NFLA Calendar

2021 North Fork Activities Calendar

The COVID-19 policy for events at Sondreson Hall is based on current CDC guidelines. People who have not been fully vaccinated are encouraged to continue taking precautions, including hand washing, wearing a mask and, where practical, practicing social distancing.

If needed, disposable masks are available at the hall. The suggested donation for a mask is $1.00, but do not hesitate to use a mask just because you don’t have a dollar handy.

Hand sanitizer is also available at the hall.

NFLA Board of Directors
May 23, 2021

Notes
In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:
    2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
    2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
See the CDC website (cdc.gov) for more details on COVID-19 precautions.

PLEASE NOTE: The North Fork Landowners Association meetings are the 2nd SUNDAY of each month with a speaker at 7pm, meeting at 8pm.

RECURRING EVENTS

  • CHURCH SERVICES: Non-denominational services led by Don Sullivan, will be held at Sondreson Hall each Sunday at 10.30am from June 6th until August 29th. 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 16th, July 21st & Aug 18th at NOON @the Gazebo on E. Meadow Rd. Don’t be Late!

BULLETIN BOARDS: All new information and/or changes to the calendar, including pandemic-related issues, 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 19
Wed
Gardener’s Roundtable, NOON @ Wernick’s Gazebo E Meadow Rd. Share ideas and knowledge with fellow gardeners. Bring starts, plants or bulbs to share or sell. Jerry & Linda Wernick
tamaracksprings@hotmail.com
May 21
Fri
Star Gazing, 8:30 pm @ 1276 Long Bow Trail. Telescopes provided, bring binoculars if you have them, Sky tour of stars, constellations and galaxies with Jim. Learn about the mythology behind the stars with John O’Hara. Bring drinks and snacks to share Check w/ Jim Rittenburg if cloudy
215 796 1592
May 22
Sat
Sondreson Hall Spring Clean Up, 10 am start, indoor cleaning (cleaning supplies provided) & outside brush clean up, wood chopping etc bring tools. 3 need to work on outhouse vent. Want to help? Cannot make the date call Irv 406 261 2690 Irv Heitz or Steve Kelly
chrisirv2@gmail.com
stephen_kelly1980@yahoo.com
May 22
Sat
Sondreson Hall Clean Up Volunteer Bonfire Party, 4:30pm. Outdoor Pot Luck. Bring chairs and drinks. Zoe & John Zardis
731 695 4528
May 24
Mon
1st Aid/CPR/AED Class with certification 9am @ Sondreson Hall. Trainer Bob Lee. All day event, bring lunch and drinks, $45 per person, limited to 10, easily 6ft apart. Reservation: Bill Walker
406 407 2764
wkwalker@nvdi.com
May 28
Fri
Last Friday Pizza Party, 6pm at Home Ranch Bottoms. Join Flan and Dan for their opening night! Starts at 6 but bring a chair and come earlier if you want to play lawn games. Lorna & Jim Rittenburg
Lornaritt@aol.com
June 13
Sun
NFLA General Meeting, 7pm @ Sondreson Hall. Speaker Tris Hoffman, Weed Coordinator for the Forestry Service. General Meeting 8 pm; bring snack to share. Larry Wilson
lwilson@aboutmontana.net
June 16
Wed
Wernick’s Wed Market @ Noon, E Red Meadow Rd, meet your neighbors buy fresh produce and flowers. Jerry & Linda Wernick
tamaracksprings@hotmail.com
June 21
Mon
Game Night, 7pm @ Sondreson Hall. Games for all ages, including children. Bring a snack to share
Summer Solstice Hike to Cyclone LO, 7pm. Updates will be posted or contact Zoe.
Karen & Gary McDonough
karensuemcd@yahoo.com
Zoe Zardis: meowztz@miglic.com
June 23
Wed
History of Ranching & Homesteading in Big Prairie, 2 pm@ Jack McFarland’s Ranch, limited to 20, 10 car max. Lots of walking, 5pm BBQ, pls bring drinks & chairs. Contact Lorna to coordinate number of people, carpool, mobility issues. Coordinator, Lornaritt@aol.com
Host, Jack and Sue
jack@mcfarlandranch.com
June 24
Thu
Basic Fire Training, 9:30am-3pm @ Sondreson Hall. Presentations on Preparing for Fire Season, Evacuation Planning, Basic chainsaw safety & use. Some fire fighting tools & products available to view and purchase. Please bring your lunch. NF Fire Mitigation Committee
Allen Chrisman & Dick Leigh
achrisman52@gmail.com
June 25
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 4
Sun
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 10
Sat
Square Dancing to Old Vinyl Records 7:30pm @ Sondreson Hall. Lemonade provided, bring snacks to share. Paul Marotz
alfnme@hotmail.com
July 11
Sun
NFLA General Meeting, 7pm @ Sondreson Hall. Speaker: Rob Davies, Hungry Horse/Glacier View District Ranger. General Meeting 8 pm bring snack to share Kevin Ulrichsen
keulrichsen@sbcglobal.net
TBA Look for updates on a presentation: The Opportunities for the Preservation and Conservation of Land in the North Fork. Speakers include The Montana Land Reliance, Vital Ground, The Flathead Land Trust and, Drs. Del & Linda Coolidge (landowners) Hosted by NFPA & the Rittenburgs
FMI lornaritt@aol.com
July 14
Wed
Firewise Meeting, 9:30 am @Sondreson Hall. Wildfire video with discussion, NF Community Wildfire Protection Plan, 2021 Fire Season Forecast & Status of Grants for hazardous fuel reduction. Allen Chrisman & Molly Shepherd
achrisman52@gmail.com
mollshep@gmail.com
July 14
Wed
Firewise/Interlocal Day Lunch, Noon. Main course provided by North Fork Preservation Association; please bring a dish to share. Flannery Coats
flannery.e.coats@gmail.com
July 14
Wed
Summer North Fork Interlocal, 1:00pm. Sponsored by the North Fork Preservation Association. Featuring speakers from County Rd Dept, GNP, USFS, US Fish & Wildlife, Dept of State Lands, Montana FWP,  Border Patrol. Bill Walker
wkwalker@nvdi.com
July 17
Sat
Square Dancing to Old Vinyl Records 7:30pm @ Sondreson Hall. Lemonade provided, bring snacks to share. Paul Marotz
alfnme@hotmail.com
July 21
Wed
Wernick’s Wed Market @ Noon, E Red Meadow Rd, meet your neighbors, buy fresh produce and flowers. Jerry & Linda Wernick
tamaracksprings@hotmail.com
July 21
Wed
Doug Chadwick Book Signing & Talk, 7pm @ Sondreson Hall. Doug is a local author & biologist, He will present his new book The Nature of Nature, copies for sale. Larry Wilson
lwilson@aboutmontana.net
July 23
Fri
Sock Hop 7:30pm Sondreson Hall. dances include waltz, rock & roll, line dances & other favorites Paul Marotz
alfnme@hotmail.com
July 24 Sat
Hay Creek Fire status community meeting in the parking lot. USFS personnel will provide information on fire status and plans.
NFLA
July 30
Fri
Last Friday Pizza Party, 6pm @ Hornet Lookout Parking Area. hike, bike or drive Bring chair, drinks, toppings & cheese to share. Oven & dough provided Zoe and John Zardis
731 695 4528
July 31`
SatPostponed
Date TBD
North Fork Preservation Association Annual Meeting 5:30pm @ Sondreson Hall. PotLuck Dinner, 6:45pm Business Meeting,7:30pm Guest Speaker, Sally Thompson Greiser and members of Kootenai Culture Comm. and Pikunni Traditional Assn.. Flannery Coats
flannery.e.coats@gmail.com
More info in newsletter
Aug 2
Mon

