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• Betty Kuropat leads the annual outing for Montana Native Plant Society, Flathead Chapter, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at the Grouse Mountain Lodge tennis court rest area parking, Whitefish. Outing includes a two-mile round-trip walk and one-hour drive each way to Johnson Terraces off Star Meadows Road. Call Kuropat at 892-0219.

• Look, Listen, Learn speaker series presents photographer Sumio Harada at two programs titled “Wildlife in Glacier National Park,” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Kintla Camp Room, Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Reception follows. Free; reservations required. Call 888-5393.

• “Critterman” Denny Olson gives a free presentation geared for fifth graders to adults, 1-2:30 p.m., Community Methodist Church, Bigfork.

Monday

• United Veterans of the Flathead Valley Memorial Day ceremonies: 9:30 a.m. Bigfork Community Cemetery; 10 a.m. Lone Pine Cemetery, Bigfork; 10:30 a.m. Glacier Memorial Gardens; 11 a.m. Veterans Memorial, Depot Park, Kalispell; 11:45 a.m. VFW Post 2252 luncheon, Kalispell; 12:45 p.m. flag ceremony, C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery; 1:45 p.m. Fairview Cemetery; 2:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial, Marantette Park, Columbia Falls; 3 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery, Columbia Falls; 3:30 p.m. Montana Veterans Home Cemetery, Columbia Falls.

• Fairview Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day service, 2 p.m., 1225 Fairview Cemetery Road, Columbia Falls. Honor Guard at 1:45 p.m. The Rev. Kyle Winter officiates.

• Evergreen Disposal will not be running today, Memorial Day. Customers will be serviced one day later than their regularly scheduled pick up day today through June 2.

• Whitefish Legacy Partners and Kalispell Vet Center sponsor a free veterans community 2-3-mile hike, 6-8 p.m., Swift Creek Trailhead. From Whitefish, take Wisconsin Avenue to East Lakeshore Drive for 8.3 miles. Open to public. All ages welcome.

Tuesday

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

• Lakeside-Somers Chamber of Commerce BASH, 4-5 p.m., The Farmhouse, 306 Stoner Loop Road, Lakeside. Free for chamber members; $5 nonmembers.

• Whitefish Open Streets, 5-7:30 p.m. Portions of Railway Street and Central Avenue will be open to pedestrian and bike traffic only. Educational and interactive activities.

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

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

Wednesday

• Blacktail TV District board meets 10 a.m. to noon, Glacier Bank, 8251 Montana 35, Bigfork. Open to public.

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

• Montana Department of Transportation hosts an open house to discuss plan to rebuild three miles of Old Reserve Drive from Farm to Market Road to Stillwater Road, 3-8 p.m. at the Stillwater Grange,1370 Old Reserve Drive.

Thursday

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

• Community Tap Night, 5-8 p.m., Kalispell Brewery. $1 of ever beer sold goes to Glacier National Park Conservancy.

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

• Fundraiser for restoring fire Lookouts on Kootenai National Forest, 5-8 p.m., Cabinet Mountain Brewing Co., 206 Mineral Ave., Libby. Portion of sales benefits, Northwest Montana Forest Fire Lookout Association.

• Canyon Community Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hungry Horse School. Menu includes baked chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad and strawberry-rhubarb cobbler. All welcome. Call Flo, 250-3406; or Luann, 261-1083.

• Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 1 Citizen Advisory Committee meeting 7 p.m., Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center, near Kalispell. Montana State Parks administrator Beth Shumate and Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation director present. Free. Open to public.

Thought

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American feminist (1815-1902).

Friday

• Grand opening of James R. Bakke Nature Reserve, 5:30 p.m., West Seventh St., Whitefish. Group walk planned on interpretive trail. Dogs on leash welcome.

• Whitefish Review Issue 22 “The Stories We Tell” release party, Casey’s in Whitefish. Readings by William Kittredge, Annick Smith, Rick Bass and Joey Bulman. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Live music. $10 donation suggested.

