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 calendar updates here

Weekly or Monthly

To protect public health -- Some farmers markets will start later this year -- and will operate under different conditions. Be sure to check links below for updates.

Missoula Farmers Market-May to October

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). Facebook page

Clark Fork River Market-May to October

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 or (406)961-0004

Butte Farmers Market

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

Kalispell Farmers' Market

      Saturdays, May 4 to Oct 12,   9-12:30 pm, at Flathead Valley Community College

Missoula Winter Public Market--November to April

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

Missoula Climate Potluck (second Saturdays)

a monthly gathering of folks concerned about climate and encouraging individual action such as a vegan diet. You need not be vegan to attend, but please bring only vegan food (no meat, eggs, dairy, honey). Allergy-friendly labeling encouraged. Recipes welcome. 2nd Saturdays at noon, at Unitarian Fellowship Hall at 102 McLeod.

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. Every third Saturday of the month there is a family friendly trip to Metcalf Wildlife Refuge (10 am to noon). Meet at the Visitor Center at 10 am. More info: Contact Larry at 549-5632 or

Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge

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

Missoula Folklore Society

Community folk dances.  CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  First & third Saturdays, Oct to May, 7:30-11pm. usually at the Hip Strip Ballroom (Missoula Senior Center), 705 S. Higgins Avenue across from Big Dipper Ice Cream.  See dance schedule for venues.  


Milltown FootBridge Farmers Market

Summer Sundays, 10 am to 2pm. Fresh veggies & crafts. Email

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.

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.

University of Montana Sustainable Campus Committee Fall 2019

Meetings will be first Monday of each month at 1pm  in UM Campus Recreation Conference room (2nd floor on NE corner of Campus Recreation building). All welcome. For more info, contact UM Sustainability Coordinator

Climate Action Collective 2019

meets certain Mondays at 3pm in UM's University Center. All welcome. Let's make a difference for our planet. For info on meetings, email CAC here.... following dates will be in room 224:  Feb 11, Feb 25, March 11, April 1 (no foolin'), April 29.

UM Air & Waste Management Association

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

Veterans for Peace (2019)

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

Rankin Peace Center Coordinating Council (2019)

        Meets on third Mondays from 5:30-7:30 pm at Peace Center. All welcome


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


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 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:

Occupy Missoula

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


Climate Conversations (link) 2020

       4th Tuesdays (1/28, 2/25, 3/24,4/28,5/26). Gatherings to discuss how people of faith face climate change. Hosted by Faith & Climate Action at various houses of faith in Missoula. Dinner & childcare provided on request -- email

Missoula Air Quality Advisory Committee 2020

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 2020

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 258-4890. This group helps develop water quality policy for Missoula city and county.

19th Amendment Centennial Lecture Series 2020, Feb 11-March 17

UM Alumni Association hosts this lecture series from 7-8:30 pm in UM's UC Theater. Schedule

Eco-Theater Lab 2020, starts Feb 25

A creativity lab for a changing planet. 1st-3rd Tuesdays at Learn Inc (1345 Dakota Street), and 4th Tuesdays at Imagine Nation (1151 W. Broadway, Msla). Starts on Feb 25.  Sessions are 6:30-8 pm. For more info, contact Penelope

UM's Wilderness Lecture Series 2020, March 10-April 28

From Wilderness to Sea: how rivers connect people and biodiversity across boundaries. Open to the public; available for UM credit. Tuesdays, 7-8:20 pm in UM's Gallagher Business Building room 123. Full schedule here

Montana Moves to Amend

         Meets 4th Tuesdays. For more info, contact Sue 406-543-3254

Whitefish Farmers Market

Tuesdays, May 28 to Sept 24, 5 to 7:30 pm, Downtown Whitefish

Local Government Citizens' Academy, 2019 in Missoula

Tuesdays from Jan 15 to March 5 2019 from 7-9 pm at various locations in Missoula. Learn how to work through your neighborhood association to shape the future of Missoula.  More info on the Academy here.

