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 October 18th 2017

Mountain Home Montana helps “moms support other moms”, during the Strong Moms Ask For Help Campaign”. Moms and the general public are invited to a fun and exciting event. The open house happens on Thursday, October 19th from 5 to 7 p.m., at Mountain Home at 2606 South Avenue West, Missoula. moms

Dragon Hollow becomes Haunted Hollow! On Friday October 20th, Saturday the 21st, and 27th, 28th, and 29th from 6-8 p.m., join them for a ride on the Scare-ousel, and a flashlight tour through Haunted Hollow. The not-so-haunted-house is a little bit spooky, a little bit silly, and a lot of fun! Tickets are $5/person for those over the age of 2 (free for 2 and under)

The 26th Annual Cowboy Ball is on Saturday October 21st, at the Lolo Peak Arena, Hosted by the Grizzly Rodeo Association, and University of Montana Rodeo Team.  It features a prime rib dinner, Live and Silent auction and a great live band!  Meet the guys and gals that make up the team of the University of Montana Rodeo. Tickets $125/Each (includes two drink tickets, and prime rib dinner) Call Angela Lind for tickets (406)728-5188

Missoula Folklore Society Contra Dances, Saturday October 21st.  Out Of Wood will provide music with Mark Mathews will call. This is the new date for their free Town (Community) and Gown (University) Dance, at the UC Ballroom, Donations excepted, 8:PM -11:PM, all ages welcome, workshop at 7:30, all dances taught and called,  no partner necessary, more info at

The Hamilton Train and Toy show happens Saturday October 21st from 10 to 4 at the Hamilton Senior Center, corner of Adirondac and North 4th. Cost is $3.00, kids with parents are free. Model railroad antiques, collectibles and more for sale and trade. Vendors’ space is available call Jim Humphries at 406-375-5478


Fort Missoula Regional Park hosts the 17th Annual Fall Family Fest on Saturday October 21st from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m... Hayrides, apple cider, active games, Strider bikes, folf and much more. Live music with The Salamanders, and food and beverage vendors will be on hand. The suggested donation is $1 per person; proceeds benefit recreation programming. Details at

It’s a costume party on ice, the 5th annual Spooky Skate at Glacier Ice Rink. Happening on Sunday October 22nd from noon to 2:15 p.m. and features fun for the whole family. Ice skate to spooky music, on-ice games, a costume contest and the Missoula Figure Skating Club will perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. Get Info at:

Missoula’s 22nd Annual Pumpkin Run will be held on Sunday, October 22nd at Silver Park (600 Cregg Lane).  Registration is now open on Run Wild Missoula’s website.  Race-day registration will start at 9:00 a.m. The 400-meter kid’s dash will start at 10:00 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10:22 a.m. Proceeds from this year’s event will go towards energy efficiency measures at the new Missoula Public Library. To register, please visit

The Free Clothing Store is open to the public each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm, but on October 24th only they will be expanding their hours to 6pm to allow even more people to take advantage of the free clothes offered. Thousands of items of new and gently used clothing for the entire family in virtually all sizes. People are invited to take whatever they need. There is no limit to what can be taken. Bethel Community Church is located one block west of Russell at 1601 S 6th St West, Missoula.  For more information call 721-2780.

On Wednesday, October 25th Cabela’s at 3650 Brooks Street, Missoula will be the site of the third annual Join Scout Night –for both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. From 6:00 to 8:00 PM boys and girls will learn several outdoor skills. They’ll also have a fun time with a scavenger hunt within Cabela’s as they look for items that can better prepare them for an outdoor adventure. Participants will get a free First Aid Kit and Paracord Bracelet they make at the store (while supplies last). For details visit

Coffee with a Cop. Come enjoy Starbucks coffee with Missoula’s Finest Police Officers! On Saturday, October 28th from 2PM to 4 PM at the 2121 Brooks Street location. This is an open event for community members to come connect with their local police department. Everyone is welcome.  For more info visit

Families First Children’s Museum host their 15th annual Halloween Bash, on Sunday October 29th from Noon until 5 p.m. There will be fun, games, entertainment and special treats for kid’s age 0-8! Everyone is invited to attend in costume! Admission is $5 per person. 225 West Front Street, Missoula. Call 406.541.PLAY or visit

The Lolo Square and Round Dance Center hosts a spooky Halloween Dance, on Monday October 30th from 8 to 10pm. Everyone is welcome. Wear the costume of your choice!  This is the beginning of their food drive for this season. Call 273-0141 for details. Located 2.5 miles west of Lolo at 9955 Highway 12.

Eat, drink, and be scary Tuesday, October 31st, 4-6pm, with the Missoula Food Bank at their magical new home for a tour of the boo-tiful new facility, to hear about upcoming, spook-tacular events, and get chilled and thrilled about the Can the Cats Food Drive! Bring a non-perishable donation for “Trick-or-Treat so Missoula Eats” and feel free to come in costume! Missoula Food Bank, 1720 Wyoming St 

Friends of the museum are looking for volunteers for their annual used book sale November second through the fifth. If you love books, love history, and love your community, join the friends of the museum for the annual book sale as a valuable volunteer partner. There are many volunteer time and ways you can help. Contact Jessie to sign up.

Do you or someone you know need help paying for child care? Many families struggle to pay for child care because it is often the most expensive item in a family’s budget next to rent or mortgage. Contact Child Care Resources to see if you qualify at 406-728-6446 or go online to

Garden City Ballet 33rd season of The Nutcracker, is coming up. Featuring over 100 local performers! Performances will be December 15th, 16th, 17th. On the U of M campus. Tickets on sale ($25 matinee / $30 evening) and may be purchased online (, by phone (888-MONTANA), or at any GrizTix outlet. For more info visit:


Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula’s Annual Used Book Sale Extravaganza! Over 30,000 titles! November 2nd through the 5th.

