Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events and Regular Meetings (mostly Missoula)
Note: Always Check with listed contacts or web sites to be sure times/locations have not changed.
Email updates to vicki.watson

Weekly or Monthly

Missoula Winter Public Market

Saturdays November to April, from 9am to 1pm  at Missoula Senior Center (705 S. Higgins). Local farm products, baked goods, arts & crafts, music.   More info:  406-396-0593, or missoulawinterpublicmarket@gmail.com

Missoula Farmers Market

Saturdays, May to October,  8am to 12:30pm. North end of Higgins Avenue.  Fresh local produce, flowers, baked goods, coffee; over 100 vendors. Live music.  (note-- also Tuesdays July to Sept from 5:30 to 7pm).

Clark Fork River Market

Saturdays, May to October, 8 am to 1 pm.  On the river, east of Caras Park & Higgins Street bridge. Features local produce, meat, dairy, flowers, plants, food vendors, value added products, and crafts made from farm products. Demo's on cooking, composting, gardening, welcome. Live music.  Contact 396-0593.

Hamilton Farmers Market

9am to 12:30pm, May to October.  200 block of Bedford in Hamilton.  Local farm products & crafts, live music, friendly folks. Contact hfmc844@gmail.com or (406)961-0004

Butte Farmers Market

8:30 to 1pm; starts May 23 and runs through October 3. West Park Street, Uptown Butte.

Moon-Randolph Homestead

Part of Missoula's Open Space System, Saturdays from 11 am-5 pm, from May through October (fire danger and weather permitting). Visitors can picnic in the apple orchard, check out funky artifacts, take an historic tour or nap under the trees.

Missoula Urban Demo Project

  • Workshops, many Saturdays.  List of MUD workshops.
  • Volunteer workdays last Saturday of each month from 10am to 2pm.

5 Valleys Audubon

Field trips many Saturdays.

Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge

Tours some Saturdays (weather permitting) 9am to noon.

Missoula Folklore Society

Community folk dances.  First & third Saturdays, Oct to May, 7:30-11pm. Missoula's usually at Union Hall, 208 E. Main St, upstairs. See website for venues.

Western Montana Vegetarian Society

Potlucks second Saturdays.  All welcome. Noon at 102 McLeod Avenue/corner of Higgins.  Bring a dish to share or a donation to help cover costs. For more info email: newdawnmt@gmail.com

Milltown FootBridge Farmers Market

Summer Sundays, 10 am to 2pm. Fresh veggies & crafts. Email judy@friendsof2rivers.ccsend.com

Target Range Farmers Market

Summer Sundays 10am to 2pm, Target Range School (4095 South Ave W)

Peace March, Missoula

          Most Sundays, 1pm. Meet on the Higgins Bridge near the Wilma.  For more info, email Ilana

Tribal Wisdom & Deep Ecology Discussion Group

Chats about environmental ethics and living in relationship to the earth. Meets Sundays at 4pm at a home in Missoula. For more info, call 214-2410.

Occupy Helena's Community Discussion Series

Discussions on Corporate issues. Every 2nd Sunday (2/26, 3/11, from 1-3pm and 3/25 from 3-5pm).

John Toole Park, Missoula

Volunteer work Sundays.  Help weed Missoula's native prairie park (botanists will identify plants and show you what to pull and what to leave). Bring a bucket or bag to hold weeds, a weeding tool, gloves, water, a friend.  There will be treats! Every Sunday at 8:30 AM (note new time); John Toole Park, on the river path just east of the Missoulian building.  Call John Pierce for more info:  406-542-2640.

UM's Food/Energy/Water lecture series (link)

Free & open to public. Mondays 4:30-5:20pm, UM's Stone Hall 304. Schedule of talks here.

UM Air & Waste Management Association

        Meets Mondays from 3-4pm in UM Skagg's building, room 275.

Veterans for Peace

Meet first Mondays from 4-6pm at Rankin Peace Center. More info: email pvaughan184@gmail.com or call 406-363-6150.

350Missoula

Meets on third Mondays from 5:30-7:30 pm. Missoula Public Library conference room.  For latest info on meeting time & place, see 350Missoula   

Missoula City Council

Meets Mondays, 7pm at 140 W. Pine.

