What’s Up In The 406

JUNE 2019 

On Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd, the annual Joe Ocken Montana Glock Classic shooting match at the Deer Creek Shooting Center in East Missoula. Annual membership in GSSF is only $35 and renewal is $25. GSSF matches are low-pressure competitions using standard Glock pistols and there is no need for expensive match gear. Demonstrate your marksmanship, win prizes and enjoy a family-oriented atmosphere that is safe as well as fun. Over $2000 in prize money, and dozens of other merchandise items in performance awards and random drawings. For more info visit www.gssfonline.com

The 2nd annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull, benefiting Montana Special Olympics. Happens June 22nd at Neptune Aviation. Six person teams can sign up and raise money to have their teams pull a plane across a hangar at Neptune Aviation. Fun for the whole family. Prizes!  Equipment displays, Life Flight, SWAT, K-9, and Forest Service. $500 Team entry includes lunch and an event t-shirt. For more info go to www.somt.org/torch-run

Hellgate Roller Derby is excited to host the second round of home games on Saturday, June 22nd. The first bout begins at 5pm when HRD gets retribution against Lilac City’s SASS from Spokane, Then at 7pm, Hellgate Roller Derby’s B Team battles the Hel’z Belz from Helena! At the Missoula County Fairgrounds Outdoor Event Arena. $10 tickets are at the door, students and seniors $8 and kids 10 and under are free with an adult. For more info visit hellgaterollerderby.org or find “Hellgate Roller Derby” on Facebook

The 19th anniversary garden city river rod run happens Friday and Saturday June 21st and 22nd at Caras Park, Missoula. The classic car show and shine is Friday 5 to 9pm, all day Saturday. Still have time to enter your ride by visiting and downloading a form at http://fivevalleyfordclub.com/garden_city_river_rod_run

Fundraisers Flamingling. Get to know other fundraisers, hear about exciting Western Montana Fundraisers Association (WMFRA) developments, have a brew, grab a bite from Two Crows Tacos (no-host), and enter to win door and raffle prizes! At Western Cider Thurs, June 27th from 4:30-6:30 No RSVP necessary and you don’t have to be a member to come. Stop in or hang out, talk shop or not. Grab a friend and fly over. To find out more, click here!

North Valley Public Library in Stevensville invites you to join Salish and Kootenai tribal members on Friday, June 28th at 2 :00pm to enjoy traditional stories and songs. This event is suitable for kids of all ages and their families. Please register by calling the Library or stopping by their front desk. Call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.  

The 5th annual Bitterroot 50 Mile Garage Sale will be held at 300 locations between Lolo and Darby on June 28-29 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm both days.  Antique shops, business hot spots, and individual families will host sales of antiques, vintage items, and garage sale goods.  Maps of all locations, items for sale, and contact numbers are available at www.bitterroot50milegaragesale.com

The Blackfoot Rendezvous happens Saturday June 29th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Potomac school and community center. A day of fun including music, food, kids carnival, hay and pony rides, flea market and vendors. This event is a fundraiser for the Potomac School’s Friday Explorers program, providing STEM and hands on learning for K-8 students. Check it out on Facebook!

Saturday, June 29th at 8:00 am at Caras Park we’ve got the Missoula 5k, a fun way to Participate in Marathon weekend. Whether you are a family member of a marathoner, just want to shake out your legs for the marathon, or want to race a great 5k this is going to be a great race! For more details, visit: http://www.missouladowntown.com

Saturday, June 29th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm The Missoula Marathon Expo is held in the heart of downtown Missoula, outdoors in the Caras Park Pavilion. Featuring many health and fitness vendors. Shop for running and fitness apparel, sample healthy snacks, learn about upcoming races and more. The Expo is open for a limited time on Friday, June 28th during the Beer Run and 5K Packet pick up. The hours will be 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday, June 29th the Sons of Norway Lodge, Tailgate Garage Sale beginning at 9:00 am at the Sons of Norway lodge parking lot (579 Hwy 93 South, Missoula). For more details visit: https://www.sofnmissoula.com or call 406-251-2277 for directions.

Saturday, June 29th is Expedition Days at Travelers’ Rest State Park. It kicks off at 10:00 am. Two days of FREE family friendly activities to commemorate the Anniversary of Lewis’ and Clark’s 1806 camp at Travelers’ Rest…presentations on Historical firearms, weaving, navigation, rope making, and hands-on activities for kids from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and noon to 4:00 pm Sunday. Located at 6717 Highway 12 West Lolo. For more information, call 406-273-4253

Sunday, June 30th is the Missoula Marathon & Half Marathon beginning at 6:00 am at Caras Park. For details, hit up: http://www.missouladowntown.com

JULY 2019 

This summer (starting on Monday, July 1st) Highlander Beer is hosting a farmer’s market every Monday. With up to 30 vendors, live music, and of course Highlander food and beer from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm every Monday until fall. Located at 200 International Dr. Missoula.

The Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula’s 42nd Annual, Old-Fashioned, 4th of July Celebration, on Wednesday, July 4th. The pancake breakfast,, kicks off the celebration from 8:00 am until 11:00 am. Festivities begin at 1:00 pm with musical entertainment. Admission is $5/adults, $3/seniors, $2/s students, and $15/family Children 6/under and HMFM members are free. The Pancake Breakfast: $5/adult or $20/family (includes admission for the day).

Missoula 4th of July fireworks is at Southgate Mall starting at 6:00 pm with free live music, plus local food trucks, a beer garden, kid’s activities and more. Fireworks will begin at 10:30 pm.

The Missoula children’s Theater is proud to present, “The Princess and the Pea” on Friday, July 12th at 4:00 pm. This ain’t your grandma’s show. You will enjoy it’s twist and turns. MCT Cetner for the Performing Arts is located at 200 N. Adams Street in Missoula. For details, call 406-728-7529

Zootown 406 Youth Club bring you the first every “Grizzly 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament” featuring youth, high school, adult and wheelchair divisions. It’s happening at Southgate Mall in their parking lot begining on Friday, July 12th. For details, visit: https://zootown406.com