Community briefs: Church hosts Fall Festival Nov. 6; DAR scholarships available; Cranium Cafe program available online; Talking Saints debate | Local

Church hosts Fall Festival occasion Saturday

Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, 3580 N. Montana Ave., will likely be holding its Fall Festival occasion on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Some objects available on the market on the competition embrace, home made crafts, handmade desk runners, pillows, quilts, treasures and collectibles.

There is a quilt present and quilt raffle with tickets $5 every or 5 for $20. The drawing will likely be held Dec. 15.

Edible goodies on the market embrace pies, breads, jellies, candies, lefsa and cookies.

New this 12 months will likely be dinner to go. All objects will likely be prepackaged and offered to go.

St. John’s Lutheran celebrates one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1000 Helena Ave., celebrates its one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary with a banquet on Saturday, Nov. 6, and a festive celebration worship on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 9:30 a.m. Bishop Laurie Jungling will preach and music from the South Hills Brass, Sanctuary Choir, and St. John’s Bell Choir will likely be shared. The public is warmly welcomed to come back to the worship service.

St. John’s was began by Swedish Lutheran immigrants with Pastor Peter Fair serving as pastor for 30 years. In 1950 it moved into its current location on Helena Avenue. The congregation started a Anniversary Benevolence Appeal that has raised over $91,000 to be equally divided between these 5 organizations: Helena YWCA, Helena YMCA, Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp, Christikon Bible Camp and ELCA World Hunger. Each summer season St. John’s sponsors a Brunch with the proceeds going to Bob’s Pantry, the Helena Middle School meals and help pantry. The first Sunday of December St. John’s sponsors a Festival of Angels bazaar with Scandinavian goodies and the cash obtained is designated for a benevolence.

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St. John’s Lutheran appears to be like ahead to many extra years of sharing the love and beauty of God with our group and the world because it seeks to satisfy its mission objective, “Growing in grace, walking by faith, and serving in love.”

HCC Cranium Cafe program available on-line

Helena Community Connections is a nonprofit devoted to life enrichment for anybody over 50. Programs embrace Bridges Buffet, Cranium Cafe, My Destiny, and Gentle Ways.

ln the month of November, a digital Cranium Cafe occasion will likely be posted at Click on the Virtual Events tab. This occasion focuses on the e-book entitled, “Welcome to Your Brain” by Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang. Board member, Nanette Whitman Holmes, continues to submit readings from the e-book. If you prefer to a companion mind puzzle packet, please full the contact us kind on the web site. Include your mailing tackle. You may pick-up paper copies of the puzzles (on the skin of the constructing in a protected holder) at Covenant United Methodist Church, 2330 E. Broadway.

HCC appears to be like ahead to internet hosting in-person, fascinating, enriching, acceptable and dynamic packages once more sooner or later. If you have got questions, full the contact us kind on the HCC web site at

DAR nationwide scholarships available

The on-line software platform opened Nov. 1 for college kids to use for scholarship alternatives provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship and American Indians Committees. The scholarship software timeframe for the 2022-2023 tutorial 12 months is from Nov. 1, 2021, by Jan. 31, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

DAR presents a big selection of scholarships for graduating highschool college students, school undergraduates, and graduate college students. Scholarships are available for Native Americans and for all college students majoring in schooling, English, math, chemistry, American historical past, historical past, regulation, bodily/occupational remedy, nursing, drugs, horticulture, historic preservation, and enterprise administration.

In celebration of the nation’s 250th Anniversary, DAR is also providing a brand new America 250! Scholarship, which will likely be a one-time $5,000 scholarship awarded to as much as 4 school undergraduates at present majoring in American historical past in 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026, provided on the identical platform. Recipients have to be U.S. residents and have a 3.75 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale or equal. To be thought of, college students will submit a particular, one-page essay (as much as 500 phrases) both on the founding of our nation or on their private volunteer achievements for group and/or nation.

Only two of the quite a few scholarships require candidates to be DAR members or have a relationship to a DAR member: the Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship for kids and stepchildren of dues-paying DAR members and the Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing Scholarship for members or descendants of DAR members.

Scholarship candidates use a safe platform to submit their functions and to add and submit all of the requested info and paperwork that turned available Nov. 1, 2021, at Mailed or emailed info is not accepted.

