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

• Winter Warm Up event, 10 a.m., Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell, Free meals, family and veterans resources, door prizes, children’s’ activities, music. Use north entrance.

• Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee meets 4 p.m., downstairs of Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Montana 35, Bigfork. Call Shelley Gonzales, 837-5346.

• Canyon Community Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hungry Horse School. Ham, cheesy potato casserole, salad, carrots, dessert. All welcome. Call Flo, 250-3406; or Luann, 261-1083.

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

• Whitefish Chamber annual community awards gala, 6 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. No-host bar, “Best-dressed Hippie” costume contest. Music. For reservations, call 862-3501.

FRIDAY

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

• Whitefish Community Center coronation luncheon for the Winter Carnival 2019 Golden Lord and Golden Lady Jim and Sandi Bellissimo, 11 a.m., 121 E. Second St. RSVP to 862-4923 for lunch.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes, Kalispell. Speaker is Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino; www.gcpachy.org

• A Chocolate Affair, 5-7:30 p.m., downtown Kalispell. Shop, taste chocolate treats and judge. Door prizes for those who visit at least 10 locations; must be at least 18 to enter.

• Father-Daughter Winter Ball, 6:30-8:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Deejay and dancing, photo booth, desserts. $20 per couple; $7 per additional daughter. Call 862-5371.

• FVCC spring concert series featuring Wai Mizutani, 7 p.m., Arts and Technology Building. Free. Public invited.

• Free chamber music benefit concert, 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church; 601 Main St,, Kalispell. Donations support Neighbors in Need.

SATURDAY

• Whitefish Kiddie Carnival, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Whitefish Middle School gym. Activities for children and adults. Prizes. All welcome.

• Penguin Plunge, 11 a.m., Whitefish City Beach. Benefit for Special Olympics Montana.

• Bigfork Town Hall meeting, 1-4 p.m., Bigfork High School community room, 600 Commerce St. Children welcome; no child care.

• Sons of Norway meet 1 p.m., upstairs at Museum at Central School, 124 2nd Ave. E., Kalispell. Musical entertainment. Call 253-1702.

• Whitefish Winter Carnival Grand Parade, 3 p.m., downtown. Theme is Woodstock Whitefish.

• Whitefish Winter Carnival Art Expo, 5 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center. Refreshments, Awards for Climate Smart Art Contest. Free.

SUNDAY

• Whitefish Winter Carnival Rotary pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon, Whitefish Moose Lodge, 230 W. 10th St.

MONDAY

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

• 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.

• NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group meets 6 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Call 854-2323.

• Somers School District board Trusteed Policy Committee meets 5 p.m., Somers Middle School.

• Glacier Stamp Club meets 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Program on worst cancellation on a stamp. All welcome; glacierstampclubmt@gmail.com

TUESDAY

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, Bigfork.

• CASA for Kids informative session, noon, Suite 37, Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Light refreshments. RSVP to Daniel Verardo, 755-7208.

• Pleasant Valley School board meets 5 p.m.

• Smith Valley School board meets 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

• Red Cross blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Glacier Park.

• 2019 Wilderness Speaker Series presents author John Fraley on his book “Rangers, Trappers and Trailblazers, 7-8:15 p.m., Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Open to public.

A LOOK AHEAD

• Flathead County Transportation Advisory Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Feb. 7, South Campus Building, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Public welcome. Call 758-5728.

THOUGHT

“We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.” — R.D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (1927-1989).

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 7, Applied Materials.

• Montana Arts Council Poetry Out Loud high school competition, 1 p.m. Feb. 7, FVCC. Public invited.

• Anime Club for teens in grades six to 12 meets 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 7, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Showing: “Wolf Children.”

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 8: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. National Flood.

• Rocky Mountain Rollers Good Sam RV Chapter spring meeting, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8, Pin & Cue, Whitefish. Guests welcome. RSV, to Frank or Pat at 970-227-6608.

• Flathead Audubon birding field trip with Denny Olson, 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 9, Kalispell. Call 249-3987 to register and get directions.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Feb. 11, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

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

• Fair-Mont-Egan School board special meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 11.

• Flathead Conservation District 310 Stream Permit meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 11, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Sandy’s Friends and Family Ski Pass blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 12, Kalispell Blood Center, 126 N. Meridian Road. Donors entered in drawing for two Blacktail Mountain day passes.

• Lakeside/Somers PTA hosts an art night, 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Lakeside Elementary School. Local artists, musicians and writers teach students their craft. Open to student through eighth grade. Public invited.

• Flathead Democrats monthly education series on “Impact of Medicaid Expansion on the Economy and the Health of Montanans,” 7 p.m., Feb. 13, Room 123, Learning Resource Center, FVCC. Speaker is Dr. Jason Cohen, North Valley Hospital chief medical officer. Free. Public invited.

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

• Manufacturing Technology Expo, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 15. Meet local manufacturers offer hands-on experiences.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• Kalispell Mini Maker Faire, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 16, Expo Building, Flathead County Fairgrounds.

• Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Flathead Valley Chapter annual banquet and auction fundraiser, Feb. 16, Flathead County Fairgrounds Trade Center. Cocktail social 4:30 p.m.; prime rib dinner 7 p.m. Tickets $70 per person, $105 per couple and $35 for youth age 17 years and under, which includes membership. Call Kim Wold, 406-257-9110 or 406-261-4111.

• Valentines Dance, 7-9 p.m., Feb. 16, Linderman Education Center gym, 124 Third Ave. E., Kalispell. Music, snacks, drinks, door prizes. Cost $5 per single; $15 family of four. All welcome.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Polson Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 883-4735.

• Fair-Mont-Egan School board Policy Review meeting, noon, Feb. 20.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Eureka High School. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-293-6344.

• Teen social Maker Lab for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 21, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Food, Wii gaming. Craft is “Dessert Demolition.” Free.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “Germany and Europe after Merkel” by Eva-Maria Maggi, 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• John White Lecture Series presents living history performer Mary Jane Bradbury, 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Tickets $6 for museum members; $9 for nonmembers. Limited tickets at door. Call 756-8381.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-283-7000.

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker series presents Glacier Park ranger Teagan Tomlin on “If Rocks Could Talks: A Geologic History of GNP,” 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Museum at Central School, Kalispell. Free. Public invited.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 25, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “Between Two Worlds: Turkey’s Geopolitical Role in Europe and the Middle East” by Monika Fischer, 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• 2019 Wilderness Speaker Series presents a program on wilderness fisheries management by three Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials, 7-8:15 p.m. March 6, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Open to public.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “Post-Soviet Politics and the Rise of Nationalism in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia” by Marty Manor Mullins, 7 p.m. March 7, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

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

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “The Brexit Battle: What It Means for Europe and America” by Craig Parsons7 p.m. March 14, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

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

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “European Security after NATO” by David M. Andrews, 7 p.m. March 21, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker series presents field manager Adam Osborne on “Rebuilding Sperry-A Builder’s Perspective, 7 p.m. March 25, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited.

• 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.

• Whitefish Woody Weekend, June 28-30, Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Public invited to tour classic, antique wooden boats at docks beginning 9 a.m. Saturday. Public boat rides during day. Call Tim Salt, 862-5085.

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