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monday 4th july

Bitterroot Public Library will be closed for the 4th of July holiday.

North Valley Public Library will be closed for the 4th of July holiday.

Hamilton Senior Center, lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $4; Hand and Foot, every Monday, 12:30 p.m. 820 N. 4th St., Hamilton. Please check with this organization directly for any holiday schedule changes.

Stevensville Senior Center, 8:00 a.m. Coffee Club, meal at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday at 6 p.m. by Florence Carlton Church Soul Suppers. 100 Mission Street, Stevensville. Please check with this organization directly for any holiday schedule changes.

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Golden Age Club, exercise class, 9-10 a.m. 727 S. 5th St., Hamilton. changes make to the holidays.

tuesday july 5

Bitterroot Public Library, Take-along string and bead puzzle set for kids. First come, first served, grab the bag. The kit includes all the materials and instructions to create this little puzzle. Juntos! (Together!) Story time, meeting room, 9:30 to 10 a.m., registration required. Story time in Spanish for children from 2 to 5 years old. Listen to stories, learn simple phrases and sing along while learning a new language. Adult Coloring Club, meeting room, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Let your creativity run free and be social. Creations of the junior chef, meeting room, 1 to 2 p.m. Registration required. Join us on our food creation journey. Learn the basics of cooking and baking and bring home a snack. 8 years and over. Writers Group, every other Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., meeting room. Enjoy and thrive in your writing by participating in the Bitterroot Public Library Writers Group. Bring your pen, paper or laptop to share and support other valley writers. For more information, call 363-1670. 306 State Street, Hamilton. bitterrootpubliclibrary.org.

North Valley Public Library, Role-playing games (RPG) in person or online, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., teenagers (12 to 18 years old). Enter the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Create your own character and join an online campaign. No experience required. For more information, call 406-777-5061. 208 Main Street, Stevensville, northvalleylibrary.org.

Stevensville Senior Center, 8:00 a.m. Cafe Club. Exercise, 10 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday. 100 Mission Street, Stevensville.

Darby Farmers Market, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday through September 14 at Main Street Park.

Wednesday July 6

Bitterroot Public Library, Story time for babies and toddlers, meeting room, 10:30 a.m., registration required. Join Annika or Kat for a story, finger plays, nursery rhymes and songs. 0-2 years. Animal Wonders, 1 to 2 p.m., West Lawn. Registration required. Join us for an incredible presentation with Live Animal Ambassadors. Leave with new knowledge and a full heart. SAGA Summer Afternoon Group Activities, 3-5 p.m., West Lawn unless otherwise noted, registration required. Join us for our second summer of activities, games and projects. We meet every week on the West Lawn. 8 years and over. Hula Hoop Make, Take and Learn Class, 5:30-6:30 p.m., West Lawn. Registration required. Join instructor Sasha Brooks and make your own hula hoop and learn how to use it. Activate your inner child. All the materials to make your own hoop are provided at the library. 306 State Street, Hamilton. bitterrootpubliclibrary.org.

Hamilton Senior Center, lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $4; 820 N. 4th St., Hamilton.

Stevensville Senior Center, 8:00 a.m. Coffee Club, meal at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday at 6 p.m. by Florence Carlton Church Soul Suppers. 100 Mission Street, Stevensville.

Golden Age Club, exercise class, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pinochle games, 1 p.m., multiple auctions, $2. 727 S. 5th St., Hamilton.

Thursday July 7

Bitterroot Public Library, Little Explorers, meeting room, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration required. Explore process-based art and sensory play with a new curriculum for toddlers through preschool. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress to play messy. From 18 months to 4 years old. Artful Thinking for Kids, 4 to 5 p.m., meeting room, registration required. Join us on Thursday afternoons to unleash your inner artist. Discover artists, style, technique and work with a wide variety of mediums. 7 years and over. Death Café, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., meeting room. Death Cafe (www.deathcafe.com) is a gathering of people interested in discussing all aspects of death and dying. This is not a bereavement group, nor a forum to promote agendas, expert opinions, or products. Join host Nancy Reece Jones, who has been a hospice volunteer for 15 years and started death cafes in Whitefish and Cave Creek, Arizona. For more information, call 363-1670. 306 State Street, Hamilton. bitterrootpubliclibrary.org.

