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‘Park After Dark’ winter hike offered at Lone Pine State Park

KALISPELL — On Wednesday, Feb. 16, from  7:30-9 p.m. experience Lone Pine State Park on a wintery night on this full moon hike. Moon views vary depending on cloud cover, but you’re guaranteed a nighttime adventure that experiences the park after hours. Be sure to dress for the weather. Trails are typically icy at this time of year, so wear micro spikes like Yaktrax if there’s snow on the ground. We’ll have snowshoes available if needed. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. Call the visitor center at 406-755-2706, ext. 0, to register, as space is limited. Cost is $4 per hiker ($8 entry fee for non-resident vehicles).

 

Attend ‘Here Comes the Sun’ Concert

POLSON — The Polson Fairground Amphitheatre is the site of the “Here Comes the Sun” concert. This concert celebrates the sounds and songs of the Beatles at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks will be on site at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each.

 

Country Jam, dances cancelled

POLSON — Our Classic Country Jammin’ scheduled for April 5, at the Elks Ballroom in Polson is cancelled until further notice. Wednesday night dances at the Elks’ ballroom in Polson are also cancelled until further notice. We pray that everyone is staying home and being safe. We do have to go out for essentials and that is okay. Lake City Bakery, McDonalds and Burgerville are open in Polson for take outs. We are all in this together and need to help each other wherever we can, physically or financially. Please encourage one another and we will all get through this. Don’t be prideful and not ask for help, if you really need it. This hardship we are going through may take a little time but if we all work together and for each other, it will pass. We hope to see you all again very soon.

Experience ‘Lights under the Big Sky’

RONAN — On Saturday, Dec. 11, “Lights Under the Big Sky” will provide fun and entertainment for residents of the Mission Valley at the Ronan Fairgrounds from 5-9 p.m. There will be holiday lights displays; family activities and Santa.

 

Free online meditation classes

ZOOM — Please join the Mission Mountain Zen Center on Wednesday, Dec. 28, and on subsequent Wednesdays, for an online meditation class led by Zen Teacher, Zenku, including meditation instruction, practice and discussion via Zoom. The classes will be each Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Please join us and take advantage of this opportunity. For more information and a Zoom link to the class call Zenku at 847-721-0665 or email at: Jerry.Smyers@gmail.com.

 

Horsemen stay home for April

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will not be holding their next monthly meeting in April due to the Covid-19 and CDC guidelines for social distancing and gatherings. Stay at home unless absolutely necessary and be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Stay safe.

Ladies Night Out held in Polson

POLSON — Grab your friends for an adult evening of shopping, food, drinks, and deals on Friday, Oct. 28, from 4-8 p.m. Do you like to shop and support all that is local? Would you like some treats and no tricks? Mark your calendars to come downtown for Ladies Night Out. Costumes highly encouraged.Participating businesses will have a $5 Savings Pass available for pick up a few weeks before the event. You can use it at the participating businesses to get $5 off your purchase of $25 or more. The pass is free, but we only have a limited supply available, so hit up those shops soon to claim yours in time! (they will be available soon). The final details are being worked out for the Costume Contest, but you will not want to miss it!

Learn about bats

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will hold an evening family program on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Stephanie Gillin, a Wildlife Biologist with the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes will be here to teach us all about bats. Come in all week to help us celebrate bat. Coloring pages and special displays will be out for your enjoyment.

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Wednesday, October 5

Polson Chamber meets

10/5/2022

POLSON —  Rob McDonald will discuss the water compact at the Wednesday, Oct. 5, Chamber luncheon held at the KwaTaqNuk Resort at noon.

 

Read with Riley

10/5/2022

POLSON —  Join PAWsitive Reading Partners at North Lake County Public Library and read with Riley the reading dog for 15 minutes on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. Registration is required. Sign up for your slot at the library. 

 

Thursday, October 6

Ronan Farmers Market held

10/6/2022

RONAN — The Ronan Farmers Market is held every Thursday, May 19-Oct. 14, from 4-7 p.m. at the Ronan Visitors’ Center on Highway 93. You can shop online at: www.localline.ca/ronan-farmers-market and pre-order and pre-pay, or go visit the market to see everything local vendors have to offer.

 

Story time takes place at library

10/6/2022

POLSON — Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at the North Lake County Public Library Story Time takes place. Join us to read books, make crafts and play games with your little ones! This program is geared for Kindergarten readiness ages 3-5, but everyone is welcome. The theme for Oct. 6 is scarecrows and squirrels.

