Wednesday, July 2
Corvallis school board
The Corvallis School Board negotiation selection committee will meet Wednesday, July 2 at 6 p.m. in the district administrative office.
Friday, July 4
Business ‘Independents’ Day
First Friday falls on July 4, and the Hamilton Downtown Association has scheduled no activities this month. Instead, they invite those who love the unique businesses throughout Hamilton that make it truly “home,” to celebrate their independents.
Local independent businesses are the backbone of our community, and in many respects, our nation. As much as four times more money remains in the local economy when you spend it with a locally-owned, independent business, compared to a national chain.
The Hamilton Downtown Association encourages you to celebrate your independents and help to break the chains of economic dependence, by shopping locally whenever possible.
The Stevensville Civic Club will sponsor the annual 4th of July Pignic on Friday, July 4 at 12 noon at Lewis and Clark Park (west end of 2nd Street). Roast pork is provided free to all; bring a side dish or dessert to share, as well as lawn chairs and utensils if desired.
Sunday, July 6
Center for Spiritual Living
The Center for Spiritual Living will host I Serenity presenting “The Pursuit of Happiness” on Sunday, July 6 at 10 a.m. Serenity is a Life Coach and a Social Security disability advocate in Hamilton. Music with LeGrande Harvey. Children’s program provided. Refreshments and conversation follow at 11:15 a.m. Come early for Meditation 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. Further information call Dave at 381-2355 or at CSLbitterroot.org.
Golden Age dance
Let’s Dance! The first and third Sundays in July from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Golden Age Hall, 727 S. 5th Street, Hamilton. Great dance floor with live music! Potluck snacks at music break. Non-alcoholic and non-smoking venue. Admission is $3.00 per person. First dance is July 6. For info, call 240-9617.
Monday, July 7
Vacation Bible School
Blodgett View Christian School will hold Vacation Bible School “Adventures with Paul” July 7-11 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be Bible stories, crafts, singing, nature, games and snacks, for ages 5-12 years. The school is located at 119 West Bridge Road in Hamilton. Contact Joanne Jones at 240-7240 for more information.
Jane Hron, director of Marcus Daly Hospice & Home Health, will be speaking at the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, on Monday, July 7 at 12:00 noon. Hamilton Rotary Club meets at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. The meeting is open to the public. For further information call 363-2960.
Tuesday, July 8
Stevensville school board
The regular meeting of the Stevensville School Board of Trustees will be on Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. in the Music Center Choir Room.
Wednesday, July 9
The Center for Spiritual Living invites everyone to Drum Circle on Wednesday, July 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at River Park gazebo in Hamilton. In case of rain, meet at the Center. Bring your drum, rattles, and other instruments and be part of the fun. For information, contact Jerry at 381-7220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 10
Stevensville Citizen of the Year Committee
All former honorees are invited to attend this year’s committee meeting to select Stevensville’s 2014 top citizens. The meeting will be held Thursday, July 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the North Valley Public Library community room. For more information contact Amy at 777-5061.
Ravalli County Recycling Pint Night
A Pint Night to benefit Ravalli County Recycling will be held on Thursday, July 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Higherground Brewery, 518 N. First Street, Hamilton. $1 from each glass sold goes to helping RCR’s mission to recycle and reuse as much as possible in Ravalli County. And what could be better than acoustic music by Tin Cup, cold beer, a big door prize, a raffle of recycled arts and crafts and talking “trash”? For more information call RCR at 375-5398 or visit ravallirecycling.org.
Museum exhibit opening
“Montana’s Treasures: Gold Camps and Ghost Towns” Exhibit will open Thursday, July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. This exhibit is a permanent link to a period of Montana’s past that was often temporary, always colorful, and rapidly disappearing and documents how the discovery of gold and silver and the resulting boom/bust cycle influenced the settling of Montana. New strikes caused towns to spring up overnight and as the ore played out these towns fell into slow decay. The passage of time continues to erase the work of these hardy individuals. Exhibit closes on Nov. 6th. Call 363-3338 or visit www.brvhsmuseum.org for more information.