Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Submit an Event

NOTE: All submissions are subject to our Submission Guidelines.

Ongoing Events

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.

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.

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.

Spring Mack Days event postponed News from CSKT

FLATHEAD LAKE — Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Spring Mack Days event has been postponed until further notice. This decision was made by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s stay-at-home order. The governor’s order went into effect on Saturday, March 28. The CSKT Tribal Fisheries Program and CSKT’s Tribal Council will evaluate the situation by April 10 when the governor could lift the order. Anglers who have signed up for the program are asked to check their emails frequently. For further information and updates, please visit the Mack Days website at

z Click here for regularly scheduled church events

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:, 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.


z Click here for regularly scheduled events, meetings

Discussion forum meets last Thursday of month

POLSON — Join our ongoing “last Thursday of the month” meetings held from 4-5 p.m. (or beyond) at The Good Coffee Roasting Company, 201 Third Ave., right behind Stutzman’s Furniture on U.S. Highway 93. “Polson Gather Round - Walk With the World” is a community discussion forum, where we discuss what is on our minds. We also discuss possible solutions, and specifically how they are related to climate change solutions. Thinking must be elevated past the political parties, and solutions should be fostered by community collaboration, as it relates specifically to the climate topic. For more information call Kim Schmidt at: 406- 214-2020.

 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, 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:
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.
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: 
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.



Friday, November 12

Enjoy jazz/popsinger song writer performance


RONAN — Mission Valley Live will present the international award winning Halie Loren Trio in a single night performance at the Ronan performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 12. 

Single tickets are $15 at the door. Make advance purchases for $13 online at:, First Interstate Bank, Perfect Shot Tavern, Ronan True Value and Health Care Solutions. 


Shop for handcrafted holiday items at Adams Center


MISSOULA — The 14th annual Missoula Holiday MADE fair is a modern handcrafted market with over 200 local artists and makers. Our curated collection of artisans, as well as a handful of non-profits, represents the best of the best and we put on quite a show. You can expect to see everything from affordable, functional works of art to fine heirloom pieces at the show. Shop all three levels of the Adams Center (balcony, arena floor, and upper gyms) and discover new artists and shop your favorites. 

Do you want a little head start on your shopping? Beat the crowds by purchasing a $10 VIP pass to get in the doors an hour before the show opens. All of the proceeds will go to the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. Tickets will be available online and at the door. 

Please bring a non-perishable food item to help support the Missoula Food Bank. Presented by handMADE Montana - recently named Retailer of the Year by the Made in Montana Program.


Monday, November 15

Virtual presentations for U.S. Hwy. 93 design north of Ronan planned


RONAN — The Montana Department of Transportation invites the public to an open house to learn about the final design of the reconstruction of about 1.7 miles of U.S. Highway 93, just north of Ronan. 

The open house will be comprised of two identical virtual presentations that will take place on Monday, Nov. 15, from 5-6 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 12-1 p.m. For more information email: or call 406-594-5775 to RSVP.


Tuesday, November 16

Flathead Irrigation District moves monthly meeting


RONAN — Flathead Irrigation District has voted to move their monthly meeting due to Thanksgiving to Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at  1 p.m. at the Lake County Extension Office, 303 Third Street E. Use the back door by the kitchen.    


Flathead Irrigation District moves monthly meeting


RONAN — Flathead Irrigation District has voted to move their monthly meeting  due to Thanksgiving to Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at  1 p.m. at the Lake County Extension Office, 303 Third Street E. 

Use the back door by the kitchen.   

Second virtual Hwy. 93 open house held


RONAN — The Montana Department of Transportation would like to announce and invite the public to an open house to learn about the final design of the reconstruction of about 1.7 miles of U.S. Highway 93, just north of Ronan. The second open house takes place Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 12-1 p.m. For more information email: or call 406-594-5775 to RSVP. 


Wednesday, November 17

Learn QuickBooks II desktop version


LAKE COUNTY — Learn QuickBooks II desktop version via Zoom on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Keep your company’s financial data complete and up to date with QuickBooks Pro 2020 for Windows. 

You’ll learn: transaction entries, working with balance sheets, understanding other current liabilities; fixed assets and depreciation; setting up long-term liabilities; equity and petty cash accounts. 

We’ll also discuss budgeting and cash flow, custom fields, and integrating with MS Office.


Thursday, November 18

Flute Concert on tap at Journey Be


POLSON — The Flathead Flute Choir will give a flute concert on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at Journey Be Church, 101 Seventh Ave. W. Social distancing will be encouraged and masks are recommended. Come enjoy beautiful music, coffee and donuts. This event is free but donations are encouraged and appreciated.


Saturday, November 20

Johnny Appleseed performed in Arlee


ARLEE — Missoula’s Children’s Theatre production of Johnny Appleseed will be performed in the Arlee High School gymnasium on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door - $5 for adults, $3 for students, $15 for a family. 

Come join us for a tale of Johnny Appleseed and get a tasty reminder that kindness is at the core of every friendship.

Wednesday, November 24

Library to close early


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closing at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.24, and will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 25. We will be open on Friday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m.-6: p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 27, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 


Thursday, November 25

Call early for Polson’s annual Thanksgiving meal


POLSON — This year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be prepared at the Mission Valley Elk’s Lodge at 512 Main Street in Polson. Delivery or curbside pickup will be available by reservation. The number to call for your 2021 Thanksgiving meal order is: 406-471-7076. Please call and make reservations for a meal as early as possible, so that we make certain that anyone who would enjoy a meal receives one. We anticipate an increase from last year, so please help us by calling early.

We will be open for pickup and delivery from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 25.

As always, there is no charge for our “from scratch” made dinner, but we gratefully accept donations.

Any questions, comments and reservations can be made at 406-471-7076.


Library gift shop offers discount


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s gift shop will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Black Friday. Starting on this day all items in the gift shop are 20 percent off.

Ronan holds Community Thanksgiving Feast


RONAN — Join your friends and neighbors for a free community feast at the Ronan Community Center on Nov. 25, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information contact Rita Ulutoa at 406-871-1648.


Sponsored by: