• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Whitefish Credit Union, Kalispell.
• Parkinson’s disease support group meeting canceled due to weather. Call Lois, 871-3767.
• National Park Service in partnership with Glacier National Park Conservancy host Sperry Chalet Industry Night, 5-5:30 p.m., Fireside Room, Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell Public open house follows 6-8 p.m. Public invited.
• Whitefish Women of the Moose monthly meal, 5-7 p.m., Moose Lodge 230 W. 10th St. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dessert. Call Carol, 260-8493.
• Lakeside/Somers PTA hosts an art night, 6-7:30 p.m., Lakeside Elementary School. Local artists, musicians and writers teach students their craft. Open to student through eighth grade. Public invited.
• School District Six Elementary Facilities Needs Assessment public forum 6 p.m., Columbia Falls Junior High School cafetorium.
• Flathead Democrats monthly education series on “Impact of Medicaid Expansion on the Economy and the Health of Montanans,” 7 p.m., Room 123, Learning Resource Center, FVCC. Speaker is Dr. Jason Cohen, North Valley Hospital chief medical officer. Free. Public invited.
• Bigfork County Water and Sewer District meets at 7 p.m., district office, 108 Harbor Heights Blvd.
• Creston School board meets 7 a.m.
• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bigfork High School.
• Neighbors in Need annual Valentines spaghetti luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Drive, Kalispell. Choice of spaghetti with meat, meatless or gluten free pasta, salad, French bread, homemade pie for $12 per person. Request deliveries by Feb. 13. Call 752-7266.
• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 11:45 a.m., Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.
• Grief Support Group meets 6-7 p.m. every Thursday, Frontier Hospice office, 42 Bruyer Way, Kalispell, next to Edgerton School entrance. Free. Open to public. Call 755-4923.
• Valentine’s Day thai dinner 6-8 p.m., Whitefish Moose Lodge, 230 W. 10th St. $25 singles; $45 couples. Lodge opens 5 p.m. Call 862-2669 or 253-3161.
• Manufacturing Technology Expo, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Meet local manufacturers offer hands-on experiences.
• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Communities.
• Kalispell Public Schools Board Governance Committee meets 10 a.m., superintendent’s office.
• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes, Kalispell. Ron Catlett, representative for Sen. Steve Daines leads a roundtable discussion; www.gcpachy.org
• Benefit concert for the Flathead School Snack Program featuring world renowned violinist Wai Mizutani and friends, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Doors open 6 p.m. for silent auction and light fare; concert 7 p.m.
• Evergreen Fire Department pancake social, 8 a.m. to noon, 2236 U.S. 2 E., Free pancakes, orange juice, coffee and tours while questions answered about proposed mill levy.
• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.
• Glacier Nordic Club annual classic ski race, Glacier Nordic Center, Whitefish Lake Golf Course. 1K, 4Kk and 12K distances starting at 9 a.m. Call 862-9498
• Kalispell Mini Maker Faire, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Expo Building, Flathead County Fairgrounds.
• Free guided 2- to 3-mile hike on Whitefish Trail 10 a.m. to noon, Whitefish Trail. Meet at Lion Mountain trailhead at 10 a.m. Free. Public invited. Call 862-3880.
• Wahlela Lodge Ashley Lake Lodge fun run and winter carnival, 11 a.m., 550 N. Ashley Lake Road. Sleigh rides, lake ice skating, luge, campfire, food, prizes. Cost $35 per family with proceeds to a medical center in Africa.
• Ranger led 1.5 hour sunset hike, 5-6:30 p.m., Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park, Montana 35, Bigfork. Cost is $4 per person or $10 per family; snowshoes included. To sign up, call 837-3041.
• Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Flathead Valley Chapter annual banquet and auction fundraiser, 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.
• Kalispell Eagles Presidents’ charity fundraiser dinner, 5 p.m., 37 First St. E. Mock turtle soup, shrimp and andouille jambalaya and side dishes. $12 per person. All welcome.
• Valentines Dance, 7-9 p.m., Linderman Education Center gym, 124 Third Ave. E., Kalispell. Music, snacks, drinks, door prizes. Cost $5 per single; $15 family of four. All welcome.
“Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).
• Great Backyard Bird Count, 12:30-5 p.m., Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Count and report bird sightings. Birding basics, games, activities.
• Evergreen Disposal will be running normal routes the week of Feb. 18 to 22.
• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. National Parks Realty, sponsored by Whitefish Fresh Life Church; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.
• Annual Blacktail Mountain Ski Patrol fundraiser. Games, food, ‘80s costume contest, raffle prizes. Poker run registration 10:30 a.m.
• Flathead County Republican Women meet at noon, Hampton Inn, Kalispell. Speakers are Montana Sen. Al Olszewski and Frank Miele. Lunch available. Call Heidi Roedel, 270-5606.
• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program titled, “Early Forest Fire Operations on the Flathead National Forest” by Jim Flint of Columbia Falls, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Greeting time 5:15 p.m.; dinner 6 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.
• 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.
• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch, 11:30 a.m.,, meeting room of Victory Baptist Church, 1830 Montana 35. Program by Jan Williams. Speaker is Susan Hascall. Cost $9 per person. Call Jan, 212-3763, or Rosainne, 257-8098 for lunch and free child care reservations. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.
• Red Cross blood drives,: noon to 4:15 p.m. Lakeside QRU; 12:30-5:30 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction Committee meets 3 p.m. Feb. 19, assistant superintendent’s office.
• Fair-Mont-Egan School board meets 6 p.m. ,
• Somers School District board meets 6 p.m.,, Lakeside Elementary School.
• Flathead County Democratic Party meets 7 p.m.,, Kalispell VFW Post 2252 meeting room. 330 First Ave. W. Bring a donation for veterans food pantry. Call Lynne Stanley, 471-8317.
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• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Guest speaker is from Brave Dog Yarn Shop and Sue Hascall. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.
• Fair-Mont-Egan School board Policy Review meeting, noon, Feb. 20.
• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 20: noon to 5 p.m. West Valley School; noon to 5 p.m. Troy Baptist Church.
• Kalispell Public Schools Policy and Communications Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21, superintendent’s office.
• 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.
• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Libby VFW.
• Fundraiser for Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 21, Panda Express, Kalispell. 20 percent of proceeds go toward homeless prevention efforts.
• 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.
• Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee meets 4 p.m. Feb. 21, downstairs of Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Montana 35, Bigfork. Call Shelley Gonzales, 837-5346.
• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Rainbow Bar and Casino, 1520 Montana 35. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.
• Friendship Force Flathead Valley Let’s Eat Out social, 5 p.m. Feb. 21, Brannigan’s Pub, Kalispell. Learn about unique national and international travels from current members. All interested welcome.
• Savvy Social Security Seminar for Women on “What You Need to Know about Claiming Benefits,” 6 p.m. Feb. 21, The Summit, Kalispell. Free. Call Kim Taylor at LPL Financial, 752-7232.
• Columbia Falls Historical Society meets 7 p.m. Feb. 21, North Valley Community Center, Nucleus Avenue, Columbia Falls. Speaker is Carolyn Wondrow with Somers Museum. Public invited. Call Clarence, 892-3722; or Dorothy, 892-5894.
• 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.
• Kalispell Public Schools Finance and Operations Committee meets 7 a.m. Feb. 22, district office basement meeting room.
• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 22:10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flathead City-County Health Department.
• Whitefish Shines group takes down Whitefish winter decorations for the season Feb. 24. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at intersection of Third Street and Central Avenue downtown. New volunteers welcome. Contact Chris Schustrom at 406-260-1198.
• 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.
• Flathead County Democratic Women meet Feb. 25, at Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Social at 11:30 a.m. followed by noon buffet lunch for $14. RSVP to Elizabeth Mollica, 837-0939.
• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Feb. 25, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.
• 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.
• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Our Lady of Mercy, Eureka.
• Kalispell Public Schools district board meets 6 p.m. Feb. 26, Kalispell Middle School Library.
• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Lincoln County High School, Eureka.
• Kalispell Public Schools Information and Technology Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28, IT office.
• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28, Marion Fire District.
• Glacier Children’s Museum planning meeting, noon, Feb. 28, Whitefish Community Library.
• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. Feb. 28, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.
• 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.
• Annual Free the Seeds! seed swap and fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 2, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC.
• Two free screenings of “The Lorax,” 1 and 3 p.m. March 2, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Bring a book to donate to Literacy Center of Northwest Montana. Call Wendy Jeschke, 756-3908.
• Concert in memory of the late Betty Hanzel, longtime piano teacher and member of Kalispell Area Music Teachers Association, 3 p.m. March 3, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 602 S. Main St., Kalispell. Public invited.
• 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.
• Montana Lakes Conference workshop, “Lake Ecology 101: How Biology, Chemistry and Physics Interact to Shape how Lakes Function” by Shawn Devlin of the Flathead Lake Biological Statio, 1-4 p.m., March 13, Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Free. Open to the public. Call 862-4327.
• Free community presentation, “A glimpse of fading glaciers: Impacts on Life in Mountain Regions,” 7 p.m., March 13, Whitefish Performing Arts Center. Call 862-+4327.
• 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.