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2019 Farmers Markets

Lake County vendors invited to Bigfork through Oct. 9

BIGFORK — The Bigfork Farmers’ Market Cooperative will take place each Wednesday until October 9. The market takes place between 3-6 p.m. on the lawn at The Bigfork VFW, 8098 Highway 35. New vendors from Flathead, Lake or Sanders counties are welcome to join us. For information call 406-249-4698 or e-mail: bffm@bigforkfarmersmarket. com.

Ronan Farmers Market through September 26

RONAN — The 2019 Ronan Farmers Market will open on Thursday, May 16, at the Ronan Visitors’ Center. Hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays throughout the spring and summer until Sept. 26 (except for July 4). For more information, call 406-676-5901 or go to cryse. heiner@lakecountycdc.org. They are seeking produce and prepared food vendors. The Ronan Farmers Market offers fresh produce, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from the Mission Valley.

Shop local at Polson's farmers market through Sept. 

POLSON — Starting on Friday, May 3, Polson Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday, rain or shine. The market is located at Third Ave. W. and will have homegrown produce and plants, coffee, jewelry, soaps, popsicles, baked goods, meats, eggs, cheese, preserved foods, fabric, photographic and handmade art, beauty products, wood working and much, much more. All products are by local producers. For more information call 406-675-0177.

 

Class offers help for caregivers through June 7

POLSON — Are you caring for a loved one? Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting the Area VI Agency on Aging’s six-week series of classes designed to help caregivers with the many physical and emotional challenges they face. The classes begin May 3. For class times and more information visit: https://montana. providence.org/events or call the Area VI Agency on Aging at 406-883-7284.

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

RONAN — Tai Ji Quan is a moving-for-better-balance class and will be offered by a certified instructor at the MSU Lake County Extension on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. beginning May 13. This is an alternative exercise training program for improving balance and preventing falls. There is no cost. Please wear good shoes and clothes you can move in and bring water. Call 406- 676-4271 to sign-up.

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 exhibit begins at Sandpiper Art Gallery through June 14

POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents until June 14, “As I Was Wandering.” This exhibit will be everything we love about Montanans and the Montana experience. This show will feature past and present member artists; Sue Arneson (Montana Watercolor Artist), Carolyn Ekland-Olson (World Wide Photography), Karla Martinson (3D Paintings & Publisher), Mary Kelley (Plein Aire and the Old Masters in Oil), Judith Wright (Mixed Media). Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

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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Thursday, March 21

Museum discussed

3/21/2019

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.

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Register for kindergarten in Mission

3/21/2019

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.

Tags:  St. Ignatius  

Friday, March 22

Come watch family-friendly movie

3/22/2019

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.

Tags:  Polson  

Pachyderms to hear climate specialist speak

3/22/2019

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.

Tags:  Polson  

Sunday, March 24

Author to give lecture, book signing at Lakeside library

3/24/2019

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.”

Tags:  Lakeside  

Tuesday, March 26

Free workshop on food business offered

3/26/2019

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.

Tags:  Ronan  

Join computer class at library

3/26/2019

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.

Tags:  Polson  

Wednesday, March 27

Construct hand drum

3/27/2019

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.

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Learn family yoga

3/27/2019

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.

Tags:  Ronan  

Receive help figuring out Medicare

3/27/2019

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.

Tags:  Polson  

Stations of the Cross recited

3/27/2019

ARLEE — Fr. Hightower will lead the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Arlee.

Tags:  Arlee  

Friday, March 29

Fifth Friday dinner served

3/29/2019

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.

Tags:  Polson  

Wayfarers holds scavenger hunt

3/29/2019

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/)

Tags:  Bigfork  

Saturday, March 30

Origami on tap at gallery

3/30/2019

ARLEE — Join us at the Hangin' Art Gallery on Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. for “Winging It Together with Cranium: Creating Origami Folding Opportunities.” Folded paper cranes will be displayed. For updates follow us at: facebook.com/KilldeerArtisansGuild.

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Sunday, March 31

Sacrament to take place at all Masses

3/31/2019

St. Ignatius, Arlee, Jocko — The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will take place at all Sunday Masses in St. Ignatius, Sacred Heart and St. John Berchman/Jocko Mission on Sunday March 31.

Tags:  St. Ignatius   Arlee   Jocko Mission  

Tuesday, April 2

Learn about Essiac tea and EFT, tapping

4/2/2019

POLSON — Come join the “Glad To Be Here Project - One For The Kit Bag.” It’s the first of a handful of spring meetings for sharing some simple, inexpensive ways to help yourself and the ones you love. EFT will be taught by Anais Starr. She will introduce “Tapping” and how to do it along with giving Essiac tea information and samples. Come on Tuesday, April 2, from 6-8 p.m. at JourneyBe, 101 Seventh Ave. W. This event is sponsored by Blue Moon Herbs of Polson - Hot Springs – Missoula. Call 406-883-0110 or go to info@BlueMoonHerbs.com for more information.

Tags:  Polson  

Packing light, topic for horsemen

4/2/2019

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will hold their next monthly meeting on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW in Ronan. This month’s program will be all about taking dried foods into the backcountry, recipes, preparing them, etc. Going light in the backcountry with food is the main objective for this program plus good tasting, quality food. Scott and Bonnie Kiser are very experienced hikers and horsemen and will present the program. Come to our April meeting and get some great ideas for yourself and as always the public is invited. Hope to see you there.

Tags:  Ronan  

Quilters partake in potatoes

4/2/2019

RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their annual Potato Social on Tuesday, April 2, at 6 p.m. at the Terrace Lake Community Church. Feel free to invite a guest. Also remember your side dishes. The regular meeting will follow the meal. Remember your four fat quarters and any extra ribbon you have that can be used for the quilt show bookmarks.

Tags:  Ronan  

Wednesday, April 3

Combo plays for community dance

4/3/2019

POLSON — Please join us for the community dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, April 3, from 7-10 p.m. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. Ken’s Combo consists of Ken Kenmille (guitar, vocalist); Richard Tobel (lead guitar); Liz Steele (accordion); and our southern singer from North Carolina, Betty Carter. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. Come check us out.

Tags:  Polson  

‘Lamb of God’ returns

4/3/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — “Lamb of God” is a sacred work by soloists, choir and orchestra to benefit the St. Ignatius Mission fresco restoration. The performance is free but donations are welcomed. Performance begins at 7 p.m.

Tags:  St. Ignatius  

Enjoy breakfast at Boys and Girls Club event

4/3/2019

RONAN — Celebrate 20 years of “Great Futures” at the annual Boys and Girls Club breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and program from 8-9 a.m. at the new Ronan clubhouse. Featured speakers will be Warrior Movement co-founder and Arlee Warriors basketball coach Zanen Pitts and 2019 Youth of the Year, Ayden Diaz.

Tags:  Ronan  

Family yoga taught

4/3/2019

RONAN — The Parents as Teachers Home Visiting Program invites you to attend our group connection at the Ronan Library on Wednesday, April 3, 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.

Tags:  Ronan  

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