Pet blessing set on Saturday
St. Ann’s Church and the Butte Spay-Neuter Task Force will have a Blessing of the Animals and pet parade on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. in front of the church, 2100 Farragut.
Treats will be available. The day is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi; all animals are welcome, and people, too.
Polka party Oct. 7 in Butte
The SNPJ Lodge 207 (Slovene National Benefit Society) holds its annual October-fest Polka Party from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in the Elks Lodge, 206 W. Galena St.
Everyone is invited to take a break from TV politics and home chores. The $8 admission includes friendly people, dancing, snacks, a chance at a gift basket and a meal. Proceeds go to the SNPJ Scholarship Fund.
Bowling tourney Oct. 6 at lanes
The third annual no-tap fundraising bowling tournament sponsored by the Advocacy Program of Southwest Montana will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Star Lanes.
Registration is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and bowling (three games) begins at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and there will be prizes, silent auction, 50/50 drawing and pizza.
For reservations or questions, call 494-3898 or 565-9111.
Poe focus of presentation
VIRGINIA CITY — On Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m., The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center will present “The Life and Literature of Edgar Allan Poe.”
Alan Weltzein is the presenter. Weltzien, longtime professor of English at the University of Montana Western, served as Poe Scholar in 2009-10 for Montana’s “Big Read” program, administered through the Montana Historical Society.
The performance is free, although donations are accepted. For information, contact Toni James at 843- 5454, evenings at 843-5507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Elling House Arts and Humanities Center is located at 404 E Idaho St.