Wednesday, August 13
MDMH sports physicals
Last chance for all male and female valley athletes in middle and high school to participate in Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s Sports Physical program located at the hospital’s Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, August 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Over the past eight years, Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and local Medical Providers have raised over $63,000 for the valley’s school athletic programs. The cost is $25 per student and 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to the students’ school athletic program. Cash or check only, payment is due at the time of visit, no refunds. Please enter the Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center through the main entrance, located on the south west end of Westwood Drive. All participants must have a sports physical form. They are available at doctor’s offices, from your coaches or online at www.mdmh.org. Parents must fill out and sign the sports physical form and accompany their child at the examination. The physical includes height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, vision, evaluations for posture, joints, strength, flexibility, heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat.
The Center for Spiritual Living invites everyone to Drum Circle on Wednesday, August 13 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 email@example.com.
Thursday, August 14
Women Newcomers Club
Bitterroot Women Newcomers Club welcomes the women in the Valley to their meeting on Thursday, August 14 at 10 a.m. at First Christian Church, 328 Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton. After a short business meeting, the group will be taking a tour of George Gulli’s Totem Poles & Carvings at 964 Hwy 93—just north of Woodside Cutoff. This world renowned totem pole builder will show how he takes a tree and carves a life and legend into it. Visitors are welcome to join in a no-host lunch at a local restaurant after the tour. For more information contact Dona Fisher at 381-6444.
Stevi Town Council
The Stevensville Town Council will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, August 14 at 7 p.m. at the town hall, 206 Buck. New business includes discussion/decision on the following items: final audit report for FY 2012-13; letter of support for Middle Burnt Fork Creek Crossing; First Reading of Ordinance 150 (traffic and vehicles); North Stevensville TIFD FY 2015 Work Plan; FY 14-15 Budget Items (allocation of unused mills, honorariums for volunteer positions, permissive levy for employee health care, allocation of CDBG funds), among other things.
The Hamilton Photo Group meets the second Thursday of each month, with the next meeting on August 14 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Sapphire Lutheran Homes. Aficionados of photography will meet to discuss and share photography. For this month’s meeting, members are encouraged to share 2-3 of their favorite images, bringing them on a flash drive or as prints (11″x14″ or larger preferred). Whether you are a beginner or pro or anywhere in between, feel free to join in the camaraderie and friendly, non-judgmental sharing, and always leave just a little bit wiser. For further information and/or to get on the contact list, connect with Jack Barry, President at: JackBarryPhoto@bitterroot.com.
Lone Rock park board
The Lone Rock Division of the Ravalli County Park Board will meet Thursday, August 14 at 7 p.m. at the Three Mile Fire Hall. The public is welcome.
BPL Fellowship Club
The Bitterroot Public Library’s Fellowship Club will be meeting on Thursday, August 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the West Meeting Room of the BPL, to discuss the book, “The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life” by Marianne Williamson.
In this inspiring book, bestselling author Marianne Williamson reveals how we can start to live without worry or fear.
The time in which we now live is more difficult and stressful than people are willing to admit. We live in an abiding sense of collective anxiety. Williamson shows how we are paralyzed in our current sense of fear and anger because we are not facing and dealing with the true causes of our anxieties and fears. She reveals that fear and worry do not need to be the only tools for dealing with the problems of the world. As we learn to trust the love that surrounds us, we will see that what cause us pain is an opportunity for growth, healing and miracles that can transform us and our world. Williamson delivers hope and healing as she illuminates ten basic changes that each of us can make as we learn to view the world through the eyes of love instead of fear.
Marianne Williamson is a spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. She has published ten books, including four NYT #1 bestsellers, and been a guest on TV programs such as Oprah, Larry King, Good Morning America, and Charlie Rose.
The Fellowship Club meets every second Thursday of the month in the West Meeting Room of the Bitterroot Public Library and is free and open to anyone seeking to promote individual and collective well being.
Call 363-1670, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, August 15
North Valley Pachyderm Club
The North Valley Pachyderm Club will meet Friday, August 15 at 12 noon at the Frontier Café, Hwy 93 in Stevensville. Guest speaker will be Joe Balyeat, Montana State Director of Americans For Prosperity. The North Valley Pachyderm Club is an educational arm of the Republican Party. All are welcome.
Run for the River
Walking or running over 3 miles in mid-August might not be your idea of a great evening, but with Bitter Root Water Forum (BRWF) you’ll stay cool for a great cause.
BRWF will host its second annual “Run for the River” 5K on Friday, August 15. This event will kick off Riverfest Days, a two-day extension of BRWF’s annual festival “Riverfest in the ‘Root”. Riverfest Days will include the Run for the River, the Bitterroot River Clean up, and the traditional Riverfest festival. The race starts and finishes in River Park south of Kiwanis Park on 9th Street in Hamilton. The race begins at 7 p.m. and participants can register on the day of. All participants to get there before 6:30 p.m. to pick up race packets.
“It’s a fun course with good variety between riverside trails and neighborhoods,” says Dave Schultz, board president, Bitter Root Water Forum.
“Plus, this event allows us to partner with great local organizations! One of the riverside sections is on Bitter Root Land Trust’s conservation easement on the Taber Property and the kids from the Keystone to Discovery Summer Program will act as secret super-soaker agents again this year to keep participants cool along the course.”
Entry fee of $25 includes a Sports-Tek T-shirt (sent post-race) and free beer or ice cream sandwich at the finish line. All registered participants will have a chance to win great prizes! You can register online until the 13th at brwaterforum.org or on race day before 6:30 pm! Race begins at 7 p.m. Walkers, strollers, and dogs are welcome! There will be a stroller detour as one section by the river can be a little difficult to maneuver with a stroller.
