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• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Three Rivers Bank, blood mobile.

• Flathead County High School Class of 1959 meet and greet, 6:30-9 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1820 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. $2 per person at the door.

• Ice cream social, 7-9:30 p.m., Kila Community park. Frisbee golf, sack races, marimba music. Bring bikes, kits, chairs and blankets.


• Evergreen’s Show ‘n’ Shine, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Conlin’s Furniture parking lot. No entry fees, free admission. Trophies awarded. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle. Food vendors. Business booths. To sponsor, call Bev Ferris, 885-1212.

• 37th annual Bigfork Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Sunday. Large selection of art, crafts, food and musical entertainment. Shuttles run beginning at 9 a.m. both days from Potoczny baseball field east of post office and Bethany Lutheran Church. Call 881-4636.

• Seventh annual Smokin’ on the Water barbecue competition 11 a.m., KwaTaqNuk Resort, Polson. Cook off, brew tour, live music, games, giveaways, trade show. Call the Polson Chamber, 883-5969.

• Flathead County Democratic Women host a self-guided home garden tour in Kalispell and Somers. Tour nine gardens. Beverages and treats served at each. Tickets $20; loweryeileen@yahoo.com or judy.rosenfeld@bresnan.net. Tickets available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at 346 Third Ave. E., Kalispell,

• Flathead Marines summer barbecue for all Marines, those who served with Marines and their families, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lone Pine State Park near Kalispell. Hamburgers and hot dogs provided. Bring a potluck dish and beverages. Games, stories.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Smith’s Foods, blood mobile.

• Flathead County Animal Shelter volunteer orientation, 1-2 p.m., 225 Cemetery Road, south of Kalispell. All welcome; children under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Call 752-1310.

• Chris Lee and Colleen O’Brien perform music in poetry, 3-4 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Kalispell.

• Flathead County High School Nifty ‘50s Reunion, 4-10 p.m., Red Lion Hotel Grand Ballroom, 20 N. Main St., Kalispell. Use Center Street entrance.

• Film, Fiddlers and Fun event, 5-8 p.m., Swan Valley Museum, 6774 Montana 83, mile marker 42, Condon. Premier showing of “Wranglers,  Dudes and Homesteaders” video. Live bluegrass with open mic. Cowboy poetry reading. Silent auction, raffle, door prizes. Tickets $10 adults; children 12 and under, free; www. swanvalleyhistoricalsociety.org

• Night at the Landing musical performance by teen graduates of Empowerment through the Arts program, Stillwater Landing, U.S. 93, 15 miles west of Whitefish, mile marker 143. Special guests are Rob Quist and Halladay Quist and Friends. Food and beverages for purchase. Live auction, raffle. Doors open 6 p.m. Show begins 6:30. Tickets $15 at door; children 12 and under, free. Proceeds benefit Share Your Voice Foundation.


• 37th annual Bigfork Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Large selection of art, crafts, food and musical entertainment. Shuttles run beginning at 9 a.m. both days from Potoczny baseball field east of post office and Bethany Lutheran Church. Call 881-4636.


• AARP Smart Driver 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: noon to 4 p.m. at ImagineIF Library, Kalispell; 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the center 126 N. Meridian Road.

• Smith Valley School board Negotiations Committee meets 1 p.m.


• Law Enforcement Torch Run Tip-A-Cop fundraising event 11 a.m. to close, MacKenzie River Pizza locations in Kalispell and Whitefish. $1 of all pizza specials will be donated to regional Special Olympics programs.

• Red Cross blood drive, 12:30-5:30 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 Denise, 407-4110.


• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 4:15 p.m. Pleasant Valley Apiaries, Marion

• Flathead Lake Biological Station annual open house, 1-4 p.m. Presentations, displays, guided tours, boat trips and nature walks. Free. Public welcome.

• USMC Happy Hour for Marines and Navy who served with Marines, 5-7 p.m., Kalispell VFW, 330 First Ave. W. Cash bar. Spouses welcome. Call 406-249-2448.

• Pints for Paws Community Night, 6-9 p.m., Tamarack Brewing Company, Lakeside. A portion of proceeds from pints benefits Paws to Play Dog Park.

A look ahead

• Red Cross blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 6, U.S. Forest Service.

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance Committee meets 7:30 a.m. Aug. 7, administration offices, 233 First Ave. E.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Huckleberry Days Art Festival Aug. 7-9, Depot Park, Whitefish. More than 100 vendors of fine art and food, bake-off, live entertainment. Hours 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, with pancake breakfast 7-11 a.m. Mountain Mall parking lot; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

• Sixth annual Bigfork River Run/Walk 5K 8:30 a.m. Aug. 8, Bigfork Elementary School. Proceeds benefit Bigfork Cross Country Program. Register online at www.406running.com. Call Sue Loeffler, 406-270-2411.

• 34th annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival, Aug. 8, Swan Lake Day Park, near mile marker 72 on Montana 83. Pancake breakfast 8 a.m.; festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts and crafts fair, baking contest and sale. Silent auction, raffles. Live entertainment by Ashley Creek Ramblers, 11:3 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Mission Mountain Winery Merlot Madness, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8, 82420 U.S. 93 S., Dayton. All welcome.

• Gravelpalooza, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8, LHC gravel pit, Stillwater Road, Kalispell. Families invited to experience heavy machinery operation. Tickets $5, available at www.capnm.net/gravelpalooza or at event. Fundraiser for Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana. Call Margie Williams, 758-5432.

