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.
Thursday, October 17
Youth-Only Deer Hunt
Montana’s annual youth-only deer hunt—set for Oct 17-18—will come a week earlier this year. The two-day special season is open to youngsters ages 12 to 15 who’ve passed a hunter safety course. Additionally, 11-year-olds who passed hunter safety may hunt if they’ll be 12 by Jan. 16, 2014. The youth hunt is always scheduled during the public schools’ two-day vacation in October, which is scheduled for Oct. 17-18 this year. That also puts youth rifle hunters in the field during the final days of Montana’s archery season. Young hunters must wear hunter orange and follow all hunting district regulations, which may limit them to certain species or require a special permit. To participate, youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult who must also wear hunter orange. The adult is not allowed to hunt during the youth-only deer hunt and should not carry a hunting rifle.
Friends of NV Library Membership Tea
The Friends of the North Valley Public Library need you! You are invited to a Membership Tea on Thursday, October 17 at 12 noon in the Community Room of the Library on Main Street, Stevensville. Come meet the hard-working, fun-loving members who raise money for the Library in many interesting ways and have a good time doing it. No obligation, just good refreshments and fellowship. Wear a hat–the funnier, the better. That’s not required for you, but if you want to join in, there will be extras.
SAFE is holding two fundraisers this week: Thursday, October 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Higherground Brewing Company, 518 N. 1st in Hamilton, and Sunday, October 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bitterroot Brew Pub, 99 Marcus St. in Hamilton. Silent auction, split the pot, and more. Come support SAFE in their effort to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic and sexual violence in Ravalli County. For more information call SAFE at 363-2793.
The next general BRTU meeting will be Thursday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Elks Lodge, 203 State St. The speaker will be George Liknes, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Great Falls, who will give a presentation about “Big Spring Creek restoration and other amazing facts from Northcentral Montana fisheries.”
Big Spring Creek near Lewistown is a blue ribbon stream legendary for its big brown trout. Big Spring Creek has recently undergone a major restoration but according to George, the fish have remained as hard to catch as ever. This stream is not well known in our part of the state, but is definitely worth a trip to Lewistown to fish and also to stay in the mysterious Yogo Inn there. George will also reveal secrets about some other little known trout treasures in Northcentral Montana, and answer questions about the Missouri and the Smith Rivers. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge for admission. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Back Country Horsemen
Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen host their monthly meeting on Thursday, October 17, at the Corvallis School Cafeteria on Eastside Highway in Corvallis. Potluck dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the general meeting starts at 7:00. Byron Bonney, Community Forester and Hazardous Fuels Coordinator for Bitter Root Resource Conservation and Development, will talk about Bitter Root RC&D’s hazardous fuels reduction program and the effect of fire on the landscape and on forest health. He has 43 years of experience fighting and managing wildland fires. This summer he worked on the Gold Pan and Lolo Creek Complex Fires, assisting with management of Type I and Type II incident teams. Guests are welcome to attend, and for more information call Karen at 961-0101 or check the website at www.bchmt.org/bitterroot.
Friday, October 18
White Ribbon Week
October 18 to 25 is White Ribbon Week, a community-wide event to raise awareness about domestic violence in Ravalli County. Show your support for ending domestic violence by wearing a white ribbon during the week. Ribbons will be available at SAFE, Safe on First Thrift Store and Chapter One Book Store. You can also request ribbons to pass out at your church, business, book club, barbecue or other gathering.
We all have an interest in ending domestic violence. Wearing a ribbon is a simple way to send a powerful message: We all deserve to live in homes that are safe and free from violence. When you wear a white ribbon, you tell people who are experiencing domestic violence their community is supportive and invested in healthy relationships.
Some people wear a ribbon to honor lives lost, some to connect with their own experiences. Some people want to show support for victims, some want to raise the standard for how we treat one another. Some people wear a ribbon to start a conversation, and some to renew their commitment to building a healthier community.
You can also show support for ending domestic violence in Ravalli County by attending the Report to the Community luncheon on Friday, October 18, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Francis Pastoral Life Center in Hamilton, 411 S. Fourth St. This year’s luncheon will feature a welcome by Lt. Gov. John Walsh and a keynote address by Kelly Parsley, Chair of Health Sciences at Carroll College. The 14th Annual Courage Award will be presented to honor an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to non-violence and making our community safer.
