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Call for Bitterroot photos

Bitterroot Audubon is looking for local photographers who would like to donate a photo or two of various Bitterroot birds. The club will be making a Bitterroot Audubon 2013 calendar. The sales of the calendar will go toward the Scholarship Fund and the Education Fund. These funds help local students in the study of birds and their habitats. Send your photo in jpeg format, minimum 350 dpi, at 9” wide x 9 ½” high, CMYK, 100% quality with no water marks on the photos. Send photos by June 1 to bitterrootcalendar@gmail.com. In June a committee will decide which photos to use. If your photo is chosen you will be notified and your name will appear with the photo. For more information email bitterrootcalendar@gmail.com.

 

Daly Mansion Youth History Camp

The Daly Mansion is now accepting registrations for its annual Youth History Day Camp taking place June 25-28. This year’s theme is Montana People & Places and is for youth entering 4th through the 8th grades (fall of 2012). Campers will explore and discover life in the Bitterroot Valley during the past 100 years through a variety of activities such as becoming reenactors, playing and leading younger children in 19th century lawn games, a day trip to the Ravalli County Museum, activities with special guests from Traveler’s Rest State Park, and a mini-workshop on fly fishing. For more information regarding this day camp and to register, call 363-6004, ext. 3#. Cost of the camp is $100. Scholarship applications are available.

 

‘Name That Café’ Contest
How can you win a $50 gift card to Best Buy and a year of free coffee drinks? Enter the Name That Café Contest! The Bitterroot Cares for Kids Network is hosting a Name That Café Contest May 14-18 for local high school students to name the coffee cafe that will have its grand opening in September 2012. Open on Friday nights starting in September, the Café will offer a great place for high school teens to hang out, drink a cup of joe (mochas, lattes, Italian sodas, etc) play games, chillax! Here’s how it works: Come up with a great name, email it to bcaresforkids@gmail.com along with your name and an email contact. The deadline is May 18 and the winner will be notified by May 25 and again when the café opens in September so you and your friends can be a part!

 

Call to artists
Ravalli County Museum, in partnership with scientists from Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, is hosting a three month long exhibition “Through the Microscope, Science in Wonderland” which will include exhibits by students, lectures by scientists and an exhibition by community artists interpreting the world through the microscope. The community art segment of the exhibition opens July 12. Visual artists interested in participating, contact Barbara Michelman at barbara@michelmanphoto.com or Pamela Caughey pamcaughey@gmail.com for more information.

 

Meeting rescheduled

Due to a scheduling conflict, the regular meeting of the Lone Rock Division of the Ravalli County Park Board has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Three Mile Fire Hall.

Wednesday, May 2

 

BPL Preschool Story Time

Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, May 2 to enjoy “Hermis and Howard” with author and storyteller Diane Hipp. Story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and is designed for children 3-5 years of age. All story times are free and open to the public.

 

iPad class

Jennifer Ritz, Vann’s Appliance s Mobile Technology Advisor, will teach “Introduction to the iPad” on Wednesday, May 2 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the west meeting room of the Bitterroot Public Library. Call or stop by for pre-registration. This class is free and open to the public. For more information contact Nansu Roddy at the library, 363-1670.

 

Book signing
On Wednesday, May 2 at Chapter One Book Store, author Charles Finn will read from his new book”Wild Delicate Seconds: 29 Wildlife Encounters.” Charles Finn is editor of High Desert Journal. His writing has been published in more than fifty newspapers, journals, magazines, and anthologies, including The Sun, Open Spaces, Northern Lights, Big Sky Journal, and High Country News. The event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 7 p.m. For more information call 363-5220.

