Kesel's Fly Shop offers tying classes

Kesel's Fly Shop, 1522 S. Reserve St., is offering four different fly-tying classes that will meet once a week.

The intermediate tying class starts Monday and runs for six weeks, and a six-week beginner session starts Tuesday. Five-week classes include "Cripples and Emergers," which begins Wednesday, while "Different or Difficult" starts Thursday, Oct. 29.

All classes begin at 6 p.m. and cost $50.

For more information, call 721-4796.

Steam boating is topic in Big Arm

The Big Arm Association will welcome local historian Gil Mangels from the Miracle of America Museum at its potluck gathering Friday.

Mangels will show the movie "Smoke on the Waters," which is about early-day steam boating on Flathead Lake.

The potluck will start at 6 p.m. at the Big Arm Fire Hall, with the movie at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Alison Meslin at (406) 849-6628.

Fall Family Fest at McCormick Park

Missoula Parks and Recreation will host the 10th annual Fall Family Fest/Kaboom! Play Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at McCormick Park.

Children and their families can enjoy old-fashioned fall fun such as hayrides, a pumpkin hunt, Halloween crafts, s'mores, face painting, sack races, cake walk, parachute and cooperative games, cider pressing, fall photo opportunities and live music with Tom Catmull. Food and beverage concessions will be available.

The suggested donation is $1 per person.

For more information, call 721-PARK or visit

Medicine trainer will speak at FVCC

Wilderness medicine trainer and explorer Sue Purvis will share her personal story during her presentation, "Going to Extremes: Altitude Medicine," at Flathead Valley Community College on Thursday, Oct. 29.

Purvis founded the Khumbu Medical School, offering the first high-altitude medicine course to Sherpas on Mount Everest. During her lecture, Purvis will talk about the school, Sherpa culture and her experiences teaching high-altitude medicine courses on the flanks of Mount Kilimanjaro.

The event, at noon in the boardroom in Blake Hall at FVCC, is free and open to the public.

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