Community Discovery Day

On Saturday, June 1 this 4-hour class will introduce you to the basics of fly fishing and naturalist knowledge to successfully explore the sport. Casting, trouble-shooting, knot tying, and information about the fish and insects will provide a rich learning experience. Instructor and fly fisherwoman Erin Geiges will keep you moving with hands-on practice in a small, 8-person class. Bring with you: lunch, water, snacks, clothes appropriate for changing in all seasons, notepad and pen, journal, binoculars, hand lens or loupe. Not to worry if you don’t have or want to bring some of these items. Class will meet at the Native Plant Garden at Fort Missoula at 9 a.m. $35 MNHC members, $40 for nonmembers, registration is required. Please visit MontanaNaturalist.org for more information. 

Missoula Beers, Bands, and Public Lands

On Friday, June 7 at 5 p.m. come on down to Caras Park for the 4th annual Beers, Bands and Public Lands celebration! Thousands of public land owners will converge on Caras Park for this brewfest centered on the passion for our wild public lands, water, and wildlife. $20 admission, which includes a steel mug and three drink tickets. There will be BHA merchandise for sale, plenty of local food vendors, live music, and raffle prizes!

Rain Barrel Workshop

Don’t you wish you could bottle up all of our rain and use it sparingly throughout the summer? On Saturday, June 15 you’ll have the chance to create your own rain barrel 1527 Wyoming Street between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. The National Wildlife Federation’s Rain Barrel Workshop will educate community members on a sustainable way to water their garden. The Gardening for Wildlife program encourages gardeners to use sustainable practices that minimize human impact on the environment. Water conservation is crucial in Western Montana and a simple way to reduce use of water is by recycling rain water. For $30 (MUD members) or for $45 (non MUD members) participants can build and paint rain barrels that they can take home and use. 

How to Reach Your Financial Dreams and Goals

Looking for some financial guidance? Join the conversation on Wednesday, June 5 at 12 p.m. at C3 WorkLounge. Listen to Graysen Vukasin of PRIMERICA as he teaches you the fundamental concepts that have helped millions of clients build financial security. This class is complimentary and you’ll have the opportunity to learn about:

  • The three different savings accounts you need
  • Ways to reduce debt
  • Retirement savings strategies
  • How life insurance really works
  • The high cost of waiting to save