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• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 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., Panda Express, Kalispell. 20 percent of proceeds go toward homeless prevention efforts.

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

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

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

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m., 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., Brannigan’s Pub library, 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., The Summit, Kalispell. Free. Call Kim Taylor at LPL Financial, 752-7232.

• Flathead Avalanche Center forecaster Clancy Nelson gives a free one-hour avalanche safety presentation on terrain management strategy, 6:30 p.m. REI, Kalispell. Public invited.

• Columbia Falls Historical Society meets 7 p.m., 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., Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

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; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flathead City-County Health Department.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes, Kalispell. Local legislators give an update; www.gcpachy.org

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

• Students of Paul and Kay Gonsorchik and Leah Farnes give a free concert featuring classical, jazz, country, rock, blues and more, 7 p.m., Flathead High School auditorium. Call 756-7031.

SATURDAY

• Glacier Woodturners give a free woodturning demonstration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kalispell Center Mall. Call Eric, 253-0001.

• Flathead Valley Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby hosts a free Climate Advocate Training workshop, 1-4 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Free. Public invited. Register online at Eventbrite.

SUNDAY

• Whitefish Shines group takes down Whitefish winter decorations for the season. 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.

MONDAY

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

• Flathead County Democratic Women meet 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., 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 Talk: A Geologic History of GNP,” 7 p.m., Museum at Central School, Kalispell. Free. Public invited.

• Flathead Valley Community Band Chamber Music Night concert, 7:30 p.m., Glacier High School Performance Hall. Free; donations accepted.

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

TUESDAY

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy, Eureka.

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

• Lakeside-Somers Chamber of Commerce BASH, 4-5 p.m. Lakeside Community Chapel, 283 Adams St. Free for chamber members; $5 nonmembers.

THOUGHT

“You owe it to us all to get on with what you’re good at.” — W.H. Auden, Anglo-American poet (born this date in 1907, died 1973).

• Columbia Falls High School “Bleed Blue” community dinner, 5:30 p.m., in cafeteria. Talent Show 7 p.m. in Little Theater.

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

WEDNESDAY

• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lincoln County High School, Eureka.

A LOOK AHEAD

• 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.

• Alzheimer’s Association presents “Effective Communication Strategies,” 1:30 p.m., Feb. 27, Whitefish Community Center, 121 E. Second St.. Free.

• “Crock Pot Nutrition” presentation, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Whitefish Community Center, 121 E. Second St.

• 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. Free seeds, workshops, booths. Public invited.

• 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.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection Bunco fundraising party, 1 to 4 p.m. March 2, North Valley Hospital Community Room in Columbia Falls. Must be 21 or older. $10 donation. RSVP by Feb. 27 to Janet at 892-3621.

• Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, 1 p.m. March 2, West Shore Community Library in Lakeside. Free children’s books, games and cookies.

• Sons of Norway meet 1 p.m. March 2, upstairs at Museum at Central School, 124 2nd Ave. E., Kalispell. Dan Rude, past chairman of Foundation Board of Governors and Zone Zirector John Knudsen, both of Missoula, discuss organization’s structure. Call 253-1702.

• 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.

• Anime Club for teens in grades six to 12 meets 4-5:30 p.m. March 7, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell.

• 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.

• Gold, Gem and Mineral Show 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10, Expo Building, Northwest Montana Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Admission is free for children through eighth grade, $2 for adults, high school age and older. Door prizes. Free parking.

• 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 Station, 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.

• Teen social for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m. March 14, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Food, Wii gaming. Craft is Maker Lab. Free.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “The Brexit Battle: What It Means for Europe and America” by Craig Parsons, 7 p.m. March 14, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

Smith Valley Fire District free St. Patrick’s Day pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon March 16, 3496 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Meet first responders. Tours.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. March 20, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• 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.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 7406-283-7000.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• 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.

• Annual Creston Auction, Country Fair,Auto, Marine, RV and Equipment Sale, April 6-7, 12 miles east of Kalispell on Montana 35.. April 5 is Consignment Day.

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

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. April 17, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• 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.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. May 15Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• 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.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. June 19, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• 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.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

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