Thursday, May 9
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.
Thursday, May 9
Men’s Friday afternoon cancer club through May 24
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.
Thursday, May 9
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.
Celebrate local author
POLSON — Local author Maggie Plummer will provide a reading and book signing of her latest novel, “Bell Bottom Gypsy” on Thursday, May 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. Come join in celebrating her latest publication.
Learn safe driving
RONAN — The AARP Smart Driver Course will be taught at the Mission Valley Senior Center, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 406-676-2371 to make a reservation.
View movie about life at Whiskey Trail Ranch
RONAN — The movie, “A Montana Legacy: The Melton Buffalo Ranch 1948-1962,” will be shown on Thursday, May 9, at the Ronan Senior Citizen’s Center, 528 Main SW, following the evening dinner. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. for a cost of $5. The screening is free.
With archival 8-mm silent film and interviews with the three surviving children of Ike and Villa Melton, as well as three cowboys who participated, the film paints a vivid picture of the family and life at the Whiskey Trail Ranch. The three surviving children, Nora Jean Malinak, LaRue Melton, Terry Melton, as well as Larry Christensen, Bud (Stan) Harris, Marlene Melton, Gary Abbey and Laurence Walchuck, reveal details of building corrals, sure footed horses, trucking buffalo and Villa’s National Bison Range experience.
The film was produced by Caribou Crossing, a local media partnership, and co-directed by Frank Tyro and Larry (Joe) Darlington. DVDs of the 56-minute program will be available at the screenings.
Friday, May 10
Church serves free dinner
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.
Decker to brief Pachyderms
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.
Saturday, May 11
Code Girls United holds challenge
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.
Monday, May 13
Irrigators meet at LCCDC
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.
Republican women talk National politics
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.
Tuesday, May 14
Consider Rotary meeting for good conversation
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 15
Dance in Polson
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.
Learn about Peru
POLSON — Join the North Lake County Library’s Wiggle Worms program at 3:30 p.m. and learn about Peru.
Thursday, May 16
Farmer’s Market opens
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.
Friday, May 17
Theatre on haunt alert through May 26
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!
Saturday, May 18
Cherry Blossom festival set for May 18
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.
Participate in ‘Family Pedal to Plate’ event
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.
Sunday, May 19
Pastor, Rabbi provide presentation
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.
Monday, May 20
RHS Art Club students hold show, raise funds
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.
Tuesday, May 21
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.
Wednesday, May 22
Meet, greet at Polson Airport
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.
Whitefish Credit Union details ‘Shred Day’
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.