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• Creston School board meets 7 a.m.

• Helena Flats School board work session 7:45 a.m.

• 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, noon to 5:15 p.m., at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. Sponsored by Kalispell Daybreak Rotary.

• Learn about My Glacier Village, a grassroots, consumer-led organization that connects older adults to community resources and services to help them age successfully in place, 4:30-6 p.m., Snappy’s, 1400 U.S. 2 E., Kalispell. Appetizers, raffles, door prizes. Free. All welcome.

• Mission Mountain Audubon meets 7 p.m., Polson City Library meeting room. Program is “Solitary Sandpiper Secrets” by Jim Rogers Free. All welcome.

FRIDAY

• Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Basketball Tournament, Flathead High School new gym. Opening ceremonies begin at 8:50 a.m.; games begin at 9 a.m.

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Communities.

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

• Flathead Valley Sjogren’s Support Group meets 11:45 a.m. t o12:45 p.m., The Summit, Kalispell. Speaker is neurologist Dr. Donald Stone. Friends are welcome to attend. Call Laura, 406-270-7393.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes, Kalispell. Speaker is Ron Catlett, representative for Senator Steve Daines; www.gcpachy.org

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

• Big Arm community potluck, 6 p.m., Historic Big Arm School. Local beekeeper Ken Lambet will talk about bees and honey production. Call 849-5064.

SATURDAY

• Birch Grove Community Center’s Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 594 Birch Grove Road, Kalispell. Vendors on hand. Chili supper and 100th anniversary celebration, 6-8 p.m. by donation. Proceeds benefit center.

• Humanities Montana workshop Writing Montana with Dave Caserio, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lone Pine State Park. Free. Public invited.?

• Hunter’s sight-in, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bigfork Gun Club, Montana 83, one mile south of Montana State Highway Work Center. Cost $5 per rifle. Bring your own eye/ear protection and ammo.

• Hunt, Fish, Taxidermy event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Snappy’s, Kalispell. Local taxidermy experts, tackle makers, guides and equipment reps on hand. Giveaways.

• Fire Prevention Week open house, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emergency Services Building, 275 Flathead Drive, Whitefish. Meet firefighters, K9 unit see engines, ambulances, BEAR armored vehicle. Demonstrations. Free hot dog lunch.

• Columbia Falls Lions Club and Nature Kids sponsor a Fall Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Coop, Columbia Falls. 5K fun run, lunch, games, music. 5K registration $15 adults, $10 kids. Admission without run, $5.

• KittyMom’s Rescue hosts a rescue kitten adoption day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Petco, Kalispell. kittens are spayed/ neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and litter box trained. $60 adoption fee. Bring a carrier. Call Darcy, 752-4460.

• Annual Tamarack Time! event, Electric Avenue, downtown Bigfork. Food entries dropped off 11 a.m.; judging noon; public tasting begins 1 p.m. Birds of Prey exhibit noon; pumpkin carving, noon; apple press, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bigfork Inn. Free Oktobertest, 2 p.m. Garden Bar.

THOUGHT

“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” — Orson Welles (1915-1985).

• 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.

SUNDAY

• 11th annual CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk 1K and 5K, 1:30 p.m. Marantette Park, Columbia Falls. Registration 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Wildcat Garden. Call Luann, 406-261-1083.

• Dale Johnson leads a Whitefish Legacy Partners Wild Mushroom Hunt, 2 p.m., Woods Lake Trailhead. Bring a basket. Free. Open to public, all ages and abilities.

MONDAY

• Alzheimer’s Association MT Chapter sponsors a “Latest in Alzheimer’s Research” talk, 9:30 a.m. North Valley Hospital community room, Nucleus Avenue, Columbia Falls.

• Daughters of the American Revolution, Chief Ignace Chapter, meet lunch at noon at Jan Olson’s home in Bigfork Business meeting follows. Call Cate, 755-6781.

• Red Cross blood drives: 12:30-5:30 p.m. KwaTaqNuk Resort, Polson; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m.

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets 5:45-6:45 p.m., The Summit, Kalispell. Survivors, family, friends are welcome. Refreshments. Call Jennifer, 756-4725.

• Flathead Audubon meets at 7 p.m., in the United Way conference room, Gateway Community Center, U.S. 2 West, Kalispell. Enter from west side of building. Ryan Richardson, a fluvial geomorphologist with River Design Group, is guest speaker Free. All welcome.

TUESDAY

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch and fundraising auction, 11:30 a.m., meeting room of Victory Baptist Church, 1830 Montana 35. Speaker is Cathy Benson. Cost $9 per person. Call Jan, 212-3763, or Rosainne, 257-8098 for lunch and free child care reservations. Flathead Food Bank donations accepted. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

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

• Girl Scout informational meeting for girls K-12 and parents, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park School, Columbia Falls.

• 12th annual Creston Fire Department Soup for Supper fall fundraiser, 3:30-7 p.m., Creston Fire Station, 4498 Montana 35. Twenty different soups, salad, roll and dessert; donations appreciated. All proceeds will go to new fire station building fund. Call 250-4655.

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

• Flathead County Democratic Central Committee meets at 7 p.m., VFW Post 2252, 330 First Ave. W., Kalispell. Bring a non-perishable food item or donation for Northwest Veterans Food Pantry. Call Lynn Stanley, 471-8317.

WEDNESDAY

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Whitefish Credit Union, Kalispell; noon to 5 p.m. Troy Baptist Church.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m., North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Guest speakers are Jen Prunty from My Glacier Village and Cathy Benson. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

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

• Flathead Valley Parkinson’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Darin from Acorda Therapeutics stalks about a new medication for Parkinson’s “off times.” All welcome. Call Marjory, 406-250-5577.

