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

• Annual Birds of Prey Festival, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Exhibits, booths and programs. Fun activities, concessions available. Free. Open to public.

• Flathead Celtic Festival, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Herron Park, Kalispell. Bagpipe/grand entry parade at noon. Celtic games, music, bagpipes, kids’ activities, beer tent, food, vendors.

• ImagineIF Libraries, Love Lives Here, Highline Design Company presents a community celebration of inclusion, 10 a.m. to noon, outside the library, Third Street East, Kalispell. Speakers, hands-on activities, snacks. Free. Open to public.

• Begg Dog Park anniversary party, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Begg Drive, off Airport Road. Cake, peanut butter lick contest, raffle baskets.

• Annual Shriners/Spinnaker Chili cook off and wiener dog races, Spinnaker Bar and Grill, Lakeside. Chili set up 3 p.m.; tasting 4 p.m. Registration 5 p.m.; wiener dog races 5:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Shriners; 406-844-2176.

• Annual Kootenai Harvest Festival, noon to 7:30 p.m., Riverfront Park, Libby. Live music, children’s activities, cider press. Food and craft vendors. Free and open to the public. Garden-to-table dinner $10. Beer available for purchase.

• Flathead Democrats Harvest Dinner, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Social hour 5 p.m. Buffet dinner 6:30 p.m. Guest speakers are candidates Kathleen William and Rex Renk. For tickets, call 406-730-2741.

• Mountain Brook Community Library hamburger, pie and ice cream social, 5-8 p.m., Foothill Road, Kalispell. Live music by Swan Range Jammers.

Sunday

• Flathead Valley Out of the Darkness Walk to fight suicide, 2 p.m., Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Check-in 1 p.m. Register online at outofthedarkness.org/FlatheadValley.

• Benefit concert for Neighbors in Need, 4 p.m., Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Drive, Kalispell. Free will offering accepted.

Monday

• Flathead County Republican Women meet at noon, Hampton Inn, Kalispell. Speakers Bob Keenan and Dave Galts talk about Montana initiatives on November ballot.

• Red Cross blood drives: 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 2-6 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church.

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

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program by Jim Shelden of Missoula titled, “Glacial Lake Missoula in the Flathead Valley” Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Greeting 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:15 p.m. Cost $19 includes presentation. Program starts at 7 p.m., free for posse members and youth under 16; $5 for nondinner walk-in nonmembers. For dinner reservations, call 752-9642.

• Montana Disability Voices hosts a public candidate forum with Montana legislative candidates to discuss issues and public policy affecting those with disabilities, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Suite 26, Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Free. Register at www.mtdisabilityvoices.org

Tuesday

• Kalispell Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell. Luncheon tickets $20. For reservations, call 758-2803.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5:30 p.m., Church at Creston.

• Lakeside County Water and Sewer district board meets 2 p.m., district meeting room, 253 Bierney Creek Road.

• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction Committee meets 3 p.m., assistant superintendent’s office.

• Flathead County Solid Waste District board meets 3 p.m., landfill office.

• Smith Valley School Negotiations Committee meets Smith Valley Teachers Association 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kalispell Elks Lodge.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m., North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Speakers are Ashley Stewart and Nancy Williams. Bring donations of canned goods or personal care items for Samaritan House. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621.

Thought

“You cannot survive if you do not know the past.” — Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist (1929-2006).

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a community presentation geared for seniors, “Dementia Treatment — What’s On the Horizon,” 2-3:30 p.m., Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9625.

Great Outdoors Brewery Tour, 5-7 p.m., Kalispell Brewing Co., 412 Main Street. Meet with Outdoor recreation and conservation advocates.

• Columbia Falls School board Long Range Planning Committee meets at 6 p.m.

Thursday

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy and Communications Committee meets 8:30 a.m., superintendent’s office.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., The Wave, Whitefish.

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

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

• West Valley School board meets 4:45 p.m.

Friday

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

Friday

• Flathead Quilters Guild 2018 quilt show, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Boutique, demonstrations, raffles, concessions. Admission $6; under 12, free. Portion of proceeds benefit Farm Hands Nourish the Flathead.

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 752-7266 for an appointment.

• Friends of the Library annual book sale, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 22; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23, Kalispell Center Mall. Books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks.

• Kalispell Public Schools Board Governance Committee meets 10 a.m., superintendent’s office.

• Flathead Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees meets at noon, Perkins Restaurant, Kalispell. Social time, 11:30 a.m. Call Jim Reid, 756-8011.

• Whitefish High School Homecoming Parade, 4:30 p.m., downtown Whitefish.

• Canvas Church Empty Nesters ‘50s Sock Hop, 7-10 p.m. at the Armory, corner of Second St. West and Meridian Road, Kalispell. Admission $5 plus a can of food for the Samaritan House food pantry. ‘50’s attire recommended. Live DJ, dance contest, hula hoop contest, refreshments.

