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• 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.

SATURDAY

• Bigfork Village Un-decorating Day. Volunteers should meet at 8 a.m. at Bigfork Inn. Bring gloves and wire cutters.

SUNDAY

• Whitefish Winter Carnival skijoring competition, 1875 Voerman Road, Whitefish. Gates open 10 a.m.; 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.

MONDAY

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

• Fair-Mont-Egan School District board meets 4:30 p.m.

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

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

• Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates Winter Speaker Series, 7 p.m., 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.

TUESDAY

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

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

• Flathead County Solid Waste District board meets 3 p.m., landfill office.

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

A LOOK AHEAD

• 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.

THOUGHT

“I know there’s a proverb which that says ‘To err is human,’ but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries.” — Dame Agatha Christie, English mystery writer (1890-1976).

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

• Creston School Additional Classroom Planning Committee meets at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 30.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 3: 12:30-5:30 p.m. KwaTukNuk Resort, Polson; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 4, Bethany Lutheran Church, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 5, Cabinet Peaks, Libby.

• 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. Call Justin Sliter, 270-5959; or Rick Cunningham, 253-9192.

• Bob Marshall Wilderness Speaker Series presents “Exploring Wilderness within National Parks” by Becky Lomax, 7 p.m. Feb. 5, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 6, Applied Materials, Kalispell.

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 7: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; noon to 5 p.m. Homewood Suites, Kalispell.

• Whitefish Winter Carnival Gala, Feb. 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.

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 10: noon to 5:30 p.m. Hope Church; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

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

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Columbia Falls High School.

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 14: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Immanuel Lutheran Communities.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 17; noon to 5 p.m. Red Lion Hotel, sponsored by Black Mountain Software; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

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

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 19: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bigfork High School; noon to 5 p.m. Troy Baptist Church.

• 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.

• Bigfork Senior Center annual meeting, 10 a.m. Feb. 20, 639 Commerce Street, Bigfork. All welcome. Call 837-4157.

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

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 21: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10a .m. to 3 p.m. Flathead City-County Health Department.

• 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.

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 24: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eureka Health Care Primary Care; 1-6 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell.

• 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.”

• Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 25, Eureka Church of God.

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

• Red Cross blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Marion Fire District Community Hall.

• Red Cross blood drives Feb. 28: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, 126 N. Meridian Road, Kalispell; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. National Flood.

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

• Bob Marshall Wilderness Speaker Series presents “Wildlife in the Whitefish Range” by Tim Thier, 7 p.m. March 4, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public invited

• Dream Adaptive Snow Ball Gala, 5:30-9:30 p.m., March 6, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Dinner, no-host bar, silent and live auctions, music by Halladay and Rob Quist, keynote Montana native, adaptive X Games medalist Kevin Michael Connolly. Tickets are $85 per person, $160 per couple, $625 for a table of eight; www.dreamadaptive.org/events

• Dream Adaptive Shred-a-Thon, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 7, Whitefish Mountain Resort. Awards for most vertical feet skied or boarded in multiple categories, prizes for most funds raised, raffles, giveaways; www.dreamadaptive.org/events

• 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.

• Bob Marshall Wilderness Speaker Series presents “Living with Carnivores in Northwest Montana,” by Bryce Andrews, 7 p.m. April 1, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. 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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