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  Visit the Bitterroot Valley in Montana WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT US
Nestled between two mountain ranges, the Bitterroots on the west side and the Sapphires on the east, the Bitterroot Valley has enticed people from all walks of life. Whether it be for finding that perfect vacation memory, that perfect spot to live and raise a family, retire or start a business the Bitterroot Valley is the jewel of Big Sky country. People keep coming back time after time to enjoy the variety of events, activities and recreational opportunities the valley has to offer. Authentic western lifestyle, quality of life, clean air, beautiful lakes and rivers, and communities that care.

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  Living in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana WHY YOU WOULD WANT TO LIVE HERE
If you are looking to create your own work and life balance, the Bitterroot Valley is the perfect location for you. We are beautifully tucked between………..

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  Doing Business in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER
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The business opportunities are bountiful, the infrastructure is sound and the educated workforce is plentiful. There are a wide variety of businesses that choose to make the Bitterroot Valley their home because of the quality of life it provides.

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The Bitterroot Valley Leads Group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. We are always looking for new members. If you are interested in networking your business, please give Pat a call at 363-2400 today.

 

The Bitterroot Public Library has events happenings. Call 363-1670 for a complete listing.
 

The North Valley Library has events happening. Call 777-5061 for a complete listing.
 

Farmers Markets:

Darby Farmers Market Tuesday’s noon to 5 Opening May 9 thru Oct. 24 Main Street Park in Darby 821-3753

Hamilton Farmers Market Saturdays from 9 to 12:30 Opening May 6 thru Dec. 14 on Bedford Street 961-0004 

Legions Park Market Saturday 9 to 12:30 Oct. 21 & 28, Bedford & 2nd in Hamilton 961-0004
 

O’Hara Commons Wed., 4:30 to 6:30 July – Sept. 111 S 4th St in Hamilton oharacommons@gmail.com
 

Stevensville Farmers Market Saturday 10 to 2 May thru Oct. 1st  and Main in Stevensville 381-6145
 

Haas Country Market Saturday 9 to 1 June 2 thru Dec. 7, 5189 Hwy 93 1.4 mi. s of Florence 777-3638

 

Bitterroot Women's Newcomers' Club

Are you new to the Bitterroot Valley?  Have you recently retired? Have you been here for awhile and would just like to meet new people?  If so, the Bitterroot Women's Newcomers Club welcomes you to join us at our next meeting, Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until Noon at the First Christian Church, 328 Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton.  Our speaker this month will be Nansu Roddy, Director of Adult Programming at the Bitterroot Public Library.  After the meeting there will be a no-host lunch at the Higherground Brewery for members who are interested.  For more information call Deb Tennant at 503-871-9249.
 

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM

The Outpost at 296 Marcus Street in Hamilton, offering Kids Summer Lunch Program for kids 18 and under from 12 to 1 pm. Tues., Wed., & Thurs., Starting June 6th through Aug. 17. Call Grace Lutheran 363-1924 for more information.

JUNE THRU AUGUST
Riverstone School Summer Camps - $99/week June thru August. More information on these camps 361-0433 or www.myriverstone.org

 

 

JULY AND AUGUST

Montana A Cappella Society are having Open Auditions for new singers, all welcome. Call 363-5778 for more information.

JULY 1

July 1st 10am-12pm | Independence Day Re-enactment Meet Ben, A re-enactment with Channing Hartelius. Ravalli County Museum | 406.363.3338 | 205 Bedford St, Hamilton, MT 59840

Saturday July 1st 10am -12pm | Saturday Learning Adventure Series: Exploding Toothpaste!
Do your parents tell you to brush your teeth before bed? Now you can play a trick on them with your very own exploding toothpaste! Come learn how certain things react with each other. FREE Kids activities every Saturday from 10am-12Pm Ravalli County Museum | 406.363.3338 | 205 Bedford St, Hamilton, MT 59840

JULY 4
4th of July Fireworks at the RC Fairgrounds at dusk.

JULY 7
Sapphire Summer Concert Series Big Sky Mudflaps. Call 363-2800 for more information or www.sapphirelutheran.org

JULY 7-8
Adventure Crew Music Festival July 7 and 8 at Lost Trail Ski Area. For more information
adventurecrewpresents.com
Or facebook.com/adventurecrewpresents. Or call Will (979) 450-9265

JULY 8
Hart to Heart, The Place in Hamilton presents archery Tag from 1 to 3 pm at Eastside Hwy and Christofferson Road in Corvallis. Free family event for ages 13 and up. Call 350-2360 for more information

JULY 8
Elite Bull Connection in Darby. The Elite Bull Connection pits some of the best bovine athletes against the best bull riders in the Northwest and Canada. Call Cal Ruark for more information 544-5436.

