Wednesday, November 7
BPL preschool storytime
Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, November 7 to enjoy “The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly” with storyteller Celeste Pogachar. 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.
Come to the library on Wednesday, November 7 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to check out the Storytime and Craft Hour, a free early learning program for toddlers and preschoolers. Using a different theme each week, children will enjoy engaging library picture books, engage in fingerplays and songs and create an enriching craft. At each storytime, a healthy snack is provided and there is time to play and socialize with new friends. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information, call the library at 777-5061.
Thursday, November 8
NVPL Book Club
This month the NVPL book club will discuss “Blind Your Ponies” by Stanley Gordon West. Join the book club from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the community room to talk with fellow bibliophiles about this enthralling book set in rural Montana. Haven’t read the book? Not a problem! Meet the group and receive the next selection, “Red Rover” by Deirdre McNamer. The library is able to supply 10 copies of the book. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information, call the library at 777-5061.
BPL Lego Club
The Lego Club will meet Thursday, November 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton. Lego lovers, ages 4-9, accompanied by a parent, are invited to create and build with Legos in the west meeting room. Legos are provided, and the program is free. Future Lego Club dates are November 15, December 13 and 20.
Tea Party Patriots
Ravalli County Tea Party Patriots will meet Thursday, November 8 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). Come discuss the election results and where to go from here. Find out how you can get involved. Contact Jennine Jones, 381-0314, email@example.com, for more info.
Cross Country Ski Club
Kevin McManigal’s program for the Bitterroot Cross Country Ski Club’s monthly meeting on Thursday, November 8 at 7 p.m. is “Glacial Landforms of the Bitterroots and Sapphire Mountains” which will describe in narrative and video the ice age processes which created the valleys and peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains specifically. Our own terminal moraines, “U” shaped valleys, hanging lakes, craggy peaks and other landmarks with which we are all familiar, will be explained and discussed in Kevin’s captivating presentation. Kevin is a lecturer in GIS and cartographer at U of M and teaches cartography as an art form. He has traveled extensively in several continents for field research in the dynamics of glacial change. Come to ask about your favorite valley or mountain and its genesis. The Club will also host its annual silent auction to raise funds for grooming the ski trails at Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski area. Everyone wishing to share in the evening’s activities is welcome to attend the meeting held in the First Presbyterian Church at 1220 West Main Street, Hamilton.
BPL Fellowship Club
The Bitterroot Public Library’s Fellowship Club will be meeting on Thursday, November 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss “The Emerald Tablet: Alchemy for Personal Transformation” by Dennis William Hauck.
The Emerald Tablet – an ancient document that contains the essence of the alchemical teachings – has had an important influence on many Western philosophical and spiritual traditions.
Ostensibly concerned with turning base metals into gold, alchemy was in fact dedicated to transforming the lead of self into the gold of spirit. This brilliant history of alchemy traces its sources back to ancient Egypt, and presents alchemy as a useful, practical system of self-transformation. Each of the seven steps of alchemical transformation – Calcination, Dissolution, Separation, Conjunction, Fermentation, Distillation, and Coagulation – is explained, with hands-on techniques and exercises, treating alchemy as a living discipline for achieving a spiritual awakening.
Dennis William Hauck is an author, consultant, and lecturer working to facilitate personal, institutional, and global transformation through the application of the ancient principles of alchemy. He has published several articles and bestselling books on the subject, and lectures on the universal principles of physical, psychological, and spiritual perfection to a wide variety of audiences that range from scientists to business leaders to religious groups.
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.
Stevi town council
The Stevensville Town Council will meet Thursday, November 8 at 7 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at 206 Buck Street. Agenda items include guest speakers Glenda Wiles, DUI Task Force and Charmell Owens, Ravalli County Prevention Coalition; Lewis and Clark Park security issues; update on Town Council Ward Boundaries from 2010 Census – Town Clerk; and discussion/decision on Planning and Zoning recommendations on airport annexation, to name a few.
Friday, November 9
Daly Hospital Auxiliary show
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a Christmas Show on Friday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in hospital conference room C. There will be gifts, decorations, stocking stuffers, bargain table and a raffle. All proceeds from the show, the gift shop and various auxiliary fundraisers are used to buy new equipment for the hospital.
South Valley Pachyderm Club
Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss will be speaking at the South Valley Pachyderm Club meeting on Friday, November 9 at noon 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. The public is welcome.
