Discussion focuses on sandhill cranes
West Valley Naturalists have resumed monthly presentations at West Valley School, located at 2290 Farm to Market Road, Kalispell.
On Wednesday, September 28, Laura Katzman, Land Care Specialist with Flathead Land Trust, will talk about the hundreds of sandhill cranes, which stop in the valley each fall to refuel at a staging area in the valley. West during their migration. Flathead Land Trust helped conserve part of this staging area in 2018. These impressive birds rely on wetlands and farmland as they move from their breeding grounds to their wintering grounds.
The program begins at 7 p.m. in the common area of the college. Guides will help you find your way. For more information, email [email protected]
Autumn Bazaar October 1
The Bigfork Community United Methodist Church Bazaar has its annual Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 1.
Shop beautifully packaged homemade jams, jellies and baked goods, as well as homemade frozen fruit pies ready for the holiday dinner.
Shop unique gifts such as jewelry, wood and leather products, pottery, baby items, crafts and more. Traders will also be on site.
A Sloppy Joe lunch will be available.
The church is located at 750 Electric Ave., Bigfork
Free meals in October
Community Kitchen-Feeding the Flathead is offering the following free meals in Kalispell in October. All meals are served at 6 p.m. unless otherwise specified and everyone is welcome.
Central Christian Church, 248 Second Ave. E. — 1st, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 3013, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30
Calvary Lutheran Church, 2200 US 2 E. — October 7, 14, 21, 28
Samaritan House Auxiliary Center, 1110 Second St. W. — October 12, 16, 19
The presentation focuses on the vikings
The public is invited to attend the Sons of Norway Reunion at the Northwest Montana History Museum in Kalispell at 1 p.m. on October 1 for Tim Christenson’s fun and factual presentation entitled “Bet on the Vikings!” around the year 1066.
By this time, King Edward the Confessor was dead and it was a three-way battle royal for the throne of England. Harold of England was Edward’s brother-in-law and he took the throne for himself. But Harald of Norway maintained that Edward had promised him the throne, so he sailed south with a large fleet and army to stake his claim.
Meanwhile, on the French coast, William, the Duke of Normandy and Edward’s cousin, claimed that Edward had promised him the throne, and he was waiting for a favorable wind so he could sail to England and take it.
Despite their fierce rivalry, these three suitors are members of the Viking royal family who lead the Viking armies.
Sons of Norway Golden member Francie Patton will also be honored at the reunion.
Quilting and Crafts Market
The Mountain Brook Craft Co-op will be holding its 12th Annual Quilting and Craft Market at the Mountain View Mennonite Church on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
This year’s market will include hand and machine quilted quilts and wall hangings, artwork, book folds, jewelry, knit and crochet accessories, bags and tote bags, holiday and home decorations, handmade soaps and candles, classic needlework, children’s quilts and felted wool and fiber accessories and wares. The market will feature themed areas including Patriotic/Fourth of July, Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas. The pantry will include crafts for the kitchen, as well as baked goods and treats.
The Mountain Brook Craft Cooperative was started over 12 years ago by a group of quilters and crafters living in the Mountain Brook area near Creston. Every item sold in the Marketplace is carefully handcrafted by members and primarily includes Montana-made items.
Mountain View Mennonite Church is located at 795 Mennonite Church Road, off Montana 35 in Creston.
Rotary Book Sale
Bigfork Rotary is hosting a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 1 at The Ark, future home of the ImagineIF Bigfork Library, behind Bethany Lutheran Church. Community members have donated gently used books over the past few weeks to sell as a fundraiser for the new library. Most books will be sold by the inch.