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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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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, April 4

Color with friends

4/4/2019

POLSON — An adult coloring program entitled “Egg-Stra-Ordinary” will be held from 2-4 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. What a winter. You are invited to celebrate spring and color’s return with us. All coloring supplies are provided and you may also bring your own.

We also provide snacks and soothing music for a fun and relaxing session.

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Free workshop offered at LCCDC

4/4/2019

RONAN — On Thursday, April 4, from 9 a.m.-noon at the LCCDC office, 407 Main Street SW, a free workshop entitled, “USDA Rural Development Value Added Producer Grants,” will be offered.

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Hear the history of the theater on the lake

4/4/2019

POLSON — Fresh off Port Polson Players Theater production of “Twelve Angry Men,” Neal and Karen Lewing will speak at Polson Kiwanis Club on Thursday, April 4, downstairs in the Koostatah room at the KwaTaqNuk Resort from noon-1 p.m. The Lewings will share stories of the history of the theater on the lake and performances over the years that included members of the community and several generations of youth from the area. The public is welcome to attend.

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Join Ronan Chamber awards luncheon

4/4/2019

CHARLO — The annual Ronan Chamber “Community Recognition Awards” luncheon will be held at noon at Ninepipes’ Lodge. Join us for this annual awards event that recognizes people and businesses within the community that make Ronan a great place to be. Call 406-676-8300 for more information.

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Friday, April 5

‘Lamb of God’ returns

4/5/2019

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.

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Mission Valley Christian Academy open house

4/5/2019

Mission Valley Christian Academy is having an Open House with dinner provided on Friday, April 5th from 4:30-6:30 pm. If you are interested in learning more about Christian Education and enrolling for next school year please come check us out! We are located at 38907 MT Hwy 35 Polson or for more information call 406.883.6858

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Support SoupsOn, JourneyBe

4/5/2019 - 4/6/2019

POLSON — Come and support SoupsOn and JourneyBe at their indoor spring sale happening at JourneyBe, 101 Seventh Ave. W, on Friday, April 5, from 3-6 p.m. and on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be vendors, a bake sale, an estate sale and more. Bake sale donations are welcome.

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Saturday, April 6

Cherry growers meet in Yellow Bay

4/6/2019

YELLOW BAY — The 83rd annual cherry growers’ horticultural meeting will be held on Saturday, April 6, at the Yellow Bay Community Clubhouse, Highway 35, mile-marker 18. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 9 a.m.

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Join clean-up for Buttercup

4/6/2019

ARLEE —The spring community clean-up takes place on Saturday, April 6. We will be meeting at 10 a.m. in the south parking lot of The Hangin' Art Gallery. The Arlee CDC will provide vests, trash bags, coffee and snacks. We will split up into groups to cover the Buttercup Run route along Highway 93 and Jocko Road.

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Join the Bison Stampede run

4/6/2019

DIXON — Join the Bison Stampede 5K/10K/fun run and pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 6. Please join us in Dixon to walk, run, cheer and/or enjoy pancakes. Register now at: www.dixonschool.org or at 8 a.m. on race day. Call 406-246-3566 for more information.

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Sunday, April 7

‘Lamb of God’ returns

4/7/2019

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.

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Accordion Association holds dance

4/7/2019

POLSON — The Northwest Accordion Association will hold a community dance on April 7 from 2-5 p.m. at the Elks ballroom in Polson located on Main Street. The music is not just accordion music. There is a variety of music you can 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. However, if you do sing or play you don’t pay. Admission is $2 for members, $3 for non-members, and $5 to become a member of the MVAA. Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there.

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Club hosts annual brunch

4/7/2019

RONAN — Round Butte Woman’s Club will host their annual Spring Fling Brunch on Sunday, April 7, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Please join us for brunch. The clubhouse is located eight miles west of Ronan on Round Butte Road. Please call Geri at 406-676-3054 for more information.

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Monday, April 8

Learn to encourage food source for living things

4/8/2019

KALISPELL — Kathy Ross will be the guest speaker at the Flathead Audubon meeting on Monday, April 8, from 7-9 p.m. at the Gateway West Community room in Kalispell. Audubon board member Kathy Ross will discuss food sources for most living things, humans and birds included. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Flathead Audubon website: www.flatheadaudubon. org.

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Wednesday, April 10

Auxiliary meet at VFW Hall

4/10/2019

RONAN — The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 will meet on Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall. For more information call 406-676-3380.

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People’s center to make drums, sticks

4/10/2019

PABLO — Traditional arts classes for April are open to everyone. A light meal will be provided for participants. On April 10 from 5:30-8 p.m. there will be large drum making and drum stick making. There’s no fee for making the large drum (which will remain with the center). The fee for making drumsticks is $10 each (covers materials).

