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— JANUARY 2019 —

 

The Missoula City-County Health Department, 301 West Alder St., offers influenza vaccine for all ages starting at six months of age. Cost is $46, and they offer a sliding fee scale for children’s vaccine and can also bill Medicaid and private insurance.  You can WALK-IN Weekdays. Please call our vaccination clinic at 258-4745 for more information.

 

Recycle your holiday tree and make a voluntary donation at www.missoulaparks.org/donate  to plant new trees in Missoula. Drop sites: Playfair and McCormick Park and Fort Missoula Regional Park West. Co-sponsored by Garden City Compost. No yard waste, garbage, tree stands or decorations please. Please do not drop trees after January 15th.

 

A Carousel for Missoula will be closed through Friday, January 18th, for annual pony painting and maintenance. Dragon Hollow will be open, weather permitting, during the closure, and Carousel staff will answer messages as they are able. The Carousel will reopen on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 am. For more information, visit: www.carouselformissoula.com

 

A free Developmental and Preschool Screening Clinic for children ages 0 to 5 in the Bonner and Potomac School Districts will be held on Friday, January 11th at the Bonner Elementary School beginning at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Please call 258-6151 to schedule an appointment for your child’s screening or to receive more information.

 

A free Developmental and Preschool Screening Clinic for children ages 0 to 5 in the Clinton School District will be held on Friday, January 11th at the Clinton Elementary School beginning at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Please call 825-3113 to schedule an appointment for your child’s screening or to receive more information.

 

Do you want to know how to survive out in the cold?  Ski patrol emergency responders, Stephanie & Michael Mapelli teach you how on Tuesday, January 15th at 5:00 pm. This program is for appropriate for all ages. North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville, MT. For more information, call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.

 

The 5th Annual Hellgate Roller Derby Boot Camp is an 8-week roller derby training camp for new and beginner level skaters. Starting January 16th (orientation only) and then on skates beginning Jan 23rd. Practice will be held every Wednesday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Sovereign Hope Gym (1919 North Ave West). Adults of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. The course fee is $80 plus the cost of gear. Limited spots available, sign up now! Please be sure to fill out the registration form prior to the orientation on January 16th. More information available at www.hellgaterollerderby.org

 

Missoula Landlords Assoc monthly meeting happens at Perkins Restaurant, Thursday, January 17th at 11:30 am. Keeping landlords up to date concerning landlord tenant issues as well as suggestions in the opportunity of running your business. Contact Denison Von Maur at 406.239.0048 for details. You can also visit: https://www.montanalandlords.com

 

Missoula Folklore Society Contra Dances – If you can smile and walk at the same time , you can contra dance!  January 19th, Skippin’ A Groove will provide music and Bev Young will call. Senior Center, 705 S Higgins, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, with a workshop at 7:30, $6 members and students $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 Lolo Winterfest Carnival and Vintage Sled Show and Shine happens on Saturday, January 19th and Sunday, January 20th at Lolo Hot Springs Resort. Lots of events, from skijoring to snowmobile showings will be held. For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/Lolohotsprings/

 

MLK Jr. Day Community Celebration happens on Monday, January 21st, beginning with a Youth Rally at 5:00 pm at Caras Park, and a Community Celebration, 6:00 pm at St. Anthony Church (217 Tremont St. Missoula). Everyone is invited. For details call 406. 531. 7817

 

Join the Toastmasters for Shootin’ the Bull, on Tuesday, January 22nd at noon in the ALPS Board Room in Missoula. A lively, fun-loving club where you can learn leadership development, public speaking and meeting facilitation. And grow your vocabulary! Meeting every Tuesday 12 noon – 1:00 pm. Everyone of All Ages are welcome .Call for details  406-239-9795

 

Downtown Dance Collective invites you to join them for Cardio Twerk – Tuesday, January 22nd from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm with Orit Oged . All Ages are welcome at the Downtown Dance Collective Venue. Visit http://www.ddcmontana.com or call 406-360-8763

 

Join CASA of Missoula” Wednesday, January 23rd 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm for their CASA Information Session! This is your chance to learn more about how you can help abused and neglected children in our community. If you have ever thought about how you can make a real difference in your community, this is a great opportunity! Visit: casamissoula.org

 

2019 Bitterroot Winter Special Olympics happens January 29th – 30th at Lost Trails Powder Mountain. The Theme is ‘Unified with Friendship & Respect.’  The 38th year of Winter games is hosted by Big Sky & Sentinel High Schools in Missoula. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/BitterrootWinterSpecialOlympics

 

Traditional Scandinavian Dinner (lutefisk, lefse, Swedish meatballs, and all the trimmings) will be served Saturday, January 26th  from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, Hamilton (south of town, turn east off HWY 93 at Murdoch’s). Tickets are $17 and $5 (16 and under) at the door. Call 363-2964

 

— FEBRUARY 2019 —

 

The 5th Annual Heart Bash and Fundraiser happens on Saturday, February 16th at the Barn on Mullan, from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Games, crafts, music and silent auction. Free balloon animals with Inflated Panache! Face painting, photo booth and information tables. Hosted by Mended Little Hearts of Montana.

 

— ADDITIONAL PSA’S —

 

Mama’s Promise, a jewelry line created by homeless mothers is now available. The earrings and jewelry will range from $15.00 – $25.00 a pair and are currently sold at the Missoula Works office (202 Brooks Street). They will eventually to be sold at local businesses as well. All profits go directly to the mothers. For details visit,  www.missoulaworks.com or call 406-926-3400

 

The Red Cross is looking for volunteer drivers to transport donations from blood drives across western Montana. Volunteers in Missoula, will drive donations to the main processing center in Great Falls. Missoula-based volunteers will also drive donations to Superior and Plains, as well as Salmon, Idaho. Some Red Cross centers have vehicles, and centers without dedicated vehicles will reimburse drivers based on mileage at the end of a shift. Visit: https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org

 

Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton invites you to join the Coloring Club for Grownups. The group meets every Tuesday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in the meeting room of the library. Relax, enjoy, be creative! We supply the coloring pages and colored pencils. Visit http://www.bitterrootpubliclibrary.org/ or call 406-363-1670 for more information.

 

Montana’s economy is strong and growing. Hear from Montanans how the Department of Labor & Industry has helped them find work, grow their businesses, and what opportunities are available to join the workforce. Job Service Montana offices are part of a statewide network of workforce development centers that collaborate with community partners. Find out more. Visit: https://montanaworks.gov/

 

Missoula Indoor Sports Arena (MISA) provides Missoula County with a state-of-the-art indoor sports field. Large inflatables such as playgrounds, obstacle courses, slides, and a bounce house that provide fun, active entertainment for children of all ages. Both are open to the public 9:00 am – noon on Saturdays for a flat fee of $7 per child. Visit http://missoulaindoor.com/ for more information.

 

Do you or someone you know need help paying for child care? Many families struggle to pay for child care because it is often the most expensive item in a family’s budget next to rent or mortgage.  Contact Child Care Resources to see if you qualify for a scholarship at 406-728-6446 or go online to childcareresources.org

 

Join the Toastmasters for Shootin’ the Bull, in the ALPS Board Room in Missoula. A lively, fun-loving club where you can learn leadership development, public speaking and meeting facilitation. And grow your vocabulary! Meeting every Tuesday 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm. Everyone of All Ages are welcome. Call for details 406-239-9795

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