Thursday, October 19
Gallery presents work of renowned artist through Nov. 11
POLSON — Takes Horse Gallery, 49487 US Highway 93, is proud to present “Art in Autumn,” an exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist John Gawne. A member of the CM Russell Museum’s elite Skull Society, John Gawne’s paintings of the western landscape and Native Americans are shown in some of the most prestigious galleries in the country. This is a unique opportunity see his work, as well as paintings by some of Montana’s and the Northwest’s best artists: John Gawne, David Dragonfly, DG House, Tabby Ivy, John Pepion, Rachel Warner and Shannon Webster. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, from 4-8 p.m. The exhibition will run from Oct. 6-Nov. 11.
Friday, October 20
German dinner served at Elks
POLSON — A German dinner complete with roulade, spaetzli, red cabbage, salad and plum cake will be served at the Elks on Friday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. The price is $15 and you are asked to purchase tickets in advance at the Elk Lodge, 512 Main St. Call 406-883-1695 for more information.
Montecahto Club holds holiday sale
POLSON – The Montecahto Club’s ladies are having a Holiday/Christmas Sale at their historic east shore clubhouse on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. The non-profit club will sell high quality, lightly used Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas items. They’ll also be serving soup. Come check it out and get in the holiday mood. The Montecahto clubhouse is located along Highway 35, at mile marker 6, across the road and up the hill from the Finley Point Grill. See you there.
Saturday, October 21
Yard sale on tap at Polson church
POLSON — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 110 Sixth St. E, will hold their annual yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 22
Free Indigenous movie shown
RONAN — “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” (a film from New Zealand about a child no one wants and his reluctant foster parent), will be shown on Oct. 22 at The Entertainer Cinema at 1 p.m. The discussion leader is Catherine Baylor.
Light of Unity Festival
PABLO — Please join us on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Baha’i Faith, whose inspired teachings are empowering millions of diverse people around the world to create just, joyful, and healthful communities. The program will include music, prayer, and a short film about Baha’u’llah’s remarkable life, followed by activities for adults and children, and a social time for discussing how we can bring more peace and unity into our own hearts, our families, and our communities. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone is most welcome. Please bring your family and friends. The location is at the Salish Kootenai College, Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theater building, in Pablo. For more information, call 406-872-2222.
Tuesday, October 24
‘Absolute Basics: Software’ taught at library
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library, 2 First Ave. E, will host a free technology class on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. Specialist Heather Miles will present a session called “Absolute Computer Basics: Software.” The class will answer such questions as: What is software? How do you download and upload? Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets to follow along. Registration is required. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to sign up, stop by the circulation desk or call the library at 406- 883-8225.
Democracy Rises discusses healthcare
POLSON — Democracy works best when informed citizens join together and take an active role in their government. Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged is a group that works on the principle that our communities are stronger than politics. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 6-8 p.m., at the Polson Library community room, Heather O’Loughlin, of the Montana Budget and Policy Center, will speak about the State Budget Cuts – Impact on Lake County Residents. This first conversation comes under the broad title of Community Health and Healing Forum. All people interested in these issues are welcome. People may contact us at: 57pogeno@ gmail.com.
Thursday, October 26
Drivers’ Safety Class taught in Ronan
RONAN — AARP’s Drivers’ Safety Class will be held at the Mission Valley Senior Center in Ronan from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please call 406-676-2371 for a reservation.
Family Halloween fun on tap at Ronan Library
RONAN — The Ronan Library will close at noon on Thursday, Oct. 26, to get ready for the family Halloween party set for 4-6 p.m. at the library (changed from the Community Center). There will be a costume contest and lots of fun and games. Plan on being there.
Swedish meal served at Harvest Dinner
POLSON — The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold its 47th annual Harvest Dinner of Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy, lefse, salad and dessert from 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the church fellowship hall. Dinner is $10 per adult, $5 per child under 12 years. Take-out orders will be available for pick up after 3 p.m. Call 406-883-5864 to place an order. Dinner proceeds will benefit Polson Rural Fire.
