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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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Monday, August 8

AARP Smart Driver Course taught at SKC

8/8/2022

The AARP Smart Driver Course will be held in the Sherry McDonald Room of the Joe McDonald Health Center at SKC on Aug. 8 from 1-5 p.m. The class is open to the public but registration is required. The class fee is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Masks are required.

AARP Smart Driver Course taught at SKC

8/8/2022

PABLO — The AARP Smart Driver Course will be held in the Sherry McDonald Room of the Joe McDonald Health Center at SKC on Aug. 8 from 1-5 p.m. The class is open to the public but registration is required. The class fee is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Masks are required. Be up to speed with the latest driving strategies, auto safety features, new state and local traffic laws. Montana mandates insurance discounts for qualified participants.

 

 

Story time takes place at library

8/8/2022

POLSON — Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at the North Lake County Public Library Story Time takes place. The theme for Sept. 8 is “Camping.”

 

Wednesday, August 10

Polson rural fire district to meet

8/10/2022

POLSON —  The Polson Rural Fire District board will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the FY2023 final budget. 

The regular monthly meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

 

Tags:  Polson Rural Fire   Polson  

Thursday, August 11

Library holds movie day at Showboat

8/11/2022

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s movie day takes place at the Showboat Theaters at 10 a.m.

Ronan Farmers Market continues into October

8/11/2022

RONAN — The Ronan Farmers Market is held on Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. at the Ronan Visitor’s Center . 

The market will continue until Oct. 13.

Tags:  Ronan   Farmers market  

St. Luke, SKC partner on Women 4 Wellness

8/11/2022

RONAN — Women 4 Wellness will kick-off  with a Zumba party on Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. in the Eisenhower Pavilion at Bockman Park. 

This event will include refreshments, giveaways, and a prize drawing. 

Wear your best neon attire and come dance with us. Enjoy a short education presentation from St. Luke’s own Dr. Laura Hoganson, followed by a festive Zumba workout with instructor, Yoshimi Kerr. Contact us with any questions at: 406-528-5262.

Friday, August 12

Open mic night planned at WMMC

8/12/2022

An Open Mic Night is planned at the Western Montana Musicians Co-op, 1 Eisenhower St SW (The Red Poppy), from 7-9 p.m. This event is hosted by Mark & Krysti. 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.

Saturday, August 13

Art Festival held on courthouse lawn

8/13/2022

POLSON — The 51st annual Sandpiper Art Festival takes place on the Lake County Courthouse lawn in downtown Polson. Original works of art in a wide range of mediums are on display from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. For information call 406-883-5956 or email: festivals.sandpiperartgallery@gmail.com. Exhibitor applications are due by July 1.

 

Art Festival held on courthouse lawn

8/13/2022

POLSON — The 51st annual Sandpiper Art Festival takes place on the Lake County Courthouse lawn in downtown Polson. Original works of art in a wide range of mediums are on display from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. For information call 406-883-5956 or email: festivals.sandpiperartgallery@gmail.com. Exhibitor applications are due by July 1.

 

Art Festival held on courthouse lawn

8/13/2022

POLSON — The 51st annual Sandpiper Art Festival takes place on the Lake County Courthouse lawn in downtown Polson. Original works of art in a wide range of mediums are on display from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. For information call 406-883-5956 or email: festivals.sandpiperartgallery@gmail.com. 

Cruise by the Bay car show held

8/13/2022

POLSON — Cruisin’ By The Bay will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Main Street in Polson. Awards will be given out at 2 p.m. There will be goody bags for the first 100 entrants. Entry costs are $25  for the first car and $10 for each additional car entered in the competition. Club members do not vote on show cars and club cars are not judged on. For more information go to our Facebook Page:Mission Valley Cruisers or call 760-964-9405.

Final day to sign up for reading program held

8/13/2022

POLSON — Saturday, Aug. 13 is the final day to register for The North Lake County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.

 

Join 2022 Flathead Waters Cleanup Event

8/13/2022

The 2022 Flathead Waters Cleanup Event is a volunteer event to clean up trash in and around the waterbodies in the basin, including both Flathead and Lake Counties.

