Tuesday, March 12
Discuss human trafficking, learn self-defense
ST. IGNATIUS — The Flathead Valley Human Rights Coalition will hold a conversation on human trafficking and self-defense. The focus will be on women and girls but everyone is welcome. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church, (70715 Highway 93). The Lifeguard Group and Lowell Hochhalter will present. A self-defense class will be available immediately following the presentation so call to reserve your spot. For more information please call 406-745-4259.
Learn to crotchet
POLSON — The second in a series of four learn-to-crotchet sessions will take place from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, in North Lake County Library’s small meeting room. The final sessions will take place on March 19 and 26 at the same time in the same location.
Wednesday, March 13
Auxiliary to meet
RONAN — The Ronan Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary’s next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ronan VFW Hall.
Club to make baskets for Special Olympics’ auction
FINLEY POINT – The Montecahto Club will meet at the Finley Point Grill on Wednesday, March 13, at 1 p.m.
In addition to their regular agenda, club members will be making wine-and-cheese baskets to donate to the Special Olympics fundraising auction. The Montecahto Club welcomes new members. Also, please keep the Montecahto Clubhouse in mind when planning weddings, reunions, and other events during the year.
For more information about renting the clubhouse, joining the club, or attending a meeting, call 406-250-3189.
People’s Center holds classes, activities
PABLO — The People’s Center will hold traditional arts classes and activities in March. On March 13 from 5:30–8 p.m. there will be a moccasin making class with a fee for the buckskin used. All classes and activities are open to everyone. A light meal will be provided. Call 406-675-0160 for more information.
Thursday, March 14
Enjoy detectives in RHS play
RONAN — Be prepared for lots of fun as the Ronan High School Drama Department presents a performance of the play, “A Lighter Shade of Noir.” General admission tickets only will be sold at the door the evening of the plays. Cost for adults will be $3 and $2 for students. This performance will be presented at the Ronan Performing Arts Center on Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, at 7 p.m.
Library closes for staff development
POLSON — The North Lake County Library will be closed on Thursday, March 14, for a staff development day.
Saturday, March 16
Spay-ghetti, no-balls dinner on tap
POLSON — Join friends and neighbors for a fundraiser to help offset the cost of Mission Valley Animal Shelter’s annual spays and neuters. Enjoy a spaghetti dinner from 5-9 p.m. at the Elks, 512 Main Street, for $20 each. There will also be a silent auction.
Sunday, March 17
Dinner, dance to support library
LAKESIDE — A benefit for the West Shore Community Library will be held on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17. West Shore Community Library is an all volunteer non-profit organization serving the communities of Lakeside, Somers, Rollins and Dayton. The event includes prizes, raffles, partying, dinner and a dance at Beargrass Bistro, (Lakeside Town Center, 306 Stoner Loop), for $75 per person and starts at 6 p.m.
Please make a reservation by March 10. Irish attire is encouraged.
You may register by going online at: http:// www.wsclibrary.org/uploads/ 4/4/1/3/44136023/ st_pats_invite.pdf
Participate in 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
RONAN — The 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held in Ronan on March 17 at 2 p.m. Be ready to show your true Irish toughness by participating this year in the rather inclement weather. Entrants should line up at 1:45 p.m. west of the hospital. TRIC (The Ronan Irish Community) appreciates all the past participation and is looking forward to another fun Irish celebration. Headquarters will be located again at the Second Chance Saloon following the parade. Get your Irish on and let’s have some fun.
Wednesday, March 20
Celebrate birthdays, dance
POLSON — Please join us on Wednesday, March 20, from 7-10 p.m. for the community dance at the Elks on Main Street. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. We had an additional accordion and a base player join us last time. Snacks provided during break at 8:30 p.m. We will celebrate March birthdays with a special cake. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5.
