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Harm reduction saves lives

POLSON — Every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lake County Health Department, Open Aid Alliance is now providing syringe services, overdose awareness, testing and support. Call or text 406-304-7352 for more information or email: polsoninfo@openaidalliance.org. 

 

Hot Springs’ Organic Market offers nutritious food

HOT SPRINGS — Camas Organic Market is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. at 300 Main St in Hot Springs. Customers will be able to earn the Double SNAP Dollars coupons on every Tuesday and Thursday starting on July 2.

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.

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.

Rotary meets Tuesdays

POLSON — The Polson Rotary’s regular meeting are on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. at the KwaTaqNuk.

 

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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: www.polsonfoursquare.org, 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 www.aa-montana.org, 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: mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Saturday, August 17

Move for better balance

8/1/2019 - 9/30/2019

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.

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Saturday, August 17

RHS credit recovery program continues

8/5/2019 - 8/23/2019

RONAN — Ronan High School students may attend HS credit recovery summer school. The second session will run: Aug. 5-23. Sessions are from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday.

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Small Town Girl Market sells, exhibits handmade creations

8/17/2019

POLSON — “Small town girl market” is a juried craft event that will take place at Mission Valley Christian Academy, 38907 Highway 35, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. Admission is $3 and children 12 and under are free. All items are handmade, homegrown, homemade, vintage or repurposed items - no imports or bulk retail sales. Call 406-885-2738 for more information.

 

 

Social powwow held at People’s Center

8/17/2019

PABLO — The annual Social Powwow at the People’s Center on U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo is planned for Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1-5 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.

 

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Wednesday, August 21

Classic country played at Polson dance

8/21/2019

POLSON — Please join us for the Community Dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from  7-10 p.m. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of classic country and vintage rock and roll music. Snacks are provided during the 8:30 p.m. break. Drinks are available for purchase in the bar. We will celebrate individuals who have had or will have birthdays in August with a special cake. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. Great hamburgers are available for purchase from 5- 7 p.m.   

 

School begins in Dixon

8/21/2019

DIXON — The first day of school for Dixon Schools is Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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Thursday, August 22

Library celebrates with ice cream social

8/22/2019

POLSON — On Thursday, Aug. 22, from 10:30 a.m.-noon, the North Lake County Public Library will hold their summer reading program ice cream social to celebrate readers and learners of all ages. We will enjoy ice cream and draw the prize winners from the program tickets that participants have turned in. 

Just a reminder, all reading logs are due to the library by closing on Friday, Aug.16, in order to ensure eligibility for incentives and prize tickets.

 

School begins in Dixon

8/22/2019

DIXON — The first day of school for Dixon Schools is Wednesday, Aug. 21.

 

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Friday, August 23

Enjoy Friday night movie

8/23/2019

POLSON — On Friday, Aug. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at North Lake County Public Library, a family-friendly movie (PG or PG-13) will be shown. Check our website for movie titles. You must be in the library before 6 p.m. to attend, as the doors lock at 6 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Popcorn and water will be provided. This program is free and open to the public.

 

Join in ‘Flipster Fun Series’

8/23/2019

POLSON — Come to the North Lake County Library on Friday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. to join in some “Flipster Fun: Brown Sugar and Lemon Scrub,” part of our Flipster Fun series. We found the recipe in the Summer 2019 Willow and Sage magazine using “Flipster,” - a portal to read and download some of your favorite magazines completely free with your library card. All supplies will be provided, so please let us know that you are coming by calling us at 406-883-8225 or RSVP on our Facebook event.

 

Ronan library closes for cleaning, inventory

8/23/2019

RONAN — Ronan Library District will be closed for inventory and deep cleaning the week of Aug. 19-23. The doors will be open on Aug. 22 at noon for the public budget hearing.

