Saturday, June 29
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.
Saturday, June 29
‘Magic Moment’ art exhibited through July 26
POLSON — A members only open show entitled “Magic Moment,” featuring Sandpiper Art Gallery member artists past and present will be exhibited from June 17-July 26. All submissions will be accepted in the artist’s interpretation of the theme. This is member magic at its best. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.
Saturday, June 29
‘Mission Valley in Motion’ program begins, through Aug. 8
PABLO — “Mission Valley in Motion” is a summer youth program that will run from June 17- Aug. 8, at the Joe McDonald Health & Fitness Center. The program is open to students ages 7-14. Please join us for a summer of fun with activities and weekly trips. MVM is a free summer youth program that provides free lunch and breakfast for anyone under 18 years of age. Call 406-275- 4794 for more information.
Saturday, June 29
Full summer agenda planned for Polson club through Aug. 6
POLSON — The Boys and Girls Club of Lake County and Flathead Reservation in Polson will operate a summer program Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. from June 17-Aug. 16 (closed July 4). The cost is $10 per week or $75 for the full summer. The summer session is nine weeks of fun - opportunities, discoeries, learning, and activities galore. Applications may be picked up onsite or at: www. flatheadbgc.org.
Saturday, June 29
Montecahto rummage sale scheduled
POLSON — The Montecahto Club will hold its rummage and bake sale at the Finley Point Fire Station on Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. On Saturday, the sale will be in conjunction with the Finley Point Fire Department’s fundraiser. The fire station is across from the Finley Point Grill on Highway 35. The sale supports the club’s ongoing service projects, which include several annual scholarships for local students. Please bring item donations for the sale to the fire station on Thursday, June 27. For more information, contact club vice president Alice Erb at 406-250-3189.
Saturday, June 29
NRA Rodeo returns
POLSON — The Mission Mountain NRA Rodeo takes place at the Polson Fairgrounds, 320 Regatta Road, June 28 and 29. Youth events including Mutton Bustin’ and Mini Bull Riding begin at 6:30 p.m. and the NRA Rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. Events include: bareback, steer wrestling, saddle bronc, team roping, tie down roping, ladies and youth barrel racing, ladies and youth breakaway roping and bull riding. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and are available at the gate, (no pre-sale tickets). Food, beverage and a beer garden concessions will be available. There will be live music after Friday night’s performance. There is a free vendors fair but no food items. For general rodeo information call 406-883-1100.
Archers host 3D archery shoot
POLSON — The Mission Valley Archers will host their summer starter 3D archery shoot on June 29 and 30. There will be two rounds of 20 life-size targets with plaques or medals for the top three scores for each age group that shoot both days. Archery games, a calling seminar and door prizes are scheduled to make it a fun-filled weekend. A choice of fish carvings by Jim Nesladek will be up for auction each day. Concessions will be available. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Irvine Flats Road begins one mile north of the Polson bridge. For more information call Larry Rattray at 406-261-7199.
Monday, July 1
Field trip to Deer Lodge scheduled
POLSON — For the week of July 1-4, a field trip to the old state prison in Deer Lodge is planned for the Polson summer school program. Contact Mandie Steele, Polson School District #23 afterschool program director at 406-212-6784 or email: email@example.com.
FLBS teaches seminars
YELLOW BAY — The Data and Donuts Seminar series is offered every summer during the first four weeks of the Flathead Lake Biological Station Summer Session. The series offers students and the public a chance to hear speakers across a wide variety of ecological topics. Come to the seminar at the FLBS at Yellow Bay on Monday, July 1, from 10-11 a.m. to have a donut and learn more about ecology, and current research in the Flathead. The program on July 1 will feature Diane Boyd, wolf biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. She will speak on “Wolf recovery, management, and conservation: 20 years of challenges and progress.” Call 406-982-3301 x 229, for more information. All are welcome.
Horsemen skip July meeting
RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will not have a meeting in July due the 4th of July holiday.
Tour business, taste cheese
POLSON — Flathead Lake Cheese, 208 First Ave. E, will hold an open house on Monday, July 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Come for tours and tastings. Call 406-883-0343 or visit: flatheadlakecheese.com, for more information.
