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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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Tuesday, October 24

Developmental, preschool screening held in Arlee

10/24/2023

ARLEE — A free Developmental and Preschool Screening Clinic for children ages 0 to 5 in the Arlee School District will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Arlee Elementary K-2 Building (406-726-3216) from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Please call to schedule an appointment for your child’s screening or to receive more information. This free screening will include gross motor, fine motor, language concepts, communication skills, communication concepts, hearing and vision screening. 

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Developmental, preschool screening held in Mission

10/24/2023

ST. IGNATIUS — News from Missoula Area Ed. Cooperative: A free Developmental and Preschool Screening Clinic for children ages 0 to 5 in the St. Ignatius School District will be held at the St. Ignatius Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 9-11:30 a.m. Please call 406-745-3811 to schedule an appointment for your child’s screening or to receive more information. This free screening will include gross motor, fine motor, language concepts, communication concepts, communication skills, hearing and vision screening.

 

Wednesday, October 25

Irrigators to meet in Ronan

10/25/2023

RONAN — The Flathead Irrigation District will hold their monthly meeting on Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. upstairs at Mission West Community Development Partners, 407 Main Street SW. Please note the November and December meetings will be combined and held Nov. 6. Same time, same location. 

 

Library’s Page Turners to meet

10/25/2023

POLSON — On Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. North Lake County Public Library’s Page Turners Youth Book Club will meet. Come join us as we read and discuss “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” by Kelly Barnhill. Pick up your free copy from the library and we will meet to discuss the book on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m. All meetings are currently being held at the library’s temporary location: 301 16th Ave. E (First United Methodist Church Building).

Mission Fire Board to meet

10/25/2023

ST. IGNATIUS — The regular meeting of the St. Ignatius Rural Fire District Board will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Fire Hall meeting room. For further information contact Chairman Tim Callahan at 406-745-4112.

 

Mission Mountain Zen offers free online meditation classes

10/25/2023

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. Classes include 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. 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.

 

Mission Mountain Zen offers free online meditation classes

10/25/2023

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. Classes include 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. 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.

 

Zen offers free online meditation classes

10/25/2023

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. Classes include 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. 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.

 

Thursday, October 26

Explore small business cybersecurity

10/26/2023

KALISPELL — Flathead Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Center is hosting free community lectures, and no registration is necessary. Lectures are held in the Arts & Technology building, room 139. Explore small business cybersecurity fundamentals and practical strategies to protect your business from cyber threats with a lecture on “Cybersecurity for small business.” Topics include risk assessment, employee awareness and training, secure network infrastructure, data protection and backup, incident response planning, vendor and third-party risk management, and regulatory compliance. Learn about the unique challenges small businesses face and leave with actionable insights to implement effective security measures and mitigate potential risks necessary to safeguard your business and customer data. For more information about FVCC’s Continuing Education fall class offerings, visit: fvcc.edu/ContinuingEducation. 

 

Free ‘arts, crafts’ class held by Summit Independent Living

10/26/2023

RONAN — Summit Independent Living holds a free “Arts and Crafts” class on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at its Ronan office located at 124 Main Street. This group provides a sense of community and fellowship with those who are interested in creating and crafting. All are welcome. 

For more information call Carol at 406-215-1604, ext. 2 or email cmadden@summitilc.org.

 

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Jump start your day

10/26/2023

POLSON — Mission West Community Development will partner with Polson Chamber of Commerce at Maxine’s, 325 Main Street, on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 8-9 a.m. 

Come chat, network, learn about services and have a cup of coffee on us. Learn about business loans, support, plans; establishing accounting and financial systems; business management and planning; workshops, and training.

 

Ronan Cooperative Brewery plays games

10/26/2023

Don't have another boring Thursday night in. Mark your calendars for October 26th, 5-7pm, and come out to the Ronan Cooperative Brewery for a rousing happy hour of cooperative board games with friends and family! Celebrate National Co-op Month by building your cooperative strategy with our awarding-winning collection of games, like the out-of-this-world space adventure "The Crew" or "Co-oply," a collaborative twist on the classic game where everyone wins - or everyone loses!

Summit Independent Living holds free arts and crafts class

10/26/2023

RONAN - Summit Independent Living holds a free arts and crafts class on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. at its Ronan office located at 124 Main Street. This group provides a sense of community and fellowship with those who are interested in creating and crafting. All are welcome. For more information call Carol at 406-215-1604, Ext. 2 or email cmadden@summitilc.org.

Friday, October 27

Get ready for Ladies Night Out

10/27/2023

POLSON — Get ready for Ladies Night Out. Grab your gals for an evening of shopping, food, drinks, and deals. Costumes encouraged. 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 Oct. 27 from 4-8 p.m. You can use it at all participating businesses to get $5 off your purchase of $25 or more. The pass is free, but we only have a limited supply available, so hit up those shops soon to claim yours in time. A list of participating businesses will be available soon.

