Upcoming Events

File your taxes for FREE with Tax help Montana!

Tax help Montana (THM) is a coalition of community partners, working together to provide no-cost tax preparation and access to other financial services. THM has many locations and options to assist you with filing your taxes.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Great Falls Tax Help Sites:

VITA: Great Falls Senior Center | 1004 Central Ave
Open Jan 22 – Apr 16, Mondays 10am – 7pm and Saturdays 10am – 5pm

VITA – Facilitated Self-Assist: Great Falls Senior Center | 1004 Central Ave
Mondays 10am to 7pm and Saturdays 10am to 5pm; Computers available for taxpayers who are comfortable with
preparing their own tax return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE): Great Falls Senior Center | 1004 Central Ave
Open Fridays from 10am – 5pm beginning January 26 – April 13. This is a TCE site which gives preference to taxpayers
age 60 and over.

VITA: Great Falls Public Library | 301 2nd Ave N
Open Tuesdays, Jan. 23 – April 17 from 11am – 5pm

VITA: Great Falls College MSU | 2100 16th Ave S, Heritage Hall
Open Feb 20, 28 and Mar 20, 21 from 11am – 3pm

VITA: Paris Gibson Education Center | 2400 Central Ave, Room 108
Open Feb 21, 28 and March 21 from 10am – 2pm

VITA: St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store | 426 Central Ave W
Open Jan 30 – Apr 17, Tues, Wed & Thurs 12pm – 4pm

VITA: Rural Dynamics, Inc. | 2022 Central Ave
Only open after April 18th. Call (406) 454-5730 to schedule an appointment. *Year-Round Site*

Art @ the Library

 In January and February the Great Falls Public Library is hosting an art exhibit by quilters from Big Sky Quilts. The exhibit will feature a variety of contemporary, traditional, and children’s quilts.

The library’s January art exhibit will also feature the work of potter Lisa Botti, which includes functional pieces such as mugs and platters, and decorative art including masks.

The Great Falls Public Library Book Sale

 In preparation for the Friends of the Great Falls Public Library annual spring book sale, which takes place in May, the group is now accepting donations.  Donations may be brought into the library at any time during library hours.  The group is also holding Donation Days to accommodate larger donations and/or to provide assistance with donations.  If you choose to bring your items in on these days, you go to the garage door entrance located in the alley behind the library.

Donation Days will be held on the fourth Saturday of each month, January through April.  In April the group will also have one additional Donation Day on the second Saturday of that month. The Donation Day schedule is as follows:

 

Saturday, January 27                       10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, February 24                     10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, March 24                          10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, April 14                            10 am – 2 pm

Saturday, April 28                            10 am – 2 pm

Book Discussions

Healthy Living Series

 The Great Falls Public Library is presenting a three-part series on healthy living choices on Thursdays at 7:00 pm in February.  The schedule is below:

 

February 8

Spiraling through Life

Movement specialist Wendy Masterson CP, RSME, IDME, Reike, Gyrontonic, will present a program illustrating how the body’s natural pathways of movement are through spiraling motion.  She will introduce simple exercises the will help release tension and support whole body mobility.  This presentation is for everyone.

 

February 15

Functional Medicine

Dr. Loy Anderson, M.D.

Dr. Anderson will share her story of finding her way from conventional medicine to functional medicine.  She will explain what functional medicine is, why she believes it is the answer to our rising chronic disease health crisis, how her functional medicine clinic helps people reclaim their health, and action steps that can be applied immediately to start healthy improvement.

 

February 22

Meditation for Everyone

Longtime meditation practitioner and facilitator Doris Boyle will talk about what meditation is, various techniques and benefits of the practice.  She will also lead the group in a variety of meditation exercises to provide attendees a meditation experience.