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• Flathead County Democratic Women luncheon meeting 11:30 a.m., with soup/salad buffet for $14 at noon, Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. RSVP to Elizabeth Mollicka, 837-0939.

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

• Fundraiser for Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana, 5-9 p.m., Wasabi Sushi Bar, Whitefish. 10 percent of proceeds will be donated.

• Swan River School board special meeting, 4:30 p.m.

• Flathead Paddlers regional kayaking group season opening potluck, The Gathering Place, behind Lakeside Community Chapel, Lakeside. Kayak videos 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., meeting 6:45 p.m. Call Tim Light, 471-8502; or Anne Clark, 270-4221.

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

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.

• Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Flame of Hope departs Happy’s Inn in Marion at 9 a.m. by bicycle, arriving at 3 p.m. at Les Schwab Tire, West Center St., Kalispell. A parade of law enforcement vehicles and runners will then travel to Lions Park, South Main Street at 3:30 p.m., followed by a barbecue. Public invited.

• Flathead County Solid Waste District board meets 3 p.m., landfill office.

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

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

• Earth Day celebration, 5-8 p.m., Kalispell Brewing Co., Main Street.

• Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5:30-7 p.m. OrthoRehab, Networking, drinks, drawings.

• Columbia Falls School board Long Range Planning Committee meets at 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5:30 p.m., Meadow Lake Resort, Columbia Falls.

• Deer Park School board Negotiation Team meets 5:15 p.m.

• Whitefish Community Library Group monthly meeting, 6 p.m. in the community room. For more information call 862-9914.

• Somers Rural Fire District board special meeting for calling bond election for new fire hall, 6 p.m., Lakeside Fire Station, 125 Bills Road.

• Flathead Democrats education series “Our Federal Courts: Why Should We Care - Corporate Interests vs. Private Citizens,” 7 p.m., at FVCC, Arts and Technology Building, room 204. Free.

THURSDAY

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

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Applied Materials, Birch Grove Road, Kalispell; blood mobile.

• Dancing Barista hosts a free event teenage girls and women for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, 6:30-9 p.m., 45 Sixth Ave. W., Unit 1, Kalispell. Defense and educational products available. Dance Therapy completes evening.

• Glacier Institute “Drive By” fundraiser, noon to 6 p.m., former Whitefish Credit Union, 320 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Call 755-1211.

• Annual Flathead Valley Job Fair, 3-6 p.m., Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Veterans early entry, 2:30-3 p.m. Over 100 participating employers.

• Bigfork Land Use Advisory Committee meets 4 p.m., downstairs of Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Montana 35, Bigfork. Call Shelley Gonzales, 837-5346.

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

• Canyon Community Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hungry Horse School. Chicken pie with biscuits, salad, strawberry shortcake. All welcome. Call Flo, 250-3406; or Luann, 261-1083. • Agency on Aging Advisory Committee meets 2-3:30 p.m., Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. All welcome. Call 758-5730.

• Dr. Constance Mash and Dr. Joseph Boyle, both local psychiatrists, lead a seminar titled “Digital Drugs: The Effects of Screen Time Upon Children,” 7-8:30 p.m., Whitefish Church of the Nazarene; sponsored by Whitefish Christian Academy. Public invited. Call 862-5875.

FRIDAY

• Special Olympics Montana Glacier Area Games, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at several locations in Flathead Valley. Opening ceremonies 9 a.m. Legends Field. Call area director Terri Siefke at 885-2262.

• Kalispell Arbor Day celebration, 9:05 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Woodland Park. Brief presentations by representatives from Kalispell Parks and Recreation Department, the city and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, followed by School District 5 third graders visiting 18 stations by local forestry, wildlife, fire and tree professionals.

THOUGHT

“What’s vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.” — Henry Fielding, English novelist (born this date in 1707, died in 1754).

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flathead City-County Health Department; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coldstone and First Interstate Bank parking lot; blood mobile.

• Fair-Mont-Egan School District board Negotiations meeting 2:40 p.m.

