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2019 Farmers Markets

Lake County vendors invited to Bigfork through Oct. 9

BIGFORK — The Bigfork Farmers’ Market Cooperative will take place each Wednesday until October 9. The market takes place between 3-6 p.m. on the lawn at The Bigfork VFW, 8098 Highway 35. New vendors from Flathead, Lake or Sanders counties are welcome to join us. For information call 406-249-4698 or e-mail: bffm@bigforkfarmersmarket. com.

Ronan Farmers Market through September 26

RONAN — The 2019 Ronan Farmers Market will open on Thursday, May 16, at the Ronan Visitors’ Center. Hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays throughout the spring and summer until Sept. 26 (except for July 4). For more information, call 406-676-5901 or go to cryse. heiner@lakecountycdc.org. They are seeking produce and prepared food vendors. The Ronan Farmers Market offers fresh produce, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from the Mission Valley.

Shop local at Polson's farmers market through Sept. 

POLSON — Starting on Friday, May 3, Polson Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday, rain or shine. The market is located at Third Ave. W. and will have homegrown produce and plants, coffee, jewelry, soaps, popsicles, baked goods, meats, eggs, cheese, preserved foods, fabric, photographic and handmade art, beauty products, wood working and much, much more. All products are by local producers. For more information call 406-675-0177.

 

Class offers help for caregivers through June 7

POLSON — Are you caring for a loved one? Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting the Area VI Agency on Aging’s six-week series of classes designed to help caregivers with the many physical and emotional challenges they face. The classes begin May 3. For class times and more information visit: https://montana. providence.org/events or call the Area VI Agency on Aging at 406-883-7284.

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.

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.

Move for better balance through June

POLSON — The spring session of “Moving for Better Balance,” an adapted Tai Chi program, will begin on Tuesday, April 9. It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Polson Senior Center. The class will run until the end of June. Call Jane at the Agency on Aging to sign up 406-883-7284.

New exhibit begins at Sandpiper Art Gallery through June 14

POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents until June 14, “As I Was Wandering.” This exhibit will be everything we love about Montanans and the Montana experience. This show will feature past and present member artists; Sue Arneson (Montana Watercolor Artist), Carolyn Ekland-Olson (World Wide Photography), Karla Martinson (3D Paintings & Publisher), Mary Kelley (Plein Aire and the Old Masters in Oil), Judith Wright (Mixed Media). Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

Recovery support available

RONAN —Recovery support is available for those struggling with addiction at The Never Alone Recovery Hall (Hwy. 93, old Boys and Girls Club), every day of the week. The Never Alone Recovery Hall is a peer support dropin center. We are simply recovering people offering our experience, strength, and hope to our community members who are struggling with addiction issues. All groups and services are free. Please feel welcome to drop in and check us out.

On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays a noon meditation group is held and from 1-5 p.m. individual peer support is available.

Mondays a women’s support group takes place from 6-8 p.m.

Tuesdays there are recovery stories and videos heard from 6-8 p.m.

Wednesdays Narcotics Anonymous meets from 6-8 p.m.

Thursdays an early recovery skills groups meets from 6-8 p.m.

Fridays from 8-9 p.m. The Red Road to Recovery group meets.

Saturdays a co-dependent support group meets at 5 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. special events take place (events change).

Family movie night happens from 6-8 p.m. on Sundays.

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Montecahto Club seeks information - 5/20/15

POLSON — The Montecahto Club is seeking the names and addresses of current service men and women from Lake County in order to send them care packages. Please phone Myrna at 406-407-2352 or Kari at 406-370-1443, with this information.

 

 

 
 
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Thursday, September 20

Sandpiper begins new exhibit

9/3/2018 - 10/12/2018

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.

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Thursday, September 20

Purchase used books at SKC

9/19/2018 - 9/20/2018

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.

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Hear about Mission Valley Has Talent Contest

9/20/2018

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.

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Saturday, September 22

Celebrate peace at potluck picnic

9/22/2018

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.

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Cycle through the Mission Valley

9/22/2018

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: goldich@lakecountycdc.org.

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Tuesday, September 25

Learn about Facebook, Twitter

9/25/2018

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.

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Wednesday, September 26

Kicking Horse Job Corps hosts Hiring Fair

9/26/2018

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.

