Welcome to the NFNews calendar. Here’s a warning, though. Please double check all dates and times of events with the event sponsor. We will try to keep this up to date, but there are absolutely no guarantees!
There is also an excellent community calendar on the NFLA website. Double check there in case we miss some of their events.
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6:00 pm: Untitled Event
6:00 pm -
What are fish otoliths and how can they help biologists trace illegal introductions of fish?
Sam Bourret, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries biologist, will discuss how otoliths help biologists understand fish migration, stock composition, and natal origin.
The presentation begins at 6 pm on Feb. 5 at Flathead Lake Brewing Co. in Bigfork.
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|February 10, 2019||February 11, 2019
7:00 pm: Wolf Program
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Renowned wolf biologist Diane Boyd will present a program on the status of the wolf recovery program at the Monday, Feb. 11 Flathead Audubon program from 7-9 p.m. at the Gateway West Community Room in Kalispell. Boyd began studying wolf recovery in the Rockies when the first wolf walked down from Canada and successfully colonized northwestern Montana in 1979. The talk is free and open to the public.
|February 12, 2019||February 13, 2019
5:00 pm: Sperry Chalet Open House
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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7:00 pm: Winter Ball at the Hall
7:00 pm -
A fairly new North Fork tradition is the Winter Ball in February. For the third year in a row, the culmination of weekly winter dance lessons is the glamorous Winter Ball at the Hall. For all of its glitz and glitter, the Winter Ball is funky and in keeping with North Fork lifestyles. Ladies comb through ball gowns in local thrift stores searching for just the right outfit and everyone brings refreshments to share. Debo provides the music which is mostly along the lines of two step, waltz, and swing dance music……sometimes there is line dancing too.
The entire community is invited to this event which starts at 7:00.
Even if you don’t want to dance, it is a great opportunity to visit with neighbors and see what North Forkers have been learning in the winter dance classes.
|February 17, 2019
12:00 pm: Snowshoe Softball Crazy Hats and Potluck - Feb 17
12:00 pm -
Everyone had so much fun at the first 2019 snowshoe softball and crazy hats event that Jim and Lorna Rittenburg are setting up another game on Sunday, February 17 starting at noon. All abilities are welcome.
This is a potluck, so please bring a dish to share with your neighbors and friends. The Rittenburgs also ask that you please bring extra snow shoes if you have them for folks who may not. Finally, please carpool if possible.
And let the games begin!
Where: The Rittenburgs at 1276 Long Bow Trail
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10:00 am: 2018 Winter Interlocal
10:00 am -
From Bill Walker...
The Winter 2019 Interlocal Meeting will be hosted by Flathead County. It is scheduled to be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, February 20 at the Flathead Forest headquarters building, 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901. (The Forest Service volunteered to supply meeting space.) Due to the government shutdown, please note that this schedule is *tentative*.
Flathead County should be sending out an official announcement shortly. This note is just a heads-up to get people thinking about the issues that should be raised at the meeting.
As a convenience (it's not required), I'm serving as a central point of contact for issues that North Fork organizations would like to see addressed by the various government agencies represented at the meeting. If you'll send me your issues by the afternoon of Tuesday, February 5 at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'll pass them on to the various organizations in enough time for them to prepare their presentations.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
7:00 pm: Plant Talk
7:00 pm -
The Montana Native Plant Society will host a talk by ecologist, botanist and photographer, Lech Naumovich, on native perennial grasslands and prairies, manzanita scrub and inland dune restoration in the City of San Francisco, as well as including human communities in the process in a thoughtful and ecologically relevant manner. The talk is at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the North Valley Community Building in Columbia Falls on Nucleus Avenue and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rachel Potter at 406-892-2446, email email@example.com or view the Montana Native Plant Society website at www.mtnativeplants.org.
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9:00 am: Free the Seeds! 4th Annual Fair
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Join Free the Seeds! on March 2, 2019, 9 am-3:30 pm, at Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana, for our 4th Annual Fair. This is a FREE community-powered event that encourages people to build a sustainable and resilient future through real seeds, real food, and real skills. The fair offers something for everyone, including a seed swap and dozens of resource booths, skill-building workshops, and community roundtable discussions. This year’s event focuses on our local food system and your part in it. Workshop highlights include beekeeping basics, successful seed starting, and food preserving techniques, as well as kid-friendly activities (ages 8+).
Free the Seeds! is a program of Farm Hands - Nourish the Flathead, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information about the 4th Annual Fair, or to become a sponsor of Free the Seeds!, visit freetheseedsmontana.com.
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