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.
Sunday, December 9
Note final date for PPP’s Christmas play
POLSON — The Port Polson Players’ Christmas play, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” plays on Sunday, Dec. 9, and begins at 2 p.m. at the Theatre on the Lake.
Monday, December 10
Make a sundial at the library
POLSON — Makerspace at North Lake County Library is a 90-minute program beginning at 3:30 p.m. for kids of all ages and their caregivers any Monday the library is open. The project for Monday, Dec. 10, is making a sundial.
Santa visits North Crow Creek Women’s Club
NORTH CROW — Come join us for the annual North Crow Creek Women’s Club Christmas program on Monday, Dec.10, at 7 p.m. at the North Crow Clubhouse. Come to our Christmas program and share your talent. Children and adults are welcome to perform by singing a song, reciting a poem, sharing your favorite Christmas story or playing the piano or your favorite instrument. As always, Santa will be there with goodies for the children and, of course – our famous popcorn balls too. Our theme this year is: “A Red Truck Christmas.”
Tuesday, December 11
Classic Christmas movie shown
POLSON — A classic Christmas movie, "Christmas in Connecticut," will be shown on Dec. 11 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.
Thursday, December 13
Enjoy ‘Fun with Ice & Snow’ at library
POLSON — During Thursday, Dec. 13, story times at the North Lake County Library, the book, “Fun with Ice & Snow” will be read at 10:30 a.m. and again at 4 p.m.
Learn about black-footed ferrets
POLSON — “Prairie Bandits: The Story of Montana’s black-footed ferrets” by John Ashley will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s evening program on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Polson Library meeting room.
VFW Auxiliary puts on Christmas dinner
RONAN — The Ronan VFW Auxiliary is putting on a Christmas Dinner for the community. It is on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the VFW Hall. Dinner will be served from 6-7 p.m. Please bring a salad. For more information call 406-676- 3380.
Friday, December 14
Don’t miss library’s Friday Christmas flick
POLSON — On Friday, Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m. the North Lake County Library will show a movie with a star-studded cast full of popular British actors.This holiday movie tells the story of Santa’s youngest son, Arthur, who is called on unexpectedly to save Christmas - and not just for the one child whose gifts Santa forgot to deliver, but for everyone at the South Pole. This Sony Pictures animated film is rated PG and lasts 97 minutes.
Prepare for Christmas concert sing-along
BIG ARM — Mark your calendar for Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at our historic Big Arm schoolhouse when the Polson school district choral group will perform a Christmas concert. Please bring your favorite dessert to share and loosen up your vocal chords for the sing-along portion of the concert. If possible, donate an unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots. For further information, call 406-849-5522.
Santa arrives at Lights under the Big Sky event
RONAN — The lights go on at 5 p.m. and Santa arrives at 5:30 p.m. at the Ronan Fairgrounds for Lights under the Big Sky event. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. there will be games and crafts in the reindeer barn.