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The Love of Fall!

The Love of Fall!

The fall season is upon us. Children have started back at school. Aspen are turning their lovely yellow. Salmon are running.

As the season shifts, you might consider starting something new. (Maybe you put off that new project until all the summer fun was over.) If so, now might be the time to pick up supplies at Eureka Hardware or, if knitting a special holiday gift is what you have in mind, to stop by Cheryl Pasque's Woolery Mammoth. With the kids in school, you might even sign up for pilates or take a yoga class at the Creative Arts Center. Foster's Fitness now offers cross training if you want to get in shape for this winter's skiing. And if with that first whiff of frost your thoughts turn to hunting, now is a good time to pick up supplies for that as well.

With all the great summer activities behind us, there is a new season to consider, and the Tobacco Valley is just the place to do it. From fitness to woodworking, art classes to getting a GED, this time of year has much to offer. You can work on your golf game at the Wilderness Club or Indian Springs Ranch without the crowds or enjoy the concert series sponsored by Sunburst. If you go into fall wishing you had more to do, you can always find a volunteer position that suits your needs. Learn quilting from a group at the Historical Village every Friday. The Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter is always in need of people to walk dogs or pet cats. Eureka Community Players is preparing its winter play and needs stage hands. The local Scout troops can always use adults to help mentor young people. So don't let the shorter days and gray skies turn you into a couch potato. Enjoy what this community has to offer both inside and outside, making things for yourself or doing for others.

Rita Collins

About the Author: Rita Collins. I am a believer in the power of community and for now I call the Tobacco Valley home. I have lived in nine states and three counties and this community here amazes me - how people reach out to neighbors and even travelers. I've never lived in a place that demonstrates people caring for each other so well. And I've never lived in a place that has such a high percentage of talented musicians and artists. I work with the the Sunburst Community Service Foundation, a nonprofit that began in Eureka twenty years ago and now serves numerous communities in western Montana. And I just started a new business, St. Rita's Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary. I never could have imagined life being this exciting in my sixth decade.

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VisitNWMontana.com is all about inspiring, promoting and helping to build and sustain NW Montana through stories, blogs, photos and fun – one person, one business and one experience at a time.

Northwestern Montana is a charming area of quaint towns, millions of acres of state and federal land, hiking, camping, waterfalls, rock climbing, fishing and hunting, skiing and snowmobiling. We offer an impressive collection of shops, art galleries, golf courses, bed and breakfasts, spas, and restaurants not to mention annual events such as the Bull Thing, the Ten Lakes Snowmobile Fun Run, and the Eureka Montana Quilt Show. Enjoy the outdoors and the small town spirit that makes you feel right at home. Stay for a short trip, or meet with a realtor to find out about owning your own little piece of Montana real estate.

Where are we and how do you get here? Fly into Glacier National Park Airport (FCA) or Spokane International Airport (GEG). Eureka is 7 miles from the Canadian (Roosville) Border and 67 miles east of Libby or 51 miles north of Whitefish.

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