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• Annual Arts in the Park, today and Sunday, Depot Park, Kalispell. Fine art and crafts, local food, live music, beer and wine garden, children’s activities. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today; 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., 82420 U.S. 93 S., Dayton. All welcome.

• Polson Main Street Cherry Festival, today and Sunday. 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., The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

Sunday

• Annual Arts in the Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Depot Park, Kalispell. Fine art and crafts, local food, live music, beer and wine garden, children’s activities. Admission $3.

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

Monday

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

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

• 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.

• Bibler Gardens Summer Garden Party, 5:30 p.m. 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.

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program by Joanna Hardesty of Hungry Horse titled, “Dreams in Wood and Iron: Louis W. Hill’s Glacier National Park, ” 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.

Tuesday

• ImagineIF Libraries board special meeting at 9 a.m., The Retreat at Buffalo Hill, 25 Claremont St., Kalispell. Call Kim Crowley, 758-5826.

• Red Cross blood drives 2-6 p.m. 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. U.S. Forest Service Office; noon to 4:15 p.m. Kalispell Center Mall.

• Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center and Glacier Park annual Noxious Weed Blitz, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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., 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., Earl Bennett Building, 1035 First Ave. W., Kalispell.

• Lakeside County Water and Sewer district board meets 2 p.m., district meeting room, 253 Bierney Creek Road.

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

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

• Flathead County Democratic Party meets at 7 p.m., meeting room at the Kalispell VFW Post 2252, 330 First Ave. W. Bring a non-perishable food item or donation for the Northwest Montana Veterans Food Pantry. Call Lynn Stanley, 471-8317.

Thought

“There are two kinds of worries — those you can do something about and those you can’t. Don’t spend any time on the latter.” — Duke Ellington, American jazz artist (1899-1974).

Wednesday

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Flathead Electric.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m., 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.

• Marion Fire District board special meeting 3 p.m., Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Public welcome.

• Whitefish Women of the Moose monthly meal, 5-7 p.m. Moose Lodge 230 W. 10th St. Picnic includes fried chicken, cold salads, rolls, desserts. Call Carol, 260-8493.

Thursday

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

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

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

• Friendship Force of the Flathead Valley meets 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.

• Polson Chamber of Commerce Splash, 5-7 p.m., KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino, 49708 U.S. 93 S. Open to public. Call 883-5969.

• Gone Fishin’ and Whitefish Community Foundation Great Fish Community Challenge Launch Party, 5-7 p.m. First Interstate Bank of Whitefish. Donations accepted toward nonprofit funding. Call 863-1781.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m. hosted by Kalvig Law Firm and Evergreen Rotary, 100 Cooperative Way, Ste, 202, across from ProBuild, Kalispell. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

Friday

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

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

A look ahead

• 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 Association summer concert, 6 p.m. July 22, historic Big Arm School. Music by Charles Lutz and friends. Ice cream with all the fixings during intermission. Call Lee Engebretson, 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. July 24 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drives July 25: noon to 5 p.m. Polson Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kalispell Ford, blood mobile.

• Red Cross blood drives July 26: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saint John Paul II Church, Bigfork, sponsored by Knights of Columbus; noon to 4 p.m. Hungry Horse Liquor Store, blood mobile.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 4:15 p.m. July 27, The Springs at Whitefish, blood mobile.

• Marion Fire District board meets 7 p.m. July 27, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Public welcome.

• Red Cross blood drives July 28: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. National Flood.

• “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.

• Whitefish Community Center Lunch in the Park, noon July 29, Kay Beller Park, 121 E. Second St. Whitefish. Live music by Calamity Singers and North Valley Music School students. Boxed lunches available. Plasma TV raffle at 1:30 p.m. Bring a chair or cushion. Tickets pre-sold, $10 each. Call 862-4923

• 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.

• Kalispell Public Schools Budget Committee meets 7:30 a.m. July 31, district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. July 31 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

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

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Eureka High School. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-6344.

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

• Dr. Tom Pittaway and his staff host their annual free pancake breakfast, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 12, 124 First Ave. W., Kalispell. Complimentary pancakes, sausage, fruit, orange juice, milk and coffee served. All welcome.

• Blacktail Hill Climb mountain bike event, 9 a.m. Aug. 12. Ride 13.4 miles from Tamarack Brewing to summit of Blacktail. Award ceremony 1 p.m. at Volunteer Park with beer, barbecue, kids’ race. Register at lakesidecommunityclub.com

• 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.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 14, Troy United Methodist Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 293-0100.

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

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Aug. 17, Bigfork Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 837-4157.

• 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.

Doggie Dayz of Summer and Puppy Pool Party event, 2-7 p.m. Aug. 20, Woodland Park, Kalispell. Dog/human telay race, photo boot, vendors, food trucks, peanut butter licking pet tricks and cutest dog contests; $5 each. Free admission. Pool opens to dogs at 4:30 p.m. $5 per dog and one human, $2 eacg additional people.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Aug. 26, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• 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.

• Whitefish Community Foundation Great Fish Community Challenge community celebration and Great Fish 5K Color Run, Sept. 9, Depot Park, Whitefish. Call 863-1781.

• 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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