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• Climate Smart Glacier County four-part educational series presents Montana Climate Science Day , 1-4 p.m., 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. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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 Laurie Normandy, 752-9624.

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

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program by Montana Department of Transportation historian Jon Axline titled, ““Permanent and Substantial Road: Convict Labor and the East Shore Road, 1912-1914,” 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. For information, call Ron, 756-8791.

• Glacier Park Superintendent Jeff Mow gives a final presentation for Climate Science Day titled “Fire and Ice: Are Extreme Conditions the New Normal in Glacier National Park?,” 7 p.m. Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Fee. Public invited.

• Flathead Republican fall roundup social, 6 p.m. Sykes, Kalispell. Potluck finger foods.

• Kalispell Rockhound Club meets at 7 p.m., Montana Loggers Association, 2224 Montana 35, Kalispell. All welcome. Call Ron Nelson, 755-3037.

Tuesday

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch and fundraising live auction, 11:30 a.m., 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.

• Kalispell Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell. Luncheon tickets $19. For reservations, call 758-2803.

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

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

• Annual Creston Fire Department Soup for Supper, 3:30-7 p.m., 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., Kalispell Brewing Company. Portion of sales benefit Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation.

• Somers School District Bond Proposal Community Forum, 6:30 p.m., Somers Middle School.

• 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

• Flathead Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited meets 7 p.m., Fish, Wildlife and Parks building, 490 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. Outfitter/guide Steve Temple talks about fishing the lower Clark Fork River. Refreshments. Door prize. Public welcome. Call Larry Timchak, 250-7473.

• Cayuse Prairie School board meets at 7 p.m. Public welcome.

• Flathead County Democratic Party meets 7 p.m., Kalispell VFW Post 2252 meeting room. 330 First Ave. W. Bring a donation for veterans food pantry. Call Lynne Stanley, 471-8317.

Wednesday

• Flathead County Trails Plan update meeting, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 40 11th St. W., Kalispell.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m., North Valley Hospital Community Room, Nucleus Avenue, Columbia Falls. Hilary Shaw will talk about the Abbie Shelter and donations for size 3 diapers, liquid hand soap, razors, shave cream and monetary accepted. Speaker is Bernedetta Bailey. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy at 387-4119. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

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

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

Thought

“What is time? The shadow on the dial, the striking of the clock, the running of the sand, day and night, summer and winter, months, years, centuries — these are but arbitrary and outward signs, the measure of Time, not Time itself. Time is the Life of the soul.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (1807-1882)

• City of Whitefish hosts a community forum, “Preparing for the Fire Next Time,” about reducing wildfire risk and public health impacts from smoke, 6:30 p.m. Whitefish City Hall.

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

Thursday

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

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

• Toastmasters open house meeting, noon to 1 p.m., Glacier Bank, Bigfork, downstairs. Snacks and refreshments afterward.

• Kalispell Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Timber Tour of Weyerhaeuser and Stoltze lumber mills, noon to 5 p.m. Free and open to public. To register, call 758-2803.

• Age Friendly Flathead meets 2-3:30 p.m., Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Call 758-5730.

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

• Polson Chamber of Commerce Splash, 5-7 p.m., Valley Glass, 109 Ridgewater Dr., Polson. Co-hosted by Country Pasta. Open to public. Call 883-5969.

• Kalispell Public Schools holds a community forum on elementary re-zoning, 6-7 p.m., Kalispell Middle School Library. Call Beth Kornick, 751-3434.

Friday

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

• Red Cross blood drives: 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.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes’, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Jennifer Hensley, public affairs officer for Pacific Source, discusses Medicare expansion from a private insurer’s perspective; www.gcpachy.org

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

• Conrad Mansion Museum Ghost Tours, today and Oct. 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.

A look ahead

• 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.

• Rotary Drive 4 UR Community event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21, Kalispell Ford. For every valid test drive taken the dealership will donate $20 to support Veterans Food Pantry, Adopt a Family for Christmas Project and food bank Backpack Program. Must be at least 18.

• Columbia Falls Methodist Church fall bazaar and silent auction, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 21, 117 Second St. W. Crafts, baked goods, fair trade products. Breakfast available 9-11 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• First Presbyterian Church annual fall and holiday bazaar, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21, 540 S. Main St., Kalispell. Crafts, holiday items, books and more. Homemade soup luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds go to local charities. Call 752-7488.

• Glacier Stamp Club show and sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22, Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Buyers, sellers. This year’s cachet and official cancellation. Free admission to show and museum.

