February

February

TUESDAY, FEB. 6

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.

LINE DANCING

The Fine Line Dancers will have beginner and beginner-plus classes at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 224 W Park St. This is the last day for new student registration. Classes are $4 per session. Call 406-560-1934 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7

TECH TALK

John Ray of Montana Tech will talk about the "Precautionary Principle, Pollution Prevention and Environmental Restoration" from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Chemistry/Biology Building, room 102, on the Montana Tech campus.

THURSDAY, FEB. 8

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.

BINGO NIGHT

Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Ann's Parish. Proceeds will go to the St. James Auxiliary Club. Money raised will be going to scholarships for medical background students. There will be 12 regular games of bingo and three special games. The evening includes prizes, cash prizes, and 50/50 tickets. Snacks, water, and pop will be available.

TECH TALK

Colleen Elliott will talk about "Tripping on the Geology Underfoot," at 4 p.m. in the Natural Resources Building, Room 128 on the Montana Tech campus. The event is free.

FRIDAY, FEB. 9

IRISH CONCERT

The University of Montana will bring the most well-known custodians of Ireland's music and song tradition to Montana for "A Springtime of Irish Music and Song." Four concerts will be performed at UM and Montana Tech. The first concert is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Montana Tech auditorium, featuring young fiddle player and pianist Orla McCague from County Monaghan.Following McCague is button accordion player Danny O'Mahony from Ballyduff in County Kerry. Tickets for the performance are $15 for general admission, $13 for seniors and members of the Friends of Irish Studies, and $5 for students. A season ticket to all four performances is $45. Tickets are available online at hs.umt.edu/friends-irish-studies/stories/spring-music.php, at Cavanaugh's County Celtic, and at the Granite Mountain Bank or at Rockin' Rudy's in Missoula.

SWEETHEART BALL

A "Sweetheart Ball" will be held at the Anaconda Elks, 223 Main St., Anaconda.Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. On the menu is filet mignon medallions wrapped in bacon. The meal is limited to 150 people, and the cost is $10 per person.From 7 to 11 p.m., dance to the music of Butte's Big Band, with featured guest Ann Milburn. That cost is also $10 per person.For reservations or to purchase tickets, call Carolyn Howery at 406-560-2236. Tickets are also being sold at Second Edition Books, 112 S. Montana St.

ELEGANT DINING

The Copper Village Museum and Art Center will be hosting their annual elegant dinner at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 401 E. Commercial St., Anaconda.The cost is $35 per person, and proceeds benefit the center.On the menu is artichoke tortellini soup, Caesar salad, Italian breadsticks, chicken Parmigiana, gnocchi in butter and garlic, and roasted vegetables, and for dessert, pana cotta or gelato.Reservations: 406-563-2422.

AT THE LIBRARY

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

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Kids Night Out will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Excelsior and Platinum. The free event includes dinner, games, and Bible stories. Kids in grades K-5 are welcome. No registration required. More information is on Facebook at First Presbyterian Church Butte.

BINGO NIGHT

The Mini Maroon Parent Club will host the sixth annual Mini Maroon Parent Club Bingo Night at 7 p.m. at the Maroon Activity Center, 550 E. Mercury St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Come enjoy a night full of fun, games, and great prizes. With your $5 donation, you will receive a pack of seven games, and you get three cards for every game, a total of 21 cards. You must be 21 to play. For more details or to purchase a raffle/bingo ticket, call 406-491-2351 or 406-310-0221.

SATURDAY, FEB. 10

QIGONG WORKSHOP

A one-day qigong workshop is planned from 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at The Yoga Center, 14 S. Dakota St. Taught by Nancy Oyer of Butte, "One Thousand Hands Buddha" is a meditation with 14 hand movements practiced in a sitting position. The cost is $60. That includes a manual published by the Ling Gui International Healing School in Portland, Oregon. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Active Teens program at the Butte YMCA. Class size is limited to 13. To reserve your spot, send payment to Oyer at P.O. Box 146, Butte, MT 59701. Details: 406-490-8989.

BINGO NIGHT

The Butte Xi Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its annual bingo night, "Meet for Bingo, Bingo for Meat," at 7 p.m. at the Butte Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena.Three bingo cards are $5. Proceeds go to Albert's Angel Fund, Camp Mak-A-Dream, and the Intermountain Children's Home.Admittance is free, but a canned good for the Butte Emergency Food Bank would be appreciated. Details: Jan Thorne at 406-498-0870.

