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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.

Harm reduction saves lives

POLSON — Every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lake County Health Department, Open Aid Alliance is now providing syringe services, overdose awareness, testing and support. Call or text 406-304-7352 for more information or email: polsoninfo@openaidalliance.org. 

 

Hot Springs’ Organic Market offers nutritious food

HOT SPRINGS — Camas Organic Market is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. at 300 Main St in Hot Springs. Customers will be able to earn the Double SNAP Dollars coupons on every Tuesday and Thursday starting on July 2.

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.

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.

MSU alumni play golf

MSU alumni play golf POLSON — Polson Bay Golf Club will host the MSU golf scramble on July 27. The format will be similar to last year’s event. The scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. followed by a social hour and barbecue. The entry fee is $500 per team. All proceeds benefit the MSU Bobcat Athletic Scholarship Fund. For further information, tickets and registration contact Shad at 406- 883-8803 or email: shad. hupka@fib.com.

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Friday, April 26

Help make community clean, beautiful April 24-28

4/24/2019 - 4/28/2019

RONAN — Ronan cleanup days begin on Wednesday, April 24. Meet at the Ronan High School football field where bags and gloves will be supplied for clean-up from 3:45-6 p.m. Ronan students will be pitching in. There will be a dumpster available from April 24-28 to put any collected trash into.

Do you have a large item or multiple items you need to dispose of but can’t get to the dumpster in town? Do you live within Ronan City Limits? If yes is your answer to both these questions, then we can help. Call Ronan Town Hall at 406-676-4231 to schedule a pick up. Please note, this is to assist with loading item(s) and not a clean-up crew to rake or pick up trash. Our volunteers are happy to help load what you need to get rid of but it must be accessible and ready to go. Please bag small items if possible. Pick up dates are between April 24-28. Lake County Sheriff and Ronan Police Department will be on hand for safety and traffic control.

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Cowboy Ball brings fun, entertainment to Polson

4/26/2019

POLSON — The 29th annual Cowboy Ball takes place on Friday, April 26, under the big tent at the Polson Fairgrounds. No host cocktails and the silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction starting at 7:30 p.m. Following the auction there will be dancing to music of “sho-down.” Tickets are $50 each. Call 406-883-1100 for information and tickets. Proceeds benefit fairgrounds improvement.

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Pachyderms plan community discussion

4/26/2019

POLSON — Polson Pachyderms will host a community discussion from a video by Mr. Reagan called “The Brains Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” It explains the ultimate goals of Alexandria’s campaign manager based on professed philosophy, which combines Nazism and Communism with threats of violence. In order for American communities to combat resurgence of historically dangerous political philosophies we have to become aware of the power behind Marxism and its growing threat in American civil and political life. The group will meet on April 26 noon-1 p.m. at Polson Rural Fire Station off Regatta Road. For questions call Norm Johnson at 406- 249-5303

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Share a potluck dish, learn gardening tips

4/26/2019

BIG ARM — On Friday, April 26, Master Gardner Mona Rey will be our guest speaker at the historic Big Arm one-room schoolhouse. She always has great information and tips to share on how to grow a successful garden in this area. This event includes a potluck dinner and begins at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass.

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Talk about UFOs

4/26/2019

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library, 2 First Ave. E, will host the Montana Conversations program “Montana UFOs and Extraterrestrials” with Joan Bird on Friday, April 26, at 5:30. The presentation is free and open to the public. Montana is home to some of the most significant, well-documented, and interesting UFO reports in the history of ufology. Bird gives a short course in UFO literacy, using Montana events to illustrate different aspects of the phenomenon. Montana seems to be a place where there is a lot of historical UFO activity. The audience is invited to share their own or their family’s stories. For more information, please call 406-883-8225.

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Saturday, April 27

Golf, support CASA

4/27/2019

POLSON — Join the 13th annual CASA Golf Scramble at the Polson Golf Course on Saturday, April 27. Golf team registrations and business sponsorships are available. For more information call 406-883-0158 or email: casa20jd@gmail.com.

