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Wednesday, September 20


Friends of NRA benefit

The Missoula Chapter of Friends of NRA will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday, September 20 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Event includes dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and door prizes. Cost is $50 per person. Call Janice Weaver at 793-5808 for tickets or more information.


Amani Children’s Choir

The Amani Children’s Choir from Kampala, Uganda, will give three performances in the Bitterroot: Wednesday, September 20 at 7 p.m. at Mosaic Church, 206 W. Main, Hamilton, Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bitterroot Valley Church of the Nazarene, 803 N. 5th Ave, Victor, and on Sunday, September 24 at 10 a.m. at Mosaic Church, 206 W. Main, Hamilton.

Admission is free but a free will offering will be available as well as their music CDs and handmade Ugandan gifts for purchase at each event. This choir group of 15 children, ages 10-16, will sing and dance their way into your heart. They are vibrant, fun and have wonderful messages to share through their performances. For more information contact Greg Reinhardt at 360-4253.


Thursday, September 21


Nez Perce Historic Trail program

The last of this summer’s Nez Perce National Historic Trail Interpretive Programs will be held Thursday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PDT) at Lolo Pass Visitor Center. This all–day event is called “The Creators: A Gathering of First Nation Artisans.” This event will be a gathering of tribal artists, crafts people, musicians, dancers, and storytellers. Artisans will be providing live demonstrations, and authentic native arts and crafts will be available for sale. There will also be live performances by the Nez Perce Drummers and Dancers. For more information about this free, family-friendly interpretive event, contact the Lolo Pass Visitor Center at (208) 942-3113.


Back Country Horsemen

Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen will host their monthly meeting on Thursday, September 21, at the Corvallis School Cafeteria on Eastside Highway in Corvallis. Potluck dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the general meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. If you are a rider or hiker who wants to keep trails open and meet like-minded folks, you’re invited to attend. Program speaker will be Bitter Root BCH member Dr. Jim Hansen, a retired emergency room physician, who will speak on cold injuries and preparedness. For more information call Karen at 961-0101 or check the website at or on Facebook at: Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen (BR BCH).



Friday, September 22


Oktoberfest Dinner

Naomi Chapter #19, Order of the Eastern Star, will be holding the third annual Oktoberfest dinner as a fundraiser for local charities on Friday, September 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Victor Senior Center, 246 Fifth Avenue, Victor. Cost is $15.00 adults, $7.00 children 10 and under. Reservations not needed! Serving an authentic German menu of sauerbraten, bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, apple strudel and German rye bread. For more information call 961-5624.

Meditation Exploration
Join in on Friday evenings to explore the many ways to mediate and draw closer to our higher selves. During these on-going sessions participants will experience meditation techniques from a variety of spiritual traditions and cultures. Each week a new technique will be learned and experienced to allow you to connect in the place that deepens your soul’s horizons and expands your spiritual vocabulary though those experiences. The first session, on Friday, September 22, will be held at Redsun Labyrinth at 6:30 p.m. Meet at The Center for Spiritual Living, 328 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton at 6 p.m. to carpool. Held every Friday, 6:30-8 p.m. (except 2nd Friday/month). Call Luanne for more information (830-4408) or visit
Saturday, September 23


Elks Lodge breakfast

The Bitterroot Valley Elks Lodge #1651 located at 203 State Street, Hamilton, is hosting a breakfast for the public on Saturday, September 23 from 8 to 11 a.m. The breakfast buffet (once through the line) menu includes a ham, egg and cheese sandwich on english muffin, two sausage links, a fruit cup, coffee and orange juice. Cost is $8.00 per person. The breakfast will be prepared by Chef Randy and his Helper Elks. All proceeds of the breakfast will be used for community activities.


Victor senior bingo

There will be bingo games on Saturday, September 23 at 1 p.m. at the Victor Senior Center. Doors open at 12 noon. Must be 18 or older to play. Cost will be $1.00 per card. Everyone is welcome.


Emma’s House Fall Gala

“A Night Among the Stars,” the 11th annual fall fundraiser gala for Emma’s House, will take place Saturday, September 23 at the 1st Interstate Center at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds, with VIP Sponsors welcome at 5:30 p.m. and general admission starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 for individuals or $85 per couple and are available at Chapter 1 bookstore or online at This year’s theme is “A Night Among the Stars,” guests can get dressed up in their black tie attire choosing Old Hollywood, or Modern Glam.
The evening includes fabulous food from Caffé Firenze, live auction and silent auction. Kids’ talent entertainment will include the tapping sensation Max Naidl, Lauren Roberts on the violin, and dancers from Groovz dance studio. An entertaining line up of events, as well as a Lip Sync Battle, will keep your toes tapping all evening, including Shakewell to dance the night away. All proceeds go to Emma’s House, a non-profit children’s advocacy center, located in Hamilton.
According to national statistics, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the age of 18. Of those children, 90% were victimized by someone they know. Only one in 10 will tell someone about the abuse. Since 2006, Emma’s House has seen hundreds of children in Ravalli County, and averages 120 children per year. In 2017, with the increase in numbers, Emma’s House expects to see between 125-150 children.
Emma’s House is a safe place for children and families to talk to professionals about child abuse and neglect. At Emma’s House the primary concern is a child’s safety. Emma’s House provides forensic interviews, medical exams specific to child abuse allegations, crisis intervention and counseling for children and their families. The professional staff works together to ensure that children feel safe and comfortable and strives to reduce trauma and promote healing for children and families.
“The generous donations from our community and local businesses are vital to the sustainability of our program,” says Val Widmer, Executive Director. “We can’t thank the community enough for their contributions to our fundraiser, it truly is overwhelming how many people attend our event every year.”
Sunday, September 24


