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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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Saturday, April 6

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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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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Wednesday, April 17

Dance in Polson

4/17/2019

POLSON — Join us for the community dance in the ballroom at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, April 17, from 7-10:00 p.m. Ken’s Country Combo will provide the music. They play a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. We have Ken Kenmille (guitar and vocalist), Richard Tobel (lead guitar), Liz Steele (accordion), and Betty Carter (southern vocalist). This week we celebrate April birthdays with a cake. Snacks also provided during break at 8:30. Beverages are available for purchase in the bar. Everyone is welcome. Elks membership is not required. The cover charge is $5. Come and check us out.

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Participate in blood drive

4/17/2019

POLSON —The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at St. Joseph Medical Center (Byrnes conference room – 6 Thirteenth Ave. E), on Wednesday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Call Rich at 406-883-8273 X 78273 to schedule an appointment or go online at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: STJOES.

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Quintana to speak at Democrats’ meeting

4/17/2019

RONAN — Lake County Democrats will hold their April meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at the Ronan Senior Center on Main Street. A social gathering will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the program to follow at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Jorge (George) Quintana, who represents Montana on the Democratic National Committee will give a DNC update with a review of 2018 and a preview of 2020, including their plan and changes in strategy for the 2020 election and the presidential debate process.

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Thursday, April 18

All invited to Maundy Thursday service

4/18/2019

POLSON —St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sixth Ave. E, welcomes all to their Easter week service on Maundy Thursday, April 18, at 5 p.m.

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Free film screening offered

4/18/2019

RONAN — A free screening of “A Montana Legacy: The Melton Buffalo Ranch 1948-1962,” a film produced by Caribou Crossing, a local media partnership, and co-directed by Frank Tyro and Larry (Joe) Darlington, will be shown on Thursday, April 18, at the Ronan Community Center small room at 6 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. DVDs of the 56-minute program will be available at the screenings.

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Learn about invasive mussels

4/18/2019

POLSON — “Invasive Mussels: What You Need to Know” by Tom Bansak will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s evening program on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Polson library meeting room. Everyone is welcome.

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Sacred Heart Mission to celebrate Mass

4/18/2019

ARLEE — Sacred Heart Mission will celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m.

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Friday, April 19

Church welcomes all to services

4/19/2019 - 4/21/2019

POLSON — Polson Community Church, 1814 First Street E, will have a Good Friday service at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19, and an Easter Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m. on April 21. All are welcome.

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Good Friday observed

4/19/2019

POLSON — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sixth Ave. E, welcomes all to their Easter week service on Good Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m.

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Popular entertainers return

4/19/2019

POLSON — If you enjoy country-western, vintage rock and roll, or blue grass, this is the dance for you. The Cowboy Country and the Gold Dust Girls will again perform at the Elks ballroom April 19 from 6-9 p.m. This is the popular seven-piece band who played here last January. The cover charge is $6 per person. Beverages will be available for purchase in the bar. Dress is casual. You really won’t want to miss this one. Hope to see you there.

Tags:  Polson  

Stations of the Cross recited

4/19/2019

JOCKO — Fr. Hightower will lead the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. at Jocko Mission on Good Friday, April 19 at 3 p.m.

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Washing of the Feet service held

4/19/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius Mission will hold a Washing of the Feet service on Good Friday at 7 p.m. followed by a Procession with the Corpus of Christ ceremony.

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