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2019 Farmers Markets

Lake County vendors invited to Bigfork through Oct. 9

BIGFORK — The Bigfork Farmers’ Market Cooperative will take place each Wednesday until October 9. The market takes place between 3-6 p.m. on the lawn at The Bigfork VFW, 8098 Highway 35. New vendors from Flathead, Lake or Sanders counties are welcome to join us. For information call 406-249-4698 or e-mail: bffm@bigforkfarmersmarket. com.

Ronan Farmers Market through September 26

RONAN — The 2019 Ronan Farmers Market will open on Thursday, May 16, at the Ronan Visitors’ Center. Hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays throughout the spring and summer until Sept. 26 (except for July 4). For more information, call 406-676-5901 or go to cryse. heiner@lakecountycdc.org. They are seeking produce and prepared food vendors. The Ronan Farmers Market offers fresh produce, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from the Mission Valley.

Shop local at Polson's farmers market through Sept. 

POLSON — Starting on Friday, May 3, Polson Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday, rain or shine. The market is located at Third Ave. W. and will have homegrown produce and plants, coffee, jewelry, soaps, popsicles, baked goods, meats, eggs, cheese, preserved foods, fabric, photographic and handmade art, beauty products, wood working and much, much more. All products are by local producers. For more information call 406-675-0177.

 

Class offers help for caregivers through June 7

POLSON — Are you caring for a loved one? Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting the Area VI Agency on Aging’s six-week series of classes designed to help caregivers with the many physical and emotional challenges they face. The classes begin May 3. For class times and more information visit: https://montana. providence.org/events or call the Area VI Agency on Aging at 406-883-7284.

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.

Move for better balance

RONAN — Tai Ji Quan is a moving-for-better-balance class and will be offered by a certified instructor at the MSU Lake County Extension on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. beginning May 13. This is an alternative exercise training program for improving balance and preventing falls. There is no cost. Please wear good shoes and clothes you can move in and bring water. Call 406- 676-4271 to sign-up.

Move for better balance through June

POLSON — The spring session of “Moving for Better Balance,” an adapted Tai Chi program, will begin on Tuesday, April 9. It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Polson Senior Center. The class will run until the end of June. Call Jane at the Agency on Aging to sign up 406-883-7284.

New exhibit begins at Sandpiper Art Gallery through June 14

POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents until June 14, “As I Was Wandering.” This exhibit will be everything we love about Montanans and the Montana experience. This show will feature past and present member artists; Sue Arneson (Montana Watercolor Artist), Carolyn Ekland-Olson (World Wide Photography), Karla Martinson (3D Paintings & Publisher), Mary Kelley (Plein Aire and the Old Masters in Oil), Judith Wright (Mixed Media). Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

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.

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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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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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