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Holiday Tween Times

Holiday Tween Times

We're now in that in-between time during the holidays. The kids are still off from school, but the pressure to get presents and decorate the tree is behind us. We can enjoy the new book we got or watch the movie we have been waiting to see. We can even go sledding, snowmobiling or skiing.

There are many things happening in the Tobacco Valley that you won't want to miss this time of year. If you have grown tired of cooking for the masses, why not come to the Tobacco Valley Community Soup Night on a Tuesday? It is open to anyone, always delicious and just the right treat when you need a kitchen break. Or, for something more energetic, check out the calendar for events at the new Tobacco Valley Nordic Ski Club. If that sounds too active, you can always drop by the Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter to take a dog for a walk or pet some cats. And if you were one of those who had a few too many Christmas cookies, think about signing up for classes at Fosters Fitness, Sally's Fit Forever or the Creative Arts Center.

Don't let yourself assume that January will be a bore! Check out our Community Calendar. There will be lots of fun activities for the New Year at Abayance Bay and Trappers. On January 6, the Sunburst Performing Arts Series brings in the Cascade Quartet. Later in the month, the Creative Arts Center Dance Studio will offer a winter performance on January 21-22. And on January 21, Four Corners Restaurant with Sunburst Community Service Foundation will put on the second annual Tobacco Valley Robert Burns Dinner.

The Tobacco Valley is amazing. It isn't only a summer destination for folks heading to Glacier Park but a year-round community that offers family-friendly activities in numerous ways. Check out Visit's calendar and stop by local businesses to explore the sales and events that are currently happening.

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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