Wednesday, October 9
MSU Pest Management Tour
MSU will sponsor a Pest Management Tour on Wednesday, October 9 at 8:30 a.m. at the Bitterroot Valley Board of Realtors, 224 N. 4th, Hamilton. This will be the last and final opportunity to receive Continuing Education hours in Ravalli County. Private applicators must obtain recertification credits before the January 1, 2014 deadline to stay licensed.
Attendees will receive three private applicator recertification credits for attending either the morning or afternoon session. A private applicator may also wish to attend the entire session to accumulate six recertification credits. Commercial/government applicator credits will also be offered.
Classes include: Environmental Fate of Herbicides, Insect Updates, Pesticide Storage and Security, Minimizing Collateral Damage, Cheatgrass Biology, Ecology and Management in Crop, and Plant Diseases.
Contact the MSU/Ravalli County Extension Office, 375-6611, with questions.
Thursday, October 10
Women Newcomers Club
Bitterroot Women Newcomers Club will meet Thursday, October 10 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 328 Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton. Guest speaker is local author Judy Allen, who will speak about her journey from writing to publishing. The club welcomes visitors to attend and learn more about the group and its activities. For more information, contact Dona Fisher at 381-6444.
Selway-Pintler Wilderness Back Country Horsemen
Attention, back country enthusiasts and horsemen! The SPWBCH, an active, work oriented BCH chapter is looking for members who really want to ride, pack, and clear trails. The best of the back country always comes in the beauty of the fall colors! The next general meeting will be Thursday, October 10 at 6:30pm in the Hamilton Forest Service Bldg. The group will be discussing completed summer projects, fall trail rides, BCH Convention, upcoming elections and Youth Engagement ideas. Guests are always welcome to join in for coffee, cookies and lots of “trail talk”. Entrance is in the rear. For more information contact Linda at 961-1435.
Cross-Country Ski Club
The Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club will meet Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 1220 West Main Street, Hamilton. The public is welcome.
Linda Stoudt and Linda Hoyt will present “Trains, Bicycles and Delicious Cuisine – Three Weeks in Italy”, a slideshow on their spring travels to several cities in Italy where they visited numerous landmark museums, ruins, vineyards and endless cafes and restaurants. Enjoy the sights they experienced on an extended bicycle tour through the rolling countryside tasting wine, cheese and olive oil to the Tyrrhenian seacoast. See Bologna with its Medieval architecture and the culinary delights, Rome for its Colosseum, Circus Maximis and the Pantheon, and Ravena, Italy’s Byzantium and early-Christian mosaics rivaling those in Constantinople. Lively Italian music and refreshments offering a taste of Italy will be served.
BPL Fellowship Club
The Bitterroot Public Library’s Fellowship Club will meet on Thursday, October 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the West Meeting Room of the BPL, to discuss the book “The Healing Code” by Alexander Loyd, PhD, ND, with Ben Johnson, MD, DO, NMD.
This book has been described as “your healing kit for life – to heal the issues you know about, and the ones you don’t.”
In 2001, Dr. Loyd discovered how to activate a physical function built into the body that consistently and predictably removes the source of 95% of all illness and disease so that the neuro-immune system takes over its job of healing whatever is wrong with the body. His findings were validated by tests and by thousands of people from all over the world who have used this system to heal virtually any physical, emotional, or relational issue, as well as realize breakthroughs in success. Dr. Loyd’s testing also revealed that there is a “Universal Healing Code” that will heal most issues for most people. The method described in this book takes only minutes to do.
Dr. Alex Loyd holds doctorates in Psychology and Naturopathic Medicine. His 12-year search for a cure for his wife’s depression led to the discovery of The Healing Codes system to heal the source of virtually any physical, emotional, success, or relational issue. Dr. Ben Johnson, the only MD featured in The Secret, was clinical director of the Immune Recovery Clinic in Atlanta, GA, for several years. He has lectured all over the world about how The Healing Code works.
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.
American Turning Point Forum
American Turning Point Forum will meet Thursday, October 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). The group will discuss the development of an action plan regarding: Obamacare and government shutdown; transfer of public lands to state jurisdiction; Legislative interim committee report and the trucker protest. There will be a brief overview of each of these major issues followed by group discussion.
