MONDAY, DEC. 4

SAFETY CHECKS

Montana Tech's Highlands College will be offering free vehicle safety checks from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., just in time for your annual trip home for Christmas. Details: 406-496-3752 or 406-496-3711.

TUESDAY, DEC. 5

ESTATE SEMINAR

The Ruby Valley Healthcare Foundation is hosting a free estate planning seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Philanthropy Building-Moraine Room, 120 S. Main St., Sheridan. The seminar is presented by Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension family economics specialist. A complimentary lunch and dessert will be provided at noon.

MOVIE AT TECH

CINEMAtech concludes the autumn season at 7 p.m. in the Montana Tech library auditorium with a Mexican film so dangerous the Nazis had it burned. "Redes" has been described as engrossing.

SAFETY CHECKS

Montana Tech's Highlands College will be offering free vehicle safety checks from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., just in time for your annual trip home for Christmas. Details: 406-496-3752 or 406-496-3711.

COPYRIGHT WORKSHOP

A free copyright workshop will be held at 4 p.m. at Montana Tech in the Engineering Laboratory Classroom Building, room 202. Details: Paige Payne at 406-496-4102 or ppayne@mtech.edu.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6

MAROON MAGIC

Butte Central High School presents Maroon Magic 2017 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The choir, pep band, and guitar classes will perform, along with solo performances. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

DEMS MEET

The Butte-Silver Bow Democrat Burros Club will hold its annual membership and 2018 planning meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Butte Country Club (upstairs lounge), 3400 Elizabeth Warren Ave.

THURSDAY, DEC. 7

DAR ANNIVERSARY

The Silver Bow Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate the 120th anniversary of their chapter. The public is invited to join in the celebration with an open house at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 W. Quartz St., at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

LADIES NIGHT OUT

Ladies Night Out will be at 6 p.m. at the Anaconda Elks, sponsored by Copper Village Museum & Art Center.Attendees can expect fun, food, and wine. Items will again be up for bid to help you decorate, entertain, and enjoy the season. There will be a silent auction and a main auction.The cost is $8 plus a food item for the food bank, or a gift to be auctioned can also be used as your entry fee.

DANCES WITH WORDS

Author Caroline Patterson will visit the University of Montana Western for a reading as part of the "Dances with Words" series at 7:30 p.m. at The Cup, Montana Western's coffeehouse located below the library on campus. "Ballet at the Moose Lodge" is her latest work. Details: Alan Weltzien at alan.weltzien@umwestern.edu or 406-683-7431.

RALLY FOR ROTARY

The Rotary Club of Butte will be conducting a "Rally for Rotary" at noon at the Butte Country Club. This special meeting is to inform the community about Rotary and the Butte club. For questions or more details, call 406-490-9154. To RSVP, email rolom817@gmail.com.

OPENING RECEPTION

The University of Montana Western's Fine Arts Gallery has scheduled an opening reception of the new contemporary exhibit in the Corr Gallery titled "Vocabulary of the Self" by sculptor Crista Ann Ames from 6 to 7 p.m. The opening will be preceded by Ames's artist's talk in Main Hall, room 309, from 5 to 6 p.m. the same day. The exhibit features her mythology-driven forms that explore the complexity of human emotion, experience, and imagination.

JUDGING CLINIC

A judging clinic will be held at 6 p.m. in Butte Central High School's library. Volunteer judges are needed for the speech and debate meet on Saturday. No experience is necessary. For details or to sign up, contact David Stonehocker at david.stonehocker@buttecentralschools.org or 406-593-1614.

GEOLOGY LECTURE

"Unraveling the Late Proterozoic-Cambrian Transition in the Pioneer Mountains" is the focus of a free lecture at 4 p.m. in Montana Tech's Natural Resources Building, room 128. Katie McDonald, a senior research geologist at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, is the speaker.

OGT RADIO PLAY

The Orphan Girl Children's Theatre presents an Orphan Girl Community Theatre production of "A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play," directed by Jackie Freeman. Shows are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday matinee is a special Spotlight Performance where tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for children 10 and under for pre-sale ONLY. Standard ticket prices apply at the door. Tickets for the other performances are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for kids 10 and under.

FRIDAY, DEC. 8

ANACONDA SHOW

The Young People's Open Theatre Project in Anaconda presents a community theater production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Anaconda High School Little Theatre. No reservations are needed, and seating is limited. Tickets are available at the door only. Details: 406-533-5269. Local youth and adults are featured in the show.

YULE NIGHT

Yule Night, a festive evening with cheer in the air, is from 5 to 10 p.m. in Philipsburg.The evening includes live music, a lighted parade, pictures with Santa, food and drink, and more.The event is hosted by the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce.

STROLL AND FESTIVAL

In conjunction with the annual Twin Bridges Christmas Stroll, the Yule-Tide Crafters Festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Twin Bridges Fairgrounds. The festival features lots of crafters selling their unique work.

