family and friends for physical, emotional and spiritual nourishment. Everyone is most welcome. For more information call 406-883- 1330.
Tuesday, October 29
Learn to keep devices safe at computer class
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will hold another Computer Basics Class on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. entitled “Better Safe Than Sorry: Computer Backups and How to Do Them.” We will teach you why you need to do backups to keep your devices safe. This class is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, October 30
Fish, Wildlife board to meet
MOIESE — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. at the National Bison Range. This meeting is open to the public; all interested public are invited to attend. For more information, call 406-883-2888
Free Excel I class offered
RONAN — Microsoft Excel is an essential tool for managing your company’s data. An Excel I workshop will be taught at the Lake County Community Development building, 407 Main Street, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Bring a brown bag lunch or plan for lunch on your own. Excel I is an entry-level workshop. You’ll learn how to: enter and modify data in a worksheet, format worksheets, move and copy data, create formulas, work with ranges, navigate the worksheet, use the fill handle, use time-saving keyboard shortcuts. Space is limited so reserve your seat today. Check out our full workshop schedule and register online or call 406-676-5914.
Join young children, decorate pumpkins
POLSON — You are invited to join the Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Team for a pumpkin-decorating, craft-making Halloween event at the North Lake County Public Library at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Team will join the Wiggle Worms group for this fun event, open to all with young children. For more information, call the Lake County Health Department at 406-883-7288.
Learn about El Salvador
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s Wiggle Worms program will study El Salvador from 3:30-5 p.m.
RHS students plan ‘Trick or Can’ Halloween food drive
RONAN — Ronan Family Career and Community Leaders of America would like to announce their Halloween food drive. FCCLA is a club at Ronan High School. This year, members of the club will be trick-or-treating all around Ronan. Instead of candy, we ask for a canned food or non-perishable item.
After we gather what we have received, we will donate everything to the Bread Basket. Donate if you can, anything helps.