Get off the couch: Things to do for cheap or free


Saturday, May 11, Sunday, May 12

Ballet: Sleeping Beauty Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts May 11th at 2pm and 8 pm May 12th at 4pm Reserved Seating Experience the Northwest Ballet Company’s 39th Annual spring production of “Sleeping Beauty” featuring professional guest artist Malachi Squires as Prince Florimund. Tickets: Adults $22; Children $16 (12-under) Tickets at The Kalispell Grand Hotel, 100 Main Street, Kalispell. 406-755-8100. Contact: 755-0760 or www.northwestballet.com or info@northwestballet.com.

Saturday May 11 Town Hall Meeting 9 a.m. to Noon Bigfork High School, 600 Commerce St Help spread the word, please stop by the UPS Store in Bigfork and grab some posters to spread around town. Many areas & topics will be discussed: * Affordable Housing * Economic Opportunities * Seasonality, Full-Time Amenities & Sustainable Future * Sidewalks and Bike Paths * Walking and Bike Trails * Working with the County * Affordable Youth Facilities * Public Access to Lake

Wednesday, May 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12 Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday ImagineIF Bigfork Library Description: Preschool storytimes are filled with stories, songs, crafts, music and more. Each week features a unique theme.

Thursday, May 16, 23, 30, June 6

TAI CHI for all ages 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bigfork Arts and Cultural Center 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 visit taichiforhealthinstitute.org/what-is-tai-chi/ Class limited to 20 people. Email director@bigforkculture.org to reserve a spot. BACC Members $20 Non Members $25

Thursday, May 16, 23, 30; June 6, 13 Bigfork Community Meals 3:30 to 6 p.m. every Thursday At the Community United Methodist, 750 Electric Ave. next to the highs school

Thursday, May 16 AARP Smart Driver Course (Insurance Discount Class) 9 a.m. at the Bigfork Community Center Description: Smart Driver Course at the Bigfork Community Center from 9 am to 1 pm. Call 837-4157 for a reservation.

SATURDAY, MAY 25 Special Events: Hogdick and Mitch Memorial Run for the Vets Noon at A Bar (formerly the Roadhouse) in Ferndale 82616 Swan Hwy, Bigfork Description: The mission of our endeavor is to help Veterans to succeed by giving them 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

Tuesday, May 28 through June 29 BACC Exhibit: “Bonded” Moving Metal And Shaping Lives For Over 40 Years Lee Proctor, David Secrest, Jeffery Funk, Daniel Moore, Tony Stewart and Ian Preszler. These artists have been bonding, welding, sculpting, sharing their creativity and their friendship with each other for years! You will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind exhibit. ‘Bonded’ opens Tuesday, May 28 and runs thru Saturday, June 29. Artist Reception Friday, May 31, 5pm to 6:30pm. Artist Reception free to BACC Members and $5 for non Members. Exhibit open to the public.

Roll out Bigfork’s piano The Bigfork Arts and Cultural Center will roll out Bigfork’s Public Piano at 2 p.m., June 1. These outdoor pianos are often decorated by local artists, and people of all ages and skill levels are invited to play. The piano will be in front of the BACC all summer. The center’s officials are very excited to bring music to the streets of Bigfork for our community members and tourists. Where: 525 Electric Ave Contact: (406) 837-6927 Web: www.bigforkculture.org

Wednesday, June 5 Swan Valley Connections Community Potluck Dinner Held at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Swan Valley Community Hall (Hwy 83, MM 42.5) in Condon. This is a time for all community members to come together, share food, and learn from one another. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Potluck dinner at 6:00, Presentation at 6:30, Get to know your neighbors at 7 p.m. Free. Everyone is welcome. Contact Lindsay at 406.754.3137 or lindsay@svconnections.org for more information or if you would like to volunteer or be a presenter at future potlucks.

Tuesday, May 28 through June 29

BACC Exhibit: “Bonded” Moving Metal And Shaping Lives For Over 40 Years Lee Proctor, David Secrest, Jeffery Funk, Daniel Moore, Tony Stewart and Ian Preszler. These artists have been bonding, welding, sculpting, sharing their creativity and their friendship with each other for years! You will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind exhibit. ‘Bonded’ opens Tuesday, May 28 and runs thru Saturday, June 29. Artist Reception Friday, May 31, 5pm to 6:30pm. Artist Reception free to BACC Members and $5 for non Members. Exhibit open to the public.

Swan Valley Summer Soiree Excited to announce our first annual fundraising gala, Summer Soirée in the Swan, which will be held June 22nd at the beautiful Falls Creek Montana!

Celebrate the change of season with live music by Cocinando Latin Jazz Orchestra, delicious food by Earth Angel Organics Catering, local brews and spirits provided by Great Northern Brewing Companyand Glacier Distilling Company, and live and silent auctions (including items like a private flight over the Swan Valley)!

For more event details and registration information, visit https://www.swanvalleyconnections.org/summer-soiree-in-the-…

If you have an auction item you’d like to donate, please contact Rebecca at (406)754-3137 or rebecca@svconnections.org. Can’t wait to dance into the summer night with you all!


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