A look ahead

• Gene Boyle - A Race to Remember, 8:30 a.m. June 2, Legends Stadium, Kalispell. 5K, run/walk or free 1/2 mile stroll. Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s awareness. Race day registration 7:30 a.m.; www.competitivetiming.com. Call Deanna McElwee, 406-212-9463.

• Join Montana Conservation Corps and Foy’s to Blacktail Trails to do trail maintenance on National Trails Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2. Meet at Foys Lake unit of Lone Pine State Park at junction of Foys Lake Road and Lone Pine Road. Crews will travel to Lone Pine or Herron parks from there. Free lunch. Call 755-2706, ext. 2.

• Annual Troy Kids’ Fishing Day, 9 a.m. to noon, June 2, Troy Community Pond, Roosevelt Park. Open to kids of all ages. Prizes. Call Jim Dunnigan at -406-293-4161, ext. 200.

• Heritage Museum 40th anniversary grand season opening, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2, 34067 U.S. 2, Libby. Speakers, music, dancing, lunch in historic cookhouse, Model T rides. Call 406-293-7521. Programs: 10:30 a.m. by Chere Jiusto on “Hand-Raised: The Historic Barns of Montana; 11:30 a.m. by Anne Foster titled “Alcohol, Corsets and the Vote: A Conversation with Mary Long Alderson.”

• Flathead Adventure Gear Swap, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2, Flathead County Fairgrounds. Booth space $20 and keep all profits. Admission $3 at door; $5 for family of four, includes door prize entry. Fundraiser for Flathead Dragonflies dragon boat team. For more details or to register for booth space, go to Facebook @Flathead Adventure Gear Swap.

• Spoke and Paddle art show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3, 10 Somers Road, Somers. Glass, fiber, fine art, jewelry. Portraits drawn, live music noon to 2 p.m. both days. Free admission. Call Joli, 885-6085.

• Montana Wilderness Association hosts a free birding hike, 7:30 a.m. June 3, Swift Creek Trailhead, Whitefish Trail, 8.5 miles north of Whitefish on East Lakeshore Drive. Easy 5-mile round trip. All ages welcome. Pre-registration required; email ggansauer@wildmontana.org

• Flathead Audubon Society and refuge wildlife biologist Beverly Skinner lead a field trip to Lost Trail Wildlife Refuge and Dahl Lake west of Kalispell, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3. Drive and walk on closed roads with short hikes. To sign up, call Skinner at 406-858-2286.

• Lakeside QRU annual ham dinner fundraiser, 3-6 p.m. June 3, Lakeside QRU, 125 Bills Road. Menu is ham, homemade scalloped potatoes and buns, vegetable, coleslaw, beverage and dessert for $10; kids under 6 eat free. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• Screening of the film “Always,” which was filmed in Kootenai National Forest, 6 p.m. June 3, Dome Theater, 6032 Mineral Ave., Libby. Presented by Northwest Montana Fire Lookout Association.

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

• Free Falun Dafa Qigong instruction easy-to-learn exercise instruction for all ages, 11:30 a.m. June 6 and all Wednesdays in June, Kalispell Senior Center, 40 11th St. W. Call Katherine, 257-9798.

• Bigfork community meal, 3-6 p.m. June 7 and every Thursday, 750 Electric Ave. in United Methodist Church building, Bigfork. Pool table, TV, foosball available. Free. Families welcome. Call Dana, 837-4547.

Classical piano concert with world-renowned pianist I-Heung Lee7 p.m. June 8, Arts and Technology Buildling, FVCC>

• Heritage Place yard and craft sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8-9, 171 Heritage Way, Kalispell. All proceeds go to buy plants for residents’ needs. Call Sarah Schussler, activities director, 406-755-8000.

• Veterans Appreciation Day picnic barbecue, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9, Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building, Kalispell. Music, games for adults and children. Pet services and surplus goods for at-risk veterans. Free; Veterans asked to bring a DD214 or other military ID. Call 756-7304.

