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• 20th annual Northwest Montana Veterans Stand Down, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Asa Wood Grade School, 700 Idaho St., Libby. Free services, resources, counseling, food, clothing for veterans and their families. Civilian clothing drive in parking lot.

• Plant-wise Flathead’s fall potluck, 5-7 p.m., Fellowship Room, Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Drive, Kalispell. Chef Ananda with Dancing Spirit Ranch Retreat Center demonstrates how to make probiotic sauerkraut. Bring plant-based dish to share (No meat, dairy, eggs or fish) Call Diana Blend, 406-253-0498.

• Whitefish Trail Legacy Run,10K, 5K and family fun run, Whitefish Bike Retreat. Register at www.whitefishlegacy.org

• Third annual Flathead Valley Buddy Walk to promote awareness about Down Syndrome, 11:30 a.m., Kidsport Soccer Complex, Kalispell. 1-mile fun walk begins at 1 p.m. To register, visit www.ds-stride.org/flatheadbuddywalk.

• Somers Company Town Project Oktoberfest, 6 p.m., Somers Bay Cafe. Bratwurst, sauerkraut, homemade potato salad, German chocolate cupcakes. 50/50 raffle. Live music. $15 per person includes first beer or wine. All proceeds go to Somers Company Town Museum.

MONDAY

• Helena Flats Road will be closed between Pheasant Drive and Plentywood Drive due to utility work from 6 a.m. today to 6 p.m. Wednesday. A detour will be established. Call Siderius Construction, 406-581-8719.

• 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 drives: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hot Springs High School; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead County Resource Advisory Committee meets to review project proposals and vote to recommend projects for funding at 4 p.m. today, Oct. 8 and 10, Tally Lake District/ Supervisor’s Office, 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell. Open to public. Call Meghan Mulholland, 758-5252.

TUESDAY

• Flathead County Resource Advisory Committee meets to review project proposals and vote to recommend projects for funding at 4 p.m. today and Oct. 10, Tally Lake District/ Supervisor’s Office, 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell. Open to public. Call Meghan Mulholland, 758-5252.

• Pint Night 5-8 p.m., Bias Brewing in Kalispell to benefit Flathead Food Bank and FVCC Campus Farm. Bring harvested fresh garden produce to donate. $1 of every pint sold goes to food bank.

• Women Who Wine of the Flathead hosts its sixth annual Giving Banquet, 5:30 to 9 p.m., Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Music, food, wine. Tickets $50; www.flatheadcommunityfoundation.org

• Fair-Mont-Egan School District board meets 5:30 p.m.

• Back Country Horsemen of the Flathead potluck, bonfire and tack sale, 6 p.m., June Bureau’s home, 2055 Farm to Market Road, Kalispell. Call June, 755-4053.

• Women Who Wine of the Flathead sixth annual“A Night to Applaud Our Stars” giving banquet 5:30-9: p.m., Arts and Technology building, Flathead Valley Community College. Tickets $50, available www.flatheadcommunityfoundation.org or at Montavino in downtown Kalispell.

• Kila School board meets 6 p.m.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board meets 6 p.m., Flathead High School Flex Room.

• Smith Valley School board meets 6 p.m.

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

WEDNESDAY

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

• Evergreen School District board meets 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

• Creston School board meets 7 a.m.

• Helena Flats School board work session 7:45 a.m.

• Senior Tour and Tea, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 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.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5:15 p.m., at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell. Sponsored by Kalispell Daybreak Rotary.

• Learn about My Glacier Village, a grassroots, consumer-led organization that connects older adults to community resources and services to help them age successfully in place, 4:30-6 p.m., Snappy’s, 1400 U.S. 2 E., Kalispell. Appetizers, raffles, door prizes. Free. All welcome.

• Mission Mountain Audubon meets 7 p.m., Polson City Library meeting room. Program is “Solitary Sandpiper Secrets” by Jim Rogers Free. All welcome.

THOUGHT

“Sin is too stupid to see beyond itself.” — Alfred, Lord Tennyson, British poet laureate (born 1809, died this date in 1892).

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

• Bigfork County Water & Sewer District board meets 1 p.m., Bigfork Water & Sewer District Office, 108 Harbor Heights Blvd. in Bigfork. Public welcome.

• Big Arm community potluck, 6 p.m., Historic Big Arm School. Local beekeeper Ken Lambet will talk about bees and honey production. Call 849-5064.

A LOOK AHEAD

• Humanities Montana workshop Writing Montana with Dave Caserio, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Lone Pine State Park. Free. Public invited.?

• Fire Prevention Week open house, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Emergency Services Building, 275 Flathead Drive, Whitefish. Meet firefighters, K9 unit see engines, ambulances, BEAR armoured vehicle. Demonstrations. Free hot dog lunch.

• Columbia Falls Lions Club and Nature Kids sponsor a Fall Festival,11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12, at the Coop, Columbia Falls. 5K fun run, lunch, games, music. 5K registration $15 adults, $10 kids. Admission to event without run, $5.

• Daughters of the American Revolution, Chief Ignace Chapter, meet lunch at noon at Jan Olson’s home in Bigfork Business meeting follows. Call Cate, 755-6781.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 14: 12:30-5:30 p.m. KwaTaqNuk Resort, Polson; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Oct. 14.

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets 5:45-6:45 p.m. Oct. 14, The Summit, Kalispell. Survivors, family, friends are welcome. Refreshments. Call Jennifer, 756-4725.

• Flathead Audubon meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, in the United Way conference room, Gateway Community Center, U.S. 2 West, Kalispell. Enter from west side of building. Ryan Richardson, a fluvial geomorphologist with River Design Group, is guest speaker Free. All welcome.

