Wednesday, May 28
Drum Circle will take place at the Center for Spiritual Living on Wednesday, May 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living. African Hand Drumming promotes access to the universal heartbeat that exists within and around all things. Bring your drum, rattles, and other instruments and come be part of the fun. No drum? No worries! There are plenty of extras. Let your Inner Drummer out! The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 1720 N. First Street, Suite C in Selway Commons, north of Sears in Hamilton. For information call Carolyn at 375-2548 or visit www.CSLbitterroot.org.
The Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce will host two Candidate Forums in Hamilton at the Hamilton Middle School Auditorium. A forum for candidates for county offices will be held Wednesday, May 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. A forum for state offices will be held Thursday, May 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information call the Chamber 363-2400.
Friday, May 30
BPL Story Time
Young children are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Friday, May 30 to enjoy “It’s Summer Time!” created by storyteller Spring Fay. Hear 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.
Golden Age dance
The Golden Age Club invites you to join them on Friday nights with their live band dances from7:30 to 10 p.m. with the next one scheduled for Friday, May 30 at the Golden Age Club, 727 S. 5th St. in Hamilton. This is a non-alcoholic and non-smoking environment with potluck snacks at music break. Cost is $3.00 a person. For more information call 240-9617.
Saturday, May 31
Pull Weeds for Wildlife!
A community weed pull to help improve wildlife habitat will be held Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge (just north of Stevensville). In previous years volunteers pulled 2,500 pounds in just two hours! This 10th annual free event offers a free lunch and door prizes for participating. Bring water, gloves and be ready for rain or shine. Call by May 28th to register for your free lunch, 777-5552.
Wilderness Skills Weekend
The Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen (BBCH) will hold their annual Wilderness Skills Weekend on May 31-June 1 at Charles Waters Campground on the Stevensville Ranger District. The event is free to the public and runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Sessions for attendees include packing, Leave-No-Trace camping, stock containment, setting up camp, backcountry cooking and safety, GPS navigation and SPOT satellite devices, equine first aid, and more. The events will take place at the west end of the campground. For a full schedule of events and directions to the campground visit www.bchmt.org/bitterroot or contact Bonnie Morgan at 381-9021. BBCH was established more than 30 years ago and was one of the first chapters in the nation. Its goal is to ensure that stock users can continue to access backcountry and wilderness trails. The club annually contributes over 600 personal hours and 425 stock hours on projects, most on the National Forest, that create significant benefits for all trail users and for the natural resources.
Pet vaccination clinic
A Low Cost Vaccination Clinic will be held Saturday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BRHA Animal Shelter, 262 Fairgrounds Rd., Hamilton. Vaccinations, nail trims, microchips, and name tags will be available. Cost will be $15 for dog booster, rabies, or kennel cough; $25 for cat booster with leukemia. All proceeds benefit the Bitter Root Humane Association. For more information, contact the Shelter at 363-5311.
The FOE Eagles Montana State Aerie and Auxiliary Presidents will visit Bitterroot Lodge (125 N 2nd Street, Hamilton) on Saturday, May 31 for a social from 5 to 7 p.m. and for all the evening’s activities. Installation of officers for the Aerie and Auxiliary for the 2014-15 year will be held Saturday, May 31 at 6 p.m. in the Aerie Hall. All members are encouraged to attend and meet the new officers. The annual FOE Eagles Mother/Father Dinner will be follow at 7 p.m. in the Aerie Hall for members and their guests. The free meal will include chicken, potato salad, baked beans, dessert and more. There will also be fun and fellowship. Members should RSVP at the lounge, 363-1113.
Monday, June 2
Stevi school menu
Monday: Breakfast – Pancakes or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chicken tenders, glazed carrots, apples, bread & butter, milk
Tuesday: Breakfast – Bagel & cream cheese or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Taco salad with salsa & chips, mandarin oranges, bread & butter, chocolate or regular milk
Wednesday: Breakfast – Pancake on a stick or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Meatballs, mashed potatoes & gravy, mixed fruit, bread & butter, milk
Thursday: Breakfast – Egg wraps or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chicken sandwiches, chips, peach cups, bread & butter, milk
Friday: Breakfast – Cinnamon rolls or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Noon dismissal – No lunch served.
Wednesday, June 4
Stevensville Garden Club
The Stevensville Garden Club is meeting on Wednesday, June 4 at 1 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church, 409 Buck Street, and will be having a speaker presenting “Preserving Your Bounty” from the Ravalli County Family & Consumer Services. Come for loads of fun and information. For information call Nina at 961-6822.