Spirit of Columbia Gardens Logo Circle

Spirit of Columbia Gardens Logo Circle

TUESDAY, FEB. 13

TOURISM MEETING

The Butte Tourism Business Improvement District will be meet at 3 p.m. at the Butte Chamber of Commerce building, 1000 George Street. The meeting is to review and award grant applications received prior to Jan. 30, 2018. Questions and comments: Maria Pochervina at 406-723-3177 or mariap@buttecvb.com.

HAND-PAINTING HEARTS

The East Middle School Builders' Club will sponsor a fundraiser for Butte's Spirit of Columbia Gardens Carousel in the school cafeteria. Lunch for seventh grade runs 11:07 to 11:30 a.m., and eighth grade is 12:07 to 12:30 p.m. The service club will hand-paint Valentine hearts on students' hands for a suggested donation of 25 cents.

LEARN TO SKATE

A free learn-to-skate program starts at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 22 at the U.S. High Altitude Skating Center oval. Come learn the basics of skating. Skates will be available. Details: Tina at 406-490-5764, Dave at 406-723-4839, or Facebook at Butte High altitude skating center.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14

LENTEN SEASON

The church season of Lent begins today with Ash Wednesday. For the third year in a row, pastors from several area congregations will be providing an opportunity for people to receive ashes and a brief prayer on the corner of Montana & Broadway beginning at noon.

TECH TALK

Rayelynn Brandl of Montana Tech will talk about the "Prioritizing Restoration: Difficult Decisions within a Superfund Site" from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Chemistry/Biology Building, room 102, on the Montana Tech campus.

BLIND DATE

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cutler Bros. will bring back to the stage a Kelly Cutler original, “Blind Date,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Cutler Bros. Theatre, 301 Main St, Deer Lodge. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 406-846-4096.

FILM SHOWING

The Friends of the Hearst Free Library in Anaconda will show the film "Ninotchka," starring Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas, at 6 p.m. 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.

BROWN BAG LUNCH

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives at 17 W. Quartz will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series at noon with a presentation by Dave Stratton about the Highland Mountain Mining District. Stratton will present a brief history of the mining and the towns that grew overnight in the Highland Mountains south of Butte in the 1860's. His talk is based on historic records, articles, and oral history. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided.

CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA

Big Sky Senior Living's annual Chocolate Extravaganza begins at 2 p.m. at 3701 Elizabeth Warren Ave. There will be live music with Dan Felix. Details: 494-4900.

THURSDAY, FEB. 15

LEARN TO SKATE

A free learn-to-skate program starts at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 22 at the U.S. High Altitude Skating Center oval. Come learn the basics of skating. Skates will be available. Details: Tina at 406-490-5764, Dave at 406-723-4839, or Facebook at Butte High altitude skating center.

DANCES WITH WORDS

University of Montana Western assistant English professor Francis Davis will read from his new short story collection "West of Love" as a part of the "Dances with Words" free series at 7:30 p.m. in The Cup, Montana Western's coffeehouse below the library. "Dances with Words" is produced by English professor Alan Weltzien.

ADULTING 101

Butte Public Library’s new series, Adulting 101, begins at 6 p.m. at 226 W. Broadway. The series offers a different topic each month on the third Thursday and is free. Each class is self-contained and can be taken piecemeal. For a schedule or topics, please visit the library website or call the reference desk at 406-723-6661.

NETWORK MEETING

The Mile High Innovation Network will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Thornton Building (second floor conference room), 65 E. Broadway St. This month's guest speaker is Joseph J. Adams, who teaches at Montana Tech and recently purchased the historic Finlen Hotel in an effort to enhance Butte's vibrant uptown.

DIABETES CLASS

The March Diabetes Learning Opportunity will start today at St. James Healthcare. The classes continue Feb. 22 and March 1. Insurance can be billed for the classes, which are 9 to 11 a.m. Call Ida Reighard RN, CDE to register at 406-723-2960.

HEART TO HEART

St. James Healthcare is hosting a free community event at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital dining rooms. The annual Heart-to-Heart dinner is an empowering and enlightening event to educate and raise awareness about the risk factors of heart disease, America’s number one killer. A complimentary dinner will be served as attendees learn important heart information for both men and women. To make your reservation, call 406-723-2662.

DEMS MEET

The Butte Democratic Central Committee will have a meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Carpenters Union Hall.

MIGHTY MO TALK

George Grant Trout Unlimited is hosting a presentation by Mark Raisler, co-owner of Headhunters Fly Shop in Craig, Montana at 6 p.m. at the Butte Brewing Co., 465 E. Galena St. His topic will be “Short History of the Mighty Mo: Water, Anglers, and Trends”

FRIDAY, FEB. 16

AT THE LIBRARY

Story time at the Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway St., starts at 11 a.m. The subject is Chinese New Year, and youngsters will listen to books, sing songs, and do an activity. All ages are welcome. Details: Cathy at 406-723-3361.

TECH TALK

Fanbin Zeng, a Fulbright scholar at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an associate professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communication of Jinan University, will be giving a talk at 3 p.m.at CBB 102 on the Montana Tech campus. His talk is titled “The Relationship between Social Media Use and Citizen Participation.”

