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Dueling Pianos – Boys & Girls Clubs of Glacier Country Fundraising Event New Years Eve. 

Are you ready for a little bit of fundraising fun to ring in the new year? There will be dancing, there will be singing, and there will be comedy all to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Glacier Country. The 4th Annual Dueling Pianos fundraiser takes place on December 31, 2022, at the Kalispell Eagles Montana. The doors open at 7:30pm…..hope to see you there!

“Join us for a fun night of singing, dancing, comedy, and outrageous piano playing as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Glacier Country hosts its 3rd Annual Dueling Pianos fundraiser! The Dueling Pianos Event is an amazing variety show, mixing humor with classics like Billy Joel and Elton John to contemporary hits and country.”

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Dueling Pianos Details

Ring in the New Year on December 31st, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

Location:
Kalispell – Eagles- 37 1st St. W., Kalispell MT 59901

The funds raised at the Dueling Pianos show will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs after school program, which runs year round.

Mandy Anderson says the program helps students who need mentorship and structured activities while their parents are at work or if they don’t have a guardian. Program activities include homework help, art, cooking, outdoor and fitness activities and Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects. “Kids come and they have the mentorship of our staff during those crucial hours of the day,” she said.

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Festival of Flavors Grand Wine Tasting

Festival of Flavors Grand Wine Tasting

The Grand Wine Tasting is back! Join the FVCC Foundation as we host the Grand Wine Tasting in the new Wachholz College Center at FVCC on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 6pm. Enjoy a variety of wines provided by Fun Beverage, sample local cuisine, and bid in our live and silent auction. All proceeds benefit student scholarships at FVCC. Thank you to the Festival of Flavors 2022 sponsors for making these events possible. For more information, contact the FVCC Foundation office at foundation@fvcc.edu or 406.756.3632.

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Glow Run

glow run

It is time to put a little glow on what our community can do to raise awareness for our homeless youth in the Flathead Valley. On October 14th and October 15th, we invite  you to participate in the Glow Run 2022 – a run, walk, dance and maybe even a little moonwalk. The Flathead Valley Exchange Club has teamed up with The Heart Locker to ask for a little bit help.  Bring in hats, gloves, coats, socks and/or underwear – all sizes and ages- to help support our homeless youth. One donation equals an opportunity to win a brand new Oculus Quest 2 virtual game consuls. Plus, there will be food trucks, kids zone, bake sale and even a run with a Chick-fil-A’s cow!! This is a great community event that is not to be missed and supported.

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Glow Run Details

GLOW RUN 2022. Run, Walk, Dance, Moonwalk!
5K mapped, timed and chipped event. Please come to 26 Village Loop for your swag bag and bib pickup October 14th 10:00 am- 6:00 pm & October 15th 4:00 – 5:00. This is a joint event with the Flathead Valley Exchange Club and the Heart Locker. If you can’t be present, please consider a small donation! Thank you so much. See more details HERE.

Heart Locker
The HEART Program encourages growth and graduation by helping meet the basic needs of Kalispell and Evergreen students struggling with homelessness. The HEART Locker is a facility that acts as a “store” at no cost for students to receive clothing, school, and hygiene supplies. The HEART Markets are located on School grounds to give supplemental nutrition to students in need of food.  The HEART Locker Learning Center is a location that allows students a quiet and safe space for school work. Learn more – HERE.
Flathead Valley Exchange Club
The Exchange Club is America’s Premier Service Club with over 600 clubs and 20,000 members across the United States. Learn more – HERE.
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Soles of the Flathead Dancing with the Stars

Soles of the Flathead, Dancing with the Stars

Soles of the Flathead Dancing with the Stars is a community star-studded extravaganza…the Flathead Warming Center’s inaugural signature fundraising gala. This red-carpet event will showcase local celebrities in a dazzling performance competition. The event takes place on Friday, September 23, 2022, at the Hilton Garden In in Kalispell  starting at 6pm.

The evening will include dinner and an explosion of dance and music, all to support the Flathead Warming Center “Warm & Safe Season 2022-2023”. Grab your black tie or best duds. It’s Montana “formal” attire.

Capacity at each table is 8 seats. Seating will be assigned. If your group would like to be seated with another group, please email cammijspeck@gmail.com. Get your Tickets – HERE.

