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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).

 

‘Prepare to be Bear Aware’ education class offered at Lone Pine

 

 

KALISPELL — On Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. at Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center, you can learn safety tips and tools to keep people safe and bears wild as they emerge from their dens this spring. Join us as we share practical strategies designed to minimize bear-human conflicts and promote coexistence. From securing garbage bins to proper food storage techniques, we will share provide invaluable insights into creating bear-resistant environments. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn, connect, and take action for the well-being of all. Registration is required as space is limited. There is no charge for this program. ($8 park entry fee still applies to out-of-state vehicles). For more information visit: fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/lone-pine or call 406-755-2706

 

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.

 

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Sunday, May 12

Walk to view wildflowers

5/12/2024

BIGFORK — On Sunday, May 12, Wayfarers Unit of Flathead Lake State Park will hold a Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike and Craft event. 

Meet at the Ranger Station; the walk goes from 10-11:30 a.m. Come learn about the different species of vibrant flowers that grow each spring and summer in our Flathead Lake State Parks. 

Please bring/wear weather appropriate clothing, proper footwear, snacks, and a water bottle. 

These hikes are limited to 20 people and registration can be done by calling the ranger station at 406-837-3041 ext. 0. The cost is $4 per participant, and free for kids 12 and under.

 

Walk to view wildflowers

5/12/2024

BIGFORK — On Sunday, May 12, Wayfarers Unit of Flathead Lake State Park will hold a Mother’s Day Wildflower Hike and Craft event. Meet at the Ranger Station; the walk goes from 10-11:30 a.m. Come learn about the different species of vibrant flowers that grow each spring and summer in our Flathead Lake State Parks. 

Please bring/wear weather appropriate clothing, proper footwear, snacks, and a water bottle. These hikes are limited to 20 people and registration can be done by calling the ranger station at 406-837-3041 ext. 0. The cost is $4 per participant, and free for kids 12 and under.

 

Tuesday, May 14

Kiwanis Club meets

5/14/2024

POLSON — A Kiwanis Club meeting takes place on the first Thursday of each month at noon at KwaTaqNuk resort and on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Bunkers Restaurant at Polson Bay Golf Course.   Kiwanis is an international organization dedicated to improving the world one child, one community at a time.  Meetings are open to the public. Please join us.

 

Learn all about choosing health

5/14/2024

POLSON — Families First and the Mission Valley Youth Foundation will show students in grades 6-8 how to cook, set healthy goals and play fun games in an after-school class in Mrs. Dunford’s room. 

Food, fun and fitness will take place from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on six Tuesdays. Sign up at the office. Spots are limited.

Wednesday, May 15

Caregiver Respite Retreat offered

5/15/2024

HOT SPRINGS — At the Symes Hot Springs Motel, 209 N Wall Street, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. a free event is offered to caregivers. This retreat is for caregivers who have a person(s) living with them who requires them to provide daily, primary care. Examples include an elderly family member, foster/kinship care youth. This does not include healthcare professionals paid to provide care services. Each caregiver will receive a $100 Visa gift care to help cover caregiving costs in your absence or for your own self-care. Registration is required. Call Brendy Richey at MSU Extension or to register go to: brenda.richey@montana.edu

 

Teen Advisory Group meets at library

5/15/2024

POLSON— On Wednesday, May 15, TAG (Teen Advisory Group) meets from 12:30-2 p.m. The TAG group will have lunch and will help prepare for the Reading Rocks Program and will decorate the library for the Summer Reading Program.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 16

Caregiver Respite Retreat offered

5/16/2024

ELMO — At the CSKT Elmo Wellness Hub, 26382 Missoula Ave., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. a free event is offered to caregivers. This retreat is for caregivers who have a person(s) living with them who requires them to provide daily, primary care. Examples include an elderly family member, foster/kinship care youth. This does not include healthcare professionals paid to provide care services. Each caregiver will receive a $100 Visa gift care to help cover caregiving costs in your absence or for your own self-care. Registration is required. Call Brendy Richey at MSU Extension or to register go to: brenda.richey@montana.edu

 

 

 

 

Tags:  Elmo   CSKT   CSKT MSU Extension  

Donate to ‘Friends of the Library Donation Day

5/16/2024

POLSON — You are welcome to bring material donations today from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. There is a limit of two boxes at a time. Our Friends of the Library have taken over management of our donation program and have set the third Thursday of each month as “Donation Day.” Please refer to our Materials Donation Policy on our website for more information. 

Thank you so much for supporting the library.

 

 

Kiwanis Club meets

5/16/2024

POLSON — A Kiwanis Club meeting takes place on the first Thursday of each month at noon at KwaTaqNuk resort and on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Bunkers Restaurant at Polson Bay Golf Course.   Kiwanis is an international organization dedicated to improving the world one child, one community at a time.  Meetings are open to the public. Please join us.

