Saturday, August 19
Class for Caregivers given through Sept. 12
POLSON — Aug. 8 is the first day for the caregivers’ class. Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes are scheduled for six Tuesdays, Aug. 8- Sept. 12 in Polson. Time for the class is 10-11:30 a.m. The classes are sponsored by the Area VI Agency on Aging to help caregivers thrive in this most difficult life role. Please call 1-800-266-4188 for more information or to register. Class size is limited.
Monday, August 21
Join Ronan Community Roundtable meeting
RONAN — A Ronan Community Roundtable meeting is currently scheduled for Monday, Aug. 21, at noon, at the Gathering Room in the Flower Mill on Main St. I’m hoping Chief Weaver and Mayor Aipperspach will make presentations on Ronan City happenings and possibly answer some questions from the group. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and we hope to see you there.
Join Solar Eclipse Block Party
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library is hosting a Solar Eclipse Block Party on Monday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A total solar eclipse will cross the United States on that day. In Polson we will see about 89% totality. The North Lake County Library Foundation is hosting a $5 hot dog lunch with all proceeds going toward the library’s Family Summer Reading Program. Mission Valley Eye Center/Ronan Eye Clinic has generously sponsored the purchase of more than 200 pairs of solar eclipse glasses that will be available at the party to safely view the eclipse. There will be crafts for kids, educational displays, a photo booth, music and more. We will have limited seating available – feel free to bring a lawn chair for comfort. The library will also be holding a huge book sale in the meeting room from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. that day. We hope to see you there.
School employees’ luncheon held
ST. IGNATIUS — The annual teacher and school employees’ appreciation luncheon will be held on Aug. 21 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church, (top of Post Creek Hill). School supplies will be available and as a special bonus this year, glasses to watch the eclipse will also be available. For more information, call 406-676- 8571 or 406-644-0122.
Wednesday, August 23
School begins in Charlo, Arlee
CHARLO/ARLEE — The first day of school for Charlo and Arlee Schools is Wednesday, Aug. 23.
Thursday, August 24
Help celebrate Gil’s 75th birthday
POLSON — The free “Night at the Museum” held at the Miracle of America Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, is held on the fourth Thursday evening of each month. On Thursday, Aug. 24, the program will answer a couple of the most commonly asked questions from museum visitors. Namely, “How did this museum get started?” and “Where did you get all of your stuff?” This event will also celebrate founder Gil Mangel’s 75th birthday so there will be cake and ice cream or root beer floats. We like to start the programs at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, you may call 406-270-7895.
Friday, August 25
Enter for free at Glacier Park
GLACIER PARK — There will be a free entrance day at Glacier National Park along with all other National Parks on Friday, Aug. 25, in commemoration of National Park Service Birthday.
Revival, preaching held on three days
PABLO — The Spirit of Truth Church is holding revival services with Brandan Maddox of Springfield, Oregon, from Aug. 25-27. Maddox, who grew up in Mobile, Alabama, will be preaching at 7 p.m. on Friday, at 1 p.m. on Saturday and at 11 a.m. on Sunday, at the church, 59855 U.S. 93 Frontage Road (next to Forkhorn Loop). For more information, call Pastor Mingo Guerrero at 406-837-2637.
Rodeo fun begins
POLSON — The Flathead River Indian Rodeo will be held at the Polson Fair Grounds on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25 and 26, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, children 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate. For more information, call 406- 890-3309 or email peter@ pistolcreekrodeo.com. There will be live music after the rodeo each night. Food and beverage concessions will be available. Vendors spaces are available.
Saturday, August 26
CASA hosts yard sale
POLSON — CASA of Lake and Sanders counties is hosting a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at 39 Mission View Dr. Donations of yard sale items will be gratefully accepted and can be dropped off at this address anytime, or you may call 406-546-5807 for more information.
Shoot for free at Polson Range
POLSON — The annual Open House and Public Free Shoot Day will take place at Polson Shooters Association Range, 38386 Kerr Dam Road, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. Join us to check out the range and see what we offer, to sight-in your rifles or hand guns, and for a free lunch of burgers or hot dogs and soft drinks. Bring a friend, neighbor or family member. For more information, call 406- 883-1110 or 406-249-2250.
Monday, August 28
Bowlers meet, for fall teams
RONAN —The Mission Valley Bowling Association’s fall meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, at Lucky Strike Lanes. If you are interested in schedules, teams, or have any pertinent information, please attend this meeting. Regular league bowling will start after Labor Day.
Wednesday, August 30
2017/18 school year begins
RONAN/ST. IGNATIUS/POLSON — The first day of school for Ronan, St. Ignatius and Polson Schools is Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Everyone invited to free dinner in Mission
ST. IGNATIUS — The St. Ignatius Community dinner will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the St. Ignatius Sr. Citizens Center. A homecooked meal is served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come eat. Bring yourself, your family, friends and or invite a neighbor. This event is hosted by the St. Ignatius CMA Church and friends.
Thursday, August 31
Plains Fair begins
PLAINS — The 2017 Sanders County Fair buildings open. PRCA Bull riding takes place at 8 p.m. For information regarding 4-H competitions contact: County Extension Office at 406-827-6934. No dogs are allowed on the fairway.
Friday, September 1
Kick-up your heels at Plains Fair, rodeo
PLAINS — Powder River Rodeo L.L.C.– at 8 p.m. Carnival, amusement, and midway concessions will also be available. For information regarding 4-H competitions contact: County Extension Office at 406-827-6934. No dogs are allowed in the fairway.
Learn about permaculture gardens, farms
HOT SPRINGS — The 7th annual Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence will be held Sept. 1-3 in Hot Springs. Bring the family and tour local permaculture gardens and farms, attend workshops, learn from leaders on the undulating edge of design and application of appropriate technologies, exchange ideas, children’s and teen programs provided by Ravenwood. Permaculture is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient and can be applied to both urban and rural living. For more information, visit: inlandnorthwestpermaculturecom.
Saturday, September 2
Demolition Derby ends the fair day
PLAINS — The Sanders County Fair continues at 9 a.m. The Demolition Derby takes place in the main arena at approximately 7 p.m. Carnival, amusement, and midway concessions will also be available. For information regarding 4-H competitions contact: County Extension Office at 406-827-6934. No dogs are allowed in the fairway.
Hardy to exhibit photographic artwork
CHARLO — The Ninepipes Museum of early Montana, located just south of Ronan, invites local artists to showcase their artwork on the first Saturday of each month, June-October, in the gift shop at the museum. Photographer Cordell Hardy will exhibit his work from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.