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Summer camp
Tobacco Free Ravalli and Western MT Addiction Services Prevention present the Above the Influence Summer Camp for 6-8 graders. Coming up July 22-24, three fun-filled days devoted to developing your strengths and finding your inspirations. Games, activities, great food, movies and more will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and the total cost is $25 including food and extras. Space is limited to 15 youth so sign up early! Call 532-9149 or email wmasprevention@gmail.com for further info!

 

Scrap metal drive

“Clean Up for the Community” scrap metal drive continues through June 16 at the corner of Middle Burnt Fork Road and Park Street (entrance on Park Street) in Stevensville. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 10 to 2, and Saturday and Sunday, 10-4. The Stevensville Community Foundation will accept steel and copper wire, cast iron (clean), old farm machinery, motor blocks (oil removed), tin, aluminum, sprinkler pipe and wood-free wire fencing (tightly coiled). They cannot accept batteries, propane tanks, aerosol cans, fuels or oils, freezers, refrigerators, or trash of any kind. This is a fundraiser for the Stevensville Community Foundation. For more information visit www.stevensvillecommunityfoundation.org. For large loads call 777-7101 for appointment.

 

VBS registration
“Growing in Friendship with Jesus” is the theme of the Vacation Bible School June 21-23 at The King’s Christian Church, 9830 Valley Grove Drive in Lolo. Call 273-0682 to sign up or for more information.

 

Youth History Camp

The Daly Mansion will be hosting its annual Youth History Camp June 24-27. This year the theme is “Explore! Bitterroot Valley Magical History Mystery Tour.” The day camp is for youth entering 4th grade in the fall of 2013 to 8th grade. Campers will tour the valley visiting and exploring various historic sites in the Bitterroot Valley such as the Darby Pioneer Museum, Fort Owen State Park, and the Victor Heritage Museum. The last day will be spent with campers presenting their Mansion “favorite things” to their friends and family and an ice cream social. Cost is $100 per camper including a $25 non-refundable camper fee. To register or for more information, call 363-6004, ext. 2#. The Daly Mansion is located at 251 Eastside Hwy between Hamilton and Corvallis.

 

Relay for Life benefit

Protect your personal information, prevent identity theft and support Relay for Life! Rocky Mountain Bank will shred your personal documents and all donations for this service will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Suggested donation is $10.00 per box of personal documents. Shredding will take place Monday through Friday through June 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Bank, 220 Main Street. Stevensville. The Ravalli County Relay for Life starts June 28 at 7 p.m. at the Corvallis track.

 

Stevi farmers market

A farmers market is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rocky Mountain Bank parking lot on E. 3rd.

 

Darby School Summer Meal Program

The Darby School District is offering a Summer Food Service Program again this summer. A healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch will be served every day (except July 4th) all summer from June 3 through August 23. The meals are for all children age 18 and younger at no cost. Breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. and lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Breakfast and lunch are available to adults for a fee. for info contact Lisa Poe 821-1307.

 

Stevensville Summer Meal Program

Free meals for kids ages 18 and under are served weekdays, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Friday, August 16 at St. Mary’s Family Center. Activities with the North Valley Public Library, Summer Six Reading Challenge and the Stevensville Community Garden are also available. For more information or to volunteer call 777-5257.

 

Farmers market coupons available

The Council on Aging will be distributing coupons to residents of Ravalli County who are over 60 years of age, whose monthly income is less than $1,771 for a single person and $2,391 for couples. The $50 worth of coupons can be used to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and honey at the Farmer’s Markets in Florence, Stevensville, Hamilton and Darby. Look for the Council on Aging booth at “Bitter Root Day” at the Hamilton market, Saturday, June 15. Staff will also be at Willow Court apartment on Monday, June 17 from 9 to 10 a.m. and The Manor from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Seniors who pick up their commodity food at the Council’s Hamilton office can also get their coupons on their pick up day of Tuesday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Darby residents can find them at the Darby Market on Tuesday, June 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Stevensville residents can get coupons at Burnt Fork apartments on Wednesday, June 19, at 9 a.m. or the Lewis and Clark park from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Darby residents who pick up their commodity food at the Darby clubhouse can also get coupons there on Thursday, June 20 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. If you have questions, call the Council on Aging, 363-5690.