Friday, October 27
Spooky, spookier haunted houses open
RONAN — The RHS Advanced Theatre Arts students are having a haunted house on Oct. 27 and Oct. 30 at the Ronan Performing Arts Center. There is a kid-friendly version from 6-7 p.m. and then a spookier version from 8-10 p.m. Admission is $3 per person.
Wear costume in ‘Light the Night’ run
RONAN — The third annual Light the Night suicide awareness run at the Ronan High School track is presented by the Your Life Matters Project. The event takes place from 6:30-10 p.m. An online registration link is on the Your Life Matters Project facebook page. This is a fun 5K and 1-mile run/ walk for suicide awareness and a family event for all ages and abilities. It is so close to Halloween that we love to do costumes so plan on dressing up and having some fun. This is a night time run with fun things along the course. Bring your entire family; the more the merrier. Call 406-360-9182 with questions or volunteering.
Saturday, October 28
Harvest Dinner on tap
ST. IGNATIUS — The Mission Valley United Methodist Church invites you to the annual Harvest Dinner from 4-7 p.m. at the Church (top of Post Creek Hill) on Saturday, Oct. 28. Donations only; all proceeds go to the valley-wide causes.
LWML rally planned
POLSON — The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will hold its fall rally on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Polson. A day of Bible study on life issues and a presentation by Jennifer Rolfsness in regard to Helping Hands and the ‘Baby Box’ project will be the day’s highlights. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a $5 donation that includes luncheon and materials. If you have questions, call 406-360-8995.
Monster Prom, carnival planned
RONAN — Bring the family to a fun carnival on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7-11 p.m. at 35982 Round Butte Road, (across from the VFW). The cost is $5 per person with family discounts available.
View the moon through telescope
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library invites all to our very own International Observe the Moon Night event on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. We will have a brief, family-friendly presentation followed by several handson activities and the chance to take a peek at the moon through a telescope. This event has been made possible by the North Lake County Public Library’s NASA@ MyLibrary grant, the generosity of our local residents, and a little elbow grease. We hope to launch an amateur astronomy club in Polson over the next year, and hope you’ll come on board even if you can’t attend every event. For more information, call 406-883-8225 or email: kendram@ polson.lib.mt.us.
Sunday, October 29
Movie ‘Where the Spirit Lives’ shown in Ronan
RONAN — On Oct. 29 the movie, “Where the Spirit Lives,” a film about a girl taken by force to a residential school in Canada, will be shown with George Price leading a discussion after the film. The film will air at the Entertainer Cinema at 1 p.m.
Protestant Reformation celebrated
RONAN — Faith Lutheran Church, led by Pastor Seth Nelson, will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation throughout the fall. Reformation Sunday is Oct. 29 and our service on that day will include a number of special guest musicians. Additionally, throughout the fall Pastor Seth is teaching a class entitled “Still Figuring It Out: A History of Reformation Movements.” The class focuses not only on Martin Luther and the Lutheran movement, but also many other Christian reformers through the centuries. The class will explore the legacies of Jan Huss to John Wesley, Anabaptists to modern day Mennonites, American Revivalism to modern day Evangelicalism, and much more.
Tuesday, October 31
Enjoy chili, treats in safety
ST. IGNATIUS — The LDS Church in St. Ignatius will host a Trunk-O-Treat event along with a chili feed on Halloween night, Oct. 31, at 5:30 p.m. The church is located on the north end of Main Street. The community is welcomed to attend. Come and enjoy trick-or-treating in a fun and safe environment. Please call 406-531-5675 if you have any questions.
Friday, November 3
Bazaar proceeds benefit Mission Outreach
POLSON — The annual Fall Bazaar and luncheon is being held at the United Methodist Church, 301 Sixteenth Ave. E, on Friday, Nov. 3. Lunch menu offers soup, sandwich, apple dumpling topped with ice cream from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Art, crafts, baked goods will be sold from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit local and church-wide Mission Outreach.