Wednesday, November 14
BPL Preschool Story Time
Preschoolers are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, November 14 to enjoy “When the Cows Come Home” with storyteller Lorna Gabel. 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 North Valley Library on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to check out Storytime and Craft Hour, a free early learning program for toddlers and preschoolers. With a different theme each week, participants will hear an engaging library picture book, engage in fingerplays and songs and create an enriching craft. This week, hear fun stories about bakers, butter and biscuits. Yum! 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.
Hamilton parent-teacher conferences
Hamilton Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held November 14 & 15 on the following schedule:
November 14: Grantsdale 4:00-7:00 pm, Washington 3:45-6:45 pm, Daly 3:30-6:30 pm, HMS 4:00-8:00 pm, HHS 5:00-8:00 pm; November 15: Grantsdale 4:00-7:00 pm, Washington 3:45-6:45 pm, Daly 3:45-6:45 pm, HMS 4:00-6:00 pm, HHS 4:00-7:00 pm.
‘Pray for Snow’ Pint Night
Lost Trail Ski Patrol is hosting a Pray for Snow Pint Night on Wednesday November 14 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Blacksmith Brewery in Stevensville. Come down to the brewery and kick off the ski season with a great Blacksmith brew, good music, and reconnect with old ski buddies. Lost Trail Ski Patrol is a volunteer organization and all proceeds will help pay for medical equipment and training. Pray for snow!
Dance theater presentation
Jon Turk, a Bitterroot resident and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for 2012, is teaming up with Boston’s Weber Dance company, to bring “Synchronicity and the Sacred Space,” a dance theater presentation, to the Performing Arts Center in Hamilton on Wednesday, November 14, at 7 p.m.
“Synchronicity and the Sacred Space” is a modern dance piece, choreographed by Jody Weber and performed by her contemporary concert dance company.
It combines storytelling, movement, music, and images, and “probes the strange landscape where scientific thought encounters the unknown, and human perception and reality are fluid partners in an enigmatic dance,” according to Weber Dance.
It was a 2011 Boston Globe “Critic’s Pick,” and has toured several major cities.
The work arose from choreographer Jody Weber’s desire to build a dance piece around the conflict between western culture’s scientific, literal view of the world, and the more nuanced, fluid view of reality shared by some other cultures.
Turk’s book, “The Raven’s Gift,” describes his experience as a scientist who, in the course of a kayaking adventure, was healed of an old skiing injury by a shaman. Weber seized on his narrative as a perfect example of what she was envisioning, and built a dance piece around it.
Turk narrates, while images from his voyages form a backdrop for the three dancers.
Tickets for the performance are available on the Weber Dance website, http://www.weberdance.com, at Chapter One Book Store in Hamilton, or at the door. Tickets are $20.
Hoy, 14 de Noviembre
Misa en Español
Todos estan invitados a la misa en Espanol hoy, 14 de Noviembre, a las 7:00 en la noche en la Iglesia Episcopal 203 S.Main. La Rvda. Dori Zubizarreta y su esposo Pedro pasaron muchos anos trabajando en hogares de huerfanos y Iglesias en Honduras y Mexico. La misa Episcopal es muy similar a la misa Catolica con las mismas lecturas y Eucaristia. La musica va estar de la guitara con canciones de America Latino. Si usted habla espanol o esta aprendiendo la idioma, venga y disfruta un tiempo Latino con nosotros. Despues de la misa vamos a disfrutar comida de Mexico.
Thursday, November 15
BPL Lego Club
The Bitterroot Public Library’s Lego Club meets on Thursday, November 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. Lego lovers ages 4-9, accompanied by a parent, are invited to create and build with Legos in the West Meeting Room of the Bitterroot Public Library. Legos are provided, and the program is free.
Historical drama presentation
“Two Gals Gossiping,” with Kim Kaufman and Evelyn Widhalm,
will be performed Thursday, November 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. It’s the late 1800’s in the Montana Territory. What does a madam have in common with a schoolteacher? “Two Gals Gossiping About Early Montana” will answer this question. Mrs. Emma Slack Dickenson (played by Evelyn Widhalm) and Madam Mary Gleim (played by Kim Kaufman) come together wondering themselves what they might have to talk about. Strangely enough, they discover some parallels in their mutual experiences, as they each tell their stories. In time, they find themselves gossiping about events and people of the time, albeit from very different perspectives. For more information call 363-3338.
