Sunday, September 26, 2021

Community Notes: Pawsitively Healing Camp coming to Arlee

by Lake County Leader
| July 28, 2021 12:00 PM

Pawsitively Healing Camp coming to Arlee

The nonprofit Arlee Rehabilitation Center is hosting a five-day Pawsitively Healing Camp for children ages 8-13 Aug. 2-6 at the Arlee Powwow Grounds.

The goal of the camp is to help at-risk youth build social and emotional resiliency by cultivating empathy, stress management, self-esteem and communication.

The camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and features an opportunity to interact with dogs, horses and raptors. Activities include animal-inspired Indigenous ledger art and cuddle time with canines.

Presentation topics include the traditional role of canines in Tribal culture, animal-related careers and breed discrimination as a metaphor for cultural prejudice.

Tuition sponsorships will be available for eligible families with a small required copay. Contact 406-207-9338 or for registration details.

Home educators meeting in Polson

Area home educators will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6 at Boettcher Park in Polson for an informal gathering of parents/caregivers who are currently homeschooling or are considering homeschool. Children also are welcome.

The event will be co-hosted by Leah Clairmont and Jenn Groves, who have a cumulative 25 years of homeschool experience ranging from preschool to high school.

Organizers hope to build a support group of diverse homeschoolers, with a variety of reasons, methods and ideologies.

Cherry sales support Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County is selling 20-pound lugs of Finley Point cherries for $30, with 100% of proceeds going to the club.

The cherries are available at the Ronan club facility, 62579 U.S. Highway 93.

Cherries soon will be available for purchase in smaller quantities. Call 406-676-5437 for more information.

Summer reading program features Wild Kratts

The North Lake County Public Library's summer reading program, Tails and Tales, continues with a program featuring the wildly popular Wild Kratts. Montana PBS will share stories and activities based on Wild Kratts “All About Lizards” incorporating STEAM skills: analysis, observation, conducting experiments and creativity. The program starts at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29 at Sacajawea Park across from the library.

Classic Country Jamming group moves to museum

Classic Country Jamming, a loose group of local musicians, is moving its twice-monthly jam sessions to the Miracle of America Museum in Polson. The group encourages anyone to bring an instrument and play along. They meet from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of each month.

Jam sessions previously had been held at The Lake Bar in Polson and the Western Montana Musicians Cooperative building in Ronan.

Tribal Health van coming to Ronan, Elmo

The CSKT Tribal Health mobile clinic van will offer COVID-19 vaccinations in Lake County communities over the next few weeks. Both the Pfizer and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. Vaccinations are available to Tribal members and non-Tribal individuals.

Here are upcoming dates and locations:

  • Friday, July 30: Ronan High School parking lot; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 6: Elmo 3 on 3 basketball tournament; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tribal Health pharmacies in St. Ignatius and Polson also are offering vaccinations by walk-in or by scheduled appointment. Ronan Health Center will vaccinate by appointment. Call Tribal Health at 406-745-3525 for more information.

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