UM Wilderness Lecture Series 2019

Tuesdays Jan 22 to March 5,  from 7 to 8:20 pm in Gallagher Business Building room 123.  Free and open to the public. Available for UM credit. Theme: Wild Hope --Fearless Risk Takers, Art Makers, Story Tellers on the Wilderness & Conservation Front Lines. 

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:

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

Occupy Missoula

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

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 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.

Restoration Ecology talks, Missoula, spring 2020

Local restoration ecologists describe projects and challenges in ecological restoration, on second Wednesdays (6-8pm) from Jan to May at Imagine Nation, 1151 W Broadway, Missoula.  Free & open to all. See Conservation Calendar for these dates: 1/8, 2/12, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13. April 8 talk cancelled. May talk might be online. check back for updates.  Access recordings or pdfs of past pub talks here. 

Mt Tech's Restoration Seminar Series (schedule), Spring 2020

Wednesdays, 4-5pm, now until April 22, in MT Tech's Chem/Bio building room 102 


 Global Health Lecture Series (schedule), spring 2020

Free. All welcome. Wednesdays thru April 29, 6:30 pm.  Now ONLINE.


Wilderness Speaker Series in Kalispell,  2020,  Schedule

First Wednesdays,  7-8:30 pm in Flathead Valley Community College Art & Technology Building room 139   Remaining lectures Cancelled due to public health crisis.

Sustainable Commuting 101 (link)

Wednesdays starting at 11 am and during Out to Lunch, Caras Park, Msla. Get tips on using Missoula's bus system, including how to load your bike on the bus

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

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 or 461-3070. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes.

Groups thaty meet during UM fall & spring semesters only.

1000 New Gardens 2019

Increases food security by helping Missoulians plant gardens and grow their own food. meets most Wednesdays at 5pm during UM fall & spring semesters. 1st & 2nd Wednesdays in UM's Rankin Hall; 3rd & 4th Wednesdays at the Food Shed (516 North Ave E). If you can dig it, email Check out 1KNG's instagram.

UM Ecology Seminars

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

UM's Global Public Health Lecture Series 2019

Wednesdays during UM semesters at 6:30 pm in UM's Gallagher 123.  Lecture Series schedule here.

Seminars in Conservation Social Science at UM  2019 

Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in UM's CHCB 452 (UM spring semester 2019). All welcome,

 UM's Seeking Sustainability Lecture Series 2020.

Meets Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 pm, now ONLINE. All welcome. Learn how UM and Missoula city/county government, nonprofits and businesses are working together to create a more sustainable society. And how you can help. Available for UM credit (ENST 391/595) or just come to learn and take action. Lecture series schedule here.   For syllabus, email request here.

Birding Workshop series, Missoula, 2020

Offered by 5 Valleys Audubon. Thursdays, now to April 9 (7-9:30 pm) at Fish, Wildlife & Parks office at 3201 Spurgin Road.  A different bird group covered at each session. Cost is $15/session or all 7 sessions for $70. To sign up, contact Larry Weeks at 406-549-5632 or

CAG--Community Advisory Group on closed pulp mill on the Clark Fork River (2019)

First Thursdays of each month -- at 6pm in the Frenchtown Fire Station (16875 Marion St.). All welcome. CAG's facebook page is here.

Climate Smart Meetups(2019)

Second Thursdays of each month at 5-6:30 pm at Imagine Nation (1151 Broadway) in Missoula. Topics for each month are listed here   All welcome. More info, email amy

Columbia Falls Community Market

Thursdays, May 16 to Sept 26, 2019, 5-8:30 pm, 830 1st Avenue West

UM Systems Ecology Seminar Series (2019)

UM & visiting ecologists explain the significance of their recent studies in Montana & elsewhere. Thursdays, 3:30-4:20 pm in UM Forestry 305. Seminar schedule 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.

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

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.


(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

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 Offered by 5 Valleys Audubon.

Ecosystem Restoration Science Webinars, 2020

Free webinars --3rd Friday of each month, 2-3 pm Mountain Time. Info & registration here.

Sunrise Movement Missoula

       Tables in UM's University Center on Fridays 12- 2 pm.


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.


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 or 544-9026.


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 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

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

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: or

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 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