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

• Parkinson’s disease support group meets 3-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Lisa Sheppard discusses resources with Agency on Aging. All welcome. Call Katie, 434-964-7558.

• Big Sky Rising holds a gathering at Whitefish City Beach to celebrate International Women’s Day, 5:30 p.m.

• Montana Conversations program presents “American Art and American Democracy: It All Comes Together in Jazz” with musician Wilbur Rehmann, 5:30 p.m., North Lake County Public Library, Polson. Free and open to the public.

• Evergreen School District regular school board meeting, 6:30 p.m.

• Bigfork County Water and Sewer District meets at 7 p.m., district offic 108 Harbor Heights Blvd. Public welcome.

• Bad Rock Rural Fire District board meeting, 7:30 p.m. at north firehall, 23 Columbia Pines Court. Call 892-0438

Thursday

• The public is invited to view student projects at the Flathead County Science Fair from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in the Expo Building. An awards ceremony will start around 1:15 p.m.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Eureka High School.

• West Valley School fundraiser (grades kindergarten through fourth), 5 to 7 p.m., Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Proceeds to help fund school’s new electronic outside sign.

• Flathead Valley Genealogical Society will meet at the LDS Church, Whitefish Stage Road in Kalispell. A mini-class will be held at 5:30 p.m.; bring a computer. Business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program, titled “Finding and Using the Un-indexed Records of Family Search” with Vickie Rowley, begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call 406-756-9245.

• “What Couples Need to Know about Retirement Income and Social Security” seminar, 6-7 p.m., at The Summit, 205 Sunnyview Lane, Kalispell. The presentation is free, but space is limited. Call 406-752-7232 to reserve a spot or for more information.

• Tellluride Mountain Film Festival, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Doors open at 6 p.m.; films start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, available online at www.bmwf.org/events or at Rocky Mountain Outfitter, Kalispell and Sportsman & Ski Haus, Whitefish.

• The Flathead Avalanche Center presents a free avalanche awareness presentation about spring conditions. 6:30 p.m., Penco Power Products, 2310 S. U.S. 93 Kalispell. For more information, call 406-755-6229.

• Act for America presents a program titled, “The Erosion of Free Speech in Europe” by Austrian human rights activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, 6:30-8 p.m., FairBridge Inn & Suites-Outlaw Convention Center, 1701 U.S. 93, S. Kalispell.Tickets $10; free for full-time students with valid student ID. For tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com

• FVCC Honors Symposium free lecture series featuring Judith Liu, professor of sociology at University of San Diego, on the topic, “Intersections: The Tale of Cultural Fusion at St. Hilda’s School for Girls, Wuchang, China” 7 p.m. March 9, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Open to public. Call Relyea, 756-3946.

Friday

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Gateway Community Center., Kalispell.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes’ Diner, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Highway Patrol Capt. Duane Bowers discusses medical marijuana and public safety. Lunch may be purchased. Visitors welcome. Call Todd Bernhardt, 270-6908.

• Good Grief Camp soup dinner and carnival fundraiser, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Dr., Kalispell. Cost $7 for ages 13 and up; $5 ages 6-12; 6 and under, free. Proceeds benefit children who have experienced death of loved one.

• Salvation Army annual Spring Swing Fling Thing, 6 p.m., Salvation Army Community Center, 110 Bountiful Drive, Kalispell. Live Big Band dance music by BJ Lupton’s Swingin’ on High Band and Stillwater Christian Band. Free, family-friendly. Refreshments. Call 257-4357.

SATURDAY

• Ronan Women’s Club 31st annual Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 11, Ronan Community Center. More than 40 vendors. Donuts and coffee breakfast. Indian tacos, soup, sandwiches and fry bread lunch. Silent auction. Call Joyce Rogers, 406-253-3355.

Thought

“Contemplation seems to be about the only luxury that costs nothing.” — Dodie Smith, English playwright (1896-1990).

• Rocky Mountain Rollers Good Sam Chapter Membership Drive 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 11, Pin & Cue, 6570 Hwy 93 S., Whitefish. Chapter meeting at noon. Guests are welcome and asked to RSVP. Contact Tanya Blasdel at (858) 336-1538.

• Dino-Mite Day, March 11, Bigfork. Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner presents three programs on dinosaurs. All welcome: Question and answer talk: 10 a.m., United Community Methodist Church, Commerce St., free; Dinosaur Artwork/Make your own dinosaur: 1-3 p.m., Bigfork Art and Cultural Center, free; Screening of movie, “Jurassic Park,” 3 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. Donation $10 per adult, and $5 for children 12 and under. Introduction by Horner and film producer Jerry Molen. Tickets available at Persimmon Gallery and Jug Tree in Bigfork.

• Flathead Industries “Re-Fashion” Show fundraiser, noon to 5 p.m. March 11, Kalispell Thrift Store, 40 E. Idaho St, Kalispell, across from Dairy Queen.

• Annual 4-H Interstate Exchange spaghetti supper and dessert auction, March 11, The Eagle lodge, 37 First St. W., Kalispell. Dinner 5:30 p.m.; auction 6 p.m. $6 each or $20 for family of four. Public invited.

• Flathead Land Trust, Montana Land Reliance and Vital Ground Foundation screen the new film, “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of Montana Private Land Conservation,” March 11, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Doors open 5:30; films and presentations at 6 p.m. Free. Public invited.

Sunday

• Flathead Audubon birding field trip with birder Craig Hohenberger 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 12 to wetlands near Creston and East Valley. Meet to carpool at Creston Elementary School, Creston Road, north of Creston Fire Hall. Bring lunch, binoculars or scope and appropriate clothes. Free. All welcome. To sign up, call Cory Davis, 257-3166.

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