Sunday, June 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.
Sunday, June 9
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.
Sunday, June 9
Homesteader fun event celebrated
HOT SPRINGS — The 71st annual Homesteader Days celebration is a family fun weekend June 7-9 with arts and crafts, parades, a two-day rodeo, food booths on Main Street and a street dance. For more information call 406-741-2662.
Sunday, June 9
Splash Classic softball tourney played
POLSON –– The Polson Splash Classic Softball ASA tournament will be held at the Polson softball complex (behind Cherry Valley Elementary School) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 7, 8 and 9. Many teams from all over Montana and Washington compete in games starting at 5 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. For details, call Kelley at 406- 253-1590.
Celebrate ‘Race Unity Day’ in Ronan
RONAN — “Race Unity Day” has been celebrated on the second Sunday of June since 1957. So once again, we, the Bahá’ís of the Flathead Indian Reservation, invite you to join us for this celebration. The Race Unity picnic will take place on Sunday, June 9, from noon- 3 p.m. at the picnic shelter in the Ronan City Park (on Eisenhower Street). This will be a family-friendly event. For more information, please contact us at 406-872-2222, (the local Bahá’í voicemail phone).
Monday, June 10
Literacy, math classes taught at RMS
RONAN — Ronan Middle School students (grades 5-8) may attend literacy and math classes at RMS from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, from June 10-28. There will be a couple of special activities included.
Pablo begins reading program
PABLO — Pablo Elementary School begins their “Reading Camp.” This camp will go from June 10-28 from 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Applications may be picked up at the school’s front office. Call 406-676-3390 for more information.
RHS credit recovery program begins
RONAN — Ronan High School students may attend HS credit recovery summer school. Two separate sessions will run: June 10-28 and Aug. 5-23. Both sessions are from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday.
RHS summer camps offered
RONAN — Afternoon HS summer camps are from June 10-28 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. All camps are free.
RMS holds summer camps
RONAN — Ronan Middle School students (grades 5-8) may attend afternoon summer camps (with priority given to morning summer school students). Afternoon camps are from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and include: Salish language, STEM, swimming and more.
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.
Tuesday, June 11
Quilt show plans finalized at meeting
RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 11, a week later, at the Terrace Lake Community Church at 6:30 p.m. Plans for the quilt show will be finalized and the next class coming up in September will be discussed. Refreshments will be provided by Colleen F., Nancy R., Linda T. and Debbie F. Also, don’t forget your show-and-tell items.
Wednesday, June 12
Auxiliary to meet
RONAN —The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 will meet on Wednesday, June 12, at the VFW Hall at 6:30 p.m.
Learn about Brazil
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s Wednesday, June 12, Wiggle Worms program will learn about Brazil.
Rural Fire District Board to hold monthly meeting
POLSON – The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Station No. 1, 25-B Regatta Road. An agenda is available on the Monday prior to the meeting.
Thursday, June 13
Great outdoors program created for young children
BIGFORK — Flathead Fledglings – This one hour program designed for children ages 4-7 gives kids a chance to get outside and learn about the great outdoors. This is the first in a five-part series, although participants need not attend all five. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. The cost is $4 per child and takes place at the Wayfarers Unit – Harry Horn picnic shelter.
Hear about bringing frogs back to reservation
POLSON — “Bringing Back Leopard Frogs to the Flathead Reservation,” by Art Soukkala, will be Mission Mountain Audubon’s next educational program on Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. in the North Lake County Public Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome.
