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Wednesday, July 19


Darby Library July events
Parents and caregivers will have two Kinder Camp sessions during the month to help them prepare their children for kindergarten. These sessions will be Wednesdays, July 19 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Those unable to attend may catch two more Kinder Camps on August 2 and August 9 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
For those with questions about attending college, a representative from Bitterroot College will be at the Library every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer any questions about college registration, costs, financial aid, etc.  Also during July, Library patrons have the rest of the month to continue or to begin participating in the Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World.” Patrons may get a reading card at the Library and get it punched whenever they read or attend a library event. Each completed punch card is a chance to win prizes at the library. The program wraps up August 5 with a raffle drawing at noon,
Finally, every Tuesday at 11 a.m. is Children’s Story Time for infants through age 5 and their caregivers. For more information, contact the Library at 821-4771 or website,


Thursday, July 20


Fire preparedness program

Be prepared for fire season. Come hear Alex Hartless from the USDA Forest Service give expert advice on how to best prepare yourself and your property for the possibility of a wildfire, on Thursday, July 20 at 6 p.m. at the North Valley Public Library, 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information, call the library at 777-5061.


Back Country Horsemen

Bitter Root Back Country Horsemen host their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 20 at Larry Creek Trailhead. Potluck dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the general meeting starts at 7 p.m. Bring your own chair and beverage since this will be an outdoor meeting. Program speaker will be Roland Cheek, the last surviving member of a group of Montana men who started Back Country Horsemen, now a national organization. Guests are welcome. If you are a rider or hiker who wants to help keep trails open and meet like-minded folks, you’re invited to attend. For more information call Karen at 961-0101 or check the website at or on Facebook.


Friday, July 21


North Valley Pachyderm Club
The North Valley Pachyderm Club will meet Friday, July 21 at 12 noon at The Frontier Café, Hwy 93 in Stevensville. Guest speaker will be Jim Lynch, retired DOT Director, who will be speaking about the DOT and the misguided gas tax. The North Valley Pachyderm Club is an educational arm of the Republican Party. All are welcome.

Bitterroot Toastmasters will host a Summertime Party on Friday, July 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kiwanis Park at 375 South 9th, Hamilton. Bring a dish to share and your family and friends! Toastmaster President Tricia Parks will lead the group in some family friendly fun activities. For more information contact Jeanine at 303-929-2430.


Saturday, July 22


Art in the Park

The Bitterroot Arts Guild will hold its annual Art in the Park on Saturday, July 22 at the American Legion Park, corner of Second and Bedford Streets near Farmers Market in Hamilton. The event is free although everyone is encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food for the Darby Bread Box. The hours for this one-day summer show are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show features unique crafts, one of a kind art, and jewelry; something for everyone.



Sunday, July 23


Center for Spiritual Living
“Open Communication Requires Dropping Your Agenda” by Kris Bayer, a discussion and dialogue facilitator and Young Living Essential Oils consultant, is the Sunday Service topic for July 23 at 9:30 a.m. Kris will share how the old mechanical view of life no longer explains our current reality and will inspire us to open communication, moving us forward as individuals and as a community through essential human connection. The Sunday Service is at 328 Fairgrounds Road (across from Hamilton High School at First Christian Church). Come hear these enlightening ideas, sing uplifting songs, then stay for refreshments and conversation at 10:30 a.m. Meditation is at 9 a.m. For further information, call Dave Schultz 381-2355 or visit


Monday, July 24


Our Savior Lutheran VBS
Our Savior Lutheran Church of Stevensville invites local children to Vacation Bible School the week of July 24-28. VBS is free of charge and open to children aged four through those entering sixth grade. The children will discover that the whole Bible points to Christ, our Savior. Through Bible stories they will learn how God saves His children from their erring ways.
Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. on Monday, July 24th. Crafts, music, games, and Bible activities will be featured Monday through Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided before outdoor activity time. Voluntary offerings will be collected in chapel daily for mission projects.
Our Savior, located at 184 Pine Hollow Road, is affiliated with the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Call 777-5625 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon weekdays for more information or text Kim at 514-254-3541.
To find the church, head south from Stevensville on the Eastside Highway. Roughly 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.