Want to enjoy a night or weekend getaway at the Hilton Garden Inn? Call 406-756-4500 and share code: DWSTAR for a discounted room rate! Code expires Sept. 3rd, 2022!

Warming center & Warming center

The mission of the Flathead Warming Center is to save lives, link resources, and encourage dignity through low-barrier access to a warm safe place for those in need.. We provide seasonal, low barrier access to night shelter services regardless of an individual or family’s personal barriers to housing security. We provide showers, laundry, light food, and onsite resources throughout the year. Learn more – HERE.

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St. Luke Foundation Dinner and Auction

On Friday, September 9, 2022, the St. Luke Foundation Dinner and Auction will take place at the Ronan Community Center. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a no-host bar and silent auction. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by a live auction. An online auction will be offered again this year as well, running from Wednesday, September 7th through Sunday, the 11th. Proceeds from the event will help fund improvements to the St. Luke Extended Care Facility.

St. Luke Foundation Dinner 7 Auction

St. Luke Foundation Dinner and Auction Details

Date: Friday, September 9, 2022

Time: starts at 6pm

Location: Ronan Community Center

Ticket Price: $75

Learn more about the event – HERE.

About St. Luke Community Center

From the moment our doors first opened in 1953, St. Luke Community Healthcare has grown to become an example of great things that can happen when a hospital is owned and operated by the community it serves. The mission of St. Luke Community Healthcare is to be an integral component of the communities of the Mission Valley through the delivery of personal, compassionate, quality healthcare in a dignified manner that values our patients, clients, and residents who are the very reason for our existence. Learn more – HERE.

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Cocktails for A Cause

Cocktail for a Cause

Did you know that you can actually purchase a cucumber margarita and you can actually help the Nate Chute Foundation. Every single day through the month of September, for every Cucumber Margarita that is purchased, $1 goes directly to the Nate Chute Foundation. Yep – Cocktails for a Cause!

The Nate Chute Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to reducing suicide in western Montana through education, outreach, and training. NCF offers evidence-based training and education to area schools and organizations to help identify suicidal behavior and build resiliency, as well as providing financial assistance for professional counseling to those at risk of suicide. The Nate Chute Foundation was founded in 1999, and has been expanding to meet the needs of our community ever since. For more information visit https://www.natechutefoundation.org/

Cocktail for a Cause

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Whitefish, Montana’s only AAA four-diamond resort is situated between pristine Whitefish Lake and the Viking Creek Wetland Preserve, just 1.5 mile from downtown Whitefish. Enjoy adventure by day, award-winning dining and luxurious accommodations at night, at this full-service resort hotel. Learn more – HERE.

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Golf For Good!

Golf for Good

On Friday, August 26th, 2022, come join friends and family at the Village Greens Golf Course in Kalispell, Montana, for a little golfing for a cause. This year marks the 6th Annual Golf Scramble – Golf For Good – where all proceeds go to support the Dream Adaptive Recreation programs. Participation is available for both teams and single golfers and includes a light breakfast, range balls, cart, round of golf, access to hole prizes, lunch, DREAM hat, sleeve of quality golf balls and more!

Golf for good

Golf For Good! Details

Date: Friday, August 26, 2002

Time: 8:00am until 5;00pm

Location: Village Greens Golf Course – 500 Palmer Drive in Kalispell

Cost: $400 for a team of four and $100 for single golfer

Contact Julie Tickle at jtickle@dreamadaptive.org or Get Ticket Information – HERE.

About Dream Adaptive Recreation

What We Do
We leverage abilities! Trained staff and volunteer instructors help break down barriers to participation, so that everyone has access to the great outdoors. We provide adaptive equipment as needed, and create a safe and fun environment to learn and grow. Every person is unique, and therefore our lessons and experiences are tailored to specific goals and desires.

Who Can Participate
Our program opportunities support individuals ages 5 to adults with a variety of disabilities including those with physical, cognitive, intellectual, developmental and sensory challenges. Participants range from the never-ever looking to learn a new sport or experience a new adventure, to the more advanced athlete looking to try new equipment, refine their skills or reach loftier goals.

Promoting Inclusion
It is our belief at DREAM that outdoor recreation is something to be shared. We strive to provide lessons for people with disabilities and include family, friends and the community whenever possible. Financial aid scholarships are available to those who could benefit from assistance.

