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Adult Salish language classes start
ST. IGNATIUS — The Séliš-Ql?ispé Culture Committee will offer an adult Salish language class for beginning students.  The first class will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday October 4 at the Longhouse. Anyone interested in the class or who would like more information can call Chaney Bell at the longhouse 745-4572 or email chaney.bell@cskt.org

Religious Education Classes offered
ARLEE — Sacred Heart Church in Arlee is offering Religious Education Classes for 4, 5 and 6th graders in the afternoon on Wednesdays through December. Classes for Junior High and High School youth are held in the evenings on Wednesdays. Lots of fun and activities. Call Anne Stewart at 726-3540 for more information or signup forms are in the Arlee School.

Mission Valley 6th grade girls team needs your help
Help support the Mission Valley 6th grade girls team in The Zootown Classic Youth Basketball Tournaments! Season runs from November 2017 to February 2018. Cost is $140 per tournament held in Missoula. Tournament dates are Dec 2-3, 16-17, Jan 6-7, 20-21, and Feb 3-4, 17-18, 24-25. Contact Desara and Aron Yellow Owl at (406) 531-8484 Or (406) 880-4948. Our goal is $1,500 to covers tourney fees, travel, and team jerseys. Donations are welcome!

Dixon District meeting set for November 28
Dixon District meeting set for November 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Dixon School Community Center. Dinner provided. Topics include Dixon Agency Well and open issues. Call Anita at 214-6996 for more information.

SKC AIBL Turkey Bingo set for November 16
PABLO — The Salish and Kootenai College American Indian Business Leaders chapter will host a Turkey Bingo event for community members and their families on November 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Sherri McDonald Hospitality Room in the SKC Joe McDonald Event Center. There will be two “Turkey Dinners” for up to five people and many more prizes available.  

 “The mission of AIBL is to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in business and entrepreneurial ventures through education and leadership development opportunities.”

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Shyann Rainingbird by email at shyannrainingbird@student.skc.edu.

Get your outfits ready for Head Start Powwow November 17
RONAN — Head Start will host their annual Head Start Powwow Friday November 17 at the Ronan Event Center. Grand Entry begins at 5pm with a full dinner served at 6pm. Everyone is Welcome!

Treasure Island performance set for November 18
From Arlee Schools

ARLEE — Follow young Jim Hawkins and his friends as they sail a dangerous sea of adventure with Long John Silver and his pirate band at the helm this Saturday, November 18, when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and over 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s epic novel “Treasure Island.”

Treasure Island will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Arlee High School Stage. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $15 per family. Tickets are available at the door before the production begins. A DVD of the performance can also be ordered at the door for $10.

Treasure Island was originally developed by the Missoula Children’s Theatre in partnership with NorthWestern Energy. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Arlee is presented locally by the Arlee School District with support from Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. For more information, call Andrea Brister at 726-3216.

St. Ignatius Mission mural benefit set for November 19
ST. IGNATIUS — Concert to benefit the St. Ignatius Mission Murals presented by the St. Ignatius Mission Sunday Choir, the Children's Choir, the Cronk Choir, Fred and Patience Matt, and Del Nicholson and Friends will be at 3 p.m. in the St. Ignatius Mission on Sunday, November 19.

Sacred Music for church, for children, and for Advent will be presented. Guests are invited to sing along at the end of the program.  Reception will follow.

Our choirs always are thankful for the continued support of the repair of the beautiful murals in the Mission Church.

Contact Anne Stewart, Music Minister, for any questions at 726-3540.

Free Thanksgiving dinner set for November 23
ST. IGNATIUS — Free St. Ignatius Thanksgiving Community Dinner will be served on Thursday, November 23. A full homemade dinner with turkey, ham and all the trimmings will be served from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Middle School Commons area. There will be signs in town to show directions. Everyone is welcome to share the bounty and enjoy eating with our friends, neighbors, and community. Hosted by St. Ignatius Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Any information needed, please contact Pastor Jury at 360-0563 or Kimimi Ashley at 273-8203.

Two Eagle River School Holiday Bazaar seeks vendors
PABLO — Two Eagle River School is looking for vendors for a Holiday Bazaar to be held at the school on Friday, December 8 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $15 for 1 table or if need more space there is an option for an additional table. For more information or to register, please call 675-0292.

Ronan Middle School Theatre performs on May 9
RONAN — Get ready for a fun mystery put on by the Ronan Middle School Theatre students at the Ronan Performing Center on May 9 at 7 p.m.  There are laughs a-plenty and personalities galore in this light-hearted romp of a mystery that has a little bit of everything! This play has it all – from creepy spiders, suspense and comedic chaos comes a sense of familial love, forgiveness, and what just might be the first happy ending. Tickets are available at the box office for $5.

Religious Education Classes offered
ARLEE — Sacred Heart Church in Arlee is offering Religious Education Classes for 4, 5 and 6th graders in the afternoon on Wednesdays through December. Classes for Junior High and High School youth are held in the evenings on Wednesdays. Lots of fun and activities. Call Anne Stewart at 726-3540 for more information or signup forms are in the Arlee School.