For extra info relating to DAR scholarships and solutions to generally requested questions, check with the DAR public web site scholarship info pages at

Carroll Talking Saints crisscross globe nearly

Can’t be in three locations directly? Don’t inform that to the Carroll College Talking Saints who, on Saturday, Oct. 30, had eight first-year debaters competing in London, England, 4 debaters competing in Geneva, New York, and 5 extra college students competing in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

First-year companions Madi McDonald of Missoula and June LePage of Lewistown, Montana, reached the championship spherical within the President’s Cup Novice Tournament hosted nearly by University College London.

Carroll College Talking Saints

Carroll College Talking Saints Madi McDonald and June LePage reached the championship spherical within the President’s Cup Novice Tournament hosted nearly by University College London not too long ago. Read extra within the accompanying temporary.

The Carroll novice groups confronted daunting competitors from world wide. In the championship spherical, McDonald and LePage competed towards the winner from the London School of Economics, in addition to groups from Eastern Europe and India.

In a web-based competitors at Colorado College, junior Nicole Williams of Seeley Lake gained prose interpretation, junior Mariah Hurd of Seattle positioned third in poetry and first-year Anna Brown from Olympia, Washington, was prime novice in extemporaneous talking.

Anna Brown truly competed on two continents in at some point – North America (Colorado) and Europe (England).

Carroll Talking Saints

Anna Brown competed nearly on two continents in at some point – North America (Colorado) and Europe (England) throughout a latest Carroll Talking Saints’ competitors.

London agreed to make use of Brown as a reserve, assigning her to rounds after they have been quick a debater, which typically occurs. She debated with Lisa from France within the first spherical, and Joseph from London in two later rounds.

Brown was named prime novice extemp speaker. And she gained two rounds in London together with her new mates from Europe. 

The Carroll groups in New York at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, confronted among the most interesting groups in North America together with Harvard, Yale and the University of Toronto.

Juniors Roisin O’Neill (Lake Oswego, Oregon) and Vinny Gallardo (Butte) beat Harvard in an early spherical, however didn’t make the championship rounds.

“Sophomores Finlay Bates (Forest Grove, Oregon) and Elissa Mazkour (Lebanon) earned excessive ranks in a few of their rounds, too. But when the mud cleared, the Ivies superior to the championships and Carroll went dwelling.

The Talking Saints subsequent competitors would be the regional championships on-line at Linfield College on Nov. 12-14.

RMDC presents homebuyer schooling class 

Rocky Mountain Development Council presents a month-to-month homebuyer schooling class and November’s class runs Nov. 16-18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. over Zoom. The goal of the category is to show potential owners concerning the course of of buying a house.

Homebuyer schooling courses present in-depth info on many points of homeownership together with: budgeting, discovering a house, selecting a lender/closing on a mortgage, house owner’s insurance coverage, dwelling inspection and upkeep, and power financial savings. Course teacher Bev Dashnaw and quite a lot of native, space group companions are capable of converse to many aspects concerned within the means of home-ownership.

To register, go to

Old-time fiddle jam in Whitehall Nov. 7

The Montana Old Time Fiddlers will current their music on the Mint Bar at 1 E. Legion in uptown Whitehall, on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 2 to six p.m. The program is free and open to the general public, and dancing is inspired.

Guitar, mandolin and banjo gamers are welcome to take part within the jam – and anybody can simply come to listen to some old-time fiddle music.

The Montana Old Time Fiddlers are devoted to preserving previous time fiddle music in Montana, offering instructional and efficiency alternatives for all. For extra data name Dave at 406-685-3481.

Nar-Anon household group assembly

The Helena Nar-Anon Family Group, a 12-step program for households and mates of addicts, meets Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. within the Library of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 512 Logan.

The library is situated on the decrease degree of the primary church constructing. Please enter utilizing the Cruise Avenue entrance. The group observes COVID-19 protocols required by the church.

Red Cross seeks blood donations

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to assist finish the continuing important want for blood with a blood donation. The Red Cross wants donors of all blood sorts to offer now and assist guarantee lifesaving transfusions are on the sidelines for individuals who depend on them.

Appointments will be made by downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo system.

Student information

Summer Gibson, of Helena, was named to the dean’s record for summer season time period on the University of Maryland Global Campus.  To be eligible for the dignity, a pupil should have accomplished at the very least six credit throughout the time period, earned a grade level common of at the very least 3.5 for the time period, and maintained a cumulative GPA of three.5

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