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Wednesday, April 25

Economic Development Authority
Ravalli County Economic Development Authority will hold its regular monthly Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday, April 25 from 2:15 to 2:55 p.m., and the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, April 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the RCEDA office, 274 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton. The meetings are open to the public.

Bitterroot Quilters Guild

The Bitterroot Quilters Guild will meet Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Daly Leach Community Room, 1010 W. Main, Hamilton. Everyone with an interest in quilting is encouraged to come early to socialize, shop and learn more before the meeting; doors open at 6 p.m. Membership in the Guild is $20 annually; contact Tena Chapman, Membership Chair, at 406-381-4755, or attend Wednesday’s meeting. For more information, visit bitterrootquiltersguild.com.


Friday, April 27

Rummage sale
Florence Carlton Community Church will hold its annual rummage sale on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28. Friday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations gladly accepted on the 25th and 26th. The church is located at 2007 Old Highway 93, halfway between Lolo and Florence. For more information call Colleen at 240-1504 or Dace at 240-6601.


Smart Driver Class

An AARP Smart Driver Class (Driver Safety) will be presented on Friday, April 27 at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, located at 1200 Westwood Drive in Hamilton. The class starts at 9 a.m. and lasts approximately four hours. While this safe driving strategies class is designed for drivers age 50 and over, all drivers are welcome. The class fee is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members. There are no written exams or driving tests. Montana mandates an insurance discount for qualified graduates. Pre-registration is advised. To sign up, contact Jones-Korman Insurance at 363-6583 or, for further information, call Bob Graler, Instructor, at 381-4428.


Let’s Talk!

The Ravalli County Democratic Central Committee is sponsoring a series of lunch presentations on issues that matter to Ravalli County Residents. Topics will include Public Education; Infrastructure; Health Care; Forest Restoration and Fire Protection; Preserving Agriculture in the Valley; Jobs and the Economy; and other requested topics. They will be held at the Frontier Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Fridays of the month from now until Election Day. The first discussion on April 27 will be presented by Dr. Bob Moore, Superintendent of the Stevensville School District, who will share details on the Stevensville School Bond Election and other aspects of funding for public education.
Margaret Gorski, candidate for HD 88 will moderate the discussions. All are welcome to join in these discussions. For further information call Margaret at 406-552-2072.

Arbor Day celebration
You’re invited to an Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. There will be a planting of three new trees in Mandy Park! There will also be a special drawing for two day passes to the Fair!

Durling benefit dinner
Jaden Durling, a member of the Bitterroot Red Sox Legion Baseball Team, was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Jaden and his family will be spending six months in Spokane for treatments.
The Red Sox will be hosting a prime rib dinner and silent action on Friday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Middle School Gym to raise funds to support Jaden and his family during this difficult time. Dinner tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased at Shirts, Etc. At 931 N. 1st in Hamilton or call Melanie Jones, 381-3193, Judy Rothie, 546-8613, or Amber Walker, 360-4826. Silent auction items can be dropped off at Shirts, Etc. or call one of the above numbers to arrange for pick up.

Sunday, April 29

History Center Open House
Does your family history have you puzzled? Would you like to learn how to store audio memories, scan and protect one-of-a-kind photos, learn about DNA mapping and discover how to use the new “Puzilla” app? You’re invited for displays and refreshments at the Hamilton Family History Center Open House on Sunday, April 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 401 North 8th St. in Hamilton at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Monday, April 30

Stevi school menu
Monday: Breakfast – Pancakes or Yogurt, fruit, toast or cereal bar, milk; Lunch – Meatballs & Gravy, mashed potatoes, peaches, bread & butter, milk
Tuesday: Breakfast – Bagels & Cream Cheese or Yogurt, fruit, toast or cereal bar, milk; Lunch – Chicken, Cheese & Bean Burrito, Spanish rice, apples, bread & butter, milk
Wednesday: Breakfast – Cereal or Yogurt, fruit, toast or cereal bar, milk; Lunch – Cheeseburgers, taters, mixed fruit, bread & butter, milk
Thursday: Breakfast – French Toast or Yogurt, fruit, toast or cereal bar, milk; Lunch – Cheese-filled Breadsticks, glazed carrots, bananas, bread & butter, milk
Friday: Breakfast – Muffins or Yogurt, fruit, toast or cereal bar, milk; Lunch – Ham Bites & Scrambled Eggs, tri taters, applesauce, bread & butter, milk.

