Thursday, August 11
Stevi school facility committee
The Stevensville School Board of Trustees Facility Committee will meet on Thursday, August 11 at 10 a.m. in the superintendent’s office.
Bitterroot Women Newcomers Club
The Bitterroot Women Newcomers Club will have a field trip to the Redsun Labyrinth in Victor on Thursday, August 11, at 10:30 a.m. Members will meet at the Labyrinth, walk the labyrinth and tour Helmut’s garden. There will be a no-host lunch at Cowboy Troy’s in Victor following the field trip. For more information, call Melanie Bakken at 777-9814.
There will be a meeting of the Stevensville Art & Sculpture Society (SASS) on Thursday, August 11 at 10 a.m. at the Bitterroot Star at 215 Main Street in Stevensville. SASS is an organization for the promotion and appreciation of art within the Bitterroot Valley. Anyone interested in the arts is welcome to attend the meetings and join SASS. See what SASS is up to at www.sassart.org. For info call Gary Knapp at 777-3797.
Museum artist-in-residence demos
The Fine Art of Wildlife in Glass, demonstrations with artist Kathleen Sheard, are being held at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. Kathleen Sheard has an artist in residence work table set up as part of this extraordinary exhibit. Workdays are designed to showcase the distinctive process Sheard has developed over decades of creating objects d’art. She will be demonstrating her craft, answering questions and interacting with guests as she continues to work on select pieces throughout the length of the display. Call 363-3338 or check the museum’s website www.brvhsmuseum.org to verify that Kathleen will be in house on the day you would like to attend a demonstration.
Kathleen’s show and demonstration schedule is: Thursday, August 11, 3 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, August 16, 12 to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, August 31, 12 noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, September 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday, September 8, 3 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, September 13, 12 to 4 p.m.; Thursday, September 22, 6- 8 p.m.; closing lecture and slide presentation; Wednesday, September 28, 12 to 4 p.m.; Thursday, September 29, 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Women’s Car Care Clinic
Fox Repair, in partnership with Soroptimist International of Hamilton, will co-host a two-part women’s car clinic on Thursday, August 11 and August 18 at 6:15 p.m. Enjoy a “girls night out” while empowering yourself to choose a car care provider, trouble shoot repairs and shop for a used vehicle with confidence. Each clinic will last a couple of hours and refreshments will be provided. After the clinic, there will be a question and answer session. The clinics are free of charge. To sign up for the event, call 360-7332.
The next meeting of the Bitterroot Public Library (BPL) Fellowship Club will take place on Thursday, August 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Meeting room of the BPL. The topic will be “Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement” by Anthony Robbins. “Unlimited Power” has been described as a revolutionary fitness book for the mind. It shows the reader, step by step, how to perform at her peak while gaining emotional and financial freedom, attaining leadership and self-confidence, and winning the cooperation of others. This book also claims to show readers how to achieve the extraordinary quality of life they desire and deserve, and how to master their personal and professional life. “Unlimited Power” passionately and eloquently reveals the science of personal achievement by teaching readers, among other things, how to find out what they really want, the ‘Seven Lies of Success,’ how to reprogram the mind to eliminate fears and phobias, the secret of creating instant rapport with anyone, how to duplicate the success of others, and the ‘Five Keys to Wealth and Happiness.’ Anthony Robbins has taught millions through his books, tapes, and seminars how to harness the powers of the mind in order to do, have, achieve, and create anything they want for their life. He has shown heads of state, royalty, Olympic and professional athletes, movie stars, and children how to discover and develop their own unique qualities of greatness. The Fellowship Club meets every second Thursday of the month and is free and open to anyone seeking to promote individual and collective well being. Call 363-1670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tea Party Patriots
Ravalli County Tea Party Patriots will meet Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Willow Court Apartments, 150 Skeels Ave, Hamilton (from Hwy 93 turn east on Foxfield by Tire-Rama, dead ends at Skeels, turn right, apts on left, park across the street). Join others to discuss local, state and national issues. Learn about the candidates in the 2012 state and national elections and find out how you can get involved. For more information contact Jennine Jones, 381-0314.
Community Band concert
The Bitterroot Community Band will be performing at the bandshell in Claudia Driscoll Park in Hamilton on Thursdya, August 11 at 8 p.m.
Friday, August 12
“The World Around Me!” is the theme of a free play activity for pre-schoolers and their parents to be held Friday, August 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Local Living Family Center, 5501 93N in Florence. Children learn by asking questions about the world around them. Join in to learn about different ways children explore, observe and make predictions about the beautiful and intriguing world around them… and find some answers to the question “why?” For more information call 273-0142.
South Valley Pachyderm Club
Greg Marose, Commander of the Hamilton Chapter of the American Legion,
will be speaking at the Friday, August 12 meeting of the South Valley Pachyderm Club at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. First, Hamilton. The club meets at 12 noon on the second and fourth Fridays. There will be opportunity for questions and discussion. The South Valley Pachyderm Club is an officially recognized allied organization of the Republican Party. Members of the public are welcome.
Junior Football signups
Bitterroot Junior Football will hold signups on Friday, August 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Corvallis Sports Complex. Cost is $75 per player (includes pads, helmet, mouth guard, pants and game jersey). This full contact tackle football program is open to all 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Practice begins August 16 at 5:30 p.m. All practice and games will be at the Corvallis Sports Complex. For more information call Dean or Wendy Bauder at 363-5365.
