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‘Park After Dark’ winter hike offered at Lone Pine State Park

KALISPELL — On Wednesday, Feb. 16, from  7:30-9 p.m. experience Lone Pine State Park on a wintery night on this full moon hike. Moon views vary depending on cloud cover, but you’re guaranteed a nighttime adventure that experiences the park after hours. Be sure to dress for the weather. Trails are typically icy at this time of year, so wear micro spikes like Yaktrax if there’s snow on the ground. We’ll have snowshoes available if needed. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. Call the visitor center at 406-755-2706, ext. 0, to register, as space is limited. Cost is $4 per hiker ($8 entry fee for non-resident vehicles).

 

Attend ‘Here Comes the Sun’ Concert

POLSON — The Polson Fairground Amphitheatre is the site of the “Here Comes the Sun” concert. This concert celebrates the sounds and songs of the Beatles at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks will be on site at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each.

 

Country Jam, dances cancelled

POLSON — Our Classic Country Jammin’ scheduled for April 5, at the Elks Ballroom in Polson is cancelled until further notice. Wednesday night dances at the Elks’ ballroom in Polson are also cancelled until further notice. We pray that everyone is staying home and being safe. We do have to go out for essentials and that is okay. Lake City Bakery, McDonalds and Burgerville are open in Polson for take outs. We are all in this together and need to help each other wherever we can, physically or financially. Please encourage one another and we will all get through this. Don’t be prideful and not ask for help, if you really need it. This hardship we are going through may take a little time but if we all work together and for each other, it will pass. We hope to see you all again very soon.

Experience ‘Lights under the Big Sky’

RONAN — On Saturday, Dec. 11, “Lights Under the Big Sky” will provide fun and entertainment for residents of the Mission Valley at the Ronan Fairgrounds from 5-9 p.m. There will be holiday lights displays; family activities and Santa.

 

Horsemen stay home for April

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will not be holding their next monthly meeting in April due to the Covid-19 and CDC guidelines for social distancing and gatherings. Stay at home unless absolutely necessary and be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Stay safe.

Learn QuickBooks Level 1

RONAN —  Mission West Community Development Partners, 407 Main St. SW, is offering a free workshop on QuickBooks Level 1 on Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Go to: https://lccdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/708 to register.

 

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.

Library closed for holiday

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4 in recognition of the holiday.

 

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Saturday, August 20

Enjoy Saturday Night Community Jam

8/20/2022

RONAN — A Saturday Night Community Jam at the Western Montana Musicians Co-op, 1 Eisenhower St (The Red Poppy), takes place from 7-11 p.m. This event is hosted by Coy and Charlie Whether you’re a musician, performer, poet, comedian or just love live music, the Western Montana Musicians Co-op is for you. Stop by and check out our talented members. Everyone is welcome. We are a member-based, member-funded Co-op. The community jam is free, however, for non-members, donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated. The deets: Community Jam at the Red Poppy every Saturday night from 7-11 p.m.

Legend Madness race held at speedway

8/20/2022

POLSON — The Mission Valley Speedway Superoval, 1113 N. Reservoir Rd., is the site of the Legend Madness race. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children 8-15; children under 7 are free. Seniors 55 and older, military and first responders pay a $10 admission fee. Family (two adults, three kids) is $40 general admission. 

RV dry camping fee is $50 per one RV. Time trials begin at 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. 

For more information call 406-212-8159.

Market event offers multiple items

8/20/2022

POLSON — The Small Town Girl Market offers antiques, handmade items, repurposed items, food, fun and unique goodies. Admission is $3; kids under 12 are free. Come to Polson Foursquare Church, 40677 Partridge Trail, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 to check it out. 

Email smalltowngirlmarket@gmail.com for more information.

 

Vendor-Craft Fair, Block Party on tap at Methodist Church

8/20/2022

POLSON — First United Methodist Church, 301 Sixteenth Ave. E - will hold a Vendor/Craft Fair and Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 20. Event times: Vendors: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendor Booths $15; Hot Dog Lunch $5 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Block Party from 1-3 p.m. with summer fun and games.

Contact 406.883.6161 or 406.249.6689 for more information.

Tuesday, August 23

Website building class offered

8/23/2022

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will host a “How to Build a Website” technology class at 2 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24

‘King Lear’ performed in Plains

8/24/2022

PLAINS — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks rendition of “King Lear” will be performed on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Visit www.shakespeareintheparks.org for a full schedule. All performances are free.

Free online meditation class offered

8/24/2022

ZOOM — Mission Mountain Zen is offering free online meditation classes. Please join the Mission Mountain Zen Center on Wednesday, Aug. 24, and on subsequent Wednesdays, for an online meditation class led by Zen Teacher, Zenku, including meditation instruction, practice and discussion via Zoom. The classes will be each Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information and a Zoom link to the class call Zenku at 406-847-721-0665 or email at: Jerry.Smyers@gmail.com.

 

Irrigators to meet

8/24/2022

RONAN — The Flathead Irrigation District will hold their monthly meeting on Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. The current meeting location is upstairs at Mission West Community Development Partners, 407 Main Street SW in Ronan. 