Stevensville Senior Center, 8:00 a.m. Cafe Club. Exercise, 10 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday. 100 Mission Street, Stevensville.

Bitterroot Community Group Performance, Claudia Driscoll Park in Hamilton starts at 7:30 p.m.

Friday July 8

Bitterroot Public Library, Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., meeting room. Registration required. Join Annika or Kat for stories, activities and games. From 3 to 5 years old. One-on-one technical support, 11 a.m. to noon. Daniel Ray, Community Librarian, will address technology-related questions and/or frustrations in a one-on-one, in-person session. Reservations recommended. For more information, call 363-1670. 306 State Street, Hamilton. bitterrootpubliclibrary.org.

North Valley Public Library, Open World Fridays, 4-6 p.m., teens (12-18). Make Fridays more exciting, come to the library for an access pass to all the cool stuff. Choose to 3D print objects then paint them, create a DIY, explore the Dungeons & Dragons manuals or create a zine, it’s up to you. For more information, call 406-777-5061. 208 Main Street, Stevensville, northvalleylibrary.org.

Hamilton Senior Center, lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $4; Pinochle Games, 1 p.m., $2. 820 N. 4th St., Hamilton.

Stevensville Senior Center, 8:00 a.m. Coffee Club, meal at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 100 Mission Street, Stevensville.

Golden Age Club, exercise class, 9-10 a.m. 727 S. 5th St., Hamilton.

Darby Last Fridays Music in the Park, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Main St. Park in Darby. Join your friends and family for a fun community event with music from Americana Rescue Unit, food trucks, various vendors, wine and beer. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music. A playground is available for children.

Saturday July 9

Bitterroot Public Library is closed for the 4th of July holidays.

Free family activity: Craft puzzles, cCreate your own puzzle with Ravalli County Museum, make your own delightful puzzle using simple craft sticks and bright Crayola markers. Draw on the sticks when they’re glued flat, then remove the tape, shuffle the sticks, and piece together your puzzle. 10 a.m. to noon, Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford Street, Hamilton. 406-363-3338.

Stevensville Senior Center, pinochle at 7 p.m. 100 Mission Street, Stevensville.

Hamilton Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., downtown Hamilton on Bedford, 2nd and 3rd streets.

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser hosted by Victor Volunteer Rural Fire Department Association, 8-10 a.m. Donations are greatly appreciated as we serve our community. Come visit with us!

Fun-Raiser Field Party to Cultivate Connections Montana, join Cultivating Connections Montana for a fantastic evening on the farm. Have fun and support our efforts to engage youth in agriculture, expand local food production and access to food, and build community. Contribute and benefit from the reuse/recycling silent auction. Bring your instrument and take the stage for an open mic. Send the kids on a farm adventure. Take a herbal walk. Spin the wheel in the wine wheel of fortune for a bottle of curator ‘Jessi’s Wine and Goods’. Visit farm animals. Splurge on the dessert auction. There is something for everyone. The All-Montana Buffet includes choices for every palette and diet. Farm gates open at 6 p.m. Games, silent auction and activities. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Buffet dinner opens at 7:15 p.m. Open mic, music and dancing. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Children 8 and under are free. Kombucha, lemonade, iced herbal tea and coffee provided. Cost is $25.00, children 8 and under are free. Homestead Organics Farm, 175 Skalkaho Highway, Hamilton.

A.A. meeting, 6-10 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St.

Further away

Thursday July 21

Bitterroot Community Group Performance, Claudia Driscoll Park in Hamilton starts at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday July 23

Bitter Root Land Trust Barn Dance, 5-9 p.m., 367 Rhodes Lane, Stevensville, $25. Celebrate the heritage of Bitterroot Valley farms and ranches at the annual Bitter Root Land Trust Barn Dance, held at the newly preserved Sutherlin Farms in Stevensville. Join BRLT and dance under the big sky to live country music from the Ruby Valley Boys. This event is family-friendly, with horse-drawn wagon rides, lawn games and silent auction items showcasing Bitterroot businesses. Tickets will go on sale in spring 2022 and will include a barbecue dinner, with alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

tuesday july 26

Corvallis County Sewer District monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., 234 Brothers Way

Saturday July 30

Bitterroot Community Group Performance, Daly Mansion, 1 p.m.

Saturday August 6

Bitterroot Community Group Performance, 1 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Park

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