A look ahead

• Flathead Lutherans for Life annual multi-church rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22, Faith Lutheran Church, Proceeds benefit Hope Pregnancy Ministries and other projects. Call 752-6048.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Swan Chapel, Swan Lake. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 756-5885.

• 28th annual Flathead River Writers Conference, Sept. 22-23, Flathead Valley Community College, Arts and Technology Building. Cost $160 for both days, $90 single day, includes lunch. Call 406-881-4066 or register online at https://www.authorsoftheflathead.org/conference.asp

• Fundraiser to maintain the winter bike trails around Beaver Lake,11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 22, Whitefish Bike Retreat. Fat tire bike demos. Taco truck and beer for sale. Free admission.

• Montana Chapter of Special Forces Association annual fundraiser banquet for active duty Green Berets, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 22, Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Guest speaker is Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Kenneth E. Tovo. Silent, live auctions. Tickets online at www.sfa28.org

• Oktoberfest, noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 23, St. John Paul II Church. 195 Coverdell Road, Bigfork. German food. Beer and wine for sale. Cost $12 adult, $5 children. Call Kirk Penrod, 261-7699.

• Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 1 p.m. Sept. 23, Flathead Valley Community College. Two-mile trip or less if desired. Exhibits, entertainment, refreshments. alz.org/walk or call 1-800-272-3900.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24, Libby Christian Church, Libby. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266 for a reservation.

• DAV Mobile Service Office operates 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24, Kalispell Vet Center, 690 N. Meridian Road, Suite 101, Kalispell. Services and benefits for veterans and their families.

• Red Cross blood drives Sept. 24: 12:30-6 p.m. West Kootenai; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 24, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 25, Polson Good Shepherd.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 25, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10.. Call 758-5730.

• Retirement open house for Frank Miele, Daily Inter Lake managing editor, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 25, Inter Lake offices, 727 E. Idaho St., Kalispell. Refreshments and snacks served. Public invited. Use side door; look for signs.

• Lakeside-Somers Chamber of Commerce BASH, 4-5 p.m. Sept. 25, Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp, 550 Lutheran Camp Road, Lakeside. Free for chamber members; $5 nonmembers.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board meets 6 p.m. Sept. 25, Kalispell Middle School Library.

• Red Cross blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Sept. 26, U.S. Forest Service, Kalispell.

• Kalispell Public Schools Technology Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27, IT office.

• Kalispell Senior Center 50th anniversary celebration, 2-5 p.m. Sept. 27, Activity Room, Suite 110, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Cake and ice cream, door prizes. All welcome.

• Marion Fire District board meets 6 p.m. Sept. 27, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Fish, Wildlife and Parks hosts a public hearing and takes public comment on proposed grizzly bear population objectives, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC.

• Joe Coco offers a free presentation about the marriage between government and economics 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 6442 Hwy.93 South Space limited. RSVP to Erika, 862-9400.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Somers Company Town Project Oktoberfest, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 29, Somers Bay Cafe. Live music by Billy Angel, German food, beer wine, raffles. Entrance fee $15.

• Retro Film Festival, Oct. 5-7, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. Ten film classics screened beginning 6 p.m. Oct. 5. Guest speakers are Bill Butler and Peter Ford. VIP passes and per movie tickets available. Limited seating; www.bigforkfilmfestival.com, 837-2008.

• Book signing for Miantae Metcalf McConnel’s book “Deliverance,” 4-7 p.m. Oct. 5, The Bookshelf, Main St., Kalispell.

• Annual Libby Stand Down, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7, Asa Wood Grade School, 700 Idaho St., Libby. Free for veterans and families. Bring a DD214 or other military ID. Call 756-7304.

• Bigfork Community Methodist Church annual bazaar and lunch, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6, 750 Electric Ave., Bigfork. Handcrafted jewelry, art, pottery, wood, Homemade berry pies and jams. Soups for lunch. Call 837-4547.

• Flathead Land Trust hosts a West Valley Wetlands Conservation Project grand opening and ribbon cutting, 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, bird view area off West Valley Drive, Kalispell. Call Laura Katzman, 752-8293.

• Glacier Rail Park grand opening 10 a.m. Oct. 8, 801 Whitefish Stage, Kalispell. Enter from Flathead Drive. Ribbon cutting, tours, refreshments.

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

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 9, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• FVCC’s Music Department’s fall concert series with faculty 7 p.m. Oct. 12, room 139, Arts and Technology Building. Free. Public invited. Call 756-4813.

“Lights, Camera, Auction” fundraiser for Trinity Lutheran School, Oct. 13, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. No host bar 5 p.m. Buffet dinner 6 p.m. Silent, live auctions, games. Tickets $25, available at the school, 495 First Ave. WN. Call 257-6716.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 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, “Local Political Climate — Issues and Candidates” 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9625.

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

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

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

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

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 11:45 a.m. Dec. 20, Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• 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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