Rotary Club
Dr. Mark Jergens, current President of the Hamilton Rotary Club, will be speaking at the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, on Monday, April 30 at 12 noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. Dr. Jergens will be discussing his and his wife’s recent trip to Patagonia. The meeting is open to the public. For further Rotary Club information, call 363-2960.

Tuesday, May 1

Fair manager meet & greet
You’re invited to a Meet & Greet to welcome new Fair Manager Melissa Saville, on Tuesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Bring your business card to be eligible for a drawing of two adult day passes to the Fair! RSVP is appreciated – 363-3411 or email bperkins@rc.mt.gov.

Sons of Norway
Bitterrootdalen Lodge, Sons of Norway will meet on Tuesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 275 Hattie in Hamilton. The program will discuss books about Norway, how to access ancestry and records, and history. The Lodge will provide a main dish, drinks and service, members and visitors are invited to bring a side dish. There will also be planning for a window display for the 17th of May, Norwegian Constitution Day and Midsummer Night’s Eve, June 21st. The public is invited. For more information contact Jackie Bjergo, 961-4538.


Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot

Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot (FFB) will meet Tuesday, May 1, at BJ’s Restaurant in Hamilton. Social hour is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cocktails/dinner are optional. The presentation is by Fred Telleen, Manager of North 40 Outfitters, in Great Falls. Fred’s program, “Fishing the Great Rivers of Alaska,” is a perspective gained from 26 years of guiding on the Kvichak, Naknek, Togiak, Kanektok, and Kenai Rivers.
Fred states that he fly fishes to live and lives to fly fish! For more information regarding this meeting or the social club, call Dorreen at 363-0744.

Society of Dowsers
Join the local chapter of the American Society of Dowsers for a free presentation by Jade Beaty on Tuesday, May 1st at 7 p.m. at the North Valley Public Library, 208 Main in Stevensville. Jade will talk about intuitive skills and how to develop and use them for the greater good. Some of the techniques Jade uses are the pendulum, kinesthetic self-testing and a cultivation of pure awareness in present moment that brings all the information needed. Jade will share some of her healing tools from the elemental and natural kingdoms, such as flower and gem essences, space clearing items and essential oils. She plans to complete the evening with a group reading, using tarot cards to conclude the discussion. Learn more by visiting www.dowsers.org and www.50shadesofjade.org.

Wednesday, May 2

Garden Club
The Stevensville Garden Club invites the public to their monthly meetings every first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church, 409 Buck Street, Stevensville. There are interesting program topics and speakers that deal with various aspects of gardening. A tour of a member’s garden is included for the May 2 meeting. For details, contact Colleen at 273-3973.

Fly fishing clinics
Fly fishing introduction and instruction designed for beginning and intermediate fly fishers will be held on the first four Wednesdays in May (2, 9, 16, 23) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Corvallis Middle School Cafeteria. Sign up at Freestone Fly Shop or Chuck Stranahan’s Fly Shop. The registration fee is $50 for non-members and $35 for members of Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot or Trout Unlimited. The clinic is sponsored by Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot and Trout Unlimited. Membership for balance of the year in both organizations included in the registration fee. For further information call Ria Overholt, 369-2213.

Thursday, April 19 Back Country Horsemen Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen host their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 19 at Corvallis School Cafeteria on Eastside Highway in Corvallis. Potluck dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Guests are welcome. Program speakers Jack Ader, West Fork Wilderness Ranger and winner…

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Thurs, January 18 RCEDA Ravalli County Economic Development Authority will hold its regular monthly Finance Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 17 from 2:15 to 2:55 p.m., and the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, January 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the RCEDA office, 274…

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Wednesday, December 6   Climate science forum The Montana Institute on Ecosystems, in partnership with MSU-Extension in Ravalli County, will host a free educational climate science forum in Hamilton on Wednesday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bedford Building, 223 S. 2nd St., Hamilton (upstairs). It will feature presentations from authors of…