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Wednesday, July 27


Stevensville Growth Policy meeting
A public meeting to review draft goals and objectives for Stevensville’s Growth Policy Update will be held Wednesday, July 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 216 College Street. For more information contact Matthew at, or by phone at 206-679-0563.


Zen Buddhism class
A class on Zen Buddhism will meet Wednesday, July 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. First Street, Suite C in Selway Commons, north of Sears in Hamilton. Led by Jill Davies (642-3601). Over the past year, the class has studied the basic sutras of the Buddha as translated by Thich Nhat Hanh, and now will listen to talks by various Buddhist teachers, starting with Anam Thubten, author of “No Self, No Problem” and “The Magic of Awareness,” who came to the US from Tibet and who speaks very good English. Listen, discuss, and then sit in meditation for a time. Led by Jill Davies (642-3601). Free will offering accepted. The class meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.


Thursday, July 28


Community Band

The Bitterroot Community Band will perform on Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. at the Daly Mansion.


Stevensville Town Council

The Stevensville Town Council will meet Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, 206 Buck. Agenda items include discussion/decision on Forest Service Emergency Facility Use Agreement for the Stevensville Airport, approval of New Full-time General Services Clerk Position Description to Consolidate the Fire Department Administrative Assistant Position, Part-time Police Clerk Position, Community Relations Representative Position, Hydrant Tester Position, and Website Administrator Position, and discussion/decision on MOU between Stevensville PD, Stevensville FD and Stevensville Office of the Mayor, to name a few.


Friday, July 29


Driver safety course

The newly designed Smart Driver Safety Course is being offered Friday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. The four-hour course will emphasize how driving has changed, new vehicle technologies, safe driving practices and skills, recognizing the importance and benefits of assessing driving skills, and safe driving actions. The state of Montana mandates discounts for qualified drivers. There are no tests or exams to complete. The course is sponsored by AARP and the cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. Call 363-6583 to make a reservation. Space is limited.
Lunch Time Learning

Join the O’Hara Commons, 111 S. 4th, Hamilton, on Fridays from 12 noon to 1 p.m. for the Lunch Time Learning Series. On July 29, Infused Waters is the topic. The children of Curiosity Camps invented their own beverage last year from water and herbs. Their concoction continues to inspire and you will love playing with the variability. Come share ideas over a green salad lunch (provided by O’Hara Commons). Open to all. Email for more information:


Saturday, July 30


Museum kids activity

“Sail Across the Waves” is the theme of a free kids activity on Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. Make sailboats and test them to see how they work with the wind and water. Call 363-3338 for more information.


History presentation

Victor Heritage Museum is sponsoring a presentation by Bruce Gould,

“What’s in a Name,” on Saturday, July 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. He will tell interesting and informative stories about the origin of the names of towns, mountains, streams, and roads in the Bitterroot. He tells the history of the valley, about Native Americans and early settlers using pictures and anecdotes. This will be an enjoyable afternoon for you. The Museum is on the corner of Main Street and Blake Street in downtown Victor. For further information contact Suzanne at 363-3165. Also, make a note on your calendar for the “Ice Cream Social,” a thank you to the community on August 28.


Sunday, July 31


Center for Spiritual Living

Rebecca Lellek, an insightful clinical hypnotherapist, will present “Loving The Self, the Seeding of Kindness” on Sunday, July 31 at 10 a.m. at the Center for Spiritual Loving, 1720 N. First Street, Suite C in Selway Commons, north of Sears in Hamilton. When we are able to love our self and all the parts of our self, we can know peace. As we open to the Love of Self we act with kindness and compassion, for the other and ourselves! Come experience your magnificence as July’s theme of Loving Kindness and Forgiveness continues. Special music with LeGrande Harvey and Rebecca Lelleck. Meditation at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments and delightful conversation follow at 11:15. 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


Senior Ladies Tea

Soroptimist International of Hamilton will honor Bitterroot Valley women who have attained the age of 90 years of more at the 11th Annual Senior Ladies Tea on Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m. at Sapphire Lutheran Homes, 501 N. 10th Street in Hamilton. Finger foods and sweets will be served along with musical entertainment. If you know of someone age 90 or above who might like an invitation to this delightful event, call Mary Lyn at 360-6279 or Brenda VonBrach at 375-0198.


Habitat for Humanity benefit

Don’t miss the Habitat for Humanity BBQ Bash on Sunday, July 31 at Sleeping Child Farms, 1639 Sleeping Child Road, Hamilton. Enjoy barbecue from the Smoke Pit, music by the fantastic Mud Flaps, no host beer and wine provided by the Rainbow Bar. Purchase your event ticket in advance! No tickets will be available at the barbecue. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 6-14 and free for children under 5. Call 375-1926 or stop by the Habitat office at 131 Old Corvallis Road, Hamilton or the Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce at 105 East Main, Hamilton. All proceeds go to help facilitate Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County’s building of decent and affordable homes for our Ravalli County neighbors in need.