Stevi veterans program
All veterans and their families are invited to attend a special program on Friday, November 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Stevensville High School gym. This long-standing tradition serves to bring students, staff, and community together to recognize the dedication, service, and sacrifice our nation’s veterans have given to preserve the safety and ideals of American citizens. All are welcome.
Victor Fire Dept. open house
Join your neighbors at the “Give Thanks” Celebration with the Victor Volunteer Fire District at an open house on Friday, November 9 at 7 p.m. at the main firehouse located at 121 North Tudor St. in Victor. The entire community is invited. The District will be providing hot cinnamon cider, brownies, and cookies for everyone. A short program will begin at 7 p.m. to include: entertainment by the Victor School Concert Choir, a report from Chief Dennis Pings, and a training report from Captain Scott Hackett. Members of the community are encouraged to bring their best brownies and cookies for a judging contest. Gift certificates and fire department hats/shirts will be awarded to the winners. The District’s apparatus will be on display, too.
The Victor Rural Fire District was established on September 28, 1950. The District encompasses 100 square miles in the center of the Bitterroot Valley. The District borders U.S. Forest Service ground for 10 miles on the west side of the fire district. The eastern boundary is the Forest Service ground in Sapphire Mountains. The southern boundary is Sheafman Creek Road six miles from Victor; the northern boundary is Indian Prairie Loop four miles from the town of Victor. The District has both the Bitterroot River and Highway 93 running the entire length. The District has approximately 3200 residents and over 170 businesses.
The Victor Rural Fire Department provides volunteer personnel for the Fire District and carries about 30 members at any point in time. The Department maintains two fire stations, one in downtown Victor and a substation located at the junction of Bear Creek Road and Red Crow Road.
Museum benefit ballet
“Going Viral: The Convergence of Art and Science, a Ballet” will be presented on Friday, November 9 at the Hamilton Performing Arts Center, 327 Fairgrounds Road. The reception is at 6 p.m. with the performance at 7 p.m. Live performances by Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre under the direction of Charlene Campbell, featuring original music, choreography, and photo projections by artist Barbara Michelman, revealing the mystery of viruses. VIP tickets are $100. Proceeds benefit the Ravalli County Museum. For tickets call 363-3338 or 549-5155.
Saturday, November 10
‘Bounty of Bitterroot’ show
The Bounty of the Bitterroot “all local” show and sale will be held Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the First Interstate Building at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. Local producers and vendors will be showing and selling what they make. Lunch will be available from The Farm Table. Shop here for unique gifts and feel good about supporting your local economy. Admission is free. Call 777-3928 or 207-8793 for more information.
A flea market will be held Saturday, November 10 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Senior Center, 820 N. 4th. Rent a table for $5. Lunch will be available. Call Katie at 363-2316.
The King’s Christian Church is holding a Craft Fair on Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 9830 Valley Grove Dr., Lolo. For vendor information call Katherine at 396-7268.
Florence-Carlton church bazaar
The Florence-Carlton Community Church will hold a bazaar on Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be many handmade items, a silent auction and bake sale. Lunch of soup, sandwiches and more will be available. Pony rides will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. The church is located at 20075 Old Hwy 93, just north of Carlton Creek Road (5 miles south of Lolo and 3 miles north of Florence).
BRHA Pet Fair
Frosty Paws Pet Fair and “Festival of Wreaths” will be held Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 11 from 12 to 4 p.m. Pet families can come for a professional photo shoot taken with Santa or a family portrait without Santa, sponsored by Bitter Root Humane Association. ‘Festival of the Wreaths’ is presenting 30 uniquely decorated wreaths from local artists, businesses, restaurants, galleries and friends of the shelter. The Pet Bazaar has vendors galore with pre-holiday shopping for pets and people. The “Proud 2 Adopt Shop” from Bitter Root Humane will be featured with a selection of toys, food and fun for sale. Select a holiday gift for your pet family and grandpets! A Bucket Raffle promises to bring some really fun prizes for the lucky winners. The “Paws Café” will be serving fresh made chili and cornbread and Jitterz will be selling fresh coffee. A holiday bake sale will be full of goodies from the best bakers at the Ravalli County Fair. The event will take place at the Bedford Building, 223 S. Second St. (City Hall), Hamilton.
Festival of Wreaths will be continued on Nov. 15, 17, 23 and 24 at the former Provisions building at 107 S. 2nd St. in Hamilton. Bid and buy your favorite wreath at the ‘Whine Down’ Party of wine, cheese and goodies on November 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from this event directly benefit care of animals at Bitter Root Humane Shelter.
