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• Pleasant Valley School Board Trustees organizational meeting 7 a.m.

• Kalispell Public Schools Board Governance Committee meets 10 a.m. superintendent’s office.

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

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meeting noon to 1 p.m. at Sykes, Kalispell. Paul Sullivan and Eric Hummel discuss first months on Flathead County Justice Court. Go to www.gcpachy.org for club information.

• FVCC commencement ceremony, 6 p.m. in the tent adjacent to the Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Science.

• Guided Wildflower 1-mile walk, 8-9 p.m. Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Cost $4 or hikers 13 and older, 12 and younger are free. Reservations required. Call 755-2706, ext. 0.

SATURDAY

• Immanuel Foundation estate sale to benefit Immanuel Lutheran Communities, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W. Kalispell. Furniture, artwork, books, household goods and more.

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Work Day, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Community Building in West Glacier. RSVP at gnpvolunteers@gmail.com

• 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.

• Lone Pine Cemetery spring cleaning, 9 a.m., at intersection of Montana 83 and 35, Bigfork. Volunteers needed. Call Arlene Wilson, 837-2674.

• Columbia Falls High School Garden Gallop spring celebration, 9-11 a.m. at the school. Veggie-costume 3K fun run, garden tour, plant sale. T-shirt sale. Proceeds go to future school garden programs.

• Plant exchange, 9-11 a.m. Stillwater Grange Hall, Old Reserve Drive, Kalispell. Neighbors share plants. No cost.

• Northern Rockies Paddlefest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park, Bigfork.

• Awakening Heart & Soul Fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, Polson. Holistic information and lectures. Free admission.

• 16th annual Yellow Bay Cherry Blossom Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yellow Bay Community Clubhouse, Montana 35 at mile-marker 18. Local artists. Live music. Free and open to the public.

• Annual Spring into Safety Kids’ Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trade Center, Flathead County Fairgrounds. Bring kids’ bikes for maintenance check and road safety course. Helmet giveaway. Games, activities. Community programs, police, fire, search and rescue personnel on hand.

• Soroptimist Thrift Haus Spring Bag Sale noon to 4 p.m., 303 First St., Whitefish. Fill a grocery bag for $5. All proceeds benefit local nonprofits.

• Mountain Brook Homestead Foundation chili, pie and ice cream social 5-8 p.m. at the Mountain Brook Community Library, 2353 Foothill Road in Kalispell.

• Fundraising gala for Miss Rodeo Montana Kayla Seaman, 5 p.m. Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell. Tickets $50 each or $350 for table of eight. Call 406-253-3122.

• Armed Forces benefit dinner, silent and live auction Best Western Plus Flathead Lake Inn & Suites, 4824 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. Social hour 5:30 p.m. dinner 6:30 p.m. Tickets $35. Call 756-7304.

SUNDAY

• Northern Rockies Paddlefest, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park, Bigfork.

• Wai Mizutani and Lauren Welch give a benefit concert for A Ray of Hope, 3 p.m., Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Drive, Kalispell. Public invited.

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 406-283-7000.

THOUGHT

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” — William Faulkner, American author (1897-1962).

• Flathead County Democratic Women’s meet, Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Social at 11:30 a.m. followed by soup/salad buffet at noon, for $14. RSVP to Elizabeth Mollica, 837-0939.

• Flathead County Republican Women appreciation luncheon for Republican legislators, noon Hampton Inn, Kalispell. Lunch available. Call Heidi Roedel, 270-5606.

• Red Cross blood drives 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 1-6 p.m. Trinity Lutheran Church.

• Kobe Steakhouse and Sushi donates 100 percent of day’s proceeds, to CASA for Kids and Dream Adaptive, 85 Treeline Road, no. 101, Kalispell.

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

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

• Creston School Hiring Committee meets 5:15 p.m.

• Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners presents a program titled, “How the Vigilantes Saved the Law in Montana” by Carol Buchanan, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Greeting time 5:15 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m. Cost $19 includes presentation. Program 7 p.m., free for posse members and youth under 16; $5 for nondinner walk-in nonmembers. For dinner reservations, call 752-9642.

• Fair-Mont Egan School re-organization meeting 6 p.m. regular board meeting immediately follows.

• Somers School District board meets 6 p.m., Somers Middle School.

TUESDAY

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Polson Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction Committee meets 3 p.m., assistant superintendent’s office.

• Public launch party for ImagineIF Library in Columbia Falls new teen program “Path Finder: Your Next Career Move,” 4-6 p.m., Columbia Falls branch.

• Glacier High School Choral Department presents “Seasons of Love,” at 4 and 7 pm., Glacier Performance Hall. Free. Public invited.

• Northwest Montana Realtor Association food bank fundraiser, 5-7:30 p.m., Desoto Grill, Kalispell. Tickets $35, available at Desoto Grill or call the Board of Realtors, 752-4313. Proceeds distributed throughout area food banks.

• Columbia Falls High School Choirs Senior Spring Concert, 7 p.m., CFHS Little Theater. Public invited.

• Helena Flats School board meets at 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Kalispell Elks Lodge.

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

• “Go Local Flathead” publication 10th anniversary launch party, 5:30-7 p.m., Kalispell Brewery.

• Ribbon cutting ceremony for new Glacier Institute officers, 5:30-6:30 p.m., former Whitefish Credit Union, 320 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Live music. Live Refreshments.

THURSDAY

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

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

gmevergreensewer@gmail.com Bear awareness hike, 6 p.m., Lion Mountain Trailhead, Whitefish Trail. 1-2 mile, family-friendly guided hike. Free Open to public.

A LOOK AHEAD

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance and Operations Committee meets 7 a.m. May 24, district office basement meeting room.

