Daybook for Feb. 11

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• Annual Cabin Fever Days, 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.

• 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., Museum at Central School, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Tickets $6 for museum members; $9 for nonmembers. Limited tickets at door. Call 756-8381.

• Mardi Gras Trivia fundraiser, 5-7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 719 Utah Ave., Libby. Teams of eight or join an open table. $15 cost includes a beverage and snacks. Concessions available. Silent auction. To reserve a spot, call 406-293-4322.

Monday

• Daughters of the American Revolution, Chief Ignace Chapter, meet for a no-host lunch at noon at Scotty’s Bar, Kalispell. Meeting at 1 p.m. Call Regent Cathy Lane, 755-6048.

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

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m.

• Fundraiser for Flathead High School Braves and Bravettes, 5-7 p.m., Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Kalispell. 15 percent of sales donated.

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets 6-8 p.m., The Summit, Kalispell. Speech-language pathologist Ann Le Mande-Simpson presents on “Memory Facilitation Strategies-Both Low and New Tech.” Survivors, family, friends welcome. Call Jennifer, 253-3336.

• Columbia Falls School board meets at 6 p.m., administration offices.

• Somers School District board meets 6 p.m., Lakeside Elementary School.

• Flathead Audubon meets at 7 p.m., in the United Way conference room, Gateway Community Center, U.S. 2 West, Kalispell. Speaker is Kari Gabriel, “Montana Bird Lady.” Enter from west side of building. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Easthaven Baptist Church.

• National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)/Local Advisory Council meets 1 p.m., Literacy Center of Northwest Montana, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 253-7880.

• Annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, 5-6:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 2048 Conn Road, Columbia Falls. Huckleberry pancakes, sausage, bacon, vegie sausage. Free. All welcome. Parking available at Parish Hall, adjacent to church.

• Fundraiser for Special Olympics, 5-7 p.m., Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Kalispell. 15 percent of sales donated.

• Kalispell Chamber of Commerce Unwind, 5-6:30 p.m., Southfield Tower. Giveaways. All welcome. Call 758-2803.

• Smith Valley School board meets 6 p.m.

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

• Somers Rural Fire District board meets 6 p.m., Lakeside Fire Department, 125 Bills Road.

• Deer Park School board meets at 6:30 p.m.

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

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents Peter Kahn on “Technological Nature: Adaptation and the Future of Human Life,” 7 p.m., Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• Cayuse Prairie School board meets at 7 p.m. Public welcome.

Wednesday

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Whitefish Credit Union; noon to 4:30p.m. Troy Baptist Church.

• Parkinson’s disease support group meets 3-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Topic is “Freezing” with Parkinson’s. All welcome. Call Lois, 871-3767.

• Whitefish Women of the Moose monthly meal, 5-7 p.m., Moose Lodge 230 W. 10th St. Pot roast or fish, vegetables, potatoes, rolls, dessert. Call Carol, 260-8493.

• Northwest Montana Association of Realtors hosts Realtor Cooking Academy, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Fred’s Appliance, 3705 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. 1980s theme. Cajun appetizers, beer, wine, spirits. Disco dancing, photobooth. Tickets $35, available at NMAR office, 110 Cooperative Way, Kalispell; or call Erica Wirtala at 752-4314 or 406-249-9774. All proceeds benefit area food banks.

Thought

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” — Laurence Sterne, Irish-born English author (1713-1768).

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

Thursday

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy Committee meets 8:30-10 a.m., superintendent’s office.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Management board meets at noon, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

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

• Teen social for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m., ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Food, Wii gaming. Chocolate Fest. Free.

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

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m., Barn Door Event Rentals, 2124 U.S. 2 E. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

• LEO “Let’s Eat Out” social with Friendship Force of the Flathead Valley, 5 p.m., Brannigan’s Kalispell. All interested welcome. Call Priscilla French, 756-9332.

• Cellist Jessica Chen and violinist Fang-Liu Chen teach a free master’s class, 7 p.m., Arts and Technology Building, FVCC All student and community musicians invited. Call Nicole Sanford, 756-4813.?

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

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.

• Montana FWP Becoming an Outdoors-Woman ice fishing program Feb. 16-17. Informational indoor evening class, FWP office; morning ice fishing Feb. 17. Class fee $15; registration required at t fwp.mt.gov. For information, call Sarah Smith, 406-444-9948.

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

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Speaker is House District candidates Mark Noland and Matt Regier; www.gcpachy.org

A look ahead

• 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.

• Lone Pine State Park Ranger Program “The Misunderstood Bat,” 5-6 p.m. Feb. 17, Visitor Center, 300 Lone Pine Road, near Kalispell. Call 755-2706, ext. 2.

• Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Flathead Valley banquet, Feb. 17, Trade Building, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Doors open 5 p.m. Games, raffles, silent and live auctions, no-host bar, dinner and more. Tickets $70, single; $105, couple; $35, youth under 17 years. Call Kim 406-261-4111

• Flathead Conservation District 310 Stream Permit meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. Feb. 19 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Fair-Mont-Egan School board meets 5 p.m. Feb. 19.

• 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.

