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‘Park After Dark’ winter hike offered at Lone Pine State Park

KALISPELL — On Wednesday, Feb. 16, from  7:30-9 p.m. experience Lone Pine State Park on a wintery night on this full moon hike. Moon views vary depending on cloud cover, but you’re guaranteed a nighttime adventure that experiences the park after hours. Be sure to dress for the weather. Trails are typically icy at this time of year, so wear micro spikes like Yaktrax if there’s snow on the ground. We’ll have snowshoes available if needed. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. Call the visitor center at 406-755-2706, ext. 0, to register, as space is limited. Cost is $4 per hiker ($8 entry fee for non-resident vehicles).

 

Attend ‘Here Comes the Sun’ Concert

POLSON — The Polson Fairground Amphitheatre is the site of the “Here Comes the Sun” concert. This concert celebrates the sounds and songs of the Beatles at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks will be on site at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each.

 

Country Jam, dances cancelled

POLSON — Our Classic Country Jammin’ scheduled for April 5, at the Elks Ballroom in Polson is cancelled until further notice. Wednesday night dances at the Elks’ ballroom in Polson are also cancelled until further notice. We pray that everyone is staying home and being safe. We do have to go out for essentials and that is okay. Lake City Bakery, McDonalds and Burgerville are open in Polson for take outs. We are all in this together and need to help each other wherever we can, physically or financially. Please encourage one another and we will all get through this. Don’t be prideful and not ask for help, if you really need it. This hardship we are going through may take a little time but if we all work together and for each other, it will pass. We hope to see you all again very soon.

Experience ‘Lights under the Big Sky’

RONAN — On Saturday, Dec. 11, “Lights Under the Big Sky” will provide fun and entertainment for residents of the Mission Valley at the Ronan Fairgrounds from 5-9 p.m. There will be holiday lights displays; family activities and Santa.

 

Flathead Cheese holds annual open house

POLSON — Flathead Cheese, will hold their annual Open House Week from July 2-7, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, at their shop, 208 First Ave. E. Call 406-883-0343 for more information.

Free 'Utilizing Aces & Trauma Informed Care' training held

PABLO — On April 22, from noon3 p.m. at Salish Kootenai College, Teresa Nygaard will present a free training entitled, "Utilizing Aces & Trauma Informed Care." Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is a term to describe traumatic events occurring before age 18. Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that without supports can have long-term negative effects. When “we” are trauma-informed, we realize the impact of trauma and understand there is potential for recovery. We recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in those that we interact with and in ourselves. We respond by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into procedures, policies and practices. We seek to actively resist re-traumatization. We stop asking “What’s happening to you?” This training delves into this topic, responding to participants based on their pre-existing knowledge of the topic.

Credits are available.

The training is free but has limited seating. To register, send name, email, and contact number to: helpinghandsfund1@gmail.com. Registration confirmation will be sent within seven days. 

 

 

Free online meditation classes

ZOOM — Please join the Mission Mountain Zen Center on Wednesday, Dec. 28, and on subsequent Wednesdays, for an online meditation class led by Zen Teacher, Zenku, including meditation instruction, practice and discussion via Zoom. The classes will be each Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. Please join us and take advantage of this opportunity. For more information and a Zoom link to the class call Zenku at 847-721-0665 or email at: Jerry.Smyers@gmail.com.

 

Horsemen stay home for April

RONAN — Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen will not be holding their next monthly meeting in April due to the Covid-19 and CDC guidelines for social distancing and gatherings. Stay at home unless absolutely necessary and be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Stay safe.

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Wednesday, February 1

‘Adopt a Book’ happening at library

2/1/2023

POLSON — Adopt-A-Book is coming to the North Lake County Public Library.  February is “I Love to Read Month.” 

To celebrate, we are offering books to be “adopted” for our youth collection. Each title costs $15. 

Once you choose a book, we will put a bookplate in it with your personal message and it will be added to the permanent collection. 

What a great way to honor someone you love.

 

Free online meditation classes offered

2/1/2023

ZOOM — Mission Mountain Zen is offering free online meditation classes. Please join the Mission Mountain Zen Center on Wednesdays for an online meditation class led by Zen Teacher, Zenku, including meditation instruction, practice and discussion via Zoom. The classes will be each Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. We will cultivate and deepen our centering skills and meditation practice during the class. Join us and take advantage of this opportunity. For more information and a Zoom link to the class call Zenku at 847-721-0665 or email at: Jerry.Smyers@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, February 2

Library moves

2/2/2023

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed Thursday, March 2, through Saturday, March 4, to move to their temporary location at 301 16th Ave. E. 

 

Story Time geared for kindergarten readiness

2/2/2023

POLSON — Story Time begins at 9:15 a.m. on Thursdays at the North Lake County Public Library. Join us to read books, make crafts and play games with your little ones. This program is geared for kindergarten readiness ages 3-5. It is important that all children attending have an opportunity for appropriate, safe play for their age.  Please be mindful of this when bringing younger children to Story Time. 

