Mission Valley Calendar
“Bus Stop” – 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 19 at the Theatre on the Lake in Polson; the Port Polson Players open their season with this nostalgic 1950s play set in Grace's Diner during a blizzard. Call 406-883-9212 or go to portpolsonplayers.com for reservations.
Polson Climate Café – 9-11 a.m. Nov. 17 at the Flathead Lakers office, 110 Main St., Suite B; people concerned about the climate crisis are invited to discuss how the community can prepare for emerging climate risks. Coffee and snacks are available.
Turkey Trot – 10 a.m. Nov. 23 at Century 21 in Polson; entry fee is $5 for 5K race, open to walkers and runners. For more info, go to www.facebook.com/polsonrunning.
Thanksgiving Dinners – Polson Community Thanksgiving Dinner, served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23; order beforehand by calling 406-499-9529. Ronan Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Ronan Community Center; call 406-250-8808 to donate food, cash or time.
Shop Small Saturday – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25 in the Mission Valley; research shows that if Lake County residents spent $100 locally instead of online, it would generate over $3 million for the local economy.
Tree Lighting – 6 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Lake County Courthouse in Polson; light up the community tree, while sipping hot cocoa and singing carols. At 5:30 p.m. kids can decorate their own ornaments.
Open Mic and Jam – 7 p.m. Fridays at the Western Montana Musicians Co-op, Ronan; also on tap is a weekly Community Jam at 7 p.m. Saturdays. The cooperative is located in the Red Poppy Building, 1 Eisenhower St. SW in Ronan. Learn more at www.mtmusic.org.
Winter Market Ronan – noon-3 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 28 at the Boys and Girls Club gymnasium in Ronan; shop for handmade, homegrown goods each week.