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

• Ferndale Circle meets 1 p.m., Ferndale Hall.

• Transportation Advisory Committee for Flathead County Eagle Transit bus system meets 2 p.m., South Campus Building, 40 11th St. W., Kalispell. Public welcome. Call 758-5728.

FRIDAY

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

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

• Glacier Pachyderm Club meets noon to 1 p.m., Sykes, Kalispell. Speaker is Kalispell School District Superintendent Mark Flatau; www.gcpachy.org

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

• Kalispell Downtown Association annual Chocolate Affair, 5-8 p.m. Shop, taste and judge chocolate at various downtown businesses. Drop off completed walking card for chance to win gift certificates.

SATURDAY

• Whitefish Winter Carnival events — 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.

• Glacier Knitting Guild meets 11 a.m., 139 S. Main St., Kalispell. Call 755-9276.

• Rocky Mountain Rollers Good Sam RV Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. Perkin’s Restaurant, 1390 U.S. E., Kalispell. Order from menu. Guests welcome. RSVP to Frank and Patricia Rendina, 970-227-6608.

• Flathead HO Modular Railroad group operating session, noon to 3 p.m., Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Use north entrance C. The public is welcome and can bring and run HO gauge trains. New members welcome. Call Vance Carolin, 755-9412 or Joel Goldberg, 248-514-3207.

SUNDAY

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

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

• Plant-wise Flathead’s potluck, 5-7 p.m., Fellowship Room, Northridge Lutheran Church, 323 Northridge Drive, Kalispell. Bring plant-based dish to share (no meat, dairy, eggs or fish). To RSVP or for more information, call Diana Blend, 406-253-0498.

MONDAY

• Daughters of the American Revolution, Chief Ignace Chapter, meet for a no-host lunch at noon at Scotty’s Restaurant, Kalispell. Presentation by Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino follows. Call Cate, 755-6781.

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

• Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group cross-country skiing outing 3-9 p.m., Whitefish Lake Golf Course. Survivors, family, friends are welcome. Meet at 3 p.m. at The Summit south parking lot to cool. Call Jennifer, 756-4725 or 253-3336.

• Swan River School board meets 4 p.m.

• Fair-Mont-Egan School District board Negotiations work session 4:30 p.m.

• West Valley School board meets 5 p.m.

• Flathead Audubon meets at 7 p.m., in the United Way conference room, Gateway Community Center, U.S. 2 West, Kalispell. Nicole Nelson with the Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center is guest speaker. Enter from west side of building. Free. All welcome.

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

TUESDAY

• Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana fundraiser, 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Panda Express, Kalispell. 20% of day’s proceeds donated to homeless prevention efforts. Mention fundraiser when ordering.

• Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cedar Creek Lodge. No reservations required. Luncheon, $12. Call 892-2072.

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

• Kila School board meets 6 p.m.

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

WEDNESDAY

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

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

• Somers Water & Sewer District board meets 6 p.m. at the Somers Museum.

THOUGHT

“Life is just one grand sweet song, so start the music.” — President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).

A LOOK AHEAD

• Creston School board meets 7 a.m. Feb. 13.

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

• Center for Restorative Youth Justice presents “(Not Your Average) Love Story!” a daring night of truth telling, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 13, Casey’s, Whitefish. Speaker-based fundraiser with appetizers, drinks, music, raffle prizes and interactive stations. Tickets $25; www.restorativejustice.org

• 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.

• Kalispell Public Schools Governance Committee meets 10 a.m. Feb. 14, superintendent’s office.

• EPAGA Home Care presents a free educational seminar about “Loving Through Alzheimer’s, noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 14, The Gathering Place, Room 26, Gateway Community Center, Kalispell. Door prizes and Valentine treats provided. All welcome. Call 755-4633.

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

• 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.

• Elisabeth Mollica gives a free workshop titled Medicinal Herbs for your Home Apothecary,” 10 a.m. Feb. 15, St. Patrick’s Church, 30631 Montana 35, Ferndale. Learn how to make tinctures, oils, medicinal honeys, teas and more. Call 253-8041.

• Backcountry Horsemen of the Flathead host two clinics Feb. 15-16, Triple Take Arena, 300 Morning View Drive in Kalispell. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hands-on safety and handling demonstration, and packing and orientation clinic by Robert Eversole. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. horse safety and two additional Eversole clinics. Free. No RSVP necessary.

