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Thanksgiving Community Open House
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The Hockaday Museum of Art thanks the community for their continued support by opening its doors with free admission on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 from 10 am until 5 pm each day. Visitors will be able to view the current exhibitions, including the 2014 Members Salon featuring more than 100 participating artist members showing recent work.  Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite work in the annual People's Choice Awards.  Other exhibitions include Visions of the American West: Art & Artifacts from the Hockaday Vault and the Crown of the Continent Permanent Exhibition.  

Starts: 11-28-2014 Ends: 11-29-2014
Polson Parade of Lights
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The 15th annual Parade of Lights starts at 6 pm on Friday, December 5 with the arrival of Santa.  Come see the parade, the downtown decorations and enjoy the annual Art Walk.  

Starts: 12-5-2014 Ends: 12-5-2014
Columbia Falls Night of Lights Parade
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Individuals, local businesses, community groups, youth organizations and others get together to show off their Christmas spririt in downtown Columbia Falls.  The parade starts at 6:30 pm and porceeds from the Post Office to Nucleus and Fifth Street. 

Starts: 12-5-2014 Ends: 12-5-2014
Kalispell Art Walk and Holiday Stroll
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Start your holidays on a happy note at the popular Kalispell Art Walk and Holiday Stroll.  visit Kalispell's fabulous studios, galleries and a wide variety of other downtown shops and restaurants.  Get unique gift ideas and start your holiday shopping!   The event starts at 5 pm and runs until 9 pm. 

Starts: 12-5-2014 Ends: 12-5-2014
Sandpiper Holiday Show and Sale
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Sandpiper Gallery will have their annhal holiday open house Friday December 5 and Saturday December 6.  They will showcase a large selection of arts and crafts for all your holiday decorating, gift giving and celebrations.  

Starts: 12-5-2014 Ends: 12-6-2014
West Shore Holidayfest
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Join us for an event filled with Fine Arts and Crafts, Kids-Only Market, Festival of Flavors, Cookie Decorating, Photos with Santa, Bake Sale, Christmas Tree and Wreath Sales, Silent Auctions, musical performances, basket raffles and more!  All proceeds will benefit the Somers/Lakeside PTA's "Leap and Live" grants.  Admission is FREE.  Holidayfest runs from 9 am until 4 pm. 

Starts: 12-6-2014 Ends: 12-6-2014
Tree of Lights Celebration - Remembering Lives Lost
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Hope Options Hospice at Kalispell Regional Healthcare invites the community to the 25th annual Tree of Lights celebration.  The event is scheduled for 4 pm on Sunday, December 7 in the Kalispell Regional Medical Center Conference Room.  This is a wonderful opportunity to honor and remember our loved ones.  Doncations support the care of hospice patients who are unable to cover costs. 

Starts: 12-7-2014 Ends: 12-7-2014
World Celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ
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Open House from 2 to 8 pm  featuring more than 200 Nativity sets on display.  Starting at 6 pm on Saturday, musical performances will feature local artists and choirs. A Christmas message featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be offered from 6 to 7 pm on Sunday.  Admission is free. 

Starts: 12-6-2014 Ends: 12-7-2014
"Mr. Krueger's Christmas"
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The December "Second Thursday" event at the Miracle of America Museum will include a reading of the Christmas story along with a showing of "Mr. Krueger's Christmas" starring Jimmy Stewart.  Everyone is asked to bring a treat to share.  The evening begins at 6:30 pm.  Admission is free. 

Starts: 12-11-2014 Ends: 12-11-2014
Senior Tour & Tea Day
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Seniors receive free admission to the Hockaday on Thursday, December 11.  Complimentary cookes, coffee and tea will be served from 10 am until 4 pm.  A docent-led tour will begin at 10;30 am. Current exhibitions include 2014 Members Salon, Visions of the American West: Art and Artifacts from the Hockaday Vault, Jeanette Rehahn and Janet Sullivan: Wild Grasses and Flowing Waters and the Restored Glacier National Park Murals

Starts: 12-11-2014 Ends: 12-11-2014
Cowboy Christmas
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In NW Montana, a guest ranch falls on hard financial times.  They decide to be open during the holidays for the first time ever.  To help make ends meet, they've also added a Christmas-themed gift shop.  Will the bank repossess the ranch on Christmas? Will a mystery millionaire guest be consumed by the spirit of giving and save the day? Either way, it will be a holiday season to remember.  The world premier of this quirky, heart-warming comedy is sure to delight the entire family.  Performances are at 7 pm on December 4-6 and December 11-13. General Admission is $10.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 All students admitted free.  

Starts: 12-4-2014 Ends: 12-13-2014
Handel's Messiah
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The Symphony and Chorus will celebrate the holiday season with Handel's famous Messiah.  Tickets are available online at www.gsc.org or by calling the Symphony box office at 406-407-7000. 



Starts: 12-12-2014 Ends: 12-14-2014
Christmas in Bigfork
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Bigfork is decorated with fresh evergreen trees and garlands and thousands of lights.  It's a perfect place to celebrate the holidays.  On the calendar this weekend are: "A Christmas Story" performed by the Bigfork Summer Playhouse Children's Theatre, Handel's "Messiah" in the Bethany Lutheran Church, Santa's Workshop and Children's Party, visits with Santa and caroling in downtown Bigfork.  For a complete list of all activities visit www.bigfork.org. 

Starts: 11-22-2014 Ends: 12-25-2014
Members Salon: The 13th Annual Exhibition of Artist Member Works
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Every year, Hockaday members who are artists, by vocation or by avocation, are invited to show one piece of their artwork in the media of their choice.  The 13th Annual Members Salon will feature more than 100 works created in the last year.  Diversity is assured with a wide variety of media including glass, sculpture, pottery, textile, photography, jewelry and paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and dye on silk.  Many will be offered for sale with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting the Hockaday's mission "to enrich the cultural life of our community and region, and preserve the artistic legacy of Montana and Glacier National Park." 


The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Starts: 11-13-2014 Ends: 12-27-2014
Community Open House
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The Hockaday thanks the community for their support by opening its doors with free admission on December 26 and 27.  Currently on display: 2014 Members Salon, visions of the American West: Art and Artifacts from the Hockaday Vault, Restored Glacier National Park Murals. 

Starts: 12-26-2014 Ends: 12-27-2014
Senior Tour & Tea Day
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Free admission to the museum for seniors age 60+.  Complimentary coffee, tea and cookies.  There will be a docent-led tour at 10:30 am. Current exhibitions include: 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 national park murals. 

Starts: 1-8-2015 Ends: 1-8-2015
The Mark of Zorro
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The 1920's film starring douglas Fairbanks Jr. is set to an exciting orchestra score performed by the Glacier Symphony with Rick Friend, guest pianist and composer.  This is fun for the whole family! 


Saturday's performance will be in Whitefish at the Performing Arts Center and the Sunday performance in Kalispell in the Flathead HS Performance Hall.  Tickets are available online at www.gscmusic.org or by calling 407-7000.

Starts: 1-24-2015 Ends: 1-25-2015
Senior Tour & Tea Day
Description:

Free admission 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
Visions of the American West: Art and Artifacts from the Hockaday Vault
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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
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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
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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. 

Starts: 1-8-2015 Ends: 2-28-2015
Orchids in Spring
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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
Evocations
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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