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Wednesday, March 22


Balance class

Heidi Martin, PT, will teach you how to strengthen your core, improve your stability, and better your balance to help prevent falls at a free class on Wednesday, March 22 at 3 p.m. at St. Francis Pastoral Life Center, 411 S. 5th Street, Hamilton. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.


BRHA annual meeting

The Bitter Root Humane Association Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bitterroot Valley Board Of Realtors office, 224 N. Fourth Street (corner of 4th and Cherry Streets), Hamilton. Election of board members will be held and annual reports will be given by officers and committee chairs. A presentation will be made by Linda Looser of New Horizons Physical Therapy regarding treatment and recovery of one of the very special resident dogs. According to BRHA bylaws, “To be eligible to vote at the annual membership meeting, dues must have been paid by 5 p.m. the day prior to the meeting date. Voting by proxy shall not be permitted; however, an absentee ballot will be made available to any member requesting one. To be counted, an absentee ballot must be received by 5 p.m. the day prior to the set election date.” If you would like to have an absentee ballot, call Kathy Good, 363-0117, or email at .


Thursday, March 23


Victor Park District
The next meeting of the Victor Park District will be on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Farmers State Bank in Victor. Members will be discussing the new contract for construction of the restroom in the park, plus the contract for landscape maintenance for the coming season. Call Roger at 961-3953 for more information.


Stevi school board

The Stevensville School Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Stevensville Music Center Choir Room.


Stevi town council

The Stevensville Town Council will meet Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the town hall, 206 Buck. Discussion/decision items include: approval of lot reconfiguration at 512 and 518 Church Street; Habitat for Humanity request for grant funds; Resolution No. 387A, amending Council Rules; Resolution No.401, adoption of Personnel Manual; Resolution No. 403, adoption of Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use Policy.


Friday, March 24

Driver safety class

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be presented at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, located at 1200 Westwood Drive in Hamilton on Friday, March 24. The class will begin at 9 a.m. and last approximately four hours. While this safe driving strategies class is designed for drivers age 50 and over, all drivers are welcome. The class fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. There are no written exams or driving tests, and Montana mandates an insurance discount for qualified graduates. Pre-registration is advised. To sign up, contact Jones-Korman Insurance at 363-6583 or, for further information, call Thom Ainsworth, District Coordinator, at 369-0149.


K of C Fish Fry
The Knights of Columbus Council 6130 will hold a Lenten Friday Fish Fry on March 24 from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at St. Francis Pastoral Center, 411 S. 5th, Hamilton. This is an excellent opportunity to get out of the house and let someone else do the cooking for you. The all-you-can-eat meal consists of fish, fries, coleslaw, and mac ‘n cheese, vegetables, dessert and soft beverage. The price is $8.00 per person, children under nine eat free. As a special offer a family of 4 or more (2 adults and children) will eat for $25.00. Wine can be purchased separately. The entertainment for the evening will be the “Shenanigans.” All proceeds go toward charitable giving within the community. For information contact Nick Hooper at 961-3930.

Musical evening at museum

“FARM: Farm and Ranch Musical” will be held Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. Attend this celebration of Agriculture through the ages that pays tribute to all who make their living off the land. The reception opens at 6 p.m. with a variety of mouth watering hors d’oeuvres and sales of wine raffle tickets. Inside a few of the wine bags will be $100, $50, or $20 in cash! Following is a show with Neal Lewing from Black Paw Music starting at 7 p.m. This will be a night filled with music, poetry, history, legends, lies, and a few laughs! Tickets available at Ravalli County Museum and Chapter One Bookstore, $15 members, $20 non-members and $10 for 12 & under. For more information call 363-3338.


