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Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale listens at a roundtable discussion with local veterans at Sykes in downtown Kalispell on Thursday. Rosendale, the Republican nominee in Montana’s U.S. Senate race, was on a campaign tour of Western Montana. (Matt Baldwin/Daily Inter Lake)

TODay

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

• Annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, 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.

• Huckleberry Days Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 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. Call 862-3501.

• 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.

Saturday

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

• Annual rummage sale, 8 a.m. to noon, 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.

• Huckleberry Days Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 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. Call 862-3501.

• Blacktail Hill Climb Bicycle Race, 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., 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., 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., 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.

• Retired biology professor Jeanette Oliver leads Flathead Audubon a field trip from 9 a.m. to noon to Leisure Island on Owen Sowerwine Natural Area, Kalispell. Free and open to the public. Space limited. Call 755-8622.

• 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.

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

• Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana open house, 1-5 p.m., Kalispell. Call 406-309-5196.

• Barbecue fundraiser, 5-7 p.m., 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” sing-along, 7-9 p.m., Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Cost $8. Reservations required; call 888-5393.

Sunday

• Huckleberry Days Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Depot Park, Whitefish. More than 100 fine art vendors, food, entertainment; free admission.

Monday

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

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

Thought

“It is easier to make a saint out of a libertine than out of a prig.” — George Santayana, Spanish-born philosopher (1863-1952).

• Marion Fire District board special information meeting 6 p.m., Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane. Public welcome.

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

Tuesday

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

• Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center Park brown bag presentation, from noon to 1 p.m., 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.

• Benefit Brews Night, 5-8 p.m. Kalispell Brewery, Main Street. $1 of every pint sold will go to Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana to benefit local people in need.

• 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.

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

Wednesday

• Northwest Montana Fair, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Today — Carnival 3-10 p.m., 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., 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., Friday — Parade, 10 a.m. Carnival 1-10 p.m. Saturday — Carnival noon to 10 p.m. Sunday — Carnival noon to 8 p.m. Demolition Derby. Gates open 5 p.m. Show starts 6 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.

• 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.

A look ahead

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

• Northwest Montana Fair, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. PRCA Rodeo today and Saturday. Gates open 6 p.m ; rodeo 7:30 p.m. Friday — Parade, 10 a.m. Carnival 1-10 p.m. Saturday — Carnival noon to 10 p.m. Sunday — 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 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.

Paws Splash Bash pool party for dogs and fundraiser for Begg Dog Park, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Woodland Water Park, Kalispell. Cost $5 per dog, $2 per addiational human.

• 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.

• 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. Aug. 18, one Pine State Park, Kalispell. Free. Public invited. CAll 755-2706.

• 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.

• Paws Splash Bash pool party for dogs, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 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.

• 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.

• 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, climing 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.

• 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.

• 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 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.

• 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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