 

Thursday, August 25

Flathead River Rodeo returns

8/25/2022

POLSON — The four time Indian National Finals Rodeo of the year, Flathead River Rodeo, returns to the Flathead Reservation in Polson on Aug. 25, 26 and 27, at the Polson Fairgrounds. Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo draws contestants from all over the U.S. and Canada to compete for over $50,000 in prize money and awards, and is a qualifying event for the INFR Finals, held in Las Vegas in November. 

Produced by KwaTaqNuk Resort & Casino and the CSKT Tribes, the event features three days of rodeo action, food and beverage vendors, other vendors, a large screen TV in the arena and live music each night after rodeo action. 

Free entry to Glacier Park celebrates GAOA

8/25/2022

GLACIER PARK — Entry to Glacier National Park is free on this day, Wednesday, Aug. 4 in celebration of the first anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act.

 

Friday, August 26

Library holds sale, raffles quilt

8/26/2022

POLSON — On Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the North Lake County Public Library’s Friends of the Library will hold a huge used book and media sale. 

Come in to browse the large inventory of materials. Bargains are here for you. The group will also be selling raffle tickets for a beautiful Amish Quilt. 

 

Barn dance held, huckleberry ice cream served

8/26/2022

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host our 14th Barn Dance on Friday, Aug. 26 from 5:30-9 p.m. at our historic Big Arm School. We will serve grilled burgers with all the fixings, coleslaw, baked beans, potato chips, and a beverage. Everyone loves the delicious huckleberry ice cream from the Cove Deli that we serve for dessert. Dinner is from 5:30-7 p.m. We gladly accept donations for the meal. Music will be provided by Destination DJ from Kalispell from 7-9 p.m. Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for a fun-filled evening. 

 

Open Mic planned for WMMC

8/26/2022

RONAN —  Enjoy open mic at the Western Montana Musicians Co-op, 1 Eisenhower St SW (The Red Poppy), takes place from 7-9 p.m. This event is hosted by Coy and Charlie. Whether you’re a musician, performer, poet, comedian or just love live music, stop by the WMMC and check out our talented members. We'd love to see ya. When you arrive, sign up for a spot and show us what you got. We are a member-based, member-funded cooperative. Friday Night Open Mic is free, however, for non-members donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated!

Shakespeare in the Parks performs in Mission

8/26/2022

ST. IGNATIUS — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents “King Lear” from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 at the Good Old Days Park in St. Ignatius. 

Audiences are encouraged to arrive early with chairs, blankets and picnics. Visit www.shakespeareintheparks.org for a full schedule. All performances 

 

Saturday, August 27

Twelfth Night performance performed in Charlo

8/27/2022

CHARLO — Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” will be performed on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at Palmer Park. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early with chairs, blankets and picnics. 

Visit www.shakespeareintheparks.org for a full schedule. All performances are free.

Sunday, August 28

Golfers to compete in Polson

8/28/2022

POLSON — Polson Bay Golf Course will host the Club Championship for PBGC pass holders on Aug. 28. Call 406-407-7656 for more information.

Wednesday, August 31

Night School Open Jazz Jam on tap at The Red Poppy

8/31/2022

A Night School Open Jazz Jam will take place at the Western Montana Musicians Co-op, 1 Eisenhower St. SW (The Red Poppy) from 8-11 p.m. This event is hosted by Lee Whalen. Whether you’re a musician, performer, poet, comedian or just love live music, the Western Montana Musicians Co-op is for you! Always FREE but donations are most appreciated. The deets: "Night School" Jazz Jam at the Red Poppy on Wednesday, June 29 from 8 p.m. - ? Bring your [Real Books](https://amzn.to/3Mn0Rr3) or photocopied lead sheets (consider bringing 3x to share around, yeah?), and let's put some glide in your stride, some swang in your thang, and a hep in your step at the first jam dedicated to jazz music at the Red Poppy! We are a member-based, member-funded cooperative. The Night School Jazz Jam is free, however, for non-members, donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated.

Night School Open Jazz Jam on tap at the Red Poppy

8/31/2022

RONAN — A Night School Open Jazz Jam will take place at the Western Montana Musicians Co-op, 1 Eisenhower St. SW (The Red Poppy) from 8-11 p.m. This event is hosted by Lee Whalen. Whether you’re a musician, performer, poet, comedian or just love live music, the Western Montana Musicians Co-op is for you! Always FREE but donations are most appreciated. The deets: “Night School” Jazz Jam at the Red Poppy on Wednesday, June 29 from 8 p.m. - ? Bring your [Real Books](https://amzn.to/3Mn0Rr3) or photocopied lead sheets (consider bringing 3 copies to share around, yeah?), and let’s put some glide in your stride, some swang in your thang, and a hep in your step at the first jam dedicated to jazz music at the Red Poppy! We are a member-based, member-funded cooperative. The Night School Jazz Jam is free, however, for non-members, donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated.

 

Thursday, September 1

Library’s Story Time returns

9/1/2022

POLSON — Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at the North Lake County Public Library’s Story Time is returning with a new theme every week. The theme for Sept. 1 is “Back to School.”

Sanders County Fair begins

9/1/2022

PLAINS — The Sanders County Fair opens on Thursday, Sept. 1 and ends on Sunday, Sept. 4. 

Friday, September 2

Enjoy harp music at library

9/2/2022

POLSON — The Lake County Public Library will host Debbie Conrad as she plays her harp. Music starts at 3:30 p.m. Feel free to sit and listen or enjoy the music while you browse in the library. 

 

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