Wednesday, February 20
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.
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.
Thursday, February 28
Library showcases digital services
POLSON — The North Lake County Library is inviting the public to drop in and see some of the digital services offered at the library on “Digital Learning Day.”
Saturday, March 2
Help RHS Close Up get to Washington, New York
RONAN — Ronan High School’s Close Up group will host a local yard sale/flea market in the gym at Ronan High School on Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m.– 2 p.m. RHS seniors are raising funds to go to Washington D.C. and New York to see first-hand how our government works. There will baked goods, furniture, and many products for sale. We would love to see you there.
Sunday, March 3
‘Love Lives Here’ founder to speak
POLSON — Rabbi Allen Secher, one of the founders of “Love Lives Here,” will speak on Sunday, March 3, at 11:15 a.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 Fourth Ave E. Rabbi Secher is a civil rights activist and one of the recipients of anti-Semitic action by a neo-Nazis group in 2016. He will discuss the reaction of communities to hate groups. All interested community members are welcome to attend.
Join Northwest Accordion Association jam/dance
POLSON — The Northwest Accordion Association’s community jam/dance will be held on March 3 from 2-5:00 p.m. at the Elks in Polson. There will be a variety of music, not just accordion music, to listen or dance to. You do not have to be an Elks or Accordion Association member to attend, sing or play. If you sing or play you don’t pay. Admission is $2 for members, $3 for non-members, and $5 to become a member of the association. Everyone is welcome, to play, sing, dance or just listen. Come join the fun.
Tuesday, March 5
Career fair held at SKC
PABLO — Th 2019 Salish Kootenai College Job and Internship Hiring Fair will take place on Tuesday, March 5, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center. This annual event offers an excellent opportunity for organizations recruiting for spring and summer internships, fellowships, and seasonal or part-time, and full-time jobs to connect with our amazing students and community members. Please join us. More information is available online at: careerservices.skc.edu/fair.
Hear legislative update
RONAN — The community will have an opportunity to hear a legislative update on March 5 at the Boys and Girls Club in Ronan at 7 p.m. Greg Hertz, Dan Salomon and Joe Read will present key updates and answer questions about upcoming bills. This event is a cooperative effort by the Lake County Republican Central Committee, Democratic Central Committee, Mission Valley Rises, Pachyderm and the Northwest Counties Farm Bureau. For questions, please call Sjaan Vincent at 406-396-0807. Free snacks, coffee and tea will be served.
Horsemen discuss Dutch oven cooking
RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will hold their next monthly meeting on March 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW on Round Butte Road. This month’s program will be on Dutch oven cooking presented by Connie Long. Mack and Connie Long live in Charlo and own Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters. Come and enjoy the camaraderie of this organization who enjoy all types of horse related activities. As always, the public is encouraged to attend and we hope to see you there.
Quilters meet, offer class
RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will meet on Tuesday, March 5, at the Terrace Lake Community Church at 6:30 p.m. Prior to the meeting refreshments will be served. Also, before the meeting, a machine maintenance class will be presented from 4-6 p.m. Bring your machines, accessories, and tools, etc. See Kay’s supply list.