Wednesday, February 6
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.
Date announced for dropping off quilts
POLSON — Drop-off your quilts by Feb. 6 to share your quilts with All In Stitches’ annual quilt show, “Quilt Walk Around Polson.” The show begins on Saturday, Feb. 9. Please drop quilts off at All In Stitches on Main Street.
Griz fans invited to visit, discuss new season
POLSON — Hey Griz Fans save the date. Come join us for a Griz Street and Gab on Feb. 6 at Glacier Brewing. Head Coach Bobby Hauck, along with his assistants and athletic department representatives, will join us for a brief signing day-visit on their way north. They will discuss the new signees and future expectations for the 2019 football season. Light refreshments will be served and it will be a fun fan event. The doors will open at 2 p.m. and the coaches and others should arrive about 3:30 p.m. Let’s show our support for the program and let these guys know how much we appreciate all their hard work. Go Griz!
Introductory Zen meditation class offered
POLSON — An introductory Zen meditation class is being offered at the YogaHeart Studio, 314 Main Street, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. The class will be presented by Zen Priest Zenku, Jerry Smyers. We are encouraging newcomers to attend to help them begin to establish a regular meditation practice. There is no charge for the class. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 847-721-0665.
Softball signups scheduled
RONAN – The Ronan-Pablo Youth Softball Association will conduct girls’ softball signups at Ronan Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. Signups will also be held on Feb. 13 at K. William Harvey Elementary School and Pablo Elementary from 5 to 7 p.m. 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.
Valentine’s Day celebrated at Polson’s community dance
POLSON — On Wednesday, Feb. 6, please join us for the Valentine’s Dance in the ballroom at the Elks on Main St. From 7-10 p.m. Ken’s Country Combo will provide a variety of country and vintage rock and roll music. Our theme will be Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day colors, so wear them if you have them. Jeans and boots? Oh, yes. The important thing is you getting out, enjoying the music and having fun with everyone. We would love to have you and your friends join us. No Elks membership required. The cover charge is $5. Hope to see you there.
Thursday, February 7
Color away mid-winter grays
POLSON — “Pop of Color,” an adult coloring program, will be in the large meeting room from 2-4 p.m. Are mid-winter gray days starting to take a toll? A pop of color is what we need. We provide snacks and all coloring projects and supplies (or you may also bring your own.) Please join us for this popular library program, full of relaxed fun, a little lifelong learning and good conversation. See you there.
Judge Christopher to speak on drug-endangered children at Kiwanis Club meeting
POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the KwaTakNuk, in the Koostahtah room from noon-1 p.m. On Feb. 7 our guest speaker will be the Honorable Deborah Kim Christopher who will speak on drug-endangered children in Lake County. Everyone is welcome.
Friday, February 8
Free Friendship Table dinner served
POLSON — A free dinner will be served at Polson Presbyterian Church, located across from the Linderman School, on Friday, Feb. 8. The February Friendship Table is free and open to all. Come join us.
Saturday, February 9
Enjoy annual 'Quilt Walk Around Polson'
POLSON – Join us for All In Stitches’ annual quilt show “Quilt Walk Around Polson.” Quilts will hang in businesses on Main Street from Saturday, Feb. 9 through Saturday, Feb. 23. Plan to take some time to pick up a ballot at All In Stitches and walk around Polson to vote on your favorite quilts by Feb. 20. Winning ribbons will be hung Feb. 21. Feel free to call All In Stitches at 406-883-3643 to talk with any of us if you have any questions.
Swing dance at Valentine party
CHARLO — Ninepipe Arts Group is holding its annual Valentine party at Leon Hall on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 5:30 pm. Leon Hall is on Leon Road off Highway 93 south of Ronan. Enjoy a silent auction of unique arts and crafts, gift baskets and lovely desserts. KC and the Valley Cats are providing the swing-era music. Please join us for “Wild About Art.” Tickets are $10 each. For more information, call 406-644-2311.
Monday, February 11
Final day to apply to library board of trustees
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library District election for two seats on the Board of Trustees will be held May 7, 2019. If you are interested in running for the library board, pick up a Declaration for Nomination and Oath of Candidacy form at the library or at the County Election Office. Filing closes at 5 p.m. on Feb. 11. There is no filing fee or petition needed.
Wednesday, February 13
Arlee CDC hosts chocolate lover’s event
ARLEE — The Arlee CDC will host their 15th annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., tasting starts at 6 p.m. The auction takes place beginning at 7 p.m. and the cost is $2 per person or $5 per family. If you wish to enter the contest, please bring two identical dishes, one for tasting and one to be auctioned. Proceeds support youth programs and the Jocko Valley Library. For more information, call 406-726-5550.
RONAN — The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the VFW Hall. For more information call 406- 676-3380.
Rural fire district board to meet
POLSON – The regular monthly meeting of the Polson rural fire district board of trustees will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station number 1, 25B Regatta Rd. The agenda is available on the Monday prior to the meeting on the website: polsonruralfiredistrict.org.
Softball signups scheduled
RONAN – The Ronan-Pablo Youth Softball Association will conduct girls’ softball signups on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at K. William Harvey Elementary School and Pablo Elementary from 5 to 7 p.m. Signups will also be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Ronan Middle School from 5 to 7 p.m. 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.
Thursday, February 14
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.