Events Calendar

Traditional Arts @ The People's Center
May 17 all-day

Traditional Arts, beading, sewing, crafting

All classes and activities are open to everyone. Light meal provided.


Glacier Bank Shred Day @ Glacier Bank
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

There will be a mobile shred truck on location at Glacier Bank in Polson to shred your personal documents for free (limit 2 boxes). MONTANA SMP and Bank staff will be available with tips to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft.

Identity theft continues to be one of the fastest growing forms of consumer fraud.  Glacier Bank and MONTANA SMP are committed to educating the community about preventing identity theft.  We are partnering with local agencies to encourage recycling and destruction of personal items and documents in a secure manner.

Glacier Bank is dedicated to supporting our community through community involvement, education and special events.  Shred Day addresses the ever increasing threat of Identity Theft, and is aimed at educating people to protect themselves against this threat.

Lake County Landfill 10th Annual e-waste Recycling Program @ Lake County Transfer Station
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Lake County Transfer Station will accept the first 500 pounds of allowable electronics free and discount additional recycling to .35 a pound. (No CRT Screens or Televisions other than flatscreens)*

“A Community’s Response to Hate” presentation by Pastor Rommereim and Rabbi Allen Secher of Whitefish @ Good Shepherd Church
May 19 @ 10:15 am

Former Pastor David Rommereim will introduce Rabbi Allen Secher for a rescheduled presentation at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 19 at 10:15. The topic is “A Community’s Response to Hate” and was originally scheduled in March but had to be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. We hope that members of the community will join us and open a dialogue for countering hate in our community. Good Shepherd Church is located at 409 4th Ave. E. in Polson.
Below is a biography for Rabbi Secher:
In response to activities of a Montana neo-Nazi group, Rabbi Allen Secher and his wife, Ina Albert, were instrumental in the founding of a Human Rights organization, “Love Lives Here” in 2008. Recently, in Whitefish Montana, as a result of vitriolic anti -Semitism expressed through the efforts of Richard Spencer and The Daily Stormer, Ina and Allen have been the targets of world wide hate expressions. The cyber attack on the Whitefish Jewish community was the first of its kind on Jews in the United States. Allen Secher is a rabbi whose dossier includes portfolios as a radio and television producer, a professional actor, an author, an administrator with experience developing and managing television stations, an executive producer of seven Emmy-awarding winning programs, an on-air radio and television talent, a lecturer on American films, and a Freedom rider— his career covers a broad spectrum of life experiences. Rabbi Secher was the first rabbi installed in Flathead County, Montana to serve Bet Harim Jewish Congregation of the Flathead Valley Montana in August, 2008. Secher served pulpits in Chicago, Los Angeles Mexico City, New York and Bozeman, MT
In January 2005, Rabbi Secher was appointed Commissioner on the Montana State Human Rights Commission by Governor Brian Schweitzer. He served on the Ethics Committee of North Valley Hospital in Whitefish, MT., and was a director on the board of The Whitefish Theatre Company.
During his Chicago years, he was also active in the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Because of his broad involvement in interfaith issues, Newsweek Magazine included him in an article about prominent nationwide interfaith leaders.
Civil Rights Freedom Rider Rabbi Secher’s activism in social justice began with the Civil Rights Movement. In the 1960s he was one of the early Freedom Riders and was subsequently jailed in Albany,GA and St. Augustine,FL. His social justice activity continues still as he was one of the founders of Love Lives Here, an active human rights organization in the Flathead

Polson High School Apprenticeship Program School-to-Career Ready @ Polson School District Office
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Inviting: Polson Business Owners

Attendees: Peter Hamilton High School Principal, Rex Weltz Superintendent,

Jimmie Rude Montana Registered Apprenticeship

To Expand WORK-BASED LEARNING or a continuum of activities that engage employers and extend the classroom into the workplace, connecting acquired knowledge and skills to a student‘s future employment and/or secondary educational opportunities.

Why would local businesses want to be part of Work-Based Learning:

  1. Students would apply to work two hours a day in your business and local business would receive a tax break from the Department of Labor and Industry.
  2. We have 240+ unfilled jobs as of 5/6/2019 at the Polson Job Service.
  3. Students who choose to not attend college right away will have work experience and the soft skills necessary to be employable.
  4. Our goal is to get 60% of our Senior class in work-based learning opportunities.

The objective of the Meeting:

  • What the vision of work-based learning for Polson School and Community?
  • What are the benefits of the school?
  • What are the benefits to local business?
  • What can schools do to help local businesses?
  • What is the plan for next year?
  • How can you get involved?
  • Mr. Hamilton or Mr. Weltz, Jimmie Rude