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Rural Fire District Board to meet

4/10/2019

BIG ARM – The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. at the Big Arm Station No. 2, 28565 Seventh Street. The agenda is available on the Monday prior to meeting at the website:lakemt.gov/prfd.

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Sacrament of Reconciliation offered

4/10/2019

ARLEE — The sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered on Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Arlee.

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Friday, April 12

Free dinner served

4/12/2019

POLSON — The April Friendship Table Dinner is on Friday, April 12, from 5-6:15 p.m. at the Polson Presbyterian Church, located across from Linderman School. Come join us. This dinner is free and open to all.

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Learn to drive safely

4/12/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — NW Montana AARP Smart Driver course will be taught on April 12 at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 406-754-4462 for a reservation.

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Saturday, April 13

Clean-up at Flathead Lake State Park

4/13/2019

BIGFORK — Montana State Parks invites you to help clean up our public land in celebration of Earth Day at Flathead Lake State Park – Wayfarers Unit (Wayfarers, 8600 Mt. Hwy 35) on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. There will be multiple projects including beach clean-up, trail maintenance, and preparing the buildings for the coming months. There will be free snacks, and you are invited to join us on a ranger-led hike after the volunteering is finished at 1:30 p.m.

Bring a water bottle, sturdy shoes, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Meet at the Birch Grove picnic shelter (down by the water) to sign in and break into groups. Please call 406-837-3041 to register for this free event or email at: stateparks.mt.gov.

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Connect with friends at annual Pheasants Forever banquet

4/13/2019

RONAN — The Mission Valley No. 134 Pheasants Forever will hold a banquet on April 13, at the Ronan Community Center starting at 5 p.m. If you want more information call 406-644-8329.

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Enjoy bird prints, drawings, nests at Arlee gallery

4/13/2019

ARLEE — Killdeer Artisans Guild’s opening reception for their new exhibit, “Spring’s Return,” will take place on Saturday, April 13, at Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee, (Highway 93 N), from noon-2 p.m. Featured guest artists are Claire Emery and Jenah Mead. Claire’s delightful collection of hand-colored woodcut prints and Jenah’s exquisite graphite drawings both feature native birds. Also included, an installation of bird nests entitled, “Winged Makers,” celebrating the ingenuity and craftsmanship of birds (put together by Kathee Dunham.) Killdeer member artists will exhibit paintings, mixed media and photography. Three new members will show in this exhibit as well - Juanita Thames (pastels), Doug Ersson-Hammerberg (photography), and Joel Carlson (sketches).  For updates follow us at: facebook.com/KilldeerArtisansGuild.

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Enjoy Easter event

4/13/2019

POLSON — On Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Super 1 grocery store, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance with buckets for the kids, face painting and cookie decorating. There will be a barbecue and bake sale with proceeds going to the local Lions Club for kids who need glasses.

This event is sponsored by Nancy’s Kids, Super 1 and Frito Lay.

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Sunday, April 14

All invited to St. Andrew’s Church

4/14/2019

POLSON — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sixth Ave. E, welcomes all to their Easter week service on Palm Sunday, April 14, at 10 a.m.

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Palm Sunday celebrated at Missions

4/14/2019

ST. IGNATIUS/ARLEE — Mass will be celebrated at the St. Ignatius Mission Church at 9 a.m. and at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Mission in Arlee and at 5 p.m. at St. John Berchman Mission Church in Jocko.

Tags:  St. Ignatius   Arlee   Jocko Mission  

Monday, April 15

Meet with Mission Valley Rises

4/15/2019

RONAN — The next meeting of Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged! will take place on April 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Safe Harbor office. Please remember to bring nutritious snacks, as we are meeting over the dinner hour. We will need a volunteer to lead the meeting.

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Tuesday, April 16

Irrigators hold semi-annual meeting

4/16/2019

CHARLO — The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Flathead Indian Irrigation Project, invites interested water users to a semi-annual meeting being held in the banquet room at Ninepipes’ Lodge on April 16 at 5:30 p.m. For more information call the Flathead Indian Irrigation Project at 406-745-2661.

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Mission Mountain ladies league organizing

4/16/2019

RONAN — The ladies' league of the Mission Mountain Golf Course will be holding an organizational meeting on Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Any ladies interested in joining a league team or perhaps subbing for a team are invited to attend. We will also hold a “Test Drive” fun night on Tuesday, April 30, for any Mission Valley lady who golfers are interested in trying out league play. All current teams are encouraged to make sure at least one representative from your team is in attendance. For more information contact the pro shop at 406-676-4653 or email the league at: MMGCladies@gmail.com.

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