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‘Park After Dark’ winter hike offered at Lone Pine State Park

KALISPELL — On Wednesday, Feb. 16, from  7:30-9 p.m. experience Lone Pine State Park on a wintery night on this full moon hike. Moon views vary depending on cloud cover, but you’re guaranteed a nighttime adventure that experiences the park after hours. Be sure to dress for the weather. Trails are typically icy at this time of year, so wear micro spikes like Yaktrax if there’s snow on the ground. We’ll have snowshoes available if needed. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. Call the visitor center at 406-755-2706, ext. 0, to register, as space is limited. Cost is $4 per hiker ($8 entry fee for non-resident vehicles).

 

Attend ‘Here Comes the Sun’ Concert

POLSON — The Polson Fairground Amphitheatre is the site of the “Here Comes the Sun” concert. This concert celebrates the sounds and songs of the Beatles at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks will be on site at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each.

 

Country Jam, dances cancelled

POLSON — Our Classic Country Jammin’ scheduled for April 5, at the Elks Ballroom in Polson is cancelled until further notice. Wednesday night dances at the Elks’ ballroom in Polson are also cancelled until further notice. We pray that everyone is staying home and being safe. We do have to go out for essentials and that is okay. Lake City Bakery, McDonalds and Burgerville are open in Polson for take outs. We are all in this together and need to help each other wherever we can, physically or financially. Please encourage one another and we will all get through this. Don’t be prideful and not ask for help, if you really need it. This hardship we are going through may take a little time but if we all work together and for each other, it will pass. We hope to see you all again very soon.

Experience ‘Lights under the Big Sky’

RONAN — On Saturday, Dec. 11, “Lights Under the Big Sky” will provide fun and entertainment for residents of the Mission Valley at the Ronan Fairgrounds from 5-9 p.m. There will be holiday lights displays; family activities and Santa.

 

Horsemen stay home for April

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will not be holding their next monthly meeting in April due to the Covid-19 and CDC guidelines for social distancing and gatherings. Stay at home unless absolutely necessary and be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Stay safe.

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.

Library closed for holiday

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4 in recognition of the holiday.

 

Spring Mack Days event postponed News from CSKT

FLATHEAD LAKE — Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Spring Mack Days event has been postponed until further notice. This decision was made by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council in support of Governor Steve Bullock’s stay-at-home order. The governor’s order went into effect on Saturday, March 28. The CSKT Tribal Fisheries Program and CSKT’s Tribal Council will evaluate the situation by April 10 when the governor could lift the order. Anglers who have signed up for the program are asked to check their emails frequently. For further information and updates, please visit the Mack Days website at www.mackdays.com.

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Friday, May 20

Indigkitchen cooking demonstration at library

5/20/2022

POLSON — Mariah Gladstone  will demonstrate Indigenous cooking on May 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. on Zoom. Mariah will tell the history of Indigenous food systems, the relationship between cultural identity, health and native plants and how the ingredients native to this continent can be incorporated into today’s meal planning and preparation. 

This event is free, open to everyone and registration is required to receive the Zoom link. 

The library will have a watch party if at least five patrons register by Wednesday, May 18. 

If you’d like to join us in the library, call 406-883-8225. To register to watch via Zoom, go to: www.tinyurl.com/indigikitchen  

 

Bison Range Restoration Celebration held

5/20/2022

BISON RANGE — Join Tribal members and the community for the Bison Range Restoration Celebration on Friday, May 20. There will be an opening prayer, honor son, honor guard and lunch provided from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A powwow will take place from noon-4 p.m. that includes Native games.

 

Glacier Bank Shred Day held

5/20/2022

POLSON — The Glacier Bank Shred Day will be held on May 20 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 50510 Highway 93. Two boxes per person will be accepted. 

