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Mission Valley Calendar

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Stringfever – 7 p.m. March 29 at the Ronan Performing Arts Center; British foursome mixes comedy and music, performing on stringed electric violins, called violectras, viola, cello and beatbox. The show is part of the Mission Valley Live series; visit

Ag Appreciation Dinner – 6 p.m. March 29 at the Ronan Community Center; Ronan Chamber of Commerce celebrates the contributions of local farmers and ranchers with this annual feed.

Climate Conversations Across Differences – 6 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. presentation, April 3, at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church at the top of Post Creek Hill, north of St. Ignatius; Winona Bateman has been facilitating conversations about climate change over the past few years with her organization, Families for a Livable Climate. The free non-partisan event is sponsored by the Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition; call 406-203-2179 for details.

Key Highlights on 35 Years of Long-eared Owl Research in Montana – 7 p.m. April 4 in the North Lake County Public Library meeting room; Denver Holt, founder of the Owl Research Institute, delivers Mission Mountain Audubon's free educational program.

Montana Local Government Voter Review – 6:30-8 p.m. March 28, via Zoom; Ashley Kent of the Local Government Center offers this free virtual program explaining the Local Government Review process, a Constitutional mandate which requires that the citizens of the state be given the opportunity to vote on the option to study their form and structure of local government once every 10 years. Register at: to receive the link.

Smart Driver Course – 1-5 p.m. April 2 at the North Lake County Public Library in Polson; get up to speed on driving strategies, auto safety features and new state and local traffic laws. Pete Ridgeway teaches this class, designed for 50 and over but open to all ages. Registration is required; call 406-883-8225 or visit the library.

Valley View Potluck – 5:30 p.m. April 14 at the Valley View Clubhouse, 40762 Valley View Road, west of Polson; bring a potluck dish to share and enjoy a social time at 5:30 and dinner at 6 p.m. Call 406-883-2910.

Teen Art Project – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, April 19-June 20 at the Arlee Community Development Corporation; high school students in Arlee are invited to collaborate on creating public artwork. The program is free for Arlee teens, with pizza and art materials provided at each session. To register or for more information, call 406-726-5550 or email Cameron Decker at

Burgerville Days – April 19-21 at Richwine’s Burgerville; help the fabled hamburger joint celebrate its 62nd anniversary.

Buttercup Run – 10 a.m. April 27 at the Arlee Community/Fitness Center on Powwow Road; the Friends of Arlee School and CSKT Tribal Health team up to sponsor this free run, featuring one-mile and 5K and 10K distances. Register by April 1 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. For more information visit

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

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