 

BEAR summer camps

BEAR will offer the following summer camps: Farm Camps for ages K-8th; Skate Camp for ages 6th-12th; Backpacking Trip for ages 5th-7th. For more information call Lindsay at 363-5410 ext. 117 or go to bearoutdooradventures.com.

 

Methodist bible camp

Stevensville United Methodist Church invites your children to God’s Backyard Bible Camp—where kids have a blast serving Jesus! This backyard adventure will take place June 17-21from 6 to 8:30 pm at Stevensville United Methodist Church.

At God’s Backyard Bible Camp, kids will participate in the large-group excitement of Backyard Bash where they will discover how much fun service can be and they will be challenged to serve their families, friends, neighbors, communities, and Jesus. Children will then separate into age group classes for: Backyard Bible Club where kids will experience God’s Word by exploring the Bible story in a variety of interactive ways and apply the story by completing the “It’s Your Serve” challenges; Community Corner where kids hear stories about community servants and will get motivated to be more involved by making community projects; Backyard Food & Fun is where kids have time to move around, have fun, and fill up on nutritious snack; and Clothesline Creations  where kids have fun creating crafts that are service- and lesson-oriented; and  all these fun activities connect to the Bible story, Bible Memory, and the Life Focus of serving!

Secure your child’s position by calling the church office at 777-5443 or Kathy at 529-2971.

 

4-H Camps

4-H Summer Mentoring Day Camps: The partnership between Ravalli Summer 4-H Mentoring Program and Keystone Enrichment Program provides an opportunity for exploration, fun and friendship on many of our hot summer afternoons. Many of the projects are designed by 4-H and will result in students having items to enter into the fair. You may pick one or several but there is limited enrollment so sign up quickly! Topics include food preservation, sewing fashionable totes, photography, rocking collecting.
4-H Horse Camp: Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25. Check in from 8 to 8:45 a.m. at Sapphire Event Center. Register by June 19 or until full
4-H Junior Camp: July 16-19 (Thursday through Friday), Loon Lake 4-H Camp, Bigfork, for Youth 4-H ages 8-12. Register by June 21 or until full to Extension Office. Cost is $95 for 4-H members (scholarships are available) or $105 for non-members. Cost includes transportation to and from camp. 4-H Camp is a four day outdoor camp filled with canoeing, making new friends, fun in the sun, learning new skills, relaxing by the fire, building teamwork, sharing the adventure and having the time of your life! Chaperones are needed for cabin moms and dads and they get to go free!

See registration forms at http://www.msuextension.org/ravalli/4-H%20Youth%20Development/Forms/2013%20Camp%20Application.pdf.

 

Darby Bread Box collections
The Darby Box is collecting the following items for the months of June, July and August: chili beans, tuna, Hamburger Helper. Drop off items at People’s Market and the Bitterroot Credit Union in Darby.

 

Golf tournament signups

Registration is underway for the 12th Annual Stevensville Main Street Association Audrey Ebel Memorial Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, June 29 at the Whitetail Golf Course. Check in for the nine hole scramble is at 9 a.m. and the tournament will have a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Cost is $35 per person and includes lunch. Proceeds from the event go toward the general operations of the Stevensville Main Street Association, an organization that supports the revitalization and preservation of Stevensville’s historic downtown. Register at Rocky Mountain Bank or the Stevensville Main Street Association office. For more information call 777-3773.

 

Wednesday, June 12
NVPL Kids Create Storytime
Kids Create Storytime will be held Wednesday, June 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the North Valley Public Library. Kids Create is an enriching early learning program for toddlers and preschoolers. At each storytime, a healthy snack is provided and there is time to play and socialize with new friends. The Dig into Reading summer program begins this week and storytimes will explore all things underground. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information, call the library at 777-5061.

 

BPL Summer Reading Program

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the Bitterroot Public Library on Wednesday, June 12 and then from 7 to 8 p.m. enjoy a campfire and s’mores on the lawn at the library. Bring your family and have some fun!

