Thursday, November 16
CASA training offered Nov. 11, 18 and 25
POLSON — Become a volunteer CASA Advocate. Training with CASA of Lake and Sanders Counties will be offered Nov. 11, 18 and 25. Advocates are needed for abused and neglected children throughout Lake County. Call 406-883-0158 for more information.
Thursday, November 16
Quilters complete annual fundraiser
RONAN — Mission Valley Quilters Guild complete their fundraiser challenge for the Ronan Senior Center on this date. During this annual event, quilters display their projects at the Ronan Senior Center and the public votes on them by donations. The center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, so stop in, bring your spare change and vote on these wonderful projects. This event runs Nov. 8-Dec. 1.
Friday, November 17
Enjoy movie at Ronan Library
RONAN — On Friday, Nov. 17, Ronan library will hold a movie night at the library from 5 - 7 p.m. The movie will be announced.
Saturday, November 18
'Treasure Island’ presented in Arlee
ARLEE — On the Arlee High School Stage at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, Missoula Children’s Theatre and over 50 local students will present an original musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel “Treasure Island.”
Art, singing event supports food pantries, SKC scholarships
POLSON — The Totally Terrific and Truly Timely - Voice and Visual Spectacular will take place Nov. 18 at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. This event is co-sponsored by SAFE Harbor and the SKC Spirit of Many Colors Club as a night of optimism and hope, focused on promoting a strong sense of community for all people. During the evening, art stations will be set up and participants will get to take home their artwork. A vocal talent contest will provide entertainment. There will be audience prizes and karaoke will conclude the night. Tickets are $10 per person or $100 for a VIP table, which has seating for eight and includes a “swag bag” for the group. To reserve a table or for more information, call 406-240-0640. Proceeds from this event will support local food pantries and SKC scholarships.
Big Arm invites community to Thanksgiving dinner
BIG ARM — A community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, from noon-2 p.m. at the Big Arm Fire Hall. All are welcome. The dinner is free but if possible, bring a canned good for the Polson Food Bank. This event is sponsored by West Shore Community Church. For more information, call 406-849-5522.
Indoor yard sale supports RHS Close Up group
RONAN — The Ronan High School Close Up group is trying to raise money to go to D.C. next spring. On Nov. 18 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. they are going to host a Yard Sale/ Flea Market at the RHS gym. Students are offering vendor booth space for $25. Students will sell Indian Tacos, baked goodies, and refreshments as well. Please come out and do some shopping, eating, and help support these students as they embark on this awesome adventure. If you’d like more information, please call 406-676-3390.
Visit Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar
ST. IGNATIUS — The United Methodist Women’s annual Christmas Bazaar will be at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church, located at the top of Post Creek Hill, on Nov. 18, from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Please call 406-745-4123 to reserve a table.
Sunday, November 19
Benefit concert supports Mission mural repairs
ST. IGNATIUS — Come to the benefit concert for the St. Ignatius Mission murals presented by the St. Ignatius Mission Sunday Choir, the Children’s Choir, the Cronk Choir, Fred and Patience Matt, and Del Nicholson and Friends at 3 p.m. in the St. Ignatius Mission on Sunday, Nov. 19. Sacred music for church, for children, and for Advent will be presented. Guests are invited to sing along at the end of the program. A reception will follow. Our choirs always are thankful for the continued support of the repair of the beautiful murals in the Mission Church. Call if you have any questions at 406-726-3540.
Furniture auction supports Boys and Girls Club
RONAN — The Granleys have donated furnishings from the Total Home to the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County. These furnishings will be auctioned on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 4-7 p.m. at the Total Home building in Ronan. Auction items include: dining sets, living room furniture, chairs, lamps, decor and much more. Drinks and appetizers will be served. Come take a look at the future home of the Ronan Boys and Girls Club before the remodel begins.
Tuesday, November 21
Opportunity to donate blood in Polson
POLSON — Donate blood through the American Red Cross from noon-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at New Life Church, 1414 Second St. W. Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, or by visiting: redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.
Ronan Library announces shortened hours, closures
RONAN — On Tuesday, Nov. 21, the Ronan Library will be closed for a staff work day. The library will close early on Wednesday, Nov. 22, with hours of 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The library will also be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in celebration of Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 23
Bring leftovers, view movie at MOAM
POLSON —”Night at the Museum” takes place at the Miracle of America Museum, on Memory Lane, monthly. This month we will gather on Thursday, Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day. Please join us for a “Leftover Potluck” at 6:30 p.m. and after the meal, the showing of “Duty, Honor, Sacrifice,” a feature-length documentary about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the training of the men who tirelessly guard it. This event is free and everyone is welcome. An RSVP is appreciated regarding food. Call 406-883-6804 or 406-270-7895 for more information.
Free Thanksgiving Community Dinner served
ST. IGNATIUS — A free Thanksgiving Community Dinner will be served on Thursday, Nov. 23, from noon –2 p.m. A full homemade dinner with turkey, ham and all the trimmings will be served at the St. Ignatius Middle School Commons area. There will be signs in town to show directions. Everyone is welcome to share the bounty and enjoy eating with our friends, neighbors, and community. This event is hosted by the St. Ignatius Christian Missionary Alliance Church. If you want more information, call 406-360-0563 or 406- 273-8203.
Plan to attend Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner
POLSON — The annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be on Thursday, Nov. 23, (you know, Thanksgiving!), from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Polson Senior Center, 504 Third Ave. E. If a delivery is needed, anyone can call the center at 406-883-4735 to request one. Everyone is welcome, dinner is free, with donations happily accepted.
Ronan continues Community Thanksgiving Dinner tradition
RONAN — It started small eleven years ago. Over the years it has grown, bringing people together for a time of friendship, food, music and fun. The thirteenth annual Ronan Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be on Nov. 23 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ronan Community Center. Each year the celebration draws several hundred residents coming to share conversation, homemade pie and the chance to recognize the good that has come into their lives. Festivities for the day include entertainment and a traditional turkey dinner. Volunteers are needed to help serve, cook, and clean up. Turkeys, pies, and rolls, are also needed. Call 406- 250-8808 to donate food and Ronan Chamber at 406-676-8300 to volunteer some time.
Friday, November 24
Final day to enter parade
POLSON — Friday, Nov. 24, is the final day to submit your application to be in the Polson Parade of Lights parade scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. Return applications to Shawneen Turner at the Rack, 308 Main Street in Polson. Trophies and prizes will be given out for: best of parade; best animation; best light display, most whimsical, most creative and most humorous.
Saturday, November 25
Ronan Library open regular hours
RONAN — On Saturday, Nov. 25, Ronan Library will be open their regular hours, from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Shop ‘Small Business Saturday’
MISSION VALLEY — Make your way to any smalltown business on Saturday, Nov. 25, and shop “Small Business Saturday.” Local businesses will have specials to celebrate.
Monday, November 27
YLM to elect board members
RONAN — Your Life Matters project will hold annual election of board members on Monday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the “Cottonwood” board room at St. Luke’s Hospital. We invite anyone interested in running as a board member to attend this meeting. The YLM project is a non-profit group of community members and are here to get the word out about suicide prevention and awareness.
Thursday, November 30
Give blood at the Mission
ST. IGNATIUS — Donate blood through the American Red Cross from noon-6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, at St. Ignatius Mission Parish, 300 Beartrack Ave. Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, or by visiting: redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.
Friday, December 1
Polson holds Parade of Lights
POLSON — On Friday, Dec. 1, beginning at 6 p.m., the town of Polson will celebrate the holiday season with their annual parade of lights. This family fun event includes candy for the kids and of course Santa.