November 2017 Around Town

The Ultimate Wedding Event

The Bitterroot Wedding Association’s premier wedding fair is returning for its second year after a very successful first! Take a scenic drive down into the Bitterroot Valley to the Ravalli County Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 4 between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Survey the vendors for your perfect picks of wedding venue, decorations, cake bakers, caterers, DJs, and so much more. Sample tasty treats that could end up being the party favors your guests talk about long after the wedding. This event is interactive, fun, and relaxed—all while being educational and inspiring. Tickets are on sale now and will also be available for purchase at the door on the day of: $5 for general admission and $10 for early-bird admission to Bridal Haus, an upscale bridal consignment boutique. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Fall Back

It’s time to say, “See you later,” to our evening daylight hours. Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 5 at 2 a.m. The clocks are to fall back one hour. While it eats away at our evening daylight, let’s rejoice in that extra hour of sleep going into the week.

Hearth & Hand at Target

Love the farmhouse style of Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper but can’t exactly make the trip to Waco for your favorite household items? Worry not, a new line was created exclusively for Target with Magnolia, a home and lifestyle brand. Joanna describes the items customers can expect: tabletop items, home decor, and giftables. Their inspiration for this collaboration with Target is to spread inspiration for the home nationwide at an affordable price. Get your shopping cart ready, online or in store at 2420 N. Reserve, on Sunday, November 5!

Time for Turkey

First time preparing a grand Thanksgiving meal for you and your family? Need a little inspiration, motivation, or education? Kelly Moore from the MSU/Missoula County Extension office will be at the Missoula Food Bank’s Bill & Rosemary Gallagher Learning Kitchen, 1720 Wyoming St., on Monday, November 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. She’ll share her helpful tips on defrosting your turkey, cooking your turkey, and how best to use up your Thanksgiving leftovers. This class is free and requires registration via an email to Jamie at or by calling 406.549.0543 ext. 213.

What’s Cooking Inside

With winter knocking on our door, let’s head inside and learn something new together, in the great indoors. Taste Buds Kitchen, located at 131 E. Main St., welcomes guests with no prior cooking experience to indulge in some culinary fun. Try a BYOB cooking class where you’ll whip up three to four tasty recipes and work in groups of four to five students. Glasses and bottle openers will be provided and doors open 10 minutes prior to each class. Call a friend and sign up online at

Free Carousel Rides

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without a carousel ride. Well, perhaps it would, but good, old-fashioned fun awaits at A Carousel for Missoula. They’ll be offering free carousel rides on Thursday, November 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Don’t forget to try and grab the brass ring! Visit for more information.