NFLA Calendar

2022 North Fork Activities Calendar

PLEASE NOTE: During the summer months (June – August), The North Fork Landowners Association meetings are the 2nd SUNDAY of each month with a speaker at 7pm and business meeting at 8pm. The September and October meetings start an hour earlier, with the speaker at 6pm and meeting at 7pm.

RECURRING EVENTS

  • CHURCH SERVICES: Non-denominational services led by Don Sullivan, will be held at Sondreson Hall each Sunday at 10.30am from June 5th until August 28th. These will be followed by coffee and social time. Please bring a snack to share. Don Sullivan’s email: twilitz1@yahoo.com.
  • WERNICK’S GARDEN SALE: (Note Change) The Wernick’s produce will be available for sale on June 22nd, July 27th & Aug 24th at NOON @the Gazebo on E. Meadow Rd. Fresh vegetables and plants sell out early. Don’t be Late!

BULLETIN BOARDS

All new information and/or changes to the calendar will be posted to this website and also on bulletin boards in three locations: between the Polebridge Mercantile and the Northern Lights Saloon, at the entrance to Home Ranch Bottoms, and one outside Sondreson Hall. They will be kept updated with current information. Don’t miss out, keep informed!

May 7
Sat
Sondreson Hall Loft Cleanup, 10am start. Haul unneeded junk from loft above kitchen.
– Some of this material should probably be kept (Christmas decorations, for example); some may be useful to other folks in the community; some may just be trash.
– We need folks to haul down and help sort all this out.
We will also need a trailer for disposal of material that doesn’t make the cut.
Irv Heitz 406-261-2690
Star Gazing, 7.30 pm @ 197 W Thunderbird Rd. Telescopes provided, bring binoculars if you have them. Sky tour of stars, constellations and galaxies. Check with Jim Rittenburg if cloudy 215 796 1592
May 14
Sat
Sondreson Hall Spring Clean Up, 10 am start, indoor cleaning (cleaning supplies provided) & outside brush clean up, wood chopping etc bring tools. Noon: Volunteers Barbecue.  Want to help? Cannot make the date? call Irv Irv Heitz 406 261 2690 (clean up)

Zoe and John Zardis 731-695-4528 (BBQ)

May 15
Sun
Plato’s Symposium Reading, 9:30am @ North Fork Hostel, please RSVP

Walter Roberts Memorial, 1pm @ Sondreson Hall.  Share stories, pictures, & memories of our friend & scholar.  Main dish provided, bring a side, dessert to share.

Randi Rognlie
rjrognlie@gmail.com
May 18
Wed
Gardening Roundtable, NOON Wernick’s Gazebo E Meadow Rd. Share ideas & knowledge with local gardeners. Bring starts, plants, bulbs to share/sell. Jerry & Linda Wernick
jerrywernick@gmail.com
May 24
Tues
1st Aid/CPR/AED Class & certification 9am, Sondreson Hall.  Trainer Bob Lee. All day event, bring lunch & drinks, $45 pp, limited to 10, easily 6ft apart. Reservations:  Bill Walker
406-407-2764
wkwalker@nvdi.com
May 27
Fri
Last Friday Pizza Party, 6pm on the Polebridge Bridge.  Bring a chair, drinks, toppings & cheese to share.  Oven & dough provided Lorna & Jim Rittenburg
Lornaritt@aol.com
June 12
Sun
NFLA General Meeting @ Sondreson Hall. 7pm Speaker: Lois Walker Topic: 75 years of NFLA History. A slide show featuring the organization’s members & their accomplishments since 1947.  8 pm General Meeting Bill Walker
wkwalker@nvdi.com
June 15
Wed
North Fork Fuel Reduction Field Trip, 9.30 am at the Heaphy Residence, 11530 North Fork Road, to discuss Fuel Reduction in the Red Bench Fire Area from 1988.   Bring your own lunch to Sondreson Community Hall for a presentation from Sean Johnson on the Wedge Canyon TIP Project & funding opportunities. Then visit the Ogle’s @ Kintla Ranch Road, to discuss Fire Hazard Reduction in the Wedge Canyon Fire area & how to apply for TIP funding. Coffee, water & light snacks provided NF Fire Mitigation Committee
Allen Chrisman & Dick Leigh
 achrisman52@gmail.com
June 20
Mon
Game Night, 7pm @ Sondreson Hall. Games for all ages, including children. Bring a snack to share Bridget Priest 530-205-8050

