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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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Thursday, June 20

Arlee CDC hosts ‘Beyond the Frame’ exhibit

6/20/2024

ARLEE — The Arlee Community Development Corporation, 92555 US Hwy. 93, will host “Beyond the Frame,” a special exhibit of artwork created by local teen artists on Thursday, June 20, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Arlee CDC. 

Everyone is invited to come and meet the artists, see their recent artwork, and enjoy some refreshments. This event is sponsored by the Arlee CDC, the Missoula Art Museum, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Call 406-726-5550 for more information.

Come for an ice-cream social

6/20/2024

POLSON — St. Joseph Assisted Living will host an open-house and ice-cream social on Thursday, June 20, from 1-3 p.m. Put this on your calendar. Come take a tour of our beautiful facility.

Call 406-883-8970 for more information.

Come for an ice-cream social

6/20/2024

POLSON — St. Joseph Assisted Living will host an open-house and ice-cream social on Thursday, June 20, from 1-3 p.m. Put this on your calendar. Come take a tour of our beautiful facility. Call 406-883-8970 for more information.

Dive into ‘Boat Day’ fun

6/20/2024

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library continues its Summer Reading Program with the annual Boat Building Day event. Gary Teggeman, a local boat builder, will be there from 10-11 a.m. Come build the strongest boat you can, and then we will sink it! The boat that holds the most booty before it sinks, wins.  

 

Dive into ‘Boat Day’ fun

6/20/2024

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library continues its Summer Reading Program with the annual Boat Building Day event. Gary Teggeman, a local boat builder, will be there from 10-11 a.m. Come build the strongest boat you can, and then we will sink it! The boat that holds the most booty before it sinks, wins. 

Donate books

6/20/2024

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library is holding a Book Donation Day on Thursday, June 6. You are welcome to bring material donations today from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on those dates. 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.” They added the extra day to give everyone the best selection for the Book Sale in June. Please refer to our Materials Donation Policy on our website for more information. Go to the “about us” tab to review library policies.

Flathead Lakers to meet

6/20/2024

POLSON — Join us on the Summer Solstice for the Flathead Lakers annual meeting at the Barn at Finley Point. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with drinks and appetizers; The program starts at 6 p.m. A Stewardship Award recipient will be recognized, Lakers updates and State of the Lake will be shared. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in our silent auction, featuring a 1981 J-24 sailboat generously donated by a former member.

Free workshop offered

6/20/2024

RONAN — Mission West Community Development Partners will offer a free workshop titled “Storytelling with Images” on Wednesday, June 20, from 1-4 p.m. Learn how to use images to make your website and social media tell your story.

 We will look at example photos and your photos to pick out the parts of a photo that deliver your story and the parts that detract from your story. This hands-on workshop is available in-person and live through Zoom. 

Go to: lccdc.ecenterdirect.com to register or contact Jennifer Beh at 406-676-5916.

 

Library offers Families First presentation

6/20/2024

POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library continues its Summer Reading Program with a presentation from Families First from 10-11 a.m.

 

Sign up for Midnight Hoops Basketball Tournament

6/20/2024

ARLEE — (Registration closes on June 19 and there is no late registration.) Team check-in takes place at 4:30 p.m. and the tournament takes place from 5 p.m.-midnight. The 3-on-3 tournament takes place at the Arlee Powwow Pavilion. The event is free for kids entering 3rd grade through 8th grade for the 2024-25 school year. There will be door prizes and the top four teams in each bracket will win prizes. There will be three brackets:

3 & 4 grade; 5 & 6 grade; and 7 & 8 grade. Teams are co-ed or all girls and must always include one girl per team. Register at any CSKT Fitness Center or go to: https://FORMS.OFFICE.COM/R/07ZF0FR4. If you have questions, call Lindsey at 406-493-4425 or Paul at 406-725-3525 X 5209.

 

SPLASH at KwaTaqNuk

6/20/2024

POLSON — At 5 p.m. join the Polson business community for SPLASH (Support Polson Late Afternoon Social Hour) at the KwaTaqNuk Resort, 49708 US Hwy. 93. Rub shoulders with other business professionals and enjoy a variety of food and beverage options. 

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