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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.

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.

New exhibit begins at Sandpiper Art Gallery through June 14

POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents until June 14, “As I Was Wandering.” This exhibit will be everything we love about Montanans and the Montana experience. This show will feature past and present member artists; Sue Arneson (Montana Watercolor Artist), Carolyn Ekland-Olson (World Wide Photography), Karla Martinson (3D Paintings & Publisher), Mary Kelley (Plein Aire and the Old Masters in Oil), Judith Wright (Mixed Media). Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

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.

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Wednesday, May 30

Join ‘Moving for Better Balance’

5/1/2018 - 7/19/2018

POLSON — Moving for Better Balance, an evidence-based, adapted Tai Chi class, will be offered by the Area VI Agency on Aging on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. for 12 weeks, May 1-July 19. Classes will be held at the Polson Senior Center. The fee is $35 for senior center members, $50 for non-members (they get a membership included), but everything is on a slidingscale. Call 406-883-7284 for information or to sign up.

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Advanced Studies students showcase work

5/30/2018

POLSON — The students in Polson’s Gifted Program’s Advanced Studies classes (grades 6, 7/8, and 9-12) invite you to an evening of displays and presentations. You may come any time between 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. This event will take place in the library at Polson High School. If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Fisher at: tfisher@polson.k12.mt.us or 406-883- 6335 ext. 328. The students developed their own mini, semester- long, year-long, or multi-year projects or courses of study and would like to share with you all that they have learned.

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Arlee Farmers’ Market season kicks off

5/30/2018

ARLEE —The Arlee Farmers’ Market season will kick off on Wednesday, May 30. The Market, located in the south parking lot of the Hangin' Art Gallery and in front of the Merc on 93, will be open every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. from May 30 -Sept. 26. The vendors will not be charged a booth fee. Items sold must be hand-baked, hand-crafted, and locally grown. Used items will not be allowed. No smoking is allowed on market premises.

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Art Gallery opens new exhibit through June 15

5/30/2018 - 6/15/2018

POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents until June 15, “Living in the Moment.” This exhibit will be everything we love about Montana and will feature member artists Kathy Calkins (acrylic painter), Marla Hall (photography), Mary K. LeProwse (fused glass), Joanne Simpson (batik watercolor and jewelry) and a guest artist to be announced. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Enjoy friends, family at free community dinner

5/30/2018

ST. IGNATIUS — A free St. Ignatius Community Dinner will be served from 5:30- 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. A hot meal will be served at the St. Ignatius Sr. Citizens building. All are invited to come and eat with your community of family, friends, neighbors or just bring yourself. This event is hosted by St. Ignatius Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Pastor Jason Jury.

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Learn about Essiac tea from author

5/30/2018

POLSON — Enjoy an evening with Mali Klein, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, at the Polson Library. Learn first-hand about Essiac, the old herbal tea that is here to help. Learn what an easy and healing thing a cup of Essiac can be. Mali Klein has been writing and researching Essiac for over 20 years. Her new book, The Essiac Essentials Handbook, has just arrived from the printers. Get a signed copy and Essiac herbs too. All proceeds will be donated to the Journey Be church. Be entertained, informed and inspired. Don’t miss it. There will be free samples.

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Thursday, May 31

‘The Sunshine Days Arrive’ at the library

5/31/2018

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library holds Story Time for 3-5 year olds, their siblings and their caregivers. Join us Thursday from 10-11 a.m. or from 4-5 p.m. The theme for the week of May 31 is “The Sunshine Days Arrive.” The library is located at 2 First Ave. E.

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Lake County Democrats host fundraiser

5/31/2018

NORTH CROW – Jenny Eck, Montana House Minority Leader, and Jon Sesso, Montana Senate Minority Leader, will be the featured speakers at the Lake County Democrats annual fundraiser on Thursday, May 31, at the North Crow Clubhouse off of Old Highway 93 in Pablo. A delicious spaghetti dinner will be served for $25 per person. The fundraiser begins at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a live auction.

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Soup’s On closes for summer

5/31/2018

POLSON — Soup’s On’s last day to serve lunch will be May 31, and then they will be closed for the summer. Soup’s On will re-open in the fall. For more information call 406-261-2018.

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Friday, June 1

Last day of school announced

6/1/2018

MISSION VALLEY — Three school districts, St. Ignatius, Dayton and Hot Springs, end school on Friday, June 1.

