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

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Valley Professional Office Building, Whitefish $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 863-3627.

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

• Red Cross blood drives: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chick-fil-A, Kalispell, blood mobile; noon to 4:15 p.m. Lakeside QRU.

• National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)/Local Advisory Council meets 1 p.m., Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 253-7880.

• Flathead Area Secular Humanist Association hosts Kalispell Skeptics in the Pub, 5:30 p.m., Scotty’s Bar, 2205 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. Open to everyone.

• Somers Rural Fire District board meets 6 p.m., Lakeside Fire Station, 125 Bills Road.

• Deer Park School board meets at 6:30 p.m.

• West Valley Rural Fire District trustees meet at 7:30 p.m., West Valley Fire Station on Farm to Market Road.

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• 2017 Youth Competition Traditional Native Games for ages 8-18, today through June 16, Glacier Park Lodge, East Glacier. Registration $25 per youth. Register online by June 1, www.traditionalnativegames.org/registration.

• Flag Day ceremony, 11 a.m., Depot Park, Kalispell hosted by the Elks, Civil Air Patrol and United Veterans of Flathead Valley. Bring your old flags for proper disposal. Lunch provided at the Elks Club immediately afterward. Call Chuck Olson, 253-1000.

• Toddler Storytime at The Springs, 11 a.m. Glacier Room, The Springs at Whitefish, 1001 River Lake Pkwy. For children 12 to 36 months. Snack included. Call Mary Drew at Whitefish Library, 862-9914 or Julia Sweeney at The Springs, 862-6322.

• Red Cross blood drive: 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. KALS Radio, blood mobile; noon to 5 p.m., Troy Baptist Church.

• Whitefish Boy Scout Troop 1917 conducts a U.S. flag retirement ceremony, 2 p.m., The Springs at Whitefish, 1001 River Lakes Parkway. Bring old flags and exchange for new ones. Call 862-6322.

• Parkinson’s disease support group meets 3-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. All welcome. Call Lois, 871-3767.

• Whitefish Workforce Housing Plan kick-off open house and workshop, 5-7 p.m., Whitefish City Hall. Public input sought in identifying needs and developing city’s affordable housing plan. Call 862-3501.

• Evergreen School board meets 6:30 p.m., administration boardroom.

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

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

Thursday

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Libby VFW.

• Panda Express fundraiser for Community Action Partnership of Northwestern Montana, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Kalispell. Mention fundraiser and 20 percent of sales will benefit homelessness prevention programs.

• Friendship Force of the Flathead Valley meets 5 p.m. MacKenzie River South, Kalispell. All interested in travel welcome. Call Carol, 270-9599.

• Canyon Community Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hungry Horse School. Menu includes Sloppy Joes, salad and brownies. All welcome. Call Flo, 250-3406; or Luann, 261-1083.

• Screening of 21-minute documentary “On the Shoulders of Giants — The Story of Montana Private Land Conservation” 6-7:30 p.m., Marina Cay Resort, Bigfork. Doors open 6 p.m. Program 6:30 p.m. Free. Open to public. Food and drinks available for purchase.

• Wildflower walk, 6-8 p.m., Lion Mountain Trailhead, Whitefish Trail. Free, 2-3 mile family-friendly guided hike. Call 862-3880.

Friday

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

Thought

“The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.” — Viscountess Astor, American-born English politician (1879-1964)

• Agency on Aging Older Americans Picnic, Expo Building, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Seniors 60 and older invited to free lunch. Doors open 10 a.m.; lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Theme is “Hawaiian Luau.” Entertainment, door prizes. Call 758-5730.

• Skeeter the Clown gives a free, 20-minute program with skits, 10:45 a.m., West Shore Public Library, Lakeside.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes’ Diner, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Speaker is Mark Flateau, Superintendent of School District 5. Lunch may be purchased. Visitors welcome. Call Todd Bernhardt, 270-6908.

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

• Citizens for a Better Flathead Great Place Raffle, 6-8 p.m., Bonsai Brewing Company, Whitefish.

Saturday

• Big Arm Association community yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Big Arm School. Call N. Foster, 849-5064.

• Ferndale Sewing Club Fathers’ Day bake sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ferndale Community Center, across from Ferndale Fire Hall, Montana 209.

• Red Cross Leaders Save Lives blood drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. , Eureka High School.

• Yaak Sasquatch Festival, Dirty Shame Saloon, 29453 Yaak River Road, Troy. Food, music, craft booths, chainsaw carving contest. 6K Bigfoot Run registration 9 a.m. Camping, lodging available. Proceeds benefit Kootenai Pets for Life and Yaak School District. Call 406-295-5100 or 406-295-5463.

Monday

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m., at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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.

• Fair-Mont-Egan School board meets 5 p.m.

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program by historian Bill Dakin titled, “Glacier’s Sun Road Construction, 1910-1933,” 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 752-9642.

A look ahead

• Sons of Norway board meets 9 a.m., June 20, Three Rivers Bank, 552 North Meridian Road. All members are welcome to attend.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. June 20, KRMC.

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch and Christopher & Banks summer style show,11:30 a.m. June 20, meeting room of Victory Baptist Church, 1830 Montana 35. Cost $8 per person. Speaker is Rosainne Taylor. Call Jan, 857-2467, or Rosainne, 257-8098 for lunch and free child care reservations. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Coffee with the Chief, 5:30 p.m. June 20, Winchester Room, Sykes’ Diner, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Chief of Police Roger Nasset discusses community issues over free coffee. Public welcome.

• Montana Native Plant Society guided hike with Steve Wirt, June 21 along North Fork Road to see effects of recent fires and rejuvenation. Meet at 9 a.m. Coffee Traders, Columbia Falls. Three to four stops. Return 3-4 p.m. Call 406-261-2542.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. June 22, Kalispell City Council Chambers.

