What’s Up In The 406

MARCH 2020

Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP recipients are currently eligible for coverage for COVID-19 testing and treatment. *The option will be available to uninsured Montanans starting Monday, March 23. To access the new emergency assistance, Montanans should call 406-444-7605 or email HHSPresumptive@mt.gov.

The Montana Department of Labor will waive the one-week waiting period for displaced workers to eliminate a long gap without a paycheck. If you think you are eligible, apply for benefits online at: montanaworks.gov or call the Unemployment Insurance Division at (406) 444-2545.

March for Meals is to raise awareness and funds for Meals on Wheels. You can help crowd fund by Texting: M4M20 to 71777 to join and find out more. Other Ideas at www.missoulaagingservices.org  You can also become a volunteer!

Knights of Columbus in Stevensville will offer Fish Fries during Lent, but because of the C-virus they going to offer curbside order and pickup of Fish Fry to go! On Friday March 20th from 5 to 7 pm (their usual fish fry hours). It will be Fish, Chips, & Cole Slaw for $8. Call ahead to order and pick up. 406-239-6302. Thanks! (The location is the St Mary’s Family Center in Stevensville across from St Mary’s Catholic Church.)

PaddleHeads ask for Community Support. Baseball in Missoula is in jeopardy. Tell Major League Baseball (MLB) that small-town baseball matters. Use the hashtag #SaveMyTeam, tell us about your favorite memories on field, in the stands, and post your comments on social media and tagging them with #SaveMyTeam. Show MLB why small-town baseball matters. Join the fight to keep professional baseball in Missoula

Parks and Recreation, in consultation with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, has extended the Mount Jumbo winter wildlife closure to protect wintering elk.  The south zone, which includes all points south of the Saddle Road, will re-open to public use on Monday, March 30, weather permitting.

The Dog & Bicycle Bakery Café in the Old Sawmill District has a pay it forward coupon program available to be purchased for police officers in Missoula. This is a way for the community to say thank you to the police of Missoula by purchasing breakfast, lunch, or coffee for them in advance.

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/

APRIL 2020

ALL (PENDING)

The International Wildlife Film festival returns April 18th thru the 25th, the longest-running film festival of its kind in the United States. For details about the festival visit their webpage wildlifefilms.org. You can sign up for their newsletter while you are there. Or call 406-728-9380 for more info

Missoula Valley Winter Market, happens Every Saturday thru April 18th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 705 S Higgins Ave (Missoula Senior Center). Find local produce year-round! Cheese, honey, eggs, meats. Live Music every week. New this season, they are now authorized to accept SNAP benefits. For details call 406-396-0593

MAY 2020

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

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

You are invited to “Find your Voice” at the UM Toastmasters Club. Meeting at the UM University Center every Monday from noon to 1pm, except UM holidays. To find out more contact Sam Richter at 406-544-2575.

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.

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