Thursday, August 29
Golden Girls info meeting
On Thursday, August 29 at 10 a.m. the “Golden Girls” will have an Informational Meeting at the Ravalli County Council on Aging office, 310 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton. There will be several speakers presenting ideas and information about “How women can glow during their Golden Years.” Nansu Roddy will speak about programs and services available at the Library, Kathy Sital will present information about the services at the Council on Aging as well as other state and federal programs which pay for your Medicare premiums and prescription drug costs, and Hazel Weeks will present budgeting and “shared housing” ideas. For more information call 369-5731.
The Ravalli County Museum, at 205 Bedford in Hamilton, is hosting a free performance on Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m. “An Evening with Pierre Cruzatte’s Ghost,” with Richard Baker. Cruzatte was a French-Indian boatman and fiddler on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this presentation, his spirit, believing it is still July 14, 1805, is surprised to encounter the audience.
Refuge archery hunting meeting
There will be a pre-season white-tailed deer archery hunt meeting at Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters on Thursday, August 29 starting at 6 pm. in the Okefenokee Room. Current management and the white-tailed deer hunt program will be discussed along with public suggestions dealing with hunt quality. If you have questions or need more information, call 777-5552 x203.
Marimbas in the Park
Play marimbas in River Park in Hamilton on Thursday, August 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Marimbas are easy and fun to play. Learn a short, rhythmic pattern and play the upbeat song with the full ensemble! No musical experience is needed, and parts can be enhanced for those who enjoy a challenge. This introduction to these African instruments is offered by Lea Guthrie with her friend Tina Gospodnetich who has played with Coeurimba for 20 years and taught 4th graders through college-level world music students since 2002. Tina will bring lots of soprano, tenor, baritone and huge bass marimbas on which you will create a full sound! Bring your percussion instruments, if you have them.
Friday, August 30
Habitat for Humanity volunteer opp
Building has started on the new Habitat for Humanity home at 105 Mission Street, Stevensville. Building volunteers are needed on Fridays and Saturdays. The tentative schedule is for framing on August 30 and 31. Call the Building Volunteer Coordinator in advance at 207-0247 for more information or email email@example.com. The Habitat for Humanity ReSale Center will be open during fair week from Wednesday. August 28 through Saturday, August 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, September 1
Intentional Awareness presentation
The Center for Spiritual Living presents Intentional Awareness on Sunday, September 1 at 10 a.m. I Serenity, a Social Security disability advocate and life coach for greater happiness, will share pointers on how to become free of the ego and live your true purpose by using your awareness intentionally. Meditation is at 9:30 a.m. with special music by LeGrande Harvey. Delicious refreshments, lively social conversation and hugs 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.
Tuesday, September 3
Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot
Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot will meet Tuesday, September 3, at BJ’s Restaurant in Hamilton. Social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. with dinner and cocktails optional. The featured presenter is FFB Club and Board member Bob Prince. Bob moved to Montana in 2003, taught in Absarokee for three years, and spent his summers working on a ranch in the upper reaches of the Stillwater River. During his time in south central Montana, Bob explored and fished the Stillwater, Boulder, and lower Yellowstone Rivers, as well as many regional lakes and tributaries. His presentation will focus on the amazing fly fishing opportunities found in south central Montana and there may be some discussion of carp on the fly as well! Bob currently lives in Stevensville and teaches for the Hamilton school district. He also works as a fly fishing guide on the Bitterroot River. Anyone interested in fly fishing is welcome. Call Dorreen at 363-0744 for more info.
Wednesday, September 4
‘Walk With Ease’ program
Do you have concerns about exercising with arthritis? Do you need help learning about how to exercise safely and effectively? Then the Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Walk with Ease Programs being offered by the Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center are designed for you. These programs are specifically tailored to assist people who have arthritis get exercise to help reduce pain and improve their overall health, but you don’t have to have arthritis to participate. Both classes begin September 4 and will meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for six weeks. Walk with Ease meets from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., and includes different health education topics, warm-up and cool-down exercises, stretches, walking and a physical activity log book to track progress. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise class meets from 12 to 1 p.m. It includes health education, exercise and relaxation activities. Exercises can be modified to fit individual participants so everyone can participate. Each class is limited to 15 participants, so call Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center at 375-4570 to register. You may take both classes simultaneously.
