CONSERVING OUR FUTURE- THE WHAT AND WHY OF WEIRD WEATHER- A FREE ONLINE DISCUSSION OF THE IMPACTS OF MONTANA’S WEIRD WEATHER IS HAPPENING THURSDAY MAY 20TH FROM 7-8:15. FOR MORE INFO ON HOW TO REGISTER, EMAIL MTCITIZENSCLIMATE@ATT.NET

THE ANNUAL AFTER TAX SHRED DAY HAPPENS FRIDAY MAY 21ST FROM 9AM UNTIL 1PM AT THE GLACIER BANK BRANCH IN POLSON ON HWY 93. SHRED UP TO TWO BOXES OF PERSONAL DOCUMENTS FOR FREE. 

THE 12TH ANNUAL ERASE YOUR E-WASTE DAY IS HAPPENING SATURDAY MAY 22ND FROM 9AM UNTIL 3:30PM AT THE LAKE COUNTY TRANSFER STATION ON NORTH RESERVOIR ROAD IN POLSON. THE FIRST 300 POUNDS OF ELECTRONIC WASTE IS FREE TO DROP OFF, ABOVE THAT IT’S 10 CENTS A POUND. FOR A LIST OF ACCEPTED ITEMS, VISIT LAKEMT.GOV, CLICK ON DIRECTORY, THEN CLICK ON SOLID WASTE

HERE’S A LIST OF UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES. FOR MORE INFO, VISIT REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG 

MAY 17TH- THE BLOOD DRIVE DONATION CENTER AT 126 NORTH MERIDIAN IN KALISPELL, AND TRINITY CHURCH WILL BE HOSTING RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES FROM 1-6PM

MAY 18TH- THE POLSON LDS CHURCH WILL BE HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE FROM 12-5

MAY 19TH- THE ELKS LODGE IN KALISPELL WILL BE HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE FROM 10:30-4:30

MAY 20TH- THE WAVE AT WHITEFISH IS HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE FROM 11-5:30

MAY 21ST- THE BLOOD DRIVE DONATION CENTER IN KALISPELL IS HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE FROM 10-3

EVERY FRIDAY IN MAY- Mission Valley Aquatics is offering free open swim to all school age children from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. For safety and social distancing purposes, numbers are limited each hour and a guardian must sign a waiver. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to sign up, please call Mission Valley Aquatics at 883-4567

HELPING HANDS OFFICE IN POLSON IS OPEN FOR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS ON MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND FRIDAYS. NO WALK INS DUE TO LIMITED SPACE IN WAITING AREA. HELPING HANDS CONTINUES TO HELP WITH EMERGENT NEEDS SUCH AS TRANSPORTATION VOUCHERS AND GROCERY VOUCHERS, PERSONAL CARE ITEMS, CLOTHING/THRIFT STORE VOUCHERS, COMMUNITY CRADLES. FOR ASSISTANCE, CALL JENNIFER AT 883-8256 OR VISIT HELPING HANDS OF MISSION VALLEY ON FACEBOOK

THE POLSON LOAVES AND FISH FOOD PANTRY THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY DURING THIS TIME. DONATIONS OF FOOD SUCH AS CEREAL, BREAD, PEANUT BUTTER, JELLY, LUNCH MEATS, ETC, CAN BE DROPPED OFF BETWEEN 8:30-11AM MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT 904 1ST STREET EAST IN POLSON. THEY CONTINUE TO BE OPEN TUESDAYS FROM 2-6PM AND FRIDAYS FROM 10AM UNTIL 2PM. PEOPLE ARE ASKED TO REMAIN IN CARS AND VOLUNTEERS WILL BRING FOOD TO YOU. FOR MORE INFO, EMAIL POLSONPANTRY@POLSON.NET

RONAN LIBRARY HAS SWITCHED TO CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY. FOR MORE INFO, VISIT RONANLIBARY.ORG OR CALL 676-3682

THE FLATHEAD FOOD BANK KALISPELL PANTRY IS CLOSED FOR CUSTOMER SHOPPING, HOWEVER THEY WILL BE DISTRIBUTING PRE PACKAGED BAGS OF FOOD FROM THEIR OFFICE DOOR. THEY ASK YOU TO STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. PICK UP TIMES FOR SENIORS ARE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY FROM 9AM UNTIL 12PM. THOSE 60 AND UNDER PICK UP TIMES ARE 1-4PM. CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE 1 VISIT PER WEEK REGARDLESS OF AGE. FOR MORE INFO, CALL 752-3663

THE NORTH LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IN POLSON IS NOW OPEN 9AM UNTIL 6PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND 9AM UNTIL 4PM SATURDAYS. THEY RESERVE 9-10AM WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY MORNINGS FOR THOSE WHO ARE 65 AND OVER AND IMMUNOCOMPROMISED INDIVIDUALS. THE LIBRARY’S LARGE MEETING ROOM IS ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE TO USE. BACK AT 9:15AM MONDAY MORNINGS IS MOTHER GOOSE, A SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR TODDLERS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS THAT INCLUDES NURSERY RHYMES AND STORIES. FOR MORE INFO VISIT NORTHLAKECOUNTYLIBRARY.ORG AND BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR YOUTUBE AND FACEBOOK PAGE.