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‘Adopt-A-Book’ in February

POLSON — “Adopt- A-Book" is back for its 10th consecutive year and February is “I Love to Read” month. For a $15 donation, choose from our selection of new picture books and juvenile titles. Then add a special message that will be placed in the cover.‘Adopt-A-Book’ in February POLSON — “Adopt- A-Book" is back for its 10th consecutive year and February is “I Love to Read” month. For a $15 donation, choose from our selection of new picture books and juvenile titles. Then add a special message that will be placed in the cover.

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.

Learn to knit through March 31

POLSON — More needle arts begin in March at the North Lake County Public Library. “Knitting Basics” returns with four sessions on March 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 2-3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Beginning knitters, this class is for you. Master knitters Linda Kittle and Julie Hille can answer any questions you have. They also have the flexibility to help you finish the heel of that sock. Bring your projects and any knitting supplies you have on hand (yarn and needles). We will provide instruction, inspiration and can fill in with donated supplies from area knitters. See you there.

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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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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Tuesday, November 12

Progressive sale continues at library Nov. 12 through Nov. 16

11/12/2019 - 11/16/2019

POLSON — A progressive sale where each week discounts get bigger while quantities become additionally limited, is being offered at the North Lake County Public Library. Purchases made Nov. 12-16 will receive a 10 percent discount. Browse and find the perfect gift for your book lovers. All sale proceeds go towards the purchase of new technology and other items for library patrons.

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Wednesday, November 13

Enjoy potluck dinner at Leon Hall

11/13/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — A potluck dinner will be held at the Leon Hall Community Center on Nov. 13, with a 5:30 p.m. social hour and dinner served at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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Learn about Sri Lanka

11/13/2019

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s Wiggle Worms program will study Sri Lanka on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m.

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Rural Fire District Board to meet

11/13/2019

POLSON — The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station No. 1, 25-B Regatta Road. The agenda is available on the Monday prior to meeting.

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Thursday, November 14

Free play uplifts, tickles funny-bone

11/14/2019

POLSON/PABLO — “Every Brilliant Thing” is a moving story that is so timely and important. This is a free production that runs for approximately 60-70 minutes. The first performance will be held at the Port Polson Theater at 2 p.m. The second performance will take place at the SKC Arlee/Charlo Theater at 7 p.m. This play is a tribute to the irrepressible resilience inside all of us and the capacity to find delight in the everyday. “Every Brilliant Thing” is a funny, clever, and surprisingly uplifting play about the lengths we go to for those we love.

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Listen to presentation on birding

11/14/2019

POLSON — “Birding - Bolivia and Chile” by local bird expert Josh Covill will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s educational program on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the North Lake County Public Library's meeting room. Covill and his wife spent five months in South America exploring their passion for birds. Everyone is welcome.

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Saturday, November 16

Thanksgiving meal served in Big Arm

11/16/2019

BIG ARM — The West Shore Community Church is hosting their annual Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Big Arm Fire House. There is no charge, although canned food items and donations will be gladly accepted for the food bank in Polson. Everyone is welcome. Call 406-849-5522 for more information.

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Monday, November 18

‘Food for Fines’ program Nov. 18 through Nov. 30

11/18/2019 - 11/30/2019

POLSON — Monday, Nov. 18, is the first day of North Lake County Public Library’s “Food for Fines” program. It runs through Saturday, Nov. 30. You can pay off your library fines by donating food. For each item donated, $2 of fines will be forgiven. Sealed, commercially prepared, nonperishable food items with current expiration dates can be given to the circulation desk. This program does not include fees for lost or damaged items. All donations will go to the Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry.

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Progressive sale offers discount at library Nov. 18 through Nov. 23

11/18/2019 - 11/23/2019

POLSON — A progressive sale where each week discounts get bigger while quantities become additionally limited, is being held at North Lake County Public Library. Purchases made between Nov. 18-23 will receive a 15 percent discount. Browse and find the perfect gift for your book lovers. All sale proceeds go towards the purchase of new technology and other items for library patrons.

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Tuesday, November 19

Donate to food pantry at hospital through Nov. 22

11/19/2019 - 11/22/2019

POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center will support the University of Montana Grizzlies and the Montana State Bobcats, Nov. 13-22, with a “Brawl of the Wild” food drive. Grizzly and Bobcat fans are encouraged to bring food items to be placed into a Montana or Montana State collection box located in the hospital main lobby, 6 Thirteenth Ave. E. All food collected will be given to Polson’s Loaves and Fish food pantry.

