63rd Season Bigfork Summer Playhouse

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The 63rd Season of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse has been released. This year is another stellar season line up! Guests will get to enjoy a great season of shows that include Guys & Dolls, Mamma Mia, Freaky Friday, Broadway in Love, and The Full Monty.  Tickets for the 63rd Season Bigfork Summer Playhouse start at $19 for children and $27 for adults. 

Great entertainment, new faces in the company, shows you’ve never seen at BSP, a day on the lake, and a ‘swell’ place to spend some time in Bigfork. We look forward to seeing you in 2022.


63rd Season Bigfork Summer Playhouse

63rd Season Bigfork Summer Playhouse Details

Guys & Dolls (PG) .
Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan’s longtime
fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.

Mamma Mia (PG)
Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. Set to the music of ABBA – this is sure to get you singing and tapping your toes.

Freaky Friday (PG)
An adaptation of the classic novel and beloved films, Freaky Friday follows teenager Ellie Blake and her mother, Katherine, on the weirdest, strangest, craziest, freakiest day of their whole lives. On a fateful Friday, the day before Katherine’s wedding, something magical occurs when mother and daughter swap bodies. Now a Broadway musical – come relive the fun!

The Full Monty (MA)
After losing his job at a steel factory, Jerry learns that his wife wants to sue him for missed child support payments. Desperate for money, Jerry and his friend Dave decide to create their own male strip-tease act. The two friends recruit four more men, including their former foreman and a security guard. The group promises that their show will succeed
because they are willing to go “the Full Monty”. (Completely naked.)

Broadway in Love (PG)
One night only! Broadway in Love is a musical celebration of Broadway’s most touching, hilarious and captivating love songs. Bigfork Summer Playhouse alum, Stephan Stubbins (from Broadway’s Mary Poppins), joins his wife, Libby Servais (from Broadway’s Wicked) in concert as they bring lightness and depth to your favorite songs from Broadway and beyond. For
more information visit BroadwayInLove.com.

The HITS of the 50s, 60s & 70s (PG)
The 50s, 60s & 70s were 3 decades of some of the finest Rock and Roll music! Enjoy an evening of staged hits from artists like The Spaniels, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Chubby Checker, The Beatles, Billy Joel, and more as the Bigfork Summer Playhouse brings you the HITS OF THE 50s, 60s & 70s, live onstage! (Different from last summer’s lineup.)

Get your tickets to the 63rd Season Bigfork Summer Playhouse  – HERE

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About the Bigfork Summer Playhouse

The Bigfork Summer Playhouse was founded in 1960 by Dr. Firman ‘Bo’ Brown and his wife Margery Hunter Brown as a place for University of Montana theatre students to perform in the summer.  In 1964, Brown hired Don Thomson as a technician and the following season, Don encouraged Jude (Judy) Irvin to join the BSP crew as the piano player.  Don and Jude were married in the fall of 1965 and later acquired the theatre in 1968.  While both of Don and Jude’s sons earned degrees in the entertainment business and have worked at BSP in past summers, the eldest, Brach, joined Don and Jude as one of the owners and producers of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in 2001. Learn more – HERE

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Free Rodeo & Showtime Film Day

Rodeo Showtime

Come on out to the Flathead County Fairgrounds on May 22, 2022, from 9am until 9pm for a FREE rodeo and Showtime television show a chance to win an ATV and be part of one day of a television show filming. There will be free food trucks, live music, barrel racing, and raffle prizes. Throughout the day there will be hundreds of raffles, all those checked in at the start of the day will be eligible to win. Items to be given away include swag bags, gift cards, and a brand new Honda ATV TRX420FA2N.

