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Music gang comes back on Fridays

POLSON — After a dormant year, I’m going to try to revive the “Pickin’ in the Park” gang at the “Boardwalk” in Boettcher Park. The boardwalk is is adjacent to the Port Polson Playhouse. If you sing or play any musical (electric or acoustic) instrument or just want to sit and listen, then join us each Friday at 3 p.m. starting June 16. A lawn chair and blanket may be advisable, and if you get hungry then stop and eat at the Boardwalk food booth. The music genres start in the 1950s, but any year is OK … join us.

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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:, 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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All classes welcome

RONAN — Ronan High School classes of 1958, 1959 and 1960 meet the first Thursday of each month at Pizza Cafe from 8:30-10 a.m. Enjoy a great breakfast buffet for $7.50. All other classes are welcome also. Share stories about the good old days and visit about what’s new. Please come. For more information call 406-212-6800, 406-676-2026 or 406-644-2259.


 Appointments needed for Law Center

POLSON — The Self-Help Law Center will be at North County Public Library the second Friday of each month. (Nov. 11 visit has been changed to Nov. 18.) Walk-inavailably has been discontinued; an appointment must be made. To schedule, please call the Self-Help Law Center at 406-758-2496 or 406-258- 3428.


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, 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.
'The Nest' offers activities
ST. IGNATIUS - The Nest offers a variety of free activities and parents with children prenatal to age 5 are invited to attend.
The Nest, located at 410 St. Mary's Drive in St. Ingatius, not only provides a residence and supportive services to pregnant and parenting young moms, but also offers classes, workshops and other activities for the greater Mission Valley community, as well. Please feel free to check out what we have to offer, and give us suggestions for future events. Just call 406-745-3757 and ask for Amy or Jen. You can also find our Facebook page at or email: to be placed on our activities mailing list.
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.
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:
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.
Lions Club meets twice monthly
POLSON - The Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. each month on the first and third Mondays at the Lake Bar and Grill, 101 Main Street. For more information, call Jan Phillips at 406-370-4714.


Thursday, October 19

Gallery presents work of renowned artist through Nov. 11

10/6/2017 - 11/11/2017

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.

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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.

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Montecahto Club holds holiday sale

10/20/2017 - 10/21/2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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@

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Friday, October 27

Spooky, spookier haunted houses open

10/27/2017 - 10/30/2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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@

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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