Event for kids during Whitefish Winter Carnival

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The Whitefish Kiddie Carnival will run from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, during the Whitefish Winter Carnival at the Whitefish Middle School gym.

Enjoy fun activities, with prizes, for both children and adults.

The annual event is run by the Whitefish High School Leo Club, a division of the Lions Club.

Visit the Whitefish Winter Carnival website for a link to all of the events.

For more information about the Kiddie Carnival, contact the Whitefish High School Leo Club organizers by emailing Chad Ross at rossc@whitefishschools.org or Damian Estrada at estradad@whitefishschools.org

Speaker series focuses on Glacier Park

Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates is sponsoring its annual Winter Speaker Series, a tradition that has been offered for decades in the Flathead Valley.

Each fourth Monday of January, February and March a guest speaker presents subjects of interest related to Glacier National Park. The talks are free and open to the general public. All programs begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by a raffle.

The January and February programs will take place at the Museum at Central School. The March program will be held in the large community room of the Arts and Technology building at Flathead Valley Community College.

Jan. 28 — Brian Sommers, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks criminal investigator, has been a Montana game warden for 30 years. His presentation will be on “Stories from the Wildlife Human Attack Response Team” (WHART).

Feb. 25 — Teagan Tomlin, an interpretative ranger at Glacier Park, will present “If Rocks Could Talk.” Tomlin will guide listeners through the impressive story of the park’s geologic history as she describes four major phases that helped shape the park’s breathtaking scenery. She also helps listeners interpret the physical appearance of rocks found in the park to interpret how Montana has changed over the past 1.5 billion years.

March 25 — Adam Osborne, Dick Anderson Construction’s field manager, along with other supporting project members will speak on the rebuilding of Glacier Park’s Sperry Chalet. The presentation will include pictures taken by Amy Boring during Phase I of the reconstruction.

For more information about the Winter Speaker Series, call Teri at 406-261-1840 or Mike at 406-548-8949.

Chocolate Affair in downtown Kalispell

The Kalispell Downtown Association invites everyone to attend its annual Chocolate Affair from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

Many downtown businesses will be serving chocolate treats. To be eligible for door prizes you must visit a minimum of 10 locations

Participants must be at least 18 to win a door prize, with one entry per person. Drop off completed cards at any of the locations on the walking card.

Girl Scout cookie sales begin

Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming kick off their 2019 Cookie Program on Feb. 1.

Girl Scouts will begin taking pre-orders Feb. 1 to Feb. 17 for eight varieties of cookies, including a gluten-free variety. Delivery will take place in mid-March.

Cookies can also be ordered online through April 14 at www.girlscouts.org

Girl Scout Cookies in Montana and Wyoming will sell for $4 per box with the exception of the S’mores and gluten-free Toffee-tastics, which sell for $5 per box.

During the cookie season, all ages of Girl Scouts sell cookies, helping them build entrepreneurial, business, leadership and people skills.

Free meals offered in January

Community Kitchen-Feeding the Flathead offers the following free meals in Kalispell during February. All meals are served at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted and everyone is welcome.

Central Christian Church, 248 Second Ave. E. — Feb. 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 603 S. Main St. — Feb. 4, 11, 18

Christ Church Episcopal, 215 Third Ave. E. — Feb. 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28

In addition to the Community Kitchen-Feeding the Flathead meals, the following meals are also being offered free of charge to members of the community. All meals are served at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

Shepherd’s Hand at Christ Lutheran Church, 5150 River Lakes Pkwy., Whitefish, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

Whitefish Nazarene, 1125 E. Seventh St. — Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

Calvary Lutheran Church, 2200 LaSalle — Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Community United Methodist Church, 750 Electric Ave., Bigfork, 3:30-6 p.m. — Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

St. Richard’s Catholic Church, U.S 2 East and Ninth Street West, Columbia Falls — Feb. 25, 26, 27

Canyon community, Hungry Horse School — 5:30-6:30 p.m., Feb. 28

Woodstock attendees asked to march in parade

Anyone who attended the Woodstock Festival in 1969 is invited to march in the Whitefish Winter Carnival’s Grand Parade Feb. 2 in downtown Whitefish. Call 249-0136 for more details.

Cheerleading camp is Saturday, Feb. 2

Glacier High School cheerleading camp takes place Saturday, Feb. 2. Participants will learn cheers, chants, jumps and basic stunts from the Glacier High cheerleaders and will perform at halftime of a GHS varsity basketball game.

For more information, call 758-7717 or email mfreidline@kalispell.com

Flathead Valley Bridge Center results

Jan. 18 — Swiss Team Game

Jeff Daniels – Patty Daniels – John Murrey – Jan Arnett - 1st

Gary Stephens – Linda Petersen – Jim Swab – Kaye Hoffmaster 2nd

Barbara Pellett – Bill Pellett – Bill Bradshaw – Rick Pater 3rd

Jan.19 — 199er Game

Darci Nielsen – Lee Honeyman 1st A 1st B 1st C

Marcy Stein – Kathleen Trautman 2nd A 2nd B

Jan. 21

North/South pairs

Janet Weiss – Dan Shura 1st A

Bill Pellett – Jim Swab 2nd A

Cathy Brown – Porki Harris 1st B

Marjorie Simpson – Shirley Dean 2nd B

Patricia Connolly – Penny Thompson 1st C

East/West pairs

Robert Walstad – Annie Alex 1st A 1st B

Frances Ollendike – Tanya McCully 2nd A

John Murrey – Jeff Daniels 2nd B 1st C

Jan Arnett – Ken Arnett 2nd C

Jan. 23

Michael Boreson - Cathy Brown 1st A

Annie Alex – Ann Fey 2nd A 1st B 1st C

Paulette Fopp – Athena Mosxona 2nd B

Charrisse Bourquin – Marjorie Simpson 2nd C

Jan. 23 evening results

1. Joanne Lebow - Shelley Brown

2. Trish Eaton - Alden Boreson

3. Tie: Sara Connor - Lois Marshall; Bob Gerhard - Bob Sleadd

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