 

Thursday, May 3

 

Florence National Day of Prayer

Several churches have come together to plan a Local Day of Prayer in conjunction with the 61st annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3. Meet at Hideout Mountain (Florence Park) at 10 a.m. Buses will be available to transport interested participants. Designated prayer leaders will pray at each stop, followed by a brief time of silent prayer. Contact Jean Starr at 544-0432 or Lois Horsens at 273-2416.
Stevensville National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 3, marks the 61st consecutive observance of the Annual National Day of Prayer. The theme for this year is, “One Nation Under God,” based on Psalm 33:12. A special prayer gathering for concerned Stevensville residents will be held from 12:10 to 12:45 p.m. on May 3. A room has been reserved at the Stevensville Town Hall, 206 Buck Street, for this purpose. The National Day of Prayer tradition began with a proclamation by the Continental Congress in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress officially established the National Day of Prayer. This Judeo-Christian expression of the NDP receives no federal funding. The Task Force is based in Colorado and chaired by Mrs. Shirley Dobson. Local events are planned and executed by dedicated volunteers throughout the country. Dr. David Jeremiah, founder of Turning Point and Senior Pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, serves as Honorary Chairman for 2012. For more information, phone Char at 777-5987.

 

MDMH blood drive

The American Red Cross strives to collect over 700 pints of blood to meet the needs of patients in this area alone. In the Montana service area every 27 minutes someone needs blood. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital (MDMH) will hold a blood drive on Thursday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms B/C. This year’s remaining MDMH sponsored blood drives will be held on July 19 and October 4. To schedule your blood drive appointment call Gary Schulz at 375-4451. Donors should remember to eat complete meals and drink plenty of water before donating blood and bring your identification. For more information visit www.mdmh.org.

 

Super Host training

What gives your community character? How does that character influence what visitors travel to your community? How might your birth year, knowledge and influence affect a visitor’s experience? Getting lost in a new place can be an exciting adventure. Helping others find just the perfect experience can make a lifetime of memories. To learn more, come attend or send your staff to the Montana Superhost customer service training session, Lost and Found in Montana, at the Town House Inn, 1113 N. 1st St., Hamilton, on Thursday, May 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce, this session is free of charge to all participants. Pre-register for this session by contacting the session host, Pat Easley, at 363-2400 or email peasley@bvchamber.com.

The facilitator will be Becky Henne, a dynamic facilitator who has a talent for describing what it means to provide outstanding service while motivating others to do the same. In this interactive training, she will be introducing useful resources, facilitating a map scavenger hunt, prompting discussions and sharing videos. With strong connections to the Montana tourism industry, Becky’s service examples and suggestions provide practical tips and tools to use immediately following the session.

The following issues will be examined: your individual connection to tourism in Montana; who geotourists are and why they matter; how to leverage your talents in customer service; ways the generations differ and how to adapt your communication with them; tips to seek commonalities with your customers, and the importance of differentiating your community or business from others.

All participants are encouraged to bring brochures or flyers or information to share about area businesses or local attractions and will receive a certificate of completion. Should the above session not work for your schedule, the online program of Passport to Service is available 24/7 as a self-paced format, free of charge. Visit montanasuperhost.com for more details.

 

Stevi council COW meeting

The Stevensville Town Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers located at 206 Buck Street, Stevensville. Purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the final review of the proposed sign ordinance.

 

FWP Citizen Advisory Meeting
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) Region 2 Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Missoula’s FWP office, 3201 Spurgin Road. The CAC is a general advisory committee that provides input and guidance to FWP on a diverse array of issues—from wildlife and fisheries management to access, state parks, outdoor recreation and law enforcement. Prospective CAC members apply to serve four-year terms and represent a variety of west-central Montana communities and natural resource interests. FWP has CACs in every region of the state, and all meetings are open to the public. FWP Region 2 will recruit for several new CAC members in June 2012. Visit fwp.mt.gov/regions/r2/cac/ for more details on the committee. Or, for more information on the upcoming meeting, call FWP at 542-5500.

 

Energy deregulation film showing

“Power Brokers,” a Montana PBS documentary about energy deregulation in Montana, will air this month at the public libraries throughout the Bitterroot Valley.

The documentary focuses on the demise of the Montana Power Company, the state’s only Fortune 500 Company, and the subsequent rise in energy, forcing major businesses to collapse and leaving communities and school districts to struggle.

The Montana Legislature within the closing moments of the 1997 session approved SB#390 (deregulation bill), which was carried onto the Senate floor by then-state senator Fred Thomas of Stevensville (SD#45) and subsequently signed into law by then-Governor Marc Racicot.