Saturday, August 13
A flea market will be held Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hamilton Senior Center, 820 N. 4th. Rent a table for $5. Lunch will be available. For more information call 363-5181 or Katie at 363-2316.
Community Health Fair
The Hamilton Farmers Market, located on Bedford, Third and Second Streets, will host its sixth annual Community Health Fair – “Green Living, Healthy Living”, on Saturday August 13, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on the Ravalli County Museum lawn. The Market provides free booth space to local community businesses and organizations, doctors and healers who promote good health through conscious and responsible living. If you would like to present your green products or services, healing skills and knowledge at this year’s Health Fair, call Laura Craig, market manager, at 961-0004 for a registration form. Spaces are limited so call now. Application deadline is Friday, August 5.
MAIN benefit jewelry sale
The 10th Annual MAIN “Wear it Again” Jewelry Sale to benefit the Montana Audio Information Network will be held Friday, August 12 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at MAIN, 337 Stephens Avenue, Missoula. There will be over 10,000 pieces offered: necklaces, rings, earrings, pins, bracelets, watches, men’s items, sterling, vintage, jewelry boxes and thousands of beads. The Montana Audio Information Network is a statewide, nonprofit agency that provides news and information including the Bitterroot Star and other Montana newspapers over closed circuit radio to people who are blind, print impaired or physically unable to hold print material. For further information contact MAIN at 721-1998.
Nature Journaling Workshop
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW) will offer a nature journaling workshop Saturday, August 13 at the Heaven Ranch on Lost Horse Creek, 10 miles south of Hamilton, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Before the advent of modern photography, nature was recorded in words and illustrations. Today, nature journaling strives to capture not only the physical presence of our experiences in nature, but also the journalists’ feelings and interpretations. In this class, led by certified naturalist Linda Musick of Missoula and Cherrie Angel of East Helena, participants will record their observations and experiences in nature. The class is open to all skill levels. Participants will need to bring a bound artist type pad, pencils and pens, and lunch. Preregistration is required, including a class fee of $15. Contact Cherrie Angel at 360-1988 for details and to register. Or, visit FWP online at fwp.mt.gov and click on the Education page. BOW workshops provide opportunities to learn outdoors skills. The workshops are designed for women and are an extension of the basic BOW program sponsored by FWP.
The Bitter Root Water Forum presents Riverfest 2011 on Saturday, August 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at River Park in Hamilton. is a for the whole familygreat. Riverfest will give children and families the opportunity to spend a day near the river in a fun, safe and educational environment and to celebrate the natural resources that make the Valley special. This event will also be a great opportunity for local conservation groups to showcase their efforts in Ravalli County; many local organizations will be present at Riverfest 2011 to share information with folks.
Lone Rock garden dedication
A dedication of the memorial garden at Lone Rock Middle School will take place on Saturday, August 13 at 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow. All are welcome.
The Ponderosa Art Gallery will host its “28th Annual Fall Classics Show” with an opening reception on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday the 14th from 1 to 5 p.m. at 944 Springhill Road, Hamilton. The show will continue through the 11th of September by appointment. This year’s show will feature over 60 new works from prestigious artists, most nationally known for their work and from approximately 20 states including Montana. Artists included are William Acheff, Bill Anton, Clyde Aspevig, Bob and Michael Barlow, Brent Cotton, Josh Elliott, Charles Fritz, Tim Shinabarger, Kyle Sims, Dan Smith, Richard Thomas and others. Featured will be subjects as diverse as wildlife, western, Native American, landscape, still life, portraits, nautical, sporting art as well as sculptures and intricate western wood carvings. Contact the gallery for further information at 375-1212.
Forest Moonwalk series
“Noxious Weeds and Native Plants” is the topic of the next Forest Moonwalk, on Saturday, August 13 at 7 p.m. at Charles Waters Campground, Bitterroot National Forest. Learn about native plants, noxious weeds and weed biocontrols like the knapweed weevil from the Ravalli County Weed District Education Coordinator and high school students from the Victor and Darby Biocontrol Programs. The program last approximately 1-1/2 hours. For more information visit www.fs.usda.gov/bitterroot and click on “Learning Center” or call the Bitterroot National Forest at 363-7100.
Stevensville Playhouse fundraiser
Looking for a good laugh? Come on down to Stevensville’s First Annual Male Beauty Pageant!
On Saturday, August 13, Stevensville Playhouse is putting on “The Peacock Strut” as a fundraiser. Some of the Valley’s finest men will show off their feminine side and compete for the winning title in categories such as Eveningwear, Talent, Interview and their Final Strut in their “Male, Bitterroot Best Attire.” Tickets are $10 and may be purchased on line at stevensvilleplayhouse.org
or by calling 777-2722.
Victor Outdoor Movie Night
The Victor Booster Club is hosting an Outdoor Movie Night on Saturday, August 13 at the Victor High School Football Field. The gates open at 8:30 p.m. and the movie will start at dark. The movie is rated PG. There will be concessions available to purchase. The proceeds benefit the High School and Middle School Football and Volleyball teams. For more information call Jessie at 239-2494.
Monday, August 15
Stevi soccer practice
The first day for Stevensville High School Soccer practice is August 15 at the Stevensville Soccer Complex. The practice schedule for the boys’ soccer team during two-a-days is 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Stevensville Soccer Complex. The practice schedule for the girls’ soccer team is 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each participant must complete a physical examination prior to the first day of practice. For more information, contact the boys’ soccer coach, Ralph Serrette, at 543-3514, or the girls’ soccer coach, Kevin Hagan, at 270-3134.