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• 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.

• Grand opening and dedication of River’s Edge Park, 4-7 p.m., Columbia Falls. Kids fishing gear provided on a limited basis. Food served. Youth raffle prizes.

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

• Lakeside County Water and Sewer district board meets 2 p.m., district meeting room, 253 Bierney Creek Road.

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

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

• Flathead County Democratic Party meets 7 p.m., Kalispell VFW Post 2252 meeting room. 330 First Ave. W. Bring a donation for veterans food pantry. Call Lynne Stanley, 471-8317.

WEDNESDAY

• ImagineIF Libraries special board meeting to discuss direction of future library facilities, 9 a.m., Kalispell branch. All welcome. Call Connie Behe, 758-5824.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m., North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Speakers are David Cohen, owner of Genesis Kitchen and Karen DeVries. 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.

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

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

THURSDAY

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

• Naturalist Anne Morley leads annual hike on Sprunger-Whitney Nature Trail, 10 a.m., 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., Libby VFW.

• River’s Edge Park Development Plan public informational Work session, 4-7 p.m., Columbia Falls City Council Chambers.

• Let’s Eat Out social with Friendship Force Flathead Valley meets 5 p.m., Brannigan’s Pub, Kalispell. Learn about unique national and international travels. All interested welcome.

• Taste of Kalispell, 5:30-8 p.m., 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

FRIDAY

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

• Flathead Area Chapter 646 of NARFE (National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees) host a fundraising and awareness-of-Alzheimer’s event, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Rosauers, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drives: 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 Community Center.

• Cops and Bobbers fishing event, 3-7 p.m., Shady Lane Pond (behind old Boys & Girls Club), Kalispell. Kids welcome. Bring fishing poles; a few will be available to borrow. Bobbers, bait and hot dogs provided. Sponsored by Flathead County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Posse, Montana Highway Patrol and Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

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

THOUGHT

“Frailty, thy name is no longer woman.” — Victor Riesel, American labor journalist (1913-1995).

SATURDAY

• Paul Rossi leads a Flathead Audubon birding field trip to East Glacier area, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space limited. To sign up, call 406-253-8679

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

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection indoor garage sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., North Valley Hospital community room, Columbia Falls. Proceeds will be donated to Stonecroft Ministries. Call Sherry at 892-5990.

• Beverly Skinner leads a Flathead Audubon birding field trip to Lost Trail Wildlife Refuge west of Kalispell, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To sign up, call 406-858-2286.

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

• Marion Fire Auxiliary Flea Market and Raffle, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marion Fire Hall, 180 Gopher Lane in Marion.

• Kalispell Elks Lodge annual kids bike giveaway, 10 a.m. 1820 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. Reconditioned bikes given first come, first serve. Free bike helmets. Call 257-6474.

• Annual Feathered Friends fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fish, Wildlife and Parks community room, 490 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. Close-up look as live birds of prey. Entry by donation of either supplies or cash.

• Retirement reception for Mary Ballenger, missionary to West Africa, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Canvas Church west entrance, 255 Summit Ridge Drive, Kalispell. Lunch with short program following.

• Big Shindig car show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., DeSoto Grill, Kalispell. Live music, barbecue. Raffles and auction benefit Mikayla’s Miracles and Blessings.

• Safe Harbor circus, Lake County fairgrounds, Ronan. Shows at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets $15, adults; $8,children. Carnival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free admission. Game tickets 50 cents each.

SUNDAY

• Culpepper Merriweather Circus, 2 and 4:30 p.m., 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.

• Let’s Bee Friendly event, 2-3 p.m., Flathead Lake State Park at Wayfarers. Ranger-guided program about Montana’s pollinators for children aged 4-7. Cost is $4 per child, or $10 per family. Call the park ranger station, 837-3041.

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

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

A LOOK AHEAD

• 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.

• Kila School board meets 3:30 p.m. June 25.

• Pleasant Valley School board meets 4:15 p.m. June 25.

• 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.

• Flathead Democrats monthly education series titled “Why Both Liberals and Conservatives Should Support Progressive Taxation and Progressive Tax System,” by Dan Bucks, former Montana Revenue director, 7 p.m., Room 204, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Public invited.

• 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.

• Somers Fire Department holds a community informational event regarding the bond and plans for the new Somers Fire Hall, 7 p.m. June 27, at the hall, 27 Lesley Ave., Somers.

• 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. to 6 p.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.

• Movie on the Lawn featuring “The Greatest Showman, 9:30 p.m. July 20, Marantette Park, Columbia Falls. Bring chairs or blankets. Concessions.

• 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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