Friday, September 14
Sandpiper begins new exhibit
POLSON — The Sandpiper Art and Gift Gallery, 306 Main Street, begins their new exhibit, “Where Were You Hiding?” This exhibit runs from Sept. 3-Oct. 12. This is a non-juried show, open to all artists. Artistic interpretation of the theme, in any medium, will be accepted. There is a small entry fee for non-Sandpiper member artists. Visit: sandpiperartgallery.com for submission information. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.
Friday, September 14
Free Zen Meditation class offered
POLSON — A free Zen Meditation class offered at the Yoga- Heart Studio, 314 Main Street, on Wednesdays in September will take place on Sept. 5, 12 and 19 at 6 p.m. The classes will be presented by Zen Priest Zenku, Jerry Smyers. There is no charge for the class. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 406- 847-721-0665.
Child screening held in Ronan
RONAN — Mark your calendars for our annual fall Child Find event on Friday, Sept. 14. This free screening will be held at the K.W. Harvey Elementary School in the Special Needs Preschool classroom from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Children ages birth to five years old, who live in the Ronan/Pablo School District, will be screened. Make your appointments by calling Janet at 406-676-3390 ext. 7450.
Decker to speak to Republican committee
POLSON — The Lake County Republican Central committee is co-hosting a Get to Know Your Candidates series with the Lake County Pachyderms. On Friday, Sept. 14, from noon-1 p.m., Gale Decker will speak as a candidate for Lake County commissioner. Please come out to meet him and to ask any questions. The meeting takes place at the Polson Rural Fire Department.
Dinner supports St. Luke Foundation projects
RONAN — The 18th annual St. Luke Community Healthcare Foundation Dinner is on Friday, Sep. 14, at the Ronan Community Center. Join us for a spectacular evening featuring a no-host cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and gourmet dinner at 7 p.m., along with live and silent auctions. Your support will benefit charitable projects of the Foundation. Contact Foundation Director, Joe Bischof with any questions at: email@example.com.
Join Missoula’s two-day Greek festival
MISSOULA — This year’s Greek Festival will be filled with all the Greek food, music, dance, and all around fun you can handle. Montana’s Greek Festival will return for its fifth year on Friday, Sept 14, from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 15, from noon-10 p.m. Greek food vendors, live Greek music, dance lessons, children’s activities, and much more will be on site. Admission is free. Check out our Facebook page or call 406-478-8722 for more information and to stay up to date.
Meet, greet, celebrate 50-year PHS reunion
POLSON — Polson High School’s class of 1968 is having their 50th class reunion in September and would like to invite other classmates and former teachers to join them at their “meet and greet” event on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Polson Senior Citizens’ Center, 504 Third Ave. E, from 4-7 p.m.
Saturday, September 15
Enjoy Ronan Harvest Fest
RONAN — The Ronan Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual Harvest Fest and Dutch Oven Cook-off from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ronan Visitors’ Center on Highway 93. The day includes food and craft vendors, the Trail of Bales voting, the Dutch Oven Cook-off, emergency services displays, a vintage tractor display and kids’ games. There will be lots of family fun. See you there. The dinner bell for the Dutch Oven Cook-off rings at noon. All proceeds go to the Ronan Beautification Committee. Call 406-676-5323 for more information.
Parenting self-care day
PARENTING SELF CARE DAY @ TWO EAGLE RIVER HIGH SCHOOL GYM 11:00 am to 3 pm First 40 parents to receive a special self care gift. Parent Care will include: Ledger Art, Yoga, Massage, Cosmetic lessons, Drumming, Door prizes, Arts and Crafts, Lunch from 12-1, Childcare Activities Provided
Science Activity Fair held
POLSON — A Science Activity Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11a.m.-3 p.m at the North Lake County Public Library. The library’s amateur astronomy club is partnering with the Coalition for Public Understanding of Science, or COPUS, which brings together brilliant scientists and organizations dedicated to science from around the globe. This year they’re throwing a science fair at the library and will give you the chance to interact with internationally acclaimed scientists and experts as well as catch up on developments closer to home, such as the work being done through SciNation on the Flathead Reservation and the library’s NASA @ My Library grant. This event will feature a variety of hands-on displays and activities, as well as freebies and swag while supplies last. Want your picture taken on the surface of the Moon? Want to meet the library’s newest telescope, thanks to the Space Science Institute and other N@ML partners? Join us.
Watch Lake County High School Rodeo
POLSON — Lake County High School Rodeo will be held at Polson Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at 9:30 a.m. Two rodeos will be run that day. Watch as the girls and boys participate in a wide range of rodeo activities: barrels, saddle broncs, goat tying, and breakaway and possibly there will be sports shooting. There will be a great concession stand complete with homegrown Montana beef direct from our valley. For more information, call Sheila Young at 406-824- 4095 or Rocky Knight at 406-544-8836.
