Daybook, Oct. 1, 2017

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• Annual Northwest Montana Veterans Libby Stand Down, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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.

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

• Whitefish Legacy Partners Wild Mushroom hike, 2 p.m. Whitefish Trails Woods Lake Trailhead. Dale Johnson guides. Bring a basket. Guide books provided.

Monday

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drives: 10:30 a .m. to 2:45 p.m. Moose Lodge; 2-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group meets 6 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Call 854-2323.

• Glacier Stamp Club meets 6:30-8 p.m., Buffalo Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Final preparations for annual stamp show will be discussed. All welcome; glacierstampclubmt@gmail.com

Tuesday

• Creston School board meets 7:30 a.m.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2noon to 5:30 p.m. Bigfork Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m., The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan Schmidt, 871-1008.

• Pleasant Valley School board meets 5:30 p.m.

• Betty Kuropat begins offering a free, weekly yoga class every Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 3, Whitefish Community Center, 121 E. Second St. No sign up is necessary..

Wednesday

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Arts and Technology Building, FVCC.

• Polson Chamber of Commerce meets noon to 1 p.m., KwaTuqNuk Resort. Speaker is Polson School Superintendent Rex Weltz. Lunch available for $14.50. Public welcome. Call 883-5969.

• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum Committee meets 3-5 [/,/, district office, 233 First Ave. E.

Thursday

• Red Cross employee blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Applied Materials.

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

• Anime Club for teens in grades six to 12 meets 4-5:30 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Kalispell.

• Columbia Falls School board Insurance Committee meets at 4 p.m., administration offices boardroom, 501 Sixth Ave. W.

• Great Northwest Oktoberfest, 5-11 p.m. today and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Oct. 7, Depot Park Whitefish. Admission $5 adults; kids under 12 with parent, free.; www.whitefishoktoberfest.com Pumpkin Patch Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 — Games, pumpkins, and more.

Friday

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance Committee meets 7-10 a.m., district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• Mountain Brook Craft Cooperative annual Quilt and Craft Market, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 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.

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Polson.

• Annual Neighbors in Need chili luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Drive, Kalispell. Chili, corn muffins, salad, homemade pie. $10 per person. Tickets available at door or call 752-7266.

• Whitefish High School Homecoming Parade, 4:30 p.m.

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

Thought

“Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.” — Jules Verne, French author (1828-1905).

A look ahead

• Great Northwest Oktoberfest, 5-11 p.m. today, noon to 11 p.m. Oct. 7, Depot Park Whitefish. Admission $5 adults; kids under 12 with parent, free.; www.whitefishoktoberfest.com Pumpkin Patch Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 — Games, pumpkins, and more.

• Mountain Brook Craft Cooperative annual Quilt and Craft Market, 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.

• 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.

• Flathead Spay & Neuter Task Force annual World Rabies Day vaccine/microchip clinic, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Don K Subaru, 6219 U.S. 93, Whitefish. $15 each; first come, first serve. Call 892-7387.

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

• Maya Pedal “Power the Pedal” upcycle event, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 7, Glacier Cyclery, Whitefish. Donate old, functional bikes to be upcycled into machines in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and southern Mexico.

• Annual Log Jam fundraising dinner, 4 p.m. Oct. 7, Flathead County Fairgrounds Trade Center, Kalispell. Dinner 4:30 p.m. Bingo/auction 6 p.m. Raffle. Live music. Dinner/dance tickets $25, 12 and under, free. Call 892-4641 or 260-8268.

• 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.

• Church World Services CROP Walk, Oct. 8, Marantette Park, Columbia Falls. 1K and 5K routes. Registration 1 p.m.; walk begins 1:30 p.m. Call Luann, 261-1083; or Flo 250-3406.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. Oct. 9 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

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

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9, The Summit, Kalispell. Survivors, family, friends are welcome. Refreshments. Call Jennifer, 756-4725.

• Flathead Audubon meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, in the United Way conference room, Gateway Community Center, U.S. 2 West, Kalispell. Speaker is Janet Ellis, Montana Audubon’s senior director of Public Policy. Enter from west side of building. Free. All welcome.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10, Flathead High School, Kalispell.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board meets 6 p.m. Oct. 10, Kalispell Middle School Library.

• Flathead Conservation District 310 Stream Permit meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 10, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Whitefish Credit Union, Kalispell.

• Senior Tour and Tea, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12, Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free admission for senior citizens. Coffee, tea and cookies served. Docent tour 10:30 a.m. Call 755-5268.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12, Homewood Suites, Kalispell.

• Home Options Hospice begins a four-week bereavement program 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Free. To learn more, call 751-4254.