Monday, August 1


Vacation Bible School

“S’More of the Outdoors” is the theme of Vacation Bible School for pre-K through 6th graders at Canyon View Church, 195 Skalkaho Hwy, Hamilton. VBS will take place August 1-5 from 9:15 a.m. to 12 noon. There will be wilderness worship, crafts, prizes, treats, games and camping drama. Call 363-4244 to register or for more information.


Rotary Club

Matt Grimes, representing the Bitterroot FabLab, will be the speaker for the next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club, on Monday, August 1 at 12 noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st, Hamilton. The FabLab is a community resource that gives access to the tools, training, and community you’ll need to feel comfortable making just about anything. The meeting is open to the public. For further Rotary Club information, call 363-2960.


Tuesday, August 2


Tuesdays at ‘The Patch’

Summer activities in “The Patch,” a youth garden at the Daly Mansion, are held every Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. through August 9. Children are invited for an hour of exploring nature in the garden through outdoor activities, creative expression and open exploration. Activities include crafts and fresh snacks made from the garden, an ecology themed book reading, music and more! The garden season will end with the Harvest and Pumpkin Party on Saturday, October 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. Help harvest the rest of this year’s bounty and decorate some pumpkins.


Tuesday at Twelve concert series

The Jean Matthews Tuesday at Twelve free summer concert series is held every Tuesday at 12 noon in front of the Ravalli County Museum at 205 Bedford in Hamilton.
The schedule is:
August 2 – The Cantrells
August 9 – Josh Farmer
August 16 – Tin Cup
August 23 – Joan Zen.
For more information contact Russ Lawrence at 363-1279.


Wednesday, August 3


Stevensville Garden Club

Stevensville Garden Club meets every first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Community Baptist Church, 409 Buck Street, Stevensville. On August 3, members and guests will be working on making “toad houses” from natural materials for the Fall Board Mini Conference that the club will be sponsoring in October. Bring your creative talents and have fun at this meeting/workshop. If you have any questions, call Sue at 369–0406.


Spiritual Masters Video Series
Join in viewing and discussion of two inspiring TED Talks by Dr. Brene’ Brown as she addresses “The Power of Vulnerability” and “The Price of Invulnerability” on Wednesday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. 1st Street (north of Sears). Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In our anxious world, we often protect ourselves by closing off parts of our lives that leave us feeling most vulnerable. Yet invulnerability has a price. When we knowingly or unknowingly numb ourselves to what we sense threatens us, we sacrifice an essential tool for navigating uncertain times — joy. These talks will explore how and why fear and collective scarcity has profoundly dangerous consequences on how we live, love, parent, work and engage in relationships — and how simple acts can restore our sense of purpose and meaning. The video, discussion and popcorn begins at 6:30 p.m. Collection taken. For more information visit


Thursday, August 4

MDMH sports physical program

All male and female valley athletes in middle and high school are invited to the Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, August 4 or Wednesday, August 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for the annual sports physical program. Over the past nine years, this program sponsored by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and medical providers has raised over $78,000 for the valley’s school athletic programs. The cost is $25 per student and 100% of the proceeds will be donated back to the students’ school athletic program. Cash or check only, payment is due at the time of visit, no refunds. Enter the Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Center through the main entrance, located on the south west end of Westwood Drive.

All participants must have a sports physical form. They are available at medical clinics or through your coach; or online at Parents must fill out and sign the form and accompany their child at the examination. The physical includes height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, vision, evaluations for posture, joints, strength, flexibility, heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat.

Marcus Daly medical staff members donate their time to make this program possible. This year’s participants are: Frederick Ilgenfritz, MD at Bitterroot General & Vascular Surgery; Michael Dolecki, MD and Timothy Woods, MD with Bitterroot Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Walker Ashcraft, MD, Robert Smith, MD and Anne Weinberger, ANP at the Bitterroot Physicians Clinic; Yvonne Courchesne, MD, and Nicolett Weston, FNP at Corvallis Family Medicine; H. Brett Heath, MD Family Medicine Center of the Bitterroot; Brian Kelleher, MD and Samuel Urso, MD at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department; Katherine Herczeg, APRN, Bitterroot Physicians Clinic South, and Lawrence Brouwer, MD, Kathi Harder-Brouwer, MD, Allisun Jensen, PA-C and Shaun Lalonde, PA-C at Ravalli Family Medicine.

For more information, call 363-2211 or visit


Stevensville Playhouse production
Stevensville Playhouse will present “Laundry and Bourbon” and “Lone Star” on Thursday and Friday, August 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, August 6 at 2 p.m. These two gritty, poignant one act plays feature three men and three women, respectively, in compelling scripts by James McLure about the relationships of all six people in a post Vietnam War small Texas town. Warning: Strong adult language and content. Tickets are available at, by calling 777-2722 or at the door. All tickets are $10.00.

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