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Recovery support available

RONAN —Recovery support is available for those struggling with addiction at The Never Alone Recovery Hall, at 309 B Main Street, 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.

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Montecahto Club seeks information - 5/20/15

POLSON — The Montecahto Club is seeking the names and addresses of current service men and women from Lake County in order to send them care packages. Please phone Myrna at 406-407-2352 or Kari at 406-370-1443, with this information.




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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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New hours announced for MO

POLSON — Miracle of America’s hours are now 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1:30-6 p.m. on Sundays. Some holidays may be shorter hours as well, so it is best to call 406-883-6804 first. Our free “Night at the Museum” is on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Donations or treats are always welcome. Schoolteachers are encouraged to give extra credit for a report from attending students.

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.


Saturday, November 4

Gallery presents work of renowned artist through Nov. 11

10/6/2017 - 11/11/2017

POLSON — Takes Horse Gallery, 49487 US Highway 93, is proud to present “Art in Autumn,” an exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist John Gawne. A member of the CM Russell Museum’s elite Skull Society, John Gawne’s paintings of the western landscape and Native Americans are shown in some of the most prestigious galleries in the country. This is a unique opportunity see his work, as well as paintings by some of Montana’s and the Northwest’s best artists: John Gawne, David Dragonfly, DG House, Tabby Ivy, John Pepion, Rachel Warner and Shannon Webster. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, from 4-8 p.m. The exhibition will run from Oct. 6-Nov. 11.

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Bazaar planned in Arlee


ARLEE — The 2017 Arlee Bazaar is on Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Arlee Brown Building (92439 Highway 93 N). More than twenty vendors will sell crafts, gifts and assorted items. A chili and fry bread lunch will be for sale as well as assorted pies sold by the piece. For information or table rental, call 406-726- 3227.

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Pancake breakfast to raise funds at Yellow Bay


YELLOW BAY — The Yellow Bay Community Club will serve a pancake, eggs, ham and sausages breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the clubhouse located on Highway 35 at mile-maker 18. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 8 and under. The event includes a bake sale, and new and gently used holiday decorations will be available for purchase. A silent auction featuring Hazel Conway’s one-of-kind crib blankets will be available to bidders during the event. All proceeds will be donated to charities and upkeep of the historic clubhouse building.  

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Sunday, November 5

Children’s choir to perform


RONAN — The Mission Valley Children’s Choir will host a concert on Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Faith Lutheran Church at 3 p.m. The concert is free to the public. For more information, call 406-207-3032.

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Music lovers asked to join in


Polson — Northwest Accordion Jam is the first Sunday of each month. All singers, players, viewers and dancers are welcome to join in from 2-5 p.m. at the Elks Club on Main St. Bring your guitars, drums, saxophones, accordions, etc. and join us.

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Tuesday, November 7

Equestrian writers to present at meeting


RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen’s next monthly meeting is on Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW in Ronan. Kent and Charlene Krone, who write equestrian articles in the horse magazine “Trail Rider,” will be the meeting presenters. These equestrian travelers write articles about their experiences and their favorite places to camp and ride. They offer invaluable information from the equestrians’ perspective. They will show two DVDs with the total length of about 25 minutes. Our meetings are open to members and non-members alike.

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Quilters change meeting time, place


RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Ronan LDS Church. Anyone who would like to help with the 2018 raffle quilt can join those working on it at 4:00 p.m. The regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Remember to invite someone to the meeting and bring your show and tell. For anyone doing the Christmas Challenge: remember your item has to be done and turned in at the meeting. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there.

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Wednesday, November 8

'Sparkle On’ at the library


POLSON — “Sparkle On,” an adult coloring program, will be held at North Lake County Public Library in Polson on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 2:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. The theme of this pre-holiday program is “all things glittery.” A new trend in the world of coloring relaxation is Paint by Sticker. There will be projects available to try, along with coloring supplies and tasty fall snacks. If you have some sparkly jewelry, wear it to the program. The library is located at 2 First Ave. E. Please call 406-883-8225 for more information. Drop-ins are welcome.