 

Saturday, May 21

Anderson Broadcasting hosts Trades Fair

5/21/2022

POLSON — Businesses are invited to participate in this exciting and unique marketing opportunity scheduled from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Polson High School. The festive environment and tradition of the Trades Fair makes it convenient and fun for potential customers to experience your product or service. For more information go to: andersonbroadcasting.com or call 406-883-9200.

 

Learn about library’s summer reading program

5/21/2022

POLSON — Have questions about the Summer Reading Program?  Want to come check out the cool prizes? Come on down to the library on Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. Felicia will be there to answer any questions, show off some of the prizes you could win, and tell you about some of the awesome guest speakers we’ve got lined up for you this summer. She’ll also go over how easy it is to register now, and answer any questions you have about the READSquared app.  

 

Transfer Station holds Electronic Waste Day

5/21/2022

POLSON — The Transfer Station is accepting TV and computer monitors (flat screen only), cell phones, copiers, printers, cords, electronic waste from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.

Sunday, May 22

Half-price entry marks Bison Range restoration

5/22/2022

BISON RANGE — To mark the Bison Range Restoration Celebration, a Community Appreciation Day will allow for half-price day passes. For more information go to www.BisonRange.org.

 

Tuesday, May 24

Library holds 3D printer demonstration

5/24/2022

POLSON — On Tuesday, May 24, at 2 p.m., in the North Lake County Public Library’s large meeting room, watch a live demonstration of the library’s newly repair 3D printer. You can enter your name into a raffle for a 3D printed prize, have your questions answered, and learn how to design and print a variety of household objects.

 

Word Level II taught via ZOOM

5/24/2022

KALISPELL/ZOOM — Word Level II will be taught on May 24  (Zoom option). Put Word to work to save time and improve the look of your documents. Learn about setting margins, tab stops, indentations, bulleted, numbered and multi-level lists, headers and footers, text boxes and photos, and custom tabs. Prerequisite: Word Level I or familiarity with Word basics. Through a partnership with FVCC, Mission West Community Development Partners offers the chance to attend these workshops free of charge. We will enroll you in the workshops and pay the fee. To be eligible, you must own or work for a for-profit small business with ten or fewer employees located in Lake, Mineral or Sanders County. Entrepreneurs who are planning to start a business are also eligible. If you’d like to enroll, call us at 406-676-5928.

 

Wednesday, May 25

Irrigators meet at new location

5/25/2022

RONAN — There is a new meeting location for Flathead District Irrigators. FID monthly meeting will take place May 25 at 1 p.m. upstairs at Mission West Community Development Partners, 407 Main Street SW. (Previously called Lake County Community Development. Same location we met two plus years ago.) 

St. Ignatius Rural Fire District announces meeting

5/25/2022

ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius Rural Fire District notice of regular meeting: The St. Ignatius Rural Fire District will conduct their regular meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the fire hall meeting room. For further information you may contact Chairman Tim Callahan at 406-745-4112.

 

Thursday, May 26

Red Nose Day is back

5/26/2022

POLSON — Stop in on Thursday, May 26, to buy your Red Nose for $1 or just donate. 100% of proceeds go to the Red Nose Day USA fund, which supports the local Flathead Boys and Girls Club, Feeding America, and many other local and national children’s charities. Noses are on sale through May 31. 

 

Friday, May 27

Big Arm community holds potluck

5/27/2022

BIG ARM — Come and join the Big Arm Association at the historic Big Arm School on Friday, May 27 for our first Community Potluck of the season. Bring your favorite dish to share with neighbors for dinner at 6 p.m. 

Our guest speaker will be Tyler Linse, who is the Lake County Weed Control Coordinator. He will discuss weed management for our area. His presentation begins at 7 p.m. 

Hope to see you there. For more information contact BAA Secretary-Nancy Foster at 406-849-5064.

MVUMC begins new ‘Pancakes and Praise’ program

5/27/2022

ST. IGNATIUS — We call it PTL (Praise the Lord) or “Pancakes and Praise” or “Eggs and Exaltation.”

