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Wednesday, July 31
Book discussion

What can the past teach us for the present and the future?

Come examine and discuss “Small Town Renaissance:

The Story of the Montana Study” on Wednesday, July 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Darby Community Public Library meeting room. Register for the book discussion and reserve a library book today.

Posten wrote, “How can the vitality of the small community be recovered – socially, culturally, economically and spiritually? This book is the story of how some men and women engaged in an experiment to strengthen and improve the lot of our small American towns.” The Montana Study took place in the 1940’s with Darby included as one of many small Montana towns seeking to enrich the quality of rural life and strengthen town and community.

 

Thursday, August 1

 

MDMH blood drive

The American Red Cross strives to collect over 700 pints of blood to meet the needs of patients in this area alone. In the Montana service area every 27 minutes someone needs blood. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital (MDMH) helps the Red Cross meet this need by sponsoring blood drives four times a year. The next scheduled MDMH Blood Drive will be on Thursday, August 1from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Conference Rooms B/C. To schedule your blood drive appointment call Gary Schulz at 375-4451. Donors: remember to eat complete meals and drink plenty of water before donating blood and bring your identification. For more information visit www.mdmh.org.

 

NVPL Dig the Library Program
Dig for buried treasure in the library. This week, the library hosts North Valley Storyline’s Captain Hooked on Books and her faithful friend, Petey the Parrot. Hear pirate stories and participate in a library wide treasure hunt. Meet at 11 a.m. in the library’s community room. 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.

 

MDMH sports physicals

All male and female athletes in middle and high school are invited to the Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, August 1or Wednesday, August 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for the annual sports physical program. Over the past seven years, this program sponsored by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and Medical Providers raised nearly $57,000 for the valley’s school athletic programs. Marcus Daly Medical Staff members donate their time to make this program possible. The cost is $25 per student and 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to the students’ school athletic program. Cash or check only, payment is due at the time of visit, no refunds. Enter the Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center through the main entrance, located on the southwest end of Westwood Drive.

Sports physical forms are available from doctor’s offices or coaches, or online at www.mdmh.org. Parents must fill out and sign the sports physical form and accompany their child at the examination. Payment is expected at the time of the examination. The physical will include height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, vision, evaluations for posture, joints, strength, flexibility, heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat. For athletes experiencing skeletal pain, Dr. Jeremiah Clinton, Bitterroot Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, will have an exam area in the rehabilitation center for a brief exam and consultation. Students with chronic problems should be seen by their primary care provider.

For more information, call 363-2211 or visit www.mdmh.org.

 

Tired Iron Club
The Tired Iron Club will meet at Jerry Lemons’ house on Thursday, August 1 at 7 p.m. at 259 Dutch Hill Road, Hamilton. Bring your own chair. Jerry has a collection of John Deere Tractors.

Friday, August 2

 

DCPL Linux Sharing Group
Linux Sharing Group will meet every Friday in August from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Darby Community Public Library, 101 ½ S. Marshall.
Linux is the third most popular personal computer operating system in the world. At only 5% of the market, it is still uncommon – as is knowledge of it.
Certainly an obvious attraction is that Linux is free. Better, thousands of applications that run under Linux are also free and do nearly everything that the Windows and Mac software does. Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, video editing, design, and on and on. You want it, download it and put it to work. Free.
Best of all, it is lean and tight, making the most of your computing power without the baggage that the big boys build in. Interestingly, over 90% of the world’s fastest computers use Linux. Also, because of its design, Linux needs no firewalls and virus protectors running interference.
Call 821-4771 for more information.

 

NVPL book sale
The Big, Big Creamery Picnic Book Sale will be held on Friday, August 2, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Community Room of the North Valley Public Library on Main Street, Stevensville. More fiction, more romances, more mysteries, more non-fiction, more children’s and pre-teen books and even more books than that. Come see for yourself. Remember, all you can carry just for a donation.

 

North Valley Pachyderm Club
The North Valley Pachyderm Club will meet Friday, August 2 at 12 noon at the Frontier Café, Hwy 93 in Stevensville. Donna Wax will make a presentation to educate and explain the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act and DOMA and provide accurate information on the tax consequences to individuals and business. The North Valley Pachyderm Club meets the first and third Friday of each month and is an educational arm of the Republican Party. All are welcome.

