NFLA Calendar

2020/2021 North Fork Activities Calendar

The following restrictions, guidelines and notices apply to the use of Sondreson Hall under Montana’s “Phase 2” COVID-19 management plan and in accordance with Montana’s mask directive:

The maximum number of people in the hall at any given time is 50. For a given event, up to 50 chairs will be set up, dispersed as widely as practical. If there are no empty seats available, please do not enter the hall until someone else leaves. If the event requires tables, they should be dispersed as widely as practical with no more than six individuals seated at each table.

Face coverings are required within the hall for all individuals with the following exceptions:

  • Children under the age of five. All children between the ages of two and four, however, are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering. Children under the age of two should not wear a face covering.
  • Persons who have a medical condition precluding the safe wearing of a face covering.
  • Other exceptions as defined in the Governor’s July 15, 2020 Mask Directive.

No food sharing beyond family groups except under specific circumstances. The exception is when food is distributed in a serving line with the individuals handing out the food using appropriate protection (masks and gloves).

During clean-up after events, please follow the disinfection guidelines posted throughout the hall:

“Please use spray bottle solution to disinfect all surfaces, including tables, counters, the lectern, the stovetop, and the sink area. Also wipe down any chairs that were used during the event. Disposable gloves are provided. The solution contains bleach so be careful with your clothing. Thank you for helping us keep our members and guests safe.”

Hand sanitizer is available several places throughout the hall. Please use it as needed.

If needed, disposable masks are available at the hall. The suggested donation for a mask is $1.00, but do not hesitate to use a mask just because you don’t have a dollar handy.

(To view or download this information as a printable PDF, click here.)

Stay safe, everyone…
NFLA Board of Directors
July 17, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The North Fork Landowners Association meetings are the 2nd SUNDAY of each month with a speaker at 7pm, meeting at 8pm.

RECURRING EVENTS

  • CHURCH SERVICES: Non-denominational services will be held at Sondreson Hall each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. led by Don Sullivan. Services begin on June 7th and run through August 30, followed (when COVID-19 restrictions and common sense permit) by coffee and social time — bring a snack to share.
  • WERNICK’S GARDEN SALE: The Wernicks will be making their produce available for sale every other Wednesday at NOON starting June 3rd thru September 9th at their place on East Red Meadow Rd. They sell out fast – don’t arrive late!

BULLETIN BOARDS: All new information and/or changes to the calendar will be posted on Bulletin Boards in three locations: between the Polebridge Mercantile and the Northern Lights Saloon, at the entrance to Home Ranch Bottoms, and one outside Sondreson Hall. They will be kept updated with current information. Don’t miss out, keep informed!

May – all month Sondreson Hall Spring Cleanup Outside workers: work when you can, bring tools for outhouse repairs, brush cleanup, debris burning. Inside: 1 or 2 at a time, volunteers needed!  Co-ordinate with Irv, Chris Heitz, 626-3583
May 20-Wed
Gardener’s Roundtable NOON at Wernick’s Gazebo at the bottom of East Red Meadow Rd, weather permitting and with proper distancing and masks as necessaryShare ideas and knowledge with other North Fork gardeners.  Wernicks will have plants for sale; anyone who has starts, plants, or bulbs to share or sell can bring them.  Jerry & Linda Wernick, hosts
May 30 or 31 (if bad weather) Star Gazing 9pm  Jim & Lorna Rittenburg home, 1276 Long Bow Trail (above Ed Neneman’s). Telescope provided, bring binoculars if you have them. Sky tour, view stars, constellations, star clusters, galaxies, & nebula. Bring your own drink and snack. Jim Rittenburg, host.
POSTPONED from June 1-5 to a later date
Ford Schoolhouse Roof Project  USFS Historic Preservation Team will be replacing the roof. Contact Lois Walker lewalker@nvdi.com or Ryan Powell ryan.powell@usda.gov  if you want to help & for more info.  Come for a day, or all week.
June 3-Wed Wernick’s Garden Market – Noon.  Beginning today & continuing every other Wednesday thru Sept 9th.  Go to the bottom of East Red Meadow Rd, go thru log arch/gate on right.  This 1st Market will feature mainly starts from the Wernicks; feel free to bring plants you would like to sell. Jerry & Linda Wernick, hosts
June 7-Sun Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall    Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.   Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host
Jun 14-Sun Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall   Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.   Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host
Jun 14-Sun NFLA General Meeting Sondreson Hall.  7pm Presentation “The North Fork Road Celebrates 100 Years” by Lois Walker.   General meeting 8pm. Bring snack. Larry Wilson, host.
CANCELED
Jun 16-Tue
1st Aid/CPR/AED Class 9:00 am Sondreson Hall. Bob Lee is providing training with certification.  Class will last most of the day. Please bring your lunch and drinks. Cost is $45, and is limited to 10 individuals, easily 6 feet apart.  Contact Bill Walker 406-407-2764 or wkwalker@nvdi.com to reserve a spot.
Jun 17-Wed Wernick’s Garden Market at Noon bottom of East Red Meadow Rd. Purchase fresh produce, flowers, & plants from their gardens.  Feel free to bring plants or produce to sell. Jerry & Linda Wernick, hosts.
Jun 21-Sun Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall   Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.   Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host
Jun 22-Mon Game Night 7pm Sondreson Hall. Games for ALL ages, including children. Bring a snack. Karen & Gary McDonough, hosts
Jun 24-Wed    Basic Fire Training 9:30am-3pm  Sondreson Hall . Join career firefighter Gary Mahugh for introductory training for wildland fire for private citizens.  Presentations will focus on what you can do to suppress fires on your property & your neighbor’s, focusing on safety considerations.  Some basic fire fighting tools & products will be available to view & purchase.  Bring your own lunch and drinks.  Dick Leigh & Allen Chrisman, North Fork Fire Mitigation Committee, hosts
Jun 28-Sun Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall   Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.  Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host
July 1-Wed Wernick’s Garden Market at Noon. Bottom of East Red Meadow Rd.  Fresh produce, flowers, and plants picked only hours earlier!  Feel free to bring any plants or produce to sell. Jerry & Linda Wernick, hosts
 July 4-Sat Annual 4th of July Parade  Noon.    Main Street in Polebridge; all supporting services and most events canceled due to COVID-19 issues.