Showings will be Thursday, May 3 at the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton; Tuesday, May 22 at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville and Wednesday, May 30 at the Darby Community Library. All showings are in the library’s community room and are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show time at 7 p.m.

 

Stevi school board special meeting

There will be a special meeting of the Stevensville School Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Stevensville School Music Center for selection of superintendent candidates.

 

Friday, May 4

 

Stevensville Museum art sale

The Stevensville Historical Museum will hold its annual Used Art, Antiques & Jewelry Sale on Friday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 309 Main Street, Stevensville. All proceeds benefit the museum. All donors are invited to the Pre-Sale Party on Thursday, May 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. for first chance to buy, plus door prizes and hors d’oeuvres. Donations are needed! Call Ruth, 777-3201, Stacey, 777-5126 or Dora, 777-3239, to make arrangements to donate your used art, antiques and jewelry.

 

North Valley Pachyderm Club
The North Valley Pachyderm Club will meet Friday, May 4, at noon at the Frontier Café, Hwy 93 in Stevensville. Guest speakers will be Republican candidates for Public Service Commission: State Senator Bob Lake, Chris Greil and Jim Pearson, as well as Republican candidates running for County Treasurer: incumbent Marie Keeton and her opponent Valerie Stamey. 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.

 

Mature driving course

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be presented on Friday, May 4 at the Stevensville Senior Center, 100 Mission Street. The class will begin at 1 p.m. and last 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 $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Pre-registration is advised. There are no written or driving tests, and Montana mandates an insurance discount for qualified graduates. For further information or to sign up for the class, contact Betty Lowell at 777-5681 or Thom Ainsworth, Instructor, at 369-019.

 

Yoga classes

The Bitterroot Wellness Center will offer free yoga classes on May 4 and 5 downstairs in the Kohl Building behind Valley Drug in Stevensville. Call or e-mail Jill to register at 370-9252 or yogaintheroot@gmail.com.

In addition, on Saturday there will be a free class on Digestive Disorder Remedies at 2:30 p.m. and a free class on Effective Herbal Pain Relief at 3:30 p.m. Digestion is the fire that fuels and feed you. Many health problems stem from a weak or disrupted digestive process. If you are not digesting well you may experience a myriad of symptoms including acid reflux, gas and bloating, fatigue, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, ulcers, and more. Learn specific holistic and herbal remedies that will work for your symptoms and body type. Whether chronic and reoccurring, or from acute injury, pain can wreak havoc and have far reaching effects on our daily lives. Learn safe, effective therapies for managing pain and healing inflammation and injury. These herbal methods can be employed for everything from back injuries, arthritis, neuralgia, strains, sprains, and overused muscles. Classes are offered by Jessica Thomas, Master Herbalist and Holistic Health Practitioner.

 

SAFE Pint Night

Come have a pint and support SAFE at the same time! Join SAFE at Blacksmith Brewing Company, 114 Main in Stevensville on Friday, May 4, starting at 5 p.m. There will be a silent auction, split the pot, and music by Crescent, plus a portion of every pint sold will go to support SAFE in its effort to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic and sexual violence in Ravalli County.

 

Art exhibit

The work of Michael Rees, “Some photography, a bit of graphite, a little watercolor, and a splinter of wood,” will be at River’s Mist Gallery of Fine Art in Stevensville for the month of May. Michael began with graphite at the age of 4 or 5 and quickly moved on to oils by age 17, photography at 20, woodworking at 26 and watercolor at 37. He believes his inspiration comes from childhood, but it is not so much the subject (although that is important), it is the light… always the light. The budding artist is EJ Hanson. Aartist’s reception will be held Friday, May 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. The show runs through May 29. The gallery is located at 317 Main Street in Stevensville. For more information call 777-0520.

 

Art exhibit

The Frame Shop & Gallery, 325 Main in Hamilton, will host a reception for Hamilton artist Muriel Parker on First Friday, May 4, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Parker’s watercolors will be shown through the end of that month. With decades of productivity and kudos under her belt, Muriel paints in a lovely traditional style, and her inspiration focuses on the beauties of the natural world. For more information call 363-6684.