Wednesday, July 3
Arlee Powwow July 3 through 7
ARLEE — The 121st annual Arlee Celebration Powwow begins Wednesday, July 3, and ends Sunday, July 7. The Arlee Powwow Esyapqeyni is the premier annual celebration of the Salish and Pend d’Oreille tribes, sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Nation. Please join us for traditional dance competitions, singing and drumming and a big July 4 parade. There are also many vendors with handmade beaded crafts and food booths, which include a variety of Indian tacos for sale. All events are open to the public and free of charge. Arts, crafts, stick games, dance competitions, Indian and other ethnic foods will be available. Absolutely no alcohol, firearms, unleashed dogs or motorcycles are allowed in the camp area.
Dance in Polson
POLSON — Please join us for the community dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, July 3, from 7-10 p.m. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo Band playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. Cover charge is $5. Come and check us out.
Thursday, July 4
Attend parade in downtown Polson, fireworks at dark
POLSON — Please join us for the July 4th parade in downtown Polson beginning at noon at Cherry Valley School. Parade entry forms are available at the Polson Chamber of Commerce. Call the chamber office for more information: 406-883-5969. Fireworks take place at dusk. The best place to view the fireworks is Riverside Park.
Charlo 4th of July parade, get-together planned
CHARLO — The 4th of July and the big Charlo parade are coming. We thought it would be fun to have a get-together at the Charlo Park, too. No RSVP. Just stop by to say “hi” to friends. Everyone is welcome.
Snacks provided but bring your own drinks and finger food if you want. See you there.
Fire department serves pancakes
ARLEE — The Arlee Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the old Arlee Fire Hall. The cost is $5 per person and it’s all you can eat. For more information, call 406-210- 4144. Bring a friend.
Library closed for 4th of July
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the 4th of July holiday.
ARLEE — The Arlee Jocko Valley Museum, run by the Arlee Historical Society, opens for the summer July 4. and will be open until Labor Day. The museum has many historical displays including many photographs of Native and homesteading families. There are hundreds of obituaries with genealogy information. There is also a military display commemorating those who have given their lives for this country. The Arlee Museum is located at corner of Bouch and Fyant (by the grade school). For more information, hours of operation or to arrange a viewing appointment, call 406-726-3167.
ARLEE — The 121st annual Arlee Celebration continues. The Arlee Powwow Esyapqeyni is the premier annual celebration of the Salish and Pend d’Oreille tribes, sponsored by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Nation. Please join us for traditional dance competitions, singing and drumming and a big July 4 parade.
Run in annual 4th of July Firecracker race
POLSON — The annual Polson Running 4th of July Firecracker 1-mile run begins with a dash down Main Street. Join Polson Running at St. Joseph Medical Center for registration at 11 a.m. and start of the race. The route goes down Main and ends on Third Ave. Cost is a canned good or a donation per person. The race starts at 11:45 a.m. sharp. All proceeds benefit the Polson Food Bank. For more information visit: Polsonrunning.com.
Friday, July 5
Man acts like a spider in movie at library
POLSON —A movie about training a man acting like a spider will take place at the North Lake County Library at 3:45 p.m. Popcorn will be served.
Ronan Bread Basket closes for holiday
RONAN — The Ronan Bread Basket will be closed on Friday, July 5, in observance of the July 4 holiday.
Saturday, July 6
Another ‘First Saturday’ planned
CHARLO — Ninepipes Museum is honored that artists will exhibit their beautiful work in the Earl W. Wharton Memorial Gallery during the following “First Saturday” events of the 2019 season: July events at the Ninepipes Museum include the event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 6 featuring the beautiful turquoise and silver jewelry by Joshua Marceau, and two book signings. Ron Mills, a long-time Bob Marshall Wilderness outfitter, will sign his book, "Under the Biggest Sky of All," and at 1 p.m. Sheron Green will read from her book, "Secret Worlds, A True Story of Deception, Illusion and Intrigue." Come by and meet these talented individuals. Light refreshments will be available. Ninepipes Museum is located at 69316 US Highway 93, Charlo and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Visit: http://www.ninepipesmuseum.org or call 406-644-3435 for event details or to schedule group tours.
Battle in the Bay begins
BIGFORK — Mission Valley 3 on 3’s annual Battle in the Bay will be held Saturday, July 6, at Bigfork High School and hosts 100 plus teams from third grade through adult. There will be 6-foot, 8-foot, and 9-foot dunk contests, 3-point contests and free throw contests held on Leonard Park Logging Inc. - center court.
