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• Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Games, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at several locations in Flathead Valley. Opening ceremonies 9 a.m. Legends Field. Call area director Terri Siefke at 885-2262.

• Kalispell Arbor Day celebration, 9:05 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Woodland Park. Brief presentations by representatives from Kalispell Parks and Recreation Department, the city and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, followed by School District 5 third graders visiting 18 stations by local forestry, wildlife, fire and tree professionals.

• 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; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coldstone and First Interstate Bank parking lot; blood mobile.

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

• Fair-Mont-Egan School District board School Finance Committee meets 2 p.m.; Negotiations meeting 2:45 p.m.

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

• Spring Swing Fling Thing, 6:30 p.m., Salvation Army Community Center, 110 Bountiful Drive, Kalispell. Dance to Swingin’ on High Big Band and Stillwater Christian Jazz Ensemble. Free admission. Call 257-4357.

• Eureka Rendezvous Days today through April 28. Flea market and crafts fair. Bed races. Black powder shoot 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 8-10 a.m. Sunday. Live music 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Parade at noon Saturday. Mud bog 1 p.m. Sunday.

• “The Vagina Monologues,” today and April 27, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Happy hour, 6:30 p.m.; curtain 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15; www.abbieshelter.org Fundraiser for Abbie Shelter.

SATURDAY

• Columbia Falls Lions Club annual pancake breakfast, 7-11 a.m., The Coop, 830 First Ave. W., Columbia Falls. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, scrambled eggs, ham, orange juice, coffee. Adults, $6;, children 12 and under, $5; families with two adults, two children, $20.

• Eureka Rendezvous Days continue today and Sunday. Flea market and crafts fair. Bed races. Black powder shoot 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 8-10 a.m. Sunday. Live music 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Parade at noon today. Mud bog 1 p.m. Sunday.

• Epworth United Methodist Church annual spring rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 329 Second Ave. E. Proceeds support a local, national and an international project.

• Flathead Valley Earth Day festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Whitefish Middle School. Hands-on activities, bicycle rodeo and tune-ups, over 100 booths, entertainment, food trucks.

• Free Shred event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Northwest Veterans Food Pantry, 1349 U.S. 2 E., across from Super 1 in Evergreen. Bring confidential documents to shred. Information on identity theft, fraud protection, and Senior Medical Patrol. Free cookies and coffee.

• Annual ladies luncheon Mad Hatters Tea Party, 1-4 p.m., Museum at Central School. Tickets for members are $20, tickets for non-members at $25. For more information call 756-8381.

• Teakettle Quilt Guild annual Quilt Show, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Glacier Gateway Elementary School, 440 Fourth Ave. W., Columbia Falls. Vendors, boutique, raffle. Food bank drop off. Free admission.

• “The Vagina Monologues,” O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Happy hour, 6:30 p.m.; curtain 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15; www.abbieshelter.org Fundraiser for Abbie Shelter.

• Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell hosts “The Outrageous Life of Owls,” 8:30-10 p.m.. Join a ranger for a short program and guided 1.5-mile hike. Cost is $4 per person 13 years and older, and 12 and younger are free. Registration required. Call 406-755-2706, ext. 2.

SUNDAY

• Eureka Rendezvous Days. Black Powder Shoot, 8-10 a.m. Mud bog 1 p.m.

• Whitefish Theatre Company spring cleaning day at the O’Shaughnessy Center, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 862-5371 to volunteer. Refreshments and glimpse of 2019-2020 season.

• Lone Pine State Park Earth Day celebration, 12:30 to 5 p.m. Kids’ activities and scavenger hunt. Adult birding workshop. Noxious weed pull.

• Taste of Bigfork 2019, 2-5 p.m., downtown Bigfork. Sample food and drink from local eateries. Live music. Tickets $40 per person at Electric Avenue Gifts and Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce office. Benefit for Flathead Habitat for Humanity and Bigfork Chamber.

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 283-7000.

• Flathead Conservation District meeting 10 a.m., 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

THOUGHT

“Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror.” — Carlos Fuentes, Mexican author (1928-2012).

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

• Fair-Mont-Egan School Logo Committee meets 3:30 p.m.

• Meet the candidates forum for the Bigfork School board, 5:30 p.m., Community Methodist Church, 750 Electric Ave., Bigfork.

• Public forum for Whitefish School District trustee candidates, 6-7 p.m. O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Moderated by Francine Roston.

• Doug Ammons will discuss his book, “A Darkness Lit by Heroes” detailing the Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine fire in Butte in 1917, 7 p.m., Whitefish Community Library. Public invited.

TUESDAY

• Somers School board Negotiations Committee meets 8 a.m., Somers Middle School.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eureka Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalispell.

• Community Pint Night, 5-8 p.m., Sacred Waters Brewing Co., Kalispell. $1 of every pint sold benefits Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation.

• Lakeside-Somers Chamber of Commerce BASH, 4-5 p.m. Glacier Perks Coffee House, Lakeside. Free for chamber members; $5 nonmembers.

WEDNESDAY

• Friendship Force meets for breakfast 9 a.m., Sykes Restaurant, Kalispell. Learn about unique travel experiences and opportunities. Call Priscilla, 756-9332.

• ImagineIF Libraries board meets at 9 a.m., meeting room, Kalispell. Call Connie Behe, 758-5824.

• USMC Happy Hour for Marines and Navy who served with Marines, 5-7 p.m., Kalispell VFW, 330 First Ave. W. Cash bar. Spouses welcome. Call 406-249-2448.

