Community briefs for Jan. 16

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SOBBACYCLE is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a week of events. On Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m., SOBBACYCLE will kick off its celebratory week with a fundraising charity ride. The ride will raise money for the Dr. David Sobba Memorial Scholarship, which is available to Whitefish High School seniors and is chosen based on community merit and a passion and drive to fulfill their dreams. The scholarship was founded after David Sobba died of cancer in 2013. The ride is a 45-minute class taught by Perrey Sobba and has a $40 registration fee, 100 percent of which will go toward the scholarship fund. SOBBACYCLE anticipates the class will sell out, so those interested should register early.

Then on Jan. 23, there will be “Bring a Friend” specials throughout the day, where class participants can bring a guest at no extra cost. Participants should RSVP early.

The following day SOBBACYCLE and Dark Side Fermenters will give away free pours of Kombucha to class participants throughout the day, and Mountain Berry Bowls will serve acai bowls during the special Bike & Bowl class at noon.

Finally on Friday, SOBBACYCLE will hold a 5:30 p.m. party ride, which will be followed by Spotted Bear Spirits margaritas, Señor Montana tacos, Sweet Peaks Ice Cream and Fleur Bake Shop cake. SOBBACYCLE will also hold storewide sales on classes, memberships and merchandise.

For more information about the event contact SOBBACYCLE at or 406.730.8744.

Free skiing

Glacier Nordic Club on Sunday, Jan. 20 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. is celebrating Winter Trails with free ski passes, rental equipment, a naturalist tour and lessons at the Glacier Nordic Center at the Whitefish Lake Golf Course. Come on out and get some outdoor exercise and learn about cross-country skiing. There will be free 45-minute beginner lessons offered on the hour and free two-hour demo rentals available. For lesson reservations call the Nordic Shop at 862-9498. Local naturalist, Dave Streeter will lead a two-hour ski from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. focusing on the flora and fauna of the area for intermediate and better skiers. For more information, visit or call 862-9498.

Full moon ski

Glacier Nordic Club is hosting a full moon community ski on Monday, Jan. 21. Join us for cross country skiing under the full moon on Glacier Nordic Center’s 12 kilometers of trails at the Whitefish Lake Golf Course. In the event of a cloudy night 4 kilometers of trails are lit for night skiing. Free skiing (no day pass fees) will start at 3 p.m. Ski rentals are available at the Glacier Nordic Shop for half-day rates starting at 3 p.m. with the shop staying open until 9 p.m. For more information, visit or call 862-9498.

Kiddie Carnival

The Whitefish Kiddie Carnival will run Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the Whitefish Winter Carnival. The event will be full of activities for both children and community members at the Whitefish Middle School gym. This annual event will be run by the Whitefish High School Leo Club, a division of the Lions Club. For more information, visit the Whitefish Winter Carnival website at for a link to all of the events. For questions about the Kiddie Carnival, contact the Whitefish High School Leo Club organizers by emailing Chad Ross at or Damian Estrada at

Woodstock attendees sought

Attention all citizens of the realm! Did you attend the Woodstock Festival in 1969? Whitefish Winter Carnival would like you to be in the Grand Parade. Please contact Cathy at 249-0136.

Art contest

VFW Auxiliary Post 276, 20 Baker Ave, Whitefish, welcomes all students in grades 9-12 (including home-schooled), who meet the qualifications to participate in its yearly art competition. Download the entry form at Your entry must be received by March 31 at the nearest participating Auxiliary. Whitefish contact is Cindy Fredericks at 862-4949.


The Flathead County Democratic Women are awarding scholarships to local area students toward advanced education. These scholarships are open to students planning on attending colleges at any location, not just Montana schools. Applications can be obtained from the career counselors at the various local schools.

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