Thursday, September 5
Dance class registration
Register for dance classes at River Street Dance Theater on Thursday, September 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the studio, 421 N. Second St, Hamilton. The dance curriculum for ages 3-1/2 through adult includes Creative Movement for Young Children, Modern Dance, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz/Hip-hop. Younger children are inspired to move by props such as hoops and scarves, as well as by music, stories, and poetry. As the children develop their dance skills over several years, their classes become more technical. The students become versed in several styles of dance and by college age are ready to enter the second year of any college dance program or to audition for dance companies. Several former RSDT students have dance degrees and are dancing professionally. Phone 363-1203 for a class schedule.
Friday, September 6
There will be an opening on First Friday, Sept 6 for “Max’s Menagerie,” watercolor
paintings by Jan Hanson and Patti Ochsner, with a reception from from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Frame Shop & Gallery, 325 Main St in Hamilton. These works will be on display through September 20th. Call 353-6684 for more information.
Saturday, September 7
Conner Wesleyan Church anniversary
Conner Wesleyan Church, seven miles south of Darby on Hwy 93, will be holding special events on September 7 and 8 commemorating their 70 years in the community. The congregation is hoping to remodel the old Conner church and wants the public to come and see it “The Way it Was” before the changes start to take place. Saturday will start off with a fundraiser auction at 2 p.m. There will be ice cream and homemade pie, and beverages at a concession stand throughout the afternoon. Late afternoon, following the auction, there will be hamburgers and hotdogs. At 5:30 p.m. there will be an old fashioned Singspiration along with a power point and history of the church along with a sharing time. On Sunday, the 8th, Sunday School will be held at 9:45 a.m. with Worship at 11 a.m. with older hymns and greetings from former Pastors and a word form current Pastor Dwight Peterson. A good old fashioned potluck dinner will follow. All are welcome. Call 821-3570 for more information.
Dances of Universal Peace
Dances of Universal Peace will be held on Saturday, September 7, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. 1st St., Hamilton (behind the Sears Store at the Selway Shopping Center). Bring a food dish, plate and silver to enjoy a yummy potluck at 6 p.m., or just come for the dancing at 7. Live music and instruction with each dance makes for an evening of companionship and opens hearts to Universal Peace. All are welcome. $3 suggested donation. For more information call Brian or Star at 546-5344.
Sunday, September 8
The 5 Valley Accordion Association invites one and all to the Rustic Hut In Florence on Sunday, September 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. Come dance and listen to accordions, guitars, banjos, drums and more. Cost is $3.00 for members and $4 for nonmembers. Call 240-9617 for info.
Monday, September 9
Darby Community Public Library will host a MAPS Media Arts presentation on September 9 at the Darby High School. Peter Rosten, founder of the MAPS Media Institute, is scheduled to lead this presentation for the 8th-12th grade students in the Darby High School Gym. The general public is welcome to attend this event which will include a general overview of the Ravalli County program, as well as information about the specific areas of study offered to students including Film, Cyberskills, Design, and Music.
Tuesday, September 10
This is a call to all young people who want to see a change in our world for now and the future. YAP (Youth Advocating Prevention) invites you to be a part of a movement to prevent the underage abuse of nicotine, alcohol and other drugs. Featuring ReAct (which stands for React Against Corporate Tobacco), high school students who want to make some noise about changing the culture of addiction and underage substance abuse are invited to attend. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 209 N. 10th, Hamilton. Lunch and a light breakfast will be served. Talk to your school about this date as a community service and join in to help come up with projects and events that will create a brighter future free from addictions and substance abuse. To sign up call Lyndsay at 375-6573 or Ryan at 532-9146.
Tuesday, September 10
Stevi school board meeting
The regular meeting of the Stevensville School Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. in the Stevensville Music Center Choir Room.
Thursday, September 12
BPL Fellowship Club
The Bitterroot Public Library’s Fellowship Club will be meeting on Thursday, September 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the West Meeting Room of the BPL, to discuss the book: “The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living” by H.H. The Dalai Lama” and Howard C. Cutler, M.D.
If you ask him if he’s happy, despite having suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What’s more, he’ll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that “the very motion of our life is towards happiness.”
Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life’s obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. This book, which, crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings, started the genre of happiness books and remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology.
Tenzin Gyatso, H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, and a hugely sought-after speaker and peace statesman, and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. C. Cutler is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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.