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• Coffee with Survivors of traumatic brain injury group meets 10-11 a.m. today and every Saturday, Wheat Montana Bakery & Deli, 405 S. Main St., Kalispell. Call or text Don, 406-871-2942; or Destiny, 406-885-4975.

• Rocky Mountain Rollers Good Sam RV Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m., Back Room of the Nite Owl Restaurant, 522 Ninth Street W., Columbia Falls. Lunch ordered from menu. Guests welcome. RSVP to Jay or Charlotte at 406-862-2117.

• Kalispell American Legion Post 137 celebrates its annual potluck New Year kick-off dinner at 1 p.m., 351 Fourth Ave. EN. All Post members and their families invited. Meat and beverages provided. Contact Comm. Bob Lehman, 755-4942; or Adjutant Ron Boespflug 541-999-7790.

• Sam and Ruth Neff give a presentation on and show images of the people and country of Iran, 3 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. A film clip by PBS program presenter Rick Steves will also be shown.

SUNDAY

• John White Lecture Series presents John Fraley, author of “A Woman’s Way West, 2 p.m., Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Tickets available at museum or call 756-8381.

MONDAY

• Daughters of the American Revolution, Chief Ignace Chapter, meet at noon at the home of a member in Kalispell. Contact Cate at 755-6781 for information or directions.

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

• Swan River School board meets 4 p.m.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m.

• Columbia Falls School board meets at 6 p.m.

• Fish, Wildlife & Parks hosts a public meeting to discuss chronic wasting disease, 6 p.m., Libby City Hall, 952 E. Spruce St.

• Somers School District board meets 6 p.m., Lakeside Elementary School.

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets 6-8 p.m., The Summit, Kalispell. Project is a vision board collage creation and caregiver chat. Survivors, family, friends are welcome. Refreshments. Call Jennifer, 756-4725 or 253-3336.

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

• Flathead Audubon meets at 7 p.m., in the United Way conference room, Gateway Community Center, U.S. 2 West, Kalispell. Robert Gentry will discuss the impact of habitat destruction and fragmentation on birds. Enter from west side of building. Free. All welcome.

TUESDAY

• Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cedar Creek Lodge. No reservations required. Luncheon, $12. Call 892-2072.

• Smith Valley School board meets 6 p.m.

• Kila School board meets 6 p.m.

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

• Deer Park School board meets at 6:30 p.m.

• Back Country Horsemen of the Flathead meet at 7:30 p.m., Fish, Wildlife and Parks Building, 490 N. Meridian Road. Wildlife biologist Jessy Coltrane gives a presentation on chronic wasting disease. Doors open 6:15 p.m. Public welcome. Call 212-8107.

• Northwest Montana Nature Photographers meet 7 p.m., Ballroom B, Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell. Kurt Lindsay will talk about owls and how to photograph. All welcome.

WEDNESDAY

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m., North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Speakers are Audrey Marr and Connie Barker. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Flathead Valley Parkinson’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. A panel will speak on exercise and Parkinson’s. All welcome. Call Marjory, 406-250-5577.

THOUGHT

“Je sais que je ne sais pas ce que je ne sais pas.” (I know that I don’t know what I don’t know.) — Marguerite Youcenar, French author (1903-1987).

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• West Valley School board policy work session 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

• Mandatory meeting for nonprofit organizations wishing to participate in the 2020 Great Fish Community Challenge, 8:30 a.m., Grouse Mountain Lodge Glacier Room. Fee to attend. Register at whitefishcommunityfoundation.org

• New monthly program series “A Place to Connect: Exploring Life in Northwest Montana” begin 10 a.m., Bigfork Art & Cultural Center, 525 Electric Ave. Jacob Thomas, director of Northwest Montana Historical Society, presents “A History of Central School.” Public invited.

• Friends of the Library meet at noon, Kalispell ImagineIF Library conference room.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., The Wave, Whitefish.

• Friendship Force of the Flathead meets at Vista Linda, Somers. Social at 5 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m. followed by business meeting. Learn about unique national and international travels. Call Priscilla, 756-9332.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m., Faucets and Fixtures, 525 West Idaho St., Kalispell. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

• Ninepipes Museum 20th annual Black Tie dinner, Charlo. Museum tour 5-6 p.m., social hour 6-7 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. Guest speaker is author Bryce Andrews. Silent and live auctions. $60 per person. Call 406-644-3435 for tickets.

• Polson Chamber of Commerce Splash, 5-7 p.m., Clearwater Montana Properties, 201 Main St., Polson. Open to public. Call 883-5969.

FRIDAY

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

• Drop off donations for community rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Risen Christ Parish Hall, 65 W. Evergreen Drive, Kalispell. Sale is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18.

• Winterfest, Jan. 17-18, Blacktail Mountain Ski area and Lakeside.

• Love Lives Here in the Flathead hosting its 15th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, 7:30 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center. Musical and vocal performances. All welcome. Suggested $10 donation at door.

A LOOK AHEAD

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• Community rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 18, Risen Christ Parish Hall, 65 W. Evergreen Drive, Kalispell. Donations may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.

• Kalispell Elks Lodge indoor cornhole tournament, Jan. 18, 1820 U.S. 2 E. Sign up starts 11 a.m. Tournament begins at non. $10 per two-person team. Winners take home half the pot. Food and bar available.

