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Looking for an all-season vacation destination? Northwest Montana’s beautiful Flathead Valley offers many relaxing options any time of the year.

Wilderness Management 101

Deb Mucklow had 16 years experience working as a District Ranger in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.  She will share insights concerning the balance needed between today's technology, tools, experience and Wilderness Act expectations.  The program begins at 7:00 pm in Room 139 of the Arts & Technology Building at Flathead Valley Community College.  The event is free and open to the public. 

Starts: 2-5-2015 Ends: 2-5-2015
Celtic Gathering

Join the Montana Gaelic Cultural Society and other local Celtic organizations for a night of entertainment - a celebration of Celtic history, culture and festive Celtic music.  Live performances by the Montana Highlanders Bagpipe Band, Celtic Spirit Singers and Kalispell Irish Dancers.  There will also be a raffle.  The gathering begins at 6:00 pm in Room 139 of the Arts & Technology Building at Flathead Valley Community College. The event is free and open to the public.

Starts: 2-6-2015 Ends: 2-6-2015
Senior Tour & Tea Day

Free admission to the Hockaday Museum of Art  for seniors age 60+ from 10 am until 4 pm.  There will be complimentary coffee, tea and cookies and a docent-led tour at 10:30 am.  On display will be: Yellowstone Engraved: The Art of William Henry Jackson, Thomas Moran and Others, Visions of the American West: Art and Artifacts from the Hockaday Vault and the restored Glacier National Park murals and the Crown of the Continent Permanent Exhibition. 

Starts: 2-12-2015 Ends: 2-12-2015
"Timberjack" Second Thursday Presentation

The Miracle of America Museum Second Thursday presentation will feature the 1955 feature length movie starring Sterling Hayden, Vera Ralston and Hoagy Carmichael.  Partially filmed in Bonner, Polson, Glacier Park and other areas of Northwest Montana and Idaho.  The movie includes authentic depiction of period logging mixed with a Hollywood love/hate story.  Good old fashioned entertainment for the entire family. The movie begins at 6:30 pm and admission is free. 

Starts: 2-12-2015 Ends: 2-12-2015
10th Annual Swing Dance & Auction

The 10th Annual Swing Dance & Auction at the Red Lion Ballroom will benefit the Lighthouse Christian Home for the intellectually disabled.  This Valentine's Day dance will feature Swingin on High full orchestra band, a dessert buffet, beverages, a live and silent auction and $1000 cash prize raffle.  Tickets are $30 per person or $200 for a table of 8.  Raffle tickets are $5 each.  Purchase tickets online at www.lighthousechristianhome.org.  

Starts: 2-14-2015 Ends: 2-14-2015
Visions of the American West: Art and Artifacts from the Hockaday Vault

The Hockaday Museum of Art's permanent collection vault is being tapped to assemble a noteworthy exhibition of works by well-known artists who captured the essence of the historic American West.  Visions of the American West: Art and Artifacts from the Hockaday Vault will be on exhibit from November 6 through February 21, 2015. The exhibition honors the traditions found in western art featuring works by Harry Harpster, Winold Reiss, Ace Powell, Terrance Guardipee, Paul Surber, King Kuka, Roland Reed and more.  

Starts: 11-6-2014 Ends: 2-21-2015
Splendid Reveries

The Glacier Symphony under the direction of John Zoltek will perform Symphony No. 1 Winter Dreams by Tchaikovsky and Williams' Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Guest violinist David Halen will join the orchestra in Dvorak's Violin Concerto in A. Tickets are available online at www.gscmusic.org or by calling 407-7000.

Starts: 2-21-2015 Ends: 2-22-2015
Yellowstone Engraved: The Art of William Henry Jackson, Thomas Moran and Others

The Hockaday Museum of Art invites you to see a rare collection of engravings that vividly portray Yellowstone National Park through its first three decades (1871-1902).  William Henry Jackson and Thomas Moran were the first phtographer and painter to capture the geysers, hot springs, canyons and waterfalls of Yellowstone. The engraving process was used to mass-produce images that promoted this iconic national park. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for college students. Members & children K-12 admitted free.  

