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Thursday, January 25



Saving Money Through Energy Efficiency

Spend an hour of your time and learn to save precious dollars on your power bill on Thursday, January 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bitterroot Public Library Meeting Room in Hamilton. Jim Maunder from Ravalli County Electric has been advising people on how to cut their utility bills for 31 years. Focusing on energy efficiency, Jim will talk about electricity, gas, and propane and low cost/no cost ways to save. His presentation is 45 minutes with time for questions afterwards. For more information call Nancy at 961-3953. This event is sponsored by Small Things Matter.



Friday, January 26


Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ popular Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is hosting a winter skills workshop January 26-28 in Seeley Lake.


Participants can choose to take three courses from a list of offerings that includes avalanche awareness, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, sewing with fur, skinning and hide prep, and snowshoeing.

Registration is open now, and spaces fill quickly for this popular winter workshop. To download a registration form, visit the FWP website at, click “Education,” then click “Becoming and Outdoors Woman.”

The workshop is designed for those 18+ that want to learn or improve winter outdoor skills. The cost is $115 and includes class instruction, most gear, evening activities and several meals. Participants are responsible for their own lodging.

For more information on the BOW Winter workshop, call FWP’s Sara Smith, 406-444-9948 or email

Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace will take place Friday, January 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Center for Spiritual Living, 328 Fairgrounds Road (across from the high school), Hamilton. The Dances bring folks together to experience simple dances from the world’s various religious traditions. Each dance is taught each time, with live music, creating an atmosphere of acceptance, joy, and unity. Refreshments served afterwards. This is a scent-free event, donation $3. Everyone welcome! For more information call Star Jameson, 546-5344.


Saturday, January 27


Open Space Roundtable

Bitterroot Community Open Space Roundtable will be held on Saturday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 328 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. Co-sponsored by CSL, join Cultivating Connections to explore topics related to Open Space and Nurturing Our Bitterroot Community.

This unique conference model, facilitated by Kris Bayer, invites everyone to participate in the discussion. The agenda is formed around topics of our common society, culture, and food. Help identify ways we can work together to improve our valley. Opening remarks, perspectives, and enthusiasm from Laura Garber, Karen Daniels, Aleah Jordan, and Harold Shinsato.

No cost to attend; continental breakfast, lunch, coffee & tea are provided. RSVP for meal count. Contact Laura Garber, 363-6627; (leave message) or on (search “Bitterroot”).



Music concert

The Acousticals will perform in concert on Saturday, January 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevensville Playhouse. Three of Montana’s premier musicians will play original material in the Bluegrass/Americana style, featuring Richie Reinholdt on guitar/vocals, Chad Fadely on mandolin and Britt Arnesen on bass/vocals. Tickets available at
Sunday, January 28



Center for Spiritual Living

“The Reflection of Holiness” with Rebecca Lellek will be the topic of the Sunday Service on January 28 at the Center for Spiritual Living. “When we can bring anything and everything to the inner altar of our Self, we can know the Wholeness of who we are. We are each one of us a temple of love.” The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 328 Fairgrounds Road, across from Hamilton High School. Come hear inspiring ideas and uplifting music. Meditation begins at 9 a.m.; Sunday service begins at 9:30 a.m. For further information call Dave Schultz at 381-2355, visit, or on Facebook: CSLBitterroot.


Monday, January 29


Stevi school menu

Monday: Breakfast – Waffles or Yogurt, fruit, toast or cereal bar, milk; Lunch – Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, sweet corn, apricots, bread & butter, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon Rolls or Yogurt, fruit, toast or cereal bar, milk; Lunch – Taco Wraps with lettuce & salsa, refried beans, oranges, bread & butter, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast – Cereal or Yogurt, fruit, toast or cereal bar, milk; Lunch – Chicken & Noodle Casserole, tossed salad, grapes, bread & butter, milk

Thursday: Breakfast – Pancake on a stick or Yogurt, fruit, toast or cereal bar, milk; Lunch – Tater-Tot Casserole, green beans, pears, bread & butter, milk

Friday – Breakfast – Egg Wraps or Yogurt, fruit, toast or cereal bar, milk; Lunch – Chicken Sandwich, fresh veggies with ranch dressing, pineapple, bread & butter, milk.


Rotary Club

A representative of Habitat for Humanity will be speaking at the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, on Monday, January 29 at 12 noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. The meeting is open to the public. For further Rotary Club information, call 363-2960.


Thursday, February 1


Backyard Bird Count prep

Do you love birds? Are you a bird-watcher? Come and hear Craig Kuchel speak about birds, and the Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) on Thursday February 1, at 6 p.m. at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville.

The 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count will be held mid-February. It’s free, fun and easy for all ages to participate in this national event which takes a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Count birds for as little as 15 minutes, or for as long as you wish, during the four-day GBBC event. Anyone from a beginner to an expert can participate.

Craig Kuchel, a local biology teacher who speaks about birds all around the western United States, will provide information on how to participate in the GBBC as well as basic information on identifying birds during their transition from winter to breeding plumage.

For more information on the GBBC you can go to

North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street in downtown Stevensville. For more information, call 777-5061 or visit All library programs are free and open to the public.

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