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• Flathead High School Class of 1969 50th reunion today through Aug. 3. Register at wwwflatheadhsclassof69.com

• Stumptown Art Studio visits Whitefish Community Library at 10:30 a.m., offering a free art session for kids, with instructor Anne Couser. Call 862-9914.

• Alzheimer’s Association presents a free program, “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” 1-2:30 p.m. Kalispell Senior Center, 40 11th St. W. Call 800-272-3900 to sign up.

• Red Cross blood drives: Leaders Save Lives,11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; noon to 5 p.m. Applied Materials.

• Grief Support Group meets 6-7 p.m. every Thursday, Frontier Hospice office, 42 Bruyer Way, Kalispell, next to Edgerton School entrance. Free. Open to public. Call 755-4923.

FRIDAY

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

• Flathead High School Class of 1969 50th reunion continues today Saturday. Register at wwwflatheadhsclassof69.com

• Public information meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease, noon, Ponderosa Room, Libby City Hall, 952 Spruce St.

• Flathead County High School 60th class reunion today and Aug. 3. Meet and greet 6-10 p.m. today, Winchester Room, Outlaw Convention Center, 1701 U.S. 93 S., Kalispell. Catered picnic 2-7 p.m. Aug. 3, Lawrence Park, Kalispell.

• Glacier Twins Concert Series presents Lonestar 7 p.m., Memorial Field, 1135 E. Second St., Whitefish, rain or shine. Tickets $35 advance, at Brannigan’s Pub, Kalispell; Kelly’s Casino, Columbia Falls and Buster’s Casino, Whitefish. $40 at gate.

SATURDAY

• KittyMOM’s rescued kitten and adult cat adoption event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Petco, Kalispell. All kittens are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and litter-box trained. $60 adoption fee. Bring your own carrier. Call Darcy, 752-4460.

• Flathead High School Class of 1969 50th reunion continues today. Register at wwwflatheadhsclassof69.com

• Flathead County High School 60th class reunion continues. Catered picnic 2-7 p.m. Lawrence Park, Kalispell.

• Evergreen Show ‘n’ Shine, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Conlin’s Furniture, 1441 Montana 35, Evergreen. Trophies, door prizes, 50/50 raffle. Family-friendly. Food vendors.

• Somers Reunion, 10 a.m., Somers Fire Hall, Leslie Avenue. Potluck lunch at noon. Beverages provided. Somers Company Town Museum will be open at 2 p.m.

• Annual Bigfork Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, downtown Bigfork. Free parking and bus shuttles, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., corner of Montana 35 and 82. Enter from the Montana 82 side.

• West Shore Community Library ice cream social and bake sale, 1-3 p.m., Lakeside. Children’s magician Drew Miller performs and Elsa will read stories

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

• Launch of Iinnii art show, 3-5 p.m., ImagineIF library, Kalispell. View works of Blackfeet artists that explore sacred significance of buffalo.

• Whitefish High School Class of 2009 10-year reunion, 5 p.m., Great Northern Bar patio area.

SUNDAY

• Annual Bigfork Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Bigfork. Free parking and bus shuttles, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., corner of Montana 35 and 82. Enter from the Montana 82 side.

MONDAY

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 2-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

THOUGHT

As scarce as truth is, the supply is always greater than the demand.” — “Josh Billings” (Henry Wheeler Shaw), American author (1818-1885).

TUESDAY

• Red Cross blood drives: Leaders Save Lives, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; noon, Bethany Lutheran Church.

• Columbia Falls School board Insurance Committee meets 4 p.m.

• Columbia Falls School board special meeting 5:30 p.m.

• Women Who Wine-Flathead nonprofit organization meets 5:30-7 p.m., 525 Eighth St. E., Kalispell. Discussion on how to support Dream Adaptive Recreation. Public invited. Suggested donation of $30 and a bottle of wine.

WEDNESDAY

• Friendship Force Flathead Valley meets for breakfast 9 a.m., Sykes Restaurant, Kalispell. Learn about unique travel experiences and opportunities. Call Priscilla, 756-9332.

• Red Cross blood drives: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Easthaven Church; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kalispell Ford, blood mobile.

A LOOK AHEAD

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 8: Leaders Save Lives, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11 a.m. 4 p.m., Cold Stone and First Interstate bank, blood mobile.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 9: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glacier Bank, Bigfork; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Free open house at University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 17.5 miles north of Polson and 14 miles south of Bigfork on Montana 35, just north of Yellow Bay State Park. Boat trips on research vessel, science presentations, view lake submarines. UM mascot Montie entertains.

• “Something to Hoot About” with Montana Wild Wings live owls, 7 p.m. Aug. 9, Harry Horn Picnic Shelter, Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park. Program costs $4 per person; $10 per family. Call 837-3041.

• Annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival, Aug.10, Swan Lake Day Park near mile marker 72 on Montana 83. Pancake breakfast 8 a.m. Arts and crafts fair, baking contest, kids’ activities and games, beer and wine garden, silent auction, raffles.

• Annual Blacktail Hill Climb 9 a.m. Aug. 10, Tamarack Brewing parking lot. Lakeside. 13.4 and 6.2-mile races. Free barbecue and raffle at awards ceremony. Fundraiser for Lakeside Community Club. Register online at bikesignup.com/blacktailhillclimb.

• Humane Society of Northwest Montana Volunteer Orientation, 11 a.m. to noon Aug.10, Adoption Center, 110 Adopt a Pet Way, U.S. 93, Kalispell. Call 752-PAWS (7297).

• Open house for new Northwest Montana Veterans Camp Ponderosa retreat camp/future learning center, noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 10, 34891 Montana 83, mile marker 59, across from Seeley Lake Department of Natural Resources. Walking tour, brief presentations.

• Clam and lobster bake catered by FVCC Culinary Institute, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 11, home of Tom and Irene Snyder, Bigfork. Tickets $125 ($100 tax deductible). Proceeds benefit Bigfork Library and Bigfork Art & Cultural Center. Call 837-6927.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8 a.m. to noon, Aug. 12, $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 293-0100.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 12: 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Moose Lodge.

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets 6-8 p.m. Aug. 12, Purple Mountain Lavender Farm, Lakeside. Meet at 5 p.m. at Blacktail Grocery. Bring sack lunch. $5 suggested donation. Survivors, family, friends are welcome. Refreshments. RSVP to Denise, 261-3426.

• Flathead Conservation District 310 Stream Permit meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 12, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Benefit Pint Night, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 13, Kalispell Brewing Co. $1 of every beer sold benefits Lone Pine State Park.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Aug. 14, Troy Baptist.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Eureka High School. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 293-6344.

• Home Options Hospice’s free four-week Bereavement Support Group begins Aug. 15. To register, call 751-4254.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 15, Libby VFW.

• The Land Affair benefit for Flathead Land Trust, 5;30 p.m., Aug. 15, Cypress Yard, 204 Wisconsin Ave., Whitefish. Locally-sourced food and beverages, music by The Bad Larrys. Tickets $35. Call 752-8293.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 16: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Springs at Whitefish.

• Public information meeting on Chronic Wasting Disease, noon, Aug. 16, Ponderosa Room, Libby City Hall, 952 Spruce St.

Glacier FEAST (Farmers and Eaters Advocating Sustainability Together) new nonprofit hosts “Join Us At the Table” farm dinner, Aug. 17, Two Bear Farm, Whitefish. Tour at 5 p.m., followed by drinks, appetizers, dinner at 5:45 p.m. Bob Quinn of Big Sandy, author of “Grain by Grain,” speaks. Dinner tickets are $75; https://twobearfarm.com.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Aug. 19 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

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

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 4:1 5 p.m. Aug. 20, Lakeside QRU.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 21: 10 am. to 3:45 p.m. Parkside Credit Union, Whitefish; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Whitefish Credit Union, Kalispell.

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

• Increasing suicide awareness presentation by Mike Stone and Terry Gross with the Veterans Coalition of Northwestern Montana, 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Bigfork Methodist Church, 750 Electric Ave. Public invited.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.. Aug. 22, North Forty Resort.

• North Valley Hospital presents Flathead Med, Aug. 22, Whitefish Performing Arts Center. Local surgeons talk about real-life medical cases and procedures. Free. Public invited. Refreshments 5 p.m. Program 5:30-7 p.m.

• Red Cross blood drives Aug. 23: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Flathead County Health Department.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 24, Gateway Community Center. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• Dixon, Montana, 100-year reunion Aug. 24. Breakfast 7-9:30 a.m. Dixon Fire Department. History talks 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. school gym. All day games, vendors, live music, parade, car show. Buffalo dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. at Senior Center.

• Flathead guided hikes at Flathead Lake State Park, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 24, Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park. $4 per person; $10 per family.

• Pheasants Forever annual banquet, Aug. 24, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Doors open 5 p.m. Dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, games. For tickets, call Jean, 406-261-4781.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. at the center, Aug. 26, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 26, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 27, Eureka Baptist Church.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28, Montana Academy.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Marion Fire District.

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. Aug. 29, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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 Quilters Guild, “A Wee Bit Wooly,” quilt show, 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. Admission $6, under 12, free. Free parking. Portion of proceeds benefits Neighbors in Need.

• 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.

• Flathead guided hikes at Flathead Lake State Park, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28, Wayfarers Unit, Flathead Lake State Park. $4 per person; $10 per family.

• 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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