• Mission Mountain Audubon meets 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Polson City Library meeting room. Matthew Church with Flathead Biological Station presents a program titled, ““Water and microbes: The tiny engines that keep the world habitable.” Free. All welcome.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 13: 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. KRMC; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Friends of the Library annual book sale, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 13; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 15, Kalispell Center Mall. Books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. $1.50 per spine inch; $2 per bag Sunday.

• Kalispell Public Schools Board Governance Committee meets 10 a.m. Oct. 13, district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• 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

• American Legion fall meeting, Oct. 14, American Legion Post 97, 319 California Ave., Ibby. Registration 9 a.m. Program 10 a.m. Joint banquet at noon. Business meeting 1 p.m.

• Community cider pressing, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Receive a bottle of fresh cider to take home. Especially for adults and children 6 and older.

• 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.

• Somers Company Town Projects Oktoberfest, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 14, Somers Bay Cafe. $14 entrance fee includes German food and first glass of beer or wine. Raffles, Entertainment by Billy Angel. Proceeds go toward pavilion landscaping.

• “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.

• Lake County Republicans Lincoln/Reagan lunch, 2 p.m. Oct. 15, Ronan Community Center. Republican candidates for U.S. Senate will attend, along with other legislators. Tickets $25. Call Dorothy Ashcraft, 250-2714.

• Climate Smart Glacier County four-part educational series presents Montana Climate Science Day, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 16, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. University of Montana and Montana State University scientists present. Open to public.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch and fundraising live auction, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17, meeting room of Victory Baptist Church, 1830 Montana 35. Speaker is Bernadetta Bailey. Cost $8 per person. Call Jan, 857-2467, or Rosainne, 257-8098 for lunch and free child care reservations. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Lakeside QRU.

• Annual Creston Fire Department Soup for Supper, 3:30-7 p.m. Oct. 17, Creston Fire Station, 4498 Montana 35, Kalispell. More than 20 soups and chowders,salad, rolls, dessert. Dine in or take out. Donations appreciated. Call Gloria Graves, 250-4655.

• Beers for the Bob Volunteer Appreciation Night, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 17, Kalispell Brewing Company. Portion of sales benefit Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation.

• Last Chance Patriots present a program by author and filmmaker Trevor Loudon of New Zealand on “The Enemies Within,” 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 17, FairBridge Inn and Suites, 1701 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell; tickets available at www.eventbrite.com

• Kalispell Area Toastmasters invite public to open house during their regularly scheduled meeting, noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 18, basement of First Interstate Bank, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 18: noon to 5 p.m. Troy Baptist Church; noon to 5 p.m. Meadowlake Resort, blood mobile.

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy Committee meets 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 19, district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 19: 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Insured Titles, blood mobile; 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Libby VFW.

• Teen social for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 19, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Food, Wii gaming. Craft is Mask Making. Free.

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance Committee meets 7-10 a.m. Oct. 20, district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 20: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rosauers, blood mobile.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. Oct. 23 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 23, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 24, Eureka Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints.

• Women Who Wine of the Flathead annual Red, White & You giving banquet, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Tickets $75 available online at www.flatheadcommunityfoundation.org/giving-banquet.html or at door.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board special meeting and works session 6 p.m. Oct. 24, Kalispell Middle School Library.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Easthaven Baptist Church.

• 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.

• Kalispell Public Schools IT Committee meets 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 26 district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Glacier Bank, Main Street, Kalispell

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Management board and Executive Council meets at noon Oct. 26, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 27: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flathead City-County Health Center.

• 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.

• Elks Lodge hosts a children’s pumpkin carving event, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 28, 1820 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. Pumpkins provided or bring your own. Parent should plan to attend. Treats, cider, cake and cookies. All welcome.

• Annual Democrats Harvest Dinner, Oct. 28, Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish. Guest of honor is Sen. Jon Tester. Social hour, cash bar 5:30 p.m. Dinner is included. Live music by The Stringlers. Silent auction, split the pot raffle, wine and beer vaults. Tickets $50; or $55 after Oct. 9. Call Terri, 406-730-2741.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. Oct. 30 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 31: 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Flathead Electric; 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Communities.

• Voices of the Wilderness fundraising event, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Silent auction, wine grab, baked potato bar. Keynote speakers. Live music. Tickets $15 at door or online, www.bmwf.org/events.

• 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.

• Climate Smart Glacier County four-part educational series presents “Fire on the Mountain,” multi-media program on hunting, climate change and snow, 7 p.m. Nov. 8, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Free. Open to public.

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

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

• Climate Smart Glacier County four-part educational series presents a forum on “Envisioning Montana’s Clean Energy Economy,” 7 p.m. Nov. 16, Cedar Creek Lodge, Columbia Falls. Free. Open to public.

• 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 9 a.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 at noon 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 at noon. 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 at noon 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 at noon 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 at noon 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 at 9 a.m. June 14, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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