 

 

Saturday, August 24

Celebrate swans at Ninepipes

8/24/2019

CHARLO – Join us at Ninepipes Museum on Saturday, Aug. 24, for a day of celebrating Trumpeter Swans, and view the recent installation of a nesting pair in the diorama room. Dale Becker, the Wildlife Program Manager with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will provide a power point presentation at 2 p.m. in the Montana Room of Ninepipes Lodge that describes the swans’ reintroduction project that has been in effect since 1996. The seating capacity is limited in the Montana Room, so please call the museum at 406-644-3435 to reserve your seats. Following the power point presentation, there will be a brief ceremony to celebrate the new exhibit of swans created by Jan Kauffman. Light refreshments will be served, and there is free admission to the museum for the day. 

 

Dixon School celebrates 100 years

8/24/2019

DIXON — On Saturday, Aug. 24, Dixon School is celebrating 100 years. Centennial events include a car show and vendors from 7-10 a.m.; breakfast by the Dixon Fire Dept.; history talks with Joyce Decker-Wagner and Ross Middlemist at 10 a.m. and at 3 p.m.; a parade at noon; kids’ games at 2 p.m.; a bison dinner at the Dixon Senior Center from 5-6:30 p.m.; and a dance at the school gym at 7 p.m. For more information, call Shirley Christiansen at 406-644-2323. 

 

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Enjoy Shakespeare in Charlo

8/24/2019

CHARLO — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV - Part I” on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Palmer Park. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early with chairs, blankets and picnics. For a complete tour schedule, visit the company’s website: www.shakespeareintheparks.org. Food and beverages can be purchased. This event is sponsored by Ninepipe Art Group.

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Sunday, August 25

Child Find held at KWH

8/25/2019

RONAN/PABLO — Mark your calendars for Ronan/Pablo Elementary Schools’ fall Child Find event on Wednesday, Sept. 25. This free screening is being held in conjunction with CSKT Early Childhood Services and CDC center. It will be held at the K. Wm. Harvey Elementary School in the special needs preschool classroom from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Children ages birth to five (5.11) years old, who live in the Ronan/Pablo School District, will be screened. Appointments are made on a first-come-first-served basis by calling Janet at 406-676-3390 ext. 7450.

 

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Enjoy Shakespeare performance

8/25/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the Good Old Days Park. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early with chairs, blankets and picnics. For a complete tour schedule, visit: www.shakespeareintheparks.org. Food and beverages can be purchased. 

This event is sponsored by the Ninepipe Arts Group.

 

Tags:  St. Ignatius   Mission  

Enter Glacier National Park for free

8/25/2019

GLACIER PARK — Admission to Glacier National Park is free on this day in recognition of the National Park Service anniversary.

 

Monday, August 26

Arlee students return to school

8/26/2019

ARLEE — The first day of school for Arlee Schools is Monday, Aug. 26.

 

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Browse back-to-school sale at library

8/26/2019

POLSON — Come in to North Lake County Public Library  and brose their selection of tote bags, note cards, socks, jewelry and more. Know a book worm or wizard? They will love any of our items.

 

Tuesday, August 27

Learn what ‘Google’ can do

8/27/2019

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library brings another computer basics class to you on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 2-3 p.m. Learn what Google can do: from calendars to job searches. This class is free and open to the public. Please call 406-883-8225 and reserve your spot.

 

Wednesday, August 28

Valley schools begin school year

8/28/2019

RONAN, CHARLO, ST. IGNATIUS, POLSON — The first day of school for Ronan, Charlo, St. Ignatius and Polson schools is Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Thursday, August 29

Annual Sanders County Fair begins

8/29/2019

PLAINS — The 2019 Sanders County Fair begins Thursday, Aug. 29, and goes through Sunday, Sept. 1. Exhibitions, carnival, amusement, and midway concessions will be available. For information visit: sanderscountyfair.com. Exhibition doors open at 10 a.m. No dogs are allowed in the fairway.

 

Tags:  Sanders County   Plains  

Friday, August 30

'Fifth Friday' dinner held

8/30/2019

POLSON — Polson Community Church, 1814 First Street E, will hold their “Fifth Friday Night” dinner on Friday, Aug. 30, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner will consist of Parmesan chicken on noodles, a vegetables, salad and a wonderful array of desserts. No offering expected or accepted. Please come and join us for a wonderful night of food and friendship.

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