VETERAN HONORED

Veterans and family members of William T. McLean, Major General, U.S. Army, retired, will gather to honor his Army experiences at 4 p.m. at the Anaconda-Deer Lodge County courthouse. His uniform will be on display for three months. The public is encouraged to attend. Details: 406-980-0340.

'A CHRISTMAS STORY'

"A Christmas Story" will be staged at the Cutler Theatre in Deer Lodge through Dec. 17. The holiday classic will run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and may be reserved by calling the Cutler box office at 406-846-4096.

OGT RADIO PLAY

The Orphan Girl Children's Theatre presents an Orphan Girl Community Theatre production of "A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play," directed by Jackie Freeman. Shows are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday matinee is a special Spotlight Performance where tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for children 10 and under for pre-sale ONLY. Standard ticket prices apply at the door. Tickets for the other performances are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for kids 10 and under.

SATURDAY, DEC. 9

ICE SCULPTING CONTEST

With nearly 50 ice sculptures planned, the 17th annual ice sculpting contest will be held in Uptown Butte. For details about how to participate as a carver or a sponsor, email coreygrans@gmail.com.

MORE BAZAARS

• Montana Tech's annual Society of Professional Engineers bazaar and trade show is at 9 a.m. at the Maroon Activity Center, 55 E. Mercury St. Vendors from all over Montana plan to participate.

• A "Butte-iful Christmas" Craft Show and Christmas Festival is Saturday and Sunday at the Front Street Station, 800 E. Front. Admission is free. Saturday's hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COMMUNITY EXERCISE

Montana Dance Works, 3104 Harrison Ave., will be celebrating the holiday season with a community POUND class and a community yoga practice. All are welcome to this free event. POUND will be held from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., and yoga will be from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Donations will be accepted in honor of A Mining City Christmas and Action Inc.

'A CHRISTMAS STORY'

"A Christmas Story" will be staged at the Cutler Theatre in Deer Lodge through Dec. 17. The holiday classic will run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and may be reserved by calling the Cutler box office at 406-846-4096.

OGT RADIO PLAY

The Orphan Girl Children's Theatre presents an Orphan Girl Community Theatre production of "A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play," directed by Jackie Freeman. Shows are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The Saturday matinee is a special Spotlight Performance where tickets are $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for children 10 and under for pre-sale ONLY. Standard ticket prices apply at the door. Tickets for the other performances are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for kids 10 and under.

ANACONDA SHOW

The Young People's Open Theatre Project in Anaconda presents a community theater production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Anaconda High School Little Theatre. No reservations are needed, and seating is limited. Tickets are available at the door only. Details: 406-533-5269. Local youth and adults are featured in the show.

TREE DEDICATION

The Rotary Tree at Park and Arizona will be officially lit and dedicated at 5 p.m. The area will be christened Victory Circle. A joint project of the Rotary Club of Butte and Butte-Silver Bow, the ceremony coincides with Mainstreet Uptown Butte's annual ice sculpting contest. Details: Karen Byrnes, Butte-Silver Bow Community Development Office, at kbyrnes@bsb.mt.gov or 406-497-6467.

SANTA PAWS

Butte Spay Neuter Task Force will have its Santa Paws fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Butte Plaza Mall. Photos may be with pets and Santa Paws or with people, pets, and Santa Paws. Pets large and small must be on leashes or in cages. Pet owners will receive two 5x7-inch photos for $16.

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

The Butte Symphony Guild presents the annual Holiday Home Tour from noon to 4 p.m. The event benefits the Butte Symphony. A tea and cookie reception follows from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Springs of Butte. This year's hosts are Glen and Jane Johnson, Fran Doran and Neal Egan, Ristene Hall, Marilynn Mason, and the Rev. Theresa Kelley. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at Books & Books, Keenan Jewelers, or by emailing wanamakercreative@gmail.com.

SPEECH MEET

Volunteer judges are needed for Butte Central High School's speech and debate meet. For details or to sign up, contact David Stonehocker at david.stonehocker@buttecentralschools.org or 406-593-1614.

LIONS BREAKFAST

The Butte Mile-Hi Lions Club will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the Butte Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena. The menu consists of juice, pancakes, sausage, and coffee. Cost for the breakfast is $6 for adults or $10 a family.

SUNDAY, DEC. 10

OGT RADIO PLAY

The Orphan Girl Children's Theatre presents an Orphan Girl Community Theatre production of "A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play," directed by Jackie Freeman, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for kids 10 and under.

HOLIDAY TEA

Anaconda's Friends of the Library Christmas tea is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m in the Hearst Free Library, 401 Main St.

'A CHRISTMAS STORY'

"A Christmas Story" will be staged at the Cutler Theatre in Deer Lodge through Dec. 17. The holiday classic will run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and may be reserved by calling the Cutler box office at 406-846-4096.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

A "Butte-iful Christmas" Craft Show and Christmas Festival continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Front Street Station, 800 E. Front St., Butte. Admission is free.

