October 17th Events & Beyond

​10/17 PHILIPSBURG: ALR End of Year Ride, Philipsburg 8am - 8pm

272 miles, more info TBA https://www.facebook.com/events/544635289470568/

Questions: Don Goodnight, Corvallis Legion Riders President, (406) 360-5275

Or, Doug, (406) 546-4244, corvallispost91@gmail.com

10/17 Lone Survivor Foundation's 10th Anniversary Virtual Celebration, 7pm (Central)

Our biggest fundraising event of the year has gone virtual! Please join us in celebrating Lone Survivor Foundation’s 10th ANNIVERSARY with a free virtual fundraising event on Saturday, October 17th. Let's continue to show America’s veterans we will never quit on them because they never quit on us. Live on Facebook, YouTube, and our website. Hosted by Cowboy Dave Bayless from 100.3 The Bull & Freddy Cruz from 104.1 KRBE; Special Guest Texas Lt. Governor, Dan Patrick; Special Guest Speakers; Silent & Premier Auctions; If you can't attend, donate now at www.lsf-10.org; We recommend having two devices available: one for watching the event and one for bidding on live and silent auctions. https://www.facebook.com/events/989747054823720/

Questions: events@lonesurvivorfoundation.org

10/20 STEVENSVILLE (3rd Tuesday of Every Month): Fort Owen Post 94 ~ Member Meeting, 754 Middle Burnt Fork Rd., Stevensville, 6pm

Fort Owen Post 94 is the local Stevensville, Montana, post of the American Legion, a federally chartered organization. Veterans dedicated to support of Veterans and community service. "Or join us for breakfast any Wednesday morning 9AM at CJ's in Stevensville." (Wednesdays for Veterans! All Veterans get a discount and free coffee).

Public Group FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/955743594488748/

(National: www.legion.org)

Questions: AL Post 94, (406) 777-3834

10/20 LOLO (3rd Tuesday of Every Month): American Legion Chief Joseph Post 135 Meeting, Lolo Community Center, 12345 Hwy 93 S., Lolo, 7pm

American Legion Chief Joseph Post 135 stands for Veterans, Youth, Patriotism, and a Strong Defense (chiefjosephpost.org) and meets every 3rd Tuesday at 7pm. All Veterans and active duty military are eligible to join! 

Questions: 531-4132, elmerwpalmer@gmail.com

10/22 HAMILTON (4th Thursday of Every Month): Marine Corps League, FOE Eagles Lodge, 125 N. 2nd St., Hamilton, 7:30pm

Monthly Meeting of the Bitterroot Valley Detachment #937 http://www.montanamcl.org/detachments.html

Questions: jagman_36@bitterroot.com

10/24 & 11/14 ONLINE: First Time Homebuyer Class, 9am – 6pm

Get Ready for Home Ownership with Homeword! Thinking of buying a home? Learn the basics of the homebuying process through our nationally-certified Home Ownership Class. Our Homebuyer Class will teach you how to: Select a lender; Determine what you can afford; Use your credit wisely; Distinguish between different types of loans; Understand home inspections and insurance; Identify special financing programs; Work with a real estate professional; Evaluate the pros and cons of homeownership. This 9 hour class is taught by Homeword’s HUD Certified Housing Counselor and Homebuyer Educator, Julie Pavlish and other professionals. Registration required. $35 per person.  Light refreshments provided. Childcare vouchers available upon advanced request for children ages 12 months to 12 years.

REGISTER: www.homeword.org

Questions: (406) 532-4663 x10 

10/26 ZOOM (Last Monday of Every Month): Project Community Connect CMTE Meeting, 10am

This is a reminder that we will have our monthly PCC committee member meeting. During these uncertain times, any opportunity we have to connect and catch up puts us all in a better position to create an amazing event come January. We appreciate all of your support immensely and look forward to seeing you next Monday!

Join ZOOM Meeting (Nov link pending)

Questions: Olivia Jones, MSW PCC Practicum Student, olivia.jones@umontana.edu or olivia@parentingplace.net

11/3 ONLINE: DAV & RecruitMilitary ~ Western Region Virtual Job Fair, 9am – 1pm (MST)

The Virtual Career Fair (VCF) is a one-day online career fair for military veterans and their spouses that offers the opportunity to connect with employers, educational institutions and franchisors. These organizations represent a range of career options. The VCF focuses on opportunities in the Western United States. Attend the fair from anywhere! An updated list of all exhibitors can be found at https://rmvets.com/3hNF10p.