Rodeo Showtime

Free Rodeo & Showtime Film Day Details

May 22, 2022

9am – 9pm

Flathead County Fairgrounds

265 Meridian Road – Kalispell

FREE Entrance & Free Food

RSVP for the Free Rodeo & Showtime Film Day – HERE

Filming Details

EXTRAS NEEDED for the spectators at a rodeo for an episode of Three Women being produced by Showtime. Filming will take place on May 22nd from 9am to 9pm. Food trucks will be on site to feed all volunteers and there will be live music. Throughout the day there will be hundreds of raffles, all those checked in at the START of the day will be eligible to win. Items to be given away include swag bags, gift cards, and a brand new Honda ATV TRX420FA2N. Attendees are expected to stay the FULL DAY to receive gift cards or prizes. All prizes will be available for pickup at the end of the filming day. A valid ID will be needed to pick up your prizes. The story takes place in 2014 so please do not wear any clothing or accessories that show band tour dates, political candidates, sport championships, etc. If the weather looks like it will be bad on Sunday, filming will take place on Saturday. You will receive an email confirming your RSVP, if you don’t receive one your registration is not confirmed. Learn more about the Free Rodeo & Showtime Film Day- HERE

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Free Family Funfest

Free Family Funfest

On May 13, 2022, starting at 4pm, come on out to the Depot Park in Kalispell for the Free Family Funfest. There will be a band, hot dogs, hamburgers, and tons of kids’ activities with prizes! See more about the Free Family Funfest – HERE.

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Free Family Funfest Details

May 13, 2022

4-7pm

Depot Park

About Youth Dynamics

Mental & Behavioral Health Services for Montana Kids & Families
We see a bright future for your child & family! Youth Dynamics provides strength-based, client-centered, supportive mental health services to children and families. At Youth Dynamics we don’t believe in wait listing families. We believe in getting your child into mental health services as soon as he or she needs them! Youth Dynamics is committed to providing comprehensive and progressive trauma sensitive behavioral health services to meet the ever-changing needs of youth and families. Learn more – HERE.

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Columbia Falls Community Market

The Columbia Falls Community Market will begin the 2022 Season on May 19 and will last until September 29, 2022. The market takes place weekly on Thursday from 5pm until Twilight at 830 1st Avenue West in Columbia Falls. The locals’ market offers friends, families, neighbors and visitors the chance to more conveniently live a farm-to-table lifestyle while enjoying each other’s company, live music, fresh food, desserts, artisan gifts and locally-brewed beer. Learn more about the Columbia Falls Community Market – HERE.

Columbia Falls Community Market

Columbia Falls Community Market Live Music Schedule

May

19th John Dunnigan
26th Pink Cadillac

June

2nd Hardwood Heart
9th Stanton Creek
16th The Stafford Family Band
23rd Pink Cadillac
30th Kenny James Miller Band

July

7th Badger Hound
14th Stanton Creek
21st Kenny James Miller Band
28th Pink Cadillac

August

4th Stanton Creek
11th Winnie Brave
18th Pink Cadillac
25th Kenny James Miller Band

September

1st Way Down North
8th Michelle Rivers & Hannah King
15th Flat Black Duo
22nd Kenny James Miller Band
29th Pink Cadillac

Are you a Farmer, artist or food vendor?

Are you a farmer, artist or food vendor? Then you may want to consider becoming a vendor at the Columbia Falls Community Market. “We have limited spaces available, and are looking for local farmers handmade arts/crafts AND food vendors. Market season begins in May and goes until the last Thursday in September. Market time is from 5pm until twilight.” Learn more – HERE.

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Spring Into Safety – Kid’s Day

Are you ready for a fun, FREE event for kids? On Saturday, April 7, 2022, starting at 11am, head on over to Northwest Montana Fairgrounds the 6th Annual Spring into Safety Kid’s Day. This free event is all about kid’s safety starting with Roundup for Safety providing more than 1,000 free bicycle helmets. Plus, kids are invited to bring their bikes for a maintenance check, and they can even check out the MHP road safety course. There will also be kid’s games, face painting, bouncy houses, and other activities. In addition, there will be more than 30 community programs, A.L.E.R.T. and Tow Bear Air Helicopters, Area Police, Fire, EMS and Search & Rescue will all be available to answer questions.