Missoula Moves to Amend <-facebook

Meets Mondays at 2pm at the Missoula Public Library.  Working for a US Constitution amendment that states: Corporations are not people and Money (campaign spending) is not (free) speech.  To confirm meetings & get on email list, call Sue 543-3254. For national information, visit movetoamend.org

Missoula Conservation District

Monthly meeting -- Regulates projects that disturb streams, undertakes conservation projects (including education & restoration work). WHEN: 2nd Monday of each month, 7-9pm. WHERE: USDA Service Center at 3550 Mullan Road (just west of the intersection of Mullan Road & Reserve). For meeting agenda, call 829-3395.

Montana Native Plant Society

Works to restore the Toole Native Prairie on the south side of the Clark Fork River just east of Higgins Bridge in Missoula. All welcome. WHEN: 6:30pm til dusk. April to October -ish. What -- pulling weeds and planting native plants and seeds. More info, contact John at 542-2640.

Balanced View

Join participants worldwide online: Mondays, 12:30-1:30pm. Place depends on number of people who RSVP to cheyenneRivers@balancedview.org. Balanced View is a grassroot movement based on education in the nature of the mind as the effective means of creating a world of innovative caring people working together for a powerful change in society.

Northern Rockies Rising Tide

(Climate action) meets on 4th Mondays of the month at 5:30pm at the HIVE at 800 S. 3rd St W., Missoula. More info: flyfeverdj@hotmail.com

Occupy Missoula

General Assemblies are held Mondays, 6-8pm at Union Hall (208 E. Main, upstairs). Contact occupymissoula@gmail.com

UM Students for Peace and Justice

         Fall 2017 meetings to be determined

1000 New Gardens

Increases food security by helping Missoulians install gardens and grow their own food. The group meets at the Food Shed (516 North Ave. East) on Tuesdays at 6 pm during UM fall & spring semesters. If you can dig it, email 1000NewGardens@gmail.com.

Reinvest Montana   ... facebook .... Reinvest MT email

       Meets first Tuesday of the month at 5pm in UM's UC Branch Center.  Student led group working to get UM Foundation to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in sustainable energy economy. All welcome.

UM Society for Ecological Restoration

Meets 5 to 6pm on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays every month (during UM semesters); UM Clapp Building room 452.  Email UM SER

Freedom Gardens

Volunteer May to Oct!   Contact: freedomgardensmt@gmail.com

Planned Parenthood Generation Action

         Meets every other Tuesday during UM semesters (2/28, 3/13&28, 4/11&25, 5/2), 5:30-7pm in UM's UC room 222. All welcome. More info  ppgamontana@gmail.com

Occupy Missoula

Forums are Tuesdays, 6 pm at the Union Hall (208 E. Main, upstairs). 

UM Wilderness Lecture Series

         Spring Tuesdays, Jan 30 to April 3 (except spring break). WHEN: 7-8:30pm; WHERE: UM Gallagher Business Building room 123. Free. Available for UM credit.

Bitter Root Chapter Trout Unlimited

Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month, generally at 7 PM at the Hamilton Elks Lodge, 203 State Street. Free & open to the public.

Missoula Air Quality Advisory Committee

Monthly meeting:  1st Tuesday of each month, 7-9pm; City-County Health Dept., 301 W. Alder, Missoula; 2nd floor conference room.

Missoula Water Quality Advisory Committee

Monthly meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7-9 PM;  City-County Health Dept. (301 W. Alder, Missoula; 2nd floor conference room). For agenda, call 523-4890. This group helps develop water quality policy for Missoula city and county.

Missoula Consolidated Planning Board

Meets on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Missoula City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine. Meetings are open to the public.  Planning Board meetings televises on MCAT.

Montana Outdoor Writers Club

Meets every 2nd Tuesday at 7pm at Union Club bar (208 E. Main, Missoula). Open to anyone interested in writing & reading about the outdoors. More info, 503-545-8913.

UM chapter of Amnesty International

Meets Tuesdays, Sept to May, 6:30 p.m. Room 224 in UM's UC. For more info, call (847) 334-9885 or leave messages at ASUM Box 32 in UM's UC.

Rocky Mountaineers

Monthly meeting & speaker. All welcome. 2nd Tuesdays, 7pm; Trailhead, 221 E. Front St, Msl.

Bitterroot Conservation District

Meets at 7 PM on the 2nd and last Tuesday of each month at USDA building at - 1709 North First Street, Hamilton.

Missoula Farmers Market

5:30 to 7pm, July through September, North end of Higgins Avenue, Msl. Fresh local produce, flowers, baked goods, coffee over 100 vendors.

