September 29th 2017
The MFBN 2017 Feed Montana Campaign ends this Saturday, September 30th at midnight! Help reach the the goal to raise $70,000 which equates to 210,000 meals. They have had support through corporate sponsorships, corporate fundraising and fundraising teams with donations getting stronger each day! If you are able, please donate this week at www.feedmt.org
Support our public lands by volunteering on Missoula Open Space for the 24th annual National Public Lands Day. Help complete the new trails on Barmeyer-Pattee Canyon conservation lands. Lunch is provided, as well as tools and supplies. Bring work gloves if you have them. Saturday September 30th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Limited parking available; shuttles start at 8:30 a.m. from Shadow’s Keep lower parking lot. For more info visit missoulaparks.org
Mountain Home Montana helps “moms support other moms”, “ask for help when I need it, and to offer help when I can”. Mountain Home staff will be at Southgate Mall on Saturday, September 30th, from 12 – 8 p.m, talking with parents and handing out pledge cards. On Thursday, October 19th from 5 to 7 p.m., moms and the general public are also invited to an open house at Mountain Home’s facility at 2606 South Avenue West, Missoula. mountainhomemt.org/strongmoms
Teams are forming for the 5th annual Missoula Young Life Kickball Classic. Saturday September 30th at Westside fields on Spurgin in Missoula. Register your team at missoulakickball.com. They are also seeking team, corporate and community sponsors. Visit missoulakickball.com for details and to register.
Are you a full-time student returning to classes and looking for child care? You may qualify for our Best Beginnings scholarship. There are new higher income guidelines which mean more families are eligible. To qualify, a family of three can earn up to $2,511 per month. To see if you qualify, contact Child Care Resources at 406-728-6446 or go online to childcareresources.org.
The Missoula Festival of Trees happens from November 30th through December 3rd, transforming the Skyview Suite of the First Interstate Bank Building into an “Enchanted Forest”, and they are announcing a call for artists. If you are interested in being a designer for Festival of Trees, visit the Missoula Downtown webpage. https://www.missouladowntown.com/play/mda-events/festival-of-trees/
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.
Stevensville Scarecrow Festival Entry Deadline is Sept 30th. Entry forms are available at www.mainstreetstevensville.com. Living statues also will perform Friday night, October 6th. Entry forms for the Living Statues competition also are on the web site. For more information, contact the Stevensville Main Street Association, 406-777-3773, visit www.mainstreetstevensville.com, or find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mainstreetstevensville/
Ten Spoon vineyard and winery invite you to the Harvest. Saturday and Sunday September 30th and October 1st from 9am to 4pm. Great fun and food. Everyone is invited. Bring your own snippers. 4175 Rattlesnake Drive Missoula. Visit tenspoon.com or call 549-8703 for details
A free Developmental and Preschool Screening Clinic for children ages 0 to 5 in the Bonner School District will be held on Friday, October 6th, in the Bonner Elementary School from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please call 258-6151 to schedule an appointment for your child’s screening or to receive more information.
A free Developmental and Preschool Screening Clinic for children ages 0 to 5 in the Clinton School District will be held on Friday, October 6th, in the Clinton Elementary School from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call 825-3113 to schedule an appointment for your child’s screening or to receive more information.
Missoula Folklore Society Contra Dances, Saturday October 7th, Contradictions will provide music, Bev Young will call, Union Hall, 208 E Main St, $6 members, $9 nonmembers, under 18 free, 8:PM -11:PM, all ages welcome, workshop at 7:30, all dances taught and called, no partner necessary, more info at missoulafolk.org
Moon-Randolph Homestead 17th Annual Fall Gathering • Saturday, October 7th, From 4 – 10 p.m. Includes warm soup from Black Bear Soups & Produce, cider and beer with Western Cider, apple pressing, and live music. Family friendly. All proceeds benefit the Moon-Randolph Homestead. Ticket info at their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/events/139431413171077/.
The 38th annual McIntosh Apple Day happens at the Ravalli County Museum on Saturday October 7th from 9am to 3pm. Everything Apple! Food games, bake sale, raffle and silent auctions. From 3 to 6pm, Cowboy poetry and music, tickets at the museum, then liquid apple night beginning at 5pm in Legion Park. For details call 363-3338 or visit ravallimuseum.org
The 9th annual Canine Classic is on Sunday October 8th at the resort at Paws Up. Half marathon or 5mile race, and 5 or 2 mile hike for you and a canine friend. A gourmet BBQ lunch. Help raise funds and win some great prizes. A benefit for the humane society of Western Montana. Sign up at myhswm.org
The Missoula Food Bank invites you to take a FREE cooking class in their new Learning Kitchen!
Tuesday, October 10th from 12-1:30pm: Fall Harvest Soup
Tuesday, October 17th from 5-6:30pm: Football Chili
Monday, November 6th from 12-1:30pm: Time for Turkey!
Contact Jamie if you want to attend the free cooking class, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 549.0543 ext.
Fun, exciting and best of all… you don’t need a lot of experience to be competitive! Currents’ Inner-Tube Water Polo is pure recreation. Sit in the tube, pass the ball, and score. Five player co-rec teams square off in the water in tournament play. Meets Sundays, beginning October 15th. from 6-9 p.m. Fee is $80 per team. Late registration is accepted if space available. Rosters at Currents or at www.missoulaparks.org, phone 721-PARK
Believe it or not, there are still people looking for jobs in Missoula. The Missoula Job Service is working with Southgate Mall to bring together those job seekers and businesses that are staffing up for the holidays and beyond, and you’re invited!
The holiday hiring fair is free to businesses and prospective workers. It will be held Friday October 13th at Southgate mall, from 3 to 6 p.m. To register your business and for more info call the Missoula Job Service at 406-728-7060
The Downtown Missoula Partnership is seeking photos from both professional and amateur photographers to highlight in their 2018 calendar. looking for photos that showcase Missoula, particularly Downtown. Submit your entry by Friday, October 13th at noon. Photos must be high resolution (300 dpi) and sent as either a Dropbox link or JPEG (.jpg) file to email@example.com. NO PHOTOS FROM CELL PHONES ACCEPTED.
The 7th annual Montana Forest Products Week will be October 15-21st. Honoring our forest products industry and the importance of using locally made wood products, stewardship of our private and public forests, and employment for the skilled forest products work force.
The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center’s “Peace Party” happens on Sunday October 15th, from 3 to 7pm in the Home Arts Building at Missoula County Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Peace it Together.” Wear your party attire and enjoy gourmet meal. Beer and wine is included in your ticket price. Live entertainment, silent auction, raffle, and family fun vibe. Tickets are still an excellent bargain at $40/individual, $60/couple or $70/family and $10 less for JRPC members.Go to http://jrpc.org/ or stop by the Center at 519 S. Higgins. Call 543-3955.
The Poverello Centers annual fundraiser, “Pumpkins for the Pov” is happening now, Order your pumpkin on line before October 18th at pumpkinsforthepov.org, then pick up yours at the Great Pumpkin Pick-up party on Saturday October 21st at St. Pat’s hospital parking lot by the old Safeway between 1pm and 5pm. Enjoy spooky music and cider. Bring the kids and play a game of Corn hole. For details call Anastasia at 532-6682 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. mountainhomemt.org/strongmoms
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 missoulafolk.org
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
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 www.runwildmissoula.org
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.
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.
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/