Thursday, July 8
Meet to read at Sacajawea Park
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is in full swing and takes place on Thursday mornings starting at 10 a.m. This is movie week and we will meet at Polson Theater (please stop by the library before Monday, July 5, to receive your ticket).
Saturday, July 10
Battle in the Bay in Bigfork
BIGFORK — This year’s Battle in the Bay 3 on 3 Tournament will be held July 10 at the Bigfork Elementary School parking lots beginning at 9 a.m. Divisions are first grade through adults with a coed division. Entry deadline is July 1 at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, visit: missionvalley3on3.com/bigfork-registration.html, or the Bigfork Dairy Queen from 6-7 p.m. on July 1. Call 406-261-1521 for more information.
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Thursday, July 15
Ag Field Day held in Creston
Local farmers are welcome to attend the annual Field Day at the Northwestern Agricultural Research Center, located at 4570 Highway 35 in Creston, on Thursday, July 15, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., with lunch included. Topics will include nutrient and moisture levels of alfalfa dormancy and warm season forages, winter canola planting date and variety options, winter wheat varieties, forage barley, cool-season forages, and spring wheat herbicide program. Space is limited. Please RSVP to 406-755-4303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, July 8, 2021.
Book sale held at Jocko Valley Library
ARLEE — The Jocko Valley Library will have an outdoor book sale on Friday, July 16, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the lawn outside the library. There are books for all ages and interests. Most books are .25 cents each. For more information call 406-544-9322.
Field Day held in Creston
Local farmers are welcome to attend the annual Field Day at the Northwestern Agricultural Research Center, located at 4570 U.S. Highway 35 in Creston, on Thursday, July 15, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., with lunch included. Topics will include nutrient and moisture levels of alfalfa dormancy and warm season forages, winter canola planting date and variety options, winter wheat varieties, forage barley, cool-season forages, and spring wheat herbicide program. Space is limited. Please RSVP to 406-755-4303 or email email@example.com by Thursday, July 8, 2021.
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Hear from natural resources instructor
POLSON — The North Lake County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program takes place on Thursday mornings starting at 10 a.m. We plan to meet in Sacajawea Park across the street from the library. If there is bad weather, the program will be held in the library. Please come wearing a mask. If attendance allows for social distancing, masks can be removed.
On July 15 Georgia Smies, a natural resources instructor from the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, will speak.
Three-day, ‘Montana 200’ offers $10,000 prize
POLSON — The Mission Valley Speedway Superoval, at 1113 N. Reservoir Rd., is the site of the three-day “Montana 200.” The event offers $10,000 to win. Thursday, July 15, is open practice. Friday, July 16, is qualifying, T Dash, positioning heats, and Hobby Stocks. Saturday, July 17, Legends, LCQ, and Super Late Model Montana 200 will be held. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children 8-14 with children 7 and under free. Seniors 55 and older pay an $8 admission fee. Time trials begin at 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. Call 406-212-8159 for more information.
Friday, July 16
Good Old Days welcomes all with BBQ
ST. IGNATIUS — Good Old Days welcomes all with a barbecue meal on Friday, July 16.
Saturday, July 17
‘Using Gold Leaf’ class taught
POLSON — Instructor Judy Wright will teach a class on using gold leaf at Sandpiper Gallery on Saturday, July 17, from 1-4 p.m. Cost of the class is $65 with all materials included. This class is for adults.
Buffalo Run offers run options
ST. IGNATIUS — The Buffalo Run is part of Good Old Days in St. Ignatius, which is filled with family-fun events and festivities. Proceeds from the Buffalo Run benefit the St. Ignatius Chamber of Commerce. The half marathon starts on July 17 promptly at 7 a.m. and the 1, 4, and 7-mile fun runs begin at 8 a.m. All races start on Main Street in front of Gambles. Open to all ages, the cost is $25 per person. Register online at: http://www.runsignup.com/Race/MT/SaintIgnatius/GoodOldDaysBuffaloRun
Enjoy a week of Lake County Fair
RONAN — The annual Lake County Fair is a big event in the lives of many boys, girls and adults in the area, especially for 4-H and FFA students. Go to: lakemt.gov/fair/events.html for event schedules or pick up a Fair Book from local retailers. The Fair Book can also be viewed digitally at www.valleyjournal.net. Just click the cover link on the left side of the home page.
Join Bump, Set, Splat Mud Volleyball Tournament
POLSON — The Polson Fairgrounds is site of the first annual Bump, Set, Splat Mud Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, July 17, starting at 9 a.m. Those 14 and older can sign up in teams of six for a $150 team entry fee. Dry camping will be available at the fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday night. Call 406-883-0521 or go to flatheadbgc.org/splat, for more information and to register. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Flathead Reservation and Lake County.
Sunday, July 18
Join shotgun competition
POLSON — Beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 18, a shotgun competition will take place at Big Sky Sporting Clays. Call 406-883-2000 for information.