 

Thursday, June 13

 

Women Newcomers’ Club
The Bitterroot Women Newcomers’ Club will meet on Thursday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Hamilton. The guest speaker will be Victoria Clark, Director of the Bitterroot College. The club will be collecting non-perishable food for the Bread Basket in Darby and taking contributions for Camp-Mak-a-Dream at the June meeting. Following the meeting Newcomers will tour a member’s flower garden in Corvallis. Whether you are new to the Valley or a long time resident, you’re invited to join the group, meet new people and get involved in exciting activities. Contact the Bitterroot Newcomers at bitterroot.valley.newcomer@gmail.com.

 

NVPL summer reading program
Kick off the NVPL summer reading program with Animal Wonders at the first Dig the Library Thursday event on June 13 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Come meet and learn about animals that make their homes underground. Animal Wonders is an educational outreach program based in Missoula. They bring the Zoo to you and teach kids about wildlife, nature, and conservation. This program is free and open to all. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information, call the library at 777-5061.

 

BPL craft time

“I Dig Crafts” with Sam will be held on Thursday, June 13 at 11 a.m. at the Bitterroot Public Library. All ages are welcome to join Sam in the children’s corner to “dig gardening” by decorating pots and creating a visible roots project. It’s free!

 

Stevensville Civic Club
The Stevensville Civic Club will meet Thursday, June 13 at 12 noon at St. Mary’s Mission. Lunch will be available for $6.00. Everyone is encouraged to bring a friend to help build membership so that the services of the Stevensville Civic Club continue in the future. Don’t forget to bring a donation for the food pantry!

 

NVPL summer reading program
Readers of all ages will explore all things underground this summer as North Valley Public Library presents “Dig Into Reading” during its summer library program. Every Thursday, from June 13 to August 15 at 11 a.m., the library will offer a variety of free programs for all children and their families. Animal Wonders will visit the library for a summer reading kick off event on June 13 with live animals and a fun, educational program. Kids will dig into clay on July 18 with a pottery class, discover the community at a field trip to Pantry Partners on July 25, find buried treasure in the library on August 1, and learn all about insects when The Missoula Butterfly House visits the library on August 8. In addition to these events, the library will host four programs in the Stevensville Community Garden where children will explore dirt, plants and bugs and create a whimsical craft to take home. Free summer kids movies will be playing every Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The 2013 Summer Reading Program is open to pre-readers and their families, and preschool through young adult with reading logs, prize drawings, programs, story times, and more. Registration for Dig into Reading begins on Monday, June 10 and the last day to turn in reading logs will be Monday, August 12. There will be a Garden Party on Thursday, August 15 for all summer reading participants. For more information, detailed schedules, and maps to the out of library program locations, call the library at 777-5061 or visit www.northvalleylibrary.org.

 

Salish presentation
The Stevensville Historical Museum will sponsor a presentation of “Memories of the Salish Indians in the Bitterroot Valley” by Louis Adams and Tony Incashola, Salish Elders, on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this presentation that will be held at the Stevensville Senior Citizen Center, 100 Mission, Stevensville. This talk is funded by a Museum/School Collaborative Indian Education Grant from the Montana Office of Public Instruction that was received by The Stevensville Historical Museum and the Stevensville Public Schools for 2012-13.

 

BPA Fellowship Club
The Bitterroot Public Library’s Fellowship Club will meet Thursday, June 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the West Meeting Room of the BPL, to discuss the book: “The Kybalion” by Three Initiates. Based on the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, the ancient Egyptian who founded astrology and alchemy, the Kybalion seeks to offer mystical and mysterious secrets of the past. This historic text explains the hermetic philosophy of success and illumination of life, that belonged to ancient Egypt and Greece, and provides clear direction for implementing these timeless secrets in modern life.
Along with the Tao Te Ching this book is one of the most complete and concise spiritual texts ever written. While in times gone by, the seven principles outlined in this book seemed to be only arbitrary spiritual maxims, today they are seen as being in accord with the view of quantum physics. Kybalion states that the universe is mind-like in nature and, building on this premise, the rest of the book claims to describe how to manifest anything with one’s thoughts through conscious use of these principles and a meticulous application of the universal laws involved.
In this extraordinary 1912 book, the three secret initiates to Hermes Trismegistus’ teachings – who remain anonymous to this day – share their insight with all who seek to understand the mysterious underpinnings of the universe and our relationship with it.
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 jacostant@gmail.com for more information.