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Sunday, April 28

Spring concert includes hand bell, voice choirs

4/28/2019

POLSON — A spring concert for the Copeland Memorial Hand Bell Choir and Chancel Choir of Polson Presbyterian Church, 301 Fourth Ave. E, will take place on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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Tuesday, April 30

Library conducts social media class

4/30/2019

POLSON — On Tuesday, April 30, from 2-3 p.m., North Lake County library will conduct a “Computer Basics Class - Social Media.” For this class a tablet or smart phone is needed. You can bring your own or the library may provide one for you. Please call the library at 406-883-8225 or stop by the circulation desk to reserve your spot. This class is open and free to the public.

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Pablo Elementary holds kindergarten open house

4/30/2019

PABLO — Ronan School District’s new kindergarten open house at Pablo Elementary will take place on Tuesday, April 30, from 6-7 p.m.

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Participate in Ladies’ League 'Test Drive'

4/30/2019

RONAN — Mission Mountain Golf Club Ladies League is having a “Fun Night” on Tuesday, April 30, for all current league members and any lady golfer who may be trying out league play. Come out and kick off our 2019 season. Potential players can get a sample of league play. If you are interested in getting on a team or subbing during the season here’s your chance to try it out. Call the MMGC Pro Shop at 676-4653 for more information.

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Register for workshop at Job Service

4/30/2019

PABLO — Come to the “Unleash the Leader Within You” workshop with coach Sherry Winn at 8 a.m.- noon at the Salish Kootenai College’s Johnny Arlee and Victor Charlo Theater. To register call Job Service, 406-883-7893 and ask for Kristopher Schock or email: kschock@mt.gov.

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Ronan kindergarten open house scheduled

4/30/2019

RONAN — Ronan School District’s new kindergarten open house at K. W. Harvey Elementary will take place on Tuesday, April 30, from 6-7 p.m.

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Wednesday, May 1

Dance to Ken’s Country Combo

5/1/2019

POLSON — Please join us for the Community Dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, May 1, from 7-10 p.m. in the ballroom. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo Band playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. Cover charge for the evening is $5. If you are hungry and want a great burger, you can come early and purchase one from the Elks. Come and check us out.

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Men’s Friday afternoon cancer club through May 24

5/1/2019 - 5/24/2019

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.

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Republicans hold yearly convention

5/1/2019

POLSON — The Lake County Republican central committee will hold their yearly convention on May 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Polson Rural Fire Hall on Regatta Road. The public is invited to attend. For information call Sjaan Vincent 406-644-2863.

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Thursday, May 2

Lunch meeting planned for Ronan Chamber

5/2/2019

RONAN — At noon on Thursday, May 2, the Ronan Chamber will meet at the Mission Mountain Golf Club for lunch and a chamber meeting. Leadership Flathead Reservation will be the topic for the presentation.

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Pray with locals at event on courthouse lawn

5/2/2019

POLSON — The National Day of Prayer event will take place on Thursday, May 2, from noon-1 p.m. on the Lake County courthouse front lawn. Local churches will come together for an hour to pray for our nation, our leaders, schools, the tribe, the military, families, youth, and the media. Find more local information at: www.nationaldayofprayer.org, call 406-883-9347 or email: pfcgregg@mail.com.

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Friday, May 3

Annual ‘One Day Sale’ jewelry sale slated

5/3/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Just in time for Mother’s Day DeVeer Designs’ fused glass jewelry will have their “One Day Only Sale” on May 3 at Rod’s Harvest Foods in St. Ignatius. The sale runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the local food pantry. By shopping local you will be supporting small business and helping to feed your neighbors. That’s something we can all feel great about. If you have questions contact Kristie at 406-745-4888. Thank you for your support.

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Join mussel walk, shoreline cleanup

5/3/2019

POLSON — Join the CSKT Mussel Walk with local middle school students and community members and help us protect our water from aquatic invasive species on May 3 at Salish Point from 9-11 a.m. Rotate between four interactive information stations: mussel identification, a mussel-dog demonstration, aquatic invasive species life cycle questions and answers, and a mussel walk/shoreline cleanup. This is a joint effort of CSKT, UM Flathead Lake Bio Station, and the Flathead Lakers.

