Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Community Notes: Flathead Lake Festival of Art returns to Sacajawea Park

by Lake County Leader
| July 20, 2021 5:04 PM

Flathead Lake Festival of Art returns to Sacajawea Park

The two-day Flathead Lake Festival of Art, sponsored by Sandpiper Gallery in Polson, will showcase dozens of exhibitors’ quality fine art and fine crafts Saturday and Sunday at Sacajawea Park.

Art will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, contact Sue Arneson at 406-253-8771 or Carole Carberry at 803-968-4678, or email questions to festivals.sandpiperartgallery@gmail.com.

Midnight Hoopz coming to Arlee

The Midnight Hoopz co-ed basketball tournament begins with an opening and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Arlee Celebration Grounds. Games start at 6 p.m. and run through midnight.

Divisions include 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade (entering 2021-22 school year).

Registration forms are due Thursday. Forms can be picked up and submitted at the St. Ignatius, Arlee, Ronan or Elmo Fitness Centers. They will also be available online at the CSKT Tribal Health Facebook page and at cskthealth.org. The CSKT Tribal Health mobile clinic van will be on site to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations.

Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call Lindsey O’Neill at 406-210-1158 or Morgan Malatare at 406-544-4507.

Huckleberry Festival needs bakers

The 40th annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival is looking for bakers of all ages to enter the festival’s huckleberry baking contest, which features an adult category along with a separate category for children age 12 and under.

The Huckleberry Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 14 at the Swan Lake Day Park near mile marker 72 on State Highway 83.

Baking contest entries must be huckleberry-based with a minimum of three servings provided. There is no registration fee, and advance registration is not required. Entries will be accepted Saturday morning from 10:30 until 10:55 a.m. Judges will begin their work at 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries in each category. For more information about the contest, e-mail Sylvia at sylvia.swan@usamontana.com.

Potluck with special guests in Big Arm

The Big Arm Association will be hosting a potluck dinner at our historic Big Arm School starting at 6 p.m. Friday. Attendees should bring a dish, salad or dessert to share. Speaker for the evening will be a representative from the Montana Wild Wings wildlife rehab center in Kalispell that is 100% volunteer run and donation funded. A live bird or two may be in attendance. For more information, contact Nancy or Jeff Foster at 406-849-5064.

Housing Authority block parties underway

The Salish Kootenai Housing Authority and the DHRD Families First Program are hosting a series of block parties this summer on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

The events, called REZ-A-PALOOZA, include music provided by DJ Forshadow, food trucks, games, super soakers with water stations, prizes and an open mic rap contest.

REZ-A-PALOOZA will arrive at the following Tribal Housing communities every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Turtle Lake, Thursday, July 22
  • Pablo West, Tuesday, July 27
  • Felsman Addition (Project 30, Elderly Duplexes and Maggie Ashley Trailer Park), Thursday, July 29

Summer Reading Program all about plankton

The North Lake County Public Library's summer reading program continues this week with plankton races hosted by Stephanie Hummel from the Flathead Lake Biological Station starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 22 at Sacajawea Park across from the library. Kids can build their own plankton from the provided materials and try to make sure it’ll sink the slowest. Stephanie will teach about plankton in the process.. If there is bad weather, call the library to register for a spot for the program. On Thursday, July 29 Montana PBS will share stories and activities based on Wild Kratts “All About Lizards.”