Game Night, 7pm @ Sondreson Hall. Games for all ages, including children. Bring a snack to share.
Canceled

Karen & Gary McDonough
karensuemcd@yahoo.com
Aug 7
Sat
Square Dancing to Old Vinyl Records 7:30pm @ Sondreson Hall. Lemonade provided, bring snacks to share. Paul Marotz
alfnme@hotmail.com
Aug 8
Sun
NFLA General Meeting 7pm @ Sondreson Hall. Speaker Jeff Mow, GNP superintendent. Election & General Meeting @ 8pm, bring a snack to share. Steve Kelly
stephen_kelly1980@yahoo.com
Aug 9
Mon
North Fork Compact Meeting 8pm @Sondreson Hall, open to non members, snacks provided. Bruce McNeil
Cbm010@msn.com
Aug 13
Fri
NFLA Fundraiser Ice Cream Stand, 11am @ Polebridge. Volunteers needed Lorna Rittenburg 267 992 0881
Lornaritt@aol.com
Aug 13
Friday
Sock Hop 7:30pm, Sondreson Hall. dances include waltz, rock & roll, line dances other favorites. Paul Marotz
alfnme@hotmail.com
Aug 18
Wed
Last Wernick’s Wed Market @ Noon, E Red Meadow Rd, meet your neighbors buy fresh produce and flowers. Jerry & Linda Wernick
tamaracksprings@hotmail.com
Aug 27
Fri
Last Friday Pizza Party, 6pm on the river in Big Prairie. 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. Chad and Kelley Burns
cwbruns1@yahoo.com
Sept 12
Sun
NFLA General Meeting, 7pm @ Sondreson Hall. Speakers: Lois Walker & Arne Boveng. Topic: History of Moran Station. Meeting at 8pm, bring snack to share. Jim Rittenburg
215 796 1592
Sept 16
Thurs
Star Gazing, 7:30 pm @ 1276 Long Bow Trail. Telescope provided, bring binoculars if you have them. Sky tour of stars, constellations, galaxies & clusters with Jim. Mythology behind the stars with John O’Hara. Bring drinks and snacks to share. Check w/ Jim Rittenburg if cloudy
215 796 1592
Oct 10
Sun
NFLA General Meeting, 7pm @ Sondreson Hall. Speaker: Mark Heaphy, Search and Rescue & Solar systems Meeting at 8pm, bring snack to share & items for food pantry. Irv Heitz
chrisirv2@gmail.com
Nov 25
Thu
Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner @ Sondreson Hall. Doors open for Social Hour at 3pm and Potluck Dinner served at 4pm. Turkey and Ham provided. Please bring a side dish and your own table setting. Dick and Janet Leigh
janet.l.leigh@gmail.com
Dec 25
Sat
Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner @ Sondreson Hall. Doors open for Social Hour at 3pm and Potluck Dinner served at 4pm. Turkey and Ham provided. Please bring a side dish and your own table setting. Alice and Jan Caldwell
Mark and Margaret Heaphy
m-mheaphy@hotmail.com