• West Shore community dinner, 5-6 p.m., the Gathering Place 238 Adams St., Lakeside. Free of charge to anyone. Families welcome.

• Spring Swing Fling Thing, 6:30 p.m., Salvation Army Community Center, 110 Bountiful Drive, Kalispell. Dance to Swingin’ on High Big Band and Stillwater Christian Jazz Ensemble. Free admission. Call 257-4357.

• Eureka Rendezvous Days today through April 28. Flea market and crafts fair. Bed races. Black powder shoot 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 8-10 a.m. Sunday. Live music 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Parade at noon Saturday. Mud bog 1 p.m. Sunday.

• “The Vagina Monologues,” today and April 27, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Happy hour, 6:30 p.m.; curtain 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15; www.abbieshelter.org Fundraiser for Abbie Shelter.

A LOOK AHEAD

• Columbia Falls Lions Club annual pancake breakfast, 7-11 a.m. April 27, The Coop, 830 First Ave. W., Columbia Falls. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, scrambled eggs, ham, orange juice, coffee. Adults, $6;, children 12 and under, $5; families with two adults, two children, $20.

• Eureka Rendezvous Days today through April 28. Flea market and crafts fair. Bed races. Black powder shoot 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 8-10 a.m. Sunday. Live music 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Parade at noon Saturday. Mud bog 1 p.m. Sunday.

• Flathead Valley Earth Day festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27, Whitefish Middle School. Hands-on activities, bicycle rodeo and tune-ups, over 100 booths, entertainment, food trucks.

• Free Shred event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27, Northwest Veterans Food Pantry, 1349 U.S. 2 E., across from Super 1 in Evergreen. Bring confidential documents to shred. Information on identity theft, fraud protection, and Senior Medical Patrol. Free cookies and coffee.

• Annual ladies luncheon Mad Hatters Tea Party, 1-4 p.m. April 27, Museum at Central School. Tickets for members are $20, tickets for non-members at $25. For more information call 756-8381.

• Teakettle Quilt Guild annual Quilt Show, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. April 27, Glacier Gateway Elementary School, 440 Fourth Ave. W., Columbia Falls. Vendors, boutique, raffle. Food bank drop off. Free admission.

• “The Vagina Monologues,” April 27, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Happy hour, 6:30 p.m.; curtain 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15; www.abbieshelter.org Fundraiser for Abbie Shelter.

• Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell hosts “The Outrageous Life of Owls,” 8:30-10 p.m. April 27. Join a ranger for a short program and guided 1.5-mile hike. Cost is $4 per person 13 years and older, and 12 and younger are free. Registration required. Call 406-755-2706, ext. 2.

• Whitefish Theatre Company spring cleaning day at the O’Shaughnessy Center, 9 a.m. to noon April 28. Call 862-5371 to volunteer. Refreshments and glimpse of 2019-2020 season.

• Lone Pine State Park Earth Day celebration, 12:30 to 5 p.m. April 28. Kids’ activities and scavenger hunt. Adult birding workshop. Noxious weed pull.

• Taste of Bigfork 2019, 2-5 p.m. April 28, downtown Bigfork. Sample food and drink from local eateries. Live music. Tickets $40 per person at Electric Avenue Gifts and Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce office. Benefit for Flathead Habitat for Humanity and Bigfork Chamber.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29, Libby Christian Church $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. April 29 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Doug Ammons will discuss his book, “A Darkness Lit by Heroes” detailing the Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine fire in Butte in 1917, 7 p.m. April 29, Whitefish Community Library. Public invited.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30, Eureka Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kalispell.

• Community Pint Night, 5-8 p.m. April 30, Sacred Waters Brewing Co., Kalispell. $1 of every pint sold benefits Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation.

• Whitefish Wine and Food Fest, 6-9 p.m. May 1, Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish. Tickets $75. Call 862-5371.

• Anime Club for teens in grades six to 12 meets 4-5:30 p.m. May 2, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell.

