MONDAY, NOV. 13
The Rotary Club of Butte hosts a fundraiser at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Your $20 registration includes a one-hour yoga class, a raffle ticket, and a chance to win a spot in Christopher Borton's eight-class yoga session that begins in January 2018. Additional raffle tickets are available for $5. To register online, go towww.montanarotary.org. Online registration closes at midnight on Nov. 10.
TUESDAY, NOV. 14
RALLY FOR THE CREEK
The Restore Our Creek Coalition and The Montana Standard host a Rally for the Creek event at 6:30 p.m. at the Covellite Theater, 215 W. Broadway St., to showcase the perspectives of just a few of Butte's vital social and economic sectors: housing, healthcare, education, and community and economic development. This rally focuses on one complex aspect of the whole complex issue: the need to clean all the tailings out of the Silver Bow Creek headwaters corridor in the heart of Butte.
The student body, administration, faculty, and staff of Butte Central High School sponsor the annual Laverne Combo Thanksgiving Dinner for the elderly and homebound of Butte at 5 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Delivery is available for those unable to attend. Call the high school office at 406-782-6761 for reservations or deliveries. The deadline for delivery reservations is 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. There is no cost for delivery or to attend the dinner in person.
The Butte Central Education Foundation and Butte Central Catholic High School host an alumni memorial Mass at 2 p.m. at the Butte Central Elementary gymnasium. The Mass is dedicated to the schools' deceased alumni, faculty, staff, and friends. Following Mass, a reception will be held in the Butte Central Elementary gymnasium. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Next year marks the 100th anniversary of Anaconda's Washoe Smelter Stack. Plans are underway to celebrate the centennial event on Smeltermen's Day on Aug. 8, 2018. To get involved, people are invited to a start-up meeting at 1:45 p.m. at the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce, 306 E. Park St., Anaconda.
The Exchange Club of Butte hosts an informal social from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Quarry Brewery's grand ballroom, 124 W. Broadway St. For reservations, call Doug at 406-491-6039 or go towww.butteexchangeclub.org.
A transgender workshop is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Montana Tech Student Union Building Kelley-Con Room. The evening will feature discussion of issues affecting transgender people in the U.S., education, and support. It's hosted by PFLAG. Details: John and Helen Cummings at 406-498-0793.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15
The Big Hole Watershed Committee has its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Divide Grange. Tony Thatcher, DTM Consulting Inc., and Karin Boyd, Applied Geomorphology Inc., will present results of a recent update to the Big Hole River channel migration zone maps. The presentation will include information regarding how the maps were made and how they can be used.
CAR SEAT CLINIC
A children's car seat clinic is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Uptown Fire Station, Montana and Galena. Car seats will be checked for correct installation, making sure the seat matches your child's weight and age, recall information, and more. Details: Mary Jo Stosich at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, 406-497-5016.
THURSDAY, NOV. 16
Butte Community Concerts features The Chiara String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. in the Mother Lode Theatre, 316 W. Park St. Individual tickets may be purchased for $30. The quartet features Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon on violin, Jonah Sirota on viola, and Gregory Beaver on cello.
The Butte-Silver Bow Democratic Central Committee hosts a congressional Democratic candidate forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Knights of Columbus, 224 W. Park St. It is a potluck event, so bring a dish. Guests include candidates John Heenan, Jared Pettinato, Kathleen Williams, Grant Kier, and Tom Woods. The meet-and-greet begins at 5:30 p.m.
The Southwest Montana Arts Council offers a Canvas Creations class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Art Center, 120 N. Montana St., Dillon. Teaching artist Karlee Shank will provide instruction with the theme "beautiful fall." The class is $25, which includes refreshments, all the supplies you need to create a painting, and a finished piece of art for you to take home and display. The class is limited to 25 participants. Please visit SMACarts.org to register.
The Mile High Back Country Horsemen meet in the lower level conference room at the Comfort Inn. There will be a potluck dinner from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Potluck assignments: A-H, main dish; I-P, side dish; and Q-Z, dessert. At 6:30, Sarah Rowley of the U.S. Forest Service in Butte will give a short presentation on bears, particularly grizzly bears, and on human and human/horse encounters with bears. The business meeting will be called to order by 7.
FRIDAY, NOV. 17
NORDIC SKI FUNDRAISER
The annual fundraiser for the Mile High Nordic Ski Education Foundation is 6 to 9 p.m. upstairs at Quarry Brewing, 124 W. Broadway. There will be food and beer, wine and soft drinks, a silent auction, and a small live auction. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for kids 12 through 18 or those living at home or in school, and children under are 12 free. If you would like to volunteer, contact Debbie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montana Tech hosts its fall open house events from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activities may include academic program open houses, interactive classroom sessions, and paying for college sessions.
