Thursday, June 8
Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous in Ronan
RONAN — Ronan Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th annual Mission Valley Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous starting at noon on Thursday, June 8, to Sunday, June 12, at 6 p.m. They are excited to present 13 of the most awesome, talented artists coming from across United States as well as internationally this year.
The competition will be intense as they carve a “masterpiece” to be auctioned off on Sunday at 1 p.m. Also, the carvers will do a “quick carve” each of the four days. Some of the “quick carves” will be available for auction on Friday evening June 9 at 6 p.m.
The competition will be at the Lake County Fairgrounds. We welcome the public to watch these amazing carvers and enjoy the food booths and vendors who will be also on site. No admission fees.
Friday, June 9
Chainsaw carving artist show their skills
RONAN — The four-day Mission Valley Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous will hold nightly quick-carve auctions, carvings for sale and craft and food vendors.
Grizzly Memorial Tourney held
RONAN — Come join the Mission Mountain Chapter of the Grizzly Scholarship Association at their annual Golf for the Griz Memorial Tournament on Friday, June 9, at the Ronan Golf Course. The four-person scramble begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start. Registration fees are $460 per team which includes greens fees, cart, prizes, dinner, and a snack bar buffet. (Rocky Mountain oysters will be served as a special treat.) Extra dinner tickets are available for $25 each. Dinner will be served starting at 4 p.m. There will be a silent auction with lots and a 50-50 drawing for a chance to win some cash. Entry deadline is June 8, but entries are accepted on a first- come, first-serve basis and limited to 32 teams. For more information contact the Ronan Golf Club at 406-676-4653. This scramble is sponsored by the Mission Mountain Chapter of the Grizzly Scholarship Association and all proceeds go for Grizzly Athletic Scholarships.
Homesteader Days held for the 74th time
HOT SPRINGS — The 74th annual Homesteader Days and Open Rodeo, one of Northwestern Montana’s not-to-be-missed signature events, will be held June 9-11 in Hot Springs. Fun-filled family events begin on Friday at noon and ends at 11 p.m. In the evening enjoy music and dancing.
Saturday, June 10
Chainsaw carving continues
RONAN — Watch as amazing works of art are created by international chainsaw carvers at the Fairgrounds in Ronan. The four-day Mission Valley Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous will hold nightly quick-carve auctions, carvings for sale and craft and food vendors.
Full breakfast served up
BIG ARM — The Big Arm Association will host a pancake breakfast at our Big Arm School on Saturday, June 10, from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. We will serve pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, and coffee. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted. For more information call 406-849-5064.
Glacier Bank Golf Tourney held
POLSON — The Glacier Bank Two-Person Better Ball golf tournament will be held at the Polson Bay Golf Course on June 10 and 11. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Homesteaders continues for day three
HOT SPRINGS — Kids games, vendors, art and crafts shows, a car show and rodeo continue at the Homesteaders Days festival from 9 a.m.-2 a.m. on Main Street. The Homesteader Rodeo begins at 6 p.m.
Superoval race at Speedway
POLSON — The Mission Valley Speedway Superoval, 1113 N. Reservoir Rd., is the site of the Late Models, Mod 4’s, Hobby Stocks, Hornets and Legends racing. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for children 8-14; children under 7 are free. Seniors 55 and older, military and first responders pay a $10 admission fee. Family (two adults, three kids) is $40 general admission. RV dry camping fee is $50 per one RV. Time trials begin at 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. Call 406-212-8159 for more information.
View Quilt Show
RONAN — The Mission Mountain Quilt Show will take place in conjunction with the Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous, on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the High School Gymnasium.
Our theme this year is “We the People,” exemplified by this year’s raffle quilt. Additional quilted items will also be for sale along with vendors, a consignment market, a raffle basket and more. Come vote for your favorite quilt. There is no admission fee. The guild supports those who’ve lost their homes to fire by giving Tender Loving Care quilts to fire victims in Ronan, St. Ignatius and Polson communities.
Sunday, June 11
Carving auction ends rendezvous
RONAN — Sunday is the final day of the Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous at the Ronan Fairgrounds. The competition will be intense as they carve a “masterpiece” to be auctioned off. The final Chainsaw Carving Rendezvous auction begins at 1 p.m.
Heritage Keeper Benefit to feature singing, drumming
CHARLO — On Sunday, June 11, from 2-5 p.m. Heritage Keeper Benefit fundraising event will be held. A ticketed event with music, food, a live auction will feature Native speakers Aspen and Cameron Decker of “Xwlxlilt”, (Salish for Alive and Well), along with Salish singing, drumming and hoop dancing. For more information call 406-644-3435 or check out our website and Facebook.
Homesteaders’ final day takes place
HOT SPRINGS — The final day for Homesteader revelers takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street. The much-awaited parade begins at noon on Main Street and the second day of the rodeo begins at 2 p.m.
Queen size quilt auctioned
RONAN — At the Mission Mountain Quilt Guild Show a beautiful queen size quilt will be auctioned off on Sunday afternoon.
Race Unity Picnic Potluck
RONAN — On Sunday, from 12-3 p.m. in the large pavilion Ronan City Park off Eisenhower Road, join us in developing bonds of friendships as we look towards increasing unity in our community. Hosted by the Baha’is of the Flathead Reservation, everyone is welcome. Call 406-872-2222 for more information.
Superoval race held at Speedway
POLSON — The Mission Valley Speedway Superoval, 1113 N. Reservoir Rd., is the site of the Late Models, Mod 4’s, Hobby Stocks, Hornets and Legends racing. Time trials begin at 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. Call 406-212-8159 for more information.
Monday, June 12
Summer Reading Program begins
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will begin their Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 12, at 9:15 a.m. Call 406-872-2066 for more informatio. Summer Reading Program activities will take the place of Thursday Story Time.
WMCPGA Pro Am played in Polson
POLSON — The 2023 WMCPGA ProAm will be played on the closed 18-hole course from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday, June 14
Book signing held at D'Arcy McNickle Library
The Salish Kootenai College Library is hosting an Author Talk & Book signing from Alix Christie and her new historical novel about Angus and Catherine McDonald. The Author Talk is at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, at the Salish Kootenai College D'Arcy McNickle Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact the Library at 406-275-4875.
Thursday, June 15
Make a patriotic bracelet
POLSON — Members of the North Lake County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program are going to make patriotic bracelets to celebrate Flag Day. Join us at our temporary location: 301 Sixteenth Ave. E (First United Methodist Church) at 2 p.m. This program is free. All materials provided. There will be cutting and bending of wire involved, so well supervised children are welcome.