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.
Museum jerky contest
As part of the Annual Bitter Root Day Festival, the Ravalli County Museum will be holding a Jerky Contest. Submit your mouth watering, delectable jerky samples for judging! The museum will be accepting a wide variety of meats, flavors and styles. Forms can be downloaded from the website, picked up directly from the Museum, or from the Farmers Market booth on Saturdays. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners! The deadline for entry is June 7 at 7:30 p.m. Winners will be announced during Bitter Root Day, June 16. For more information, contact the Museum at 363-3338, visit the website at www.brvhsmuseum.org or drop on by at 205 Bedford, in Hamilton.
Swim lesson signups
Sign up now for all Summer Swim Sessions at the Bitterroot Aquatic Center. All sessions run Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Session 1: June 18th-June 28th; Session 2: July 9th-July 19th; Session 3: July 23rd-August 2nd; Session 4: August 6-August 16th. For more information visit the website, www.bitterrootaquaticcenter.com or call 375-8200.
Veterans Benefit Walk/Run
The 1st Annual Veterans Benefit Walk/Run (5k/10k) will be held Saturday, July 28 at The Canyons Athletic Club, 472 Tammany Lane in Hamilton. Fun for the whole family and it’s for a great cause – helping our Montana veterans. Pre-register by July 1st and save $5. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. Race starts at 9 a.m. $20 before July 1st, $25 after July 1st or on race day, $5 each for kids 8-12. There will be food, refreshments, and medical aid on site. Go to www.valleyveteransservicecenter.org to download entry form. Questions: call the office at 363-9838 or Tony (event coordinator) at 396-2755.
Free spay/neuter program
Fox Hollow Animal Project is offering 600 free spays/neuters and rabies vaccinations for free-roaming cats living in Ravalli County. This offer is made possible due to a grant from PetSmart Charities. The offer will end when the grant monies run out. Residents of Ravalli County can call 273-6007 to make an appointment.
Daly Mansion Sunday tours
The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust is starting a new series of special Sunday tours every Sunday throughout the summer season entitled My Favorite Things. These tours will feature Daly Mansion Tour Guides’ favorite Mansion objects and stories. Attendees with find out about items that are normally not on display and will have the opportunity to hear stories that past visitors may have never heard before. Tours begin at 10 a.m. with the last tour starting at 3 p.m. For more information regarding Sunday tours or general tour information, call 363-6004.
Call for artists
Bitterroot Art Guild is seeking vendors for “Art in the Park” July 27 and 28 at Legion Park in Hamilton. The application fees will go to scholarships for high school seniors in Ravalli County. Call 821-4678 if you want an application.
Wednesday, May 23
BPL preschool story time
Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, May 23 to enjoy “Good Knight, Fair Maiden” with storyteller Dominic Farrenkopf. 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.
Stevi Town Council
The Stevensville Town Council will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting on Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 206 Buck. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss budget priorities.
Thursday, May 24
Art Club Studio Drawing
Art Club studio drawing will take place Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the
North Valley Family Center, 5501 Hwy 93 N, Suite 3, Florence Business Center. The North Valley’s Art Club meets every other and is open to anyone interested in art/drawing, from beginning to experienced, and everyone in-between. Bring your own materials. Call for more information: 273-0142.
Science in Wonderland exhibit
Ravalli County Museum is partnering with Rocky Mountain Laboratories and local artists to feature, “Science in Wonderland,” a project that brings together the two disciplines of science and art to create a fascinating exhibit complete with class work and presentations from local schools. See the deadly beauty of some of the world’s most lethal diseases. A reception will be held Thursday, May 24 at 6 p.m. Watch for upcoming lectures and presentations from artists and scientists involved in the exhibit. For more information call 363-3338 or check www.brvhsmuseum.org for details.
South Valley Civic Group
The next meeting of the South Valley Civic Group will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Naughty Moose in Conner.
Stevensville Town Council
The Stevensville Town Council will hold a regular council meeting on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 206 Buck. Some agenda items are: discussion/decision on pool passes; discussion/decision on Airport Board recommendation to reject taxilane project bids; and discussion/decision on DUI agreement; discussion/decision on employee benefit changes, to name a few.
Friday, May 25
South Valley Pachyderm Club
Ed Sheehy, candidate for Supreme Court Justice; Ed Greef, Republican incumbent candidate for HD 90 and Kevin Fadely. Republican candidate for Ravalli County Commissioner, District 2, will be speaking at the Friday, May 25 meeting of the South Valley Pachyderm Club. The club meets at 12 noon on the second and fourth Fridays at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. First Street, in Hamilton. The South Valley Pachyderm Club is an officially recognized allied organization of the Republican Party. Members of the public are welcome.
NVFC Soap and Paper Drive
The North Valley Family Center will be having a Soap & Paper Drive at Gary and Leo’s on Friday, May 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. You’re invited to do your shopping during these hours and donate! NVFC is in need of toiletries, paper products, household items and children’s/baby products. The goods will be used to replenish the “Pay It Forward” Free Store, at the North Valley Family Center. To donate, simply do your shopping at Gary and Leo’s during this time, pick up a list of needed items on your way in, and drop them off with a friendly volunteer outside. The North Valley Family Center keeps a food pantry with emergency food supplies and other items not covered by SNAP benefits at the center for families to pick up if they are in need. Supplies are running critically low.
