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Arlee Library begins summer program through August 7

ARLEE — The Arlee Summer Reading Program is free for all ages and runs from June 12-Aug. 7. Events are on Tuesdays from 9:30- 11:00 a.m. Register with an adult from May 31-June 12 at the Jocko Valley Library. Reading events happen on: June 12, 19, 26, and July 10, 17, 24, 31, and Aug. 7. Library hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m.; Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. (Summer Reading Program only); and Friday from noon- 4 p.m. Visit our website at: www.arleemontana.org, or call the library at 406-726- 3572, with any questions.

Boys and Girls Club summer program June 11 through August 17

LAKE COUNTY — The Flathead Reservation and Lake County Boys and Girls Club will operate a summer program at both their Polson and Ronan sites Monday-Friday (not July 4) from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. from June 11-Aug. 17. The cost is $25 per month and must be paid up front in addition to membership fee. Space is limited. The summer program focuses on academics, good character and citizenship and developing healthy lifestyles. Applications may be picked up onsite or at: www.flatheadbgc.org.

Polson reading program June 11 through August 10

POLSON — The national theme for the Family Summer Reading Program is “Libraries Rock.” Registration begins at the North Lake County Public Library on Monday, June 11, and ends on Aug. 10. On Monday, June 11, the library will host the Usborne Book Fair. Come browse the latest books.

Summer hours announced through September 10

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will begin their summer hours on Friday, June 1. They will be open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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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.
 
 
Lions Club meets twice monthly
 
POLSON - The Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. each month on the first and third Mondays at the Lake Bar and Grill, 101 Main Street. For more information, call Jan Phillips at 406-370-4714.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday, December 9

Visit ‘Lights Under the Big Sky’ event

12/1/2017 - 12/17/2017

RONAN —The Lights Under the Big Sky event at the Fairgrounds in Ronan begins Dec. 1, and runs the first three weekends in December: Dec. 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17. This Christmas festival will be great fun for everyone. There will be a wonderful Christmas Market, lots of kids’ activities, live music, tasty food and great light displays, all to help make the holidays merry and bright. Hours of operation are 5-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 per person. A family rate of $15 for six or more people is offered on Sundays. Children 4-years and younger are free. Kids’ crafts will begin in the Elf Workshop at 5:30 p.m.

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Saturday, December 9

Give to Polson food drive

12/5/2017 - 12/21/2017

POLSON — Glacier Bank and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson are co-hosting a holiday food drive. You may drop off your non-perishable, non-expired food items at the Glacier Bank Polson location and the St. Joseph Medical Center lobby. All food collected will be given to Polson Loaves and Fish Food Pantry. The drive runs through Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Happy holidays and thank you

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Saturday, December 9

Learn about Catholic faith

12/7/2017 - 12/21/2017

ST. IGNATIUS — Welcome Home and Adult Formation classes are scheduled to be taught. Fr. Hightower will lead both an Advent and a Lenten series based on the six dimensions of adult faith formation from the USCCB document, “Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us.” Invite your friends home or come as you are to the St. Ignatius Mission Church social hall on Thursdays at 7 p.m. during Advent - Dec. 7, 14, and 21. Light refreshments will be provided.

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4-H holds Holiday Bazaar

12/9/2017

ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission Valley Ranch Hands’ 4-H Holiday Bazaar will be held at the St. Ignatius Community Center on Dec. 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be shopping, concessions and Santa will be there.

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Check out PTO Christmas Bazaar

12/9/2017

HOT SPRINGS — The Parent Teacher Organization will hold a Christmas Bazaar in the school’s multi-purpose room from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Sing in the park

12/9/2017

HOT SPRINGS — Horseback caroling will take place at the City Park at 1 p.m.

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Sunday, December 10

Auditions for ‘Lamb of God’ solos

12/10/2017 - 12/11/2017

ST. IGNATIUS — Do you sing? Haven’t sung since high school? It doesn’t matter; we need you. Come and raise a joyful noise and save a piece of the history of this valley. “Lamb of God” is an Easter production that will be held as a benefit for the fresco renovation at the historic Mission Church in St. Ignatius on March 23, 24 and 25. We need choir members, soloists, orchestra participants, pianists, etc. Anyone interested in a solo part please come with a piece of music to audition at the Mission Church on December 10 or 11, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please call 509-789 0235 or 406-370-6298.

