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• 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.

• Grassroots group Water for the Flathead’s Future public demonstration, 4-6 p.m. Depot Park, Kalispell. Public participation welcome.

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• Flathead County Republican Women meet at noon, Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Ronalee Skees speaks on “The Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Montana.” Buffet lunch available for $13. All welcome. Call RSVP to Dee Kirk-Boon, 250-5098.

• 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.

• Somers School District board Food Committee meets 5 p.m.; regular board meeting 6 p.m., Somers Middle School.

• Tobacco cessation specialist and certified wellness coach Deb Harding discusses techniques for tobacco cessation and stress management, 5-6 p.m., Professional Office Building, 711 E. 13th St., Whitefish, across from Walgreen’s. RSVP to Deb, 253-0697.

• Columbia Falls School board meets at 6 p.m., administration offices boardroom, 501 Sixth Ave. W.

• 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.

• Columbia Falls School board Policy Committee meets at 1 p.m., administration offices boardroom, 501 Sixth Ave. W.

• Kalispell Public School Board Governance Committee meets 1:30 p.m., superintendent’s office.

• Flathead County Solid Waste District board meets 3 p.m., landfill office.

• 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.

• Cayuse School board meets 7 p.m., 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.

Wednesday

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

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

• Lakeside County Water & Sewer District board meets 2 p.m., 253 Bierney Creek Road, Lakeside.

• Columbia Falls School board Negotiations Committee meets at 5:30 p.m., administration offices boardroom, 501 Sixth Ave. W.

• Free introductory talk for upcoming Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course 5:30-7 p.m., The Summit, Kalispell. Learn how meditation can help with pain, illness and stress. Call Michelle Richards, 261-4112.

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

Thought

“One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.” — Henry Brooks Adams, American historian and author (1838-1918).

Thursday

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

• Greater Polson Community Foundation Grant Application Workshop, noon to 1:30 p.m., North County Library, Polson. $5 cost covers lunch. To pre-register, call Jennifer, 883-4723.

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

• Annual Sunriser Lions pancake supper, 4:30-7 p.m. March 23, Northridge Lutheran Church, Northridge Dr., Kalispell. All-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. Adults $7, children $4, seniors $5.50; families $20. Proceed go to eye programs.

• Lakeside-Somers Chamber of Commerce Captain’s Award banquet, 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., Kalispell. Twenty percent of proceeds goes toward homelessness prevention.

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flathead County March Madness event, 5:30 p.m., 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., 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., 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., Coco Enterprises Conference Center, 6438 U.S. 93 S., Whitefish. Free. RSVP to Erika, 862-9400.

• Grassroots group Water for the Future sponsors a screening of award-winning documentary “Tapped,” 7 p.m. O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Tickets $10 at door.

Friday

• Red Cross blood drives: 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 today through March 26, Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell. Introduction to livestock and small animal care. Youth activities, tours of projects, skill-a-thon. All welcome.

• Mission Valley Back Country Horsemen annual state convention, March 24-25, KwaTaqNuk Resort, Polson. Friday — Public viewing of “Horse Packing in Mongolia,” 7:30 p.m.; Saturday — presentations begin 10:15 a.m.; music by Rob Quist; silent and live auctions, dancing to Southern Comfort. Free and public welcome.

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

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

• Grassroots group Water for the Future sponsors a screening of award-winning documentary “Tapped,” 7 p.m., FVCC. Free admission.

A look ahead

• Montana 4-H Horse and Livestock Community Forum March 25-26, Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell. Introduction to livestock and small animal care. Youth activities, tours of projects, skill-a-thon. All welcome.

• 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.

• The 2016 movie “Loving” will be shown March 25, Museum at Central School, Kalispell. Doors open 5 p.m.; movie begins 6 p.m. Minimum suggested donation $5. Benefit for Flathead County Democratic Women Scholarship Fund.

• Grassroots group Water for the Future sponsors a screening of award-winning documentary “Tapped,” 2 p.m. March 26, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets $10 at door.

• 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.

• Mission Mountain Audubon meets 7 p.m. March 30, Polson City Library meeting room. Pat Jamieson presents ““Birds of the Wetlands, Marshes, Potholes, Creeks and Rivers of the Mission Valley.” Free. All 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.

• Big Arm community potluck, 6 p.m. March 31, Historic Big Arm School. Frank Tyro talks about “Manitoba: the Polar Bear Capital of the World.” Call N. Foster, 849-5064.

Biologist Pat Jamieson leads a Mission Valley AudubonSociety field trip April 1 around Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge. Start at 8:30 and return at noon. Meet at Visitor Pulloutsouth of Ronan, across from Beaverhead Lane to carpool.

• Columbia Falls Historical Society chili feed, 5 p.m. April 1, Teakettle Room,North Valley Community Centr. Silent auction and rifle raffle. Johanna Hardesty presents a program on James Talbott, founding father of Columbia Falls. Cost $5 per person, or $20 per family.

• Flathead Lutherans for Life spaghetti dinner and silent auction, noon to 1:30 p.m. April 2, Trinity Lutheran Church, 400 W. California St., Kalispell. A speaker from Hope Pregnancy Ministries will give an update. Free-will offering benefits the ministry.

• 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.

• Author Sharon Randolph presents “Canada’s Mountain National Parks, 6:30p.m. April 2, Whitefish Community Library.

• 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 Homeless Shelter, April 8, Gardner’s Auction Barn, 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. Call 257-5801.

• 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.

• Annual Run Through History 5K and 10K, April 9, Museum At Central School, Kalispell. 10K begins 1 p.m.; 5K 1:15 p.m. Awards ceremony at Kalispell Brewing. Cost $15 prior to April 1 and includes T-shirt; $20 thereafte; www.downtownkalispell.com

• 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.

• Death by Chocolate Murder Mystery fundraiser, “Super Heroes, Villains & Slueths from ‘60s TV and Films,” 7-10 p.m. April 28-29, Conrad Mansion, Woodland Avenue, Kalispell. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, music, chocolate. Tickets $60 each. Ages 21 and up. Call 755-2166.

• 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.

• Evergreen Kids Count evemt. 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 4, Evergreen Junior High School. Award presentation 6 p.m. Family activities, face painting, games, concessions. Music by junior high band.

• 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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