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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.

Men’s Friday afternoon cancer club through May 24

POLSON — If you are a man with any cancer diagnosis this group is for you. Join others for six meetings to discuss the issues men with cancer are facing Friday afternoons from 5:15-6:30 p.m. at the Bickford Building (upstairs). This group is free of charge. Coy Theobalt has been facilitating groups for men with cancer for more than 18 years. Call 406-578- 8078 to reserve a seat.

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 Wednesday after-school library program explores the world

POLSON — “Wiggle Worms,” a new after-school program at North Lake County Library takes place on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Join us in the after-school hour for stories, activities, and crafts designed to boost a love of learning. While optimized for kids four and up, all ages are welcome to join us as we explore a new part of the world each week.

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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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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Tuesday, February 26

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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Tuesday, February 26

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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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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Thursday, February 28

Library showcases digital services

2/28/2019

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.”

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Saturday, March 2

Help RHS Close Up get to Washington, New York

3/2/2019

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.

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Sunday, March 3

‘Love Lives Here’ founder to speak

3/3/2019

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.

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Join Northwest Accordion Association jam/dance

3/3/2019

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.

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Tuesday, March 5

Career fair held at SKC

3/5/2019

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.

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Hear legislative update

3/5/2019

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.

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Horsemen discuss Dutch oven cooking

3/5/2019

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.

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Quilters meet, offer class

3/5/2019

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.

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Wednesday, March 6

Ash Wednesday service planned

3/6/2019

POLSON — Polson Community Church, 1814 First Street E, will have an Ash Wednesday service on March 6 at 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

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Dance cancelled

3/6/2019

POLSON — We are having to cancel our Wednesday, March 6, community dance due to the lack of musician availability and the extreme cold weather forecast. Sorry for the inconvenience of such short notice. If we don’t have your phone number and you would like to have phone contact when an event is cancelled, call 406-883-3130 and leave your name and number and I will be sure you are added to the notification chain. Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience and please be extra cautious on the roads.

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Learn about France

3/6/2019

POLSON — North Lake County Library’s 3 p.m. Wiggle Worms program will explore France.

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Thursday, March 7

‘Family Math, Science Night’ returns to KWH

3/7/2019

RONAN — On March 7 from 5-7 p.m. at K. William Harvey Elementary join us for Family Science/Math Night. Again this year there will be activities and fun for all ages. SpectrUM will join us again this year, along with many others. Make sure you check out the math games and get your free math game toolbox so you can play your math games at home. If you have any questions call 406-676-3390 ext. 7340 or email: alicia.hakes@ronank12.edu.

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Join retirement celebration

3/7/2019

POLSON — Susan Brown is retiring as manager after many years of being associated with All In Stitches. Susan’s talents and knowledge will be greatly missed and we wish her the best. Join us for a “retirement” party on Thursday, March 7, from 4-7 p.m. at the shop.

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Lewings to discuss PPP history

3/7/2019

POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club will meet on March 7 at noon downstairs at KwaTaq-Nuk Resort. Speakers will be our famous Neil and Karen Lewing from the Port Polson Players. The Lewings will discuss their three-decade plus history of putting on plays in the beautiful theater on Flathead Lake. In particular, they will talk about Port Polson’s contribution to the youth in the area. Many young people have grown up with the program and some of their children (and grandchildren) have also performed. The public is welcome to attend.

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Friday, March 8

Enjoy free dinner

3/8/2019

POLSON — Polson Presbyterian Church will host the March Friendship Table Dinner on Friday, March 8, from 5–6:15 p.m. Polson Presbyterian Church is located across from Linderman School. Come join us. This dinner is free and open to all.

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Sassy dames perform folk music

3/8/2019

POLSON — Mission Valley Live presents Rosie and the Riveters, a fiercely talented group of sassy dames from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who perform uplifting folk music with a vintage 1940s flair. They will perform at Polson High School in the auditorium on Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door, $13 in advance (available at First Interstate Bank and Perfect Shot Tavern in Polson and R & R Healthcare Solutions and Ronan True Value in Ronan). Youth 18 and under are free. College students with ID are $5.

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Transitional kindergarten registration held

3/8/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius School District is holding transitional kindergarten registration on Friday, March 8, from 8:15-11:45 a.m. and 1-2:15 p.m. You will need to make an appointment. Students must be 4 years old by Sept. 10, 2019. Please bring with you: the student, student’s birth certificate, student’s immunization record, proof of residency (copy of electric bill), Tribal enrollment information, and any applicable custody papers. Space is limited. The student will be given a short assessment test. Paperwork will need to be filled out by student’s legal guardian. If you have any questions, call 406-745-3811 X 3.

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Saturday, March 9

Attend Woman’s Club’s annual arts and crafts fair

3/9/2019

RONAN — The Ronan Woman’s Club would like to thank the community for their years of support at their annual arts and crafts fair. This year’s fair will be held at the Ronan Community Center on March 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Plan to make a day of it. Invite a friend, check out our vendors, the silent auction, and don’t forget about lunch … fry bread, Indian tacos, soup and sandwiches available for a small fee. For information on vendor booths or other questions contact Connie Romero at 406-676-0588.

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Lamb of God rehearsals

3/9/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lamb of God performance choir will meet at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 9. Orchestra performers meet on all Saturdays until the performance in April in Missoula (3026 South Ave.) from 4-6 p.m. If you have questions call 406-370-6298 or 406-890- 4595.

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