 

June 21
Tues
Summer Solstice Hikes: #1 Strenuous all day hike with Zoe (contact for details)

#2 Covey Meadow, short flat 2-mile hike with Lorna. Meet @ 6.30 pm Polebridge RS

Zoe Zardis: meowztz@migllc.com

Lorna Rittenburg 267-992-0881

June 22
Weds
Wernick’s Wed Market @ NOON, E Red Meadow Rd.  Meet your neighbors, buy fresh produce and flowers. Jerry & Linda Wernick
jerrywernick@gmail.com
June 24
Fri
Last Friday Pizza Party 5 pm @the Border. Meet & learn from the Border Patrol Guys followed by Pizza on the river. Bring chairs, drinks, toppings & cheese to share.  Oven & dough provided. Lorna and Jim Rittenburg 215-796-1592
July 2
Sat
Square Dancing to Old Vinyl Records 7.30pm @ Sondreson Hall. Lemonade provided, bring snacks to share.  Paul Marotz alfnme@hotmail.com
July 4
Mon
North Fork Community Picnic 3pm @ Jacobson’s, 61 Moose Creek Rd. Bring a dish to share, your drinks & a chair. Yard Games, popcorn and movie at dusk, bring blankets. No Fireworks. Dan and Dawn Jacobson
dawnjacobson@gmail.com
July 7
Thurs
Star Gazing, 7.30 pm @ 1276 Long Bow Trail.Telescopes provided, bring binoculars if you have them, Sky tour of stars, constellations and galaxies. Check with Jim Rittenburg if cloudy 215-796-1592
July 10
Sun
NFLA General Meeting @ Sondreson Hall. 7pm Speaker Diane Boyd: Where are we at with wolvesGeneral Meeting 8 pm bring snack to share. Irv Heitz 406-261-2690
July 12
Tues
1st Aid/CPR/AED Class & certification 9am, Sondreson Hall.  Trainer Bob Lee. All day event, bring lunch & drinks, $45 pp, limited to 10, easily 6ft apart. Reservations: Bill Walker 406-407-2764       wkwalker@nvdi.com
July 13
Wed
Firewise Meeting, 9.30 am @Sondreson Hall Wildfire video & discussion, NF Community Wildfire Protection Plan, 2022 Fire Season Forecast & Status of Grants for hazardous fuel reduction.   1pm Interlocal featuring speakers from County Rd Dept, GNP, USFS, US Fish & Wildlife, Dept of State Lands & Border Patrol. Allen Chrisman, achrisman52@gmail.com, & Molly Shepherd,
mollshep@gmail.com
Lunch served by NFLA, NOON, @Sondreson Hall, please bring a dish to share. Richard Hildner
richardhildner@icloud.com
  North Fork Interlocal Agreement Meeting, @Sondreson Hall, 1:00pm, @Sondreson Hall featuring speakers from County Rd Dept, GNP, USFS, US Fish & Wildlife, Dept of State Lands & Border Patrol.
Richard Hildner
richardhildner@icloud.com
July 23
Sat
North Fork Preservation Assoc 40th Anniversary Annual Meeting 5.30pm @ Sondreson Hall Potluck Dinner 6.45pm, Business Meeting 7.30pm Speaker, Sally Thompson & invited members of Kootenai Culture Comm. & Pikunni Traditional Assn. Flannery Coats
flannery.e.coats@gmail.com
July 27
Wed
Wernick’s Wed Market @ Noon, E Red Meadow Rd, meet your neighbors, buy fresh produce and flowers Jerry & Linda Wernick
jerrywernick@gmail.com
July 29
Fri
