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• Annual Friends of Frosty spaghetti dinner fundraiser, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Lakeside School. All-you-can-eat spaghetti with choice of meat sauce, clam sauce, vegetarian sauce, garlic bread, salad, beverage, brownies. Cost is $5 per person; kids under 6 eat free. Raffles, live auction. Call Lois Lauman, 857-3512 or 253-2841.

Monday

• AARP Driver Safety Courses: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 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 members.)

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

• Daughters of the American Revolution, Chief Ignace Chapter, meet for lunch at noon at the home of Cate Webber. Business meeting 1 p.m. Call Regent Cathy Lane, 755-6048.

• Public hiking or skiing outing to explore Close the Loop Project of Whitefish Trail, 1 p.m. Smith Lake, Whitefish. To carpool, meets at 12:30 p.m. at Whitefish Library. Evening presentation follows at 6 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center. Q & A, light snacks and refreshments.

• U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will make a stop in Whitefish on its way to Washington, D.C., 2-3:30 p.m., 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., at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m.

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

• Flathead Lives Here and Big Sky Rising, Flathead Valley sponsor a discussion by Alexis Bonogofsky titled “How to Talk Politics (Without being a Jerk), 6-8 p.m. Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E. Kalispell. Public invited.

• Columbia Falls School board meets at 6 p.m., administration offices boardroom, 501 Sixth Ave. W.

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

• Flathead Audubon meets at 7 p.m., in the United Way conference room, Gateway Community Center, U.S. 2 West, Kalispell. Enter from west side of building. Flathead High School students talks about their study of black cottonwoods in Owen Sowerwine Natural Area. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday

• National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)/Local Advisory Council meets 1 p.m., Literacy Center of Northwest Montana, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 854-232

• Wendy’s Restaurant Community Night, 5-8 p.m., 520 E. Idaho St., Kalispell. 15 percent of proceeds donated to Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

• Kila School board meets 5:30 p.m.

• FVCC 50th anniversary time capsule sealing ceremony, 5:30 p.m., 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.

• Swan River School board meets at 5:30 p.m.

• “Cone with a Cop,” 5:30-7 p.m., McDonald’s, 1110 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Kalispell Police Department Resource Officer Jordan Venezio meed with families to discuss issues of concern. Call Venezio, 751-3778.

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

• Smith Valley School board meets 6 p.m.

• Somers Rural Fire District board meets 6 p.m., Somers Volunteer Fire Department, 27 Leslie Ave., Somers.

Thought

“Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.” — Florence Nightingale, English nursing pioneer (1820-1910).

• Lake County Democrats meets 6:30 p.m., 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.

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners and the Museum at Central School host a special showing of the 1962 movie classic, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” 6:30 p.m. at the museum, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free admission.

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

• Helena Flats School board meets at 7 p.m.

• Banff Mountain Film Festival 7 p.m. today and Wednesday, Flathead High School auditorium. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets $10 at Rocky Mountain Outfitter, The White Room and Sportsman & Ski Haus. Tickets, if available, $14 at door. Fundraiser for Flathead Nordic Backcountry Patrol.

Wednesday

• Evergreen Water and Sewer District board meets at 7 a.m., at the district office, 130 Nicholson Dr.

• Flathead County Trail Plan update meeting 8:30-10:30 a.m. (third Wednesday of each month), 40 11th St. W., Kalispell.

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

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m., 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.

• Whitefish Women of the Moose Thanksgiving dinner, 5-7 p.m., 230 W. 10th St., Whitefish. Call Carol, 260-8493.

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

• Banff Mountain Film Festival 7 p.m. today and Wednesday, Flathead High School auditorium. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets $10 at Rocky Mountain Outfitter, The White Room and Sportsman & Ski Haus. Tickets, if available, $14 at door. Fundraiser for Flathead Nordic Backcountry Patrol.

• 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 and Technology Committees meet 8:30 a.m.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 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., The Wave, Whitefish.

• Glacier Kiwanis meets 11:30 a.m., 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, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Friendship Force of the Flathead Valley meets at Vista Linda, Somers. Social hour 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. All interested in travel welcome. Call Pricilla, 756-9332.

