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• LuLaRoe women’s and girls’ clothing sale and fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grandstand Building Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Raffles, swag bags. Portion of proceeds benefits Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana teen shelter.

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Columbia Falls High School.

• Pleasant Valley School board meets 5:40 p.m.

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

Wednesday

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5:30 p.m., Habitat ReStore, Kalispell.

• Parkinson’s disease support group meets 3-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Topics include an update on staying active, “Big for Life” and Rock Steady Boxing”. All welcome. Call Lois, 871-3767.

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy Curriculum Committee meets 3:30 p.m., district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• 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., O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Free. Open to public.

• Bigfork County Water and Sewer District meets at 7 p.m., district office, 108 Harbor Heights Blvd. Public welcome.

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

Thursday

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Libby High School; noon to 4:15 p.m. Best Buy, blood mobile.

• Savvy Social Security Seminar for Women, 6 p.m., The Summit, Kalispell. What women need to know about claiming benefits. Free. To reserve a space, call Kim Taylor at Investment Centers for America, 752-7232.

Friday

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

• Smith Valley School annual Veterans Day assembly 9 a.m. All veterans and members of community welcome to attend.

• Bigfork High School Veterans Day ceremony, 10 a.m., in the gym. All veterans and the public are welcome, and refreshments will be served afterward.

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

• Whitefish High School Student Council annual Veterans Day celebration, 10:30 a.m., in the gym. Guest speakers, band, orchestra, chorus and drum line perform. Veterans invited to attend in uniform. Community members welcome.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes’, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Comm. Jerry Stewart presents a Vietnam War discussion in honor of Veterans Day; www.gcpachy.org

• Footloose Montana trap-release workshops, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Arts and Technology Building, FVCC; 1-3 p.m. Nov. 11, Whitefish Community Center, 121 E. Second St. Learn regulations, first aid for pets and hands-on practice. Call 406-282-1482

• Light Up a Life bereavement ceremony to remember those who have died on hospice services and those currently in hospice care, 6-8 p.m., Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Drive, Kalispell. Refreshments afterward. Public invited.

A look ahead

• Salvation Army Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11, 110 Bountiful Drive. Kalispell. Craft vendors, food, crafts, soap, fine art. Free drawings. Door prizes to first 50 people.

Thought

“Good taste is better than bad taste, but bad taste is better than no taste at all.” — Arnold Bennett, English poet, author and critic (1867-1931).

• 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. Alaskan lutefisk, Swedish meatballs, ham, lefse, sidedishes, Scandinavian cookies. Adults $18; children under 10, $7. Portion of proceeds benefit Veterans Food Pantry and Bigfork Food Bank.

• Annual Kick-n-Glide party, 6 p.m. Nov. 11, The Rack Shack, Somers. Italian buffet, cash bar, live music. Ski package raffle. Silent auction. Adults $15; kids $10, at the door. Benefit for North Shore Nordic Club. Call 270-3184.

• Flathead Marines Marine Corps Ball Nov. 11, Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Social hour 4:30 p.m. Ceremony 5:30 p.m. Music by Roy Wilhelm and the Ashley Creek Ramblers. Tickets $45, must be purchased by Nov. 3. Call 249-2448.

• Rails to Trails of Northwest Montana annual pie auction, harvest dance and silent auction, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Smith Valley Grange, U.S. west of Kalispell. Admission is a homemade pie or $5. Pie by the slice available a la mode. Live music by Grin and Bear It String Clan.

• 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.)

• Free workshop for students and families applying for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 13, room 134 Business & Social Science building. No appointment needed. Call Lauren Krigbaum at 756-3849.

• U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will make a stop in Whitefish on its way to Washington, D.C., 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Don K car dealership, 6219 U.S. 93 S. The public is invited to sign truck. Hot chocolate and cookies served. Santa plans to attend. Donations of toys for Toy for Tots being collected.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. Nov. 13, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

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

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13, The Summit, Kalispell. Social worker Jennifer Schaffner will speak. Survivors, family, friends are welcome. Refreshments. Call Theresa, 756-4725.

• Flathead Conservation District 310 Stream Permit meeting 7 p.m. Nov. 13, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Kila School board meets 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

• FVCC 50th anniversary time capsule sealing ceremony, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Arts and Technology Building. Content viewable to public beginning Nov. 13. Free. Public invited. FVCC Alumni & Friends Fall Social follows. Dinner, no-host bar, live music by Dan Dubuque, pie auction. Advance tickets $25; $30 at door. Call Ben Deremiah at 756-3632.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board meets 6 p.m. Nov. 14, Kalispell Middle School Library.

