This September at your local area Subway® restaurants, when you buy the Sub of the Day, and “make it a meal” your meal purchase will help our neighbors in need. Through September 30th, They’ll donate up to 20,000 meals to Feeding America® food banks, which benefits the Missoula area food banks your friends and neighbors use. Visit subway for details.
City of Missoula crews will be at work during the next couple of weeks on a safety striping project on South Fifth Street West and South Sixth Street West between Higgins Avenue and Russell Street. The project aims to improve safety and reduce vehicle crashes by providing more room in the driving lanes and parking lanes, adding turning lanes and buffered bike lanes.
Calling for entries in this year’s Stevensville Scarecrow Festival. New this year are special categories for non-profit, family and children’s scarecrows. Stop in at the office (102B Main Street, Stevensville) to enter, or go to www.StevensvilleMT.org and look for the scarecrow. Register online for either a scarecrow or a living statue entry. Deadline is September 30th.
Boys & Girls Club of Missoula County is accepting registration forms for youth ages 5-12 to become a Club Member at one of their six After-School Clubhouses located across Missoula County. Clubs are open each weekday during the school year from the moment school lets out until 6:00 PM. Transportation from school to Clubhouse locations is provided. To learn more, visit www.bgcmissoula.org
Yoga in the Parks • Tuesdays, through Sept. 17, ages 12 and up. Reduce stress while improving strength and flexibility and explore yoga basics for all ages and abilities. A limited number of yoga mats, towels, and blocks are available for use each session, or bring your own. Class meets 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm; the suggested donation is $3 for adults, $1 for youth ages 18 and under. Register online at www.missoulaparks.org/register, call 721-PARK (7275), or stop by Currents Aquatics Center.
Join the Art Club at North Valley Public Library in Stevensville on Thursday, September 19th, & 26th at 4:00 pm. Learn various art techniques and mediums, and create fun projects. This is a great opportunity to get your creative juices flowing, express yourself and meet new friends. This club is suitable for children and teens ages 5-18. Please show up on time to hear the instructions. Weekly registration is required. For more info, call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free
The At-Risk Housing Coalition Presents Project Employment Connect. Friday, September 20th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, The Learning Center (310 South Curtis Street, Missoula). Employment Services and Job Fair, Resume Assistance, Interview skills Veteran Services, Education and Training. Free & Open to the Public. At the same time, the Salvation Army (on South Russell St.) will offer Free haircuts, interview clothing, professional resume photos and a shuttle to the Job fair. Job Fair Employers interested in a booth? Email JR Strand at email@example.com
Missoula County residents looking to dispose of hazardous substances such as gasoline, fertilizer and antifreeze can during Household Haz Waste Days from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 20th and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 21st. Missoula County residents can drop the following items off at the Missoula City Shops, 1305 Scott St., for no charge. For more info visit www.hazwastemissoula.com or call 406-258-4890.
The Mission Valley Model Aviation 3rd Annual Swap Meet is on September 21st beginning at 7:00 am and September 22nd until 4:00 pm. St Ignatius Airport Rd, St Ignatius. Come join model aviation enthusiasts from around the area and enjoy 2 days of flying excitement. Got anything model aviation to sell or trade? Come on out and set up a table! Lots of fun to be had by all! Follow their Facebook page for more info.
The Safe Kids Missoula Fair starts at Noon on Sunday September 22nd at Community Medical Center on Fort Missoula Road. A free event for children, families and caregivers to build childhood injury prevention awareness through action-based education hands-on safety activities for kids of all ages, face painting, mascot appearances, giveaways, free healthy snacks and prizes. It is Free.
Join the Art Club at North Valley Public Library in Stevensville on Thursday, September 26th at 4 pm. Learn various art techniques and mediums, and create fun projects. This is a great opportunity to get your creative juices flowing, express yourself and meet new friends. This club is suitable for children and teens ages 5-18. Please show up on time to hear the instructions. Weekly registration is required. For more info, call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free
Join Daniel Ray at the North Valley Public Library in Stevensville for an introductory course on fermentation, Thursday, September 26th at 6:00 PM. This presentation will cover tools and supplies, costs, and method of fermenting just about anything! For more info call 406-777-5061 or visit northvalleylibrary.org. All library programs are free and open to the public.
