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• Evergreen Water and Sewer District board meets at 7 a.m. at the district office, 130 Nicholson Dr.

• Flathead County Trail Plan update meeting, 8:30-10:30 a.m. 40 11th St. W., Kalispell.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m., North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Speakers are Wilma Framness and Charice Brunner. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Red Cross blood drives: noon to 5 p.m. Troy Baptist Church; noon to 5 p.m. Meadowlake Resort, blood mobile.

• Kalispell Toastmasters Club 3147 Humorous Speech Contest, noon to 1 p.m. First Interstate Bank basement, 2 Main Street, Kalispell. Public welcome.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a community presentation geared for seniors, “Local Political Climate — Issues and Candidates” 2-3:30 p.m., Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9625.

• Deer Park School board Negotiation Team meets at 3 p.m.

• Sobbacycle in Whitefish sponsors a spin class to raise money for A21, a nonprofit combating human trafficking, 5:30 p.m. $20 per person. Limited to 20. Call 406-730-8744.

• National Wild Turkey Federation informational volunteer recruitment meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hampton Inn, & Suites, Whitefish. Call Jason Tarwater, 785-221-6515.

• Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead Valley meet at 7 p.m. Flathead Building Association, 309 Main St., Kalispell. Call 881-4288.

• Dances of Universal Peace, 7-8:30 p.m., Shining Mountain Center for Spiritual Living, 475 Eighth Ave. EN, Kalispell, Call Red Star, 871-4783.

Thursday

• Red Cross blood drives: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Libby VFW; 1-5 p.m. Proof Research, blood mobile.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 2200 U.S. 2 E., Kalispell. Topic is “Connecting Evergreen — All Things Bike Path” Speakers are Flathead County planners Kari Nielson and Rachel Ezell, and Rails to Trails representatives Mark Crowley and Helen Pilling.

• Friends of the Library meet at noon, ImagineIF Library meeting room, Kalispell. All welcome.

• Flathead City-County Board of Health meets 1 p.m., administration office, Earl Bennett Building, 1035 First Ave. E., Kalispell.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer 5-6:30 p.m., Buffalo Hill Funeral Home. Food, drinks, prizes. Everyone welcome.

• Montana House District 11 candidates meet and greet with Derek Skees and JoBest Blair, 5-6 p.m., Lakeside QRU, 201 Bills Road, Lakeside. Free. Open to public.

• Friendship Force of the Flathead Valley hosts Let’s Eat Out, 5 p.m., Brannigan’s Pub, Kalispell. RSVP to Priscilla, 756-9332.

• Joe Coco presents a free seminar “Health Care Sharing Ministries: An Affordable Alternative to Traditional Health Insurance,” 7-8:30 p.m., Coco Enterprises Conference Center, 6438 U.S. 93 S., Whitefish. Free. RSVP to 862-9400.

Friday

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance and Operations Committee meets 7 a.m., district office basement meeting room.

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kalispell Ford, blood mobile.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes, Kalispell. Bob Nystuen, Montana University System board of regents member, discusses Legislative Referendum128; www.gcpachy.org

• Big Arm community potluck, 6 p.m., Historic Big Arm School. Shawn Devlin, a scientist from the Yellow Bay Biological Station gives a presentation at 7 p.m. Call 849-5064.

Saturday

• Women of First Presbyterian Church annual fall and holiday bazaar, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 540 S. Main St., Kalispell. Crafts, homebaked goods, books, holiday and next to new items. Homemade soup lunch, pies and bread 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds go to local charities.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Mackenzie River Pizza North, Kalispell.

• Author Beth Hodder shares her experience with the Artist-Wilderness-Connection program and her storyboarding technique for writing, 10 a.m., Shining Mountain Center, 475 Eighth Ave. EN, Kalispell.

Thought

“The thinking of a genius does not proceed logically. It leaps with great ellipses. It pulls knowledge from God knows where.” — Dorothy Thompson, American journalist (1894-1961).

• Fall Fest, Wayfarers Unit Flathead Lake State Parks, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 8600 Montana 35, Bigfork. 3K fun run around park; registration 10:30 a.m. Crafts, scavenger hunt, sack races, educational games, food. Costume contest with prizes. Free. Families welcome.

• Bret Bouda signs his book “Sperry Chalet, 2-4 p.m., Whitefish Quilts and Gifts, 131 Central Ave., Whitefish.

Monday

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-283-7000.

• Red Cross blood drive,1-6 p.m., at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Pint Night, 5 p.m. Bias Brewing, Kalispell. $1 of every pint sold benefits the nonprofit Paws to Play Dog Park.

• Montana House District 11 candidates meet and greet, 5-6 p.m., Lakeside Quick Response Unite, 201 Bills Road, Lakeside. Question and answer session follows. Coffee and snacks.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m., 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

Tuesday

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Eureka Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m., Polson Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 883-4735.

• University of Montana art faculty exhibit opening, 4-6 p.m., Arts and Technology building, FVCC. Light refreshments. Free. Open to public.

• Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Expo, 5-8:30 p.m., FVCC. Variety of presentations at campus locations. Open house 7-8:30 p.m., Ross Hall. Free. Public invited.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board work session 6 p.m., Kalispell Middle School Library.