Monday, September 17
Spend an evening with the Constitution
POLSON — You are invited to a free program at the Miracle of America Museum on Constitution Day, Monday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. in the evening. A short tour of Constitution-related exhibits will be given and free pocket constitutions will be available. This will be followed by an entertaining, yet profound feature length 2017 movie, “In Search of Liberty,” in which, a man from the past shows a typical American family using wit, magic, and logic, how our Constitution is under attack and what can be done to save it. Treats are always welcome. An RSVP is appreciated and can be made by calling 406-883-6804.
Wednesday, September 19
All welcomed at community dance
POLSON — Please join us for the Community Dance in the ballroom at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 7-10 p.m. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of vintage country and rock and roll tunes. Snacks during the break at 8:30 p.m. include cocktails and soft drinks for purchase in the bar. Fountain water is also available. On this night we will celebrate individuals who have had or will be having birthdays with a special cake provided. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. Cover charge for the evening is $5. Come and check us out.
Purchase used books at SKC
PABLO — The SKC Library’s “Used Book Sale” will take place on Sept. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the SKC Library, (the second building south of Two Eagle River School in Pablo on Highway 93). All sorts of interesting titles will be available.
Thursday, September 20
Hear about Mission Valley Has Talent Contest
POLSON — The Polson Kiwanis Club meets the first and third Tuesday each month at the KwaTaq-Nuk Resort downstairs in the Koostatah room from noon-1 p.m. Our speaker on September 20 will be Tillie Marshall who will talk about Helping Hands and the Mission Valley Has Talent contest. The MVHT is a fundraiser for Helping Hands that raised more than $6,000 this year for the fund, a nonprofit ministry supported by the Mission Valley Ministerial Association. For the 2019 MVHT they are seeking people of talent of all types between the ages of 5 to 95. In 2019 there will be age categories for the performers.
Saturday, September 22
Celebrate peace at potluck picnic
ST. IGNATIUS — Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 22, to celebrate the “International Day of Peace” with a potluck picnic at Dale and Jeanie Morrow’s house, 312 First Ave. N, in St. Ignatius, from noon-3 p.m. We will offer music, discussion, and activities for all ages to promote peace in our hearts, our communities and our world. Everyone is most welcome. Please bring your family and friends. For more information please call 872-2222 (local Baha’i voice mail) or the Morrows at 745-4701. Sponsored by the Baha’is of the Flathead Indian Reservation.
Cycle through the Mission Valley
MISSION VALLEY — The Mission Mountain Area Pedal to Plate event is a 40-mile cycling event to show off farms and promote eco-tourism in the Mission Valley on Sept. 22. Cyclists will take off at 10:30 a.m. from the Ronan Fairgrounds. The entry fee is $50, which includes tasty locally-sourced food at four farm stops and a barbecue with vendors and live music at the end of the ride at the Ronan Fairgrounds. To sign up go to: www.bikereg. com/mission-mountainarea- pedal-to-plate or call 406-676-5913 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 25
Learn about Facebook, Twitter
POLSON — The North Lake County Library will hold a computer class entitled, “Being Social,” about Facebook and Twitter from 2-3:30 p.m. This class is free and open to the public. Please call the library at 406-883-8225 to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, September 26
Kicking Horse Job Corps hosts Hiring Fair
RONAN — The Kicking Horse Job Corps, 33091 Mollman Pass Trail, is hosting a hiring fair at the Kicking Horse Job Corps Center, on Sept. 26, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Tour the campus, ask questions, and apply for position. Bring a valid driver’s license with you. Positions for hire include: career transition specialist, basic education teacher, career training instructor, career counselor, staff cook, prep cook, residential advisors and many more. Call 406-644- 2217 for more information.
Listen to ‘Lady Long Rider’ adventures
POLSON — The “Lady Long Rider” author event will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the North Lake County Public Library. Bernice Ende, Lady Long Rider, is a Montana teacher who decided to spend her retirement traveling across the United States on horseback. She will be giving a slide show presentation about her adventures, then signing her new book “Lady Long Rider - Alone Across America on Horseback.” Join us for an unforgettable evening. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, September 27
View rare seashells, coral at MOAM
POLSON — Remember this coming Thursday, Sept. 27, is our fourth Thursday of the month and the free “Night at the Museum,” held at 6:30 p.m. at the Miracle of America Museum, in Polson. This program will start with viewing a recently donated rare seashell and coral collection of over 300 pieces. These were collected by a naval officer who served as chaplain aboard the USS Missouri and the USS New Jersey as he cruised around the world. Time permitting, we may show the documentary, “Smoke on the Waters,” the history of steam boating on Flathead Lake. Treats and donations are always welcome. If you have questions you can call 406-270-7895.