 

K of C Fish Fry

The Stevensville Knights of Columbus will hold a First Friday Fish Fry for the public on May 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Family Center. The menu includes fish tacos with vegetables, refried beans and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for 12 and under.

 

Mutt Strut

Attention, all dogs: Grab your leash and nudge your person out the door for the 4th Annual Mutt Strut on First Friday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Stevensville Ranger Station, corner of Eastside Hwy and Main Street. It’s fun! It’s free! Door prizes and treats will be provided. Help celebrate the winners of the Bitterroot’s Biggest Loser (for pets). Sapphire Animal Hospital will donate one pound of pet food for every walker to the Bitter Root Humane Society. Call 777-4399 for more information.

 

NV Library First Friday

North Valley Public Library will host Celtic Knots band Friday, May 4 from  to 7:30 pm. The Celtic Knots is a five-member band featuring a wide variety of instruments including fiddle, Irish flute, guitar, penny whistle, Irish drum and Horu pipes. The band plays traditional Scottish Irish folk music, waltzes, polkas, jigs and reels. This performance is part of the monthly First Friday festivities in downtown Stevensville. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. The North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information call the library at 777-5061.

 

Stevi pie auction

The Pie In the Big Sky Pie Auction will be held on First Friday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rocky Mountain Bank lobby. This is a fundraiser for the Stevensville Main Street Association. Everyone is welcome to come and bid on these amazing pies, which include traditional pies as well as pies filled with jewelry, gifts, money, services, and more. Come support the Main Street Association, Stevensville’s community development, business advocacy and information center. For more information call 777-3773.

 

Stevensville Playhouse production
“The 39 Steps” opens May 4 at the Stevensville Playhouse. “The 39 Steps” is a farce adapted from the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film. The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 film to be performed by a cast of four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay (Erick M. Rasmussen), an actress (Lindsey Zachariasen) plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and the other two actors (Maria Cole and Mark Joy) play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children. The film’s serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including “Rear Window”, “Psycho”, “Vertigo” and “North By Northwest.” This show will have you laughing from the first scene until the end.
Show dates are May 4,5,11,12,18,19 at 8 p.m. and May 6,13,20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults with advance purchase or $15 at showtime. Children 12 and under are $8 with advance purchase or $10 at showtime. For reservations, call 777-2722.

 

Saturday, May 5

 

Stevi farmers market

The Stevensville Farmers Market will be opening Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. behind the Rocky Mountain Bank. The market is in need of a new Market Master and vendors. Produce, garden plants, baked goods and crafts are welcome. Contact Elsie at 381-0274 or Karen at 777-4620.

 

Masonic rummage sale

Ionic Masonic Lodge #38 will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 115 S. 3rd, Hamilton. Come by and find the treasures you have been looking for!

 

Stevensville Cleanup Day

Stevensville Community Clean Up Day will be held Saturday, May 5. Volunteers are needed to tidy up the town parks, pick up litter, repair/paint benches and tables in parks, attend to Native Plant Park and more. Meet at the Main Street office at 9 a.m. Bring gardening tools if you have them. Lunch will be provided. Call Tracey to sign up at 777-1102.

 

Museum appraisal event

The Ravalli County Museum will hold an Art & Treasures Appraisal on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum at 205 Bedford, Hamilton. Have your family treasures appraised by renowned international appraiser Timothy Gordon of Timothy Gordon Appraisals, Missoula. Learn more about Timothy at www.timothygordonappraisals.com. Bring your fine art, Indian artifacts, rare antiquities, militaria, fine decorative objects and collectibles. Cost is $8 per item for members, $10 per item for non-members. For more information call 363-3338.

 

Gardening workshop

On Saturday, May 5, a free workshop, “The Grafting of Fruit Trees” will be held at Sam’s Spade Garden Tools & Wares at 1 p.m. Al Pernichle, owner of Frost Top Orchard, will demonstrate this technique for propagating fruit trees that is economical and rewarding. This will be a hands-on workshop, but bring a pen and paper for note-taking. Space is limited so call 363-1293 to reserve your place.