JULY 8
Bitterroot Secret Garden Tour – 5 beautiful gardens between Stevensville, Corvallis and Hamilton. Proceeds go to the Volunteer Fire Departments of Hamilton, Corvallis and Stevensville. Tickets available at BR Nursery, Chamber One Bookstore and Cook’s Garden all in Hamilton. www.facebook.com/
bitterrootsecretgardentour
for more information.

JULY 8
Saturday July 8th 10am -12pm | Saturday Learning Adventure Series: It’s a Mystery Who Dunnit!?
Oh No! Someone has stolen the Hamilton Treasure! Can you solve the crime with just a couple of clues and some forensic science? Come down and find out! And maybe you can find the lost treasure! FREE Kids activities every Saturday from 10am-12pm Ravalli County Museum | 406.363.3338 | 205 Bedford St, Hamilton, MT 59840

JULY 9
BR Community Band Performance at the Bandshell in Hamilton at 8 pm. Call 363-8962 for more information.


JULY 9
Napa Auto Show in Stevensville. Great car show, music, food and fun. Call 777-5791.

JULY 9
Annual Audrey Ebel Memorial Golf Tournament at Whitetail Golf Course
There is still time to sign up!  Contact Debbie Severson at 406-880-5983 or debbie@familypharmacist.com.This is a fundraising event for Stevensville Main Street Association. The fee is $40 for a team of four. Check-in:  9:00 am Tee-off:  10:00 am BBQ hamburgers and brats for lunch afterward.


JULY 14
Hamilton Tonight presents Outdoor Music Series. Call 360-9124 or www.hamiltondowntownassociation.org

JULY 914
Sapphire Summer Concert Series Western Union. Call 363-2800 for more information or www.sapphirelutheran.org

JULY 915
Bitterroot Quilters Guild ‘Gardens of Quilts’ from 10 – 4 pm. Call 375-0871 for more information.

JULY 15
Bitterroot Arts Guild Quilt Show on July 15. Call 777-3229 or 550-3528 for more information.

JULY 15
Saturday July 15th 10am -12pm | Saturday Learning Adventure Series: Lamp of Lava
Let’s jet back to the 1970’s when lava lamps were super chill! Find out the science behind lava lamps and make your own. FREE Kids activities every Saturday from 10am-12pm Ravalli County Museum | 406.363.3338 | 205 Bedford St, Hamilton, MT 59840


JULY 15
Hart to Heart, The Place in Hamilton presents Christian Paintball from 1 to 3 pm Eastside Hwy and Christofferson Road in Corvallis. $15 per person, includes 400 paintballs, co2 and all equipment needed to play. Ages 10 and up. Call 350-2360 for more information

JULY 15
Mt. Bicycle Celebration in Stevensville. Activities throughout the day, bikes, brews, vendors, farmers market, food, and music. Call 777-3773 for more information.

JULY 16
BR Community Band Performance at the Bandshell presents Bittersweet in Hamilton at 8 pm. Call 363-8962 for more information.

JULY 16
Music at the Mission in Stevensville at 7 pm. St. Mary’s Chapel, 315 Charlos Street. Enjoy the Chapel setting and great local music – Tom & Judy Dempsey, donations welcome in support of the Historic St. Mary’s Mission, Inc. Call Mary Jette 529-9590 for more information.

JULY 16
Bitter Root Land Trust’s annual Tour of the Bitterroot bike ride—a family friendly fundraiser that supports the future of the Bitterroot’s water resources, wildlife habitat, and working ranches. 3 rides—Skalkaho Mountain Tour; Sleeping Child Road Ride; Kids Derby 7am to 3pm  BBQ lunch and music by Pinegrass 12pm-3pm
All at Red Barn Bicycles in Hamilton  Register at www.tourofthebitterroot.org


JULY 17-28
St. Paul Day Camp July 17-28 from 8 am to 5 pm. Call 640-8941 for more information.

JULY 20
Business After Hours at Bitter Root Humane Association from 4:30 t 6:30, 262 Fairgrounds Road in Hamilton. Food/Beverages, Prize Drawings, Fun, Shelter open to the public until 6 pm. Come meet their Board of Directors, Staff and Cute Critters.

