Ravalli County Fair & Rockin’ RC Rodeo happens Wednesday, August 29th through Sunday, September 1st. The theme this year is “Country Roots and Dirty Boots”. Get tickets at the entry booth at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds.
School is right around the corner! Are you looking for after school care or new child care arrangements as the end of summer care approaches? It is important to look early, places are filling up. Contact Child Care Resources for help finding new arrangements or to see if you qualify for a child care scholarship at 406-728-6446. Or, visit us online at childcareresources.org.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. State and local law officials are cracking down on drunk driving. While Labor Day and the end of summer is certainly a time for fun—make it safe, responsible fun, for you and your family. More data on drinking and driving, plus other driving safety tips, can be found at DriversEd.com.
A Car Wash, Yard Sale, BBQ and Bake Sale happens on Friday August 31st. At Edgewood Memory Care, 2815 Palmer Street, to raise money for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Beginning at 8:00am and the BBQ beginning at 11:00am. For details visit https://www.facebook.com/edgewoodmemorycare/ or call (406) 549-9660
Drop off new or lightly used coats for kids of all ages at one Fuel Fitness in the Holiday Shopping Center, or Athleta at Southgate Mall, through August 31st. The coats will be cleaned by Fresh Natural Cleaners for distribution at Fuel Fitness Missoula on Saturday, September 22nd, and Sunday, September 23rd, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for kids in need.
Destination Missoula and the Missoula Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) Grant Fund application deadline is September 1st. Grant Funds have supported events such as, the Montana State Summer Special Olympics, P.E.O. Montana State Convention, American Legion Northwest Regional Baseball Tournament, and MisCon 31.If you would like more information about the TBID Grant Fund or how to apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406.532.3398.
The North Valley Public Library in Stevensville is pleased to introduce Montana Mollie and Rocky the Marmot, an interactive early literacy program for aged 3-5 years featuring singing, dancing and stories. Begins Tuesday, September 4 at 10:00 am and continues almost every week, all year round. Be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date calendar at northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.
The 20th annual MAVERICK BREWFEST! is Friday, September 7th at Caras Park from four until ten. Over 40 microbrews including Montana specialties….plus wine tastes. The ten-dollar admission includes a large souvenir beer glass and two drink tickets….. twenty-dollar admission includes a large souvenir beer glass and eight drink tickets. Live music and food featuring Missoula’s favorite vendors. Proceeds support youth athletics in Missoula!
The Missoula YMCA’s Back-to-School Bash happens Friday September 7th beginning at 5:00 pm. Celebrate the start of school with food trucks, games, bounce house, dunk tank, and live music by the Salamanders! Plus, become a Y member and you will get the month of September for free! Family-friendly and open to the public. Entry is free. Call 721-9622 for more details.
Missoula Parks & Recreation and Missoula Animal Control invite you and your four-legged friends to the 7th annual Doggie Dash Pet Expo and Fun Run on Saturday, September 8th, at Fort Missoula Regional Park West. The free pet expo in the Bella Vista Pavilion is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the 1-mile and 5k runs start at 10. Kids 10 and under may race for free, but must pre-register. The registration fee for each race is $25 per person. Call 721-PARK or stop by Currents Aquatics Center for details.
Ewam’s 14th Annual Festival of Peace “Landscapes of Peace: The Power of Good Will” Happens Sunday, September 9th, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm in Arlee. Guest speakers, food vendors, arts & crafts, plus live music & dancing! 10:00 – 11:00 am 8th Annual Walk-A-Mile for Peace, 11:00 – 11:30 am Opening Ceremony in honor of the Dalai Lama led by Namchak Khen Rinpoche.
The United Veterans Council of Missoula and Ravalli Counties will once again host the annual Never Forget Service on Tuesday, Sept. 11th at 7:00 pm at Rose Memorial Garden Park that is open to the public. Lineup for the service by honor and color guards will be at the Korean War Memorial at 6:45 pm with a slow walk to the Vietnam Memorial where the service will take place.
The Ronald McDonald House Red Shoe Ball is Friday September 14th. A Black tie-Red shoe affair isn’t your ordinary gala! Live music, red carpet photos and a red shoe stomping good time all to benefit RMHC of Western Montana. For details visit their facebook page
Montana’s Greek Festival will return for its fifth year, With free admission. Greek Food Vendors with full menus to entice your palate, a Taverna with wine and beer, an Agora (Greek Market), LIVE Greek music, dance lessons, children’s activities, and much more!! Friday, September 14th 5:00 pm-10:00 pm and Saturday. SEPTEMBER 15th 12:00 pm-10:00 pm, at 301 S 6th St W Missoula. Their Facebook Page is Montana Greek Festival: Athens Under the Big Sky. For more info or to become a sponsor call Chris at 406-478-8722
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.
Join the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville on September 27th at 5:00 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 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/
The Montana Hope Project will host the Dueling Pianos Fundraising Event on Saturday, October 13th from 5:00 – 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 1:00 to 6:00 pm 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.