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Upcoming Western Montana events

MISSOULA – Mountain Home and Runner’s Edge will host “Run Like a Mother – Missoula” — an all women’s 5K Fun Run on May 12 in front of the Boone and Crockett Club. Registration is $35 per person up until April 15. Click here for more information.

MISSOULA – The “Signs of Resiliency” art show will be held on April 5 at the Dana Gallery in downtown Missoula. This unique exhibit will feature photos of Montana children impacted by abuse and neglect creating their art.

MISSOULA – Capstone students from the Global Leadership Initiative will be presenting their research on immigration on April 5 at Break Espresso. The presentation will include photographs and conducted interviews with immigrants living in Missoula.

BIGFORK – The Bigfork Independent Film Festival will hold its third annual indie film fest on April 5 – April 7 at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for more information.

MISSOULA – The Treasure State Chorale presents “Sing me a Song” directed by Phil Harris on April 7 at Saint Anthony’s Parish at 4 p.m. The doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Admission is by donation only.

MISSOULA –  The Mansfield Center at the University of Montana will host a forum on migration featuring Central American participants in a U.S. State Department leadership program. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on April 11 at the Public House in Missoula.

HELENA – The Montana Invasive Species Council (MISC) will hold its next meeting April 10 and April 11 at Cargill located at 4401 Innovation Street in Great Falls. The MISC is a statewide partnership working to protect Montana’s economy, natural resources and public health through a coordinated approach to combat invasive species. Call (406) 444-0547 or click here for more info.

HAMILTON – The Bitter Root Resource Conservation and Development Area will hold a Home Buyer Education class on April 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The class will be held at the Bitterroot Valley Board of REALTORS building at the corner of 4th and Cherry streets in Hamilton. The cost of the in-person class is $75. Call (406) 363-5450 to reserve your space.

HELENA – Montana Wild will offer an update on the latest in bear awareness on April 11 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in Helena. Learn new information about grizzly presence in our region, new state-of-the-art bear safety products, and the latest research on defense against bear attacks. No registration is required. Call (406) 444-9944 for more information.

MISSOULA – Lunafest will be held at the Wilma on April 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., followed by a silent auction. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 when purchased online in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through Logjam Presents. Lunafest supports women filmmakers and youth leadership.

MISSOULA – Celebrate National Arbor Month with a fun walk or run along the Riverfront trail system. The 27th annual Run for The Trees is April 20 at 10 a.m. at Silver Park. Enter the one-mile run, 5k run/walk or the 10k race. Proceeds help plant new trees in parks, boulevards and schools. Registration is $25 if registered by April 18 at 12 p.m. Race day registration is $30. Click here to register online.

COLUMBIA FALLS – The Glacier Institute is hosting a “Drive by Fundraiser” event on April 25 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. at 320 Nucleus Avenue in Columbia Falls. The Glacier Institute has recently purchased the former Whitefish Credit Union building and is inviting one and all to their innovative twist on buying a former credit union building as their new headquarters. Call (406) 755-1211 for more info.

KALISPELL – The Kalispell Salvation Army will be hosting their annual “Spring Swing Fling Thing” on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. This free, family-friendly, event is offered as a gift to the community as a thank you for the support they have received throughout the year.

KALISPELL – The 26th annual Lakers Golf Scramble will be held at Village Greens on  April 27. The shotgun start is at 10 a.m. The cost is $300 per team or $75 per individual. The costs include 18 holes, cart, lunch, gift bag and Laker caddy. The tournament is limited to the first 128 paid participants.  Click here for more information.

Mark Thorsell

Mark Thorsell

Mark Thorsell is a digital content producer and editor at KPAX and KAJ. He is originally from Connecticut and moved to Montana over a dozen years ago. Mark has worked as a journalist for 25 years.
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