UM Recycling Committee

Meets during UM academic year in UM's UC. Oct 19 (UC 215), Nov 16 (UC 224),  Dec 7 (UC 215).  More info, email  UM_Recycle@mso.umt.edu

Five Valleys Seed Library

Volunteers meet to package seeds, talk gardening/local food and answer questions about seed saving. All welcome. Wednesdays from 11:30am-1pm at Missoula Public Library (lower level).  Contact fivevalleysseedlibrary@gmail.com.

We the People-Missoula

Meets some Wednesdays, 5:30-7PM in Rankin Peace Center's back meeting room. 519 S. Higgins, but enter by the back door on the alley.

Clark Fork River Remediation/Restoration Tours

DEQ gives public tours of the remediation/restoration work going on at the Clark Fork Coalition Ranch on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in summer.  For more info & to RSVP contact Brian Bartkowiak at bbartkowiak@mt.gov or 461-3070. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes.

Groups thaty meet during UM fall & spring semesters only.

UM Ecology Seminars

4-5pm; UM North Underground Lecture Hall, during UM  fall & spring semesters.


Climate Smart Meetups

First Thursdays at 5-7pm at Imagine Nation (1151 Broadway) in Missoula. Topics:  Feb 2: Zero Waste Strategies; March 2: Healthy Community; April 6: Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation and Green Building;  May 4: Local Food and Agriculture.   The rest of the year is here.

Grizzly Green Market at UM

Thursdays. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In winter, in Country Store of UM's Lommasson Center; in warm weather, on UM Mansfield Library Mall.  See UM Dining Facebook page for specials and updates.

MontPIRG 

More info at 406.243.2908

UM Wilderness Association

           Meets on Thursdays at 6:30 pm at Wild Haus (664 S. 6th St. E. in Missoula).  All welcome.

Orchard Homes Farmers Market

Summer Thursdays 4:30 to 7pm at Orchard Homes Country Life Club (2537 South 3rd Street West).

City of Missoula Green House-Energy Conservation Team

Meetings 2nd Thursdays from noon to 2 pm; City Council chambers, 140 W. Pine St. See the Missoula's Greenhouse Gas Energy Efficiency Plan.

Missoula County Conservation Roundtable

Lunch meeting, 3rd Thursdays from noon to 1 pm; Public Library Board meeting room. Contact 406-880-7346 or ross@mtvoters.org

Native Plant Garden

Volunteer night every Summer Thursday (May 1 to Aug 14 in 2014) from 4-6pm. Native plant lovers of all ages work in the garden & share info. Tasks include planting, weeding, mulching, watering. Volunteers get free wildflowers.

Missoula County Parks & Trails Advisory Board

Meets 2nd Thursdays at 1:30 pm in Community & Planning Services Conference room, 2nd floor of 323 W. Alder. Meetings are open to the public.

Missoula Open Lands Citizen Advisory Committee

Meets on third Thursdays at 6pm at a location noted on the OLC agenda. (usually 2nd floor of 323 W. Alder). Meetings are open to the public.

UM CAN

(Climate Action Now) meets Thursdays at 6pm at UM FLAT, 633 5th Street E. by UM. Working to reduce reliance on fossil fuels & promote sustainability. Email umclimateactionnow@gmail.com

Wild Mercy

Community readings of environmental & nature writing by UM students and others. Free to all. Sponsored by UM Env. Studies. Feb-March, Thursdays at 7pm; UM FLAT studio (on alley) 633 5th St. E. Msla, near UM.

American Indian Film Series

Check back in spring for new time & location. Free & open to all.

UM Women's Resource Center Weekly Meeting

Thursdays, 6 pm in UM's UC 207.

Missoula Health Board

Meets 3rd Thursday of each month, 12:15 pm, Health Board Conference Rm (210), 301 W. Alder. 2nd floor.

Get your Low Cost Bike Helmets

St Pat's Hospital Trauma Dept (they're tired of trying to put people's brains back in their skulls). Certain Thursdays from noon to 3pm; Old Western Montana Clinic (515 W. Front St. in Msla).  Contact: Michelle at 329-5660.

Advanced Birding Workshop Series

Thursday nights from mid Feb thru March, covering a different bird group each evening. Time 7-9:30pm. Fish, Wildlife and Parks office, 3201 Spurgin Road, Missoula. You may attend any individual session for $15 or all seven for $70. To sign up, contact Larry Weeks at 549-5632 or bwsgenea@gmail.com. Offered by 5 Valleys Audubon.

