NONPROFIT: Dinner will help Missoula students travel to Peru

2013-03-18T06:15:00Z 2013-03-18T23:46:05Z NONPROFIT: Dinner will help Missoula students travel to PeruBy TANDY KHAMENEH of the Missoulian
March 18, 2013 6:15 am  • 

Eight Missoula high school students will be traveling to Peru in June for a month of immersion study and volunteer work.

Students Abroad: Missoula, a nonprofit organization which organizes and carries out these trips is having a fundraiser for its upcoming trip.

“Taste of Peru” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St. You will watch pictures of scenic Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley while tasting some of the traditional foods of Peru plus bid on silent auction items, some donated by local businesses and some art work from Peru.

Book a reservation by calling and leaving a message at 543-8232 or emailing Tickets are $15. Visit for more information.

Tickets are now on sale for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula’s Spring Gala fundraiser on Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn. All proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula.

This year’s theme, A-Bonding Experience, will bring out the “James Bond” in all of us. The evening activities kick-off at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and music by the Starlighters Swing Band.

A special “Bond Menu” prepared by Chef Ben Jones will delight all the “Secret Agents” who choose to attend. Silent and live auctions, prize drawings and other secret surprises will make for what promises to be a thrilling and exciting evening.

Tickets are $75 per guest. Tables of 10 can be reserved for $750. Tickets are available at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office, 1520 S. Russell or by calling 721-2380.

Missoula Aging Services’ March for Meals campaign will benefit from Wheat Montana’s 5K run Saturday for the fourth consecutive year. All proceeds from the run are donated to the Meals On Wheels program at MAS, which serves more than 600 older adults and people with disabilities in Missoula County each year.

The event starts at 9 a.m. at Wheat Montana, 2520 S. Third St. W. and follows a flat 3.1-mile loop towards Big Sky High School. Pre-registration is encouraged, but runners may also register on race day beginning at 8 a.m. for $18. Pre-registration entry fee is $16, with forms available at MAS, 337 Stephens Ave.; Wheat Montana and The Runners Edge. For more information, contact Sara at 546-1619.

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, nearly one in ten seniors in America suffers from poor nutrition. This can exacerbate problems already common among seniors, including depression, improper healing, and a depressed immune system.

Hunters Glen, part of Emeritus Senior Living, the nation’s largest assisted living and memory care provider, is helping combat this problem by delivering 10,000 complimentary meals to seniors in 60 days and visiting with them to ensure they are able to get the nutrition they need every day.

To help meet the goal, Emeritus is asking for the help. If you know of a local senior who could use a nutritious meal, find the Emeritus community nearest you and give them a call. “We’ll deliver the meal along with a friendly face and some good conversation,” says Edmonds.

If you are interested in helping a senior get the nutrition they need, call Hunters Glen at 542-7009.

A benefit fund has been set up for the owner of the machine shop that burned March 3. Friends of Bill Crosier, who owned the shop at Benton Avenue and Schilling Street, say equipment losses could easily exceed $100,000 or even $200,000, and that he had little insurance. Anyone wishing to donate to Crosier can do so via the Bill Crosier Benefit Fund at any First Security Bank location, or by mailing Bill Crosier Benefit Fund, First Security Bank, P.O. Box 4506, Missoula, MT 59806.

A fundraiser for the Five Valleys Seed Library is being held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Missoula Community Food Co-op and Burns Street Bistro, 1500 Burns St.

The evening includes a potluck, silent auction and live music.

For more information, call 830-4019.

Habitat for Humanity of Missoula invites the Missoula community to participate in the second annual “Stay Home for Habitat” fundraiser. No need for a new dress or tux, no need to gas up the car, no need for child care arrangements: simply purchase a raffle ticket and enjoy a relaxing evening at home knowing you are making a difference in the lives of Missoula families.

Raffle tickets are one for $10 or a family pack of five for $30 for the chance to win incredible prizes and at the same time support affordable home ownership in Missoula. Prizes include a stay at an Oregon coastal condo, Maulers season tickets, dinner and movie gift basket, restaurant gift certificates, Osprey tickets, Glacier Ice Rink passes and many more family fun prizes. Gift baskets have a minimum value of $50. Drawing will take place April 11. Call the Habitat office for more information at 549-8210 or visit

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    ZooGuyJim - March 18, 2013 11:35 pm
    I just wanted to correct the website address for Students Abroad Missoula. The website should be
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