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March 25 Briefly

| March 24, 2009 12:00 AM

Easter Egg Hunt seeks volunteers, donations

The annual Roosevelt Park Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 12.

Children 12 years old and younger are invited to come to the park and search for eggs filled with prizes. The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance at the free, volunteer- and donation-supported event.

Organizers are seeking volunteers and donations of cash, prizes and candy. Volunteers are also needed to bake cakes, cupcakes and cookies for the event. Volunteers on the day of the hunt are asked to be on site by 12:30 p.m.

Cash donations to the event can be deposited at the First National Bank in Troy or Libby. Prize donations can be dropped off at Uptown Video in Troy or Glacier Bank in Libby. Baked goods can be dropped off the day before the event at Uptown Video or at the park on Sunday between 10 a.m.-noon. Participating businesses that donate will be recognized.

For more information or to volunteer, call Candy Clark at 295-4627 or Franchesca Lowry at 295-5885.

Firewise open house scheduled for March 30

The Libby Volunteer Fire Department and Northwest Regional Resource Conservation and Development will be hosting a “Firewise” open house on Monday, March 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Red Dog.

The event will present information on grant money available for fuels reduction work on private property in the Bobtail area (Pipe Creek to Kootenai River Road).

For more information, call Cait Faulkner, community forester, at 293-8885.

‘Murderous Madam’ coming to Libby library

The Libby Public Library will present actress Kim Kaufman as Mary Gleim, the “Murderous Madam of Missoula” on Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m.

From red-light districts and a rival’s dynamited house to capitalism and a very famous tombstone with a stop at the Deer Lodge Territorial Prison, Gleim takes her audience on a tongue-in-cheek 45-minute romp through history with Missoula’s most famous madam – from her birth in Ireland in 1845 to her death in Missoula in 1914.

Family Birth Services plans class on labor

Family Birth Services in Libby announced it will offer the class, “Coping with Labor” on Wednesday, March 25, at 11 a.m.

Tea and Talk meetings with new topics are held the last Wednesday of every month. The meetings offer a time to visit and learn about pregnancy, delivery and newborn care. All are welcome at the free events and snacks are provided.

For more information, call Joyce Vogel, licensed midwife, at 291-3292 or 293-4253.

Public health seminar set for Montana AC

The public is invited to a free public health seminar by St. John’s Lutheran Hospital dietitian Nicole Kapan, “Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin,” on Thursday, March 26 at the Montana Athletic Club in Libby.

For more information, call the club at 293-4131.

School plans sale to serve as fundraiser

Kootenai Valley Christian School plans to stage a rummage sale on Saturday at 9 a.m. to raise money for a seventh- and eighth-grade trip to the legislature in Helena.

The school is located at 1024 Montana Ave. Donations for items to sell are also needed.

Animal shelter to wait tables to raise money

Kootenai Pets For Life volunteers will wait tables on Thursday, March 26 from 5-8 p.m. at Pizza Hut in Libby to raise money for the group’s construction of a new animal shelter.

A percentage of sales as well as tips will go toward the effort.

The organization invites anyone willing to help with construction to call 295-5735 and leave a message.

Those interested in donating by mail can send checks to P.O. Box 1454, Libby, MT 59923.