Montana Senior Olympic Games held in Missoula
MISSOULA — The 34th annual Montana Senior Olympic Games will be held in Missoula on June 13-15, 2019. This involves competition in 14 different sports for men and women who are 50 years of age and older as of Dec. 31, 2019. 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 social hour at 6 p.m. and a pasta dinner buffet beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the Fort Missoula Regional Park Bella Vista Pavilion, (2725CCC Road), for $11. Please contact Annie Petschauer by phone at: 406-552-6664 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Friday, June 14
Join busy day happening at Ronan Library
RONAN — Come to the Ronan Library at 10 a.m. to see Skeeter the clown from the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus. Skeeter will make balloon items and teach you some clowning secrets. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. you can craft a gift for Father’s Day. Stop by and make a special gift for someone who could use a smile. Registration for the first day of the “Universe of Stories” summer reading program will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Register and receive a reading log to keep track of your reading and win cool prizes too.
Kiwanis Club hosts beer, wine fest
POLSON — The Kiwanis Club is hosting a local beer and wine fest from 6-9 p.m. at the KOA Campground, 200 Irvine Flats Road, on June 14. This fundraiser supports local Kiwanis community projects and local youth activities including scholarships, the Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts, Special Olympics and the Polson Middle School band. Call 406-883-3890 for more information.
Polson Presbyterian Church serves free dinner
POLSON — The June Friendship Table Dinner is on Friday, June 14, from 5-6:15 p.m. Polson Presbyterian Church is located across from Linderman School. Come join us. This dinner is free and open to all.
Registration deadline set for vacation bible camp
LAKESIDE — A fun week at Ecumenical Vacation Bible Day Camp at Glacier Presbyterian Camp for students entering 1-6 grade begins on June 17. You must pick up and then return your registration to the Presbyterian or Good Shepherd Lutheran Churches by June 14. Fees are $75 and include bus transportation, lunch, snacks, exciting games, swimming, singing and Bible study. Scholarships are available. Contact Connie for details at 406-261-2389 or email: email@example.com
Sheriff Bell to address Pachyderm group
POLSON — Pachyderm speaker, Sheriff Don Bell will share updates on law enforcement issues in Lake County and the status of the drug epidemic impacting our community. All are invited to the Friday, June 14, meeting at the Polson Rural Fire Department from noon-1 p.m.
Saturday, June 15
Junior Ranger Day provides fun, games
BIGFORK — Junior Ranger Day – Drop by from noon – 3 p.m. at the Flathead Lake Ranger Station – Wayfarers Unit to chat with a ranger, participate in fun games and activities, learn about the park and Flathead Lake and earn your Junior Ranger badge. This is a free event.
Participate in Relay for Life
PABLO — The Joe Mc- Donald Health and Fitness Center, 58138 Highway 93, is the site of the 2019 Relay for Life scheduled for Saturday, June 15. The relay begins with a survivor walk at 10 a.m.
Sunday, June 16
Free huckleberry pancakes served to Dads
POLSON — Polson Motorcoach and RV serves from 8-10:30 a.m. free huckleberry or regular pancakes to all Dads for free on Father’s Day.
Golf on tap in Polson on Father’s Day
POLSON — The Father’s Day two-person scramble golf tournament takes place at Polson Golf Course. Call 406-883-8230 for more information.
Monday, June 17
‘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.
‘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.
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.
Kids’ art camp begins, runs through June 20
CHARLO — The Ninepipe Arts Group will sponsor their annual “Kids’ Art Camp” beginning Monday, June 17, and running through Thursday, June 20, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For additional information call 406-644- 2311.
Methodist Church offers vacation bible camp through June 20
POLSON — A vacation Bible camp is planned for Monday, June 17, thru Thursday, June 20, at the Polson United Methodist Church. Registration forms are available on the website: www. polsonumc.org. The theme for the week is “God created me to be ... kind, loving, generous and courageous.” We welcome kids ages 4-12 to attend. For more information call 406-883-6161 on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
Salish Camp offered at KWH through June 21
RONAN — K.W. Harvey Elementary School will offer a “Salish Language Camp” from June 17-21 from 9 a.m. – noon.
Summer reading program, book fair on tap at library
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories,” begins registration at 10 a.m. They will make full use of their ongoing NASA @My Library grant resources to provide high-quality programming. This program is open to readers of all ages; register online at: www.northlakecountylibrary.org or at the library. Also on this date, the Usborne New Book Fair will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Books for infants to young adults are among the selections available. There will be no Makerspace program held on this day.
