The Friends of the Library’s 24th annual Chocolate and Authors fundraiser for the North Valley Public Library is Friday June 7th, from 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm. This year’s fun theme is “Authors hear a Who”. Chat with almost 20 published authors, enjoy luscious chocolates, and snack on a selection of cheeses, meats, veggies and crackers. Entry is a $5 donation and you have a chance to win a fun door prize. If you choose to purchase a book from one of the authors, they will be happy to autograph it for you. For more info call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org
Artists along the Bitterroot Studio Tour and Salehappens on June 7-9th. On these days, 14 Artist Studios from Lolo to Hamilton working in a wide range of mediums open their studios to visitors of all ages. More info and map, visit artistsalongthebitterroot.com or call 406-351-0073
The Bitter Root Humane Association invites you to the “Previously Appreciated Art Sale”, Saturday, June 8th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Bedford Building (City Hall next to Farmers Market), in Hamilton. New and previously appreciated art donations in a variety of styles, media and subject matter from which to choose, with treasures for everyone! Support your local animal shelter. For more info contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (406) 642-3785.
Wild Skies Raptor Center is visiting the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville on Saturday, June 8th at 3:00 pm to present a number of their magnificent live birds of prey and answer questions about their organization and the animals. This program is for adults. Space is limited so please register at 777-5061.
Sunday streets Missoula happens on June 9th, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Missoula Folklore Society Pot Luck Dinner And Contra Dances will happen on Wednesday June 12th. Swing Away will provide music, Bev Young will call, Hip Strip Ballroom, Missoula Senior Center 705 S Higgins, Pot Luck at 6:PM, dance 7:00 – 10:00 pm, $6 members, $9 non-members, under 18 free, all ages welcome, all dances taught and called, more info at missoulafolk.org
Join Bailey Zook from Montana Natural History Center on Wednesday, June 12th at 2:00 pm and help your child gain a deeper understanding of plants. Why do plants make seeds? This hands-on lesson will guide children to ask, imagine, plan, create, test, improve, and reflect on their creations. suitable for kids ages 5 & up. Register by calling the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville at 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org
The Montana Youth Challenge Academy invites you to attend their commencement ceremony on Saturday June 15th at 11:00 am at Straugh Gymnasium University of Montana-Western in Dillon for details call 1-877-367-6927
The Culpepper and Meriweather Circus Is in Stevensville on Tuesday, June 18th, with shows at 5 and 7:30pm. Advance tickets are on sale at various Bitterroot locations and the Stevensville Main Street Association office. Day of tickets cost more. Order online at StevensvilleMT.org
The 2nd annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull, benefiting Montana Special Olympics. Happens June 22nd at Neptune Aviation. Six person teams can sign up and raise money to have their teams pull a plane across a hangar at Neptune Aviation. Fun for the whole family. Prizes! Equipment displays, Life Flight, SWAT, K-9, and Forest Service. $500 Team entry includes lunch and an event t-shirt. For more info go to www.somt.org/torch-run
North Valley Public Library in Stevensville invites you to join Salish and Kootenai tribal members on Friday, June 28th at 2 :00pm to enjoy traditional stories and songs. This event is suitable for kids of all ages and their families. Please register by calling the Library or stopping by their front desk. Call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.
The Blackfoot Rendezvous happens Saturday June 29th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Potomac school and community center. A day of fun including music, food, kids carnival, hay and pony rides, flea market and vendors. This event is a fundraiser for the Potomac School’s Friday Explorers program, providing STEM and hands on learning for K-8 students. Check it out on Facebook!
A Pint night fundraiser and BBQ will be happening on Thursday, July 11th at Wildwood Brewery in Stevensville, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm to help the Hamilton Fire Department’s climbing team compete September 23rd in Portland to benefit cystic fibrosis. This is the 6th year for some members of the team, and they would love to raise as much as possible for their cause.