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. Doors open at 10 a.m. No dogs allowed.
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.
Thursday, September 5
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.
Dayton Daze honors 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.
Rendezvous event depicts fur trading era
ST. IGNATIUS — The annual Fort Connah Fall Rendezvous, which depicts life during the fur trading era of Montana, is on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8. This is a great opportunity to see the 1847 historic Hudson’s Bay Fort Connah Trading Post come to life. This event is free to the public and includes demonstrations of era activities, a chuckwagon-style barbecue, a baked goods sale, beer and wine, crafts and kids’ games. There will be historical talks after the opening ceremony at noon on Saturday. The hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Fort Connah is located six miles north of St. Ignatius at mile marker 39 on U.S. Hwy. 93. For general information and trader/demonstrator set-ups call 406-745-4336 or email: email@example.com.
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.