Bitterroot Bison Catering

After seeing a surge in customers looking to experience the tasty health benefits of bison, Bitterroot Bison Co. has come up with new ways to offer their grass-fed, humane-certified and all-natural meat to the public by offering catering services. They have been traveling to events throughout Idaho, Montana, and Washington serving up delicious bison—burgers, tacos, chili, and much more. The Bitterroot Bison Co. has two herds within the Bitterroot—one in Lolo and another in Stevensville. They sell quarters, halves and wholes, single steaks, and jerky as well as hides, skulls, fur coats, gloves, bomber hats, tallow soap, and more. Check out the rest of what they have to offer as well as details on their new catering business by going to BitterrootBison.com.

Clark Fork Market

The flavor of summer is local. If you haven’t been able to get to the Clark Fork Market all summer, here’s your last chance before next spring. There will be vegetables to bag, freshly ground coffee to sip on, and pastries that’ll stick to your fingers every Saturday in October between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., rain or shine, just east of Caras Park in downtown Missoula. There will even be live music to boot from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. For more information, visit ClarkForkMarket.com.

The Boys of Fall

The time has finally come: cool nights, hot chili, bright lights. It could only spell out one thing—UM Griz Football. Head on down to Washington-Grizzly Stadium at 32 Campus Dr. on October 1, 8, and 15 to cheer on our team against Southern Utah, Mississippi Valley State, and Sacramento State, respectively. All games start at 2:30 p.m. For a full list of home games and where to get tickets, visit UMT.edu/griztix.

Fall Festival & Country Concert

SHO DOWN, Montana’s hottest country band, will be playing a six-hour concert on Saturday, October 15 at the second annual Trapper Peak Outfitters & Guest Lodge Fall Festival in Victor. Overnight, guests will enjoy a two-hour acoustic performance fireside at 8 p.m. Fun for the whole family includes a hay stack hunt for the kids, horse drawn hayrides, beer and beverage vendors, food vendors, made in Montana gifts, and live music all day leading up to the evening festivities. Book your guest room or campsite and enjoy a complimentary breakfast for all overnight lodgers. Event is located at 1765 Pleasant View Dr., Victor. Visit TrapperPeakOutfitters.com for more information.

Don’t Forget to Submit Your Neighborhood Project Ideas

Applications for Neighborhood Project Funds are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25. If you have any questions, contact Neighborhood Coordinator Jane Kelly for more information at 406.552.6081 or JKelly@CI.Missoula.MT.US. Each year, the Missoula City Council allocates $18,000 for large project grants as part of the Neighborhood Project Funds. Large project grants are available for projects that enhance the quality of life in our community, and neighborhood organizations, neighborhood councils, non-profit groups, and other individuals may apply.

Hoot and Howl

The Missoula Family YMCA’s second annual Hoot and Howl Halloween Bash will be sure to have you hollering this Halloween. On Monday, October 31, swing by the YMCA between 5 and 7:30 p.m. for a healthy trunk-or-treat, costume contest, haunted school bus, creepy climbing wall, spooky swim, photo booth and much more. Break out your best costume and let October go out with a bang, or maybe a BOO. This event is located at 3000 S. Russell St. and the entry fee is $1 per person. For more information, please visit YMCAMissoula.org or call 406.721.9622.