Whatever the name, the Mission Valley United Methodist Church is serving an early breakfast and short worship service beginning on May 29.  

Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. and after eating, a 30-minute worship time will follow for all folks who may be heading out for a day on the lake or in the mountains or gardening or who are just early birds. Families as well as singles are encouraged to “come as you are,” ready for your day, and join us for food and fellowship.

We will serve and pray every Sunday this summer and folks from all over the valley are invited. Don’t worry, the regular 10 a.m. worship service is still on for the regular worshippers, as well.

 

Tuesday, May 31

Library closes for Memorial Day

5/31/2022

POLSON —The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

We will reopen for our regular hours on Tuesday, May 31. 

 

Quilters to meet

5/31/2022

RONAN — A meeting of the Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at the Terrace Lake Community Church in Ronan at 6:30 p.m. Final plans for the Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 Quilt Show, in conjunction with the Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous in Ronan, will be old business. Everyone also bring a plan to sign up for a favorite committee to be a part of for the 2022-2023 quilt guild year.

 

Used book sale held at library

5/31/2022

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library District’s Friends of the Library are holding a used book sale Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale features a huge selection of assorted titles, including DVDs and audiobooks, all at bargain prices. 

Along with books, the Friends will be selling raffle tickets for an Amish quilt as part of their fundraising efforts.  The quilt will be on display during the book sale; the winning ticket will be drawn on June 17.

The sale and raffle will be held in the large meeting room at the library in Polson, 2 First Ave. E. All proceeds and contributions will go toward the Friends’ support of the library’s many programs and projects that benefit all in the community.

 

Wednesday, June 1

Free meditation class taught via ZOOM

6/1/2022

ZOOM — Mission Mountain Zen is offering free online meditation classes. Please join the Mission Mountain Zen Center on June 1 and on subsequent Wednesdays, for an online meditation class led by Zen teacher, Zenku, including meditation instruction, practice and discussion via Zoom.  The classes will be each Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Mountain Time. We will cultivate and deepen our centering skills and meditation practice during the class. Please join us and take advantage of this opportunity.  For more information and a Zoom link to the class call Zenku at 847-721-0665 or email: Jerry.Smyers@gmail.com.

 

 

Thursday, June 2

Grammy winners to perform at Red Poppy

6/2/2022

RONAN — On Thursday, June 2 from 8-10 p.m. the award winnning Rogerio Boccato Quarteto will perform at The Red Poppy, 1 Eisenhower St. SW.  $10 is the suggested donation.

Learn social media marketing for small businesses

6/2/2022

RONAN — On Thursday, June 2 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mission West Community Development Partners, 407 Main Street SW, will offer a class on essential and effective marketing strategies for business success. In this workshop you’ll learn: Digital Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses; Social media marketing your business; Facebook Marketing; Instagram Marketing; website and search engine optimization and how to building your email list and control the contact you have with your customers. A workbook will be included for you in this interactive workshop. Register at: https://lccdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/696.

 

Friday, June 3

First Friday Acoustic Music held in the library atrium

6/3/2022

 POLSON — June 3rd starting at 3:30 p.m. First Friday Acoustic Music will be held in the North Lake County Public Library’s atrium. Join us for the first program in this new monthly series. Intentionally scheduled between Friday Farmers’ Market and First Friday downtown shopping and events, this relaxing musical moment in the library will provide a cool respite in summer activities. Local musician Doug Trost will play music in a variety of styles, including jazz and country. 

Used book sale held at library

6/3/2022

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library District’s Friends of the Library are holding a used book sale Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale features a huge selection of assorted titles, including DVDs and audiobooks, all at bargain prices. 

Along with books, the Friends will be selling raffle tickets for an Amish quilt as part of their fundraising efforts.  The quilt will be on display during the book sale; the winning ticket will be drawn on June 17.

The sale and raffle will be held in the large meeting room at the library in Polson, 2 First Ave. E. All proceeds and contributions will go toward the Friends’ support of the library’s many programs and projects that benefit all in the community.