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch and fundraising auction, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 15, meeting room of Victory Baptist Church, 1830 Montana 35. Speaker is Cathy Benson. Cost $9 per person. Call Jan, 212-3763, or Rosainne, 257-8098 for lunch and free child care reservations. Flathead Food Bank donations accepted. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction Committee meets 3 p.m. Oct. 15, assistant superintendent’s office.

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

• Flathead Conservation District 310 Stream Permit meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 15, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Flathead County Democratic Central Committee meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 15, VFW Post 2252, 330 First Ave. W., Kalispell. Bring a non-perishable food item or donation for Northwest Veterans Food Pantry. Call Lynn Stanley, 471-8317.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 16: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Whitefish Credit Union, Kalispell; noon to 5 p.m. Troy Baptist Church.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Guest speakers are Jen Prunty from My Glacier Village and Cathy Benson. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Kalispell Public Schools Personnel Committee meets 3 p.m. Oct. 16, district office basement meeting room.

• Flathead Valley Parkinson’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Darin from Acorda Therapeutics stalks about a new medication for Parkinson’s “off times.” All welcome. Call Marjory, 406-250-5577.

• Lakeside QRU board meets 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Lakeside Community Room. Call Lois Lauman, 253-2841.

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy and Communications Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Oct. 17, superintendent’s office.

• Maiasaura Junior Ranger Day for students in grades two to five, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17, Lone Pine State Park, Kaispell. Hands-on activities, crafts, games. Cost $8. Register at 755-2706, ext. 4.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Libby VFW.

Columbia Falls Historical Society meeting and presentation by Johanna Hartsey on James Talbott, who is considered to be the founding father of Columbia Falls, 7 p.m., Oct. 17, North Valley Community Center,Nucleus Avenue in Columbia Falls. Coffee and cookies.

• Kalispell Public Schools Fiance and Operations Committee meets 7 a.m. Oct. 18, district office basement meeting room.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 18: 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.

• Fall Fest, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19, Wayfarer Unit, Flathead Lake State Park. Hayrides, scavenger hunt, face painting, arts and crafts, sidewalk chalk competition, costume contest for all ages (and your dog), and a 3K run with registration 10:30 a.m. Call 406-837-3041.

• Trinity Lutheran School annual auction fundraiser, 5 p.m. Oct. 19, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Expo Building. Catered dinner, silent and live auctions, no host bar, raffles. Tickets $25; alumni $15. Call 257-6716.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21, Libby Christian Church. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 283-7000.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 21: 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; noon to 5:30 p.m. Hope Church.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 12:30- 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21, North Valley Senior Center, Columbia Falls. 20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 892-4087.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 22, Eureka Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

• 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.

• Kalispell Public Schools district board meets 6 p.m. Oct. 22, Flathead High School Flex Room.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Meadow Lake Resort, blood mobile.

• North Valley Toastmasters is changing their location to National Parks Realty during October and having an open house at noon Oct. 23, 601 Spokane Ave., Whitefish. Public invited.

• Kalispell Public Schools IT Committee meet 8:30 a.m. Oct. 24, district office basement meeting room.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon Oct. 24, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Applied Materials, Birch Grove Road, Kalispell; blood mobile.

• Good Shepherd Lutheran Church annual Harvest Dinner, 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 409 Fourth Ave. E., Polson. Swedish meatballs, potatoes, gravy, homemade lefse, salad, dessert. Adults, $10, children under 12, $5. Call ahead to place take-out orders, 883-5864. Available for pick up after 3 p.m.

• Flathead Democrats monthly education series titled ““What Happened to the News? Reading the ‘news’ in the age of internet and social media sources,” by Dennis Swibold, professor of journalism, University of Montana ,“ 7-9 p.m. Oct. 24, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 25: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glacier Bank Bigfork; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flathead City-County Health Department.

• AARP Driver Safety Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. $20 fee ($15 for AARP card-holding members.) Call 752-7266.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Oct. 26, Rosauers, Kalispell; blood mobile.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

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

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

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 29, Flathead County South Campus, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Representatives guide through health insurance basics. Cost is $10. Call 758-5730.

• Red Cross blood drives Oct. 30: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FVCC; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 31, Glacier Bank, Polson.

• Climate Smart Glacier Country hosts an event examining plastic use and recycling in Northwest Montana, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Activities, booths, brainstorming sessions. Free. Public invited.

• Flathead Democrats Harvest Dinner, 4:30-9 p.m. Nov. 2, Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Speaker is Jorge Quintana, Montana Democratic Party’s National Committeeman on the DNC.

• Kalispell Public Schools Personnel Committee meets 3 p.m. Nov. 6, district office basement meeting room.

• Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation’s 13th annual Voices of the Wilderness celebration and fundraiser, 6 p.m., Nov. 7, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Keynote speaker is author/historian Frederick Swanson. Music by Moonshine Mountain Band. Auction, raffle. Tickets $25 at www.bmwf.org/events or at door. Space is limited.

• Rails to Trails of Northwest Montana annual harvest dance and pie auction, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, Smith Valley Grange, U.S. 2 West, Kalispell. Admission one homemade pie or $5. Kids half price. Music by Grin and Bear It String Clan.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

• Kalispell Public Schools Personnell Committee meets 3 p.m. Nov. 13, district office basement meeting room.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon Nov. 21, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• 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.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

• 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.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon Dec. 19, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon Jan. 23, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon Feb. 20, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. March 9.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon March 19, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon April 16, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. May 11.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at noon May 21, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m. June. 8

Whitefish Wood Weekend June 26-28, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake.

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