 
Dance performance

River Street Dance Theater presents “A Day at the Museum” and “Jumpin’ Off” on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton High Performing Arts Center, 327 Fairgrounds Rd. “A Day at the Museum” is composed of dances based on famous artists’ paintings by artists such as Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mary Cassatt, Klee, and Escher. Music selections are also varied, including works by Brahms, Grieg, Bach, Tournier and Francaix, as well as more contemporary pieces by Yanni and Kanye West. There is a surprise in the opening dance that the dancers think the audience will enjoy. The second half of the show, “Jumpin Off”, exhibits the wonderful rhythmic genius of Natalie Naidl who has choreographed several tap dances. Also included are two pieces by guest choreographers from Missoula, the talented Heather Adams from the Downtown Dance Collective and Michael Becker who graduated from UM in 2011, and who has been a featured dancer in Missoula’s Headwaters and Bare Bait dance companies. Tickets are available at Chapter One Bookstore and at the door. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students.

 

Guitar mass

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 600 S. 3rd Street, Hamilton, is starting a Saturday evening guitar mass on May 5. Guitar services will be held on the first and third Saturday of every month at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend musicians are needed to be a part of the praise band. Praise band rehearsal is at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the church. If you love to sing and/or play an instrument, come on Thursday evening to be a part of this new ministry. If you have questions call Dori Zubizarreta at 360-2661.

Country concert

The Bitterroot Valley Good-Time Jamboree will be held Saturday, May 5 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Grange Hall. It will start with the always enjoyable Chip Jasmine; then Jacklyn and Firp: Sweet Harmony; Terry Christian on Native American Flutes; Jay Caulkins and Greg Bartlett: the Bitterroot Range; Ken and Laurie Watson, popular father-daughter duo; and Pam and Clem Small, with Jack Mauer: The Swingaderos. This is the last Jamboree of the season; they will resume in September. The hall is located about a mile south of Hamilton at 1436 S. 1st Street (Hwy 93), just south of the Valley Pet Clinic. For more information call Clem, 961-4949.

 

Monday, May 7

Stevi school menu

May 7-11

Monday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, toast, fruit, milk; Lunch – Cheese-filled breadsticks, peas & carrots, apples, bread & butter, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast – Egg & cheese wrap, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Beef steaks, mashed potatoes and gravy, pineapple, bread & butter, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast – Cereal bars, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Tuna salad sandwich, potato salad, mandarin oranges, bread & butter, milk

Thursday: Breakfast – Pancake-on-a-stick, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – chili & crackers, tossed salad, kiwi, bread & butter, milk

Friday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Hot dogs, taters, peach cups, bread & butter, milk

Rotary Club

Carol Smith, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee and editor of “101 Best Things to Do in the Valley,” will be the speaker for the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, Monday, May 7. The club meets Mondays at noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. There will be time for questions and discussion. This meeting is open to the public. For further information call 363-2960.

RML Community Liaison Group
The Rocky Mountain Laboratories Community Liaison Group (RML CLG) is scheduled to meet on Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Golden Age Club, 727 S. 5th St. in Hamilton.
Agenda items include:
· A study of RML’s economic impact by Patrick Barkey, University of Montana, Bureau of Business and Economic Research
· Details of a “Science and the Arts” collaboration between RML, the Ravalli County Museum, local schools, and several area artists
· The status of RML construction projects and site improvements
· An update on the RML recycling program
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.

 

Tuesday, May 8

 

Veterans affairs clinics

Roxanne Blanche, Service Officer for the Montana Veterans Affairs Division in Missoula, will be available to veterans and their dependents that have questions or need to file a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, May 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Stevensville Town Hall, and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Job Service office. For more information call 542-2501.

 

Terrific Tuesday Night

Terrific Tuesday Family BBQ Night comes to South Valley Child and Family Center! The Bitterroot Cares for Kids Network invites you and your family on May 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. for the first Terrific Tuesday BBQ! At 6 p.m. a great Suppertime BBQ (cooked outside on grills) is served up with all the fixin’s followed by great outdoor games, all free to the families of the Bitterroot. SVCFC is located at 515 Madison in Hamilton. Call 532-9149 for more information and come celebrate family (rain or shine).

 

Stevi school board

The regular meeting of the Stevensville School Board of Trustees will be May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Stevensville Music Center.

