Free concert honors late music teacher

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The Kalispell Area Music Teachers Association is sponsoring a concert in memory of the late Betty Hanzel at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 602 S. Main St., Kalispell. The concert is free and the public is invited.

Hanzel, who died Aug. 12, 2018, was among the founding members of the Music Teachers Association in 1977, serving as president in the early ‘90s and on various committees in the association. She attended most Montana State Music Teachers Association conferences and was awarded her 40-year certificate as a member in November 2016. She was honored as Teacher of the Year in 2012 when the Kalispell Area Music Teachers hosted the state conference. She taught piano lessons to 1,200 students in over 65 years and was a mentor to many teachers in KAMTA.

Free meals in valley slated in March

Community Kitchen-Feeding the Flathead offers the following free meals in Kalispell during March. All meals are served at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Everyone is welcome.

Central Christian Church, 248 Second Ave. E. — March 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 603 S. Main St. — March 4, 11, 18

Christ Church Episcopal, 215 Third Ave. E. — March 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

The following meals are also free of charge. All meals are served at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

Shepherd’s Hand at Christ Lutheran Church, 5150 River Lakes Pkwy., Whitefish, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — March 4, 11, 18, 25

Whitefish Nazarene, 1125 E. Seventh St. — March 6, 13, 20, 27

Calvary Lutheran Church, 2200 LaSalle — March 7, 14, 21, 28

Community United Methodist Church, 750 Electric Ave., Bigfork, 3:30-6 p.m. — March 7, 14, 21, 28

St. Richard’s Catholic Church, U.S 2 East and Ninth Street West, Columbia Falls — March 27, 28. 29, 30

Canyon community, Hungry Horse School — 5:30-6:30 p.m., March 28

Lakeside Chapel — 5 to 6 p.m., March 29

Lakeside library hosts birthday for Dr. Seuss

West Shore Community Library in Lakeside is hosting a Dr. Seuss birthday party at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2.

Free books will be given away courtesy of Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana.

“CAPNM is interested in getting books into the community for all kids,” said executive director Tracy Diaz. “The focus is low income, but it’s for all kids and it’s about trying to build and increase family engagement.”

Birthday guests will also enjoy games and free cookies.

Rock talk part of winter speaker series

Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates annual Winter Speaker series presents Glacier Park ranger Teagan Tomlin on “If Rocks Could Talk: A Geologic History of GNP,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb, 25, at the Museum at Central School, Kalispell. The presentation is free and the public is invited.

Tomlin, an interpretative ranger in Glacier Park, will take listeners through the park’s geologic history and describe four major phases that helped shape the park’s scenery.

Code Girls hold two fundraising nights

Code Girls United, offering year-round free afterschool STEM programs for girls, will be part of the NW Regional App Challenge, May 11-12 at Flathead Valley Community College. This is a free, two-day event for girls from fourth through eighth grades from Montana, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, and Canada.

Two fundraisers will support the group and the event. The first is March 2 at Casey’s in Whitefish from 5 to 8 p.m., with drink specials and a raffle. Another will be on March 19 at Flathead Lake Brewing in Bigfork. Starting at 5 p.m., $1 per each beer purchased and 50 cents per soft drink will be donated to Code Girls United.

More details are available at

Flathead Valley Bridge Center results

Feb. 15

Swiss Team Game

MaryAnn Chestnut – Mitzi Anderson – Bill Pellett – Robert Walstad 1st A

Tanya McCully – Gary Stephens – Marjorie Simpson – Annie Alex 2/3 A

Jim Swab – Kaye Hoffmaster – Hartley Leppard – Nuala Uhde 2/3 A

Cathy Brown – Susie Moore – Porki Harris – Paulette Fopp 1st B

Marion Kibbe – Marian Strong – Ann Fey – Athena Mosxona 2nd B

Feb. 16

Novice Game

Lee Honeyman – Frank Schroeter 1st A , 1st B

Patsy Cloud – Susie Robley 2nd A

Deb Johnson – Marci Stein 2nd B

Feb. 18

North/South Pairs

Janet Weiss – Dan Shura 1st A

Marjorie Simpson – Shirley Dean 2nd A, 1st B

Cathy Brown – Porki Harris 2nd B

Bob Gerhard – Bob Sleadd 1st C

East/West Pairs

Bruce Clark – Sara Connor 1st A, 1st B, 1st C

Bruce Pellett – Anne Gentry 2nd A

Jim Swab – Charrisse Bourquin 2nd B

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