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• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Park Side Credit Union, Whitefish.

• Brown bag seminar by University of Montana researchers regarding visitor use and trends in Glacier Park and Flathead River System, noon to 1 p.m. West Glacier Community Building, Glacier Park. Free. Open to public. Call Ginger, 888-5827.

• 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.

• Flathead Lake Biological Station research cruise, 3-6 p.m., 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.

• Retirement party for Bev Ferris, Evergreen Chamber of Commerce executive directory, 5-7 p.m., Snappy Sport Senter. Appetizers, beer and wine provided.

• Kalispell Chamber of Commerce hosts an open house to take public comments about U.S. 93 bypass completion from 5 to 7 p.m. at Chamber office, 15 Depot Park.

• Scholarship Showcase for Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop’s 2018 winners, 6-9 p.m., Marina Cay Resort, Bigfork. Free. Food and beverages available for purchase.

• 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.?

Wednesday

• Flathead County Transportation Committee annual meeting, 9 a.m. Earl Bennett Building, Kalispell.

• Brown bag meet and greet with Glacier Park artist-in-residence Emily McIlroy, noon to 1 p.m. Community Building in park headquarters, West Glacier. Public invited.

• Kalispell Public Schools Personnel Committee meets 3 p.m., district office basement meeting room.

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

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

• Bad Rock Rural Fire District board meeting, 7:30 p.m. at main firehall, 23 Columbia Pines Court, Columbia Falls. Call 892-0438.

Thursday

• Whitefish Community Library invites the public to the lawn east of the library at 10 a.m. to learn about and see Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center’s raptors. Call 862-9914.

• Red Cross blood drives: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cabinet Peaks Medical Center, Libby; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Polson Fresh Life Church at Tribal Health.

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

• Flathead County Agency on Aging Advisory Committee meets at 2-3:30 p.m., Earl Bennett Building, 1035 First Ave. W., Kalispell. Public invited. Call 758-5730.

Friday

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance Committee meets 7 a.m., district office basement meeting room.

• Parkinson’s disease support group meets 10 a.m. to noon, Gateway Community Center, main conference room, Kalispell. Dr. Jason Aldrich, movement disorder specialist from Spokane will present “ New Developments in Parkinson’s Treatment and Opportunities to Participate in Research in our Area.” All welcome. Call Lois, 871-3767.

• Annual Arts in the Park, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 14; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15; Depot Park, Kalispell. More than 100 juried fine arts and crafts booths, live music, children’s activity area. Beer and wine garden and food available. Admission $3 daily or $5 weekend pass, includes admission to Hockaday Museum of Art; free for 6 and under; 406-755-5268.

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

• Montana State Parks sponsors the second of a two-part speaker series exploring “New Innovations in Environmental Science and Conservation,” 7 p.m., Flathead Lake State Park – Wayfarers Unit, Birch Grove picnic shelter. Flathead Lake Biological Station’s Cody Youngbull as he measures trace DNA in Flathead Lake. Cost $4 per person.

Thought

“One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.” — Malayan proverb.

• Look, Listen, Learn speaker series presents “Folk Rewind” by guitarist Steve Eckels, 7 p.m. Kintla Camp Room, Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Cost $8; reservations required. Call 888-5393.

Saturday

• Lakeside Community Club annual fair. Pancake breakfast 7 a.m., Lakeside Chapel. 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.

• Agape’ Home Care, Inc. hosts its annual Montana Royal Jr. Livestock Show, 8 a.m., Trade Center, Flathead County Fairgrounds. Participants from across the Northwest compete. Public invited.

• Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department annual Bison Burger Barbecue, noon to 7 p.m., corner of Montana 209 and Ferndale Drive. Silent auction. Free fire truck rides. Live music. $12 adults, $5 children. Call 837-6900.

