Wednesday, June 4
Stevensville Main Street Assn.
Stevensville Main Street Association will hold its monthly membership luncheon on Wednesday, June 4 at 12 noon at the Main Street office, 102B Main. Speakers will be Ed Adams with Montana Laser Engraving and Cutting, Ron Klaphake with the Airport Board, and Brenda Kennedy will talk about opportunities for downtown businesses during Creamery Picnic. Call 777-3773 for more information.
Bitterroot Toastmasters teaches public speaking skills in a friendly, no-pressure atmosphere. Meetings are weekly on Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Guests are very welcome. Meetings on June 4 and 11 are at the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton. Meetings on June 18 and 25 are at the Center for Spiritual Living in Hamilton (1720 N. First St, in the Selway Commons mall). For more information, visit bitterroot.toastmastersclubs.org or call 381-3214 or 360-4413.
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.
The Center for Spiritual Living hosts Laughter Yoga with Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Jacqueline Locke of Wholly Joy on Wednesday, June 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hearty group laughter has profound short- and long-terms effects on our mind and body: reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase feel-good hormones, aerobic benefits, strengthen immune system, and have fun! Various laughter exercises taught. Come and laugh for the health of it! 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, contact Jacqueline at 363-2581.
Veterans of the Vietnam War are invited and encouraged to attend the monthly gathering on Wednesday, June 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn and keep up with the latest benefits, to be acknowledged for your service to our country, to share your victories and struggles, and to learn of the opportunities to serve our fellow man and our community. The group meets at 316 N. Third Street, Hamilton. Email JackTBarry@bitterroot.com for information.
Thursday, June 5
Habitat store anniversary
Join Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County at the Re-Sale Center for the 2nd Anniversary celebration, June 5, 6 and 7. Enjoy cookies, coffee and punch and sign up for the $100 gift certificate to be used at the ReSale Center, plus specials all three days. The Re-Sale Center is located at 131 Old Corvallis Road, across from the fairgrounds in Hamilton.
Friday, June 6
BPL Story Time
Young children are invited to meet in the children’s corner of the Bitterroot Public Library on Friday, June 6 to enjoy “Count on It!” 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.
Artists Along the Bitterroot Show
The Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 6-8 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day throughout the Bitterroot Valley. Over 25 artists in all mediums will be displaying their art at their studios. Watch for the green signs or go to artistsalongthebitterroot.com for a map. For more information contact Barbara at 381-7897 or Steve at 642-3781.
North Valley Pachyderm Club
The North Valley Pachyderm Club will meet Friday, June 6 at 12 noon at The Frontier Café, Hwy 93 in Stevensville. Guest speaker will be State Representative Nancy Ballance talking about Common Core. 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.
NVPL First Friday
Listen to local musician this First Friday, June 6 at the North Valley Public Library. Will Bluefield plays guitar and sings a variety of folk, blues and rock songs. He has played with Country Joe McDonald, John Fogarty, and Wild Willie and the Howling Wolves. He has been on radio and TV in the San Francisco Bay area. Tell your friends and family! The North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more details or to inquire about performing, call the Library at 777-5061.
The 6th Annual Mutt Strut will be held Friday, June 6 at 6 p.m.
Get out and enjoy the fresh air and help a good cause! Bring your four-legged companions and join Sapphire Animal Hospital and some great adoptable dogs for a fun dog walk. Meet at the Stevensville Ranger Station. There will be freebies, door prizes and treats for your pets. In addition, 1 pound of pet food will be donated to the Bitter Root Humane Association for every participating walker. Call 777-4399 for more information.
Golden Age dance
Come join the Golden Age Club for their every Friday night live band dances with the next one scheduled for Friday, June 6 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Golden Age Club, 727 S. 5th St. in Hamilton. A non-smoking and non-alcoholic environment with potluck snacks at music break. Cost is $3.00 per person. For info call 240-9617.
Saturday, June 7
Sight and Hearing Benefit Golf Tournament
See and hear your way to join the Hamilton Lions and your friends at the Sight and Hearing Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 7 at the Hamilton Golf Course. Check-in is at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Cost is $325 for a 5-person team, or $75 a person. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and all others will be entered in a jackpot drawing. Hole in one prize for Hold 17 is a 2014 Bolt, Star Motorcycle and a hold in one prize for Hole 8 is a 2014 Viking FL 4×4 EPS. There is also a Best Team Name Contest. Hole and tournament sponsors should contact the Hamilton Golf Course, David Owens at 363-4251, or Bob Thomas at 363-1222 for more information. Checks are payable to the Hamilton Lions Club, PO Box 1564, Hamilton MT 59840.
Trails Day at Travelers’ Rest
Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites the public to celebrate National Trails Day with a trail stewardship project at Travelers’ Rest State Park on Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day is the country’s largest celebration of trails. You can commemorate the day by participating in the Travelers’ Rest State Park trail stewardship project. The trail system at Travelers’ Rest will be expanding in 2014 through a grant from the Recreational Trails Program. Volunteers will remove fencing along the parks entry road which will allow for trail construction to connect Travelers’ Rest to the existing pedestrian and bike path along U.S. Highway 12.