Jacobson Community Picnic, 3 pm, 61 Moose Creek, 1st driveway on the right, corner of Moose Creek Rd & NF Road. Bring dish to share, your drinks, & lawn chairs. Everyone is invited! Dawn & Dan Jacobson, hosts

July 5-Sun Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall   Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.  Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host
July 8-Wed Firewise Day 9:30am Sondreson Hall. Featuring the “Fire in Paradise” video, updates on the 2019 fire season, the Community WildFire Protection Plan, & Grants available for fuel reduction.  Allen Chrisman, Molly Shepherd, hosts.

Summer Interlocal at 1pm featuring speakers from the County Road Dept, Glacier Nat’l Park, US Forest Service, MT Fish Wildlife & Parks, US Fish & Wildlife, Dept of State Lands, & Border Patrol. Bring your own lunch and drinks at noon.  Bill Walker, host

July 9-Thu
North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee, 7:00pm Sondreson Hall. Bill Walker, host.
July 11-Sat Square Dancing to old Vinyl Records 7:30pm Sondreson Hall. Lemonade provided, bring snack to share. Paul Marotz, Host
 

July 12-Sun

Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall   Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.  Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host

NFLA General Meeting Sondreson Hall. 7pm Presentation by USFS District Ranger Rob Davies.      General Meeting at 8pm, Kevin Ulrichsen, host.

July 15-Wed Wernick’s Market, Noon. East Red Meadow Rd.  Fresh produce & flowers for sale! Jerry & Linda Wernick, hosts
July 18-Sat CRAZY HAT Social, Dance & Pie Auction  Come at 7 with SNACKS & HATS, Hat Parade & Judging at 7:30.  Square dancing until ??? No talent required, just join the fun! Carole Bartram & friends, hosts.
July 19-Sun Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall   Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.  Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host
MOVED
July 25-Sat
North Fork Preservation Association Annual Meeting Sondreson Hall.  Pot Luck dinner at 5:30pm, business meeting at 6:45pm, and guest speaker at 7:30pm.  Debo Powers, host
July 26-Sun Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall   Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.  Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host
July 28, Tues
North Fork Land User Advisory Committee (NFLUAC) meeting, 7:00pm
July 29-Wed Wernick’s Market, Noon. East Red Meadow Rd.  Fresh produce & flowers for sale! Jerry & Linda Wernick, hosts
Aug 1-Sat

 