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Learn to drive safely

11/19/2019

POLSON — AARP’s Smart Driver Course will be taught at the Polson Area Senior Center from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Call 406-883-4735 for a reservation.

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Learn to shop online safely

11/19/2019

POLSON — On Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. North Lake County Public Library will offer a free computer class entitled, “Avoiding Scams and Shopping Safely Online.” Heather will teach you how to spot and avoid online scams as well as how to shop safely online. This class is free and open to the public.

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Progressive sale nears end at library on Nov. 27

11/19/2019 - 11/27/2019

POLSON — A progressive sale where each week discounts get bigger while quantities become smaller, is being held at North Lake County Public Library. Purchases made between Nov. 25-27 will receive a 20 percent discount. Browse and find the perfect gift. Proceeds go towards the purchase of new technology and other items for library patrons.

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Wednesday, November 20

Dance in Elks’ ballroom

11/20/2019

POLSON — Join us for the community dance at the Elks on Main St. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7-10 p.m. The music will be presented by Ken’s Country Combo. They play a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. This is the birthday dance where we provide a cake to celebrate November birthdays. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. If you are hungry and want a great burger, come early and purchase one cookedup by the Elks. Come and check us out.

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Free Excel II workshop offered

11/20/2019

RONAN — An Excel II workshop will be taught at the LCCD building, 407 Main Street, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Excel II is an intermediate class for students who have a basic knowledge of Excel. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to: work with lists, work with freeze panes and split panes, use the sort and auto filter functions, use the insert function command to create if functions, use the automatic subtotals and grouping functions, create and work with charts. Space is limited so reserve your seat today. Check out our full workshop schedule and register online or call 406-676-5914.

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Learn about the 2020 Census

11/20/2019

RONAN — Lake County Democrats are sponsoring a program devoted to the 2020 Census to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Ronan Senior Citizens Center located at 528 Main Street SW. The decennial census is a count of every person living in the U.S. as of April 1, 2020.

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Mission seniors hold Thanksgiving dinner

11/20/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Center will have a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m. and will play bingo following dinner at 6:30 p.m. Bingo cards will be .25 cents a card or 20 cards for $5. Blackout payout will be $50. If you have any further questions, call 406- 745-3396

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Thursday, November 21

Sheriff to speak at Kiwanis meeting

11/21/2019

POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the KwaTakNuk Resort downstairs in the Koostatah room from noon-1 p.m. Join us for lunch when our speaker will be Sheriff Don Bell. Bell will update us on his office and then discuss the need for new jail facilities in Lake County. The Commissioners have scheduled a county mail-in ballot for Jan. 28, 2020. All are welcome to attend.

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SPLASH in Polson

11/21/2019

POLSON — The Polson Chamber’s November Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour sponsor is Miracle of America Museum. The event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5-7 p.m. at 36094 Memory Lane. The cost is $2. Please come and network with other businesses and meet the SPLASH host. “To serve, support and strengthen our members by enhancing the business climate, promoting our area, and fostering a sense of community.”

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Friday, November 22

Join Friday night movie at library

11/22/2019

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s movie night takes place on Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. Family friendly movies (PG or PG13) are shown at 6 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. Check our website (northlakecountylibrary.org) for movie titles. You must be in the library before 6 p.m. to attend, as the doors lock at 6 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Popcorn will be provided. This program is free and open to the public.

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Polson school superintendent to speak to Pachyderms

11/22/2019

POLSON — The public is invited to our next Pachyderm meeting on Friday, November 22nd noon to 1 pm. Rex Weltz, the Polson superintendent of District 23, will be sharing with our community about why the $60 million bond is being proposed to address needs of public schools in Lake County. Snacks and coffee will be served.

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Saturday, November 23

Holiday craft market held at UM Center

11/23/2019

MISSOULA — PEO is a non-profit organization that raises funds for women pursuing higher education. The Missoula PEO chapter is holding their annual PEO Holiday Treasures and Craft Market on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and the University of Montana’s University Center, third floor.

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Join community Thanksgiving dinner

11/23/2019

PABLO — A free community Thanksgiving dinner will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 5-8 p.m. in the Pablo Christian Church gymnasium. Everyone is welcome.

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