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• Evergreen Water and Sewer District Board of Directors monthly meeting, 7 a.m., District Office, 130 Nicholson Drive.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., St. Joseph Medical Center.

• Women of the Moose monthly meal, 5-7 p.m., 230 W. 10th St., Whitefish.

• Kalispell Chamber of Commerce Unwind, 5-6:30 p.m., J2 Business Products, 700 Sunset Blvd. Giveaways. All welcome. Call 758-2800.

• Evergreen School District No. 50 meeting, 5:15 p.m.

• Flathead Chapter of the Montana Native Plant Society meets 7 p.m., North Valley Hospital Community Building, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Program by Larry Evans titled “Montana Mushrooms: From Morels to Remediation.” Free. Public welcome.

• Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead Valley meet at 7 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1820 U.S. 93. S., Kalispell. Call 881-4288.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m., Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

Thursday

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy Committee meets 8:30 a.m., district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 9 a.m., 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Friends of the Library monthly meeting, noon, Kalispell library.

• Flathead City-County Board of Health meets 1 p.m., administration office, Earl Bennett Building, 1035 First Ave. E., Kalispell.

• Medicare 101 Class, 3 to 5 p.m., Agency on Aging, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Call 758-5730.

• Friendship Force of NW Montana social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with a meeting and dinner to follow at 6 p.m. Call Pat at 257-1932 or Priscilla at 756 9332 for reservations. Joyce Hrouda will talk on recent trip to Israel and Jordan. All interested in travel internationally or domestic are welcome.

• Evergreen Energizer, 5-6 p.m., the Living Room Store, 125 Bando Lane in Evergreen.

• Ronan Family Science Night, 5-7 p.m. K. William Harvey Elementary School. University of Montana spectraUM Discovery Area shares hands-on science activities.

• Annual Loud at the Library Fundraiser, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., ImagineIF Library, 247 First Ave. E., Kalispell. Wine and beer, basket raffles. Live music by Old Sap. Tickets $50 ($35 tax deductible). All entered in door prize drawing. Call Charlotte Housel, 406-314-4082.

• Coffee with the Chief, 5:30 p.m. Sykes’ Diner basement, 202 Second Ave. W. Kalispell. Officer and K-9 handler Jason Parce introduces Cairo, the police department’s new drug detection canine. Public welcome.

• Glacier Institute 2016 Winter Lecture Series presents “If Rocks Could Talk...,” by Glacier Park geologist Teagan Tomlin,, Conrad Mansion, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Coffee, wine and desserts served at 6 p.m. Presentation 6:30-8 p.m. Cost $15 per person. Reservations required. Call 755-2166.

• Plant-Wise Flathead potluck, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Dr., Kalispell. Bring a whole food plant-based dish to serve six to eight people if possible. All welcome. RSVP to Diana, 406-253-0498.

• FVCC Honors Symposium free lecture series featuring Blake Weidenheft, Montana State University assistant professor, on the topic, “Bacteria, Their Viruses, and How They Taught Us to Perform Genome Surgery” 7 p.m., Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Open to public. Call Relyea, 756-3946.

Friday

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Kalispell Public Schools Board Governance Committee meets 10 a.m. district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes’ Diner, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Lunch may be purchased. Speakers are Calvin Beringer and Caroline Solomon of Act for America. Visitors welcome. Call Todd Bernhardt, 270-6908.

• St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 4 p.m., Main Street, Kalispell. To enter, contact the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce.

Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9624.

Thought

“Until we lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.” — Henry Miller, American author (1891-1980).

Saturday

• American Association of University Women annual spring used book sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Floriculture Building, Flathead County Fairgrounds. Books $1 per spine inch.

• Kalispell Senior Center hosts a sock hop, 3-6 p.m. 40 11th St. W. Zino and the Bel Aires perform ‘50s rock-n-roll. Cost $5 at door.

• Eastside Grange annual pancake supper and silent auction, 4-7 p.m., across from Creston School. Three types of pancakes, Denver omelets and more. Donations appreciated.

Sunday

• American Legion of Montana spring meeting, Veterans Halls, 423 Main Street. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The department program begins at 10 a.m. and a joint banquet will follow at noon. The Legion business meeting will begin at 1 p.m.

• American Association of University Women annual spring used book sale, noon to 3 p.m., Floriculture Building, Flathead County Fairgrounds. Books $1 per spine inch.

Monday

• Red Cross blood drives: 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 2-6:15 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church.

• 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 Carla Wilton, 752-9624.