This is a hiring event exclusively for U.S. military veterans. This includes personnel who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and their spouses. https://www.facebook.com/events/1779836102170493/

REGISTER: https://recruitmilitary.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=82997749-6ed3-46c7-bbd4-ab1801798d02

Questions: (513) 683-5020, support@recruitmilitary.com

11/11 ONLINE: Saluting Independence, 11am (EASTERN)

Please join us on November 11, 2020 for our annual Saluting Independence Event! This year's virtual event will premiere at 11am, but you will be able to view it at any time after the premiere. https://www.facebook.com/events/2153907731420472/

Canine Companions for Independence is a nonprofit providing service dogs to Veterans with disabilities, free of charge and have an “apprentice dog training program.” Veterans Initiative: https://www.cci.org/assistance-dogs/Our-Dogs/veterans-initiative.html

Questions: National (707) 577-1700, info@cci.org

Local: Chelsey Darrow, Veteran Programs Specialist, Canine Companions for Independence, (406) 599-3582, cdarrow@cci.org

11/11 BELLS OF PEACE: A World War I Remembrance, 11am

Participate in the "Bells of Peace" in remembrance of those who served and sacrificed in WWI. Your help in mobilizing your community for the national bell tolling on November 11, honors those who served and sacrificed in WWI. It is a great act of patriotism and respect for 4.5 million Americans in the name of freedom and democracy a century ago.

74-DAY COUNTDOWN, Aug. 30, 1918, “The Battle of the Scarpe Ends"... part of the Second Battle of Arras, came to an end with U.S. Allies 2nd and 3rd Canadian Infantry Divisions seizing an important portion of the German Fresnes-Rouvroy defense system. The Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade advanced the front line by approximately one kilometer (1/2 mile). Also known as Brutinel's Brigade after Canadian Brigadier-General Raymond Brutinel, this was the first fully motorized brigade in the British Empire armies. Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion established posts right up to the Scarpe River, and soldiers from the Canadian Corps cleared portions of the German trench system. After holding all day under heavy fire, they drove off a German counterattack, capturing 50 prisoners and five machine guns in the process.   

REGISTER and TOLL the “Bells of Peace” 11/11/2020: https://bit.ly/2LQHGGw

The Doughboy Foundation and WWI Centennial Commission – Website: https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/

Questions: (202) 380-0725

Or, Tate Jones, Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History (RMMMH), (406) 239-7738,  militarymuseu45@hotmail.com

11/12 ZOOM: Job Service Missoula ~ Online Job Fair, 3pm

Our next OJF 11/12 featuring employers that will: Describe the business and their services; Discuss why someone would want to work for their business; Talk about all their open positions; Describe the benefits, wages, and incentives.


Questions: Julissa (406) 218-7480, JBencia-Hensel@mt.gov

Or, Job Service – Missoula (406) 728-7060, missoulajsc@mt.gov

12/19 National Wreaths Across America Day 2020

Be an American Worth Fighting For! National Wreaths Across America Day 2020 will take place at 2,200+ participating locations across the United States. While the day's events may look different this year, the mission remains the same: to Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve and Teach future generations the value of freedom. Please continue to check our Facebook page for updates about wreath-laying events, safety guidelines and ways you can participate in your community or virtually from anywhere. If you have questions about specific events in your region, please reach out to the location coordinator for that specific participating cemetery. You can find their contact information by searching here: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/search...


Questions: (877) 385-9504, info@wreathsacrossamerica.org

​2020 WINTER in BUTTE: Xsports4vets Georgetown Ice Fishing Tourney (Details TBD)

FREE for Veterans with proof of deployment to an area of imminent danger. All gear, instruction, and even lunch is provided by XSports. Seats/spots are limited. 

RSVP: Janna (406) 239-3198 (Text or call)

Missoula / LOCAL Questions: Anton (406) 396-8390 or Steve (406) 493-2264, xsports4vets@gmail.com (xsports4vets.org)


ReEntry is a docudrama drawn from over 100 interviews with US service members and their families. Honest, moving, and surprisingly funny, the play explores the challenges of reintegrating into home and community after tours of duty overseas. Following a two-week run in Missoula (Motana Repertory Theatre), ReEntry will tour Montana, with 10 additional performances across the state.

If you’d like to talk to Michael Legg, Artistic Director (input, networks, interviews after the showings, donors/help support the traveling show, etc.), please email: Michael.Legg@mso.umt.edu

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