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Ongoing Events

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. 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 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.

Ronan Farmers Market through September

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. 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 Farmers Market through September

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.


Wednesday, April 18

Library celebrates National Poetry Month

4/17/2018 - 4/30/2018

POLSON — April is National Poetry Month which is the largest literary celebration in the world. North Lake County Public Library is celebrating with “Black-Out Poetry.” Millions of readers, students, teachers, librarians, and, of course, poets, mark poetry’s important place in our lives and culture. Drop in anytime in April for an experience creating “Black-Out Poetry!”

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Examine Montana’s anti-Muslim movement


POLSON — Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition and Montana Human Rights Network present Travis McAdam: “Separating Fact from Fiction: Examining Montana’s Anti-Muslim Movement.” The public is invited at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at the Polson Library Conference Room. Written questions only; contact 406-745-4259 for further information.

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Join the Polson Community Dance


POLSON — Thank you to the new couples who attended our last Wednesday dance. We hope you enjoyed it and will come back. Our next dance is on Wednesday, April 18, from 7-10 p.m. at the Elks on Main Street. Everyone is welcome. Dance to the Waltz, Two Step, Swing, Cha-Cha, etc., with Ken’s Country Combo Band. Wear casual attire. The price is $5 per person. Snacks are provided at break and drinks are available at the bar. Again, this would be a great time to get out and meet new friends, socialize with old ones and dance or listen to a good mix of Classic Country and a little '50s and '60s rock. For those who don’t know, we have a birthday celebration for anyone who has a birthday during the month, on the third Wednesday. All who attend and would like to be included in the celebration please let Betty Carter or Ellen Achenbaugh know and we will see that your name is on the cake for the right month. (No day or year is required.) Hope to see you there.

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Participate in free Quickbooks II workshop


RONAN —Keep your company’s financial data complete by learning Quickbooks Pro on Wednesday, April 18, at Lake County Community Development Corporation, 407 Main St. SW. You’ll learn: transaction entries; working with balance sheets; understanding other current liabilities; fixed assets and depreciation; setting up long-term liabilities; equity and petty cash accounts. We’ll also discuss inventory tracking, budgeting and cash flow, custom fields, and integrating with MS Office. This level II class is for Quick- Books users who are already familiar with the basics and want to improve their skills. Join us for this free class to learn the Quickbooks skills you need for your business to succeed.

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