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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: 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.



Saturday, September 24

Pedal to Plate includes 26-mile bike tour


MISSION VALLEY — The Mission Mountain Area Pedal to Plate event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 24. This 26-mile scenic bike tour at the base of the Mission Mountains follows a winding route through the Jocko Valley near Arlee. Along the way, riders will stop and visit four to five local, sustainable farms with food bites offered at each stop. The ride will be on primarily rural roads, many of which are gravel (approximately seven miles). Be prepared for new farms, a locally-sourced organic food dinner, craft beers, local music and an artisan farmer’s market. Register at: Early bird rate of $70 is available. After July 1 the cost is $85 per person. Check the Facebook page: Pedal2Plate for the most up-to-date information.


Rescuers celebrated


Life Savers Animal Rescue first annual Adopter/Foster appreciation gathering. Please join us in celebrating everyone who helps make our rescue programsuch a success. We will have a LSAR sponsored BBQ, give-a-ways, a raffle basket, LSAR mech and dogs from noon-3 p.m. at  Ronan City Park Pavilion.

Saturday Night Community Jam held


RONAN — Saturday Night Community Jam at the Western Montana Musicians Co-op 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.

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