Public Service Announcements

October

NorthWestern Energy wants to remind you that downed power lines are extremely dangerous. Encountering a live power line can result in serious injury or death. If you see a downed line, keep yourself, your car and everyone away. Then, report it to 911 immediately.

The Missoula Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, administered through the Missoula City-County Health Department, is accepting new clients in Missoula and surrounding counties. The program provides personalized support for income-eligible pregnant women, caregivers and parents with children under 5. Specific income guidelines are available online at wic.mt.gov or by calling 1-800-433-4298.

The Northern Rockies Heritage Center will host two Montana Conversations programs: “The Public Trust” with David McCumber and “What Happened to The News?” with Dennis Swibold on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 6:00 pm at Heritage Hall at Fort Missoula. The presentation is free and open to the public. Come early for appetizers at 5:00 pm.For more info call (406) 728-3662.

A Carousel for Missoula and Dragon Hollow. Join a flashlight tour of a sort-of-spooky Haunted Hollow! October 25th or 26th from 6-8:30.  Kids and adults ages 3+ are $5/each, and kids 2 and under are free! Your tour includes a spooky scare-ou-sel ride, a visit with a dead chef, and a tour through the expanded Haunted Hollow playground. 

The Saint Regis Community Center hosts the October Fall Harvest Dinner and Dance on Saturday, October 26th at 6 pm. The meat course is provided, you bring a potluck for the side dishes, and the Eagle’s Nest Band will be performing live music.

The Lolo Community Centers Haunted House Happens October 27th thru the 31st.

In partnership with the Big Sky High School Drama Department, the Missoula Osprey have announced their first ever Haunted House, “Nightmare at the Ballpark.” The series of SPOOKTACULAR events will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on October 25, 26, 30 and 31. Tickets are $10. Tour the transformed Ogren Park Allegiance Field Clubhouses and experience 10 scenes that will leave you feeling haunted!

Parks and Recreation and the Missoula Rose Society invite residents to volunteer in the Garden, on Saturday, October 26th, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. preparing the rose beds for winter. Volunteers may stay for the entire event, or drop by to help for a shorter period. They will provide tools, gloves and refreshments. Volunteers may call Tyler Decker at 406-552-6271 or Email    deckert@ci.missoula.mt.us to sign up, or register through http://www.volunteermissoula.org

Join Missoula Community Chorus for “Painting with a Purpose” Tuesday October 29th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Cost is $35 per seat. All painting supplies and guided instruction are included.in the cost. Participants are allowed to bring in food, BYOB for 21 & older, Must be 18 years & up (no exceptions) to attend evening classes where alcohol is present. Last year our painting event SOLD OUT. Details at their Facebook page.

A free developmental and preschool screening will be held at the Superior Elementary Gym on Tuesday, October 29th.  The free screening will include gross motor, fine motor, language concepts, communication concepts, communication skills, hearing and vision screening. Contact the school for appointment details.  e

The At-Risk Housing Coalition Presents Project Employment Connect. Friday, September 20th from 10 am to 3 pm, The Learning Center310 South Curtis Street, Missoula. Employment Services and Job Fair, Resume Assistance, Interview skills Veteran Services, Education and Training. Free & Open to the Public. *At the same time, the Salvation Army on South Russell St. will offer Free haircuts, interview clothing, professional resume photos and a shuttle to the Job fair.

The annual avalanche awareness seminar with MissoulaAvalanche.org happens at Big Sky Brewing Co. in Missoula, on Wednesday, October 30th, at 6:00PM. Led by instructor and snowmobiler Mike Duffy, providing information on the dangers of avalanches and rescue techniques. The seminar is free. You are welcome to bring your avalanche gear, transceiver, shovel, probe, and pack. RSVP is requested for this event, which can be done in person at Gull Boats & RV in Missoula or over the phone at 406.549.6169.

In My Backyard: Equitable Homes for All” is a two-part series of free public meetings hosted by the League of Women Voters and cosponsored by the Missoula Home Coalition: How do we finance housing to bring down the cost and where do we put it?