• Blacktail Mountain Ski Patrol fundraiser, Feb. 17. Games, food, costumes prizes raffles. Poker run 10:30 a.m., registration $15; www.blacktailqru.com

• Kalispell Public Schools Curriculum and Instruction Committee meets 2 p.m. Feb. 18, assistant superintendent’s office.

• Pleasant Valley School board meets 5 p.m. Feb. 18.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Speaker is Creed Westphal. Suzie Dofelmire talks about her quilting. Cost $8 per person. Free child care by reservation. Call Candy, 387-4119; or Janet, 892-3621. Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

• Flathead Valley Parkinson’s Support Group meets 3-4:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Topic is care partners and will include breakout sessions. All welcome. Call Marjory, 406-250-5577.

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

• 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.

• Whitefish Moose Lodge serves pork chops with all trimmings, 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 17, 230 W. 10 St. All welcome.

• NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group meets 6 p.m. Feb. 17, Gateway Community Center, north conference room, Kalispell. Call 854-2323.

• 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.

• Helena Flats School “Frame Our Future” community event, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 19. Public brainstorming session to discuss school and community’s current and future need. All welcome.

• Kalispell Public Schools Policy and Communications Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Feb. 20, superintendent’s office

• 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.

• Kalispell Public Schools Finance and Operations Committee meets 7:30 a.m. Feb. 21, district office basement meeting room.

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

• Cornhole tournament, Feb. 22, Kalispell Elks Lodge. Sign-ups begin at 11 a.m. Tournament starts at noon. Kid-friendly. Food and drink available. Door prizes.

• Sam and Ruth Neff of Whitefish present an illustrated program of their experiences traveling in Iran, 1 p.m. Feb. 22, Community Room of Whitefish Public Library, 9 Spokane Ave., Free and open to the public. Call 862-1629.

• Columbia Falls Women’s Connection hosts a bunco fundraising party, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 22, North Valley Hospital Community Room, 235 Nucleus Ave., Columbia Falls. Must be 18 or older to play. $10 donation requested. Reservations required by Feb. 19. Call Janet at 892-3621.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “China under Xi Jinping: The New Mao” by Terry Weidner, professor emeritus of Chinese politics and former director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, University of Montana, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• Whitefish Moose Lodge potluck dinner, 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 230 W. 10 St. Bring a dish to share. Learn about community organizations supported by Moose. All welcome.

• 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.”

• Flathead Conservation District business meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 24, 133 Interstate Lane, in Evergreen. Call 752-4220.

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

• Kalispell Public Schools district board meets 6 p.m. Feb. 25, Flathead High School library, second floor.

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

• Kalispell Public Schools IT Committee meets 8:30 a.m. Feb. 27, district office basement meeting room.

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

• Marion Fire District board meets 5 p.m. Feb. 27, Marion Community Center, 180 Gopher Lane, Marion.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “Twenty Years in 2020: Reflections on Putin in Power” by Clint Walker, professor of Russian at the University of Montana, 7 p.m. Feb. 27, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• 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 manufacturer event, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 29, Expo Building at the Flathead County Fairgrounds, Kalispell. Free. Open to the public. Interactive exhibits and informative presentations

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

• West Valley Naturalist will meet 7 p.m. March 2, West Valley School, Kalispell Mike Koopal of the Whitefish Lake Institute and Ryan Richardson from River Design Group are guest speakers.

• 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.

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “U.S. Foreign Policy toward Africa: Why Africa Matters” by Cindy Courville, first U.S. ambassador to the African Union and former special assistant to the president for African affairs, National Security Council, 7 p.m. March 5, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• 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

• Free the Seeds! annual fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 7, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Giant seed swap, 40 booths, workshops, panel discussions, kids’ activities.

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

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “Forever Enemies? U.S. Relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran” by Mark Gasiorowski, professor of political science at Tulane University, 7 p.m. March 12, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

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

• Flathead Valley Community College Honors Symposium Series presents “Brexit, Borders and Markets in a Globalizing World” by Craig Parsons, professor and department head of political science at the University of Oregon, 7 p.m. March 19, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC. Free. Public welcome. Call Gerta Reeb, 756-3889.

• Nature Kids Child Care is presenting a screening of the film “Missing 411: The Hunted” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Cedar Creek Lodge in Columbia Falls. Tickets $25. Call 892-1115.

• 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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