Wednesday, August 31
Stevi substitute training
Substitute training will be provided for all new employees and employees who did not attend last year on Wednesday, August 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the new 4-8 building. If you attended the program last year you are certified for the three years. Contact Pat Pfau at 777-5481, ext. 136 to confirm your attendance.
NV Library preschool story time
Join Melissa Sparks as she leads your preschoolers (ages 3-7) in engaging and skill building music activities on Wednesday, August 31 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the North Valley Public Library Community Room. Singing, dancing, fingerplays and storytime are all a part of this fun and educational program. A healthy and delicious snack is always provided. This week’s theme is “Colors and Shapes.”
FFA Alumni bake sale
Don’t miss this tasty event, the FFA Alumni Bake Sale on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. Come bid on some homemade goodies and support your local FFA Chapter. All proceeds go towards leadership development for the students in the Stevensville FFA. For more info or to donate a baked item call Theresa Pendergast, 207-1130.
Hamilton High School registration
Registration for juniors and seniors at Hamilton High School will be held Wednesday, August 31. Seniors register at 11:30 a.m. and juniors at 2:30 p.m. Registration for freshmen and sophomores will be Thursday, September 1. Sophomores register at 8 a.m. and freshmen register at 10 a.m. Freshmen will start school on Tuesday, September 6 at 8:15 a.m. Students grades 9-12 will start school on Wednesday, September 7 at 8:15 a.m. The purpose of registration is for students to finalize their class schedules that they developed last spring, to pay their fees for the year and to get their photo taken for the yearbook/student ID cards. New students to the district and a parent or guardian are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a counselor beginning the week of August 22. Use the west entrance of the high school during registration. For information call 375-6060.
Thursday, September 1
Stevi school facility committee
The Stevensville School Board of Trustees Facility Committee will meet on Thursday, September 1 at 10 a.m. in the Swank work trailer.
Deer archery hunting meeting
There will be a pre-season deer-archery hunt meeting at Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in the Okefenokee Room on Thursday, September 1, starting at 6 p.m. Current management and impacts on hunting will be discussed. Refuge staff will also field public suggestions dealing with hunt quality. If you have questions or need more information, call 777-5552, x203.
Friday, September 2
North Valley Pachyderm Club
The North Valley Pachyderm Club will meet Friday, September 2 at noon at The Frontier Café, Hwy 93 in Stevensville. Guest speaker will be Rachel Roberts from Butte, talking about HB125 and eminent domain. The North Valley Pachyderm Club meets the first and third Friday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Frontier Cafe. The North Valley Pachyderm Club is an educational arm of the Republican Party. All are welcome.
NV Library Spanish Fiesta
The North Valley Public Library will hold its annual Spanish Fiesta to kick off Hispanic Heritage month in September. The fiesta will be held in the main library on September 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of Stevensville’s First Friday festivities. There will be samples of ethnic food, guitar music, singing, dancing and a surprise grand finale performance by members of the library Spanish conversation group “Reunion en Espanol.” The North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information, call the library at 777-5061.
Model train exhibit
Wheels rolling! The Bitterroot Valley Model Railroaders have their First Friday run this week, starting at 5 p.m. Stop in and see and bring the kids. They’ll be happy to show you a great hobby in action. They’re in the Kohl Building, right behind Valley Drug in Stevensville.
Peter Keefer and Carol Hoffnagle will be the guest artists for September at River’s Mist Gallery of Fine Art, 317 Main in Stevensville. The show will consist of Keefer’s striking photo collage drawings and Hoffnagle’s beautiful botanicals in colored pencil and oil. Keefer has exhibited his work in renowned art centers in the U.S. and abroad and has work in corporate and private collections on several continents. Hoffnagle’s art has been widely published, shown in galleries all over the country, licensed as needlepoint designs and repeated on textiles and ceramics. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, September 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. The budding artists are Kolin Piper and Cassi Kopsa. The show runs September 2 to October 3. For more information call 777-0520.
The Artists’ Shop, gallery of regional art and fine craft, 304 N. Higgins, Missoula, presents “Influence of a Montana Life: Moments in Cloth” by Stevensville fiber artist Heidi Zielinski. An artist’s opening reception will be held on First Friday, September 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. The show may be viewed through September (open daily.) Stevensville artist Heidi Zielinski utilizes cloth and stitch to capture moments in time and the beauty that surrounds us. The abstract style of her art encourages the viewer to reflect and define the time and place as it relates to their own experiences in the Montana landscape.
Saturday, September 3
4-H/FFA Market Livestock Sale
The Ravalli County 4-H and FFA members invite you to the annual market livestock sale at the fairgrounds on Saturday, September 3, beginning at 8 a.m. Join them for a complimentary buyers breakfast from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. For more information call Mary at 777-3809.
