Upcoming Events Calendar

 

January 23, 2020

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Moon rise over Mount Morrell

**Due to lack of participation, the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce canceled the snow sculpture competition throughout Seeley Lake and the Chamber Chill. See below for their new events.**

Friday, Jan. 24:

• Celebration of Life for Marion Brechbill, 1pm, Sunset Memorial in Missoula

• A Western Burlesque. 7 p.m. Seeley Lake Community Hall. Join the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for an evening of western satire. Attendees will enjoy a show written and produced by local artists, dessert and coffee. There will also be a Dessert Auction and beer and wine offered for donation. $15/person at the door. Western attire encouraged. Must be 18 years old to attend. Proceeds benefit the Seeley Lake Elementary and Seeley Lake Meals on Wheels.

Saturday, Jan. 25

• 38th Annual OSCR 50K, 25K, 10K, 5K Freestyle Nordic Ski Races, Seeley Creek Nordic Trails, 16664 Morrell Creek Road. 50K starts at 9 a.m. and racers must be 18 years old to participate. 25K starts at 10:15 a.m. followed by the 10K at 10:30 a.m. and 5K at 10:45 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. for 50K and 9 a.m. for all other races. The 50K will be a single counter-clockwise loop, the opposite of last year. The annual Chili Feed will be held at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. The doors open at 1 p.m. Awards will start at 2:15 p.m. Racers eat for free, spectators for $2. Cost: 50K, $50; 20K, $40; 10K, $30; 5K, $20. Add $10/race for race day registration. For more information and registration visit http://seeleylakenordic.org/ or email slk2343@blackfoot.net


Sunday, Jan. 26

• CANCELLED due to POOR ICE CONDITIONS - Lions Club Skate Day, 1-3 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Lion’s Park

Saturday, Feb. 1

• Seeley Lake Biathlon Ski and Shoot 21K, 9K and 3K Freestyle Nordic Ski Races, Seeley Creek Nordic Trails, 16664 Morrell Creek Road. Gun safety and shooting training from 8-9:30 a.m. 21K races start at 10 a.m .; 9K races at 11 a.m. and 3K races at 12 p.m. Youth (age 15 and under) $25; Adult $45. This is the only “Citizens Biathlon” in Montana. No prior biathlon experience is required. Racers will shoot five shots prone and standing in between three laps; 150-meter penalty loop for missed shots. Racers must provide their own ski equipment. Rifles, targets and ammo provided. Awards and food provided. All proceeds go to the Seeley Lake Nordic Ski Club and Seeley Lake Wilderness Sportsman’s Club for youth and event development. For more information and registration at http://www.seeleylakenordic.org. For question call Chris Lorentz at (406) 677-6803 or cnjlorentz@gmail.com


• Grace Decker presents “Making Child Care Happen.” 10am-12pm. Seeley Lake Community Foundation building

Feb. 7-11

• 35th Race to the Sky, Montana’s Premier 300- and 100-mile dog sled races for juniors and adults. The race kicks off with a 300-mile vet check on Friday, Feb. 7 at Hi-Country Trading Post in Lincoln from 1-3:30 p.m., followed by a pre-race banquet at the Lincoln Community Hall from 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. will be the vet check for the 100-mile adult and junior teams followed by the official start of all races at Hi-Country Trading Post at 2 p.m. Races travel through the Whitetail Ranch Check point in Ovando to the Morrell Creek Trailhead for the 100 mile finish. 100-mile racers are expected to finish between 3 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sunday. The 100-mile awards ceremony will be Sunday around 1 p.m. at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. The 300-mile racers will come through Seeley Lake Sunday and Monday with a mandatory layover at the Seeley Lake Community Hall. They will run through the Whitetail Checkpoint on their return to Lincoln for the 300-mile finish, estimated to start around 8 p.m. Monday through 2 p.m. Tuesday. The 300-mile race awards ceremony is at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Hi-Country Trading Post. The race is always looking for volunteers. To volunteer, become a sponsor or just get involved, email info@racetothesky.org or call 406-881-2909. For more information visit http://racetothesky.org/ or follow Montana’s Race to the Sky on Facebook for GPS maps and updates. The public is invited to all events.


Saturday, Feb. 8

• Community Organizing training with Stacey Siebrasse, Director of Bridges and Leaders for Missoula Interfaith Collaborative. Time TBA. Seeley Lake Community Foundation building

• SLE Winter Fest, 12-6 p.m., Seeley Lake Elementary school. Winter carnival games, ice skating, snow sculptures and homemade snow cones. All ages are welcome and activities are free. Hosted by the Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Seeley Lake Elementary, the Kues family and other local organizations. Watch for more details coming as the event gets closer!

Saturday, Feb. 15

• Seeley Lake Historical Society Movie Night presents, “The Hanging Tree” by Dorothy Johnson, 7pm, Seeley Lake Historical Museum and Visitor’s Center

Thursday, Feb. 20

• Serving on Nonprofit Board of Directors training, 5:30-8pm, West Wing of the Seeley Lake Community Foundation building. Second session Feb. 24. The two sessions will build upon each other. Please try to come to both evenings! Please RSVP to cmuller@slcfmt.org or call 406-677-3506 by Feb. 14.

Monday, Feb. 24

• Serving on Nonprofit Board of Directors training, 5:30-8pm, west wing of the Seeley Lake Community Foundation building. First session Feb. 20. The two sessions will build upon each other. Please try to come to both evenings!Please RSVP to cmuller@slcfmt.org or call 406-677-3506 by Feb. 14.

Saturday, Feb. 29:

• 41st Annual Snow Joke Half Marathon, 11 a.m., Seeley Lake Elementary School. $40 registration prior to Jan. 31; $50 in February. 15 and under are $20. For more information visit http://mtsnowjoke.com/

• Alpine Artisans, Inc’s Open Book Club presents returning author John Fraley reading from his biography, “A Woman’s Way West: In and Around Glacier National Park, 1925-1990,” 7 p.m., Grizzly Claw Trading Post on Highway 83 in Seeley Lake. For more information visit http://www.alpineartisans.org/

March 8

• 2 Valleys Stage presents Scott Kirby, 3pm, Swan Valley School

March 28:

• Alpine Artisans, Inc’s Open Book Club presents Author Lori Parr reading and signing her book, "Lavender

Farming: Secrets from a Hard Row Hoed." 7 p.m., Grizzly Claw Trading Post on Highway 83 in Seeley Lake. For more information visit http://www.alpineartisans.org/

April 25:

• Alpine Artisans, Inc’s Open Book Club presents returning author Russell Rowland reading and signing his new mystery, "Cold Country," which takes place in Montana's Paradise Valley. 7 p.m., Grizzly Claw Trading Post on Highway 83 in Seeley Lake. For more information visit http://www.alpineartisans.org/

April 28

• 2 Valleys Stage presents Stringfever, 7pm, Seeley-Swan High School

May 16:

• Alpine Artisans, Inc’s Open Book Club presents 2018 Montana Book Award winner and 2019 High Plains Book Award for Best First Book, poet and essayist Chris La Tray reading and signing his work, "One Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from the World at Large." 7 p.m., Grizzly Claw Trading Post on Highway 83 in Seeley Lake. For more information visit http://www.alpineartisans.org/


May 30:

• Alpine Artisans, Inc’s Open Book Club presents author Bibi Gaston reading from her biography, "Gifford Pinchot and The Old Timers." 7 p.m., Grizzly Claw Trading Post on Highway 83 in Seeley Lake. For more information visit http://www.alpineartisans.org/

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Seeley Lake Pond Hockey Tournament Jan. 10-12

 

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