• Lake County Democrats meets 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Lake County Library Polson. Greg McCormick with the Flathead Lakers shows the film “Oil and Water Don’t Mix” on the hazards of rail transport of Bakken oil along Flathead Rivers. Call Craig McClure, 406-599-4087.

• Red Cross blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Nov. 15, U.S. Forest Service.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15, North Valley Hospital Community Room, Nucleus Avenue, Columbia Falls. Brenda Nemec demonstrates miniature pumpkin decorating. Speaker is Sherry Attard. Bring food basket donations. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy at 387-4119. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Rachel Potter, co-editor of the book “Montana’s Pioneer Botanists, Exploring the Mountains and Prairies,” presents a slide program at 7 p.m., Nov.15, Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free. Public welcome. Copies will be for sale.

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy and Technology Committees meet 8:30 a.m. Nov. 16.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16, The Wave, Whitefish.

• Glacier Kiwanis meets 11:30 a.m. Nov.16, Perkins Restaurant, Kalispell. Kip Smith, executive director of Tele Health, presents a new online urgent medical care platform now available through Kalispell Regional Healthcare.

• 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.

• Movie Night Gala, Nov. 16, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. Lobby opens 6:30 p.m. Bigfork Band performance and showing of the movie “August Rush,” at 7 p.m. Dessert bar. Beer and wine. $15 adults, $10 students/children. Free with donation of functional band instrument. Fundraiser “Making Music” matching grant with Bigfork Rotary to purchase new band instruments and supplies.

• 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.

• Kalispell Public Schools Governance Committee meets 10 a.m. Nov. 17, district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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.

• Crown Stars 4 Montana Relief benefit concert, 6 p.m. Nov. 17, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. King Solomon Hicks and his All-Star Band perform. Appetizers, drink ticket, cash bar. Tickets $50. Proceeds support music education and wildfire relief. Call 406-270-1559.

• FVCC Music Department student choral ensemble concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 17, Arts and Technology Building. Free. Public invited. Cal Nicole Sanford. 756-4813.

• 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.

• Whitefish Shines group puts up holiday decorations Nov. 18. Volunteers should meet at 8:30 a.m., corner of Third Street and Central Avenue. Call Chris Schustrom at 260-1198.

• Crown Stars 4 Montana Relief benefit concert, 6 p.m. Nov. 18, Craggy Range, Whitefish. Cameron Miles Lavi-Jones and his Gypsy Temple band perform. Two set show $50, includes light fare until 10 p.m. Admission to second set at 10 p.m. is $20. Proceeds support music education and wildfire relief. Call 406-270-1559.

• Benefit concert of sacred music for the St. Ignatius Mission Murals 3 p.m. Nov. 19, at the Mission in Ronan. Public invited. Call Anne Stewart, 406-726-3540.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drives Nov. 20: 2-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 2-6 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Carla Wilton, 752-9624.

• Red Cross blood drives Nov. 21: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Park Side Credit Union, Whitefish; noon to 5 p.m. New Life Church, Polson.

• Blood drive in honor of Kimberly Peacock, a Columbia Falls High School student battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 22, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, next to Pizza Hut in Columbia Falls. Appointments required. Call Emily Jensen, 897-2104.

• Red Cross blood drives Nov. 22: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran Church; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bigfork Glacier Bank.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Whitefish Community Center annual holiday bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 25.

• Community Free Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25, Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free admission, 10 percent of all gift shop items, free gift bags to first 50 visitors.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. Nov. 27 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 27, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Nov. 28 Pleasant Valley Apiaries, Marion.

• Family Feud competition, 6-10 p.m. Nov. 28, Expo Building, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Free throw basketball and wheelchair bowling competitions. $1 admission. Proceeds Caring Chiropractic Inc, nonprofit health care. Participants and spectators welcome. Call 755-1113.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29, Kalispell Elks Lodge.

• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 30, Lincoln County High School.

• Marion Fire District board meets at 5 p.m. Nov. 30, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Public welcome.

• First Baptist Church of Eureka bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2, 355 Ninth St., Eureka. Stocking stuffers, wreaths, grave memorial crosses, fresh cut trees, cookies and candy, and more. Call Phyllis, 406-297-7699.

• 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.

• FVCC Music Department student concert with chamber and choral ensembles and orchestra, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Arts and Technology Building. Free. Public invited. Cal Nicole Sanford. 756-4813.

• Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana annual sleep out fundraiser, 7 p.m. Dec. 9 to 7 a.m. Dec. 10, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 201 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish. Sponsors and participants in helping raise awareness about homeless teens may call 406-309-5196.

• 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.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 9, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• 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.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 13, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• 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

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. March 13, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008..

• 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.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. April 10, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• 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.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. June 12, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at 9 a.m. June 14, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. July 10, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 14, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 11, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 9, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 11, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

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