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• Annual Bigfork Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., downtown Bigfork. Art, crafts, food, live music. Free shuttles to/from intersection of Montana 82 and 35.

• Montana Cup Sailing Regatta, Flathead Lake; www.nfyc.org

Monday

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drives: 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Moose Lodge.

• Rails to Trails meets at 5:30 p.m. at Fish, Wildlife and Parks building, 490 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. All welcome. Call 250-0819.

• Glacier Stamp Club meets 6:30 p.m., Buffalo Room, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Club’s stamp collection will be perused. All welcome; glacierstampclubmt@gmail.com

Tuesday

• United Blood Services blood drive, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Donation Center, 2593 U.S. 2 E., Suite 1, Kalispell.

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

Wednesday

• Whitefish Credit Union annual shred event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 405 Ninth St. W., Columbia Falls; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9, 110 Third Ave. E., Polson. Bring personal, private documents for secure shredding.

• Parkinson’s disease support group annual picnic, noon to 3 p.m., Lone Pine State Park picnic area, Kalispell. Hot dogs provided; bring your own drinks, chairs and dish to share. Call Katie, 434-964-7558.

• Immanuel Skilled Care Center open house, 1-4 p.m., 185 Crestline Ave. Light refreshments and guided tours.

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

• Smith Valley School board meets 4 p.m.

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

Thursday

• Annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Aug. 10, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 11, Easthaven Baptist Church, 2010 Whitefish Stage, Kalispell. Clothing, furniture, tools, sports equipment, books, housewares, antiques. Proceeds go toward building a well in India and Glacier Bible College.

• Fundraiser for Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Staggering Ox, Kalispell. Twenty percent of sales will go toward homelessness prevention efforts.

• United Blood Services blood drive, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Donation Center, 2593 U.S. 2 E., Suite 1, Kalispell.

• Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center Park brown bag presentation, from noon to 1 p.m., West Glacier Community Building, Glacier Park. Glacier National Park Conservancy Fellow Leah Joyce presents “Beavers, Frogs, and Fungus: Oh My!” Free. Open to public. Call 888-5827.

Friday

• Annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 11, Easthaven Baptist Church, 2010 Whitefish Stage, Kalispell. Clothing, furniture, tools, sports equipment, books, housewares, antiques. Proceeds go toward building a well in India and Glacier Bible College.

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

• Huckleberry Days Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Aug. 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.

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• United Blood Services blood drive, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11, Donation Center, 2593 U.S. 2 E., Suite 1, Kalispell.

• Huckleberry Days Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 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.

• 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.

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“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” — Gen. George S. Patton (1885-1945).

• 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.

• Annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11, Swan Lake Day Park near mile marker 72 on Montana 83. Pancake breakfast 8 a.m. Arts and crafts, baking contest, beer and wine garden, kids’ activities. Live music 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Lone Pine State Park hosts a program “Traditional Native Games,” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stationary and active games, hand games. Free for kids 12 & under and $6 for 13 and over. Register on Facebook or Evenbrite. Call 755-2706.

• Barbecue fundraiser, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 11, Idle Spur, Dayton. Cost $15 per person with proceeds going to the school to fund expansion needs. Tickets available at Idle Spur. Live entertainment 7-9 p.m. with the Best of Bannack string band.

• Guitarist Steve Eckels presents “Folk Rewind” 7-9 p.m. Aug. 11, Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Cost $8. Reservations required; call 888-5393.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 7: noon to 5:30 p.m. Bethany Lutheran Church, Bigfork; 12:30-44:45 p.m. Kmart, blood mobile.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 8: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Whitefish Credit Union, Kalispell; 12:30-5:30p.m. Stillwater Free Lutheran Church.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 9: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. First Interstate and Cold Stone; Don K parking lot, blood mobile.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 10: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glacier Bank, Bigfork.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 4:15 p.m. Aug. 11 Best Buy, blood mobile.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Aug. 13, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group gathering Aug. 13. Meet at 2:45 p.m. at The Summit to carpool to Whitefish Mountain Resort to ride chairlift to summit. Bring snacks, drinks or money to purchase. Dress for weather. Cost $6 per person. Families and caregivers welcome.

