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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November 2, 2017
6:30 pm: 3rd Constitution Conversation
6:30 pm -
Hello everyone! Save the date! November 2 6:30-8:30 at the Hall - the 3rd Constitution conversation. Focus will be on Article 1, with an emphasis on Section 8. No need to have attended previously, just do a little reading...and please bring a snack to share! More info and discussion topics will be posted soon on the North Fork Forum FB page. Thanks!
November 3, 2017
6:30 pm: Pot Luck Birthday Dinner for Bill Fordyce
6:30 pm -
Open to the entire community at Sondreson Community Hall
Friday, November 3, 2017
Pot Luck Supper
Please bring a dish to share. Bring beverages unless you are satisfied with
water and lemonade which will be provided.
No presents please…..just your smiling face!
November 4, 2017
10:00 am: Northern Rockies Snow and Avalanche Workshop
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This year’s Northern Rockies Snow and Avalanche Workshop in Whitefish has drawn another panel of experts to enlighten winter sports enthusiasts about safe backcountry travel.
The Northern Rockies Snow and Avalanche Workshop (NRSAW) is a one-day winter safety conference dedicated to improving avalanche related decision making skills for winter backcountry professionals and enthusiasts. There will be a variety of speakers, a fantastic raffle, and vendors of avalanche safety gear, winter equipment, and snow machines.
The seventh annual gathering is November 4th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish, with a limited number of tickets selling for $25 in advance. The public is encouraged to attend. Participants can register online at www.flatheadavalanchecenter.org
"The workshop has become staple of the Flathead Valley backcountry skiing and snowmobiling community as an opportunity to hit refresh before the winter gets rolling,” said Zach Miller, a workshop committee member who also serves as an avalanche class instructor in the valley. “With an ever-growing demand for avalanche education in Northwest Montana, NRSAW offers both enthusiasts and professionals the chance to learn from and engage with experts in the avalanche field."
This year’s event is highlighted by six presentations covering a variety of avalanche-related topics that will provide insight into the technical and human elements of avalanche safety. Speakers to this year’s workshop bring a variety backgrounds with extensive expertise. Zach Guy, the new director of the Flathead Avalanche Center, will present on how our brains can trick us into poor decision-making in the backcountry. Ted Steiner, the lead avalanche safety consultant for BNSF Railway snow safety program will speak on managing uncertainty with a recap on last winter’s extreme avalanche cycle. Scott Savage, the director of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center, will give two presentations examining how memories can fail us in avalanche terrain and about common mistakes and new tools to prevent avalanche accidents. A local group of experienced riders will narrate their near miss with an avalanche in the Swan Range last winter. Finally, Jen Parsons and former FAC Director Erich Peitzsch will share their thoughts on the incredibly tragic avalanche accident last year involving Ben Parsons.
“The community is lucky to have an event like this in the valley. It takes a lot of dedicated volunteers and sponsors to host this opportunity for everyone. Ted Steiner and Steve Burgland were instrumental in getting the ball rolling seven years ago, and now we have a whole team of volunteers working to put it on,” said
Zach Guy with the Flathead Avalanche Center. “The workshop is not only a tremendous learning resource, but also a great way to network, mingle with your backcountry peers, and offer up a few hi-fives for the coming winter. We want to instill that sense of community comradery so that everyone is looking out for each other and sharing their stories or observations. That way we all make safer decisions in the backcountry and come home at the end of the day.”
The Flathead Avalanche Center is administered by the Flathead National Forest in partnership with the Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center. For more information call Flathead Avalanche Director, Zach Guy at 406-758-5220.
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November 9, 2017
9:00 am: Drop-In Community Craft Day
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Set aside some special time to work on those often-neglected craft projects. Starting Thursday, October 12 and continuing through the second Thursday of every month through February, there will be a drop-in craft day at the home of Janet Leigh, 15920 North Fork Rd. Come as early as 9:00 a.m. and stay as late as 2:00 (or later if we're really on a roll). Bring a sack lunch if you're staying through lunch time. Snacks will be provided. Not a crafter? Just drop in for a visit. If you have questions, contact Janet at email@example.com or 406-626-3514.
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November 23, 2017
3:00 pm: Thanksgiving Dinner
3:00 pm -
Thanksgiving Dinner. Come join your North Fork neighbors at Sondreson Hall for our annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner. Turkey and ham will be provided. Please bring a side dish and your own table setting. The doors open at 3 p.m. and dinner is served at 4 p.m. Hosts: Steve & Christina Berg
November 24, 2017
6:30 pm: North Fork Winter Dance Classes
6:30 pm -
North Fork Winter Dance Classes will start on Friday, November 24 at 6:30. The classes will be taught by dance instructor Debo Powers. Classes are free and open to the entire North Fork Community.
Classes will be held every Friday night during the cold winter months when most people are looking for some excuse to get out of their cabins and socialize with neighbors. Last winter, there was a great turnout for classes and many friendships were made and strengthened. (The only exception to this schedule is that no class will be held on December 1 when the instructor will be out-of-town.) There will be many classes prior to the New Year’s Eve party which will give dancers enough expertise to dance in the New Year!
The first classes will review the basic steps for Waltz, Two Step, and East Coast Swing. After that, other dances may be introduced.
Classes are beginner-level, so don’t feel shy about participating! You can do this! Just come and have fun!
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