Fall weather and hunting season are in the air, if we are not careful smoke can be as well. Firefighters want to remind you that vegetation is dry and wildfires can occur. Do your part to ensure that you do not start a wildfire. Before constructing a fire, check local fire restrictions and weather conditions. Visit Keep Montana Green to learn more.
School is back in session! Are you a full-time student returning to classes and looking for child care? You may qualify for our Best Beginnings scholarship. There are no work requirements for a full-time student which means more families are eligible. To see if you qualify, contact Child Care Resources at 406-728-6446 or go online to childcareresources.org
The Missoula Maze opens for their 10th season. New features this year and family game areas to linger and play in! Cost $8 adult, kids 5-12 and over 66, $5. Generally open Thursday thru Sunday, but times and dates vary so check Missoulamaze.com before you go.
Join the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville on September 27th at 5:00 pm. Kate Davis from Raptors of the Rockies is bringing four live raptors to help educate participants in the wonders of western Montana’s hunting birds. This program is especially for adults and teens to provide a quiet and calm environment for our avian visitors. For more info, call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.
The Learning Center at Red Willow is hosting the “Triple Your Impact Matching Grant Challenge” kick-off party! On Thursday, September 27th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Public House. Join us for great appetizers from a movable feast and live music provided by the Joan Zen Trio! These funds will go to their scholarship fund which allows those in our community access to services. Visit http://www.redwillowlearning.org/ for details.
Celebrate the Arbor Day Foundation’s Neighborwoods Month with Trees for Missoula and help reforest Missoula’s Westside Neighborhood!
Come out and join in on the fun of planting trees on one, two or all three days! Where: • CDBG Invest Health Sidewalk Project Area along Cowper & Sherwood Streets. To become a tree-planting volunteer and for more information, contact: Karen.Sippy@treesformissoula.org
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula’s “Fall Harvest Festival and Apple Day” is Saturday, September 29th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free admission, but bring a non-perishable food item for the Missoula Food Bank. Enjoy a day of celebration and old fashioned harvest activities. • Try your hand at cider making, take a tour of the buildings. Fall themed crafts, activities, and fun for all. • Beer Garden hosted by the UM Woodsman Team • Local food trucks available.
The Camp Mak-A-Dream open house is on Sunday, September 30th in Gold Creek, for a free day of Camp highlights. Test your limits on the zip line or climbing wall, claim an easel in the art studio to channel your creative side, or simply tour our beautiful property after enjoying lunch in the dining hall. Details at https://www.campdream.org/events/open-house-family-fun-day/
Seeking decorators/designers! From Nov. 30 to Dec. 9 the MDA Festival of Trees! Proceeds go to benefit Missoula Downtown Projects and Programs. The deadline to submit for participation is September 30th. For more info or to confirm go on line or email April Sommers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the North Valley Public Library, Stevensville on Friday, October 5 for “Octoberfest” from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. The Fun and Support Accordion Group transports you to a German beer hall by playing rousing, toe tapping tunes while dressed in traditional costumes. For more info call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.
Mineral County Help Line is having their Fall Bazaar October 6th in Superior at the 4-H building, at the fairgrounds. Sat. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. There will also be a silent auction. Vendors, Tables are $20.00 each, need to pay in advance. There will be refreshments and some goodies also. If you are interested in participating, please call 822-4262.
Celebrate the Arbor Day Foundation’s Neighborwoods Month with Trees for Missoula and help reforest Missoula’s Westside Neighborhood! Friday, October 5th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Come out and join in on the fun of planting trees on one, two or all three days! Where: • CDBG Invest Health Sidewalk Project Area along Cowper & Sherwood Streets. To become a tree-planting volunteer and for more information, contact: Karen.Sippy@treesformissoula.org
The BitterRodders Car Club invites you to “Cars at the Daly Mansion” on the lawn under the trees on Saturday, October 6th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Open to visitors and all cars, trucks and motorcycles! Cost is $20 per entry and includes a mansion tour! Cal Frank at 621-3783 for details or to sign-up.
Missoula Folklore Society Contra Dances. Happen Oct. 6th, Swift Current will provide music and Vicki Watson will call. Senior Center, 705 S Higgins, 8-11 PM, with a workshop at 7:30, $6 members, $9 nonmembers, under 18 free. All ages. No experience or partner necessary, all dances are taught and called. More info at missoulafolk.org
The women’s club health and fitness center hosts the woman’s Health and Wellness Fair on on Wednesday, October 10th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. At free samples and health screenings and more. Call 728-4410 or check their website for details.
The Montana Hope Project will host the Dueling Pianos Fundraising Event on Saturday, October 13th from 5:00 – 9:30 pm at the University Center- U of M Ballroom. Cost is $75/ticket, which includes Drinks, dinner, the dueling pianos show, a raffle, and silent auction! Contact Katie Lamach at (406) 442-4130 for more info or to purchase tickets. For additional details or to purchase tickets online, click here: https://missoula-dueling-pianos.ticketleap.com/dueling-pianos-gala/
Pins for the Park, a fundraiser for the Lions-Kester community Park Playground in Lolo happens, on Saturday, October 13th from 1:00 to 6:00 pm at Westside Lanes Bowling Center. Live Music, 50/50 pots, door prizes, Spaghetti feed and more to fund the new playground in Lolo. Register early to save a lane! For details Call Lorene at 406-370-4763.
Krispy Kreme in Missoula and the Montana Highway Patrol are teaming up to raise money for the Montana Hope Project! Enjoy delicious doughnuts, and a portion of sales goes directly to benefiting their Children of Hope! Saturday, September 15th from 9:00 am to noon. While you’re there, you’ll have the opportunity to visit with some of the Patrol’s finest, and you might get the golden ticket good for a year of free donuts!
Free your Pets from Animal Traps presented by Footloose Montana at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville on Saturday, October 20th at 1:00 pm. Practice releasing traps, Learn to identify potential traps and how to avoid them. For more info call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public
Missoula Folklore Society Contra Dances. Happen Oct. 20th, Skippin’ A Groove will provide music and Morna Leonard will call. Senior Center, 705 S Higgins, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, with a workshop at 7:30 pm. $6 members, $9 non members, under 18 free. All ages. No experience or partner necessary, all dances are taught and called. More info at missoulafolk.org