• Big Sky Antique and Classic Boat Show Aug. 7-9, Lakeside. Pirate ship replica and model boat building for children to explore, cedar canoe restoration projection, mini ice sailing, paddleboat and dragon boat displays. Call Alex Berry, 471-2293.

• AARP Smart Driver Course, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 10, Troy United Methodist Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 293-0100.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 10, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• The Flathead Conservation District meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 10, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• AARP Smart Driver Course, 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11, Bigfork Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 837-4157.

• Teen workshop, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 11, ImagineIF Library, Columbia Falls. Make a one-of-a-kind mask.

• Flathead Area Secular Humanist Association hosts Kalispell Skeptics in the Club, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Kalispell Brewing Company, 412 Main St., Kalispell. Open to everyone.

• Flathead Democrats Music Festival, 5 p.m. to dusk, Aug. 12, Stillwater Landing, U.S. 93, 14 miles north of Whitefish. Music by Amanda and Kevin Curtis, Lee Zimmerman, Tra le Gael and more. Food vendors, no- host bar. Tickets $15 per person or $35 per family.

• Internationally recognized attorney Lawrence Kogan speaks about Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Water Compact, 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12, Red Lion Hotel, 20 N. Main St., Kalispell. Other speakers include State Rep. Matthew Monforton and Elaine Willman, Federal Indian Affairs expert. Public invited. Free. Call 509-949-8055.

• Flathead Beekeepers meet 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12, North Valley Hospital Community Center, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Open to anyone with an interest. Call Ronny, 892-0280.

• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum Committee meets 9 a.m. Aug. 13, assistant superintendent’s office.

• AARP Smart Driver Course, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Eureka High School. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 293-6344.

• Senior Tour and Tea, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13, 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.

• Teen workshop, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 13, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Create 3D comic books. Space limited; registration required at www.imagineiflibraries.eventbrite.com

• Swan Valley Shintagle fundraiser, 6 p.m. Aug. 13, 33 Bar Ranch, Barber Creek Road, Condon. Live music by Rob and Halladay Quist. Silent auction, huckleberry desserts, door prizes, dancing. Dinner tickets $35 adults; $15 children 12 and under. Music only tickets $20 at gate and free for children 12 and under; www.swanecosystemcenter.org, 406-754-3137.

Curator-led historic clothing tour of Conrad Mansion Museum, Aug. 14.330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Light refreshments 6 p.m.; tour begins $6:30 p.m. Cost $30. RSVP required. Call 755-2166.

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

• Glacier National Park alumni picnic, noon, Aug. 16, West Glacier Community Building at park headquarters. Lunch at 1 p.m. Superintendent Jeff Mow is speaker. Program on historic fire lookouts follows. Bring a potluck dish. Coffee, lemonade, serviceware provided.

• AARP Smart Driver Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• AARP Smart Driver Course, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 18, Polson Area Senior Center $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 883-4735.

• AARP Smart Driver Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18, North Valley Hospital, Whitefish $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 863-3627.

• Northwest Montana Fair, Aug. 18-23, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Sam Riddle concert Aug. 18. Kristian Bush concert Aug. 19. Fair parade 10 a.m. Aug. 21. PRCA rodeo Aug. 20-22. Demolition derby Aug. 23. Carnival, livestock shows; www.nwmtfair.com

• Grammy-award winning musician Kristian Bush has a meet and greet, noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 19, Kalispell Goodwill retail store, U.S. 2 East, Evergreen.

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Aug. 20, administration offices, 233 First Ave. E.

• C.E. Conrad Family 19th Century Firearms lectures presented by experts Phil Schreier and Garry James, Aug. 21-22, Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Doors open 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday for social; lecture at 6:30 p.m. Saturday matinee doors open 1 p.m.; lecture at 1:30 p.m. Cost $45 per person includes two beverage tickets. RSVP required to 755-2166.

• Youth With A Mission 30th anniversary celebration, 2 p.m. Aug. 22, 501 Blacktail Road, Lakeside. Family-friendly activities include volleyball, bounce house and more. Guided tours of campus. Food vendors. Worship service 6:30 p.m. with international speaker and author Floyd McClung, followed by dessert reception. Call 844-2221.

• Fee free day Aug. 25, Glacier National Park. All entrance fees waived in honor of 99th birthday of National Park Service.

• Kalispell Public Schools Technology Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Aug. 27, administration offices, 233 First Ave. E.

Community flea market, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12, First United Methodist Church, 301 16th Ave. E., Polson. Crafts, quilts, jewelry, books, antiques, furniture, tools and more. Vendors call Clao, 883-4015; or Fred, 849-5236.

• Dragon Boat Festival Sept. 12-13, Volunteer Park, Lakeside Boulevard, Lakeside.

• Dr. Kyle Tubbs of Glacier Ear, Nose and Throat gives two free education presentations titled, “Get Back to a Good Night’s Sleep: Beyond the CPAP - Solutions for Sleep Apnea,” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 24, North Valley Hospital Professional Office Building, 711 E. 13 St. Whitefish. Light refreshments. Free. RSVP to North Valley Hospital, 563-3631.

• Fee free day Sept. 26, Glacier National Park. All entrance fees waived in honor of National Public Lands Day.

• “Cold Hard Cash Show” for Flathead County Deputy Sheriff’s Employees Association a, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Expo Building, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. For tickets, call 406-249-2738. For information, call Jim Sinclair with A Wee Bit Small Promotions, 406-249-2738. Proceeds benefit local children’s programs.

• Fee free days Nov. 11, Glacier National Park. All entrance fees waived in honor of Veterans Day.

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