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| April 20, 2022 1:00 PM

Wednesday April 20

  • Pickleball Experience, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. with Two Rivers Pickleball Club at the Jewel Basin Center. Join in on a camp led by pickleball experts designed to teach newbies and experienced players alike. Beginner and Novice classes will be held April 19 and 20. Cost is $325 per session. www.thepickleballexperience.com to register.
  • Trivia night at FLBC, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday April 21

  • Pickleball Experience, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. with Two Rivers Pickleball Club at the Jewel Basin Center. Join in on a camp led by pickleball experts designed to teach newbies and experienced players alike. For more experienced players, the 3.0 classes will be held April 21st and 22nd. Cost is $325 per session. Visit www.thepickleballexperience.com to register.
  • Meet the Candidates Forum, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ark Building 8559 on Highway 35. The public is invited to join in on an informational forum hosted by the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce and the ImagineIF Library Foundation. Meet the candidates running for School District #38 and the Bigfork Water and Sewer Boards. The forum will begin at 5:30 with each candidate given a set amount of time to address the audience. A moderated session of pre-selected questions will follow. The evening will wrap up with an opportunity for attendees to mingle with the candidates. This event is open to the community. Cookies and beverages will be provided. Please send your candidate questions to info@bigfork.org. Limit the wording of your questions and be aware, not all questions will be included. Submitted questions may be paraphrased and/or combined. Please submit your questions by Thursday, April 14th.
  • Tax Seminar with Edward Jones, 5:30-6:30 at the Bigfork Art and Cultural Center. Join Edward Jones Financial Advisor Tara Allen to discuss strategies for reducing your tax burden. Call Amanda Andrus at 406-837-1013 by April 20 to register.

Friday April 22

  • Pickleball Experience, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. with Two Rivers Pickleball Club at the Jewel Basin Center. Join in on a camp led by pickleball experts designed to teach newbies and experienced players alike. For more experienced players, the 3.0 classes will be held April 21st and 22nd. Cost is $325 per session. Visit www.thepickleballexperience.com to register.
  • Pile Burning Workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by Swan Valley Connections, this workshop is for landowners interested in managing their forest and mitigating wildfire threat on their property. Join expert land stewards and gain hands-on experience learning how to create safe, clean burning debris piles. Visit swanvalleyconnections.org/events and click on the Pile Burning Workshop to find a link to register.
  • Bigfork Community Players present “The Hound of Baskervilles,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts. Directed by Michele Shapero, a howling good spoof on Conan-Doyle’s classic-Written by Steven Canny & John Nicholson. Tickets available online at Bigforkcenter.org, at Bigfork Drug, Pocketstone and 1 hour prior to performance time at the box office. General Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $5 for children under 12.

Saturday April 23

  • Clean Your Fork, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. Meet at First Interstate Bank at 8 a.m. for a free breakfast and safety meeting and then head out to make your portion of Bigfork sparkle. Trash bags, rubber gloves and water will be provided. It is recommended that you bring your own work gloves. Go to bigfork.org/events and click on the ‘Clean Your ‘Fork’ event to find a link to sign up for your preferred section.
  • Quilting Workshop at the BACC, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Please contact Julie at 406-837-6927 to reserve your spot.
  • Pickleball Experience, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. with Two Rivers Pickleball Club at the Jewel Basin Center. Join in on a camp led by pickleball experts designed to teach newbies and experienced players alike. Cost is $325 per session. For more experienced players, the 3.5+ class will be held April 23 and 24. Visit www.thepickleballexperience.com to register.
  • Bigfork Community Players present “The Hound of Baskervilles,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts.

Sunday April 24

  • Pickleball Experience, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. with Two Rivers Pickleball Club at the Jewel Basin Center. Join in on a camp led by pickleball experts designed to teach newbies and experienced players alike. Cost is $325 per session. For more experienced players, the 3.5+ class will be held April 23 and 24. Visit www.thepickleballexperience.com to register.
  • 2nd Annual Kids Bike Swap, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Come get your kids ready for some summer biking, last year over 60 riders cruised away on bikes, all for free and donated from our community. Don’t have a bike to swap? No worries, please stop by anyways, we will do our best to get every kid on a bike and a helmet on their head. However, this does require community contributions. It’s encouraged to drop-off bikes ahead of the event at designated locations so volunteers have time to tune them up. Drop-off locations include the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce, Monday- Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Wayfarers State Park Upper Parking Lot 8600 Highway 35. All riders must wear helmets in order to test ride bikes at the bike swap.
  • Taste of Bigfork, 2- 5 p.m. Join this year’s Taste of Bigfork for wine, music and wonderful food from Bigfork restaurants. A raffle featuring items donated by Bigfork area merchants will take place at the Garden Bar & Grill after the event ends at 5 p.m. Tickets for the Taste of Bigfork are $40 per person and will be available for sale at Electric Avenue Gifts and the Bigfork Area Chamber soon. You can also find a link to register online through the Chamber’s website. Call 406-837-5888 for more information
  • Bigfork Community Players present “The Hound of Baskervilles,” 2-4 p.m. at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts.

Tuesday April 26

  • Summer Bowling Leagues begin at Grizzly Lanes. Starting the week of April 26, 27 and 28: Tuesdays: Singles Scratch Sport, Wednesdays: Four Person Mixed, Thursdays: Unsanctioned Adult/Juniors, and TBD: Ladies Wine League, Teams of Four. Please note: times to be announced. Contact Grizzly Lanes at 406-837-2233 or visit grizzlylanes.com.
  • Elk Creek Conservation Area Breakdown Salvage Volunteer Day, starting at 9 a.m. and going through April 27 at 5 p.m. Join Swan Valley Connections as they clean up blowdown salvage from wind events. Meet at the Condon Work Center at 9 a.m. and bring weather appropriate clothing, work gloves, eye protection, lunch/snacks and water. It’s also encouraged to bring a chainsaw, chaps and a helmet if you have them. Find a link to register at swanvalleyconnections.org/volunteer or contact eli@svconnections.org.
  • Making Your Money Last Seminar, 5:30-7 p.m. Join Edward Jones Financial Advisor Adam Heggelund to discuss ways to help you work toward achieving your retirement goals. Please call to reserve your spot for the virtual and in-person events. Call 406-420-7909 to receive a Zoom link. A presentation will take place through Zoom on April 26 and the in-person event will be April 27.
  • Bingo Night at the Buffalo Saloon, 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday April 27

  • Trivia night at FLBC, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Making Your Money Last Seminar, 5:30-7 p.m. at the Jewel Basin Center. Join Edward Jones Financial Advisor Adam Heggelund to discuss ways to help you work toward achieving your retirement goals. Please call to reserve your spot for the virtual and in-person events. Call 406-420-7909 to reserve your spot by April 25.
  • Elk Creek Conservation Area Breakdown Salvage Volunteer Day, starting at 9 a.m. and going through April 27 at 5 p.m.