 

Tags:  Polson  

Life Savers bingo played

5/16/2024

POLSON — Every Thursday in May at 6 p.m., Glacier Brewing Company, 6 Tenth Ave. E, will host Life Saver’s Animal Rescue Bingo. Please join us.

Tags:  Polson  

Participate in ‘Endangered Species Day’ event

5/16/2024

RONAN — From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at mile marker 44, (south of Bev’s Bloomers/north of Mollman Pass Trail), at Mission Mountain View Point, there will be planting stations and multiple booths with fun information about Endangered Species Day. Make a pollinator seed ball and learn about Monarch butterflies and the importance of wildflowers to many native pollinators that are close to being listed under the Endangered Species Act. Help plant some native pollinator species and learn about using herbicides safely. For more information go to: www.endangeredspeciesday.org / www.facebook.com/CSKTWildlife

 

Friday, May 17

‘Sunshine Boys’ back for 49th season of live theatre

5/17/2024

POLSON — The Port Polson Players launch their 49th season of Live Summer Theatre with Neil Simon’s classic and hilarious comedy The Sunshine Boys. . This popular and touching show plays at Polson’s beautiful theatre on the lake, Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday, May 19, matinee at 2 p.m. 

For reservations and information, go to: portpolsonplayers.com or call 406-883-9212. The Sunshine Boys is produced by Port Polson Players in association with Mission Valley Friends of the Arts.

 

Tags:  Polson   Port Polson Players  

Caregiver Respite Retreat offered

5/17/2024

PABLO — At Salish Kootenai College’s John Peter Paul Bldg., 58138 US Hwy 93, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. a free event is offered to caregivers. This retreat is for caregivers who have a person(s) living with them who requires them to provide daily, primary care. Examples include an elderly family member, foster/kinship care youth. This does not include healthcare professionals paid to provide care services. Each caregiver will receive a $100 Visa gift care to help cover caregiving costs in your absence or for your own self-care. Registration is required. Call Brendy Richey at MSU Extension or to register go to: brenda.richey@montana.edu

 

Join Ladies Night Out in Polson

5/17/2024

 Grab your gals for an evening of shopping, food, drinks, and deals to celebrate spring! Do you like to shop and support all that is local? Come downtown and pick up your $5 Savings Pass for Ladies Night Out on May 17 (5pm-8pm). You can use it at all participating businesses to get $5 off your purchase of $25 or more.

Shred Day held

5/17/2024

POLSON — Glacier Bank, 50510 Highway 93, is partnering with Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging to bring you After-Tax Shred Day, on Friday, May 17 from 9 am.-1 p.m. 

Protect yourself from identity theft. There is a two-box limit. 

 

Tribal Health recipients’ outreach event

5/17/2024

Tribal Health recipients’ outreach event

 

ARLEE — Join us in the Arlee Community Center gym from 3-5:30 p.m. while the Tribal Healthcare Resource Team assists you and your family in completing and submitting your application for Medicaid, HMK or CHIP. Bring a valid ID, income verification (last 30 days), birth certificate for newborns. Completing the application process enters your name into a raffle for big prizes including: 43” Roku Smart TV, adult bicycle with helmet, or a child’s bicycle with helmet.

 

 

Tags:  Arlee  

Yard/bake sale held at St. Ignatius Senior Citizen Center

5/17/2024

 ST. IGNATIUS — St. Ignatius Senior Citizen Center, 212 North Main, will hold a yard/bake sale on May 17 and 18 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. There will be numerous goodies available and a big variety of yard sale items.

 

Tags:  Seniors   St. Ignatius  

Saturday, May 18

‘Sunshine Boys’ back for 49th season of live theatre

5/18/2024

POLSON — The Port Polson Players launch their 49th season of Live Summer Theatre with Neil Simon’s classic and hilarious comedy Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. 

For reservations and information, go to: portpolsonplayers.com or call 406-883-9212. The Sunshine Boys is produced by Port Polson Players in association with Mission Valley Friends of the Arts.

 

Tags:  Polson   Port Polson Players  

Annual E-Waste Recycling Day set

5/18/2024

POLSON — The Lake County Transfer Station will hold their annual E-Waste Recycling Day on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The first 300 pounds of allowable electronics is free. No CRT Screens or televisions other that flatscreens allowed.

 

Tags:  Polson  

Beginners Tree ID hike planned

5/18/2024

KALISPELL — On Saturday, May 18, at 3 p.m.embark on a journey of discovery amidst the beauty of Lone Pine State Park with a beginner’s tree identification hike. Join a leisurely stroll through the park’s scenic trails and delve into the world of tree identification. Gain the skills to discern unique characteristics of various tree species, unlocking the secrets hidden within their leaves, bark, and branches. 

All ages welcome. Come prepared with sturdy walking shoes, water and a snack, and dress for the weather. Bring along your favorite field guide if you have one. Advance registration is required at 406-755-2706, ext. 0.