Saturday, March 25


Open house

The O’Hara Commons & Sustainability Center, 111 S. 4th in Hamilton, will hold its 2nd Annual Spring Open House & Membership Drive on Saturday, March 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be activities, refreshments, demonstrations and an unveiling of O’Hara’s new offerings: additions to the tool share libraries, the new seed library with 50+ varieties of locally grown seed, kombucha on tap and the ‘Wednesday Afternoon Farmers Market’ (coming in July). All ages welcome. Become a member, renew or simply learn more about The O’Hara Commons mission to empower a resilient community through education, resource sharing and demonstration gardens. Call 369-6451 for more information.


Lenten Tea
The women of Our Savior Lutheran Church and Preschool invite all community women to a Lenten tea on Saturday, March 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. Join in the fellowship, with light refreshments and a program, “What does the Cross mean to you?” Call 406-239-5573 for more information and to RSVP. Our Savior, located at 184 Pine Hollow Road, is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. To find the church, head south from Stevensville on the Eastside Highway. One mile past Burnt Fork Market, turn east on Pine Hollow. Cross the tracks and the canal, and the church will be on your left, marked by three crosses.


Square dance club

Boots & Calico Square Dance Club will be having its annual “Recycle Dance Clothes Sale – Clothes that Already Know How to Swing!” – on Saturday, March 25. If you have clothes to sell, check in time is 5:30 p.m. Sale will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Unsold items need to be removed by the end of the dance. For more info about the sale, call Dee 961-1728. All are welcome. Donations appreciated. Barry Bartlette will be calling the Mainstream dance. Pre rounds at 7 p.m. Mainstream with Plus tip 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Club dances are held at the Golden Age Club, 5th & Baker Streets, Hamilton.


BBCH DH Obstacle Clinic
Bitterroot Back Country Horsemen invites the public to their second free horsemanship clinic of the year on Saturday, March 25. Using members’ stock for demonstration, participants will learn how to navigate obstacles, solve problems that arise, and perform various trail challenges. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and learn more about how to safely handle their stock while trail riding. The event takes place at the C-Max Stables, 657 Bass Lane, Corvallis. Two identical sessions are offered from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your own chair in case the weather is bad and the indoor arena is used. Coffee, tea, cocoa, and light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Bonnie Morgan at (406) 381-9021 or check the BBCH website at under training.


Mansion speaker series

Join us for the free Spring Speakers Series featuring living history at the Daly Mansion in Hamilton every Saturday at 10 a.m. through April 15. Seating is limited. Call 363-6004 4# for more information or to reserve your spot.


Mule Deer Foundation banquet
Mule Deer Foundation will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, March 25 at the First Interstate building at the fairgrounds in Hamilton. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. There will be a live auction, games, and a silent auction. For advance tickets call Barb at 253-732-8082 or buy at the door. Mule Deer Foundation is a non-profit organization. Proceeds fund several youth activities and mule deer conservation.


Sunday, March 26


Center for Spiritual Living

“Peace as a Process” by Betsy Mulligan-Dague, Executive Director of the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, will be presented on Sunday, March 26 at 10 a.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. 1st, Suite C in Selway Commons, north of Sears in Hamilton. Whether we talk about personal peace, peace between individuals and groups or peace in the world, there must be a commitment to learning and willingness to look within. Meditation is at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments and meaningful conversation follow at 11:15 a.m. For further information, call Dave Schultz at 381-2355 or visit


Accordion jam
Five Valley Accordion Association will hold a Jam and Dance on Sunday, March 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rustic Hut, Hwy 93 in Florence. Admission is $4 for members and $5 for the public. Everyone is welcome. Come have some fun!



Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Ballas family home on Sunday, March 26 at 1 p.m. at 3584 Trading Post Lane, in Twin Creek subdivision off Middle Burnt Fork Road in Stevensville. The public is welcome.


Democratic Central Committee Convention

The Ravalli County Democratic Central Committee will be holding their convention on Sunday, March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Mineshaft Pasty Co., 111 N. 2nd Street, Hamilton. This convention is for the purpose of electing new Ravalli County Democratic Central Committee members.