Tuesday, June 18
Sign up for MV Jr. Golf Camp
POLSON — The Mission Valley Jr. Golf Camp is free and open to youth going into the first through the eighth grade at the Polson Bay Golf Course. Call 406-883-8230 for more information. The camp takes place from 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, and repeats on June 19, 20 and 21.
Wednesday, June 19
Join dancing at the Elks
POLSON — Join us for the community dance in the Elks’ ballroom on Main St. on Wednesday, June 19, from 7-10 p.m. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of country and vintage rock and roll. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership required. Cover charge is $5. If you are hungry and want a great burger you can come early and purchase one from the Elks. Come and check us out.
Learn about Morocco
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s Wednesday, June 19, Wiggle Worms program will learn about Morocco.
Thursday, June 20
‘Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous’ held
RONAN — From Thursday, June 20, until Sunday, June 23, a “Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous” will be held at the Lake County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. The event includes a Dutch oven class at 11 a.m.; the Cheff Ranch Legacy Outfitters from 2-6 p.m.; a carving seminar starts at 6 p.m.; the Farmers Market will be open from 4-7 p.m. and a carving auction will take place at 7 p.m. Watch all the action and see some amazing works of art by chainsaw carvers from across the U.S. Craft and food vendors, a beer garden, lumberjack log milling, and the CSKT Forestry and Fire Departments will also be on site. For more information, call the Ronan Chamber at 406-676-8300 or go to their website: ronanchamber.com.
Join democrats for camaraderie
NORTH CROW — Lake County Democrats are hosting a fundraiser at the North Crow Clubhouse on Thursday, June 20, beginning with a social at 5:30 p.m. and followed by a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $25 per adult. Proceeds help support our candidates and county democrat activities. Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney will be the featured speaker. Join us for an evening of camaraderie and socializing.
Space activities included in library program
POLSON — Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. from June 20-Aug. 8, the North Lake County Library will have space-centered children’s programming. Crafts and activities will be included with each presentation. Martin Horejsi, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology and Science Education, Solar System Ambassador for NASA, and longtime meteorite hound, will run a youth-oriented program on the Moon, Mars and Meteorites on Thursday, June 20. This presentation will be followed by a hands-on activity suitable for school-aged kids. Martin Horejsi will follow up the youth program with a second program for adults: “Meteorites: An Inconvenient Science” at 1 p.m.
SPLASH at Alpine Designs
POLSON — The 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, SPLASH meeting hosted by Payne West Insurance and Alpine Designs takes place at Alpine Designs, 111 Third Ave. E. There will be a $2 charge for everyone who attends a SPLASH event to help fund the Fourth of July fireworks.
Friday, June 21
Busy Ronan organizes many activities
RONAN — Ronan Fairgrounds will host several all-day activities: a beer garden will open at 9 a.m.; chain-saw carving will go on all day from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; a saw mill demo takes place at 2 p.m. along with the Cheff Ranch Legacy Outfitters from 2-6 p.m.; another carving auction will take place at 7 p.m. to be followed by a 325 Street Dance beginning at 9 p.m.
Eat all the crab you can
RONAN — On Friday, June 21, the Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce will present “Crab Fest 2019,” which is a benefit for the Bockman (Ronan City) Park. The dinner begins at 5 p.m. and will take place at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $35 per person or two for $60 for the all-you-can-eat event. Purchase tickets at Ronan Flower Mill, Valley Banks, Ronan Napa, Glacier Bank, First Interstate Bank-Polson, Access Montana and Ronan Power Products. Enjoy fresh crab boiled on site. Bring your own beverages, crab pliers and appetite. For more information call the Ronan Chamber at 406-676-8300.