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Listen to ‘Lady Long Rider’ adventures

9/26/2018

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.

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Thursday, September 27

View rare seashells, coral at MOAM

9/27/2018

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.

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Friday, September 28

Enjoy garlic galore at first Garlic Festival

9/28/2018

ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission Falls Market is hosting its first annual Garlic Festival. This is a free community event held on Friday, Sept. 28, from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Good Ol’ Days Park. We are celebrating all things garlic with food, music, and special crafts, games and much, much more. Adult beverages will be available for purchase. Please find us on Facebook for more information at: https://www.facebook.com/missionfallsmarket/ as well as our gmail account: missionfalls@gmail.com. If you have any questions, call the market master, Rose Bear Don’t Walk at 406-529- 8002.

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Republicans host ‘Get to Know Your Candidate Series’

9/28/2018

POLSON — The Lake County Republican Central Committee will host the next “Get to Know Your Candidate Series” with speaker Kim Christopher. She has served as district judge for 18 years and will share her goals in running again as district judge for Lake and Sanders counties. All are invited to hear the judge speak on Sept. 28 from noon-1 p.m. at Rural Polson Fire Depart. off Regatta Road.

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Saturday, September 29

Big breakfast served in Big Arm

9/29/2018

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will warm up their griddles and frying pans on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8-11 a.m. as they host their second annual pancake breakfast at the Big Arm Historic School. We will serve pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, juice and coffee and will not be charging for the meal, but donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. Mark your calendars and come on down and enjoy breakfast with your neighbor and friends.

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Polson Shooters Association offers ‘Free Shoot Day’

9/29/2018

POLSON — The Polson Shooters Association is holding their annual open house and public “Free Shoot Day” on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Join us to check out the range with the newly completed electric gate, to sight-in your rifle for elk/ deer season and for a free lunch of hot dogs and soft drinks. Bring a friend, a neighbor or a family member. Sign up or renew your membership for another year. Dues received now will subscribe or renew you through all of 2019. For more information, call Rob at 406-883-1110 or Mauri at 406-249-2250.

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Tuesday, October 2

Horsemen organize Octoberfest potluck

10/2/2018

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will hold their annual Octoberfest on Oct. 2, at the Ronan VFW starting at 6:30 p.m. This event is a potluck. After the potluck there will be a short club meeting. We hope to recruit new members who enjoy all types of horse related activities and comradeship. Hope to see you there.

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Memorial art display continues

10/2/2018 - 10/6/2018

ARLEE — “Malcolm 'Magpie' O’Leary, a Memorial Art Exhibit” continues on display at Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee, Highway 93 N. until Oct. 6.

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Wednesday, October 3

Dance at Elks Club in Polson

10/3/2018

POLSON — Please join us for the community dance in the ballroom at the Elks Club on Main Street on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 7-10 p.m. We provide snacks during the 8:30 p.m. break. The music is provided by Ken’s Country Combo and plays a variety of vintage country and rock and roll tunes. Everyone is welcome. An Elks membership is not required. The cover charge is $5. Come and check us out.

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Library invites fantasy author to speak

10/3/2018

POLSON — The first National Endowment for the Arts’ ‘Big Read’ event takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. at the North Lake County Library. Come meet Jess E. Owen, a Montana writer of “The Summer King Chronicles” fantasy series. She will discuss the influence of fantasy writing and the works of Ursula Le Guin on her authorship.

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Mission Schools holds substitute orientation

10/3/2018

ST. IGNATIUS — There will be a substitute orientation on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. in the elementary multipurpose room. Call 406-745-3811 ext. 302 for further information.

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Say goodbye to Dylan

10/3/2018

RONAN — Dylan has been a huge asset to the Ronan Library and our community. He is leaving us to pursue wonderful adventures. Stop by the library to say, “See you another time,” on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Snacks will be available between the hours of 2-5:00 p.m.

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Zen meditation class offered

10/3/2018

POLSON — An introductory Zen meditation class is being offered at the YogaHeart Studio, 314 Main Street, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. The class will be presented by Zen Priest Zenku, Jerry Smyers. There is no charge for the class. Everyone is welcome. For more details call 847-721-0665.

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