Friday, October 7

Enjoy live acoustic music at the library

10/7/2022

 

POLSON — Polson High School will host Fubuki Daiko as they perform traditional Japanese drumming with their eclectic and energetic performances that are part martial arts athleticism, part meditation, and all rhythm, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. Students 13-18 are free. Students under the age of 13 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchased prior to the day of a performance for $13 in Polson at the Perfect Shot and First Interstate Bank and in Ronan at True Value Hardware. POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will host ukulele musicians Amy Knutson and Arlee Freemole on Friday, Oct. 7, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The ukulele is a wooden stringed instrument that is guitar-like in appearance. Associated with Hawaiian music, the name ukulele means “jumping flea” because of the appearance of the fingers on its strings. Who better to demonstrate this technique than local musicians, friends and comedians Amy Knutson and Arlee Freemole. Join us in the library atrium. Good music and fun are guaranteed.

 

Friday Night Open Mic at the Western Montana Musicians Cooperative

10/7/2022

RONAN ~ Friday Night Open Mic will take place at the Western Montana Musicians Cooperative, (The Red Poppy Building), 1 Eisenhower St. This event is hosted by Michael Moore. Whether you’re a musician, performer, poet, comedian or just love live music stop by tonight and check out our talented members! We'd love to see ya! Check in when you arrive to sign up to play/perform. We are a member-based, member-funded cooperative. Friday Night Open Mic is free, however, for non-members donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated. For more information phone 406-290-3549 or email: goatpeakranch@gmail.com

Mission Valley Live presents Japanese drumming

10/7/2022

POLSON — Polson High School will host Fubuki Daiko as they perform traditional Japanese drumming with their eclectic and energetic performances that are part martial arts athleticism, part meditation, and all rhythm, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. Students 13-18 are free. Students under the age of 13 are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchased prior to the day of a performance for $13 in Polson at the Perfect Shot and First Interstate Bank and in Ronan at True Value Hardware. 

Saturday, October 8

Saturday Night Community Jam held

10/8/2022

RONAN ~ A Saturday Night Community Jam will be held at the Western Montana Musicians Cooperative, (The Red Poppy Building), 1 Eisenhower St SW. This event iwill be hosted by John Hegel. Whether you’re a musician, performer, poet, comedian or just love live music, the Western Montana Musicians Co-op is for you. Stop by tonight and check out our talented members. Everyone is welcome. We are a member-based, member-funded Co-op. The community jam is free, however, for non-members, donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated. The deets: Community Jam at the Red Poppy every Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. For more information phone 406-290-3549 or email: goatpeakranch@gmail.com

Sunday, October 9

Cornhole tourney held

10/9/2022

NINEPIPES — We are going to have a Mission Valley School Spirit Cornhole Tourney on Sunday, Oct. 9, starting at noon here at the Pipes (Allentown Restaurant). We will pay out 1st and 2nd place winners and the winners get to decide which Mission Valley school(s) general athletic fund gets the remaining proceeds. Here’s the catch: you must come in your school colors and it’s blind draw. This is going to be a fun one. Prizes will be awarded for best school spirit, best trash talker, MVP, WVP and we will be having some mini competitions in between games for other prizes. $25 per player and must be paid to enter. Call 406-644-2588 to sign up. Share with your friends. This challenge goes to all school coaches and administrators.

Free cooking classes offered

10/9/2022

ARLEE — The Arlee Community Development Corporation is sponsoring three free cooking classes on Oct. 9, 16 and 23 from 3-5 p.m. at the Arlee Indian Senior Center. These classes will focus on shopping and menu planning, knife skills, and sauce making. Take all three and get a free set of kitchen tools. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today by calling 406-726-5550 or email: info@arleecdc.org. 

Monday, October 10

Library closed for staff development

10/10/2022

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10, for our Staff Development Day. We will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 9 a.m. for our regular hours.

 

Wednesday, October 12

Cancer support group meets twice montly

10/12/2022

POLSON —A Cancer Support Group for anyone a?ected by cancer meets twice monthly at St. Joseph Medical Center from noon-1 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Gatherings are informal allowing folks to drop-in when schedules and life permits. Brown-bag lunches are welcome. The group will meet in the Leahy Conference Room on the third floor of the medical center. For more information call 406-261-3304. The group welcomes those recently diagnosed, those undergoing treatment, cancer survivors, and/or family members. 

 

 

 

Read with Riley

10/12/2022

POLSON —  Join PAWsitive Reading Partners at North Lake County Public Library and read with Riley the reading dog for 15 minutes on Wednesday from 3-4 p.m. Registration is required. Sign up for your slot at the library. 