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Get your picture taken with Santa

12/10/2017

HOT SPRINGS — A Christmas Bazaar will take place at the Symes with free pictures with Santa. The Chamber of Commerce will hold a Christmas drawing and there will be door prizes from noon–3 p.m.

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Join community for Christmas service

12/10/2017

HOT SPRINGS — A Community Christmas Service will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 6 p.m.

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Listen to choir, handbell ringers

12/10/2017

POLSON — The Mission Valley Choral Society, along with the Copeland Memorial Handbell Ringers, will present a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 Fourth Ave. E.

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Mennonite Choir to perform

12/10/2017

RONAN — “Lights Under the Big Sky” continues at the Ronan fairgrounds with the Christmas Market open in the Community Center at 1 p.m. The Mennonite Choir will perform at 2 p.m. and the RHS Jazz Band will follow. There will be a Live Nativity by Faith Lutheran Church and Pablo Baptist Church will perform from 4-4:30 p.m. A Kids Carnival take place from 2-5 p.m. at the Elf Workshop. RHS’ Close Up group will run concessions.

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Monday, December 11

All welcome to join 88th annual Christmas program

12/11/2017

NORTH CROW — North Crow Creek Women’s Club is hosting its 88th year Christmas program on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the North Crow Creek Clubhouse. We welcome one and all, so put on your dancing shoes, bring your singing voices or your musical instruments too for our annual Christmas program. We hope to see you and your friends there.

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Ronan Board to meet

12/11/2017

RONAN — The Ronan School District Board will meet on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Ronan High School library.

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Wednesday, December 13

No December meeting for Marine Corps

12/13/2017

POLSON — The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041, which normally meets every second Wednesday of each month will not meet in December. For more information, call 406-890-0964 or email mclhellroaring1041mt@ gmail. com.

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Soup, singing at Polson Alliance Church

12/13/2017

POLSON — On Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. the Polson Alliance Church invites you to soup, carol singing and a treat exchange. You are also invited to participate in the “Fresh Eyes on Christmas” series presented at Polson Alliance Church, 46873 Highway 93, Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

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Thursday, December 14

Bring salad to Community Christmas Dinner

12/14/2017

RONAN — The Ronan VFW Auxiliary is inviting everyone to the Community Christmas Dinner at the VFW Hall in Ronan on Thursday, Dec. 14. Dinner will be served from 6-7 p.m. Please bring a salad. For more information, call 406-676- 3380.

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Enjoy Christmas Dinner

12/14/2017

RONAN — The Ronan VFW Auxiliary is inviting everyone to the Community Christmas Dinner at the VFW Hall in Ronan on Thursday, Dec. 14. Dinner will be served from 6-7 p.m. Please bring a salad. For more information, call 406-676-3380.

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Learn about energy in U.S., Northwest

12/14/2017

POLSON — “Montana’s Energy Choices” by Ceth Eslick will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s next program on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Polson Library Meeting Room. Everyone is welcome. Ceth Eslick will discuss the state of energy production in the United States with a focus on the Pacific Northwest.

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Rural Fire Board to meet

12/14/2017

POLSON — The Polson Rural Fire Board’s December meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place Thursday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station No. 1 meeting room, 25-B Regatta Rd. Please note this is a date change.

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Friday, December 15

Holiday Treasures raffle tickets drawn

12/15/2017

RONAN — Holiday Treasures raffle winners will be drawn and announced at the Dec. 15 “Lights Under the Big Sky” event at 6 p.m. You must be present to win. There are 14 prize packages valued between $839- $1235. Sign up at local Ronan businesses. Follow the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce at: www.facebook.com/ronanroots.

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Listen to Flathead V8

12/15/2017

RONAN — “Lights Under the Big Sky” continues at the Ronan fairgrounds with the Christmas Market open in the Community Center at 5 p.m.

