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Harm reduction saves lives

POLSON — Every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lake County Health Department, Open Aid Alliance is now providing syringe services, overdose awareness, testing and support. Call or text 406-304-7352 for more information or email: polsoninfo@openaidalliance.org. 

 

Hot Springs’ Organic Market offers nutritious food

HOT SPRINGS — Camas Organic Market is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. at 300 Main St in Hot Springs. Customers will be able to earn the Double SNAP Dollars coupons on every Tuesday and Thursday starting on July 2.

Library begins monthly movie night

POLSON — Enjoy “Friday Night at the Library” on the fourth Friday of each month. North Lake County Library will show movies rated PG or PG-13 ( posted on our website) and make fresh popcorn. This program debuts Friday, Jan. 25. Be in the library before 6 p.m. to be included. Feel free to bring your own nonalcoholic beverage and snacks.

Recovery support available

RONAN —Recovery support is available for those struggling with addiction at The Never Alone Recovery Hall (Hwy. 93, old Boys and Girls Club), 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.

Rotary meets Tuesdays

POLSON — The Polson Rotary’s regular meeting are on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. at the KwaTaqNuk.

 

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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: www.polsonfoursquare.org, 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 www.aa-montana.org, 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: mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, December 7

‘Lights Under the Big Sky’ kicks off

12/7/2018

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.

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Be sure to see ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

12/7/2018

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.

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DeVeer Designs holds sale at Harvest Foods

12/7/2018

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.

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Enjoy good, food, drinks, fun at Century 21 party

12/7/2018

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.

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Holiday concert planned

12/7/2018

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.

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Saturday, December 8

4-H bazaar on tap

12/8/2018

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.

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Another opportunity to see Christmas production

12/8/2018

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.  

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MVCA to hold winter dinner fundraiser

12/8/2018

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.

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Pachyderms celebrate Christmas

12/8/2018

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.

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Sunday, December 9

Note final date for PPP’s Christmas play

12/9/2018

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.  

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Monday, December 10

Make a sundial at the library

12/10/2018

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.

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Santa visits North Crow Creek Women’s Club

12/10/2018

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

12/11/2018

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.

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Thursday, December 13

Enjoy ‘Fun with Ice & Snow’ at library

12/13/2018

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.

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Learn about black-footed ferrets

12/13/2018

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.

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VFW Auxiliary puts on Christmas dinner

12/13/2018

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.

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Friday, December 14

Don’t miss library’s Friday Christmas flick

12/14/2018

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.

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Prepare for Christmas concert sing-along

12/14/2018

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.

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Santa arrives at Lights under the Big Sky event

12/14/2018

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.

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Saturday, December 15

Enjoy Glacier Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

12/15/2018

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.

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Native artisans at Lights under the Big Sky event

12/15/2018

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.

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Sunday, December 16

Enjoy sacred Christmas music performance

12/16/2018

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.

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Exchange food for fines at library

12/16/2018

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.

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Monday, December 17

Attend book signing at library

12/17/2018

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.

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Tuesday, December 18

Classic Christmas movie shown

12/18/2018

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.

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Legislators engage in community discussion

12/18/2018

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.

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Water users invited to meeting

12/18/2018

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.

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Wednesday, December 19

All welcome to free dinner in Arlee

12/19/2018

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.

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Ken’s Country Combo plays for Christmas dance

12/19/2018

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.

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Rural Fire District board to meet

12/19/2018

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.

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