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

A LOOK AHEAD

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy and Communications Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Oct. 17, superintendent’s office.

• Maiasaura Junior Ranger Day for students in grades two to five, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17, Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Hands-on activities, crafts, games. Cost $8. Register at 755-2706, ext. 4.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Libby VFW.

• Friends of the Library meet at noon, Oct. 17, ImagineIF Library meeting room, Kalispell. All welcome.

• Let’s Eat Out social with Friendship Force Flathead Valley meets 5 p.m. Oct. 17, Brannigan’s Pub library, Kalispell. Learn about unique national and international travels. Call Priscilla, 250-3583.

• Girl Scout informational meeting for girls K-12 and parents, 6-7 p.m. Oct. 17, United Methodist Church, Whitefish.

• Columbia Falls Historical Society meeting and presentation by Johanna Hartsey on James Talbott, who is considered to be the founding father of Columbia Falls, 7 p.m., Oct. 17, North Valley Community Center,Nucleus Avenue in Columbia Falls. Coffee and cookies.

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance and Operations Committee meets 7 a.m. Oct. 18, district office basement meeting room.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 18: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. National Flood.

• West Shore community dinner, 5-6 p.m. Oct. 18, the Gathering Place 238 Adams St., Lakeside. Fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Free of charge to anyone. Families welcome.

• Whitefish Community Library hosts a reading of “We Leave the Flower Where They Are” Montana women’s anthology, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18. Seating is limited.

• Fall Fest, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19, Wayfarer Unit, Flathead Lake State Park. Hayrides, scavenger hunt, face painting, arts and crafts, sidewalk chalk competition, costume contest for all ages (and your dog), and a 3K run with registration 10:30 a.m. Call 406-837-3041.

• Trinity Lutheran School annual auction fundraiser, 5 p.m. Oct. 19, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Expo Building. Catered dinner, silent and live auctions, no host bar, raffles. Tickets $25; alumni $15. Call 257-6716.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 21: 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; noon to 5:30 p.m. Hope Church.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 22, Eureka Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

• 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.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board meets 6 p.m. Oct. 22, Flathead High School Flex Room.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Meadow Lake Resort, blood mobile.

• Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center Park brown bag seminar, noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 23, Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Citizen science coordinators discuss results and highlights of the 2019 season. Free. Open to public. Call 888-5827.

• North Valley Toastmasters is changing their location to National Parks Realty during October and having an open house at noon Oct. 23, 601 Spokane Ave., Whitefish. Public invited.

• Kalispell Public Schools IT Committee meet 8:30 a.m. Oct. 24, district office basement meeting room.

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

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Applied Materials, Birch Grove Road, Kalispell; blood mobile.

• Good Shepherd Lutheran Church annual Harvest Dinner, 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 409 Fourth Ave. E., Polson. Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy, homemade lefse, salad, dessert. Adults, $10, children under 12, $5. Call ahead to place take-out orders, 883-5864. Available for pick up after 3 p.m.

• City of Kalispell Impact Fee Advisory Committee meets 4 p.m. Oct. 24, City Hall Chambers, 201 First Ave. E., Kalispell. Often to public.

• Flathead Democrats monthly education series titled ““What Happened to the News? Reading the ‘news’ in the age of internet and social media sources,” by Dennis Swibold, professor of journalism, University of Montana ,“ 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 25: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glacier Bank Bigfork; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flathead City-County Health Department.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Oct. 26, Rosauers, Kalispell; blood mobile.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

Montana Department of Transportation seeks public comment on proposal to improve Woodland Avenue and Second Street East/Conrad intersection, 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 28, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 28, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

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

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 29, 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 Oct. 30: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FVCC; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31, Glacier Bank, Polson.

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. Oct. 31, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Flathead County Sheriff’s Posse hosts a community Halloween party, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 31, Posse Headquarters, at old Boys and Girls Club skating rink,155 Shady Lane, Evergreen. Haunted House, trick or treating, games, prizes. Parking will be at K-Mart, with shuttle buses to event. Free admission.

• Climate Smart Glacier Country hosts an event examining plastic use and recycling in Northwest Montana, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Activities, booths, brainstorming sessions. Free. Public invited.

• Flathead Democrats Harvest Dinner, 4:30-9 p.m. Nov. 2, Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Speaker is Jorge Quintana, Montana Democratic Party’s National Committeeman on the DNC.

• Kalispell Public Schools Personnel Committee meets 3 p.m. Nov. 6, district office basement meeting room.

• Glacier Children’s Museum fall social, 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Firebrand Hotel, downtown Whitefish. Music, food, beverages. All interested welcome.

• Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation’s 13th annual Voices of the Wilderness celebration and fundraiser, 6 p.m., Nov. 7, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Keynote speaker is author/historian Frederick Swanson. Music by Moonshine Mountain Band. Auction, raffle. Tickets $25 at www.bmwf.org/events or at door. Space is limited.

• Rails to Trails of Northwest Montana annual harvest dance and pie auction, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Smith Valley Grange, U.S. 2 West, Kalispell. Admission one homemade pie or $5. Kids half price. Music by Grin and Bear It String Clan.

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

• Kalispell Public Schools Personnel Committee meets 3 p.m. Nov. 13, district office basement meeting room.

Creston Fire Department offers a first-aid course, 6 p.m. Creston Fire Station, 4498 Montana 35, Kalispell. $50 donation. Call 250-4655 to reserve a space.

• 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.

• Kila Country Church annual Christmas craft and bake sale, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 150 Cottage Lane, Kila. Lunch available 11:30a.m. to 2 p.m.

• 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

Whitefish Wood Weekend June 26-28, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake.

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