Stevensville Pantry Partners food bank is in need of turkeys for the Christmas Food Box Distribution. The Pantry is expecting to provide boxes to 380 families this year. All sizes of turkeys are appreciated. They may be delivered to Pantry Partners located on the corner of Middle Burnt Fork and ALC Way. For information call 777-0351.
Museum Gallery of Trees
The Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford in Hamilton, is hosting a “Gallery of Trees… in the Spirit of Giving”, now through November 22. These stunning trees have been decorated by local businesses, and during this time period you will have the opportunity to bid on the tree of your choice. You may take it home with you, give it to a deserving local non-profit organization of your choice, or the Museum will designate a recipient for you. Call the Museum at 363-3338 for more information.
Wednesday, November 6
The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust is offering wood from the downed champion White Poplar tree to the general public. The wood is free; however, donations to the Mansion will be gladly accepted. The tree is in large chunks and the public is encouraged to saw the larger pieces into manageable sizes. The wood pile is located on the south side of the Mansion property and access will be available Wednesday, November 6 and Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Follow the posted signs. For more information, call 363-6004 ext. 3#. The Daly Mansion is located at 251 Eastside Hwy between Hamilton and Corvallis.
Stevi Main Street Assn.
The Stevensville Main Street Association will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 6 at 12 noon at the Main Street office at 102B Main. Vicki Judd with NorthWestern Energy will give the program. There will also be information on upcoming events and seminars. Lunch will be available for $6.00. For more information call 777-3773.
Golden Age Club
The Council on Aging will give a demonstration on the operation of a defibrillator at the Wednesday, November 6 meeting of the Golden Age Club. The meeting will follow the 12:30 p.m. potluck.
Stevensville Garden Club
The Stevensville Garden Club will hold a meeting featuring the Stevensville Florist for the program on Wednesday, November 6 at 1 p.m. at the Baptist Church, 409 Buck, Stevensville. Come join the fun. For more information call Nina at 961-6822 or Linda at 777-4777.
DCPL creative movement workshops
The Darby Community Public Library will offer two Creative Movement Workshops facilitated by Hilary McDowell, Professional Dance Instructor. She will lead dancers and dance enthusiasts of all ages to explore movement through the art of language, playing with imagery, rhythm, and metaphor. Workshop 1, “Move with Me: Adult and Child Creative Movement Experience” for children ages 3-7 years with an adult, will be Wednesday, November 6 from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Workshop 2, Poetry In Motion” for ages 8 and up with or without an adult, will be Thursday, November 7 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Sign up at the library, by phone at 821-4771 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BFP annual members meeting
Bitterrooters for Planning will hold its annual membership meeting on Wednesday, November 6 at the Hamilton Community Center, 223 S. 2nd. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the meeting starting at 5:30. A BFP hosted (free) dinner (with wine and beer) by The Farm Table restaurant will follow the business meeting. The honored guest, nationally known conservationist Brock Evans, will be at the meeting and dinner. After dinner, Brock will give a public talk at 7:30. RSVPs would be greatly appreciated by calling 363-7555.
Land use lecture
One of America’s seminal environmental activists, Brock Evans, will be in the Bitterroot to offer some landscape-sized perspectives of our valley’s past and present land-use challenges on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Community Center, 223 S. 2nd St, Hamilton.
Brock is an advocate, a writer, a lecturer, and a lawyer, but above all, Brock is an environmentalist, and has been involved for decades with many of the watershed land-use battles involving vast tracks of Northwest wilderness. He is currently the president of the Endangered Species Coalition (http://www.stopextinction.org/), Washington DC.
Over the decades, Brock has worked with David Brower, Doris Milner, Stewart and Guy Brandborg and many other icons of America’s conservation movement to save millions of acres of pristine Northern Rockies ecosystems from development.
“Bitterrooters For Planning is an organization dedicated to the intelligent planning of our and our children’s future landscapes,” said board member, Bill LaCroix. “The Bitterroot didn’t become one of the last best places for people to co-exist intimately with relatively intact ecosystems by accident. It took lots of hard, hard work. Anyone interested in a first-class, first-hand perspective on some of those early conservation struggles should come and listen to Brock.”
Bitterrooters for Planning is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established in 1996. Its mission is to promote comprehensive land-use planning in the Bitterroot valley.
For more of Brock’s profile, visit http://www.endlesspressure.org/
Thursday, November 7
BPL iPad Users Group
The iPad Users Group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton. All levels of expertise are welcome. Learn and share about apps, usage, and problem solving.
The Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, will present “The Legend of Poker Joe” at on Thursday, November 7 at 6 p.m. Poker Joe was a mixed French and Nez Perce man named for his love of, and luck at, the white man’s game of poker. After the disastrous Big Hole Battle, the tribe turned to Poker Joe to act as their trail chief, and many sources describe him as the chief architect of the legendary retreat that ended in that final battle in the Bear Paw Mountains in which Poker Joe was accidentally killed by one of his own people. Burgess describes how the spirit of Poker Joe led him to his own confrontation with the flesh and blood consequences of the Nez Perce tragedy, and his own mother’s death, on a holy mountaintop on the Yakima reservation. This presentation is by Richard Baker and is sponsored by Humanities Montana.
Como Trails Club
The Como Trails Club will hold a public meeting on Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. at the Hamilton City Hall/Community Center, 223 S. 2nd, Hamilton. Como Trails Club is responsible for grooming the roughly 30 miles of cross country ski and snowshoe trails south of Lake Como. This will be an informational meeting for all individuals who would like to find out how the club operates, and what recreational opportunities are provided to the community. For more information about this meeting or the club, contact Tony Neaves, president, at 381-3943.
Friday, November 8
Hospital Auxiliary holiday show
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Christmas Show on Friday, November 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hospital Conference Room C. There will be gifts, decorations, stocking stuffers, a bargain table and a raffle. All proceeds from the Christmas Show, the Hospital Gift Shop and various Auxiliary fundraisers are used to buy new equipment for the hospital.
BPL story time
Young children are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Friday, November 8 to enjoy “Nothing!” with storyteller Jennifer DeGroot. 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
Chris Hoffman, Ravalli County Sheriff, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the South Valley Pachyderm Club on Friday, November 8. The club meets from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. First Street in Hamilton. Members of the public are invited to attend. The South Valley Pachyderm Club is an officially recognized allied organization of the Republican Party.
Driver safety class
The Stevensville Senior Center located at 100 Mission Street, will host an adult Driver Safety Class (formerly ’55 Alive’) on Friday, November 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. The class will last approximately four hours. While this safe driving strategies class is designed for drivers age 50 and over, all drivers are welcome. The class fee is $12.00 for AARP members and $14.00 for non-members. There are no written exams or driving tests and, Montana mandates an insurance discount for qualified graduates. Pre-registration is advised. To sign-up, contact Ken Krout, president, at 777-5681 or, for further information call Thom Ainsworth, District Coordinator, at 369-0149.
Lynn Family benefit
A community benefit dinner and dance for the Lynn Family of Stevensville will be held Friday, November 8 at 6 p.m. at the High Country Club in downtown Stevensville. Dave and Amy and their children Nicholas and Jacob recently lost their home and belongings in a house fire. A spaghetti dinner will be held at 6 p.m. with live music by “Fixin’ 2” at 7 p.m. There will be 50/50 tickets and other drawings. Donations will be accepted.
Veteran’s Day Program
Stevensville High School is hosting a Veteran’s Day program on Friday, November 8 to honor all who have served our nation. This year’s keynote speaker will be Ted Adams. Also on the program will be singing by the elementary, junior high, and high school, as well as music played by the SHS band. All active service men and women and the public are invited to attend. All Veterans are encouraged to attend and have a place of distinction at the assembly starting at 2:40 p.m. in the Stevensville High School gym. Any questions may be directed to Brian Gum at 777-5481 ext. 132.
BPL Special Families Night
Special Families meet on the second Friday of the month at 6 p.m. in the meeting room or outside at the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton. The next meeting is November 8. All families with children with disabilities are welcome.
MOMIX to perform
Returning to the Hamilton Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. by popular demand, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton, founding member of the groundbreaking Pilobolus Dance Theater and one of America’s most innovative and widely performed choreographers and directors. Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX continually draws sold-out audiences worldwide. In addition to its stage performances, MOMIX has worked extensively in film and television, recently appearing in a Target ad that premiered during the airing of the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. With performances on PBS’s “Dance in America” series, France’s Antenne II, and Italian RAI television, the company’s repertory has now been broadcast to 55 countries. In its incomparable spectacular fashion – with an eclectic score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi – the company’s latest work, “Botanica,” reveals nature’s changing imagery, showing off the endlessly renewable energy of the superb MOMIX performers together with exquisite costumes, flora and fauna projections, extraordinary props, and larger-than-life puppetry.