All proceeds go to support BRWF, a community driven non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the traditions of agriculture, community and recreation by protecting, enhancing and restoring the Bitterroot watershed through on the ground projects and watershed education.
For more information visit www.brwaterforum.org.
Golden Age dance
For a fun evening of fun, music and dancing, plan to attend the dance band jam dance and picnic at the Golden Age Hall at 727 S. 5th St in Hamilton on Friday, August 15. Local musicians are invited to come and jam for the dancers’ pleasure. If you are a musician who plays dance music, and want to join in, come on over. The club will provide chicken, coffee and lemonade. Side dishes like salads and desserts will be potluck. Admission is $3.00 per person. So grab your musical instrument and dancing shoes and come join other players and dancers for lots of music and fun. Activities will begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. For information call 363-0142.
Saturday, August 16
Brzycki benefit run
A 5k and 1-mile fun run/walk will be held Saturday, August 16 in Stevensville to benefit Dave Brzycki who was injured in a grizzly bear mauling while hunting on June 1.
The Team Dave Built to Endure 1 mile and 5k Run/Walk will start and finish at the Stevensville Ranger Station parking lot with the course running along the Stevensville River Path to Stevensville River Road. Deadline for entry is August 8. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. on race day with the 1-mile run beginning at 8 a.m. and the 5k at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $14 for an individual and $35 for a family. Registration forms are available at Stevensville businesses or online at www.406familyaidfoundation.org. Return forms and entry fees to Team Dave c/o Cheryl Mahler, 1501 Lindsay Lane, Stevensville MT 59870. Checks should be made payable to: 406 Family Aid Foundation.
All proceeds will go to help Dave Brzycki and his wife with ongoing expenses related to injuries Dave sustained on June 1 when he was mauled by a grizzly bear while hunting in southwestern Montana. He suffered two broken arms with compound fractures and massive trauma to his face which will require multiple reconstructive surgeries.
The King’s Christian Church will hold its Annual Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, August 16 at 9830 Valley Grove Drive, Lolo. Come and take what you need for school, work, or play. Many sizes to choose from and many items other than clothing. There will be a drawing for a gift card too. To donate your clean, mended, used clothing, bring to the church office by August 14th or call Donna at 273-3294.
Clothes Closet open house
The Clothes Closet free store will hold an open house on Saturday, August 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 3614 ALC Way, Stevensville. Everyone is welcome to stop by and see what The Clothes Closet does for the community.
Sunday, August 17
Center for Spiritual Living
The Center for Spiritual Living is pleased to host LeGrande Harvey presenting “Peace Through Demonstration – Being Willing, Open, and Available” on Sunday, August 17 at 10 a.m. Music with LeGrande Harvey and Luanne Cathey. 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 visit CSLbitterroot.org.
Monday, August 18
Ted Tenold, a Samurai Sword restorer, who did an apprenticeship in Japan, will be speaking at the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, on Monday, August 18 at 12 noon. The Club meets at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 North 1st Street, Hamilton. The meeting is open to the public. For further information, call 363-2960.
Tuesday, August 19
Substitute teacher training
Stevensville Schools will hold Substitute Teacher Training on Tuesday, August 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the middle school (4-8) building. Anyone interested in applying to become a substitute teacher as well as returning substitute teachers should attend. Substitutes completing the training will receive $73.00 and those who do not attend receive $68.00 per day when subbing for a teacher. Para substitute pay per day is $65.00 for those attending and $60.00 for those that do not. Refreshments will be provided. Application requirements and forms to be completed will be available. The building principals will present strategies and school expectations that will contribute to a successful substitute teaching experience. If you plan to attend, call the business office at 777-5481, ext. 133, to sign up.
Everyone of every persuasion is invited to the Democrats’ Mule Team Meetings, where they plan activities, talk over latest local governmental happenings and discuss political view points. They also hope to have one of the candidates speak. The next meeting will on Tuesday, August 19 at the TownHouse Inn, behind the Exxon on 93 in Hamilton, from 12 to 1 p.m. Sub sandwiches will be available for purchase. Any questions? Call Becky at 369-5210.
The Center for Spiritual Living invites everyone to Zen Meditation on Tuesday, August 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. Chris Svoboda will lead one hour of meditation, which will include two 20-minute meditations and two five-minute walking meditations, followed by a Buddhist reading with discussion and tea. 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 Chris at 406-240-9050.
Stevensville Playhouse auditions
Auditions for “Oliver” will be held August 19 and 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stevensville Playhouse. August 19at 7 p.m. will be for children 12 and under only; at 8 p.m. for children 13 and older to adults; and on August 21at 7 p.m. for adults only. There are plenty of roles for everyone, all ages, children welcome! The Stevensville Playhouse is located at 319 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information, visit stevensvilleplayhouse.org, or contact Arthur Milliken at email@example.com or call at (406) 529-4020. Performance dates are September 26-October 12, 2014.
Wednesday, August 20
The Center for Spiritual Living hosts Laughter Yoga with Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Jacqueline Locke of Wholly Joy on Wednesday, August 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 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; donations accepted. 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.
Thursday, August 21
Western MT Addiction Services is holding a Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service training on Thursday, August 21 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Darby Community Public Library at 101 S Marshall in Darby. The cost of the training is $15 (cash only) for materials. The “Let’s Control It” course teaches participants to recognize and prevent intoxication in others as well as underage service prevention. Program participants are trained by certified instructors to detect the signs of intoxication and intervene effectively to prevent any alcohol-related problems. The “Let’s Control It” curriculum is approved by the MT Dept of Revenue and participants will receive a certificate of completion good for three years to sell and serve open and closed container alcohol. For further information or to register call 532-9149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 20. Space is limited.