Tuesday, September 25
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.
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.
Friday, September 28
Enjoy garlic galore at first Garlic Festival
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, call the market master, Rose Bear Don’t Walk at 406-529- 8002.
Republicans host ‘Get to Know Your Candidate Series’
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.
Saturday, September 29
Big breakfast served in Big Arm
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.
Polson Shooters Association offers ‘Free Shoot Day’
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.
Tuesday, October 2
Horsemen organize Octoberfest potluck
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.
Memorial art display continues
ARLEE — “Malcolm 'Magpie' O’Leary, a Memorial Art Exhibit” continues on display at Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee, Highway 93 N. until Oct. 6.
Wednesday, October 3
Dance at Elks Club in Polson
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.
Library invites fantasy author to speak
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.
Mission Schools holds substitute orientation
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.
Say goodbye to Dylan
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.
Zen meditation class offered
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.
Thursday, October 4
Farmers hear trade damage plan, payments
RONAN — A market facilitation program meeting for Lake County producers is set for Oct. 4 The Lake County USDA Farm Service Agency will host an informational meeting on the Market Facilitation Program on Oct. 4, 2018, from 1-4 p.m. in the Ronan USDA Service Center conference room, 64352 US Highway 93 in Ronan. FSA staff will provide an overview of the program and discuss eligibility and documentation requirements.
Learn about Taoism at the library
POLSON — On Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. at the North Lake County Library meet Carolyn Rutherford, founder of the Jwalan Muktika School for Illumination, as she presents, “Taoism and balance in A Wizard of Earthsea: A discussion on the ideas and themes of Taoism.”
Story Time session held at Polson library
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library is starting a new session of Story Time for 3- to 5-year-old children, their siblings and their caregivers. Please join us Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and from 4-5 p.m. There are different themes each week. Check our website for the list of topics. The library is located at 2 First Ave. E.
Saturday, October 6
Gallery ends memorial art exhibit with reception
ARLEE — A closing reception will be held on Oct. 6 from 4–6 p.m. at the Hangin’ Art Gallery in Arlee, Highway 93 N for the “Malcolm 'Magpie' O’Leary, a Memorial Art Exhibit.” Oct. 6 is the last day for the special display at Hangin’ Art Gallery. Come enjoy great art from a great artist.
Victor Charlo to share his poetry
NINEPIPES — Victor Charlo started writing poetry in high school and at age 81, he still has stories and poems yet to write. One such story he has in his head is about a stick game at Dixon. Charlo will share poems from his first published work, Put Sey, (Good Enough), at Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. The October “First Saturday” featured artist is photographer Laurie Childs. Her stunning photos “link people and emotions with the land that makes the West distinct. Childs will not be personally present on Saturday, as is the custom for First Saturday artists, but viewing her moving body of work is a not-to-be-missed opportunity. Jim Pettit and Richard Tobel, two of our valley’s talented musicians, will provide favorite songs for everyone’s enjoyment from 2-3 p.m. At 3 p.m. the winning tickets for this year’s season-long raffle will be drawn. The museum gift shop has its end-of-season sale October 1-13. Call the museum at 406-644-3435 if you have questions.
Sunday, October 7
Indigenous film series begins
RONAN — Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition fifth annual free film series at the Entertainer Theatre in Ronan begins with their first film at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. Children under 13 should be accompanied by an adult. Skinwalkers is the PBS adaptation of the Tony Hillerman novel with Wes Studi and Adam Beach as detectives solving crimes among the Navajo. Western Native Vote will register voters from noon-1 p.m.
Northwest Accordion Association invites all
POLSON — The Northwest Accordion Association will hold a musical jam and dance on Sunday, Oct. 7, in the ballroom at the Elks Club on Main Street. There will be a variety of music you can listen or dance to. You do not have to be a member of the Elks Club or the Accordion Association to attend, sing or play. If you sing or play you don’t pay. Admission is $2 for members, $3 for non-members, and $5 to become a member of the association. Everyone is welcome.