JANUARY 25TH- THE RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE DONATION CENTER WILL BE HOSTING A DRIVE FROM 1-6PM

JANUARY 26TH- THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AT POPE JOHN PAUL THE 2ND CHURCH IN BIGFORK ARE HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE FROM 11:30-5

JANUARY 27TH- KALISPELL ELKS LODGE IS HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE FROM 10:30-4:30 AND BIGFORK HIGH SCHOOL IS HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE FROM 9-2

JANUARY 28TH- BIGFORK GLACIER BANK IS HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FROM 9-2

JANUARY 29TH- THE RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE DONATION CENTER AT 126 NORTH MERIDIAN IN KALISPELL IS HOLDING A BLOOD DRIVE FROM 10-3 AND OLNEY BISSELL SCHOOL IS HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE FROM 12-5:30

PORT POLSON INN IS THE HOME OF COATS FOR KIDS. IF YOU HAVE A CHILD WHO NEEDS A WARM COAT THIS WINTER, BRING YOUR CHILD WITH YOU TO PORT POLSON INN ON HWY 93 IN DOWNTOWN POLSON AND LET THEM PICK OUT A COAT THAT FITS THEM. THE PORT POLSON INN HAS A GREAT SELECTION OF NEW AND GENTLY USED COATS TO CHOOSE FROM. NO CHILD SHOULD BE COLD THIS WINTER, COATS FOR KIDS IS HERE TO MAKE SURE EVERY CHILD IN OUR VALLEY IS WARM THIS YEAR. FOR MORE INFO, CALL 883-5385

WINTER WARM UP IS A COMMUNITY EVENT CONNECTING INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND VETERANS TO SERVICES IN THE FLATHEAD VALLEY. NW MONTANA UNITED WAY WILL BE HOSTING THIS EVENT JANUARY 29TH FROM 10-4 AT THE GATEWAY COMMUNITY CENTER LOCATED AT 1203 US HWY 2 WEST IN KALISPELL. DUE TO COVID, THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL BE IN THE WEST PARKING LOT OF THE CENTER. FREE CLOTHING, SLEEPING BAGS, BLANKETS, BOOKS, PERSONAL CARE KITS, AND FOOD BOXES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT. EAGLE TRANSIT WILL PROVIDE FREE BUS SERVICES FROM REGULAR STOPS DURING THE EVENT. VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO NEEDED. FOR MORE INFO, OR TO VOLUNTEER, CALL THE NW MONTANA UNITED WAY AT 406-752-7266

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATES WINTER SPEAKER SERIES FEATURES KEVIN WARRINGTON, SPERRY CHALET COORDINATOR, KEVIN WILL PRESENT ON THE SPERRY CHALET AND THE SPRAGUE FIRE, MONDAY JANUARY 25TH ONLINE AT 7PM. REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT AT GNPVA.ORG

FLATHEAD LAKE INTERNATIONAL CINEMAFEST HAPPENS FRIDAY JANUARY 29TH THROUGH SUNDAY JANUARY 31ST AT THE NEW SHOWBOAT STADIUM 6 ON MAIN STREET IN POLSON. FLIC SCREENS FEATURE LENGTH FILMS, SHORTS, ANIMATION, STUDENT FILMS, AND DOCUMENTARIES. FILMS BEGIN SHOWING AT 6PM FRIDAY AND RUN THROUGH SUNDAY. IF YOU MISS FLIC WEEKEND, ENCORE SCREENINGS OF FLIC 2021 WILL AIR FROM 7PM SUNDAY JANUARY 31ST THROUGH THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4TH AT THE SHOWBOAT. FOR MORE INFO ABOUT FLIC AND A VIRTUAL FLIC ALSO HAPPENING, VISIT FLICPOLSON.COM

THE RED CROSS IS DEALING WITH A SEVERE BLOOD SHORTAGE. IF YOU ARE HEALTHY AND ARE ABLE TO DONATE AT ONE OF THE UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES, PLEASE DO SO. HERE ARE SOME BLOOD DRIVES COMING UP THIS WEEK. VISIT REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES. ALL DONORS RECEIVE COVID ANTIBODY TESTING. 

