Wednesday, June 5
NVPL Kids Create Storytime
North Valley Public Library will hold Kids Create Storytime on Wednesday, June 5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kids Create is an enriching early learning program for toddlers and preschoolers. With a different theme each week, kids will hear entertaining library picture books, engage in fingerplays and songs and create a fun craft. At each storytime a healthy snack is provided and there is time to play and socialize with new friends. This week, celebrate new moms, babies and big brothers and sisters. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information, call the library at 777-5061.
The Stevensville Garden Club will hold a Plant Exchange and Sale on Wednesday, June 5 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Community Baptist Church, 409 Buck Street. Bring a plant/take a plant or purchase. Call for info: 961-6822, 961-0209, or 777-4196.
FFA plant sale
Stevensville FFA is having a plant sale at the greenhouse behind the ag shop at the high school June 3-6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
BRASH safety training
The Bitterroot Area Safety and Health (BRASH) will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, June 5 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the basement of the Bitterroot Public Library. Dale Hanson from Payne West Insurance will explain how your experience rating modification factor (E-MOD) affects your bottom line and what you can do to control it. For more information, contact Rebekkah Stamp at 363-2494 or Chris Driemeyer at 207-4965.
Thursday, June 6
“The Literature of Prescription” will open Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m. At a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote the story “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” She was told to “live as domestic a life as possible….and never touch pen, brush, or pencil as long as you live.” Embracing this struggle, Charlotte became an influential advocate for women and their rights, as well as a prolific author. This exhibit, courtesy of the National Library of Medicine, is enhanced with collections from the Museum, along with work of local artists Mary Byers and Laura Mae Jackson. The exhibit closes on July 11.
Tired Iron Club
The Bitterroot Tired Iron Club will meet Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at Bob and Chris Thorson’s shop, 265 Humble Lane, Corvallis/ For more information call Bob at 961- 3405.
Bitterroot Audubon will hold a special screening of the PBS program, “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air” on Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m. in the Visitors’ Center at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge north of Stevensville.
The National Audubon Society needs your help with their new Citizen Science program to monitor Hummingbirds, called “Hummingbirds at Home.” This is an opportunity for anyone who loves hummers to help them by observing and reporting data. The goal is to collect data that will help scientists and researchers understand how to protect and preserve these incredible flying jewels. As a kick-off to this project, Bitterroot Audubon Society has acquired a special edition DVD of the PBS NATURE program, “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air.” Following this 50-minute film, BAS will provide you with the information you need to participate in the monitoring program. The presentation is free. Contact Kay Fulton (642-3794) for further information.
Bitterroot Herb Collective
The Bitterroot Herb Collective will meet Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at Youth Connections, 802 Main Street, Hamilton. Come and discuss your herbal needs and interests. There will be a showing of the film “Wonderful Weeds” which discusses over 35 wild plants and their everyday uses to address a variety of illnesses and conditions. Bring seeds, starts, or other items for trade. BHC is a group of gardeners, herbalists, healers and cooks who value herbs for healing, herbal products, how-to’s, and general information. All are welcome.
Friday, June 7
North Valley Pachyderm Club
The North Valley Pachyderm Club will meet Friday, June 7 at 12 noon at the Frontier Café, Hwy 93 in Stevensville. There will be a class on Constitutional War Powers and the Enemy Within. The North Valley Pachyderm Club meets the first and third Friday of each and is an educational arm of the Republican Party. All are welcome.
‘Pint Night’ benefit
The Stevensville Main Street Association is hosting a Pint Night on First Friday, June 7 at 5 p.m. at Blacksmith Brewing. A portion of every beer sold will benefit the Business Professionals of America club at Stevensville High School and Raptors of the Rockies. Kate Davis, director of Raptors of the Rockies, is the featured artist of the month and will have a few of her feathered friends with her! Business Professionals of America is the leading career organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. Teacher Marti Alltucker is the advisor for BPA at Stevensville. Come on out and support this great program.
The Montana Professional Artists Association Show and Sale will be June 7-8-9 at the Bitterroot River Inn, Hamilton. This is the 9th annual all-member show and a gala artists’ reception will be held Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free all three days. Show hours are: Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit www.MontanaProfessionalArtistsAssoc.com.
First Friday at Library
While you’re out strolling Main Street for June First Friday, stop at North Valley Public Library to listen to the Missoula-based band, Way Cool Music, on June 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Way Cool Music performs a variety of folk music to light rock, with vocals and guitar performed by Ron Bissell. Admission is free. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information, call the library at 777-5061.
“Western Dazel” will be at River’s Mist Gallery of Fine Art in Stevensville for the month of June. Featured artists are Howard Knight of Rocking “K” Custom Leather and Antonia Wolf of Images by Antonia including photography, silk scarves and jewelry. Knight is regarded as one of the finest leather artists and designers in the country, is endorsed by Montana Circle of American Masters and is the leather crafter for Harley Davidson International. Wolf, a well known Missoula photographer, has traveled the world capturing breathtaking images and is in private, public and corporate collections across the United States. Come celebrate our Western lifestyle, glorified through the artwork of these outstanding artists.
Also come see a preview of the Artists Along the Bitterroot studio tour, happening June 15-17. An artist’s reception will take place Friday, June 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. The show will run from June 7 through July 2. The gallery is located at 317 Main Street in Stevensville. For more information call 777-0520.
