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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.


Saturday, June 1

Annual potluck, campout to be final accordion jam

5/31/2019 - 6/1/2019

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.

Tags:  Polson   Lonepine  

Saturday, June 1

Used book sale at library

5/31/2019 - 6/1/2019

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.

Tags:  Polson  

Big Arm holds community yard sale

6/1/2019 - 6/8/2019

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Tags:  St. Ignatius  

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.

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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.

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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:

Tags:  Plains  

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.

Tags:  Polson  

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.

Tags:  St. Ignatius  

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.

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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.

Tags:  Polson  

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