Wednesday, January 9
The Bitter Root Valley Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, January 9 at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public a
nd all BRVHS members are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, January 10
Upcoming January blood drives for the Bitterroot Valley:
Thursday, January 10, Victor Community, Victor High School gymnasium, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For appointment call the school 642-3221.
Monday, January 21, Darby Community, Darby High School gymnasium, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For appointment call Caroline 821-3252.
NVPL Tech Class
Computer Basics 101 will be offered on Thursday, January 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the North Valley Public Library. This is a class for beginners who need to learn the basics. It will be followed by a Basics 102 course on January 24. Don’t be shy, bring your questions! Registration is appreciated as space is limited. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville; 777-5061.
Women Newcomers’ Club
The Bitterroot Women Newcomers’ Club will meet on Thursday, January 10 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 328 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. After a brief business meeting, Jeff Humphrey, DPT, from Willow Creek Physical Therapy will address the group. Whether you are new to the Valley or a long time resident, you are invited to join Newcomers, meet new people and get involved in exciting activities. Contact Newcomers at email@example.com
Emu oil presentation
Interested in alternative health therapies? Come to Valley View Estates for a talk with Clover Quinn from Wild Rose Emu Ranch about “The History and benefits of Emu Oil” on Thursday, January 10. The free program begins at 11:30 a.m. and includes a soup lunch. Valley View Estates is located at 225 N. 8th, Hamilton; 363-1144.
BPL Fellowship Club
The Bitterroot Public Library’s Fellowship Club will be meeting on Thursday, January 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the West Meeting Room of the library to discuss the book, “The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth” by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
In this bestseller, Dr. M. Scott Peck draws heavily upon his own professional experience as a practicing psychiatrist to suggest ways in which confronting and solving our problems – and suffering through the changes – can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding.
Confronting and solving our problems is a painful process, which most of us attempt to avoid. And the very avoidance results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Dr. Peck discusses the nature of loving relationships: how to recognize true compatibility; how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become one’s own person; how to be a more sensitive parent. This highly-readable work is built on the premise that there is no distinction between the process of achieving spiritual growth and achieving mental growth.
M. Scott Peck’s publishing history reflects his own evolution as a serious and widely acclaimed writer, thinker, psychiatrist, and spiritual guide. Since this groundbreaking bestseller, Scott Peck’s insatiable intellectual curiosity has taken him in various new directions with virtually each successive new book.
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.
Selway-Pintler Wilderness Back Country Horsemen
SPWBCH will hold their next regular monthly meeting on Thursday, January 10 in the USFS office, 1801 N. First St., Hamilton (rear building entrance). A Board of Directors’ meeting will start at 6 p.m.; general membership meeting will follow at 7:00. The BOD meeting is open to club members; the general meeting is open to anyone interested. Dr. Jim Hansen will give a short talk on medical emergencies on the trail. Call Linda at 961-1435 with any questions.
Tea Party Patriots
Ravalli County Tea Party Patriots will meet Thursday, January 10 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). Join in the discussion of interesting new developments and direction for the group. Contact Jennine Jones, 369-1656, email@example.com for more information.
Stevensville Town Council
The Stevensville Town Council will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, January 10 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 206 Buck. Agenda items include discussion of Chapter 5.04 (Business License Requirements) in Town’s Municipal Code (Ordinances) and fees and discussion regarding Fire Department Consolidation Study Group, to name a few.
Movies at the Museum
The Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton, will show the following free movies:
January 10 at 6 p.m.: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
January 24 at 6 p.m.: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”
February 7 at 6 p.m.: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”
Call the Museum for more information at 363.3338.
Friday, January 11
South Valley Pachyderm Club
Dr. David Bedey, Chairman of the Hamilton School Board, will be speaking at the South Valley Pachyderm Club meeting on Friday, January 11 at 12 noon. The club meets 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.
NVPL Film Noir Series
Experience the iconic black and white style of Film Noir at the North Valley Public Library all through the month of January. Every Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. the library will host a free film and casual discussion for film buffs, mystery lovers and anyone wanting to add a little suspense and intrigue into these dark winter nights. Contact the library for film title information. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville; 777-5061.
Saturday, January 12
Ski bus program
The Hamilton Lions Club and the Greater Ravalli Foundation will once again sponsor a ski bus on Saturdays to Lost Trail Ski Resort program for local youth. Cost is $5.00 per rider. Discounted ski rates are: under 13, $20.00; 13 and older, $25.00; adults, $25.00. Bring exact amounts for riding and skiing; no checks can be accepted. Dates are Saturdays, January 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23. Bus loads at Westview Center, Hamilton at 8 a.m. and departs at 8:30 a.m. Return bus loads at 3:30 p.m. and leaves ski area at 4 p.m. sharp, getting back to Westview by 5 p.m. All skis and boards must be in a bag and are carried in an escort pickup. Boots and lunch bags can be carried on bus. If rental is needed a signed rental slip must accompany the rider; sponsors cannot sign slips. Rental forms are available at the bus; rental fees are paid at lodge when getting equipment.
NVPL Movie Matinee
A free movie matinee is held at the North Valley Public Library on the first, second and third Saturday of the month at 12 p.m. In January, films will be newer release movies that you may have missed on the big screen, or maybe they were so good you want to see them again! Contact the library for titles and ratings. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville; 777-5061.