Attention all dogs: Get out and enjoy the great outdoors – grab your leash and your favorite person and head to the Mutt Strut on Friday, June 7 at 6 p.m. There will be and door prizes and you can find out who won the Bitterroot’s Biggest Loser (for pets) competition! Meet at the Stevensville Ranger Station on the corner of Main Street and Eastside Hwy. As in previous years, Sapphire Animal Hospital will donate a pound of food for every walker to the Bitter Root Humane Association. For information call 777-4399.
Saturday, June 8
A flea market will be held Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Senior Center, 820 N. 4th. There will be new and used items, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, outdoor equipment and much more. Lunch will be available. Rent a table for $5 by calling Katie at 363-2316.
Victor Fire District fundraiser
The Victor Volunteer Fire District will hold its annual pancake breakfast and rummage sale on Saturday, June 8 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the Fire District Association’s only yearly fundraiser. Donate items by calling Kelly or Somer at Farmers State Bank. Come support the Victor Volunteer Fire District.
Metcalf Refuge weed pull
Join in a friendly competition pulling weeds to benefit wildlife on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge (just north of Stevensville) to help improve wildlife habitat. Last year volunteers pulled 2,500 pounds. This 9th annual free event offers a prize for the “most pounds pulled” and other door prizes. Bring water, gloves and be ready for rain or shine. Call by June 6th to register for your free lunch, 777-5552.
The Hamilton Garden Club will hold a plant sale on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bell McCall Ford, 300 W. Main in Hamilton. there will be plants, annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, houseplants, etc. books, pots, gardening tools and miscellaneous gardening items, and gardening gloves. Donations of plants, gardening items, pots and tools accepted, as well as baked goods, are being accepted. For more information, call 363-2198 or 961-1354.
Old Pickup Show
Show off your classic (1940’s-1980’s) Pickup at the 2nd annual North Valley Old Pickup Show, June 8th, in conjunction with Go (Get Outdoors) Day. All trucks will be displayed at the parking lot across from the Florence School.
Judging and awards will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a Tanker Pull will be at 11 a.m., Parade at 12:30 p.m. and Barbecue at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for; The Oldest, The Best Preserved (original
parts and paint), Best Restored, Best Work Truck by Make, Best Modified (for work purposes, nor racing or show) and the Bucket of Bolts Award for the sorriest-looking old beater that can still make it to the show under its own power, maybe even held
together with duct tape and twine! For more information, or to enter your beloved clunker, call Don Burgess at 239-3699.
Beekeepers of the Bitter Root
Beekeepers of the Bitter Root will meet Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 116 Lewis Lane (east of Murdochs) in Hamilton. Discussion topics will be about what bees are doing as summer approaches, and when to add supers. Those who want to participate in close inspection of the Norman family’s beehives are invited to bring protective gear. Anyone interested in beekeeping is invited to attend and consider becoming a member. The public is reminded that there will be a Honey Festival at Sam’s Spade, across from the Hamilton library on July 27th. For more information contact Tracie Norman at 381-3053.
Family Fun Dance
Come boogie, play, create and celebrate great dads at the Family Fun Dance, Saturday, June 8 at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market. Kids’ games and family dancing begin at 9:30 a.m. on the Ravalli County Museum lawn. At 10:30, there will be free Father’s Day crafts for children to make. The Family Fun Dance is sponsored by the Ravalli County Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence because healthy relationships begin with healthy families. For more information on this free event, call Jamie at SAFE, 363-2793.
NVPL Movie Matinee
Stop by the North Valley Public Library on Saturday, June 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. for a free and fun flick. This week features a new release comedy starring Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogan. Contact the library for film title information. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville, 777-5061.
Sunday, June 9
Center for Spiritual Living
The Center for Spiritual Living celebrates the Masculine Aspect of The Divine during the month of June and presents Jon Bradbury speaking on “A Celebration of Fathers” on Sunday, June 9 at 10 a.m. Meditation begins at 9:30. Snacks and fellowship will follow the service. The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 1720 N. First Street, Suite C in Selway Commons, north of Sears in Hamilton. For further information call 381-2355 or visit CSLBitterroot.org.
Join the 5 Valley Accordion Association on Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge in Hamilton for music and dancing to accordions, guitars, banjos, piano, bass, drums and more. Cost is $3 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Contact 240-9617 for info.
A Variety Show will be held Sunday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Senior Center, 820 N. 4th Street. This annual fundraiser will include musical, vocal, comedy, and other local talent performed by friends of the center. Refreshments and a raffle will top the evening off. Cost is $5.00 at the door with all proceeds going to support the Senior Center’s general fund. This is scheduled to be a “fun evening” with lots of laughs and a chance to get to know your senior center and community friends a little better. For more information call Jean Roberts at 363-3206.
Monday, June 10
Evergreen summer camp
Evergreen Kids Corner Cooperative Preschool will hold Summer Explorers camps starting June 10. Summer Explorers camps offer fun, learning experiences in half-day programs designed for the preschool and early-elementary child. A different camp is offered each week, giving young learners something new to explore. Summer Explorers is a fundraiser for Evergreen Kids Corner, a non-profit, parent-run, cooperative preschool. Visit evergreenkidscorner.org or call 363-1688 for additional information. Full camp brochures are available online, at the Hamilton library and at EKC located at 201 S. 8th Street, Hamilton.
Tim Bozik and daughter, Nicol Musburger, partner/owners of the Bitter Root Brewery, will be speaking at the Monday, June 10 meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club. The club meets Mondays at noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. The public is welcome. For further information call 363-2960.
Tuesday, June 11
Stevi school board
The regular meeting of the Stevensville School Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. in the Stevensville Music Center Choir Room.