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• Red Cross blood drives: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glacier Bank, Bigfork; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Whitefish Huckleberry Days Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.

• Free open house at University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station from 1 to 5 p.m., 17.5 miles north of Polson and 14 miles south of Bigfork on Montana 35, just north of Yellow Bay State Park. Boat trips on research vessel, science presentations, view lake submarines. UM mascot Montie entertains.

• “Something to Hoot About” with Montana Wild Wings live owls, 7 p.m., Harry Horn Picnic Shelter, Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park. Program costs $4 per person; $10 per family. Call 837-3041.

SATURDAY

• Annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival, Swan Lake Day Park near mile marker 72 on Montana 83. Pancake breakfast 8 a.m. Arts and crafts fair, baking contest, kids’ activities and games, beer and wine garden, silent auction, raffles.

• Annual Blacktail Hill Climb 9 a.m., Tamarack Brewing parking lot. Lakeside. 13.4 and 6.2-mile races. Free barbecue and raffle at awards ceremony. Fundraiser for Lakeside Community Club. Register online at bikesignup.com/blacktailhillclimb.

• Whitefish Huckleberry Days Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.

• Humane Society of Northwest Montana Volunteer Orientation, 11 a.m. to noon, Adoption Center, 110 Adopt a Pet Way, U.S. 93, Kalispell. Call 752-PAWS (7297).

• Open house for new Northwest Montana Veterans Camp Ponderosa retreat camp/future learning center, noon to 3 p.m., 34891 Montana 83, mile marker 59, across from Seeley Lake Department of Natural Resources. Walking tour, brief presentations.

• Flathead HO 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.

• Fish of the Flathead program, 1 p.m., Flathead Lake State Park at Wayfarers. Cost $4 per person/$10 per family. To register, call 406-837-3041.

SUNDAY

• Whitefish Huckleberry Days Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.

• Clam and lobster bake catered by FVCC Culinary Institute, 6-8 p.m., home of Tom and Irene Snyder, Bigfork. Tickets $125 ($100 tax deductible). Proceeds benefits Bigfork Library and Bigfork Art & Cultural Center. Call 837-6927.

MONDAY

• Creston School board meets 7 a.m.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8 a.m. to noon, $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 293-0100.

• Red Cross blood drives: 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Moose Lodge.

• Columbia Falls School board Insurance Committee meets at 4 p.m., followed by board budget meeting, 6 p.m.

• West Valley School board special meeting 4:30 p.m.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m.

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets 6-8 p.m., Purple Mountain Lavender Farm, Lakeside. Meet at 5 p.m. at Blacktail Grocery. Bring sack lunch. $5 suggested donation. Survivors, family, friends are welcome. Refreshments. RSVP to Denise, 261-3426.

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

THOUGHT

“Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.” — Lillian Smith, American writer-social critic (1897-1966).

TUESDAY

• Whitefish Community Center offers a free presentation on skin care for seniors from 12:30 to 2 p.m., 121 E. Second St. Free refreshments. Seating is limited. Call 862-4923 to reserve.

• Benefit Pint Night, 5-8 p.m., Kalispell Brewing Co. $1 of every beer sold benefits Lone Pine State Park.

• Kila School board meets 6 p.m.

• Somers Rural Fire District board meets 6 p.m., Lakeside Fire Station, 125 Bills Road.

WEDNESDAY

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Troy Baptist.

• Brown bag presentation on a “Community Photography Project — When do Mountain Goats Shed Their Coats?” noon to 1 p.m., Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Free. Open to public.

• Parkinson’s disease support group annual picnic, noon to 4 p.m., Lone Pine State Park Interpretive Center, Kalispell. Catered. All welcome. Call Marjory, 406-250-5577.

• Samaritan House volunteer appreciation barbecue, 5-8 p.m., Samaritan House Admin Center, 1110 Second. St. W., Kalispell. All invited.

• Somers Water & 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.

THURSDAY

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Eureka High School. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 293-6344.

• Home Options Hospice’s free four-week Bereavement Support Group begins today. To register, call 751-4254.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Libby VFW.

• The Land Affair benefit for Flathead Land Trust, 5;30 p.m., Cypress Yard, 204 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish. Locally-sourced food and beverages, music by The Bad Larrys. Tickets $35. Call 752-8293.

A LOOK AHEAD

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 16: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Springs at Whitefish.

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

• Glacier FEAST (Farmers and Eaters Advocating Sustainability Together) new nonprofit hosts “Join Us At the Table” farm dinner, Aug. 17, Two Bear Farm, Whitefish. Tour at 5 p.m., followed by drinks, appetizers, dinner at 5:45 p.m. Bob Quinn of Big Sandy, author of “Grain by Grain,” speaks. Dinner tickets are $75; https://twobearfarm.com.

• Oscillation Transia Film Fest, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Northern Light Saloon, Polebridge. 90-minute solar-powered outdoor cinema. Free. Open to public.

• Paws Splash Bash pool party for dogs, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 18, Woodland Water Park, Kalispell. $5 per dog (includes one human). Fundraiser for Begg Dog Park.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Aug. 19 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 20, Polson Area Senior Center $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 883-4735.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 4:15 p.m. Aug. 20, Lakeside QRU.

• Swan Lake-Salmon Prairie School District board meets 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Salmon Prairie School.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 21: 10 am. to 3:45 p.m. Parkside Credit Union, Whitefish; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Whitefish Credit Union, Kalispell.

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

• Increasing suicide awareness presentation by Mike Stone and Terry Gross with the Veterans Coalition of Northwestern Montana, 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Bigfork Methodist Church, 750 Electric Ave. Public invited.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.. Aug. 22, North Forty Resort.

• North Valley Hospital presents Flathead Med, Aug. 22, Whitefish Performing Arts Center. Local surgeons talk about real-life medical cases and procedures. Free. Public invited. Refreshments 5 p.m. Program 5:30-7 p.m.

• Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center presents the program “‘Owl’ You Need is Owls,” with live owls, 7 p.m. Aug. 22, Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Space limited. Register by calling 755-2706.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 23: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flathead County Health Department.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 24, Gateway Community Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• Dixon, Montana, 100-year reunion Aug. 24. Breakfast 7-9:30 a.m. Dixon Fire Department. History talks 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. school gym. All day games, vendors, live music, parade, car show. Buffalo dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. at Senior Center.

• Flathead guided hikes at Flathead Lake State Park, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 24, Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park. $4 per person; $10 per family.

• Pheasants Forever annual banquet, Aug. 24, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Doors open 5 p.m. Dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, games. For tickets, call Jean, 406-261-4781.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. at the center, Aug. 26, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 26, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 27, Eureka Baptist Church.

• 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.

• Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 27, Cedar Creek Lodge. Networking, drinks, drawings.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28, Montana Academy.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Marion Fire District.

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. Aug. 29, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center presents the program “Rad Raptors” with live birds, 7 p.m. Aug. 22, Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Space limited. Register by calling 755-2706.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

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

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Sept. 9.

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

• Flathead Quilters Guild, “A Wee Bit Wooly,” quilt show, 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. Admission $6, under 12, free. Free parking. Portion of proceeds benefits Neighbors in Need.

• 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.

• Flathead guided hikes at Flathead Lake State Park, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28, Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park. $4 per person; $10 per family.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Oct. 14.

• 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.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

• 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.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

• 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.

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

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Feb. 10.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. March 9.

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

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. May 11.

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

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