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Free meditation classes offered


POLSON — Zen Meditation Class is being offered at the YogaHeart Studio, 314 Main St., on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. The classes will be presented by Zen Priest Zenku, Jerry Smyers.  There is no charge for the class. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 406-847-721-0665

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Health foundation holds meeting


POLSON — A community meeting for the Mission Valley will be held on Nov. 8, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. The Headwaters Health Foundation of Western Montana invites you to a community conversation about health care-related challenges and opportunities in Mission Valley and surrounding area. Share your perspective in two areas: behavioral health and social determinants of health, particularly as they relate to children and American Indian populations - why are these the right issues for the Foundation to tackle - what strengths does our community bring to these issues - of the roles a foundation can play (grant maker, community organizer, knowledge sharer, etc.), which are the most important to support your community? For additional information, call 406-218-2431. Please RSVP.

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Rural Fire District board to meet


POLSON — The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. at Fairgrounds Station No. 1 meeting room, 25-B Regatta Rd. Monthly and special meetings have changed their meeting times permanently to 6 p.m.

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Thursday, November 9

American veterans celebrated


RONAN — Students at Glacier View School, 36332 Mud Creek Lane, have prepared a short program honoring veterans and it will be followed by a delicious and free hot meal. Students want to thank you for your service and remind you that they have not forgotten you or your sacrifices for our freedom. Veterans are welcome to bring family and friends to this celebration program at lunch at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9.

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Fun, mystery play performed by RMS


RONAN — The Ronan Middle School will perform a play on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Ronan Performing Arts Center. It is called Aunt Maggity’s Dark and Stormy Night and is a fun mystery play. There are laughs a-plenty and personalities galore in this light-hearted romp of a mystery that has a little bit of everything. This play has it all – from creepy spiders, suspense and comedic chaos comes a sense of familial love, forgiveness, and what just might be the first happy ending. Tickets are $5 at the door.

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Friday, November 10

Marines celebrate 242nd birthday


POLSON — The Marine Corps’ 242nd Birthday Celebration with a silent auction will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Polson VFW Post upstairs. Proceeds from the Silent Auction will go to the Hellroaring Detachment Scholarship Program. The evening begins with a no-host social hour at 6 p.m., a cake-cutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m., introductions at 6:45 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. This event is open to families and the public. The Award Ceremony and results of the silent auction will start at 8 p.m. This year’s dinner menu features a buffet consisting of prime rib and stuffed pork chop with all the trimmings. The event is open seating. Reservation seating is available for tables of eight. Please RSVP by Saturday, Nov. 4, if you wish to eat dinner.

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Montecahto Club holds Christmas sale

11/10/2017 - 11/11/2017

POLSON – The Montecahto Club is holding a Holiday/Christmas Sale at their east shore clubhouse on Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The non-profit club will be selling high quality, lightly used Thanksgiving and Christmas items. The Montecahto clubhouse is located at mile-marker six on Highway 35, across the road and up the hill from the Finley Point Grill. See you there.

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PHS to present play on two nights

11/10/2017 - 11/11/2017

POLSON — The Polson High School Theater Production Club will present “Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens” on Nov. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. at Polson High School. Admission costs $5 for school-aged children, $8 for adults and Pre-K children are free. There will be a bake sale during intermission.

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Saturday, November 11

CASA training offered Nov. 11, 18 and 25

11/11/2017 - 11/25/2017

POLSON — Become a volunteer CASA Advocate. Training with CASA of Lake and Sanders Counties will be offered Nov. 11, 18 and 25. Advocates are needed for abused and neglected children throughout Lake County. Call 406-883-0158 for more information.

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Elks honor veterans


POLSON — Join the Elks Lodge in honoring our veterans with a free breakfast for all veteran and active duty service men and women. Breakfast is from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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Open gym event supports Close Up Program


POLSON — An open gym will be held at Head Over Heels, 101 Whitewater Place, Suite B, to help students raise money for a trip to Washington D.C. and NYC. All proceeds raised go to the Ronan High School students within the Close Up Program. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m.-noon. The cost is $10 per person for non-members, $8 per person for members and parents are free with their paying children.