• Whitefish Wine and Food Fest, 6-9 p.m., Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish. Tickets $75. Call 862-5371.

THURSDAY

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

• Kids Count in Evergreen event, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Evergreen Junior High School. Free games, prizes and pizza. “Future Evergreen Leaders announced 6 p.m. Call Connie, 885-1212.

• Flathead Valley Community College’s Theatre Arts Department presents its 10-Minute Play Festival 7 p.m., today through May 4 campus theater, Arts and Technology Building. Free. Public invited.

A LOOK AHEAD

• Celebrity bartending fundraiser 5-8 p.m. May 3, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Tips benefit Sparrows Nest of Northwest Montana shelter for homeless teens.

• Church of Christ annual community clothing giveaway, May 3-4, 241 Stillwater Road, Kalispell. Donations welcome. Call Diane, 270-7016; or Mary, 752-7579.

• Flathead Valley Community College’s Theatre Arts Department presents its 10-Minute Play Festival 7 p.m., May 3-4 campus theater, Arts and Technology Building. Free. Public invited.

• Montana Dahlia Society annual tuber sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4, Kalispell Center Mall, west end.

• Spruce Up Evergreen event, 9 a.m. May 4. Meet at Evergreen Glacier Bank, 2199 U.S. 2 E. Taco lunch 11 a.m. to noon. Call 758-4310.

Spartan Beast Race, May 4; Sprint Race May 5, Flathead Lake Lodge, Bigfork.

• Literacy Center Spellebration event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4, Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Suite 26. Play team Scrabble and win prizes. To register, call 752-7266.

• Whitefish Community School’s School Rocks concert and community festival, 3-7 p.m. May 4, Cypress Yard, 204 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish. Advance tickets $7; $10 at door; children 10 and under, free.

• Love Lives Here hosts a presentation and panel discussion on the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women, 4-6 p.m. May 4, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Doors open 3:30 p.m.

• Flathead Democrats spring dinner p.m. May 4, Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish. Guest speakers include Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, Maylinn Smith, co-director at Indian Law Clinic, and Monica Lindeen, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. Honored guest is Earl Old Person, honorary lifetime chief of Blackfeet Nation. Live entertainment, raffle. Social hour 4:30 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m. Call Terri at 406-730-2741 for tickets.

• Public meeting for Glacier Children’s Museum, 5:30 p.m. May 6, Whitefish Community Library.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 7, $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 863-3627.

• Judah Samet shares his story of surviving the Holocaust and 2018 shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in a presentation titled “From Hungary to Israel to Pittsburgh: One Man’s Testimony of Survival,” 7 p.m. May 6, Whitefish Performing Arts Center; 7 p.m. May 7, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited. Call Gerda Reeb, 756-3889.

• FVCC’s Mask & Hammer Theatre Club hosts a Life Raft Debate event, 7 p.m. May 6 Arts and Technology Building. Audience will choose among faculty members who will be last teacher to board hypothetical life raft. Free. Public invited.

• Kalispell Public Schools Personnel Committee meets 3 p.m. May 8, district office basement meeting room.

• Wildfire and Evacuation Readiness community meeting for Glacier Hills/Martin City/Coram/West Glacier, 7-9 p.m. May 8, Lietz Hall, Martin City. Presentations by American Red Cross, Flathead County Office of Emergency Services and Martin City fire chief. Public invited.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9, Mission Valley Senior Center, Ronan. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-676-2371.

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance and Operations Committee meets 7 a.m. May 10, district office basement meeting room.

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

• Flathead Conservation District 310 Stream Permit meeting 7 p.m. May 13, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• West Glacier Elementary School board policy work session 4 p.m. May 15.

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

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy and Communications Committee meets 8:30 a.m. May 16, superintendent’s office.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16, Bigfork Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 837-4157.

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

• Teen social for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m. May 16, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Food, Wii gaming. Craft is “Frankentoys.” Free.

• Kalispell Public Schools Board Governance Committee meets 10 a.m. May 17, superintendent’s office.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• Northern Rockies Paddlefest, May 18-19, Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park, Bigfork.

• Armed Forces benefit dinner, silent and live auction May 18, Best Western Plus Flathead Lake Inn & Suites, 4824 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. Social hour 5:30 p.m. dinner 6:30 p.m. Tickets $35. Call 756-7304.

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

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 12:30-4:30 p.m. May 20, North Valley Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 892-4087.

• Fair-Mont Egan School re-organization meeting 6 p.m.; regular board meeting immediately follows.

• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction Committee meets 3 p.m., May 21, assistant superintendent’s office.

• Kalispell Public Schools IT Committee meets 8:30 a.m. May 23, district IT office.

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance and Operations Committee meets 7 a.m. May 24, district office basement meeting room.

• Hula Ho’ike hula dance performance, 4 p.m. May 25, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Buy tickets at Eventbrite.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. May 28, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board work session 6 p.m. May 28, Kalispell Middle School Library.

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

• Kalispell Rotary Clubs DIG fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8, LHC, U.S. 93 and Rose Crossing by Ford dealership. Operate excavators, graders and bulldozers. Cost $5 per person; $20 for families of five or more.

• 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.

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

• 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.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. July 23, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Whitefish High School second All Class Reunion, 4-10 p.m. July 26-28, Depot Park in Whitefish. Register at https://whitefishhighschoolreunion.com/ or contact Rebecca at 406-249-7526.

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

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

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

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 24, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 22, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

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

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 26, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 17, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

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