You’re invited to The Bitterroot Valley Good-Time Jamboree on Saturday, September 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Grange, 1436 S. 1st, Hamilton. Doug Hogan, well-known for his cowboy songs, will open the show. Then comes Roy Stricklan who will take us back with music of the 50s. Glory Corbett and her Big Sky Dancers will then entertain with dance demonstrations. Scout Wilkins brings us some old-time sounds with her hammered dulcimer. Bill Klapwyk and Friends then offer up classic country songs. Closing the show will be The Bitterroot Range with Jay Calkins, Marcus Swafford, and Greg Bartlett. The Rocky Mountain Grange Hall is located about a mile south of Hamilton on Hwy 93, just south of the Valley Pet Clinic. For more information call Clem, 961-4949.
Tuesday, September 6
Stevi junior high sports
Stevensville Junior High Football for grades 7-8 will start Tuesday, September 6 after school.
Junior High Girl’s Volleyball will start Tuesday, September 6 with a meeting at noon. Practice will begin on Wednesday, September 7
Student athletes must have a medical physical before the first practice on Tuesday, September 6. Participation forms for football and volleyball are available in the school offices and medical clinics. This year there are two separate sheets to fill out.
Hunter education classes
Hunter education classes are planned for Victor, Lone Rock, and Corvallis, and interested students should register online now.
Lone Rock classes are set for September 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening at Lone Rock School (between Florence and Stevensville), 1112 Three Mile Creek Road. A parent or legal guardian must accompany students to part of the first night of class.
The Victor class schedule includes classes on Sunday, Sept. 11 and 18 from 1 to 6 p.m. and Sept. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Victor Fire Hall, 121 North Tudor Street.
Corvallis classes are set to begin with an orientation night for registered students and their parent or legal guardian on September 12 at 6 p.m. at the Corvallis Middle School lunchroom. Classes will be Sept. 27, 28 and 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening in the middle school lunchroom. Because of the abbreviated class time, students will also be required to complete a home study component to the class.
Register online now for all classes at fwp.mt.gov. Look under “For Educators and Students” on the main page.
Classes are free, and a student must be at least 11 years old to receive certification. Any person born after January 1, 1985 must present a Hunter Education Certificate in order to purchase a hunting license in Montana.
For a complete schedule of west-central Montana classes and more information, visit the FWP website, fwp.mt.gov or call 542-5500.
Wednesday, September 7
Job Service Orientation
All job seekers are invited to a free Job Service Orientation at the Darby Community Public Library on Wednesday, September 7 at 3 p.m. at the Darby Community Library. This orientation will help job seekers navigate the job service website and apply for jobs in the area or across the state. Information on other job services will be covered. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. Sign up in the library or call Darby Community Public Library at 821-4771.
Thursday, September 8
Stevi school facility committee
The Stevensville School Board of Trustees Facility Committee will meet on Thursday, September 8 at 10 a.m. in the Swank work trailer.
Museum educational program
A lecture on “Montana’s Indian Wars” by E.B. Eiselein (Speaks Lightning) will be held Thursday, September 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Old Courthouse at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford in Hamilton. While it is a common misconception to envision 19th century Montana as a land of constant warfare between the American military and the various Indian tribes, the number of military actions were relatively few. This presentation will explore the cultural backgrounds of three of these actions: the 1869 Heavy Runner Massacre, the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, and the 1877 Nez Perce War. The presentation will not focus on military strategies, but rather on the cultural conflicts which led to these incidents. This free event is sponsored by Humanities Montana. For more information, contact the Ravalli County Museum at the Old Courthouse at 363-3338 or visit www.brvhsmuseum.org.
The Bitterroot Public Library’s Fellowship Club will be meeting on Thursday, September 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss “The Healing Secrets of the Ages” by Catherine Ponder. This book has been described by New Thought Quarterly as a “classic” that “will continue to exist as one of the shining jewels in the crown” of Catherine Ponder. In this work, Ponder shares the incredible healing secrets known and invoked by the great minds down through the ages. They are teachings that have been well guarded and passed on from century to century to just a select few. These secrets have to do with the twelve mind powers located within the vital nerve centers in the body, which greatly affect one’s health, either constructively or destructively. Ponder explains how disease always has a mental correspondence with one of these mind powers and devotes a complete chapter to each power with case histories and diagrams. Catherine Ponder is considered one of America’s foremost inspirational authors. She has written more than a dozen books, including the best selling classic The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity. Described as the “Norman Vincent Peale among lady ministers,” Ponder has lectured widely in Unity and Religious Science churches. She has lectured for business, professional and conventional groups, and has appeared on numerous television talk shows. The Fellowship Club meets every second Thursday of the month in the West Meeting Room of the Bitterroot Public Library 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.