Starts: 1-8-2015 Ends: 2-28-2015
The Wild is Consequential: Grizzlies, People & Sharing the Land

As part of the FVCC Wilderness Speaker Series, Steve Primm will share stories and experiences working on grizzly and wolf recovery around Yellowstone National Park.  Discover how his innovative work and ideas near Yellowstone connect to wildlife and human populations around Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness.  The program begins at 7:00 pm in Room 139 of the Arts and Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College.  The event is free and open to the public. 

Starts: 3-5-2015 Ends: 3-5-2015
Meet Herman Schnitzmeyer

Herman Schnitzmeyer (1879-1939) came to the Flathead Valley as a homesteader and photographer.  He is known for documenting noteworthy events in the Flathead and Mission Valleys including the ground breaking of the Kerr Dam and the Flathead Lake Steamboat era.  Join Dennis Kellog, avid Schnitzmeyer collector and historian as he shows original photo equipment and tells the life story of this remarkable man. Both Kellog and the Museum are proud to own original photo equipment and cameras used by Schnitzmeyer. The presentation at the Miracle of America Museum begins at 6:30 pm and admission is free. 

Starts: 3-12-2015 Ends: 3-12-2015
Glacier Snowshoe Walks

Glacier National Park is offering winter snowshoe walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 am and 2 pm.  The public is invited to join the two-hour, ranger-led snowshoe excursions into the park's winter environment.  The program is free.  Walks will begin and conclude at the relocated Apgar Visitor Center. Participants are encouraged to bring snowshoes or they are available for rent at a nominal fee at the Apgar Visitor Center.  Participants should wear sturdy winter boots, dress in layers for a variety of winter conditions and bring water and snacks.  The snowshoe walks are suitable for various ages and abilities, but are not recommended for children under age 6. The walks are presented in partnership with the Glacier National Park Conservancy.  

Park entrance fees are required.  For information about season passes, call park headquarters on weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm.  406-888-7800. 

Starts: 1-10-2015 Ends: 3-22-2015
A Walk on the Wild Side - a 200 mile hike in the spirit of Bob Marshall

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Bob Marshall Wilderness area, Chris Peterson, a reporter for the Hungry Horse News and publisher of the Glacier Magazine, partially retraced Bob Marshall's 288 mile hike through what is now the Bob Marshall Wilderness.  He will present a slide show and details of his adventure.  The program begins at 7:00 pm in Room 139, Arts & Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College.  The program is part of the college's Wilderness Speaker Series and is free and open to the public.  

Starts: 4-2-2015 Ends: 4-2-2015
Orchids in Spring

East meets West with this would-music concert featuring the Orchid Duo from Vancouver BC and the Symphony Chamber Ensemble. 

Starts: 4-11-2015 Ends: 4-12-2015
49th Annual Creston Auction & Country Fair

The largest spring event in Montana is an annual fundraiser for the all-volunteer Creston Fire Department.  The auction features a wide range of items large and small; everything from silverware and furniture to automobiles and tractors.  Hot food and beverage booths, a large craft bazaar and a Rummage and Bake Sale make this a family favorite. Entrance to all activities is FREE.  Bid tickets are $5 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday. 

Firday, April 10: Consignment Day 7 am to 7 pm. 

Saturday, April 11: General Merchandise Auction; Craft Fair in the Eastside Grange (9 - 4); Rummage Sale and Bake Sale in the Creston School Gym (8-3).  

Sunday, April 12: RV, Marine, Auto & Equipment Auction.

Starts: 4-10-2015 Ends: 4-12-2015

Sibelius' inaugural Symphony No. 1 in E will be performed by the Glacier Symphony, John Zoltek, conductor.  Bartok's delightful Piano Concerto No. 3 will feature guest pianist Clair Huangci.  Also on the bill will be Williams' Theme from Jurassic Park. 

Tickets are available online at www.gscmusic.org or by calling 407-7000. 

Starts: 5-2-2015 Ends: 5-3-2015