Public Service Announcements

November 1st

 

  • The Missoula Family YMCA will offer free childcare services on Election Day, providing parents and caregivers the opportunity to make it easier to get to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6th,
  • From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 3000 S. Russell St.
  • Open to children ages 6 months through 10 years.
  • Maximum of two hours while they vote.
  • Parents/guardians must bring some form of photo ID with them (this will be used for the check-in/check-out process).
  • Parents/guardians will need to register their children and provide emergency contact information – about a 10-minute process.

 More details at http://ymcamissoula.org/election-day-childcare/. 

 

Missoula County will mail tax bills to all property owners in the county this week, and they also are available online at www.missoulataxes.us. You’ll find more information in the media release online, and the text also is provided below for your convenience.

 

The African Children’s Choir performs children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites all to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and development. Two shows, on Thursday, November 1st at Hamilton High School at 7:00 pm. Call (406) 375-6060 for details. On Friday, November 2nd, at 7:00 PM At the Missoula Alliance Church on East Foss Ct. Call (406) 251-3983 for details. No cost to attend but donations are much appreciated.

 

The Holly Jolly Craft Show at the Daly Mansion runs Friday November 2nd through Sunday, noon to 4pm. All three floors of the Daly Mansion are decked out in Holiday Style. A great time to shop for those unique and wonderful gifts. For times call (406) 363-6004

 

Holiday Market – Fri, Nov. 9 (from 9-4) and Sat, Nov. 10 (from9-1) Holy Spirit Episcopal Church 130 South 6th St. East – Missoula. From antiques and vintage to crafts, jewelry, art and much more – this event is free and EVERYONE is welcome!  Luncheon and music on Friday. Contact betsyholmquist@gmail.com for details.

Bitterroot Art Guild Christmas Show & Sale at Ravalli County Fairgrounds, Friday and Saturday November 9th &10th from 10am 4pm. The Bitterroot artists and crafters bring their creations to put on this artisan show. Free admission. Bring a non-perishable donation for the Darby Bread Box Food Bank if you can.

 

Enjoy a Bazaar at the Florence Carlton Community Church (20075 Old HWY 93) on Saturday, November 10th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Enjoy crafts, lunch, a bake sale and plenty of handmade items.  There’s also a silent auction. Everyone is welcome. BRING YOUR FRIENDS

 

The Alzheimer’s Association, Montana Chapter hosts “Effective Communication Strategies,” a free, evidence-informed educational program at the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center (1720 Wyoming Street, Missoula) on Monday November 12th from 1:00 to 2:30pm. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. RSVP’s are encouraged. Please call 406.252.3053 or email Montana@alz.org

 

Learn to interact safely with dogs.  Find out how dogs talk with their tails and other doggie body language at this program for children aged 12 and under.  Tuesday, November 13 at 4:30 pm.  At the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville. Call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free.

 

Small Business Saturday is set to take place on Nov. 24! Help support someone’s dream and shop at small, locally owned businesses

 

From tennis, to folf, to youth sports and more, Parks and Recreation offers fall fun for all ages. Learn more and register online at missoulaparks.org, phone 721-PARK (7275) or stop by Currents Aquatics Center. During inclement weather, call the Parks and Recreation Rainline, 541-7200, after 4:30 p.m. for program updates.

 

The Missoula Strikers Boys U16 team will be traveling to play several premier soccer teams in the UK next March, and they are looking for sponsors who will be printed on the back of their travel shirts. They are also selling $25 raffle tickets for a vacation to win a vacation to Maui to fund their trip. For more information call Trish Duce 406.370.9432 ducepa@mso.umt.edu

 

December

Parade of Lights in Missoula, Saturday December 1st beginning at noon with activities downtown. Santa will arrive at The Florence Building at 1:00, to greet children young and old and for photos. Free carriage rides are available all afternoon. Wrapping up  with a Parade of Lights, caroling, and Tree lighting.

 

The Florence Carlton Parent Organization (FCPO) invites you to attend the 2017 Florence Holiday Bazaar on Saturday December 1st, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the Florence Carlton School New Gym.  Lot’s of vendors, free photos with Santa (from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.), a food drive, an exciting silent auction, children’s crafts, and festive entertainment.  The Florence Holiday Bazaar is in support of the FCPO, helping fund school activities in the elementary & middle schools.  Be sure to bring all of your friends and family.

The Annual Festival of Trees at the Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, is an event not to be missed. Saturday, December 1st from 6pm to 10pm. Take a free shuttle from Philipsburg, Hall or Drummond to the iconic ranch.  There you will be greeted by a hall of decorated Christmas trees in the Buckle Barn.  Cast your vote for your favorite tree.

 

A Stevensville Country Christmas happens on Friday December 7th and Saturday the 8th. Get into the Christmas spirit in the historic town of Stevensville. A Parade of Lights, hay rides, Christmas caroling, and of course Christmas decorations throughout the town. Visit the Open Houses on Main Street.  406-777-3773.

The Stevensville Main Street Association

 

International Choral Festival and UM School of Music presents a LIVE COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH.  Sunday December 9th, Dennison Theatre.7:30 pm. $20 General / $5 Students. TICKETS: at the door or in advance at Rockin’ Rudy’s. Singers pay a fee and/or raise pledges in order to participate. The minimum participation fee is $40, with the hope that more will be raised through pledges. REGISTER ONLINE at choralfestival.org, where you can download pledge sheets and find additional information. Prizes for the most funds raised!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The goal of Kiwanis basketball is to give middle school boys and girls an opportunity to compete on the basketball court in an environment that is fun and promotes good sportsmanship.  It is a free program that is supported through the fundraising efforts of the Kiwanis Club of Missoula.  Each year the F. Gordon Reynolds Sportsmanship Award is awarded to the team from each division that exhibits the best sportsmanship.  The award is presented to the teams at the annual Kiwanis Basketball luncheon.
Registration Deadline:Friday December 14, 2018.Game Dates January to March 2019, Monday through Thursday 6:45pm, 7:30pm or 8:15pm. Practices will vary depending on Coach.  Games are played at Washington Middle School. Format: 5 v 5 play, (Teams will consist of up to 10 players, based on school location and requests). Kiwanis Basketball is FREE to all participants!!! 

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