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Veterans admitted free


POLSON — Veterans will receive free admission to the Miracle of America Museum on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in commemoration of Veterans Day, previously known as Armistice Day. The Miracle of America Museum is located on Memory Lane in Polson and has Montana’s largest tribute to veterans. Call 406-883-6804 or 406-270-7895 for more information.

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Veterans eat for free


ARLEE —A veterans’ spaghetti dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4-8 p.m. at the Arlee Indian Senior Center. All veterans eat for free. For all others prices are: adults $7; kids 5-12 years old $5; a family of four $20 with additional members $5. All proceeds go to services for local veterans. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert. There will also be a 50/50 drawing.

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Sunday, November 12

Join Valley View potluck


VALLEY VIEW — Come join us for our monthly potlucks at the Valley View Clubhouse, 40762 Valley View Road. Social time is at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m.   Bring your favorite potluck dish to share and come enjoy good company and good food. Schedule: Sundays, November 12, December 10, January 7, February 11, March 11, April 8 and May 20. For rental of our community hall call Kelly Bailey 883-2910. All proceeds benefit the Valley View Clubhouse. Thank you.

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Monday, November 13

Auditions held for ‘Treasure Island’


ARLEE — Auditions are open for students in grades K-12 to be part of Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Treasure Island” and will take place in the 3-6 building’s multipurpose room on Monday, Nov. 13, from 4:05-6:05 p.m. Permission slips were sent home on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and should have been signed and returned by Thursday, Nov. 9.

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RSD board to meet


RONAN — The Ronan School District No. 30 board will meet in the high school library, on Monday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. If you have any questions, call 406-676-3390 ext. 7200 or 406-676-3390 or email: camille.delaurenti@

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Tuesday, November 14

Democrats watch Flathead Lakers produced film


POLSON — Join the Lake County Democrats at the North Lake County Public Library in Polson on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Greg McCormick, with the Flathead Lakers, will present the Laker produced film, "Oil and Water Don't Mix," spotlighting the hazards of rail transport of Bakken Oil along the Flathead River. The meeting will begin with a social time from 6:30-7 p.m. followed by the evening's program. Light refreshments will be served. If you have questions call 406-599-4087.


Join in the Fall Wellness Conference


POLSON — The Fall Wellness Conference will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. Transportation and childcare are available. Call 406-745-3525 X 5028 for more information.

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Learn technology device information for holiday shopping


POLSON — Shopping for technology for the holidays? North Lake County Public Library, 2 First Ave. E, will host a free class on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Specialist Heather Miles will present a session called “Holiday Shopping for Technology.” The class will offer information about what technology devices best fit your needs and the needs of those on your gift list. Registration is required and refreshments will be served. For more information or to sign up, call 406-883-8225 or stop by the library.

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Wednesday, November 15

FBC to discuss budget cuts, AIS


POLSON — Members of the Flathead Basin Commission will meet in Polson on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The morning portion of the meeting will focus on the FBC budget cuts being proposed by DNRC. In the afternoon, the FBC will focus on the AIS regulations and planning for the 2018 field season.

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Quilters complete annual fundraiser

11/15/2017 - 12/1/2017

RONAN — Mission Valley Quilters Guild complete their fundraiser challenge for the Ronan Senior Center on this date. During this annual event, quilters display their projects at the Ronan Senior Center and the public votes on them by donations. The center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so stop in, bring your spare change and vote on these wonderful projects. This event runs Nov. 8-Dec. 1.

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Thursday, November 16

SPLASH at Polson Health


POLSON — SPLASH host will be Polson Health, 106 Ridgewater Dr., from 5-7 p.m. Polson Health is a division of Kalispell Regional Medical Center. For additional information about this and other Chamber programs, visit www. or call 406-883-5969.

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Friday, November 17

Enjoy movie at Ronan Library


RONAN — On Friday, Nov. 17, Ronan library will hold a movie night at the library from 5 - 7 p.m. The movie will be announced.

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