What’s Up In The 406

Our station webpages have:

1) The “Montana Strong” page. Linked to the Missoula Chamber of Commerce. They are updating what businesses are open, which are closed or partially closed. To keep supporting our local businesses.

 2) The “COVID-19 Info” page, the latest information on the virus from reputable sources, Missoula City County Health department, the CDC, WHO, and more.

COVID-19

Service workers and others in need of help with a variety of needs should call 2-1-1, or visit the Montana 2-1-1 website, www.montana211.org   

The Poverello Center serves some of our most at-risk neighbors. And they are seeking Donations of Food & Cleaning Supplies: They will be happy to meet you outside to collect your donation. Just call (406) 529-5643 and a staff person will come outside and meet you. You can donate online and ask volunteer questions at https://www.thepoverellocenter.org/donate/

MAY 2020

Mountain Line has partnered with First Presbyterian Church to create a drive-in community Wi-Fi hotspot. They will park one of the Wi-Fi-equipped electric buses in the church parking lot providing free internet access to all those who need it Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the foreseeable future. The drive-in hot spot is at 235 South 5th Street West.

Numerous galleries and arts organizations have banded together to create the first official Virtual First Friday May 1, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.  The entire community is invited to a Streaming Facebook Live event featuring many of our most beloved arts institutions and their May exhibitions. For more information, visit www.artsmissoula.org.

Downtown Missoula’s Virtual Shop Small Weekend April 30 – May 3   |   5pm – 8pm Join them from 5-8pm each day for a Virtual Shop Small Weekend! Local businesses are coming together to bring special offers, giveaways, and more to you virtually! Visit missouladowntown.com for details

The Bitterroot Classic Car show happens on Saturday May 2nd at Southgate Mall. It will be a big show. Enter your vehicle for only $20.00 from 9am to noon. Early information visit fivevallyfordclub.com or call jerry at 406-626.4401

The Boy Scouts of America is inviting ALL families with children of all ages to join in on the fun by participating in the National “Camp-In” on Saturday, May 2nd.  Whether in your backyard or in your living room – the National Camp-In will be a fun-filled digital event that restores a sense of fun and adventure for families – even for families whose children are not in Scouting. Join a virtual event  by visiting https://www.scouting.org/campin/ for details

Save the Date!  Stamp Out HungerSaturday, May 9th. The easiest food drive of the year! Place a bag of unopened, non-perishable food in a bag by your mailbox for letter carrier delivery to our local food bank. Know that you are helping a local family.

Missoula County Weed District & Extension works to promote and maintain healthy vegetation by minimizing the ecological and economic impacts of noxious weeds. They also offer neat programs like on May 13th  Healthy Food Processor Dips, one appliance, no-mess healthy and delicious dips. Call Kelly for details at 258-4206

North Valley Public Library in Stevensville, Phase 1 Library Re-Opens with limited services.• Call us to request materials or place holds online. Materials available by curbside pickup. The building is closed. Wear a mask to curbside pickup or stand back 6’ from the door. 30 minute computer sessions by appointment only IF YOU HAVE A MASK! Maintain 6 feet social distance at all times. No computer assistance available. Call us at 777-5061 Varying hours weekdays.

The Darby Bread Box is still open for business. You can visit and get help with your food needs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

JUNE 2020

Coming Soon…

JULY 2020

Come Rock out July 10th thru the 13th, at the Lincoln Bike Rally They have Hells Belles, the female cover band for AC/DC ! $20 per ticket. Package deals will be made available for gear, poker run tickets, bike show and bike rodeo. Keep up to date on all the latest news about the event, free camping, vendor info and more – find it on our Facebook page, Lincoln Bike Rally

Missoula County’s Election Center is open and providing voter and election services at 140 N. Russell St. The Elections Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Elections Center staff can help with all voter services, including registration, requesting an absentee ballot, address changes, retrieving undeliverable ballots and issuing replacement ballots. Voters can check their ward, registration status and polling place location at www.missoulavotes.com.

Do you or someone you know need help paying for childcare? Many families struggle to pay for childcare 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.

If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America‘s Helpline is open seven days a week to answer questions about care giving during the Coronavirus outbreak, ways to keep your loved one safe, what to do at home and more. Call 866-232-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org to connect with a licensed social worker. 

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