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• Red Cross blood drives: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Leaders Save Lives at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; noon to 5:30 p.m. Church at Creston.

• Parkinson’s disease support group meets 3-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Presenter is Laura Bermal, manager of Patient and Family Experience at Kalispell Regional Healthcare. All welcome. Call Lois, 871-3767.

• ImagineIF Libraries director Connie Behe hosts an open dialogue on free speech, 6-7 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Bigfork. Public invited.

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

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

• Glacier Park invites bat lovers on a Going Batty field trip, 8-11:30 p.m., West Glacier. Free and open to public. Registration required. Contact Renata Harrison, 888-7944.

THURSDAY

• Montana Wild Wings Recovery brings their raptors to the lawn at Whitefish Community Library, 10:30 a.m. Public invited to see birds up close.

• 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 drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Columbia Falls community room.

• Rocky Mountain Rollers Good Sam Camping Chapter campout today through July 14, McGregor Lake RV Park. Guests welcome. RSVP to Bob or Lynn at 406-755-4942.

• Agency on Aging Advisory Committee meets 2-3:30 p.m., South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. All welcome. Call 758-5730.

• Columbia Falls School board Insurance Committee meets at 4 p.m.

FRIDAY

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

• Annual Hockaday Arts in the Park, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Depot Park, Kalispell. Live music begins at 11 a.m. daily. Concessions, beer and wine garden. Admission $4 daily or $5 weekend pass; children 6 and under, free.

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

• Sjogren’s Support Group meets 11:45 a.m., The Summit, Kalispell. Guest speaker is Dr. VanBelois, rheumatology/internal medicine.

• Local author Rick Funk signs his book “Tom’s Tattered Tales,” 2-4 p.m., Daily Inter Lake,727 E. Idaho St., Kalispell.

• Montana Human Rights Network and Love Lives Here Close the Camps event to protest U.S. detention and separation of families fleeing violence in Central America and elsewhere, 5:30-7 p.m. Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Personal care items collected for area migrant workers.

SATURDAY

• Lakeside Community Fair. Pancake breakfast 7 a.m., Lakeside Community Chapel. Silent auction and Attic Treasures open 9 a.m. Parade 11 a.m. Live auction 1 p.m. Kids’ zone. Duck races 4 p.m. Tamarack Brewing Co.

• Annual Hockaday Arts in the Park, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Depot Park, Kalispell. Live music begins at 11 a.m. daily. Concessions, beer and wine garden. Admission $4 daily or $5 weekend pass; children 6 and under, free.

• “Can I Eat This?” two-hour guided stroll, 10 a.m., Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Cost $4 per person; $10 per family. Registration required at 755-2708.

THOUGHT

“The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action in mind.” — Frank Herbert, American author (1920-1986).

• Valor Equine Therapy Service Herd 2 Human Program demonstration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 290 Ramsfield Road, Bigfork. Therapy is used for veterans suffering from PTSD and program could be brought to Flathead Valley. Children welcome; no dogs. Free admission; donations welcome. RSVP to Muffin Vallely, 406-890-4201.

• KittyMOM’s rescued kitten adoption event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Petco, Kalispell. All kittens are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and litter-box trained. $60 adoption fee. Bring your own carrier. Call Darcy, 752-4460.

• South Flathead Modular Railroad group operating session, noon to 3 p.m., Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Use north entrance C. The public is welcome and can bring and run HO gauge trains. New members welcome. Call Vance Carolin, 755-9412 or Joel Goldberg, 248-514-3207.

• Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fundraising barbecue, noon to 7 p.m. Bison burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon cake and huckleberry ice cream. Silent auction. Fire truck rides. $12, adults; $5, children. Call 837-6900.

• Presentation and book signing by Marc C. Johnson, author of “Political Hell-Raiser – The Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana,” 7 p.m., Montana House in Apgar Village. Free. Open to public. RSVP to reserve a seat, 888-5393.

• “Raptors Around Us” ranger program, 7 p.m., Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park, Bigfork. Cost $4 per person; $10 per family. Call 837-3041.

SUNDAY

• Annual Hockaday Arts in the Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Depot Park, Kalispell. Live music begins at 11 a.m. daily. Concessions, beer and wine garden. Admission $4 daily or $5 weekend pass; children 6 and under, free.

• Park After Dark guided hike, 9:30 p.m., Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Cost $4 per person; $10 per family. Registration required at 755-2708.

MONDAY

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m., Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Megan Krupp, 752-9612, ext. 1351.

• Columbia Falls School board Negotiations Committee meets at 3:30 p.m., followed by a regular board meeting at 6 p.m.

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program titled, ““Montana’s Republican War-Horse of the 19th Century: The Life and Time of Wilbur Fisk Sanders” by Jeff Malcomson, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Greeting time 5:15 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m. Cost $19 includes presentation. Program 7 p.m., free for posse members and youth under 16; $5 for nondinner walk-in nonmembers. For dinner reservations, call 752-9642.

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

TUESDAY

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

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch, 11:30 a.m., meeting room of Victory Baptist Church, 1830 Montana 35. Featuring Cinnamon Davis-Hall with NW Montana Veterans Food Pantry. Speaker is Robbin Bouslog. Cost $9 per person. Call Jan, 212-3763, or Rosainne, 257-8098 for lunch and free child care reservations. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

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

• Helena Flats School board retreat, 6 p.m., 3250 U.S. 2 E., Kalispell.

