Daybook for Dec. 15, 2017

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• Civil Air Patrol lays remembrance wreath on veterans’ graves beginning at 8 a.m. at Glacier Memorial Gardens, then C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery, and Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia Falls. Volunteers needed. Call Lt. Col. Bob Schneller, 714-815-8243

• Red Cross Blood drives: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Call United Way office to schedule an appointment at 752-7266.

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

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Wai Mizutani and Ladeine Thompson perform; www.gcpachy.org

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

• Museum at Central School annual Christmas open house and quilt raffle, 5-7 p.m., 124 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Hot chocolate, cookies, refreshments. School Bell Gift Shop open. “Garden of Flowers” quilt raffle. Free. Call 756-8381.

• Grandfamilies of Montana Inc. hosts an Elf Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Nurturing Center, 146 Third Ave. W., Kalispell. All children invited to make gifts for whomever they choose. Different projects available for different ages. Free. Preregistration required. Call 406-300-1268.

Saturday

• Wreaths Across America celebration, 10 a.m., Montana Veterans Home, Columbia Falls. Speaker is Montana Sen. Dr. Al Olszewski. Columbia Falls High School Sonifers perform. Reception follows ceremony. A wreath laying ceremony follows at Veterans Cemetery. Public invited.

• Civil Air Patrol sponsors a ceremony honoring the nation’s veterans at 10 a.m. today at the Veterans Memorial at Depot Park in Kalispell. Call Lt. Col. Bob Schneller, 714-815-8243.

• Whitefish Soroptimist Thrift Haus bag sale, noon to 4 p.m. 303 First St., Whitefish. Fill a plastic grocery bag for $5. All proceeds donated to local nonprofits improving the lives of women and girls.

Monday

• 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 Carla, 752-9624.

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

• Annual TubaChristmas event, 7 p.m., ballroom foyer of Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Public welcome. All tuba, euphonium and baritone players invited to perform; Register at 3:30 p.m. in Flathead High School band room. Rehearse 4 to 5:30 p.m. Call Allen Slater, 270-1696.

Tuesday

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

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

• Flathead Valley Trout Unlimited Christmas social at 5 p.m., Kalispell Brewing Company, 412 S. Main St. Food, refreshments, gear raffle, door prizes, fly tying. Brewery donates $1 of every pint to Trout Unlimited. Call Larry Timchak, 250-7473.

Rev. Canon Bradley S. Wirth reads his original tale “A Christmas Offertory” 7 p.m., All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 2048 Conn Road, Columbia Falls. Free will donations go to Flathead Spay and Neuter Task Force, Humane Society of Northwest Montana and Flathead County Animal Shelter. Call 862-2863.

Wednesday

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Troy Baptist Church.

• Whitefish Women of the Moose monthly meal, 5-7 p.m., Moose Lodge 230 W. 10th St. Ham dinner with all the trimmings. Call Carol, 260-8493.

Thursday

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

• Kalispell Public Schools Technology Committee meets 8:30-9:30 a.m., district office, 233 First Ave. E.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Libby VFW.

• Polson Chamber of Commerce Splash, 5-7 p.m., lobby of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, 6 13th Ave. E. Open to public. Call 883-5969.

• Flathead Valley Winter Solstice celebration, 5:30 p.m., Lawrence Park, Kalispell. Presentations, fire starting, drumming, bonfire. Hot cider. Free. Public invited.

• Red Cross blood drives Dec. 22: 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. KRMC; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Community Kitchen-Feeding the Flathead free Christmas dinner, 6 p.m., Dec. 25, Christ Church Episcopal, 215 Third Ave. E., Kalispell.

Thought

“The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.” — Minna Antrim, American writer (1856-1950).

A look ahead

• Whitefish Community Center annual Christmas dinner, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 22, 121 E. Second St., Whitefish. Roast pork or poultry, sage dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, dessert. Suggested donation $4 for seniors 60 and older. Reserve your place by Dec. 20, 862-4923.

• Flathead Valley Blues Society Christmas party, 8 p.m. Dec. 22, Elks Club, 1820 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. $10 suggested donation at door, with $5 which can be applied to shirt purchase. Dinner available before show, open to public.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 26, Eureka Baptist Church.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 27, Flathead City-County Health Department.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 28, Homewood Suites, Kalispell.

• Calamity Singers perform at 1 p.m. Dec. 28, Kalispell Senior Center, 40 11th St. W. Public invited.

• Canyon Community Christmas dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Hungry Horse School. Free. All welcome. Call Flo, 250-3406; or Luann, 261-1083.

• Marion Fire District board meets at 5 p.m. Dec. 28, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Public welcome.

• Red Cross blood drives Dec. 29: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Polson Glacier Bank.

• Red Cross Leaders Save Lives blood drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 30, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• First Day Hike 10 a.m. Jan. 1, Flathead Lake Wayfarers State Park, Bigfork. Moderate 1-2-mile guided hike. Leashed dogs welcome. Call 837-3041.

• First Day Hike, 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 1, Lone Pine State Park near Kalispell. Guided or self-guided hike. Some snowshoes will be available to borrow. Sleds and dogs on leash welcome. Warming fire and hot drinks by picnic shelter. Call 755-2706.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Jan. 8.

• Flathead Conservation District 310 Stream Permit meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 8, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• 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.

• Annual Montana Pond Hockey Classic, Jan.19-21, Foy’s Lake, near Kalispell. Up to 80 teams compete on several ice rinks. Concessions.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20, 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. Jan. 22, Libby Christian Church, Libby. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-283-7000.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m. Jan. 22, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker series, 7 p.m. Jan. 22, Museum at Central School, Kalispell. Ranger Teagan Tomlin presents “If Rocks Could Talk” on the geologic history of the park. Free. Public invited.

• Winter Warm Up event, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 25, Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Free winter clothing, blankets, health, housing and job services, hair cuts, and ID replacement. Free hot meal served 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., children’s activities, educational sessions and more.

• Cancer Support Community Mardi Gras Gala, Feb. 10, Red Lion Hotel ballroom, Kalispell. Zydeco music and dancing, dinner, games, silent auction. Tickets $100 each, $150 per couple, $750 per table; www.csckalispell.org

• 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.

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker series, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, Museum at Central School, Kalispell. Diane Boyd with Fish, Wildlife and Parks presents “The Journey Home for Montana’s Wolves” about wolf recovery in Montana. Free. Public invited. Call Cheryl Klein, 270-4189.

• Special Olympics Montana-Glacier Area hosts Regional Winter Games, March 5, Whitefish Mountain Resort. Call Aaron Gleason, outreach director, 509-993-6841.

• 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.

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker series, 7 p.m. March 26, Museum at Central School, Kalispell. Park wildlife program manager John Waller presents “The Furtive Felids of the Forest” about wildcats. Free. Public invited. Call Cheryl Klein, 270-4189.

• 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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