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• Kalispell Public Schools district board Federal Projects Committee meets 8:30 a.m., district office.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homewood Suites, Kalispell; noon to 5 p.m. Applied Materials.

• Whitefish Independent School graduation ceremony, 1 p.m., Hope Garden, behind Muldown Elementary School.

• Governor’s Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council meets 3:15 p.m., Gateway Community Center, Kalispell, to share needs and successes.

• Grand opening of new Broussard Family Library and Learning Commons, 4 p.m., FVCC. Free. Open to public.

• Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana fundraiser, 5-9 p.m., Pizza Hut, Kalispell. Twenty percent of sales goes directly toward homeless prevention efforts.

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

• Home Options Hospice offers Yoga for Grief free drop-in class for all experiencing loss, 6:30 p.m., The Summit, Kalispell. No membership required. Call 751-4230.

FRIDAY

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

• Annual Rags to Riches rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 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.

• Red Cross blood drives: 29:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kalispell City Hall; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center, Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Bigfork Quilt Guild annual show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8, First Baptist Church of Bigfork, 6933 Montana 35. Boutique, vendors, raffle. Free admission.

• Evergreen Chamber of Commerce courtyard picnic, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Snappy Sport Senter, 1400 U.S. 2 E., Call 885-1212.

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes, Kalispell. Speaker is Elsie Arntzen, State Superintendent of Public Instruction; www.gcpachy.org

• HEART Program block party and open house, 3-7 p.m., 514 E. Washington St., Kalispell. Rock wall, face painting, a small petting zoo, carnival games and more. Free. Public invited.

• Violinists Wai Mizutani and Lauren Welch present “A Nordic Dream” concert celebrating Scandinavian composers and culture with original music by Lance Bendiksen, 7 p.m., Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited.

• Big Sky Astronomy Club Star Party 9-11 p.m., Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Free. Space limited. Call 755-2706 ext.0 to register.

SATURDAY

• Annual Rags to Riches rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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.

• Big Arm Association community yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Big Arm School. Pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m.

• Kalispell Rotary Clubs DIG fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 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.

• Bigfork Quilt Guild annual show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church of Bigfork, 6933 Montana 35. Boutique, vendors, raffle. Free admission.

• Stillwater Lutheran Church Community Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1401 Church Drive, Kalispell. Knockerball tournament, big tent garage sale, face painting, petting zoo, bake sale, concessions, bingo and more. All proceeds go to activity center building project.

• Family-oriented program to learn about aquatic invasive species, noon, Harry Horn Picnic Shelter, Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park. Free.

• Flathead Pride Festival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Depot Park, Kalispell. Speakers begin at noon, booths, food trucks, LGBTQ information. Public invited.

THOUGHT

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” — Carl Jung (1875-1961).

• Smith Valley Fire District hosts “Era of Megafires” multi-media learning event, 11 am. to 2 p.m., at the fire station, 3496 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Find out how to keep your home safe this fire season, Chili dog lunch follows. Tours. Public invited. Call 752-3548.

• South Flathead Modular Railroad group operating session, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Use north entrance C. The public is welcome and can bring and run HO gauge trains. New members welcome. Call Vance Carolin, 755-9412 or Joel Goldberg, 248-514-3207.

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

SUNDAY

• Herron Half Marathon, 10K 5K Race, 9 a.m., Herron Park, Kalispell.; ftbtraces.com or contact race director Brian Miller, 890-9288.

MONDAY

• Fair-Mont-Egan School board Finance Committee meets 9:30 a.m.

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

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

• Daughters of the American Revolution, Chief Ignace Chapter, meet noon to 3 p.m. June 10, at the home of member Maggy Kuska. Call Cate Webber, 755-6781.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m.

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets at Pick’s Bowling Center, 6-8 p.m., 2849 Montana 82, Bigfork. Meet at 5:15 at The Summit south parking lot to carpool. RSVP to Jennifer 253-3336 or Denise at 261-3426.

• Columbia Falls School board meets at 6 p.m.

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

TUESDAY

• Babies and Boots Hike at Flathead Lake State Park-Wayfarers, from 1- to 2:30 p.m., .5 to 1.5 mile hike. Baby carriers recommended. Free.

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Whitefish Credit Union, Kalispell.

• Deer Park School board meets at 6:30 p.m.

• Friends of Creston Fire planning meeting 7 p.m., main fire station. Community members interested in helping with the golf outing/community barbecie scheduled for Sept. 8 invited. Call Gloria, 250-4655.

WEDNESDAY

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Fuel Fitness, Kalispell, blood mobile.

• Parkinson’s disease support group 10 anniversary celebration and quilt raffle, 3-4:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. All welcome. Call Lois, 871-3767.

• Pint Night, 3-8 p.m., HA Brewery, Eureka. $1 of every pint sold benefits Northwest Montanan Fire Lookout Association.

