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• Evergreen Water and Sewer District board meets at 10 a.m. at the district office, 130 Nicholson Dr.

• Flathead County Trail Plan update meeting, 8:30-10:30 a.m. 40 11th St. W., Kalispell.

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

• Northwest Montana Fair, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Today — Carnival 3-10 p.m.; www.nwmtfair.com, 406-758-5810.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m., 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., Troy Baptist Church

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

• Flathead Valley Citizens’ Climate Lobby meets, 6 p.m. Perkins Restaurant, Evergreen.

• 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.

Thursday

• Northwest Montana Fair, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. PRCA Rodeo today through Saturday. Gates open 6 p.m., rodeo 7:30 p.m. Today — Carnival noon to 10 p.m.; www.nwmtfair.com, 406-758-5810.

• Friendship Force of the Flathead’s L.E.O. Let’s Eat Out social evening, 5 p.m., The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Call Priscilla, 756-9332.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 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., 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., Libby VFW.

• Evergreen School board meets 4:30 p.m.

• Flathead Land Trust hosts The Land Affair, 5:30 p.m., 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.

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

Friday

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

• Northwest Montana Fair, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. PRCA Rodeo today and Saturday. Gates open 6 p.m., rodeo 7:30 p.m. Today — Parade, 10 a.m. Carnival 1-10 p.m.; www.nwmtfair.com, 406-758-5810.

• Red Cross blood drives: 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.

Paws Splash Bash pool party for dogs and fundraiser for Begg Dog Park, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Woodland Water Park, Kalispell. Cost $5 per dog, $2 per additional human.

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

Saturday

• Montana Center for Native Plants staff give an interactive discussion and 2-mile wildflower walk titled, “Native Plants and Should I Eat This?”10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Free. Public invited. Call 755-2706.

• Northwest Montana Fair, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Today — Carnival noon to 10 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Gates open 6 p.m., rodeo 7:30 p.m.; www.nwmtfair.com, 406-758-5810.

• Red Cross blood drives: 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.

Thought

“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.” — Hannah Arendt, American author and philosopher (1906-1975).

• LIVE on Flathead Lake! The Crown Guitar summer celebration, 5:30-9 p.m., 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.

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

Sunday

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

• Northwest Montana Fair, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Today — Carnival noon to 8 p.m. Demolition Derby. Gates open 5 p.m. Show starts 6 p.m.; www.nwmtfair.com, 406-758-5810.

• Red Cross blood drives: 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.

• Paws Splash Bash pool party for dogs, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Woodland Water Park, Kalispell. Small dogs only 4:30-5 p.m. Open swim for dogs, 5-7:30 p.m.; no humans in pool. Cost $5 per dog, includes one human; $2 per additional human. Fundraiser for Begg Dog Park.

Monday

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 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.

• Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation hosts “Stories from the Bob: Youth Edition” 5:30-7 p.m., 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.

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program by Beth Dunagan titled, “Glacier National Park’s Historic Sperry Chalet” Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Greeting time 5:30 p.m.; dinner 6:15 p.m. Cost $19 includes presentation. Program starts at 7 p.m., free for posse members and youth under 16; $5 for nondinner walk-in nonmembers. For dinner reservations, call 752-9642.

Tuesday

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., 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., 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., Lakeside QRU.

A look ahead

• 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.

Snow & Ice Fest, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 23, Mountain Trails Park, Whitefish (in front of Stumptown Ice Den.) Winter sport nonprofit organizations showcased. Family-friendly. Free food, live music, beer.

• Joe Coco presents a free seminar “So You Want to be your Own Boss,” 7-9 p.m., Aug. 23, Coco Enterprises Conference Center, 6438 U.S. 93 S., Whitefish. Free. RSVP to 862-9400.

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

• Whitefish Trail Hootenanny, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 24, Depot Park, Whitefish. Live music and dancing, craft beer, food trucks, kids’ activities, bike obstacle course, climbing wall, jump stations and more. Advance tickets $15; $20 at gate. Kids 12 and under, free. Tickets available online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Fundraiser for Whitefish Trail.

• 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.

• Big Arm Association annual Barn Dance, 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 25, historic Big Arm School. Hamburgers, cole slaw, baked beans and huckleberry ice cream. Donations accepted. 50/50 raffle.

• 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.

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. Aug. 30, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Public welcome.

• 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.

• Series of six free, weekly diabetes classes for seniors begin Sept. 6: Lakeside — 2 to 3:30 p.m., The Gathering Place, 258 Adams St. Register by calling 756-8992; Bigfork — 7 to 8:30 p.m., Bigfork Community Center, 639 Commerce St. Register by calling 756-8992 or 837-4157.

• 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.

Power the Pedal fundraising event, 6 p.m. Sept. 7, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Demonstrations of Maya Pedal bicycle-powered machines of Guatamala. Live music by Cocinando. Mayan food. Silent auction. Tickets $15 at Eventbrite.com; limited tickets at door.

• 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.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Sept. 10.

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

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

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

• Flathead Democrats Harvest Dinner Sept. 15, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Social hour 5 p.m. Buffet dinner 6:30 p.m. Guest speakers are candidates Kathleen William and Rex Renk. For tickets, call 406-730-2741.

• 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.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Swan Chapel, Swan Lake. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 756-5885.

• 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.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24, Libby Christian Church, Libby. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266 for a reservation.

• 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 off West Valley Drive, Kalispell. Call Laura Katzman, 752-8293.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Oct. 8.

• 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.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

• 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.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Dec. 10.

• 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.

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

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

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

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. April 8.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. May 13.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. June 10.

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