Rotary Club
Angela Dondero, Counselor at Hamilton High School, will be the speaker for the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, on Monday, July 24 at 12 noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. Angela will discuss the value of theatre training in personal and professional development. The meeting is open to the public. For further Rotary Club information, call 363-2960.

Wednesday, July 26


Nez Perce Trail program

A variety of Nez Perce National Historic Trail Interpretive Programs will be hosted this summer at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests along the Idaho–Montana state line on Highway 12. From June through September, visitors can enjoy free, family-friendly events which celebrate the Nez Perce National Historic Trail.

On Wednesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (PDT), Allen, Josiah, and Lynette Pinkham will be presenting “Facts Behind the Artifacts: Men and Women in Traditional Nez Perce Culture.” Allen Pinkham is a gifted storyteller and highly respected Nez Perce Tribal Historian. He shares stories of creation, coyote, and legends about landmarks and travel. His children, Josiah and Lynette, are both well known for their expertise in tribal culture, arts, and crafts. Together they will be presenting a look into the tradition and cultural roles of Nez Perce families.

Join us for these free interpretive events, and stay tuned for information about upcoming events later in the summer. If you have questions about any of these events, contact the Lolo Pass Visitor Center at (208) 942-3113.

  Thursday, July 13   Women’s Newcomers’ Club Are you new to the Bitterroot Valley? Have you recently retired? Have you been here for awhile and would just like to meet new people? If so, the Bitterroot Women’s Newcomers Club welcomes you to the next meeting, on Thursday, July 13 from 10 a.m. until 12…

  Wednesday, July 5   Garden Club The Stevensville Garden Club will meet Wednesday, July 5 at 1 p.m. at Community Baptist Church, 409 Buck Street. Member Susan Nelson will speak on “Keeping Bees.” For club information, contact Sue at 369-0406. Stevi ‘top citizens’ selection meeting Past winners of Stevensville Civic Club “top citizen” awards…

  Wednesday, June 28   Kids’ Writing Workshop A writing workshop for kids ages 8-14 will be held Wednesday, June 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the North Valley Public Library. Join local author Patti Holmes for a wonderful story writing project! Patti has published several children’s books that are part of the library’s…

Wednesday, June 21   Sons of Norway/Tired Iron picnic Bitterrootdalen Lodge and the Tired Iron Antique Tractor club will celebrate the longest day of the year on Wednesday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at Summerdale Park, 2.5 miles up Quast Lane, northeast of Corvallis. The Lodge will provide Shish-kabobs made from their famous Viking sausages,…

Wednesday, June 14 Himalayan Singing Bowls Sound Journey On Wednesday, June 14, you can experience the restorative power of Fire Reiki and Himalayan Singing Bowls. Cami Cote, Fire Reiki and Sound Healing Practitioner, will lead a Soul Alignment Sound Journey using Himalayan Singing Bowls, Gongs and other complimentary instruments to create a sense of relaxation…

  Wednesday, June 7   Garden tour The next meeting of the Stevensville Garden Club will be a Missoula garden tour. For details contact Colleen Hoffman at 273-3973. Stevensville Mayor Jim Crews has signed a National Garden Club Proclamation declaring June 4-10, 2017 as National Garden Week.   Spiritual Masters Video Series Attend a showing…

Thursday, June 1   Fellowship Club The Bitterroot Public Library’s Fellowship Club will be meeting on Thursday, June 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the book “Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart” by Tara Bennett-Goleman. This remarkable book maps the mind and shows how, according to recent advances in cognitive…

Wednesday, May 24 Course in Miracles Study Group A weekly ongoing and deepening discussion of A Course in Miracles, a journey of spiritual transformation continues on Wednesday, May 24 with a discussion of Lesson 127: My mind holds only what I think with God. There is no love but God’s. The class meets Wednesdays from…

  Wednesday, May 17   Course in Miracles Study Group A weekly ongoing and deepening discussion of A Course in Miracles, a journey of spiritual transformation will continue on Wednesday, May 17 with a discussion of LESSON 134 – When I am healed I am not healed alone. The class meets Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m….