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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.

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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Montecahto Club seeks information - 5/20/15

POLSON — The Montecahto Club is seeking the names and addresses of current service men and women from Lake County in order to send them care packages. Please phone Myrna at 406-407-2352 or Kari at 406-370-1443, with this information.

 

 

 
 
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Friday, June 15

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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Friday, June 15

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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Friday, June 15

NBA champion to hold basketball camp

6/14/2018 - 6/15/2018

PABLO — Five-time NBA world champion Michael Cooper of the Los Angeles Lakers will hold a basketball camp at SKC on June 14-15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and is open to the first 65 campers for both girls and boys grades 4-12. The cost is $70 and includes lunch for both days and a camp T-shirt. For more information call 406-212-1699.

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Friday, June 15

Seniors Olympics on tap

6/14/2018 - 6/16/2018

MISSION VALLEY — The 33nd Annual Montana Senior Olympic Games will be held in the Pablo, Polson, Ronan areas on June 14-16, 2018. This involves competition in 14 different sports for men and women who are 50 years of age and older. 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 pasta buffet on Thursday, June 14 at the Polson Elks, for $11 at 7 p.m. (No host cocktails at 6 p.m.) A banquet and opening ceremonies will take place on Friday, June 15, at the Polson Elks, at 7 p.m. for $19. (No host cocktails at 6 p.m.) For more information, go to the website at: http:// montana.fusesport.com or call 406-586-5543.

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Kiwanis Club holds fundraiser

6/15/2018

POLSON – The Kiwanis Club is hosting a local beer and wine fest from 6-9 p.m. at the KOA Campground in Polson on June 15. This fundraiser supports local Kiwanis community projects including scholarships, the Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts, Special Olympics and the Polson Middle School band.

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Lutz to sign his new book, sing, play banjo

6/15/2018

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association is hosting a Book Signing-Concert-Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at the historic Big Arm School. This event will feature Charles Lutz and his new historical fiction book entitled, “EYES to the Sky.” Charles will also sing songs from the WWI, era while playing his banjo. It should be a wonderful evening. Come enjoy some ice cream and this fascinating presentation with neighbors and friends. For more information, call 406-849-5064.

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Meet K-9 Officer Brody

6/15/2018

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library will host a meeting with Polson’s new K-9 Officer Brody at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15.

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Support LCCDC

6/15/2018

RONAN – Come on over to a farm-to-table western- style cookout at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person with a cash bar. This fundraiser supports the Lake County Community Development Corporation. For more information call 406-676-5901.

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