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— May 2017 —


The 3rd Annual Dalmatian Toadflax Biocontrol Work Day is coming up on May 24th (9 am – 2 pm) at The National Bison Range. It is a great opportunity to get out and explore a part of the Bison Range that isn’t open to the public and help them collect and move large numbers of Dalmatian toadflax stem weevils. Contact Melissa at or 406-258-4223.  RSVP is required.


The James Hallam Benefit – Trivia Night at Silver Slipper happens on Wednesday May 24th beginning at 7:00 pm. James Hallam has sarcoma cancer on his hip and has been traveling to Seattle for radiation. He will undergo surgery on June 19th to remove the fibroblastic spindle cell tumor on his hip. Proceeds from this event will help with the financial burden of travel, surgery and recovery. Call (406) 543-4612 or email to for details.


Senior Projects at Big Sky High School. All seniors get an opportunity to create a senior project which allows them to explore a career choice, formulate a research project, work with a non-profit, produce an event or construct an object. HOW CAN YOU HELP? These students are looking for volunteers to be panel members for their senior projects on Thursday, May 25th.  All you need to do is follow the link below and sign up for a time.  Lunch and snacks will be provided. Panel Member Sign–Up for Senior Projects: CLICK HERE or e-mail Abby Green


Feel the wind at Fort Missoula Regional Park at the Hellgate Wind Festival. Bring a picnic and enjoy wind instruments and cultural dance performances. Check out the awesome kite display or make your own kite and give it a fly on the new sports fields. Fun contests for all ages like a paper airplane throwing contest, parachute race and more! The event is free. Thursday May 25th, 4:30 – 7:30 pm at Bella Vista Pavilion, Fort Missoula Regional Park. Call 552-6684 for more information.


Philipsburg Volunteer Fire Department: Annual Fire Department Clam Feed is Friday, May 26th at 5 pm. Located at the Philipsburg Fire Hall. All proceeds help fund the purchase of equipment, maintenance and training of the Fire Department.Costs: $20 for Adults, $5 for those 12 and under. Enjoy all you can eat Clams and Oysters! (860 lbs. of clams and about 150 dozen oysters for the feed.) Beer from the Philipsburg Brewery.


41st Annual St. Regis Flea Market. Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-29) The Largest Flea Market Montana. Directions: On Interstate 90 in Western Montana, take Exit 33 to St. Regis. Follow Signs to the Community Park. CLICK HERE for more details.


The United Veteran’s Council of Missoula and Ravalli Counties will host the 90th Annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremonies on Monday, May 29 throughout Missoula, starting at Caras Park overlook and ending at the Iraq-Afghanistan Memorial at the University of Montana.  There will be no formal ceremonies but the procession begins at the VFW Post 209 headquarters at 245 W. Main Street in Missoula at 9:30 am and the public is welcome to follow the charter bus to all the parks and cemeteries.  Each wreath presentation will include the singing of the National Anthem, reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, saying of a prayer of dedication, placement of the wreath at the base of each monument or memorial and A 21 gun salute. For details, call Susan Campbell Reneau at 719-661-4037 or email her at


The Missoula County Commissioners are looking to fill vacancies on the Bonner Mill Tax Increment Financing District Board, the Library Board, the Missoula Development Authority, the Parks & Trails Advisory Board, the Seeley Lake Cemetery Board and Weed Control Board. All applications are available online or in the Office, on West Pine Street. Deadline is May 31, 2017 by 5 pm.  Call Sarah Bell with questions at (406) 258-4230 or email:


The largest elk ever taken in Montana will go on display for a few weeks at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. This bull is a reflection of the importance of quality habitat, wildlife management and hunters conservation efforts. RMEF’s Elk Country Visitor Center is at 5705 Grant Creek Road in Missoula and is open 8 am – 6 pm, Monday – Friday and 9 am – 6 pm Saturday and Sunday.


— JUNE 2017 —


The Hallam family spaghetti feed & auction night happens on Friday June 2nd from 5:30 pm – 10 pm at the Lolo Community Center, all to benefit James, in his battle with Sarcoma. They are accepting donations for raffle items and volunteers to help out with the event. You can find info and donate by CLICKING HERE or call (406) 543-4612. Email:


Singer and songwriter Russell Perri performs at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville on Friday June 2nd at 6 pm. Audiences love Russell’s up-beat performances of cover songs from artists like Elton John, Billy Joel, the Beatles and more. Russell has been teaching music in the Bitterroot for over 25 years and has been part of the music industry for 40 years.  The North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville. For more info, call 777-5061.


It’s A Night of Metal in the Root, a Montana Wounded Warriors Benefit happens on Friday, June 2nd in The Full Moon Saloon in Stevensville. This is a free event! NO COVER! The metal music starts at 8 pm and will include fantastic raffle prizes throughout the night. For details or to donate, email: or call Jason at 406-369-1420.


The 2017 High School Senior All-Night Party will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, at the Hub Family Entertainment Center near the Airport. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Tickets sell for $20 in advance at the high schools and $25 at the door on the night of the party. You can volunteer or donate to the party, call 207-1380 or email:


The Lolo Square and Round Dance Center will host a mountain mixer on Saturday June 3rd, a potluck dinner beginning at 6 pm – 7:30 pm, with  dancing to follow. For details call 529-8633.


Dolce Canto presents a joint concert with the Ulsan Metropolitan Chorus of South Korea on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30 pm at the UM Music Recital Hall. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Tickets are available at Fact & Fiction or Rockin’ Rudy’s. Cost: $18 General Admission / $10 Students.


The Florence Civic Club’s Old Pick up Show will be Saturday, June 10th at the Florence Carlton School’s parking lot. Entrance Fee to participate is $15 and spectator entry is free. Celebrate the old trucks and their histories!  Special activities for the kiddos!  9 am – 1 pm. Any questions call Kim @ 544-5157


The 2nd Annual Sportsman Against Cancer Banquet happens on Saturday June 17th at Missoula’s Linda Vista golf course. An evening of family fun with all proceeds go to the Cash Hyde Foundation and Sportsmen against cancer hunt grants. For details CLICK HERE or visit their Facebook.


Dr. Marshall Bloom, an Associate Director at Rocky Mountain Laboratories is giving a lecture on predicting pandemics at North Valley Public Library in Stevensville on Thursday June 22nd at 6 pm. Local interest in the work of the Rocky Mountain Labs is high, as is the interest in the growing number of pandemics around the world. Dr. Bloom played a major role in design, construction and staffing of the RML Integrated Research Facility. For more info, call the library at 777-5061.


The Back Country Horsemen of Missoula Summer Rendezvous happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 23rd – 24th and 25th at the Blackfoot/Clearwater game range, Boyd Ranch HDQTRS. Everyone welcome, kids as well! Camping, outdoor safety/skills, hayrides and more. Free BBQ on Saturday. For details call 406-370-7549 or CLICK HERE.


Walk your way to a healthier you & a chance to win prizes in Hamilton with the Walk & Win Incentive Program by MSU Extension in Ravalli County. Now through June 29th. Walk any 1 of the 7 walking map routes in Hamilton to enter. Call 375-6611 for more info about this free program and how to enter to win great local prizes!


Get Your Caras Cash for Out to Lunch & Downtown Tonight! Caras Cash is valid at all food/beverage vendors at all 2017 Out to Lunch and Downtown ToNight events.  Caras Cash can be purchased in $5 increments and is a great way to buy dinner or lunch for your colleagues, conference attendees or family.  Purchase Caras Cash at the Downtown Missoula Partnership office at 218 E. Main or by calling (406) 543-4238.

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