Fair Parade signups
Sign-ups for the Ravalli County Fair Parade are being taken at the chamber office. The Ravalli County Fair theme this year is “Buckles, Boots & Rodeo Chutes”. Presidents of the 2014 Leadership Bitterroot class are Chris Edwards and Henry Silvero Jr. Leadership Bitterroot class will be putting on the Fair Parade for 2014. The parade will take place on Wednesday, August 27, at 10 a.m. You must register your entry and pick up your number at the Chamber office at 105 East Main. Chamber office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact Pat at 363-2400.
Wednesday, August 20
Parks and Recreation Board
Montana State Parks & Recreation Board will meet on Wednesday, August 20 at 10:15 a.m. at Travelers’ Rest State Park Visitor Center in Lolo. The public is invited to attend. Public comments can be made at 11:10 a.m. The Board will be reviewing and discussing; Commercial Use Rule, State Parks User Fees, Budget and Legislation, Montana Snowmobile Program Grants, Major Maintenance Projects and more. The Board will also hold a work session on Wednesday August 20 starting at 8:30am. The Montana State Parks & Recreation board agenda may be viewed at http://stateparks.mt.gov/about-us/parksBoard.html. Travelers’ Rest State Park is located at 6717 Highway 12 West in Lolo, phone 273-4253.
Sleeping Child Hot Springs for All
A working board meeting of Sleeping Child Hot Springs for All will be Wednesday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. at 215 Marcus Street in Hamilton (the former Place to Ponder Bakery and Cafe behind the Iron Horse Gym & Bitterroot Brewery. Upstairs to porch, look for signs with direction to meeting room (it may be either on the second floor or in the downstairs east meeting room). There will be reports on: donations for Non Profit Association fees; committees for Non Profit Corporation applications to Federal and State and Bylaws; news; and new members of advisory board. For more information contactDorinda at 363-1806.
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.
Back Country Horsemen
Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen host their last outdoor meeting of the summer on Thursday, August 21, at the Sam Billings Memorial Campground. To get there from Darby, head south on Highway 93 for 4.3 miles. Turn right onto West Fork Rd. Travel 13.2 miles and turn right onto Sam Billings Rd. (FS 5731). Travel 0.8 mile to the campground. Potluck dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the general meeting begins at 7:00. Please bring a chair and your own beverage. Members who have been working on the new Boulder Creek Horse Camp will give an update on their progress. August trail projects and the fair fundraiser will also be discussed. Guests are welcome, and for more information call Karen at 961-0101 or check the website at www.bchmt.org/bitterroot.
Stevensville Playhouse auditions
Auditions for adult roles for “Oliver” will be held August 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stevensville Playhouse. 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.
Friday, August 22
Mature driving course
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, located at 1200 Westwood Drive in Hamilton, will host an all new Smart Driver Course (formerly ‘55 Alive) on Friday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. While this new safe driving strategies class is designed for drivers age 50 and over, all drivers are welcome. The new program now features laws and updates specific to Montana. Pre-registration is advised. There are no driving tests or written exams and Montana mandates an insurance discount for qualified graduates. There is a class fee of $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To sign up for the class, call Jones-Korman Insurance at 363-6583 or for further information call Thom Ainsworth, coordinator, at 369-0149.
A public dance sponsored by the Bitterroot Dancers will be held Friday, August 22. from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Bedford Building (Hamilton City Hall, upstairs). Western Union Band will provide music. There will be a no host bar. Admission is $7. All ages are welcome. For more information call 381-1392.
Sunday, August 24
Center for Spiritual Living
The Center for Spiritual Living will host Dave Schultz presenting “Being In Peace – With Power” on Sunday, August 24 at 10 a.m. Cultivating inner peace doesn’t require withdrawing from everyday life. Music with LeGrande Harvey. 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.
Monday, August 25
The Hamilton Rotary Club will be meeting on Monday, August 25 at 11:30 a.m. At 12:15 members will depart for the Rotary Booth at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds to familiarize members with the booth for the County Fair. The 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, August 26
Hospice volunteer recruitment luncheon
Aspen Hospice will hold a volunteer recruitment luncheon on Tuesday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Valley Public Library, 208 Main Street, Stevensville. There will be a presentation and information regarding Hospice volunteer opportunities and trainings. Lunch will be provided. Aspen Hospice focuses on offering comfort, pain relief and emotional support for those nearing the end of their life. Find out how you can get involved in the volunteer program by attending this event. For more information contact Lois Steinberg at 642-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Republican Women’s Club
Ravalli County Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting and lunch on Tuesday, August 26 at 11:30 a.m. at BJ’s Restaurant in Hamilton. Guest speakers will be Commissioner Jeff Burrows, Ray Hawk who is running for Commissioner and Jennifer Ray running for JP Dept. 1. Ravalli County Republican Women will be having their annual garage sale Sept. 13th at Bitterroot Laundry and Cleaners parking lot. If you have items to donate call Laura at 363-3130.
Wednesday, August 27
FFA Alumni baked goods auction
The FFA Alumni baked goods auction will be held Wednesday, August 27 at 6 p.m. at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds, under The KLYQ Entertainment Tent. Come bid on some homemade goodies and support your Stevensville FFA Chapter. For more info or to donate a baked item call Theresa at 207-1130. Don’t miss this tasty event!
The Center for Spiritual Living invites everyone to Drum Circle on Wednesday August 27 at 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 28
DCPL robotics class
The Darby Community Public Library will host a robotics class for children ages 8 and up, called Squishy Circuits and More, on Thursday, August 28 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information call the library at 821-4771.
Darby Civic Group
the Darby Civic Group will meet Thursday, August 28 at 6 p.m. at the Darby Library. Come and help decide where time and talent should be put to work for the next six months. The positions of vice president and treasurer are open. If you are interested, or would like to nominate someone, call Annie Edwards, 406-381-9302.