Part One on Wednesday, October 30, 7:00-8:30 pm in the Missoula Public Library. Part Two of the series, on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00-8:30 pm in the Missoula Public Library. For more info, contact:  Nancy Leifer, at nancleifer@gmail.com

Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula Hosts the 10th Annual Used Book Sale Extravaganza! You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books, and that is kind of the same thing!  The largest book sale in Montana! Thursday, October 31st and running through Sunday, November 3rd, beginning at 10am In Heritage Hall AND the Post Headquarters. Books are priced at the incredibly low price of $1.50 a vertical inch*.

NOVEMBER

Artists along the Bitterroot, Artist Studio Tour Happens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 1st through 3rd form 10:30am-6:00pm. Tour the Bitterroot Valley’s finest art studios, only minutes away from beautiful hiking trails, fishing, scenic views, and local brews. Limited bus tickets are available to tour 4 studios each day and enjoy a lovely no-host lunch, or adventure them on your own! Visit for maps and tickets https://artistsalongthebitterroot.com/

Join Daniel Ray at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville for an introductory course on fermentation, Thursday, September 26th at 6 pm. This presentation will cover tools and supplies, costs, and method of fermenting just about anything! For more info call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.

“Building Community with Pride – an LGBTQ+ Educational Summit”, Happens Friday night and Saturday, November 1st & 2nd at the U of M – James E. Todd Building. This unique summit is a great learning opportunity for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Two Spirit, and community Allies interested in educating themselves on a wide variety of topics. Registration is $50, Visit www.gaymontana.org to purchase tickets.      

Visit the FLORENCE/CARLTON COMMUNITY CHURCH BAZAAR happening on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. Enjoy LUNCH: HOME MADE SOUP, SANDWICHES PIE, CINNIMON ROLLS, and COFFEE, TEA. Shop the annual BAKE SALE: FANCY BREADS, COOKIES. HANDMADE ITEMS: APRONS, TEA TOWELS, Also a SILENT AUCTION featuring SPECIAL ITEMS!  BRING YOUR FRIENDS.
Old Hwy 93 just North of Carlton Creek Road

Missoula Folklore Society Dance on Nov. 2nd, feature the  Missoula Winders providing music, Bev Young will call. Our Town and Gown dance will be held at the UC Ball Room, admission is free, donations accepted. 7:30:PM -11:PM, all ages welcome, workshop at 7:30, all dances taught and called, no partner necessary, more info at missoulafolk.org

Missoula Folklore Society Dance Nov.16th, Swing Away will provide music Amy Letson will call $6 members, $9 non members, under 18 free, 7:30:PM -11:PM, all ages welcome, workshop at 7:30, all dances taught and called, no partner necessary, more info at missoulafolk.org

The Chief Charlo Elementary School 2019 Craft Fair Happens on Saturday November 16th from 9:30am to 4pm at the Chief Charlo Elementary School gymnasium. 5600 Longview Drive in Missoula. Something for everyone, Just in time for the Holidays! Hosted by Chief Charlo PTO. For details look for them on Facebook.

Missoula Valley Winter Market, happens Every Saturday, November 9th thru April 18th from 9am to 1pm at 705 S Higgins Ave (Missoula Senior Center). Find local produce year-round! Cheese, honey, eggs, meats. Live Music every week. New this season, they are now authorized to accept SNAP benefits. For details call 406-396-0593

December

Little Red Truck’s 5th Annual VINTAGE CHRISTMAS Market at the historic Missoula County Fairgrounds!  Vintage, Handmade and Gift Vendors! Our Indoor/ Outdoor Venue warming bonfires, local food trucks. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR and ONLINE. December 6th Friday night 5pm-8pm $8 Saturday, December 7th 10am-4pm $5 for the one day. Children 12 and under are free! www.littleredtruckvintagemarket.com

Frenchtown PTA Craft Fair happens on Saturday, December 7th beginning at 9 AM running until 5 PM at the Frenchtown High School in Frenchtown. Something for everyone, just in time for the Holidays! For details find them on Facebook or visit www.ftsd.org

The Missoula holiday MADE fair is on December 8th at the Adams Center in Missoula, locally handcrafted goods from makers. over 200 skilled artisans as well as a handful of non-profits.  10am-6pm. Details at https://handmademontana.com

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