 

Saturday, June 4

First Saturday event held at Ninepipes’ Museum

6/4/2022

CHARLO — Co-founder of Ninepipe’s Museum, Laurel Cheff, will be the featured artist at the June 4 First Saturday event held at the museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with light refreshments will be available. There will be several recent original oil paintings of Mission Mountain scenes and of wildlife, some of which are available to purchase. Raffle tickets for one of her paintings, Glacier Creek, will be sold at the museum starting June 4 and going through July 17. The painting depicts a scene on the south end of Crazy Horse in the Mission Mountains. Tickets prices are three for $10, and seven for $20. The drawing will be held at the event celebrating Bud Cheff Jr. on July 17.

 

First Saturday event held at Ninepipes’ Museum

6/4/2022

CHARLO — Co-founder of Ninepipe’s Museum, Laurel Cheff, will be the featured artist at the June 4 First Saturday event held at the museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with light refreshments will be available. There will be several recent original oil paintings of Mission Mountain scenes and of wildlife, some of which are available to purchase. Raffle tickets for one of her paintings, Glacier Creek, will be sold at the museum starting June 4 and going through July 17. The painting depicts a scene on the south end of Crazy Horse in the Mission Mountains. Tickets prices are three for $10, and seven for $20. The drawing will be held at the event celebrating Bud Cheff Jr. on July 17.

 

Pancakes served at Big Arm School

6/4/2022

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host our Spring Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 4, at our historic Big Arm School from 8:30-11:30 a.m. We will serve pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted. For more information contact 406-849-5064.

Thank you in advance.  

 

Shoot hoops in Plains

6/4/2022

PLAINS — The sixth annual Plains Wildhorse 3-on-3 Shootout will take place on June 4 at Amundson Sports Complex. Registration deadline is May 27 and the entry fee is $120. For more information, call Erica Swanson Lawyer at 406-544-8493.

Sunday, June 5

St. Joe’s Golf Scramble held

6/5/2022

POLSON — The Providence St. Joseph Scramble will be held on Sunday, June 5 at the Polson Bay Golf Club. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 10 a.m. This is an 18-hole, four-person scramble. Entry fee is $250 per team and includes golf, golf cart, gift bag, tee prizes and lunch at Bunkers. Contact Cameron Milton at 406-883-8230 or email: polsonbaygolfcourse@gmail.com to register.

 

Tuesday, June 7

Back Country Horsemen invite public to meeting

6/7/2022

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen invites the public to our next monthly meeting on June 7 at 7 p.m. at the VFW on Round Butte Rd. Come and see for yourself what this great organization is all about.  Hope to see you there.

 

Wednesday, June 8

Cheerful Heart Cancer Support Group meets again

6/8/2022

POLSON — The Cheerful Heart Cancer Support Group is for anyone affected by cancer. The group will meet from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, in the Chapel at St. Joseph Medical Center. Rev. John Payne will lead the group, which is meeting for the first time since March 2020. The group welcomes those recently diagnosed, those undergoing treatment, cancer survivors, and/or family members. Gatherings are informal allowing folks to drop-in when schedules and life permits. Brown-bag lunches are welcome. For more information, call 406-261-3304. 

 

Driftwood sculpting taught

6/8/2022

POLSON — Artist Melinda Jewett will teach “Driftwood Sculpture” at the Sandpiper Gallery on June 8 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $25 per session. Kit purchased separately. For more information call 406-883-5956 or go to: sandpiperartgallery.com.

 

Masumola Club activities resume

6/8/2022

POLSON — After a long Covid rest, the Masumola Club Board met last Friday and agreed that it is time to resume club functions with a meeting beginning at 5:45 p.m. on June 9 at the Masumola Club House.

In case you forgot, it is located on Masumola Lane. This will be a bring-your-own barbecue hosted open-air, as much as possible, and with social distancing encouraged. Please bring a dish to pass. Suggested food distribution: A – H dessert; I– O salad or vegetable; P – Z hot dish. 