There will also be a Community Question and Answer Session on Thursday, October 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Bitterroot Public Library Meeting Room in Hamilton. If you would like to learn more about domestic violence in the community, plan to attend. Bring your lunch and your questions; advocates and survivors will be on hand to provide answers and information.
The White Ribbon Campaign is sponsored by the Ravalli County Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, a group of community members from law enforcement, health care, religious, educational, business, and social service organizations, as well as those interested in improving the community’s response to domestic and sexual violence.
For more information or to request ribbons, contact Jamie at 363-2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Valley Pachyderm Club
The North Valley Pachyderm Club will meet Friday, October 18, at 12 noon at the Frontier Café, Hwy 93 in Stevensville. Guest speakers will be Terry Backs from Concerned Citizens of Western Montana and Dr. Kate Vandemoer, PhD, hydrologist, will be talking about the water compact. The North Valley Pachyderm Club meets the first and third Friday of each month from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The North Valley Pachyderm Club is an educational arm of the Republican Party. All are welcome.
Sprinkle Pink Mammo Man Grand Finale
Mammo Man Grand Finale will be held at the Blacksmith Brewery in Stevensville on Friday, October 18, at 6 p.m. Have a bite to eat and enjoy “Burgers for Boobs” and take part in the “Hammer Out Cancer Car.” You can participate in hammering on the bright pink car to raise money for the Aid for Mammography Fund. Wear your pink, enjoy the festivities, and support and donate to your favorite Mammo Man to ensure he is crowned the 2013 highest fundraiser. Be there and go pink! 100% of proceeds from the Mammo Men and Sprinkle Pink events are donated to the Aid for Mammography Fund and are matched 100% by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. For more information visit mdmh.org.
Guitarist Chris Bianco plays his own brand of “naturally acoustic” music at Clatters Coffee House in Hamilton on Friday, October 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Christopher Mario Bianco’s music “celebrates a love of the natural earth with a romance as wide as Montana’s big sky, and with an attunement in harmony with the wilderness spirit.”
Saturday, October 19
Sprinkle Pink Family Fun Run
The Mountain to Molehill 5k and 1 mile Family Fun Walk and BBQ will be held at The Canyons Athletic Club on Saturday, October 19. Registration opens at 10 a.m., the 5k starts at 10:30 a.m., the family fun walk starts at 11 a.m. and the BBQ, provided by Nick’s Family Restaurant, starts at 12 noon.
Bring the whole family and enjoy the BBQ, a bounce house, a pink hair salon and crafts for the kids. You can also pay $1 a throw to pour pink slime over community members. The best pink costume will win a prize.
Sign up as an individual, team or family for the run or walk. For more information, including cost of the event, or to register online, visit mdmh.org. Paper forms are available at Curves in Hamilton and The Canyons Athletic Club. Contact Kathy DeLong at 369-5699 for more information.
100% of proceeds from this event are donated to the Aid for Mammography Fund and are matched 100% by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. For more information visit mdmh.org.
St. Paul’s Classy Boutique
A “Classy Boutique” sale will be held Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 600 S. 3rd, Hamilton. Baked goods, handmade items, coffee and donuts will be available.
Green Home Tour
The Annual Green Home Tour sponsored by Sustainable Living Systems, will be held Saturday, October 19. Meet the vans at 9 a.m. in the Super 1 parking lot in Stevensville or in the K-mart parking lot in Hamilton. Cost at the vans is $10. Five energy efficient structures on this year’s tour: a monolithic dome made by spraying concrete over an air bubble form; a biodiesel plant on a farm made with structural insulated panels, SIPs, which consist of an insulating layer of rigid foam sandwiched between two layers of structural board; a battery based grid-tied home with integrated solar and wind generation (almost off the grid); a large conventional home that is heated and cooled for around 50 cents a day by an earth source heat pump system – the first to be installed in the county. The tour will end at Wildwood Brewery near Stevensville for a tour of their strawbale and reclaimed barn timber construction and a taste of their organic beer. Plan on a 5-hour tour, bring water and a lunch. If folks want to bypass the brewery tour, that can be arranged. For information call Jill at 642-3601.
The Stevensville Playhouse will host another “Grind” Saturday, October 19 at 7 p.m. This variety show will feature performers from all over the valley. If you are interested in performing in this show call Susan McCauley at 360-489-7114 or Jim at 406-396-6519. Admission to see the show is $5 or just bring a homemade dessert to be shared at intermission and get in free.