6th annual spring into safety kid's day

Spring Into Safety Details

Saturday, May 7, 2022, 11am – 3pm

Trade Center at Northwest Montana Fairgrounds

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Flathead Kennel Club of Montana Canine Expo 2022

Flathead Kennel Club of Montana Canine Expo 2022

Do you love dogs? Then the Flathead Kennel Club of Montana Canine Expo 2022 is the place that you need to be this weekend. On Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10am until 3pm, head on over to the Whitefish Credit Union Trade Center at the Flathead Fair Grounds for a little 2022 K-9 Expo fun. 

The Flathead Kennel Club will, once again, host a Canine Expo promoting responsible dog ownership. There will be demonstrations regarding training, search & rescue, scent work and canine educational presentations.  

Now – This day is all about the dogs and their human companions. There will be demonstrations and activities about training, search & rescue, scent work, trick dog, and much more. Educational information will be presented about dog health care, responsible breeders, service, therapy and emotional support dogs, responsible dog ownership and canine 1st aid. Local business and animal resources will be on site sharing information about resources available in our area!

Flathead Kennel Club of Montana Canine Expo 2022 Logo

Flathead Kennel Club of Montana Canine Expo 2022 Details

Date/Time: Saturday, April 23, 2022 10am -3pm

Location: Flathead County Fair Grounds

Canine Expo 2022 Admission Price: $2 per person , $5 for Family

Click HERE for Canine Expo 2022 Ticket Information

About Flathead Kennel Club of Montana

Who We Are
The Flathead Kennel Club of Montana is a nonprofit organization of dog breeders, fanciers, exhibitors and trainers dedicated to the advancement of purebred dogs. Most members live in and around Kalispell, MT in the Flathead Valley. Kalispell is located in Northwest Montana 33.6 miles from Glacier National Park.

Our Mission
To further the advancement of all purebred dogs; to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of the purebred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience, rally, or agility trials; to conduct sanctioned matches, dogs shows obedience trials and other events for which the Club is eligible under the Rules and Regulations of The American Kennel Club.

Learn more  – HERE

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Native Seed Planting – ImagineIF Library

Native Seed Plantings

Do you like to plant? Have you ever wanted to teach your children how a plant grows? Well, this is your opportunity to have a little bit of planting fun while expanding your child’s knowledge of science. Come discover the science initiatives that ImagineIF Libraries will be hosting this year and participate in the launch of our new Native Plant Garden. Plant and take home a native Montana seedling, care for it and then return it to the library to be added to the garden or give it a forever home in your own yard!

Native Seed Planting & Library logo

Native Seed Planting Details

Kalispell: April 4-9 – 10am til 6pm
Bigfork: April 12-16 – 10am til 6pm
Columbia Falls: April 18-23 – 10am til 6pm

Learn more – HERE. 

New Science Tools Available At ImagineIf Libraries

ImagineIF is excited to announce Science Connect: Lending Tools For Discovery, a new service that allows patrons to check out science kits or a Reflector Telescope. In partnership with Arizona State University and SciStarter, ImagineIF is offering two Citizen Science Kits for checkout – Measuring Light in the Night Kit and Exploring Biodiversity.

In addition, Imagine IF Libraries has partnered with The University of Montana spectrUM Discovery Area in Missoula and the O.P. and W.E. Edwards Foundation to provide an Orion Starblast 4.5″ Altazimuth Reflector telescope for check out. Learn more – HERE.

HERE’S HOW SCIENCE CONNECT WORKS:

  • An ImagineIF library card is needed to check out a device
  • 14-day lending period, with no renewals
  • Devices will be held for pickup for 7 days and must be returned in person, not in book drops
  • Overdue fines will be charged on all devices returned over 7 days late

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Flathead Cherry Festival

flathead cherry festival

The Annual Flathead Cherry Festival is coming to Polson, Montana, July 30 through July 31, 2022. This festivals is all about cherries and they promise to be at their peak ripeness for this festival. It is the perfect opportunity to shop artists, vendors and freshly backed treats while discovering the history of cherries all down Polson Main Street.

flathead cherry festival 2022

Flathead Cherry Festival Details

SATURDAY, July 30
Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest In front of Cove Celi in Cherry Alley
Get ready and be creative on your block of the sidewalk—an all-ages contest with prizes for winners in different categories. Pick up chalk beginning at noon. The contest will be judged at 5 PM.

