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January Events & Beyond...

NOW through 3/1/24 Missoula Public Library, 455 E. Main St, Missoula

MLP hosts book clubs, classes / workshops, a Memory Café, guilds, and many more programs:

Family History Month Series: Family History Writing Contest ~ Calling all family historians! Enter genealogical writing about your Montana ancestors in MPL’s first annual Family History Writing Contest. Memorialize your family’s history and compete for cash prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the top three submissions. For a full list of rules and submission:; Entries will be accepted until March 1, 2024:

Questions: Missoula Public Library (406) 721-2665,

1/16 – 1/19/2024 (Every Monday – Friday): GROUP Exercise Classes, VA – CBOC, 3885 W Broadway St., Missoula, Group 1 (Matt) – MWF 3:30pm & Group 2 (Dave) TuTh 8am (45 minute workouts)

The Missoula VA and PT Department will be hosting two 12-week group exercise classes led by a physical therapist in our outpatient PT gym. These classes will be a blend of weightlifting and high intensity interval training (HIIT) and all exercises can be scaled up or down to meet your individual needs. ALL VHA enrolled Veterans and all levels of fitness welcome. Tell your doctor you’re interested and they will get you scheduled for a 30 minute initial intake appointment with a PT prior to the start of the group classes. Questions: Dr. Macchia 406-215-0224, OR scheduling 406-215-0220

1/19/2024 DEADLINE: JSEC Employer of Choice Nominations

Do you work for an Employer of Choice? Do you have a great boss or workplace where you are fully engaged and love your job? Does your boss provided innovative opportunities for training that increase employee participation and motivation? Or do you know of a business that has done something exceptional for its employees or the community and think it is an Employer of Choice? Employer nominations must have an active business in Missoula, Mineral or Ravalli County - Nomination DEADLINE is Friday, January 19, 2024. Request nomination form / Questions: Deb (406) 218-7488,

1/23/2024 BUTTE (4th Tuesday): Veteran Service Provider (VSP) Meeting, Job Service, 2201 White Blvd, Butte, 2:30pm

The next VSP Meeting will be held every 4th Tuesday in the new year, and we hope to expand to other locations. American Job Centers / Montana DLI Job Service Offices:

Questions: Shannon Ray – DVOP (406) 494-0313,

5/18/24...SAVE the DATE: May 18, 2024 ~ 11th Annual Heroes @ Home and 8th Annual Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention (VSAP) Run / Walk / RUCK (Armed Forces Day)

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, 2975 General Foster Ave. (BLDG T-316), Fort Missoula


1030 VSAP (Run, Walk OR RUCK):

DONATIONS and/or Support for the VSN's annual Heroes at Home & VSAP ~ VSN Leadership organizations:

  • Event Site: Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History (MAIL to P.O. Box 7263, Missoula, MT 59807 If you enjoy our exhibits and programs as much as we enjoy bringing them to you, we would welcome you to the ranks of our sustaining members. Questions: Tate (406) 239-7738,
  • Heroes at Home BBQ (Check donations): Make out to "VFW Post 209" and NOTE "Heroes at Home" - Drop off or mail to 245 W Main St, Missoula, MT 59802; Questions: Tom "Event Gatekeeper" (623) 229-1225,

  • SILENT AUCTION: Please contact Rebecca - MHA for questions and/or to coordinate pick up (406) 529-1176,

  • TABLING - Veteran Service Providers (VSP), Veteran Friendly Employers (VFE), or Veteran Owned Businesses (VOB) - FREE/ RSVP to Shannon - DVOP, (MUST bring own canopy, table, and chairs) Set up is at 9am. You're welcome to PULL UP TO THE MUSEUM TO UNLOAD; however, please park away from the museum afterwards because we need room for the Mobile Vet Center & disabled parking. PLEASE DO NOT set your canopy/table up in the lawn of the military museum (this area is reserved for the bands, attendees/picnic tables, silent auction, and the entire lawn by the tank is reserved for the kid’s activities). Set up around the perimeter (by the trees at RMMMH) or in the grass in front of the CCC Warehouse, Building T-312 (the long building right next to RMMMH), or in HMFM lawn (between the gazebo and the military museum).

Questions / Other VSN Leadership Team Members:

5/18 – 5/22/2024 Montana Housing Conference

The Montana Housing Partnership is excited to announce the 2024 annual housing conference will be held May 18-22, 2024 in beautiful Missoula. Planning will begin early this fall, so mark your calendars for the conference dates and stay tuned for more information to come early next year:

Questions: Montana Housing, 301 S. Park Ave. / P.O. Box 200528, Helena, MT 59620-0528 (406) 841-2840

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