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.
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.
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.
Dennen and Aaberg perform at Winter Gala fundraiser
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. crownguitarfest.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, December 7
‘Lights Under the Big Sky’ kicks off
RONAN — Lights Under the Big Sky will kick off this Friday night, Dec. 7. New fresh light displays will accompany familiar vignettes. Hot chocolate, food, kids’ crafts and games along with festive light displays will be on tap. The Christmas Market will open at 4 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Lights turn on at 5 p.m. in time for Santa and the elves to arrive at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $3 per person $15 for a family of six, children under 4 are free. For information find us on the web at: bigskylights.org or call 406-396-0807, or 406-644-2422.
Be sure to see ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’
POLSON — The Port Polson Players’ Christmas play, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” plays this weekend on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre at the Lake.
DeVeer Designs holds sale at Harvest Foods
ST. IGNATIUS — DeVeer Designs will be having their annual Christmas sale for one day only at Rod’s Harvest Foods in St. Ignatius on Friday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. We will have a beautiful selection of earrings, necklaces, crystal nail files and Christmas ornaments. A portion of the proceeds from this sale will go to benefit the St. Ignatius Food Pantry, which will benefit many of our friends and neighbors. Shop local and support small businesses. If you have any questions please call 406-745-4888.
Enjoy good, food, drinks, fun at Century 21 party
POLSON — Join Century 21 for a Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5-8 p.m. at 119 Anchor Way. There will be good food, good drinks and good fun.
Holiday concert planned
RONAN — The Dec. 7 “Dolce Canto Holiday Concert” performance for Mission Valley Live will take place at the Ronan Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Single tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door. As always, youth 18 and under may attend free. College students with identification can attend for $5. Four-ticket booklets are available for $45 and 7-ticket booklets are available for $75. Tickets may be purchased in Ronan at Ronan True Value and R&R Health Care Solution and in Polson at First Interstate Bank and Vine & Tap Bar.
Saturday, December 8
4-H bazaar on tap
ST. IGNATIUS — Mission Valley Ranch Hands 4-H Club’s annual Christmas bazaar will be held at the St. Ignatius Community Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Another opportunity to see Christmas production
POLSON — The Port Polson Players’ Christmas play, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” plays this weekend on Saturday, Dec. 8, and begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Theatre on the Lake.
MVCA to hold winter dinner fundraiser
POLSON — The Mission Valley Christian Academy will hold a winter dinner with a silent auction and guest speaker, NHL hockey player David Booth, on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are available through the school and are $50 each. The dinner will be held at Polson Alliance Church.
Pachyderms celebrate Christmas
RONAN — All are invited to the annual Pachyderm Christmas party to celebrate the meaning of the season on Saturday, Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. Joyful piano music will accompany a delicious meal catered by the Valley Club. Entrees will include: fine roast beef and seasoned chicken (tickets are $25). Contact Frank Delgado at 406-676-2370 for more information. This event will take place at the new Boys and Girls Clubhouse at 62579 Highway 93 in Ronan.