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2019 Farmers Markets

Lake County vendors invited to Bigfork through Oct. 9

BIGFORK — The Bigfork Farmers’ Market Cooperative will take place each Wednesday until October 9. The market takes place between 3-6 p.m. on the lawn at The Bigfork VFW, 8098 Highway 35. New vendors from Flathead, Lake or Sanders counties are welcome to join us. For information call 406-249-4698 or e-mail: bffm@bigforkfarmersmarket. com.

Ronan Farmers Market through September 26

RONAN — The 2019 Ronan Farmers Market will open on Thursday, May 16, at the Ronan Visitors’ Center. Hours will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays throughout the spring and summer until Sept. 26 (except for July 4). For more information, call 406-676-5901 or go to cryse. heiner@lakecountycdc.org. They are seeking produce and prepared food vendors. The Ronan Farmers Market offers fresh produce, cheeses, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from the Mission Valley.

Shop local at Polson's farmers market through Sept. 

POLSON — Starting on Friday, May 3, Polson Farmers Market will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday, rain or shine. The market is located at Third Ave. W. and will have homegrown produce and plants, coffee, jewelry, soaps, popsicles, baked goods, meats, eggs, cheese, preserved foods, fabric, photographic and handmade art, beauty products, wood working and much, much more. All products are by local producers. For more information call 406-675-0177.

 

Class offers help for caregivers through June 7

POLSON — Are you caring for a loved one? Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is hosting the Area VI Agency on Aging’s six-week series of classes designed to help caregivers with the many physical and emotional challenges they face. The classes begin May 3. For class times and more information visit: https://montana. providence.org/events or call the Area VI Agency on Aging at 406-883-7284.

Library begins monthly movie night

POLSON — Enjoy “Friday Night at the Library” on the fourth Friday of each month. North Lake County Library will show movies rated PG or PG-13 ( posted on our website) and make fresh popcorn. This program debuts Friday, Jan. 25. Be in the library before 6 p.m. to be included. Feel free to bring your own nonalcoholic beverage and snacks.

Move for better balance

RONAN — Tai Ji Quan is a moving-for-better-balance class and will be offered by a certified instructor at the MSU Lake County Extension on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. beginning May 13. This is an alternative exercise training program for improving balance and preventing falls. There is no cost. Please wear good shoes and clothes you can move in and bring water. Call 406- 676-4271 to sign-up.

Move for better balance through June

POLSON — The spring session of “Moving for Better Balance,” an adapted Tai Chi program, will begin on Tuesday, April 9. It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Polson Senior Center. The class will run until the end of June. Call Jane at the Agency on Aging to sign up 406-883-7284.

MSU alumni play golf

MSU alumni play golf POLSON — Polson Bay Golf Club will host the MSU golf scramble on July 27. The format will be similar to last year’s event. The scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. followed by a social hour and barbecue. The entry fee is $500 per team. All proceeds benefit the MSU Bobcat Athletic Scholarship Fund. For further information, tickets and registration contact Shad at 406- 883-8803 or email: shad. hupka@fib.com.

New exhibit begins at Sandpiper Art Gallery through June 14

POLSON — Sandpiper Art Gallery, 306 Main Street, Polson, presents until June 14, “As I Was Wandering.” This exhibit will be everything we love about Montanans and the Montana experience. This show will feature past and present member artists; Sue Arneson (Montana Watercolor Artist), Carolyn Ekland-Olson (World Wide Photography), Karla Martinson (3D Paintings & Publisher), Mary Kelley (Plein Aire and the Old Masters in Oil), Judith Wright (Mixed Media). Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

Recovery support available

RONAN —Recovery support is available for those struggling with addiction at The Never Alone Recovery Hall (Hwy. 93, old Boys and Girls Club), 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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Monday, August 19

RHS credit recovery program continues

8/5/2019 - 8/23/2019

RONAN — Ronan High School students may attend HS credit recovery summer school. The second session will run: Aug. 5-23. Sessions are from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday.

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Wednesday, August 21

Classic country played at Polson dance

8/21/2019

POLSON — Please join us for the Community Dance at the Elks on Main Street on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from  7-10 p.m. Music is by Ken’s Country Combo playing a variety of classic country and vintage rock and roll music. Snacks are provided during the 8:30 p.m. break. Drinks are available for purchase in the bar. We will celebrate individuals who have had or will have birthdays in August with a special cake. Everyone is welcome. No Elks membership is required. The cover charge is $5. Great hamburgers are available for purchase from 5- 7 p.m.   