SATURDAY, FEB. 17

BENEFIT CONCERT

Sylvia, an award-winning country and western singer from Nashville, will headline a benefit concert at 7 p.m. in the Mother Lode Theatre, 316 W. Park St. Proceeds will go toward the medical expenses incurred by Sunny Kay McDowell, a Butte woman who grew up in Wisdom on the Spokane Ranch and is undergoing a fifth back surgery. The show begins with an auction by Barnes Auction Service of Dillon, featuring auctioneers Tom Barnes and Rob McDowell. Opening for Sylvia will be Same Platts and the Great Plainsmen, featuring award-winning fiddler Lilly Brogger. Tickets are available at the Mother Lode box office, 406-723-3602, or on the website, www.buttearts.org, for $20. Details: Rob McDowell at 406-490-8279.

PHILIPSBURG BREWFEST

The Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Philipsburg Brewfest from noon to 5 p.m. at the Philipsburg Town Hall. Come sample Montana's finest microbrews, with 16 Montana breweries participating. The cost is $20 for a glass and three tickets. Subsequent tickets are $2 each or six tickets for $10. The following day, the annual chili cook-off commences from noon to 6 p.m. All proceeds will go toward youth hockey, a vital part of the Philipsburg Ice Association. Details: 406-859-4367.

KICK-A-THON

Just for Kicks, the third annual YMCA kick-a-thon to benefit Safe Space and the YMCA, runs from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the YMCA self-defense class. Henry Klobucar will do the warm-up and demonstrate kicks for people 18 and older. All fitness levels welcome, and there is a goal of 1,000 kicks per person. There will be prize drawings. Pick up a sponsor form at the Y. The event is limited to the first 35 who have a minimum $10 sponsor.

FRIGID DIGGER RUN

The annual Wulfman's Frigid Digger Run starts at 10 a.m. from the Montana Tech HPER Complex, 1301 W. Park. The race will be held regardless of weather conditions. Walkers are welcome. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Distances are 3K or 7.3 miles. Walkers can only participate in the 3K. Entry fees are $10 for age 14 and under and $25 for age 15 and over. Details: buttepissandmoanrunners.com or 406-498-4222.

ALTERNATIVE PARTY

A suicide prevention awareness event and fundraiser for the Jacob Wheeler Foundation will be at 6 p.m. 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.

SUNDAY, FEB. 18

BREAKFAST IN WHITEHALL

The Whitehall Senior Citizens will host a "Winter Fest" breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3 N. Division in Whitehall. The event is a fundraiser, and donations will be accepted. There will also be a silent auction. Details: 406-498-5534.

HAIR AND FASHION SHOW

Revolution Productions presents “ROAR! A Jungle Show!” at 7 p.m. in the King Ballroom at the Copper King Clarion. A feast for the eyes, the seventh annual hair and fashion show involves over six Butte salons and will feature over 130 local models and dancers. All tickets are $35 and are on sale at Essentials Salon, Studio 19, Sugar and Spice, Beauty Bar and Whitnees, or go online at the Revolution Productions Facebook page under shop.

CHILI COOK-OFF

The Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual chili cook-off from noon to 6 p.m. All proceeds will go toward youth hockey, a vital part of the Philipsburg Ice Association. Details: 406-859-4367.

CLUBS AND MEETINGS

BUTTE

  • Top O' The Mornin' Toastmasters meet at 6:30 a.m. Monday at Perkins.
  • 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 disabilities are invited to hang out with others for good conversation, games, and companionship at MILP, 3475 Monroe, suite 103.
  • A grief support group meets from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays through April 2 in St. John's Episcopal Church, 15 N. Idaho St. Details: 406-498-0401.
  • 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).
  • The Loosely Knit Club meets from 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday at the Butte Public Library to knit, crochet, or craft together in a welcoming and supportive environment. The group welcomes new members and drop-ins.
  • Butte Exchange Club meets at noon Tuesdays at 16 E. Granite St. (second floor). Details: Steve 782-4253.
  • Open AA meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard St. Details: 406-560-7330.
  • 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.
  • Kiwanis Club of Butte luncheon is at noon Wednesday at Perkins. Guest speaker will be R. Edward Banderob, chair, Butte Historical Society – BHS – Heritage Projects. He will talk about the National Historical Park & Local Heritage Area.
  • United Veterans Council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion, 4 Mile Vue Road.
  • 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.
  • Mile High Back Country Horsemen will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the lower level conference room at the Comfort Inn, 2777 Harrison Ave. New members are welcome. There will be a potluck dinner, and the annual planning meeting starts at 6:30. Details: Matt Pederson, 406-490-7478, or Facebook: Mile High Back Country Horsemen.
  • Rotary Club of Butte meets every Thursday at noon at the Butte Country Club.
  • Montana Independent Living Project hosts a group for women with disabilities from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday at 3475 Monroe Ave., suite 103. Come for sharing, support, and a sense of community.
  • 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.
  • Butte Public Library book club meets at 1 p.m. Friday at 226 W. Broadway St. This month’s reading is “The Refugees” by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
  • An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Utah St.
  • Bible Talks start at 4 p.m. Sundays at the Comfort Inn (Montana Room). The gathering is non-denominational. Details: 530-521-5671.
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