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• Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend by attending the Smith Valley School pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. May 12. The breakfast will be followed by a craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The school is located at 2901 U.S. 2 W., in Kalispell.

• The Family Forestry Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 at the Trumbull Creek Educational Forest located two miles north of the junction of U.S. 2 and Montana 40 — west of Columbia Falls. There will be short forest walks with educational stations and demonstrations along the way. A grandstand show is planned at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Free lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information call 406-758-5218 or visit

• Flathead Valley Community College will hold a free ice cream social from noon to 1 p.m. FVCC President Jane Karas will be giving an update on the college’s “One” campaign and plans on the future library and learning commons.

• May 15 is the deadline to register for kindergarten in West Valley School. Eligible children must be 5 before Sept. 10. Birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency must be presented at the time of registration.

• Smith Valley School will have an early dismissal on May 16.

• Bigfork schools K-8 students will participate in a Bigfork Fun Run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 16.

• The public is invited to attend a presentation on Internet safety and human trafficking at 5:30 p.m. May 16 at Columbia Falls Junior High, 1805 Talbot Road. The presentation will be given by Flathead County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jeanne Parker of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. It is advised that children do not attend the presentation due to the nature of the topic.

• A kindergarten- through fourth-grade Spring Learning Celebration and Concert will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 17 at Fair-Mont Egan School.

• A teen social is planned from 4-5:30 p.m. May 17 at ImagineIF library in Kalispell. The featured craft will be T-shirt painting and decorating.

• Bigfork School District will host its annual community spring carnival from 5-7 p.m. May 18 on the campus lawn. There will be games, activities, food for purchase and live music. Students may purchase tickets for games during the week before the event.

• Students at Fair-Mont-Egan School have a 1:30 p.m. early dismissal on May 18.

• Girls on the Run of Flathead Valley will hold a 5K on May 20 at the Kidsports complex in Kalispell. The run is open to the public. The race starts at 1 p.m. The route is stroller friendly and people are asked to not bring dogs. Cost is $20 and proceeds benefit Girls on the Run, a fitness and life skills program for third- through fifth-grade girls that culminates with the 5K. For registration and volunteer information visit

• The Bigfork Booster Club annual spring barbecue fundraiser will be held May 20. Tickets are $100 and include dinner, drinks and entry into a $10,000 grand-prize drawing. Tickets can be purchased at the Bigfork Village Florist or from booster club members. Proceeds benefit athletic and extracurricular activities at Bigfork School District. For more information email

• Flathead High School will hold a senior scholarship awards ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. May 23 in the auditorium.

• An early dismissal is planned in Kalispell Public Schools on May 23 for teacher training.

• Woodland Montessori, located at 5 Parkhill Road in Kalispell, invites the community to attend a barbecue dinner in celebration of its 40th anniversary from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 23. For more information call 406-755-3824.

• A fifth- through eighth-grade Spring Learning Celebration and Concert will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 24 at Fair-Mont Egan School.

• Flathead Home Educators Association will hold a graduation ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon May 26 at Easthaven Baptist Church. About 48 students are anticipated to take part.

• There is no school May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

• Whitefish Independent High School students will graduate May 31.

• Linderman Education Center’s graduation is planned at 7 p.m. May 31 in the gym. There will be about 100 students graduating.

• Flathead High School’s graduation is planned at 7 p.m. June 1 in the gym. About 330 students are expected to graduate.

• Stillwater Christian School’s graduation is slated for 6:30 p.m. June 1 in the gym. Twenty-three students are expected to graduate.

• Bigfork students will have a full day of school on June 1 to make up time as a result of school closures in September that were due to cyber threats.

• There is no school at Cayuse Prairie on June 1 for teacher training.

• Bigfork High School’s graduation is planned for 11 a.m. June 2. About 63 students are expected to graduate.

• Columbia Falls High School’s graduation is set for 11 a.m. June 2 in the gym. Roughly 130 students are expected to graduate.

• Glacier High School’s graduation will be held June 2 in the gym. Approximately 297 students are expected to graduate.

• Whitefish High School graduation is set for 1 p.m. June 2 in the gym. About 112 students are expected to graduate including two foreign exchange students.

• Tickets are on sale for the annual Crosstown Craze graduation party for Flathead and Glacier high school students. The party begins at 9 p.m. June 2 and end at 3 a.m. at The Summit.

To submit items for the school calendar, contact reporter Hilary Matheson at 758-4431, by email at or by fax at 758-4481.

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