 

Friday, February 3

Crack some crab, more

2/3/2023

POLSON — The Mission Valley Elks Lodge will how their Traditional Crab Crack plus Shrimp event at 6 p.m. on March 4. There are limited tables for reservation. Please see the bartender for details and reservations

Open Mic Night held at the Musicians Co-op

2/3/2023

RONAN — The Western Montana Musicians Co-op holds an Open Mic Night every Friday from 7-9 p.m. at 1 Eisenhower St. SW (the old Red Poppy Building).

 

Saturday, February 4

Community Jam held at the Musicians Co-op

2/4/2023

RONAN — The Western Montana Musicians Co-op holds a Community Jam every Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at 1 Eisenhower St. SW (the old Red Poppy Building).

 

Monday, February 6

Mother Goose provides fun, learning

2/6/2023

POLSON —Mondays mean Mother Goose at the North Lake County Public Library. Join us at 9:15 a.m.  Mother Goose is geared toward ages 0 to 3, but all are welcome. We encourage parents and caregivers to participate with their children for this early learning time. It is important that all children attending have an opportunity for appropriate, safe play for their age. 

Please be mindful of this when bringing older children to Mother Goose.

 

Tuesday, February 7

Burgerfest held at the Elks Lodge

2/7/2023

POLSON — The Kiwanis Club’s Buffalo Burgerfest will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 512 Main St.  The menu includes: buffalo burgers, salad, baked beans, pies and beverages. 

Tickets can be purchased from Kiwanis members or at the door. Tickets are $10 each.  

 

MV Backcountry Horsemen to meet

2/7/2023

RONAN — The Mission Valley Backcountry  Horsemen will have their next monthly meeting on Feb. 7, 2023, at 7 p.m. at the Ronan VFW on Round Butte Rd. Our program will be a slide show about packing and riding in the Bob Marshall Wilderness by Mack and Connie Long of Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitters. 

You don’t want to miss this slideshow folks so bring your questions and find out what this club is all about. Hope to see you there.

 

Wednesday, February 8

‘Adopt a Book’ happening

2/8/2023

POLSON — Adopt-A-Book is coming to the North Lake County Public Library. We are offering books to be “adopted,” each title costs $15. A bookplate will be put  in it with your personal message and it will be added to the collection. 

 

‘Picture Perfect’ art show at Sandpiper

2/8/2023

POLSON — The Sandpiper Gallery, 306 Main Street, will continue their “Picture Perfect” art show until March 17.  Follow them on Facebook or call 406-883-5956 for more information.

Free online meditation classes offered

2/8/2023

ZOOM — Mission Mountain Zen is offering free online meditation classes. Please join the Mission Mountain Zen Center on Wednesdays for an online meditation class led by Zen Teacher, Zenku, including meditation instruction, practice and discussion via Zoom. The classes will be each Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. We will cultivate and deepen our centering skills and meditation practice during the class. Join us and take advantage of this opportunity. For more information and a Zoom link to the class call Zenku at 847-721-0665 or email at: Jerry.Smyers@gmail.com.

 

Monthly potluck held at Leon Hall

2/8/2023

CHARLO — Leon Hall will host their monthly potluck dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The hall is located at 35964 Leon Road, a Charlo address on the corner of Leon and Kerns Road. Meeting is open to all locals and those that are looking for a  good potluck dinner and visiting with a variety of community members from the Mission Valley. 

 

Take meditation class

2/8/2023

ZOOM — Mission Mountain Zen is offering free online meditation classes Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information and a Zoom link 847-721-0665.

 

Thursday, February 9

Story Time on tap

2/9/2023

POLSON —Story Time begins at 9:15 a.m. on Thursdays at the North Lake County Public Library.  

 

 

Friday, February 10

Open Mic Night held

2/10/2023

RONAN — The Western Montana Musicians Co-op holds an Open Mic Night every Friday from 7-9 p.m. at 1 Eisenhower St. SW.

 

Saturday, February 11

Arlee Rehabilitation Center holds Gala, Banquet

2/11/2023

MISSOULA — The Arlee Rehabilitation Center provides a sanctuary where will hold their second annual Gala and Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 5-9 p.m. at the Missoula Hilton Garden Inn. Tickets are $50 each. Call 406- 207-9338 for more information.

 

Baby Fair held at SKC

2/11/2023

PABLO — If you are a new parent, expecting, or a family member looking for resources, the 2023 Baby Fair sponsored by CSKT Early Childhood Services has something for you. Held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the SKC gym, the event goes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and lunch will be provided. For additional information call 406-745-4509

Community Jam held at the Musicians Co-op

2/11/2023

RONAN — The Western Montana Musicians Co-op holds a Community Jam every Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at 1 Eisenhower St. SW (the old Red Poppy Building).

