The City of Missoula Police Department has some tips for keeping our roads safe from impaired drivers. Plan a safe ride home before the celebration – designate a sober driver and give that person your keys. Expect your friends and family to have a sober driver and let them know it. Provide safe transportation for your party guests—as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Call 9-1-1 to report an impaired driver. The best defense against a drunk driver is wearing a seatbelt – everyone, every trip, and every time; there is no good excuse not to.
The Missoula Valley Winter market is at the Southgate Mall Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 7pm and Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. Shop from over 40 local vendors featuring artisan foods and local crafts. Wednesdays are through December 30th, Saturdays through April 17th.
Local students interested in attending school to become a lineman can now apply for scholarships at missoulaelectric.com. Applications can be submitted until 5 PM on January 25th, 2021.
Watch The North Valley Public Library on Facebook Live December 16th at 10:30am for fun songs and stories. They will also feature a quick early literacy activity and a link to a creative craft. For more head to northvalleylibrary.org
There’s a Holiday Pop Up Shop Marathon from 2pm to 7pm on Friday, December 18th at Imagine Nation Brewing. lt features art from 4 different Missoula/Lolo area artists and crafts vendors and has covid-19 safety measures for protection.
December 21st at 10:30am you can tune in to the North Valley Public Library’s Facebook Live for a show made for babies up to age three accompanied by an adult. Features songs, stories and more. The Mother Goose on the Loose program is designed to promote early literacy skills. Learn more at northvalleylibrary.org
Could you use some art? On Saturday, February 20th there’s the Annual Art Auction at the Missoula Art Museum, this year it will take place virtually. The deadline for artists to submit an art piece is December 15th, find out more at missoulartmuseum.org
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: They will be happy to meet you outside to collect your donation. Just call (406) 529-5643 and a staff person will come outside and meet you. You can donate online and ask volunteer questions.
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.