Friday, May 31
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.
Friday, May 31
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.
Annual potluck, campout to be final accordion jam
POLSON/LONEPINE — There will not be an accordion jam on Sunday, June 2, due to our annual campout and potluck being held on May 31 and June 1, at Lonepine Community Center, off of Highway 28. All are welcome. There is a big blue building on the east side of the highway, turn west and follow to the campgrounds. You will go past a cemetery. The main dinner will be on June 1 at around 4 or 5 p.m. Dancing starts around noon each day. For more information call Ellen at 406-883-3130. We will not be resuming the regular accordion jams at the Elks as the association decided on May 20 to disband. Hope to see you in Lonepine for the final jam.
Fifth Friday dinner held
POLSON – Polson Community Church, located at 1814 First Street E, will have their Fifth Friday Night Dinner on May 31 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner will consist of pork roast, potatoes and gravy, broccoli, salad and a wonderful array of desserts. No offering expected or accepted. Please come and join us for a wonderful night of food and friendship.
Used book sale at library
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library District’s Friends of the Library are holding a huge used book sale on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy browsing through hundreds of used books, DVDs and audiobooks, all at bargain prices. Fundraising items include the new Friends of the Library canvas book bags and T-shirts available for $15. Fill a bag with books for only $5. Refreshments will be served. All proceeds and contributions from this event will go toward the Friends’ support of the library’s programs and projects. The sale will be in the large meeting room at the library, 2 First Ave. E.
Saturday, June 1
Big Arm holds community yard sale
BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will hold a community yard sale on Saturday, June 1, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at our historic Big Arm School. On Saturday, June 8, we will continue our yard sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. with a pancake breakfast served from 8-11 a.m. Donations of items are welcomed. For more information, contact Jeff or Nancy Foster at 406- 849-5064. Hope to see you there.
Booster Club serves up shrimp
POLSON — The Polson Booster Club will hold a shrimp boil dinner on Saturday, June 1, from 5-7 p.m. at Glacier Brewing Co, 6 Tenth Ave. E. JIMnI will provide music and there will be awards, door prizes and raffles. Tickets are $35 per person and includes dinner and one drink token. See you there.
Celebrate National Trails Day
WILDHORSE ISLAND —Meet new people in your area and give back to your local parks by helping to beautify and protect our trails. This year will focus on maintaining the habitat and trails of Wild Horse Island from 10 a.m-2 p.m. This event is free. Contact 406-837-3041 for transportation and meeting location information.
Church yard sale proceeds benefit ‘Relay for Life’
ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission Valley United Methodist Church, (top of Post Creek Hill), will hold a yard sale on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 9 a.m. and going until 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to “Relay for Life.” For more information call 406-676-8571.
Memorial ride benefits county youth
RONAN — The eighth annual Papa Bear Memorial Motorcycle Poker Ride will take place on June 1, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee, which benefits the youth of Lake County. Stops include: starting at S & S Sports in Ronan, Town Pump in Plains, Fergie's Pub & Grill in Hot Springs, Del's Bar in Somers, and ending at S & S Sports again in Ronan. Vintage cars 1979 and older are welcome to join the event. Food, beverages and awards begin at 5 p.m.
Museum exhibits art, more at ‘First Saturday’ event
CHARLO — Ninepipes Museum is honored that Barbara Shrider will exhibit her artwork, Helen Camel-White Quills will showcase her jewelry and Ednor Therriault will entertain with excerpts from his book, “Montana Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff,” during the June 1 “First Saturday” event. The museum is located at 69316 US Highway 93, Charlo, Montana 59824.
Visit: http://www.ninepipesmuseum. org for more information.
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.
Play basketball in Plains
PLAINS — The Wildhorse Shootout will be held on June 1 at the Amundson Sports complex in Plains. The deadline for entries is May 27 and cost is $100 per team. Divisions include first grade through adult. Register online at: missionvalley3on3.com.
Purchase a book from ‘Friends of the Library’
POLSON — North Lake County Library will hold a “Friends of the Library” book sale from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the large meeting room.
Skateboard clinic for girls held
ST. IGNATIUS — Girls on Shred, a non-competitive free female/non-binary skate clinic takes place on Saturday, June 1, from noon-4 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Skatepark (357 Mission Dr.). This clinic is for all female and non-binary people interested in learning to skateboard. All ages and abilities are welcome. Girls on Shred is a non-competitive event sponsored by Board of Missoula and the Sports Exchange. There will be a free clinic, live music, and a raffle. Skateboards, helmets, and padding will be provided for anyone to borrow and share. For more information check out their facebook or Instagram: @GIRLSONSHRED.
