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Crisis counseling is available for Montana residents struggling with stress and anxiety from the pandemic. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs (no spaces) to 66746.

All Missoula County residents can now use the drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at  the Garden City building at 4025 Flynn Lane just off West Broadway with prior approval. Anyone showing symptoms — a fever over 100.4, cough and trouble breathing — should call (406) 258-4636 before going out to be tested.

Our station webpages have the “Vaccine Info” page, for the latest information. Webpage  http://covid19.missoula.co/   OR  258-INFO (4636) number is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Starting to work in your garden? Contact Missoula County Weed District and Extension Office’s Plant Clinic with any plant care or pest management questions. Bring samples, and they can help you. To find out more call 406.258.4200 or visit www.missoulaeduplace.org/plant-clinic

May 2021

The 21st Annual Watson Children’s Shelter Bike For Shelter will be virtual this year, however, join them throughout this month by riding your bike along one of our bike routes, participating in a scavenger hunt (win prizes!) or create a raise and ride to benefit the children at Watson. There are lots of fun ways to participate!

The Missoula farmers markets have begun with local food, arts, crafts and more. The Missoula Farmer’s market is at the north end of Higgins Avenue and missoulafarmersmarket.localfoodmarketplace.com. The Clark Fork River Market is next to the carousel at 101 carousel drive and at clarkforkmarket.com

Mountain Line’s trolley service to the Saturday downtown markets will resume Saturday, May 8th. Trolley service will begin at 8:55 AM each Saturday and runs approximately every 20 minutes until 11:45 AM, from the Lewis and Clark Villages, down Higgins Avenue to the XXXXs. See each stop for the trolley and find out more information at mountainline.com or call 406-721-3333.

Missoula County Community and Planning Services is now accepting nominations for the annual Land Stewardship Award. The award recognizes landowners and residents who are taking stewardship of land and water seriously and embarking on projects and practices that make a difference. The nomination form is due Friday, April 30th, and is available on the CAPS Open Lands website at http://missoula.co/stewardshipaward.

Register now to learn Heartsaver First Aid and CPR at the Lifelong Learning Center from 8:30am to 3:00pm on May 8th or June 5th. Hands-on instruction with managing illness and injuries for the first few minutes until professional help arrives. People will earn a two-year Heartsaver First Aid and CPR certification card if the complete the course successfully. The price is $96, find out more at missoulaclasses.com

Sunday, May 26th  the Boys & Girls Club of Missoula County has their 3rd annual Tutu Trot Fundraiser. Run 2.2 miles in a tutu to support the 22,000 youth living in Missoula County. You can also run virtually any time between May 16th and the 31st. If you don’t have a tutu you can make one when you register with the BGCM team at Silver Park. Registration is going on now at bgcmissoula.org/tutu-trot.

Sign up for History Camp at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. For Ages: 8- to 13-year-olds. Become a History Detective & Travel back through time to learn what life was like when the Fort was built in 1877.  July 19th-July 23rd from 9am to 4pm.  Cost:  $150.00, 10% discount for members. Deadline for registration: July 1st. Call 406-258-3473 or visit: https://fortmissoulamuseum.org/education/summer-camps/

JUNE 2021

Out to Lunch and Downtown Tonight starts June 2nd and June 3rd featuring live music and local food vendors. Out to Lunch begins at 11am Wednesday, June 2nd and Downtown Tonight kicks off June 3rd. Find out more missouladowntown.com

Visit the North Valley Public Library on Thursdays June 17th, July 8th and August 19th from 10:30am to 12:30pm for hands on activities and exhibits which promote problem solving! It’s all thanks to The University of Montana SpectrUM Discovery Area, STEAM Advisory Group, libraries and community organizations teaming up. Registration is required so either visit northvalleylibrary.org, stop by the library or call 406-777-5061

The 22nd annual Bitterrodders Car Show and Swap meet is Saturday June 19th at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds. From 10am to 3pm. All cars & Trucks welcome: $25.00 entry fee. Call Ken Ireland for details at 406-375-9031  ksireland92@cybernet1.com

ADDITIONAL

Service workers and others in need of help with a variety of needs should call 2-1-1, or visit the Montana 2-1-1 website, www.montana211.org  

The Boy Scouts of America have programs available. Either socially distanced or virtual. These programs promise to build character and leadership while providing adventures. Find out more at scouting.org

Reformers Unanimous can help people struggling with addiction. The Lighthouse Baptist church hosts meetings Fridays at 7pm, with childcare provided. For more information call 240- fifty two, ninety four

Boys & Girls Club of Missoula County is looking for a motivated, energetic individual to join their Board of Directors. If you are interested in becoming a leader of a youth-serving nonprofit organization in the Missoula community, reach out to BGCM’s CEO, Katie Holman, at katie@bgcmissoulacounty.org.

Missoula Movers Coffee Walks are on Mondays, for active adults. Enjoy the company of new friends on guided walks through Missoula’s conservation lands, parks, and trails. After the walk, enjoy a hot drink with fellow hikers! Meets Mondays at Currents, 9 am-12 pm. Registration is $7 per walk. 406-721-7275

Missoula County’s Election Center online can provide voter and election services 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.

The Poverello Center serves some of our most at-risk neighbors. And they are seeking Donations of Food & Cleaning Supplies: 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/

Do you or someone you know need help paying for childcare? Many families struggle to pay for childcare 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.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Helpline is open seven days a week to answer questions about caregiving during the Coronavirus outbreak, ways to keep your loved one safe, what to do at home and more. Call 866-232-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org to connect with a licensed social worker. 

A Missoula County dog license is your furry friend’s ticket home. the Missoula County Animal Control Shelter responds to over 3,500 calls and investigate nearly 150 animal bites each year, and provides the best care possible at the shelter for Missoula’s animals in need. To license your dog, contact Missoula County Animal Control at 406-541-7387 or license them online.

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