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• Glacier Park fee-free day, Jan. 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Entrance fees waived.

• Flathead County Republican Women meet at noon, Red Lion Hotel Kalispell. Guest Speaker is Secretary of State Corey Stapleton. Lunch available to purchase. 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.

• 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 Michael Weidman, 752-9612, ext. 1316.

• Fair-Mont-Egan School District board meets 6 p.m.

• Citizens’ Climate Lobby, 6 p.m. Brannigan’s, Kalispell. All welcome.

• Crown of the Continent Choir presents “One Voice,” celebrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 7 p.m., Gateway Community Center’s Gathering Place, Kalispell. Free. Donations will benefit Flathead Warming Center.

TUESDAY

• Kalispell Women’s Connection buffet lunch, 11:30 a.m., meeting room of Victory Baptist Church, 1830 Montana 35. Speaker is Connie Barker. Cost $9 per person. Call Jan, 212-3763, or Rosainne, 257-8098 for lunch and free child care reservations. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Kalispell Chamber of Commerce luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, Kalispell. Luncheon tickets $20. For reservations, call 758-2803.

• Home Options Hospice ongoing weekly grief support begins noon to 1 p.m., The Summit, Kalispell. All welcome. Call 751-4254.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Polson Methodist Church.

• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction Committee meets 2-4 p.m., assistant superintendent’s office.

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

• Helena Flats School board meets at 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

• ImagineIF Libraries board meets at 9 a.m., meeting room, Kalispell. Call Connie Behe, 758-5824.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Applied Materials, Birch Grove Road, Kalispell, blood mobile.

THURSDAY

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Glacier Bank, Bigfork, blood mobile.

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at 12:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

FRIDAY

• Kalispell Public Finance and Operations Committee meets 7:30 a.m., district office basement meeting room.

• Red Cross blood drives: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; noon to 5 p.m. Best Buy, blood mobile.

• Flathead Valley Parkinson’s Support Group special meeting 2 p.m., Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Guest speaker Dr. Jason Aldred, a movement disorders specialist from Spokane, will speak on a variety of Parkinson’s related issues. All welcome. Call Marjory, 406-250-5577.

• Ageless Grace brain fitness program focusing on activating all five areas of the brain, 3-4 p.m., Prestige Assisted Living, 125 Glenwood Drive, Kalispell. Free. Public invited. To join, call (406) 756-1818.

A LOOK AHEAD

• Whitefish Winter Carnival skijoring competition, Jan. 25-26, 1875 Voerman Road, Whitefish. Gates open 10 a.m. daily; opening ceremonies 11:30 a.m.; competition begins at noon. Admission is $8 per person or $20 per family. Children 12 and under are free.

• John White Lecture Series presents Rick Trembath on “Historic Fires in Montana,” 2 p.m. Jan. 26, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Tickets available at museum or call 756-8381.

• Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 27, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

• Glacier Stamp Club meets 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Buffalo Hill Terrace, 40 Claremont St., Kalispell. Program titled “ The Little Blue Dot.” All welcome; glacierstampclubmt@gmail.com

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m. Jan. 27, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Bill Schustrom, Glacier Park naturalist and seasonal ranger, will present “Memories You Should Take Home After Spending a Summer in Glacier National Park.” Free. Public invited.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28, Saint John Paul II Church, Bigfork; sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

THOUGHT

“Whatever people in general do not understand, they are always prepared to dislike; the incomprehensible is always the obnoxious.” — Letitia Landon, English poet (1802-1838).

• Medicare 101 class, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 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 works session 6 p.m. Jan. 28, Flathead High School Flex Room.

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Kalispell Elks Lodge.

• Coffee with the Chief with Kalispell Chief of Police Doug Overman, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Syke’s Diner, 202 Second Ave. W., Kalispell. Topic is public safety. Coffee provided.

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

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. Jan. 30, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Red Cross blood drives Jan. 31: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kalispell City Council Chambers.

• Annual Winter Warm Up event, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 31, Gateway Community Center, 1203 U.S. 2 W., Kalispell. Free adult and children’s winter clothing, sleeping bags and blankets, dental, food and shelters, veterans, mental health and health services, pet services, tax preparation. Free meals, face painting. To volunteer or donate, call 257-5824.

