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— NOVEMBER 2018 —

 

Missoula County will mail tax bills to all property owners in the county this week, and they also are available online at www.missoulataxes.us. You’ll find more information in the media release online, and the text also is provided below for your convenience.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association, Montana Chapter hosts “Effective Communication Strategies,” a free, evidence-informed educational program at the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center (1720 Wyoming Street, Missoula) on Monday, November 12th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. RSVP’s are encouraged. Please call 406.252.3053 or email Montana@alz.org

 

Learn to interact safely with dogs.  Find out how dogs talk with their tails and other doggie body language at this program for children aged 12 and under.  Tuesday, November 13 at 4:30 pm.  At the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville. Call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free.

 

Small Business Saturday is set to take place on Saturday, November 24th! Help support someone’s dream and shop at small, locally owned businesses.

 

From tennis, to frolf, to youth sports and more, Parks and Recreation offers fall fun for all ages. Learn more and register online at missoulaparks.org, phone 721-PARK (7275) or stop by Currents Aquatics Center. During inclement weather, call the Parks and Recreation Rainline, 541-7200, after 4:30 p.m. for program updates.

 

The Missoula Strikers Boys U16 team will be traveling to play several premier soccer teams in the UK next March, and they are looking for sponsors who will be printed on the back of their travel shirts. They are also selling $25 raffle tickets for a vacation to win a vacation to Maui to fund their trip. For more information call Trish Duce 406.370.9432 ducepa@mso.umt.edu

 

— DECEMBER 2018 —

 

Parade of Lights in Missoula, Saturday December 1st beginning at noon with activities downtown. Santa will arrive at The Florence Building at 1:00 pm, to greet children young and old and for photos. Free carriage rides are available all afternoon. Wrapping up  with a Parade of Lights, caroling, and Tree lighting.

 

The Florence Carlton Parent Organization (FCPO) invites you to attend the 2017 Florence Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 1st, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in the Florence Carlton School New Gym.  Lot’s of vendors, free photos with Santa (from 9:00 am -12:00 pm), a food drive, an exciting silent auction, children’s crafts, and festive entertainment.  The Florence Holiday Bazaar is in support of the FCPO, helping fund school activities in the elementary & middle schools.  Be sure to bring all of your friends and family.

 

The Annual Festival of Trees at the Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, is an event not to be missed. Saturday, December 1st from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Take a free shuttle from Philipsburg, Hall or Drummond to the iconic ranch.  There you will be greeted by a hall of decorated Christmas trees in the Buckle Barn.  Cast your vote for your favorite tree.

 

A Stevensville Country Christmas happens on Friday, December 7th and Saturday the 8th. Get into the Christmas spirit in the historic town of Stevensville. A Parade of Lights, hay rides, Christmas caroling, and of course Christmas decorations throughout the town. Visit the Open Houses on Main Street.  For more information call 406-777-3773 or visit The Stevensville Main Street Association.

 

International Choral Festival and UM School of Music presents a live community performance of “Handel’s Messiah” on Sunday, December 9th at the Dennison Theatre at 7:30 pm. $20 General / $5 Students. Tickets: at the door or in advance at Rockin’ Rudy’s. Singers pay a fee and/or raise pledges in order to participate. The minimum participation fee is $40, with the hope that more will be raised through pledges. Register online at choralfestival.org, where you can download pledge sheets and find additional information. Prizes for the most funds raised!

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