Friday, November 29
‘Food for Fines’ program Nov. 18 through Nov. 30
POLSON — Monday, Nov. 18, is the first day of North Lake County Public Library’s “Food for Fines” program. It runs through Saturday, Nov. 30. You can pay off your library fines by donating food. For each item donated, $2 of fines will be forgiven. Sealed, commercially prepared, nonperishable food items with current expiration dates can be given to the circulation desk. This program does not include fees for lost or damaged items. All donations will go to the Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry.
Free Fifth Friday dinner held
POLSON – Polson Community Church, located at 1814 First Street E, will have their Fifth Friday dinner on Nov. 29, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner will be yummy comfort food consisting of: stuffed meatloaf, peas, mashed potatoes, salad, biscuits and a wonderful array of desserts. No offering expected or accepted. Please come and join us for a wonderful night of good food and friendship.
Show up for ‘Black Friday’ sale at library
POLSON — The final day of the progressive sale is being held at North Lake County Public Library on Friday, Nov. 29. Purchases made this day will receive a 25 percent discount. Browse and find the perfect gift. Proceeds go towards the purchase of new technology and other items for library patrons.
St. Joseph, Glacier Bank conduct food drive through Dec. 19
POLSON —Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and Glacier Bank are collecting food for local food banks this holiday season. Collection points are located at the Glacier Bank main branch on U.S. Highway 93 in Polson and in the St. Joseph Medical Center lobby. The food drive will begin Friday, Nov. 29, and culminates Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Polson Chamber of Commerce SPLASH between 5-7 p.m. at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 6 Thirteenth Ave. E.
Sunday, December 1
Jam at Elks
POLSON — Classic Country Jammin’ will be held on Dec. 1, in the Elks ballroom, on Main Street from 2–5 p.m. This event will continue every first Sunday of each month. Bring your guitar, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, fiddle, drum, bass, sax, keyboard, etc., and join us for a few hours of fun. You must have your own equipment and we recommend you bring your own amp but it’s not mandatory since you may play acoustic. Everyone is welcome to play, sing, dance or just listen. We will have coffee and snacks. Water, drinks and soft drinks are available for sale in the bar and you do not have to be an Elk member to utilize it. The cover charge is $5. There is no charge for singers or players. For more general information call 406-883-3130 and for music information call 406-260-6590.
Tuesday, December 3
High school winter sports fundraiser held in Ronan
RONAN — On Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m., a “Taco Tuesday” dinner and silent auction fundraiser will be held at the Ronan Event Center along with an “Orange and Black Basketball Scrimmage.” Games begin at 6 p.m. The $1 taco feed begins with a team challenge and a community challenge of who can eat the most $1 tacos per individual team. Sign up your team of five as soon as possible with Lucky Larson by calling 406-676-3390 X 7423. Donated items are needed for the auction and may be dropped off at Ronan High School office by Monday, Dec. 2. Monies raised help pay for meals while traveling on away games and meets. Call Sandy Wing at 406-203- 2850 for more information. Teams, coaches, families and community members please plan on eating dinner at this function. Hail chiefs and maidens.
Horsemen to elect officers
RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will have their next monthly meeting on Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ronan VFW on Round Butte Rd. We will elect officers for 2020 and discussing our December Christmas party. Hope to see you there.
Quilters celebrate Christmas with potluck
RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will have their Christmas pot luck dinner and ornament class on Tuesday, Dec. 3. We will start with the quilt class at 2:30 p.m. and then have dinner and regular meeting at 6 p.m. at the Terrace Lake Community Church. They ask that people with a last name beginning with A-M to bring desserts, and N-Z to bring salads or fruit. Please bring three items for the food basket drive. Everyone is welcome to come join the fun and meet new friends. Don’t forget your show-and-tell and if you haven’t brought your fat-quarters for the 2020 quilt show they are asking for ones with flowers to go with the “In Full Bloom" theme.
Wednesday, December 4
Presentation given on Northern Pike
LAKE MARY RONAN — Sam Bourret of Fish Wildlife and Parks and Kenny Breidinger, a management biologist, will give a presentation on Northern Pike in Lake Mary Ronan on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Mountain Meadows Resort, 51017 Lake Mary Ronan Road. Call 406-849-5489 for more information.
Thursday, December 5
Sing along at library
POLSON — Group singing enhances a sense of belonging. It also improves our mood, decreases stress and is a natural antidepressant. So, let’s sing together. Join us in the North Lake County Public Library meeting room anytime between 5-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 for a seasonal group sing along. Song sheets and live accompaniment are provided along with hot apple cider. If you can’t carry a tune, come anyway; we sing for enjoyment.
Friday, December 6
Buy local, support food pantry
ST. IGNATIUS — DeVeer Designs fused glass jewelry will hold its annual Christmas sale on Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The sale will be held at Rod’s Harvest Foods in St. Ignatius and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local food pantry. This is your chance to buy local and support small business while also helping those in need. It’s a win/win. For more information you can call Kristie Nerby at 406-745-4888.
Join Santa, view decorated Christmas trees
POLSON — This year we are so excited to offer Festival of Trees tree viewing for the public on Friday, Dec. 6, at the KwaTaqNuk Resort from 7-9 p.m. Santa will be there for pictures, (bring your own camera), and there will be a hot cocoa bar. A special basket will be raffled off just for Friday night viewers.
Saturday, December 7
Carnival, tree lighting, parade, caroling planned
ST. IGNATIUS — On Dec. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the community center in St. Ignatius, the St. Ignatius Chamber of Commerce will hold a Christmas carnival. At 5:30 p.m. the annual town tree lighting event and parade of lights will take place with caroling around the town to follow.
Sunday, December 8
Children’s choir presents Christmas concert
RONAN — The Mission Valley Children’s Choir will present its Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 406 Fifth Ave. SW. The concert is free to the public.
Mission Valley Elks host Hoop Shoot, Free Throw contest
POLSON — On Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Polson High School gymnasium the Mission Valley Elks will host a Hoop Shoot, Free Throw contest. Registration and warm up is from 1:30-2 p.m. and the contest begins at 2 p.m. Boys and girls ages 8-13 (age as of April 1, 2020) living in Polson, Ronan and all the surrounding areas are invited. There is no cost to participate and no admission charge. Categories include: 8- to 9-year-old boys and 8- to 9-year-old girls; 10- to 11-year-old boys and 10- to 11-year-old girls; and 12- to 13-year-old boys and 12- to 13-year-old girls. Winners of each age group advance to the District Contest on Jan. 11. Free chili and hotdogs will be served for each contestant and their families after the shoot at the Polson Elks club. For more information call David Rensvold at 406- 250-0771.
Monday, December 9
Irrigators to meet
RONAN — The Flathead Irrigation District’s monthly meeting is Monday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. upstairs at the Lake County Community Development building on Main Street.
Wednesday, December 11
Christmas potluck shared at Leon Hall
CHARLO — Leon Hall’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, will be a Christmas potluck dinner. A social/wine time begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come share a meal with the community.
Thursday, December 12
Library closed for staff development
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed for a staff development day on Thursday, Dec. 12. The Library will reopen on Friday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m.