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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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Thursday, February 14

Give food for fines at city court

2/4/2019 - 2/28/2019

POLSON — Polson City Court, (106 First Street, E), will hold their annual “Food for Fines” drive from Feb. 4 -28, Mondays-Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Defendants with existing fines may reduce the amount owed by donating non-perishable, non-expired food.

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Join Valentine’s Day ‘50s sock hop

2/14/2019

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association invites you to a Valentine’s Day ‘50s sock hop featuring Charles Lutz on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Big Arm Schoolhouse. There will be live music from the ‘50s including Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson and more. Bring your favorite finger food, snack food or dessert to share. Call Lee at 406-849-5522, for more information.

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Library closes for staff development

2/14/2019

POLSON — The North Lake County Library in Polson will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 14, for a staff development day.

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Friday, February 15

Don’t miss ‘Mission Valley Has Talent’ deadline

2/15/2019

POLSON — Register by Feb. 15 for the Mission Valley Has Talent contest. MVHT is a fundraiser for the Helping Hands Fund. Talent show rules and registration forms are available at: www.missionvalleyhastalent. org, and at schools and many businesses in Lake County. Contestants can register and pay fees online, or download a registration form, complete, include the fee and mail to the Helping Hands Fund, P.O. 1094, Polson, MT 59860. All forms and fees must be in the HHF office by Feb. 15. Questions can be directed to Helping Hands Fund office by calling 406-883- 8256. The 2019 event is scheduled for March 15.

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Enjoy versatile music group’s talent

2/15/2019

RONAN — Jayme Stone Folklife, a versatile group of musicians has cultivated vibrant Sea Island spirituals, Creole calypsos, and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes for contemporary listeners. Come enjoy the music at the Ronan Performing Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. Single tickets are $15 at the door. Advance tickets are $13 and college students with ID are $5. Youth 18 years old and under are free. If you have questions call 406-887-2739 or go to: www.missionvalleylive.com.

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Monday, February 18

Library closes for President’s Day

2/18/2019

POLSON — The North Lake County Library in Polson will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observation of President’s Day.

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Tuesday, February 19

FRHRC examines responsible consumerism

2/19/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition will hold a potluck and conversation on responsible consumerism in a 24-hour media cycle with media cycle Shanti Johnson (a Humanities Montana presentation). This will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church (70715 Hwy 93,top of Post Creek Hill). There will be a question and answer and discussion after the program. SKC and OPI credits will be available. For more information please call 406-745-4259.

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Learn to drive safely

2/19/2019

POLSON — Northwest Montana AARP Smart Driver Course will be taught at the Polson Senior Center on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 8:30-11 a.m. and from 1-2:30 p.m. Call 406-883-4735 to make a reservation.

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Wednesday, February 20

All welcome to CDC dinner

2/20/2019

ARLEE — The Arlee CDC will host a community dinner that will be served at 6 p.m. in the Arlee School cafeteria on Wednesday, Feb. 20. This event is free and open to everyone. For more information, call 406-726-5550.

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Dance at Elks

2/20/2019

POLSON — Please join us for the community dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 7-10 p.m. Music is by Ken’s Combo Band and they play a variety of vintage country and rock and roll as we dance the night away in the ballroom. Snacks are provided during the 8:30 p.m. break. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. Cover charge for the evening is $5. Come and check us out.

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Democrats discuss AIS

2/20/2019

POLSON — Lake County Democrats are hosting Tom Bansak, assistant director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station, and Tom McDonald, Fish and Wildlife Division Manager of the Flathead Indian Reservation, at the Polson library on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. They will provide an update on aquatic invasive species issues in Montana with a special focus on the Flathead region. This meeting is open to all area citizens interested in learning more about the growing threat of AIS in Montana.

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Free meditation class offered

2/20/2019

POLSON — A Zen meditation class is offered at the YogaHeart Studio, 314 Main Street, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. There is no charge for the class. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 847-721-0665.

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Indian education mid-year report given

2/20/2019

RONAN — The Indian education mid-year report’s data and information will be presented on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6-8 p.m. in the Ronan High School library. Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback.

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SKC to show free film, ‘Wildfire in the West’

2/20/2019

PABLO — Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, SKC Emergency Services Academy will show a film about “Wildfire in the West” in the Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theatre. Admission is free.

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Softball signups scheduled

2/20/2019

RONAN – The Ronan-Pablo Youth Softball Association will conduct girls’ softball signups on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ronan Middle School. Those interested in coaching or volunteering or who have questions should call Sandra Wirz at 406-203-2850 or Jennie Youngren at 406- 360-8051.

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Talent show deadline extended through March 1

2/20/2019 - 3/1/2019

MISSION VALLEY — Procrastinators rejoice. Musicians, vocal and instrumental, thespians, comedians, and dancers have two more weeks to register for the Mission Valley Has Talent 2019 competition scheduled for Friday, March 15, at the PHS auditorium. Registration deadline is now March 1. Register and pay fees at the website: www. missionvalleyhastalent.org.

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Thursday, February 21

Polson families invited to dinner, activity night

2/21/2019

POLSON — Attention all K-12 Polson School District families - You are invited to the monthly family activity night, hosted by Polson- School District and the State Tribal Education Partnership Program on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Polson High School cafeteria. This month’s theme will be science, technology, engineering, art and math activities. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. All activities are free and open to Polson School District students and families. For more information, email: karissa.trahan@cskt. org.

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Speakers to discuss new Polson building

2/21/2019

POLSON — The Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Thursday each month at the KwaTaqNuk Resort Koostatah room from noon-1 p.m. Our speakers on Thursday, Feb. 21, will be Aric Cooksley, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Flathead Nation, and Judy Preston, chair of the Capital Fund Drive. They will inform us of the plans for breaking ground for a new building in Polson.

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Saturday, February 23

Movie ‘Dark Money’ presented, discussed

2/23/2019

PABLO — The SKC theater is the site for the showing of “Dark Money,” hosted by Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! The movie is on loan from the Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition. The movie begins at 1 p.m. and discussion will follow.

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Sunday, February 24

Arlee post sponsors bingo

2/24/2019

ARLEE — Come join us on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 3-7 p.m. when the American Legion, George Ducharme Post 113 in Arlee will sponsor bingo at the senior housing next to the community building in Arlee. A meal will be available for purchase for $5 per person plus snacks and beverage. Proceeds to benefit local veterans and their families. For more information on bingo or if you are a veteran and would like to join post 113 or the auxiliary call Ron Tonasket at 406-531-9176.

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Monday, February 25

Mission Valley Rises meets

2/25/2019

RONAN — The next meeting of Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! will take place on Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Safe Harbor office on Highway 93. Please remember to bring nutritious snacks, as we are meeting over the dinner hour. We will need a volunteer to lead the meeting.

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Tuesday, February 26

Learn about computer security

2/26/2019

POLSON — The North Lake County Library is offering “Computer Basics, part 3: Security” on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 2-3 p.m. Contact the library at 406-883-8225 to sign up for the class. This series is free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, February 27

Yoga class offered

2/27/2019

POLSON — A Zen meditation class is being offered at the YogaHeart Studio, 314 Main Street, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. The class will be presented by Zen Priest Zenku, Jerry Smyers. We are encouraging all to attend to help establish a regular meditation practice for a healthy body and mind. There is no charge for the class. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 847-721-0665.

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