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• Jellison Road railroad crossing in Columbia Falls will be closed in both directions today through May 8 for construction. Motorists/cyclists will need to find an alternative route.

• FVCC Art Department opening reception for annual Mother’s Day sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through May 8, second floor, Arts and Technology Building.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, Libby.

• Kalispell Krushers Special Olympics team is selling raffle tickets, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mod Pizza, Kalispell. Mod Pizza will also donate 20 percent of day’s sales. Proceeds go toward fall Special Olympics State Basketball Games.

• Swan River School board meets at 4 p.m.

• Walk of Hope suicide prevention awareness event 5-7 p.m., Depot Park, Kalispell. Educational materials and vendors. Music by Whitefish High School Jazz Band. Public invited.

• Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead Community Pint Night Scholarship fundraiser, 5-8 p.m., Bias Brewing, Kalispell.

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

• 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. Free. Public invited. Call Gerda Reeb, 756-3889.

• Panel discussion and potluck on current immigration issues in Montana and America, 6:30 p.m., Mission Valley United Methodist Church, 70715 U.S. 93., St. Ignatius. Sponsored by Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition. Call Cathy, 406-203-2179. Public invited.

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

TUESDAY

• Somers School board Negotiations Committee meets with Classified Negotiations Committee, 7 a.m., Lakeside Elementary School.

• 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., Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited. Call Gerda Reeb, 756-3889.

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

• FVCC Art Department opening reception for annual Mother’s Day sale, 4 p.m. today, Arts and Technology Building. Sale runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Wednesday.

• Mud Lake Lookout fundraising event, 5-8 p.m., Backslope Brewing, Columbia Falls. Portion of sales benefits NWMT Forest Fire Lookout Association.

WEDNESDAY

• Red Cross blood drives: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bigfork High School; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Black Mountain Software.

• FVCC Art Department sale 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Arts and Technology Building.

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

• Parkinson’s disease support group meets 3-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Katie Jackson talks about caring and communicating with Parkinson’s. All welcome. Call Lois, 871-3767.

• Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana Partner Appreciation Reception, 4-6 p.m., at the Gateway Community Center,Kalispell. Refreshments served.

• Somers Water & Sewer District board meets 6 p.m., Somers Museum.

•Evergreen School District board meets 6:30 p.m.

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

• FVCC Orchestra, Choir and Composition spring concert, 7 p.m. Arts and Technology Building.

• Bigfork County Water and Sewer District meets at 7 p.m., district office, 108 Harbor Heights Blvd.

THURSDAY

• Creston School board meets 7 a.m.

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

• Senior Tour and Tea, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free admission for seniors 60 and older. Docent tour 10:30 a.m. Call 755-5268.

• Red Cross blood drives: 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Kalispell Moose Lodge; noon to 5:30 p.m. Sacred Waters Brewery, blood mobile.

• Authors of the Flathead presentation by Christine Carbo on “The Mystery Writing Life,” 7-9 p.m. Room 118, Broussard Building, FVCC. Public invited.

THOUGHT

“Form ever follows function.” — Louis Sullivan, American architect (1856-1924).

FRIDAY

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

• Ferndale Sewing Circle yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and May 11, Ferndale Sewing Center, South Ferndale Drive, across Montana 209 from Ferndale Fire Hall. Proceeds go to new heating system for center.

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Three Rivers Bank, Meridian Road.

• Annual FVCC Student Research Conference. Poster display 1-2 p.m.; Student presentations, 2-4 p.m. Free and open to the public.

A LOOK AHEAD

• Daybreak Rotary fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11, Kalispell Ford, 2000 Rose Crossing, Kalispell. For every test drive in a new Ford, Ford Motor Co. will donate $20.

• National Association of Letter Carriers annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. May 11. Leave non-perishable food donations in a bag near your mailbox, before your letter carrier arrives.

• Annual Family Forestry Expo, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11, at the Trumbull Creek Educational Forest, 2 miles north of the junction of U.S. 2 East and Montana 40, between Whitefish and Columbia Falls (behind Blue Moon). Logging demonstrations, educational stations, hands-on activities. Free logging camp lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission.

• Ferndale Sewing Circle yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11, Ferndale Sewing Center, South Ferndale Drive, across Montana 209 from Ferndale Fire Hall. Proceeds go to new heating system for center.

• “Era of Megafires” video presentation, 6 p.m. May 11, West Valley School gym, Kalispell. Q and A with local emergency personnel follows. Door prizes, chainsaw raffle.

• Crown of the Continent Choir Season Finale concert, 7:30 p.m. May 11, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Special guests Betsy Finch and Mike Eldred.

