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• Kalispell Public Schools Policy Committee meets 10 a.m., superintendent’s office.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Management board and Executive Council meets at noon, 15 Meridian Court, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Flathead City-County Board of Health meets 1 p.m., administration office, Earl Bennett Building, 1035 First Ave. E., Kalispell.

• Free Wii bowling, 1 p.m., Whitefish Community Center, 121 E. Second St. Call 862-4923.

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

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m., After the Gold Rush, 412 W. Center St., across from Herberger’s. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

Friday

• Flathead Electric Co-op planned power outage 1 a.m. to 7 a.m., for members in Bad Rock Canyon, Hungry Horse to West Glacier, to relocate power lines for Hungry Horse Bridge project.

• Red Cross blood drives: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Glacier High School; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Annual New Year, New Me event, today and Jan. 20 Village at Sunburst, Community Service Foundation, 2282 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. Class Day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Free interview, job seeking and financial skills training. Those attending are eligible for a free makeover Jan. 20, including hair cuts, nail painting and more. To sign up, call Josh or Shyanne at 756-8721.

• Flathead Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees meets at noon, Perkins Restaurant, Kalispell. Social time, 11:30 a.m. Speaker is Joe Unterreiner, Kalispell Chamber of Commerce president. Call Doris Warrant, 752-8026.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Speaker is Montana GOP chair Debra Lamm; www.gcpachy.org

Saturday

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

• Flathead Audubon Winter Trails Day program, 10 a.m. to noon, Owen Sowerwine Natural Area, south Kalispell. Naturalist Denny Olson leads a birding hike. Bring snowshoes if snow is deep. Binoculars and field guides available. To register, call Olson at 249-3987. Free. Open to public.

• Foys to Blacktail Trails celebrates Winter Trails Day with a guided snowshoe trek, 10 a.m. to noon, Blacktail Mountain Cross Country Ski Trails. To reserve free snowshoe rentals, call 837-7600 by Jan. 19. Cross-country skis also welcome.

• Glacier Nordic Center at Whitefish Lake Golf Course offers free skiing and rentals, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Naturalist Dave Streeter leads a ski focusing on local flora and fauna 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Women’s March, Rising Together for Democracy and Diversity, noon to 2 p.m. Depot Park, Kalispell. Speakers begin 12:30 p.m. Families welcome; pets not allowed. Free event.

• Glacier Skate Academy hosts “Try Figure Skating For Free” for ages 4 to 12, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Stumptown Ice Den, Whitefish. Includes skate rental, 15-minute group lesson, hot chocolate.

Sunday

• Whitefish Women of the Moose breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 21, Whitefish Moose Lodge, 230 W. 10th St. Ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, pancakes. Public welcome. Call Carol, 260-8493.

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 Robin Kelson of the Good Seed Company. For reservations, call Elizabeth Mollica, 837-0939; or Chris Jaffe, 203-859-0630.

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

Thought

“America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many. This is not prophecy, but description.” — Ralph Ellison, American author (1913-1994).

• Human Trafficking and Internet Safety seminar, 5:30-8 p.m., Flathead High School auditorium. Learn about modern-day slavery, sex trafficking, internet child predators and more. Speakers include Det. Guy Baker, Missoula Police Department; Det. Jeanne Parker, Flathead County Sheriff’s Office; school resource officers. Grace Machala will give an abuse debriefing. Free. Public invited. Call 800-765-1747.

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

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

Tuesday

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Polson Methodist Church.

• Medicare 101 Class, 1-3 p.m., Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Agency on Aging representatives discuss Medicare basics to help with health insurance decisions. Open to public. Call 758-5730.

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

• Kalispell Public Schools district special board meeting and work session 6 p.m., Kalispell Middle School Library.

Wednesday

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Meadow Lake Resort, Columbia Falls, in the blood mobile.

A look ahead

• Red Cross blood drives Jan. 25: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bigfork High School; 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. First Interstate Bank and Cold Stone parking lot, in the blood mobile.

• Kalispell Public Schools Technology Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Jan. 25, superintendent’s office.

• 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, veterans and job services, hair cuts, tax preparation, mammograms, and ID replacement. Free hot meals, children’s activities, educational sessions and more. Eagle Transit provides free bus service from regular stops. All welcome. Call 752-7266.

• Fundraiser for Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Panda Express, Kalispell. Twenty percent of day’s sales go toward local homeless prevention efforts. Mention fundraiser when checking out.

• Marion Fire District board meets at 5 p.m. Jan. 25, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Public welcome.

• Free Night at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Miracle of American Museum, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. Author Charles B. Lutz reads from his historical fiction work,

“Eyes in the Sky.” Treats and donations welcome. Call 883-6804.

• West Shore community dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 26, the Gathering Place 238 Adams St., Lakeside. Free of charge to anyone. Families welcome.

• Forester and wildlife researcher Brian Baxter leads a free animal and sign interpretation class, Jan. 27. Slide presentation “The Essence of Animal Tracking” 9 a.m. Snappy Sport Senter, 1400 U.S. 2 E., Kalispell, followed by field session. To register call Snappy’s, 257-7525.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Jan. 27, Rosauers, Kalispell, in the blood mobile.