• Bigfork Piecemakers Quilt Guild annual quilt show,10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8-9, First Baptist Church, 6933 Montana 35. Bigfork. Quilt and gift baskets raffled.

• Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana parking lot rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9, Glacier Bank, 212 Main St., Kalispell. All proceeds go to homeless prevention efforts.

• Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman fly fishing class, June 9, Kalispell. Geared for beginners. Rods provided or bring your own. Cost $15; registration required. Call Sara Smith, 444-9948.

• Stillwater Free Lutheran Church, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9, 1401 Church Drive, Kalispell. Knockerball tournament, bounce house, petting zoo, face painting, quilt and car raffles, concessions, rummage and bake sale and more.

• Montana Air Adventures hosts annual Kalispell City Airport Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9, 1880 U.S. 93 S. Free airplane/helicopter rides, classic car/motorcycle show, hay rides, aircraft displays and demonstrations, bounce house, bungee jumping, mini-golf, raffles. Food vendors. Call 755-2376.

• Somers Volunteer Fire Department open house and ice cream social, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 9, 27 Leslie Ave., Somers. Beverages, fire prevention tips. Call Debbie, 270-1343.

• Swan Valley Bear Resources hosts an informational Bear Fair, noon to 4 p.m. June 9, Swan River Community Hall, 115 Swan Road, Bigfork. Bear experts give presentations, kids’ activities, free pizza and beer. Public welcome. Call 406-754?-3137.?

• Bill McClaren All for One 5K and kids half-mile fun run, June 10, FVCC. 5K at 9 a.m. $10 advance registration $15 on race day; kids run 10 a.m., free. Call Marjory McClaren, 406-250-5577.

• Annual Older Americans’ Picnic at the Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building. Seniors 60 and over invited. Doors open 10 a.m.; lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. June 11.

• Flathead Conservation District 310 Stream Permit meeting 7 p.m. June 11, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

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

• Annual Jerry Howard Fishing Without Barriers Day 8 a.m., June 14, Saddlehorn, Woods Bay, Flathead Lake. Free fishing activities and boat rides for all ages of anglers with disabilities. Barbecue 2 p.m. Limited slots available for boat trips. Contact Dillon Tabish with Fish, Wildlife and Parks, 751-4564.

• Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana poverty simulation workshop, 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 14, Gateway Community Center Rotary Room, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Volunteers needed. Call 752-6565.

• Glacier Park Superintendent Jeff Mow, Park Museum curator Deirdre Shaw and Tom Beaudette with DCI Engineers give a keynote talk on Sperry Chalet, 7 p.m. June 14, St. Richard’s Church, 1210 Ninth St. W., Columbia Falls. Free. Open to public. Dessert reception follows.

• Annual Montana Senior Olympics, June 14-16, Polson, Pablo, Ronan. Senior athletes compete in a variety of sports. Call 406-586-5543.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. June 18, Billiards Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Laura Normandy, 752-9612, ext. 1351.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a community presentation geared for seniors, “ Easily Explore Glacier Park — A Ranger’s Insight,” 2-3:30 p.m. June 20, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. RSVP to 752-9625.

• Taste of Kalispell, 5:30-8 p.m. June 21, Museum at Central School lawn, 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Food provided by local restaurants, drinks, live music by Cocinando. Tickets $30 adults, $25 seniors (64 and older), $20 youth 11-14, kids under 10, free. Call 253-6923.

• 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.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m. June 25, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• Northwest Montana author Milana Marsenich signs her new book, “The Swan Keeper,” 5-7 p.m. June 29, South Shore Greenhouse, 39912 Montana 35, Polson. Portion of sales will go to Montana Waterfowl Foundation. Representatives will talk about their conservation work.

• Lakeside Fourth of July fireworks over Flathead Lake, at dusk, choreographed to music.

• Retirement party for Leslie Knuth, longtime volunteer at Lakeside Food Bank, noon to 4 p.m. July 7, Lakeside RV Park.