Sign up for Scrabble Scramble taking place Saturday, November 10 at 11 a.m. at the Corvallis United Methodist Church. Play starts at 11 a.m. The entry fee is $25. Sign up at Chapter One Bookstore in Hamilton or call 363-2900 for more information. Proceeds to benefit Bitterroot Literacy Volunteers.
NVPL Cribbage Tournament
North Valley Public Library will hold a cribbage tournament on Saturday, November 10 at the Blacksmith Brewery in Stevensville. Register for the nine-game tournament at 12 noon, with a 50/50 drawing and a raffle drawing. A $20 entry fee includes snacks and the chance to split the pot with NVPL. Blacksmith Brewery beer will be available to purchase. Proceeds from the sale of 50/50 tickets, raffle tickets and the entry fee will help support special projects and programs at the library. Registration begins at noon and play starts at 1 p.m. Blacksmith Brewery is located at 114 Main Street, Stevensville. Contact the North Valley Public Library at 777-5061 for more info.
NVPL Movie Matinee
Tired of driving to Hamilton or Missoula to see a movie? Come to the North Valley Public Library on Saturday, November 10 at 12 noon for a free and fun flick. This week, prepare for a battle between extraterrestrials and the people of earth in this sci-fi western. Free and open to the public. Call the library at 777-5061 for title and information about the movie. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville.
NVPL Herb chat
Join library Herb Chat leader, Jessica Thomas, in a workshop on Saturday, November 10 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the North Valley Public Library that will show you easy ways to lose the expensive department store products and go natural. You will learn how to create a glowing complexion even in the dry winter season by soothing irritation and rejuvenating tired skin. Included in the workshop are step-by-step instructions so you can make these products again and again, plus samples to take home and get you started. You will make: Facial Steams, Gentle Toner, and Nourishing Cleanser. There is a $20 fee to cover materials and registration is preferred as space is limited. The workshop is held in the library community room. Contact the library at 777-5061 for more info. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville.
Museum exhibit opening
A reception for “The Victorian Years” exhibit will be held Saturday, November 10, at 6 p.m. at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. The Victorian Age is looked upon as being the one of the most elegant periods of English history. Come to the Museum to learn more about styles of the era, from the daintiest of gloves, fascinators and intimate apparel, to the most elaborate costumes of outerwear, to the elegance of ballroom dresses. This exhibit will introduce you to the fashion, culture and some of the customs of the era. On display you will see unique articles of the day as well as some of the everyday objects that have been handed down as a tradition and are still utilized today. The exhibit was prepared in collaboration with the Victorian Ladies Tea Guild of Western Montana. For more information call 363-3338.
Marine Corps Birthday Ball
The 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Ball, sponsored by the Bitterroot Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League, will take place on Saturday, November 10 at the Eagles Lodge, 125 N. 2nd Street, Hamilton. Happy Hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the Birthday Ceremony at 7 p.m. and the banquet at 7:30. The public is invited. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance. For further information call Wayne Mooney at 642-3871 or Bob Graler at 381-4428 or mail checks made out to “Bitterroot Valley MCL” to Wayne Mooney, P.O. Box 777, Victor MT 59875. Ticket sales will close on November 5.
The Good Time Jamboree concert will be held Saturday, November 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Grange Hall (Hwy 93 about 1 mile south of Hamilton). Performers include The New Old-West Trio: Ken, John, and Clem: Songs of the Old West; Doug Hogan, Trail Rider: Authentic Cowboy Songs; Charla Bauman: Songs from the 50s and 60s; Buck Hafer: Cowboy Poetry; and
Sweethearts of the Bitterroot: Pam and Clem Small. The concerts are open to the public and a voluntary donation of $3.00 (or more) is always appreciated to help keep this event continuing. For more information call Clem at 961-4949 or John at 381-2483.
Performing arts series
Extraordinary singer-songwriter and pianist Vienna Teng will perform in concert on Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. at the Bitterroot Performing Arts Center in Hamilton. A sophisticated, eloquent pianist with a delicate voice and soulful lyrics, Vienna Teng is a brilliant young songwriter at the top of her craft. Her appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, CBS’ The Early Show, and NPR’s All Songs Considered and Mountain Stage have helped to propel her career into the national spotlight, along with her tours with artists such as India Arie, Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, Duncan Sheik, Patty Griffin and the Indigo Girls. A pianist since the age of five, Vienna Teng presents an unforgettable set of chamber-folk compositions that showcase her sharp lyrical prowess as well as her skills as an accomplished pianist, in a musical style that incorporates folk, pop, classical piano, and a cappella. Teng has released four studio albums: Waking Hour (2002), Warm Strangers (2004), Dreaming Through The Noise (2006) and her latest album, Inland Territory, which was released in the United States in 2009. To learn more, visit viennateng.com. For ticket information call 363-7946.