• John White Lecture Series “Home, Home on the Ranch” performance by folk musician Bill Rossiter, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Tickets $6 for museum members; $9 for nonmembers. Limited tickets at door. Call 756-8381.

• Flathead Democratic Women “Golden Notable Women” fundraiser luncheon, noon, Jan. 29, Village Greens Community Center, Village greens Golf Club, West Nicklaus, Evergreen. Cots $10. RSVP to Ramona, 752-0227.

• Red Cross blood drives Jan. 29: 2-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, Libby.

• Red Cross blood drives Jan. 30: 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Flathead Electric; 1-5:15 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

• Flathead Basin Commission meets 10 a.m. Jan. 31, Grouse Mountain Lodge, 1205 U.S. 93., Whitefish. Call Jan Metzmaker, 862-7960.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31, Kalispell Elks Lodge.

• Flathead County Transportation Advisory Committee meets 8:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 1, South Campus Building, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Vote on the County Transportation Plan. Public welcome. Call 758-5728.

• St. Matthew’s Catholic School annual Blue & Gold auction, 5-11 p.m. Feb. 3, Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Masquerade theme. Silent and live auctions. Dinner served 6:30 p.m. Call 752-6303 for tickets.

• Humane Society of Northwest Montana Puppy Debut Party, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 4, Petco, Kalispell. Public can meet eight black Labrador mixed breed puppies up for adoption and fill out application paperwork. Adoption appointments will be scheculed following week. Fees are $120. Call 752-7297.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 5, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• Friendship Force meets for breakfast 9 a.m. Feb. 5, Sykes Restaurant, Kalispell. All interested in travel welcome. Call Priscilla, 756-9332.

• Wilderness Speaker Series presents a program titled “Wild & Scenic Rivers: The 50th Anniversary,” 7-8:15 p.m. Feb. 7, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Open to public. Call Carol Treadwell, 387-3847.

• Senior Tour and Tea, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8, Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free admission for seniors 60 and older. Docent tour 10:30 a.m. Call 755-5268.

• “The Vagina Monologues” performances Feb. 8-9, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Doors open 6 p.m. with drinks and silent auction. Curtain time 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 online at wwwabbieshelter.org and at door.

• Annual Cabin Fever Days, Feb. 9-11, Coram, Martin City, Hungry Horse. Barstool ski races, arm wrestling, mountain man competitions, pool tournament, snowshoe softball and more. Kids’ event at Martin City Fire Hall.

• 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

• John White Lecture Series presents Glacier Park biologist Lisa Bate on harlequin ducks titled “What is a Sea Duck Doing in Glacier,” 2:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Tickets $6 for museum members; $9 for nonmembers. Limited tickets at door. Call 756-8381.

• 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.

• Opening reception for “Beyond Craft: The Art of Ceramics – Various Artists” 5-7 p.m. Feb. 15, Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Admission free for members; $5 nonmembers. Public welcome. Call 755-5268.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Polson Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 883-4735.

• Making Montana Manufacturing/Technology Exp and Kalispell Mini Maker Faire Feb. 23-24, Expo Building, Flathead County Fairgrounds. Friday — Local manufacturers demonstrate products 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday — Enterpreneurs show their inventionss 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Glacier Skate Academy hosts “Try Figure Skating For Free” for ages 4 to 12, 5:15-6:15 p.m. Feb. 24, Stumptown Ice Den, Whitefish. Includes skate rental, 15-minute group lesson, hot chocolate.

• John White Lecture Series live history presentation by Mary Jane Bradbury titled “Martha and Me: Reflections of Dora DuFran about the Real Life of Calamity Jane,” 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Tickets $6 for museum members; $9 for nonmembers. Limited tickets at door. Call 756-8381.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• 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.

• Opening reception for “Opening Reception: New Artists 2018 – High School Student Art Exhibition” 5-7 p.m. March 1, Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Public welcome. Call 755-5268.

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

• Wilderness Speaker Series presents “The Untrammeled Observatory: Lessons from Wilderness Fire,” 7-8:15 p.m. March 7, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Open to public. Call Carol Treadwell, 387-3847.

• Mission Valley Has Talent competition, 7 p.m. March 9, Polson High School auditorium. Musicians, artists, dancers, gymnasts and more. Cash prizes for winners. Fundraiser for the Helping Hands Fund. Call Jason 883-2447 or Valerie 883-4160.

• 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.

• Friendship Force of the Flathead Valley meets March 15, Vista Linda, Somers. Social hour 5 p.m.; business meeting and dinner 6 p.m. for $15. All interested in travel welcome. Call Priscilla, 756-9332.

• 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.

• Wilderness Speaker Series presents “The Recovery of Grizzly Bears in Montana,” 7-8:15 p.m. April 4, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Open to public. Call Carol Treadwell, 387-3847.

• 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.

• Whitefish Woody Weekend classic and antique boat show, June 22-24, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Friday — Evening cruise Saturday — Public viewing on dock, waterski demonstration. Sunday — poker run 9:30 a.m.

• 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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