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Wednesday

• Evergreen Water and Sewer District board meets at 7 a.m. at the district office, 130 Nicholson Dr.

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

• Montana Food Bank Network hosts a community conversation on hunger in Montana and Flathead County, 10 a.m. to noon, McGarvey, Heberling, Sullivan & Lacey law office

basement meeting room, 345 First Ave. E., Kalispell. All interested in learning more about and addressing hunger is welcome. RSVPs appreciated to Elizabeth Weaver, SNAP outreach coordinator, 406-215-1752 or eweaver@mfbn.org

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Elks Lodge, Kalispell.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m., North Valley Hospital Community Room, Nucleus Avenue, Columbia Falls. Speaker is Peggy DeVries of Conrad. Kettle Care Organics presentation. 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.

• Marv Sather reads from his new book titled, Towers of Somers: Flawed Majesty,” set in Somers during the Great Depression, 4 p.m., West Shore Community Library, Lakeside. Book signing follows.

• Nurturing Center hosts an ice cream social and open house, 4-6 p.m., 146 Third Ave. W., Kalispell. Learn about services and meet and ask questions with staff. All welcome. Call Kalie Doretti, 756-1414.

• Whitefish Women of the Moose monthly chili cook off, 5-7 p.m., Moose Lodge 230 W. 10th St. Bring your favorite. Cornbread and desserts provided. Call Carol, 260-8493.

• Open house for FVCC’s Surgical Technology Program, 6-8 p.m., room 135 Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Science. Current students provide an overview. Public invited. Call Patty Lincoln, 756-4414.

• Public workshopon development of Herron Park/Foy’s Community Forest Management Plan, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center, near Kalispell. Topics include forestry, roads and recreation. Public comment requested. Call Alex Hogle with True North Land Planning at 406-212-3448.

• Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead Valley meet at 7 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1820 U.S. 93. S., Kalispell. Call 881-4288.

• Author Terry Beatley discusses her book, “What If We’ve Been Wrong? Keeping My Promise to America’s Abortion King,” 7 p.m., St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Bigfork. Book signing and reception follow. Public invited.

Thursday

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy Committee meets 8:30 a.m., district office, 233 First Ave. E.

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

• Friends of the Library meet at noon, ImagineIF Library meeting room, Kalispell. All welcome.

• Flathead County Agency on Aging hosts an informational open house on Medicare cost-saving programs, 12:30-3 p.m., Kalispell Senior Center, 40 11th St. W. Call 758-2471.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 1 p.m., 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Teen social for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Craft is making lava pens, food, Wii gaming. Free.

• Wisconsin Avenue Corridor Plan Steering Committee meets 3-5 p.m., City Hall, 418 E. Second St., Whitefish.

• Kalispell Public Schools Insurance Committee meets 4 p.m., Flathead High School Conference Room.

• Friendship Force of the Flathead Valley meets at Vista Linda, Somers. Social hour 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. All interested in travel welcome. For reservations, call Pat, 257-1932.

• Polson Chamber of Commerce Splash, 5-7 p.m., Whitefish Credit Union, 110 Third St. E., co-hosted by Super 1 Foods. Open to public. Call 883-5969.

• Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana fundraiser, 5-9 p.m., Pizza Hut Express, Kalispell. Portion of proceeds go to helping local homeless prevention efforts. Deliveries qualify.

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

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m., Re/Max, 2310 U.S. 2 E., Kalispell. Co-hosted by Mann Mortgage. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

Thought

“History must stay open, it is all humanity.” — William Carlos Williams, American author and poet (1883-1963).

Friday

• Flathead Quilters Guild annual quilt show, “Diamonds and Dreams,” 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Studio Art Quilt Association Traveling Trunk Show on site. Free parking. $5 admission. Call Jane Crawford, 257-7885.

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; noon to 4:15 p.m. Kalispell Center Mall.

• Somers School District board Personnel Committee meets 5 p.m., Somers Middle School.

• FVCC Fall Faculty Concert Series presents violinist Wai Mizutani, 7 p.m., Arts and Technology Building. Free. Public welcome. Call 756-4813.

Saturday

• Flathead Lutherans for Life annual multi-church rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 405 Liberty St., Kalispell. Donations welcome. Proceeds benefit Hope Pregnancy Ministries and other projects. Call 756-8344.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Swan Lake Chapel, Swan Lake. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 756-8885.

• Annual Hemophilia Walk, Lawrence Park, Kalispell. Registration 9 a.m.; walk 10 a.m. To create or join a team go to hemophilia.org/walk

• Flathead Quilters Guild annual quilt show, “Diamonds and Dreams,” 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Studio Art Quilt Association Traveling Trunk Show on site. Free parking. $5 admission. Call Jane Crawford, 257-7885.

