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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. Don’t miss this tasty event!


Drum Circle

The Center for Spiritual Living invites everyone to Drum Circle on Wednesday, August 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the 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


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.


Victor Park Board

The next meeting of the Victor Park District will be Thursday, August 28 at 7 p.m. at the Farmers State Bank meeting room in Victor. There will be discussion of ongoing maintenance and grants for restrooms in the park. There is currently an opening on the Park Board and members will be talking with interested applicants. If you are interested in helping with the Victor parks, please come. Or call Roger at 961-3953 if you have any questions about the Victor Park District.


Friday, August 29


DCPL book club

The Brown Bag Lunch Book Club will meet on Friday, August 29 at 11 a.m. in the Darby Community Public Library meeting room to discuss “Blindness” by Jose Saramago. Books are available for checkout at the library to anyone interested in joining the discussion. Contact the library at 821-4771 for more information.


Sunday, August 31


Center for Spiritual Living

The Center for Spiritual Living presents a Sacred Circle discussion following a video message from Rev. Kathianne Lewis on Sunday, August 31 at 10 a.m. Come early for meditation at 9:30. This is also Potluck Sunday. Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy fine fellowship in a loving environment at 11:30 a.m. The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 1720 N. First Street, Suite C in Selway Commons, north of Sears in Hamilton. For further information call Dave at 381-2355 or visit


Ice Cream Social

The Victor Heritage Museum will hold its annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 31 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. This is a thank you to the residents of Victor and surrounding communities for helping keep the Museum open. Come and enjoy ice cream and cookies with your neighbors and friends.


Gospel Singspiration

South Valley Gospel Singspiration! will be held Sunday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Darby Community Club House, 106 N. Main, Darby. For more information contact Darrel McCall, 821-1010. Everyone is welcome to this event sponsored by the South Valley Churches.


Tuesday, September 2


Sons of Norway
Bitterrootdalen Lodge, Sons of Norway, will meet Tuesday, September 2 at 5 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton. There will be a report on viking sales at the Fair and planning for the coming year. The Lodge will provide a main dish, drinks and service. Members and visitors are invited to bring a side dish.


Celebrate Recovery 

We’ve all hurt ourselves, we’ve hurt others, and others have hurt us. It’s how we get through and handle these challenges that matters. Celebrate Recovery (CR) is a biblical and balanced program to help people overcome their hurts, hang-ups and habits. Celebrate Recovery is launching in the Bitterroot Valley. CR is a volunteers program with a 23-year track record of successfully helping over 15,000 people overcome their addictions in some 25,000 churches in 17 countries. CR is currently seeking those who have Christian-centered and/or secular recovery experiences to go through the 12-Step program and to receive leadership training now to ensure a successful launch. For those interested, there will be an “Information Night” on Tuesday, September 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at CrossPoint Christian Fellowship, 76 Woodside Cutoff Road (just before the Bitterroot River) in Victor. For additional information, call 375-5196 and leave a message for Jack Barry, or email


Laughter Yoga

The Center for Spiritual Living hosts Laughter Yoga with Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Jacqueline Locke of Wholly Joy on Tuesday, September 2 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; love offering 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.


Wednesday, September 3


Stevensville Garden Club

The Stevensville Garden Club is having their annual picnic potluck on Wednesday, Sept 3 at 12 p.m. at At Home Montana, 501 Main Street, Stevensville. The programs for the upcoming year will be discussed and distributed. Come enjoy the potluck and see what the Stevensville Garden Club is all about. For more information or questions call Linda at 777-4777.


Friday, September 5


NVPL First Friday

Join your friends for an evening performance by local pianist Kendal Norris on Friday, September 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Valley Public Library. Kendal Norris likes to play a variety of music, from her own melodic compositions to Broadway standards, gospel songs, movie themes, folk tunes, and love ballads. Her heart-based style of performing invites you to sing along, or just listen and join in the flow. She’ll be accompanied on a few selections by singer and friend, Deb Goslin. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more information, call the library at 777-5061.


Saturday, September 6


Bark n the Park
The second annual Bark n The Park, a free event for dogs and their families sponsored by the Bitter Root Humane Association, will be held Saturday, September 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kiwanis River Park in Hamilton (S. 9th and Madison). Lots of fun, food, music, beer, contests, prizes and vendors.
Tuesday, September 9
Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking

Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County will be holding a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Call family home on Tuesday, September 9 at 6 p.m. at 3586 Cimarron Lane, Stevensville (Twin Creeks subdivision on Middle Burnt Fork Road- about 1/2 mile on the right). Stop by and meet the family and sign up to help build the home.


Thursday, September 11
BPL Fellowship Club

The Bitterroot Public Library’s Fellowship Club will be meeting on Thursday, September 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss “The Game of Life and How to Play It” by Florence Scovel Shinn.
This work is considered as the world’s most celebrated ‘success’ book and guide on how to ‘win’ in life through positive attitudes and affirmations.
First published in 1925, this book has inspired thousands of people around the world to find a sense of purpose and belonging. It asserts that life is not a battle but a game of giving and receiving, and that whatever we send out into the world will eventually be returned to us. This little book can help us discover how our mind and its imaging faculties play leading roles in the game of life. Schinn shows how, to train the imagination successfully, man must understand the workings of the mind, and thereby put into practice what the Greeks meant when they said: “Know Thyself.”
Florence Scovel Shinn was a widely known artist and illustrator, metaphysician, and lecturer. She had the ability to explain her success principles and how they work in an entertaining and easy-to-read style. She illustrates through real-life stories how, through a knowledge of spiritual law, one can focus clearly on one’s good, eliminate all mental pictures of evil, and invariably become a ‘winner’ in life – able to control life’s conditions and release abundance.
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 for more information.

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