A LOOK AHEAD

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. July 17, St. Joseph Medical Center, Polson.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m. July 17, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Speaker from Lighthouse Christian Home and Robbin Bouslog. Donations of paper towels, napkins, Kleenex and toilet paper requested for Lighthouse Christian Home. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

Special screening of documentary film “Generation Zapped” with local author/speaker and adjunct professor Miriam Katz, 7-9 p.m. July 17, Room AT-202, FVCC. Topic is addiction to digital devices and health risks. Appetizer reception 6:30 p.m. Free. Public invited.

• Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center and Glacier Park invite volunteers for a day of hands-on learning during the annual Noxious Weed Blitz, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18, West Glacier. RSVP by July 15 by calling 888-7986.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 18, The Wave, Whitefish.

• 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.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m. July 18, Evergreen Compounding Pharmacy, 2640 U.S. 2 E. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

• Jonathan Fetter-Vorm discusses his new book “Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight,” in celebration of 50th anniversary of first moon landing, 6:30 p.m. July 18, FVCC Library. Space-related activities, trivia contest, virtual reality lab. Free. Families welcome.

• Humanities Montana Helena’s C.S. Russell Museum present “The Artist, His Wife, and the Land of Shining Mountains” 7 p.m. July 18, Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Free. Space limited. Registration required. Call 755-2706.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Public information meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease, noon, July 19, Ponderosa Room, Libby City Hall, 952 Spruce St.

• Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center Glacier Park staff are host Alpine Bird BioBlitz July 19. Pre-registration required; call 888-7986.

• Free storytime for children ages 0-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 19, Woodland Water Park, Kalispell.

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

• Miracle of America Museum annual Live History Days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20-21, Polson. Rides, concessions, exhibitors, demonstrations. Regular admission. Call Gil Mangels, 406-883-6804 or 406-270-7895.

• Flathead County Democratic Women’s Club annual Garden Tour scholarship fundraiser fro graduating seniors and FVCC students, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20. Free refreshments and prize drawings. Tickets $15 per person. Call Dianne Grove, 471-4107.

• 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.

• Evergreen School reunion and potluck, noon to 6 p.m., July 20, Birch Grove Community Center, 594 Birch Grove Road, Kalispell. Bring your own chair, umbrella, beverages. Call 752-0889.

• Movie on the Lawn featuring “The Greatest Showman, 9:30 p.m. July 20, Marantette Park, Columbia Falls. Bring chairs or blankets. Concessions.

• Gateway to Glacier Trail annual Pints for Paths fundraiser, 5-10 p.m. July 20, Heaven’s Peak Resort, West Glacier. 20 local breweries, food, live music; Admission $20 in advance; $25 at gate.

• Red Cross blood drives July 22: 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.; 1-6 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. July 22, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• 16th annual Waterton-Glacier Science and History Day, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 23, St. Mary Visitor Center, Glacier Park. Sneak peek into natural research in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Free. Open to public.

• Red Cross blood drives July 23, noon to 5 p.m. July 23, Polson Methodist Church.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drives July 24: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saint John Paul Church, sponsored by Knights of Columbus; noon to 5:30 p.m. Applied Materials, Birch Grove, blood mobile.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. July 25, Mackenzie River North, Kalispell, blood mobile.

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. July 25, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Red Cross blood drives Jul 26: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; noon to 5 p.m. Hungry Horse Liquor Store, blood mobile.

• 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.

• Kalispell Senior Center picnic/potluck, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 27, Lawrence Park Pavilion. Music, games. Bring a dish to share. Families, friends welcome.

• CASA for Kids Superhero Fun Day, noon to 4 p.m. July 28, Flathead Lake Lodge, Bigfork. Food, music, face painting, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, dunk tank and more. Come dressed as favorite superhero. Free admission. All families welcome.

• Kickball for a Cause, 2 p.m. July 28, Kidsport Complex Miracle Field, Four Mile Drive, Kalispell. Proceeds support Kalispell schools getting new uniforms. Text 406-890-0872.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• Red Cross blood drives July 29: 12:30-6 p.m. West Kootenai Colony; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. National Pars Realty, Whitefish.

• Red Cross blood drives July 31: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kalispell Elks; Leaders Save Lives Drive, noon to 6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents “Henry IV Part I,” 6 p.m. July 31, Woodland Park events field, Kalispell. Free.

• Public information meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease, noon, Aug. 2, Ponderosa Room, Libby City Hall, 952 Spruce St.

• Evergreen Show ‘n’ Shine, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 3, Conlin’s Furniture, 1441 Montana 35, Evergreen. Trophies, door prizes, 50/50 raffle. Family-friendly. Food vendors.

• West Shore Community Library ice cream social and bake sale, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 3, Lakeside. Children’s magician Drew Miller performs and Elsa will read stories • Great Bear Festival, Aug. 3, Depot Park, Kalispell. Local and regional beers, wines, hard ciders. Food vendors, live music.

• Public information meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease, noon, Aug. 16, Ponderosa Room, Libby City Hall, 952 Spruce St.

• 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.

• Dragonboat Races, Sept. 7-8, Flathead Lake State Park-Wayfarers Unit, Bigfork.

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

• Flathead Quilt Show, “A Wee Bit Wooly, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building, Kalispell. Presentations, vendors, food, raffle.

• 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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