UM Sustainable Campus Committee

Meets during UM fall/spring semesters. Email UM Sustainability Coordinator for times/places.

SAVE

Student environmental club at Hellgate High School. Website says meetings are Tuesday at lunch time in room 228 (Mr. Oberbillig's room). But a recent communication with a member indicated 11:30-12:15 Fridays with Lee Brown.

Other

Urban Herbs Volunteer Learning Days

During the growing season, near Missoula.   Help a local sustainable grower, learn to grow herbs, and have some fun and a meal!

Community Action for Justice in the Americas

Works for social, environmental & economic justice & human rights.  Contact Rita for meeting times and places justpeace4all@yahoo.com or 544-9026.

FreeCycles

Open Bike Shop time (tools, parts, help for those in need, free service): Monday-Saturday--10am-6pm. Bike Well classes (repair, safe riding, bike laws). Mon: 6-7pm; Wed: 5-6pm, Fri: 1-2pm. Sat: 11am to noon.  Just show up.
732 S. 1st St. W (3 blocks west of Orange, just south of the river).
Contact: Bob Giordano mist@strans.org. Free Cycles hot line: 406-541-7284\

Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium

Second floor of the Maya Building at 218 E Front St.  Open Tuesdays thru Fridays from 11 to 5:30pm and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. Cost: $4.

Missoula Time Bank

Orientation offered on an as needed basis.  Email info@missoulatimebank.org.

MUD Tool Library

Location:  1527 Wyoming St. by Home Resource.  Hours:  Tuesday & Thursday 4-7pm; Saturday 10am-3pm; Sunday 10am-3pm

Montana Natural History Center Programs

Open Tues-Fri  from noon-5pm; Saturdays noon-4pm.  Admission: $2 adults, $1 kids.  See the Montana Naturalist website for info on Saturday Discovery Days, Wednesday pm lectures, Thursday mini Naturalist program, etc. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

UM Real Food Working Group

Works to make real food more available and affordable to students. Meets monthly during UM Semester at the Buttercup (1221 Helen Ave, one block from UM). Everyone welcome. Times are arranged by Doodle poll.   So Contact umdgarden@mso.umt.edu

Volunteer for Veggies

Garden City Harvest.  Help plant, weed, water, and harvest a garden near you. See garden organizers, locations, work times & days are here. Call garden organizer before coming the first time.  Garden locations: River Road, Orchard Gardens, Meadow Hill School, at 2nd & Inez Streets, on Northside near baseball fields (Cooley & Holmes, St) and near UM student housing.

Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation

4 to 8 day trips throughout the summer of 2015. Mostly trail maintenance. No cost to volunteers.

UM Wilderness Institute

Summer Wilderness Service Trips. Work with experienced field leaders to map weeds, inventory impacts, and evaluate wilderness condition of sites in the Northern Rockies. Learn about invasive species, native plants, and wildlife. Backcountry experience helpful but not necessary. Dinners provided, as is transportation from Missoula. Some trips are day hikes, some are multiple day camping trips. Call 406.243.5361or E-mail: wi@cfc.umt.edu or citizenscience@cfc.umt.edu.

Great Burn Study Group

Join experienced leaders for 2-4 day trips in roadless backcountry. Pull weeds; monitor wildlife, trail conditions, impacts, signs, etc. For more info or to sign up, Contact Val at 978-831-2373 or val.aerni@gmail.com or Drew at 207-450-4969.

Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Service Trips

In 1978, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail was designated to provide for high quality, scenic, primitive hiking, horseback riding, and non-motorized recreational experiences, and to conserve natural, historical and cultural resources along the divide. Snaking 3,100 miles from Canada to Mexico, the CDNST is only 78% complete. The largest unfinished section is the Montana and Idaho section at only 58% complete!  With dedicated volunteers and agency partners, Montana Wilderness Association is working to complete the CDNST.

  • Bonner, 2nd Monday, 7 PM, Bonner School Library
  • East Missoula — 4th Tuesday,  7 PM, former Mount Jumbo School
  • Evaro-Finley-O’Keefe — 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 PM, Evaro Community Center
  • Lolo — 2nd Tuesday, 7 PM, Lolo Community Center
  • Seeley Lake — 2nd Monday, 6 PM, at the Historic Barn on Hwy 83.
  • Swan Valley — 3rd Tuesday, 7 PM, Swan Valley Community Hall
  • West Valley — 2nd Thurs., 6 PM, Frenchtown Fire Station

More information:  Missoula County