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Recovery support available

RONAN —Recovery support is available for those struggling with addiction at The Never Alone Recovery Hall, at 309 B Main Street, 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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Celebrate Recovery ministers to anyone

POLSON — Celebrate Recovery Ministry takes place at Polson Foursquare on Sundays between 5-8 p.m.

All are welcome to join us each Sunday evening. CR is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery ministry for anyone with hurts, habits or hang-ups. The evening starts off with dinner followed by a teaching and discussion groups with coffee/dessert. Childcare is available. Call (406) 883-9347 or go to: www.polsonfoursquare.org, for more information.

 
Join ‘Barefoot Church’ service

POLSON — Weekly Sunday “Barefoot Church” services are at 1 p.m. at the Montana Co-op. Come as you are. Bask in the Spirit, no judgment, just love and worship, forgiveness and healing.

 

NAMI meetings held

POLSON — NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soups On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.

 

Gather for prayers, readings, meal

POLSON -- Soul-food Saturday is a community gathering at the Co-op HUB to share prayers, readings and discussion on the topic of unity, followed by a light meal. Kids of all ages are welcome; supervision is provided.

 
 

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New hours announced for MO

POLSON — Miracle of America’s hours are now 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1:30-6 p.m. on Sundays. Some holidays may be shorter hours as well, so it is best to call 406-883-6804 first. Our free “Night at the Museum” is on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Donations or treats are always welcome. Schoolteachers are encouraged to give extra credit for a report from attending students.

Montecahto Club invites new members

 POLSON — The Montecahto Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We are a social and service organization and sponsor a scholarship for a graduating senior, cook and serve lunch at “Soup’s On,” collect for the Food Bank, send Care packages to the overseas troops and help out wherever we can. We welcome new members. Come to a meeting and get to know us. 
 
 
AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets
 
ST. IGNATIUS — AA Women’s Wing and a Prayer Group meets on Sundays at 4 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Post Creek Hill. Call 1-888-607-2000 or go to www.aa-montana.org, for more information.
 
 
Story Time held in Ronan
 
RONAN — Ronan Library hosts a weekly story time for young children and their caregivers each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, crafts and more. For more information, call 406-676-3682.
 

Area-wide AlAnon meetings available 

LAKE COUNTY — Are you affected by someone else’s drinking? AlAnon can help. Area meetings are anonymous, non-smoking, 12-step recovery for family and friends of alcoholics. Come join us. There are no membership dues. Meetings are held: Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at Lutheran Church on Wall Street in Hot Springs; Wednesdays at noon in Polson at the Alano Club on Third Ave. W ; Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the CMA Church on Third Ave. in St. Ignatius; Fridays at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Fourth Ave. E in Polson.


Join library’s story time 

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library will host a one-hour kindergarten readiness program for children and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, movement, crafts and more. This will be held every Thursday during the school year at 10 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. For more information, call (406) 883-8225.
 
 
Join St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch 
 
ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Neighborhood Watch chapter meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens’ Center on north Main Street.
 
 
Dance in Elks' air-conditioned ballroom
 
POLSON - The Elks Club holds a community dance in their air-conditioned ballroom, the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7-10 p.m. Come and listen or dance. Snacks are at 8:30 p.m.
 
 
Sexual assault support group meets Wednesdays
 
PABLO - An adult sexual assault support group meets at SKC's Agnes Vanderburg Building in room 101, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Gather on Wednesdays for support and healing. Call 406-745-3525 for more information.
 
 
Marines gather at VFW
 
POLSON - The Marine Corps League Hellroaring Detachment #1041 meets every second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7 p.m. at the VFW in Polson. For more information call John Miller at 406-890-0964 or email: mclhellroaring1041mt@gmail.com.
 
 
Journey Be hosts NAMI meeting
 
POLSON - NAMI Mission Valley/LAC meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Journey Be Church/Soup's On, 101 Seventh Ave., W. For more information, call 406-883-1086.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, September 27

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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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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Thursday, October 4

Farmers hear trade damage plan, payments

10/4/2018

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.

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Learn about Taoism at the library

10/4/2018

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.”

