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‘Driven to Abstraction’ begins now through Nov. 14

POLSON — On Oct. 5 Sandpiper Art Gallery starts a new month-long show in memory of John Davis entitled “Driven to Abstraction.”

This non-juried show is open to all artists. Artistic interpretation of the theme, in any medium, will be accepted. Miracle of America Museum have 4 or 5 metal sculptures there, one of which is very emotionally charged about drunk driving. The show runs from Oct. 5-Nov. 14.


Borrow child life jacket at St. Joe’s

POLSON — This year Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is continuing to help keep kids safe while on the water by participating in the Boat US Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids. Boaters may borrow a child’s life jacket for the day or the weekend at no charge. Visit the St. Joseph Medical Center Emergency Dept., 6 Thirteenth Ave. E. and sign out an infant, child or youth life jacket. For more information, call 406-883-8423.


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Montecahto Club seeks information - 5/20/15

POLSON — The Montecahto Club is seeking the names and addresses of current service men and women from Lake County in order to send them care packages. Please phone Myrna at 406-407-2352 or Kari at 406-370-1443, with this information.


Join St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch. 

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch chapter meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens’ Center on north Main Street.


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Celebrate Recovery ministers to anyone 








POLSON — Celebrate Recovery Ministry takes place at Polson Foursquare on Sundays between 5-8 p.m.

All are welcome to join us each Sunday evening. CR is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery ministry for anyone with hurts, habits or hang-ups. The evening starts off with dinner followed by a teaching and discussion groups with coffee/dessert. Childcare is available. Call (406) 883-9347 or go to:, for more information.

Join ‘Barefoot Church’ service

POLSON — Weekly Sunday “Barefoot Church” services are at 1 p.m. at the Montana Co-op. Come as you are. Bask in the Spirit, no judgment, just love and worship, forgiveness and healing.


NAMI meetings held

POLSON — NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soups On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.


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Lions Club meets twice monthly














POLSON — The Lions Club meets each month every first and third Monday at the Driftwood Restaurant. For more information, call Jan Phillips at 406-370-4714.


Marines to meet at Driftwood

POLSON — The Marine Corps League meets every second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Driftwood Family Restaurant in Polson. For more information, call John Miller at (406) 890-0964.

Area-wide AlAnon meetings available 

LAKE COUNTY — Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? AlAnon can help. Area meetings are anonymous, non-smoking, 12-step recovery for family and friends of alcoholics. Come join us. There are no membership dues. Meetings are held: Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at Lutheran Church on Wall Street in Hot Springs; Wednesdays at noon in Polson at the Alano Club on Third Ave. W ; Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the CMA Church on Third Ave. in St. Ignatius; Fridays at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Fourth Ave. E in Polson.

Join library’s story time 

POLSON — North Lake County Public will host a special one-hour story time for children age 3-5 years and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, movement, crafts and more. This will be held every Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call (406) 883-8225 or

Pick up Co-op orders on Main Street 
RONAN — You can pick up your Co-op orders in Ronan on Thursdays from noon-5 p.m. at 401 Main Street.

New choir meets Wednesdays
RONAN — The Mission Valley Children’s Choir, directed by Cathy Gillhouse and Pastor Seth Nelson, meets from 4-5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Faith Lutheran Church, 406 Fifth Ave. SW.
The choir is learning show tunes, patriotic songs, multi-cultural songs, spirituals and American folk songs. All Mission Valley children in grades 3-7 are invited to participate. Call 406-207-3036 or email at, for more information. 

Saturday, April 19

Free parenting course focuses on ‘Connecting with Your Kids’ through April 28

4/1/2014 - 4/25/2014

LAKE COUNTY — The Sunburst Community Service Foundation, is providing courses for parents. The courses are based on an early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.

The eight-week course, “Connecting with Your Kids,” will take place in Polson. The course is free but registration is required. Childcare will be available. Students who complete the course will receive a Circle of Security Certificate. The course will begin on Friday, March 7, and run eight weeks. For more information or to register, call the Sunburst office at (406) 883-4060 or (406) 396-4577.


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Saturday, April 19

Good Shepherd schedules Holy Week Services through April 20

4/1/2014 - 4/20/2014

POLSON — Several worship services are scheduled at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Polson during Holy Week.