 

Church Yard Sale held

5/18/2024

ST.IGNATIUS — A free will Yard Sale will be held at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church (top of Post Creek Hill Hours) on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Garden for Life holds clean up, potluck

5/18/2024

ARLEE — The Arlee Community Development Corporation is having a clean-up day at their Garden for Life on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. Volunteer gardeners are asked to bring gloves, a rake, and wear comfortable gardening clothes. Bring a potluck dish and the Arlee CDC will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. The Garden for Life is located on Powwow Road in Arlee.

 

Tags:  Arlee   Arlee CDC  

Reading Rocks with Families First!

5/18/2024

POLSON — From 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 18, come join the North Lake County Public Library to kick of this fun program. We will be painting rocks to match a book in the library’s collection, and then we’ll hide them around town. When people find the rock and come check out the corresponding book, they can win a small prize.

 

Walk to view wildflowers

5/18/2024

BIGFORK — On Sunday, May 18, Wayfarers Unit of Flathead Lake State Park will hold walk to view wildflowers. Meet at the Ranger Station; the walk goes from 10-11:30 a.m. Come learn about the different species of vibrant flowers that grow each spring and summer in our Flathead Lake State Parks. 

Please bring/wear weather appropriate clothing, proper footwear, snacks, and a water bottle. These hikes are limited to 20 people and registration can be done by calling the ranger station at 406-837-3041 ext. 0. The cost is $4 per participant, and free for kids 12 and under.

 

Sunday, May 19

Final performance of ‘Sunshine Boys’ given

5/19/2024

POLSON — The Port Polson Players launch their 49th season of Live Summer Theatre with Neil Simon’s classic and hilarious comedy The Sunshine Boys. This popular and touching show plays at Polson’s beautiful theatre on the lake, Sunday, May 19, matinee at 2 p.m. 

For reservations and information, go to: portpolsonplayers.com or call 406-883-9212. The Sunshine Boys is produced by Port Polson Players in association with Mission Valley Friends of the Arts.

 

Tuesday, May 21

Learn all about choosing health

5/21/2024

POLSON — Families First and the Mission Valley Youth Foundation will show students in grades 6-8 how to cook, set healthy goals and play fun games in an after-school class in Mrs. Dunford’s room. Food, fun and fitness will take place from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on six Tuesdays. 

Sign up at the office. Spots are limited.

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Tags:  Polson   Families First  

Wednesday, May 22

Attend 2024 Assistance for Business Clinic

5/22/2024

POLSON — The 2024 Assistance for Business Clinic will take place on Wednesday, May 22, at the North Lake County Public Library. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. with the clinic starting promptly at 8 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. 

The fee is $45 per person ($40 when registering three or more). Snacks and lunch are provided. Continuing education credits will be available. For more information, to see the topics that will be covered and to register, go to: https://dli.mt.gov/employer/abc-clinics. Seating is limited.

 

Irrigators meet in Ronan

5/22/2024

RONAN — Flathead Irrigation District May monthly meeting is on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at Mission West Community Development Partners, 407 Main Street SW at 1 p.m., upstairs. We’ve had some informative meetings with CITT and BIA present.

 

Thursday, May 23

Attend Women-4-Wellness Fair

5/23/2024

PABLO — Attend the Women-4-Wellness event at the Joe McDonald Health & Fitness Center at Salish Kootenai College on Thursday, May 23, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Participant registration is open now. Register at: w4w.skc.edu

 

 

 

Life Savers bingo played

5/23/2024

POLSON — Every Thursday in May at 6 p.m., Glacier Brewing Company, 6 Tenth Ave. E, will host Life Saver’s Animal Rescue Bingo. 

Please join us.

Tags:  Polson  

Saturday, May 25

Learn spring birds by sight, sound

5/25/2024

LONE PINE STATE PARK — On Saturday, May 25, from 8-11 a.m. join Flathead Audubon Conservation educator Denny Olsen for a morning learning adventure. Forging an unlikely union between science, humor, and drama, Denny has established a reputation as an innovative performer and educator. This program is recommended for older teenagers and adults to build your bird identification skills. Wear sturdy walking shoes, bring water and a snack, and dress for the weather. Bring along your favorite field guide if you have one. 

There is no fee to attend, however space is limited and advance registration is required at 406-755-2706, ext. 0.

 

Tags:  Kalispell   Flathead Audobon  

Library closed for holiday

5/25/2024

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. 

Tribal Health recipients’ outreach event

5/25/2024

ELMO — Join us in the Tribal Health Elmo Community Room from 3-5:30 p.m. while the Tribal Healthcare Resource Team assists you and your family in completing and submitting your application for Medicaid, HMK or CHIP. 

Bring a valid ID, income verification (last 30 days), birth certificate for newborns. 

Completing the application process enters your name into a raffle for big prizes including: 43” Roku Smart TV, adult bicycle with helmet, or a child’s bicycle with helmet.

 

 

Tags:  Elmo   Tribal Health   Medicaid  

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