• West Shore community dinner benefiting Tom and Judy Adams who have been put out of their home due to an electrical fire, 5-6 p.m. Jan. 31, 238 Adams St., Lakeside, across from Lakeside Elementary. Pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, dessert; to go available. Donations accepted. Families welcome.

• Kid’s Winter Workshop ranger-led program, 10-11 a.m., Flathead Lake State Park-Wayfarers Unit. Elementary-aged children should come prepared to be outside in cold weather. Parents encouraged to attend. Advance registration suggested by calling 837-3041.

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

• Kalispell Public Schools Personnel Committee meets 3 p.m. Feb. 5, district office basement meeting room.

• Diapers for Diamonds fundraiser for nonprofit Gunner’s Light Foundation, 4-6 p.m. Feb. 5, Riddle’s Jewelry, 2244 U.S. 93 N., Kalispell. Appetizers, drinks and giveaways for those who donate.

• Flathead Chapter of the Grizzly Scholarship Association’s 2020 Griz Football Signing Day social, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5, Hilton Garden Inn, Kalispell. Head Coach Bobby Hauck, UM Athletic staff, Voice of the Griz, Riley Corcoran, and coaching staff will be on hand. Admission $10. Light appetizers, no-host bar. Public invited.

For more information on the social, contact Justin Sliter 270-5959 Rick Cunningham at 253-9192.

• Whitefish Winter Carnival Gala, February 7, Whitefish Lake Restaurant. No-host cocktails and auction 6 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m.

• Father-Daughter Winter Ball, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7, O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Desserts, beverages, photo boot $25 per couple, $10 each additional daughter; $30 at door. Call 862-5371.

• Whitefish Winter Carnival events Feb. 8 — Penguin Plunge; Kiddie Carnival 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Whitefish High School;. Pie social 12:30-3:30 p.m. St. Charles Borromeo Church; Carnival Parade 3 p.m. downtown.

• Whitefish Winter Carnival Rotary pancake breakfast, Feb. 9, Whitefish Moose Lodge.

• Share the Love concert fundraiser with Wai Mizutani and Friends and Bigfork Food Bank, 4 p.m. Feb. 9, Saint John Paul II Catholic Church, Bigfork. Free will offering shared by Farming for the Future Academy and Homeward for Heroes.

• John White Lecture Series presents Judy Elwood and Marsha Siblerud on “Making Music in the Flathead Valley,” 2 p.m. Feb. 9, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Tickets available at museum or call 756-8381

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

• 42nd annual Cabin Fever Days and World Famous Barstool Ski Races Feb. 14, 15 and 16, Hungry Horse Canyon communities. For a schedule of events go to www.cabinfeverdays.com

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

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

• John White Lecture Series presents Mary Jane Bradbury’s program “And Yet They Persisted: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Tickets available at museum or call 756-8381.

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

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Sierra Mandelko, cultural resources program manager at Glacier Park presents a program titled “Cultural Resources of Glacier National Park: A Puzzling Story of How Humans Benefit from the Landscape.”

• Making Montana, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 29, Expo Building, Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Free. Public invited.

• John White Lecture Series presents Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, author of “Moonbound,” 2 p.m. March 8, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Tickets available at museum or call 756-8381

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at 12:30 p.m. March 19, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m. March 23, Northwest Montana History Museum, Kalispell. Mary Riddle, chief of Planning and Environmental Compliance at Glacier Park presents “What We Know and What We Don’t Know for 2020: Planning, Construction and Other Program Activities in Glacier National Park.” Free. Public invited.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at 12:30 p.m. April 16, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

• Glacier Park fee-free day April 18 for first day of National Park Week/Junior Ranger Day. Entrance fees waived.

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

• Flathead Special Education Cooperative Executive Council meets at 12:30 p.m. May 21, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Call 257-1857.

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

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

• Hockaday Museum of Art’s annual Arts in the Park, July 10-12, Depot Park, Kalispell.

• Glacier Park fee-free day Aug. 25 for National Park Service birthday. Entrance fees waived.

• Glacier Park fee-free day Sept. 26 for National Public Lands Day. Entrance fees waived.

• Glacier Park fee-free day Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. Entrance fees waived.

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