• Annual Taste of Kalispell, 5:30-8 p.m. June 22, Museum at Central School lawn, Kalispell. Live music by John Dunnigan. Food from area restaurants, beer and wine, kids’ zone. Tickets $30 adults, $35 senor 64 and older, $20 youth 11-14, kids 10 and under, free. Call Kalispell Downtown Association, 253-6923.

• Joe Coco presents a free seminar “Setting Up the College Bound for Success,” 7-8:30 p.m. June 22, Coco Enterprises Conference Center, 6438 U.S. 93 S., Whitefish. Free. RSVP to Erika, 862-9400.

• Red Cross blood drives June 23: 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.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m. June 23, Sykes’ Diner, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Mark Johnson gives annual Mayor’s Report. Lunch may be purchased. Visitors welcome. Call Todd Bernhardt, 270-6908.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24, Gateway Community Center Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• Marion Fire Auxiliary flea market and barbecue, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Silent auction, raffle, kids’ fire engine rides.

• Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, June 25, downtown Somers. Performances at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Pre-ticket sales are children 2-12, $7; adults $10. Tickets at the door are children $8; adults $13, at Sliters locations, Somers Bay Cafe and Somers Company Town Museum. Call 406-471-1531.

• Flathead Southerners annual Catfish Fry & Gatherin’ June 25, Vista Linda Pavilion, 240 Boon Road, Somers. Social hour 4:30 p.m. (cash bar). All-you-can-eat buffet 5:30 p.m. Raffle and silent auction, 6:30p.m. Adults $22, children under 13, $1 per year. For reservations, call Vista Linda by June 23 at 857-3158. Proceeds benefit A Ray of Hope new womens and children’s shelter. For donations, call Bill 406-250-4117.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• Red Cross blood drives June 26: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flathead City-County Health Department; 2-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m. June 26, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. June 27, Our Lady of Mercy, Eureka.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. June 27, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Call 758-5730.

• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 28, Glacier Park.

• Marion Fire District board meets 3 p.m. June 28, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Public welcome.

• Red Cross Leaders Save Lives blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 29 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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.

• Glacier Symphony Summer “Pops Goes to the Movies” outdoor concerts, July 7-8, Rebecca Farm, Kalispell, rain or shine. Gates open 5:30 p.m. Concerts begin 7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic or buy food, beer and wine from on site vendors. For tickets, call 406-407-7000.

• Annual Climb Big Mountain fundraiser for Flathead Industries, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8, Whitefish Mountain Resort. Register in stores or online at www.flatheadindustries.org/cmb, or at event. Free lunch, T-shirts, live music, silent auction. Call Sarah, 858-0897.

• Nooks and Crannies Tour, 9 a.m. July 8, Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell, $28 per person. Reservations required. Call 755-2166.

• Lakeside Community Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8, Lakeside Elementary School, 255 Adams St., Lakeside. Theme is “Enchanted Garden.” 7 a.m. — Pancake breakfast, 7 a.m., Lakeside Chapel; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Arts and crafts, food, attic treasures, booths, jewelry, vendors, kids activities. 11 a.m. — Parade; Silent auction closes 2 p.m. Duck races at 4 p.m. at Tamarack Alehouse; www.lakesidesomerschamber.org.

• Annual Flathead Lakers Poker Paddle, noon, July 9, King’s Point, Flathead Lake. 1.6-mile, 3.6 mile and 6-mile courses for kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, human-propelled watercraft. Qualified swimmers. Cost $75 includes lunch, after-party, unique gift. Registration closes June 30. Call 406-883-1346.

• Mission Mountain Winery ice cream social and free program to learn about food and wine pairings, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15, 82420 U.S. 93 S., Dayton. All welcome.

• Polson Main Street Cherry Festival, July 15-16. More than 125 vendor booths. Cherry baking, pit-spitting contests. Montana-made art and crafts, live music. Hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 406-883-3667; flatheadcherryfestival.com

• 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.

• Columbia Falls High School Class of 1977 40th reunion, July 28-30. Call 406-250-5275.

• 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.

• Nooks and Crannies Tour, 9 a.m. Aug. 12, Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell, $28 per person. Reservations required. Call 755-2166.

• Mission Mountain Winery vertical tasting and free program to learn about food and wine pairings, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12, 82420 U.S. 93 S., Dayton. All welcome.

• Flathead Lake Aber Days Reunion Concert, 3-7 p.m. Aug. 12, Regatta Shoreline Amphitheater, Polson. Mission Mountain Wood Band, Sam Riddle, Andrea Harsell, Luna Roja. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Advance tickets $35; $40 at gate. Children 7-12, $15; under 6, free; www.aberdaykegger.com. Call Mick Holien, 406-544-2478.

• 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.

• Traveling half-scale replica of Vietnam Memorial Wall on display 24/7 in Kalispell Sept. 7-10. Opening ceremonies 10 a.m. Sept. 7. Closing ceremonies 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10.

• Nooks and Crannies Tour, 9 a.m. Sept. 9, Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell, $28 per person. Reservations required. Call 755-2166.

• 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.

• Mission Mountain Winery Dayton Day free program to learn about food and wine pairings, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9, 82420 U.S. 93 S., Dayton. All welcome.

• Big Ski Chair Affair, 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Craggy Range Bar & Grill, Whitefish. Auction of 10 decorated vintage quad lift chairs. Fundraiser for SNOW Bus.

• 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.

• Mission Mountain Winery vertical tasting and free program to learn about food and wine pairings, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7, 82420 U.S. 93 S., Dayton. All welcome

• Nooks and Crannies Tour, 9 a.m. Oct. 14, Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell, $28 per person. Reservations required. Call 755-2166.

• 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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