Friday, December 13
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.
Concert to benefit Toys for Tots
POLSON — The Lake Bar presents a free “Make a Kid Smile” concert on Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. to closing. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program and listen to three bands perform: “Off in the Woods,” “The Slickbacks,” and “Free Radicals.”
PHS choral group to perform in Big Arm
BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host the Polson High School choral group at our annual Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Big Arm Historic School House. Their performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. A snack/dessert time will begin at 5 p.m. so please bring a finger food or dessert to share and if possible, an unwrapped toy for the Marine Toys For Tots drive. Come and enjoy a great evening of holiday music and food. For more information, call Lee at 406-849-5522.
Saturday, December 14
Find Christmas gifts at annual bazaar
ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission Valley Ranch Hands 4-H Club Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 14. This annual event is a great place to find gifts and has been for more than 30 years. There will be many vendors, local products, 4-H concessions and more.
Tuesday, December 17
Drawing for pickup held
ST. IGNATIUS — The drawing for the Ford pickup will be held on Dec. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Mission Valley Food Pantry, 203 Blaine.
Glacier Lake School presents play
RONAN — Glacier Lake School presents a play with Bugsy, Fat Sam and Blousey on Dec. 17 and 18 at the Grey Leaf Gallery on Main Street. The performance begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $5 and $10. Book in advance at: http://www.glacierlakeschool.com/bugsy or you can call 406-745-2345. Watch as Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust not-so-willingly into the gangster limelight when he becomes the last chance that Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love, Blousey, but that just isn’t in the cards for our hero. This performance is limited to 60 people per night, so hurry to buy your tickets.
Make peppermint scrub
POLSON— On Tuesday, Dec. 17, the North Lake County Public Library will host a Flipster Fun Series beginning at 5 p.m. We will make peppermint sugar scrub. We found the instructions in Willow and Sage winter edition. Make a gift for someone special or to treat yourself. All supplies will be provided. Please RSVP by Dec. 16. Preview the recipe by clicking on the Flipster link on our website and entering your library card number: www.northlakecountylibrary. org.
Wednesday, December 18
Irrigation meeting held
POLSON — The semi-annual Flathead Indian Irrigation Project meeting will be held at the Red Lion Inn on Dec 18, from 5-7 p.m. For more information call 406-745-266.
Join community dance fun
POLSON — Please join us for the community dance at the Elks on Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 7-10 p.m. Music is provided by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of classic country and vintage rock and roll. Snacks are provided during the 8:30 p.m. Refreshments may be purchased in the bar next door. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. Come early as Elks members cook up some good hamburgers for purchase from 5-7 p.m., prior to the dance. Everyone is welcome. Come check us out.
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, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station No. 1, 25-B Regatta Rd. The meeting agenda is available on the Monday prior to the meeting at the website: lakemt.gov/prfd.
Thursday, December 19
Providence hosts SPLASH, ends food drive
POLSON — Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and Glacier Bank will culminate their holiday season food drive on Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Polson Chamber of Commerce SPLASH held between 5-7 p.m. at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 6 Thirteenth Ave E.
Tuesday, December 24
All invited to candlelight service
POLSON — Polson Community Church, 1814 First Street E., will be having a Candlelight Service, Christmas Eve, at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Caroling to precede Christmas service
POLSON — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sixth Ave. E, welcomes all to their Christmas service on Dec. 24. We will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service with caroling at 4:30 p.m. and worship beginning at 5 p.m.
Library closed for Christmas holiday
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday. They will reopen on Thursday, Dec. 26.
Sunday, December 29
'Pop Up Film Festival' planned in Polson
POLSON —The Good Coffee Roasting Company will host another free “Pop Up Film Festival” on Sunday Dec. 29, from 4-6 p.m. There will be 12 brand-new films from around the world that will entertain, challenge and widen your perceptions about other people and cultures. For more information browse to: http://tinyurl.com/puffshorts. Good Coffee Roasting is located at 201 Third Ave. E, just behind Stutzman's Furniture.
Tuesday, December 31
Library closed for New Year’s holiday
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will close early at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31 for the New Year’s holiday. They will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2, at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, January 1
Dance at Elks cancelled
POLSON — The Polson community dance normally held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Elks is cancelled due to the date falling on New Year’s Day. From all of us to all of you, please be safe on New Year’s Eve and we pray the New Year will bring wonderful blessings. We hope to see you all on the third Wednesday of January, Jan. 15, 2020 for dancing fun.
Thursday, January 2
Colic discussed at horsemen meeting
RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will hold their next monthly meeting on Jan. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ronan VFW. Our program will be about colic and presented by Dr. Tyler. We hope to see you there.
Friday, January 3
Movie shown at Friday night library event
POLSON — On Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at 6 p.m. a family friendly movie (PG or PG-13) will be shown at the North Lake County Public Library. Movies are shown on the first Friday of each month. Check our website: www.northlakecountylibrary.org. You must be in the library before 6 p.m. to attend, as the doors lock at 6 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Popcorn will be provided. This program is free and open to the public.
Sunday, January 5
Join classic country jammin’
POLSON — Join classic country jammin’ at the Elks on Main Street for a great afternoon of music and fun on Sunday, Jan. 5, from 1-4 p.m. Bring your guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, autoharp, base, keyboard, drum, sax, etc., and come join us for a few hours of jamming and dancing on Sunday afternoon.
If you plan to play, you must bring your own instrument. This is a new jam that will be at the Elks every first Sunday of each month.
There is a cover charge of $5 for those coming to dance or listen. Dress is casual. For more information, call 406-883-3130 or 406-260-6590.
Tuesday, January 7
Join quilters in 2020
RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Terrace Lake Community Church. Refreshments will be provided. Be sure to bring your show and tell items. The first class for the new year will be on Saturday, Jan. 18, for those of you that have signed up. Start a New Year’s resolution with a creative hobby and come be a part of the guild or just stop by and see what we have to offer and join the fun.
Thursday, January 9
Adult coloring program goes ‘South of the Border’
POLSON — On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, from 2-3:30 p.m., the North Lake County Public library will offer an adult coloring program entitled, “South of the Border.” The holidays are over and everyone is ready to head south for some sunshine and warmer temperatures. Let’s make our own heat right here in the library and have some fun with an activity full of vibrant color, Latin rhythm and spicy snacks. We provide the coloring supplies or you may bring your own. Cha-cha-cha!
Free workshop offered to farmers, ranchers
RONAN — A free workshop regarding the USDA Rural Development Value Added Producer Grants will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 9 a.m.-noon at the LCCDC office, 407 Main St SW. The USDA Value Added Producer Grant Program assists farmers and ranchers in the development of value-added products. Learn more about the program and how it can help you finance your value-added products. Grants and matching funds can be used for planning activities or expenses related to producing and marketing a value-added agricultural product. Space is limited so reserve your seat today.Register online at: lccdc. ecenterdirect.com/events/588. For more information contact Taylor Lyon at 406-676-5912 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Producer grants workshop held
Value-Added Producer Grants Workshop. This free workshop helps farmers and ranchers learn about this USDA program that can help them finance value-added ag products. 9 a.m.-noon at the LCCDC office in Ronan. Sponsored by the Lake County Community Development Corporation.