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program by author, professor and historian E.B. Eiselein titled, “Montana’s Indian Wars,” Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Greeting time 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:15 p.m. Cost $19 includes presentation. Program starts at 7 p.m., free for posse members and youth under 16; $5 for nondinner walk-in nonmembers. For dinner reservations, call 755-4479.

Tuesday

• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Columbia Falls High School.

• Kalispell Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell. Luncheon tickets $19. For reservations, call 758-2801.

• Friendship Force of the Flathead Valley 40th anniversary celebration, 6 p.m., Sykes’ basement meeting room, Kalispell. Cultural food and fellowship. Free. Call Priscilla French to reserve a place at 756-9332.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board meets 6 p.m, Kalispell Middle School Library.

• Flathead Valley Trout Unlimited meeting, 7 p.m., Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks office, 490 N. Meridian Road. Refreshments and door prizes. Call Larry Timchak, 250-7473.

• Creston Auction meeting for all interesting in volunteering, 7 p.m., Creston Fire Station, 4498 Montana 35, Kalispell.

A look ahead

• ImagineIF Libraries board meets at 9 a.m. March 22, meeting room, Kalispell. Call Kim Crowley, 758-5826.

• Red Cross blood drives March 22: 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Forest Services offices; noon to 5 pm. Meadow Lake Resort, Columbia Falls blood mobile.

• U.S. Navy Band Northwest performs with the Flathead Valley Community Band, 7:30 p.m. March 22, Flathead High School Auditorium; free will donations accepted.

• Wilderness Speaker Series presents wilderness author Peter Fromm on “The Names of the Stars, A Life in the Wilds” 7:30 p.m. March 22, Arts and Technology Building, Room 139, FVCC. Free. Public invited. Call Carol Treadwill, 387-3847.

• Red Cross blood drives March 23: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Edge Salon, blood mobile; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Homewood Suites.

• Teen social for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m. March 23, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Crafts is making bubble gum. Food, Wii gaming. Free.

• Lakside-Somers Chamber of Commerce Captain’s Award banquet, March 23, The Rack Shack, Somers. Cocktails 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets $30 per person. RSVP to lakesidesomers@gmail.com Tickets $40 at door.

• Pizza Hut fundraiser for Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana, 5-9 p.m. March 23, Kalispell. Twenty percent of proceeds goes toward homelessness prevention.

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County March Madness event, 5:30 p.m. March 23, Buffalo Wild Wings, Kalispell. Get some free wings, watch a basketball game, and learn about being a mentor.

• Annual Mully Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 23, Muldown Elementary School, 1300 E. Seventh St., Whitefish. Games, prizes, dinner, treats.

• FVCC Honors Symposium free lecture series featuring Marshall Bloom, Rocky Mountain Laboratories Intramural Research associate director on the topic, “Predicting Outbreaks and the Myth of Sisyphus” 7 p.m. March 23, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Open to public. Call Relyea, 756-3946.

Joe Coco presents a free seminar “Stock Market Basics,” 7-8 p.m. March 23, Coco Enterprises Conference Center, 6438 U.S. 93 S., Whitefish. Free. RSVP to Erika, 862-9400.

• Red Cross blood drives March 24: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. downtown Super 1, blood mobile.

• Montana 4-H Horse and Livestock Community Forum March 24-26, Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell. Introduction to lives and small animal care. Youth activities, forums. All welcome.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m. March 24, Sykes’ Diner, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Lunch may be purchased. Visitors welcome. Call Todd Bernhardt, 270-6908.

• Navy Band Northwest’s Brass Band will perform at 7 p.m., March 24, at Flathead High School. Mark Johnson leads a Skype update with Republican legislators. The performance is free and open to the public.

• Montana Wilderness Association free guided birding hike March 25. Three miles with 300 feet elevation gain. Meet at 9 a.m. at Kila Pub, 4220 U.S. 2. W., Kila. To register, call Brian Baxter, 406-291-2154.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. March 25, Best Buy, blood mobile.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1:30-5:30 p.m. March 27, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker series presentation by pilot Jim Bob Pierce of Two Bear Air on search and rescue procedures and missions, 7 p.m. March 27, Museum at Central School, Kalispell. Free. Public invited. Call Cheryl Klein, 270-4189.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m. March 27, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drives March 28: noon to 5 p.m. Polson Good Shepherd Church; noon to 4:15 p.m. Kalispell Center Mall.

• Benefit Brew Night, 5-8 p.m. March 28, Kalispell Brewery. Portion of proceeds benefits Flathead Industries.

• Healthy potluck supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 28, Wellness Education Center, 103 Ponderosa Lane, Kalispell. Bring a healthy dish to share if you like. Families welcome. Call 755-8423.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 29, Montana Academy.

