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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.

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.

Rotary meets Tuesdays

POLSON — The Polson Rotary’s regular meeting are on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. at the KwaTaqNuk.

 

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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.

 

 

 
 

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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: www.polsonfoursquare.org, 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.

 

Gather for prayers, readings, meal

POLSON -- Soul-food Saturday is a community gathering at the Co-op HUB to share prayers, readings and discussion on the topic of unity, followed by a light meal. Kids of all ages are welcome; supervision is provided.

 
 

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New hours announced for MO

POLSON — Miracle of America’s hours are now 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1:30-6 p.m. on Sundays. Some holidays may be shorter hours as well, so it is best to call 406-883-6804 first. Our free “Night at the Museum” is on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Donations or treats are always welcome. Schoolteachers are encouraged to give extra credit for a report from attending students.

Montecahto Club invites new members

 POLSON — The Montecahto Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We are a social and service organization and sponsor a scholarship for a graduating senior, cook and serve lunch at “Soup’s On,” collect for the Food Bank, send Care packages to the overseas troops and help out wherever we can. We welcome new members. Come to a meeting and get to know us. 
 
 
AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets
 
ST. IGNATIUS — AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets on Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Post Creek Hill. Call 1-888-607-2000 or go to www.aa-montana.org, for more information.
 
 
Story Time held in Ronan
 
RONAN — Ronan Library hosts a weekly story time for young children and their caregivers each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, crafts and more. For more information, call 406-676-3682.
 

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 Library will host a one-hour kindergarten readiness program for children and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, movement, crafts and more. This will be held every Thursday during the school year at 10 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. For more information, call (406) 883-8225.
 
 
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.
 
 
Dance in Elks' air-conditioned ballroom
 
POLSON - The Elks Club holds a community dance in their air-conditioned ballroom, the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7-10 p.m. Come and listen or dance. Snacks are at 8:30 p.m.
 
 
Sexual assault support group meets Wednesdays
 
PABLO - An adult sexual assault support group meets at SKC's Agnes Vanderburg Building in room 101, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Gather on Wednesdays for support and healing. Call 406-745-3525 for more information.
 
 
Marines gather at VFW
 
POLSON - The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041 meets every second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7 p.m. at the VFW in Polson. For more information call John Miller at 406-890-0964 or email: mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com.
 
 
Journey Be hosts NAMI meeting
 
POLSON - NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soup's On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, May 10

Class offers help for caregivers through June 7

5/1/2019 - 6/7/2019

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.

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Friday, May 10

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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Friday, May 10

Move for better balance through June

5/1/2019 - 6/27/2019

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.

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Church serves free dinner

5/10/2019

POLSON — The May Friendship Table Dinner is coming up on Friday, May 10, from 5–6:15 p.m. The Polson Presbyterian Church is located across from Linderman School. Come join us. This dinner is free and open to all.

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Decker to brief Pachyderms

5/10/2019

POLSON — For the upcoming Pachyderm meeting next Friday, Gale Decker will provide an update to us about Lake County’s financial health on May 10 from noon-1 p.m. at the Polson Rural Fire Station off of Regatta Road. All are welcome.

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Saturday, May 11

Code Girls United holds challenge

5/11/2019 - 5/12/2019

KALISPELL — Code Girls United is a non-profit with a mission to help girls become problem solvers through training with computer coding and business skills. We are in our third year of operation and we run a year-round, free, after-school program for girls in fourth to eighth grade. Our most important event is coming up in May. It’s the NW Regional App Challenge on May 11 and 12, at Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. This is a free, two-day event for girls in fourth to eighth grade, from all over our region. Additional details are available at: www.codegirlsunited.org.

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Monday, May 13

Irrigators meet at LCCDC

5/13/2019

RONAN — Flathead Irrigation District meeting will hold their meeting on Monday, May 13, at 1 p.m. at the Lake County Community Development Center, 407 Main Street SW.

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Republican women talk National politics

5/13/2019

POLSON — The Lake County Republican Women’s group will meet at the Polson Rural Fire Hall on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. Heidi Roedel, president of the Montana Federation of Republican Women, will speak on what is happening at the national level, and how we can work together to better serve our candidates. She will also speak about the upcoming state MTFFR convention. Community members are encouraged to attend. For information call Penny Jarecki at 406-883- 2248 or Sjaan Vincentat 406-644-2863.

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Tuesday, May 14

Consider Rotary meeting for good conversation

5/14/2019

POLSON —The Polson Rotary Club will have its monthly open-social hour at the Perfect Shot on Main Street on Tuesday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m. Anyone interested in Rotary or good conversation is welcome. Rotary’s regular weekly meeting is on Tuesday, at 12:15 p.m., usually at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. The club is considering sponsoring a satellite club that would meet in the mornings or evenings, at least twice a month. A minimum of eight members is needed to meet requirements of Rotary International. Ronan is also being considered as a possibility for a satellite location. Please contact Larry Peltz at: peltzlb@ gmail.com, for more information.

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Learn embroidery

5/14/2019

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 14 learn cross stitching.