Enjoy free community dinner
ARLEE — The Food Sovereignty Committee is having another community dinner on Wednesday, March 20, from 6-8 p.m. in the Arlee School Cafeteria. There will be free appetizers, dinner, desserts and a fun game table for the kids. This event is open to everyone. Call 406- 493-2803 or 406-531-7975 for more information.
Fish, Wildlife board to meet
KALISPELL — The Flathead Reservation Fish and Wildlife Board will meet on Wednesday, March 20, at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 headquarters in Kalispell. Board chair, Pelah Hoyt, invites all interested persons to attend. The board is advisory to the state and tribes and is responsible for the development of cooperative management plans, which include fishing and bird hunting regulations. For more information, call 406-883-2888 or 406-751- 4564.
Lake County Democrats to meet
POLSON — Lake County Democrats will meet on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Polson library to discuss drug issues and enforcement activities in Lake County. The presentations will be given by the Lake County Sheriff ’s Office, the Flathead Tribal Police and the Polson Police Department. Refreshments will be provided.
Learn yoga with Parents as Teachers Program
RONAN — The Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Program invites you to attend our group connection at the Ronan Library on Wednesday, March 20, at 11 a.m. Mary Ann Ewert will lead us all in family yoga. Anyone with young children may participate in this free activity. No experience is necessary and you will not need a yoga mat. Snacks will be provided and those who attend will receive a children’s yoga book, courtesy of Lake County Public Health. Call 406-883-7288 for more information.
Rural Fire District board gathers in Valley View
POLSON – The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. at the Valley View Clubhouse, 40762 Valley View Road. Note the date change. Agenda available Monday prior to meeting
Thursday, March 21
POLSON — Karen Dunwell, president of Polson-Flathead Historical Museum, will speak to the Polson Kiwanis Club on Thursday, March 21, downstairs at the KwaTaqNuk at noon. She will talk about the history of the museum, new developments and upcoming events, including a Flathead Monster Fishing Tournament slated for 2020. The public is welcome. The Lewings from the Port Polson Players had to cancel their March 7 presentation due to the weather but will be at the April 4 meeting. We look forward to hearing from them at that time.
Register for kindergarten in Mission
ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius School District No. 28 is having their kindergarten registration on Thursday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m.- noon and from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Student must be age 5 by Sept. 10, 2019. Please bring with you: the student, the student’s birth certificate, the student’s immunization record, proof of residency (copy of electric bill), any tribal enrollment information, and any applicable custody papers. The student will be given a short assessment test. Paperwork will need to be filled out by the student’s legal guardian. For more information you can call 406-745-3811 X 3.
Friday, March 22
Come watch family-friendly movie
POLSON — It’s Friday and that means ”Fun Movie Day” at the Polson North Lake County Library. Get there early because beginning at 6 p.m. we will show a family-friendly movie (PG or PG-13) about a funny little bear and his friends reuniting with their now adult friend. You must be in the library before 6 p.m. to attend, as the doors lock at 6 p.m.
Pachyderms to hear climate specialist speak
POLSON — On March 22 at 7 p.m., the Polson Pachyderm Club is sponsoring a talk on climate by Ed Berry, PhD, at the Performing Arts Center, Boys and Girls Club, Ronan, Montana. The public is invited to attend at no cost. Ed is a professional climate physicist with degrees from Caltech, Dartmouth, and Nevada. Dr. Ed will focus on how much human CO2 emissions change atmospheric CO2. All government reports assume human emissions are responsible for all the increase in atmospheric CO2. However, no reports back up that assumption with valid scientific data. Attend this presentation to learn what no one has told you before about climate change. See the website: edberry.com, for more information.
Sunday, March 24
Author to give lecture, book signing at Lakeside library
LAKESIDE — A lecture and book signing with Carol Buchanan talking about vigilantes of Montana will take place at the West Shore Community Library on Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Carol is the author of four historical books, “God’s Thunderbolt,” “The Devil in the Bottle,” “Gold Under Ice,” and “The Ghost of Beaverhead Rock.”