SATURDAY, July 30 & SUNDAY, July 31
Pancake Breakfast 7 AM-11 am ELKS LODGE
Enjoy a full pancake breakfast for $5 and start your morning right. Organized by the Polson Chamber of Commerce.  

Exhibits and Montana Made Items: Come see, eat, purchase, or sell an amazing assortment of everything from art, photos, and crafts to foods and treats. Visit our fine vendors and local businesses Saturday, July 30  from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The purpose of The Polson Business Community (PBC) is to promote the interests of retail and service businesses in downtown Polson, and to enhance goodwill between our downtown and the residents of our community.

If you would like to rent an exhibit space to sell your creations check out our Vendor’s Page. More questions? Send us an email: polsonbusinesscommunity@gmail.com

The Polson Business Community invites you to participate in the 23rd annual Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival. We are proud to note that this two-day event has been recognized among the top five MUST SEE tourism attractions in the state.

This year’s event will be held Saturday & Sunday from July 30-31 You are encouraged to book hotel rooms early, as July is always a busy month.

THIS IS A TWO-DAY EVENT AND VENDORS MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS.  Except for emergencies, failure to attend both days forfeits participation the following year.

Advance set-up:  Friday – after 7 p.m.

Set-up: Saturday – 6:30 a.m. – All vehicles must be off the streets by 9 a.m.
Saturday Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Streets will remain closed that night with security.
Sunday Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All vendors must agree to be present during these hours.

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Whitefish Arts Festival

43rd Annual Whitefish Arts Festvial 2022

Are you ready for the 43rd Annual Whitefish Arts Festival? If you are tired of shopping on Amazon and other big box stores, mark your calendar for the best Whitefish Arts Festival during the 4th of July weekend. 

“An annual favorite throughout the Northwest, the Whitefish Arts Festival maintains a long tradition of high quality arts and fine crafts. Whitefish is a picturesque village nestled in the Flathead Valley of Montana featuring beautiful lakes, majestic mountains, and friendly folks strolling the streets during the 4th of July weekend.”

 WHITEFISH ARTS FESTIVAL

Whitefish Arts Festival Details

The Whitefish Arts Festival has a long history of drawing top artists and craftspeople from all over the country who work across the mediums from stellar canvas art pieces to top quality jewelry to unique sculpture and metal arts and everything in between. Want to get a jump on your Christmas shopping? This is the perfect opportunity to find those perfect gifts while supporting local businesses. Guests can expect over 100 different vendors that range from painters and jewelers to food vendors and services. The festival is located at Whitefish’s Depot Park on the corner of Central Avenue and Railway Street in the heart of scenic downtown Whitefish. Learn more – HERE

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Flathead Valley Firearm Frenzy

Flathead Valley Firearm Frenzy

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, Flathead Valley Ducks Unlimited presents Flathead Valley Firearm Frenzy. The doors open at 11am where guests will get to enjoy a great event, food, and lots of chances to win firearms and other cool stuff. There will be guns from the following manufacturers: Mossberg, Ruger, Savage, Taurus, CVA, Franchi, Canik, ATI, Beretta, Kimber, Tikka and Winchester. Everyone can have as many chances as they would like by purchases raffle tickets. Tickets are $20 each, 6 tickets for $100, and 20 for $250. Your $20 FIREARM FRENZY ticket not only gets you into the 20 Gun Super Raffle, but it gets you into the event for FREE FOOD and DRINKS!!! Montana Gaming Laws prohibit the sale of raffles via credit cards. Flathead Valley Firearm Frenzy Tickets can be purchased with debit cards, cash or checks. Learn more about the Flathead Valley Firearm Frenzy- HERE

Flathead Valley Firearm Frenzy

 

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