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November 7th 2017


Through the month of November, the Missoula Parking Commission is accepting donations of non-perishable foods to go toward the payment of outstanding citations. Each item donated will count for $2 off the balance on a vehicle, up to $10 (five items) off through November 30th. (Sorry, not applicable toward boot fees.) The food will go to the Missoula Food Bank. During normal business hours, Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Join Parks and Recreation this week for lifeguard classes, swim lessons, pickleball and much more! Register online for all programs except adult sports, or phone 721-PARK (7275), or stop by Currents Aquatics Center.


Garden City Ballet 33rd season of The Nutcracker, is coming up. Featuring over 100 local performers! Performances will be December 15th, 16th, 17th. On the U of M campus. Tickets on sale ($25 matinee / $30 evening) and may be purchased online (, by phone (888-MONTANA), or at any GrizTix outlet. For more info visit:


The Missoula County Commissioners are looking to fill vacancies on five boards. Applications are available online, or in the County Commissioners’ Office, located at 199 West Pine Street. Submissions may be filed electronically or emailed to Deadline for applications is November 9th, 2017 by 5 p.m.


The Annual Holiday Market at the Holy Spirit Episcopal Church. Friday, November 10th from 9am to 4pm, with a Luncheon from 11:30am to 1pm. Also on Saturday November 11th from 9am to 1pm. Holiday items galore. Antiques, vintage, quilts, jewelry, art, homemade items of every kind. For details email


Friday, November 10th at 2pm the Ravalli County Museum invites you to join them in honoring our Veterans. Gather at the Doughboy with the laying of the wreaths by Veterans Organizations and Auxiliaries.  Following that there is a program in the Courtroom Gallery.  A silent auction of stunning trees decorated by local businesses & organizations will open. You can bid on a tree that can be given to a deserving person or for a veteran family currently serving in the military! For details call 406.363.3338 or visit


Saturday, November 11th Veterans Day Ceremony at Fort Missoula Regional Park
beginning at 10:15 AM.
With the ceremony at Silvers Park and finish around 11 am, in time to fully acknowledge Armistice Day. Traditionally Post 101 has held its Veterans Day event at the Dough Boy statue located downtown Missoula at the Court House. Due to construction, they relocated this event this year


Saturday, November 11th, American Legion Post 27 will host its annual Veteran’s Day breakfast. Donations are collected at the door that go towards helping veterans in the area and the American Legion local post.  Members will cook and serve the breakfast at their headquarters in Missoula at 825 Ronan Street starting at 7 a.m. to about 11 a.m. or as long as the food holds out. Questions? Call Susan Reneau at 719-661-4037.


Missoula Valley Winter Market will run on Saturdays, November 11th thru April 21st at the Missoula Senior Center, 705 S Higgins. The market is open from 9:00am-1:00pm with Fruits and Vegetables, Fresh Baked Bread, Pastries, Fruit Preserves, Honey, Artisan Cheese, Frozen Meat Cuts, Soaps & Lotions, Handmade Jewelry, and Quality Art and Craft Items. For details call Franco Salazar at 396-0593, or email


Berkshire Hathaway Properties host a bitterroot valley wide event for electronic recycling. Bring your outdated electronics to be recycled! Saturday, November 11 from 9 AM to 1 PM we will be accepting at 120 S. 5th Street in Hamilton. Question? call 406-375-0166


When it comes to cancer, no one fights alone. Tim Brambo was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Family and friends are encouraged to come and support Tim at the Highlander Taphouse in Missoula from 1-4 pm Sunday, November 12th. If you would like to give to Tim’s cause or donate items for the silent auction, contact Lisa at 546-0208.


All veterans and active-duty military plus family and friends in the community are invited by the first graders of Charles Russell Elementary School to attend their first-ever “Salute to Veterans” concert this upcoming Monday, November 13th at 2 p.m. at 3216 South Russell Street in Missoula.  Come a little early to find a seat in their school gymnasium. Bring an American flag to wave!!!!!



Soroptimist International of Missoula’s, Live Your Dream Award Deadline is on Wednesday November 15th! Female applicants could be awarded cash to be used to offset costs of attaining higher education or training. Books childcare or transportation for example. Find out more or get the application on their Facebook link.   (that is S-I-Missoula)


Missoula College University of Montana third annual Industrial Technology Career Fair, takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, November 15th, at Missoula College West Campus, 37th Ave. It is free and open to all current UM students, prospective students and alumni. Any business or organization seeking to employ students are welcome to attend. Registration details, call Mani Stubbs at 406-243-6830 or email


A Carousel for Missoula is hosting a Ride-a-Thon on Wednesday, November 15th, starting at 6pm.Being a rider is easy and fun! In return for raising at least $200 by calling friends, family, enemies, whoever asking for donations to keep the ponies going in circles year round, you get unlimited rides for the evening, food and beverages, and the chance to win prizes. Sounds like fun? Call 549-8382 and sign up.