Free infant massage class offered
POLSON — Licensed massage therapist, Brianna Rowe, will provide a free class in infant massage at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the Lake County Public Health Dept., 802 Main Street For more information call 406-883-7288 or go to: www.lakecountypublichealth.org.
Kiwanis Club hosts beer, wine fest
POLSON — The Kiwanis Club is hosting a local beer and wine fest from 6-9 p.m. at the KOA Campground, 200 Irvine Flats Road, on June 21. This fundraiser supports local Kiwanis community projects and local youth activities including scholarships, the Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts, Special Olympics and the Polson Middle School band. Call 406-883-3890 for more information. Saturday, June 22
PEO rummage sale benefits scholarships
RONAN — The Lower Mission Valley Chapter of PEO will hold their annual rummage sale on June 21, on the west side of Ronan Glacier Bank, across from the city park. It will be open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Clothing, household goods, accessories, books, games and miscellaneous items will be available for sale. All proceeds from the sale will be used for PEO sponsored scholarships for women.
Reception held for artists
POLSON — The Sandpiper Art Gallery will hold a reception from 5-7 p.m. for their “Magic Moment” art show.
Ronan merchants hold ‘Crazy Days’ event
RONAN — Crazy Days takes place in Ronan as local merchants put on spectacular sales on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22.
Saturday, June 22
Eat burger in Big Arm
BIG ARM — Polson Rural Fire Community will hold their “Appreciation Burger Fry,” on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Big Arm Fire Station, U.S. Highway 93. Come and enjoy a good lunch.
Educational open house planned in Proctor
PROCTOR — The Friends of Lake Mary Ronan will hold an educational open house with speakers and displays at the Proctor Valley Community Center, (Old Proctor School House - two miles west of Dayton on 352) on June 22, from 1- 3 p.m. This event will provide a learning experience for kids and adults alike. President of FLMR Jim Baker will speak from 1-1:30 p.m. Research scientist Jim Craft will talk about water quality from 1:30-2 p.m. Septic leaching and grants will be area resource specialist, Samantha Tappenbeck’s topic from 2-2:30 p.m. Fisheries biologist Sam Bourret will talk about illegal fish introduction from 2:30-3 p.m. Displays to include: aquatic invasive species, Montana parks, soil and conservation districts. There will also be displays of emergency equipment from Chief Cliff Fire Department and there will be live demonstrations.
Enjoy circus, carnival
RONAN — Safe Harbor will present a “Circus and Carnival” on Saturday, June 22. Shows are at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. The free-admission carnival will take place from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Game tickets will be 50 cents each.
Fireman’s auction includes food, raffle, prizes
ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Volunteer Fire Department Fireman’s Auction will take place on Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at the Old Town Field. Concessions begin at that time and include hamburgers, hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw. Meals will be served until the end of the auction at approximately 5 p.m. (Purchase a meal and you’re entered in the door prize drawing.)
The silent auction starts at 11 a.m.; the live auction starts at noon with raffle drawings and door prizes.
Raffle tickets will be sold before the auction for a ½ beef; a whole hog cut and wrapped; and an .AR15 rifle with scope. To donate auction items please call 406-543-2288 or 406-531-0375.
Pitch, putt or drive at Polson golf course
POLSON — The Polson Bay Golf Course will host the Pitch, Putt and Drive Contest, the culminating event of the junior camp week. The contest is from noon-5 p.m. and is followed by awards and a potluck barbecue.
Ronan merchants continue spectacular sales
RONAN — Crazy Days continues as local merchants put on spectacular sales on Saturday, June 22. VFW serves-up breakfast RONAN — Beginning at 7 a.m., the local VFW will serve breakfast. Watch amazing woodcarving RONAN — The Ronan Fairgrounds will host wood carving from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. including a saw mill demo at 2 p.m.; a carving seminar at 6 p.m.; a carving auction at 7 p.m. The evening ends with a luminary parade at dark and a 325 Bar street dance at 9 p.m.