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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: 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: 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:



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Sunday, October 8

New pastor welcomed


POLSON — Pastor Bruce Richter joins Polson Community Church for the first time of Sunday Oct. 8. Come join us on the hill at Polson Community Church at 10:30 a.m., 1814 1st St E, Polson. We also have “Seekers,” an adult Sunday School class, at 9:15 a.m.


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Thursday, October 12

Register for virtual scary but true stories


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library will present on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6:30-8 p.m., “Hauntings of Montana” with Ellen Baumler. This is another in the Montana Library Network Virtual Program Series. This program is free and open to all. You must register to receive the link. Register at:  History and the supernatural are the canvas for this program that intertwines the past with the present. Historian, storyteller and award-winning author Ellen Baumler weaves a ghostly web in a thought-provoking journey to Montana’s most spirited places. Basing her true stories on firsthand accounts, personal interviews and historical records, her well-researched tales have scared and delighted audiences of all ages.



Friday, October 13

German dinner served


POLSON — A German dinner of schnitzel, spaetzle, red cabbage, salad and dessert will be served for $15 a plate at the Mission Valley Elks Lodge – 1695 on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Buy tickets in advance – ask bartender.


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Update given on library donations


POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s Friends of the Library group has generously offered to take on our book and movie donation program. Starting now, we will accept encyclopedias that are 40 years old or older and textbooks. Condition rules still apply. There is no longer a limit to how many donations the library can take. However, if you are planning to bring more than three boxes of materials for donation, please contact us ahead of time so we can make arrangements. 

We still do not have the space to house donations, so the Friends will come to the library every other Friday to sort and haul them away to their storage facility for future book sales. 

If you have a large donation, we would appreciate it if you would drop off during the afternoon on either Oct. 13 or Oct. 27.


Saturday, October 14

Free Indigenous Film Series continues


POLSON — The Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition will sponsor a free film in their 7th Indigenous Film Series at the Showboat Stadium 6 in Polson at 1 p.m. on Oct. 14. 

“Daughter of a Lost Bird” is about Kendra, an adult Native adoptee, who reconnects with her birth family, discovers her Lummi heritage, and confronts issues of her own identity.


Sunday, October 15

Church welcomes all


POLSON — Feeling lost in your faith? Free guidance every Sunday. Come join us on the hill at Polson Community Church at 10:30 a.m., 1814 First St. E. 

We also have “Seekers,” an adult Sunday School class, at 9:15 a.m.


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Tuesday, October 17

Harvest Dinner to be take-out only


 POLSON — The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold its 53rd Annual Harvest Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 17, for takeout only. Meal consists of Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, coleslaw, a roll and pumpkin pie. Please call ahead at 406-883-5864 to place orders. Dinners may be picked up between 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Dinner is $15 each. Homemade Lefse will be available for sale as well. It is the desire of Good Shepherd to continue keeping prices reasonable because this dinner is a mission/outreach of our community. Donations are always welcome. Dinner proceeds will benefit Lake County Search and Rescue and Polson’s Senior Center. 


Order take-out Harvest Dinner


POLSON — Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 Fourth Ave. E, will hold their 53rd annual Harvest Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 4-6 p.m. Take-out orders only for $15 per dinner. 

Dinners will include Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes/gravy, coleslaw, green beans, rolls, and pumpkin pie. Homemade Lefse may be purchased at $5 for a package of four. 

Order ahead of time by calling or will be available for purchase at the door. Call 406-883-5864 to place your take-out order and or Lefse order. 

Everyone is welcome.


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