A warm welcome to the start of daylight saving time! The clocks will spring forward on Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m., robbing us of an hour of sleep but rewarding us with more daylight than we know what to do with. Happy Spring, everyone!
Hunting & Gathering
Join in the exploration adventure of hunting and gathering for food and medicine at the Montana Natural History Center’s “Hunting and Gathering: Learning to Read the Landscape” lecture series. There will be six speakers who will share their expertise from identification and the use of the object of the hunt to identifying the landscape or phenology clues that will help hunters and gatherers find what they’re after. One of the speakers will be Kallie Moore, Collections Manager at the UM Paleontology Center, and her lecture will be Hunting for the Ancient Past: Field Guide to Montana Fossils. This lecture will give brief summary of the fossiliferous geology of Montana as well as a guide for legal collecting in the state. For a full list of speakers, topics, and location visit: MontanaNaturalist.org/Hunting-and-Gathering. Cost per lecture is $10 or $5 for members. Free admission for high school and college students. Ticket includes beer and/or wine from The Dram Shop, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Thanks to the Good Food Store for sponsoring this lecture series!
Great Rockies Sport Show
Tis the season to start prepping for warmer weather! The 6th annual Great Rockies Sport Show has all of your outdoor fun covered. Friday, March 16 kicks off the big three-day weekend, offering equipment, travel destinations, RVs, ATVs, boats, information on outfitters, lodges, resorts, and all things fishing and hunting. Bring along your best adventurer and head to the Adams Center on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 per person. Children up to 17 years old can attend at no charge. To learn more, visit GreatRockiesShow.com or call 406.580.3907.
Tree Pruning Workshop
Missoula Urban Demonstration Project, also known as MUD, is offering an opportunity on Saturday, March 18 to learn the skills needed to effectively prune your own trees. Whether you’re wanting to clean out dead branches, increase your fruit production, or just create a more visually pleasing tree or shrub, MUD Workshop instructor Mark Vander Meer of Bad Goat Forest Products will teach you how to do it yourself the right way. MUD is partnering with Homeword and Garden City Harvest to prune their orchard at the Orchard Gardens site (210 S. Grove St.). $10 for MUD members and $20 for non-members. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot at MudProject.org.
On Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 you’ll have the the chance to be up close and personal with one of the cooking scene’s most endearing chefs, Dean Fearing, at The Resort at Paws Up. He’ll be plating his masterpieces, and because these dates happen to fall on their spring Wine Weekend, Michael Silacci will be pouring the Opus One wines he created. Don’t miss the pairing that promises to be one for the culinary ages: Opus One wines with the Southwestern cuisine of Chef Dean Fearing. Fill your spot today by calling 877.588.6783.
Home & Garden Show
The 38th annual Missoula Home & Garden Show on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 is the perfect rendezvous to awaken our senses now that the worst of our winter days are behind us. The event will showcase products like traditional, handcrafted furniture, fashion, jewelry, accessories for the home, pottery, and much more. There is no admission fee to attend this event; however, donations of non-perishable food items or cash for Missoula Food Bank & Children Homes will be accepted. Head on over to the Adams Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, or to reserve a booth, call 406.880.7303 or email BBewley@MissoulaHomeAndGardenShow.com.
You name it—gifts, jewelry, wreaths, signs, home decor—you can make it! Michaels Art and Craft Store on Reserve Street offers dozens of free crafting events throughout each month. Most projects can be completed within a two-hour span and remain under $40 for materials. Stop in to get a free pamphlet of upcoming events.
New Location, Same Fitness Goals
Better Body Fitness has moved their location to 2700 Paxton St., Suite H. Don’t let their relocation slow you down. Enjoy the new atmosphere of a fresh space and let it re-energize your goals!