• Sam and Ruth Neff present an account of their experiences and activities while Sam was on the faculty at Morehouse College in Atlanta from 1965to 1970 and the Neffs became acquainted with Corretta and Martin Luther King Jr., 1 p.m. Jan. 18, Whitefish Library. Free. Public invited.

• Flathead Audubon Society’s conservation educator Denny Olson leads a winter hike, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 18 in Kalispell. Call 249-3987 to register and get directions.

• Frosty the Brewfest, 2-6 p.m. Jan. 18, heated tent in Valley Bank’s parking lot, 41 3rd St. W., Kalispell. Live music by Smart Alex and Comatose Posse. Craft beer. Food. Activities. Admission $20 or $10 for non-drinkers and ages 14 to 20; youth ages 0-13 free.

• Missoula Children’s Theatre performs for the public “The Snow Queen, 3 p.m. Jan. 18, Columbia Falls High School Little Theatre.

• Glacier Park fee-free day, Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Entrance fees waived.

• Flathead County Republican Women meet at noon Jan. 20, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Guest Speaker is Secretary of State Corey Stapleton. Lunch available to purchase. Call Heidi Roedel, 270-5606.

• Red Cross blood drives Jan. 20: 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 1-6 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Michael Weidman, 752-9612, ext. 1316.

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21, meeting room of Victory Baptist Church, 1830 Montana 35. Speaker is Connie Barker. Cost $9 per person. Call Jan, 212-3763, or Rosainne, 257-8098 for lunch and free child care reservations. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Home Options Hospice ongoing weekly grief support begins noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 21, The Summit, Kalispell. All welcome. Call 751-4254.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 21, Polson Methodist Church.

• Helena Flats School board meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 22, Applied Materials, Birch Grove Road, Kalispell, blood mobile.

• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23, Glacier Bank, Bigfork, blood mobile.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Red Cross blood drives Jan. 24: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; noon to 5 p.m. Best Buy, blood mobile.

• Whitefish Winter Carnival skijoring competition, Jan. 25-26, 1875 Voerman Road, Whitefish. Gates open 10 a.m. daily; opening ceremonies 11:30 a.m.; competition begins at noon. Admission is $8 per person or $20 per family. Children 12 and under are free.

• John White Lecture Series presents Rick Trembath on “Historic Fires in Montana,” 2 p.m. Jan. 26, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Tickets available at museum or call 756-8381.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 27, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m. Jan. 27, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Bill Schustrom, Glacier Park naturalist and seasonal ranger, will present “Memories You Should Take Homeafter Spending a Summer in Glacier National Park.” Free. Public invited.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28, Saint John Paul II Church, Bigfork; sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 28, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Kalispell Elks Lodge.

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

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. Jan. 30, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Red Cross blood drives Jan. 31: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kalispell City Council Chambers.

• West Shore community dinner benefiting Tom and Judy Adams who have been put out of their home due to an electrical fire, 5-6 p.m. Jan. 31, 238 Adams St., Lakeside, across from Lakeside Elementary. Pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, dessert; to go available. Donations accepted. Families welcome.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 3, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• Whitefish Winter Carnival Gala, February 7, Whitefish Lake Restaurant. No-host cocktails and auction 6 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m.

• Father-Daughter Winter Ball, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Desserts, beverages, photo boot $25 per couple, $10 each additional daughter; $30 at door. Call 862-5371.

• Whitefish Winter Carnival events Feb. 8 — Penguin Plunge; Kiddie Carnival 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Whitefish High School;. Pie social 12:30-3:30 p.m. St. Charles Borromeo Church; Carnival Parade 3 p.m. downtown.

• Whitefish Winter Carnival Rotary pancake breakfast, Feb. 9, Whitefish Moose Lodge.

• John White Lecture Series presents Judy Elwood and Marsha Siblerud on “Making Music in the Flathead Valley,” 2 p.m. Feb. 9, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Tickets available at museum or call 756-8381

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

• 42nd annual Cabin Fever Days and World Famous Barstool Ski Races Feb. 14, 15 and 16, Hungry Horse Canyon communities. For a schedule of events go to www.cabinfeverdays.com

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

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

• John White Lecture Series presents Mary Jane Bradbury’s program “And Yet They Persisted: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Tickets available at museum or call 756-8381.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 24, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Sierra Mandelko, cultural resources program manager at Glacier Park presents a program titled “Cultural Resources of Glacier National Park: A Puzzling Story of How Humans Benefit from the Landscape.”

• Making Montana, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 29, Expo Building, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Free. Public invited.

• John White Lecture Series presents Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, author of “Moonbound,” 2 p.m. March 8, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Tickets available at museum or call 756-8381

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at 12:30 p.m. March 19, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m. March 23, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Mary Riddle, chief of Planning and Environmental Compliance at Glacier Park presents “What We Know and What We Don’t Know for 2020: Planning, Construction and Other Program Activities in Glacier National Park.” Free. Public invited.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at 12:30 p.m. April 16, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Glacier Park fee-free day April 18 for first day of National Park Week/Junior Ranger Day. Entrance fees waived.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at 12:30 p.m. May 21, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

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

• Hockaday Museum of Art’s annual Arts in the Park, July 10-12, Depot Park, Kalispell.

• Glacier Park fee-free day Aug. 25 for National Park Service birthday. Entrance fees waived.

• Glacier Park fee-free day Sept. 26 for National Public Lands Day. Entrance fees waived.

• Glacier Park fee-free day Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. Entrance fees waived.

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