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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. 

 

Horsemen to elect officers

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will have their next monthly meeting on Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ronan VFW on Round Butte Rd. We will elect officers for 2020 and discussing our December Christmas party. Hope to see you there.

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.

PHS choral group to perform in Big Arm

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host the Polson High School choral group at our annual Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Big Arm Historic School House. Their performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. A snack/dessert time will begin at 5 p.m. so please bring a finger food or dessert to share and if possible, an unwrapped toy for the Marine Toys For Tots drive. Come and enjoy a great evening of holiday music and food. For more information, call Lee at 406-849-5522.

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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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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Thursday, October 25

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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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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Saturday, October 27

Get a jump-start on holiday shopping

10/27/2018

NINEPIPES — Get a jump start on your holiday shopping or birthdays at the holiday bazaar at Ninepipes on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be lots of local craft vendors, artists and a few retail vendors. There is no fee to enter. We will be taking food donations for a local food bank and also items to help with families in need (toothbrushes, deodorant, socks, etc.). Those items will be given to Salish Kootenai College where Tracy McDonald is in charge of helping students in need there.

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Prepare for painted pumpkin party

10/27/2018

RONAN - The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 is having a painted pumpkin contest and party on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2-4 p.m. at the VFW Post 35981 Round Butte Road. Family fun, games and snacks will be provided for preschoolers through adults. Please bring a painted pumpkin (do not carve). For more information, call 406-303-0944.

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Quilters to work on 2019 raffle quilt

10/27/2018

RONAN - The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold a work day on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the LDS Church in Ronan from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to work on the 2019 raffle quilt and any other projects you might have going. There will be fabric to cut for the TLC quilts and the quilted hugs project. Please bring you own cutters, mats, machines and your own lunch. Everyone is welcome. Come for a fun day of sharing.

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Sunday, October 28

Final Indigenous film shown

10/28/2018

RONAN — Excerpts from Mary Kathryn Nagle’s play, “A Slice of the Full Moon on VAWA (the Violence Against Women Act)” and several short films by Ivan and Ivy MacDonald on the topic of missing and murdered Indigenous women will be shown, at The Entertainer Theater at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.

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Tuesday, October 30

4-H shooting sports program begins

10/30/2018

RONAN — The 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle, Archery and Air Pistol program will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the historic Hort Barn on the Ronan Fairgrounds across from the school tennis courts. A parent or guardian must attend this meeting with the member. Members must be enrolled in Lake County 4-H before they can begin shooting. For more information, contact the MSU Extension Office at 406-676-4271 or Ed Larson at 406-431-5649.

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Celebrate Halloween with PAT program

10/30/2018

POLSON — The Parents as Teachers program of the Lake County Public Health Department, 802 Main Street, is sponsoring a Halloween costume party open to all area parents of children 5 and under, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 10-11:30 a.m. The party will take place in the department’s conference room. We will decorate pumpkins, create some craft projects, share some healthy Halloween treats and have spooky sensory fun. Home visitors will be on hand with information about the PAT program.

The PAT program is a free, voluntary program that provides twice-monthly home visits with age-appropriate activities for children from birth to age 5, developmental screenings, and information and referrals to area resources. Parents can be enrolled in the PAT program as soon as they are pregnant, which many moms-to-be and dads find to be very helpful, since babies don’t come with a manual.

We hope to see you on Tuesday, Oct. 30. For more information, call the Lake County Health Department at 406-883-7288.

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Learn about Google Drive and The Cloud

10/30/2018

POLSON — A free class, open to the public, about Google Drive and The Cloud will be taught at the North Lake County Library on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Call the library at 406-883-8225 for more information.

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Support ice arena, brewery museum

10/30/2018

POLSON —Join the first annual OctoberFest benefiting the Mission Valley Ice Arena Association and Montana Brewery Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 30. This will be a fun-filled gathering of friends and supporters of the MVIAA, with proceeds to be split between our organization and the Montana Brewery Museum, right here in Polson. This event takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Montana Brewery Museum, upstairs at: Lozar’s Total Screen Design, 40735 Highway 35. Tickets are $50 each and include: a commemorative pint glass, a t-shirt, a tour, and a beernotes booklet. Proceeds will go to the MVIAA and Lozar’s Montana Brewery Museum. Reservations are required as the brewery museum has a limited capacity. To make your reservations, call: 406- 207-2998 by Oct. 25.

