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• Blacktail Mountain Ski Patrol fundraiser. Games, food, costumes prizes raffles. Poker run 10:30 a.m., registration $15; www.blacktailqru.com

• Red Cross blood drives; noon to 5 p.m. Red Lion Hotel, sponsored by Black Mountain Software; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead County Republican Women luncheon, noon to 1 p.m. Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Doors open 11:30 a.m. Speakers are Montana Sen. Dee Brown; Sandra Smith, Strikeforce of Prayer; and Laurie-Anna Gilkenson, 2020 Census. Call Heidi Roedel, 270-5606

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m., Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call 752-9625.

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program titled, “The Journeys and Missions of Father De Smet” by Posse member Cecily McNeal,” 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.

• Whitefish Moose Lodge serves pork chops with all trimmings, 5:30-7 p.m., 230 W. 10 St. All welcome.

• NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group meets 6 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Call 854-2323.

• Flathead Citizens’ Climate Lobby, 6 p.m., Whitefish Community Center, 121 E. Second St., Whitefish. All welcome.

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

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

• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction Committee meets 2 p.m., assistant superintendent’s office.

• Lakeside County Water and Sewer district board meets 2 p.m., district meeting room, 253 Bierney Creek Road

• Pleasant Valley School board meets 5 p.m.

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

• Flathead County Water and Sewer District-Evergreen board meets 7 a.m., District Office, 130 Nicholson Drive.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m., North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Speaker is Creed Westphal. Suzie Dofelmire talks about her quilting. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Red Cross blood drives: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bigfork High School; noon to 5 p.m. Troy Baptist Church.

• Flathead Valley Parkinson’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Topic is care partners and will include breakout sessions. All welcome. Call Marjory, 406-250-5577.

• Helena Flats School “Frame Our Future” community event, 6-8 p.m. Public brainstorming session to discuss school and community’s current and future need. All welcome.

• Columbia Falls High School Choirs present a “Night at the Movies” concert fundraiser, 7 p.m. Feb. 19, in the high school auditorium. Concessions. Admission by donation. Proceeds go toward travel and uniforms.

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

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

• Bigfork Senior Center annual meeting, 10 a.m., 639 Commerce Street, Bigfork. All welcome. Call 837-4157.

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

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

• Friendship Force Let’s Eat Out social, 5 p.m., Brannigan’s Pub Library, Kalispell. Call Priscilla Frence, 756-9332.

• Polson Chamber of Commerce Splash, 5-7 p.m. Open to public. Call 883-5969.

• Whitefish Chamber of Commerce Gone Fishin’ 5-7 p.m., Whitefish Crossing Apartments, 45 Pheasant Run, Whitefish, hosted by At Your Service Property Management. Refreshments served. Free and open to public. Call 862-3501.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer and ribbon cutting at new CHS location, 700 Rail Park Drive, 5-6:30 p.m. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

• Columbia Falls Historical Society meets 7 p.m., Teakettle Room in the community center, Nucleus Avenue, Columbia Falls. Public invited.

“An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.” — C.S. Lewis, English author (1898-1963).

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “China under Xi Jinping: The New Mao” by Terry Weidner, professor emeritus of Chinese politics and former director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, University of Montana, 7 p.m. Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

FRIDAY

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance and Operations Committee meets 7:30 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 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flathead City-County Health Department.

• Mary Jane Bradbury portrays Jeannette Rankin in the Montana Conversation program “Jeannette Rankin: America’s Conscience” 6:30 p.m. Free. Open to public. Call 405-862-9914.

A LOOK AHEAD

• Cornhole tournament, Feb. 22, Kalispell Elks Lodge. Sign-ups begin at 11 a.m. Tournament starts at noon. Kid-friendly. Food and drink available. Door prizes.

• Sam and Ruth Neff of Whitefish present an illustrated program of their experiences traveling in Iran, 1 p.m. Feb. 22, Community Room of Whitefish Public Library, 9 Spokane Ave., Free and open to the public. Call 862-1629.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection hosts a Bunco fundraising party, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 22, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Must be 18 or older to play. $10 donation requested. Reservations required by Feb. 19. Call Janet at 892-3621.

• Whitefish Moose Lodge potluck dinner, 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 230 W. 10 St. Bring a dish to share. Learn about community organizations supported by Moose. All welcome.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 24: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eureka Health Care Primary Care; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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.” Free. Public invited.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 24, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 25, Eureka Church of God.