Sunday, November 11
The Five Valley Accordion Jam will be Sunday, November 11 in Missoula at the Jokers Wild from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $3.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members. Enjoy dancing and listening to the music of accordions, guitars and banjos.
Veteran’s Day Dinner
American Legion Post 94 will host a Veteran’s Day Dinner on Sunday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the post home on Mid. Burnt Fork Road, Stevensville. All veterans are invited. Membership is not necessary. The dinner is potluck with the post furnishing the meat (turkey and ham), rolls, drinks and dessert. There will be special awards and presentations. Doors open at 5:30. For more information call Dan at 777-2687 or Harry at 777-5398.
Lone Rock Park Board
The Lone Rock Park Board will meet Sunday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Three Mile Fire Hall.
Monday, November 12
Stevi school menu
Monday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Ham & scrambled eggs, French toast, fresh carrots, applesauce, bread & butter, milk
Tuesday: Breakfast – Pancakes or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Quesadillas, refried beans, corn, bananas, bread & butter, chocolate or regular milk
Wednesday: Breakfast – Bagels with cream cheese or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Thanksgiving dinner with turkey & gravy, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, mixed veggies, pineapple, bread & butter, milk
Thursday: Breakfast – French toast or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Sloppy Joes, taters, apricots, bread & butter, milk
Friday: No school
Corvallis book fair
The Corvallis Primary School Library will hold a scholastic fall book fair Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16 and Tuesday and Wednesday during Parent/Teacher Conferences. The fair is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Tuesday until 7:30 p.m. Lots of affordable books and great gifts for book lovers will be available. This book fair is the annual fundraiser for the library. For more information call 961-3261, ext. 307.
Ms. Madison Reutten, Deputy Probation Officer for the 21st Judicial District, will be speaking at the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, Monday, November 12. Reutten will be providing an overview of the law as it pertains to juveniles on probation. The club meets Mondays at noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. There will be time for questions and discussion. The meeting is open to the public. For further information call 363-2960.
Green Thumbs Up
The Green Thumbs Up garden club will meet on Monday, November 12 at 2 p.m. at the Carriage House on 4th Street in Hamilton. Ravalli County Extension agent Katelyn Andersen will talk about using and preserving herbs. The meeting is free and open to all area gardeners interested in sharing their knowledge of gardening in the Bitterroot Valley. For further information, telephone Susan Duff, 961-5455.
SAFE Book Club
SAFE is hosting a book club discussion on Monday, November 12, at 7 p.m. at Chapter One Book Store. Come discuss the use of poetry to communicate the impact of social issues on women. Feel welcome to bring a poem to share. For more information, contact Sonya at 363-2793.
Florence High School activities meeting
Florence–Carlton High School winter activities parent meeting is Monday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in the old gym. All parents of high school students who participate in girls and boys basketball, wrestling and cheerleading should attend. All physicals are due before the first practice, Thursday, November 15 for wrestling and November 19 for basketball and cheerleading.
Hamilton Garden Club
The Hamilton Garden Club will meet Monday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the home of Betty Swift at 236 Rose Lane (363-2172). Co-hostess is Simone Renfrew (531-2385). The program will be announced at the meeting. Members are reminded to bring food items for Haven House. The December meeting will be a Christmas party. The January, February, and March meetings (winter months) will be daytime meetings at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. For more information call one of the above.
Tuesday, November 13
Hamilton fall cleanup
This year’s fall cleanup will occur the week before Thanksgiving. Because Monday, November 12 is the observed holiday for Veterans Day, the pickups will occur on Tuesday through Thursday. Curb pickups will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. within the Hamilton City limits on the following schedule: Tuesday, November 13, everything Northwest of Main to Highway 93; Wednesday, November 14, everything Southwest of Main to Highway 93; Thursday, November 15, Everything East of Highway 93. Items that can be picked up include organic yard material, bagged leaves and tied bundles of small branches, less than 4 feet long or 4 inches in diameter. No rocks, dirt or trash will be picked up. As always, residents are welcome to bring leaves and branches to the city street shop and dump them onto the pile any time during business hours. For more information call Keith Smith, Director of Public Works, City of Hamilton, 363-6717.
Stevi school board
The regular meeting of the Stevensville School Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. in the Stevensville Music Center choir room.