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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

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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:, 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, 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 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.

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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.

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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.”

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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 about the “six minutes of terror” and what else to expect from the coverage: com/42311-nasa-mars-insight- lander-touchdownvideo. html

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sunday, December 2

Join accordionists for Christmas party


POLSON — Sunday, Dec. 2, is the date for Accordionists Association's Christmas party at the Elks on Main Street in Polson. Betty Carter has asked that everyone who can bring finger-food type snacks to share do so. This way we can all take some back to our tables to eat. Also, wear Christmas colors if you have them. Neither one is a requirement so please come. There will be plenty for everyone. The association members would love to be a part of your Christmas season. If you have any questions, please contact Betty Carter at 406-260-6590.

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Tuesday, December 4

Classic Christmas movie shown


POLSON — A classic Christmas movie will be shown on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the North Lake County Library. Check our website for the three movie titles that will be shown in December. Yes, we will be serving popcorn. These are family friendly films. The showings are free and open to the public.

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Dennen and Aaberg perform at Winter Gala fundraiser

12/4/2018 - 12/5/2018

BIGFORK — A Winter Gala party featuring live music by two superb musicians, dancing, tasty delectables and fine wine and beer will be will held from 5:30-11 p.m. on Dec. 5 near Bigfork. The party’s purpose is raising scholarship funding for the 2019 Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival and the festivities will be held at The Nest, a new venue situated on a wide bend of the Swan River in Ferndale.

Folk/pop singer songwriter Brett Dennen will join pianist- composer Philip Aaberg in serenading the crowd. Both musicians have been Artists in Residence at previous Crown Guitar Workshop and Festivals, Dennen in 2015 and Aaberg at the Crown’s inaugural event in 2010 and again in 2011.

A very limited number of tickets for the Winter Gala are $100 each and can be purchased online at www. or by calling 855-855-5900.

A special package price of $150 that includes both the Dec. 4 concert and the Dec. 5 party is also available on the website while they last.

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Horsemen to elect 2019 officers


RONAN - The Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will hold their next monthy meeting on Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ronan VFW. The elction of officers for 2019 will take place and also a discussion of our club's upcoming Christmas party. Hope to see you there.

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Potluck party planned for quilters


RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Terrace Lake Community Church in Ronan. Setup for the potluck will be at 5:30 p.m., dinner and gift exchange will be at 6 p.m. The meeting and show-and-tell will follow. Please bring a wrapped gift valued between $5-$10 to the party. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

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Wednesday, December 5

Celebrate December birthdays at dance


POLSON — Please join us for the community birthday dance in the ballroom at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 7-10 p.m. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo who play a variety of country and vintage rock and roll tunes. Snacks are provided during the break at 8:30 p.m. We will celebrate December birthdays with a special cake. Everyone is welcome. The birthday dance was moved to the first Wednesday in December due to our Christmas Party being on the third Wednesday in December. An Elks membership is not required. The cover charge is $5. Come and check us out.

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VFW Auxiliary 5652 to meet


RONAN — The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 will have their December meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. For more information call 406-676-3380.

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Thursday, December 6

‘Shiver Me Timbers’ read at story time


POLSON — During Thursday, Dec. 6, story times at the North Lake County Library, the book, “Shiver Me Timbers” will be read at 10:30 a.m. and again at 4 p.m.

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Ease holiday stress with coloring experience


POLSON —Do you feel stressed this time of year? Give yourself the gift of an afternoon of coloring in the meeting room at the North Lake County Library, especially if you haven’t experienced coloring before. The mood is relaxed in good company. Coloring choices can be used for gift-giving and cards. There will be treats. Everyone is invited to join us. The adult coloring program takes place on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m.

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