What’s Up In The 406

December 2019 

Missoula Griz Dip happens on December 14th @ 12:00 PM at the Neptune Aviation, Hanger 7! Come out and join the Special Olympics Athletes!  Build your team and raise funds while having fun!  All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Montana. Donations are tax-deductible. Visit www.somt.org/plunge or call (406) 216-5327 or (800) 242-6876 for more information. Visit our webpage for quick links!

Lowell School PTA proudly invites you to the 11th annual Hip Holiday Market! Saturday, December 14th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at 1215 Phillips St, Missoula. Every year they host over 50 amazing local artists with live music, prize drawings and a renowned bake sale!  Mark your calendars for one of Missoula’s hippest holiday traditions.  More event details on their Facebook page.

Bethel Community Church offers a Free Clothes Closet that is open to the public each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm, but on Tuesday Dec. 17th ONLY they will be open until 6pm. There are literally thousands of new and gently used clothing items for the entire family in virtually all sizes. There is a good selection of cold weather clothing as well as casual, dress, and professional clothing, shoes, coats, and more. Located one block west of Russell at 1601 S 6th St West, Missoula.  For more info call 721-2780,

Team registration for 2020 Kiwanis basketball is open now! to middle school boys and girls in grades 6 thru 8. Registration Deadline is Friday December 18th. Kiwanis Basketball is FREE to all participants!!! Information can be found at missoulakiwanis.com, emailing or calling gretchen at parks and rec: gsutherland@ci.missoula.mt.us, (406)552-6665

You are invited to A CLASSY CHRISTMAS EVENING, on Friday December 20th at 6:30pm at Limitless Ministries 1900 W Broadway in Missoula. An evening of holiday cheer, enjoying sounds of the season with traditional and jazz style Christmas music. Appetizers, holiday treats and festive beverages. Entrance is free. Formal or semi-formal attire encouraged but not required. There will be a love offering and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the See Them Home Campaign in partnership with Family Promise. Contact Limitless Ministries for Details, 406.926.2164 or email info@limitlessmissoula.com

3rd Annual Stevi Farmers Market Crafters Craft Bazaar happens on Saturday, December 21st from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the American Legion hall 754 Middle Burnt Fork Rd. Handmade Crafts and Knitted Items, Local Artists, Jewelry,Jams, Jellies, Baked Goodies, Local Honey. Handmade Gift Cards and more. Lunch will also be available for purchase.

The Missoula Police Department is accepting applications for its 2020 Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA). For over 20 years, this program has provided Missoula citizens with a realistic view of their Missoula Police Department’s activities, challenges and accomplishments. The academy is open to local citizens, business owners, and non-profit organizations. It begins in January. You can visit their webpage for online applications and additional information. The deadline for submission of the application is December 24th.

JANUARY 2020 

2020 Resolution Run 5k, Hosted by Run Wild Missoula and The Runners happens on Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am at Rattlesnake Elementary School. This event is family and walker friendly. Start the New Year on the right foot! Join Run Wild Missoula and The Runners Edge on January 1st for our $5 5k! Sign up at runwildmissoula.org

The Cub Scout Klondike Derby, Hosted by Mullan Trail District, Montana Council, BSA happens on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 from 8:45 am – 3 pm at Fort Missoula. After an opening ceremony, Scouts will participate in a variety of events. The general public is invited to come watch the event, but participation is limited to registered Scouts, Leaders, and Parents. Want to join Scouts? It’s not too late! Find out how at http://beascout.org.

Missoula County’s new Election Center is now 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.

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 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

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