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June 2014

Lake McDonald Lodge Centennial Celebration

June 14, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Lake McDonald Lodge, 288 Lake McDonald Lodge Loop
West Glacier, MT 59936 United States
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Presented by Glacier National Park Conservancy and Glacier National Park Lodges Lake McDonald Lodge will celebrate its centennial on June 14th, 2014. Get ready for complimentary red bus transportation from the Apgar Visitor Center to Lake McDonald Lodge, historic walking tours, ranger programs, and more! Festivities will begin at 1 pm and end at approximately 9:15 pm. PROGRAM 12:30 pm-8:00 pm: Complimentary red bus tours will operate on a continuous loop between the Apgar Visitor Center and Lake McDonald Lodge. Visitors are encouraged to park at…

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July 2015

Glacier Ride

July 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - July 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Glacier Ride Glacier National Park, Montana and Waterton National Park, Canada July 7-12, 2015 — Limited to 30 participants Presented by the Glacier National Park Conservancy in partnership with Climate Ride Glacier Ride is a special departure that benefits the Glacier National Park Conservancy. The Glacier National Park Conservancy is the official fundraising and outreach partner of Glacier National Park. The Conservancy helps assure the Glacier National Park experience by providing support for preservation, education, and research through philanthropy and outreach. …

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August 2016

Backpacker’s Ball 2016

August 6, 2016

An Evening With Meaning

Nothing. Nowhere. Never…has anything compared to the grandeur we call Glacier National Park – and the beauty we are blessed to call our home. If, even once, you’ve walked the winding trails of the majesty in our midst…you know. You know the feeling of awe, the catch of your breath, the picture painted forever in your mind. THIS is what the Backpacker’s Ball is for.

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October 2019

Glacier Conversations

October 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grouse Mountain Lodge, 2 Fairway Dr
Whitefish, MT 59937
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Cracker Lake

Join us for an intimate evening of dinner and conversation in celebration of Glacier National Park and the 20th Anniversary of the Glacier Fund. Glacier Conversations is a unique collaboration of Glacier experts, artists, entrepreneurs, and visionaries exploring ways to preserve, protect, and celebrate our beloved Glacier National Park. Choose from up to 20 unique topics, and join other Glacier enthusiasts to have meaningful conversations with the guidance of a knowledgeable table host. Details 5:30pm Check-in and Cocktails 6:00pm Dinner…

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Spokane Celebrates Glacier National Park

October 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mountain Gear, 2002 N. Division St.
Spokane, WA
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Lynx and kitten sitting in the forest.

Glacier is coming to Washington! Join us for a special evening celebrating Glacier National Park at this Spokane-area event. Learn about the work of the Glacier National Park Conservancy and how we can help protect and preserve the park for future generations. The evening will feature special guest, Alissa Anderson. Alissa is a Washington State University graduate student and wildlife biologist helping to conduct a landmark study on Glacier's lynx population. The project is also being conducted by Dr. Dan…

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November 2019

Frame of Reference Gallery Night

November 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frame of Reference, 235 Central Ave
Whitefish, MT
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Man painting on canvas with mountains in the background.

Join us for a fun evening of learning about artists and supporting the Glacier Conservancy.

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February 2020

Sperry Chalet Community Celebration

February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Lion Hotel, 20 N Main St #150
Kalispell, MT 59901 United States
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Sperry Chalet during construction Phase 2 with light snowfall

Join us on February 26 to celebrate the historic rebuild of Sperry Chalet! This celebration event will take place at Red Lion Hotel in Kalispell, and it is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served (coffee, tea, water, cookies, and brownies), with storied presentations by some of the many critical individuals involved in the restoration of Sperry.

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July 2020

Backpacker’s Ball – Virtual

July 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Backpackers Ball 2020

Celebrate Glacier’s big night in your neck of the woods! This year ALL of Glacier’s best friends from ALL over the world are invited to a VIRTUAL backyard Backpacker’s Ball. Get details at glacier.org/backpackers-ball/

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August 2020

Glacier Book Club – Political Hell-Raiser

August 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Senator Wheeler standing in an office

About The Book: Burton K. Wheeler (1882-1975) may have been the most powerful politician Montana ever produced, and he was one of the most influential—and controversial—members of the United States Senate during three of the most eventful decades in American history. Johnson provides the most thorough telling of Wheeler’s entire career, including all its accomplishments and contradictions, as well as the political storms that the senator both encouraged and endured. The book convincingly establishes the place and importance of this principled…

