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Big Saturday ahead!

We got a chance to explore all the latest happenings out at the new Fort Missoula Regional Park earlier this week, and we can’t wait to celebrate its grand opening with you this weekend!

Join Missoula Broadcasting Company and Missoula Parks and Recreation Saturday, noon to 4, for a free vintage carnival for all ages – including live music and dance, circus acts, tours of the new park, games and sports and so much more.

The new sports field will be open for fun family-friendly games like folfing and bocce ball – or sportier types can play soccer, flag football or ultimate frizbee on the new synthetic turf fields.

Take a spin around the new park’s trails on an adaptive or Blue Bike, sign your kiddo up for the Little Red Wagon Parade at 2 pm

Reps from Parks and Rec and Historic Fort Missoula will lead pDocumentark tours at 12:15, 2 and 3 pm, and there will be an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Bella Vista Pavillion at 1 pm.

And of course we will be there with all our smiling faces, broadcasting live and giving away lots of station goodies – so if for no other reason, be sure to stop by to say hello to your favorite radio personalities!

And while you’re there, swing over to the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula for its annual Forestry Day celebration 9 am to 4 pm, and join Free Cycles on a “Seersucker Bike Ride” across the new South Reserve pedestrian bridge at noon!

17309464_1944562232430740_2626337435348790191_nThe new Fort Missoula Regional Park is a joint project of the City of Missoula and Missoula County and was funded with $38 million of a $42 million parks and trail bond approved by voters in 2014.

For more information, call 721-PARK or visit AtTheFort.org.

JackFM Missoula invites you to join us Saturday, April 29th, to celebrate the grand opening of the new Fort Missoula Regional Park!

The City of Missoula and Missoula County will mark the completion of Phase 1 of the $38 million public park with a free, all-ages vintage carnival and picnic from noon to 4 pm. The scheduleunnamed of activities includes live music, contra dancing, carvnival games and circus acts, vintage photo booths, a Little Red Wagon parade, sports and games for all ages, guided tours and more!

PLUS take advantage of exciting door prizes and feast on all your favorite Missoula food and drink vendors, and then at 1 pm the park will officially be opened with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

But wait! Don’t just drive to the park and start partying – you gotta bike or walk with us across the new South Reserve pedestrian bridge first! Yep, you read that right – Missoula Redevelopment Agency and Free Cycles Missoula will celebrate the opening of the long anticipated footbridge with a special ribbon-cutting and Seersucker inaugural ride at 11:30 am.

We love seeing Missoula get healthier – and more fun – and we can’t wait to enjoy this new park and bridge for decades to come!

For more details call 721-PARK or visit the Facebook event page HERE.

Park grand opening date set
Forget cologne – get BOOKS

Jack has an unhealthy obsession with book ownership.

This is not to be confused with a reading obsession. C’mon – does Jack look like a guy that reads?

No – Jack just enjoys looking smart for the ladies, and nothing helps him meet that goal easier than a shelf stuffed with books.

imagesHere’s the thing: Buying loads of books Jack has no intention on reading really is a win-win situation. Not only does he look smart (for the ladies) but he also contributes to the local economy. Plus, hey, you never know when you might need to flatten something between those dusty old pages.

So if you’re looking for Jack this weekend, you might as well start at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. Every November he loads up on new titles at their annual “Used Book Sale Extravaganza” – smart-lookin’ books, books that make Jack look like good relationship material. “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” anyone?

His secret weapon? Cookbooks. Yep, you heard it here first. Nothing says “Jack is the man for me” like a kitchen cabinet full of cookbooks.

So here’s the skinny on the big sale:

It runs Thursday through Sunday at the Fort’s Heritage Hall, which is the big yellow mansion-looking building at 30 Fort Missoula Road.

book-sale-300x141Every book except those stocked on the “specialty” table will sale for $1.50 per inch – and all proceeds will fund the museum’s new exhibits, the restoration and preservation of historic buildings and creating educational programming for all ages.

The sale starts at 10 am each day and runs until 7 pm Thursday, 5 pm Friday and Saturday and ends early at 2 pm Sunday.

Sunday is also “Super Bargain Bag Day,” with all books going for $10 per bag.

For more information, you can check out the event’s Facebook page HERE or you can call sale coordinator Jessie Rogers at 728-3476, ext. 5. She can also be reached at developmentdirector@montana.com.