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Family skate night Friday at oval

Family skate night starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the High Altitude Skating Center oval, off Continental Drive and behind the Three Bears Alaska store.

Featured will be a bonfire, concessions, S'mores, music, and family fun. Admission is free. Skates can be rented for $3. Details: 406-723-4839 or on Facebook at Butte High Altitude Skating Center.

Uptown Toasters announce winners

This week’s competition winners for the Uptown Toasters, Toastmaster Club #9765 include Brandon DeShaw, best speaker; Peggy McCoy, best evaluator; and Matt Malin, best table topics respondent.

The next meeting starts at noon Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Details: 406-782-3280.

Butte Garden Club meets Jan. 31

The Butte Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Note the new time and place.

The club will have three brief programs. The main program includes Karrie Murray, who will talk about her parents' vegetable garden on the Flat. Interesting, too, will be her parents planting zoysia grass successfully as a lawn. The grass is a low water and low fertilizer grass. A brief video will be shown on how vegetables and fruits have been improved (and degraded) over the centuries by cultivated breeding. Lastly, a parallel floral design will be demonstrated.

The meeting is open to all, and this year new local, state and national memberships are free.

Details: or call 406-723-6656.

Maroons to host 'Cancer Schmancer'

Butte Central’s double header basketball games against Dillon on Friday, Feb. 2, have been designated as “Cancer Schmancer” Pink Night. The double-header will feature a boys’ game at 6 p.m., followed by a girls’ game at 7:30.

As part of the event, the girls will wear pink uniforms and the boys will wear pink warm-ups. To promote cancer awareness and to show support for those who have battled cancer, cancer survivors will be admitted free to the game. Cancer survivors will be presented a carnation just before the boys’ game.

The double-header will also be designated as Mairissa’s Way Night in memory of Mairissa Peoples, who was a Butte Central basketball player and coach. Mairissa died in 2014.

Fans attending the game are encouraged to wear pink. Pink T-shirts will be on sale in the MAC lobby during the double-header. Proceeds from the T-shirt sales will be split between the Butte Relay for Life, the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation, and the Mairissa’s Way Faculty Endowment at Butte Central. Details: 406-723-6706.


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