Contact Jennine Jones, 381-0314, email@example.com.
Author Gail Storey will read from and sign her new book “I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool For Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail.” Funny and poignant, Storey’s memoir of hiking the PCT with her husband at the age of 56 is an inspiring work. The reading will be held Thursday October 10 at 7 p.m. at Chapter One Book Store, 252 Main Street in Hamilton. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 363-5220.
Friday, October 11
BPL Story Time
Young children are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Friday, October 11 to enjoy “I’m Sick!” with storyteller Trista Smith. Hear some great stories and try some activities and crafts! Story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and is designed for children 3-5 years of age. All story times are free and open to the public.
South Valley Pachyderm Club
At the next meeting of the South Valley Pachyderm Club on Friday, October 11, Ravalli County Commissioner Suzy Foss will share experiences from the Lands Council Multi-State Coordination Conference, and the Heritage Foundation American Conservation Ethics Conference that she attended October 2-3 in Park City, Utah. The club meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month 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 invited to attend.
Eagles Taco Night
Tacos and more will be served Friday, October 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, 125 N. 2nd in Hamilton. The public is invited to come in for tacos, burritos and quesadillas.
You are invited to a Dessert Extravaganza! on Friday, October 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bedford Building, 223 S. 2nd, Hamilton. On behalf of Western MT Addiction Services Prevention, the Bitterroot Cares for Kids Network and YAP! (Youth Advocating Prevention featuring ReAct), come for the Red Carpet premiere of the Bright Beginnings Parenting Video Series created by the Bitterroot Cares for Kids Network featuring local talent and a great way to help raise healthy kids free from addictions and substance abuse! What to expect? A huge array of amazing desserts, door prizes throughout the evening, a presentation from YAP! and ReAct showing how youth are approaching prevention in Ravalli County and a brief look at the wonderful Bright Beginnings parenting series soon to be available on YouTube! This event is free to the community and parents, professionals and teens are encouraged to come. Dress is “Montana formal” and no reservations are necessary. Call 532-9149 for further information.
Stevensville Playhouse production
Don’t miss the Stevensville Playhouse’s production of “Barnum.” This show has entertained audiences and provided a bit of 1800’s history. With a cast ranging in age from 6 to 60 plus, this show tells the story of famous showman, P.T. Barnum. The action never stops in this delightful musical, leaving the audience wanting more! Tickets are still available for the final weekend, October 11 & 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Call 777-2722 for reservations.
Saturday, October 12
Elks Hoop Shoot
The Elks Hoop Shoot, sponsored locally by Elks Lodge 1651, will be held Saturday, October 12 at 9 a.m. at the Corvallis High School old gym. The Hoop Shoot is free to boys and girls who are between the ages of 8-13 as of April 1, 2014. Winners advance through district, state and regional Hoop Shoot contests. Regional winners qualify for a trip to compete at the Hoop Shoot National Finals held April 10-13, 2014 in Springfield, MA. National champions will have their named permanently inscribed on a plaque in the Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information on the local Hoop Shoot, contact Eric Wells, 240-3303 or the Bitterroot Valley Elks at 363-3031.
Florence Trail Clean Up
The Florence Civic Club will be hosting a “Trail Clean Up Day” Saturday, October 12. Meet at the Florence Fire Dept’s pancake breakfast at 10 a.m. and work until 12 noon. For more information call Ann at 403-6491.
Mansion Autumn Party
The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust invites you to bring your family and friends for fun in the Children’s Garden at the Children’s Autumn Party Saturday, October 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fall crafts, garden activities, and a scarecrow contest will all be part of this family day in the garden on the grounds of the Daly Mansion. This day celebrates the beginning of Fall and the end of the Mansion’s regular tour season. The last day of regular tours will be Sunday, October 13. This is a free event. For more information, call 363-6004 ext. 2#.