Center for Spiritual Living –
“Good – Coming and Going” with Kay Rasch, a woman who loves life, beauty, community and learning and who supports those things through how she lives her life, is the Sunday Service presentation on September 24 at 9:30 a.m. at 328 Fairgrounds Road (across from Hamilton High School). Kay will share some of the discoveries she has made in living her ‘Spiritual Autobiography’ and suggest ways we can move spiritually through exploring perspective, paradigms, stories, and dreams. An in-depth workshop will follow the potluck and everyone is invited! Potluck and meaningful conversation follow at 10:30 a.m. Meditation is at 9 a.m. For further information, call Dave Schultz 381-2355 or visit


Monday, September 25


Stevi school menu

Monday: Breakfast – Pancakes or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Meatballs & gravy, mashed potatoes, peaches, bread & butter, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast – Bagels & cream cheese or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Burrito, Spanish rice, orange bread & butter, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Cheeseburgers, fries, mixed fruit, bread & butter, milk; Ala Carte – Chicken Sandwich

Thursday: Breakfast – French toast or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Bread Sticks, glazed carrots, bananas, bread & butter, milk

Friday: Breakfast – Cinnamon or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Ham & Scrambled Eggs, taters, applesauce, bread & butter, milk.


Rotary Club
Former Rotarian Forest Hayes will be the speaker for the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, on Monday, September 25 at 12 noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. Forest will be presenting information concerning the Darby Forest Service Museum. The meeting is open to the public. For further Rotary Club information, call 363-2960.


Como School House

The Como School House group will meet Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the school house. Bill Kyle will present a slide show and talk on his bike tour through the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The public is welcome.


Stargazing Night

Calling all stargazers! An education stargazing night will be held Monday, September 25 at the Stevensville High School football field (weather permitting). Bring your kids out earlier for an educational space presentation shown by NASA/MSGC outreach presenter Loren Spencer. Show begins at 7:15 p.m. Stargazing will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m., starting with Saturn and our moon. Other objects include the binary star system, Albireo, and our neighboring galaxy Andromeda for the grand finale! Don’t miss out on your chance to win a telescope. Raffle tickets will be sold at Valley Drug for $10 per ticket or 3 for $25 and the drawing will be held after the presentation.




Tuesday, September 26


Friends of BPL book sale

Attention all bibliophiles! The 2017 Annual Friends of the Bitterroot Public Library Used Book Sale is coming to the downstairs Community Room in the Bitterroot Public Library at 306 State St. in Hamilton September 26-30.

The sale hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Tuesday evening only there will be a $3.00 admission for adults.

The price for all items is $1.00 per inch thick. Saturday all day will be the ever-popular Bag Sale when all the items that can be stuffed in a grocery bag are $3.00 per bag – bring your own bags or the Friends will provide them.

Starting on Tuesday at 5 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m. on Friday there will be a silent auction of special books.

Volunteers are welcome and needed to help set up and sort books before, as well as during, the sale. Set up times are Saturday & Sunday, September 23rd & 24th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A sign-up work schedule is posted on the Friends of the Library bulletin board near the front door of the library.

Donations to the book sale may be brought to the Bitterroot Public Library during regular open hours. (Do not put donated materials in the library book return boxes). All proceeds from the book sale go to benefit the Bitterroot Public Library.

For information contact the Bitterroot Public Library at 363-1670.


Republican Women

Ravalli County Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting and lunch on Tuesday, September 26, at 11:30 a.m. at BJ’s Restaurant in Hamilton. Guest speaker will be Paul Kink, with Adult Protective Services, who will speak about “Elder Fraud and Elder Abuse.” Mark this meeting on your calendar and invite a friend. Ravalli County Republican Women meet the fourth Tuesday of each month.


Wednesday, September 27


Lolo Food Drive

The Lolo Senior Group will hold a food drive on Wednesday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Lolo Harvest Foods. No perishables can be accepted. Call Eileen at 406-529-1819 for more information.


Darby Library Techie Table
The Techie Table for kids interested in science returns on Wednesday, September 27 from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. at the Darby Public Library. Learn to make rockets and launch them with the pop rocket launcher. For more information, contact the Library at 821-4771 or check out the Facebook page or website,


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