Social powwow on tap at People’s Center
PABLO — The People’s Center will hold a social powwow on Saturday, June 1, from 1-3 p.m. to celebrate their summer hours starting. There will be dancing, drumming and singing. The People’s Center will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer months.
Support MVCA at ‘On Eagle’s Wings’ event
POLSON — Soar into summer with the Mission Valley Christian Academy at their “On Eagle’s Wings” benefit dinner and auction on June 1 at the Red Lion Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 406-883-6858 for tickets $50. The event will feature auction items: plane tours, a 4th of July fireworks package, Wild Horse Island day of fun, pellet grill, Henry .22 Golden Boy, Duck Dynasty speaker/dinner event tickets, and many more.
Sunday, June 2
Tuesday, June 4
Learn about MV Back Country Horsemen
RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will hold their next monthly meeting on June 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW. Our program will include a video about the historic buffalo ranch called the Whiskey Trail Ranch that was owned by Ike and Villa Melton from 1948-1962. Come see for yourself what this great organization is all about.
Learn to maintain your good health naturally
POLSON — Come join us for another Glad To Be Here Kit Bag Night on Tuesday, June 4, from 6-8 p.m. to share ideas and DIY information for maintaining good health naturally and on a limited budget at JourneyBe, 101 Seventh Ave. W. These events will take place on the first Tuesday of every month. Sponsored by Blue Moon Herbs Essiac Tea Co. Call 406-883-0110 or email: info@BlueMoonHerbs. com for more information. All are welcome and there is no charge.
Wednesday, June 5
Come check out Ken’s Country Combo
POLSON — Join us for the community dance at the Elks’ ballroom on Wednesday, June 5, from 7-10 p.m. Music is provided by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. The combo includes Ken Kenmille, guitar and vocalist; Richard Tobel, lead guitar; Liz Steele on accordion and our southern singer, Betty Carter. Coffee and water provided, drinks, soft drinks are available for purchase. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. If you are hungry and want a great burger, come early and purchase a delicious one from the Elks. Come check us out.
New Zealand discussed during Wiggle Worms
POLSON — New Zealand is the subject of the 3:30 p.m. Wiggle Worms program at the North Lake County Public library.
Polson Chamber meets
POLSON — The Polson Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held at the Red Lion Ridgewater Inn and Suites from noon-1 p.m. The featured speaker for this month is Bridger Mahlum of the Montana Chamber of Commerce. The cost of lunch is $14.50. Reservations are not required. For more information please call the chamber office at 406-883-5969.
Republicans hear about county’s illegal activities
POLSON — The Lake County Republican Central Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Polson Rural Fire Hall conference room. Our county attorney will bring us up to speed on the illegal activity in the county. You will also hear reports from our elected officials. Everyone is always welcome at our meetings. For more information call 406-844-2386.
Thursday, June 6
Awards given out at Kiwanis Club meeting
POLSON — Polson Kiwanis Club will meet on Thursday, June 6, at noon, downstairs in the Koostatah Room at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. Robbie Hayes will speak on behalf of Special Olympics and receive an award from Kiwanis. Kiwanis will also present an award to Helping Hands and Tillie Marshall will tell about the progress on its projects, including the successful “Baby Boxes” given to new mothers in local Lake County hospitals. These boxes have been instrumental in lowering infant mortality rates. Shea McGuinness will receive a Polson Key Club scholarship. Kiwanis Club will also be organizing committees for its upcoming fundraiser, the second annual Wine and Beer Festival, to take place on Friday, June 21, at the KOA campground. The public is welcome to attend.
Mission begins ‘Reading enhancement program’
ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius Elementary School will hold a “Reading Enhancement” program from June 6-28, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Call the school for more information at 406-745-3811 ext. 302.
Ronan Chamber holds luncheon meeting
RONAN — The Ronan Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly luncheon meeting at the Mission Mountain Golf Club from noon-1 p.m. Join this monthly social networking and lecture series. There is a fee for lunch.
Valley View students end school year
VALLEY VIEW —Valley View Elementary students complete their school year.
Friday, June 7
Dragon movie to be shown at library
POLSON — A movie about training a dragon will take place at the North Lake County Public Library at 3:45 p.m. Popcorn will be served.
Homesteader fun event celebrated
HOT SPRINGS — The 71st annual Homesteader Days celebration is a family fun weekend June 7-9 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.
