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Sign up for the Polson Mud Run on Saturday, July 14th. A 5k race with multiple obstacles and mud pits rope swings and water slides. It’s all about fun! Happening at the Polson Fairgrounds. 100% of registration fees go to the Boys and Girls Club of Flathead reservation and Lake County. Cost is $40, early sign up, now! Visit flatheadbge.org
The Missoula Marathon is holding its twelfth running on Sunday, July 15th and are seeking volunteers to help with all the events. Sign up online at, missoulamarathon.org or e-mail Danelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Fact: 95 percent of people incarcerated in state prisons will be released back into their communities.” Local non-profit Welcome Back is working to ensure this transition is a safe and successful one. Join Welcome Back at a community meeting Thursday, July 19th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at St Paul Lutheran Church to explore ways to increase housing access for folks with a criminal record. This is not just an individual issue – it’s a community one, and your voice matters. For more info find Welcome Back 2 Missoula, on Facebook.
The Ronan Farmer’s Market happens on Thursday, July 19th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. It will be held by Glacier Bank and the Ronan Visitors Center on Hwy 93. More than 25 vendors and the addition of a food truck, offering everything from burgers and fries to gyros, hummus, and falafel.
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Do you think you know the books better than your friends? Are you a master at the game of table Quidditch? Come to the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville to test your skills and compete for glory. Join a Harry Potter Teen Event in the Community Room on Friday, July 20th from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. For more info, call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.
The Montana Food Bank Network’s 9th annual Big Sky BBQ Festival happens at Caras Park on Friday, July 20th starting at 4:00 pm. You will find Big Sky Brewing beers on tap, the widest variety of the most delicious mouth-watering BBQ cuisine from local BBQ pit masters and local food trucks. From lunch until dinner with live music, carnival games, Putt-Putt, Basketball Toss and more. All proceeds support programs of the Montana Food Bank Network.
The 33rd Annual Alberton Railroad Day Festival happens on Saturday, July 21st. It takes place in Alberton, Montana. There will be a pancake breakfast, parade, kid’s games, music, petting zoo, and much more. The day’s fun begins at 8:00 am. For details visit http://www.albertonrailroadday.com
On Saturday, July 21st from 6:00 to 10 pm, Paradise Falls is hosting the AniMeals Dog Days of Summer! Enjoy live music by 406, live and silent auctions, raffles, food, drinks and fun! No cost to attend. In the parking lot at Paradise Falls, so, please leave your 4 legged friends at home. Hot asphalt can be tough on tender paws.
The 6th Annual Windermere SUP Cup happens Sunday, July 22nd. The stand-up paddle board competition on the Clark Fork in Missoula, features two races, the Recreational and Elite divisions. Recreational participants will be competing for various prizes and Elite will battle for the $3,000 cash purse. Following the race, a Montana Luau! Register at http://www.supcupmt.com/register/
The Darby Bread box has purchased a new facility in Darby for the Bread Box and want to invite you to their open house. It is so nice, a couple of the volunteers remodeled the space and it is so much bigger than their last facility. Thursday, July 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, at 304 East Tanner in Darby. Everyone is Welcome. For details call Mary Lockwood at 406-821-4678
The public is invited to the Fort Missoula Regional Park Phase II Grand Opening celebration on Thursday, July 26th, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. This fun family event includes tours, games, sports, live music, food, crafts and much more! A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in the Meadowlark shelter at 6:30 pm.
The North Valley Public Library in Stevensville hosts a team trivia competition Thursday, July 26th, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Teams consist of 2-6 people. It is free to play, but registration before July 26th is required for this event. For more info call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org.
Celtic Festival Missoula! Is Saturday, July 28th in Caras Park. An annual celebration of Celtic culture, focusing on music, dance and food. Admission is Free. Proceeds from the festival will be benefit CASA of Missoula. Details at www.celticfestivalmissoula.com
The Bitter Root Humane Association “2nd Time Around Jewelry Sale” happens during Daly Days on Saturday, July 28th at the Elks Lodge, 203 State Street (next to Farmers Market) in Hamilton from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. All forms of jewelry including vintage delights, precious gems, beautiful costume bling along with many jewel related items, jewelry boxes & accessories! For more info call Sue @ 642-9840 or Mary @ 642-3785.
Do you or someone you know need help paying for child care? Many families struggle to pay for child care 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
Mark your calendars and visit Great Burn Brewing on August 16th, as 50 cents of each pint will be donated to CASA of Missoula! CASA staff will be there from 5:00 pm – 8 pm, stop by, say hello, and enjoy good conversation and a brew!
Montana’s Greek Festival will return for its fifth year with free admission! Greek Food Vendors with full menus to entice your palate, a Taverna with wine and beer, an Agora (Greek Market), LIVE Greek music, dance lessons, children’s activities, and much more!! Friday, September 14th from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Saturday, September 15th from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm at 301 S 6th St W Missoula. Please check out our Facebook Page Montana Greek Festival: Athens Under the Big Sky for more information, or to become a sponsor please contact Chris at 406-478-8722.
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