TUESDAY, JAN. 30
Butte Catholic Bible Study Little Rock Scripture Course will begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann's Parish Hall. The class will meet each Tuesday until March 13. Emphasis will be on the book of Isaiah. The scriptural study is open to everyone, and you do not have to have participated in any of the previous classes. To register, call St. Ann's Parish office at 406-723-4303. There is a $20 charge for class materials.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31
Matt Branes of Morrison Maierle will talk about "Restoration of Fluvial Process on French Gulch and Moose Creek" from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Chemistry/Biology Building, room 102, on the Montana Tech campus.
The Butte Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. 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. 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. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-723-6656.
THURSDAY, FEB. 1
The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana will present its 43rd Annual Economic Outlook Seminar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NorthWestern Energy general office, Park and Main. Registration costs $90, which includes the "Montana Economic Report 2018." Details or to register: www.economicoutlookseminar.com or 406-243-5113.
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.
Angela Des Jardins of the Montana Space Grant Consortium will give a lecture at 4 p.m. in the Chemistry Biology Building, room 102, on the Montana Tech campus. She will talk about the "Eclipse Across America: Greatest Public Engagement Effort in Modern History."
FRIDAY, FEB. 2
Butte Central's double-header basketball games against Dillon have been designated "Cancer Schmancer" Pink Night. A boys game is at 6 p.m., followed by a girls game at 7:30. The night is also Mairissa's Way Night, in memory of Mairissa Peoples, who was a former Butte Central basketball player and coach. Mairissa passed away in 2014. Fans attending the game are encouraged to wear pink. Pink T-shirts will be on sale in the MAC lobby. Details: 406-723-6706.
The Montana Aerospace Development Association and Space Propulsion Group Inc. will conduct hybrid rocket motor testing at the Butte AeroTec Facility. Loud noise can be expected from this testing. The facility is located at 119130 German Gulch Road, southwest of Butte.
Public ice skating is available at the Butte Community Ice Center, 1700 Wall St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $3 for kids, $5 for adults, with skates rented for $3. Concessions are available. For other dates and details, call 406-498-1877.
AT THE LIBRARY
Story time at the Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway St., starts at 11 a.m. The subject is groundhogs, and youngsters will listen to books, sing songs, and do an activity. All ages are welcome. Details: Cathy at 406-723-3361.
SATURDAY, FEB. 3
DRAG, VARIETY SHOW
Butte AIDS Support Services presents its annual drag and variety show, "Open Hands, Open Hearts," at the Mother Lode Theatre, 316 W. Park St. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8. Tickets are $20; students with ID, $10.
Opera singers Anton Belov and Hannah Penn will appear on stage at the UM-Western Beier Auditorium in Dillon at 7:30 p.m. in a Dillon Concert Association performance. They'll sing arias, duets, and Broadway showtunes. Single event tickets will be sold at the door: adults, $15; college, $10; students/youth, $6. Details: Laurie Hagenbarth at 406-683-5050.
Public ice skating is available at the Butte Community Ice Center, 1700 Wall St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $3 for kids, $5 for adults, with skates rented for $3. Concessions are available. Details: 406-498-1877.
The Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway St., will sponsor a "Kid 2 Kid Clothing Swap" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third floor. Bring in clean, good-condition clothing for kids from infant to teen. Please do not bring toys or other items. Details: Shari Curtis at 406-723-3361 (ext. 6302) or email@example.com.
The Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the incredible STEAM-Powered Kids project area with building projects including 3D-printing and robotics! Enjoy new exhibits — the pendulum wave — and good old favorites including Tesla coils, stream tables, laser mazes, and more. Non-member admission is $5 per person, $15 per family, or renew your membership for the season.
SUNDAY, FEB. 4
Public ice skating is available at the Butte Community Ice Center, 1700 Wall St., 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $3 for kids, $5 for adults, with skates rented for $3. Concessions are available. Details: 406-498-1877.
People are invited to a snowshoe outing at 11 a.m. at the Jerry Creek Bridge fishing access prior to the Super Bowl game. The free event is sponsored by the Dewey Athletic Club (Dewey Bar). The trek is 4½ miles and includes chili and a bonfire at the halfway point. There will be drawings as well as awards for best dressed football outfit. Details: 406-491-6235.
CLUBS AND MEETINGS
- Duplicate bridge is played at 1 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Hawthorne Community Center, 3500 Whiteway (enter through the back). Another game is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
- 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.
- Uptown Toasters meeting is at noon Tuesday at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Details: 406-782-3280.
- Butte Exchange Club meets weekly on Tuesdays at noon at 16 E. Granite St. on the second floor. Details: Steve at 406-782-4253.
- 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.
- Open AA meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard St. Details: 406-560-7330.
- Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins. Guest speaker will be Pam Chamberlin, Bert Mooney Airport manager.
- Ramsay School District #3 will have a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria.
- 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.
- The Butte Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Note the new time and place. The meeting is open to all. This year, new local, state, and national memberships are free. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-723-6656.
- Bingo is held at the Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena streets, 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.
- 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. Women who have a disability are invited to 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.
- Marine Corps League will have a breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Oasis Restaurant.
- An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Utah St.
- Butte's Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will celebrate St. Brigid's Day on Saturday with a Mass and dinner. The Mass is at 4:30 p.m. at St. Ann's Church, 2100 Farragut Ave. A no-host dinner will follow at Perkins, 2900 Harrison Ave. Reservations are due by Thursday, Feb. 1, by calling Deanna Thomas at 406-782-4435.
- Bible Talks start at 4 p.m. Sundays at the Comfort Inn (Montana Room). The gathering is nondenominational. Details: 530-521-5671.
- 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).
- Friday Night Dinner will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Anaconda Elks. The menu includes meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad bar, and dessert. The cost is $10.
- The Ladies AOH will celebrate St. Brigid's Day on Sunday with a Mass at St. Peter's Church in Anaconda. Members are required to wear their vests and sashes. Breakfast at the Haufbrau will follow the Mass. The cost for the meal is $20, which includes the gratuity. For reservations, which are due by Thursday, Feb. 1, call Sammi Lorello at 406-560-2418.