Dare to Laugh, with Broad Comedy, an all-female comedy troupe, a benefit for the ACLU of Montana. Happens on Friday September 27th at MCT. Broad Comedy has been producing snarky, provocative and lovable all-women’s comedy and musical-satire since 2001. It’s outrageous, it’s community, it’s a party on a stage. Tickets at the door or for more info contact Brooke, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hundreds of Griz fans, students and community member will head downtown in their maroon and silver to celebrate homecoming week on Saturday, before the Griz take on the Bengals. Around a hundred floats, bands and organizations will parade down Higgins Avenue and through the University District area. Apply to participate in the parade. Applications are due by Friday, September 27th.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s happens on Saturday, September 28th at Fort Missoula Regional Park. Registration opens at 9:00 AM, Opening Ceremony: 10:00 AM and the Walk begins at 11:00 AM. The funds raised support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s association. Monty will be there as well as lots of fun activities for everyone! Join a team or register as an individual at alz.org/walk.
Hellgate Roller Derby will be bagging groceries as a fundraiser at The Orange Street Food Farm on South 5th Street W. Saturday, September 28th 10 AM to 2 PM. The team will be in full derby attire, bruises and all, while they bag your groceries! Additionally, HRD is partnering with University of Montana to sell concessions in the stands at all Griz Football home games this year! Be sure to flag them down to purchase your popcorn! All proceeds benefit Hellgate Roller Derby. Visit hellgaterollerderby.org or find “Hellgate Roller Derby” on Facebook.
The 21st annual GASPing for Air 5K! September 28th. Check-in begins at 10:30 am. The fun run starts at 11:00 am at the practice field next to the rec center on the University of Montana campus, then run to McCormick Park, and loop back. All proceeds benefit Camp Huff ‘n’ Puff – a summer camp for Montana children with asthma. Link for registration: www.imathlete.com. The cost for early registration is $25 including a t-shirt or $15 without a t-shirt till 11:59 pm on September 8th. Find them on Facebook.
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.
Missoula County is now accepting 2020 Noxious Weed Grant Applications. These Landowner Grants are small money grants for individual landowners or small groups managing noxious weeds within Missoula County. Applications are due in December but now is the time to take photos, inventory your weeds, talk to your neighbors and start filling out the applications!
The Missoula Valley Water Quality District has developed a Clean Suds Car Wash Kit that local groups can borrow when they hold car wash fundraisers. The kit prevents the water from car washes, which often contains detergents, motor oil, gasoline and other pollutants, from draining into the aquifer or into Area Rivers and streams. Local groups can borrow the kits for free by calling 406-258-4890.
Join Missoula Parks and Recreation this week for Learn To Play Pickleball classes, Jr. Lifeguard course at Splash Montana and so much more! Register online at www.missoulaparks.org/register. For more information or to register in person, call 721-PARK, visit www.missoulaparks.org, or stop by Currents Aquatics Center. Learn more in the Summer Recreation Guide at www.missoulaparks.org.
Come enjoy artists painting in and around Lincoln, Montana! October 3rd through 5th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, members of the Montana Painters Alliance will be doing open air painting out and about Lincoln. The finished plain air art pieces will be on display at the Sculpture in the Wild, 1970 Sculpture Way, beginning 6:00 pm Saturday evening, October 5th. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
The Montana Mountain Mushers and Bitterroot Mushers 2nd annual running of the Western Montana Dirt Derby dryland dog race happens October 12th and 13th, at Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Greenough, MT. The race will include multiple classes: 8-dog, 6-dog and 4-dog cart, 2-dog bikejor and scooter, 1-dog bikejor and scooter, as well as canicross (running with your dog pulling you). Novice and junior categories. Races begin at 8 am, both days. Details? Visit www.bitterrootmushers.org or email: email@example.com.