Back Country Horsemen
Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen host their monthly meeting on Thursday, November 15, at the Corvallis School Cafeteria on Eastside Highway in Corvallis. The annual delicious and bountiful Thanksgiving dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the general meeting starts at 7:00. Elections for 2013 officers and directors will take place, and Mark Smith, the new Forest Service trails specialist, will be introduced. Guests are welcome, and for more information call Karen at 961-0101 or check the website at www.bchmt.org/bitterroot.
Bitterroot Trout Unlimited will meet Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. at Hamilton Elks Lodge, 203 State St. Speaker is Karin Boyd, President of Applied Geomorphology, Inc., speaking on “Why Rivers Flood: The Art and Science of Fluvial Morphology.” Do you know the difference between a thalweg and a sculpin? Or a cut bank and cutt bow? All four are important to an angler, but two relate to fluvial morphology. Karin Boyd is an acknowledged leader in this area, and her main professional interests are determining how physical conditions and human influences collectively affect the form and behavior of river systems, and applying this information to develop strategies for remediation, restoration, and long-term resource management. She has worked in kangaroo-infested streams in Australia, snake-infested streams in Mississippi and bulldozer-infested streams in Montana. As the Bitterroot becomes increasingly developed, it will be important for anglers to understand these concepts to make informed judgments on stream projects. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge for admission. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a no host dinner with the speaker at Spice of Life at 5 p.m. before the meeting. Long-time TU supporter Karen Suennen will donate 10% of the proceeds to the club.
The film “Inlaws & Outlaws” will be shown Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in the basement community room at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 600 S. Third St. in Hamilton. The film weaves together the true stories of couples and singles – both gay and straight – into a collective narrative that is, at once, hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring.
Friday, November 16
Arts Guild Christmas Show
The Bitterroot Art Guild will hold its 42nd annual Christmas show and sale on Friday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured will be artist-made arts and crafts. There is no admission fee. There is no admission fee, but a canned good for the Darby Bread Box would be appreciated. Hot lunch will be catered by Ugly Bunny bakery. The show will be in the First Interstate building on the Ravalli County Fairgrounds in Hamilton. Applications for more vendors are still being accepted. This is a juried show. For information call Mary Lockwood at 821-4678 or Carolyn Kissel at 961 4740.
AARP driver safety class
AARP Driver Safety is honoring veterans and their families this November. In recognition of their dedication and service to our country, all veterans and their family members can take the Driver Safety Class free of charge. A class will be presented at Marcus Daly Hospital in Hamilton on Friday, November 16. Class begins at 9 a.m. and will last approximately four hours. This safe driving strategies class is designed for drivers age 50 and over but all drivers are welcome. For non-veterans or their family members the class fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Check should be made out to “AARP” for class fees. Pre-registration is requested. Contact Jones Korman Insurance at 363-6583 for further information. There is no written test. Montana mandates an insurance discount for qualified graduates.
NVPL book sale
The Big Holiday Book Sale at the North Valley Public Library, 208 Main Street, Stevensville, will be held in the library’s Community Room on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, hosted by the Friends of the Library. In addition to the many, many books of every variety new to the sale, there are also work books for various ages for the homeschoolers, several shelves of Science Fiction, as well as videos and DVD’s. As usual you may take home as many as you wish, just for the price of a donation. You will also find delightful handmade Christmas ornaments and packets of Christmas cards, all for a dollar each. Gently-used decorations and a few gift items will be on sale, too. Come early, stay late and support your library. Light refreshments will be served.
On Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, Sam’s Spade Garden Tools and Wares, 111 S. Fourth Street in Hamilton, will be holding a free, drop-in clinic for gardeners wanting guidance in designing their 2013 vegetable gardens. Experts will be on hand to assist from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on both days, with a wealth of experience and reference materials to help with your design. Participants are asked to bring a plan of your garden space, drawn to scale or with your dimensions and two blank copies to use as worksheets, a pencil and a list of the crops you would like to grow next season. The clinic will offer assistance and ideas on crop rotation, companion planting and how to beautify your kitchen garden. Didn’t have a garden in 2012? You can get help in designing your first garden and preparing for subsequent years. Call 363-1293 with any questions.