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Psychic Dynasty performs

5/3/2019

POLSON — On May 3, at 7 p.m. in the Polson High School auditorium, the real-life father-daughter team who have been performing their original brand of mind-reading since 2012, will work together to create stage pieces that are unexpected, inventive and, of course, funny. A single ticket at the door is $15 and advance purchase tickets are $13. Youth 18 and under are free and tickets for college students with identification are $5. Ticket outlet locations include: First Interstate Bank and Perfect Shot Tavern in Polson and R&R Healthcare Solutions and Ronan True Value in Ronan. Visit the website: www.missionvalleylive.com for more information.

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Saturday, May 4

Gals 14-114 invited to event

5/4/2019

POLSON — New Life Church, 1414 Second Ave. W, will host “Pure Joy,” at 7 p.m. This event is a free event for women ages 14 to 114. Women from the community will tell stories about how God is working through their imperfections, real women and real issues. Come early for fun giveaways and laughter.

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Get out your dress clothes

5/4/2019

RONAN — Enjoy an evening of dancing at the Lake County 4-H Ambassadors Family Prom held at the Ronan Community Center from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. All ages are welcome to this family-friendly event. Tickets are $2 for a single ticket, $3 for a couple, and $1 off with a non-perishable food donation to the food bank.

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Join Fort Connah’s annual Spring Rendezvous

5/4/2019 - 5/5/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Fort Connah’s annual “Spring Rendezvous” takes place on the weekend of May 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open house is free to public and kid friendly. Bring the whole family and enjoy two days of learning history, live demonstrations, activities and the trading post. There will be atlatl, a long bow archery, wool processing, fry-bread, a chuckwagon, and a black powder shoot. Fort Connah is located 6 miles north of St. Ignatius on Highway 93 mile at marker 39. It was the first building in Montana and was part of the Hudson Bay trading post at one time.

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Visit Spring Trades Fair, Business Expo

5/4/2019

POLSON — Polson High School is the site of Anderson Broadcasting’s annual Spring Trades Fair and Business Expo. From 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. you can visit with over 100 business booths including food, Internet service, health care, home improvement, cars, digital marketing and more. Call 406-883-5255 for booth space registration.

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VV Women’s Club organizes annual sale

5/4/2019

VALLEY VIEW — Valley View Women’s Club will hold their annual rummage sale on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. We are in need of donations of gently used items, no clothes please. All proceeds go back into the Valley View Clubhouse and grounds. We are raising money this year for a remodel of the kitchen and gravel for the parking lot. Please call Kelly at 406-883-2910 or 260-6164. Text for pickup or drop off. We are a non-profit organization and appreciate all the help for our rural clubhouse.

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Sunday, May 5

Annual Steak Ride begins in Dayton

5/5/2019

DAYTON — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will have their 38th annual Steak Ride on Sunday, May 5, at the Mueli Ranch. Ride gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 a.m. sharp. The ride averages three hours; you set your own pace. We will have a new ride route this year. Steaks will be served from 3-3:30 p.m. only. Bring your gear as we ride rain or shine. Horse shoes are recommended. Saturday night campers are welcome but there are no electric fences allowed and weed-seed-free hay only. The potluck Saturday night begins at 6 p.m. A continental breakfast takes place Sunday morning. There will be 50/50 tickets and door prizes and there are only 150 tickets available so reserve your spot early as last year we sold out. For ride tickets or details call Marie Hall at 406-676-0231 or Paula Weaver at 406-883-3092. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Hope to see you all there. You won’t want to miss this fun weekend folks.

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Northwest Accordion Association holds dance

5/5/2019

POLSON — The Northwest Accordion Association will hold a community dance May 5 from 2-5 p.m. in the Elks ballroom. There’s more than accordion music; a variety of music is played for you to listen to or dance to. You do not have to be a member of the Elks or the Accordion Association to attend, sing or play. Remember, if you sing or play you don’t pay. Admission is $2 for members, $3 for non-members, and $5 to become a member of the association. Everyone is welcome. Come to play, sing, dance or just listen. Hope to see you there.

