THINGS TO DO FOR CHEAP OR FREE


THINGS TO DO FOR CHEAP OR FREE

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 EASTER EGG HUNT Noon to 2 p.m. Bigfork Elementary School, 600 Commerce Street, Bigfork The Bigfork Masonic Lodge is the sponsor Steve Mitchell Photo

FRIDAY, APRIL 26 Menopause Made Me Do It April 26 at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. April 28 at 2 p.m. Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts 406-407-5748

526 Electric Avenue, Bigfork Description: It has been ten years since the last reunion of the Crazy Ladies. Menopause has arrived and the ladies are crazier than ever. The mission is to convince Kay, the gun toting tom-boy, to marry Shaun (the guy she once kidnapped and held accountable for the sins of all men). The five menopausal women are lured to a motel by a kidnapper who has seriously underestimated his prey. A weekend of madness and mayhem ensues as the women seize control and marry the kidnapper off to one of their group. Mature audiences

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 Seed Bombs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 9 through April 13 ImgineIF Bigfork ImgineIF Bigfork 525 Electric Ave, Bigfork 406- 837-6976 http://imagineiflibraries.org/ Details: Celebrate the wildness of spring by concocting native wildflower seed bombs to transform a dreary landscape. Planting flowers has never been so explosive and fun! 406- 837-6976 http://imagineiflibraries.org/

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 17, 24, May 1 Footloose Friends 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Every Wednesday Ages 2 to 4 Sing, dance, read and explore. Fun, interactive class for toddlers and preschoolers who love to move! Messy and sensory play to help prepare children for future learning success. Caregiver participation encouraged.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, May 9 Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Second Thursday of each month Chamber office, 8155 Hwy 35 406-837-5888 bigfork.org This meeting is open to the public.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 18, 25, May 2, May 9 Community Meals 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Every Thursday Community United Methodist Church, 750 Electric Ave Join us for the FREE Bigfork Community Meals! 406- 837-4547

TUESDAY, APRIL 16 Annual Members Salon 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday April 16 through Saturday, May 25. Artist Reception Friday, April 19, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Exhibit open to the public. Artist Reception free to BACC Members and $5 for non Members. 525 Electric Ave, Bigfork 406-837-6927 director@bigforkculture.org www.bigforkculture.org

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 24, May 1, 8 Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. ImagineIF Bigfork Library Description: Every Wednesday. Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music and more. Each week features a unique theme. http://www.flatheadcountylibrary.org 406- 837-6976

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Cowabunga 2019 7:30 p.m., April 19 and 9:30 p.m.,April 20 Details: Captain Ameri-Cow and his sidekick Udder Man hosting the best talent show in the Flathead Valley. Come see your neighbors and friends perform live on stage for a night that is great fun for the whole family.

Tickets: Adults $12 and students $6 available at Bigfork ACES, Bigfork Schools, Bigfork Drug, Electric Avenue Gifts and on Facebook.

www.bigforksummerplayhouse.com/childrens-theatre Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts 837-4886 526 Electric Ave, Bigfork http://www.bigforkcenter.org/

TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Toastmasters Meeting 7 to 8 p.m. Bethany Lutheran Church 8559 Montana 35 Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization’s membership exceeds 352,000 in more than 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds build confidence as speakers and leaders. Better Speakers and Leaders Toastmasters is the best way for anyone—whether a working professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree—to improve his or her communication and leadership skills. Members overcome the fear of public speaking and learn skills that aid them in becoming more successful. Toastmasters creates better listeners and stronger te a.m. members and leaders who can comfortably give and receive constructive evaluations.

Joining a Toastmasters club is easy. A listing of clubs by geographic area can be located on the Toastmasters website at www.toastmasters.org/find. Visitors to the website can select the most convenient club, attend a meeting and apply for membership. (Applicants must be 18 or older.) New clubs can be started with permission and assistance from Toastmasters International. Contact Ry Keller for more information 406-518-1713

THURSDAY, APRIL 25 Swan Valley Connections 6 to 8 p.m. Swan River Community Hall 115 Swan River Rd 406-754-3137

Details: The mission of Swan Valley Bear Resources (SVBR) is to offer community resources to promote coexistence between people and bears. SVBR is a working group formed by a collaborative effort between local non-profit conservation organizations and community members in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks (FWP), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and other natural resource entities. The purpose of this collaborative effort is to pool resources, experience and expertise, and to address bear conflicts on private and public property in the Swan Valley. https://www.swanvalleyconnections.org/swan-valley-bear-resources/

TUESDAY, MAY 7, JUNE 4 Monthly Bigfork Economic Destruction Group Meeting 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Bigfork High School Community room the first Tuesday of each month The Bigfork Economic Development Group is a monthly forum for businesses, nonprofits, schools and individuals to share what is happening in their organizations and to state their business needs, unless you are The Bigfork Beagle. With the involvement of bankers, Montana West Economic Development and others, businesses and organizations can potentially connect to more resources to meet their business needs.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 23, 30 Tai Chi for all ages! 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bigfork Art and Cultural Center 525 Electric Ave A 45-minute introductory Tai Chi class, designed to be done sitting in a chair or standing, followed by tea & light refreshments. Deborah Davis of Purple Mountain Lavender Farm in Lakeside will lead the class. Learning the basic principles of Tai Chi can be a useful tool to help recover from tiredness, stress or medical conditions which may keep you from your daily routine. For more information on Tai Chi, please visit taichiforhealthinstitute.org/what-is-tai-chi/ Class limited to 20 people. director@bigforkculture.org to reserve a spot. BACC Members $20 Non Members $25 bigforkculture.org 406- 837-6927

SATURDAY, MAY 18 Spring Art Walk 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Stroll around Bigfork while you enjoy amazing artwork, yummy libations & delicious goodies! Please contact Tammy Riecke 837-5335 or Bigfork Chamber 837-5888 or chamber@bigfork.org. www.bigfork.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 25 Special Events: Hogdick and Mitch Memorial Run for Vets Noon A Bar (formerly The Roadhouse) in Ferndale 82616 Swan Hwy, Bigfork Description: The mission of our endeavor is to help Veterans to succeed in life by giving them the opportunity for access to food through the Northwest Montana Veterans Food Bank, better learning opportunities through scholarships to Flathead Community College, better health opportunities through Veterans events through Flathead County Health dept, and to promote other events that focus on the needs of our Homeless and under-privileged Veterans, of any age, from all walks of life and all branches of the Armed Forces. Katie Burns 406-249-7279 Poker Run, Auction, Live Music

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Clean Your Fork, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It’s that time of year again! Help is needed to keep our community trash-free and sparkly clean. If you want to sign up in advance to clean a preferred area please call us at the Chamber office at 837-5888. Otherwise, meet at 8 a.m. at FIRST INTERSTATE BANK for instructions and a free continental breakfast. Trash bags, gloves and water will be provided. Vince Lovato photo


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