Canceled due to COVID-19 concerns
Annual Pie & Ice Cream Social & Square Dance
at Sondreson Hall 7pm.  Bring a pie and churn away to make homemade ice cream.  Then burn those calories at the Square Dance with Debo doing the calling-this event is for the entire family so beginners to experts are welcome!  Linda Pittman and Debo Powers, hosts.
Aug 2-Sun Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall   Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.  Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host
Aug 3-Mon Game Night 7pm Sondreson Hall. Games for ALL ages, bring a snack to share! Karen & Gary McDonough,hosts
Aug 7-Fri
Encore of North Fork Road History presentation, 7:00pm For those who were unable to attend the June NFLA meeting, Lois Walker will give a repeat showing of her history presentation on the 100th anniversary of the completion of the North Fork Road to the Canadian border in 1920.
Aug 8-Sat Square Dancing to old Vinyl Records 7:30pm Sondreson Hall. Lemonade provided, bring snack to share. Paul Marotz, Host
Aug 9-Sun Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall   Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.  Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host

NFLA Meeting Sondreson Hall. 7pm Presentation by Mike Connor “History of Land Use Advisory Plan” ELECTION & Gen Meeting at 8pm. Bring a snack & elect your neighbors! Steve Kelly, host

Aug 10-Mon
Annual Meeting of the North Fork Compact, Sondreson Hall, 8pm. Bruce McNeil, host
Aug 12-Wed Wernick’s Market, Noon. East Red Meadow Rd.  Fresh produce, flowers for sale! Jerry & Linda Wernick, hosts
Aug 12-Wed
North Fork Trails Meeting, Sondreson Hall, 7:00pm. We’ll review progress so far, block out the remainder of the hiking season and discuss several other issues, including training. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Bill Walker, host.
Aug 15-Sat Square Dancing to old Vinyl Records 7:30pm Sondreson Hall. Lemonade provided, bring snack to share. Paul Marotz, Host
Aug 16-Sun Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall   Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.  Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host
Aug 20-Thu
North Fork Land User Advisory Committee (NFLUAC) meeting, 6:00pm
Aug 22-Sat Square Dancing to old Vinyl Records 7:30pm Sondreson Hall. Lemonade provided, bring snack to share. Paul Marotz, Host
Aug 23-Sun Church Services 10:30am Sondreson Hall   Non-denominational services will be held weekly thru August 30.  Bring a snack.  Don Sullivan, host
Aug 26-Wed Wernick’s Market, Noon. East Red Meadow Rd.  Fresh produce, flowers for sale! Jerry & Linda Wernick, hosts
Aug 30-Sun LAST Church Service 10:30am at Sondreson Hall. Bring a snack.Don Sullivan, host
Sept 8-Tues
NFLA Board of Directors, 7:00pm Sondreson Hall
Sept 9-Wed Wernick’s Market, Noon. East Red Meadow Rd.  Fresh produce, flowers for sale! Jerry & Linda Wernick, hosts

North Fork Trails Meeting, Sondreson Hall, 7:00pm. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Bill Walker, host.

Sept 10-Thu North Fork Land User Advisory Committee (NFLUAC) meeting, 7:00pm
Sept 13-Sun NFLA General Meeting Sondreson Hall.  7:00pm   Presentation by Arne Boveng “A Short Ride Down Glacier’s Inside Road”   General meeting 8pm.  Bring a snack, and meet your neighbors! Jim Rittenburg, host.
Sept 20 Hall is rented for a Private Event from Noon through the Evening.
Sept 26-Sat Glacier Adventist Company, Sondreson Hall, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Star Gazing 8pm Jim & Lorna Rittenburg home,1276 Long Bow Trail (above Ed Neneman’s). Telescope provided, bring binoculars if you have them. Sky tour, view stars, constellations, star clusters, galaxies, & nebula. Bring your own drink & snack. Jim Rittenburg, host. 

Oct 3-Sat
Glacier Adventist Company, Sondreson Hall, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Oct 11-Sun NFLA General Meeting Sondreson Hall.  General meeting 8pm.  (No pre-meeting presentation this month.) Bring your own snacks and drinks.   Irv Heitz, host.  Annual Food Drive collection for local Food Banks.
Oct 14- Wed North Fork Trails Assn. annual meeting, 7:00pm.Bring your own drinks and snacks. Bill Walker, host.
Nov 11, Wed
North Fork Trails Meeting, Sondreson Hall, 7:00pm. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Bill Walker, host.
Nov 26-Thurs Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at Sondreson Hall.  Doors open for Social Hour at 3pm and Potluck Dinner served at 4pm. Turkey and Ham provided.  Please bring a side dish and your own table setting.  Hosted by Dick and Janet Leigh.
Dec 25-Fri Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner at Sondreson Hall.  Doors open for Social Hour at 3pm and Potluck Dinner served at 4pm. Turkey and Ham provided. Please bring a side dish and your own table setting.

Hosted by Alice and Jan Caldwell and Mark and Margaret Heaphy.