The Missoula Police Department will conduct ‘Pedestrian Crossing Emphasis’ Patrols Through the fall in an effort to enforce pedestrian crossing laws within the city limits. The emphasis will be in the downtown business area and high foot traffic areas near schools to reduce pedestrian versus vehicle crashes. This enforcement will educate both drivers and pedestrians regarding crossing laws and their respective responsibilities. Enforcement of all laws related to yielding, or crossing at intersections will be a part of this enforcement action. The intent is to remind everyone that they are not alone on Missoula’s roadways. They will accomplish this through education and enforcement action when appropriate. Any questions can be directed Sgt. Greg Amundsen in the Missoula Police Department Traffic Office.
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.
On Thursday, October 18th, FEMA encourages you to participate in the 2018 Great ShakeOut; joining millions of others and practicing what to do when an earthquake strikes: drop, cover, and hold on. The event occurs at 10:18 a.m. local time. Montana can have some big earth quakes. Do you know what to do? Find out more at shakeout.org/montana
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.
Fall is here… it’s time for hayrides, apple cider and old-fashioned family fun! Fort Missoula Regional Park invites kids and their families to the 17th Annual Fall Family Fest and Kaboom! Play Day on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Stop by and don’t forget to stop by the CASA table to see them!
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
The Western Montana Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation open house and tack sale happens on Saturday October 20th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at 1252 Willow Road in Corvallis. 16 saddles available for trial, Equine Massage, Trainer tips, veterinarian tips and more. Call 406-961-3101 for details.
The Bitter Root Brewery, on Marcus Street in Hamilton hosts a a pint night in support of the Bitter Root Humane Association on Sunday, October 21st from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm! Music from theTin Cup Band, a 50/50 Money Pot Raffle and more. Call Mary (406) 642-3785 for info.
Our Montana branch of the American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive in our parking lot on Tuesday October 23rd from noon to 5:00 pm. Reserve a seat now and your donation can help save up to three people. You can look on our webpage under events for the link, or Visit redcrossblood.org enter your zip code and you can get the information about his donation event. Thanks! See you there!
From tennis, to folf, to youth sports and more, Parks and Recreation offers fall fun for all ages. Learn more and register online at www.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 email@example.com
The African Children’s Choir performs children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites all to support African children’s choir programs, such as education, care and development. Two shows, on Thursday, November 1st at Hamilton High School at 7:00 pm. Call (406) 375-6060 for details. On Friday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm At the Missoula Alliance Church on East Foss Ct. Call (406) 251-3983 for details. No cost to attend but donations are much appreciated.
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!