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Upcoming Events Calendar

 

January 16, 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. 17:

• Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire at The Filling Station. Starts around 5:30 p.m. Bring Christmas trees and drop them off in the Filling Station parking lot. Please remove all ornaments, wire, lights and tinsel before dropping off.

Saturday, Jan. 18:

• SLE Outside’s 9th Annual Skiesta. Adult 20K, 10K, 5K, 3K and Kids’ 1K Freestyle Nordic Ski Races at the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trails, 16664 Morrell Creek Road. Registration from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the yurt at the trailhead. Races begin at 1 p.m. with the 20K. Costs: 20K, $25/skier or $40/family; 10k, 5K and 3K $15/skier; 1K, free. Food and awards immediately following at the yurt. For more information visit http://seeleylakenordic.org/ call Bridget Laird at 210-0012 or email bridgetlaird@gmail.com

• Seeley Lake Driftriders Snowball Banquet, 6:30 p.m. Paws Up Outpost Building. Special Guest Levi LaVallee, Winter X Games gold medalist and Red Bull Rider. Dinner catered by Paws Up, silent and live auctions and raffles including a 2020 Khaos 850 and a youth’s 2019 custom built Polaris EVO 144. $50 for Club members, $80 for non-members or $20 without the dinner. Shuttles from Seeley Lake and Missoula provided in ticket price. Fundraiser for grooming operations and to build a new grooming shed on the south end of Seeley Lake. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.driftriders.org or find the Seeley Lake Driftriders on Facebook.

Sunday, Jan. 19:

• Seeley Lake Driftriders Fun Run. Starts at 9 a.m. at the West Side Trailhead off Fawn Creek Road. $5 per hand. Cash prizes for the highest and lowest men’s and women’s hands and prizes from 509 and Klim. For more information visit http://www.driftriders.org or find the Seeley Lake Driftriders on Facebook.

• Legends and Lore of Mowitza. 1-3 p.m. at Legendary Lodge on Salmon Lake. Meet at the Seeley Lake Historical Museum and Visitor’s Center at 12:30 p.m. to carpool due to limited parking. A history walk n’ talk at Legendary Lodge on Salmon Lake. See the historic Mowitza Lodge and cabins. Share stories about the area and people of the past. Learn about the Butte Clark family, Sourdough Dave, Timber Baron John Toole, the Detroit Purple Gang, Southern Pacific Railroad In the valley, and more from Legendary Lodge caretaker Ron Burnett. Optional climb to the “Tea House” ENVIRONMENT: Expect to stovepipe through deep snow in single track following other walkers. Snowshoes advised. About 200 feet crossing on Lake ice. Total walk less than 1/2 mile. No toilet facilities. For more information email slhistory@blackfoot.net or call 677-2990.

Tuesday, Jan. 21:

• Sparrow’s Vine Annual Meeting, 6pm, Sparrow’s Vine in the Bison and Bear Center

Wednesday, Jan. 22:

• Clearwater Resource Council’s Annual Meeting, 6-8pm, Double Arrow Great Room

Friday, Jan. 24:

• 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 presenting on child care resources around Missoula County. Time TBA. 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

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

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Seeley Lake Pond Hockey Tournament Jan. 10-12

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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