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.
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.