• Flathead Conservation District 310 Stream Permit meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 13, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Aug. 14, Lakeview Healthcare.

• Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center Park brown bag presentation, from noon to 1 p.m., Aug. 14, West Glacier Community Building, Glacier Park. Professor Michael A. Amundson from Northern Arizona University presents “On the Trail of Clyde A. McCoy’s 1940 3D Color Images of Glacier.” Open to public. Call 888-5827.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board meets 6 p.m. Aug. 14, Kalispell Middle School Library.

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

• Northwest Montana Fair and PRCA Rodeo, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Wednesday — Josh Turner in concert. Gates open 6 p.m., show opens 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday — PRCA Rodeo. Gates open 6 p.m. Rodeo 7:30 p.m. Friday — Parade, 10 a.m. Sunday — Demolition Derby. Gates open 5 p.m. Show starts 6 p.m. ; www.nwmtfair.com, 406-758-5810.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 15, Troy Baptist Church

• 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.

• Benefit concert for ACES after-school and summer camp program, 7 p.m. Aug. 15, Community United Methodist Church, 750 Electric Ave., Bigfork. Folk, Gospel and country music. Free admission; donations accepted.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Aug. 16, Libby VFW.

• Flathead Land Trust hosts The Land Affair, 5:30 p.m., Aug.16, Cypress Yard, 204 Wisconsin Ave., in Whitefish. Live music by singer/songwriter Mike Murray, local farm-sourced appetizers, beer, wine, champagne. Silent auction and live drive. Tickets are $35 per person or $70 per couple. Call 752- 8293. Space is limited.

• Fair-Mont-Egan School board work session 9 a.m. Aug. 17.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 17: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Glacier Bank, Kalispell.

• Montana House presents Celtic musicians Willson & McKee, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 17-18 Kintla event room, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Reception follows. $8; reservations required. Call 888-5393.

• 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.

• Glacier Park alumni annual picnic, noon, Aug 19, Community Building, Park Headquarters, West Glacier, rain or shine. Bring a potluck dish. Coffee, lemonade, and utensils provided. Families welcome.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Aug. 20, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 21, Polson Area Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 883-4735.

• United Blood Services Biggest Blood drive, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 21, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 23, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25, Donation Center, 2593 U.S. 2 E., Suite 1, Kalispell. T-shirts, giveaways.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 4:15 p.m. Aug. 21, Lakeside QRU.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Aug. 22, St. Joseph Hospital, Polson.

• Kalispell Public Schools IT Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Aug. 23, IT office

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 23: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Marion Fire District, Community Room; Leaders Save Lives, noon to 5:30 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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.

• Pheasants Forever annual banquet, Aug. 25, Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell,1840 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. Doors open 5 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Live and silent auctions, games, raffles.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Aug. 27, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting, 7 p.m. Aug. 27, 133 Interstate Lane, Kalispell, 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m Aug. 28, Eureka Baptist Church.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 28, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Jeanette Rankin Elementary School ribbon cutting ceremony, 5-6 p.m. Aug. 28, Kalispell. Kalispell School board work session follows at 6 p.m.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 29: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flathead City-County Health Department; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Glacier Bank, Polson

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 31: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. National Flood; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Mission Valley Animal Shelter Puppy Party fundraiser, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 7, Red Lion Inn, Polson. Tickets $50, available at the shelter, Seconds2Go or call 883-5312.

• 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.

• Montana Dragon Boat Festival, Sept. 8-9, Volunteer Park, Lakeside.

• 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.

• Flathead Valley Out of the Darkness Walk to fight suicide, 2 p.m., Sept.16, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Check-in 1 p.m. Register online at outofthedarkness.org/FlatheadValley

• 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.

• Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 1 p.m. Sept. 23, Flathead Valley Community College. Two-mile trip or less if desired. Exhibits, entertainment, refreshments. alz.org/walk or call 1-800-272-3900.

• 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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