Last Friday Pizza Party 6pm @Hornet Lookout Parking Area. hike, bike car share.  Bring chair, drinks, toppings & cheese to share.  Oven & dough provided Krista Johnson 360-815-5454
July 30
Sat
 Bear Fair, NOONish (check NFLA/NFPA websites for updates) @ Home Ranch Bottoms Robin Chopus 406-539-8785
  Square Dancing to Old Vinyl Records 7.30pm @ Sondreson Hall. Lemonade provided, bring snacks to share. Paul Marotz:
alfnme@hotmail.com
Aug 1
Mon
Game Night, 7pm @ Sondreson Hall. Games for all ages, including children. Bring a snack to share Krista Johnson 360-815-5454
Aug 6
Sat
Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social & Square Dance 7.00 pm Sondreson Hall. Bring a pie, ice cream provided. Burn those calories & Square dance like the good ol’ days.  All ages welcome Kevin Ulrichsen
keulrichsen@sbcglobal.net
Paul Marotz
alfnme@hotmail.com
Aug 8
Mon
North Fork Compact Meeting 8pm @Sondreson Hall, open to non-members, snacks provided Bruce McNeil
Cbm010@msn.com
Aug 12
Fri
NFLA Fundraiser Ice Cream Stand, 11am @ Polebridge. Volunteers needed Lorna Rittenburg 267-992-0881
Lornaritt@aol.com
Aug 13
Sat
Garden Tour of the North Fork, 9 am start @ 1276 Long Bow Trail, car pool, bring lunch Zoe Zardis
meowztz@migllc.com
Aug 14
Sun
NFLA Elections & General Meeting @ Sondreson Hall. 7pm Speaker Debo Powers & Suzanne Hildner “Polebridge Bear Smart ProgramGen Meeting 8 pm. Richard Hildner
richardhildner@icloud.com
Aug 24
Wed
Last Wernick’s Wed Market @ Noon, E Red Meadow Rd, meet your neighbors, buy fresh produce and flowers Jerry & Linda Wernick
jerrywernick@gmail.com
Aug 26
Fri
Last Friday Pizza Party, 6pm on the river in Big Prairie. (tentative)  Raft, hike, bike or drive. Bring a chair, drinks, toppings & cheese to share.  Oven & dough provided. Look for Sign off the road to Kintla Lake.  6.30 pm Lorna and Jim Rittenburg
Lornaritt@aol.com
Sept 11
Sun
NFLA General Meeting @ Sondreson Hall. 6 pm Speaker, Tim Thiel, The Pros and Cons of Grizzly Bear Delisting. Meeting 7pm, bring snack to share JIm Rittenburg 215-796-1592
Oct 9
Sun
NFLA General Meeting @ Sondreson Hall. 6pm Speaker, Anthony Nelson, Director of Glacier Institute. Meeting 7pm, bring snack to share & items for Veterans Pantry. Jim Rittenburg 215-796-1592
Oct 15
Sat
Star Gazing, 7.30 pm @ 197 W Thunderbird Rd. Telescopes provided, bring binoculars if you have them.  Sky tour of stars, constellations and galaxies. Check with Jim Rittenburg if cloudy 215-796-1592
Nov 24
Thurs
Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner @ Sondreson Hall. Volunteer host(s) needed-details to be decided. Let’s talk turkey!  Contact Richard Hildner at richardhildner@icloud.com    Check NFLA website Richard Hildner
richardhildner@icloud.com
Volunteer(s) needed
Dec 25
Sun
Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner @ Sondreson Hall.  3pm Social Hour, & 4pm Potluck Dinner. Ham provided. Bring side dish & your own table setting. Mark & Margaret Heaphy & Jan Caldwell
m-mheaphy@hotmail.com