• Big Arm Association potluck dinner May 24, 6 p.m. at the Big Arm School. Bring a dish to share. For more information contact Nancy or Jeff at 849-5064

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

• Flathead Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees meets at noon May 24, Perkins Restaurant, Kalispell. Social time, 11:30 a.m. Call Jim Reid, 756-8011.

• Home school graduation ceremony, 10 a.m. to noon, May 25, Easthaven Baptist Church, 2010 Whitefish Stage Road, Kalispell.

• Renowned wildlife photographer gives presentations at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., May 25, Montana House, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. Receptions follow. Free. Reservations required. Call 888-5393.

• Hula Ho’ike hula dance performance, 4 p.m. May 25, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Buy tickets at Eventbrite.

• United Veterans of the Flathead Valley, Memorial Day services, May 27: 10:30 a.m. Glacier Memorial Gardens; 11 a.m. Depot Park, Kalispell; lunch, VFW Post 2252; 12:45 p.m. Conrad Cemetery; 1:45 Fairview; 2:30 p.m. Woodlawn; 3 p.m. Montana Veterans Home, Columbia Falls.

• Fairview Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day service, 2 p.m. May 27, with Honor Guard at 1:45 p.m. 1225 Fairview Cemetery Road, Columbia Falls, The Rev. Kyle Winter will officiate.

• Lion Mountain VFW Post and Auxiliary Memorial Day Parade, 3 p.m. May 27. Two different ceremonies will be held at Veterans Memorial Bridge and Whitefish City Cemetery, followed by a free barbecue at the Whitefish VFW. Kids are welcome. Call Sheil Coulter, 406-270-+0928.

• Red Cross blood drives May 28: 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Park Side Credit Union, Whitefish; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board work session 6 p.m. May 28, Kalispell Middle School Library.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. May 28, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29, Saint John Paul II Church, Bigfork. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

• Flathead Democrats education series by environmental attorney Kevin Halsey on “EcoSystem Services: Our Dependence Upon a Healthy Environment, 7 p.m. May 29, Room 204 Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free.

• Red Cross blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 30, U.S. Forest Service.

• Whitefish Christian Academy graduates its first two high school students, 8:30 a.m. May 30, Church of the Nazarene, 1125 E. Seventh St, Whitefish.

• Marion Fire District board meets with Flathead County District board, 3 p.m. May 30, Flathead County South Campus Building, 40 11 St. W., Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• West Shore community dinner, 5-6 p.m. May 31, the Gathering Place 238 Adams St., Lakeside. Chili dogs, salad, potato bar, brownie sundaes. Free of charge to anyone. Families welcome.

• Stillwater Christian School graduation ceremony, 6:30 p.m. May 31, in the gym.

• Flathead High School graduation ceremony, 7 p.m. May 31, in the gym.

• Glacier High School’s graduation ceremony,11 a.m. June 1, in the gym.

• Bigfork High School graduation ceremony, 11 a.m. June 1, in the gym.

• Columbia Falls High School’s graduation ceremony, 11 a.m. June 1, in the gym.

• Lakeside Ambulance/QRU (Quick Response Unit) seventh annual Ham Dinner fundraiser, 3-6 p.m. June 2, QRU Community Hall, 201 Bills Road, Lakeside. Meet volunteer responders. Raffle. Tickets $10 at door; children under 6, free. Call Lois Lauman, 857-3512 or 253-2841.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 3, The Summit, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 751-4500.

• West Glacier community wildfire meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 6, Montana House event room, Apgar Village, Glacier Park.

• Annual Rags to Riches rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8, Saint John Paul II Catholic Church, 195 Coverdell Road, Bigfork. Clothing, tools, furniture, linens, collectibles. Bake sale, free coffee. Call Donna Danz, 892-2435 or 261-2435.

• 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.

Whitefish High School at 1 p.m. June 8 in the gym. Whitefish High School graduation ceremony, 1 p.m. June 8, in the gym.

• Fairview Cemetery annual meeting, 10 a.m. June 10, 1225 Fairview Cemetery Road, Columbia Falls.

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

• Father’s Day, noon to 4 p.m. June 16, Woodland Water Park, Kalispell. Dads swim for $3 with child admission.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. June 18, Polson Area Senior Center; $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 883-4735.

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

• Flathead Lakers and Flathead Land Trust’s Summer Solstice Party, 6:30 p.m. June 21, Hormuth’s Rivers End Ranch, North Shore of Flathead Lake. Tickets $35; www.flatheadlandtrust.org/event/summer-solstice-party/

• Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana annual parking lot rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22, Glacier Bank parking lot, 212 Main St., Kalispell.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

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

• Family fly fishing experience, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29, Glacier Outdoor Center, 12400 U.S. 2. E, West Glacier. $39 per person; Call Kalispell Parks and Recreation, 406-758-7717.

• 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.

• Red, White & Blue Day, noon to 4 p.m. July 4, Woodland Water Park, Kalispell. $3 per person. Free hot dogs while they last.

• Glacier Symphony and Conrad Mansion Summer Garden Party, 5 p.m. July 18, in and on lawn of Conrad Mansion, Kalispell. Food and drink. Black tie. Tickets $150. Call 755-2166.

• Free storytime for children ages 0-5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 19, Woodland Water Park, Kalispell.

• Bike to the Beach, July 20. Meet at 11 a.m. at Great Northern Rails to Trail Meridian Road trailhead in Kalispell. Join bike parade and scavenger hunt to Somers Beach for games, awards, prizes. Option to pick up parade at Spoke and Paddle in Somers.

• 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.

• Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents “Henry IV Part I,” 6 p.m. July 31, Woodland Park events field, Kalispell. Free.

• 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.

• Flathead Quilt Show, “A Wee Bit Wooly, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building, Kalispell. Presentations, vendors, food, raffle.

• 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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