Valentine’s Day is just days away, and there are several romantic events leading up to the actual holiday. The events are listed below.
Anaconda Elks host ‘Sweetheart Ball’ — A “Sweetheart Ball” will be held Friday, Feb. 9, at the Anaconda Elks, 223 Main St., Anaconda. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. On the menu is filet mignon medallion wrapped in bacon. The meal is limited to 150 people, and the cost is $10 per person. From 7 to 11 p.m., dance to the music of Butte’s Big Band, with featured guest Ann Milburn. The cost is also $10 per person. For reservations or to purchase tickets, call Carolyn Howery at 406-560-2236. Tickets are also being sold at Second Edition Books, 112 S. Montana St., Butte.
Elegant dining at Copper Village — The Copper Village Museum and Art Center will be hosting their annual elegant dinner at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10, at 401 E. Commercial St., Anaconda. The cost is $35 per person, and proceeds benefit the center. On the menu is artichoke tortellini soup, Caesar salad, Italian breadsticks, chicken Parmigiana, gnocchi in butter and garlic, roasted vegetables, and for dessert, pana cotta or gelato. For reservations, call 406-563-2422.
Aldersgate to host Valentine’s dinner — Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 1621 Thornton St. is having its tenth annual Valentine’s Dinner Saturday, Feb. 10. On the menu will be family-style Meaderville spaghetti and ravs, salad, and dessert. In addition, there will also be live music. There are two seatings available — 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. The cost is $10 a person, $5 for children under 10, and the meal is free to children under 2. Reservations are requested, and pickup or carry out are available. Details or to make reservations, call 406-782-2425 or 406-560-7421.
Library to host fundraiser — Friends of the Hearst Free Library will host “Chocolate, Wine & Cheese 2018” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at 401 Main St., Anaconda. Join other library patrons for an afternoon of hand-made chocolate delicacies, a variety of wines, and cheeses from around the world. There are also 50/50 tickets, a raffle, and door prizes. Tickets are available at the library. They are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and include up to four glasses of wine. Funds raised go toward the Summer Reading Program.
Dinner benefits Jackson’s Garden — A Valentine’s dinner fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Jackson’s Garden is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at the Ruby Hotel, Main Street in Sheridan. The cost is $26 per person and is dine in or take out. The menu features Italian food, which includes an antipasto plate, green salad with Italian vinaigrette and parmesan cheese, freshly baked bread, and your choice of two types of lasagna (an eight-layer beef and sausage with béchamel sauce or eight-layer chicken and mushroom alfredo lasagna) and the famous dessert of Italy, tiramisu. Wine and beer will be available. Gluten free is available only with a reservation. While reservations are not required, they are recommended by calling 406-842-7956.
Chocolate Extravaganza Feb. 14 — Big Sky Senior Living’s annual Chocolate Extravaganza begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 3701 Elizabeth Warren Ave. There will be live music with Dan Felix. Details: 494-4900.
Cinema Night at Hearst Free Library — The Friends of the Hearst Free Library in Anaconda will show the film "Ninotchka" starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 401 Main St., Anaconda. The movie is free, and so are the snacks. The 1939 American film was Garbo’s first performance in a lighthearted comedy.
Clark Chateau hosts annual event — A suicide prevention awareness event and fundraiser for the Jacob Wheeler Foundation will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Clark Chateau, 321 Broadway St. The party is presented by Butte Halloween and the Clark Chateau as an alternative party for those who do not wish to participate in Valentine's Day. The cost is $5, and there will be music and games. Details: 406-565-5600.