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Religious Education Classes offered through December
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.

Mental health first aid training set for September 23
By Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition

CHARLO — On Saturday, September 23, The Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition will be offering Mental Health First Aid training at the Mission Valley United Methodist Church located at 70715 Hwy 93. This groundbreaking eight-hour training course gives people the tools to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when necessary.

“Through this program, we hope to take the fear and hesitation out of starting conversations about mental health and substance use problems,” says Linda Rosenberg President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, which helped bring Mental Health First Aid to the U.S. in 2008.

Cathy Billie of FRHRC says, "Mental health is a medical and community issue and we welcome this free opportunity to help us help our fellow community members address this issue with compassion and training.”

For more information or to participate in a Mental Health First Aid training, visit or Cathy at 406-745-4259 or contact Joan Schmidt at 406-871-1008 or

To learn more about Mental Health First Aid USA, visit

Dine with fellow community members on September 27
ST. IGNATIUS — A free St. Ignatius Community Dinner will be served at St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. We will be serving a hot, homemade dinner that you can enjoy with your family, friends, and community members. All are invited and welcome. Dinner is hosted by the St. Ignatius Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and Pastor Jason Jury. For more information, contact Pastor Jury at 360-0563 or Kimimi Ashley at 273-8203.

Free absolute basics computer class
POLSON — North Lake County Public Library will host a free technology class on Tuesday, September 26. Specialist Heather Miles will present a session titled Absolute Computer Basics: Hardware. The class will answer: What is a computer? What does a computer look like inside? How do you set one up?

Two more free basic classes are scheduled this fall:

• Tuesday, October 24: Absolute Basics: Software

• Tuesday, November 28: Absolute Basics: Techniques and Troubleshooting

All sessions are at 2 a.m. in the library meeting room. Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets to follow along. Registration is required. Refreshments will be served.

North Lake County Public Library is located at #2 First Ave. E. For more information or to sign up, please stop by the circulation desk or call the library at 406-883-8225.