Museum Ghost Tours
Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford in Hamilton, will hold Ghost Tours on Oct. 12, 19, 26 and 31 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Experience a tour of the local Museum from a very different angle! Take a walk down the dark passageways in the basement, experience the energy of the judge’s chambers, sit quietly in the old courtroom and decide for yourself… Are some who died long ago still here haunting these halls? Take a break during the evening to have an ancient rune or numerology reading at “home base” inside the Museum for an additional $5! See evidence gathered on previous tours at www.brvhsmuseum.org. Tickets are available now – $20 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information, contact Sarah at the Ravalli County Museum, 363-3338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This can be a frightening event. No one under 14 allowed – under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Everyone attending Ghost Tours is required to sign a liability waiver.
Sunday, October 13
The Center for Spiritual Living presents Becky Lellek discussing “Self Inside Self – Connecting Our Different Levels of Consciousness” on Sunday, October 13. A Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Becky illustrates the importance of being aware of different levels of consciousness we experience and the importance of connecting them in healthy ways. Jill Davies provides uplifting music. Refreshments and conversation follow at 11:30 a.m. Come early for Meditation at 9:30. 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.
The 5 Valley Accordion Association invites one and all to the Eagles Lodge in Hamilton on Sunday, October 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. Come listen and dance to accordions, guitars, banjos, drums, bass and more. Members $3.00 and nonmembers $4.00. Call 240-9617 for info.
Monday, October 14
Stevi school menu
Monday: Breakfast – Pancakes or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chicken Drumsticks, mashed potatoes & gravy, oranges, bread & butter, milk
Tuesday: Breakfast – Cinnamon rolls or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Beef enchilada casserole, Spanish rice, applesauce, bread & butter, chocolate or regular milk
Wednesday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Turkey sandwiches, taters, mandarin oranges, bread & butter, milk
Thursday: No school
Friday: No school
SpectrUM Brain Exhibit
The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area will bring the popular “Brain: The World Inside Your Head” exhibit to Stevensville Monday through Wednesday, October 14-16.
Stevensville schoolchildren will participate in guided field trips of the exhibit Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the school day. On Tuesday night, the community is invited to a free family science night from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be set up in the lobby of the Stevensville Public Schools 4-8 Building.
Highlights of the exhibit include interactive science activities exploring the wonders of neuroscience, such as an EEG measurement station, a colossal brain and Mind Flex Duel – an activity through which visitors can move a ball using their brain waves.
The spectrUM Discovery Area travels the state with a mobile science center featuring a variety of themed interactive science exhibits. Since 2007, spectrUM has traveled exhibits and educators to more than 20 counties and all seven Montana American Indian reservations.
Those who can’t visit the exhibition in Stevensville can visit the spectrUM Discovery Area in its new location at 218 E. Front St. in Missoula. Public hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission costs $3.50 per person.
For more information call spectrUM Outreach Coordinator Hannah Motl at 243-4828 or email email@example.com. Teachers interested in booking a field trip or having spectrUM come to their school can call 728-STEM or visit http://www.spectrum.umt.edu.
Rotary District 5390 District Governor John Stewart will be speaking at the Monday, October 14 meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club. The club meets Mondays at noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. Rotary meetings are open to the public. For further information, call 363-2960.
A Harvest Dinner will be held Monday, October 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Corvallis United Methodist Church, corner of Eastside Hwy and Cemetery Road (1 mile south of Woodside Cutoff). A dessert auction will follow the dinner. Free will offerings will be accepted. For information call 961-3099.
Hamilton Garden Club
The October meeting of the Hamilton Garden Club will be Monday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at the home of Betty Swift, 236 Rose Lane (363-2172).
Co-hostess is Juanita Posten (961-1678). The program will be on Essential Oils done by Shirley McGourty. If unable to attend call the
hostess. Guests are welcome. The club meetings are at a member’s home and the months of April to December are at 7 p.m. January, February,
and March meet at 1 p.m. For more information call one of the phone numbers.
First Time Homebuyer class
The Bitter Root RC&D’s next nationally certified First Time Homebuyer Education class is scheduled for October 14-16 from 6 to 9 p.m. each night at the Human Resource Council Building, 316 N. Third St., Hamilton. Attendance on all three nights is required for certification. The charge is $40/household to cover the cost of reference materials. Sara Briggs, instructor, can also offer one-on-one counseling to first-time homebuyers. This new service means that those who request additional counseling or are required by HUD for this follow-up program can now do it in Hamilton rather than in Missoula or on the phone.
