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Calendar of Events

Things to do and see year-round in Libby and the surrounding area.

Libby Area Community Calendar
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January, 2017
  • Downhill skiing at Turner Mountain ski area
  • Ice fishing, cross-country skiing
  • Winter snowmobiling
  • Libby Polar Bear Club Meets Every Sunday at 2:00pm, Libby Creek Bridge on Farm-to-Market Road
February, 2016
  • Turner Mountain Fun Day
  • Winter snowmobiling and Sno-Kat Poker Run
  • Ice fishing, cross-country skiing
  • Libby Polar Bear Club Meets Every Sunday at 2:00pm, Libby Creek Bridge on Farm-to-Market Road
  • Tuesdays: Story Time at the Libby Library Story time for preschool age children at 10:00 a.m. at the Libby Library
  • February 11: After School Program Join us at Libby Elementary School at 4:00 p.m. for the after school program for ages 5 to 12 for Spy Gadgets. Spies need to be able to use whatever is available to get the job done. We'll make our own magnifying glass and marshmallow shooters with everyday items.
  • February 11: Veterans' Choice Tour Senator Jon Tester's staff will be in Eureka at the Glacier Bank Community Room from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. to hear from veterans about their experience with the Veterans' Choice Program.
  • February 12-14: Yaak Winter Festival The third annual Yaak Winter Festival will be held at the Yaak River Tavern with snow sculpting Friday through Sunday; a cross country ski race, snowshoe hike and Valentine's dinner and music on Saturday; and an outhouse race and snow sculpture judging on Sunday. For more information or to register for any of these events, call the Yaak River Tavern at 406-295-4706 or visit Yaak River Tavern and Mercantile.
  • February 13: Lincoln County Libraries Closed Lincoln County Libraries will be closed in observance of Presidents Day.
  • February 13: Veteran's Valentine Venture Come out to share a Valentine’s Day with veterans, current military, and public participants. This will be a fun day of winter woodland skills and field study. We will include the basics of topo map and compass orienteering, plant identification, winter survival skills, and an introduction to winter wildlife tracking. Come prepared with lunch, water, warm clothing, camera, and binoculars. Three miles round trip with a 600' elevation gain. Moderate difficulty. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Libby Café (411 Mineral Ave.) in Libby. Leaders: Brian Baxter and Ashley South. If you are interested in joining this Wilderness Walk but would like more information, please contact the Walk Leader with any questions or concerns; otherwise the walk leader will be in touch with you post walk-registration with further details. Please note in order to register for the hike you must do so by REGISTERING ONLINE here and completing the form - failure to complete the form will forfeit your spot on the hike. (Even if you contact the leader directly, this form MUST be filled out.) You will receive a confirmation email once you have registered for this hike. Contact Brian Baxter at (406)291-2154 or b_baxter53@yahoo.com for more information.
  • February 13-14: Halfway House President's Celebration Halfway House Bar and Grill President's Weekend Celebration features the Back Adit Band on Saturday at their annual Goodwill Ball at 7:00 p.m. Cover charge is $5.00. Be sure to put on your best thrift shop finds. Sunday will feature a Valentine’s Day steak dinner special for two including a scrumptious appetizer, soup or salad, a whopping one pound rib eye steak, and a yummy dessert all for only $48.00. More info: Halfway House Bar and Grill.
  • February 13-14: McGregor Lake Fishing Derby For more information, call The Lodge at McGregor Lake at (406)858-2253 or visit McGregor Lake Fishing Derby.
  • February 16: Preschool Story Time Join us at the Libby Library at 10:00 a.m. for Maisy's Rainbow Dream and more. Rainbows are beautiful and full of color. Once we look at what colors make a rainbow, we'll make our own to take home.
  • February 18: After School Program Join us at Libby Elementary School at 4:00 p.m. for the after school program for ages 5 to 12 for Spy Secrets. Spies have to be able to communicate secretly with one another and keep vital information out of enemy hands. We'll write and decode secret messages using different ciphers and invisible ink.
  • February 20: SnoKats Fun Run Lincoln County SnoKat Club's annual Fun Run and Gun Raffle. Directions: East Fork Road – 18 miles up Pipe Creek Road. Registration: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Fun Run to follow. After Party: 5:00 p.m. at the Libby VFW Club. Fees: $20.00 for members, $5.00 per poker hand, kids free of charge. Gun raffle tickets for a Mossberg 300 Win Mag and Vortex Crossfire II 3 - 9 x 40 Riflescope are available now at these locations: Montana Power Products, Libby Kwik Lube, Northwest Motorsports, Dream Marine, The Venture Inn, or any club member. Gun raffle tickets are $1.00 each or $5.00 for 6. For more information call Lincoln County SnoKats president Dave Nitschke at 293-8307 or visit Lincoln County SnoKat Club.
  • February 23: Preschool Story Time Join us at the Libby Library at 10:00 a.m. for My Many Colored Days and more. Emotions are bright and unique like colors. Does yellow suggest happiness? Is blue peaceful? We'll look at how colors are a great way to express our feelings with each other.
  • February 23: Lincoln County Spelling Bee The Lincoln County Spelling Bee will be held at the K.W. Maki (Little) Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Contestants are selected by school spelling bees. The contest is open to students in grades 5-8. The winner of the county bee will represent the county at the state spelling bee in Billings in March.
  • February 23: Community Soup Night in Eureka Sunburst volunteers and staff sponsor a Community Soup Night in Eureka. Stop by for a delicious meal and great music: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Call 297-0197 for location.
  • February 25: After School Program Join us at Libby Elementary School at 4:00 p.m. for the after school program for ages 5 to 12 for Spy Missions. Oh, no! Enemies have infiltrated the school and are threatening to take over! It's up to our spies-in-training to navigate the string of obstacles in order to save the day.
  • February 26: Amnesty Day at the Libraries Any materials less than 90 days overdue that are returned in good condition to any of the three county libraries will have all penalties waived. Overdue inter-library loan materials are not included.
