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Polson District meeting set for March 27
POLSON — Vernon Finley will be holding a district meeting at 6 p.m. on March 27 at the KwaTaqNuk Resort. A meal will be provided.

St. Ignatius District meeting set for March 29
St. Ignatius District Meeting set for Wednesday, March 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Tribal Health Diabetes Prevention Conference Room
(Park behind tribal health). Dinner will be provided.

At 6 p.m., Paula Webster will be doing a Power Point presentation about aquatic invasive species.  This is a very important issue for the protection of our clean water.  Paula has other presentations scheduled in the community.

At 7 p.m., tribal Member issues will be discussed.

For more information, contact Patty Stevens at 250-6976.

The 2017 Salish “Selis Qlispe” Culture Committee Calendar available
ST. IGNATIUS — The Salish “Selis Qlispe” Culture Committee Calendar are $15 each and feature photographs from various collections recently donated to SPCC.

To purchase a calendar, contact Sadie at sadie.peone@cskt.org or 745-4572, ext. 5303.

See the tale of brave Sir Robin Hood on March 23-24
RONAN — “The Tale of Robin Hood, as told by Ronan High School” will be performed at the Ronan Performing Arts Center on March 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. This play was written by Theatre Director, Jessica Davis especially for her students. It is filled with plots for revenge, a hero with an ego, a manipulating villain, a clueless prince and some jokes about today’s social media.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.

Homebuyer Education class
PABLO — The Flathead Finance Program and the Salish and Kootenai Housing Authority (SKHA) invite you to join the Homebuyer Education class! Class will be held in the SKHA boardroom on March 24, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and all necessary materials will be provided.

This class is free of charge and is open to everyone interested in homeownership, refinancing, remodeling or building your dream home.

This is a certified class, and to receive a certificate you must be in attendance all day! Please R.S.V.P. by calling 675-4491, ext. 1517, or e-mail mdriscoll@skha.org.

Celebrate Relay for Life on March 24
PABLO — Please join us for another celebration of Relay For Life!  This year’s theme is Carnival for a Cure.  The Relay is on March 24 at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Center.  The schedule includes the Survivor Dinner at 5:30 p.m.; Carnival Games at 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Luminaria Ceremony at 10 p.m.  For additional information, call Bree at (406) 201-7566.

Brass quintet to perform on March 24
POLSON — The Navy Band Northwest’s Brass Quintet will perform at North Lake County Public Library in Polson on Friday, March 24. The performance begins at 1:30 P.M in the meeting room.

The well-known quintet performs throughout the Pacific Northwest for military ceremonies, public concerts, and educational outreach. Comprised of two trumpets, two trombones, and a tuba, the group’s versatility offers a diverse repertoire including Classical, Jazz, Patriotic, and more. The quintet consists of talented Navy musicians and provides a wide variety of music for audiences of all ages and walks of life.

The event is free and open to the public. North Lake County Public Library is located at #2 First Avenue East in Polson. For more information, please call the circulation desk at 406-883-8225.

Brass quintet to perform on March 24
POLSON — The Navy Band Northwest’s Brass Quintet will perform at North Lake County Public Library in Polson on Friday, March 24. The performance begins at 1:30 P.M in the meeting room.

The well-known quintet performs throughout the Pacific Northwest for military ceremonies, public concerts, and educational outreach. Comprised of two trumpets, two trombones, and a tuba, the group’s versatility offers a diverse repertoire including Classical, Jazz, Patriotic, and more. The quintet consists of talented Navy musicians and provides a wide variety of music for audiences of all ages and walks of life.

The event is free and open to the public. North Lake County Public Library is located at #2 First Avenue East in Polson. For more information, please call the circulation desk at 406-883-8225.