 

Wednesday, May 9

 

Flyfishing course

Bitterroot Trout Unlimited (BRTU) and the FlyFishers of the Bitterroot (FFB) are teaming up to put on an exceptional course for beginner and intermediate flyfishers over 16 years of age on four Wednesdays in May – May 9, May 16, May 23 and May 30. The cost is $50 and includes a 1-year membership in either BRTU or the FFB. For information go to www.brtu.org.

 

Thursday, May 10

 

Poultry and small animal judging clinics

Montana State University Extension is providing educational

workshops for small animal judges in Helena on May 10 and May 11.

The May 10 poultry judging school, offered in partnership with the

International Center for Poultry, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at

the University of Montana Helena Library on North Roberts Street.

The workshop will give in-depth information related to poultry and poultry

judging. Jim Adkins, with more than 25 years of poultry judging experience

in the United States, Canada and Australia, will lead the workshop.

Registration information can be found at www.centerforpoultry.com.

Cost is $89 and includes lunch and a training manual. The International

Center for Poultry is offering scholarships to decrease the cost to $45 per

person for those in need of financial assistance. For scholarship

information, contact Jane Wolery at jwolery@montana.edu.

Volunteers, 4-H Leaders, and Extension agents are invited to take part in a

small animal judging training on Friday, May 11 in Helena at the Bill

Hamilton 4-H building on the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds. The session

will start at 9 a.m. with Travis Standley, Carbon County Extension Agent,

providing an introduction and overview of judging and placing classes. His

presentation will include working with participants and audiences, building

rapport, and resources for understanding rules and standards for each fair

and animal species. Then, lessons from seasoned judges include Heidi Gagnon

of Bozeman, who will detail cat judging; Jackie Sutton, a licensed rabbit

registrar, judge and long-time rabbit raiser; and Jim Adkins of the

International Center for Poultry, who will teach aspects of judging poultry.

The one-day, three-species workshop is being offered to increase the

knowledge and availability of small animal judges for county fairs, 4-H

shows and other small animal events in the state. The cost of the workshop

is $50 per county, plus $5 per each person attending. Registration deadline

for both workshops is Friday, May 4. For more information or to register,

visit www.msuextension.org/teton or contact Jane Wolery at

jwolery@montana.edu or 406-466-2491.

 

Museum wax museum event

Fifth graders from Grantsdale Elementary will present a “Wax Museum” of historical figures on Thursday, May 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford in Hamilton. Celebrating their annual Wax Museum event, students will be in full costume representing some of the better known historical figures from the past. During the event, Grantsdale Elementary will be serving a delicious spaghetti dinner. Enjoy a “taste of Italy” while you listen to the bluegrass band, “Blue to the Bone.” Cost of the dinner is $5.00 per family or $3.00 per person. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission to the Wax Museum is free. This is a family event and all ages are welcome! For more information call 363-3338.

 

BPL Fellowship Club

The Bitterroot Public Library’s Fellowship Club will meet on Thursday, May 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: the Quantum Alternative to Growing Old” by Deepak Chopra.

In this spiritual classic Dr. Deepak Chopra dispels the myth that we are meant to grow ugly and sick as we grow old. He shows how, contrary to traditional notions of aging, we can learn to direct the way our bodies metabolize time.

Chopra also combines mind/body medicine with current anti-aging research to show how, and why, the effects of aging are largely preventable. By intervening at the level where belief becomes biology, we can achieve our unbounded potential. A pioneer and leader in this exciting field, Chopra believes that the aging process can be dramatically reshaped using the mind/body connection. In this book, he gives readers tools to create new perceptions of aging, techniques for harnessing the power of awareness, and practical steps to experiencing timelessness. In these ways we can take control of the way we age and fulfill the promise of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind.

Dr. Deepak Chopra, long a passionate voice for spiritual renewal, is the author of more than 57 books which have been translated into 35 languages, including the critically acclaimed public TV show “Body, Mind, and Soul: The Magic and the Mystery.” Hailed by Time magazine as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine” he is the founder of the Chopra Center for Well Being in Carlsbad, California, and president of the Alliance for a New Humanity.

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 jacostant@gmail.com for more information.

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