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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. 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. 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: 


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.


Wednesday, October 16

Waterfowl Wednesdays’ through Oct. 30

10/2/2019 - 10/30/2019

SOMERS — Join Jake Bramante from the Flathead Audubon Society for “Waterfowl Wednesdays” from 4-5:30 p.m. through the month of October. You will learn how to identify various waterfowl in our area. The group will meet at the Park and Ride at the corner of U.S. Highway 93 and U.S. Highway 82 every Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m. through the month of October (weather permitting). The Park and Ride is located right next to the split pond near Somers and allows for easy watching of waterfowl. Bring your binoculars and/or a spotting scope if you have one. For more information email: or visit the Flathead Audubon website: The field trip is free and open to the public.

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Thursday, October 17

Learn about e-cigarette use


POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis will meet on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the KwaTakNuk Resort downstairs in the Koostahtah room from noon-1 p.m. Join us to hear our guest speaker, Keryl Lozar, from Lake County Public Health. She will give a brief history of the tobacco settlement and how our state prevention program is set up. Keryl will update us on e-cigarette use, its advertising and the serious health risks it can cause. The public is welcome.

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Library to close early


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.

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SPLASH at the library


POLSON — The Polson Chamber October Support Late Afternoon Social Hour sponsors are the North Lake County Public Library and Blodgett Creamery Coffee Saloon. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 5-7 p.m. at North Lake County Library, 2 First Ave. E. Please come and network with other businesses and meet the SPLASH hosts. SPLASH works, “To serve, support and strengthen our members by enhancing the business climate, promoting our area, and fostering a sense of community.”

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Saturday, October 19

Benefit taco bar held


POLSON — A benefit taco bar dinner with live and silent auction items will be held for Kevin & Anne Engebretson on Oct. 19, from 5-9 p.m. at the Polson Elks Club. This benefit dinner is being held to help the family with medical expenses. The taco bar is $10 per person or $30 for a family of four. Tickets can be purchased at Brown’s Jewelry, Eagle Bank (see Moriah Lundeen), or at the door from Lisa Skalsky.

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Munch lunch at MVUMC harvest bazaar


ST. IGNATIUS — Mission Valley United Methodist Church, (top of Post Creek Hill), will offer lunch for a fee at their Saturday, Oct. 19, harvest bazaar scheduled between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors may call to reserve a table at 406-745- 4123.

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Tuesday, October 22

Discover the real Calamity Jane


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library District hosts Montana Conversation “Me and Martha: Intimate Reflections of Dora DuFran about the Real Life of Calamity Jane” with Mary Jane Bradbury on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information call 406-883-8225.

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Wednesday, October 23

JourneyBe invites all


POLSON — Come join us for another “Glad To Be Here” night on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at JourneyBe, 101 Seventh Ave. W, to share a slide show. Call 406-883-0110 or email: for more information. All welcome, no charge.

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Thursday, October 24

Enjoy Swedish dinner, support Polson Senior Center


POLSON — The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold its 49th annual Harvest Dinner of Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy, homemade lefse, salad and dessert from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the church fellowship hall. The cost of dinner is $10 per adult and $5 per child under 12 years. Call ahead to place take-out orders at 406- 883-5864. Dinners will be available for pickup after 3 p.m. It is the desire of Good Shepherd to keep prices reasonable because this dinner is a mission/outreach of our community so donations are always welcome. Dinner proceeds will benefit Polson’s Senior Citizen Center.

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Friday, October 25

Learn about healthcare careers


PABLO — 1st Shift, Transitions into Healthcare, is a collaboration between the University of Montana, SKC, St. Luke’s and St. Joe’s. The event will be held at SKC in the Sherry McDonald room from 9:45 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Join this hands-on, one-day event that explains what entry-level heathcare careers are in high demand and how to start a career. Lunch will be provided, there will be prize drawings and plenty of opportunities to network. Register by Oct. 14 at or pick up an application at Polson Job Service. Call 406-243- 7956 for more information.

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Two versions of haunted house offered

10/25/2019 - 10/26/2019

RONAN —Thespian Troupe 8746 proudly announces their haunted house fundraiser on Oct. 25 and 26 at the Ronan Performing Arts Center. Entrance at the side door by the playground (there will be signs). From 5-6:45 p.m. there will be a “lights on” haunted house, without jump scares. From 7-10 p.m. there will be the scarier “lights off ” version of the haunted house. Prices are $3 per person for the “lights on” version and $4 per person for the “lights off ” version. Proceeds go to help our acting troupe travel and compete. at the Montana Thespian Festival in February.

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Saturday, October 26

Quilters hold ‘Sew Day’ for 2020 quilt show


RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their “Sew Day” for the 2020 quilt show on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Ronan at the Terrace Lake Community Church. Be sure to bring a sack lunch. The November block of the month is the easy Hunter Star by the Missouri Star Quilt company with one change. This is a great way to improve your piecing so come join the fun and learn a new skill. Everyone is welcome.

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Monday, October 28

Join bicentennial ‘Celebration for Unity and Peace’


PABLO — Join us on Monday, Oct. 28, for dinner and a movie in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the prophet-founder and herald of the Bahá’í Faith; a religion whose whole purpose is to bring justice, unity and enduring peace to our lives and to our entire planet. We will also be offering local music and lively discussion. The location is the North Crow Clubhouse, 41000 N. Foothills Dr., Pablo. The time is from 6-9 p.m. Please bring your family and friends for physical, emotional and spiritual nourishment. Everyone is most welcome. For more information call 406-883- 1330.

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Tuesday, October 29

Learn to keep devices safe at computer class


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will hold another Computer Basics Class on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. entitled “Better Safe Than Sorry: Computer Backups and How to Do Them.” We will teach you why you need to do backups to keep your devices safe. This class is free and open to the public.

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