Bitterroot Stockgrowers annual event
The Bitterroot Stockgrowers Annual Dinner will be held Saturday, January 12 at the St. Mary’s Family Center in Stevensville. This year’s guest speaker will be Haylie Shipp, Associate Ag Director for the Northern Ag Network. The 6th Annual Service Contribution Award will also be awarded to an honored member for “Lifetime Commitment to the Livestock Industry.” Doors will open to the public at 11 a.m. with a hosted lunch and free seminars beginning at 12 noon. There will also be a Mini Farm Fair and vendor booths. Dinner tickets are $25 per person or $350 for table of 8. No host cocktail hour will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with dinner event from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Membership dues are $10 and can be paid at the door. For reservations or information contact Marlene Bolin at 546-7058.
Biblical movie night
Did you know that Pharaoh’s army’s chariots were found strewn across the bottom of the Red Sea encrusted in coral? There is a video to prove it! Plus, have you ever wondered where the real Mount Sinai is? There is a video of that as well.
Restoring the Latter House is presenting a double feature movie night at the Bitterroot River Inn in Hamilton on Saturday, January 12 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. We will be showing “The Red Sea Crossing & The Real Mount Sinai.” The bonus feature will be “Sodom & Gomorrah Found.” See firsthand an actual piece of brimstone. The event is free to the public and refreshments will be provided. There will be a table with books and DVDs for sale as well.
Seating is limited so pre-register by calling 989-657-6775 or by visiting the website at: restoringthelatterhouse.net. All families that pre-register will be given a complimentary DVD.
Good Time Jamboree
The upcoming concert of the on-going Good Time Jamboree series held at the Rocky Mountain Grange Hall will kick off 2013 on Saturday, January 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Opening the program will be Jay Calkins, a solo act with his banjo. Following him will be Diane Olheoft and Jerry Downey doing a musical duet. The special presentation portion of the program will feature Clem Small with his musical saw. After intermission, the Gary Bladen Band will lead off the second part of the concert followed by Warren Worth and his group doing old time music. While admission to the concert is free, a suggested donation of $3 or more is always appreciated to help defray costs of the jamboree. The Rocky Mountain Grange Hall is located about a mile south of Hamilton on the east side of US 93 just past the Valley Pet Clinic.
Saturday, January 12
A contra dance will be held Saturday, January 12, from 7 to 9:30 pm (6:30 practice session for new dancers) at the Church of the Nazarene, 5th & A, Victor. The caller will be Vicki Watson with music by Celtic Knots. Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family. Dancers need no experience, all dances are taught, and singles are welcome. The event is fragrance-free. For information call 642-3601.
Sunday, January 13
Accordion Assn. annual dinner
The Five Valley Accordion Association will hold its annual dinner and election of officers on Sunday, January 13 at the Hamilton Eagles. Dinner for members and any guests will start at 11 a.m. with a regular dance to follow at 1 p.m. Members are reminded to get dinner reservations to the club treasurer. Annual dues of $10 are also being collected at this time and may also be sent to the treasurer. Members can check their current newsletter for a reservation form or contact Nancy Kopszywa at 961-3513. The Association holds dances in Hamilton, Florence or Missoula the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Music is provided by accordion players as well as string players and vocalists and always includes a variety of music sure to please all dancers and listeners alike. President Helen Brady at 549-3946 can be reached for further information.
Monday, January 14
Stevi school menu
Monday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chili & crackers, peas & carrots, pears, bread & butter, milk
Tuesday: Breakfast – Pancake on a stick or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Bean & cheese burrito with salsa, Spanish rice, oranges, bread & butter, chocolate or regular milk
Wednesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon rolls or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch- Harvest Stew, tossed salad, applesauce, bread & butter, milk
Thursday: Breakfast – French toast or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chicken & noodles, broccoli normandy, bananas, bread & butter, milk
Friday: Breakfast – Scrambled eggs or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Hot dogs with chili & cheese, taters, peaches.bread & butter, chocolate or regular milk.
During January, the Hamilton Rotary Club speakers will be focused on outdoor things to do around the Bitterroot. The speaker for the Monday, January 14 meeting, will be Mark Smith from the West Fork Ranger District. He is the Trails Specialist for the entire Bitterroot Forest and he will be talking about all the available hiking trails. The club meets Mondays at noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. This meeting is open to the public. For further information call 363-2960.
Hamilton Garden Club
The January Hamilton garden club meeting will be Monday, January 14 at
1 p.m. (note time change) at the home of Simone Renfew, 391 Powell Way,
Corvallis; 961-5269. Co-hostess is Linda Potter (961-3819). The program
will be on chickens. For information call Simone or Linda. Guests are
welcome. The Garden Club meets the second Monday of every month.
In January, February and March, the meetings are at 1 p.m. April through December, meetings are at 7 p.m. The meetings are at a member’s home.
pH Balance Support Group
A pH Balance Diet Support Group will begin meeting on Monday, January 14 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for event weeks. Want to get healthy? Come join the conversation to learn how changing to an alkaline diet can help restore a healthy weight and fight off sickness, acid reflux and more. Learn how to test your body pH level, sample and share tasty recipes and discover which foods to eat and which to avoid. Group meets at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. First Street (north of Sears). For more information contact Pat (360-5568) or Serenity (381-4068).
Tuesday, January 15
Veterans affairs clinics
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, January 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the 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.
Lone Rock Park Board
The Lone Rock Division of the Ravalli County Park Board will meet Sunday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Three Mile Fire Hall.