Tuesday, August 14
New art exhibit begins at Sandpiper Gallery
POLSON — The Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery, 306 Main Street, begins their new exhibit, “Where does the Story Begin?” The show runs from July 30-Aug. 31 and features member artists Carole Carberry (watercolor), Maryann Eikens (sculpture/watercolor), Gitti Miller (basket weaving) Jan Brooks (wearable art), Jan Lindgren (watercolor), Julie Christopher (everything and anything), and guest artist John Ashley (photography). Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.
Tuesday, August 14
Boys and Girls Club summer program June 11 through August 17
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. from June 11-Aug. 17. The cost is $25 per month and must be paid up front in addition to membership fee. Space is limited. 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.
Tuesday, August 14
Attend VBS in St. Ignatius
ST. IGNATIUS — Plunge in to Vacation Bible School 2018 at Zion Luther Church. At Splash Canyon VBS your children learn God keeps His promises on life’s wild ride. They’ll look into the Bible, and explore five Bible accounts where our faithful God keeps His promises to be with us and give us life and hope through Jesus, our Savior. Registration is open for ages 5 through sixth grade. Children attend Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-17, from 8:30–11:30 a.m. Come along with us as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more. For more information call 406-745-4149 or 406-883-4041.
Happy Hippo ride provided for readers
POLSON — For those who finish 32 hours of reading in the summer reading program, this is the day you’ve been waiting for. North Lake County Library’s summer reading program eligible participants get to ride the Happy Hippo.
Wednesday, August 15
‘Humanities Montana’ presentation given
POLSON — On Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. North Lake County Library will present “Home and Honky Tonks: Post WWII Women in Country Music,” with Almeda Bradshaw. This program will be held in the meeting room of the library and is free and open to the public.
Dance at the Elks
POLSON — Calling all of you who love classic country and vintage rock ‘n’ roll music to come and join us at our next dance on Wednesday, Aug 15, from7-10 p.m., at the Elks on Main Street. You can purchase hamburgers at the Elks, before the dance. Tonight we will celebrating August birthdays. The cost of the dance is $5 per person. Come have some fun with us.
Thursday, August 16
‘Souvenir’ wraps up PPP summer season
POLSON — Wrapping up Port Polson Players’ summer season is “Souvenir.” Missoula favorite Alicia Bullock Muth returns to the Polson stage in this musical retelling of the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, an American socialite who was noted as the world’s worst opera singer. All summer theatre shows are presented at Polson’s beautiful theatre on the lake on the Polson golf course – U.S. Hwy. 93, Boettcher Park. This production plays from Aug. 16-26. Reservations can be made by calling 406-883-9212 or visiting portpolsonplayers. com. Tickets are $19 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and students.
Shakespeare in Plains
PLAINS — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Sanders County Fairgrounds. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early with chairs, blankets and picnics. For more information on the plays and a complete tour schedule, visit the company’s website: www.shakespeareintheparks.org.
SPLASH happens at Riverside Recreation
POLSON — Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour (SPLASH) will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at Riverside Recreation next to Polson's Riverside Park.
Summer reading program finale, book sale on tap
POLSON — The North Lake County Library will hold their summer reading program’s grand finale party at 10 a.m. The party includes a prize drawing and an ice cream social. Also, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. the Friends of the Library will hold a book sale in the small meeting room at the library.
Friday, August 17
Blues heard on Flathead Lake
POLSON — The Flathead Lake Blues Festival is coming to the Flathead Riverfront Amphitheater again on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17 and 18. Much fun is to be had at this annual music-filled weekend event staged on the Flathead River. Music, parking and camping all onsite. Go to: Flatheadlakebluesfestival. com or call 406-616- 2096 for more information.
SKC Golf Scramble supports Foundation
PABLO — The 27th annual SKC Foundation Golf Scramble takes place on Friday, Aug. 17, at Silver Fox Golf Course, 58138 Highway 93. The 18 hole scramble has four separate sessions. At 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. on either Friday, Aug. 17, or Saturday, Aug. 18. There will be team prizes, hole prizes, a silent auction, food and fun. Entry fee per team is $400 (includes green fees, cart, and lunch). To register go to: vision.skc.edu/tam-registration- sponsorship. For more information call 406-275-4983. Proceeds benefit the SKC Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Saturday, August 18
People’s Center hosts annual Social Powwow
PABLO –– The annual Social Powwow at the People’s Center on Highway 93 in Pablo is planned for Saturday, Aug. 18, from 4-9 p.m. and is open to all artists and vendors. This is a social gathering of native dancers, drums, stick games and singers celebrating their different native dance styles. Vendors of native arts and crafts and food will have their goods available. (There will be no contest dancing.) For more information call 406-675- 0160.
