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• 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.

• City of Kalispell hosts a public open house for written comments on and to answer questions about proposed Glacier Rail Park/Kalispell Core Area Development and Trail Project, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kalispell City Hall, 201 First Ave. E. Call Katharine Thompson, 758-7713.

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

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory, 1890 U.S. 93 N., Kalispell. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

• Canyon Community Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hungry Horse School. 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.

• 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 752-9625.

• 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, Montana 209.

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

• Kalispell Elks Lodge will be donating reconditioned bikes and new helmets to youth in need, 10 a.m. 1820 U.S. 93 S.,Kalispell. Hot dogs and soda served.

• 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.

Sunday

• Neighbors in Need annual Father’s Day brunch, 10:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hampton Inn, 1140 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Vista Linda catering. Silent auction of gift baskets for dad, music. Tickets available at Glacier Bank and at door; adults $15; seniors $12. All proceeds benefit local needy families. Call United Way, 752-7266.

Monday

• Kelly Road will be closed to through traffic at the U.S. 93 intersection to South Woodland Drive today for a water tap installation on Kelly Road for new Florence Coffee building. Motorists may need to consider alternate routes. Call Cameron Gillette, 253-3778.

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

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

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners program by Bill Dakin, “Glacier’s Sun Road Construction, 1910-1933,” Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Greetings 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:15 p.m. Cost $19 includes presentation. Program 7 p.m., free for members and youth under 16; $5 for nondinner walk-in nonmembers. For dinner reservations, call 752-9642.

Thought

“To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.” — Anatole France, French author (1844-1924).

nondinner walk-in nonmembers. For dinner reservations, call 752-9642.

Tuesday

• Sons of Norway board meets 9 a.m., 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., KRMC.

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch and Christopher & Banks summer style show,11:30 a.m. , 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., Winchester Room, Sykes’ Diner, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Chief of Police Roger Nasset discusses community issues over free coffee. Public welcome.

A look ahead

• 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.

• Cops and Bobbers kids fishing event, 3 p.m. June 21, Pine Grove Pond, off of Rose Crossing, Kalispell. All kids and families invited; no license required. Loaner rods, barbecue. Free.

• Whitefish Women of the Moose monthly meal, 5-7 p.m. June 21, 230 W. 10th St. Ham dinner and all the fixings. Call Carol, 260-8493.

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

• Flathead City-County Board of Health meets 1 p.m. June 22, administration office, Earl Bennett Building, 1035 First Ave. E., Kalispell.

• Wisconsin Avenue-East Lakeshore Drive Corridor Steering Committee meets 3 p.m. June 22, new Whitefish City Hall, 418 E. Second St.

• 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.

• Whitefish Woody Weekend, July 23-25, Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Classic wooden boats cruise/parade evening of July 24. Public display 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 25 with water skiing exhibitions at 11 a.m. 1 and 3 p.m. Poker run followed by barbecue on the beach, June 26. Free for spectators. Call Tim Salt, 862-5085.

Flathead Audubon field trip 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 24 along U.S. 2 to East Glacier. Limited to 15 participants. Call Paul Rossi, 406-253-7193, to sign up. Free and open to public.

• Big Arm Association pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon June 24, Big Arm School. Menu includes sausage, scrambled eggs, orange, juice, coffee. Donations accepted. Call 849-5064.

• 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.

• Free 2-3-mile guided hike 6-8 p.m. Lion Mountain Trailhead of Whitefish Trail to identify noxious weeds. Meet at trailhead at 6 p.m. Registration not required. Call 862-3880.

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

• Kila School board meets 3:30 p.m. June 29.

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

• Troy’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration, 9 a.m., Roosevelt Park. Arts and crafts, food vendors, kids’ games, live music, beer garden. Parade 11 a.m. Fireworks 11 p.m.

• Kalispell Fourth of July Parade, 10 a.m. Main Street. Free ice cream social afterward, Conrad Mansion lawn. Live music, face painting, barbecue lunch for purchase. Discounted $5 self-guided tours of mansion.

• Bigfork Independence Day Parade, noon, Grand and Electric Avenues. No parking downtown; free shuttles from Crossroads Christian Fellowship and St. John Paul II churches. Parking available at Bethany Lutheran Church.

• Polson Fourth of July Parade, noon, from Cherry Vallely Elementary School to Main Street.

• Polebridge Fourth of July parade, about noon, in front of Polebridge Mercantile.

• 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.

• Annual Arlee Rodeo, 2 p.m. Powwow Road.

• Lakeside Fourth of July fireworks show after dark over Flathead Lake.

• Whitefish Fourth of July fireworks show, dusk, (about 10:30-11 p.m.) over Whitefish Lake, Whitefish City Beach.

• 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.

• Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department annual bison burger barbecue and Community Appreciation Day, noon to 7 p.m. July 8, Ferndale Fire Hall, Montana 209 and Ferndale Drive. Adults $12; kids 10 and under, $5. Silent auction, fire truck rides, live music.

• 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.

• Columbia Falls High School Class of 1967 50th reunion, July 28-July 30. Contact Gail Shay Linne, 406-871-4881 or gslinne@centurytel.net.

• 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.

• Evergreen Show ‘N’ Shine, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5, Conlin’s Furniture parking lot, Evergreen. No entry fees. Trophies awarded. Call 885-1212.

• Kila School board meets 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

• 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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