Annual Good Citizen Awards presentation set for March 25
CHARLO — Kuilix Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will award the Good Citizen Essay contest winners from  St. Ignatius, Charlo and Thompson Falls high schools on Saturday, March 25. It will be held at the United Methodist Church Highway 93 (top of the hill). Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the awards presentation. Kuilix member, Deb Tomell, will give a presentation about the Red Cross. Students, teachers, parents, and friends are invited to join us. Need more information? Contact Regent Nancy Mehaffie at hunn.mehaffie@gmail.com

Enjoy bingo on March 26
ARLEE — American Legion Post 113 will host Bingo on March 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Senior Housing Center on Lumpry Rd. next to the Tribal Community Center. All proceeds will go to Girls and Boys State, Hwy memorial crosses and other services for local Veteran. All welcome. Dinner available. Questions? Call Ron at 406-531-9176.

Join the non-partisan Potluck for Democracy on March 26
POLSON — Help open a dialogue with at the Potluck for Democracy on Sunday, March 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Indian Senior Citizens Center, 504 3rd Avenue East.

Bring your ideas - and a dish to share. We will enjoy good food, listen to each other, and make new friends.

People of all persuasions are encouraged to join us in a civil dialogue about the things that matter to us in our community, state and nation.

Sponsored by Montana Towns Under 10,000 and Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition.

Free community dinner set for March 29
ST. IGNATIUS — There will be a free St. Ignatius Community Dinner on Wednesday, March 29 at the St. Ignatius Community Center and serving food from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ALL are invited to come share in a warm, home-cooked meal. Bring yourself, friends, family. Hosted by friends and family of the St. Ignatius Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Any information needed, please contact Jason Jury 360-0563 or Kimimi Ashley 273-8203.

Help curb domestic violence on March 30
PABLO — SAFE Harbor and SKC Center for Prevention and Wellness are hosting a free training on the Dynamics of Violence on March 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Late Louis Caye, Jr. Building located on the campus of Salish Kootenai College.

Topics include dating violence, legal basics, impacts of violence on the community, passive or assertive personalities, styles of communication, harassment versus flirting, and images and objectification.

Lunch will be provided. CEU are available.

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat or to learn more information, contact Dana Grant at dana@safeharbormt.org

Survivors of Sexual Assault and Awareness Event set for April 7
PABLO — On April 7 during the Tribal Council Quarterly, an awareness event for survivors of sexual assault will start 10:30 a.m. Participants are asked to congregate at South Entrance Lobby.

Participants are welcome to bring signage showing support for survivors, survivor stories, inspirational quotes, pictures, statistics, and etc. Signage will also be provided by THD BHP.

For questions please call Gena Montoya at 745-3525, ext. 5102.

Irrigation meeting set for April 11
PABLO — Semi-Annual Irrigation Meeting on Tuesday evening April 11 starting at 6 p.m. at the Sherri McDonald Hospitality Room (formally the Camas Room) located at the Salish Kootenai College Joe McDonald Fitness Center.

NRA Basic Pistol Course targeted for April 15
POLSON — On April 15, The Polson Shooters Association will host a NRA Basic Pistol Course. This class meets the requirements for a Conceal Carry Weapons Permit and uses the NRA Blended learning format, so the online portion must be completed prior to signing up for the instructor portion.

For more information on how to sign up contact Rob St. Clair 406-270-8886 or e-mail to robst.clair@yahoo.com.

What does the Constitution mean? Find out on April 26
POST CREEK — The Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition announces their annual Potluck Series – Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Mind. On Wednesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. bring a dish to share before the presentation at 6:45 p.m. by Anthony Johnstone, associate professor UM School of Law, titled What Do Our Constitutions Mean? Johnstone will guide the audience through discussion, exploring sometimes surprising perspectives that take us beyond current divisions and into the shared civic vocabulary found in our federal and state constitutions. This program is in partnership with Montana Humanities. Join us 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.

37th Annual Kicking Horse Job Corp Powwow set for May 6
RONAN — Dust of your regalia for the 37th Annual Kicking Horse Job Corp Powwow on May 6 from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Kicking Horse Job Corp gym. Grand entry starts at 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. A free dinner is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Specials include One-man hand drum, Chicken Dance and Jingle Dance.

Y2Y anti-bullying anti-violence community presentation is scheduled after the 6:30 grand entry.

First ten drums will be paid; limited vendor space available.

No alcohol or drugs are permitted. KHJC is not responsible for accidents or lost articles.

For more information, contact Bryan Brazill at (406) 644-2217.