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.”
Tuesday, March 26
Free workshop on food business offered
RONAN — On Tuesday, March 26, at Lake County CDC, 407 Main Street, a free workshop about building a food business will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This wide-ranging class will provide you with a firm foundation for starting your food business. Topics covered will include: target market development, cottage food law, the Food Safety Modernization Act, food product development, and processing options. Register online at lccdc. ecenterdirect.com/events or call 406-676-5914.
Join computer class at library
POLSON — From 2-3 p.m. the North Lake County Library will conduct a “Computer Basics Class Part 4- ‘E-Mail’”. Please call the library or stop by the circulation desk to reserve your spot. You can bring your own device or borrow one of ours. This class is open and free to the public.
Wednesday, March 27
Construct hand drum
PABLO — The People’s Center will hold traditional arts classes and activities in March. On March 27 from 5:30–8 p.m. there will be a hand drum construction ($10 per drum) class held. All classes and activities are open to everyone. A light meal will be provided. Call 406-675-0160 for more information.
Learn family yoga
RONAN — The Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Program invites you to attend our group connection at the Ronan Library on Wednesday, March 27, 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.
Receive help figuring out Medicare
POLSON — The Medicare 101 class is for anyone turning 65 this year. There are many decisions to make, deadlines to meet and penalties to avoid. The Area VI Agency on Aging is offering a class on Wednesday, March 27, from noon-1 p.m. at Providence St. Joseph. The fee for the class is $20 or less, determined on a sliding scale. Call 406-883-7284 or 1-800-266-4188 for information or to register.
Stations of the Cross recited
ARLEE — Fr. Hightower will lead the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Arlee.
Friday, March 29
Fifth Friday dinner served
POLSON – Polson Community Church, 1814 First Street E, will have their Fifth Friday night dinner on March 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. We will be serving chicken Parmesan, fancy green beans, tossed salad, dinner rolls and a wonderful array of desserts. No offering is expected or accepted. Please come and join us for a wonderful night of food and friendship.
Wayfarers holds scavenger hunt
BIGFORK — Montana State Parks will host the Nature is Neat Spring Scavenger Hunt at Flathead Lake State Park – Wayfarers Unit, 8600 Mt. Hwy 35, Bigfork, on Friday, March 29, from noon- 5 p.m. Help your kids discover how neat nature is by bringing them to Wayfarers to grab a scavenger hunt and explore the park during springtime. There will be two hunts available - one with general objects for younger kids, and one with more specific finds for your older explorers. Choose your scavenger hunt based on your child and how much time you have to explore. Prizes for completed scavenger hunts will be available while supplies last.
This is a free, drop-in program. Get your scavenger hunt any time between noon and 5 p.m. at the Flathead Lake Ranger Station in Wayfarers. (http://stateparks. mt.gov/wayfarers/)