College financial aid workshop
Need money to pay for college? Students and parents: get the tips and tools to navigate through college financial aid and student loans at a free workshop on Friday, May 25 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at the Corvallis United Methodist Church. Learn how to find scholarships that will cover part or all of your college tuition. Scholarship coaches will be there to tell you about different types of scholarships and how anyone can obtain one. There is no cost or obligation for this valuable and informative workshop that is offered as a community service. For more information contact Patricia Meakin at 777-4421 or Wendi Fawns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical theatre performance
Ballet Bitterroot Performing Arts Musical Theater Department presents the Musical, “Dorothy in Oz” on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 26 at 2 p.m. at the Mary Stuart Rogers Performing Art Center, Victor. The “Dorothy in Oz” performance is the debut of the new Musical Theatre Department at Ballet Bitterroot Performing Arts, Inc. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Hamilton’s Wireless Connection, in the Sportsman Complex. For more information see www.balletbitterroot.com or call 961-1818.
Saturday, May 26
White elephant/craft sale
There will be a White Elephant and Craft Sale on Saturday, May 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary Family Center, 400 Charlos in Stevensville. Lunch of soup and hot dogs will be available. For additional information call Frances Pfau at 642-3271.
Bitterroot Bucs Golf Scramble
The annual Golf Scramble to benefit Bitterroot Bucs American Legion Baseball will be held Saturday, may 26 at Whitetail Golf Course in Stevensville. Tee off is at 10 a.m. with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Advance fee is $160 per team or $40 per person or $180 per team and $45 per person on tournament day. There will be a cash prize for the winning team, hole prizes and door prizes. Contact Eric Rolshoven at 240-7659 to sign up, sponsor a hole or donate prizes. Everyone is welcome.
Monday, May 28
Stevi school menu
Monday – No school
Tuesday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, toast, fruit, milk; Lunch – Chicken fajitas, lettuce, salsa, oranges, bread and butter, milk
Wednesday: Breakfast – Danish, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – BBQ pork ribs, stir-fry veggies, rice, pineapple, bread and butter, milk
Thursday: Breakfast – Pancake-on-a-stick, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chicken patty sandwich, green beans, bananas, bread and butter, milk
Friday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Corn dogs, baked beans, applesauce, bread and butter, milk.
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, the Hamilton Rotary Club will not meet on Monday, May 28. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, June 4. For further information, call 363-2960.
Tuesday, May 29
DCPL summer reading program
Readers of all ages will explore the night this summer as the Darby library begins the “Dream Big- Read!” Summer Reading Program. Registration and activities begin on Tuesday, May 29 at 4 p.m. with carnival games on the lawn followed by cowboy poetry. The library will host children’s games, face painting, and more on the lawn at 4 p.m. followed by a Cowboy Poetry community event at 6 p.m. Verna Molenda and Ned Trowbridge, two seasoned Cowboy Poets, will present their work as well as introduce a new poet, Dominic Sarranaops, as Dusty Rhodes at the Darby event. Ken Watson will complete the ensemble with musical accompaniment.
Teens are invited on June 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for an after-hours open mike night. Teens are encouraged to sign up to present their original poetry, short story, musical composition or dramatic monologue. Activities and refreshments will be provided by the library.
A Treasure Hunt Family event will be hosted on June 14 with a treasure hunt and fun activity so families can explore the many opportunities for learning fun in the library when you “Dream Big” this summer. The Treasure Hunt will begin on Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.
The 2012 Summer Reading Program is open to everyone, preschool through adult, with events and prize drawings for all readers. For more information about registration, events, contests, or programs, call the library or visit our website, www.darbylibrary.net.
All programs are free of charge.
Call for singers
Five Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines is looking for women who love to sing. Auditions will be held Tuesday, May 29 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on the corner of Woody and Pine in Missoula. Enjoy an evening of fun, filled with music and new friends. For additional information contact 543-8137 or www.fivevalleysweetadelines.com.
Summer lap swim
Summer Lap Swim begins Tuesday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bitterroot Aquatic Center in Hamilton. The outdoor pool is heated to 82 degrees. Cost is $5.50 a time or a lap swim pass is $90 for the summer. For more information call 375-8200 or visit the website at email@example.com
Thursday, May 31
Museum photography presentation
A lecture “How Photography Frames our Perceptions” with Katie Knight will be held Thursday, May 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. This presentation and discussion of nearly 100 photographs, from early experiments through contemporary media, provides a lens for understanding our history, identity, values, aesthetics, media, and politics. Soon after photography was invented in 1839, lower cost portraits became available and painters were liberated from the demands of realistic representation. Photographs quickly began to communicate and construct our sense of who we are and how we want to be seen. Exploring the world and social issues, documentary photographers created visual narratives that have impacted the collective conscience and national policies. The power of photography is skillfully exploited by marketing campaigns that stimulate desires for products and candidates. At the same time, photography can be seen as an increasingly popular folk art practiced by millions of people who use cameras to narrate life stories that focus on what we value, remember, and want to share. Sponsored by Humanities Montana, in association with the Daly Mansion. For more information call 363-3338.
Museum photography lecture
A lecture entitled “How Photography Frames our Perceptions,” will be presented by Katie Knight on Thursday, May 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. This presentation and discussion of nearly 100 photographs, from early experiments through contemporary media, provides a lens for understanding our history, identity, values, aesthetics, media, and politics. Soon after photography was invented in 1839, lower cost portraits became available and painters were liberated from the demands of realistic representation. Photographs quickly began to communicate and construct our sense of who we are and how we want to be seen. Exploring the world and social issues, documentary photographers created visual narratives that have impacted the collective conscience and national policies. The power of photography is skillfully exploited by marketing campaigns that stimulate desires for products and candidates. At the same time, photography can be seen as an increasingly popular folk art practiced by millions of people who use cameras to narrate life stories that focus on what we value, remember, and want to share. For more information call 363.3338 or visit www.brvhsmuseum.org.