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New exhibit begins at Sandpiper Gallery through May 11

POLSON — The exhibit, “It’s All About The Timing” will be shown at the Sandpiper Gallery, 306 Main Street, from April 9-May 11. This exhibit features member artists Nathan Eyre (wood); Patrick Berry (acrylic) ; Barb Shrider (watercolor) ; Willie DeJana (mixed media); and guest artists Kristy Humble (found art); Kody Bundy (scratchboard).

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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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Celebrate Recovery ministers to anyone

POLSON — Celebrate Recovery Ministry takes place at Polson Foursquare on Sundays between 5-8 p.m.

All are welcome to join us each Sunday evening. CR is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery ministry for anyone with hurts, habits or hang-ups. The evening starts off with dinner followed by a teaching and discussion groups with coffee/dessert. Childcare is available. Call (406) 883-9347 or go to:, for more information.

Join ‘Barefoot Church’ service

POLSON — Weekly Sunday “Barefoot Church” services are at 1 p.m. at the Montana Co-op. Come as you are. Bask in the Spirit, no judgment, just love and worship, forgiveness and healing.


NAMI meetings held

POLSON — NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soups On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.


Gather for prayers, readings, meal

POLSON -- Soul-food Saturday is a community gathering at the Co-op HUB to share prayers, readings and discussion on the topic of unity, followed by a light meal. Kids of all ages are welcome; supervision is provided.


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New hours announced for MO

POLSON — Miracle of America’s hours are now 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1:30-6 p.m. on Sundays. Some holidays may be shorter hours as well, so it is best to call 406-883-6804 first. Our free “Night at the Museum” is on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Donations or treats are always welcome. Schoolteachers are encouraged to give extra credit for a report from attending students.

Montecahto Club invites new members

 POLSON — The Montecahto Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We are a social and service organization and sponsor a scholarship for a graduating senior, cook and serve lunch at “Soup’s On,” collect for the Food Bank, send Care packages to the overseas troops and help out wherever we can. We welcome new members. Come to a meeting and get to know us. 
AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets
ST. IGNATIUS — AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets on Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Post Creek Hill. Call 1-888-607-2000 or go to, for more information.
Story Time held in Ronan
RONAN — Ronan Library hosts a weekly story time for young children and their caregivers each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, crafts and more. For more information, call 406-676-3682.

Area-wide AlAnon meetings available 

LAKE COUNTY — Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? AlAnon can help. Area meetings are anonymous, non-smoking, 12-step recovery for family and friends of alcoholics. Come join us. There are no membership dues. Meetings are held: Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at Lutheran Church on Wall Street in Hot Springs; Wednesdays at noon in Polson at the Alano Club on Third Ave. W ; Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the CMA Church on Third Ave. in St. Ignatius; Fridays at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Fourth Ave. E in Polson.

Join library’s story time 

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library will host a one-hour kindergarten readiness program for children and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, movement, crafts and more. This will be held every Thursday during the school year at 10 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. For more information, call (406) 883-8225.
Join St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch 
ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch chapter meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens’ Center on north Main Street.
Dance in Elks' air-conditioned ballroom
POLSON - The Elks Club holds a community dance in their air-conditioned ballroom, the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7-10 p.m. Come and listen or dance. Snacks are at 8:30 p.m.
Sexual assault support group meets Wednesdays
PABLO - An adult sexual assault support group meets at SKC's Agnes Vanderburg Building in room 101, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Gather on Wednesdays for support and healing. Call 406-745-3525 for more information.
Marines gather at VFW
POLSON - The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041 meets every second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7 p.m. at the VFW in Polson. For more information call John Miller at 406-890-0964 or email:
Journey Be hosts NAMI meeting
POLSON - NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soup's On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.
Lions Club meets twice monthly
POLSON - The Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. each month on the first and third Mondays at the Lake Bar and Grill, 101 Main Street. For more information, call Jan Phillips at 406-370-4714.


Wednesday, July 19

Arlee holds summer reading program

6/6/2017 - 8/1/2017

ARLEE — The Jocko Valley Library’s Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World,” invites readers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the following themes: “explore” their five senses; “discover” the natural treasures of our area; and finally to investigate the final theme “transformation.” Each event will include a snack, craft activity or game and time for new books. The program runs from June 6-Aug. 1, with special events on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. Call 726-3572 for more information.

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Wednesday, July 19

Arlee summer food program begins

6/12/2017 - 8/4/2017

ARLEE — Arlee Schools’ Summer Food Program will start on June 12 and go until Aug. 4, Monday-Friday. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Wednesday, July 19

Boys and Girls Club starts in Ronan, Polson

6/12/2017 - 8/18/2017

LAKE COUNTY — The Flathead Reservation and Lake County Boys and Girls Club will operate a summer program at both their Polson and Ronan sites Monday-Friday (not July 4) from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The cost is $25 per month or $75 for the entire summer program, which runs June 12-Aug. 18. The summer program focuses on academics, good character and citizenship and developing healthy lifestyles. Applications may be picked up onsite or at: www.flatheadbgc. org.

