Thursday, February 14
Give food for fines at city court
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.
Join Valentine’s Day ‘50s sock hop
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.
Library closes for staff development
POLSON — The North Lake County Library in Polson will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 14, for a staff development day.
Friday, February 15
Don’t miss ‘Mission Valley Has Talent’ deadline
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.
Enjoy versatile music group’s talent
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.
Monday, February 18
Library closes for President’s Day
POLSON — The North Lake County Library in Polson will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observation of President’s Day.
Tuesday, February 19
FRHRC examines responsible consumerism
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.
Learn to drive safely
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.
Wednesday, February 20
All welcome to CDC dinner
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.
Dance at Elks
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.
Democrats discuss AIS
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.
Free meditation class offered
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.
Indian education mid-year report given
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.
SKC to show free film, ‘Wildfire in the West’
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.
Softball signups scheduled
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.
Talent show deadline extended through March 1
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.
Thursday, February 21
Polson families invited to dinner, activity night
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.
Speakers to discuss new Polson building
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.
Saturday, February 23
Movie ‘Dark Money’ presented, discussed
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.
Sunday, February 24
Arlee post sponsors bingo
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.
Monday, February 25
Mission Valley Rises meets
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.
Tuesday, February 26
Learn about computer security
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.
Wednesday, February 27
Yoga class offered
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.