Monday, October 21
Stevi school menu
Monday: Breakfast – French toast or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, carrots, mixed fruit, bread & butter, milk
Tuesday: Breakfast- Scramble eggs or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chalupa with lettuce & salsa, refried beans, apples, bread & butter, chocolate or regular milk
Wednesday: Breakfast- Cereal or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Pulled pork sandwiches, taters, pineapple, bread & butter, milk
Thursday: Breakfast- Waffles or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Beef steaks, mashed potatoes & gravy, bananas, bread &
Friday: Breakfast – Muffins or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Ham & Scrambled eggs, waffles, peaches, bread & butter, chocolate or regular milk.
Women’s self defense class
A Women’s Self Defense class will be held Monday, October 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stevensville Town Hall, 206 Buck Street. Cost is $15.00 a person. Instructor will be Shad Pease. Call Emily Walters at 274-7458 or Robin Holcomb at 239-5740 for more information.
Tuesday, October 22
Financial management class
A Business Basics class on financial management will be held Tuesday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority, 274 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton and will provides information all businesses need to know to perform the crucial function of financial management. The class will cover the basics of financial reports as tools for business owners to manage their cash, assure profitability and make informed decisions about expenses and purchases. Learn the basics of creating and using Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet statements. Also includes how to create financial projections and financial management best practices for small business. The instructor is Lisa Glenn of Galusha, Higgins & Galusha. Cost is $25.00. Contact the Bitterroot College at 375-0100 to register. Course fees and forms are due 3 days prior to class start date. Late registration fee is $5.
Republican Women’s Club
Ravalli County Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting and lunch on Tuesday, October 22, at 11:30 a.m. at BJ’s Restaurant in Hamilton. Guest speaker will be Donna Wax talking about the Affordable Care Act. Ravalli County Republican Women meet the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Job Networking Night
The next WECAN Job Networking Night is Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bitterroot Job Service Center, 274 Old Corvallis Road, Suite D, Hamilton. WECAN Job Networking Nights are community events where job seekers can learn valuable skills and network with other job seekers. Meetings are fun and collaborative and make looking for a job that much easier. This month the seminar is all about what employers look for in applicants and employees. You can learn how to make yourself into a dream hire for your next employer! There will also be group discussion about the challenges of the job market and how to overcome them.
Stevi FFA presentation
Join the Stevensville FFA Ag Issues Team in the High School Choir Room on Tuesday, October 22 at 7 p.m. The Ag Issues team will present their State-winning agriculture issue presentation before they depart for National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The goal of the Ag Issues team is to win Nationals. As part of that goal they need to give numerous high quality presentations to organizations, agencies and community members to add to their portfolio. They would like you to be part of that effort.
Wednesday, October 23
NVPL travel program
Ethiopia is where scientists found the first evidence of early man (Lucy) as well as the earliest man-made tools. Join Elaine Davis for a presentation about her recent travels in Ethiopia including her visit with the tribal people of South Omo who have been living the same lifestyle for thousands of years. The program will be held Wednesday, October 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the North Valley Public Library, 208 Main Street, Stevensville. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. For more information, call the library at 777-5061.
Thursday, October 24
Sprinkle Gumption Variety Show and Party
Steve Weber will offer his “Sprinkle Gumption” variety show, embodying the “Forrest Gump” character while sharing the stage with others at the Roxy Theater on Thursday, October 24, pre-party at 5:15 p.m., show at 6 p.m. This year’s show is a smorgasbord of acts from the Sprinkle Pink campaign throughout Ravalli County. The local talent and their skits are entertaining. The special appearances and survivor stories will touch your heart. This show is sure to have you laughing, inspired and leaving with a smile of appreciation for your community. Each ticket makes a difference in your local community and is a tax deduction because 100% of the cost of this show is donated. Enjoy the pre-party including wine and hors d’oeuvres provided by The Loft, Bouilla, and A Taste of Paris. Tickets are $25 each and available at the Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce, Ravalli Republic, AAA MountainWest and online at mdmh.org or call 363-2400. 100% of proceeds from this event are donated to the Aid for Mammography Fund and are matched 100% by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. For more information visit mdmh.org.
BPL planning meetings
The Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton will hold Strategic Plan meetings on Thursday, October 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the library. This is an opportunity for community members to offer ideas as the library staff begins to plan for the next five years. Call 363-2435 for more information.