For more, visit www.mosespendleton.com. Fewer than 80 tickets remain for this show–don’t wait! Bitterroot Performing Arts Council uses Vendini for ticketing, 1 (800) 901-7173, or call the Bitterroot Performing Arts Council, 127 W. Main St. #3, Hamilton, 363-7946.
Saturday, November 9
A flea market will be held Saturday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Senior Center, 820 N. 4TH Street. There will be collectibles, arts, crafts, new & used, white elephants, dishes, china, pottery, glassware, dolls, books, jewelry, scarves, tools, birdhouses, hunting and fishing items, plants, puzzles, household items, and holiday gift items. Rolls, donuts, soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages will be available. Rent a table for $5.00 by calling April at 363-0112.
Three Mile bazaar
The Three Mile Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lone Rock School. This is a fundraiser for the Lone Rock 8th Grade Class. There will be a gym full of vendors for your holiday shopping, a silent auction, and food. Veterans can enjoy a free breakfast! The Boy Scouts will hold a food drive for Pantry Partners – bring your non-perishable food items. Call Karla for booth availability, 550-2440.
St. Mary’s bazaar
St. Mary’s annual parish bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Family Center, 400 Charlos in Stevensville. In addition to the silent auction there will be crafts, baked goods, a raffle, hot food and more. Items to be raffled off include a quilt, an afghan, and a goat and cart planter. Each of these items is handcrafted by a parishioner. For more information call Frances Pfau at 642-3271.
Marine Corps Birthday Ball
The 2013 Marine Corps Birthday Ball, sponsored by the Bitterroot Valley Detachment of the Marine Corps League, will take place Saturday, November 9 at the Eagles Lodge, 125 N 2nd Street, Hamilton. Happy Hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the Birthday Ceremony at 7 p.m. and banquet at 7:30 p.m. After dinner dancing will be to the music of “Hired Hand.” The public is invited. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Dinner will be a choice of prime rib or chicken breast mornay. For further information call Wayne Mooney at 642-3871 or Bob Graler at 381-4428 or mail checks made out to “Bitterroot Valley MCL” with ticket requests to Wayne Mooney, PO Box 777, Victor MT 59875. Ticket sales will close on November 6.
Good Time Jamboree
A Good Time Jamboree concert will be held Saturday, November 9 at 7 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Grange Hall. Featured performers include Bill Neaves and his band, Paul Arnoldi with his guitar and vocals followed by Bob Weber and friends also performing acoustic music with vocals. Following intermission, Gary Bladen and “Cedar Ridge” will lead off the second part of the program. Closing the program will be the father/daughter country duo of Ken Watson and Laurie Banks. The Grange Hall is located about two miles south of Hamilton just past Valley Pet Clinic. There is no charge for admission but donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of the program. For more information contact John at 381-2483.
The Montana Accordion Ensemble will be presenting two performances, in Missoula on November 9 at 1 p.m. at the senior center and in Hamilton at the senior center on November 10 at 7 pm. These performances will include accordion selections from local accordionists and will also feature Beverley Fess, a world renowned accordionist from Canada and Kassie Patterson, a local, young, very talented accordionist. The cost for these concerts is $5.00 with all proceeds going to youth accordion scholarships.
Sunday, November 10
Center for Spiritual Living
The Center for Spiritual Living presents Selma Putnam discussing “Gratitude as a Spiritual Tool” on Sunday, November 10 at 10 a.m. Selma shares her insights on everyday gratitude as the November theme of gratitude continues. There will be special music with LeGrande Harvey and Friends. Refreshments and conversation follow at 11:30 a.m. Come early for Meditation in the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. 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 or go to www.cslbitterroot.org.
The 5 Valley Accordion Association cordially invites one and all to join them on Sunday, November 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Joker’s Wild, 4829 N. Reserve Street, Missoula. Listen and dance to accordions, guitars, banjos, drums and more. Members are $3.00 and nonmembers $4.00. Call 240-9617 for information.
Lone Rock Park Board
The Lone Rock division of the Ravalli County Park Board will meet Sunday, November 10 at 7 p.m. at the Three Mile Fire Hall. The public is welcome.
