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.
Saturday, December 15
Enjoy Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
WHITEFISH — Join us for this very special holiday concert that will feature both the Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Chorale performing sacred music by Baroque masters Bach and Handel, and 20/21st century composers Vaughan Williams, Lauridsen, Whitacre and Zoltek. Come enjoy this fabulous and inspiring concert for the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 127 Spokane Ave.
Native artisans at Lights under the Big Sky event
RONAN — All day from 2-9 p.m. at the Community Center “Native Artisan Spotlight’ will take place. The lights go on at 5 p.m. at the Ronan Fairgrounds and Santa arrives at 5:30 p.m. for the Lights under the Big Sky event. From 5:30-8:30 p.m. there will be games and crafts in the reindeer barn. At the Community Center There will be a ‘Live Nativity’ between 6 and 7 p.m. Also during that time Robert Parot will perform a hoop dance.
Sunday, December 16
Enjoy sacred Christmas music performance
KALISPELL — Join us for this very special holiday concert that will feature both the Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Chorale performing sacred music by Baroque masters Bach and Handel, and 20/21st century composers Vaughan Williams, Lauridsen, Whitacre and Zoltek. Come enjoy this fabulous and inspiring concert for the holiday season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at Flathead High Performance Hall, 644 Fourth Ave. W in Kalispell.
Exchange food for fines at library
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library is holding a food drive. All contributions will be donated to the Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry. Patrons with overdue items or fines on their cards are encouraged to bring sealed, commercially prepared, nonperishable food items to the circulation desk. Fines will be reduced by one dollar for each item donated. Please note that forgiveness of fines does not include lost or damaged items. Patrons without fines are also encouraged to join in this event to help replenish the Food Pantry.
Monday, December 17
Attend book signing at library
POLSON — Linda Greenwood is holding a signing for a memoir she wrote about her late husband, Tom Greenwood, entitled “One of a Kind,” on Monday, Dec. 17, between noon and 3 p.m. at the North Lake County Library.
Tuesday, December 18
Classic Christmas movie shown
POLSON — A classic Christmas movie, "A Christmas Story," will be shown on Dec. 18 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.
Legislators engage in community discussion
RONAN — Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! will host a community discussion with legislators on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Ronan Community Center. This will be a community discussion with our legislators on what we should be watching for in this legislative session. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 6-8 p.m.
Water users invited to meeting
ST. IGNATIUS — All interested water users are invited to The Bureau of Indian Affairs - Flathead Indian Irrigation Project’s semi-annual irrigation meeting, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the St. Ignatius Community Center between 5-7 p.m. For more information call 406- 745-2661.
Wednesday, December 19
All welcome to free dinner in Arlee
ARLEE — The Food Sovereignty Committee is having a community dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the Arlee School cafeteria. This is a free dinner and open to everyone. Contact Makenzie at 406-493- 2803 or Mary 406-531-7975 for more information.
Ken’s Country Combo plays for Christmas dance
POLSON — Please join us for the Community Christmas Dance at the Elks’ on Main Street on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 7-10 p.m. Ken’s Country Combo will play a variety of vintage country and rock and roll music for you to dance to in the ballroom. There will be a drawing for door prizes and other gifts. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. Come and join in on the fun.
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. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station number 1, 25B Regatta Road. Note the date change. An agenda will be available the Monday prior to meeting.
Friday, December 21
‘Annie Junior’ on stage at Glacier School
RONAN — Glacier Lake School Theater group presents a production of “Annie Junior,” the timeless classic set in New York about a strong, determined orphan. It will be held at The Silver Knot, 35115 Timberlane Road. The show starts at 6 p.m. and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concessions will be available. Tickets are $10 and $5.
‘Holiday Treasures’ big drawing held after parade
RONAN – The big drawing of the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce annual “Holiday Treasures” promotion will be held at 6:30 p.m. after the parade of lights at the Ronan Flower Mill. Santa will also be there with goodie bags for the kids.Don’t miss this opportunity to win or watch your neighbors win holiday treasure.
Bring lights to Christmas Parade
RONAN — On Main Street, Friday, Dec. 21, the town of Ronan will hold a “Parade of Lights” beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parade lineup is behind St. Luke Extended Care facility at no later than 5 p.m. For more information call 406-676-5323 or 406-676-5901 or 406-676- 4600. Spectators are asked to bring flashlights, lanterns, glowsticks and such to share the light of hope, love and peace.
Christmas market held at fairgrounds
RONAN — A Christmas market will be held all day at the Ronan fairgrounds from 4-9 p.m. In the Community Center from 6-7 p.m. the Mennonite Choir will provide music. A “Live Nativity” will take place there from 6-7 p.m. and Mission Valley Ukelele Jam will then provide music from 7-8 p.m.
Pablo students bring holiday performance to stage
PABLO — The annual Pablo Elementary Christmas Program, “Someday at Christmas,” will be presented on Friday, Dec. 21, at 9 a.m. in the Pablo Elementary gym. All grade levels will perform. The program this year will include traditional carols, rock and roll favorites, songs celebrating diversity and humorous songs. Students of every grade level work very hard during rehearsals to bring a fine performance to the stage. Please make plans to attend.
Monday, December 24
Candlelight service planned
POLSON —New Life Church, 1414 Second Street W, has a candlelight service planned for Dec. 24, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. We hope you and your family will join us at 5:30 p.m. for a candlelight communion service celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We will have cookies and cider at 4:30 p.m. Childcare will be provided for nursery school age children. Call 406-883-2447 for more information.
Candlelight, communion service held
POLSON — Polson Community Church, 1814 First Street E, will have a candlelight and communion service on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Library closes for holiday observance
POLSON — The North Lake County Library will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday.
St. Andrew’s invites all to Christmas eve service
POLSON — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sixth Ave. E, welcomes all to their Christmas services: Christmas eve candlelight service with caroling at 4:30 p.m. and worship beginning at 5 p.m.
Two candlelight services planned at Good Shepherd
POLSON — Candlelight Christmas Eve services for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Polson will be at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. with communion.
Tuesday, December 25
All welcome at Christmas day worship service
POLSON — St. Andrew’s, 110 Sixth Ave. E, welcomes all to their Christmas day worship service at 10 am.
Thursday, December 27
‘Night at the Museum’ series ends
POLSON — Miracle of America’s 4th Thursday, free “Night at the Museum” will end the series with its Christmas program on Dec. 27 at 6:30 p.m. A 30-minute Christmas special, starring Jimmy Stewart and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will be followed by a filmed-in-Montana movie, “Headin’ Home for the Holidays,” starring singer Amy Grant and Dennis Weaver. This movie lasts about 60 minutes. The movie was filmed in Glacier National Park and the Scriver Art Gallery in Browning. Treats and donations are welcome. For more information, call Gil at 406-270- 7895.
Library holds ‘Tech Drop in for Assistance Day’
POLSON — North Lake County Library will hold a “Tech Drop in for Assistance Day” on Thursday, Dec. 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Does a new device have you puzzled? Come in to the library and Heather will help you get more comfortable with your new device.
Listen to story at library
POLSON — Storytime at North Lake County Library takes place at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursdays. The story for Dec. 27 is “Animals at Night.”