 

School begins in Dixon

8/21/2019

DIXON — The first day of school for Dixon Schools is Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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Thursday, August 22

Library celebrates with ice cream social

8/22/2019

POLSON — On Thursday, Aug. 22, from 10:30 a.m.-noon, the North Lake County Public Library will hold their summer reading program ice cream social to celebrate readers and learners of all ages. We will enjoy ice cream and draw the prize winners from the program tickets that participants have turned in. 

Just a reminder, all reading logs are due to the library by closing on Friday, Aug.16, in order to ensure eligibility for incentives and prize tickets.

 

Library celebrates with ice cream social

8/22/2019

POLSON — On Thursday, Aug. 22, from 10:30 a.m.-noon, the North Lake County Public Library will hold their summer reading program ice cream social to celebrate readers and learners of all ages. We will enjoy ice cream and draw the prize winners from the program tickets that participants have turned in. Just a reminder, that all reading logs are due to the library by closing on Friday, Aug.16, in order to ensure eligibility for incentives and prize tickets.

 

School begins in Dixon

8/22/2019

DIXON — The first day of school for Dixon Schools is Wednesday, Aug. 21.

 

Tags:  Dixon   Dixon schools  

Friday, August 23

Enjoy Friday night movie

8/23/2019

POLSON — On Friday, Aug. 23, from 6-8 p.m. at North Lake County Public Library, a family-friendly movie (PG or PG-13) will be shown. Check our website for movie titles. You must be in the library before 6 p.m. to attend, as the doors lock at 6 p.m. You are welcome to bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Popcorn and water will be provided. This program is free and open to the public.

 

Join in ‘Flipster Fun Series’

8/23/2019

POLSON — Come to the North Lake County Library on Friday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. to join in some “Flipster Fun: Brown Sugar and Lemon Scrub,” part of our Flipster Fun series. We found the recipe in the Summer 2019 Willow and Sage magazine using “Flipster,” – a portal to read and download some of your favorite magazines completely free with your library card. All supplies will be provided, so please let us know that you are coming by calling us at 406-883-8225 or RSVP on our Facebook event.

 

Join in ‘Flipster Fun Series’

8/23/2019

POLSON — Come to the North Lake County Library on Friday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. to join in some “Flipster Fun: Brown Sugar and Lemon Scrub,” part of our Flipster Fun series. We found the recipe in the Summer 2019 Willow and Sage magazine using “Flipster,” - a portal to read and download some of your favorite magazines completely free with your library card. All supplies will be provided, so please let us know that you are coming by calling us at 406-883-8225 or RSVP on our Facebook event.

 

Ronan library closes for cleaning, inventory

8/23/2019

RONAN — Ronan Library District will be closed for inventory and deep cleaning the week of Aug. 19-23. The doors will be open on Aug. 22 at noon for the public budget hearing.

 

 

Saturday, August 24

Celebrate swans at Ninepipes

8/24/2019

CHARLO – Join us at Ninepipes Museum on Saturday, Aug. 24, for a day of celebrating Trumpeter Swans, and view the recent installation of a nesting pair in the diorama room. Dale Becker, the Wildlife Program Manager with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will provide a power point presentation at 2 p.m. in the Montana Room of Ninepipes Lodge that describes the swans’ reintroduction project that has been in effect since 1996. The seating capacity is limited in the Montana Room, so please call the museum at 406-644-3435 to reserve your seats. Following the power point presentation, there will be a brief ceremony to celebrate the new exhibit of swans created by Jan Kauffman. Light refreshments will be served, and there is free admission to the museum for the day. 

 

Dixon School celebrates 100 years

8/24/2019

DIXON — On Saturday, Aug. 24, Dixon School is celebrating 100 years. Centennial events include a car show and vendors from 7-10 a.m.; breakfast by the Dixon Fire Dept.; history talks with Joyce Decker-Wagner and Ross Middlemist at 10 a.m. and at 3 p.m.; a parade at noon; kids’ games at 2 p.m.; a bison dinner at the Dixon Senior Center from 5-6:30 p.m.; and a dance at the school gym at 7 p.m. For more information, call Shirley Christiansen at 406-644-2323. 

 

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Dixon School celebrates 100 years

8/24/2019

DIXON — On Saturday, Aug. 24, Dixon School is celebrating 100 years! Centennial events include: a car show and vendors from 7-10 a.m.; breakfast by the Dixon Fire Dept.; history talks with Joyce Decker-Wagner and Ross Middlemist at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; a parade at noon; kids’ games at 2 p.m.; a Bison dinner at the Dixon Senior Center from 5-6:30 p.m.; and a dance at the school gym at 7 p.m. For more information call Shirley Christiansen at 406-644-2323. 

