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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.

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
"Harry's War"

The Miracle of America Museum's Second Thursday presentation for April will be "Harry's War", a movie about a postal worker who quits his job to fight the IRS because of their unjust treatment of his Aunt Beverly who owns a military surplus year.  Harry has to use a WWII halftrack, just like the Museum displays, to fight for what is right.  The Museum displays some of the actual movie props.  The presentation will be held on Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 pm.  Admission is free, but donations and treats are welcome.  This is fun for the entire family. 

Starts: 4-9-2015 Ends: 4-9-2015
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
Flathead Valley Job Fair

Organized by the Flathead Job Service and Flathead Valley Community College, the Flathead Valley Job Fair will provide employers actively seeking applicants for full-time, part-time and temporary postions the opportunity to connect with job seekers from the college and the community.  Job seekers will be asked to bring their resumes, dress professioanlly and be prepared to be interviewed at the event.  The Fair will run from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public. 

Starts: 4-16-2015 Ends: 4-16-2015
Concurrent Exhibitions: Open Space - Alan McNiel & Featured Works by Theodore Waddell

The Hockaday Museum of Art is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions that will be on display through April 18.  Alan McNiel's works entitled Open Space is a series of paintings that documents a unique time in history - a world with connections to the old west and the twenty-first century.  Theodore Waddell is a native Montana cattle rancher renowned for painting freely rendered range animals roaming the vst plains of Montana.  Both displays feature Montana's wide open spaces and four-legged inhabitants. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm.  Admission is $5 for Adults, $4 for Seniors, $2 for college students.  Students k-12 are admitted free. 

Starts: 3-5-2015 Ends: 4-18-2015

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
"To Hell & Back"
The Miracle of America Museum's Second Thursday presentation for May will be a showing of the 1955 feature length movie starring Audie Murphy.  The film is a true WWII action film that tells the story of how Murphy became the most decorated soldier in American history.  The presentation is free, but treats and donations are most welcome.  The film begins at 6:30 pm. 
Starts: 5-14-2015 Ends: 5-14-2015
Picnic for Lone Pine

It's time to celebrate spring!  Members of the Lone Pine Cemetery Association will hold a Picnic for Lone Pine on Friday, May 15 from 5 to 8 PM in the Swan River Community Hall.  The evening will include dinner, silent and live auctions and music.  The picnic will raise funds for the maintenance and improvement of Lone Pine Cemetery located at the corner of Highways 83 and 35 just north of Bigfork. Tickets for the Picnic are $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.  Swan River Community Hall is located at the intersection of Highway 83 and Swan River Road across from Echo Lake Cafe and the Swan River School.  

Starts: 5-15-2015 Ends: 5-15-2015
The Miracle of America Museum's Second Thursday presentation for June will feature local award-winning author Carmine Margo Mowbray who will share he new work of historical fiction.  "Havoc Red - Surviving the Alaska-Siberia Route, 1943" tells the tale of the Army Air Corps Seventh Ferrying Group that flew nearly 8,000 fighters and bombers from Great Falls to Fairbanks where the Russians flew them on to the front.  Mowbray will autograph copies of her book and is offering a discounted price of $15. $5 of that price will be donated to the Museum.  The presentation begins at 6:30 pm and is free, but donations are gladly accepted. 

Starts: 6-11-2015 Ends: 6-11-2015
A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park

The Hockaday Museum of Art celebrates the pioneering women painters of Glacier National Park and their contemporary counterparts with A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park.  The exhibition recognizes the early bold, spirited women who overcame the challenges of society, weather and geography to paint in Glacier National Park.  The works of contemporary women artists continuing this legacy will be displayed alonside paintings of their predecessors, demonstrating the timeless tradition of painting in the Park.  An accompanying limited edition book and documentary film DVD will be available for purchase May 205.  

The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Admission is $5 for Adults, $4 for Seniors, $2 for College students and K-12 are free.  

Starts: 5-28-2015 Ends: 7-18-2015
Live History Days

Take a step back in time during the Miracle of America Museum's Live History Days, July 18 and 19, 2015.  Watch craftsmen at work, stroll through exhibits and learn about our nation's past.  Historic movies will be shown on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. 

Starts: 7-18-2015 Ends: 7-19-2015
Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival

The 34th Annual Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival will get underway with a pancake breakfast starting at 8 AM on Saturday, August 8th at the Swan Lake Day Park just off Highway 83 at the south end of Swan Lake. The festival will run until 4:00 PM.  Morning activities will include a Huckleberry Baking Contest and Huckleberry Baked goods Sale (come early, the pies sell out quickly).  Activities also include an Arts and Crafts Fair featuring more than 40 vendors offering a wide array of handicrafts, gifts, Montana-made products, food and country-made delicacies.  

The Ashley Creek Ramblers featuring Roy Wilhelm will play from 11:30 AM until 3:30 PM.  There will also be a silent auction, grand prize drawing and raffles of donated items including gift certificates and products from area restaurants and merchants.  The Festival is sponsored by the Swan Lake Chamber and Community Club.  Festival proceeds will be used to fund maintainence of the Swan lake Community Center. 

Starts: 8-8-2015 Ends: 8-8-2015