Killdeer Artisan Guild opens summer show
ARLEE — Killdeer Artisans Guild will celebrate their 10th anniversary summer show with a reception on Saturday, July 6, from noon-2 p.m. at Hangin’ Art Gallery, Highway 93 N. Contact Gail Tren?eld for more information about the show at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-745-3001. For directions or reception information call 406-726-5005.
Sunday, July 7
Country jam to replace accordion jam
POLSON — We will be starting a new classic country jam at the Elks, effective Sunday, July 7, that will go from 2-5 p.m. This will take the time-slot of the Northwest Accordion Association Jam, (recently disbanded), who played on the first Sunday of each month. We are trying to continue providing the community a place to jam to classic country music, dance, listen and socialize with family and friends for a few hours on a Sunday afternoon. All are welcome. Players and singers do not have to pay but family members and all others will each pay $5 at the door. For further information call Ellen at 406-883-3130.
Monday, July 8
Flathead Irrigation District to meet
RONAN — The Flathead Irrigation District meeting will be held on Monday, July 8, in the Lake County Community District building, 407 Main Street SW, at 1 p.m. FID Irrigators we need your input on increasing/decreasing administration fees.
Register for Native Youth Tech Camp
RONAN — The 2019 Native Youth Tech Camp will be held at the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation in Ronan from July 8-12. Registration is open to Native high school students (entering freshmen to graduating seniors) at tech4good.skc.edu. This camp is offered at no cost. Breakfast and lunch are provided daily and transportation is available for Flathead Reservation communities.
Students travel to Glacier National Park
POLSON — For the week of July 8-11, a field trip to Glacier National Park is planned for the Polson summer school program. Contact Mandie Steele, Polson School District #23 afterschool program director at 406-212-6784 or email: email@example.com.
Tuesday, July 9
Cruise to FLBS monitoring site
LAKESIDE — Flathead Lake Boat Tours in Lakeside will graciously host an afternoon cruise aboard the Far West to one of the Flathead Lake Biological Station’s lake monitoring sites. Join FLBS researchers for appetizers, beverages, music and an overview of Flathead Lake ecology and the FLBS Research and Monitoring program. Proceeds benefit the FLBS Research and Monitoring program.Reservations are required, as limited space on the tour boat is limited. Cost is $50 per person. For more information call 406-872-4503 or go to: http://flbs.umt.edu/.
Thursday, July 11
Get ‘buggy’ at the Elks
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library announces that on Thursday, July 11, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. the annual “Bug Race” will take place. Join us at the Elks Lodge for this exciting race with toy bugs. Racers will be divided into separate age groups. Join us.
Join space-center library program
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library continues their “A Universe of Stories” program at 10:30 a.m. This is a space-center children’s program that will run weekly until Aug. 22.
Submit 4-H fair entries
RONAN — 4-H fair entries are due by 4 p.m. in the Lake County Fair office.
Youth program teaches about great outdoors
BIGFORK — Flathead Fledglings – This one hour program from 11 a.m. – noon, designed for children ages 4-7, gives kids a chance to get outside and learn about the great outdoors. This is the third in a five-part series, although participants need not attend all five. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. This event takes place at Wayfarers Harry Horn picnic shelter. The fee is $4 per child.
Friday, July 12
Free dinner served at Presbyterian Church
POLSON — The July Friendship Table Dinner on Friday, July 12, will be held from 5–6:15 p.m. at the Polson Presbyterian Church, located across from Linderman School. Come join us. This dinner is free and open to all.
Learn about raptors
BIGFORK — Raptors Around Us – Rescued ospreys, hawks, kestrels, and falcons from Montana Wild Wings will help us explore the adaptations these remarkable animals have that allow them to thrive in Flathead Valley. Come to Wayfarers Harry Horn Picnic Shelter from 7-8 p.m. This event is $4 per person or $10 per family.
Pachyderms welcome all
POLSON — Pachyderm speaker Wally Congdon, Civil Deputy County Attorney, will share stories of how Lake County is using old treaties to help solve modern-day property disputes. His fascinating presentation will be on July 12 from noon-1 p.m. at the Polson Rural Fire Station. All are welcome.