Bitterroot Valley Community Events, March 28-April 6 | Local News

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Monday, March 28 th

Bitterroot Public Library, Lemon and sugar skin scrub kit. First come, first served. The kit includes all the materials you need to make a lemon sugar scrub that will rejuvenate your skin from the long winter. For more information, call 363-1670. 306 State Street, Hamilton. bitterrootpubliclibrary.org.

North Valley Public Library, Mother Goose on the Loose, 10:30-11:30 a.m., children, babies and toddlers. For more information, call 406-777-5061. 208 Main Street, Stevensville. northvalleylibrary.org.

Hamilton Senior Center, lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $4; Hand and foot, every Monday, 12:30 p.m. Cards/beaters provided. $1. 820 N. 4th St., Hamilton.

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Golden Age Club, exercise class, 9-10 a.m. 727 S. 5th St., Hamilton.

Rotary Club of Hamilton meets at noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st St., Hamilton. This meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome.

Ravalli County Fish and Wildlife Association the general meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Daly Leach Community Hall, 1010 W. Main St., Hamilton. Guest speakers will be Abbie Jossie, Darby and Sula Ranger and Dan Pliley, West Fork Ranger speaking from Mud Cr. Fuel reduction project. John MacGillivray, outdoor videographer who has worked on many outdoor and hunting productions will also be presenting. Meetings are open to the public. If you have any questions, contact Tony at 381-0587.

Tuesday 29 March

Bitterroot Public Library, Coloring club for adults, meeting room, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Indulge your creative side and social network the old-fashioned way. Coloring pages and pens provided. Builders Club, 4 to 5 p.m., meeting room, registration required. Builder’s Club is a weekly club that meets every Tuesday and offers free game building options for kids through teens. 5 years and over. Writers Group, every other Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., meeting room. Enjoy and thrive in your writing by participating in the Bitterroot Public Library Writers Group. Bring your pen, paper or laptop to share and support other valley writers. For more information, call 363-1670. 306 State Street, Hamilton. bitterrootpubliclibrary.org.

North Valley Public Library, Role-playing games (RPG) in person or online, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., teenagers (12 to 18 years old). Enter the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Create your own character and join an online campaign. No experience required. For more information, call 406-777-5061. 208 Main Street, Stevensville. northvalleylibrary.org.

Wednesday March 30

Bitterroot Public Library, Story time for babies and toddlers, meeting room, 10:30 a.m., registration required. Join Annika or Kat for a story, finger plays, nursery rhymes and songs. 0-2 years. Full steam ahead, meeting room, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., registration required. Join us for this bi-weekly club to explore and discover science, technology, engineering, art and math. 8 years and over. 306 State Street, Hamilton. bitterrootpubliclibrary.org.

North Valley Public Library, Special Library Board Meeting, 3-4 p.m. 208 Main Street, Stevensville. northvalleylibrary.org.

Hamilton Senior Center, lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $4; 820 N. 4th St., Hamilton.

Golden Age Club, exercise class, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pinochle games, 1 p.m., multiple auctions, $2. 727 S. 5th St., Hamilton.

Divorce Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday through April 6, Hamilton Assembly of God Church, room 24 upstairs. You can join at any time. $20 fee for the participant’s workbook. Scholarships available; childcare provided.

Bitterroot National Forest climbing plan project meeting, 6 p.m., via Zoom. Login to go.ravallirepublic.com/ClimbingZoom.

Thursday, March 31st

Bitterroot Public Library, Little Explorers, meeting room, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., registration required. Explore process-based art and sensory play with a new curriculum for toddlers through preschool. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress to play messy. From 18 months to 4 years old. Bitterroot Book Club 2022, noon, meeting room. Join us to discuss this month’s reading in a social setting. Zoom also available. This month we read The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Go to Bitterrootpubliclibrary.org calendar of events and open this event for a full list of books of the year. Artful Thinking for Kids, 4 to 5 p.m., meeting room, registration required. Join us on Thursday afternoons to unleash your inner artist. Discover artists, style, technique and work with a wide variety of mediums. 7 years and over. For more information, call 363-1670. 306 State Street, Hamilton. bitterrootpubliclibrary.org.

friday april 1st

Bitterroot Public Library, Poet-Tree month for children, month of April. Come to the library in April during National Poetry Month and create a poem to add to our poet tree! Choose the type of poem you’d like to write (we offer examples of most types of poems), select a poem prompt from our suggestion box, or write your own and we’ll post it to our Poet Tree message board. Throughout the month, please browse our extensive selection of poetry books for all ages. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., meeting room, registration required. Join Annika or Kat for stories, activities and games. From 3 to 5 years old. One-on-one technical support, 11 a.m. to noon. Daniel Ray, Community Librarian, will address technology-related questions and/or frustrations in a one-on-one, in-person session. Reservations recommended. For more information, call 363-1670. 306 State Street, Hamilton. bitterrootpubliclibrary.org.