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September 2020

Glacier Book Club – The Wolverine Way

September 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wolverine walking

About The Book: This enigmatic animal is more complex than the myths that surround it. With a shrinking wilderness and global warming, the future of the wolverine is uncertain. Wolverine Way reveals the fascinating natural history of the wolverine and the habitat threats that face them. Engagingly told by Douglas Chadwick, volunteer with the Glacier Wolverine Project, the project, a five-year study of the wolverines in Montana’s Glacier National Park – reveals key missing information about the wolverine’s habitat, social structure and reproduction…

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October 2020

Glacier Book Club – The Wild Inside

October 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bear walking across frozen river in snow.

About The Book: A haunting crime novel set in Glacier National Park about a man who finds himself at odds with the dark heart of the wild—and the even darker heart of human nature. It was a clear night in Glacier National Park. Fourteen-year-old Ted Systead and his father were camping beneath the rugged peaks and starlit skies when something unimaginable happened: a grizzly bear attacked Ted’s father and dragged him to his death. Now, twenty years later, as Special Agent…

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November 2020

Glacier Book Club The Wonder of Birds

November 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Birds on edge of book cover

About The Book: A fascinating investigation into the miraculous world of birds and the powerful—and surprising—ways they enrich our lives and sustain the planet Our relationship to birds is different from our relationship to any other wild creatures. They are found virtually everywhere and we love to watch them, listen to them, keep them as pets, wear their feathers, even converse with them. Birds, Jim Robbins posits, are our most vital connection to nature. They compel us to look to the…

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December 2020

Glacier Conversations: Team Onyx

December 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is sponsored byTuesday, December 8, 2020 at 6:30PM MSTTeam Onyx Details: Team Onyx is the first all-Black team in expedition racing, representing the best qualities and strength that come from diversity. They are a mixture of gay and straight athletes in their 20s, 40s and 50s from around the world. Team Onyx was featured on Amazon's World's Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji. Our event sponsor, Bedrock Sandals, will be giving away one free pair of sandals to a participant during the…

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Glacier Book Club – A Culmination of Giants

December 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

About The Book: Bristol takes readers on a journey through the history of Glacier National Park, beginning over a billion years ago from the formation of the Belt Sea, to the present day climate-changing extinction of the very glaciers that sculpted most of the wonders of its landscapes. He delves into the ways in which this area of Montana seemed to have been preparing itself for the coming of humankind through a series of landmass adjustments like the Lewis Overthrust and…

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January 2021

Glacier Book Club – The End of Night

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Book cover for "The End of Night" by Paul Bogard, featuring a stargazer looking up at a purple night sky

About The Book: A deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature’s most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, three-quarters of Americans’ eyes never switch to night vision and most of us no longer experience true darkness. In The End of Night, Paul Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience…

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Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hiker: Sarah Williams

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Woman with backpack smiling with snowy forested hills in background.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6:30PM MSTSarah Williams Details: Sarah Williams thru-hiked the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) in 2020 during the pandemic. The route through Glacier National Park changed this year due to closures on the east side of the park. Join Executive Director, Doug Mitchell, on Zoom and have a discussion with Sarah. Registration will open soon!

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February 2021

Glacier Book Club – Engineering Eden

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The book cover for "Engineering Eden"b

About The Book: In the summer of 1972, 25-year-old Harry Eugene Walker hitchhiked away from his family’s northern Alabama dairy farm to see America. Nineteen days later he was killed by an endangered grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. The ensuing civil trial, brought against the US Department of the Interior for alleged mismanagement of the park’s grizzly population, emerged as a referendum on how America’s most beloved wild places should be conserved. Two of the twentieth century’s greatest wildlife biologists…

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Glacier Conversations: Climate Ride’s Caeli Quinn and Leticia Romero

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Woman running on trail next to tall grasses.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 6:30PM MSTClimate Ride: Caeli Quinn and Leticia Romero Details: Climate Ride is a nonprofit organization that organizes life-changing charitable biking and hiking events to raise awareness and support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes, including the Glacier Climate Ride, which funds renewable energy projects in Glacier National Park. Join Co-Founder and Executive Director, Caeli Quinn, and climate runner and community activist, Leticia Romero, for a conversation about climate activism in Montana. Join Executive Director, Doug Mitchell, on Zoom and have…

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