SANTA PAWS

Butte Spay Neuter Task Force will have its Santa Paws fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Butte Plaza Mall. Photos may be with pets and Santa Paws or with people, pets, and Santa Paws. Pets large and small must be on leashes or in cages. Pet owners will receive two 5x7-inch photos for $16.

HOLIDAY CONCERT

Ken Willson and Kim McKee will give a "Wintertide" concert at 7 p.m. at the Elling House Arts & Humanities Center, 404 E. Idaho St., Virginia City.The concert is a mixture of traditional Celtic and seasonal songs and tunes. Tickets are $15. Call to make your reservation at 406-843-5454.

ELKS DANCE

A dance will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Butte Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena. Music will be by The John Fox Sound, who plays dance and listening music on his keyboard. Cover charge is $10. The bar will also be open. Details: Frank Snyder at 406-494-6614 or 406-490-3329.

DILLON PLAY

The Beaverhead County Museum will present "The Confounding of Dillon," a one-act comedy loosely depicting the founding of Dillon in 1880, at 3 p.m. in the Old Depot Theatre in Dillon. Following the performance, homemade cookies and coffee will be served and a short variety show of historic music will be featured. Admission is $10 per person. Tickets are on sale at the museum and at the door.

CLUBS AND MEETINGS

BUTTE

  • Top O' The Mornin' Toastmasters meets at 6:30 a.m. Monday at Perkins, 2900 Harrison Ave.
  • Reservations are due Monday for the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians' Christmas banquet Monday, Dec. 11, at the Butte Country Club. A no-host cocktail party starts at 5:30 p.m., and the banquet begins at 6. The cost is $30. Make reservations by calling Deanna Thomas at 406-782 4435 or Jule Walsh at 406-490 9500.
  • Duplicate bridge is played at 1 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Hawthorne Community Center, 3500 Whiteway (enter through the back).
  • Every Monday from 2 to 4 p.m., people with a disability are invited to hang out with others for good conversation, games, and companionship at MILP, 3475 Monroe, suite 103.
  • Butte Exchange Club meets weekly on Tuesdays at noon at 16 E. Granite St. on the second floor. Details: Steve at 406-782-4253.
  • Uptown Toasters meet at noon Tuesday at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. The public is always welcome to attend. Details: 406-782-3280.
  • The Christmas dinner for the Gal-Us-Frame Gals Red Hat Group will be Tuesday at the Butte Country Club. Cocktails will be at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6.
  • Open AA meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard St. Details: 406-560-7330.
  • Butte High School class of 1961 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christina’s Cocina. Please bring a $20 gift for the gift exchange.
  • Butte Sunrise Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins, 2900 Harrison Ave. Guest speaker will be Leo Heath, retired Montana Tech professor, to talk about the Elm Coulee Oil Field Research Project.
  • Rotary Club of Butte meets every Thursday at noon at the Butte Country Club.
  • Retired Mine Workers will meet Friday at the Butte Country Club. Meeting is at 6 p.m., and the dinner will follow. For reservations, call Tom Holter at 406-494-7953.
  • The Warped Weavers meet 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library, third floor, 226 W. Broadway St. Curious about weaving? Come watch; ask questions. There may be a loom for you to try. Details: 406-782-5784.
  • Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Gold Hill Lutheran Church, 934 Placer St. Details: 406-533-5454.
  • Women's AA meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Springs, 300 Mount Highland Dr.
  • Bingo is held at the Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena, each Wednesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome. The more people in attendance, the larger the payout. Details: 406-494-6614 or 406- 490-3329.
  • Montana Independent Living Project is hosting a group for women with disabilities. This group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday at 3475 Monroe Ave., suite 103. Women who have a disability are invited to come for sharing, support, and a sense of community with other like-minded women. This is an open, safe, accepting, and nonjudgmental group where all are honored and heard.
  • Visit the library's Nerd Herd for computer help from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Thursday of the month at the Belmont Senior Center, 615 E. Mercury St. Details: 406-723-3361 or www.buttepubliclibrary.info.
  • A suicide loss support group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Butte public library, 226 W. Broadway St. Call before attending for the first time. Details: Beth at 406-490-1279 or Mary Alice at 406-533-9899.
  • Are you a square peg wanting to fit in a round hole? If so, come join the Big Butte Mile High Cribbage Club at East Side Athletic Club, playing at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Details: Phil at 406-494-2618.
  • Gamblers Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1621 Thornton Ave.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays in the Atherton Apartments community center room, 4500 Continental Dr. Details: 406-396-4112.
  • An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Utah St.
  • Al-Anon meetings: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Congregational Church; 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, business meeting, Comfort Inn; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Gold Hill Lutheran Church; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sharing and Caring, 2100 Farragut (rear entrance).

ANACONDA

  • Anaconda Rotary Club will meet at noon Tuesday in the basement of Donavan's. The guest speaker is Terry Vermeier.

DILLON

  • A service honoring military personnel who have provided a peaceful nation for all of us starts at noon Wednesday in St. James Episcopal Church in Dillon. Details: 406-683-2735.
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