Public Service Announcements

 June 23nd 2017

The 17th Annual Garden City River Rod Run is at Caras Park June 23rd and 24th. The Five Valley Ford Club hosts the event that is open to all makes and models. Cost is $25 for the first vehicle, $15 for the second and subsequent vehicles. Register to enter the show by downloading the entry form now at their webpage, www.fivevalleyfordclub.com

The Back Country Horsemen of Missoula Summer Rendezvous happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 23rd-24th and 25th at the Blackfoot/Clearwater game range, Boyd Ranch HDQTRS. Everyone welcome, kids as well! Camping, outdoor safety/skills, hayrides and more. Free BBQ on Saturday. For details call 406-370-75-49 or visit http://bchmt.org/wp/missoula/

The Wings & Wheels Airshow Fly-in and Car Show happens at the Ravalli County Airport on Saturday June 24th.  Pancake breakfast, Classic Cars and Static airplane displays start at 7:00am. Airshow is 11:00am-1:00pm. 4 aerobatic acts, WWII planes and fun for the kids. Free admission!  Visit the webpage for details. http://www.wingsandwheelsairshow.com

The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Kick-off Party is on Tuesday, June 27th, at Rumour restaurant. All are welcome. Join the planning committee, start or join a team and consider sponsoring the Walk. The actual Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place on September 24 at the Missoula Regional Park. For details visit www.alz.org/walk or call 800.272.3900.

Learn about the fascinating field of nanotechnology science as Kevin & Forrest from SpectrUM Discovery provide an overview of the promising medical applications and potential hazards of engineered nanomaterials on Tuesday June 27th at 6-7 pm at The North Valley Public Library in Stevensville. Join in a discussion about some of their toxicology-related work at the University of Montana in the areas of nanomaterial safety and lung disease. This presentation is suitable for teens and adults. For more info, call 777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org.

 

Empty Bowls is Missoula Food Bank‘s annual advocacy dinner when we come together to learn about and discuss the causal issues of hunger in our community.  First Lady Lisa Bullock is the keynote speaker. Each guest selects a hand crafted bowl, created by a local artist, to signify the empty bowls across our community. Wednesday, June 28th at Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery in Missoula. Seating is limited, cost $30 each or reserve a table of 8. Visit missoulafoodbank.org for details. https://missoulafoodbank.givezooks.com/events/empty-bowls-it-takes-a-village

Walk your way to a healthier you & a chance to win prizes in Hamilton with the Walk & Win incentive program by MSU Extension in Ravalli County. Now through June 29, walk any 1 of the 7 walking map routes in Hamilton to enter. Call 375-6611 for more info about this free program and how to enter to win great local prizes! Visit http://www.msuextension.org/Ravalli/walking.html

Join the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming for one hour of an introduction to camping basics class happening at REI Missoula on Thursday June 29th .This is a free event. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend. Girls will receive awesome giveaways! To register, please contact Kelsey M. at 406-252-0488 or kelseym@gsmw.org.

The 22nd Annual Flint Creek Valley Days Classic Car Show happens on Sunday July 30th. Registration is at 10 am in downtown Philipsburg, show starts at noon. Live music, shopping, live theatre all in addition to the show.  Judging is at 4 pm and the show closes at 5 pm.  Please call Heidi at 859-3388 for further details.

Opportunity Resources, Inc. 2017 Annual fund drive is on now. By making a donation you help hundreds of adults with disabilities attain independence in housing, employment and activities of daily living, empowering individuals to lead independent productive lives. Find out more by calling 406-721-2930 or donate online at orimt.org

Get Your Caras Cash for Out to Lunch & Downtown Tonight! Caras Cash is valid at all food/beverage vendors at all 2017 Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight events.  Caras Cash can be purchased in $5 increments and is a great way to buy dinner or lunch for your colleagues, conference attendees, or family.  Purchase Caras Cash at the Downtown Missoula Partnership office at 218 E. Main or by calling (406) 543-4238.

 

<<<July>>>

 

Missoula’s 41st Annual, Old-Fashioned, 4th of July Celebration, starts with a pancake breakfast from 8:00 until 11:00. Festivities begin at 10am and include: musical entertainment, model trains & ham radios, a scavenger hunt (for adults, too) steam-engine sawmill demos and more. At noon enjoy singing of the National Anthem and a presentation of the flag by VFW Post 209 and American Legion Hellgate Post 27 Honor Guards. Admission is $5/adults, $3/seniors, $2/students, and $15/family Children 6/under and HMFM members are free.  The Pancake Breakfast: $5/adult or $15/family (includes admission for the day).

 

The North Valley Public Library in Stevensville hosts a class about Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into wonderful shapes such as the crane and the lotus flower. On Friday, July 7 at 2 pm, Paul, a talented teen patron of the library, is giving a hands-on class to practice or learn origami. This class is most suited to adults and children 7 and over. Origami paper supplied. . For more info, call the library on 777-5061

 

The Missoula Marathon is holding its eleventh running on Sunday, July 9th, and you can be a part of race weekend!  Events include a Friday evening Beer Run, Saturday Expo, 5K and Kid’s Marathon, and Sunday’s Marathon and Half Marathon – all supported by volunteers!  To sign up online, go to www.missoulamarathon.org and click on “Volunteer” from the top menu.  For questions, e-mail Danelle Gjetmundsen, at volunteer@runwildmissoula.org.

