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Upcoming Community Events

| May 3, 2023 2:00 AM

Kid gardening

Columbia Nursery and Landscape is hosting its second annual Kid’s Day along with KGEZ AM600/FM.95.5 radio on Saturday, May 6 for kids 4-8 years old from noon to 2 p.m. Bring your little tykes and learn about seeds for the garden and plant up some seeds to take home in starter pots. Master Gardener Elisabeth Mollica will thrill the kids on how to plant and nourish their mini-garden. Free of charge. Call (406) 892- 0339 to reserve, space is limited.

Women connect

Columbia Falls Women’s Connection will host a Royal Tea on Wednesday, May 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church located at 827 9th St West in Columbia Falls.  Keynote speaker Rosainne Taylor, president of Kalispell Senior Center Board of Directors, poet and musician will share her inspirational story.  Cost is $10 and all women are welcome to attend. For reservations call Janet at 892-3621 or email cfwomensconnection@yahoo.com by 5 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Please honor or cancel reservations.  Affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. 

Crop Walk

The Columbia Falls North Valley Crop Hunger Walk to end hunger started in 2008 and is going strong today.  We’ve walked 13 years, only missing during the Covid crisis.  This year it will be held on May 7th at Marantette Park in Columbia Falls.  Registration will be at 1 p.m. and step off at 1:30 p.m.  You can either donate when you register or on line at Columbia Falls North Valley Crop Walk. A percentage of the money stays locally and this year it will benefit the Canyon Community Dinners which serve between 80 and 120 meals each month.  Let’s all do our part to end hunger one step at a time.  There is a 1K and a 5K that will be well marked. If you have any questions please call Luann 261-1083.

Forestry expo

The Family Forestry Expo is an annual, weeklong event that offers hands-on exposure to the role forests play in our everyday lives. This year the Family Forestry Expo is scheduled May 8th through May 13th with the theme of “Forests-Landscapes of Many Uses.”

Over 1,200 local fifth grade students from 25 schools stretching from Eureka to the Flathead Valley, will visit the Expo between May 8th and May 12th to learn about natural resource topics. The students visit stations that provide educational presentations about fisheries, aquatic/riparian systems, archaeology, wildlife, fire, backcountry ethics, plant identification, and forest management. The program is curriculum based and the field stations complement classroom study.

Eight classes will tour the F. H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Co. mill; the remaining classes will have the opportunity to take part in a portable sawmill demonstration and visit stations representing lumber manufacturing and forest products.

On Saturday, May 13, families are invited to share in expo activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Trumbull Creek Educational Forest, located about two miles north of the junction of U.S. Highway 2 and Montana Highway 40, just west of Columbia Falls.

The Saturday family-oriented event features a short forest walk that offers educational stations and demonstrations along the way. Each station provides information and hands-on activities that allow participants to learn about the many uses of our forests, private and public. A grandstand show will be presented at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and feature logging equipment demonstrations, the Forest Service Spotted Bear Ranger District mule pack string and logging sports demonstration. Various exhibits featuring local organizations, businesses and agencies that care for natural resources will be on display. Between 11 a.m. and p.m. a free logging camp lunch will be provided, compliments of Family Forestry Expo.

The Family Forestry Expo event takes place through the dedicated involvement of over 30 diverse organizations such as local service clubs, forest industry, government natural resource agencies, conservation groups, professional societies, local businesses, many interested individuals and numerous local donations.

The Family Forestry Expo is an annual, weeklong event that offers hands-on exposure to the role forests play in our everyday lives. This year the Family Forestry Expo is scheduled May 8th through May 13th with the theme of “Forests-Landscapes of Many Uses.”

Over 1,200 local fifth grade students from 25 schools stretching from Eureka to the Flathead Valley, will visit Expo between May 8th and May 12th to learn about natural resource topics. The students visit stations that provide educational presentations about fisheries, aquatic/riparian systems, archaeology, wildlife, fire, backcountry ethics, plant identification, and forest management. The program is curriculum based and the field stations complement classroom study.

Eight classes will tour the F. H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Co. mill; the remaining classes will have the opportunity to take part in a portable sawmill demonstration and visit stations representing lumber manufacturing and forest products.

On Saturday, May 13th, families are invited to share in expo activities from 9am to 3pm at the Trumbull Creek Educational Forest, located about two miles north of the junction of US Highway 2 and Montana Highway 40, just west of Columbia Falls, Montana. 

The Saturday family-oriented event features a short forest walk that offers educational stations and demonstrations along the way. Each station provides information and hands-on activities that allow participants to learn about the many uses of our forests, private and public. A grandstand show will be presented at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and feature logging equipment demonstrations, the Forest Service Spotted Bear Ranger District mule pack string and logging sports demonstration. Various exhibits featuring local organizations, businesses and agencies that care for natural resources will be on display. Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. a free logging camp lunch will be provided, compliments of Family Forestry Expo.

The Family Forestry Expo event takes place through the dedicated involvement of over 30 diverse organizations such as local service clubs, forest industry, government natural resource agencies, conservation groups, professional societies, local businesses, many interested individuals and numerous local donations.

For more information call 758-5218 or visit www.familyforestryexpo.org and www.facebook.com/familyforestryexpo.

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