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2019 Farmers Markets

Lake County vendors invited to Bigfork through Oct. 9

BIGFORK — The Bigfork Farmers’ Market Cooperative will take place each Wednesday until October 9. The market takes place between 3-6 p.m. on the lawn at The Bigfork VFW, 8098 Highway 35. New vendors from Flathead, Lake or Sanders counties are welcome to join us. For information call 406-249-4698 or e-mail: bffm@bigforkfarmersmarket. com.

Ronan Farmers Market through September 26

RONAN — The 2019 Ronan Farmers Market will open on Thursday, May 16, at the Ronan Visitors’ Center. Hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays throughout the spring and summer until Sept. 26 (except for July 4). For more information, call 406-676-5901 or go to cryse. heiner@lakecountycdc.org. They are seeking produce and prepared food vendors. The Ronan Farmers Market offers fresh produce, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from the Mission Valley.

Shop local at Polson's farmers market through Sept. 

POLSON — Starting on Friday, May 3, Polson Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday, rain or shine. The market is located at Third Ave. W. and will have homegrown produce and plants, coffee, jewelry, soaps, popsicles, baked goods, meats, eggs, cheese, preserved foods, fabric, photographic and handmade art, beauty products, wood working and much, much more. All products are by local producers. For more information call 406-675-0177.

 

Class offers help for caregivers through June 7

POLSON — Are you caring for a loved one? Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting the Area VI Agency on Aging’s six-week series of classes designed to help caregivers with the many physical and emotional challenges they face. The classes begin May 3. For class times and more information visit: https://montana. providence.org/events or call the Area VI Agency on Aging at 406-883-7284.

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.

Move for better balance

RONAN — Tai Ji Quan is a moving-for-better-balance class and will be offered by a certified instructor at the MSU Lake County Extension on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. beginning May 13. This is an alternative exercise training program for improving balance and preventing falls. There is no cost. Please wear good shoes and clothes you can move in and bring water. Call 406- 676-4271 to sign-up.

Move for better balance through June

POLSON — The spring session of “Moving for Better Balance,” an adapted Tai Chi program, will begin on Tuesday, April 9. It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Polson Senior Center. The class will run until the end of June. Call Jane at the Agency on Aging to sign up 406-883-7284.

New exhibit begins at Sandpiper Art Gallery through June 14

POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents until June 14, “As I Was Wandering.” This exhibit will be everything we love about Montanans and the Montana experience. This show will feature past and present member artists; Sue Arneson (Montana Watercolor Artist), Carolyn Ekland-Olson (World Wide Photography), Karla Martinson (3D Paintings & Publisher), Mary Kelley (Plein Aire and the Old Masters in Oil), Judith Wright (Mixed Media). Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

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.

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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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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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Thursday, November 8

Veterans, families invited to Glacier View School

11/8/2018

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.

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Friday, November 9

Enjoy performance, new seats

11/9/2018 - 11/10/2018

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.

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Saturday, November 10

Attend Arlee Bazaar for crafts, more

11/10/2018

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.

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Bazaar planned at Methodist Church atop Post Creek Hill

11/10/2018

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.

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Support educational opportunities for women

11/10/2018

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.

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West Shore Community Church hosts Thanksgiving dinner

11/10/2018

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.

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Sunday, November 11

Arlee dinner held to honor veterans

11/11/2018

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.

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Taps to honor all veterans at Ronan Cemetery

11/11/2018

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.

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Valley View potluck

11/11/2018

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

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Veterans and families invited to free breakfast

11/11/2018

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.

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Veterans honored with free museum admission

11/11/2018

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.

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Monday, November 12

Auditions held for MCT play

11/12/2018

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.

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Flathead Irrigation to meet

11/12/2018

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.

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Tuesday, November 13

Government contracting workshop planned

11/13/2018

PABLO – Robert Much from Native American Development Corp’s Procurement Tech Assistance Center will be conducting a Government Contracting 101 workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the CSKT IT computer training room in the lower level of the Old Tribal Complex in Pablo. The workshop will cover the basics of government contracting and online certifications needed to do business with the government. Following the training, Much will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 14 for government contracting counseling assistance. Those interested in doing business with the government and who’d like assistance obtaining SAM registration, Duns number and registering with SBA’s small business website, can meet with Robert at Sovereign Leasing & Financing Nov. 14. Contact the Indian Preference Office at 675-2700 ext.1045, call Robert at 406- 442-8543 or email: rmuch@ nadc-nabn.org to set up an appointment.

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