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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.

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. hupka@fib.com.

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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Saturday, June 29

Summer program at Boys and Girls Club begins

6/10/2019 - 8/16/2019

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.

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Saturday, June 29

‘Magic Moment’ art exhibited through July 26

6/17/2019 - 7/26/2019

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.

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Saturday, June 29

‘Mission Valley in Motion’ program begins, through Aug. 8

6/17/2019 - 8/8/2019

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.

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Saturday, June 29

Full summer agenda planned for Polson club through Aug. 6

6/17/2019 - 8/16/2019

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.

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Saturday, June 29

Montecahto rummage sale scheduled

6/28/2019 - 6/29/2019

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.

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Saturday, June 29

NRA Rodeo returns

6/28/2019 - 6/29/2019

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.

Tags:  Polson  

Archers host 3D archery shoot

6/29/2019 - 6/30/2019

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.

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Monday, July 1

Field trip to Deer Lodge scheduled

7/1/2019

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: asteele@polson.k12.mt.us.

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FLBS teaches seminars

7/1/2019

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.

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Horsemen skip July meeting

7/1/2019

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will not have a meeting in July due the 4th of July holiday.

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Tour business, taste cheese

7/1/2019

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.

Tags:  Polson  

Wednesday, July 3

Arlee Powwow July 3 through 7

7/3/2019 - 7/7/2019

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.

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Dance in Polson

7/3/2019

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.

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Thursday, July 4

Attend parade in downtown Polson, fireworks at dark

7/4/2019

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.

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Charlo 4th of July parade, get-together planned

7/4/2019

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.

 

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Fire department serves pancakes

7/4/2019

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.

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Library closed for 4th of July

7/4/2019

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the 4th of July holiday.

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Museum opens

7/4/2019

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.

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Powwow continues

7/4/2019

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.

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Run in annual 4th of July Firecracker race

7/4/2019

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.

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Friday, July 5

Man acts like a spider in movie at library

7/5/2019

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

7/5/2019

RONAN — The Ronan Bread Basket will be closed on Friday, July 5, in observance of the July 4 holiday.

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Saturday, July 6

Another ‘First Saturday’ planned

7/6/2019

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

7/6/2019

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

7/6/2019

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: 57pogeno@gmail.com or call 406-745-3001. For directions or reception information call 406-726-5005.

 

 

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Sunday, July 7

Country jam to replace accordion jam

7/7/2019

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.

 

 

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Monday, July 8

Flathead Irrigation District to meet

7/8/2019

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

7/8/2019

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

7/8/2019

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: asteele@polson.k12.mt.us.

 

 

Tuesday, July 9

Cruise to FLBS monitoring site

7/9/2019

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

7/11/2019

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

7/11/2019

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

7/11/2019

RONAN — 4-H fair entries are due by 4 p.m. in the Lake County Fair office.

 

Youth program teaches about great outdoors

7/11/2019

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. 

 

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Friday, July 12

Free dinner served at Presbyterian Church

7/12/2019

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.

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Learn about raptors

7/12/2019

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.

 

Tags:  Bigfork  

Pachyderms welcome all

7/12/2019

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. 

 

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