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• 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.

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

• Flathead Valley Trout Unlimited Christmas social, 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.

• Cayuse Prairie school board meets 7 p.m. in the school library.

Wednesday

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

• 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.

• Friends of the Library meet at noon, Kalispell ImagineIF library meeting room.

• 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.

Friday

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

• Whitefish Community Center annual Christmas dinner, 11:30 a.m., 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.

• Annual Country Chapel Christmas celebration, 7 p.m. Friday, Fairview Chapel,Deer Park. Neighbors in the Creston, Deer Park and Fair-Mont-Egan area invited to hear the Gospel Christmas story and sing traditional carols accompanied on piano by Marcia Siblerud. From Kalispell turn off Montana 35 onto Middle Road. Go 2.3 miles. From Montana 206 or Columbia Falls Stage Road, take Sullivan Crossroad, then go south on Fairview Cemetery Road 1.2 miles.

• Flathead Valley Blues Society Christmas party, 8 p.m., 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.

Sunday

• Annual Rose Crossing luminaria display begins at dusk from U.S. 2 East to Whitefish Stage Road. Motorists can drive the 1-1/12 mile route. To purchase memorial luminarias, call Evergreen Fire Chief Craig Williams, 752-4636.

Monday

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

A look ahead

• 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.

Thought

“No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.” — From “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens (1812-1870).

• 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.

• Glacier Skate Academy presents “New Years On Ice, two shows at 4 and 7 pm. Dec. 30; 2 p.m. Dec. 31, Whitefish Ice Den, Wisconsin Avenue. Special guests are professional skater Craig Finney and Luke Walrath from Alpine Theatre Project. Tickets at www.glacierskateacademy.org or at door.

• 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.

• Annual Polar Bear Plunge, 2 p.m. Jan. 1, Woods Bay, Flathead Lake. The Raven opens 10 a.m., 15321 Montana 35. Parking limited; www.ravenbigfork.com

• 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.

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

• 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.

• Teen social for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 18, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Food, Wii gaming. Craft is Mardi Gras art. Free.

• 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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