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SEPTEMBER 17th

 

Fall weather and hunting season are in the air, if we are not careful smoke can be as well. Firefighters want to remind you that vegetation is dry and wildfires can occur. Do your part to ensure that you do not start a wildfire. Before constructing a fire, check local fire restrictions and weather conditions. Visit Keep Montana Green to learn more.

 

School is back in session!  Are you a full-time student returning to classes and looking for child care?  You may qualify for our Best Beginnings scholarship. There are no work requirements for a full-time student which means more families are eligible.  To see if you qualify, contact Child Care Resources at 406-728-6446 or go online to childcareresources.org.

 

The Missoula Maze opens for their 10th season. New features this year and family game areas to linger and play in! Cost $8 adult, kids 5-12 and over 66, $5. Generally open Thursday thru Sunday, but times and dates vary so check the webpage before you go. Missoulamaze.com

 

Would you consider fostering or adopting a local child in need? Youth Homes Dan Fox Family Care Program’s upcoming training for prospective foster and adoptive parents begins on September 18th. Contact them today to discover if foster care or adoption is the right choice for you and/or your family. Visit dan fox families dot org to learn more.

 

Neighborhood Watch for Missoula City and County will meet for their free quarterly meeting open to everyone on Tuesday, Sept. 18th starting at 7 p.m. at 140 W. Pine Street in the Jack Reidy Conference Room next to the City Council meeting in Missoula.  Anyone interested in forming their own Neighborhood Watch programs are encouraged to attend. Representatives from Missoula City Police and Missoula Sheriff’s Department and Neighborhood Watch captains talk about programs. Email us at bluemountain@montana.com for details

 

Are you looking for a chance to earn some holiday cash or to try out a job for a few months? More than 40 employers will be at a Job Service Missoula free job fair at Southgate Mall, Thursday September 20, from 3-6 p.m. They are hiring short-term staff for just the holiday season and long-term staff for permanent jobs in all kinds of fields. In the JCPenney court area for just those three hours. Bring a resume (if you have one) and see what jobs are waiting for you!

 

Missoula Valley Water Quality District Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. Friday September 21st from 9 am until 5:30 pm and Saturday, September 22nd from 9 am until 4 pm at the Missoula City Shops, 1305 Scott Street. Many unwanted hazardous and toxic materials are accepted at this event from Missoula County Residents for no charge, oil-based paints and stains, paint thinner, degreasers, gasoline, other flammable liquids, aerosol paints, fertilizer, non-alkaline household batteries, antifreeze and up to 6 fluorescent tubes.

Items accepted for a fee include pesticides, caustics, strong acids and chlorinated solvents.

 

Join the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville on September 27th at 5 pm. Kate Davis from Raptors of the Rockies is bringing four live raptors to help educate participants in the wonders of western Montana’s hunting birds. This program is especially for adults and teens to provide a quiet and calm environment for our avian visitors.  For more info, call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.

 

The Learning Center at Red Willow is hosting the Triple Your Impact Matching Grant Challenge kick-off party! On Thursday, September 27th, 4-7pm at the Public House. Join us for great appetizers from A Moveable Feast and live music provided by the Joan Zen Trio!  These funds will go to their scholarship fund which allows those in our community access to services. Visit http://www.redwillowlearning.org/Home for details.

 

Celebrate the Arbor Day Foundation’s Neighborwoods Month with Trees for Missoula and help reforest Missoula’s Westside Neighborhood!

  • Friday, September 28 – 1 to 4 pm
  • Saturday, September 29 – 1 to 4 pm
  • Friday, October 5 – 1 to 4 pm

Come out and join in on the fun of planting trees on one, two or all three days!

Where: • CDBG Invest Health Sidewalk Project Area along Cowper & Sherwood Streets. To become a tree-planting volunteer and for more information, contact: Karen.Sippy@treesformissoula.org

 

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula’s Fall Harvest Festival and Apple Day is

Saturday, September 29th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Free admission, but bring a non-perishable food item for the Missoula Food Bank. Enjoy a day of celebration and old fashioned harvest activities. • Try your hand at cider making, take a tour of the buildings. Fall themed crafts, activities, and fun for all. • Beer Garden hosted by the UM Woodsman Team • Local food trucks available.