• Kids Count in Evergreen event, 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 2, Evergreen Junior High School. Free games, prizes and pizza. “Future Evergreen Leaders announced 6 p.m. Call Connie, 885-1212.

• Flathead Valley Community College’s Theatre Arts Department presents its 10-Minute Play Festival 7 p.m., May 2-4 campus theater, Arts and Technology Building. Free. Public invited.

• Celebrity bartending fundraiser 5-8 p.m. May 3, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Tips benefit Sparrows Nest of Northwest Montana shelter for homeless teens.

• Church of Christ annual community clothing giveaway, May 3-4, 241 Stillwater Road, Kalispell. Donations welcome. Call Diane, 270-7016; or Mary, 752-7579.

• Montana Dahlia Society annual tuber sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4, Kalispell Center Mall, west end.

• Spruce Up Evergreen event, 9 a.m. May 4. Meet at Evergreen Glacier Bank, 2199 U.S. 2 E. Taco lunch 11 a.m. to noon. Call 758-4310.

• Literacy Center Spellebration event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4, Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Suite 26. Play team Scrabble and win prizes. To register, call 752-7266.

• Whitefish Community School’s School Rocks concert and community festival, 3-7 p.m. May 4, Cypress Yard, 204 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish. Advance tickets $7; $10 at door; children 10 and under, free.

• Flathead Democrats spring dinner p.m. May 4, Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish. Guest speakers include Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, Maylinn Smith, co-director at Indian Law Clinic, and Monica Lindeen, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. Honored guest is Earl Old Person, honorary lifetime chief of Blackfeet Nation. Live entertainment, raffle. Social hour 4:30 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m. Call Terri at 406-730-2741 for tickets.

• Public meeting for Glacier Children’s Museum, 5:30 p.m. May 6, Whitefish Community Library.

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

• Judah Samet shares his story of surviving the Holocaust and 2018 shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in a presentation titled “From Hungary to Israel to Pittsburgh: One Man’s Testimony of Survival,” 7 p.m. May 6, Whitefish Performing Arts Center; 7 p.m. May 7, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited. Call Gerda Reeb, 756-3889.

• FVCC’s Mask & Hammer Theatre Club hosts a Life Raft Debate event, 7 p.m. May 6 Arts and Technology Building. Audience will choose among faculty members who will be last teacher to board hypothetical life raft. Free. Public invited.

• Wildfire and Evacuation Readiness community meeting for Glacier Hills/Martin City/Coram/West Glacier, 7-9 p.m. May 8, Lietz Hall, Martin City. Presentations by American Red Cross, Flathead County Office of Emergency Services and Martin City fire chief. Public invited.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9, Mission Valley Senior Center, Ronan. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-676-2371.

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

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

• West Glacier Elementary School board policy work session 4 p.m. May 15.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. May 15, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets 11:45 a.m. May 16, Gateway Community Center, United Way Conference Room, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Teen social for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m. May 16, ImagineIF Library, Kalispell. Food, Wii gaming. Craft is “Frankentoys.” Free.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• Northern Rockies Paddlefest, May 18-19, Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park, Bigfork.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 406-283-7000.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 12:30-4:30 p.m. May 20, North Valley Senior Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 892-4087.

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

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

• Kalispell Rotary Clubs DIG fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8, LHC, U.S. 93 and Rose Crossing by Ford dealership. Operate excavators, graders and bulldozers. Cost $5 per person; $20 for families of five or more.

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

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. June 19, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. June 25, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Whitefish Woody Weekend, June 28-30, Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Public invited to tour classic, antique wooden boats at docks beginning 9 a.m. Saturday. Public boat rides during day. Call Tim Salt, 862-5085.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. July 23, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Whitefish High School second All Class Reunion, 4-10 p.m. July 26-28, Depot Park in Whitefish. Register at https://whitefishhighschoolreunion.com/ or contact Rebecca at 406-249-7526.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 24, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 22, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 26, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 17, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

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