Wednesday, August 28
Move for better balance
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.
Valley schools begin school year
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
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.
Friday, August 30
'Fifth Friday' dinner held
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.
Saturday, August 31
Big Arm hosts barn dance
BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host their 13th annual barn dance on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 5:30-9 p.m. at our historic Big Arm School. We will be serving grilled hamburgers/cheeseburgers. We will provide picnic fixings-coleslaw, baked beans, and potato chips.
Everyone loves the delicious huckleberry ice cream from the Cove Deli we will serve for dessert. Th BAA does not charge for the meal, however donations will be gladly accepted and appreciated.
We will have a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Ken’s Country Combo will provide live dancing music.
Shine up your dancing boots and join us for a fun-filled evening at the historic Big Arm School.
Sunday, September 1
Final day to enjoy Sanders County Fair
PLAINS — The 2019 Sanders County Fair continues through Sunday, Sept. 1. For information go to the fair website at: sanderscountyfair.com.
Check the schedule for demolition derby times. No dogs are allowed in the fairway.
Monday, September 2
Library closes for holiday
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed for Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 3
RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their regular meeting and renew membership on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. For anyone wishing to do the retreat in November, your fees need to be paid at this meeting. Also, be thinking about the collage class scheduled on Sept. 13 and 14 and don’t forget to bring your show and tell. Refreshments will be provided.
Everyone is welcome; please come and join the fun.
Thursday, September 5
Enjoy ice cream, find common ground
RONAN — Mission Valley Rises invites all to an ice cream social on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Ronan City Park next to the Farmers Market, from 5-7 p.m.
Come meet your neighbors and learn about this group, how it serves the community and how you can help. Find some common ground with Mission Valley Rises, an inclusive, community-led group, working to build bridges among our community. We work to promote human rights along with broad participation in the democratic process. Join the conversation and eat ice cream.
Ronan Chamber meets at MMGC
RONAN — The Ronan Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly luncheon at the Mission Mountain Golf Club from noon-1 p.m. Join this monthly social networking and lecture series. There is a fee for lunch.
Saturday, September 7
Aging agency holds picnic
Sanders County Council on Aging Annual Appreciation Picnic Sat. Sept. 7 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Avista's Pilgrim Creek Park in Noxon. Free to those 60 years and older and $10 for those under 60 years old. There will be live music, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit Sanders County Senior Programs. For more information call 406-741-2343.
Annual Polson Fly-In scheduled
POLSON — The 21st annual Polson Fly-In takes place at the Polson Airport starting at 8 a.m.
Church holds garage sale
POLSON — The First United Methodist Church of Polson, 301 16th Ave. E, will hold a garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be household goods, furniture, holiday items, books and much more available for purchase.
Dayton Daze commemorates D-Day
DAYTON — 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day - the dramatic invasion by American and Allied soldiers on the beaches of Normandy during WWII. This year, the Chief Cliff VFD/QRU’s annual fundraiser at the beautiful Dayton Park is paying homage to these great heroes with their theme: “Dayton Daze Honors D-Day.”
The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 7. Festivities will start at noon with an open car show, craft booths, music, kids’ games, face-painting, a silent auction, a kids’ raffle, firefighter games, soft drinks, beer, and free hot dogs. This is your opportunity to put together a great costume (and float) to show your patriotism and to honor the brave men and women who fought for the freedom of our allies overseas in 1944. The parade starts at 2 p.m. (line-up at 1 p.m.) with prizes for best entries, and best costumes. Whether you dress as one of the Band of Brothers, an Andrews sister, or Rosie the Riveter, you’ll be guaranteed an afternoon of fun, festivities, and fundraising, all while raising money for the Chief Cliff VFD and QRU. For more information, call 406-849-5917.
Dragon boats provide pageantry in Bigfork Bay
BIGFORK — The annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival will be held on Sept. 7-8, in Bigfork. The Montana Dragon Boat Festival brings family fun, spirited competition and colorful pageantry to Bigfork Bay on Flathead Lake in Bigfork, just southeast of Kalispell. The Montana Dragon Boat Festival has become a avorite since its founding in 2012, each year drawing thousands of people to the shores of Flathead Lake for two days of exciting races. The move to Bigfork Bay promises calm waters and smooth paddling. The 2019 festival will be held on Grand Drive, just a few steps from Bigfork’s iconic Electric Avenue.
Monday, September 9
Activities teach about CSKT’s culture
PABLO — The People’s Center holds Native American Awareness Week activities during the second week of September. Events are geared toward educating schoolchildren about Salish, Pend’Oreille and Kootenai history, culture and traditions. The week’s activities and events are free and open to the public. See demonstrations of slicing and drying wild game, fry bread making, hide tanning, drumming and singing and native dancing. There will be crafts for kids, native games and tribal language demonstrations. For more information and confirmed dates, call 406-675-0160.
Republicans to discuss 2020 census
POLSON — The Lake County Republican Women’s fall kick-off meeting will be held on Sept. 9, at noon, at the Polson Rural Fire Hall. The guest speaker will be Karen Murphy who currently serves as the partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau. This presentation will discuss what is at stake for the upcoming 2020 census - the effect your participation has on both tax dollars flowing into Montana and the potential for the state to gain a second congressional seat.
Also, learn how the census is going digital in 2020. All members of the public are encouraged to attend.
For more information call Sjaan Vincent at 406-396-0807 or Dorothy Ashcraft at 406-250-2714.