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Partners for Reintegration is sponsoring/co-sponsoring three re-entry events. All are free and open to the public. This experiential event illustrates the journey to self-sufficiency for citizens reentering society from incarceration and the barriers that contribute to feelings of helplessness and decreased self-efficacy. Experience a month of reentry in four 15-minute sessions, each representing a week of the reentry experience. 

The events include a community discussion on the challenge of re-entry and integration for returning citizens at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, in the City Council Chambers, 140 W. Pine St. "Restorative Justice: A Community Conversation" will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 130 S. Sixth St. W. and a DOC Re-Entry simulation event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Art Building at the Missoula County Fairgrounds.

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Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts — and anyone wanting to join — are invited to Cabela’s to participate in free demonstrations of outdoor skills, including knot tying, archery, fishing and more.

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Cabela’s, 3650 Brooks St., will be the site of the third annual Join Scout Night — The Adventure Starts Here!, for both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. From 6 to 8 p.m. boys and girls will learn several outdoor skills. They’ll also have a fun time with a scavenger hunt within Cabela’s as they look for items that can better prepare them for an outdoor adventure. As a bonus, participants will leave with a free First Aid Kit and Paracord Bracelet they make at the store (while supplies last).

For more information on Girl Scouts or become a volunteer, visit gsmw.org or call 800-736-5243. For more information on the Montana Council BSA visit montanabsa.org.

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Providence Saint Patrick Hospital, 500 W. Broadway, will host an AARP Smart Driver Course (formerly ’55 Alive) on Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This ALL NEW four hour, safe driving strategies class is designed for drivers age 50 and over; all drivers are welcome. There are no driving or written exams, and Montana mandates insurance discounts for qualified participants, age 55 and older.

The class fee is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. All walk-ins are welcome, however, pre-registration is advised. To sign up, contact Marcure Insurances at 406-543-7184. Or, for further information, call Thom Ainsworth, State Coordinator, at 406-369-0149.

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