As always, remember your beverage of choice, plates and silverware. Don’t forget all those smiles and stories you have been saving up to share with your friends and neighbors. 

 

MVUMC begins ‘Let’s go to the movies’ program

6/8/2022

ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission Valley United Methodist Church is offering a movie night and barbeque on Wednesdays this summer. Bring a hot dog or burger to fry on the grill and a salad or dessert to share for supper at 5 p.m. The movie starts at 6 p.m. Bring the family and join us for food, fellowship and a family-based movie. The first movie will be shown on June 8 and the sermon to follow will be on June 12.

The movie will become the basis for the following Sunday’s worship service. All are welcome and are guaranteed an enjoyable evening.

 

Polson Chamber Blast held at Big Sky Sporting Clays

6/8/2022

POLSON — The Polson Chamber Blast returns to Big Sky Sporting Clays, 43500 Irvine Flats Rd., on Friday, July 8. Call 406-883-2828 for more information. Cost is $125 per shooter and $375 per three-person team.

Registration from 10-10:20 a.m.; safety briefing 10:20-10:30 a.m.; tournament 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; lunch and awards 2-2:30 p.m. 

 

Rural Fire District Board to meet

6/8/2022

POLSON — The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, June 8, at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station No. 1, 25B Regatta Road.

 

Thursday, June 9

Affordable health screenings coming to Ronan

6/9/2022

RONAN — Residents living in and around the Ronan can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.  Ronan Community Center will host this community event on  June 9. The site is located at 300 Third Ave. NW.

Screenings can check for: The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis; kidney and thyroid function, and more. Screenings are affordable and convenient. Special package pricing starts at $159, but consultants will work with you to create a package that is right for you based on your age and risk factors. Call 1-877-237-1354 or visit our website at: www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

 

Kids' activity at Ronan Farmers Market

6/9/2022

Kids Activity at the Ronan Farmers Market: All children are invited to the Ronan Farmers Market from 4-7 p.m. to take part in the Two-Bite Challenge. Try two bites of a new vegetable at the market and receive a reward. The Ronan Farmers Market is held every Thursday until October 13 and features a new activity for kids each week. Located behind the Ronan Visitor Center.

Many vendors available at Homesteader Days

6/9/2022

HOT SPRINGS — The 73rd annual Homesteader Days and Open Rodeo one of Northwestern Montana’s not-to-be-missed signature events will be held June 10-12 in Hot Springs. Fun-filled family events begin on Friday. There will be a variety of vendors on Main Street with art, crafts and food. In the evening enjoy music and dancing.

 

Ronan Farmers Market open

6/9/2022

RONAN — The Ronan Farmers Market is open on Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. at the Ronan Visitors’ Center. Come see what kind of fresh produce or other treasures you can find.

 

Watch four days of chainsaw carving

6/9/2022

RONAN — Watch as amazing works of art are created by international chainsaw carvers from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 9 at the Fairgrounds in Ronan. The four-day Mission Valley Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous will be held at the Ronan Fairgrounds from Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 20. There will be nightly quick-carve auctions, carvings for sale and craft and food vendors including a beer garden. The main auction will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. Meet the carvers during a welcome breakfast June 9 at 7 a.m. sponsored by the Valley Club. The first quick carve begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is sponsored by the 325 Bar at noon. Dinner is sponsored by Pizza Café at 7 p.m. Call 406-261-7579 or 406-261-4697 for more information.

 

Friday, June 10

Chainsaw carving continues

6/10/2022

RONAN — Chainsaw carvers will again have breakfast at the Valley Club at 7 a.m. Carving begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Ronan Fairgrounds, the second quick carve begins at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon, sponsored by the 325 Bar. Carving resumes at 1 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. and sponsored by the Valley Club.

