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The FRHRC announces their annual Potluck Series — Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Mind. 
CHARLO — On Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m., bring a dish to share before the presentation at 6:45 of “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.” This movie is the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a minister and his wife from Massachusetts who performed many life-threatening missions in Europe during World War II. They helped save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation of Europe. Afterwards, join us for a discussion about the film. The potluck will be at Mission Valley United Methodist Church, 70715 Highway 93, at the top of Post Creek Hill.

FRHRC is a 501c3 non-profit organization providing educational events to promote the broadest possible community acceptance of the multi-cultural nature of this community and celebrates the positive benefits of living together in such a community. For more information, contact: Tracy Frank at 406-261-9489.

Arlee Tribal Council representative announces office hours, listening session
ARLEE — Shelly Fyant, Tribal Council representative from Arlee, will hold office hours at the Arlee Community Center on January 13 from 9 am to 4 pm. Please contact Shelly at 546-5633 or to schedule an appointment or just drop in. Coffee’s always on.

She will also host a “Listening session” on January 23 at 6 p.m. to listen to Tribal Member concerns and potential solutions.

Honoring Martin Luther King: Then and Now 2017
From Salish Kootenai College

PABLO — Each year, Salish Kootenai College sponsors activities to honor Martin Luther King. This year we will sponsor a Mike Share and luncheon at Three Wolves on Wednesday at noon, and a Speakers Series on Friday beginning at 9 a.m. at the SKC D’arcy McNickle Library.

Friday January 13 Friday MLK Speaker Series, 9-12:30 p.m at the SKC Library.
Students, the community, staff and faculty are invited.
• 9 a.m. Prayer Dedication. Library is reserved 9-12:30PM.  Coffee and rolls will be served.
• 9:15 a.m. Videoclips: A Brief History of the Civil Rights Movement.
• 9:45 a.m. DVD and speaker presentation by Lydia Schildt-Silva: “Intergenerational Trauma, Lateral Oppression and Healing.”
• 11 a.m. Amanda Means will present on the life work of her grandfather, Russell Means.
• Student volunteers will read MLK books and provide childcare during activities, family friendly.
• 12:30PM Events end.

Instructors, please invite your students!

For more information contact: Dean Furukawa at 275-4090 or or Kitt Adams at 275-4927 or

Dixon District meeting set
DIXON — Tribal Council Dixon District Representative Anita Matt will host a district meeting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Dixon School Community Center. Dinner will be provided. For more information, contact Anita Matt at 214-6996.

People's Center Events
PABLO — The People's Center invites all to participate in the upcoming events.
Free Guided Museum Tour ($20 savings) with a paid entrance fee and donation of a non-perishable food item. Items will be shared amongst local food banks. Tours are om Wednesday 18 and 25 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Pottery with Cameron Decker. Come make a clay replica of a traditional Cedar Bark Basket on Sunday, January 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The pottery will become a part of our next Education Room Display. Once the display is over in June, you can take your piece home with you. There is a $5 fee for supplies. 
Friday Tradition Arts Circle: All Day. Come work on your beading or sewing project, learn something new or share your own knowledge.
NEW Education Room Exhibit: “Cedar Bark Basket Clay Replicas” Open House on January 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Light appetizers will be served. This is the opening event to kick off our new exhibit that will run through June.

Any questions, Please contact the People’s Center at 406-675-0160. 

Arlee Senior Citizens Center to elect new officers on January 14
ARLEE — On Saturday evening, January 14, the Arlee Senior Citizens Center will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting during the regular Second Saturday 6 p.m. dinner. All current members, former members of the Center, and all friends and neighbors who have supported the Center through the years are invited to attend this important meeting. At least three new members of the Board of Directors will be elected.

Following the meeting there will be drawings for door prizes.

Meals are served at Noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and at 6 p.m. on the Second and Fourth Saturdays of the month; dinners are served at 6 p.m. All meals have a main entre, vegetable, fruit, a bun, and dessert, as well as coffee, tea or milk. All ages are welcome.

A donation of $4 is asked of those 60 and over, and $5 from those under 60. Take-out meals can be delivered to homebound individuals, and their caregiver, for the same rate.

Following are menus for January 11 through January 20:
Wed. January 11 - Sausage and biscuits, tomatoes, fruit, applesauce and cookies
Fri. January 13 - Vegetable beef stew and biscuits, salad, chocolate pudding and cookies
Sat. January 14 - ANNUAL MEETING AND SECOND SATURDAY DINNER: BBQ Chicken Dinner, baked beans, jello fruit salad, coleslaw, buns, and angel food cake w/berries
Mon. January 16 - Cowboy Beans and Cornbread, relish tray, fruit and bread pudding
Wed. January 18 - Taco Bar, fruit tray, chips, dessert Fri. January 20th - Turkey noodle soup w/egg salad sandwich, veggie tray, peach cobbler

Come, pray and eat at Woodcock-Incashola Memorial Dinner
ST. IGNATIUS — Once again, it is time for the Woodcock-Incashola memorial dinner on January 17, starting at 10 a.m. You are all invited to pray for the new year. We have all lost loved ones, so come and share. We all need prayers. After praying and sharing, we will have dinner. Please, this memorial dinner is for everyone. Plan on attending. There will be photographs to look at. Lemlmts pesya. For more information, contact D-Dub Woodcock at 890-3445 or Tony Incashola at 745-4572.

Ft. Connah Restoration Society Membership Meeting set for Jan. 18
CHARLO — The Ft. Connah Restoration Society Annual Membership Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 18 at Ninepipes Allentown Restaurant located on Hwy. 93 at 7 P.M. There will be a no-host bar starting at 5:30 P.M. with the option of ordering a meal prior to the meeting. Everyone is invited to attend!

For more information, contact secretary, Carolyn Corey at or 745-4336.

Volunteers needed for FLIC

POLSON — Volunteer help for the Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) is needed to work two-hour shifts during the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. To sign up, please call 883-0744.

Get tech savvy on January 24
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library will offer a free computer class on Tuesday, January 24 at 2 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room.

Library Specialist Heather Miles will teach the session, entitled “E-mail and E-mail Systems.” The class is intended for those who are new to email or anyone who would like to learn more. Registration is required.

Please call the circulation desk at 406-883-8225 to sign up. Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be served. The library is located at #2 First Avenue East.

Shooter’s association to meet on January 26
POLSON — The Polson Shooter’s Association (PSA) will hold its annual general membership meeting for all members and would-be members on January 26, at the Polson VFW.

The meeting will start with social time (no host bar) at 5:30 pm and spaghetti dinner at 6 pm, meeting to follow dinner. The cost of the dinner will be waived for those joining or renewing membership at the General Membership Meeting.

On the agenda will be election of officers and discussion of future range activities. We will be open to suggestions and comments to improve the facility or operation.

For more information regarding the range, PSA memberships and the general meeting contact Rob St Clair at 883-1110 or Mauri Morin at 249-2250.

Warm up to a book at winter reading program
POLSON — Keep the winter blues away by escaping with a good book or seven. The more the merrier. The North Lake County Public Library in Polson is holding a winter reading program for adults and teens. The winter reading program will run from Dec. 21 to March 19. 

The public can stop by the library beginning Wednesday, Dec. 21, to pick up a bingo-style reading log or print it from the NLCPL Facebook page. 

Successfully complete seven squares on the winter bingo card to be entered into a drawing in April. 

If you have any questions, stop by, message NLCPL on Facebook, or give the NLCPL a call at 406-883-8225.