The Maundy Thursday service, commemorating the Last Supper, will include a study, hymns and Holy Communion. The service begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Good Friday service on April 18 also begins at 6:30 p.m. Lessons and hymns reflect on the events occurring after the Last Supper through the time of Christ’s crucifixion.

Easter Sunday begins bright and early April 20, with a 7 a.m. sunrise service. The youth group will serve a hearty breakfast at 8 a.m. There is no charge for the meal; however, donations will be gratefully accepted and go toward the 2014 service trip to Bethlehem. The Easter Day service begins at 9 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at both services. For more information, call (406) 883-5864, email: or visit:


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Saturday, April 19

Several services planned at MV United Methodist Church through April 20

4/1/2014 - 4/20/2014

ST. IGNATIUS — Mission Valley United Methodist Church’s Good Friday’s service of contemplation, reflection and music will take place on April 18 at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday there will be a sunrise service at 7:30 a.m., with a breakfast served at 8:30 a.m., and a worship service at 10 a.m. MVUM Church is located at Highway 93 on top of Post Creek Hill. For more information, call Claris Wittinger at (406) 644-2733.


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Saturday, April 19

St. Andrew’s announces Easter Week services, April 13 - 20

4/1/2014 - 4/20/2014

POLSON — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sixth Ave. E, welcomes all to their Easter Week services: Palm Sunday, April 13, at 10 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, April 17, at 5 p.m.; Good Friday, April 18, at 5 p.m.; Easter Vigil, April 19, at 6 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 20, at 10 a.m.


Celebrate National Park Week

4/19/2014 - 4/20/2014

GLACIER PARK — Entrance fees to Glacier National Park, as well as other units of the National Park Service, will be waived on April 19-20 in commemoration of the first weekend of National Park Week.


Children invited to Easter egg hunt


POLSON — The Polson Community Easter Egg Hunt, brought to you by Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, will take place at Boettcher Park on Saturday, April 19, at 9 a.m. sharp. Children will be grouped by age from babies up to the fourth grade.  


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Dayton celebrates Easter with annual egg hunt


DAYTON — Dayton Proctor Park Association is having its ninth annual Easter Egg Hunt at Dayton Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19. Come enjoy games, a real egg hunt, great prizes and adult and children Easter bonnet contests. Come join the fun. There will be a senior seating area. For more information, call Bev at (406) 849-6789 or Pam at (406) 849-6025.


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Easter Bunny, Easter eggs found at football field



ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Chamber of Commerce will have an Easter egg hunt on April 19 at 10 a.m. on the football field. There will be prizes for each age group. Age groups are newborn to 3, 4 to 6, 7 to 9, and 10 to 12. Plan to come a little early so you can meet the Easter Bunny.



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Egg hunt in Big Arm


BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association is sponsoring a children’s egg hunt at our historic school. Please join us on Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. for some fun. We hope to see you there. For more information, please call Nancy Foster at (406) 849-5064.


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Frisbees to fly at tournament


POLSON — Mission Valley Christian Academy Ultimate Frisbee Invitational is on Saturday, April 19, at 10 a.m. at the school, 38907 Highway 35 in Polson. There will be concessions, hot dogs for lunch and a bake sale available. Come check out Ultimate Frisbee and support the concessions. Proceeds help the team go to Seattle for a tournament.


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MME invites everyone to annual Easter Egg Hunt


RONAN — Mission Mountain Enterprises would like to invite everyone to the 20th annual Ronan Ronan Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. sharp. The event will be held at Bockman Park (Ronan City Park). The Easter Bunny is scheduled to appear and will be available for pictures before and immediately after the hunt. There will be five age groups: 0-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-7 years, 8-9 years and 10-12 years. A sack of goodies will be given to all egg hunters and some baskets for prize eggs.


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Nancy’s Kids sponsors Easter activities at Walmart


POLSON — On Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nancy’s Kids will sponsor a free kids’ carnival, train rides, a DJ, a free photo of your child with the Easter Bunny and an all-day bake sale at the Polson Walmart. A BBQ will also be held with proceeds going to a local veteran. For more information, contact Nancy at (406) 871-9784 or (406) 885-5504.


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