Lighthouse Baptist Church is there for people who need someone to talk to or someone to pray with. Call Pastor Tom Lemmons a 327 seventy-four twenty-eight, or send the Lighthouse Baptist Church a message through their website at L B C dash Missoula dot com.
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
Mountain Line has partnered with First Presbyterian Church to create a drive-in community Wi-Fi hotspot. They will park one of the Wi-Fi-equipped electric buses in the church parking lot providing free internet access to all those who need it Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the foreseeable future. The drive-in hot spot is at 235 South 5th Street West.
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 City of Missoula’s Street Maintenance Division started its annual chip seal program. It’s expected to run through August 6th depending on the weather. You may have minor traffic delays— please drive slowly over the new asphalt!
Spend the summer reading and win fabulous prizes from June 8-August 10! North Valley Public Library in Stevensville, Register for Rubber Duck Reading Club and Book Bingo on the Library’s website or call the Library. Materials will be available for curbside pickup, just call! Or you can print materials on the Library’s website. Suitable for ages 0-4 and Book Bingo is suitable for ages 5-18.. For more info visit northvalleylibrary.org.
The Missoula PaddleHeads and The Roxy Theater host Movie Night at the Ballpark a weekly movie series at Ogren Park Allegiance Field, every Thursday. Stadium gates will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. showing. Tickets available at gopaddleheads.com, or the night of each showing at the ballpark box office.
Unseen Missoula is back for it’s third season and is booking a limited number of tours this year. So reserve your spot today! Comprised of two main tours: Basements & Back Alleys & Hotels & Hooligans. These tours promote the heritage and uniqueness of downtown Missoula. For more details, click here!
“Stay Home for Habitat Raffle” tickets are available now through August 7th. Find the order form at www.habitatmsla.org for the chance to win one of seven prize packages, there’s an Oregon Coast getaway, a private piano concert, dining and spa certificates and more.
The Missoula Food Bank and Community Center has updated their hours of operation for the foreseeable future. They’re now open from 10AM to 7PM on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10AM to 1PM on Wednesdays and they’re closed Friday through the weekend.
The Missoula Farmer’s Market Tuesday Evening market June through September from 5-7pm at Market Square at the north end of Higgins Ave by the X’s. They’re following all Health Department guidelines and they’re encouraging everyone to wear masks.
Come to Caras Park for Downtown Pop ups! On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, a small group of vendors are serving Missoula in safe and appropriately-distanced spaces. Downtown Pop-Ups is from 5PM to 8PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on Wednesdays from 11AM to 2PM for the rest of the summer.
Destination Missoula has a new Missoula river guide and map for floaters! The digital map has information on river access points, places to park and more. Find it at http://destinationmissoula.org/downtown-river-map
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
Monday, August 3rd Montana archaeologist Carl Davis will discuss his book “Six Hundred Generations: An Archaeological History of Montana” at The North Valley Public Library. The presentation will feature visual aids such as rock art and other artifacts. Register at the library’s calendar at northvalleylibrary.org and you’ll get a link to view the event on Zoom. If you attend the event in person, please wear a mask!
Saturday, August 8th, The Boy Scouts of America will host a family fun fest through Facebook Live. They’ll have derby cars, small rockets, funny pets and more!
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
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 here.
Do you or someone you know need help paying for child care? Many families struggle to pay for child care 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.