U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Missoula on its way to Washington, D.C. Stopping at Southgate Mall Wednesday, November 15th at 6 p.m. Santa and the tree will arrive outside the main entrance. Performances by Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater and On Center Performing Arts. All activities are open to the public, and outside of Santa photos, are free for all to enjoy.


There is going to be a free Avalanche safety and rescue training course on Wednesday November 15th at 6pm at the Doubletree hotel in Missoula. Attending the class enters you for a chance to win awesome door prizes. This event is free and open to the public and boasts all new content this year covering transceivers and rescue techniques. Contact them on Facebook at:


The City of Missoula invites residents to an open house to review a draft master plan for the new Montana Rail Link Park on Thursday, November 16th. The park is planned for the corner of Johnson St. and South Ave. The open house runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sovereign Hope Church, 1919 North Ave. Parks and Recreation staff will make a presentation at 6:30 p.m. to summarize the design process, present the current plan, and explain the next steps. Learn more at,


Western Montana Genealogical Society is giving a talk on Genealogy and Researching Your Family Tree at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville on Saturday, November 18th beginning at 2pm. Tips and tricks on how to begin researching your family’s history. There are excellent, no-cost sites available online to assist you, and the WMGS has local records available in Missoula.  If you have an interest in researching your family, or have hit an obstacle, then this class is for you. For more info, call the library on 777-5061.


The Florence-Carlton Community Church Bazaar is on Saturday November 18th from 9am to 2pm. On old Hwy 93 just north of Carlton Creek Road. Handmade items, crafts silent auction and lunch! Homemade soup, sandwiches, casserole and pie! Take something home from the bake sale. Bring friends.


The Bitter Root Humane Association’s fundraiser The Festival of Wreaths is at the Bitterroot River Inn on Saturday, November 18th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Delicious appetizers and decadent desserts, a no-host bar, and some interesting games of chance. Shop in the gallery of fresh wreaths, swags, centerpieces, tree ornaments and a raffle of gift baskets. Tickets cost $30 each and must be purchased by calling the shelter at 363-5311 or at the BRHA Animal Shelter, 262 Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton.  For info call Sue at 642-9840 or Mary at 642-3785.


The Lolo Round and Square dance center hosts their Thanksgiving Dance Food Drive on Monday November 20th, from 8pm to 9:30pm at the Lolo round and Square Dance Center on Hwy 12 in Lolo. Please bring a food bank donation and join in the holiday fun. Everyone is welcome. For details call 273-0141


Run Wild Missoula is hosting their annual Turkey Day 8K and 3K Family Fun Run, at McCormick Park, on Thursday, November 23rd.  Starting at 9:30 a.m. Both courses travel along the Kim Williams Trail, with short distances on city streets, and are open to strollers and walkers. NO DOGS PLEASE. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Missoula Food Bank.  Registration online, at


16th annual “Be a Friend in Deed, Helping Those In Need”. The Mineral County Food Bank will receive matching funds up to Five Thousand Dollars from the Town Pump Charitable Foundation during the collection drive through November 30th. You donate $5.00, it turns into $10! You can drop off a check or mail one to the Community Food Bank of Mineral County, Box 46, Superior, MT 59872.

Do you or someone you know need help paying for child care? Many families struggle to pay for child care because it is often the most expensive item in a family’s budget next to rent or mortgage.  Contact Child Care Resources to see if you qualify at 406-728-6446 or go online to


Girl Scouts – troops are forming now! All over Montana. Where every girl has the opportunity to dream big, shine and accomplish amazing things. Learn more or join today by visiting or


The 15th Annual Parade of Lights happens on Saturday December 2nd in Missoula. They are seeking parade entries and people or businesses to host an activity. If you are interested in sponsoring this great community event? Email or call (406) 543-4238 for more information.


Are you over age 65? Then it’s time to get your ducks in a row about Medicare! Each fall, you have a chance to make changes to your Medicare coverage for the following year. But the clock is ticking, because Medicare open enrollment closes on December 7th. Review your Medicare coverage plan now!

The Missoula Area Ducks Unlimited Chapter is holding their 2017 Annual Banquet Saturday, December 9th, at the Double Tree Hotel.  Funds will go to support the conservation of America’s Wetlands and Waterfowl Population.  Event begins at 5pm and will feature raffles, auctions, dinner, and much more.  Tickets are $50/single and $95/couple and include a DU membership.  Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Bridger Pierce at 406-581-8971.


Parks and Recreation is hosting Kiwanis Basketball sign-ups this year. It’s the same great free program for boys and girls in grades 6-8…Season runs January-March. Register by December 18th by calling 721-PARK. For more information please visit



LSH foundation refurbishes old laptop computers and distributes them to students or people who might not have the ability to get one. To drop off a laptop or to mail, the LSH foundation’s address is 300 Edith St. Missoula, MT 59801. Or contact Christian Klinglerat (406)830-7945. If an individual wants to get hold of a refurbished laptop, they can proceed to the website and fill out a form for consideration, at HTTP://WWW.MISSOULA.RELAPTOPS.ORG/

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