ELEGANT DINING

The Copper Village Museum and Art Center continues their annual elegant dinner at 6 p.m. at 401 E. Commercial St., Anaconda.The cost is $35 per person, and proceeds benefit the center.On the menu is artichoke tortellini soup, Caesar salad, Italian breadsticks, chicken Parmigiana, gnocchi in butter and garlic, and roasted vegetables, and for dessert, pana cotta or gelato.Reservations: 406-563-2422.

VALENTINES' DINNER

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1621 Thornton St., is having its tenth annual Valentine's dinner. On the menu will be family-style Meaderville spaghetti and ravs, salad, and dessert. There will also be live music.There are two seatings available: 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, $5 for children under 10, and the meal is free to children under 2. Reservations are requested, and pick up or carry out are available. Reservations: 406-782-2425 or 406-560-7421.

SUNDAY, FEB. 11

HEARST FUNDRAISER

Friends of the Hearst Free Library will host "Chocolate, Wine, and Cheese 2018" from 2 to 4 p.m. at 401 Main St., Anaconda. Join other library patrons for an afternoon of hand-made chocolate delicacies, a variety of wines, and cheeses from around the world. There are also 50/50 tickets, a raffle, and door prizes. Tickets are available at the library. They are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and include up to four glasses of wine. Funds raised go toward the Summer Reading Program.

SHERIDAN DINNER

A Valentine's dinner fundraiser to benefit the nonprofit Jackson's Garden is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ruby Hotel, Main Street in Sheridan. The cost is $26 per person and is dine in or take out. The menu features Italian food, which includes an antipasto plate, green salad with Italian vinaigrette and parmesan cheese, freshly baked bread, and your choice of two types of lasagna (an eight-layer beef and sausage with béchamel sauce or eight-layer chicken and mushroom alfredo lasagna) and the famous dessert of Italy, tiramisu. Wine and beer will be available. Gluten-free is available only with a reservation. While reservations are not required, they are recommended by calling 406-842-7956.

MESOPUST CELEBRATION

St. Peter & Paul Society, Lodge 84 of the Croatian Fraternal Union, will celebrate Mesopust at 5 p.m. at the Croatian Hall, 816 East Third St., Anaconda. The menu consists of sarma, kolbase, potatoes, salad, dessert, etc. Details: Patsy at 406-563-2728, Stan at 406-563-6859, or Marion at 406-563-7386.

CLUBS AND MEETINGS

BUTTE

  • Top O' The Mornin' Toastmasters meet at 6:30 a.m. Monday at Perkins.
  • A class reunion planning meeting for the Butte High, Girls Central, and Boys Central classes of 1948 starts at 1 p.m. Monday in 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).
  • Butte Retired Teachers luncheon will be at noon Tuesday at the Butte Country Club, 3400 Elizabeth Warren Ave. The speaker will be from AARP.
  • 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.
  • Gal-Us-Frame gals will have a Red Hat dinner on Tuesday at the Derby. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. People will order from the menu.
  • Open AA meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard St. Details: 406-560-7330.
  • American Legion Post #1 will hold its executive board meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Legion Hall on Motor View Road in Butte. The Post meeting is at 8. All members are invited to attend as the post works to support local veterans and their families.
  • Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins.
  • 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.
  • Class of 1961 will have a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christina's Cocina.
  • The Butte-Silver Bow Democrats Burros Club will have a luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Butte Country Club, 3400 Elizabeth Warren Ave. Guest speaker will be state senator Dick Barrett, who taught economics at the University of Montana from 1970 until his retirement in 2007.
  • 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.
  • Belmont Senior Center will sponsor an AARP Smart Driver course to refresh driving skills from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at 615 E. Mercury St. Participants are eligible for an auto insurance discount. Reservations 406-723-7773.
  • Chapter X of PEO meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Big Sky Senior Living.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Retired Mine Workers will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Butte Country Club. A meeting will follow.
  • 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.

ANACONDA

  • The Anaconda Disabled American Veterans Memorial Chapter #13 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Anaconda American Legion Post 21, corner of Cedar and Third. Social begins at 6 p.m. All vets are welcome. Details: 406-980-0340.
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