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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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Sunday, June 9

Homesteader fun event celebrated

6/7/2019 - 6/9/2019

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.

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Sunday, June 9

Splash Classic softball tourney played

6/7/2019 - 6/9/2019

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.

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Celebrate ‘Race Unity Day’ in Ronan

6/9/2019

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).

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Monday, June 10

Literacy, math classes taught at RMS

6/10/2019 - 6/28/2019

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.

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Pablo begins reading program

6/10/2019 - 6/28/2019

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.

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RHS credit recovery program begins

6/10/2019 - 6/28/2019

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.

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RHS summer camps offered

6/10/2019 - 6/28/2019

RONAN — Afternoon HS summer camps are from June 10-28 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. All camps are free.

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RMS holds summer camps

6/10/2019 - 6/28/2019

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.

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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.

Tags:  Lake County  

Tuesday, June 11

Quilt show plans finalized at meeting

6/11/2019

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.

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Wednesday, June 12

Auxiliary to meet

6/12/2019

RONAN —The Ronan VFW Auxiliary 5652 will meet on Wednesday, June 12, at the VFW Hall at 6:30 p.m.

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Learn about Brazil

6/12/2019

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s Wednesday, June 12, Wiggle Worms program will learn about Brazil.

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Rural Fire District Board to hold monthly meeting

6/12/2019

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.

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Thursday, June 13

Great outdoors program created for young children

6/13/2019

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.

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Hear about bringing frogs back to reservation

6/13/2019

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.

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Montana Senior Olympic Games held in Missoula

6/13/2019 - 6/15/2019

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: petschauera@ci.missoula.mt.us, for more information.

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School ends in Polson

6/13/2019

POLSON — Final day of school for Polson students.

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Friday, June 14

Join busy day happening at Ronan Library

6/14/2019

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.

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Kiwanis Club hosts beer, wine fest

6/14/2019

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.

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Polson Presbyterian Church serves free dinner

6/14/2019

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.

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Registration deadline set for vacation bible camp

6/14/2019

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: cbrownellmt@gmail.com

Tags:  Lakeside  

Sheriff Bell to address Pachyderm group

6/14/2019

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.

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Saturday, June 15

Junior Ranger Day provides fun, games

6/15/2019

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.

Tags:  Bigfork  

Participate in Relay for Life

6/15/2019

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.

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Sunday, June 16

Free huckleberry pancakes served to Dads

6/16/2019

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.

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Golf on tap in Polson on Father’s Day

6/16/2019

POLSON — The Father’s Day two-person scramble golf tournament takes place at Polson Golf Course. Call 406-883-8230 for more information.

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Monday, June 17

‘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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‘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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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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Kids’ art camp begins, runs through June 20

6/17/2019 - 6/20/2019

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.

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Methodist Church offers vacation bible camp through June 20

6/17/2019 - 6/20/2019

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.

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Salish Camp offered at KWH through June 21

6/17/2019 - 6/21/2019

RONAN — K.W. Harvey Elementary School will offer a “Salish Language Camp” from June 17-21 from 9 a.m. – noon.

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Summer reading program, book fair on tap at library

6/17/2019

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.

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Tuesday, June 18

Sign up for MV Jr. Golf Camp

6/18/2019 - 6/21/2019

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.

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Wednesday, June 19

Join dancing at the Elks

6/19/2019

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.

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Learn about Morocco

6/19/2019

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library’s Wednesday, June 19, Wiggle Worms program will learn about Morocco.

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Thursday, June 20

‘Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous’ held

6/20/2019 - 6/23/2019

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.

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Join democrats for camaraderie

6/20/2019

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.

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SPLASH at Alpine Designs

6/20/2019

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.

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