Monday, March 27


Stevi school menu

Monday: Breakfast – Breakfast Pizza or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chicken Drumsticks, mashed potatoes & gravy, pears, bread & butter, milk

Tuesday: Breakfast – Muffins or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Quesadilla, refried beans, peaches, bread & butter, milk

Wednesday: Breakfast – Cereal or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Teriyaki Chicken, stir-fry veggies, rice, Mandarin oranges, bread & butter, milk

Thursday: Breakfast – French Toast or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Chili & Crackers, fresh carrots with ranch dressing, bananas, bread & butter, milk

Friday: Breakfast – Scrambled Eggs or yogurt, fruit, toast, milk; Lunch – Mac & Cheese, green beans, apples, bread & butter, milk.



Rotary Club

The Hamilton Rotary Club will meet Monday, March 27 at 12 noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. This meeting is open to the public. For further Rotary Club information, call 363-2960.


Fish & Wildlife Assn.

The Ravalli County Fish & Wildlife Association will hold its general membership meeting on Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Daly Leach Meeting room, 1010 W. Main, Hamilton. Guest speakers will be Chris Clancy, FWP fisheries biologist giving a short presentation regarding a proposed fish removal project in the Upper Overwhich Creek (upstream of Painted Rocks Reservoir), and Rob Domenech from the MPG Ranch. Rob will give a presentation on the ranch’s on-going Bald & Golden Eagle study program that started in 2011. This presentation will include migration information on the 75 Golden and 20 Bald eagles that have been captured, marked and released. Meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in wildlife issues is encouraged to attend.  For further info, call Tony at 381-0587.


Tuesday, March 28


Republican Women

Ravalli County Republican Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting and lunch on Tuesday, March 28 at 11:30 a.m. at BJ’s Restaurant in Hamilton. RCRW will be hosting the Lincoln/Reagan luncheon on May 6 at the Bitterroot River Inn.



Friday, March 31

Stevensville HS drama production

Stevensville High School presents William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at the Stevensville Playhouse. Helena loves Demetrius, but he loves Hermia (who happens to be in love with Lysander). When they flee into the woods and encounter the mischievous sprite Puck, both the fairy realm and the four young lovers find their worlds are suddenly turned upside down! Featuring a talented cast and crew, this classic comedy will be great fun for the whole family. Cost is $5 for a student, $6 for an adult, and $20 for a family of four. Call 777-5481 ext. 109 to reserve your seats or purchase the day of the show.

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  Wednesday, March 1   Garden Club The Stevensville Garden Club will meet Wednesday, March 1 (first Wednesday) at 1 p.m. in the Community Baptist Church, 409 Buck Street, Stevensville. Nina Eadie will present a “Table Arrangement Workshop” and members will be discussing plans for hosting the Western District Meeting. Come and learn more about…

  Wednesday, February 22   UM Job Fair The University of Montana will host the 28th Annual Big Sky Employment Fair on Wednesday, February 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Participants can meet with recruiters from local, regional, national and international companies. More than 100 recruiters from over 70…

  Wednesday, February 15   Online Town Hall Meeting U.S. Senator Jon Tester will host an online town hall meeting with Montanans on Facebook on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Tester has been hosting public events all across Montana and receiving an unprecedented volume of phone calls, emails and letters from Montanans…

  Wednesday, February 8   Lone Rock park board The Lone Rock division of the Ravalli County Park Board will meet Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m. at the Three Mile Fire Hall. The public is welcome.   Daly Mansion board The Daly Mansion Preservation Trust Board will meet Wednesday, February 8 at 5 p.m….

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  Thursday, January 26   Housing Insecurity Survey Help the Bitterroot Task Force on Homelessness and Housing beat homelessness. 10,000 people in Ravalli County earn less than $1,600 a month. If you are experiencing housing insecurity or know someone who is, take part in the Point-in-Time Survey on January 26 and 27. Survey Locations: January…

  Wednesday, January 18   RCEDA Ravalli County Economic Development Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, January 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the RCEDA office, 274 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton. These meetings are open to the public.   Daly Mansion…