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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.

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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
Holiday Celebration Community Open House
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The Hockaday Museum of Art expresses its thanks to the community for their continued support by opening its doors with free admission on Friday and Saturday December 26 through 27.  The museum will be open from 10 am until 5 pm each day. 


On Saturday, there will be a free docent-led tour beginning at 10:30 am.  Then, from 1 until 3 pm, local artists will be performing ongoing demos and answering questions about their work as the Crown of the Continent Choir performs holiday music in the main gallery. 


Visitors can enjoy the 2014 Members Salon, featuring over 100 participating artist members showing recent work representing a wide diversity of media types and styles.  Winners of the People's Choice Awards will be on display.  They can also visit the very popular Visions of the American West: Art and Artifacts from the Hockaday Vault. 

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
Journey to the Titanic
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Join Roger Bansemer, world famous artist, on DVD showing his 2005 dive to the Titanic and his painting of it on the ocean floor as he viewed it through the dive vessel's viewport.  Every artist who has seen this presentation, or his two other programs on painting, has said they have learned something.  This is a great program for school art classes.  Learn more about Sarah and roger Bansemer at paintingandtravel.com.  The program begins at 6:30 pm and is free.  Great family entertainment. 

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
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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
"Timbergack" Second Thursday Presentation
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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
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
Meet Herman Schnitzmeyer
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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 begins at 6:30 pm and admission is free. 

Starts: 3-12-2015 Ends: 3-12-2015
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