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Student exhibits to show at The People’s Center
PABLO — The People’s Center will be hosting a reception for the opening of two new Exhibits on July 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The July Featured Artist is Persephone Sandoval.

Two Eagle River School: Rez Made New York Photo Exhibit will run through  December 15.

Artist discussion is at 6 p.m.

Any questions, feel free to contact Dana Hewankorn at the People’s Center 675-0160.

See new art work at the Hangin' Art Gallery starting July 2
Arlee — Killdeer Artisans’ Guild presents a new selection of works from established and emerging area artists, with opening reception Saturday, July 2, 12-2 PM, at Hangin’ Art Gallery & Café. This coincides with the Arlee Celebration Powwow. Discover a fascinating variety of art including paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber arts, jewelry, ceramics and woodworking.

This is your last opportunity to see the beautiful acrylic painting “Arlee Spring “ by Karl Stein that is being raffled off to help support the Gallery and get the ticket that will surely win you the painting.

The show will be open from June 20 through Sept. 16.

Refreshments will be provided – and the Gallery Café will have its usual fine soups, scones, breads, and desserts – all locally-sourced and freshly prepared.

For more information contact: Marti de Alva at
726-0021 or riversongphoto@mac.com

Prepare to float the "Miracle of America" for Polson July 4th parade
POLSON — It’s time to get out the red, white and blue and start decorating that float for the 2016 Fourth of July Parade in Polson. This year’s theme is the “Miracle of America”. Parade organizers are encouraging groups and businesses to prepare a float, decorate vehicles or prepare a marching unit for this holiday celebration. Entry forms are available from the Polson Chamber of Commerce at 418 Main Street or online on the Polson Events calendar at www.polsonchamber.com. Entry deadline is July 3.

The parade will begin at noon on July 4 at Cherry Valley Elementary School. Entrants will line up in front of the school, continue south on Second Street West and around behind Cherry Valley on Ninth Avenue. Parade officials will assign a number to each entry. Judges will select the winners of First, Second and Third places in various categories at Cherry Valley. All entrants are asked to line up no later than 11:15 am.

Lake County School Transportation Committee to meet July 7
POLSON — The Lake County School Transportation Committee will be meeting Thursday, July 7 at 1:30 P.M. in the Large Conference Room of the Lake County Courthouse. Adjustments needed in bus routes for the upcoming school year will be discussed. Guests are welcome. Please contact Carolyn O. Hall, Lake County Superintendent of Schools, at 883-7262 for further information.

Join the Bitterroot Community Peace Festival on July 16
HAMILTON — The Bitterroot Committee for Peace is proud to present the 1st annual Bitterroot Community Peace Festival July 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Park at the corners of Second and State Streets. Featuring guest speakers, musicians and dance groups, this is an FREE event for the whole family devoted to enhancing awareness and investment in the ideal of peace and all it offers in creating happy, healthy lives. Check out our website at www.bitterrootpeace.weebly.com for all the information about this great event and see you there!

Bitterroot Community Peace Festival set for July 16
HAMILTON — The Bitterroot Committee for Peace is proud to present the 1st annual Bitterroot Community Peace Festival July 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Park at the corners of Second and State Streets. Featuring guest speakers, musicians and dance groups, this is an FREE event for the whole family devoted to enhancing awareness and investment in the ideal of peace and all it offers in creating happy, healthy lives. Check out our website at www.bitterrootpeace.weebly.com for all the information about this great event and see you there!

Polson Mud Run seeks volunteers
POLSON — The Boys & Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation & Lake County are currently seeking volunteers to assist with their 3rd Annual Polson Mud Run this July 16 at 9 am at the Polson Fairgrounds to celebrate the opening of the Polson Cherry Festival.

Volunteer duties include setting up obstacles the week before the race, serving as obstacle guides during the run and cleaning up the Polson Fairgrounds after the race. The first 25 volunteers to sign up are eligible to run free and receive a free t-shirt.

If interested, please call Michal, Volunteer Coordinator, at (406) 370-8913 with the following information: Name, Phone Number, E-Mail Address, T-Shirt Size, Volunteer Preference and your Availability the week of July 9-16.

Thank you so much for your consideration.

Polson Chamber of Commerce meeting postponed
POLSON — Because of the activities surrounding the Fourth of July celebration, the Polson Chamber of Commerce has decided not to hold their regularly scheduled luncheon meeting on Wednesday, July 6.  Scheduled speaker, Webb Brown of the Montana State Chamber of Commerce will speak at the Chamber’s September meeting instead.

The Polson Chamber is again sponsoring the Polson Fourth of July parade as well as the fireworks show scheduled for that evening.  Those wanting to volunteer to help with the parade are asked to contact the Polson Chamber at (406) 883-5969.

‘I Love the ’90s Tour’ to Bring Coolio, Salt N Pepa to UM
MISSOULA – Hip-hop hit-makers from the 1990s, including Salt N Pepa, Kid ’n Play, Coolio, Rob Base and Young MC, will “bust a move” at the University of Montana Adams Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.

Tickets for the show will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, at http://www.griztix.com and at the Adams Center Box Office and all GrizTix locations. Tickets also may be purchased by calling 406-243-4051 during regular business hours. They cost $46.50 or $75.50, plus applicable service fees.

The wildly popular “I Love the ’90s Tour” – which originally had 29 dates – recently added two dozen additional stops, including Missoula, to meet mounting fan demand and early sold-out shows. Audiences can expect to hear the artists’ chart-topping hits during a fun-filled lineup.

Entertainment Weekly called the performance an “arena-sized dance party” that “promises to be all that and a bag of chips.”          

For more information call Alexis Schreder, Adams Center marketing assistant, at 406-243-4889 or email alexis.schreder@mso.umt.edu.

Local Veteran representatives announce schedules
PABLO — Lloyd Jackson and/or Bill Rogers, veteran representatives, will be available each Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the new Pablo Complex, in room 220. They will be available to answer questions and help fill-out forms for health care and benefits for all veterans. Twice each month a veteran representative will be at the Mission Valley Veteran Center, in St. Ignatius. For schedules, call: 675-2700, ext. 1313, 675-4137, or 253-0925.

TABE assessments at Salish Kootenai College
PABLO — Students entering Salish Kootenai College are required to take a TABE Assessment, which measures basic skills in Math, Reading, and Language.

TABE tests are given every Monday at 11:30 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., by the Department of Academic Success. The department is no longer located in the John Peter Paul Building, they are now across the street from the Big Knife Building, in building #58. SKC encourages locals to take the assessment early to beat the rush of new students entering the new quarter.

For further information, contact the Department of Academic Success at 275-4986 or 275-4868.

Free meals for kids available in Polson during summer
POLSON — The USDA Summer Food Service Program provides free, nutritious meals to children when school is on summer break. The program will run from June 6 to August 5.

Meals will be available at the following sites:

Cherry Valley Elementary School, 107 8th Ave. W. Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

CSKT Early Childhood Services, 37181 Turtle Lake Loop. Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

The Polson School District is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410, or call (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.