 

The Camp Mak-A-Dream open house is on Sunday September 30th in Gold Creek, for a free day of Camp highlights. Test your limits on the zip line or climbing wall, claim an easel in the art studio to channel your creative side, or simply tour our beautiful property after enjoying lunch in the dining hall. Details at https://www.campdream.org/events/open-house-family-fun-day/

 

Seeking decorators/designers! From Nov. 30 to Dec. 9 the MDA Festival of Trees! Proceeds go to benefit Missoula Downtown Projects and Programs. The deadline to submit for participation is September 30th. For more info or to confirm go on line or email April Sommers at april@missouladowntown.com

 

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Join the North Valley Public Library, Stevensville on Friday, October 5 for Octoberfest from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. The Fun and Support Accordion Group transports you to a German beer hall by playing rousing, toe tapping tunes while dressed in traditional costumes. For more info call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.

 

Mineral County Help Line is having their Fall Bazaar October 6th in Superior at the 4-H building, at the fairgrounds. Sat. 9:00am to 4:00pm, Sun. 10:00am – 3:00pm. There will also be a silent auction. Vendors, Tables are $20.00 each, need to pay in advance. There will be refreshments and some goodies also. If you are interested in participating,

Please call 822-4262.

 

Celebrate the Arbor Day Foundation’s Neighborwoods Month with Trees for Missoula and help reforest Missoula’s Westside Neighborhood! Friday, October 5 – 1 to 4 pm

Come out and join in on the fun of planting trees on one, two or all three days!

Where: • CDBG Invest Health Sidewalk Project Area along Cowper & Sherwood Streets. To become a tree-planting volunteer and for more information, contact: Karen.Sippy@treesformissoula.org

 

The BitterRodders Car Club invites you to “Cars at the Daly Mansion” on the lawn under the trees on Saturday October 6th from 11am to 4pm. Open to visitors and all cars, trucks and motorcycles! Cost is $20 per entry and includes a mansion tour! Cal Frank at 621-3783 for details or to sign-up.

 

Missoula Folklore Society Contra Dances. Happen Oct. 6th, Swift Current will provide music and Vicki Watson will call. Senior Center, 705 S Higgins, 8-11 PM, with a workshop at 7:30, $6 members, $9 nonmembers, under 18 free. All ages. No experience or partner necessary, all dances are taught and called. More info at missoulafolk.org

 

The women’s club health and fitness center hosts the woman’s Health and Wellness Fair on on Wednesday October 10th from 9 to 1 and 3:30 to 6:30. At free samples and health screenings and more. Call 728-4410 or check their website for details.

 

The Montana Hope Project will host the Dueling Pianos Fundraising Event on Saturday, October 13th from 5-9:30 PM at the University Center- U of M Ballroom. Cost is $75/ticket, which includes Drinks, dinner, the dueling pianos show, a raffle, and silent auction!  Contact Katie Lamach at (406) 442-4130 for more info or to purchase tickets.

For additional details or to purchase tickets online, click here:

https://missoula-dueling-pianos.ticketleap.com/dueling-pianos-gala/

 

Pins for the Park, a fundraiser for the Lions-Kester community Park Playground in Lolo happens, on Saturday October 13th from 1 to 6pm at Westside Lanes Bowling Center. Live Music, 50/50 pots, door prizes, Spaghetti feed and more to fund the new playground in Lolo. Register early to save a lane! For details Call Lorene at 406-370-4763

 

Krispy Kreme in Missoula and the Montana Highway Patrol are teaming up to raise money for the Montana Hope Project! Enjoy delicious doughnuts, and a portion of sales goes directly to benefiting their Children of Hope! Saturday September 15th from 9am to noon.   While you’re there, you’ll have the opportunity to visit with some of the Patrol’s finest, and you might get the golden ticket good for a year of free donuts!

 

Home ReSource Spontaneous Construction happens Saturday September 15th from 9am to 6pm. Free to the public, building contestants pay a fee to compete. To register your team or ask questions visit homeresource.org/sponcon

 

Free your Pets from Animal Traps presented by Footloose Montana at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville, Saturday, October 20th at 1 pm. Practice releasing traps, Learn to identify potential traps and how to avoid them. For more info call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public

 

Missoula Folklore Society Contra Dances. Happen Oct. 20th, Skippin’ A Groove will provide music and Morna Leonard will call. Senior Center, 705 S Higgins, 8-11 PM, with a workshop at 7:30, $6 memerbers, $9 non members, under 18 free. All ages. No expereince or partner necessary, all dances are taught and called. More info at missoulafolk.org

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