• Zen priest Jerry Smyers presents a free Introduction to Zen Meditation class, 7 p.m. March 29, YogaHeart Studio, 314 Main St. Polson. All welcome. Call 847-721-0665.

• Marion Fire District board meets 7 p.m. March 30, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Public welcome.

• Red Cross blood drives March 31: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. LaKeviar Health Care.

• Annual Creston Auction and Country Fair, March 31-April 2, Creston, Montana 35, 12 miles east of Kalispell. Consignment Day 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 31, Auctions begin 9 a.m. April 1; 11 a.m. April 2.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 3, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• Child Find services, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 4, Kila School, for Kila, Smith Valley, Marion and Pleasant Valley schools.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. April 4, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan Schmidt, 871-1008.

• Child Find services, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 5, West Valley School, for West Valley and Bissell schools.

• Columbia Falls Teakettle Guild annual Quilt Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 8, Glacier Gateway Elementary School, 440 Fourth Ave. W., Columbia Falls. Boutique, vendors, quilt displays and for sale, raffle. Featured quilter is Peggy Aagenes. Free admission.

• Annual Cowboy Up benefit dinner and auction for Samaritan House, April 8, Gardner’s Auction, U.S. 93 south of Kalispell. Live music by Smart Alex. Live and silent auctions. Doors open 5 p.m.; dinner at 6p.m. Tickets $40 each or $240 for tables of eight, in advance.

• Flathead Celtic Festival hosts a whiskey tasting fundraiser 6 p.m. April 8, Buffalo Hill Golf Course. $45 in advance, or $55 at door for meal and five tastings. Silent auction, live Celtic music. Call 406-314-2568.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8 a.m. to noon April 10, Troy United Methodist Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 293-0100.

• Child Find services, 9-10:30 a.m. April 10, Fortine School, for Fortine and Trego schools.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. April 10.

• Fundraiser to support equine therapy programs for trauma victims, 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 10, Bestow, 217 Main St., Kalispell. Beverages and snacks. RSVP to Natalie Norrell, 756-7638; www.medicinehorsemt.com

• Child Find services, 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 11, Cayuse Prairie School, for Cayuse Prairie, Creston, Fair-Mont-Egan and Deer Park schools.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, noon to 4 pm. April 17, North Valley Senior Center, Columbia Falls. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 892-4087.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. April 17, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Carla Wilton, 752-9624.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. April 18, Polson Area Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 883-4735.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a wellness presentation geared for seniors, “ Planning Your Financial Health,” 2-3:30 p.m. April 21, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9624.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-7266.

• Annual Flathead Valley Earth Day celebration, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22, Whitefish Middle School. Family-friendly activities, green vendors, live music, local food trucks, climbing wall, entertainment.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24, Libby Christian Church.$20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 863-3627.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, North Valley Hospital, Whitefish. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27, Mission Valley Senior Center, Ronan.$20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 676-2371.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Management board and Executive Council meets 11:30 a.m. April 27, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Whitefish Community Garden opening day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29, behind Whitefish United Methodist Church, off Wisconsin Avenue and Glenwood Road.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. May 2, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan Schmidt, 871-1008.

• Zen priest Jerry Smyers presents a free Introduction to Zen Meditation class, 7 p.m. May 3, YogaHeart Studio, 314 Main St. Polson. All welcome. Call 847-721-0665.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. May 8.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. May 15, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Carla Wilton, 752-9624.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 9 a.m. May 18, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a wellness presentation geared for seniors, “ Strength and Balance,” 2-3:30 p.m. May 19, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9624.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. June 6, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan Schmidt, 871-1008.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. June 12.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 9 a.m. June 13, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a wellness presentation geared for seniors, “ Healthy Skin,” 2-3:30 p.m. June 16, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9624.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. June 19, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Carla Wilton, 752-9624.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. July 4, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan Schmidt, 871-1008.

Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a wellness presentation geared for seniors, “ Brain Fitness” 2-3:30 p.m. July 21, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9624.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 1, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan Schmidt, 871-1008.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a wellness presentation geared for seniors, “ Healthy Aging” 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9624.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 5, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan Schmidt, 871-1008.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a wellness presentation geared for seniors, “Medicare 101” 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9624.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 3, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan Schmidt, 871-1008.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a wellness presentation geared for seniors, “ Winter Ready” 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9624.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 7, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan Schmidt, 871-1008.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a wellness presentation geared for seniors, “ Managing Stress through the Holidays” 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9624.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan Schmidt, 871-1008.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a wellness presentation geared for seniors, “Festive Holiday Crafting” 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9624.

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