Crisis counseling is available for Montana residents struggling with stress and anxiety from the pandemic. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs (no spaces) to 66746
All Missoula County residents can now use the drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Garden City building at 4025 Flynn Lane just off West Broadway with prior approval. Anyone showing symptoms — a fever over 100.4, cough and trouble breathing — should call (406) 258-4636 before going out to be tested.
Our station webpages have the “COVID-19 Info” page, the latest information on the virus from reputable sources, Missoula City/County Health department, the CDC, WHO, and more. >MISSOULA CITY-COUNTY JOINT INFORMATION CENTER webpage http://covid19.missoula.co/ the 258-INFO (4636) number is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Service workers and others in need of help with a variety of needs should call 2-1-1, or visit the Montana 2-1-1 website, www.montana211.org
Are you earning less right now due to reduced work hours? If you were previously over income, you may now qualify for childcare assistance through the Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship. Eligibility is for 12 months, so if you qualify now, you will be eligible for the whole year, even if your hours increase again. Contact Child Care Resources today to see if you qualify at 406-728-6446 or go to childcareresources.org
The B-25 Bomber “Maid in the Shade” will be in Missoula through September 7th at the Museum of Mountain Flying, 5225 W Broadway St, Missoula.(airport) The Flying Legends of Victory Tour will offer ground tours of the plane as well as a chance to Fly in it. Visit https://www.azcaf.org/ Missoula stop for ticket prices. Tickets sold at the visit, no need to book in advance. ($10ea-$20 fam4pks- flights are $325-590)
Shodair Children’s Hospital’s annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Month “Scholarship Contest” is seeking entries. They are looking for students to share their message of hope to those who may be experiencing mental health struggles and thoughts of suicide. To be eligible, be between the ages of 13 and 18 and enrolled in some school in Montana. Entries due on Tuesday, September 15th. For more info you can visit shodair.org.
On your mark… get set… go! The Diamond Dash by Run Wild Missoula is on September 12th— it starts with a 5k run or walk to the home plate of Ogren Park Allegiance Field and finishes with some music, a slide show of previous Run Wild Missoula events, snacks and, for people aged 21 or older, brews are available. Find out more at runwildmissoula.org/runwild/
Artists Along the Bitterroot is hosting studio tours from 10:30am to 6:00pm on September 18th through the 20th. Check out artists’ workspaces, their demonstrations and tools. Featuring many types of artists, from glass blowing to concrete sculpting. For a map and more information head to artistsalongthebitterroot.com
The Missoula PaddleHeads and The Roxy Theater host Tuesday Night Trivia at Ogren Park Allegiance Field, every Tuesday. Doors open at 6:30pm, trivia starts at 7:30pm and ends at 8:30pm— featuring food and $2.00 brews!
Support the local arts scene by pledging a donation to The Montana International Choral Festival. They’re collecting pledges for the 2022 Montana International Choral Festival. Find out more at choralfestival.org
Missoula County’s Election Center online can provide voter and election services Elections Center staff can help with all voter services, including registration, requesting an absentee ballot, address changes, retrieving undeliverable ballots and issuing replacement ballots. Voters can check their ward, registration status and polling place location at www.missoulavotes.com.
The Poverello Center serves some of our most at-risk neighbors. And they are seeking Donations of Food & Cleaning Supplies: They will be happy to meet you outside to collect your donation. Just call (406) 529-5643 and a staff person will come outside and meet you. You can donate online and ask volunteer questions.
Do you or someone you know need help paying for childcare? Many families struggle to pay for childcare because it is often the most expensive item in a family’s budget next to rent or mortgage. Contact Child Care Resources to see if you qualify for a scholarship at 406-728-6446 or go online to childcareresources.org.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America‘s Helpline is open seven days a week to answer questions about caregiving during the Coronavirus outbreak, ways to keep your loved one safe, what to do at home and more. Call 866-232-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org to connect with a licensed social worker.
Stroller Strides is a fitness program for moms and their babies! The instructors combine music, activities and exercise— classes are from 9:30am to 10:30am at least twice a week throughout September and will take place at outdoors or at different indoor locations depending on the weather. Find out more at https://missoula.fit4mom.com/