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Wednesday, October 31

Fall-O-Ween Festival

10/31/2018

RONAN - The Lighthouse Fellowship Church, 207 Eisenhower Street, will host a Fall-O-Ween Festival on Halloween from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Halloween Trunk-or-Treat

10/31/2018

ST. IGNATIUS - Please join us for Trunk-or-Treat from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church, top of Post Creek Hill.

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Pumpkin Patch Bash held

10/31/2018

POLSON — The biggest free, fall, family event in the Mission Valley this year will be held at Polson Middle School complete with free food, 20-plus carnival games, a photo booth, inflatables, live music, free candy and much more. This super event takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. Come enjoy the evening with the Mission Valley community.

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Trick-or-treat at the library

10/31/2018

POLSON — Come trick-or-treat at the North Lake County Library. We will be giving out candy until it is all gone.

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Trunk-or-treat in St. Ignatius

10/31/2018

ST. IGNATIUS – A trunk-or-treat event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in St. Ignatius. Fun for the whole family is planned and all are welcome. Decorate your trunks and include a carnival style game. A chili and cornbread contest will also be held – vote for your favorite. An all-ages costume contest starts at 6:30 p.m. Awards will be given for best decorated trunks, best game at trunk, best chili and cornbread and costumes. For more information, contact Kasey Savage at 406-360-0766.

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Thursday, November 1

Learn about CASA

11/1/2018

POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club’s speaker on Thursday, Nov. 1, will be Ann Marie McNeel, director of CASA, a non-profit organization of Lake and Sanders counties. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers advocate for abused and neglected youth who find themselves involved in judicial settings. Please join us to find out how you can become a CASA volunteer to positively affect our community. (Note: due to a communication error, the wrong date was given for this speaker two weeks ago.) The Polson Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at KwaTaqNuk Resort, Koostatah room from noon-1 p.m.

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Friday, November 2

Learn to drive safely

11/2/2018

ST. IGNATIUS — The Northwest Montana AARP Driver Safety class will be taught in St. Ignatius at the St. Ignatius Senior Center from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. Call 406-754-4462 for more information.

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Sunday, November 4

Northwest Accordion Association holds jam, dance

11/4/2018

POLSON - Northwest Accordion Assoc. Jam/Dance will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Elks ballroom on Main Street from 2-4:00 p.m. The music is not just accordion music. There is 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 to attend, sing, or play. 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. Please come and join us if you can.

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Monday, November 5

Lake County Republican Women to meet

11/5/2018

POLSON – Lake County Republican Women will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5 at the Polson Rural Fire Hall. For more information call 406-644-2863.

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Tuesday, November 6

Back Country Horsemen to meet

11/6/2018

RONAN – Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will hold their next monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, at the VFW in Ronan. Kent and Charlene Krone will present a program with DVDs set to music about riding in the West with their horses. These seasoned equestrian travelers have journeyed with their horses from California to Missouri and from Texas to Canada and write articles about their favorite places to camp and ride in the magazine Trail Rider. They offer invaluable information from an equestrian’s perspective. You don’t want to miss this one folks.

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Quilters gather for regular meeting

11/6/2018

RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ronan LDS Church. Refreshments will be provided by Christy G., Lareld G., Donna C. and Debbie T. Be sure to invite someone to the guild and don’t forget your show and tell.

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Wednesday, November 7

Community dance planned

11/7/2018

POLSON – Dance at the Elks' ballroom, on Nov. 7 from 7 to 10 p.m., to the Ken’s Country Combo. They play a variety of vintage country and rock & roll (pop) tunes that you can vary your dancing to a waltz, one or two step, cha cha, etc. Dress is casual. The valley showed they have an interest in old country/ rock & roll etc., type music by the attendance at Cowboy Country and The Gold Dust Girls dance, held at the Elks a few weeks ago. So, if you want a place to dance, please come and join us on the first and third Wednesday of each month. We provide snacks at 8:30 during break. Cover charge is $5. Drinks, soft drinks and water are available for purchase in the bar. Please come and join the fun.

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