Monday

• Red Cross blood drives: 12:30- 6 p.m. West Kootenai; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

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

A look ahead

• Red Cross blood drives July 17: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Leaders Save Lives, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 1-5:15 p.m. Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch, 11:30 a.m. July 17, meeting room of Victory Baptist Church, 1830 Montana 35. Speakers are Deborah Davis with Purple Mountain Lavender, Lakeside; and Paula Abbott. Cost $8 per person. Call Jan, 857-2467, or Rosainne, 257-8098 for lunch and free child care reservations. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Flathead Conservation District 310 budget meeting 9 a.m. July 18, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18: Saint John Paul II Church, sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m. July 18, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Country and Western singers Sonny King performs. Speaker is Paula Abbott. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• 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.

Book signing by local authors Karen Wills, Debbie Burke, Marie Martin, and Dr. Betty Kuffel, 4-7 p.m., Bad Rock Books, 615 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Refreshments provided.

• Fundraiser to help with post-transplant expenses for Patricia “Tricia” Wyatt who is awaiting a lung transplant, 8 p.m. July 20, Stonefly Lounge, Coram. Door prizes, raffle. Live music begins 9:30 p.m. Call Jennifer Wyatt, 471-0086.

• 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.

• Sanders County Arts Council’s annual Artists in Paradise art show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19-21, Paradise Center, Paradise.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 19, The Wave, Whitefish.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce Energizer, 5-6:30 p.m. July 19, Express Employment Services Professionals, Sunset Plaza, No. 4, Kalispell. Food, beverages, door prizes. Call 885-1212.

• Whitefish Chamber of Commerce Gone Fishin’ 5-7 p.m. July 19, Whitefish Therapy & Sport Center, 2006 Hospital Way. Live music, pig roast, beer and wine, bounce house, raffles. Free and open to public. Call 862-3501.

• Red Cross blood drives July 20: 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Church at Creston.

• Polson Main Street Cherry Festival, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 21; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 22. More than 125 vendor booths. Cherry baking, pie-eating and pit-spitting contests. Montana-made art and crafts, live music.; 406-883-3667; flatheadcherryfestival.com.

• Grand opening celebration for A Ray of Hope’s new women and children’s shelter, 2-6 p.m. July 21, 106 Fifth Ave. W., Kalispell. Barbecue and beverages served. Public invited.

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

• Red Cross blood drives July 23: 12:30-6 p.m. West Kootenai; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Bibler Home and Gardens Summer Garden Party 5:30 p.m. July 23, Kalispell. Hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by Culinary Institute of Montana at FVCC. Tickets $60 per person or $110 per couple. Advance purchase required. Call 756-3632.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m. July 23, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drives July 24: noon to 5 p.m. Polson Good Shepherd Church; 12:30-4:45 p.m. Hungry Horse Liquor Store, blood mobile.

• Bibler Home and Gardens Splendid Summer Evenings tours, 4:30 and 7 p.m. July 24-27, Kalispell. Tickets $15 per adult and $5 per child. Advance purchase required. Call 756-3632.

• Red Cross blood drives July 25: 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Mackenzie River North, blood mobile; 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kalispell Elks Lodge.

• Brown bag presentation by park wildlife biologist Lisa Bate on Glacier Park Bioblitz and Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, noon to 1 p.m., July 25, West Glacier Community Center.

• Heritage Days, July 25-29, Columbia Falls. Wednesday — car show, 5-9 p.m. Marantette Park; dinner, 4-7 p.m. American Legion. Thursday — community market, 5-8 p.m., O’Brien’s Liquor Store; free open swim, 6:30-7:45 p.m. adult and kids to 10 years, 8:45-10 p.m. adults and kids 11 and older, Pinewood Park Pool; Lions Club concert, 7 p.m. Marantette Park. Friday — Wildcat Endowment Auction and Barbecue, 5:30 p.m. The Coop; open rodeo, 7 p.m. Blue Moon Arena. Saturday — Firemen’s breakfast 7 a.m., Don Anderson Fire Hall; three-on-three basketball, 7:30 a.m.; Boogie to the Bank 5K and 10K run, 8 a.m.; arts and crafts fair, 9 a.m. by Whitefish Credit Union; North Valley Senior Center luncheon fundraiser 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Main Parade, noon, Nucleus Avenue; Family Fun Day, 1-4 p.m. Glacier Bank parking lot; Wild Horse Drive, 1:30 p.m. U.S. 2; barn dance, 7-10 p.m. Marantette Park; open rodeo, 7 p.m. Blue Moon arena; Barn Dance, 7-10 p.m. Marantette Park. Sunday — Wildcat Endowment Golf Scramble, 9 a.m. Glacier View Golf Course; cfallsheritagedays.com.