• Wai Mizutani and Friends benefit concert, 3 p.m. May 12, Community United Methodist Church, 750 Electric Ave., Bigfork. Refreshments follow. Proceeds go to Bigfork Food Bank.

• Red Cross blood drives May 13: 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; noon to 5:30 p.m. Community United Methodist Church, Bigfork.

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

• Public forums on downtown Whitefish parking for general public, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 13; for businesses and institutions, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14, Whitefish City Hall. Call city planner Hilary Lindh, 863-1254.

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets 6-8 p.m. May 13, The Summit, Kalispell. Survivors, family, friends are welcome. Topic is myofascial release. Refreshments. Call Jennifer, 756-4725.

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 14, First American Title Co.

• Bigfork Area Chamber’s spring luncheon, noon, May 14, Bigfork Inn. $20 per person. Call 837-5888.

• Kalispell Chamber of Commerce Unwind, 5-6:30 p.m. May 14, Big Sky Public Relations/InnSpace, 165 Commons Loop. Giveaways. All welcome. Call 758-2803.

• Rogers Lake Land Use Advisory Committee organizational meeting, 10 a.m. May 15, conference room of Flathead County Planning and Zoning Office, 40 11th Street, Suite 220, Kalispell.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection Mother’s Day Tea, 11:30 a.m. May 15, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Speaker is Lindsay Davis. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16, The Wave, Whitefish.

• 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.

• Authors of the Flathead presentation by Dan and Joyce Miller on “Copyrighting for the Author,” 7-9 p.m. May 16, Room 118, Broussard Building, FVCC. Public invited.

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Marion Fire District board meets with Flathead County District board, 3 p.m. May 30, Flathead Count South Campus Building, 40 11 St. W., Kalispell.

• Immanuel Foundation estate sale to benefit Immanuel Lutheran Communities, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18, Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W. Kalispell. Furniture, artwork, books, household goods and more.

• 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.

• Columbia Falls High School Garden Gallop spring celebration, 9-11 a.m. May 18, at the school. Veggie-costume 3K fun run, garden tour, plant sale. T-shirt sale. Proceeds go to future school garden programs.

• Plant exchange, 9-11 a.m. May 18, Stillwater Grange Hall, Old Reserve Drive, Kalispell. Neighbors share plants. No cost.

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

• Awakening Heart & Soul Fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 18, Red Lion Hotel, Polson. Holistic information and lectures. Free admission.

• Fundraising gala for Miss Rodeo Montana Kayla Seaman, 5 p.m. May 18, Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell. Tickets $50 each or $350 for table of eight. Call 406-253-3122.

• 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.

• Flathead County Republican Women appreciation luncheon for Republican legislators, noon May 20, Hampton Inn, Kalispell. Lunch available. Call Heidi Roedel, 270-5606.

• Red Cross blood drives May 20: 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 1-6 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church.

• 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. May 20; regular board meeting immediately follows.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. May 21, Polson Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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

• Northwest Montana Realtor Association food bank fundraiser, 5-7:30 p.m. May 21, Desoto Grill, Kalispell. Tickets $35, available at Desoto Grill or call the Board of Realtors, 752-4313. Proceeds distributed throughout area food banks.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 22, Kalispell Elks Lodge.

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

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. May 23, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3p.m May 24 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

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

• Red Cross blood drives May 28: 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Park Side Credit Union, Whitefish; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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. May 28, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29, Saint John Paul II Church, Bigfork. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Annual Rags to Riches rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8, Saint John Paul II Catholic Church, 195 Coverdell Road, Bigfork. Clothing, tools, furniture, linens, collectibles. Bake sale, free coffee. Call Donna Danz, 892-2435 or 261-2435.

• 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.

• Flathead Lakers and Flathead Land Trust’s Summer Solstice Party, 6:30 p.m. June 21, Hormuth’s Rivers End Ranch, North Shore of Flathead Lake. Tickets $35; www.flatheadlandtrust.org/event/summer-solstice-party/

• Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana annual parking lot rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22, Glacier Bank parking lot, 212 Main St., Kalispell.

• 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.

• Glacier Symphony and Conrad Mansion Summer Garden Party, 5 p.m. July 18, in and on lawn of Conrad Mansion, Kalispell. Food and drink. Black tie. Tickets $150. Call 755-2166.

• Bike to the Beach, July 20. Meet at 11 a.m. at Great Northern Rails to Trail Meridian Road trailhead in Kalispell. Join bike parade and scavenger hunt to Somers Beach for games, awards, prizes. Option to pick up parade at Spoke and Paddle in Somers.

• 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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