Thursday, November 9
Women’s Newcomers’ Club
Are you new to the Bitterroot Valley? Have you recently retired? Have you been here for a while and would just like to meet new people? If so, the Bitterroot Women’s Newcomers Club welcomes you to their next meeting on Thursday, November 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 328 Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton. The speaker this month will be from the Soroptimists International club. After the meeting, members who are interested will be traveling to Triple Creek Ranch for lunch. For more information call Deb Tennant at 503-871-9249.
Friends of Bitterroot Public Library
The Friends of the Bitterroot Public Library will hold their Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 9 at 12 noon in the downstairs meeting room in the library. Action items on the agenda will be adoption of 2018 budget and election of 2018 officers. The meeting is open to the public. For information call Vivian Yang 363-3198.
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Christmas Boutique on Thursday November 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Friday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Blodgett/Canyon View Conference Rooms (across from the MDMH Auxiliary Gift Shop). Christmas Boutique will feature unique gift items, holiday decorations, a bargain table and a raffle. Start your Christmas shopping now! All proceeds from the Christmas Boutique, the Hospital Gift Shop and various Auxiliary fund raisers are used to buy new hospital equipment.
Stevi soccer signups
Sign-up for Spring Soccer will be Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. in Room #123, Stevensville High School. For more information call coach Ralph Serrette at (406) 274-7764.
Friday, November 10
Arts Guild Show
The Bitterroot Arts Guild will hold its annual Holiday Show and Sale on Friday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, November 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Interstate Building at Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton. The event is free although everyone is encouraged to make a donation of non-perishable food for the Darby Bread Box.
This year there are many new, exciting artists and art works featuring unique crafts and woodwork, one of a kind art, and jewelry. There will be something there for everyone.
For more information email [email protected] or call (406) 241-6181 (leave message).
The Ravalli County Museum will hold its annual Veterans Day commemoration on Friday, November 10 at 2 p.m. at the Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. The program will begin at the Doughboy monument with the laying of the wreaths by Veterans Organizations and Auxiliaries. Following that there is a program in the Courtroom Gallery. A silent auction of stunning trees decorated by local businesses and organizations will open on the same day. Choose from a wide variety of both traditional and patriotic trees. Bid on a tree that can be given to a deserving person or for a veteran family currently serving in the military! For more information, contact Ravalli County Museum 363-3338 or visit www.ravallimuseum.org.
Bitterroot Baroque presents the early music group Les Dèlices in a concert on Friday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 600 S. Third Street in Hamilton. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students, or “according to the ability to pay,” and are available either at Hamilton’s Chapter One Bookstore or at the door at the concert. Rising-star soprano Clara Rottsolk is featured in this program, which was released as Les Délices’ second CD recording in November 2012. “Myths & Allegories” weaves dramatic depictions of tales from Homer’s Odyssey together with instrumental chamber music inspired by Greek mythology, and features cantatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (Le Sommeil d’Ulisse) and Thomas-Louis Bourgeois (Les Sirčnes). The hero Ulysses confronts storms at sea, shipwrecks, the tantalizing allure of siren songs, and encounters with the Cyclopes – all set to music – in the course of this colorful, fantastic program. Even Ulysses’ long-faithful wife pines from afar as symbolized by Jean-Féry Rebel’s violin sonata La Fidelle.
For more information call (314) 852-5099.
Saturday, November 11
A Course in Miracles
Would you like to crack the code to having epic peace, love and joy in your relationships? This captivating workshop will equip you with the superpowers necessary to transform conflict, elevate harmony and amplify the awesomeness in your connections with others using the philosophy of A Course in Miracles, on Saturday, November 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Presented by Rev. Kelly Russell, a Spiritual Life Coach and Minister of A Course in Miracles. By donation. Sponsored by The Center for Spiritual Living, 328 Fairgrounds Road, across from Hamilton High School. For more information email [email protected] or visit CSLBitterroot.org.
Selway-Pintler Wilderness Back Country Horsemen
The SPWBCH will celebrate Thanksgiving by hosting their 7th annual Dutch oven cookout/potluck on Saturday, November 11, at the Lake Como Three Sisters Pavilion across from the Rock Creek Horse Camp. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. to set up and start the Dutch ovens – lunch served 12-12:30 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a Back Country Horsemen, come for the fun and learn to Dutch oven cook! Members will give thanks for the mountains, great friends and ever faithful horses and mules! Guests are welcome to join members around the campfire for coffee/hot cocoa and share lots of “trail talk”! Bring a hearty appetite, your choice of beverage and a chair!
For more information contact Christy at 406-361-0767.
Empty Bowls luncheon
The Bitterroot Empty Bowls luncheon and silent art auction will be held Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.at St. Francis Pastoral Life Center, 411 S. 5th Street, Hamilton. Tickets are $20 and are available at Art City, Art Focus, Chapter One Book Store and the Chamber of Commerce office.
A fundraiser will be held Saturday, November 11 at Fins Tap House located in Corvallis for a 37-year-old veteran, Kevin Campbell, recently diagnosed with a rare cancer. Businesses are welcome to donate silent auction items. Come enjoy chill and corn bread from 4 to 10 p.m. Contact Shar Berglee at 406-438-3827 or [email protected].
Marine Corps birthday dinner
The 242nd Birthday of the United States Marine Corps will be celebrated on Saturday, November 11 at the Victor Steakhouse, 2426 Meridian Road. Reservations and payment are required in advance.
Marines, Corpsmen, veterans of other military services, and the public are invited to attend. There will be a no-host bar from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a brief ceremony and dinner.
Price for the event, including dinner, is $25.00 per person. Choice of entrees include salmon, lemon chicken, or sirloin steak. Meals come with salad, roll, baked potato, coffee, and Marine Corps birthday cake.