 

Friday, June 14

 

Hamilton junk cleanup

As part of the City of Hamilton’s beautification program, Bitter Root Disposal and the City have joined forces to offer a “City Wide Junk Cleanup”. The junk cleanup will give city residents the opportunity to dispose of unwanted junk. Proof of city residency will be required. The event will be held at the city parking lot across from the post office on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The following items will be accepted: Electrical – TVs, household appliances; Furniture; Washers/dryers, certified Freon-free refrigerators and freezers; Metals – Old mowers, posts and junk metals. If you have any questions, call the public works office at 363-6717.

 

South Valley Pachyderm Club
State Senator Fred Thomas, SD 45, Stevensville, will be speaking at the next meeting of the South Valley Pachyderm Club on Friday, June 14 at 12 noon. The club meets on the second and fourth Fridays at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. First Street, in Hamilton. Senator Thomas will speak about Senate legislation during the recently concluded 2013 legislative session. There will be time for questions and discussion. The South Valley Pachyderm Club is an officially recognized allied organization of the Republican Party. Members of the public are welcome.

 

Country dance

A country dance will be held Friday, June 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Hamilton Eagles. Come two-step, waltz, and country cha cha to Western Union, sponsored by Bitterroot Dancers, Inc. Everyone is welcome, singles and couples. $7 admission, $5 for members. For info call 370-7551.

 

Flag Day ceremony
On Flag Day, Friday, June 14 at 7 p.m., the United Veterans Council of Ravalli and Missoula Counties will retire 400 tattered, torn and worn American and Montana flags in a lovely ceremony at the American Legion field north of Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Missoula (off of Tower Street). Everyone attending the ceremony will be asked to hand tattered flags to veterans who will then lower the flags into the ceremonial flames. A short program about the history of Flag Day and our American flag will take place. Veterans from American Legion, VFW, Marine Corps League and other veteran organizations will help with the ceremony but everyone is welcome to participate.

 

Hamilton Players production

The Hamilton Players will present “Anything Goes” June 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30 at 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays. All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of one of the greatest musicals in Broadway history. As the S.S. American heads out to sea, two unlikely pairs head off on the course of true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old fashioned blackmail! Wrapped around a Cole Porter score filled with classic favorites like, “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s Delovely,” and of course, “Anything Goes,” this musical extravaganza is a must see! Tickets are $15/adults, $8/child 12 and under. For tickets call the Box Office 375-9050.

 

Saturday, June 15

 

Bitter Root Day
The 33rd Annual Bitter Root Day will be held Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. This Salish themed festival includes arts, crafts, food and produce from local vendors. Members of the Salish Tribe will be at Bitter Root Day this year as honored guests. Come on down and say hello! Breathe in the fresh spring air, get yourself some Wild Game Stew and enjoy a day outdoors with your neighbors and friends. Join the Jerky Contest and show off your jerky making abilities. Come enjoy the beauty of the Lewis & Clark Garden and learn something new at the outdoor exhibit. New this year will be “Create a Difference” Recycled Craft Competition & Exhibit! Show off your ability to create something new and beautiful out of something that might normally end up in the landfill. (Deadline to enter is Thursday, June 13 before 8 p.m.) Downloadable forms available at www.brvhsmuseum.org.

 

Compost workshop
A compost workshop will be held Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Stevensville Community Garden. Stop by to learn about the benefits of composting. A representative from Eko-Compost will be present to answer your questions about commercially produced compost. Afterwards, stick around to help build the garden’s compost bins. Become a part of a locally grown community, share gardening information, and bring back knowledge to your home gardens. Dig It, this summer, with classes and workshops at the Stevensville Community Garden. The entrance to the Stevensville Community Garden is at the intersection of Ravalli and Charlos and is located behind St. Mary’s Mission. Contact Caitlin at 777-5061 or Colleen at 777-1167 for more info.

 

Saturday Bingo
Hamilton Senior Center will be hosting a Special Saturday Bingo on June 15. Doors open at 12 noon, games start at 1 p.m. Paper cards will be used. Free refreshments will be served. Players must be at least 18. Call Cathy at 375-9276 for information.

 

Movie Matinee
Stop by the North Valley Public Library on the first, second and third Saturday of the month at 12 noon for a free and fun flick. This week, check out the new James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem. Contact the library for film title information. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville, 777-5061.