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20, meeting room of Victory Baptist Church, 1830 Montana 35. Michael Connely from Hooper’s Garden Center shares gardening tips. Speaker is Heather Oberholtzer. Cost $8 per person. Call Jan, 857-2467, or Rosainne, 257-8098 for lunch and free child care reservations. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 4:15 p.m. Feb. 20, Lakeside QRU.

• Pleasant Valley School board meets 5:45 p.m. Feb. 20.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents Michael Goguen on “Re-Programming Evolution: The Promise and Perils of Gene Editing,” 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb,756-3889.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Speaker from Falls Creek Cabin and Connie Barker. Cost $8 per person. Bring nonperishable food or personal care items for Samaritan House. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Kalispell Public Schools Technology Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Feb. 22, IT director’s office.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Feb. 22, Lake View Healthcare.

• Marion Fire District board meets at 5 p.m. Feb. 22, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Public welcome.

• Joe Coco presents a free seminar “Raising Money Savvy Kids 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Coco Enterprises Conference Center, 6438 U.S. 93 S., Whitefish. Free. RSVP to 862-9400.

• Making Montana Manufacturing/Technology Expo 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 — Entrepreneurs show their inventions 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 23: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flathead City-County Health Department.

• Public viewing of new Boone and Crockett Club record-breaking ram from Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 23, FWP building, 490 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• West Shore community dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 23, the Gathering Place 238 Adams St., Lakeside. Free of charge to anyone. Families welcome.

• Screening of documentary film “Finding Traction” about ultra runner Nikki Kimball’s run on Vermont’s 273-mile Long Trail, Feb. 23, Glacier High School. Doors open 5 p.m. to meet Kimball and silent auction. Film starts 6 p.m. Advance tickets adults $15, students $12. At door, adults $20, students $15. Fundraiser for Girls on the Run Scholarship Fund. Call Kim Holloway, 406-260-1481.

• Lone Pine State Park Ranger Program “Who’s Who for Owls,” 5-6 p.m. Feb. 24, Visitor Center, 300 Lone Pine Road, near Kalispell. Call 755-2706, ext. 2.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Feb. 26, Moose Lodge, Kalispell.

• 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.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 27, Our Lady of Mercy, Eureka.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board special meeting/work session 6 p.m. Feb. 27, Kalispell Middle School Library.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents Mike Garcia on “The Internet of Things at BNSF Railway,” 7 p.m. Feb. 27, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-5 p.m. Feb. 28 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum Committee meets 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 28, assistant superintendent’s office.

• 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.

• FVCC’s spring semester concert series 7 p.m. March 2, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Faculty and guest artists perform. Free. Public invited.

Free the Seeds! Seed and Start Fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 3, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC.

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

• Preschool child-find screening for 3 to 5 year olds in Cayuse Prairie, Creston, Swan River, Fair-Mont- Egan and Deer Park, 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 6, Creston Elementary School. Hearing, vision, motor skills, speech/language and thinking screenings. Free. No appointment necessary. For a private appointment call Flathead Special Education Cooperative, 2571852.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents Karen Adams on “Technology and China’s Rise to Great Power,” 7 p.m. March 6, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• 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. Admission $10, adults; $5, students plus two cans of food for local pantries. Fundraiser for the Helping Hands Fund. Call Jason at 883-2447 or Tillie at 249-0837.

• Ronan Women’s Club annual Arts and Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 10, Ronan Community Center. Over 40 vendors. Doughnuts and coffee breakfast. Indian tacos, fry bread, soup and sandwiches lunch. Silent auction. Call Connie Romero, 406-676-3232.

• Preschool child-find screening for 3 to 5 year olds in Kila, Smith Valley and Marion, 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 12, Smith Valley Elementary School. Hearing, vision, motor skills, speech/language and thinking screenings. Free. No appointment necessary. For a private appointment call Flathead Special Education Cooperative, 2571852.

• 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 Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents Brian Keeley on “Cyborg Senses: On the Cusp of a New Era in the Philosophy of Perception,” 7 p.m. March 13, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Management board meets at noon, March 15, Gateway Community Center, 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.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• Preschool child-find screening for 3 to 5 year olds in Somers and Lakeside, 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 19, Lakeside Elementary School. Hearing, vision, motor skills, speech/language and thinking screenings. Free. No appointment necessary. For a private appointment call Flathead Special Education Cooperative, 2571852.• Preschool child-find screening for 3 to 5 year olds in Bissell, West Valley, 8:30-10:30 a.m. March 20, West Valley Elementary School. Hearing, vision, motor skills, speech/language and thinking screenings. Free. No appointment necessary. For a private appointment call Flathead Special Education Cooperative, 2571852.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents Nicholas Carr on “Computers, Automation and the Human Future,” 7 p.m. March 20, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation hosts Mountainfilm on Tour, March 22, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Outdoor adventure documentary films. Doors open 6 p.m. Films start 7 p.m. Beer, snacks, raffle prizes. Tickets $15 at Rocky Mountain Outfitter, Kalispell; Sportsman & Ski Haus, Whitefish.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-283-7000.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 26, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• 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 meets at noon, April 19, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Teakettle Quilt Guild 2018 Quilt Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21, Glacier Gateway Elementary School, 440 Fourth Ave. W., Columbia Falls. Vendors, boutique, raffle. Bring donations for Columbia Falls Food Bank. Free admission.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. May 14

• 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.

• 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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