 

Tags:  Dixon   Dixon schools  

Enjoy Shakespeare in Charlo

8/24/2019

CHARLO — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV - Part I” on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Palmer Park. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early with chairs, blankets and picnics. For a complete tour schedule, visit the company’s website: www.shakespeareintheparks.org. Food and beverages can be purchased. This event is sponsored by Ninepipe Art Group.

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Enjoy Shakespeare in Charlo

8/24/2019

CHARLO — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV - Part I” on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at Palmer Park. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early with chairs, blankets and picnics. For a complete tour schedule, visit the company’s website: www.shakespeareintheparks.org. Food and beverages can be purchased. This event is sponsored by Ninepipe Arts Group.

 

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Sunday, August 25

Enjoy Shakespeare performance

8/25/2019

ST. IGNATIUS — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” on Sunday, Aug. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the Good Old Days Park. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early with chairs, blankets and picnics. For a complete tour schedule, visit: www.shakespeareintheparks.org. Food and beverages can be purchased. 

This event is sponsored by the Ninepipe Arts Group.

 

Tags:  St. Ignatius   Mission  

Enter Glacier National Park for free

8/25/2019

GLACIER PARK — Admission to Glacier National Park is free on this day in recognition of the National Park Service anniversary.

 

Enter Glacier National Park for free

8/25/2019

GLACIER PARK — Admission to Glacier National Park is free on this day in recognition of the National Park Service anniversary.

 

Monday, August 26

Arlee students return to school

8/26/2019

ARLEE — The first day of school for Arlee Schools is Monday, Aug. 26.

 

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Arlee students return to school

8/26/2019

ARLEE — The first day of school for Arlee Schools is Monday, Aug. 26.

 

Tags:  Arlee   Arlee schools  

Browse back-to-school sale at library

8/26/2019

POLSON — Come in to North Lake County Public Library  and brose their selection of tote bags, note cards, socks, jewelry and more. Know a book worm or wizard? They will love any of our items.

 

Tuesday, August 27

Learn what ‘Google’ can do

8/27/2019

POLSON — North Lake County Public Library brings another computer basics class to you on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 2-3 p.m. Learn what Google can do: from calendars to job searches. This class is free and open to the public. Please call 406-883-8225 and reserve your spot.

 

Wednesday, August 28

Valley schools begin school year

8/28/2019

RONAN, CHARLO, ST. IGNATIUS, POLSON — The first day of school for Ronan, Charlo, St. Ignatius and Polson schools is Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Thursday, August 29

Annual Sanders County Fair begins

8/29/2019

PLAINS — The 2019 Sanders County Fair begins Thursday, Aug. 29, and goes through Sunday, Sept. 1. Exhibitions, carnival, amusement, and midway concessions will be available. For information visit: sanderscountyfair.com. Exhibition doors open at 10 a.m. No dogs are allowed in the fairway.

 

Tags:  Sanders County   Plains  

Friday, August 30

'Fifth Friday' dinner held

8/30/2019

POLSON — Polson Community Church, 1814 First Street E, will hold their “Fifth Friday Night” dinner on Friday, Aug. 30, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner will consist of Parmesan chicken on noodles, a vegetables, salad and a wonderful array of desserts. No offering expected or accepted. Please come and join us for a wonderful night of food and friendship.

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Saturday, August 31

Big Arm hosts barn dance

8/31/2019

BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host their 13th annual barn dance on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 5:30-9 p.m. at our historic Big Arm School. We will be serving grilled hamburgers/cheeseburgers. We will provide picnic fixings-coleslaw, baked beans, and potato chips. 

Everyone loves the delicious huckleberry ice cream from the Cove Deli we will serve for dessert. Th BAA does not charge for the meal, however donations will be gladly accepted and appreciated. 

We will have a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Ken’s Country Combo will provide live dancing music. 

Shine up your dancing boots and join us for a fun-filled evening at the historic Big Arm School.

Sunday, September 1

Final day to enjoy Sanders County Fair

9/1/2019

PLAINS — The 2019 Sanders County Fair continues through Sunday, Sept. 1. For information go to the fair website at: sanderscountyfair.com. 

Check the schedule for demolition derby times. No dogs are allowed in the fairway.

 

Tags:  Sanders County   Plains  

Monday, September 2

Library closes for holiday

9/2/2019

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed for Labor Day. 

Tuesday, September 3

Join quilters

9/3/2019

RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Guild will hold their regular meeting and renew membership on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. For anyone wishing to do the retreat in November, your fees need to be paid at this meeting. Also, be thinking about the collage class scheduled on Sept. 13 and 14 and don’t forget to bring your show and tell. Refreshments will be provided. 

Everyone is welcome; please come and join the fun.

 

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