Monday, November 11
Stevi school menu
Monday: Breakfast – Waffles or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Hot pockets, peas & carrots, pineapple, bread & butter, milk
Tuesday: Breakfast – Muffins or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chicken enchilada casserole, refried beans, oranges, bread & butter, chocolate or regular milk
Wednesday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Mac & Cheese, green beans, apricots, bread & butter, milk
Thursday: Breakfast – Pancakes or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Shepherd’s pie, tossed salad with ranch dressing, kiwi, bread & butter, milk
Friday: No school.
John Robinson, one of the original members of the board of trustees of the Bitterroot College, will be speaking at the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club on Monday, November 11. Robinson will be speaking about the college, its short history, current status and impact on local individuals and our local economy. The club meets Mondays at 12 noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. This meeting is open to the public. For further information call 777-3054.
Veterans Day Observance
The Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford in Hamilton will host the 24th Annual Veterans Day Observance on Monday, November 11 at 2 p.m. The program begins at the Doughboy with the laying of the wreaths by veterans organizations and auxiliaries. Refreshments will be served. Join in this annual program honoring our service men and women. Along with our Veterans Day Observance, the Ravalli County Museum will be opening the World War II Exhibit that features military artifacts and wartime memorabilia depicting the service rendered by valley residents during WWII. The exhibit will endeavor to capture action and memories connected to the war in Europe, the war in the Pacific, and the supporting efforts of those on the Home Front. Call the Museum at 363-3338 for more information.
Veterans Day dinner
The annual Veterans Day Dinner will be held Monday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 94 Home, 3 miles east of Stevensville on Middle Burnt Fork Road. All members and their families are welcome (membership is not necessary). A potluck dinner will be served with meat, rolls, soft drinks and dessert provided by Post 94 and Auxiliary. Boys State and Girls State Delegates will be the featured guests.
In addition, all veterans are invited to attend a special program on Friday, November 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Stevensville High School Gym.
All veterans are invited to receive a free breakfast and attend a special program at 8 a.m. at Lone Rock School.
Post 94 will visit the veterans and Post the Colors at The Living Centre in Stevensville at 2 p.m.
Boy Scout Troop 117 will be retiring old flags. Bring your old tattered flags with you
Hamilton Garden Club
The Hamilton Garden Club will meet Monday, November 11 at 7 p.m. at the home of Karen Wilheim, 624 Honeyhouse Lane, Corvallis, 961-0097. Co-hostess is Shauna White, 961-4701. The program will be by Anna Green, director of Bitterroot Youth Home. Members should bring a canned food item for Haven House and call the hostess if unable to attend. For more information call one of the above numbers.
Tuesday, November 12
The Marjorie A. Crawford Literature Seminar will be held Tuesday, November 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Bitterroot Public Library. Join Shawn Wathen for a lecture on “Nostromo” by Joseph Conrad.
Stevi school board
The regular meeting of the Stevensville School Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in the Stevensville Music Center Choir Room.
RML Community Liaison Group
The Rocky Mountain Laboratories Community Liaison Group (RML CLG) is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at the Golden Age Club, 727 S. 5th St. in Hamilton. Agenda items include information about ongoing tick studies in the Bitterroot Valley, and the status of RML construction projects and site improvements.
The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting. The RML CLG includes representatives from local government, education, business, medical and emergency services, and community and civic groups. The RML CLG represents a long-term commitment to structured interactions with the community. The group began meeting in 2002.
Light of the Valley Assembly will host a free Investing Seminar sponsored by Edward Jones on Tuesday, November 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. at 103 N. Kootenai Creek Road, Stevensville. Join in a discussion on the current economic outlook and strategies to address concerns and identify opportunities.
Card making class
Learn how to make an artful collage card with Theresa Ostertag of One Woman Design, on Tuesday, November 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton. The class is free but space is limited so preregister by calling the library at 363-1670.
BPL Socrates Café
The Socrates Café will meet on Tuesday, November 12 and November 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the meeting room of the Bitterroot Public Library. Join facilitator Kris Bayer for a great conversation. At each gathering a question is selected, defined and respectfully considered. Learn to back up your viewpoints with compelling evidence and to think on the fly. Socrates Café takes place every other Tuesday.
Healthy Living Series
The Healthy Living Series at the Center for Spiritual Living continues on Wednesday November 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with “Turn Holiday Recipes to Healthy Recipes.” The holidays are typically a time of indulgence in unhealthy foods. Come learn how you can adjust traditional recipes with a little covert, overt nutrition. Free recipe booklets and samples of yummy (healthy) food will be provided. This class is taught by Katelyn Anderson, MSU Extension Agent. 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 360-5568 or go to www.cslbitterroot.org.