Thursday, November 15
‘Quiet on the Farm’ read
POLSON — “Quiet on the Farm” will be the book read at North Lake County Library’s Story Time events at 10:30 a.m. and again at 4 p.m.
Daughters of the American Revolution to meet
ST. IGNATIUS – The Kuilix chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the United Methodist Church, St. Ignatius, Hwy. 93 (top of the hill). Following the meeting, Karen Dunwell, director of the Polson Flathead Historical Museum, will give a Powerpoint presentation on “Our Lively Rich History Here on the Flathead Reservation.” Prospective members are welcome. For more information, call Regent Karen Huber at 830-7718.
Middle school theatre group presents ‘The Lady Pirates of the Carribbean’
RONAN – Coming soon will be a swashbuckling pirate comedy performed by the very talented Ronan Middle School theatre group. The play “The Lady Pirates of the Caribbean” will be a combination of gold, orphaned children, notorious pirates, a shipwreck, walking the plank, and a classic sword fight. Lots of fun for all. One performance will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Ronan Performing Arts Center. All tickets will be sold at the door and cost $5 each.
Speaker addresses partner violence
POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the KwaTaqNuk Resort’s Koostatah room, from noon-1 p.m. Join us on Thursday, Nov. 15, when our speaker will be Bonnie Klein on behalf of PEACE (Prevention and Education of Abuse in Christian Environments). PEACE is a non-profit corporation that raises awareness and provides resources for clergy, victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence in the Christian community.
Friday, November 16
Movie shown about Alexander’s bad day
POLSON — Friday is movie day at the North Lake County Library. On Nov. 16 at 3:30 p.m. come watch a movie about the boy Alexander that has a lot of bad days, but this one is especially bad.
Saturday, November 17
Enjoy Snow White and dwarfs in Arlee
ARLEE — Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Arlee will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at Arlee School.
Learn about author Ursula LeGuin
POLSON — On Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. the North Lake County Library will show “Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin,” a documentary on the life of the influential fantasy and science-fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin. This hour long documentary will explore Ursula’s works and her life story.
Monday, November 19
Enjoy nursery rhymes, stories with your toddlers
POLSON — The North Lake County Library hosts “Mother Goose,” a half-hour program for toddlers (ages 0-3) and their caregivers on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Come enjoy nursery rhymes and stories galore.
Ninety minutes of building fun open to all
POLSON — Makerspace is available on Mondays beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the North Lake County Library. This 90-minute program is for kids of all ages and their caregivers any Monday the library is open. Come build, make, and play. The theme for Nov. 19 is “Strange New Planet.”
Wednesday, November 21
Join community dance in Polson
POLSON — Please join us for the community dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 7-10 p.m. in the ballroom. Music is provided by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. Snacks are provided during break at 8:30 p.m. Drinks and soft drinks are available for purchase in the bar. Fountain water is also available. We will celebrate individuals who have had or will be having birthdays in November with a special cake. Everyone is welcome. An Elks membership is not required. Cover charge for the evening is $5. Come and check us out.
Thursday, November 22
Bring leftovers, watch movie
POLSON — The 4th Thursday’s free “Night at the Museum” takes place on Thanksgiving this year, so bring your leftover treats at 6:30 p.m. to the Miracle of America Museum and help us remember Veterans Day by watching the movie,”Kelly’s Heroes.” This power-packed, action movie mixed with tongue-in-cheek attitude make this one of the most entertaining movies that Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Telly Savalas, and Don Rickles have made. For more information contact Gil Mangels at 406-270-7895.
Free Thanksgiving dinner open to all in Polson
POLSON — The Polson Senior Center; at 504 Third Ave. E, will host the annual Polson Community Thanksgiving dinner, Thursday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner is free and open to anyone who wishes to join us. If you need a ride to the center, or a meal delivered, please call 406-883.4735.
Ronan Chamber sponsors Thanksgiving Day dinner
RONAN — The Ronan Chamber of Commerce is again sponsoring a free community Thanksgiving Day dinner. All are welcome. Know someone who may spend the holiday alone? Let them know about this free event. Housebound and unable to attend? We will have to-go meals available. We want all to be included and welcome. As always, volunteers and cooks (for turkey and fixings) are needed. This is a great way to give to the community without it costing money, just a few hours of your time. Call 406-253- 9029 for food contributions or call at 406-253-8908 to volunteer.