For information and reservations, contact Wayne at 642-3871, or mail the names in your party with entree selections and check for $25.00 per person to Marine Corps Birthday, P.O. Box 777, Victor MT 59875. Reservations and payment must be received no later than November 8.
Dances of Universal Peace
The Dances of Universal Peace will take place Saturday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. at The Center for Spiritual Living, 328 Fairgrounds Road (across from Hamilton High School), Hamilton. They are a compendium of simple, meditative, joyous circle dances from many of the world’s wisdom traditions. The leader teaches the group the words, melody and movement before each Dance. No musical or dance experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to join. The Dances have no performers or audience – new arrivals and experienced dancers form a circle and create the experience together. Dance events are “fragrance free.” Donations taken. For more information visit Facebook at CSLBitterroot.
Square Dance Club
Boots & Calico Square Dance Club will be attending the Harvest Ball at the Lolo Dance Center on Saturday, November 11. Dan Preddy will be calling, and Barry Bartlette will be cueing the Round dances. Pre-rounds are at 7 p.m., and the Mainstream dance is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call Dee Casey at 529-8633.
Sunday, November 12
Center for Spiritual Living
“Quantum Forgiveness” by Rev. Kelly Russell is the Center for Spiritual Living’s Sunday presentation on November 12 at 9:30 a.m. Kelly is a spiritual life coach, teacher, student and ordained minister of A Course in Miracles. She has studied A Course in Miracles since 2002 and has witnessed extraordinary personal transformation as its lessons, philosophy and unique forms of both forgiveness and prayer have been part of her daily practice. Kelly describes her ministry: “I illuminate the wisdom of each person’s spirit, and empower them to go badass on fear and own their brilliance.” Center for Spiritual Living is located at 328 Fairgrounds Road, across from Hamilton High School. Meditation begins at 9 a.m. For further information call Dave Schultz at 381-2355 or visit CSLBitterroot.org.
Faith Lutheran Church in Hamilton is hosting a chili cook-off on Sunday, November 12 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will be used to send youth to summer bible camp and towards construction costs of synod office building. Sample eight different kinds of chili, and be sure to save room for dessert! Tables will bid on their choice of decadent desserts. Chili and desserts are all prepared by Lutheran chefs. Also, there will be a silent and live auction of donated goods and services. Faith Lutheran Church is located at 171 Lewis Lane (turn east at Murdoch’s). For
more information, call 363-2964.
Monday, November 13
Representatives from the Ravalli Recreation Committee will speak at the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, on Monday, November 13 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.
Green Thumbs Up
Green Thumbs Up Garden Club will meet Monday, November 13 at 2 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Nina Eadie will present a fall-themed centerpiece/floral design workshop. She will demonstrate the nuts and bolts of creating the centerpiece and how to transition it to a Christmas-themed design. During the demonstration, Nina will offer information and tips on creating similar floral designs for entry in the fair. Attendees will have an opportunity to create their own designs with all materials provided.
Nina Eadie has been a Green Thumbs Up member since its inception. She is a Montana Master Gardener and a past president of the Stevensville Garden Club, as well as superintendent of the Floral Department at the Ravalli County Fair.
People are welcome to bring any garden-related items to place on the club’s free table. Contact Karen at 381-1395 for more information.
RML Community Liaison Group
The Rocky Mountain Laboratories Community Liaison Group (RML CLG) is scheduled to meet on Monday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Golden Age Club, 727 S. 5th St. in Hamilton.
Agenda items include updates of the cell biology of prion disease, from a new investigator at RML; the status of RML construction projects; replacement of a historic pine tree.
The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting.
The RML CLG includes representatives from local government, education, business, medical and emergency services, and community and civic groups. The RML CLG represents a long-term commitment to structured interactions with the community. The group began meeting in 2002.
RML is a component of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), based in Bethesda, MD. NIAID conducts and supports research—at NIH, throughout the United States, and worldwide—to study the causes of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, and to develop better means of preventing, diagnosing and treating these illnesses. News releases, fact sheets and other NIAID-related materials are available on the NIAID Web site at http://www.niaid.nih.gov.
Tuesday, November 14
Ravalli County Economic Development Authority will hold its regular monthly Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, November 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the RCEDA office, 274 Old Corvallis Rd, Hamilton. The meetings are open to the public.
Darby High School Dinner Theater
Darby High School will be presenting “Phantom of the Soap-Opera” as dinner theater November 14-15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Junior High Stage. Tickets are $12 for dinner and a show, and the community is invited to attend this satirical presentation. The students have been working hard to put together a show that is sure to entertain and delight! For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Play Director Jennifer Burdette, at [email protected] or 821-3252.
Stevensville school board
The Stevensville School Board of Trustees will hold a regular board meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. in the Stevensville Music Center Choir Room.
Thursday, November 16
Nativity and doll exhibit
A Stevensville Country Christmas will be held December 1, 2, and 3 at Historic St. Mary’s Mission at 315 Charlos Street, Stevensville. This holiday event will feature Nativities and Christmas Dolls from private collections throughout the valley. St. Mary’s Visitor Center will receive private pieces on November 16, 17, 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 777-5734.
Back Country Horsemen
Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen host their monthly meeting on Thursday, November 16, at the Corvallis School Cafeteria on Eastside Highway in Corvallis. The annual Thanksgiving dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the general meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Elections for the 2018 officers and directors will take place. Members will discuss the December activity which is helping with the Haven House Christmas food pack. Guests are welcome, and for more information call Karen at 961-0101 or check out the website at www.bchmt.org/bitterroot on Facebook at: Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen (BR BCH).