• Author and Photographer Blake Passmore gives a presentation titled “What They Called It – the Story Behinds Glacier Names,” 4 p.m. Oct. 21, Kintla Camp Room, Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Book signing and reception follows. Free; reservations required. Call 888-5393.

• Flathead Cancer Aid Services Inc. Masquerade Ball, Oct. 21, Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m. Bachelor and bachelorette auction. Dancing, live and silent auctions. Tickets $75 each or $125 per couple. Call 885-0032.

• Conrad Mansion Museum Ghost Tours Oct. 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, 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.

• Kalispell Public Schools holds a community forum on elementary re-zoning, 6-7 p.m. Oct. 23, Kalispell Middle School Library. Call Beth Kornick, 751-3434.

• 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.

• Flathead County Solid Waste District board meets 3 p.m. Oct. 24, landfill office.

• 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.

• Mission Valley Rises: Democracy Engaged presents a community Health and Healing Forum on the state budget cuts’ impact on Lake County residents, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24, Polson Library, 2 First Ave. E., community room. Coffee, tea, light snacks. Call Gail Trenfield, 406-745-3001.

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

• Reception for photographer Gregg Barckholtz, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 25, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Light refreshments. Public Invited. Call David Regan, 756-3993.

• 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.

• Good Shepherd Lutheran Church annual Harvest Dinner, 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 409 Fourth Ave. E., Polson. Swedish meatballs, potatoes, lefse, salad, dessert. Adults $10, children $5 (under 12). Take-out orders available for pick-up after 3 p.m. Call 883-5864. Proceeds benefit Polson Rural Fire District.

• Montana State University Honors College informational meeting, 6 p.m. Oct. 26, Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Interested students and parents invited to meet dean Lise-Mari Lee. Call MSU Admissions at 888-MSU-CATS (678-2287).

• Kalispell Public Schools holds a community forum on elementary re-zoning, 6-7 p.m. Oct. 26, Kalispell Middle School Library. Call Beth Kornick, 751-3434.

• Montana’s poet laureate and FVCC English professor Lowell Jaeger hosts “A Poetry Conversation,” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited.

• Joe Coco presents a free seminar “Health Care Sharing Ministries: An Affordable Alternative to Traditional Health Insurance,” 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Coco Enterprises Conference Center, 6438 U.S. 93 S., Whitefish. Free. RSVP to 862-9400.

• 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.

• Reformation 500-year anniversary festival, 1-4 p.m. Oct. 28, Bethlehem Lutheran Church parking lot, 603 S. Main St., Kalispell. Food, games, crafts, photo booth with the Luthers, Bavarian Echo band, raffle, face painting and more. All welcome. Call Paul Gregory, 885-6895; Ingrid Roeder, 407-4371

• 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.

• Bethany Lutheran Church in Bigfork presents a screening of the film, “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World,” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Free admission. Public invited.

• 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.

• Flathead Valley Community College Veterans’ Association Trunk or Treat, 4:30- 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, west facing parking lot. Free. Open to the public,

• Family Life Christian Church annual Harvest Festival, 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31, 1075 Foys Lake Road, Kalispell. Games, candy, bounce house, face painting and drawings. Free. Public invited. cAll 257-9315.

• Montana Veterans Home annual trick or treat for children, 6-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Residents will hand out candy.No early birds.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Eureka High School. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-293-6344.

• Anime Club for teens in grades six to 12 meets 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 2, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell.

• Trinity Lutheran Church Thimble Club bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 400 W. California St., Kalispell. Handmade gifts, placemats, runners, decorations, tea towels and more. International baked goods. Silent auction. Soup lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities annual holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, Immanuel Skilled Care Ceter, 185 Crestline Ave., Kalispell. Handmade crafts, jams, jellies, books, jewelry, gifts. Lefse, cinnamon rolls and coffe.

• 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.

• Sons of Norway meet 1 p.m. Nov. 4, upstairs at Museum at Central School, 124 2nd Ave. E., Kalispell. Call 253-1702.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6, 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. 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.

• Cowboy Up Country Cookin’ food truck serves free chicken fried steak to all veterans, noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 651 Somers Road, Somers. Outside seating only. Must prove veteran status.

• AARP Driver Safety Courses Nov. 13: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13, St. John Paul Catholic Church, Bigfork. Call 837-4846; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Troy United Methodist Church. Call 751-4500. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.)

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

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16, Bigfork Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 837-4157.

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

• Teen social for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 16, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Food, Wii gaming. Craft is Rice Krispie treats. Free.

• 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.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

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

• 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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