 

Open mic night planned at WMMC

6/10/2022

RONAN — Western Montana Musicians Cooperative, 1 Eisenhower St. SW – Red Poppy building, is a haven for songwriters, musicians, and performing artists of all stripes and is open to all ages, providing a venue to learn about, enjoy and play music outside of the bar and club scene. Most events are free, but donations are appreciated from non-members. Residents of the rural areas in and around the valley connect at our open mic and open jam nights as performers or audience members. Open mic is planned for June 10 from 7-9 p.m. and hosted by Mark and Krysti.

 

Veteran to speak at Big Arm potluck

6/10/2022

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host our second Community Potluck at our historic Big Arm School on Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m. Pull out your favorite recipe to make and share with neighbors and friends. Our guest speaker will be Senior Vice Commander-David O. Chung. He will be discussing issues concerning veterans-focusing primarily on Vietnam vets. His presentation will begin at 7 p.m. We’re looking forward to an informative evening. 

 

Saturday, June 11

Acrylics class held

6/11/2022

RONAN — Learn “Layered Acrylics” from Judy Wright at her studio in Ronan on June 11 from 1-4 p.m. Bring a wood panel (no canvas). Other materials will be provided. For more information, call 406-883-5956.

Car Show, parade on tap

6/11/2022

HOT SPRINGS — Homesteader Days continues with a car show, the Skunk Alley fun run, a horseshoe tournament, a kiddy parade and games, vendors, live music and a yellow-ducky race with prizes. The evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with the open rodeo. Bigfork’s Tommy Edwards will give a live performance for the evening street dance. 

 

Chainsaw carving continues

6/11/2022

RONAN — Chainsaw carvers will start the day at 7 a.m. with breakfast at the Ronan Fairgrounds, sponsored by VFW Post 5652 & Auxiliary. Carving begins at 8:30 a.m. The third quick carve begins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch, sponsored by 325 Bar, is at noon. Carving resumes at 1 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Dinner is sponsored by Pizza Café at 7 p.m.

 

Community Jam scheduled at WMMC

6/11/2022

RONAN — Western Montana Musicians Cooperative, 1 Eisenhower St. SW,  is open to all ages and provides a venue to learn about, enjoy and play music outside of the bar and club scene. Most events are free, but donations are appreciated from non-members.  A Community Jam is scheduled for June 11 from 7-11 p.m. This event will be hosted by John Hegel.

 

Free hamburger feed held

6/11/2022

BIG ARM — From 11-2 p.m., the Polson Rural Fire membership will host it’s annual free hamburger feed for the Polson community at the Big Arm Fire Station. Meet local firefighters and see some of the new equipment and fire trucks. Donations will be accepted.

Fun-filled Homesteader Days planned

6/11/2022

HOT SPRINGS — The 73rd annual Homesteader Days and Open Rodeo one of Northwestern Montana’s not-to-be-missed signature events will be held June 10-12 in Hot Springs. Fun-filled family events begin on Friday. There will be a variety of vendors on Main Street with art, crafts and food. In the evening enjoy music and dancing.

 

Golf in Polson tourney

6/11/2022

POLSON — The Glacier Bank Two-Person Better Ball golf tournament will be held at the Polson Bay Golf Course on June 11 and 12. Call 406-883-8230 for more information.

 

Guild uses Quilt Show proceeds for fire victims

6/11/2022

RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Show will take place in conjunction with the Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous, sponsored by the Ronan Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on June 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ronan Fairgrounds. Quilted items will also be for sale. There is no admission fee. The guild supports those who’ve lost their homes to fire by giving Tender Loving Care quilts to fire victims in Ronan, St. Ignatius and Polson communities.

 

Mystery authors panel hosted by library

6/11/2022

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will host a Mystery & Suspense Authors’ Panel at 10 a.m. The panel will include authors: Leslie Budewitz, Christine Carbo & Gwen Florio.