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Saturday, June 2

Cheff, Davis exhibit artwork

6/2/2018

NINEPIPE — Laurel Cheff ’s work will be on display at Ninepipes Museum on Saturday, June 2, along with multi-media artist, Kate Davis. Davis will display some of her latest photographs during her exhibit at the museum. Davis will be on hand from 2-4 p.m.

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Graduation takes place in Mission

6/2/2018

ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius High School graduation ceremony from 2-4 p.m.

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Papa Bear Runs again

6/2/2018

RONAN — The 8th annual Papa Bear Run will be held Saturday, June 2. The ride will begin at S & S Sports store in Ronan going to Plains, Hot Springs, and Somers and ending back at S&S in Ronan. Sign-up and start at 10 a.m. There is a $10 entry fee. Race ends and awards given at 5 p.m. This event benefits Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Indian Reservation.

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People’s Center invites artists

6/2/2018

PABLO — The annual Artists’ Market will be held at the People’s Center on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. All artists are invited to promote their work at this event. Simply call and register at 406-675-0160.

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PHS seniors graduate

6/2/2018

POLSON — Polson High School graduation ceremony.

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Watch racing in Polson

6/2/2018

POLSON — Saturday racing will have Mod $, Big Sky West Coast late models, and Thunderstocks. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. Qualifying time trials are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $10; juniors ages 8-17 are $7. Kids 7 and under are free. Come have some fun. Bring the family. Mission Valley Raceway is at 1113 N Reservoir Road. No outside food, beverages or alcohol. For more information call 406-210-5400.

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Yard sale proceeds go to Relay for Life

6/2/2018

ST. IGNATIUS — A yard sale will take place from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Mission Valley United Methodist Church (top of Post Creek Hill). All proceeds will support Relay for Life.

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Sunday, June 3

Accordion Jam cancelled for June 3

6/3/2018

POLSON — The Accordion Jam scheduled for Sunday, June 3, at the Polson Elks has been cancelled. Jam resumes on July 1 at the Elks from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Church celebrates 25th anniversary

6/3/2018

POLSON — Polson Community Church will celebrate their 25th Anniversary on Sunday, June 3, following 10:30 a.m. worship. A lunch will be served. All are welcome. June 3 begins the Church’s year-round worship at 10:30 a.m. Seekers group is at 9:15 a.m.

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Monday, June 4

Boys and Girls Club closed for the week

6/4/2018 - 6/8/2018

POLSON/RONAN — The Boys and Girl Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County, in both Ronan and Polson, will be closed from Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8.

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Tuesday, June 5

Horsemen discuss projects

6/5/2018

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will hold their next monthly meeting on June 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW in Ronan. We will discuss the projects we will be working on this year. Come see what this club is all about. Hope to see you there.

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Wednesday, June 6

Arlee Schools finish the year

6/6/2018

ARLEE — The last day of school for Arlee School District. School is out at 12:30 p.m.

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Auxiliary to meet at VFW

6/6/2018

RONAN — The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 is having the June meeting on Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Ronan. For more information call 406- 676-3380.

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Dance, learn to dance, watch dancing in Polson

6/6/2018

POLSON — Calling all of you who love Classic Country music to come and join us at our next dance from 7-10 p.m., on Wednesday, June 6, at the Elks on Main Street. The Band also plays Rock from the '50s, '60s and '70s. If you like hamburgers, the Elks puts out a pretty good one before our dance. This is a community dance and everyone is welcome. You do not have to be an Elk member to attend. Dress is casual, just come and enjoy the music and meet new people. We would love to see some young dancers come and have some fun with us too. If you don’t know how to dance, I think there are enough of us there that can help you learn. Now, I am talking any age, from those that would like to learn to those who would just like to get back in the “Swing of Things.” It really is fun and we look forward to you all coming.

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Join Chamber luncheon

6/6/2018

POLSON — The Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held at the Kwa-TaqNuk Resort from noon- 1p.m. The featured speaker for this month is Webb Brown from the Montana Chamber of Commerce. Lunch is $11.

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Men’s quartet to play

6/6/2018

POLSON — The Ambassadors, a men’s quartet representing Rio Grande Bible Institute, will be at Polson Alliance Church, on Wednesday, June 6, at 6 p.m. A fellowship meal will start off the evening, followed by music and testimony. All are welcome.

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St. Ignatius schools holds surplus sale

6/6/2018

ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius Schools will hold a surplus sale on Wednesday, June 6, from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. All purchased material will need to be picked up the day of the sale. Sale items include: desks, cabinets, tables, computers, hardware, chairs, books and other miscellaneous items.