• Kalispell Public Schools IT Committee meets 8:30 a.m. July 26, IT district office.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. July 26, Three Rivers Bank, Meridian Road, blood mobile.

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. July 26, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Public welcome.

• Joe Coco presents a free seminar “How to Accumulate $50,000 (in five years or less)” 7-8:30 p.m. July 26, Coco Enterprises Conference Center, 6438 U.S. 93 S., Whitefish. Free. RSVP to 862-9400.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. July 27, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• CASA for Kids Super Hero Fun Day, noon to 4 p.m. July 29, Flathead Lake Lodge, Bigfork. Super hero costume contest 2 p.m., with prizes. Music, face painting, bounce houses, a water balloon zone, a rock climbing wall, dunk tank and more. Police, fire fighters, medical personnel and other heroes will be on hand. Free for families. Call 755-7208.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30, North Forty Resort.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. July 31, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Blood drive and fundraiser for Kimberly Peacock, a Columbia Falls High School student who is battling leukemia, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1, North Valley Hospital conference room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Call Emily, 897-2104.

• Bibler Home and Gardens Sweet Summer Days tours, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1-3, Kalispell. Tickets $15 per adult and $5 per child. Advance purchase required. Call 756-3632.

• West Valley School Library open to the public 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 and every Tuesday, 2290 Farm to Market Road, Kalispell. Enter main entrance.

• 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

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug 7, North Valley Hospital, Whitefish. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 863-3627.

• Huckleberry Days Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 10-11; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12, Depot Park, Whitefish. More than 100 fine art vendors,food, entertainment; free admission. Huckleberry pancake and sausage feed, 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Whitefish Central School lawn. Huckleberry dessert bake-off, 9:30 a.m. Saturday; 406-862-3501

• Kalispell Moose Lodge hosts Backpack for Kids event and carnival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11, U.S. 2 East, Evergreen. Free backpacks and school supplies for kids in need, games, dunk house, horse rides and more. Hot dogs and hamburgers. To donate, call Kathy Van Dyke, 212-6227.

• 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, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

• Free community breakfast to kick off Northwest Montana Fair Week, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 11, Dr. Thomas Pittaway Dental Care Center, 124 First Ave. W., Kalispell. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit, milk, coffee, orange juice.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 13, Troy United Methodist Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 293-0100.

• 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. 15, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Free. Call 752-9625.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16, Bigfork High School. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 837-4157.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Eureka High School. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 293-6344.

• LIVE on Flathead Lake! The Crown Guitar summer celebration, 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 18, aboard Far West Boat Tours, from Lakeside Marina. Live music. Montana-style luau. Cash bar. Tickets $60 per person available at Flathead Lake Brewing Co. Pubhouse,116 Holt Drive, Bigfork.

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

• 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.

• Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation hosts “Stories from the Bob: Youth Edition” 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 20, Casey’s, Whitefish. Interns who completed their field sessions in the backcountry will present. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. Doors open 5 p.m.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 98:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 21, 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. Aug. 25, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• 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.

• Flathead Quilters Guild 2018 quilt show, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Boutique, demonstrations, raffles, concessions. Admission $6; under 12, free.

• Flathead Land Trust hosts a West Valley Wetlands Conservation Project grand opening and ribbon cutting, 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, bird view area.

• 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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