• Heritage Museum ribbon cutting and naming ceremony for new pavilion, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 34067 U.S. 2, Libby. Vendors, lunch, pie baking contest. Guest speakers in morning. Ribbon cut 1:30 p.m. Live music 2-6 p.m. Call 406-293-9421.

• Annual Flathead River Writers Conference, today and Sunday, Flathead Valley Community College. Guest speakers include award-winning authors and literary agents. Fee is $160 for both days or $90 for one day; www.authorsoftheflathead.org/conference.asp or call 406-881-4066.

• Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance annual Fall Gathering, today and Sunday, Summit Mountain Lodge, near East Glacier Park. Keynote by Gloria Flora, executive director of Sustainable Obtainable Solutions. Featured cultural speakers are William Big Bull and Robert Hall. $30 donation per person suggested. Lunch and dinner included; www.gtma-mt.org.

• Humane Society of Northwest Montana Microchip Clinic, noon to 2 p.m., Adoption Center, 100 Adopt A Pet Way, Kalispell. First come, first served. $15 per animal. Bring pets on leash or in carrier. Call 752-7297.

• Flathead Land Trust annual Barn Bash, 5:30 p.m., Diamond B Ranch, 2909 Lower Valley Road, Kalispell. Local craft beer, wine, appetizers. Dinner by Piggyback BBQ. Live bluegrass music. Silent auction. Tickets $75 per person. Seating limited. Call 752-8293.

Sunday

• Hillbilly Fun Day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fritz Corn Maze, Birch Grove Road, Kalispell. $5 admission. Drawings, door prizes. Proceeds support victims of Montana wildfires. Call 755-4210 or Dana Higgins, 261-3327.

• Flathead High School Superhero Walk, 4 p.m., Legends Stadium, Kalispell. One-mile walk to raise funds for Flathead Valley Special Olympics teams. Dress up as favorite hero. $10 per participant; 5 and younger, free. T-shirts to first 100.

Monday

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Libby Christian Church, Libby. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

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

• Red Cross blood drives: 12:30-6 p.m. West Kootenai Colony; 2-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Montana Department of Transportation has an open house meeting to discuss proposed reconstruction improvements to the intersection of Dern Road and Springcreek Road on U.S. 2 west of Kalispell, 3-7 p.m., Springcreek Room, Hampton Inn, 1140 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Project team members will be available to discuss the proposed project. Public comment invited. Call Jan Nesset at 406-556-4707.

• Flathead County Democratic Women meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Cost $15. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar/For reservations, call Lynne Bradley, 756-9245; or Judy Cox, 755-1507.

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

Tuesday

Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for Special Olympics Montana, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., all MacKenzie River Pizza locations. Local law enforcement works as celebrity waiters.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Good Shepherd Church, Polson.

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

• Kalispell Public Schools district board special meeting and work session, 5 p.m., Kalispell Middle School Library.

A look ahead

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27, Saint John Paul II Church, Bigfork. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

• Whitefish Shines Christmas decorations group begins weekly meeting to prepare decorations for 2017-2018 season, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27, Roy Duff Armory, Whitefish. New volunteers welcome. call Chris Schustrom, 406-260-1198.

• Kalispell Public Schools Technology Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28, district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5:15 p.m. Sept. 28 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. Sponsored by Kalispell Rotary Clubs.

• Social Security Seminar, 6-7 p.m., The Summit, Kalispell. What couples need to know to maximize retirement income. Free. Call Kim Taylor at Investment Centers for America, 752-7232.

• Joe Coco presents a free seminar “Cash Flow Management,” 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Coco Enterprises Conference Center, 6438 U.S. 93 S., Whitefish. Free. RSVP to 862-9400.

• Red Cross blood drives Sept. 29: 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.

• West Shore community dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, the Gathering Place 238 Adams St., Lakeside. Free of charge to anyone. Families welcome.

• Annual Great Northwest Oktoberfest, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and Oct. 6-8, Depot Park, Whitefish.

• Annual Northwest Montana Veterans Libby Stand Down, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1, Asa Wood Grade School, 700 Idaho St., Libby. Free services and resources for veterans. Bring military ID. Call Allen W. Erickson Sr., 756-7304 or 250-0698.

• National Public Lands Day volunteer work day, 9 a.m. to noon, Lone Pine State Park, near Kalispell. Trail work, control invasive species. Raffle and lunch provided. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring water. Call Casey Fusion, 755-2706, ext. 4.

• National Public Lands Day volunteer work day, 10 a.m. Flathead Lake State Park, Bigfork. Litter pick up along shore, weed pulling, refinishing picnic tables. Tools provided. Bring work gloves and clothes. Lunch provided. Call Flathead Lake Ranger Station, 837-3041.

