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TODAY

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Flathead Electric Pulse Project, Kalispell.

• Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center Park brown bag seminar titled “Snow Avalanches in Glacier National Park: A Hazard and an Ecological Disturbance,” by Erich Peitzch, noon to 1 p.m., Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Free. Open to public. Call 888-5827.

• American Legion Freedom Walk 2019, 1:30 p.m. to commemorate 9/11, 1:30 p.m. Staging begins 1:15 p.m. at American Legion Post 137, 351 Fourth Ave. EN, Kalispell. The walk goes to Veterans Memorial at Depot Park. Public welcome. Call Lee, 406-270-8267.

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

• Bill Whitsitt, chair of USS Montana Committee and member of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research gives a program on Los Angeles class nuclear submarine construction and state’s economic outlook, 7 p.m., Bigfork Community United Methodist Church, 750 Electric Ave. Public invited.

THURSDAY

• Flathead Back to School and Fall Community assistance event, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Enter through north entrance C. Free public, veterans, health and pet services; housing, job, ID, mental health resources. Free clothing, school supplies, shoes, sleeping bags, blankets, meals and more. Music, children’s activities. Free bus service by Eagle Transit from any regular bus stop.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Homewood Suites, Kalispell.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Annual Flathead High School retired employees potluck, 4 p.m., Village Greens Community Center, Kalispell. Bring a dish to share.

FRIDAY

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

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

• Parade of Homes, noon to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 pm., Saturday,10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; www.buildingflathead.com

• Bigfork County Water & Sewer District board meets 1 p.m. Sept. 13, Bigfork Water & Sewer District Office, 108 Harbor Heights Blvd. in Bigfork. Public welcome.

• Rocky Mountain Rollers Good Sam Chapter September campout today to Sept. 15, Logan State Park, 77518 U.S. 2 W (6.2 miles west of Happy’s Inn). Guests welcome. RSVP to Mike 406-203-7227 or Tanya 858-336-1538.

SATURDAY

• Big Arm Association fall pancake breakfast, 8-11 a.m., historic Big Arm School. Menu also includes scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee. Donations accepted. Call 849-5064.

• Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation sponsors a HOPE conference for the Parkinson’s community, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., FVCC. Free; donations accepted. Call Jordan, 206-748-9481; or Lois, 406-871-3767.

• Flathead Audubon’s 13th annual Birds of Prey Festival 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Live birds, talks, exhibits. Free shuttle from Family Life Christian Church parking lot to Visitor Center.

• First responder event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Snappy Sport Senter, Kalispell. Demonstrations and displays of equipment and K-9 unit. Fire, medical, law enforcement, search and rescue responders on hand. Public invited.

• Parade of Homes, 10 a.m. to 6 pm. today,10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; www.buildingflathead.com

• Free workshop on how to start a rain garden to prevent nonpoint source pollution of waterways, 10 a.m. to noon, Flathead Conservation District office, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell. RSVP to Hailey Graf, 752-4220.

THOUGHT

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and essayist (1803-1882).

• Rocky Mountain Rollers Good Sam Chapter September campout continues today and Sunday, Logan State Park, 77518 U.S. 2 W (6.2 miles west of Happy’s Inn). Guests welcome. RSVP to Mike 406-203-7227 or Tanya 858-336-1538.

• Fifth annual Kootenai Harvest Festival, noon to 6 p.m., Libby.

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

• 25th annual Spinnaker/Shriners chili cook-off and wiener dog race, Spinnaker Bar, Lakeside. Brewfest 3-7 p.m.; chili cook-off 4-6 p.m.; wiener dog races, 6 p.m.

• Park After Dark Guided Hike 8-9:30 p.m., Ranger Station, Wayfarers, Flathead Lake State Park. Registration required. Call 406-837-3041.

SUNDAY

• Parade of Homes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; www.buildingflathead.com

• Walk for Parkinson’s, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Woodland Park, Kalispell, sponsored by Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation. Call Jordan, 206-748-9481; or Lois, 406-871-3767.

• Out of the Darkness community walk for suicide awareness, 1-2 p.m., Gateway Community Center; register online afsp.org/flatheadvalley

MONDAY

• Flathead County Republican Women meet at noon to 1 p.m., Hampton Inn, Kalispell. Doors open 11:30 a.m. Speaker is County Commissioner Pam Holmquist. Call Heidi Roedel, 270-5606.

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

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program titled, “Montana’s Chinese: Our Forgotten Pioneers” by Ellen Baumler,” 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.

• Fair-Mont-Egan School District board meets 6 p.m.

• Author John Clayton presentation and book signing, 7 p.m., Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park Reception follows. Free. Public welcome.

