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ReStyle Clothing Exchange has partnered with Special Olympics Montana’s Five Valleys Area for a clothing bag sale scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Missoula Catholic Schools Athletic Complex Gymnasium, 1040 S. First St. W. The event is open to the public.

For $10, attendees will be able to fill a 13-gallon bag with good condition, brand-name clothing, shoes and accessories from ReStyle. All of the proceeds benefit Special Olympics Montana’s Five Valleys Area, which serves local teams in western Montana. Pre-entry tickets, which allow ticket holders to access the sale at 1 p.m., are available for a $10 donation at ReStyle Clothing Exchange, 2704 Brooks St. B.

For additional information, contact Aaron Gleason, Special Olympics Montana’s Outreach Director West at AGleason@somt.org or 509-993-6841.

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NAMI Missoula is offering a new NAMI pilot program "NAMI Family & Friends," a free, 4-hour seminar intended to inform and support people who have loved ones living with mental illness. The seminar will be presented on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m., and again on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. While the presentation is designed for family and friends 18 years and older, youth 14 and up may attend so long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Light refreshments will be provided. Call 406-880-1013 for registration and additional information.

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November is National Family Caregivers Month. The Resource Center at Missoula Aging Services is offering the following educational opportunities for caregivers and professionals in the field of aging, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association:

"Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers" is a free workshop that will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. This 1 1/2 hour workshop is for caregivers of those living with dementia who wish to learn how to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. Register at alzheimercaregivers.eventbrite.com or call 406-728-7682.

"Memories in the Making" will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Missoula Food Bank, 1720 Wyoming St. This workshop focuses on the use of art as a means for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias to express feelings and relate stories about their lives. It is designed for aging-services providers, caregivers, family members, volunteers and students. Register at memoriesinmaking.eventbrite.com or call 406-728-7682.

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The following are upcoming American Red Cross blood donation opportunities. For more information call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

Columbia Falls

Nov. 2: noon-5 p.m., North Valley Community Center, 235 Nucleus Ave.

Kalispell

Nov. 3: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 N. Meridian Road; 11 a.m.-3:15 p.m., Prestige Assisted Living, 125 Glenwood Drive.

Nov. 6: 2-6 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 N. Meridian Road.

Nov. 8: Noon-5:30 p.m., Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 2610 U.S. Highway 93 S.

Nov. 9: Noon-4:15 p.m., Best Buy, 2407 U.S. Highway 93 N.

Nov. 10: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center, 126 N. Meridian Road; 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Three Rivers Bank, 552 N. Meridian Road. 

Nov. 13: 2-6 p.m., Kalispell Blood Donation Center.

Nov. 15: 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m., U.S. Forest Service Offices, 650 Wolfpack Way.

Superior

Nov. 2: 1-5:15 p.m., Superior Area Ambulance Center, corner of Brooklyn and Fifth Ave. E.

Frenchtown

Nov. 1: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Frenchtown Junior High School, 17620 Frenchtown Frontage Road.

Missoula

Nov. 2: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Miller Hall, University of Montana Campus.

Nov. 3-5: 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center, 2401 N. Reserve St. Suites 6 and 7.

Nov. 6-7: 11:45 a.m.-6:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center.

Nov. 8: Noon-7 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 2808 South Ave. W.

Nov. 10-12: 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center.

Nov. 13: 11:45 a.m.-6:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center.

Nov. 14: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., University of Montana University Center, University Center, Ballroom; 11:45 a.m.-6:45 p.m., Missoula Blood Donation Center.

Nov. 15: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., University of Montana University Center, University Center, Ballroom.

Seeley Lake

Nov. 6: Noon-5:30 p.m., Seeley-Swan High School, 456 Locust Lane.

Hamilton

Nov. 3: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bitterroot National Forest, 1801 N. First St.

Nov. 14: Noon-6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 275 Hattie Lane.

Noxon

Nov. 7: Noon-5:30 p.m., Noxon High School, 300 Noxon Ave.

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Judges are needed for a speech/debate/drama tournament hosted by Loyola Sacred Heart High School on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the University of Montana.

No previous experience required. To volunteer sign up on-line at https://goo.gl/forms/HFCjVezrgYPAG3k93.

If you need assistance, call 406-728-7363.

Judging clinics will be held Nov. 14 and 16 at Loyola High School for those who may not feel confident judging.  

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