Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

Upcoming Events Calendar


Colleen Kesterson, Pathfinder

Fall colors are starting to appear.

Through mid-Dec. $10 food bags for the Seeley-Swan Community Food Bank available at Cory’s Valley Market. Sponsored by Veterans & Families of Seeley Lake.

Nov. 15

• Missoula City & County Needs Assessment Public Meeting, 4-5:30pm, Missoula Public Library, 301 East Main, Missoula

Nov. 16

• Mid-Swan Restoration field trip, 10am-2pm, meet at Swan Valley Connections

• The Seeley Lake Historical Society presents “Copper King: The life and times of William A. Clark,” 5-7pm, Seeley Lake Historical Museum and Visitors Center

Nov. 17

• Clearwater Partners Workshops presents “Montana to Manitoba: The Polar Bear Connection,” 1pm, Seeley Lake Historical Museum and Visitors Center

• Seeley Lake Fire Department presents dinner and a movie “How to Train Your Dragon,” 5:30pm dinner, 6pm movie, Seeley Lake Fire Hall

• Open Book Club presents Gwen Florio reading "Silent Hearts," 7pm, Grizzly Claw Trading Co.

Nov. 18

• Free traditional Thanksgiving dinner, 4pm, Swan Valley Community Hall

Nov. 19

• Ladies Night Out, 5-7pm, Good Times in Seeley Lake

Nov. 22-25

• Happy Thanksgiving! Home for the Holidays Open Houses and Specials at local businesses.

Nov. 23

• Old West Christmas in Ovando. 10am-3pm. Cowboy Claus rides into town at 1pm. Craft sale, food, gingerbread house building, wagon rides, Best Breakfast Casserole Cook-off (bring entry to the Blackfoot Church between 10:30-11; Taste testing from 11-12pm, winner of $25 gift certificate to the Blackfoot Commercial Company), Make-Your-Own Craft, Petting Zoo, Cast iron skillet cooking demonstration. Downtown Ovando, mile marker 45, Highway 200. For more information, call 406-793-5555

Nov. 25

• Make and Take Class, 1-3pm, Seeley Lake Vintage. Limited seating Seeley Lake Vintage, Heritage Plumbing Building, 406-231-4416 or 406-210-3585

Nov. 27

• Ranch Succession and Estate Planning Workshop with Marsha A. Goetting, Ph.D., 2-6pm, Helmville Community Center. RSVP to by Nov. 20.

Nov. 29

•Heritage Building Open House, 3-7pm

Dec. 1

• Upper Swan Valley Historical Society’s annual Frostbite Festival & Holiday Bazaar, Raffle and Bake Sale, 10am-3pm, Swan Valley School, Highway 83 mile maker 38-39.

• Christmas at Utmost 2018, 3pm tubing, bonfire, hot drinks and fellowship, 5:30pm dinner and Christmas carol sing-a-long, 12901 Utmost Way, Greenough. Please RSVP by Nov. 29 by calling 406-244-0049 or

Dec. 4

• Loving Hearts Christmas Toy & Gift Sale at Mission Bible Fellowship, Seeley Lake, 5-6:30pm.

Dec. 6

• Seeley-Swan Mountain Bells and JuBELLation “Carols by the Fire” Concert, 7pm, Double Arrow Lodge

Dec. 8

• Second annual Potomac Valley Craft Show, 10am-3pm, Potomac Greenough Community Center. $10/booth. Call or text Sarah at 830-1818 for booth information.

• Christmas Bazaar at Lindey’s Prime Steak House, 10am-3pm. Stop and shop with local small businesses. Hand crafted items and direct sales vendors. Lindey’s Bayburgers will be open for lunch. For more information call Alicia 210-1755.

Dec. 13

• Citizens Alliance Bank (Member FDIC & Equal Housing Lender) Annual Customer Appreciation Meal and Open House. Meal to be held from 11am-1:30pm and the open house to be held from 9:30am-3pm in the Bank lobby

Dec. 14

• SVES Kids’ Shopping Day. Donations accepted at the school through Dec. 13. Gifts for men are in short supply and would be greatly appreciated. Wrapping supplies are also needed; gift bags are especially helpful. Info: Jenny Kauffman, 754-2333.

Dec. 15

• Christmas Comes Home, 5-8pm, Potomac Greenough Community Center. Hayrides, Live nativity scene, bonfire, children’s scavenger hunt, sweet and drinks by the quilt guild and a visit from Santa.

Dec. 16

• Rich Ranch Community Appreciation Day. Rich Ranch. 1-4pm. Lions Club Chili Contest Lunch, Sleigh Rides, Seeley Lake Trailblazers 4-H Cookies, sledding for the kids and a visit from Santa at 3pm with goodie sacks. Free for the whole community.

•Remain Youth Group (Grades 6th - 12th) Christmas Party. Mission Bible Fellowship. 6-8pm. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater and bring a white elephant gift for exchange. Food & beverages will be provided. Info: 677-2110

Dec. 17

• MBF Kids Club Christmas Party, Mission Bible Fellowship. 3-4:30pm. Crafts, games & lots of cheer. Kindergarten – 6th grade. Permission slips at SLE. Info: 677-2110.

Dec. 18

• Seeley-Swan High School Winter Concert, 7pm, Seeley-Swan High School Auditorium

Dec. 19

•Potomac School Christmas Program, 6:30pm, Potomac/Greenough Community Center

Dec. 20

• SLE Student Christmas Store. SLE. 1-3pm. Donations accepted at the school. Info: Patti Bartlett, 677-2265.

• Ovando School presents "A Rented Christmas," 7pm, Ovando School

• Sunset School presents “What Could Go Wrong the Night Before Christmas?” 7pm, The Resort at Paws Up Sales Barn (attached to the reception barn).

Dec. 23

• Choir performance of the Musical, “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.” 10:30am, Condon Community Church, Mile 40-Highway 83.

Dec. 24

• Christmas Eve Services at area churches.

Dec. 25

• MERRY CHRISTMAS! Christmas Eats and Treats at The Filling Station. Starting at 3pm. Turkey, ham, dinner rolls, cakes and other goodies; kitchen is closed. Everyone is invited! Bar & Casino open 1-11pm. If you don’t have a place to go on Christmas or if you didn’t get enough holiday eats with the family, come see us - We’re open!

Jan. 4-6

Colleen Kesteron, Pathfinder

Rivers and creeks are still flowing collecting the dropped leaves and needles cast from the change of seasons.

Seeley Lake Pond Hockey Tournament. For more information visit

Jan. 13

2 Valleys Stage presents University of Montana Jazz Ensemble, 3pm, Seeley-Swan High School

Feb. 24

2 Valleys Stage presents Men of Worth, 3pm, Seeley-Swan High School

April 14

2 Valleys Stage presents Gamelan Manik Harum, 3pm, Swan Valley School


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