The first step to the home buying process is pre-purchase counseling and certification is required in order to qualify for many loans (MBOC, Rural Development, FHA, etc.). Most lenders require that anyone on the loan must take the course. Additionally, HUD requires that the class be taken prior to signing a purchase contract; therefore, Briggs urges first time homebuyers to not wait until the last minute to take the class. Most importantly, the class will help novice homebuyers maneuver through the entire process of homeownership. Call the Bitter Root RC&D office at 363-5450 to reserve your space today. Those seeking one-on-one counseling should contact the Bitter Root RC&D at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 363-5450 after October 16.
4-H Recruitment Nights
Raising great kids is a challenging task, but it’s easier when you have a team of people behind you. 4-H clubs are groups of families that do just that. Through working together, families share knowledge and interests to help kids learn practical skills and important values. Come learn what 4-H is and how you can be a part of this awesome program in your community. 4-H Recruitment Nights will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 14 in Hamilton at Daly Elementary School Daly Den, Tuesday, October 15 in the Florence School Administrative Building, and Tuesday, October 29 in the Darby School Cafeteria. Youth ages 5-18 and adults are welcome. For information, contact MSU/Ravalli County Extension Office, 375-6611 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, October 15
Community volunteer Jean Driescher will lead a workshop on “Face Painting” on Tuesday, October 15 at 4 p.m. at the Darby Community Public Library. Learn to face paint and create masks.
BPL Literature Seminars
The Marjorie Crawford Literature Seminars begin Tuesday, October 15 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Bitterroot Public Library. Join Shawn Wathen monthly in a lecture series on exceptional works of writing. “Memoirs of Hadrian” by Marguerite Yourcenar will be discussed. For more information contact Nansu Roddy, Adult Services Librarian, at 363 1670.
Wednesday, October 16
Fall pasty sale
The fall pasty sale, sponsored by the Ravalli County Democratic Women’s Club, will be held Wednesday, October 16 at the Rocky Mountain Grange Hall in Hamilton. The pasties will be made with organic beef and the usual mix of potatoes, onions, carrots and spices. They may be ordered baked or unbaked. There is an option for 100 vegetarian pasties; first ordered, first served at $3 each. Place your order early with Lisa at 777-3145 or Corrine at 544-8586. Pasties may be picked up at the Grange Hall south of Hamilton between 1 and 5 p.m. on Oct.16.
CSI Montana presentation
Save money with the help of CSI Montana at a free lunch session on Wednesday, October 16 at Bouilla, 111 S. 3rd in Hamilton. Don’t let your investments become a Crime Scene Investigation. CSI, the Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor will explain the tactics used by financial fraudsters and explain the one thing every investor should do before investing. Come to this free lunch and learn more. Sponsored in partnership with the Bitterroot Financial Education Coalition (BFEC), a project of the Bitter Root RC&D. Two sessions are available: 12 to 1 p.m. or 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required by Friday, October 11 at MSU Extension Office, 375-6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Ravalli County Economic Development Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the RCEDA office, 274 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton. The meeting is open to the public.
The Victor Community Church on the corner of 5th and Martin Streets will be hosting a Chili/Cornbread Dinner on Wednesday, October 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be chili, cornbread, desserts and beverages. Everyone is invited. A free-will donation would be appreciated. Call 642-3563 for more information.
Trap release clinic
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will offer a short course in Missoula on Oct. 16 for those that do not trap but want to learn more about Montana trapping seasons and how to release traps. The class includes an opportunity to handle traps and learn how to open them and to hear practical tips on how to avoid places where traps may be set. The course is set for Wednesday, October 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Missoula FWP office, 3201 Spurgin Road. Participants do not need to pre-register. For more information, call 542-5500.
Game and Dance Night
The Center for Spiritual Living invites everyone to Game and Dance Night, Wednesday, October 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with Carol Hensel. Bring your favorite board game or card game to share. Or, come learn how to dance country western. Carol is a dance instructor who “can teach anyone to dance.” 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 363-6402.