The Butte Central Catholic School System hosts a social event at the Butte Country Club at 6 p.m. Autumnfest 2017 will replace the longstanding Butte Central Calcutta with an evening of live music, socializing, food, and cash drawings. During the event, $4,500 in cash prizes will be given away. Tickets for Autumnfest 2017 can be purchased at the Maroon Activities Center, Butte Central High School, and Central Elementary. Funds raised during the event will benefit Butte's Catholic Schools.
SATURDAY, NOV. 18
• The winter bazaar is Saturday and Sunday at the Butte Civic Center. The event showcases over 90 vendor booths for your holiday shopping all under one roof. Local businesses, crafters, bakers, artists, and much more will be on hand. Saturday's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Boulder area Chamber of Commerce hosts a holiday Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jefferson County High School gym. There will be approximately 50 booths. Admission is free. Details: 406-465-2106.
• The Twin Bridges "Just-Cuz" Fair is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Twin Bridges Fairgrounds. Great time to start your holiday shopping with Montana hand-crafted items. Door prizes will be given out every half hour. There will be games with prizes, and a complimentary coffee station. There is a food and warm clothing drop-off for those in need.
The Science Mine, located below Hennessy Market, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come explore all our discovery areas including a hands-on preschool area and flooding stream beds and stream "bugs" as well as electricity, sound, light, and Tesla coils. The STEAM Powered Kids makerspace features computer programming with students from Montana Tech, fun with 3D printers, and art using a laser cutter. Admission is $15 per family or $5 per person. Season passes are available at $30 per family or $20 per person.
SUNDAY, NOV. 19
The winter bazaar continues at the Butte Civic Center. The event showcases over 90 vendor booths for your holiday shopping all under one roof. Local businesses, crafters, bakers, artists, and much more will be on hand. Saturday's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Public ice skating runs 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Butte Community Ice Center, 1700 Wall St. Cost is $5 adults, $3 kids. Skates rented for $3. Details: 406-498-1877.
John Fox Sound plays at the Anaconda Elks from 1 to 5 p.m. featuring a great mix of dance tempo including waltz, foxtrot, and Latin. Cover is $10.
The Montana Old Time Fiddlers bring their lively music to the Mint Bar at 1 E. Legion, Whitehall, from 2 to 6 p.m. Lunch will be available, and dancing is encouraged. Guitar, mandolin, and banjo players are welcome to participate in the jam — and anyone can just come to hear some great old-time fiddle music. Details: Dave at 406-685-3481.
CLUBS AND MEETINGS
- Top O' The Mornin' Toastmasters meets at 6:30 a.m. Monday at Perkins, 2900 Harrison Ave.
- Duplicate bridge is played at 1 p.m. every Monday and Thursday through November (except Thanksgiving) at the Hawthorne Community Center, 3500 Whiteway (enter through the back). Another game is Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m., annual membership game (board meeting at 5:30).
- 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.
- Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at The Springs, 300 Mount Highland Dr. A memorial service for deceased members will be held, and the Christmas dinner and donations will be discussed.
- Men's AOH will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carpenters Union Hall. An initiation of new members will precede the meeting.
- Open AA meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard St. Details: 406-560-7330.
- National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins.
- Butte Kiwanis Club meets at noon Wednesday at Perkins, 2900 Harrison Ave., with guest speaker Sonya Rosenthal.
- Butte CVB will meet at noon Wednesday at the Butte Chamber of Commerce building, 1000 George St. Any questions and comments can be forwarded to Maria Pochervina at email@example.com.
- Butte High and Butte Central class of 1952 will have a luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Three Amigos. Call Georgia at 406-782-5772 or June at 406-723-6780.
- Montana Independent Living Project is hosting a group for women with disabilities. This group meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday 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.
- American Legion Post #1 and Auxiliary will have their monthly dinner Wednesday at the Legion Hall on Motor View Road in Butte. Ham, vegetables, salads, cornbread, dinner rolls, and desserts will be served. Cost for the dinner will be $6. Hall opens at 6 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Please join us as we enjoy dinner with our veterans. A short meeting will be held after the dinner.
- 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.
- Rotary Club of Butte meets every Thursday at noon at the Butte Country Club.
- Mile High Back Country Horsemen holds its monthly meeting Thursday at the Comfort Inn lower level conference room, 2777 Harrison Ave. A potluck dinner is at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., Sarah Rowley of the U.S. Forest Service will give a presentation on bear/human/horse encounters. A business meeting follows at 7.
- 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; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Gold Hill Lutheran Church; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sharing and Caring, 2100 Farragut (rear entrance).
- Anaconda Sportsmen's Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Anaconda AOH Hall. There will be nominations and an election of officers.
- Friday Night dinner is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Anaconda Elks Nov. 17. On the menu is a three-piece halibut dinner with a potato, vegetables, salad bar, and dessert. The cost is $12.