Tuesday, August 21
Final ‘Adulting’ class held
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will hold “Adulting 101’s” third and final session on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room. This session will cover the basics of finance and we will talk about travel. We invite your questions. This fun, interactive program is for teens and preteens and is intended to help prepare the future of our nation to go out into the world (mostly) ready to survive as a new adult. Please let us know if you plan to come so we can be sure there is enough food. You can call 406-883- 8225; email us at polsoncl@ polson.lib.mt.us or RSVP on our Facebook event. We all know that “Adulting” can be hard … the Library is here to make the transition a little easier.
Learn to drive safely
POLSON — The Northwest Montana AARP Smart Driver Course will be taught on Aug. 21 at the Polson Area Senior Center from 8:30-11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. Call 406-883-4735 for a reservation.
Wednesday, August 22
Author Florio to read, sign books
POLSON — Missoula author Gwen Florio will be at the North Lake County Library on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 5:30 p.m. for a book reading and signing of her latest release: “Silent Hearts.”
Thursday, August 23
Enjoy ‘Free Night at the Museum’
POLSON — Come celebrate Gil’s birthday (one day early) with readings from his book, “The Story of the Miracle of America Museum,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. He will be glad to sign his books. Treats and donations are always welcome.
Enjoy evening of art at Takes Horse Gallery
POLSON — Please join us on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 4-8 p.m. for an evening reception of beautiful art and light refreshments. Takes Horse Gallery is located at 49487 Highway 93. For more information call 406-224-4943.
Friday, August 24
Pachyderms to meet
POLSON — All are invited to hear Pachyderm Club speaker, Lori Thibodeau, supervisor for Polson regional office, Adult Probation and Parole, Montana Dept. of Corrections for Aug. 24. She will explain how adult probation and parole fits into the Lake County Justice System, especially with a full jail. Ms. Thibodeau has 20 years of experience with Adult Probation and Parole. The meeting will be held from noon-1 p.m. at the Polson Rural Fire Department off Regatta Road. If you have questions call 406-249-5303.
Saturday, August 25
Come to Healthy Kids Wellness Fair
POLSON — Linderman Elementary School will host Healthy Kids! Wellness Fair on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event includes elementary school supplies give-away, bicycle and helmet give-away, bicycle safety course, health and dental screenings, water safety, suicide prevention resources and mental health resources.
Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park
CHARLO — Shakespeare in the Parks presents the comedy, “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in Charlo at Palmer Park on Aug. 25. The play begins at 6 p.m. Bring a picnic, a blanket, and enjoy a night of professional theatre under the Big Sky.
Scholarship Scramble held at MMGC
RONAN — Valley Bank’s Community Scholarship Scramble takes place on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mission Mountain Golf Club. Call (406) 676-4653 for more information.
Shine up dancing boots for barn dance
BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host our 12th annual Barn Dance on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 5:30-9 p.m. at our historic Big Arm School. We will serve hamburgers/ cheeseburgers with grilled onions if you desire. We will also provide picnic fixings: coleslaw, baked beans, and potato chips. Everyone loves the delicious huckleberry ice cream from The Cove that we will serve for dessert. The BAA does not charge for the meal, however donations will be gladly accepted and appreciated. We will also have a 50/50 raffle. Shine up your dancing boots and join us for a fun-filled evening at the historic Big Arm School.
Sunday, August 26
Enjoy Shakespeare in the Park
ST. IGNATIUS — Shakespeare in the Parks presents the tragedy of “Othello” at The Good Old Days Park on Aug. 26. The play begins at 6 p.m. Bring a picnic, a blanket, and enjoy a night of professional theatre under the Big Sky. As always, it’s free … every summer and sponsored by Ninepipes Arts Group.