Thanksgiving dinner served in St. Ignatius
ST. IGNATIUS — There will be a St. Ignatius community free Thanksgiving Day dinner served from noon-2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22. This event is hosted by friends and neighbors of the St. Ignatius Community. It will be served at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center (across from the Folkshop-next to the Bank). Everyone is welcome to come enjoy a hot, homecooked turkey/ham dinner with all the fixings, desserts and drinks. Spend the day with your friends, neighbors, family, make new friends. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 - “In everything give thanks.” Any questions/information needed, please call 406-273-8203.
Friday, November 23
Help library purchase 3-D printer
POLSON — The North Lake County Library will hold a 20-percent off sale on everything in the library gift nook starting Friday, Nov. 23. All proceeds will go to the purchase of a 3-D printer for the library Makerspace.
Saturday, November 24
D’Aste Group holds bazaar in Charlo
CHARLO – Restarting an old tradition, the D’Aste Women’s Service Group has scheduled a holiday bazaar for Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Charlo Senior Center. The bazaar offers a wonderful selection of homemade delights. Sales consultants from well-known home-based businesses, such as doTERRA, Thirty-one Gifts, and Jamberry Nails, will also have tables.
Vendor space is still available; call Jennie at 406-360- 8051 to reserve a table.
Being raffled on Saturday is a large 4-foot high, 15-inch wide Christmas stocking filled to the brim with wrapped presents. Raffle tickets are priced at one for $5; three for $10, or ten for $20.
Baked goods and hot coffee will also be available. Call Jennie Youngren at 406- 360-8051 or Jamie Bauer at 406-644-8776, for further information.
Monday, November 26
Ninety minutes of building fun open to all
POLSON — Makerspace is available on Mondays beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the North Lake County Library. This 90-minute program is for kids of all ages and their caregivers any Monday the library is open. Come build, make, and play. The theme for Nov. 26 is “Volcanoes: Go With the Flow.”
Watch Mars InSight landing at library
POLSON — On Monday, Nov. 26, at 12:45 p.m. the Mars InSight Landing Watch Party will take place at the North Lake County Library. This party will live stream NASA TV coverage as the Mars InSight Lander reaches the red planet. There will be popcorn. There’s a great article on Space.com about the “six minutes of terror” and what else to expect from the coverage: https://www.space. com/42311-nasa-mars-insight- lander-touchdownvideo. html
Tuesday, November 27
Celebrate Boys and Girls Club opening
RONAN — The Boys and Girls Club is almost ready to open. Come join us, Nov. 27, in honoring all of the hard work that has been done and all of the work that will be done in the years to come at our new club in Ronan, 62579 Highway 93. Open house is from 4-7 p.m., with the ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. We look forward to having you there.
Library offers class on computer basics
POLSON — From 2-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, the North Lake County Library will hold the first part of a class on computer basics. This class will cover the absolute basics of starting out with a computer. You can come with your own device, borrow one from the library, or just follow along on the Smart Board. Please contact the library at 406-883-8225 to sign up for the class. This series is free and open to the public.
Meet children’s author, motivational speaker in Ronan
RONAN — Children and Families are invited to meet author and illustrator, Michelle Nelson-Schmidt on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 4-5:00 p.m. at the Ronan Library, 203 Main Street, SW. She is best known as a motivational speaker for kids and the author of “Bob is a Unicorn” and “Jonathan James and the What-if Monster.”
Wednesday, November 28
Explore movement event held at the library
RONAN — First Light Movement and Dance is offering a fun opportunity to explore movement at 5:30 p.m. at the Ronan Library. This event lets you explore what may be moving in your world. We begin in stillness; playlist invites whatever is moving in you. The biggest challenge is showing up.
Free community dinner offered in Arlee
ARLEE — The Food Sovereignty Team is hosting a community dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 6-8 p.m. at the Arlee School cafeteria. The dinner is free and open to anyone. Contact Makenzie at 406-493- 2803 for more information.
Learn how wetlands habitats are important
POLSON — “The Importance of Wetland Habitats for Wildlife and People” by Dennis Lichtenberg is the next Mission Mountain Audubon educational program and will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Polson library meeting room. Wetland acreage in the United States has declined drastically since European settlement. Dennis will discuss the reason for the loss of wetlands and the importance of these habitats for both wildlife and people. Dennis Lichtenberg is a Geographic Information System map maker, analyst, and contractor that teaches geography at Salish Kootenai College.