Tuesday, October 30
Learn to knit at Polson library through Oct. 30
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.
4-H shooting sports program begins
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.
Celebrate Halloween with PAT program
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.
Learn about Google Drive and The Cloud
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.
Support ice arena, brewery museum
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.
Wednesday, October 31
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.
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.
Pumpkin Patch Bash held
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.
Trick-or-treat at the library
POLSON — Come trick-or-treat at the North Lake County Library. We will be giving out candy until it is all gone.
Trunk-or-treat in St. Ignatius
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.
Thursday, November 1
Learn about CASA
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.
Friday, November 2
Learn to drive safely
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.
Sunday, November 4
Northwest Accordion Association holds jam, dance
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.
Monday, November 5
Lake County Republican Women to meet
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.
Tuesday, November 6
Back Country Horsemen to meet
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.
Quilters gather for regular meeting
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.
Wednesday, November 7
Community dance planned
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.
Thursday, November 8
Veterans, families invited to Glacier View School
RONAN – Attention veterans and families: join the students of Glacier View School for a Veterans Celebration Program at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Students have prepared a short program followed by a delicious meal, served hot. Save the date and let the students thank you for your service. The free program and meal will be held at Glacier View School, 36332 Mud Creek Lane, on the west side of Hwy. 93 between Ronan and Pablo.
Friday, November 9
Enjoy performance, new seats
POLSON — The Theatre Production Club is performing “Little Women” on Nov. 9 and 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Polson High School auditorium. Come enjoy the auditorium’s new seats as well as the play. Tickets for adults are $7 each and for students the price is $5.
Saturday, November 10
Attend Arlee Bazaar for crafts, more
ARLEE — The Arlee Brown Building Committee will partner with the Hangin’ Art Gallery for the 2018 annual Arlee Bazaar, on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors will sell crafts, gifts and assorted items at both locations. There will be a chili and fry bread lunch available for purchase at the Brown Building as well as assorted pies sold by the piece. For further information on table rental availability, call 406-726-3227. Check out all the activities or just come to the Brown Building for a great lunch.
Bazaar planned at Methodist Church atop Post Creek Hill
ST. IGNATIUS — Mission Valley United Methodist Women are hosting our annual Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Methodist Church, top of Post Creek Hill just north of St. Ignatius. The hours will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There will lots of great creative items available for purchase. Lunch will be available beginning at 11 a.m. If you are interested in reserving a table or need more information, please call 406-745-4123.
Support educational opportunities for women
POLSON – PEO Chapter BY of Polson is hosting a Sassy Sisters Soup and Silver Sale, on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 301 Sixteenth Ave. E. There will be a silver jewelry and gently used clothing sale and a $10 lunch of homemade soup, bread and sweets. Bring your friends and support educational opportunities for women.
West Shore Community Church hosts Thanksgiving dinner
BIG ARM – West Shore Community Church in Big Arm is hosting its 6th annual community Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Big Arm Fire Station. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner including turkey and all the fixings along with pumpkin and apple pie for dessert will be served at no cost to the public. A canned food and/or staple item are welcome donations for the food bank in Polson. For more information, contact Lee Engbretson at 849-5522.
Sunday, November 11
Arlee dinner held to honor veterans
ARLEE — A free spaghetti dinner in honor of Veterans Day will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 4-7 p.m. at the Arlee Senior Citizens Center on Wessinger Street. This event is being sponsored by George Ducharme Post 113.
Taps to honor all veterans at Ronan Cemetery
RONAN — On Veterans’ Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, Taps will sound at the Ronan Cemetery gravesite of Medal of Honor recipient Laverne Parish. This is to honor all veterans past and present.
Valley View potluck
Potluck Valley View Clubhouse, Sunday November 11, social time 5:30 p.m. dinner 6:00 p.m. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Come enjoy good food and company. Valley View Clubhouse 40762 Valley View Road. Questions Kelly Bailey 883-2910
Veterans and families invited to free breakfast
POLSON — On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Mission Valley Elks Lodge No. 1695, 512 Main Street, is hosting a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for all veterans and their families as a thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.
Veterans honored with free museum admission
POLSON — Sunday, Nov. 11, marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice to end World War I. That day, the Miracle of America Museum is offering free admission to all veterans as well as giving out free pocket constitutions. The museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The WWI exhibit is just one of the many and diversified exhibits that have been enlarged and improved recently.
Monday, November 12
Auditions held for MCT play
ARLEE — Missoula Children’s Theatre will hold auditions in Arlee for their production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Call the school at 406-726-3216 x 2300, for more information.
Flathead Irrigation to meet
RONAN — The Flathead Irrigation District’s monthly meeting will be held on Nov. 12, at the Lake County Community Development Center, 407 Main Street SW, at 1 p.m.