TUESDAY

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

Public meeting for the Going-to-the-Sun Road Corridor Management Plan, 6-8 p.m., FVCC, Arts and Technology Building, Room 139.

• Helena Flats School board meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

A LOOK AHEAD

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

• Whitefish Legacy Partners Fall Bear Aware hike, 10 a.m. Sept. 18. Easy 1 to 2-mile hike featuring instruction and hands-on use of inert bear spray. Free. All ages welcome.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Speaker is Janis Price. Bring non-perishable food for food bank. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Parkinson’s disease support group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Farewell party for Lois, Katie and Joe. All welcome. Call Marjory, 406-250-5577.

• Whitefish Women of the Moose monthly meal, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 18, Moose Lodge 230 W. 10th St. Choice of steak or shrimp. Call Carol, 260-8493.

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy and Communications Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19, district office basement meeting room.

• Kalispell Public Schools Federal Projects Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19, Special Education office.

• Electric vehicles on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19, Flathead Electric, 2510 U.S. 2 E., Kalispell. Learn about charging station and future of e-vehicles. Free hamburgers.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19, The Wave, Whitefish.

• Fundraiser for Mark Dundas who is diagnosed with leukemia, 5 p.m. Sept. 19, Glacier Guides/Montana Raft Pavilion, 11970 U.S. 2, West Glacier.

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance Committee meets 7 a.m. Sept. 20, basement meeting room.

• 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. Admission is $6; children under 12 admitted free.

• Friends of the Library will hold their annual book sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 20-21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22, Kalispell Center Mall. Books, DVDs, and CDs.

• Red Cross blood drives Sept. 20: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Gateway Community Center.

• Coffee with Survivors of traumatic brain injury group meets 10-11 a.m. Sept. 21 and every Saturday, Wheat Montana Bakery & Deli, 405 S. Main St., Kalispell. Call or text Don, 406-871-2942. Presentations, vendors, food, raffle. Admission $6, under 12, free. Free parking. Portion of proceeds benefits Neighbors in Need.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21, Swan Chapel, Swan Lake. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 756-8885.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• Symposium on alcoholism and AA presented by Class A trustees Christine Carpenter and Nancy McCarthy, 9:30 a.m., Sept. 23, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. To register, email mtfriendsofaa@gmail.com

• Red Cross blood drives Sept. 23: 12:30-6 p.m. West Kootenai community; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 23, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 24, Good Shepherd Church, Polson.

• 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-Somers Chamber of Commerce BASH, 4-5 p.m. Sept. 24, Stoner Creek Cabins, 222 Crystal View Court, Lakeside. Free for chamber members; $5 nonmembers.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board work session 6 p.m. Sept. 24, Flathead High School conference room.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25, St. John Paul II Church, Bigfork. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

• Kalispell Public Schools IT Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Sept. 26, IT office.

• Red Cross blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26, U.S. Forest Service.

• City of Kalispell Impact Fee Advisory Committee meets 4 p.m. Sept. 26, City Hall Chambers, 201 First Ave. E., Kalispell. Often to public.

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. Sept. 26, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country and Human Therapy on Horseback “Fun Pianos” fundraiser, Sept. 26, Flathead Valley Community College Arts & Technology building. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Show being 7 p.m. Cash bar, light hors d’ oeuvres. Tickets are $3. Call Mandy Anderson, 892-2697.

• Mountain Brook Craft Cooperative annual Quilt & Craft Market 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28, Mountain View Mennonite Church, 795 Mennonite Church Road, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2-p.m. Sept. 27, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Kalispell Parks and Recreation hosts a free outdoor move, “The Sandlot, Sept. 27, Woodland Park. Free kids’ games and activities 6 p.m.; movie 7 p.m. Free popcorn and cotton candy.

• 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.

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Sept. 30, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Miller Campbell concert fundraiser for Flathead Special Education Cooperative, 6-8 p.m., Oct. 2, Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Tickets $10; children 12 and under, free. Call Chuck at 406-334-9510.

• 20th annual Northwest Montana Veterans Stand Down, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6, Asa Wood Grade School, 700 Idaho St., Libby. Free services, resources, counseling, food, clothing for veterans and their families. Civilian clothing drive in parking lot.

• Bigfork Community Methodist Church annual bazaar and soup luncheon, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 5. Jewelry, wood products, art, pottery, jams, jellies, pies.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

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

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

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 12:30- 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21, North Valley Senior Center, Columbia Falls. 20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 892-4087.

• 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.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon Oct. 24, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• 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.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon Nov. 21, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• 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.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon Dec. 19, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon Jan. 23, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon Feb. 20, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon March 19, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon April 16, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon May 21, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

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