JULY 21
Costco in Missoula is inviting Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce Members to Special Reception Friday, July 21 from 10 am to 8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Call 543-6445 or email w067mkt02@costco.com for more information.

JULY 21-22
Darby Logger Days in Darby Mt. Celebrate the skill and bravery of those who work in the time-honored tradition of logging. Plenty of activities for the whole family with cash, prizes and gift certificates. loggers@darbyloggerdays.com. Friday events begin at 5 pm until midnight. Saturday events begin at 9 am and continues throughout the day and evening.

JULY 21, 22, 23
Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival 9th Annual.  Performing Bands, band contest, awards lots of jamming. Call 821-3777 for more information or www.hardtimesbluegrass.com

JULY 21
Sapphire Summer Concert Series Who Dat Band. Call 363-2800 for more information or www.sapphirelutheran.org

JULY 22
July 22nd (Time TBA) | Knockerball: Defy Gravity Climb inside a giant ball to run, flip, fly, bounce and slide in this exhilarating sports event. Want to be on a team? Give us a call! Ravalli County Museum | 406.363.3338 | 205 Bedford St, Hamilton, MT 59840

JULY 22
Daly Mansion presents A Step Back in Time beginning at 11 am to 8:30 pm at the Daly Mansion, located at 251 Eastside Hwy in Hamilton. Call 363-6004 #2 for more information.

JULY 22
Saturday July 22nd 10am -12pm | Saturday Learning Adventure Series: Don’t Crack the Egg!
Do you think you can make a super strong egg drop container? Come over and build container around an egg and see how high you can drop it without breaking it! FREE Kids activities every Saturday from 10am-12pm  Ravalli County Museum | 406.363.3338 | 205 Bedford St, Hamilton, MT 59840

JULY 22
Art In The Park at the Legion Park in Hamilton.  Call 241-6181 sponsored by the Bitterroot Arts Guild. Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, proceeds go to our Scholarship Fund for local students.

JULY 27
Daly Mansion presents Community Band Concert at the Daly Mansion, located at 251 Eastside Hwy in Hamilton. Call 363-8962 for more information.

JULY 27
MDMH is having another grand opening, this one is for the Bitterroot Physicians Clinic North in Victor. BBQ and a tour of the new facility.  BV Chamber of Commerce Ribbon cutting at 11:45am

Location: Bitterroot Physicians Clinic North, Victor HWY 93
Date: Thursday, July 27th
Time: 11:30am to 2pm
11:45am Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
12pm BBQ

JULY 28
Hamilton Downtown Association presents their Annual Street Dance downtown. Call 360-9124

JULY 28
Darby’s 4th Annual Last Fridays Music & Art in the Park. Nashville 406 – music from 5:30 to 8 pm in the Darby City Park.

JULY 28-29
Daly Days in Hamilton. Street vendors, crafts, food and sales. Friday night will be a street dance and Friday and Saturday activities for everyone. Events will also be held at the Daly Mansion – you will not want to miss this event. Call hamiltondowntownassociation@gmail.com for more information 360-9124

JULY 29
Annual BR Valley Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 7 am to 11 am at Bell McCall Ford, 300 West Main in Hamilton. $6 per person, children 6 and under free. info@bitterrootvalleykiwanis.org for discount tickets. www.bitterrootvalleykiwanis.org for more information..

JULY 29
Annual Chamber’s MicroBrew Festival on 2nd and Bedford in Hamilton. Voted BEST EVENT for 2016. Event from 3:00 to 10:00 with some of the best Microbrews in Western Montana. Call 363-2400.

JULY 29
Hart to Heart, The Place in Hamilton PRESENTS Youth Arise (archery, dance, crafts and jumping castle) 10 am to noon at 273 Fairgrounds Road - Free family event with free prizes and hot dogs. Call 350-2360 for more information.

JULY 29
Saturday July 29th 10am -12pm | Saturday Learning Adventure Series: Tower of Learning
How good are your engineering skills? Can you build a tower taller than yourself without toppling over? How can you build it better? Come find out! FREE Kids activities every Saturday from 10am-12pm  Ravalli County Museum | 406.363.3338 | 205 Bedford St, Hamilton, MT 59840

JULY 30
BR Community Band Performance at the Bandshell in Hamilton presents Bitterroot Jazz Band at 8 pm. Call 363-8962 for more information.

JULY 30
Habitat for Humanity of Ravalli County is hosting their Annual BBQ Bash from noon to 4 pm at Sleeping Child Farm. Call 375-1926 for more information regarding this 
   

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