 

Sunday, June 12

Buffalo Riderz to perform at WMMC

6/12/2022

RONAN —Western Montana Musicians Cooperative, 1 Eisenhower St. SW,  is open to all ages and provides a venue to learn about, enjoy and play music outside of the bar and club scene. Buffalo Riderz will perform at 3 p.m.. Suggested donation is $5 and this event is hosted by Lee Whalen.

 

Final day of carving held

6/12/2022

RONAN — The final day of the Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous begins with the VFW Post 5652 sponsoring the best breakfast ever at the Ronan Fairgrounds starting at 7 a.m. Carving begins at 8:30 a.m. Masterpiece carving ends at 10:15 a.m. and the third quick carve begins at 10:30 a.m. Noon lunch is sponsored by the 325 Bar at the fairgrounds. The final Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous auction begins at 1 p.m.

 

Queen size quilt auctioned

6/12/2022

RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will put on a show in conjunction with the Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous on June 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Ronan Fairgrounds. There is no admission fee. Quilted items will be for sale and a beautiful queen size quilt will be auctioned off Sunday afternoon.

 

Sing-a-long on Flag Day

6/12/2022

POLSON — Patriotic music can stir emotions and promote pride. Those who enjoy listening to or singing patriotic songs are invited to a Sing-a-Long on Flag Day, from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, at the Polson Elks Club. The Mission Valley Choral Society is organizing the Sing-a-Long following the theme “Get America Singing.” Christian Bumgarner will direct such songs as “Battle Hymn of Republic,” “America,” audience suggestions and more. Arrive by 6:30 p.m. and enjoy conversation with a libation of choice.

 

Monday, June 13

Teen book club begins

6/13/2022

POLSON — The First Teen Advisory Board Book Club meeting will be held on Monday, June 13. We will meet in the atrium at 10:30 a.m. and Felicia will pass out the book, “The Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Lee Stewart. This Book Club is geared toward readers in grades 4-8 and will be facilitated by the Teen Advisory Board. 

 

Wednesday, June 15

Free workshop offered

6/15/2022

RONAN — On Wednesday, June 15, 1-4 p.m. at Mission West Community Development Partners’ conference room, 407 Main St. SW. a website free workshop will be held.You must currently have a website – Interactive - bring your laptop - limited to 12 participants.  The purpose of this class is to provide website owners with basic information and skills to choose and do basic manipulation on images that communicate effectively. Contact Karen Dellwo if you have any questions at 406-676-5928 or email: karen.dellwo@missionwestcdp.org

 

Thursday, June 16

Qualifying Senior Olympic events held

6/16/2022

MISSOULA — This year’s Senior Olympic games will be held in Missoula June 16-18. 2022 competitors are qualifying for the 2023 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

 

Ronan Farmers Market open

6/16/2022

RONAN — The Ronan Farmers Market is open on Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. at the Ronan Visitors’ Center.

 

Visit historic site

6/16/2022

ST. IGNATIUS — From June 16-June 19 live history displays of the Fort Connah Trading Post, (the oldest standing wooden structure in Montana ).F lint knapping, fur display, black powder and wool spinning will take place at Fort Connah on Highway 93 just north of St. Ignatius. Plenty of fun and educational experiences for the whole family. Come see.

 

Friday, June 17

Bingo played in Mission

6/17/2022

ST. IGNATIUS — Bingo will be played on Saturday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Senior Center. Cards are 25 cents apiece and there will also be a special prize for the blackout game.

 

Musical event offers family fun in Mission

6/17/2022

ST. IGNATIUS — A family-fun day at the St. Ignatius Park and Amphitheater begins with a community breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Vendors will sell locally made goods until 5 p.m. Food trucks will be available until midnight. Music will be performed from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. 

 

Pitch, putt, drive in junior golf contest

6/17/2022

POLSON —  A pitch, putt and drive contest will be held at the Polson Bay Golf Course on Friday, June 17 for junior golfers in first through seventh grades. Call 406-883-8230 for more information.