 

Saturday, October 28

Final free Indigenous Film Series movie

10/28/2023

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. 28. “Attla” is the untold story of Alaska Native dogsled racing champion George Attla and his resilience and his legacy.

 

Tuesday, October 31

Trick or treat at library

10/31/2023

POLSON — Trick or treat at North Lake County Public Library’s temporary location, 301 16th Ave. E (First United Methodist Church Building). Come to the library anytime during open hours of 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31, to share your costume and get a treat. Library staff will be ready with costumes and candy. All ages welcome. Happy Halloween.

 

You’re invited to join Trunk-or-Treat

10/31/2023

 RONAN — Mission Mountain Holdings is hosting the second annual Ronan Trunk-Or-Treat on Oct. 31, 4:30-8 p.m. at the Ronan Lake County Fair Grounds, 300 3rd Ave. NW. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun trick-or-treating experience for kids while giving businesses the opportunity to positively impact local families. We are giving businesses the opportunity to participate by setting up a Trunk (sign up by Oct. 25) and passing out candy to our community’s youngsters. 

Set up begins at noon. Sponsoring by Oct.13 with $100 gets recognition on Facebook, $300 gets your name on a banner and on TVs at the event’s center and $500 will additionally receive radio recognition … great ways to advertise. MMH will provide a table for water, apple cider, and hot chocolate. There will also be gift giveaways. 

4-H will have a petting zoo set and a game center in the barn and the Ronan Wrestling Club will do face painting. Participation is free. Profits go to Lake County 4-H Clubs. The best decorated Trunk will receive a catered meal to their business. For more information contact Bryla at 406-880-6669 or bryla@mission-mountain.com. 

 

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Wednesday, November 1

Dance, more at MME ‘Western Shindig’

11/1/2023

POLSON — Mission Mountain Empowerment will hold a Western Shindig on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Inn. There will be a silent auction, entertainment, and dancing for a $25 admission fee (age: 21+ only). Hors d’oeuvres and refreshment included. Tickets available at Twice But Nice and Nifty Thrifty businesses and MME administration office or: www.eventbrite. com. 

All proceeds go towards MME and enriching the lives of the individual they serve. 

Mission Mountain Zen offers free online meditation classes

11/1/2023

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. Classes include 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. 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.

 

Thursday, November 2

‘Tools’ the Storytime topic at the library

11/2/2023

 

POLSON — Thursdays mean Story Time! Join us at 10 a.m. at our temporary location: First United Methodist Church 30116th Ave. E. Story Time is geared toward kindergarten readiness, ages 3-5, but everyone is welcome! We read books, make crafts and play games. Parents and Caregivers are encouraged to join in. Brittany from Families First will be a special guest 

Library makes available Zoom production

11/2/2023

 

POLSON — The Montana Library Network Virtual Program, “Logic and Magic with Jon Turk” can be seen on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m. This is a virtual program on Zoom that is free and open to all. You must register to receive the link. Register at: https://tinyurl. com/jonturkMT. Dr. Jon Turk earned a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1971 and was nominated by National Geographic as one of the Top Ten Adventurers of the Year in 2012. Between these bookends, Jon co-authored the first environmental science textbook in North America, followed by 35 additional texts. At the same time, he kayaked around Cape Horn, across the North Pacific, and around Ellesmere Island. He has mountain biked across the Gobi in Mongolia and made first ski descents and first rock climbing ascents around the globe. In Siberia, Jon’s worldview was altered by Moolynaut, a Siberian shaman, and his later books reflect these spiritual journeys. Go to our website for a complete description of this program. 

Library makes available Zoom production

11/2/2023

POLSON — The Montana Library Network Virtual Program, “Logic and Magic with Jon Turk” can be seen on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m. This is a virtual program on Zoom that is free and open to all. You must register to receive the link. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/jonturkMT. 

Dr. Jon Turk earned a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1971 and was nominated by National Geographic as one of the Top Ten Adventurers of the Year in 2012. Between these bookends, Jon co-authored the first environmental science textbook in North America, followed by 35 additional texts. At the same time, he kayaked around Cape Horn, across the North Pacific, and around Ellesmere Island. He has mountain biked across the Gobi in Mongolia and made first ski descents and first rock climbing ascents around the globe. In Siberia, Jon’s worldview was altered by Moolynaut, a Siberian shaman, and his later books reflect these spiritual journeys. 

Go to our website for a complete description of this program. 

 

Friday, November 3

Free youth art workshop offered

11/3/2023

 

ARLEE — The Arlee Community Development Corporation is offering a free youth art workshop for kids in grades 3 – 8 on Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to noon. Salish artist Aspen Decker will be teaching the history of ledger art, and participants will make their own works of art on antique paper. Lunch will be provided. To register, email: info@arleecdc. org or call 406-726-5550. 

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