Splash Classic softball tourney played
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 7, 8 and 9. Many 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 at 406- 253-1590.
Saturday, June 8
Fundraiser proceeds to pay for Brown Building landscaping
ARLEE — The Arlee Brown Building Committee is hosting a yard sale fundraiser to pay for landscaping and grounds maintenance on June 8, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tables will be set up inside and outside. A burger lunch will be sold for $5. Contact Paula Wofford at 406-726-3227 to inquire about available space.
SKC spring 2019 graduation takes place
PABLO — Graduation for Salish Kootenai College students takes place June 8.
Sunday, June 9
Celebrate ‘Race Unity Day’ in Ronan
RONAN — “Race Unity Day” has been celebrated on the second Sunday of June since 1957. So once again, we, the Bahá’ís of the Flathead Indian Reservation, invite you to join us for this celebration. The Race Unity picnic will take place on Sunday, June 9, from noon- 3 p.m. at the picnic shelter in the Ronan City Park (on Eisenhower Street). This will be a family-friendly event. For more information, please contact us at 406-872-2222, (the local Bahá’í voicemail phone).
Monday, June 10
Literacy, math classes taught at RMS
RONAN — Ronan Middle School students (grades 5-8) may attend literacy and math classes at RMS from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, from June 10-28. There will be a couple of special activities included.
Pablo begins reading program
PABLO — Pablo Elementary School begins their “Reading Camp.” This camp will go from June 10-28 from 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Applications may be picked up at the school’s front office. Call 406-676-3390 for more information.
RHS credit recovery program begins
RONAN — Ronan High School students may attend HS credit recovery summer school. Two separate sessions will run: June 10-28 and Aug. 5-23. Both sessions are from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday.
RHS summer camps offered
RONAN — Afternoon HS summer camps are from June 10-28 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. All camps are free.
RMS holds summer camps
RONAN — Ronan Middle School students (grades 5-8) may attend afternoon summer camps (with priority given to morning summer school students). Afternoon camps are from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and include: Salish language, STEM, swimming and more.
Summer program at Boys and Girls Club begins
LAKE COUNTY — The Flathead Reservation and Lake County Boys and Girls Club in Ronan will operate a summer program Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. from June 10-Aug. 16 (closed July 4). The cost is $20 per week or $150 for the full summer. The summer session is 10 weeks of fun – opportunities for discovery, learning, and activities galore. Applications may be picked up onsite or at: www.flatheadbgc.org.
Tuesday, June 11
Quilt show plans finalized at meeting
RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 11, a week later, at the Terrace Lake Community Church at 6:30 p.m. Plans for the quilt show will be finalized and the next class coming up in September will be discussed. Refreshments will be provided by Colleen F., Nancy R., Linda T. and Debbie F. Also, don’t forget your show-and-tell items.
Wednesday, June 12
Auxiliary to meet
RONAN —The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 will meet on Wednesday, June 12, at the VFW Hall at 6:30 p.m.
Learn about Brazil
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s Wednesday, June 12, Wiggle Worms program will learn about Brazil.
Rural Fire District Board to hold monthly meeting
POLSON – The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station No. 1, 25-B Regatta Road. An agenda is available on the Monday prior to the meeting.
Thursday, June 13
Great outdoors program created for young children
BIGFORK — Flathead Fledglings – This one hour program designed for children ages 4-7 gives kids a chance to get outside and learn about the great outdoors. This is the first in a five-part series, although participants need not attend all five. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. The cost is $4 per child and takes place at the Wayfarers Unit – Harry Horn picnic shelter.
Hear about bringing frogs back to reservation
POLSON — “Bringing Back Leopard Frogs to the Flathead Reservation,” by Art Soukkala, will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s next educational program on Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. in the North Lake County Public Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome.
Montana Senior Olympic Games held in Missoula
MISSOULA — The 34th annual Montana Senior Olympic Games will be held in Missoula on June 13-15, 2019. This involves competition in 14 different sports for men and women who are 50 years of age and older as of Dec. 31, 2019. The sports include: archery, bowling, badminton, cycling, basketball, golf, horseshoes, pickle ball, race-walk, tennis, table tennis, road race, swimming and track & field. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded. Social events include a social hour at 6 p.m. and a pasta dinner buffet beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the Fort Missoula Regional Park Bella Vista Pavilion, (2725CCC Road), for $11. Please contact Annie Petschauer by phone at: 406-552-6664 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.