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

• Fair-Mont-Egan School District board Negotiations work session 4:30 p.m., followed by regular board meeting 6 p.m.

• Columbia Falls School board work session at 5 p.m., followed by regular meeting at 6 p.m.

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

• Chick-fil-A will be donating $1 from every Chocolate Chunk cookie sold today to Montana Children’s of Kalispell Regional Healthcare. To order ahead, call 752-3710.

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

• Kalispell Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell. Lunch tickets $20 members; $25 nonmembers. For reservations, call 758-2803.

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

• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum Committee meets 3 p.m., assistant superintendent’s office.

• Flathead Rugby fundraiser at Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 5-7 p.m. with 15% of all sales going to the rugby program

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

• Flathead County Democratic Central Committee meets at 7 p.m., VFW Post 2252, 330 First Ave. W., Kalispell. Bring a non-perishable food item or donation for Northwest Veterans Food Pantry. Call Lynn Stanley, 471-8317.

• Outdoor adventurer and award-winning filmmaker Joe Stone presents “It’s Raining, So What: The Story of Joe Stone,” 7 p.m., Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited.

• Flathead County Water & Sewer District No. 1-Evergreen regular monthly board meeting is 7 a.m. at the District Office,130 Nicholson Dr.

• TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) support group open house, 10-11:15 a.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 2200 U.S. 2 E., Evergreen. Dues $32 per year. All welcome.

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

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

• Feeding the Flathead fundraiser at Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 5-7 p.m., with 15% of all sales going to the community dinner program. All invited

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

• Somers School District Building, Grounds and Facilities Committee meets 5 p.m., followed by a regular board meeting at 6 p.m., Lakeside Elementary School.

• Montana Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m., North Valley Community Hall, 235 Nucleus Ave, Columbia Falls. Landscaper Kathy Ross presents “The Dynamic Relationship of Native Plants, Insects and Birds.” Free. Public invited.

• Kalispell Public Schools Federal Projects Committee meets 8:30 a.m., Special Services office.

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy Committee meets 10 a.m., superintendent’s office.

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

• Friendship Force of the Flathead Valley meets 11:30 a.m., Village Greens Community Center, Kalispell. Potluck and business meeting follows. All interested in travel welcome. Call Priscilla, 756-9332.

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

• Kalispell Laker Baseball fundraiser at Five Guys Burger & Fries, 5-7 p.m., with 15% of all sales going to the Laker program. All invited.

• 11th annual Loud at the Library fundraiser, 6-8:30 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Dance music by YYAS, food, beer and wine, raffles live auction. Tickets $50.

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

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.” — From “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (1804-1864).

• Kalispell Laker Baseball fundraiser at Five Guys Burger & Fries, 5-7 p.m., with 15% of all sales going to the Laker program. All invited.

• 11th annual Loud at the Library fundraiser, 6-8:30 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Dance music by YYAS, food, beer and wine, raffles live auction. Tickets $50.

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

A LOOK AHEAD

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees meets at 11:30 a.m. March 20, Perkins Restaurant, Kalispell. Call Jim Reid, 756-8011.

Kalispell Elks Lodge hosts an indoor cornhole tournament, March 20, 1820 U.S. 93 S. Sign up 5 p.m. Tournament 6 p.m. $10 per two-person team. Cash and door prize. Food and bar available.

• 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.

• FVCC Life Raft Debate 7 p.m. March 20, campus theatre, Arts and Technology Building. Audience imagines world where North America is no longer inhabitable and must determine which college professor is most worthy of the last seat on boat to new world. Free. Open to public.

• Julian Cunningham of Swallow Crest Farm presents a free lecture titled “How to Start your Seeds” at the Bigfork Ferndale Community Garden, 10 a.m. March 21, 30631 Montana 209, Ferndale. Call 253-8041.

• Jordana Strong community night fundraiser, 4-6 p.m. March 21, Kalispell Eagles, 37 First St. E. Food, live music, silent auction. Proceeds benefit family of 6-year-old struck by a car in front of Bissell School last fall.

• Columbia Falls Community Choir presents its annual choral concert 7 p.m. March 21 and 2 p.m. March 22, Columbia Falls High School Little Theater. Free will offering accepted.

• Flathead Lutherans for Life annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction, noon to 1:15 p.m. March 22, Trinity Lutheran Church, 400 W. California St., Kalispell. All-you-can-eat spaghetti. Free-will offering benefits Hope Pregnancy Ministries, a Place of Refuge Home and other projects.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• Red Cross blood drives March 23: 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell 1-6 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church.

• Fundraiser on behalf of Begg Park dog park, 5-8 p.m. March 23, Bias Brewing, 409 First Ave. E., Kalispell. $1 of every beer donated to Paws to Play nonprofit organization.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. March 23, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. March 24, Good Shepherd Church, Polson.

• Red Cross blood drives March 25: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glacier Bank, Bigfork; blood mobile; 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kalispell Elks Lodge.

• Red Cross blood drives March 26: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kalispell Ford; 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. U.S. Forest Service.

• Marion School board meets 5:30 p.m. March 26.

• Red Cross blood drives March 27: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kalispell Toyota, blood mobile; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• United States Air Force Academy Band’s Stellar Brass present a free concert, 7 p.m., March 28, Bigfork Center for Performing Arts. Free tickets available online at eventbrite.com.

• Red Cross blood drives March 30: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saint John Paul II Church, Bigfork, sponsored by Knights of Columbus; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31, Browning High School.

• Fair-Mont-Egan School District board Negotiations works session, 4:30 p.m. March 31.

• 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.

• Sunriser Lions 45th annual pancake supper 4:30-7 p.m. April 2, Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Drive, Kalispell. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice. Adults $7; seniors $5.50; children $4; family $20. Proceeds go to local eye programs.

• 84th annual Flathead Lake Cherry Growers’ meeting, Saturday, April 4, Yellow Bay Community Clubhouse, 23429 Montana 35. Doors open 8:30 a.m.; meeting begins 9 a.m. Guest speakers, tours, lunch. Registration $25. Call -406-982-3069.

• Kalispell Public Schools Personnel Committee meets 3 p.m. April 8, district office basement.

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance Committee meets 7:30 a.m. April 10, district office basement.

• 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.

• Kalispell Public Schools Board Governance Committee meets 10 a.m. April 17, superintendent’s office.

• Montana Suitcase Party,benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country, 7-10 p.m. April 17, Glacier Jet Center. Cocktails, food, music, dancing, entertainment. Winners will take private jet to Las Vegas for weekend. For tickets call Mandy Anderson, 307-797-1189.

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

• Teakettle Quilt Guild annual Quilt Show, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. April 18, Glacier Gateway Elementary School, 440 Fourth Ave. W., Columbia Falls. Vendors, boutique, raffle. Free admission.

• 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.