Promoting Inclusion
It is our belief at DREAM that outdoor recreation is something to be shared. We strive to provide lessons for people with disabilities and include family, friends and the community whenever possible. Financial aid scholarships are available to those who could benefit from assistance.

Learn more at https://www.dreamadaptive.org/

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Whitefish Wine Auction

Whitefish Wine Auction

Are you a wine enthusiast? If your answer is yes, then mark your calendar for the Whitefish Wine Auction. The Whitefish Wine Auction is three days of Wine, Food and Song and will take place August 10 through August 12, 2022. From casual wine tastings to food and wine pairings at private residences and even a gala and wine auction, the Whitefish Wine Auction has something for every palette. All proceeds benefit ATP’s professional and educational arts programs.

Whitefish Wine Auction with ATP logo

 

Whitefish Wine Auction Details

UnWINEd – Wine Tasting – Wednesday, August 10 At 5:30pm – Grouse Mountain Lodge – $60.00

A single ticket to our casual after-work wine tasting featuring the exquisite wines of our featured wineries. You’ll learn more about each wine, enjoy tastings, and have an opportunity to order them!

Private Vintner Dinners – Thursday, August 11 At 6pm – The Home Of Carl Straub & Brenda Bernheim – $150.00

A ticket to the private vintner dinner at the Straub Residence in Kalispell. Featuring Chef Andy Blanton, Battuello Vineyards, Blue Samurai, & Lede Family Wines. 

Thursday, August 11 At 6pm
The Home Of Dr. Reed & Cooke Thompson – SOLD OUT
Featuring Chef Earl James Reynolds & Melville Winery

Thursday, August 11 At 6:30pm
The Home Of Margo Jacbos – SOLD OUT
Featuring Chef Christian Moreno & Chalk Hill Winery
A series of exclusive wine-pairing dinners at private residences across the Flathead Valley. Each home-hosted dinner will feature an exclusive pairing of an acclaimed chef with a featured winery.

The Gala Auction & Dinner – Friday, August 12 At 6pm – The Lodge At Whitefish Lake

The main event! Enjoy food, wine, and world-class ATP entertainment as the sun sets on beautiful Whitefish Lake. Featuring a fantastic auction featuring rare wine and wine-themed excursions – including an elegant Mediterranean cruise on the world’s most luxurious cruiseline, Silversea!

Click HERE for Ticket Information. 

2022 Featured Wineries

Foley Food & Wine Society

The Foley family & Foley Family Wines has had a strong Whitefish connection for years, including controlling ownership in Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier Restaurant Group, which includes MacKenzie River Pizza, Craggy Range Bar & Grill, Ciao Mambo, and Latitude 48, as well as the Vegas Golden Knights NHL hockey team. William Foley’s love of good wine led him to the wine industry. There he started Foley Food & Wine Society to celebrate three of life’s greatest passions – world-class wines, exquisite cuisine, and amazing experiences. Foley Food and Wine has a unique and diverse portfolio of wineries in California, the Pacific Northwest, New Zealand, France and Argentina. Each has its own individual identity, style and distinctive personality.

More at foleyfoodandwinesociety.com

Melville Winery

Founded in 1989, Melville is a family-owned and operated estate winery with its roots in Sonoma County’s Knights Valley, where Ron Melville grew high-quality and greatly sought-after grapes. In 1996, Ron’s desire to grow cold-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah brought Melville Vineyards to the Sta. Rita Hills, located in the Western Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County. Today, Ron and his son, Chad Melville, uphold Melville’s tradition as one of the most highly-regarded estates in California.

More at melvillewinery.com

Battuello Vineyards

Since 1909 the Battuellos have believed that great wines are grown by careful hands and an intimate knowledge of the land fostered by working the soil vintage after vintage. To that end, the Battuello family has cultivated the same rocky soil in St. Helena for over 100 years, producing excellent grapes for award-winning wines in the region. For five generations the Battuello Family has been growing vines in the renowned Napa Valley. Battuello Vineyards, in St. Helena, was founded in 1909 by Matteo Battuello and his wife Serafina, who immigrated to California from Northern Italy. Four generations later, the vineyard is operated and managed by Craig and his son, Dave. They believe still that great wines are grown by careful hands and an intimate knowledge of the land fostered by working the soil vintage after vintage. That is how the family has been able to cultivate the same rocky soil in St. Helena for over 100 years and continue to produce excellent grapes for award-winning wines in this region.

