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• 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 4:30 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.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m., Encore Gallery and Gifts, 111 W. Idaho, Ste. B. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

• 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.

• Screening of documentary “The Durfees: Saving a Montana Public Land Treasure,” 6-8:30 p.m. Casey’s, Whitefish. Doors open 6 p.m. Film begins 7 p.m. Discussion at 8 p.m.

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

• Grandfamilies of Montana Inc. support group for grandparents raising grandparents and kinship care families have a Halloween swap, 7 p.m. Nurturing Center Carriage House, 146 Third Ave. W., Kalispell. All welcome. Bring anything Halloween-related to sway or donate. Donation pick up also available. Call 406-300-1268.

Saturday

• 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.

• Rotary Drive 4 UR Community event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kalispell Ford. For every valid test drive taken Ford Motor Company 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., 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. 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. today; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Buyers, sellers. This year’s cachet and official cancellation. Free admission to show and museum.

• First Baptist Church 125th anniversary celebration, 1-4 p.m., 301 W. Wyoming St., Kalispell. Refreshments. Public invited.

• Author and Photographer Blake Passmore gives a presentation titled “What They Called It – the Story Behinds Glacier Names,” 4 p.m., 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, 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.

Thought

“It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.” — Fannie Hurst, American author (both this date in 1885, died 1968).

Sunday

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

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 406-283-7000.

• Flathead County Democratic Women meet at Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Social at 11:30 a.m. followed by noon buffet lunch for $14. Speaker is Tom Jentz, Kalispell city planner. For reservations, call Lynne Bradley, 756-9245; or Judy Cox, 755-1507.

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

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

• Community Night 5 p.m. Wasabi Sushi Bar and Ginger Grill, Whitefish. Portion of sales benefits Whitefish Theatre Company, including take out and gift cards. For a reservation, call 863-9283.

• Kalispell Public Schools holds a community forum on elementary re-zoning, 6-7 p.m., 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.

Tuesday

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

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

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

• Lakeside-Somers Chamber of Commerce BASH, 4-5 p.m., Lakeside Town Center Lobby, 306 Stoner Loop Road. Free for chamber members; $5 nonmembers.

• Women Who Wine of the Flathead annual Red, White & You giving banquet, 6-9 p.m., 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., 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., Polson Library, 2 First Ave. E., community room. Coffee, tea, light snacks. Call Gail Trenfield, 406-745-3001.

• Agape Home Care hosts a Circle of Caregiving program, 6:30-9 p.m., Stillwater Free Lutheran Church, 1401 Church Drive, Kalispell. Topics include emotional, physical, financial and spiritual support, from life to end of life. Call 257-4614.

Wednesday

• ImagineIF Libraries board meets at 9:30 a.m., meeting room, Kalispell. Call Kim Crowley, 758-5826.

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

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

• Salvation Army Harvest-fest Carnival, 6-8 p.m., 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.

A look ahead

• 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.

“Free Night at the Museum” 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Miracle of America Museum, Polson. The 1955 film classic “Timberjack” that was filmed in Glacier Park, Polson, Bonner and Hog Heaven and takes place in the 1880s will be shown.

• 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.

• West Shore community dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 27, The Gathering Place, 238 Adams St. Lakeside(behind Lakeside Chapel). Free. Families welcome.

• 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.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection fall fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28, North Valley Hospital Community Room, Nucleus Avenue, Columbia Falls. Artists, homemade baked goods, jams and jellies. Silent auction. Soup, bread and pie luncheon by donation. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• 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 $55. 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. Theme is “Super Heroes.” Costume contests. To sign up, call 752-0092 or visit www.bbbsfc.org.

• Whitefish Community Center “Lunch and Movie Magic” Oct. 30, 121 E. Second St., Kalispell. Swiss steak and brown rice served 11:30 a.m. “Mrs. Doubtfire” begins at 12:30 p.m. Reservations needed. Call Kathy or Kim, 862-4923.

• 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.

• Nurturing Center Halloween party, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31, 146 Third Ave. W., Kalispell. Trick or treating, photos, ice cream and more. Staff on hand to provide information.

• 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.

• Lakeside Community Council meets 7 p.m. Oct. 31, QRU Building, 201 Bills Road, Lakeside. Open to public.

• 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.

• Glacier Kiwanis Club meets 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nov. 2, Perkins Restaurant, Kalispell. Guest speaker is Dr. Nicholas Costrini, program director of KRMC’S Digestive Health Institue of Montana. Public welcome.

• 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 coffee.

• 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.

• Canvas Empty Nesters Sock Hop, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 3, The Armory, corner of Second Street and Meridian Road, Kalispell. Music from the ‘50 and ’60s. Snacks. ‘50s attire encouraged. $5 at door. Everyone welcome. Sign up at canvaschurch.com/activity.

• Central Christian Church annual basement bazarr and bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4, corner of Second Ave. East and Third Street E., Kalispell. Proceeds to locat charities. Upstairs, vendors sell homemade crafts. Coffee available.

• 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.

• Yellow Bay Community Club pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 4, at the clubhouse, mile marker 18, Montana 35. Eggs, ham, sausage also served. Cost $5 adults; $3 children ages 8 and under.

• Epworth United Methodist Women annual holiday bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4, at the church, corner of Second Avenue East and Third Street, Kalispell. Twenty local artisans. Silent auction. Sweet rolls and coffee 9-10:30 a.m.; Soup lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit mission projects.

• 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.

• Flathead Valley Community Bankd presents its Celebrating Home concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Flathead High School auditorium, Kalispell. All welcome. Free will donation.

• 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.

• Bethany Lutheran Church annual lutefisk dinner, 2-7 p.m. Nov.11, 8559 Montana 35, Bigfork. Alakan lutefisk, Swedish meatballs, ham, lefse, sidedishes, Scandanavian cookies. Adults $18; children under 10, $7. Portion of proceeds benefit Veterans Food Pantry and Bigfork Food Bank.

• 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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