What’s Up In The 406


Axmen Recycling is holding a fundraiser for the Morton Family who lost their home earlier this month. Bring your cash donation to Axmen Recycling from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday, October 18th. Axmen recycling supports the Morton Family and will match every dollar donated up to one thousand dollars. For more info call 543-1905. 

Missoula Folklore Society Contra Dances, Oct 19th, Wood Hogs will provide music Mark Matthews will call Hip Strip Ballroom, Missoula Senior Center, $6 members, $9 non members, under 18 free, 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM, all ages welcome, workshop at 7:30, all dances taught and called, no partner necessary, more info at missoulafolk.org

Fort Missoula Regional Park and Missoula Parks and Recreation invite kids and their families to the 19th Annual Fall Family Fest and Kaboom! Play Day on Saturday, October 19 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Fun for the whole family and includes wheelchair-accessible hayrides, crafts, face painting, cider pressing, strider bikes, and activity booths. Live music with The Salamanders, and food and beverage vendors will be on hand. Call 721-PARK or visit www.missoulaparks.org for more info  

The Hamilton Train & Toy show takes place on Saturday, October 19th at the Hamilton Senior Center corner of Adirondac and No.4th Street. $3.00 admission. Kids with parents are free! Plenty of parking. Model Trains, Railroad antiques, collectibles, books and more. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

North Valley Public Library in Stevensville invites you to Decorate and paint a pumpkin to look like your favorite book character. (Sorry, carved pumpkins not accepted.) Enjoy viewing the pumpkins displayed around the library and vote for your favorite. Please drop off your pumpkin no later than Oct 20 so you can get votes. Voting begins on October 21.  Go to the library’s website to see examples! Three winners announced on Halloween. This contest is open to all ages, even adults! For more information, call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org.

The Bethel Clothes Closet offers a huge variety of clothing in all sizes, including a large selection of cold weather clothing. There is no limit and all clothing is FREE. Open each Tuesday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, but on October 22nd only, they are extending their hours to 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Bethel Community Church is one block west of Russell at 1601 S 6th St West, Missoula. For more info call  721-2780

The Northern Rockies Heritage Center will host two Montana Conversations programs: “The Public Trust” with David McCumber and “What Happened to The News?” with Dennis Swibold on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 6:00 PM at Heritage Hall at Fort Missoula. The presentation is free and open to the public. Come early for appetizers at 5:00 pm.For more info call (406) 728-3662.

Wacoal Fit for the Cure, Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, Dillard’s, Southgate Mall. Come in for a complimentary bra fitting. Wacoal will donate $2 for every fitting, no purchase required. Wacoal will donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra/shapewear piece purchased at the event. Visit: https://komenidahomontana.org/events/wacoal-fit-for-the-cure-31/.

The Lolo Community Centers Haunted House Happens October 27th thru the 31st. Kids 11 and under costs $4 per person and runs 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm each day. People 12 and older cost $8 per person and run 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm each day. A “Haunters Ball” on the 30th costs $5 for admission to the dance. Get an all access pass “Unlimited” for $25.  Proceeds go to repair and renovate the Lolo Community Center. For details or to help out call Desiree Evans at 907-209-3669

Join Missoula Community Chorus for “Painting with a Purpose” Tuesday October 29th, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Cost is $35 per seat. All painting supplies and guided instruction are included.in the cost. Participants are allowed to bring in food, BYOB for 21 & older, Must be 18 years & up (no exceptions) to attend evening classes where alcohol is present. Last year our painting event SOLD OUT. Details at their Facebook page.

Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula Hosts the 10th Annual Used Book Sale Extravaganza! You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books, and that is kind of the same thing!  The largest book sale in Montana! Thursday, October 31st and running through Sunday, November 3rd, beginning at 10:00 am In Heritage Hall AND the Post Headquarters. Books are priced at the incredibly low price of $1.50 a vertical inch*.

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