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

A LOOK AHEAD

• Creston School board meets 7 a.m. June 13.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13, Bigfork Glacier Bank, blood mobile.

• Senior Tour and Tea, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13, Hockaday Museum of Art, 302 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. Free admission for seniors 60 and older. Docent tour 10:30 a.m. Call 755-5268.

• Mission Mountain Audubon meets 7 p.m. June 13, Polson City Library meeting room. Program is “Bringing Back Leopard Frogs to the Flathead Reservation” by Art Soukkala. Free. All welcome.

• Agency on Aging annual Older Americans’ Picnic for all who are 60 and older, June 14, Flathead County Fairgrounds Expo Building. Doors open 10 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entertainment, door prizes. Free.

• Kalispell Public Schools Board Governance Committee meets 10 a.m. June 14, superintendent’s office.

• Red Cross blood drives June 14: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. National Flood; noon to 4:15 p.m. Best Buy, blood mobile.

• Ranger talk about the snakes of Montana 6:30-7:30 p.m., June 14, Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. To reserve your spot, call 755-2706.

• Robin Street Memorial Fishing Day, 9 a.m. to noon, June 15, Pine Grove Pond, off Rose Crossing, Kalispell. Youth provided fishing equipment if needed. Raffle prizes.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5:30 p.m. June 15, Richwines Burgerville, Polson, blood mobile.

• Junior Ranger Day, noon to 3 p.m. June 15, Flathead Lake State Park, Wayfarers Unit. Games, activities, earn a junior ranger badge. Meet at Harry Horn Picnic Shelter.

• Whitefish Moose Lodge Brewfest fundraiser, 2-5:30 p.m. June 15, 230 W. 10th St. 13 breweries featured. Full bar. Food. Tickets $20 advance, available at Whitefish Pottery and Great Northern Brewing Co.; $25 at door.

• Lone Pine State Park BioBlitz 8 a.m. to noon, June 16. Registration required. Call 755-2706, ext. 0 or ext. 4.

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

• Park After Dark Hike, 9:30-11 p.m. June 16, Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell. Registration required. Call 755-2706, ext. 0.

• Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center Park brown bag seminar with John Fraley, author of the “Rangers, Trappers and Trailblazers,” noon to 1 p.m. June 17, West Glacier Community Building, Glacier Park. Free. Open to public. Call 888-5827.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. June 17, at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 4:15 p.m. June 18, Lakeside QRU.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. June 19, Troy Baptist Church.

• Kalispell Public Schools Personnel Committee meets 3 p.m. June 19, district office basement meeting room.

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

• Marion Fire District board budget meeting 9 a.m., June 20, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Naturalist Anne Morley leads her annual hike on the Sprunger-Whitney Nature Trail, 10 a.m. June 20, Montana 83, 7 miles south of Swan Lake. Turn right at Point Pleasant and Sprunger-Whitney trail sign. RSVP to Morley, 886-2242.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 20, Libby VFW.

• Taste of Kalispell, 5:30-8 p.m., June 20, Museum at Central School lawn. Food and drinks, live music by Cocinando, kids’ zone. Tickets $30 adult, $20 youth 11 to 14; kids 10 and under free. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance and Operations Committee meets 7 a.m. June 21, district office basement meeting room.

• Red Cross blood drives June 21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Gateway Communitr Center.

• 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.

• Culpepper Merriweather Circus, 2 and 4:30 p.m., Sunday, June 23, across from Somers Post Office. Tickets all Sliters locations in Bigfork, Somers and Lakeside and the Somers Bay Cafe and the Somers Company Town Museum. Pre-ticket sales are children (ages 2 to 12) $7; adults, $12. Tickets at the door are children $8, adults $15.

• 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.

• Red Cross Troy Strong blood drive,11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 24 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. June 24, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. June 25, Our Lady of Mercy, Eureka.

• 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.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board work session/planning retreat 3 p.m. June 25, Glacier High School conference room.

• Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5:30-7 p.m. June 25 Glacier Outdoor Center, 12400 E., West Glacier. Networking, drinks, drawings.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. June 26, Glacier National Park.

• Red Cross blood drives June 27: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Marion Fire District; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Alzheimer’s Association presents “Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body,” 1-2 pm. June 27, Kalispell Senior Center. Free. Open to public.

• Kalispell Public Schools IT Committee meets 8:30 a.m. June 27, IT office.

• Marion Fire District board meets 6 p.m., June 27, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Kalispell Parks and Recreation’s Tour of the Trees, 7 p.m., June 27, starting at Lagoon Pavilion, Woodland Park. Call 758-7718.

• Red Cross blood drives June 28: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flathead Health Department.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

Great Bear Festival, Aug. 3, Depot Park, Kalispell. Local and regional beers, wines, hard ciders. Food vendors, live music.

• 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.

• Dragonboat Races, Sept. 7-8, Flathead Lake State Park-Wayfarers Unit, Bigfork.

• 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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