Saturday, September 23
Music gang comes back on Fridays
POLSON — After a dormant year, I’m going to try to revive the “Pickin’ in the Park” gang at the “Boardwalk” in Boettcher Park. The boardwalk is is adjacent to the Port Polson Playhouse. If you sing or play any musical (electric or acoustic) instrument or just want to sit and listen, then join us each Friday at 3 p.m. starting June 16. A lawn chair and blanket may be advisable, and if you get hungry then stop and eat at the Boardwalk food booth. The music genres start in the 1950s, but any year is OK … join us.
Saturday, September 23
Multiple genres shown at new exhibit through Oct. 13
POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents “Making It Up as I Go.” This exhibit will definitely capture your imagination. It features artists Nancy Miler (painter), Donna Winn (3D mixed media), Nancy Zadra (impressionist/ abstract painter), Gerald Garcelone (woodwork), Susan Evans (3D mixed media), Carol Rae (jewelry), and Sue Ball (lino-prints). The exhibit will run from Sept. 4 until Oct. 13. Artists reception for this exhibit is on Sept. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the Gallery.
Mental Health First Aid Training offered
ST. IGNATIUS — On Saturday, Sept. 23, from 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. (lunch and snacks provided) a mental health first aid training will be offered at Mission Valley United Methodist Church, 70715 Highway 93, (top of Post Creek Hill). One in five Americans has a mental illness, but many are reluctant to seek help or do not know where to turn for care. Symptoms of mental health and substance use problems can be difficult to detect – and it is not easy for friends and family to know how to step in. The Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition will offer the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Mental First Aid training and certification, an eight-hour course that prepares participants to interact with a person experiencing a mental health crisis and refer them to the proper resources. CEU credits will be offered for participants. For more information or to participate in this all day training at MVUMC, call 406-871-1008 or go to: jschmidt06@centurytel. net.
Model Aviators hold Fun Fly, Swap Meet
ST. IGNATIUS — Join Mission Valley Model Aviators #5220 for their club Fun Fly and Swap Meet on Saturday, Sept. 23. Gates open at 9 a.m. at the St. Ignatius Airport, 900 Airport Road. All ages are welcome and spectators are always free. Lunch will be served for an additional charge. Pilots bring your swap items along with your own table and set up to buy, sell, or trade. Spectators bring your lawn chairs and enjoy watching the pilots show their stuff. The day ends at dusk. For more information, contact Erich Spidel at 406- 552-5815.