The Reindeer Watering Hole is open from 6-9 p.m. and Flathead V8 will provide music.

Kids' crafts include using 3-D pens from 6-8 p.m. at the Elf Workshop.

Mission Valley High School Rodeo will run concessions.

 

 

 

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See holiday lights, Big Sky lights, more

12/15/2017

RONAN — Ronan’s Main Street Parade of Lights will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15. Line-up begins at 5 p.m. behind St. Luke Extended Care Facility. Follow the parade and Santa to “Lights Under the Big Sky” for the Holiday Treasures Drawing at the Ronan Fairgrounds. For more information, call 406-676-5323 or 406- 676-5901.

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Saturday, December 16

Participate in Hopa Mountain StoryMakers workshop

12/16/2017

PABLO — The Best Beginnings Children’s Partnership and CSKT Project Launch are co-hosting a Hopa Mountain StoryMakers workshop on the Salish Kootenai College campus on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 9-11:30 a.m. This interactive workshop takes place at the D’Arcy McNickle Library and is open to all families, (focus is on children up to age of 5). Breakfast snacks will start the day at 9 a.m. and at 9:30 a.m. Hopa Mountain staff will discuss the advantages of reading to your children. While parents participate in the discussion, childcare will be provided for on-site.

Adults may choose books to take home, and since the holidays are soon, gift wrapping will be available so books may be given as gifts. This event is free, including the books. For more information, call 406-883-7209.

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Samoans dance at Lights Under the Big Sky

12/16/2017

RONAN — “Lights Under the Big Sky” continues at the Ronan fairgrounds with the Christmas Market open in the Community Center at 5 p.m. Samoan dancers will provide entertainment at the Reindeer Watering Hole and there will be other music. Kids crafts take place from 5:30- 8 p.m. at the Elf Workshop.

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Visit ‘Busy Elves Holiday Extravaganza’

12/16/2017

POLSON — Come check out exceptional gifts by area artisans at the Busy Elves Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Polson Red Lion Inn. Search and Rescue will join the show with a gift wrapping fundraiser. Busy Elves Holiday Extravaganza includes gifts from extraordinary area artisans: crafts, arts, baked goods. There will also be turned wood, jewelry, children’s books, hand-worked leather, woodworks, Native arts, beadwork, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, quilts, dolls, Christmas items, home décor, yarn goods, stocking stuffers, candies, butters and much more. The show is a non-profit with space fees donated to Search and Rescue.

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Sunday, December 17

Choir sings at ‘Lights Under the Big Sky’

12/17/2017

RONAN — “Lights Under the Big Sky” continues at the Ronan fairgrounds with the Christmas Market open in the Community Center at 1 p.m. Cathy Gillhouse’s choir will sing at the Reindeer Watering Hole at 2 p.m. followed by the RHS Jazz Band. A Kids Carnival is from 2-5 p.m. at the Elf Workshop.

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Elks hold free throw contest

12/17/2017

POLSON — The Mission Valley Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest will be held on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Linderman Gymnasium. Registration and warm up takes place from 11:30 a.m. – noon and the contest begins at noon.

Polson, Ronan and all surrounding area boys and girls ages 8-13 (age as of April 1, 2018) are invited to participate. Categories include: 8-9 year-old boys, 8-9 year-old girls, 10-11 year-old boys, 10-11 yearold girls and 12-13 year-old boys, 12-13 year-old girls.

There is no cost to participate and no admission will be charged. Winners of each age group advance to the District Contest in Pablo on Jan. 13 to be held at the McDonald Gymnasium.

Free chili and hotdogs will be served to each contestant and their families after the shoot at the Polson Elks Club.

For more information, call 406-250-0771.

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Enjoy children’s Christmas play

12/17/2017

RONAN — Join us at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 207 Eisenhower Street, SW, on Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. for our annual children’s play entitled, “An Emoji Christmas.”

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Join Christmas carol sing-along

12/17/2017

POLSON —Come one, come all, to an hour of singing with cookies and warm drinks to follow at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sixth Ave. E, on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. A free-will offering for Helping Hands will take place.