• Polson Chamber of Commerce Splash, 5-7 p.m., Polson Health Medical Clinic, 106 Ridgewater Drive. Open to public. Call 883-5969.

• Movie Night Gala, 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,” 7-9 p.m., Cedar Creek Lodge, 930 Second Ave. W., Columbia Falls. Free. Open to public.

Friday

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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.

• West Shore community dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., 238 Adams St., Lakeside, across from Lakeside Elementary. Free turkey dinner. Families welcome.

• Crown Stars 4 Montana Relief benefit concert, 6 p.m., 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.

Glacier Climate Action hosts a “Save Our Glaciers” gala and family dance party, 6 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Live music. Guest speakers. Raffle, pie auction, beer and more. Montana-formal attire. Admission $12 per person. Kids under 12, free.

• FVCC Music Department student choral ensemble concert, 7 p.m., 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.

A look ahead

• Cabela’s hosts two free seminars Nov. 18, 125 Treeline Road, Kalispell. Professional anglers and staff demonstrate ice fishing tactics and strategies 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Don K Chevrolet offers a winter vehicle safety and preparedness check seminar, noon to 1 p.m.

• 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.

• Whitefish Shines group puts up holiday decorations Nov. 19. Volunteers should meet at 8:30 a.m., corner of Third Street and Central Avenue. Call Chris Schustrom at 260-1198.

• 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.

• Tuesday Toast, 5-8 p.m. Nov. 21, Flathead Brewing, Main Street, Kalispell. $1 of each pint sold donated to Bigfork Food Bank.

• “Light Up Evergreen” tree lighting ceremony, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 21, the Hardware Store, Evergreen. Snacks, cookies, beverages. Bring pies for silent auction. Proceeds benefit local food pantries.

• Flathead Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited meets 7 p.m.Nov. 21, Fish, Wildlife and Parks building, 490 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. Fishing guide and owner of Lary’s Fly Shop Hilary Hutcheson gives a multi-media presenation titled, ““Kick Plastic — A Changing Tide for Guides.” Refreshments. Door prize. Public welcome. Call Larry Timchak, 250-7473.

• 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.

• Free “Night at the Museum and Thanksgiving leftovers potluck, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Memory Lane, Polson. After dinner, the feature length documentary “Duty, Honor, Sacrifice” about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will be shown. RSVP appreciated. Call 883-6804 or 270-7895.

• 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. Homemade crafts, jewelry, books, holiday items, attic treasures.

• 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.

• Whitefish Community Foundation hosts Giving Thanks Tuesday online and live event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 28, Underscore Art Gallery, 100 Central Ave., Whitefish. Coffee and refreshments; www.facebook.com/whitefishcommunity

• 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.

• Joe Coco presents a free seminar “How to Accumulate $50,000” 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Coco Enterprises Conference Center, 6438 U.S. 93 S., Whitefish. Free. RSVP to 862-9400.

• 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.

• Rotary Club of Bigfork annual Breakfast with Santa 9:30 a.m. to noon, Dec. 2, Timber Creek Village, 375 Meadow Lake Drive, near Super 1, Columbia Falls. Free photos with Santa, silent auction. Tickets $10 each. (Kids 12 and under are free).? Call Ron, 249-1445. Proceeds benefit Rotary projects.

• Soroptimist International of Whitefish annual jewelry sale, noon to 5 p.m., Dec. 2, Whitefish Community Library. Vintage, antique, costume pieces. Proceeds support Soroptimists’ mission of improving the lives of women and girls.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• 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.

• Anime Club for teens in grades six to 12 meets 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 7, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Show is “Noragami.”

• 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.

• Gislason Family Chiropractic holiday toy drive, Dec. 12-13, 5875 U.S. 93 A, Whitefish. On Dec. 12 new patients receive a complete initial exam, including any necessary X-rays, in exchange for a cash payment of $50; On Dec. 13, established patients receive a complimentary chiropractic adjustment in exchange for one, new unwrapped today. All toys and proceeds donated to CASA for Kids.

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

• Teen social for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m. Dec. 14, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Food, Wii gaming. Craft is wire wrapping pendants. Free. Public invited.

• Northwest Posse of Westerners shows the film classic, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” based on short story of the late Dorothy Johnson of Whitefish, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. EN, Kalispell.

• 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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