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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 www.mackdays.com.

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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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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 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.
 
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. 
 
 
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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Friday, November 16

Movie shown about Alexander’s bad day

11/16/2018

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.

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Saturday, November 17

Enjoy Snow White and dwarfs in Arlee

11/17/2018

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.

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Learn about author Ursula LeGuin

11/17/2018

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.

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Monday, November 19

Enjoy nursery rhymes, stories with your toddlers

11/19/2018

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.

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Ninety minutes of building fun open to all

11/19/2018

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.”

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Wednesday, November 21

Join community dance in Polson

11/21/2018

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.

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Thursday, November 22

Bring leftovers, watch movie

11/22/2018

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.

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Free Thanksgiving dinner open to all in Polson

11/22/2018

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.

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Ronan Chamber sponsors Thanksgiving Day dinner

11/22/2018

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.

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Thanksgiving dinner served in St. Ignatius

11/22/2018

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.

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Friday, November 23

Help library purchase 3-D printer

11/23/2018

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.

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Saturday, November 24

D’Aste Group holds bazaar in Charlo

11/24/2018

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.

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Monday, November 26

Ninety minutes of building fun open to all

11/26/2018

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.”

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Watch Mars InSight landing at library

11/26/2018

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

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Tuesday, November 27

Celebrate Boys and Girls Club opening

11/27/2018

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.

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Library offers class on computer basics

11/27/2018

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.

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Meet children’s author, motivational speaker in Ronan

11/27/2018

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.”

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Wednesday, November 28

Explore movement event held at the library

11/28/2018

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.

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Free community dinner offered in Arlee

11/28/2018

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.

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Learn how wetlands habitats are important

11/28/2018

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.

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Thursday, November 29

‘Messmaker, Messmaker, Make Me a Mess’ read

11/29/2018

POLSON — “Messmaker, Messmaker, Make Me a Mess” 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.

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Support Ronan HS Chiefs’, Maidens’ winter sports activities

11/29/2018

RONAN — On Thursday, Nov. 29, a dinner and silent auction fundraiser will be held at 5 p.m. along with the “Orange and Black Basketball” scrimmages at 6 p.m. in the Ronan Event Center in the Ronan Middle School. Donated items are needed for the auction and may be dropped off at the middle school by Tuesday, Nov. 27. Monies raised help pay for meals while traveling on away games and meets. Call 406-201-2850 for more information.

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Support veteran honoring, powwow

11/29/2018

PABLO — The annual membership meeting of the Veterans Honoring and Powwow Association will be on Thursday, Nov. 29, at noon at the new Tribal Complex in Pablo. All persons interested in joining are welcome. The association is being formed to raise funds, plan, and carry out the annual Veterans Honoring and Powwow on the Flathead Reservation. For more information, contact interim secretary/ treasurer Ruth Swaney at 406-531-4316.

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