Following the stewardship project, volunteers can participate in a guided tour that will focus on other new and upcoming trail projects that will link the park to U.S. Highway 93 as well as to neighborhoods south of the National Historic Landmark.
Anyone interested in volunteering for this project should wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and bring a water bottle. If possible, bring work gloves and any fencing tools to help with the fence removal, although some gloves and tools will be provided. For more information call Loren Flynn at 273-4253 or Hanna McBrearty at 273-4253.
Senior Center bingo
Hamilton Senior Center will be hosting a special Saturday Bingo on June 7. Doors open at 12 noon, games start at 1 p.m. Paper cards will be used. Free refreshments will be served. Players must be at least 18. Call Cathy at 375-9276 for information.
Sunday, June 8
“Great Chapters of the Bible: Romans” will start Sunday, June 8 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at CrossRoads Christian Fellowship, 76 Woodside Cutoff Road, Victor (just before the Bitterroot River Bridge). Take a journey together to greater faith! If you’ve ever had feelings like, “I’m not good enough,” “I’m never going to change,” or “Life is too hard,” Romans eight is the chapter for you! Pastor Tom Holladay teaches this four-session video series to help see clearly the journey from doubt to faith—from discouragement to hope—that God has for you. The series runs through June 29. Class size is limited to 12. Call 375-5196 to reserve your place. For additional info, go to: http://www.saddlebackresources.com/Great-Chapters-of-the-Bible-Romans-Chapter-8-C3670.aspx.
The 5 Valley Accordion Association invites you to join them on Sunday, June 8 at the Rustic Hut in Florence from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $3 for members and $4 for nonmembers. For info call 240-9617.
Senior Center benefit
A variety show fundraiser will be held Sunday, June 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hamilton Senior Center, 820 N. 4th Street. Along with various variety acts this annual fundraiser will include a silent auction, refreshments, and information from board members concerning the Center’s current roof status needs. Estimates are being received to replace the existing roof on the east side of the building. This work will need to be completed before flooring projects can be addressed. Help is needed to fund the necessary projects. For further information on the variety show or to provide items for the auction, call Jean Roberts at 363-3206. Cost for the show is $5.00 at the door with all proceeds going to the roof project. For questions or information on the roof project, call the Senior Center president, Jim Humphreys, at 375-5478.
Center for Spiritual Living
The Center for Spiritual Living presents Roberta Swartz sharing “How Perceptions of Time Affect Health and Happiness” on Sunday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living. Roberta Swartz is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, instructor, and author of “Me, Myself, and Mind.” Music with LeGrande Harvey. Children’s program provided. Refreshments and conversation follow at 11:15 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 Dave at 381-2355 or visit CSLbitterroot.org.
Monday, June 9
Swim Camp at the Bitterroot Aquatic Center begins Monday, June 9 at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for kids between the ages of 7 and 18. Swimmers need to be able to swim the length of the outdoor pool. Instructors will use their combined experience, bringing elements from older strategies and infusing them with the nuances from current college swimming programs. Cost is $85 for the two-week session, or a daily drop-in fee of $15. Call 375-8200 for more information or check out the website.
So many veterans feel confused about benefits and services they have earned. There is so much to know, and so many changes from one year to the next. That is why the nonprofit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) offers help. The DAV Mobile Service Office will be at Missoula VA Clinic, 2687 Palmer Street, Missoula on Monday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to provide the best counseling and claim filing assistance available. Like all DAV services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families. For further information contact NSO Kevin Grantier at (406) 495-2089.
Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman will be speaking at the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, on Monday, June 9 at 12 noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. The meeting is open to the public. For further information call 363-2960.
Tuesday, June 10
Stevi school board
The regular meeting of the Stevensville School Board of Trustees will be on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. in the Music Center Choir Room.
“Life’s Healing Choices” will start Tuesday, June 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at CrossRoads Christian Fellowship, 76 Woodside Cutoff Road, Victor (just before the Bitterroot River Bridge). Life happens. Happiness and healing are yours for the choosing. Are you hurting? Is someone you love hurting? There’s no doubt, we are living in uncertain times: losing jobs or homes; suffering emotionally from hurts; losing hope. This 8-week study offers solutions to our hurts, hang-ups and habits. You don’t have to hurt alone. Make healing choices by taking this important spiritual growth journey. The series runs through June 29. Class size is limited to 12. Call 375-5196 to reserve your place. For additional info, go to: http://www.saddlebackresources.com/Small-Group-C173.aspx.
Community band rehearsal
The Bitterroot Community Band will be holding its first rehearsal on Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. in the Stevensville High School Band Room. All levels of players are welcome. Rehearsals will continue every Tuesday until the first performance at the bandshell in Claudia Driscoll Park in Hamilton on Thursday, June 26 at 8 p.m. For more information check out the facebook page or visit the website at https://sites.google.com/site/bitterrootcband/
Wednesday, June 11
Stevi funding presentation
The public is invited to join USDA Rural Development State Director Tony Preite and the Town of Stevensville for a funding presentation for wastewater system upgrades on Wednesday, June 11 at 1 p.m. at the Stevensville Town Hall.
The Center for Spiritual Living invites everyone to Drum Circle on Wednesday, June 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at River Park in Hamilton. African Hand Drumming allows us to access 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 will be plenty of extras. For information call Carolyn at 375-2548.