2012-06-22T00:00:00Z TGIF File Montana Standard
June 22, 2012 12:00 am

Car show set at yacht club in Butte

The Helsinki Yacht Club, 402 E. Broadway, hosts its sixth annual Car Show Friday and Saturday, June 22-23.

Registration begins Friday at 3 p.m., followed by a poker run at 5 p.m., with a showing at Shorty’s on Friday night.

The Show and Shine starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday with awards at

5 p.m. Live music, 50-50, raffle items and so much more. Proceeds go to care packages for Montana deployed troops. Saturday awards will be presented by one of the military men who received a care package.

For details, call Linda Quakenbush at (406) 490-0152.

Bar hosts float on Saturday, July 7

The Thompson’s Bar Fun Float is Saturday, July 7, on the Big Hole River.

Entry is $3 per boat. Registration runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at the bar. Starting at 5 p.m. will be food, prizes, 50-50, street dance and music by the Nite Life Band.

For details, call (406) 832-3171.

Montana people are Caverns topic

Montana people will be highlighted in the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park program featuring author Alan Kesselheim and photographer Thomas Lee at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Main Visitor Center.

The pair will present “Montana: Real Place, Real People.”

Kesselheim and Lee will share essays and photographs from their newly published book “Montana: Real Place, Real People.”

Kesselheim has lived in Montana since 1982 and has written 11 books. Lee runs a photography business in Bozeman, and has published two photography books.

This program is free to Montana residents. For details, call 287-3541.

‘Birding by Ear’ focus of talk

THREE FORKS — The Missouri Headwaters State Park Summer Speaker Series presentation, “Birding by Ear,” by Annie Sisk, starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 30.

The program will include a short walk to observe several bird species.

Sisk is a citizen science coordinator and board member for Sacajawea Audubon. And she has worked on several biological surveys for bird species, such as raptors; sage/grassland passerine species; and Mexican spotted owls.

A marshmallow roast follows each program. Bring your own chairs. For details, call 406-285-3610 or Anne 406-581-5568.

Ghost town comes alive on Saturday

The Garnet Preservation Association and the Bureau of Land Management will host Garnet Interpretive Day Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Located 35 miles east of Missoula, the ghost town will be the site for gold-panning demonstrations, music by Dan Dubuque, kids’ games, a pie auction, and guided tours of the town by a BLM park ranger.

Another highlight is the ice cream social, which was an annual event 100 years ago in Garnet. Lunch will also be available for purchase on site.

Visitors to the day-long event will be charged the standard usage fee of $3; no admission is charged for those 15 and younger.

For details, call the BLM’s Missoula Field Office at (406) 329-3914.

Caverns program focuses on flora

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will hold its first Petals, Prairies, and Pines event on Saturday, June 23. All events start at the Main Visitor Center.

The schedule follows:

9 a.m. — Plant identification workshop with naturalist and AmeriCorps member Robin Patten.

10 a.m. — Ranger-naturalist Tom Forwood will lead a 2-mile plant walk focused on the bitterroot, Montana’s state flower.

1 p.m. — Robin Patten will lead another 1- to 2-mile naturalist walk focusing on plant communities and local habitats.

3 p.m. — Robyn Klein, ethnobotanist and adjunct professor at Montana State University-Bozeman, will end the day with “Plant Lore and More” at the Main Visitor Center. Klein will discuss the medicinal properties and herbal lore of local species.

Call (406) 287-3541 for information.

Street dance set June 30

Andre Floyd and Mood Iguana will play at the Silver Dollar Saloon’s annual street dance Saturday, June 30.

Other bands include Montana Deluxe and Superbees. The dance runs 6:30 to 10 p.m. and admission is free. The bar is located at 133 S. Main St. Details, call 782-7367.

Also, Andre Floyd and Mood Iguana is celebrating its new CD called Project 2.12.

Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal headline Red Ants Pants

Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Taj Mahal will headline the annual Red Ants Pants Music Festival July 26-29 in a cow pasture about 3 miles from White Sulphur Springs.

This is the second year for the music festival, which is sponsored by Red Ants Pants, a women’s work-clothes maker in White Sulphur Springs. Last year, with headliner Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, the festival drew 6,000 people.

Other artists for the 2012 show include Justin Townes Earle, Rodney Crowell, Billy Joe Shaver, Hayes Carll, Abigail Washburn, Wylie and the Wild West, Corb Lund, Sweetback Sisters, Wagons, Jeanne Jolly, Growling Old Men and Ben Bullington. Little Jane and the Pistol Whips are scheduled to play at the free street dance, which kicks off the event on July 26.

Tickets for the three-day event are $115, but the price will increase to $130 as the concert dates grow closer. Single-day tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased online at White Sulphur Springs is located about 140 miles northeast of Butte, and east of Helena.

Proceeds benefit the Red Ants Pants Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports women’s leadership, working family farms and ranches and rural communities.

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