• Flathead Lake Biological Station research cruise, 3-6 p.m. July 10, aboard the Far West to one of the station’s monitoring sites. Appetizers, beverages, music. $50 per person. Space limited; reservations required; 406-982-3301, ext. 229.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. July 10, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.?

• Northwest Montana author Milana Marsenich signs her new book, “The Swan Keeper,” 7 p.m. July 11, Polson Library, 21 First Ave. E.

• Lakeside Community Club annual fair, July 14. Pancake breakfast 7 a.m., Lakeside Chapel. Silent auction and Attic Treasures, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lakeside Elementary School. Food concession open 10 a.m. Parade at 11 a.m. Kids’ Zone and silent auction close at 2 p.m. Duck races, 4 p.m.,Tamarack Brewing Company; lakesidesomerschamber.org.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. July 16, Billiards Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Laura Normandy, 752-9612, ext. 1351.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a community presentation geared for seniors, “Are your Cyber-savvy?” 2-3:30 p.m. July 18, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9625.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. June 19, Polson Area Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 883-4735.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 23, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• The Gathering 2018, July 20-22, Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Eureka. Three days of reunion activities for all classmates and communities. Live music, meals, high school tour and more. Must register to attend: Call Deb or Ken, 406-756-756-7795. Classic car show noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

• Miracle of America annual Live History Days, July 21-22, 36094 Memory Lane, Polson. Pioneer crafts, demonstrations, activities, food concessions. Call Gil, 406-883-6264.

• Flathead Lake Biological Station open house, 1-5 p.m. Aug. 3, 32125 Bio Station Lane, Polson. Tours, boat trips on research vessel, exhibits, presentations. Free. Public welcome; 406-982-3301.

• Evergreen Show ‘n’ Shine, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4, Colin’s Furniture parking lot, 1441 Montana 35, Kalispell. Call 885-1212.

• West Shore Community Library ice cream social, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 4, 100 Bierney Creek Road, Lakeside. Games, story time, activities.

• Montana Cup Sailing Regatta, Aug. 4-5, Flathead Lake; nfyc.org

• Blacktail Hill Climb Bicycle Race, Aug. 11, Lakeside. Barbecue and live music afterward, Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort. Fundraiser for Lakeside Community Club. To register, call 250-6714.

• Relay for Life Old Fashioned Shindig, Aug. 11, Bigfork football field. Cancer survivor recognition, family picnic, kids’ jamboree, flea market, rummage sale. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. To donate or for information, call Debbie Ingram, 885-7714.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 14, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a community presentation geared for seniors, “Flathead Valley — A Look Back,” 2-3:30 p.m. Aug.1 5, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9625.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Billiards Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Laura Normandy, 752-9612, ext. 1351.

• Whitefish High School Class of 1968 reunion, Sept. 7-9. Call Wendy, 406-314-3991; or Steve, 406-862-0091.

• Annual Dayton Daze “Montana Gold Rush” celebration and fundraiser for Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department and QRU, noon Sept. 8, Dayton. Car show, parade, music, flea market and craft sale, silent auction, rifle raffle, concessions and beer.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 11, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Annual Shriners/Spinnaker Chili cook off and wiener dog races, Sept. 15, Spinnaker Bar and Grill, Lakeside; 406-844-2176.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 17, Billiards Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Laura Normandy, 752-9612, ext. 1351.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a community presentation geared for seniors, “Dementia Treatment — What’s On the Horizon,” 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9625.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 9, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Billiards Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Laura Normandy, 752-9612, ext. 1351.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a community presentation geared for seniors, “Local Political Climate — Issues and Candidates” 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9625.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Billiards Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Laura Normandy, 752-9612, ext. 1351.

• Immanuel Lutheran Communities hosts a community presentation geared for seniors, “Fall Prevention and Winter Safety Tips,” 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9625.

• Suicide Support Group, Surviving Our Loss after Suicide, (SOLAS) meets 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 11, The Summit, Kalispell. Call Joan, 871-1008.

• Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Billiards Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Communities. Call Laura Normandy, 752-9612, ext. 1351.

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