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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. 

 

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.

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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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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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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