Tags:  Polson   Ronan  

Wednesday, July 19

Cherry Valley serves breakfast, lunch

6/12/2017 - 8/4/2017

POLSON — Monday, June 12, is the first day of the free breakfast and lunch Summer Food Service Program in Polson. Cherry Valley, 107 Eighth Ave. W, is the site for the program. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Monday-Friday. All children 18 years old and under eat for free. Lunches are available for adults for a fee. All kids can come enjoy food in a safe, fun, healthy environment. The program ends on Friday, Aug. 4.

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Wednesday, July 19

Fitness for kids’ program starts

6/12/2017 - 8/17/2017

PABLO — Salish Kootenai College's “Making Fitness Fun Program” (open to youth 7 years and older) begins Monday, June 12 and goes from 8:30 a.m.-noon, Monday through Thursday, until Aug. 17. The program will be held at the Salish Kootenai College Joe McDonald Gymnasium. Physical activities will be provided in-between breakfast and lunch. Activities include: swimming, kickball, football, basketball, dodge ball, Native games, volleyball, soccer, shinny, bike riding and gardening. Activities are intended to keep kids busy and active during the summer months. Transportation is provided Monday through Thursday to Ronan and Polson Boys and Girls Clubs daily at about noon. Contact Mike Tryon or Paul Phillips at Salish Kootenai College for more information at 406-275-4916 or 406-275-4917.

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Wednesday, July 19

RMS begins food program

6/12/2017 - 8/18/2017

RONAN — Ronan Middle School will serve kid friendly meals for lunch and breakfast Monday-Friday (excluding July 4th) from June 12-Aug. 18. Breakfast will be served from 8:15- 10:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. There is no cost to all children 18 years old and younger or for special needs children to age 21. Adult meal prices are $2.50 for breakfast and $4 for lunch. For more information, call 406-676-3390 x 7226.

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Wednesday, July 19

Native culture activities taught on Wednesdays through Aug. 9

6/21/2017 - 8/2/2017

POLSON — The Polson School Indian Education Committee is sponsoring Summer Native Culture activities available to all kids on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Kids will learn about Native plants, Tribal forests, Native art, crafts, traditional tools, and drumming. Participants will experience hands-on activities and take home their own handiwork. Activities begin June 21 at the Polson Middle School and run through August 9 – except July 5. Lunch is provided. For additional information, call the District Office at 406-883-6355.

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Wednesday, July 19

Bible School held

7/17/2017 - 7/21/2017

RONAN — Glacier View Adventist School will hold Vacation Bible School, SonSpark Labs, on July 17-21 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Glacier View School, 36332 Mud Creek Lane. Come have a blast discovering God’s plan for you. This program is for children ages 4-12. For additional information, call 406-544-7119.

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Adult coloring on tap at library


POLSON — On Wednesday, July 19, the North Lake County Public Library is hosting an adult coloring program, “Goin’ On A Picnic!” from 2:30 – 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. Picnic-themed snacks and décor will add flavor and fun to the day. A variety of projects will be provided, along with coloring supplies (or you may bring your own). Please join us. Everyone will be there, even the ants. The library is located at 2 First Ave. E. For more information, stop by the library or call 406-883-8225.

Tags:  Polson  

Biological Station hosts cruise


LAKESIDE — On Wednesday, July 19, from 3:30-6 p.m. Flathead Lake Boat Tours in Lakeside will graciously host an afternoon cruise aboard the Far West to one of the Biological Station’s Flathead Lake monitoring sites. Join FLBS researchers for appetizers, beverages, music and an overview of Flathead Lake ecology and the FLBS Research and Monitoring program. The cost is $50 per person. Proceeds benefit the FLBS Research and Monitoring Program. Reservations are required, since limited space is available on the tour boat. For more information or to RSVP, email or call Tom Bansak at: or 406-982-3301 x 229 or visit our website at:  

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Grants available to benefit Flathead Indian Reservation, due July 17


HELENA — The Montana Community Foundation (MCF) announces the opening of the Oleta Smith Endowment Fund grant cycle. Applicants must be either a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or an exempt governmental unit. Grants will range in size from $1,000 to $3,000 and only one application is allowed per organization. Grants must be used for projects or programs supporting education and activates promoting cooperation and civic engagement as they influence social harmony and the well-being of families in the area of the Flathead Indian Reservation. This fund is intended to support conferences, workshops, conflict resolution, volunteer work, and social gatherings free to residents of the Flathead Indian Reservation. For questions regarding proposals, please contact Jessica Stewart-Kuntz at or 406-441-4950. The proposal deadline for this grant cycle is July 19, 2017.

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Learn ‘wet-in-wet’ oil technique

7/19/2017 - 7/20/2017

POLSON — Explore painting in oils with master artist Terry Droll. Learn the wet-in-wet oil painting technique without the stink of turpentine on Wednesday and Thursday, July 19 and 20, from 9:30-11:30 p.m. for free. Call the Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery at 406-883-5956 for more information.

Tags:  Polson  

Native culture activities offered


POLSON — The Polson School Indian Education Committee is sponsoring Summer Native Culture activities available to all kids on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. For additional information, call the District Office at 406-883-6355.

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