 

BPAC series celebration

The Bitterroot Performing Arts Council will be announcing the performing arts series’ momentous 10th season at a Hamilton downtown celebration on Friday, August 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. That night, subscriptions will be on sale (past subscribers will have priority seating) and and individual ticket sales begin on August 20th. Keep your eye on your inbox and your mailbox (as well as Facebook and the website) for more details on this event, and for a chance to win a pair of season tickets! Bitterroot Performing Arts Council uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management. For more information call 363-7946.

 

Model Railroaders

The Bitterroot Valley Model Railroaders club will be unveiling their new 2′ x 24′ photo mural landscape background at the train site in the basement of the Kohl Building on Friday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. This event is in conjunction with First Friday and the Creamery Picnic. The panorama photos were put together by local Stevensville photographer Rachelle Daniels of Precision Photography. Ms. Daniels will be present at the dedication to do some finish work and can discuss the Bitterroot area she photographed between Corvallis and Stevensville. The trains will be operating both Friday night and Saturday during the Creamery Picnic.

 

Art opening

The Frame Shop & Art Gallery will host a solo show for renowned pastel artist Bobbie McKibbin beginning August 2. An artist’s reception will be held First Friday, August 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. McKibbin will give an artist’s talk at 7 p.m. in the rear gallery. This show will be on view through the middle of September. The Frame Shop & Gallery is located at 325 Main, Hamilton, 363-6684.

 

Art opening
“Water, Earth, Air and Fire” by Dulcie Belanger opens on First Friday, August 2 at Art City in Hamilton. An artist’s reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. The four elements appear in stories throughout time as a way for people to better understand their relationship to the natural world and the universe. Modern conveniences have created a disconnect from these four elements and with her hands in clay, Belanger explores our human connection with these elements and our partnership in survival. Growing up along the river in Oregon and currently living along the river in Montana, Belanger has found peace in the natural world and the elements that sustain us. She loves clay and working with her hands. Combining these loves she is able to delve into her ideas and form them into visual pieces that extend the tranquility and quiet of the natural world to the viewer, guiding them to a place beyond the extraneous bustle of modern life. Art City is located at 407 W Main, Hamilton. For information contact Art City at 363-4764.

 

Saturday, August 3

 

Pancake breakfast

The Stevensville Masonic Lodge will hold it annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, August 3 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Lodge, 3rd and Church, Stevensville (one block east of Main at the stop sign). All Brothers, Sisters, Sojourners and the public are invited for eggs, bacon, pancakes and beverages. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds assist the Florence and Stevensville Schools’ junior achievement programs, and the “Bikes for Books” programs at Lone Rock and Stevensville Schools.

 

Baby Run and Stroller Stampede

The Annual Bitterroot Baby Run and Stroller Stampede will be held on Saturday, August 3. An all ages 5K Run starts at 9 a.m. and a 1 mile kids’ race starts at 10:30 a.m. Races start at the River Park on 9th Street in Hamilton. Race registration will be available at various locations in Missoula and Hamilton, or online at www.bitterrootbreastfeedingcoalition.org. All proceeds will benefit the Bitterroot Breastfeeding Coalition, a project of Bitterroot RC&D.

 

Stevi Class of ’63 reunion

The Stevensville High School Class of 1963 will be holding its 50th class reunion Saturday, August 3 at the home of Bill and Peggy Haley, 406 Mission Street, Stevensville. There will be a potluck in the afternoon.

 

Chamber music concert

Carrie Krause, concertmaster of the Bozeman Symphony and accomplished Baroque violinist, brings her chamber group, The I-90 Collective, to Hamilton for the first time on Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 600 S. 3rd Street. The I-90 Collective typically plays a series of concerts all over Montana’s I-90 corridor each summer. Other members are Adriane Post, violin, Paul Dwyer, cello and John Lenti, lute, guitar and theorbo. They will be joined for this concert by Hamilton’s Alex Shaffer, recorder. The concert will feature music by Biber, Castello, Vitali, Duport, Locatelli, de Visee and others. Admission is $20. A reception with refreshments will follow the performance.

 

Center for Spiritual Living

The Center for Spiritual Living invites everyone to “Celebrating our Lives with Ritual” with Kay Rasch on Sunday, August 4 at 10 a.m. Acknowledging all the special moments in our days and years helps keep us present in our heart and centered in our being. Sharing these moments with each other helps builds the community we deeply desire. Come be inspired! Meditation begins at 9:30. Refreshments, hugs, and socializing follow the discussion hour. 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 Dave at 381-2355.