• Montana Sky Dermatology free Lunch & Learn Seminar on skin cancer, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Feb. 25, 1600 Whitefish Stage, Suite 1, Kalispell. Light lunch provided. Call 406-314-4477.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 25, 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. Feb. 25, Flathead High School library, second floor.

• FVCC Alumni & Friends annual spring luncheon 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26, Arts and Technology Building. Tickets $15 per person. Call Ben Deremiah, 756-3632.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Feb. 26, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Kalispell Public Schools IT Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Feb. 27, district office basement meeting room.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Marion Fire District Community Hall.

• Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee meets 4 p.m. Feb. 27, downstairs of Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Montana 35, Bigfork. Call Shelley Gonzales, 837-5346.

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. Feb. 27, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “Twenty Years in 2020: Reflections on Putin in Power” by Clint Walker, professor of Russian at the University of Montana, 7 p.m. Feb. 27, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 28: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. National Flood.

• Making Montana manufacturer event, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 29, Expo Building at the Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Free. Open to the public. Interactive exhibits and informative presentations.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28, Flathead County Sheriff’s Posse Building, 155 Shady Lane, Kalispell. Call 885-1212.

• West Shore community enchilada dinner, 5-6 p.m. Feb. 28, 238 Adams St., Lakeside, across from Lakeside Elementary. Free. Families welcome.

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

• Love Lives Here hosts a Northwest Montana Human Trafficking Symposium and training Feb. 29, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Panel discussion of experts in law enforcement, human trafficking and child abuse takes place 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Training by The Lifeguard Group at 1:30 p.m. Free. Open to public.

• Lakeside QRU bingo fundraisier, 2-5 p.m. March 1, QRU Community Room, 201 Bills Road, Lakeside. Family friendly, prizes, snacks, beer and wine. Meet QRU members. Call Brenda, 408-384-2125.

• Fair-Mont-Egan School board negotiations work session, 4 p.m. March 2.

• West Valley Naturalist will meet 7 p.m. March 2, West Valley School, Kalispell Mike Koopal of the Whitefish Lake Institute and Ryan Richardson from River Design Group are guest speakers.

• Bob Marshall Wilderness Speaker Series presents “Wildlife in the Whitefish Range” by Tim Thier, 7 p.m. March 4, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “U.S. Foreign Policy toward Africa: Why Africa Matters” by Cindy Courville, first U.S. ambassador to the African Union and former special assistant to the president for African affairs, National Security Council, 7 p.m. March 5, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• Dream Adaptive Snow Ball Gala, 5:30-9:30 p.m., March 6, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Dinner, no-host bar, silent and live auctions, music by Halladay and Rob Quist, keynote Montana native, adaptive X Games medalist Kevin Michael Connolly. Tickets are $85 per person, $160 per couple, $625 for a table of eight; www.dreamadaptive.org/events

• Dream Adaptive Shred-a-Thon, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 7, Whitefish Mountain Resort. Awards for most vertical feet skied or boarded in multiple categories, prizes for most funds raised, raffles, giveaways; www.dreamadaptive.org/events

• Free the Seeds! annual fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 7, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Giant seed swap, 40 booths, workshops, panel discussions, kids’ activities.

• Learn the basics of building an LGBTQ-inclusive community, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7, Whitefish United Methodist Church, Wisconsin Avenue. Free. Lunch and childcare provided.

• Columbia Falls Historical Society chili feed fundraiser 4:30-7 p.m. March 12, St. Richard’s Catholic Church. All welcome.

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

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “Forever Enemies? U.S. Relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran” by Mark Gasiorowski, professor of political science at Tulane University, 7 p.m. March 12, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 14, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

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

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “Brexit, Borders and Markets in a Globalizing World” by Craig Parsons, professor and department head of political science at the University of Oregon, 7 p.m. March 19, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• Nature Kids Child Care is presenting a screening of the film “Missing 411: The Hunted” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Cedar Creek Lodge in Columbia Falls. Tickets $25. Call 892-1115.

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

• 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.

• Bob Marshall Wilderness Speaker Series presents “Living with Carnivores in Northwest Montana,” by Bryce Andrews, 7 p.m. April 1, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. 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. Live music,a wine and beer garden, food trucks, free children’s activities. Admission is $5 for a three-day pass; includes entry into the Hockaday Museum of Art. Children age 6 and under are admitted free.

• 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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