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Wednesday, May 15

Dance in Polson

5/15/2019

POLSON — Please join us for the community dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, May 15, from 7-10 p.m. in the ballroom. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo, playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. Ken Kenmille is on guitar and a vocalist; Richard Tobel plays lead guitar; Liz Steele is on accordion; and our southern singer is Betty Carter. Coffee and water is provided in the ballroom. You can purchase drinks, soft drinks and bottled water in the bar. Everyone is welcome and no Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. If you come early you can buy a great burger from the Elks. Come and check us out.

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Learn about Peru

5/15/2019

POLSON — Join the North Lake County Library’s Wiggle Worms program at 3:30 p.m. and learn about Peru.

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Thursday, May 16

Farmer’s Market opens

5/16/2019

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 offers fresh produce, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from the Mission Valley.

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Friday, May 17

Theatre on haunt alert through May 26

5/17/2019 - 5/26/2019

POLSON — We aren’t kidding folks; Polson’s live theatre on the lake is on haunt alert. Come see for yourselves May 17-26. “The Phantom of Singing Hills” may attack at any minute. Desiree Alexander and Megan Stevens and the rest of the cast will perform this musical mystery laced with comedy and a down-home western flair. Call 406-883-9212 or go to: PortPolsonPlayers.com for more information … before it’s too late!

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Saturday, May 18

Cherry Blossom festival set for May 18

5/18/2019

YELLOW BAY - The 16th annual Yellow Bay Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Yellow Bay Community Clubhouse on Highway 35 at mile-marker 18. The festival is free and open to the public. Shoppers will enjoy a large selection of locally produced and hand-crafted items offered by talented local artisans. Booth space is still available; for information and to reserve a spot, call Shari at 406-982-3437.

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Participate in ‘Family Pedal to Plate’ event

5/18/2019

RONAN — The Mission Mountain Family Pedal to Plate can help with free general bike maintenance and bikes to give-away while supplies last. Sponsored by MMAPP, this family bike event on Saturday, May 18, held behind the new Boys and Girls Club in Ronan, includes a family one-or three-mile bike ride, a free meal and informational kid-friendly booths on biking, recycling, and healthy foods. We are looking for volunteers and for used bikes to refurbish and give away. If you have a bike to donate call 406-544-8890 or drop off bikes at the Boys and Girls club May 4 from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, go to facebook.com/Pedal2Plate or contact Janet Sucha at 406-544-2613.

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Sunday, May 19

Pastor, Rabbi provide presentation

5/19/2019

POLSON — “ A Community’s Response to Hate,” a presentation by former pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church David Rommereim, and Rabbi Allen Secher of Whitefish where the Jewish Community experienced a cyber attack. The community is invited for the May 19 presentation at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 Fourth Ave. E. The event begins at 10:15 a.m. after regular services.

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Monday, May 20

RHS Art Club students hold show, raise funds

5/20/2019 - 5/21/2019

RONAN — The Ronan High School Art Show opening and art sale, the last show of the year, will take place in the high school art gallery on Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Art Club students will also host a bake sale and be selling reproduction artwork to raise funds for a trip to Seattle to experience the big city art community.

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Tuesday, May 21

Learn embroidery

5/21/2019

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 21 learn the art of crewel.

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Wednesday, May 22

Meet, greet at Polson Airport

5/22/2019

POLSON — The Wednesday, May 22, EAA Chapter 1122 meet and greet/“Burger Burn,” is open to all interested in airplanes, learning to fly, or participating in local aviation events or fly-outs. Come join us at our meet and greet meeting with burgers. We meet at the Polson airport FBO at 6 p.m. for burgers. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Whitefish Credit Union details ‘Shred Day’

5/22/2019

POLSON — The Polson Whitefish Credit Union, (110 Third Ave.), will hold their annual “Shred Day” on Wednesday, May 22, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Our Shred Day event is free to all Credit Union members and the public. Bring any unwanted paper documents, especially ones containing personal and confidential information, to one of our event locations to have your materials safely and securely destroyed on-site at no charge. Shredding is first come, first served. When the trucks are full, shredding will no longer be available. For more information go to our Facebook event page: https:// www.facebook.com/ events/305534380139863.

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Thursday, May 23

Color with adults

5/23/2019

POLSON — The North Lake County Library continues with adult coloring with “Travel Across America Color by Number,” Thursday, May 23, from 2-4 p.m.

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Go to W4W event

5/23/2019

PABLO — The 2019 Women 4 Wellness event will take place on Thursday, May 23, at SKC’s Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center. For more information call 406-275-4913.

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Montana Democratic chair, Lindeen, to speak

5/23/2019

RONAN — Lake County Democrats will hold their county convention at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at the Ronan Senior Center on Main Street. Officers will be elected by the county committee and county precinct men and women for the two year period from June 2019 to May 2021. Monica Lindeen, chair of the Montana Democratic party, will discuss the recent 2019 Legislative session and plans for 2020 campaign cycle. Come early for a social at 6:30 p.m.

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View ‘A Day To Remember’

5/23/2019

RONAN — A free community screening of “A Day To Remember,” will take place at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County, 62579 US Highway 93, on Thursday, May 23, at 6 p.m. This project is produced by the students of the MAPS – Lake County film class. For more information call 406-381-7230 or go to:mapsmediainstitute.com.

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