  • February 27: Book Discussion Group Join us for "A Hot Drink and A Good Book," our monthly book discussion, at 11:00 a.m. at the Libby Library. This month features All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The novel interweaves the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner and illuminates the ways, against all odds, that people try to be good to one another. Copies are available for checkout at the library.
  • February 27: Black and White Winter Photography Join the Montana Wilderness Association and photographer Randy Beacham for a day of instruction in the basics of black and white winter landscape photography. Randy's work is known nationally, and locally as some of the finest photography in our region. We will get acquainted with the habitat and wildlife of the area, and participants will learn photo skills such as lighting contrasts and settings, highlighting features, and overall photography guidance. Come dressed properly for winter conditions and bring lunch, camera, and equipment. Three miles round trip with an elevation gain of 900'; moderate difficulty. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Yaak Mercantile in the Yaak. Leaders are Brian Baxter and Randy Beacham. If you are interested in joining this Wilderness Walk but would like more information, please contact the Walk Leader with any questions or concerns; otherwise the walk leader will be in touch with you post walk-registration with further details. Please note in order to register for the hike you must do so by REGISTERING ONLINE here and completing the form - failure to complete the form will forfeit your spot on the hike. (Even if you contact the leader directly this form MUST be filled out.) You will receive a confirmation email once you have registered for this hike. For more information, contact Brian Baxter at (406)291-2154 or b_baxter53@yahoo.com.
March, 2016
  • Irish Fair
  • Downhill skiing at Turner Mountain ski area
  • Cross country skiing
  • Libby Polar Bear Club Meets Every Sunday at 2:00pm, Libby Creek Bridge on Farm-to-Market Road
  • March 7: Hunter Education Classes Begin in Eureka Spring Hunter Education Classes have been scheduled for some communities in northwest Montana. All hunter education classes are free of charge. By state law, anyone born after January 1, 1985, must have completed the Hunter Education Course to buy a hunting license in Montana. A student must be at least 10 years old to take the course. All students must register online at the FWP website: Hunter Education. In Eureka, the first night of class is March 7, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Eureka Middle School Library. Classes continue 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on March 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, and 24. All classes are held at the Eureka Middle School. Field day is scheduled on Saturday, March 19, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Contact: Ron Hvizdak, lead instructor, 889-3791.
  • March 12: Irish Fair Craft show, food and entertainment. More info: Libby Irish Fair.
  • March 15: Hunter Education Classes Begin in Troy Spring Hunter Education Classes have been scheduled for some communities in northwest Montana. All hunter education classes are free of charge. By state law, anyone born after January 1, 1985, must have completed the Hunter Education Course to buy a hunting license in Montana. A student must be at least 10 years old to take the course. All students must register online at the FWP website: Hunter Education. In Troy, the first night of class is March 15, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Troy High School. Classes continue on March 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23; Field course is held April 2 at the Troy Gun Range. Contact: Jim Jones, 295-4520.
  • March 29: Queen Nur in Eureka This is the Sunburst Foundation's final concert of the 2015-16 season so don't miss it. A wonderful combination of storytelling and music by a remarkable woman. 7:00 p.m. at the Lincoln County High School auditorium.
April, 2016
  • Eureka, Montana Rendezvous
  • David Thompson Black Powder Shoot, Eureka
  • Libby and Troy Easter Egg Hunt
  • Bald eagles begin nesting, see Libby Dam Eagle Cam
  • Cabinet View Golf Course Opens
  • National Poetry Month
  • April 1: Queen Nur Queen Nur is a storyteller but be prepared to interact and have an evening of fun and enjoyment at the Memorial Center at 7:00 p.m. For tickets and information please call Starr Backen or Gary Huntsberger at 293-9643.
  • April 9: Health Fair Cabinet Peaks Medical Center will hold its annual Health Fair at the Memorial Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Health Fair is a celebration of health and wellness with the community, bringing together numerous health and wellness displays and activities, fun for the kids, and vouchers for free and discounted health screenings.
  • April 15: Norman Foote Norman Foote is a Juno award-winning songwriter who will be performing at the Memorial Center at 7:00 p.m. For tickets and information please call Starr Backen or Gary Huntsberger at 293-9643.
May, 2016
  • STOKR - Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride/Habitat for Humanity fundraiser
  • Wings Week - Wings Regional Cancer Support
  • Farmer's Market
  • Kiwanis Family Day in the Park
June, 2016
July, 2016
  • Kootenai River Rodeo
  • Golf tournaments
  • Troy's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
  • Troy Tender Lovin' Quilters Guild Quilt Show
  • Two Rivers Rendezvous
  • Tobacco Valley Rodeo in Eureka
  • Lemonade on the Lawn
  • Farmer's Market
  • July 9: CARD Clinic's Big Sky Bash The CARD Foundation is pleased to announce its 6th annual BIG SKY BASH concert to benefit the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD). Country music legend John Michael Montgomery and The Devon Wade Band will be performing in Libby with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. and music playing from 6:00 p.m. until midnight at J. Neils Park. Tickets will go on sale May 1. Ticket prices are $30/advance and $35 at the gate. All proceeds from this event will go to the CARD Foundation, the fundraising arm of CARD, to support CARD in its ongoing efforts to provide healthcare, research and outreach to benefit people impacted by exposure to asbestos.
August, 2016
September, 2016
October, 2016
  • Paint It Pink
  • Lincoln County Combined Campaign
November, 2016
  • Veterans Day Programs
  • LMS Hall Walking Open
  • Holiday Craft Shows
  • Kootenai Kiwanis Koats for Kids
  • Holiday Food Drive begins
  • Libby Polar Bear Club Meets Every Sunday at 2:00pm, Libby Creek Bridge on Farm-to-Market Road
December, 2016
  • Winter Snowmobiling and Cross-Country Skiing
  • Holiday Programs and Events (Festival of Trees and More)
  • Libby Polar Bear Club Meets Every Sunday at 2:00pm, Libby Creek Bridge on Farm-to-Market Road

