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| February 21, 2020 4:00 AM

TODAY

- 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., Whitefish Community Library. Free. Open to public. Call 862-9914.

SATURDAY

- Cornhole tournament, Kalispell Elks Lodge, 1820 U.S. 93 S. Sign-ups begin at 11 a.m. Tournament starts at noon. $10 per two-person team. 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., Community Room of Whitefish Public Library, 9 Spokane Ave., Free and open to the public. Call 862-1629.

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

MONDAY

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

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

- Columbia Falls School board work session at 6 p.m.

- Glacier Stamp Club meets 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. All welcome; glacierstampclubmt@gmail.com

- Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m., 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., 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

Flathead Valley Community Band Chamber Night concert, 7 p.m. Monday, Glacier High School auditorium. Free will donation. Reception follows.

TUESDAY

- Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Eureka Church of God.

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

- 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.

- Lakeside-Somers Chamber of Commerce BASH, 4-5 p.m. Riverbend Health & Medical Spa, Lakeside Town Center, 306 Stoner Loop. Free for chamber members; $5 nonmembers.

- Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5:30-7 p.m., Swan Mountain Snowmobiling, 680 Railroad St., Columbia Falls. Appetizers, drawings.

- Kalispell Public Schools district board meets 6 p.m., Flathead High School library, second floor.

WEDNESDAY

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

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

THURSDAY

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

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

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

THOUGHT

“There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action.” — Adlai E. Stevenson, American politician and diplomat (1900-1965).

- Columbia Falls School board Insurance Committee meets at 4 p.m.

- Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m., Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

- Evergreen Fire Department has a spaghetti feed fundraiser, 5 p.m., Spinnaker, Lakeside. Live band, 50/50 raffle, cornhole tournament. $5 a plate. Proceeds benefit Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

- 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., Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

A LOOK AHEAD

- 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.

- Flathead Valley Bridge Center offers a series of eight beginner bridge lessons beginning Feb. 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 22 Village Loop Road, Kalispell No experience is necessary. Lessons are $10 each. Register at center of call Jim Swab, 250-4745.

- 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.

- Polson Chamber of Commerce meets noon to 1 p.m., March 4, KwaTuqNuk Resort, Polson.. Lunch available. Public welcome. Call 883-5969.

- 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.

- Flathead Building Association Home and Garden Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Discounted advance tickets at www.buildingflathead.com. Tickets $7 per person or $13 per family at door.

- 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.

- Glacier Knitting Guild meets 11 a.m. March 7, 139 S. Main Street, Kalispell. Call 755-YARN

- 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 Audubon meets at 7 p.m. March 9, in the United Way conference room, Gateway Community Center, U.S. 2 West, Kalispell. Laura Katzman will talk about her travels to the Okavango Delta in Botswana and Victoria Falls area of Zimbabwe. Enter from west side of building. Free. All welcome.

- Kalispell Lions Club open house, 5:30-7 p.m. March 12, 4Bs Restaurant, 660 E. Idaho, Kalispell. All welcome. Call 406-309-0992.

- 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.

- 10th annual Princess Benefit Ball, 7-11 p.m. March 14, Red Lion Hotel in Kalispell. Dancing, games, raffles, giveaways. Proceeds go to Montana Hope Project. For tickets go to https://valicitysonceuponatime.org

- 15th annual Nite of Jazz fundraiser, 6:30 p.m., March 16, Glacier High School auditorium. $5 adults; $3 students. Proceeds split 50/50 between schools and Kiwanis.

- Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer and ribbon cutting, 5-6:30 p.m. March 18, CHS, 700 Rail Park Drive, Kalispell. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

- Alzheimer’s Association free educational program on “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s,” 5:30-7 p.m. March 18, The Springs at Whitefish Glacier Room, 1001 River Lakes Pkwy. RSVP requested at 24/7 Helpline, 800-272-3900.

- 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.

- Alzheimer’s Association free educational program on “Effective Communication Strategies,” 5:30-7 p.m. April 22, The Springs at Whitefish Glacier Room, 1001 River Lakes Pkwy. RSVP requested at 24/7 Helpline, 800-272-3900.

- 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.