 

Thursday, October 13

Bible Story Time for children planned

10/13/2022

On Thursday, Oct. 13 The Bible Story Time meets for its first night from 6:30 -7 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club. The six-week nondenominational class will explore Old Testament stories in fun, exciting ways with lively songs and art projects. Class will be taught by volunteers from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Parents will be required to attend the first night to fill out registration information for their 1st through 5th graders. Registration materials are also available at the Boys & Girls Club main desk. Students do not have to be attending the Boys & Girls Club as this class is outside of B&G Club programming. For further information contact Connie (406) 261-2389

Final Ronan Farmers Market held

10/13/2022

RONAN — The Ronan Farmers Market will hold its final Farmers Market on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 4-7 p.m. at the Ronan Visitors’ Center on Highway 93. You can shop online at: www.localline.ca/ronan-farmers-market and pre-order and pre-pay, or go visit the market to see everything local vendors have to offer.

Masumola Club to meet

10/13/2022

POLSON — Mike and Jane Mitchell and Mac and Karen Swan will host the Friday, Oct. 13, dinner at the Masumola Club. The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. with a social hour. Hosts will provide pork tenderloin and food suggestions are: A-H: salad or veggie; I-O: hot dish; P-Z: dessert. The evening includes dinner, a short business meeting and a program by North Lake County Public Library.

 

Story time takes place at library

10/13/2022

POLSON — Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at the North Lake County Public Library Story Time takes place. Join us to read books, make crafts and play games with your little ones! This program is geared for Kindergarten readiness ages 3-5, but everyone is welcome. The theme for Oct. 13 is autumn.

Friday, October 14

Final Polson Farmers Market held

10/14/2022

POLSON — The Polson Farmers Market, downtown at Third Ave. W (in front of the Cove Deli), is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. this Friday for for the final time until next year. 

 

Join Lake County Republican Women’s Club

10/14/2022

POLSON — Join the Lake County Republican Women’s Club for a Meet/Greet Fundraiser for Montana Supreme Court candidate, James Brown, on Friday, Oct. 13, from 3-5 p.m. at the Lake County Republican Headquarter, 1102 Fourth Ave. Wine and appetizers will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

Open mic night at Musician's Co-op

10/14/2022

Friday Night Open Mic at the Western Montana Musicians Co-op The Red Poppy Building 1 Eisenhower St SW Ronan 7 pm - 9 pm Hosted by Mark & Krysti Whether you’re a musician, performer, poet, comedian or just love live music Stop by tonight and check out our talented members! We'd love to see ya! Check in when you arrive to sign up to play/perform. We are a member-based, member-funded cooperative. Friday Night Open Mic is free, however, for non-members donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated! For more information: 406-290-3549 goatpeakranch@gmail.com

Special Olympics basketball needs help

10/14/2022

RONAN — Special Olympics Five Valleys Area will host the second annual Alex Braun Memorial Basketball Tournament at Ronan High School’s Event Center Gym from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Volunteers are badly needed.For more information, please email Lindsey Campbell at: LCampbell@somt.org or call her at 406-304-4034.

Sunday, October 16

Free cooking classes offered

10/16/2022

ARLEE — The Arlee Community Development Corporation is sponsoring three free cooking classes on Oct. 16 and 23 from 3-5 p.m. at the Arlee Indian Senior Center. 

These classes will focus on shopping and menu planning, knife skills, and sauce making. 

Space is limited, so reserve your seat today by calling 406-726-5550 or email: info@arleecdc.org. 

 

Monday, October 17

Mondays mean Mother Goose

10/17/2022

POLSON — Join us at 9:15 a.m. at the North Lake County Public Library. Mother Goose is geared toward ages 0 to 3, but all are welcome.  

We encourage parents & caregivers to participate with their children for this early learning time. The doors open at 9 a.m.

 

Tuesday, October 18

Good Shepherd annual harvest take-out dinner planned

10/18/2022

POSLON — The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold its 52nd Annual Harvest Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 18 for takeout only. 

Meal consists of Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, coleslaw, a roll and pumpkin pie. 

Please call in ahead at 406-883-5864 to place order. Dinners may be picked up between 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18. 

Dinner is $12 each. 

Homemade Lefse will be available for sale as well. 

It is the desire of Good Shepherd to keep prices reasonable because this dinner is a mission/outreach of our community and donations are always welcome. 

Dinner proceeds will benefit the Red Cross Montana Disaster Relief and Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry.

 

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