January

Polar Bear plunges

Skiing & Snowmobiling
Ice Fishing
Thompson Lakes Ice Fishing Derby
Polar Bear plunges

February

Snowmobiling

Sno-Kat Fun Run
Ice Fishing Contest on McGregor Lake
Turner Mountain Ski Area FREE Fun Day
Polar Bear plunges

March

Turner Crazy Days

Irish Fair and Music Festival, St. Patrick's Day Festival
Polar Bear plunges

April

Eureka Rendezvous Days and Black Powder Shoot

Turner Ski Area Closes
Nordicfest Dance
Eureka Rendezvous Days

Polar Bear plunges

May

STOKR Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River

STOKR Bike Tour
Koocanusa Trout & Salmon Fishing Derby
Bluegrass Festival

June

Libby Logger Days in June

Amish Auction
Heritage Museum opens
Libby Logger Days

July

Two Rivers Rendezvous

4: Troy 4th of July
Tobacco Valley Rodeo
Two Rivers Rendezvous
Kootenai River Rodeo

August

Ignite the Nites Classic Car Show. Photo by Karen Kemmerer.

Eureka Quilt Show
Riverfront Blues Festival

Igniters Car Show

Lincoln County Fair (Eureka)

September

Motocross races

Libby Nordicfest
Motocross Races
Late Season Hiking
Hunting

October

Heritage Museum annual Chili-Cookoff

Hunting
Late Season Hiking
Polar Bear plunges

November

Winter sports

X-Country Skiing
Snowmobiling
Polar Bear plunges

December

Winter in Libby

Holiday Festivities
Polar Bear plunges
Skiing & Snowmobiling
Turner Ski Area open

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