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Thursday, June 7

Basketball Camp held in Ronan

6/7/2018 - 6/9/2018

RONAN — Warwick Workout Advanced Offensive Basketball Skills Girls Camp is designed for players at Ronan School District who are looking to enhance and expand their skill set. Workout trainers will work with players to excel at their respective positions through progression based teaching and repetition. The camp will focus on shooting skills, finishing drills and ball handling. The camp is from Thursday, June 7 to Saturday, June 9. The cost is $40 and athletes receive a T-shirt. Call Steve Woll at 406-261-1521 or email him at: steve.woll@ronank12.edu for more information.

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Polson Schools end the school year

6/7/2018

POLSON — Last day of school for Polson School District.

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Ronan Chamber meets

6/7/2018

CHARLO — The Ronan Chamber of Commerce will hold a general meeting on Thursday, June 7, at noon at Allentown Restaurant.

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Friday, June 8

Enjoy live folk music in Hot Springs

6/8/2018

HOT SPRINGS – Live music at the Symes Hotel. Shiloh Rising – progressive folk.

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Final day of school announced for Ronan Schools

6/8/2018

RONAN — Last day of school for Ronan School District.

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Free dinner served at Polson Church

6/8/2018

POLSON — The June Friendship Table Dinner is coming up on June 8 from 5-6:30 p.m. Polson Presbyterian Church is located across from the Linderman School. Come join us. This dinner is free and open to all.

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Homesteader Celebration provides family fun

6/8/2018 - 6/10/2018

HOT SPRINGS — The 70th annual Homesteader Days celebration is a family fun weekend June 8-10 with arts and crafts, parades, a two-day rodeo, food booths on Main Street and a street dance. For more information call 406- 741-2662.

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Learn about tax reforms

6/8/2018

POLSON — The Pachyderms will host speaker Ryan Gage, a certified public accountant with years of experience in tax law, to give an explanation of President Trump’s tax reform. Come out to learn more about the changes to the nation’s tax code. The meeting is held at the Polson Rural Fire Station off Regatta Road at noon on Friday, June 8.

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Sacred Heart barbecue replaces bazaar

6/8/2018

ARLEE — All are invited to a barbecue at 6:30 p.m. on June 8 at Sacred Heart Mission in Arlee to celebrate the Feast of Sacred Heart. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, salad, and desert for $5 per plate or $20 per family. Come enjoy good food, good company and good memories. This is the only fundraiser that Sacred Heart will have and it takes the place of the bazaar. Please come if you can. Coupons will be available at the barbecue, which are good for one free meal. Fr. Hightower will be cooking.

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Softball tourney held

6/8/2018 - 6/10/2018

POLSON – The Polson Splash Classic Softball ASA tournament will be held at the Polson softball complex (behind Cherry Valley Elementary School) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 8, 9 and 10. Thirty-four teams from all over Montana and Washington compete in games starting at 5 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. For details, call Kelley Druyvestein at 406-253-1590.

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Saturday, June 9

Enjoy pancakes in Big Arm

6/9/2018

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host our annual Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at our historic Big Arm School on Saturday, June 9. Come enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Donations will be gladly accepted. For more information call 406-849-5064.

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Watch the races in Polson

6/9/2018

POLSON — Saturday racing at Mission Valley Raceway starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $10; juniors ages 8-17 are $7. Kids 7 and under are free. Come have some fun. Bring the family.

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Sunday, June 10

Celebrate 'Race Unity Day'

6/10/2018

BISON RANGE — Please join us on Sunday, June 10, to celebrate Race Unity Day with a picnic at the National Bison Range picnic grounds, from noon-3 p.m. We will offer crafts and games for all ages to promote the virtues of kindness, equity, unity, and good will towards all. Our goal is to help create just, joyful, and healthy communities. Everyone is most welcome. Please bring your family and friends. You may bring a dish to share or not. There is always plenty. For more information, call 406-872-2222 (local Baha’i voice mail). Sponsored by the Baha’is of the Flathead Reservation.

Monday, June 11

Young people learn to golf

6/11/2018 - 6/13/2018

POLSON — The Mission Valley Jr. Golf Camp is free and open to youth going into the first through the eighth grade at the Polson Golf Course. Call Cameron Milton at 406-883-8230 for more information. The camp takes place from 8 a.m. – noon on Monday, June 11 and repeats on June 12 and 13.

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