More at: battuellovineyards.com

2022 Featured Chefs

Chef Andy Blanton
Andy Blanton is one of the most acclaimed chefs in Montana and the Pacific Northwest for that matter. Blanton, the executive chef and owner of Café Kandahar, is a four-time semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s best chef in the Northwest region, and his Big Mountain restaurant has carved out a widely praised culinary reputation for excellence. Blanton moved to Whitefish in the fall of 1999 from New Orleans, where he worked at two prestigious institutions: Commanders Palace and Brigtsen’s. But like many in the industry, he worked his way up from the bottom, starting as a dishwasher in Virginia Beach during high school before moving up to prep cook, cook and culinary school. He describes Café Kandahar fare as thoughtfully constructed cuisine that essentially incorporates a variety of styles and techniques, both classic and modern. It doesn’t really categorize menu options or the restaurant into a specific cuisine. Chef Andy adheres to the farm-to-table approach and cooking with local ingredients as much as possible and without a lot of similarities on the menu, meaning each dish has its own composed features.

Chef Earl James Reynolds
Chef Earl is a Whitefish native. Originally planning to be a painter, he switched his canvas to the plate and attended Seattle Central Culinary academy. He previously worked at Canlis in Seattle, and Restaurant Trokay in Truckee, California. Upon moving back to Montana, Chef Earl became the Sous Chef at Tupelo Grille in Whitefish, and was the Executive Chef at the Belton Chalet in Glacier National Park. Chef Earl was recently named the Executive Chef at Stone Hill Kitchen+Bar in Bigfork.

Chef Christian Moreno
The Moreno Halphen family has been in the food and coffee industry for over 80 years, and their love and dedication to the craft is always evident, from the flavors in the menu to the décor of the Café itself. Their story began with their maternal grandmother, who founded Finca Don Bosco, a coffee estate on the Talamanca Range between Panama and Costa Rica. Sonny and Choly Moreno inherited this family business, and they, along with their four sons, elevated the estate’s coffee production both domestically and internationally. They created an outstanding product while always staying focused on their values: tradition, conservation, sustainability and respect for the land. Today, the family tradition is being carried forward by award-winning Executive Chef, Christian Moreno, from Swift Creek Cafe, who earned his degree from the top French pastry program, “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Påtisserie” in Yssingeaux, France. He brings to Whitefish the extensive culinary experience he gained while working for and training under world-class chefs across the United States.

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World’s Gym Cares Fair

What do Drew Brees, Doug Betters, Chase Reynolds, Beau Hill, Brock Coyle and Maggie Voisin all have in common? All of these great athletes are coming together to support the World Gym Cares Fair that benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, from 3pm until 6pm at the World Gym in Kalispell, Montana. There will be food trucks, games, music, raffles and even a silent auction at the World’s Gym Cares Fair. 

World Gym Cares Fair

World’s Gym Cares Fair

Date/Time: August 10, 2022 from 3-6pm

Location: World Gym – 555 E Swift Creek Way, Kalispell, MT 59901

Cost: Free

World Gym Cares Fair

World’s Gym Cares Fair guests will get the chance to meet some great sports legions like Drew Brees, Doug Betters, Chase Reynolds, Beau Hill, Brock Coyle and Maggie Voisin. There will be a lot of great food at this event from food truck sponsors like Swift Creek Cafe, 406 BBQ, Farm to Table Ice Cream, Wagyu Wagon, Glacier Acai, and Antonios Pizza. Plus, there will be raffles and auction items to win like a signed Drew Brees helmet and an authentic signed Jerry Rice Football Jersey…just to name a few of the events at the World’s Gym Cares Fair. The most important part about this event is that it all goes to support the Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country. Some of the sponsors include Whitefish Credit Union, First American Title Company, Mann Mortgage, Freedom Bank, Trailhead Church, Glacier Bank, PTA Physical Therapy and The Chiropractor Whitefish just to name a few sponsors. 

About Boys & Girls Club of Glacier Country

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Glacier Country… is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Glacier Country has been in the Flathead Valley for over 20 years serving youth between the ages of Kindergarten through Seniors in High School. With the primary location being in Columbia Falls the reach of the Club extends across the valley into Evergreen. Between the two locations over 100 youth are served every day after-school. Learn more: https://bgcglacier.org/mission-and-story/

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