A group of local young actors are performing an adaptation of John Bunyan’s allegory, “The Holy War” on Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 at 2 p.m. at Lone Rock Bible Church, 1142 Three Mile Creek Rd, Stevensville. Admission is by donation, any proceeds will be helping to support those in the group who are going on the Wee-Care mission trip to an orphanage in the Philippines.
The Golden Agers will be having a Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday, November 16 at 6 p.m. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, gravy and potatoes. Bring a side dish to share. The event is at the Golden Age Hall, 727 S. 5th, Hamilton. Cost is $3 per person. Call 961-4813 for more information.
Saturday, November 17
St. Francis Bazaar
St. Francis Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Francis Church Darragh Hall, 411 S. 5th St., Hamilton. Sponsoring groups are Saint Francis Ladies, Share and Care, and Knights of Columbus. Items for sale include quilts, crafts, new and gently used items and scarves. Lunch will be available. All proceeds benefit local community charities. For information call Joan Contraman at 961-4473.
The Monthly Grind will take place Saturday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at the Stevensville Playhouse. Elliott B. Oppenheim, leader of Montana’s own Trillium Brass Trio, will be the master of ceremonies. Set to perform are the Ken Benson Bluegrass Band, Bitterroot Ballet, singer David Anderson and mime Christian Akerman. Desserts will be served at intermission, then trumpeter Elliott Oppenheim and Russian pianist Maria Rosenkranz will perform, followed by a skit from “The Littlest Angel.” The program will conclude with Ramblin’ Rose, an acoustic duo. This is the third in a series of variety shows produced by Jim and Susan McCauley, with the support of the Stevensville Playhouse Board. All are welcome. Admission is $5 at the door or free if you bring a homemade dessert to share! The Stevensville Playhouse is located at 319 Main.
Sunday, November 18
Habitat for Humanity benefit
Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County will be hosting a fundraising Pint Night on Sunday, November 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Bitterroot Brewery, 101 Marcus Street, Hamilton. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County. More information contact Mike Kibler, 375-1926.
Art City open house
Art City will celebrate its 32nd Annual Holiday Open House on Sunday November 18 from 2 to 7 p.m. Featured will be new work by all the ‘Art Citizens’ as well as many of their artist friends. The party will also feature music by Peter Reynolds and Tom Schmeling. Come on in and join the fun. Art City is a co-operatively managed gallery featuring work by local artists. It is located in an historic downtown Hamilton building at 407 W. Main St. Regular open hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and other days by chance or appointment. For information contact Art City at 363-4764 or Vivian Yang at 363-3198.
Monday, November 19
Stevi school menu
Monday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Pizza, mixed veggies, salad, apples, bread & butter, milk
Tuesday: Breakfast – Waffles or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chicken enchilada casserole, Spanish rice, oranges, bread & butter, chocolate or regular milk
Wednesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon rolls or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, taters, fresh carrots, peach cups, bread & butter, milk
Thursday & Friday: No School – Thanksgiving vacation
Ravalli County Attorney William Fulbright will be speaking at the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, on Monday, November 19. Fulbright will be explaining his responsibilities as County Attorney, and discuss major problems and trends relating to his office. 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.
Bitterroot Audubon’s November meeting will feature a unique program on the process of preparing study skins of dead birds that have been salvaged. Larry Weeks, Education Chairman for Five Valleys Audubon, has a salvage permit from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and has prepared study skins of more than 200 birds over the last nine years. He will show many of his specimens and discuss unique stories on how some of the birds died, such as collisions with windows, fences, cars, and trains and from electrocution. The birds to be shown include ducks, hawks, owls, falcons and a wide variety of songbirds. Larry will explain the different techniques he used to mount the birds and point out identification marks. The presentation will be on Monday, November 19 at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center north of Stevensville. The meeting is free, and the public is invited. Contact Kay Fulton for additional information at 642-3794.
Tuesday, November 20
Veterans affairs clinic
Roxanne Blanché, 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, November 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Stevensville Town Council Chambers and from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Job Service Office in Hamilton. For more information call 542-2501.
Wednesday, November 21
Economic Development Authority
Ravalli County Economic Development Authority will hold its regular monthly board meeting on Wednesday, November 21, beginning at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the REC conference room, 274 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton. The meeting is open to the public.