• Author John Fraley discusses his latest book “Rangers, Trappers, and Trailblazers: Early Adventures in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness and Glacier National Park” 7 p.m., Arts and Technology Building, room 139, FVCC. Free. Public invited.

A look ahead

• Refresh Leadership Simulcast with guest speaker Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 24, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Registration 8-9 a.m. Cost $15; continental breakfast. Call 257-2255.

• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Oct. 24, FVCC.

• ImagineIF Libraries board meets at 9:30 a.m., City Hall, Columbia Falls. Call Connie Behe, 758-5824.

• Salvation Army Harvest-fest youth/family carnival 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24, 110 Bountiful Drive, Kalispell. Cup cake walk, fishing pond, games. Prizes. Lock up friends in “jail” for a donation to get out. Snack bar.

• Sarah Broussard from Halt Cancer at X and Rebecca Farm presents grants to recipients, 10-11 a.m. Oct. 25, Rebecca Chaney Broussard Center for Nursing & Health Science, FVCC. RSVP to Mackenzie, 406-261-7665.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 25, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. Sponsored by Rotary Clubs.

• Teen social for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Food, Wii gaming. Learn how to use a 3D printer and pen. Free.

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Oct. 25, IT office.

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy and Communications Committee meets 10 a.m. Oct. 25, superintendent’s office.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 11:45 a.m. Oct. 25, Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Over 60 Party, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 25, Whitefish Moose Lodge, 230 W. 10th St. Bingo, cake, door prizes. No charge.

• Marion Fire District Board meets 5 p.m. Oct. 25, at the Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane.

• Good Shepherd Lutheran Church harvest dinner, 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 409 First Ave. E., Polson. Swedish meatballs, potatoes and gravy, homemade lefse, salad, desert. Adults $10; children under 12, $5. Take-out orders available; call 883-5864. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County.

• Alzheimer’s Association Montana free educational program titled, “Effective Communication Strategies,” 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 25, Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Drive, Kalispell. RSVP to 406-252-3053.

• Free Night at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Miracle of American Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. Film “The Devil Horse” will be shown. Treats and donations welcome. Call Gil, 883-6804 or 270-7895.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 26: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flathead City-County Health Department.

• Opening reception for new Glacier Park exhibit, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26, Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Refreshments. Cash bar. Open to public. Free admission.

• West Shore community dinner, 5-6 p.m. Oct. 26, the Gathering Place 238 Adams St., Lakeside. Free of charge to anyone. Families welcome.

• Lake View Care Center Haunted House, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26-27, 1050 Grand Dr., Bigfork. Scary actors and zones; Admission $1; donations accepted.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266 for a reservation.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection fall fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Crafts, homemade baked items, jams jellies. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Kalispell Elks Lodge annual pumpkin carving contest, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27, 1820 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. All welcome. Call David Barnes, 249-0535.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 30: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eureka High School; 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. St. Joseph Medical Center, Polson.

• Flathead Valley Community College Veterans’ Association hosts Trunk or Treat, 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, west-facing parking. Free. Open to public.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Montana Academy.

• Flathead County Sheriff’s Posse hosts a Trick or Treat community event, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 31, 155 Shady Lane, Kalispell (former Boys and Girls Club Roller Rink). Games, candy, prizes. Tables by first responders and local businesses. Free admission.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6, North Valley Hospital, Whitefish. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 863-3627.

• Trinity Lutheran School annual Christmas fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Vendors, raffle prizes, games, arts and crafts. Call 257-6716.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 12, Troy United Methodist Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-293-0100.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

• Creston Fire Department offers an adult, infant and child CPR/obstructed airway course, 6 p.m. Nov. 13, at the fire department, 4498 Montana 35, Kalispell. $40 minimum donation. Reserve by Nov. 6. Call 250-4655.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15, Bigfork Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 837-4157..

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Eureka High School. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-293-6344.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 11:45 a.m. Nov. 15, Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Smith Valley School ‘50s-Themed Happy Days Pie Bingo, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 16, 2901 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Public invited.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-293-7000.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Billiards Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Laura Normandy, 752-9612, ext. 1351.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a community presentation geared for seniors, “Fall Prevention and Winter Safety Tips,” 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9625.

• Free Night at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Miracle of American Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. Film “Kelly’s Heroes” will be shown. Bring Thanksgiving leftovers to share; donations welcome. Call Gil, 883-6804 or 270-7895.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 26, Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• Smith Valley School Holiday Craft Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1, 2901 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce annual holiday gala Dec. 6, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Social hour and silent auction 5 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Dec. 10.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 11, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 11 a.m. Dec. 13, Evergreen board room, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Billiards Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Laura Normandy, 752-9612, ext. 1351.

• Free Night at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27, Miracle of American Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. “Heading Home for the Holidays” filmed in Glacier Park and Browning with Amy Grant and Jimmy Stewart’s “Mr. Krueger’s Christmas” will be shown. Treats and donations welcome. Call Gil, 883-6804 or 270-7895.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Jan. 14.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 11:45 a.m. Jan. 17, Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Feb. 11.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 11:45 a.m. Feb. 14, Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. March 11.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 11:45 a.m. March 21, Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. April 8.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 11:45 a.m. April 18, Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. May 13.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 11:45 a.m. May 16, Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. June 10.

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