Activities & Events

Annual Retiree Event

Canceled due to COVID-19. A breakfast to honor new retirees will be held during the first week of June 2020. We will post the date and time as soon as it is finalized. All retirees are invited to join those who are entering retirement. The UMRA Board and President’s Office are discussing making changes in the timing and structure of this event, as well as making certain that all retirees are contacted and can respond via email in future years.

Active for Life Class

Canceled due to COVID.  The UM Recreation Center offers an Active for Life Class for those over 50 years of age. This spring, the class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. Contact the UM Recreation Center for additional information about registration and fees, as well as future classes.

Missoula College luncheon and Board meeting

POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS. TO BE RESCHEDULED. Lunch will be at 11:15 a.m., Thursday, March 26, at the Blackfoot Café, Missoula College, with a meeting of the Executive Board to follow. All members are welcome to attend board meetings. Keep checking our website for the full schedule and to register for the event.


Highway cleanup

The Spring highway cleanup is scheduled for Monday, April 19. We will pick up litter on Highway 200 as we do twice during the year. Meet at the Comfort Inn at 1021 Broadway at 10 AM. We will carpool as much as is feasible to a pullout where we will get our equipment and then begin the pick up in pairs  along the road. With 8 people we can cover the area from mile marker 8 through 12. As of March 7, we have a dozen volunteers! Please contact us if you are interested in joining the group at

Miss Montana (Mountain Flying Museum)

Canceled due to COVID. To be rescheduled for 2021. We are in touch with officers at the Mountain Flying Museum about a visit to see Miss Montana, the C-47 that was refurbished in time to fly to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Once the date is finalized, we will announce it on our site along with a reservation button as the number of visitors will be limited.

Holt Heritage Museum

A UM alumnus suggested that we visit the Holt Heritage Museum, a private museum on Highway 12 in Lolo dedicated to artifacts and memorabilia from Montana history. We have contacted the museum about the possibility of a tour this coming spring 2021. Stay tuned.

Hike at Milltown State Park

Many of us have yet to enjoy the Milltown State Park at the restored confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers. Join us in June or July 2021 for hiking along the 1.5 miles of trails and a picnic. The date and time will be posted on our website once spring arrives.