Thursday: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am – 3:00pm. Super Bargain Bag Day with books going for $10 a bag! (Bags are provided)

Books are priced at the incredibly low price of $1.50 a vertical inch.

Heritage Hall, 30 Fort Missoula Road

The Grizzly Scholarship Association, the 12th annual Montana Wine & Beer Festival, happens on Friday, November 3rd. From 7 to 10 p.m. in the Adams Center. Fine wine and beer tasting – along with food samples from some of Missoula’s top restaurants and caterers. A silent auction, wine and beer items, as well as Griz memorabilia will be available. Tickets cost $50 per person, must be at least 21. Tickets are on sale now at the GSA Office in the Adams Center, online at or by calling 406-243-6481.

Western Montana Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation hosts their annual Open House and Tack sale, on Saturday November 4th from 10am tp 3pm at 1252 Willow Road in Corvallis. Fun and informative demonstrations about horse care and handling, and live music. Enjoy Chili and cornbread, cider, coffee or cocoa and dessert! For details call 961-3101 or email

The MISSOULA, are WE ready fair, happens on Saturday November 4th, 10:00am-2:00pm at the LDS church at 3201 Bancroft in Missoula. Event is Free, everyone is welcome. Guest Speakers: DNRC Specialist – Jordan Koppen and State of Montana Emergency Preparedness Specialist – Ryan Lee. Information on: Emergency Communication; Solar Generators and Alternate Heat, Family Emergency Plans, Child Identification and Finger Printing, First Aid Kits and Check lists, 72 Hour Emergency Kits, How to Prepare Important Documents and more.Contact Debra Lawton at 406-360-6729 or on Facebook at:,E,X,T&H=d751125a9b70930ac8ff6511e4e44dee4508acb5″source”:5,”page_id_source”:1513339552238723,”action_history”:[“surface”:”page”,”mechanism”:”main_list”,”extra_data”:”\”page_id\”:1513339552238723,\”tour_id\”:null}”}],”has_source”:true}

Missoula Votes has temporarily relocated to the Elections Center at the Missoula County Fairgrounds. In anticipation of the upcoming Municipal General Election day on Tuesday, Nov. 7th. For any voting services, the public should appear at the Fairgrounds Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The Missoula Food Bank invites you to take a FREE cooking class in their new Learning Kitchen! Monday, November 6th from 12-1:30pm: Time for Turkey! Contact Jamie if you want to attend the free cooking class, email or call 549.0543 ext.

The Missoula County Commissioners are looking to fill vacancies on five boards. Applications are available online, ..or in the County Commissioners’ Office, located at 199 West Pine Street. Submissions may be filed electronically or emailed to Deadline for applications is November 9th, 2017 by 5 p.m.

Missoula Valley Winter Market will run on Saturdays, November 11th thru  April 21st at the Missoula Senior Center, 705 S Higgins. The market is open from 9:00am-1:00pm with Fruits and Vegetables, Fresh Baked Bread, Pastries, Fruit Preserves, Honey, Artisan Cheese, Frozen Meat Cuts, Soaps & Lotions, Handmade Jewelry, and Quality Art and Craft Items. For details call Franco Salazar at 396-0593, or email

Missoula College University of Montana students can learn about post-graduation employment opportunities, as well as network with employers at the third annual Industrial Technology Career Fair, from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, November 15th, at Missoula College West Campus, 37th Ave. It is free and open to all current UM students, prospective students and alumni. Any business or organization seeking to employ students are welcome to attend. Registration details, call Mani Stubbs at 406-243-6830 or email

Western Montana Genealogical Society is giving a talk on Genealogy and Researching Your Family Tree at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville on Saturday, November 18th beginning at 2pm. Tips and tricks on how to begin researching your family’s history. There are excellent, no-cost sites available online to assist you, and the WMGS has local records available in Missoula.  If you have an interest in researching your family, or have hit an obstacle, then this class is for you. For more info, call the library on 777-5061.

The Bitter Root Humane Association’s fundraiser The Festival of Wreaths will be held at the Bitterroot River Inn on Saturday, November 18th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Delicious appetizers and decadent desserts, a no-host bar, and some interesting games of chance. Shop in the gallery of fresh wreaths, along with the table centerpieces will be sold in silent & live bidding, also individually priced fresh wreaths, swags, centerpieces, tree ornaments and a raffle of gift baskets. Tickets on sale now, at $30 each must be purchased by calling the shelter at 363-5311 or at the BRHA Animal Shelter, 262 Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton.  For info call Sue at 642-9840 or Mary at 642-3785.

16th annual “Be a Friend in Deed, Helping Those In Need”. The Mineral County Food Bank will receive matching funds up to Five Thousand Dollars from the Town Pump Charitable Foundation during the collection drive through November 30th. You donate $5.00, it turns into $10! You can drop off a check or mail one to the Community Food Bank of Mineral County, Box 46, Superior, MT 59872.


Parks and Recreation is hosting Kiwanis Basketball sign-ups this year. It’s the same great free program for boys and girls in grades 6-8…Season runs January-March. Register by December 18th by calling 721-PARK. For more information please visit


LSH foundation refurbishes old laptop computers and distributes them to students or people who might not have the ability to get one. To drop off a laptop or to mail, the LSH foundation’s address is 300 Edith St. Missoula, MT 59801. Or contact Christian Klinglerat (406)830-7945. If an individual wants to get hold of a refurbished laptop, they can proceed to the website and fill out a form for consideration, at HTTP://WWW.MISSOULA.RELAPTOPS.ORG/

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