 

The University of Montana’s Wheels across Montana program hosts the second annual Adaptive Recreation Clinic on Tuesday, July 11th, at McCormick Park in Missoula. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will provide Montanans living with disabilities the opportunity to access adaptive cycles and other adaptive recreation equipment. For more info visit http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/ or call 406-243-5467.

 

Missoula Folklore Society offers summer dances on Thursday July 13th.

The community is invited to Contra Dances in the air conditioned Missoula Senor Center, 705 S Higgins, Missoula. There will be a pot luck dinner from 6-7 PM, with a dance from 7 – 10 PM. A $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost of the hall. All ages and experience levels accepted, and no partner is necessary. Live music provided by local musicians, with an open mic for musicians and callers. More info available at missoulafolk.org

 

Missoula garden Club is sponsoring the, Show Us What You’ve Got Yard Contest.

A beautiful yard contest for Missoula Residents. Entry includes 4 categories: container plantings, flower beds or shrubs, rock or water gardens and landscaped yards. No matter what type of garden or landscape you have, you can enter. Deadline is July 15th. Call 406 830 3308. Or email bbmcgin@aol.com

*Multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate will embark on a worldwide tour highlighting songs from all 17 albums he has done throughout his 35 year career. The tour includes a stop at the Bedford Building in Hamilton, on Saturday, July 15th at 7pm. Reserve tickets are priced at $26.50 and include light appetizers. Beer and wine will be for sale at the event. Tickets are available by calling Chris at (406) 360-5420 or online at https://tinyurl.com/geofftatelive, with proceeds going to benefit the Bitterroot Dragon Brigade in Hamilton. *(Geoff is the original singer for the rock band Queensryche)

 

The FIFTH ANNUAL Windermere SUP Cup, stand-up paddleboard competition on the Clark Fork River in Missoula is on Sunday, July 16th, featuring Recreational and Elite divisions. Recreational participants will be competing for various prizes and Elite will battle for the $3,000 cash purse. Enjoy a MONTANA LUAU with music, drinks, food and prizes! It’s all to raise money for The Missoula Food Bank – EmPower Pack Program and the Watershed Education Network (WEN). To register visit http://www.supcupmt.com/register/

 

Let’s Get MUDdy! The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming is hosting this free program for all girls grades K-5. Go to MUD (the Missoula Urban Demonstration Project) and learn about sustainable gardening, make your own paper, and create a musical instrument from recycled materials! Signup by July 19th required. Call Kelsey W at 252-0488 or email kelseyw@gsmw.org.

 

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 20th at 6 pm at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville. For more info, call the library on 777-5061.

 

Join the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming for an action-packed weekend of space exploration! On Friday July 21st at 8pm. “Starry Eyed” is a two-part series will take place at Blue Mountain Observatory and the planetarium. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend! To register contact Kelsey M. at 406-252-0488 or kelseym@gsmw.org.

8th Annual Big Sky BBQ is coming up on Saturday July 22nd. A benefit event for the Montana Food Bank Network held at Caras Park in Missoula. Attendees enjoy free admission, a plethora of BBQ food with other options, free live music, ice cold brew, and a great summer evening underneath Montana’s Big Sky! Vendors can apply online at http://mfbnevents.org/bigskybbq/

 

Habitat of Humanity of Ravalli County’s 2nd annual Summer BBQ Bash is Sunday July 30th from noon till 4pm at Sleeping Child Farm in Hamilton. No-host Bar, Burgers, Brats and all the fixings plus music from Nashville 406.cost $20.00 each and $10 for kids 7 to 16. Tickets available at the resale Center on Old Corvallis road in Hamilton or at ravallihabitat.org

 

Whether you are caring for an aging loved one, or are an older adult yourself, HELP IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY WHEN YOU NEED INFORMATION OR ASSISTANCE!

Missoula Aging Services friendly staff is ready to connect you WITH unbiased advice, an assessment of your needs, and personalized information about available resources.

See what we can do for you! Call 541- HELP or log on to: Missoula Aging Services dot org.

 

<<August>>

Missoula Folklore Society offers summer dances on Thursday August 10th. The community is invited to Contra Dances in the air conditioned Missoula Senor Center, 705 S Higgins, Missoula. There will be a pot luck dinner from 6-7 PM, with a dance from 7 to 10 PM. A $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost of the hall. All ages and experience levels accepted, and no partner is necessary. Live music provided by local musicians, with an open mic for musicians and callers. More info available at missoulafolk.org

 

Elder abuse is a growing problem and it happens right here in Montana. One in 10 older adults are victims of physical or emotional abuse, financial exploitation or neglect. Get help or report abuse call your local aging services office or adult protective services at 1-844 277-9300 (run thru end of August)

 

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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