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• City of Kalispell will be performing paving operations today through Thursday, starting from U.S. 93 to the end of West Arizona Street - weather permitting. Work will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Expect one lane closures, delays. Contact the Public Works Department at 758-7720.

• Butterfly BioBlitz, noon to 3 p.m. today, Apgar Village and Two Medicine, Glacier Park; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Waterton Lakes National Park. Participants need not stay for entire time. Registration required. Call Even Portier, 888-7944.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. Call Sandy Carlson, 755-7237.

• ImagineIF Libraries board special board meeting 4 p.m., at Kalispell branch. Call Kim Crowley, 758-5826.

• Rails to Trails meets at 5:30 p.m. at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks building, 490 N. Meridian Road. All welcome. Call 257-1932.

• Somers School District board meets 6 p.m., Somers Middle School.

• Glacier Stamp Club meets 6:30-8 p.m., Buffalo Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Ice cream social and members’ collections shown. All welcome; glacierstampclubmt@gmail.com

• Marion School board meets 6 p.m.

• Flathead Conservation District 310 Stream Permit meeting 7 p.m., 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

Tuesday

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

• West Valley School Library open to families and community 4:30-6:30 p.m. today and every Tuesday during the summer.

• Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation Scholarship Showcase, 6-9 p.m. Marina Cay Resort, Bigfork. Scholarship-winning guitarist will be introduced. Free. Public invited.

• 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.

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

Wednesday

• Evergreen School board special meeting 7 a.m., administration boardroom.

• Red Cross blood drives: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Glacier Bank, 8251 Montana 35, Bigfork. Call 758-4305 to schedule an appointment; 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Elks lodge, Kalispell. Call Sandy Carlson, 755-7237.

• Flathead County Transportation Committee annual meeting 1 p.m. July 12, South Campus Building, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell.

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

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

Thursday

• Flathead Conservation District budget meeting, 9 a.m., 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• Clay Day free kids’ nature program on Whitefish Trail, 10 a.m. to noon. Collect natural materials and make clay impressions with local artists. Meet at Lion Mountain Trailhead. Half-mile walk. Free. All ages welcome. Call 862-3880.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., National Park Realty; sponsored by Mann Mortgage. Call Sandy Carlson, 755-7237.

• Senior Tour and Tea, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free admission for senior citizens. Coffee, tea and cookies served 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 755-5268.

• Agency on Aging Advisory Council meets at 2-3:30 p.m., Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Public invited. Call 758-5730.

• Cowpies for Kids fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Montana during Thursday!Fest, 5-8 p.m., Museum at Central School lawn. Purchase a square for $100 and a chance to win $1,000 if Belle the cow does her duty on it. Raffle for gift baskets.

Friday

• Hearing Aid Institute of Kalispell customer appreciation day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1305 First Ave. E. Barbecue, prize give-away. $50 of every hearing aid fitted donated to Starkey Hearing Foundation. Call 755-1945.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. Call Sandy Carlson, 755-7237.

Thought

When I feel the heat, I see the light.” — Everett Dirksen, American politician (1896-1969).

• Annual Arts in the Park, today through July 16, Depot Park, Kalispell. Fine art and crafts, local food, live music, beer and wine garden, children’s activities. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission daily, $3; weekend pass, $5; children 6 and under, free.

A look ahead

• Annual Arts in the Park, July 15-16, Depot Park, Kalispell. Fine art and crafts, local food, live music, beer and wine garden, children’s activities. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission daily, $3; weekend pass, $5; children 6 and under, free.

• 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

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

• Fair-Mont-Egan School board meets 5 p.m. July 17.

• Montana Native Plant Society guided hike to Cody Lake Fen near Libby. Meet at 10 a.m. at Mac’s Market, one mile north of Libby on Montana 37 to carpool. Call Jon Reny, 406-334-0459

• Bibler Gardens Summer Garden Party, 5:30 p.m. July 17. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts by the Culinary Institute of Montana at FVCC. Self-guided garden tours. Advance-only tickets $60 per person or $110 per couple. Call 756-3632.

• Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center and Glacier Park annual Noxious Weed Blitz, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18, West Glacier Community Building. Lunch provided. RSVP required to 888-7986.

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch and patriotic song fest, 11:30 a.m. July 18, meeting room of Victory Baptist Church, 1830 Montana 35. Speaker is Elaine James. Cost $8 per person. Call Jan, 857-2467, or Rosainne, 257-8098 for lunch and free child care reservations. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Flathead County Transportation Committee annual meeting 1 p.m. July 18, Earl Bennett Buildling, 1035 First Ave. W., Kalispell.

• Bibler Home and Gardens Splendid Summer Evenings guided two-hour tours 4:30 and 7 p.m. July 18 to 21. Includes opportunities to address questions to Bibler’s head gardener. Advance only tickets $15 per adult and $5 per child. Call 756-3632.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m. July 19, North Valley Hospital Community Room, Nucleus Avenue, Columbia Falls. Chef Malcom Orser give a fancy food presentation. Elaine James is speaker. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy at 387-4119. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• AAC/Arco/CFAC employees potluck picnic, 1 p.m. July 20, Lawrence Park, Kalispell. Bring plates, non-alcoholic drinks, utensils and family. Donation accepted for white elephant exchange. Call Sharon Chubb, 892-5150.

• Friendship Force of the Flathead Valley meets July 20 at Vista Linda, Somers. Social hour 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Program by Julie Cliffton on travel to Antarctica. All interested in travel welcome. For reservations, call Pat Sanders, 257-1932.

• 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.

• Flathead County Democratic Women’s Club annual garden tour scholarship fundraiser, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 22. Tour eight gardens in Kalispell and Bigfork. Tickets $15 per person; children under 14, free with paying adult. Call Elisabeth Mollica, 837-0939.

• Big Arm Assoication summer concert, 6 p.m. July 22, historic Big Arm School. Music by Chrales Lutz and friends. Ice cream with all the fixings during intermission. Call Lee Engbretson, 849-5522.

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

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m. July 24, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25, Libby Christian Church, Libby. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

“Beers for the Bob” fundraiser, 5-8 p.m. July 28, Stonefly Lounge, Coram. Portion of beer sales donated to Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation.

• 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.

• Wild Wings Recovery Center Feathered Friends Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29, Fish, Wildlife and Parks community room, 490 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. Live birds on hand, food vendor. Entry by donation of needed supplies: Clorox antiseptic hand wipes, gallon-size white vinegar, Simple Green cleaner, peroxide, paper towels, gallon- and quart-size Ziploc bags.

• CASA for Kids Super Hero Fun Day, noon to 4 p.m. July 30, Flathead Lake Lodge, Bigfork. Food, music, kids’ activities, mini-golf, dunk tank. Super Hero costume contest, 2 p.m. with prizes. Tickets $35 per family includes everything. Call 755-7208.

• Bibler Home and Gardens Sweet Summer Days two-hour tours, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and 3. Include opportunities to address questions to Bibler’s head gardener. Advance -only tickets $15 per adult and $5 per child. Call 756-3632.

• West Valley School Library open to families and community 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 and every Tuesday during the summer.

• 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. Free admission. Food vendors. 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.

• Fair-Mont-Egan School board meets 5 p.m. Aug. 14.

• Rubber Duck Regatta fundraiser for the Flathead Food Bank, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 27, Lawrence Park, Kalispell. Buy rubber ducks to race down Stillwater River. Children’s, families, individual and business races and prizes. Winners need not be present. Mobile duck “adoption” centers will be parked at area groceries. Community celebration with food vendors, live music, kids’ activities and more.

• 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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