 

 

Monday, February 13

Mother Goose provides fun, learning

2/13/2023

POLSON —Mondays mean Mother Goose at the North Lake County Public Library. Join us at 9:15 a.m.  Mother Goose is geared toward ages 0 to 3, but all are welcome. We encourage parents and caregivers to participate with their children for this early learning time. It is important that all children attending have an opportunity for appropriate, safe play for their age.  Please be mindful of this when bringing older children to Mother Goose.

 

Friday, February 17

Bluegrass Jam held

2/17/2023

RONAN — Western Montana Musicians Co-op, 1 Eisenhower St. SW, will hold their monthly Bluegrass Jam from 7-9 p.m. Hosted by Lydia Conway, the jam is completely unplugged with playing going around in a circle. The event is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

 

Saturday, February 18

Heidi performed by local students

2/18/2023

POLSON — The Port Polson Players Children’s Theatre Musical rendition of Heidi will be performed on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. on the Polson High School stage

Saturdays are Jam Night

2/18/2023

RONAN — The WMMC holds their weekly jam from 7-10 p.m. at 1 Eisenhower St. SW. Hosted by John Hegel, this event is free, and you are invited to come play or listen.

 

Sunday, February 19

Heidi performed by local students

2/19/2023

POLSON — The Port Polson Players Children’s Theatre Musical rendition of Heidi will be performed on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. on the Polson High School stage.

 

Monday, February 20

Library closes for holiday

2/20/2023

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed on Feb. 20 in recognition of President’s Day

Wednesday, February 22

Flathead District to meet

2/22/2023

RONAN — The Flathead District’s monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Mission West Community Development Partners, 407 Main Street SW. 

Free online meditation classes offered

2/22/2023

ZOOM — Mission Mountain Zen is offering free online meditation classes. Please join the Mission Mountain Zen Center on Wednesdays for an online meditation class led by Zen Teacher, Zenku, including meditation instruction, practice and discussion via Zoom. 

The classes will be each Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. We will cultivate and deepen our centering skills and meditation practice during the class. Join us and take advantage of this opportunity. 

For more information and a Zoom link to the class call Zenku at 847-721-0665 or email at: Jerry.Smyers@gmail.com.

 

Thursday, February 23

Story Time geared for kindergarten readiness

2/23/2023

POLSON —Story Time begins at 9:15 a.m. on Thursdays at the North Lake County Public Library. Join us to read books, make crafts and play games with your little ones. 

This program is geared for kindergarten readiness ages 3-5. It is important that all children attending have an opportunity for appropriate, safe play for their age.  

Please be mindful of this when bringing younger children to Story Time. 

 

Friday, February 24

Chinese dinner served

2/24/2023

POLSON — A Chinese dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Mission Valley Elks Lodge, 512 Main Street, on Feb. 24. Tickets purchased through Feb. 20 are $15 and tickets are $17 after that. Tickets available at the Elks Lodge bar. 

Dinner to include wonton soup, egg rolls, BBQ pork, pork chow mien, orange chicken and pork fried rice.

                    

Flathead Lake International Cinemafest begins

2/24/2023

POLSON — The Flathead Lake International Cinemafest has become a Destination Film Festival for filmmakers from across the country and globe. FLIC will be celebrating its 11th year of presenting a broad slate of domestic and international films. Whether you’re a filmmaker or a film lover, make plans to enter or attend this exciting winter event in picturesque Polson.

 

Many items for sale at library

2/24/2023

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will hold a surplus sale on Friday, Feb. 24, from 2-6 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the library. Lots of items available including shelving, furniture, equipment, supplies etc. 

 

 

Open Mic Night held at the Musicians Co-op

2/24/2023

RONAN — The Western Montana Musicians Co-op holds an Open Mic Night every Friday from 7-9 p.m. at 1 Eisenhower St. SW (the old Red Poppy Building).

 

Saturday, February 25

Community Jam held at the Musicians Co-op

2/25/2023

RONAN — The Western Montana Musicians Co-op holds a Community Jam every Saturday from 7-10 p.m. at 1 Eisenhower St. SW (the old Red Poppy Building).

 

You are invited to help make a better world

2/25/2023

RONAN — You are invited to the third gather of friends, neighbors and well-wishers of humanity to explore how we can work together for the betterment of the world starting with small efforts in our own neighborhoods. 

Meet with us at the Boys and Girls Club in Ronan on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 2-4:40 p.m. The meeting will be followed by refreshments and cleanup. This is a potluck so please bring something to share. if possible. 

This meeting is based on the concept of the oneness of humanity that we have the capacity to come together to create a better world for all. 

We are living in a time of both turbulence and great promise.

 

Monday, February 27

Mother Goose provides fun, learning

2/27/2023

POLSON —Mondays mean Mother Goose at the North Lake County Public Library. Join us at 9:15 a.m.  Mother Goose is geared toward ages 0 to 3, but all are welcome. 

We encourage parents and caregivers to participate with their children for this early learning time. 

It is important that all children attending have an opportunity for appropriate, safe play for their age.  

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