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Tuesday, May 7

Horsemen meet at River Honoring location

5/7/2019

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will not have their next monthly meeting at the VFW. Instead, it will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at the River Honoring location (watch for signs on Round Butte Rd.) We will have a potluck dinner along with our meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Hope to see you there.

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JourneyBe shares healthy ideas

5/7/2019

POLSON — Come join the “Glad To Be Here Project - Another One For The Kit Bag.” We’re sharing some DIY ideas for maintaining good health naturally and on a limited budget. Come join us the first Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at JourneyBe, 101 Seventh Ave. W. May’s get-together will look at the idea of food as medicine, with information on growing your own Essiac herbs. We’ll have seeds and starts. There’ll also be a review of April’s subject, Emotional Freedom Technique sponsored by Blue Moon Herbs of Polson - Hot Springs - Missoula. Call 406-883-0110 or go to: info@BlueMoonHerbs. com for more information.

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Learn to embroider

5/7/2019

POLSON — The North Lake County Library continues its popular Needle Arts Series with embroidery classes every Tuesday in May from 2-3 p.m. On May 7 needle art basics will be discussed.

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Learn to manage cash flow

5/7/2019

RONAN — LCCDC will provide a free workshop entitled, “Introduction to Cash Flow Projections” on Tuesday, May 7 from noon- 1:30 p.m. at the LCCDC building, 407 Main Street. Learn how to identify and measure cash cycle times for inventories, receivables and payables. Space is limited. Bring a brown-bag lunch. Register online at: lccdc.ecenterdirect.com/events or call: 406-676-5914.

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Quilters plan ‘Brown Bag Auction' fun at meeting

5/7/2019

RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 7, at the Terrace Lake Community Church in Ronan at 6:30 p.m. We will have the election of officers and the “Brown Bag Auction.” Invite your friends to come enjoy the fun and don’t forget your brown bag items. Refreshments will be provided with show and tell to follow. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday, May 8

Community potluck

5/8/2019

CHARLO — Leon Hall, corner of Leon and Kerns Road, is the site of a community potluck dinner on Wednesday, May 8. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m. and the potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

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Rural Fire District Board to meet

5/8/2019

POLSON – The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station Number 1, 25B Regatta Rd. The agenda is available on the Monday prior to the meeting on our website: lakemt.gov/prfd.

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VFW Auxiliary to meet

5/8/2019

RONAN — The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 will meet on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. For more information call 406-676-3380.

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Thursday, May 9

Celebrate local author

5/9/2019

POLSON — Local author Maggie Plummer will provide a reading and book signing of her latest novel, “Bell Bottom Gypsy” on Thursday, May 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. Come join in celebrating her latest publication.

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Learn safe driving

5/9/2019

RONAN — The AARP Smart Driver Course will be taught at the Mission Valley Senior Center, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 406-676-2371 to make a reservation.

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View movie about life at Whiskey Trail Ranch

5/9/2019

RONAN — The movie, “A Montana Legacy: The Melton Buffalo Ranch 1948-1962,” will be shown on Thursday, May 9, at the Ronan Senior Citizen’s Center, 528 Main SW, following the evening dinner. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. for a cost of $5. The screening is free.

With archival 8-mm silent film and interviews with the three surviving children of Ike and Villa Melton, as well as three cowboys who participated, the film paints a vivid picture of the family and life at the Whiskey Trail Ranch. The three surviving children, Nora Jean Malinak, LaRue Melton, Terry Melton, as well as Larry Christensen, Bud (Stan) Harris, Marlene Melton, Gary Abbey and Laurence Walchuck, reveal details of building corrals, sure footed horses, trucking buffalo and Villa’s National Bison Range experience.

The film was produced by Caribou Crossing, a local media partnership, and co-directed by Frank Tyro and Larry (Joe) Darlington. DVDs of the 56-minute program will be available at the screenings.

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