 

Monday, August 5

 

Cornerstone VBS
Vacation Bible School for ages 6-12 will be held August 5-9 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Cornerstone Bible Church, 280 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. You are hereby invited to a journey of discovery: Voyage of the Morning Star. Explore the adventures on the high sea. Meet everyone from the captain to the dangerous pirates as you find what it takes to really walk in Christ and follow Him all the way to the end! Are you ready for an adventure? All Aboard! Feel free to dress in sailor/pirate costumes. For more information call 363-5075.

 

Dance workshop

River Street Dance Theater will present a fun and action packed Jazz and African Dance Workshop August 5-9, at the studio, 421 N. Second Street, Hamilton. The Jazz teachers are Colleen Rosbarsky of the Ballet Arts studio in Missoula and Pam Erickson, Director and Founder of River Street. In addition, Tarn Ream with drummer Roger Moquin will be teaching an African dance class for all ages on Wednesday of the workshop week. The workshop is open to ages 7 through adult, divided into three groups. Call 363-1203 for the schedule and information.

 

Rotary Club

Rotarian Ken Riemer will be speaking at the Monday, August 5 meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club. The club meets Mondays at noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. Ken, who teaches a Bitterroot College course on “Building High Performance Businesses”, will be sharing some of his leadership training insights. Rotary meetings are open to the public. For further information call 363-2960.

 

Veterans For Peace (VFP)

A group of veterans is working to reactivate the Montana Chapter of Veterans For Peace in Missoula. A meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 5 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUFM) in Missoula (102 McLeod, northeast corner of Higgins and McLeod, entrance on McLeod). All interested veterans are welcome to attend. For more information visit http://www.veteransforpeace.org/ or call Patrick Vaughan at 363-6150 or Dave Herries at 541-2556.

 

Parent Workshop
What are the differences between discipline and positive guidance? Early childhood expert, Brittany McKenzie, will conduct an informative parent workshop on Monday, August 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the North Valley Public Library to provide useful tools that promote the behavior you want to see. Childcare will be available during this workshop to allow time for parents to hold open discussion. Register for this free workshop by calling the library or stopping into the Accounts desk. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information, call the library at 777-5061.

 

Stevi fall sports meeting

There will be a mandatory meeting on Monday, August 5 at 7 p.m. in the high school choir room for parents of children participating in fall sports programs at Stevensville High School. There is new mandatory paperwork required this year.

 

Tuesday, August 6

 

NVPL Kids Movie
Cool off this summer with a fun flick at the library. Every Tuesday, kids are invited to the library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for a free family movie. Popcorn included! This week’s movie is a classic family comedy about a smart yet misunderstood girl named Matilda. Rated PG. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville, 777-5061.

 

Florence Civic Club
The Florence Civic Club will now meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Florence Volunteer Fire Department building located on Hannaford St. The club is looking for interested citizens to work with the group. The next meeting is Tuesday, August 6 at 7 p.m.

Stevensville Playhouse auditions

“Barnum” is a musical written by Mark Bramble, lyrics by Michael Stewart, and music by Cy Coleman. It is based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum, covering the period from 1835 through 1880 in America and major cities of the world where Barnum took his performing companies. The production combines elements of traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus. This performance will feature an orchestra, various characters including jugglers, acrobats, and clowns, as well as many other folks in the life of P.T. Barnum.  Performers of all ages are needed, as well as musicians that play bass guitar, drums, guitar and saxophone. Auditions will be Aug. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. at the Stevensville Playhouse. The show runs Sept. 27 through Oct. 13. Pre-show entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. and the show starts at the usual 7:30 p.m. Director is Susan McCauley and Musical Director is Russell Perri. Call the Stevensville Playhouse at 777-2722  or Susan at (360) 489-7114 if you have questions and come join the circus like you have always wanted to!

 

Wednesday, August 7

 

Safety training

The Bitterroot Area Safety and Health (BRASH) will hold its monthly safety meeting on Wednesday, August 7 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in the basement of the Bitterroot Public Library. Wendy Forgey from Montana State Fund will explain the changes in Safety Data Sheets with the Global Harmonized System (GHS) and provide training on the new classification system. GHS will enhance worker comprehension, resulting in appropriate handling and use of chemicals. For more information contact Rebekah Stamp at 363-2494 or Chris Driemeyer at 207- 4965.

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