Individuals or teams of volunteers will sign up to collect trash and clean up any section of river, lake, creek, or pond. When they register, volunteers can select the area of interest to clean up through an interactive mapping feature on the event website.

This will enable organizers to ensure that there is no replication and to track where cleanup efforts are taking place. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m.–3p.m., with a celebratory afterparty and prize giveaway hosted at Sacred Waters Brewing from 4-8 p.m.

The first 40 volunteers to fill out the registration survey will receive a meal voucher to be used at Sacred Eats during the afterparty. Prizes from our sponsors include: a half-day guided flyfishing trip, an evening sailing cruise, half-day rafting trips, camping gear, flyfishing gear, and tons of swag — will be given to the volunteers that collect the most trash, find the most unique item(s), or submit the best photo. To be eligible for prizes, all volunteers must register prior to the event by visiting the event website, or by contacting Emilie Henry by phone 406-461-6831 or email: emilie.henry@mt.gov.

Join Saturday Night Community Jam

8/13/2022

Join the Saturday Night Community Jam at the Western Montana Musicians Co-op, 1 Eisenhower St (The Red Poppy) from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. This event is hosted by John Hegel. Whether you’re a musician, performer, poet, comedian or just love live music, the Western Montana Musicians Co-op is for you. Stop by tonight 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.

Tags:  Ronan  

Play bingo in Mission

8/13/2022

ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Citizen Center will host bingo on Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. Cards are .25 cents each and we will have a special payout for the last game, a blackout.

 

Tags:  St. Ignatius   Seniors  

Racing Dynamiks provide August fun

8/13/2022

POLSON — The Mission Valley Speedway Superoval, 1113 N. Reservoir Rd., is the site of the Racing Dynamiks Hot August Nights Pro Late 125. 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.

 

Rotary Festival fundraiser changes from chili to brews

8/13/2022

POLSON — The 2022 Polson Rotary Festival for Youth is set for Saturday, Aug. 13. The chili cookoff is being replaced with a family friendly Brewfest from 12:30-4 p.m. in front of the Elks on Main Street. There will be fun activities for kids; Hellcat Maggie will play on the Anderson Broadcasting mobile stage and you can try brews from four local breweries: Tamarack Brewing, Flathead Brewery, Glacier Brewing and Ronan Cooperative Brewery. This annual fundraiser benefits Mission Valley youth. Since 2007, the Polson club has distributed over $300,000 to various youth programs. Applications for the fundraiser can be found on the Polson Rotary website at: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1867/. Contact Brooke Duty at 406-883-3636 for more information. Planning is underway for the annual event in August. 

 

Tuesday, August 16

Paint lavender at the library

8/16/2022

POLSON — Lavender Painting Part Deux takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 16 beginning at 11 a.m. Join us to make a beautiful painting of lavender. The first Lavender Painting class was a blast. 

Tags:  Polson  

Thursday, August 18

Library serves up ice cream

8/18/2022

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library wraps up their Summer Reading Program with an ice cream social and prize drawing at 10 a.m. Check with the library for any schedule change.

Safe Harbor Summer Social planned

8/18/2022

RONAN — It’s time for a Garden Party! SAFE Harbor will be hosting a gathering in the Ronan City Park on August 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. For nearly 30 years, SAFE Harbor has been the primary victim services agency for the Flathead Reservation and Lake County. All services are free and open to everyone in the community. The Garden Party is free and will include a few special surprises. 

While this is not a fundraiser, a gorgeous original quilt handmade and donated by one of our great supporters, Karl Rohr, will be raffled off. 

For more information call Dana at 406-240-0640 or email: deeann@safeharbormt.org or dana@safeharbormt.org. 

Friday, August 19

Open Bluegrass Jam planned at WMMC

8/19/2022

An open Bluegrass Jam at the Western Montana Musicians Co-op is planned for Friday, Aug. 19, from 7-9 p.m. This event is hosted by Lydia Conway. A bluegrass jam is completely unplugged. We play going around the circle, taking turns choosing songs and tunes. Come ready to lead songs if comfortable, or just strum/hum along. Feel free to share and invite your friends. We are a member-based, member-funded cooperative. The bluegrass jam is free, however, for non-members donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated. https://www.missionmountainmusic.com/

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.

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