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.
Thursday, November 29
‘Messmaker, Messmaker, Make Me a Mess’ read
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.
Support Ronan HS Chiefs’, Maidens’ winter sports activities
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.
Support veteran honoring, powwow
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.
Friday, November 30
Fifth Friday dinner held
POLSON – Polson Community Church, located at 1814 First Street E, will serve chili, cornbread, vegetable salad and dessert. Dinner will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. No offering is expected or accepted. Please come and join us for a wonderful night of food and friendship.
First Festival of Trees viewing event held
POLSON — The first annual Mission Valley Festival of Trees public viewing will take place on Friday, Nov. 30, from 7-9 p.m. after the Parade of Lights at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. The entry fee is $5 per family, and includes a hot cocoa bar, pictures with Santa (bring your camera), music, beautiful trees and wreaths. There will also be a special Friday night raffle. The Festival of Trees is made possible by the Mission Valley Youth Foundation, a non-profit organization. All proceeds benefit youth organizations in the Mission Valley. This is the first Festival of Trees public viewing in our 20 year history.
Movie shown about saving the world
POLSON — Friday is movie day at the North Lake County Library. On Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m. come watch a movie about saving the world one tomorrow at a time. The characters in this recent live-action Disney movie know that the stakes are high and the danger is real.
Saturday, December 1
Find holiday gifts at bazaar, fundraiser
POLSON — Busy Elves’ Holiday Extravaganza takes place on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Polson Red Lion. There will be crafts, baked goods and the best gifts ever. As a fundraiser, Search and Rescue will offer gift wrapping.
First ‘Holiday Treasures’ small drawing planned
RONAN – The first drawing of the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce annual ‘Holiday Treasures’ promotion will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the 4-H Christmas Bazaar at the Ronan Community Center.
Pablo church hosts free market
PABLO - Saturday. Dec. 1, Pablo Church of the Nazarene hosts a FREE market (like a rummage sale but everything is FREE)! 8 am to 1 pm. 42653 Old Hwy 93, Pablo. Call 675-0081 for details.
The People's Center bazaar
PABLO - The People's Center Bazaar will be held on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pablo. Pictures with Santa Clause will be available. For more information, call 406-675-0160.