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

• Maiasaura Junior Ranger Day for students in grades two to five, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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., Libby VFW.

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

• Grand opening celebration at Beaver Lake Fishing Access Site, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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

• Polson Chamber of Commerce Splash, 5-7 p.m., North Lake County Library, 2 First Ave. E., Polson, Open to public. Call 883-5969.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home, 1890 U.S. 93 N., Kalispell. Costumes encouraged but not required. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

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

• Footloose Montana presents a trap-release workshop in Kalispell, 6-8 p.m., Flathead Valley Community College, Room 144, Arts and Technology Building. Free. Suitable for all ages. Call 406-282-1482.

• 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., North Valley Community Center,Nucleus Avenue in Columbia Falls. Coffee and cookies.

FRIDAY

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

• Red Cross blood drives: 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.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes, Kalispell. Montana Attorney General Tim Fox speaks on human trafficking; www.gcpachy.org

• West Shore community dinner, 5-6 p.m., 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. Seating is limited.

• Wake The Flathead hosts a special showing of the movie “Unplanned,” 6 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Kalispell, downstairs meeting room. Space limited. Call John or Lauralee, 755-5714, to reserve a seat.

SATURDAY

• Fall Fest, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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.?

Free seminar on catching fall run whitefish taught by Chancy Jeschke, 9-11 a.m., Snappy Sport Senter’s Event Center, Kalispell.

THOUGHT

“If you believe that life is worth living then your belief will create the fact.” — Arthur Miller (1915-2005).

• Author Blake Passmore presents a program titled “The Names of the St. Mary Valley,” 4 p.m.,, Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Reception and book signing follows. Free. Reservations required. Call 888-5393.

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

MONDAY

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

• Trivia Day with Republican Women, noon to 1 p.m., Hampton Inn, 1140 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell.

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

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

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program titled, “F.H. Stoltze and His Land & Lumber Company” by Ron Buentemeier of Columbia Falls, 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.

• Somers School District board work session 5:45 p.m. followed by board meeting 6 p.m.

TUESDAY

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

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m., Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Flathead County Solid Waste District board meets 3 p.m., landfill office.

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

WEDNESDAY

• ImagineIF Libraries board meets at 9:30 a.m., Columbia Falls City Hall, 130 6th St W. Call Connie Behe, 758-5824.

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

• Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center Park brown bag seminar, noon to 1 p.m., 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, 601 Spokane Ave., Whitefish. Public invited.

A LOOK AHEAD

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

• Agency on Aging Senior Information Fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24, Gathering Place, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Refreshments, door prizes. Call 758-5730 to reserve a spot for individual assistance. Use north parking lot.

• 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.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection annual fall fundraiser 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 26, North Valley Hospital Community Room, Columbia Falls. Crafts, baked goods, jams. Soup lunch available.

• Kalispell Elks annual pumpkin carving event, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26, 1820 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. All welcome. Call 257-6474.

• 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.

• TedX speaker, Collin Kartchner, will hold a parent night addressing the connection between social media, anxiety, and depression among teens, 6-6 p.m., Flathead High School auditorium.

• 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.

• Salvation Army Harvest-fest Carnival, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30, 110 Bountiful Drive, Kalispell. Carnival games, prizes, hot dog snack bar and more. Adults must accompany youth.

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

• Natural Grocers nutritionist Erik Buck teaches a free course on diabetes management, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Flathead Food Bank, 1203 U.S. 2 W.,Kalispell. Learn food prep tips and tricks. Snacks provided. All welcome.

• 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.

Flathead Valley Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter and Interclub Council host Trunk or Treat, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, west-facing parking lot on campus. Free and open to public.

• Friends of the North Lake County Public Library District annual book sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 1-2, library’s large meeting room, 2 First Ave. E., Polson. Large variety of gently used books in all categories. Fill a bag for $5.

• Epworth United Methodist Women’s Annual Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2, 329 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Local artisans, toys, hand-knitted items, vendors. Coffee and sweet rolls 9-10:30 a.m. Soup luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Women of First Presbyterian Church annual fall and holiday bazaar, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 2, 540 S. Main St., Kalispell. Crafts, homebaked goods, books, holiday and next-to-new items. Homemade soups lunch,11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds go to local charities. Call 752-7488.

• 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.

• Somers Volunteer Fire Department annual Harvest Dinner, 4-8 p.m. Nov. 2, Somers Fire Hall, 27, Lesley Ave., Somers. Turkey with all trimmings. Adults $13; children $7; under age 10, free. Call 406-270-1343.

• 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. For tickets, call Terri at 406-730-2741

• 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.

• Flathead Food Bank hosts a donor and community “Giving Gratitude” thank-you event, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7, The Gathering Place, Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Free music, food and drinks. Open to public.

• 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.

• Braveheart Chaplain Ministry dinner and auction fundraiser, 6 p.m. Nov. 9, Canvas Church, 255 Summit Ridge,Kalispell. Live music. Tickets $60 per person, or $100 for couple; www.braveheartministry.com.

• 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.

• Swan River School annual Veterans Day Assembly, 8:30 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11, Swan River School gymnasium. Veterans Day dinner, 5-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Turkey, potatoes, vegetables, salad, dessert.

• 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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