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Story Time session held at Polson library

10/4/2018

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.

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Saturday, October 6

Gallery ends memorial art exhibit with reception

10/6/2018

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.

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Victor Charlo to share his poetry

10/6/2018

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

10/7/2018

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.

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Northwest Accordion Association invites all

10/7/2018

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.

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Tuesday, October 9

Learn to knit at Polson library through Oct. 30

10/9/2018 - 10/30/2018

POLSON — For four Tuesdays in October (9, 16, 23, and 30), North Lake County Public Library is offering four learn-to-knit sessions at 2 p.m. in the library atrium. Library volunteer and “Knitter-Extraordinaire,” Linda Kittle will be available to guide you and answer questions in the process as new knitters learn the beginning steps of casting on, garter and purl stitch, increasing and decreasing and binding off. Needles and yarn for practice will be available. The teapot will be on. Guys and gals, young and old, you can do this.

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Ronan library closed for staff work day

10/9/2018

RONAN — The Ronan Library District will be closed the second Tuesday of the month for our monthly staff work day (normally held on the third Tuesday of the month).

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Rosendale meets, greets in Polson

10/9/2018

POLSON — Matt Rosendale, the candidate for the U.S. Senate, will be in Polson on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 9 a.m. for a meet and greet at the Republican Headquarters, 212 Main Street. Please come out to meet Matt face to face; this is a great opportunity for people in Lake County to meet a congressional candidate.

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Wednesday, October 10

Annual LCCDC board meeting scheduled

10/10/2018

RONAN — Lake County Community Development Corporation will hold its annual board meeting on Oct. 10, from 3-5 p.m. at LCCDC, 407 Main St.

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Apply for vacancy on Flathead Basin Commission

10/10/2018

POLSON — The Flathead Basin Commission will hold its next meeting on Oct. 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kwataqnuk Resort. The morning portion of the meeting will focus on administrative business as well as discussion and potential decisions on action items. An overview of priority issues will be provided. There is currently a vacancy on the FBC for a governor-appointed position. Interested parties should fill out an application form and apply by emailing boards@mt.gov. Nominations are also accepted. Email: kate.wilson@mt.gov for more information. The FBC was created in 1983 by the Montana Legislature to monitor and protect water quality and the natural resources in the Flathead Basin. All FBC meetings are open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 406-542-4282 or email: kate.wilson@mt.gov.

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Auxiliary meets at VFW

10/10/2018

RONAN — The Ronan VFW Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall.

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Flathead Irrigators come together

10/10/2018

RONAN — The Flathead Irrigation District’s monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Lake County Community Development Center, (407 Main Street SW), in the small conference room. Please note this is on Wednesday.

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Lake County candidate forum on tap in Ronan

10/10/2018

RONAN — Lake County Democrats and the Lake County Republican Women are co-hosting a candidate forum at the Ronan Community Center on Wednesday, Oct. 10, beginning at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet. Refreshments will be provided. Local candidates for county commissioner, house and judicial districts will be in attendance. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Submit questions you'd like to hear candidates respond to, to: summer@valleyjournal. net or drop them off at the Valley Journal office, 331 Main Street, Ronan by Oct. 8.

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Rural Fire District announces meeting

10/10/2018

POLSON — The regular monthly meeting of the Polson Rural Fire District Board of Trustees will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Big Arm Station No. 2 meeting room.

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Spaghetti benefit helps after-school program

10/10/2018

DAYTON — A spaghetti benefit dinner and dessert will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Idle Spur. The cost is $5 per person and $20 per family of four or more. This is a family friendly event and no alcohol will be served. There will be raffle prizes and games. This fundraiser will benefit the Dayton School’s after-school program. The PTO has secured two $5,000 grants to partially fund the program, but there is a matching provision for one of the grants. The PTO must raise $2,500 by Jan. 29, 2019, in order to receive the other $2,500, which would provide over 80 percent of the total funding needed for the program. If you have any questions or would like to donate to the After School Program or donate food items, please call 406-849- 5634 or 406-360-8597 or email: daytonelementarypto@ gmail.com.

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