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MV Children’s Choir presents Christmas concert

12/17/2017

RONAN — The Mission Valley Children’s Choir will present its Christmas Concert on Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. in conjunction with the Lights Under the Big Sky Festival sponsored by the Ronan Chamber of Commerce. The concert will be held at the fairgrounds in the fair barn. The choir will perform secular and sacred Christmas songs and carols. Some selections will feature solos and ensembles with piano and guitar accompaniment. The concert is free of charge.

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Monday, December 18

Mission Valley Rises holds general meeting

12/18/2017

RONAN — Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! will hold a general meeting on Monday, Dec. 18, at the Safe Harbor office, corner of Eisenhower and Highway 93, at 6 p.m. Call 406-745-3001 or email: missionvalleyrises@ gmail.com for more information. Mission Valley Rises is a local, non-partisan, community-led group, committed to exploring issues that affect our community. Come join us. At this meeting, we will finalize our plans for a Jan. 9 Community Action Workshop, and look at future projects.

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Tuesday, December 19

Ronan library closes for staff work day

12/19/2017

RONAN — The Ronan Library District’s library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 19, for a staff work day.

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School holds Christmas programs

12/19/2017

HOT SPRINGS — Christmas programs will take place at the school at 7 p.m. A Chamber of Commerce drawing will also take place.

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Wednesday, December 20

Dancers wearing festive colors requested

12/20/2017

POLSON — Dance to the music of Ken’s Country Combo at the Elks on Main Street, on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 7-10 p.m. Remember to wear festive colors. Snacks are served at 8:30 p.m. Dancers needed.

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Dinner, basket winner announced

12/20/2017

ST. IGNATIUS — The winner of the Christmas basket will be announced on Dec. 20 at the St. Ignatius Senior Center Christmas dinner at 5:30 p.m.

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Launch Remembrance Lantern

12/20/2017

Ronan High School Student Council is selling Remembrance Lanterns for $5.00 from December 1st to December 20th. They will host a release ceremony Wednesday, December 20, at 5:30 pm in the Ronan High School Parking lot. All are invited to attend and participate in the releasing of the lanterns. You may also purchase Sky Lanterns to release on your own. To include your loved one's name, please talk to a Student Council member or call 406-676-3390  extension 7543

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School choirs perform

12/20/2017

RONAN — The K. William Harvey School first grade choir will perform in the Performing Arts Center at Ronan Middle School on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 9 a.m. The fourth grade choir will perform in the Performing Arts Center at Ronan Middle School that same day at 1:30 p.m.

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Seniors serve Christmas dinner

12/20/2017

HOT SPRINGS — On Wednesday, Dec 20, the Hot Springs’ Senior Center will serve a Christmas dinner at noon. A Chamber drawing will also take place.

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Thursday, December 21

Enjoy Christmas dinner at Tribal Center

12/21/2017

HOT SPRINGS — A Christmas dinner will be served at the Tribal Nutrition Center at 11:30 a.m. A Chamber drawing will also take place.

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School choirs perform

12/21/2017

RONAN — The K. William Harvey School second grade choir will perform in the Performing Arts Center at Ronan Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 21, at 9 a.m. The third grade choir will perform in the Performing Arts Center at Ronan Middle School that same day at 1:30 p.m.

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SPLASH in December

12/21/2017

POLSON — Sponsors of December SPLASH event are Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and Glacier Bank. They are holding a joint food drive, so please bring your donations. Dust off those ugly sweaters because there will be an ugly sweater contest during the 5-7 p.m. meeting at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. For more information, contact the Polson Chamber at 406-883-5969.

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Friday, December 22

All Pablo Elementary students to perform in Christmas concert

12/22/2017

PABLO — The annual Pablo Elementary Christmas program titled, “Glo, Glo, Glorious Christmas,” will take place on Friday, Dec. 22, at 9 a.m. in the Pablo Elementary multi-purpose room. This annual holiday program will include all students of Pablo Elementary, preschool through fourth grade, performing holiday favorites and holiday surprises by grade level. Please join us in this celebration of song for the holidays.

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