North Valley Public Library, Open World Fridays, 4-6 p.m., teens (12-18). Make Fridays more exciting, come to the library for an access pass to all the cool stuff. Choose to 3D print objects then paint them, create a DIY, explore the Dungeons & Dragons manuals or create a zine, it’s up to you. For more information, call 406-777-5061. 208 Main Street, Stevensville. northvalleylibrary.org.

Hamilton Senior Center, lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $4; Pinochle Games, 1 p.m., $2. 820 N. 4th St., Hamilton.

Golden Age Club, exercise class, 9-10 a.m. 727 S. 5th St., Hamilton.

Bitterroot Women’s Club Spring Online Auction, from April 1 to 4, at www.32auctions.com/GFWC-BWC. You can browse now, the auction goes live at 8 a.m. April 1 with over 85 items from generous community donors. Bid on massages, facials, manicures, art, quilts, rounds of golf, lift tickets, gift baskets, certificates for the Edge, Wild Mare, Filling Station Grille , Bouilla, Skalkaho Steakhouse and more. The Bitterroot Woman’s Club (BWC) Foundation supports SAFE in Bitterroot, female veteran programs, scholarships for high school girls, teacher appreciation, and more.

The Bitterroot North Valley Pachyderm Club will meet at noon at the Frontier Cafe, US Highway 93 in Stevensville. Our guest speaker will be State Senator Theresa Manzella on Election Integrity. The North Valley Pachyderm Club meets the first and third Friday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. The North Valley Pachyderm Club is an educational arm of the Republican Party. Everyone is welcome.

saturday april 2

Free family activity: Skimming the rain clouds, 10:00 a.m., Ravalli County Museum. This simple science experiment replicates the phenomenon of condensation when droplets of food coloring fall through a cloud of shaving cream into a glass of clear water. Clear water represents the atmosphere, shaving cream functions as the cloud, and drops of food coloring become the rain. Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford Street, Hamilton. 406-363-3338.

Bitter Root Backcountry Defensive Riding Clinic, the Bitterroot Back Country Horsemen will hold a Defensive Horsemanship Trail Obstacle Clinic for its members on April 2 and 23 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at C-Max Stables, 657 Bass Lane in Corvallis. Members will practice their basic skills to present a variety of obstacles to their equines. They will then traverse obstacles, focusing on safety and control by moving their mounts right, left, forward and backward through obstacles. Visitors are welcome to watch the free clinic, but note that dogs are not permitted on the grounds. For more information, contact Bonnie Morgan at 406-381-9021.

spring bazaar sponsored by Naomi Chapter 19, Order of Eastern Star, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Golden Age Center, 727 S. 5th St., Hamilton. Handmade crafts – wood, metal, fabric, animal photos and more. Silent auction. Coffee, pastries, lunch available for purchase from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds are used for monetary donations to K-9 Care of MT for Disabled Veterans & Autistic Children, Girls’ State, Hanna’s Hope, Victor School. More information call 239-0544.

A.A. meeting, 6-10 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St.

Further away

Monday april 4th

Bitterroot Valley Community College Trustee Meeting5:30 p.m., Bitterroot College, 103 S. 9th St., Hamilton.

Tuesday, April 5

Bitterrootdalen Lodge, Sons of Norway, will feature Hamilton High School senior Emma Mitchell as a guest speaker for the April 5 social gathering. She will talk about the school’s foreign exchange program, including feedback from current students. Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall and will be a salad bar. Members are encouraged to bring their favorite salad or dessert. If you have any questions, please call Jackie at 961-4538.

sunday april 10

Orienteering at Soft Rock Recreation Area, 10:00am-2:00pm Orienteering is the sport of navigating through terrain with a map and compass – like a scavenger hunt, but in the woods. Beginner instructions will be provided, as well as all orienteering specific equipment. The event is free for beginners. It is open to all ages and levels of experience. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required and is available via https://www.grizzlyorienteering.org/event-details/soft-rock-recreation-area-3 .

Saturday April 23

Welcome Waterfowl Day will be hosted by the Bitterroot Audubon Society at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Audubon members will be on hand to help the public identify and observe waterfowl and other birds and mammals that use wetlands shelters. This special event is for everyone.

Dino J. Dotson