Sunday, June 16

 

Methodist potluck

Pastor Nancy Slabaugh Hart, who has been officiating at the Stevensville United Methodist Church for 8 years, longer than any other pastor, is leaving for a new appointment in Great Falls. On Sunday, June 16 at 12 noon there will be a potluck after the worship service to say goodbye and good luck to her. The public is welcome.

 

Monday, June 17

 

Summer dance workshops

River Street Dance Theater will present summer dance workshops June 17-21 and August 5-9. The June workshops will consist of classes in modern dance and ballet, taught by two professionals, Laurel Wall-Maclane and Jordan Dehline. Both Laurel and Jordan have been members of the two professional dance companies in Missoula: Headwaters Dance Company and Bare Bait Dance Company. In addition, Laurel just completed a Master’s degree in Dance from Arizona State University. Jordan currently is on tour with the Bare Bait Company and teaches ballet at Ballet Arts in Missoula. There will be two levels in Modern and Ballet – intermediate for ages 11+ and advanced for ages 14+. The August workshop will concentrate on Jazz Dance. Phone 363-1203 for a brochure.

 

Music classes

The Music Box in Hamilton is offering free music classes for kids and seniors. Programming begins June 17th. Classes include: Ensembles, Guitar, Percussion and Drumming, Music for Toddlers, Girls with Guitars and much more! To register call 363-5491. More information online: www.musicboxhamilton.com.

 

Relay for Life meeting

Relay for Life committee and team captains will meeting Monday, June 17 at 6 p.m. at the Corvallis High School Track. There is still time to form a team, or to volunteer to help stomp out cancer. The Survivor Social will be held June 27 at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. Cancer survivors and one caregiver are invited to attend. A survivor shirt and gift will be provided to all cancer survivors and caregivers. Anyone who has been newly diagnosed, currently undergoing treatment, or has completed treatment is a Survivor. Call Robin at 239-5740 for more information. Join in the Relay for Life June 28 and 29 – there is something for all!

 

Homebuyer class

The Bitter Root Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc. (RC&D) is holding a nationally certified homebuyer education class on June 17, 18, and 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. (each night) at the Human Resource Council Building, 316 N. Third St., Hamilton. Call the Bitter Root RC&D office at 363-5450 to reserve a space. Attendance on all three nights is required for certification. The charge is $40 to cover the cost of reference materials. (If you are buying your home as a couple, one household, you both need to attend the class.) The class is especially beneficial to first-time homebuyers with below median incomes, but any potential homebuyer will benefit from the class. Anyone who has not owned a home for 3 or more years is considered a first-time homebuyer and may be able to purchase a home for monthly payments comparable to what they are paying in rent. The current market is right for homebuyers. Homebuyer education classes are brought to you by the Bitter Root RC&D and funded in part by the Montana Board of Housing, Montana Department of Commerce, NeighborWorks Montana, and philanthropic donors. Completion of this class is required in order to qualify for some of the special homebuyer loan assistance programs.

 

Tuesday, June 18

 

RASS training

Western MT Addiction Services will be holding three Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service (RASS) trainings on June 18, July 18, and August 20. The times will be 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 209 N 10th St Suite C in Hamilton. The cost of the training is $15 for materials. The “Let’s Control It” curriculum is approved as a state-mandated RASS training by the MT Dept of Revenue and participants will receive a certificate of completion. For information or to register, call 532-9146 or email rwetzel@wmmhc.org. Register at least one week prior to training date.

 

Wednesday, June 19

Lead paint mitigation certification training
MSU/Ravalli County Extension will provide a Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) Certification training in Missoula on Wednesday, June 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Missoula County Extension Office. The cost of the certification is $200 per person. The class will be taught by Mike Vogel, MSU Extension Housing and Environmental Health Specialist and EPA Approved Training Provider. Since the RRP Rule went into effect, Vogel has trained over 2000 contractors. Pre-registration is required and can be found at http://missoulaeduplace.org/component/com_eventbooking/Itemid,1024/view,category/.

 

SAFE Book Club
SAFE is hosting a book club discussion on Wednesday, June 19 at 12 noon at the Hamilton Carriage House. Come join in a discussion of “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. For more information, contact Jamie at 363-2793.

 

RCEDA

Ravalli County Economic Development Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the RCEDA office, 274 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton. The meeting is open to the public.

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