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A FOOD BASED BUSINESS? MISSION WEST COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS IS OFFERING A FREE WORKSHOP THAT WILL HELP YOU TAKE YOUR FOOD IDEA FROM CONCEPT TO CONSUMER. YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT DEVELOPING YOUR TARGET MARKET, COTTAGE FOOD LAW, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, PROCESSING OPTIONS, AND MORE. JOIN IN PERSON OR BY ZOOM WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27TH OR ZOOM ONLY JANUARY 28TH. TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, CALL 676-5901. 

WELCOME HOME INC IS A LOCAL NON PROFIT IN POLSON WORKING TO HELP VETERANS IN RECEIVING VA BENEFITS THEY EARNED. FOR MORE INFO OR ASSISTANCE, CALL BURT PRICE AT 714-809-4584 OR EMAIL HIM BPRICE@WELCOMEHOMEVET.NET

HELPING HANDS OFFICE IN POLSON IS OPEN FOR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS ON MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND FRIDAYS. NO WALK INS DUE TO LIMITED SPACE IN WAITING AREA. HELPING HANDS CONTINUES TO HELP WITH EMERGENT NEEDS SUCH AS TRANSPORTATION VOUCHERS AND GROCERY VOUCHERS, PERSONAL CARE ITEMS, CLOTHING/THRIFT STORE VOUCHERS, COMMUNITY CRADLES. FOR ASSISTANCE, CALL JENNIFER AT 883-8256 OR VISIT HELPING HANDS OF MISSION VALLEY ON FACEBOOK

THE MISSION VALLEY SENIOR CENTER IS NOW OFFERING PICK UPS AND DELIVERY OF MEALS. TO GET A MEAL CALL 676-2371 BY 10:30 FOR PICK UP/DELIVERY BY 11:30

THE POLSON LOAVES AND FISH FOOD PANTRY THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY DURING THIS TIME. DONATIONS OF FOOD SUCH AS CEREAL, BREAD, PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY, LUNCH MEATS, ETC, CAN BE DROPPED OFF BETWEEN 8:30-11AM MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT 904 1ST STREET EAST IN POLSON. THEY CONTINUE TO BE OPEN TUESDAYS FROM 2-6PM AND FRIDAYS FROM 10AM UNTIL 2PM. PEOPLE ARE ASKED TO REMAIN IN CARS AND VOLUNTEERS WILL BRING FOOD TO YOU. FOR MORE INFO, EMAIL POLSONPANTRY@POLSON.NET

RONAN LIBRARY HAS SWITCHED TO CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY. FOR MORE INFO, VISIT RONANLIBARY.ORG OR CALL 676-3682

THE FLATHEAD FOOD BANK KALISPELL PANTRY IS CLOSED FOR CUSTOMER SHOPPING, HOWEVER THEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTING PRE PACKAGED BAGS OF FOOD FROM THEIR OFFICE DOOR. THEY ASK YOU TO STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. PICK UP TIMES FOR SENIORS ARE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY FROM 9AM UNTIL 12PM. THOSE 60 AND UNDER PICK UP TIMES ARE 1-4PM. CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE 1 VISIT PER WEEK REGARDLESS OF AGE. FOR MORE INFO, CALL 752-3663

THE NORTH LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IN POLSON HAS A NEW APP- DOWNLOAD IT TODAY FROM THE APP STORE. THE LIBRARY IS OPEN FOR HOLDS PICK UP, MATERIALS CHECK OUT AND QUICK BROWSING. ALL LIBRARY USERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK INCLUDING CHILDREN, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN MASK. THE LIBRARY IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 10-5, AND SATURDAYS FROM 10-1. FOR THOSE OF COMPROMISED IMMUNITY OR WHO ARE 65 OR OLDER, THE LIBRARY IS OPEN FROM 9-10 WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS. CURBSIDE PICKUP IS ALSO AVAILABLE. CHECK OUT THE LIBRARY’S FACEBOOK PAGE OR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR THEIR VIRTUAL STORY TIME WITH FELICIA. THE LIBRARY ALSO HAS MOBILE HOTSPOTS AVAILABLE FOR CHECK OUT FOR SEVEN DAYS AT A TIME. FOR MORE INFO VISIT NORTHLAKECOUNTYLIBRARY.ORG