 

Read with Riley

6/17/2022

POLSON — Beginning Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. Pawsitive Reading Partners will join us on Friday mornings, and bring Riley, who is a registered therapy dog to the library. To register, please contact Felicia at 406-883-8225. 

 

Visit Polson Farmers Market

6/17/2022

POLSON — Visit the Polson Farmers Market every Friday, from May to October from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on 3rd Ave. W. in front of the Cove Deli & Pizza.

 

WMMC plans open mic

6/17/2022

RONAN — Western Montana Musicians Cooperative, 1 Eisenhower St. SW,  is open to all ages and provides a venue to learn about, enjoy and play music outside of the bar and club scene. An open mic event will take place on Friday, June 17 from 7-11 p.m. This event is hosted by Jim Pettit.

 

Saturday, June 18

Circus comes to Ronan

6/18/2022

RONAN — The Lake County Fairgrounds is the site of Safe Harbor’s Culpepper & Merriweather Under the Big Top Great Combined Circus. This is a family-fun event. Show times are at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for kids 2-12; $15 for adults; children under 2 are free.

 

Community Jam held at WMMC

6/18/2022

RONAN — Western Montana Musicians Cooperative, 1 Eisenhower St. SW,  is open to all ages and provides a venue to learn about, enjoy and play music outside of the bar and club scene. Most events are free, but donations are appreciated from non-members.  A Community Jam is scheduled for June 18 from 7-11 p.m. This event will be hosted by COY and Charlie.

 

Masumola Club to clean road, barbecue

6/18/2022

POLSON —  The Masumola Club is planning a road cleanup project for Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. The club will provide burgers to grill and refreshments to celebrate the successful completion of our road cleanup along Rocky Point Road. Meet at the Clubhouse at 10 a.m. to pick up your safety vest, grabber, and directions. Please bring your own gloves. 

 

Pendant making class offered

6/18/2022

POLSON — Fran Wilkie will teach “Let’s Make Pendants” on June 18 at Sandpiper Gallery. Cost is $15 with all materials are included. Time to be determined. Call the gallery for more information at 406-883-5956.

 

Sunday, June 19

Father’s Day golf scramble planned

6/19/2022

POLSON — A Father’s Day two-person scramble golf tournament takes place at the Polson Bay Golf Course. Call 406-883-8230 for more information.

 

Monday, June 20

Pro-Am tourney held in Polson

6/20/2022

POLSON — The WMCPGA Five-Person Pro-Am golf tournament will be held at the Polson Bay Golf Course on June 20. Call 406-883-8230 for more information.

 

SKC library sells used books

6/20/2022

SKC Library is holding a Used Book Sale in Room 201 in the SKC Library on June 20, 21, 22 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. We have children's books, non-fiction and fiction in all subjects. Paperbacks are .50 cents each and hardback books & DVDs sell for $1 each. Call 406-275-4875 with questions.

Vacation Lutheran Bible Camp held

6/20/2022

POLSON — Vacation Bible Day Camp (VBDC), is being held at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp on June 20-24. The Bible theme is: “Boundless God Beyond Measure.” Please Help Us Spread the Word. All children entering grades 1–6 (fall 2022) are welcome to attend. The cost is $75 per child and camperships are available.

Space is limited. Lots of activities will take place including: swimming, arts, crafts, and games. This ecumenical program is sponsored by Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Polson Presbyterian Church, and the Dayton Community Presbyterian Church. For information and forms, call any of the listed churches or 406-249-3938 or 406-250-8731.

 

Tuesday, June 21

‘Beach’ read held at library

6/21/2022

POLSON — The North Lake County Public library will hold, “Life’s A Beach Read” on Tuesday, June 21 from 11 a.m.-noon. Please join us to hear the backstory of the beach read, explore genrefication (the process of organizing, classifying, and categorizing items into genres), and find your next great “read.”  This read is served up with sea shells and lemonade.

 

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