• Seed Saving Workshop 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 30, Columbia Falls Junior High School Wildcat Garden, hosted by ImagineIF Libraries and Good Seed Co. Learn how to harvest and save seeds from your garden. Bring garden gloves and be prepared to work in any weather. Take home seeds for next season. Free. Open to public.

• Plein Air Paint Out party and sale, 5-8 p.m. Sept. 30, Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Renowned artists sell their Glacier Park paintings. Free admission.

• Coram-West Glacier Volunteer Fire Department 43rd annual Firefighters’ Ball, 7 p.m. Sept. 30, Dew Drop Inn, Coram. Live Big Band era music by Don Lawrence Orchestra. Dancing, live auction; grand prize full day fishing trip for two. Free admission. All welcome.

• Whitefish Trail Legacy Run Oct. 1, Whitefish Trail. Half marathon, 10K, 5K and family fun run. Sign up www.whitefishlegacy.org/event/whitefish-trail-run/

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 2, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• 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.

• Free six-week diabetes self-management classes for Medicare, diabetes and pre-diabetes patients, 1-2:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 5, Bigfork Community/Senior Center, 639 Commerce St. Bigfork. Class limited to 10. To register, call 837-4157.

• Mountain Brook Craft Cooperative annual Quilt and Craft Market, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7, Mountain View Mennonite Church, 795 Mennonite Church Road, Kalispell. Hand- and machine-quilted quilts and wall hangings, fine art, jewelry, accessories, décor, baked goods, jams and treats.

• Find It Win! Scavenger Hunt, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 6, at participating businesses in downtown Kalispell. Chance to win $70 gift certificate. All ages welcome. Call Raette, 530-209-7769.

• 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.

• Sons of Norway meet 1 p.m. Oct. 7, upstairs at Museum at Central School, 124 2nd Ave. E., Kalispell. Call 253-1702.

• Flathead Land Trust hosts a West Valley sandhill crane watching tour guided by Denny Olson of Flathead Audubon, 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Mountain or fat tire bike 7.5 miles then watch birds roost in nearby fields. Space limited. Call Laura Katzman, 752-8293.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Oct. 9.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Polson Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 883-4735.

• Treasures and Tombstones Family History Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Oct. 14, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1380 Whitefish Stage Road, Kalispell. Choose from 17 free classes. Public welcome. Register at flatheadgenealogy.org

• Alpine Artisans Tour of the Arts, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14-15, Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot Valleys. Self-guided tour of nine studios featuring over 25 artists. Free showing of the film “Charged: The Story of Eduardo Garcia,” Oct. 14 in Lincoln and Oct. 15 in Seeley Lake in respective community halls; wwwalpineartisans.org

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

• “A Night to UnWined” fundraiser, 6:30 -9:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Casey’s, downtown Whitefish. Wine tasting, live music, raffle, silent auction. Proceeds benefit Whitefish Community School.

• 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.

Conrad Mansion Museum Ghost Tours, Oct. 20-21, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. One-hour tours begin at 7 p.m. and run every 15 minutes until 9 p.m. $17 per person; $15 members. Reservations required. Call 755-2166.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 23, Libby Christian Church, Libby $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-283-7000.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 23, North Valley Senior Center, Columbia Falls. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 892-4087.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24, North Valley Hospital, Whitefish. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 863-3627.

• Salvation Army Harvest-fest Carnival, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25, Salvation Army gym, 110 Bountiful Dr., Kalispell. Games for all ages, prizes. Costumes welcome. Hot dogs and pop for $1. Children must be accompanied by adult. Free. All welcome.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26, Mission Valley Senior Center, Ronan. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-676-2371.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Management board and Executive Council meets 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• FVCC Fall Faculty Concert Series presents Micah Hunter, Amy Beth Chisholm, Wai Mizutani and Nichole Sanford, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Arts and Technology Building. Free. Public welcome. Call 756-4813

• Annual Democrats Harvest Dinner, Oct. 28, Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish. Guest of honor is Sen. Jon Tester.

• Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Oct. 29, Pick’s Bowling Center, Bigfork. To sign up, call 752-0092 or visit www.bbbsfc.org.

Love INC. Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4, North Valley Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Hand-crafted arts and foods for sale. Free admission. Light lunch available to purchase.

• 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.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Nov. 13.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 1 p.m. Nov. 16, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• 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.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Dec. 11

• 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.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 1 p.m. Dec. 21, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Jan. 8

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Management board and Executive Council meets 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Feb. 12.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 1 p.m. Feb. 15, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. March 12.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 1 p.m. March 15, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. April 9.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Management board and Executive Council meets 11:30 a.m. April 19, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. May 14

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 1 p.m. May 17, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. June 11.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 1 p.m. June 14, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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