SATURDAY, DEC. 2
The 29th annual Thompson Distributing City-Wide Food Drive organizers are asking donors to leave bagged non-perishables such as canned goods of soup, fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, paper towels, pasta, cooking oil, shampoo, bar soap, crackers, spaghetti sauce, cereal, and canned meats next to their mailboxes ready for pickup sometime between 10 a.m. and noon. The event is sponsored by Thompson Distributing and Pepsi. Donations can also be dropped off that day at the Butte Emergency Food Bank, 1019 E. Second St., or at the Racetrack Fire Hall, 2344 Grand Ave., 406-723-4041. Cash donations also are appreciated.
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.
• Hope Lutheran Church in Anaconda holds its annual holiday festival at 10 a.m. at 1506 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Anaconda. There will be baked goods, white elephants, raffle, craft items, and more. A soup and sandwich luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children.
• Pintler Pets' Christmas bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dwyer Elementary School, 1601 Tammany St., Anaconda. Numerous vendors will be on hand with art and craft items, baked goods, jewelry, wood work, dog and cat items, candles, and a variety of homemade items. Lunch will be available. Details: Pat at 406-563-2564 or Pintler Pets at 406-563-7464.
• The 46th annual St. Rose Christmas bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Rose Family Center, 226 S. Atlantic St., Dillon. Ethnic foods, homemade baked goods and candy, crafts, decor, and Advent candles as well as raffles will be available. Coffee, doughnuts, and a light lunch can also be purchased. Admission is free. Details: 406-683-4329, 406-683-4504, or 406-683-0062.
NO GREATER LOVE
The film version of “No Greater Love” will be screened at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Butte High School, 401 S. Wyoming St., during a world premier celebration. A packet containing a DVD of the film, CD, and an updated program will be available for purchase for $35. Attendance is free, and all proceeds from packet sales will go to Friends of the Archives. DVDs and CDs of “No Greater Love” will also be available for purchase at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 W. Quartz St., starting Friday.
A curry dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1621 Thornton Ave., Butte, with proceeds going to the Zanskar Medical Project. The suggested donation is $25, and kids are admitted free. Besides the Indian food, a holiday bazaar, silent auction, short film and presentation, and music and songs by Judy Fjell are planned. Details: 406-782-2425.
"The Sensitives" screens 1 p.m. at Big Sky Cinema, 560 N. Montana St. in Dillon. Admission is free. Director Drew Xanthopoulos will be available after the screening for a question-and-answer session. To see additional screening locations or find out where the film is streaming online, visit sensitivesdoc.com.
FESTIVAL OF TREES
The 27th annual Festival of Trees continues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Butte Elks Lodge, 206 W. Galena St. The gala begins at 7 p.m. and includes a live and silent auction of the decorated trees. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. The cost is $25 per person and $40 per couple. For reservations, call 406-533-1024 or 406-490-8593 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for participants can be found on the Safe Space website at www.safespaceonline.org/festival-of-trees.html.
The annual festive holiday dinner of lutefisk and meatballs is from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Gold Hill Lutheran Church, 934 Placer St. No reservations are needed. The cost is $14 for adults, $8 for children. Details: 406-723-4242.
Butte Public Library's used book sale is at 10 a.m. on the first floor at 226 W. Broadway St. On Saturday, all remaining books in the basement will be free.
LADIES NIGHT OUT
The Deer Lodge Elks Lodge #1737 will host its annual Ladies Night Out. This event is for women only. Cocktails are at 5 p.m.; dinner is at 6. Tickets are $15. Contact Joy Grady at 490-7811, Debra Benes at 406-846-2569, or the Elks Lodge at 406-846-1737, or pick up tickets at Valley Foods.
TUBACHRISTMAS IN ENNIS
Tuba and euphonium players are invited to participate in a "TubaChristmas'' event in Ennis. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at Ennis High School, where rehearsal begins at 10 a.m. The concert starts at 1 p.m. in First Madison Valley Bank in Ennis. Registration fee for the performers is $10. Any musician can play in a TubaChristmas concert as long as he or she plays an instrument in the tuba family (conical bore). Details: Andrew Scruggs at 406-490-2592.
CLUBS AND MEETINGS
- Butte Area Rising Coalition will meet from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carpenters Union Hall, 156 Granite St.
- Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 10 a.m. in the Atherton Apartments community center room, 4500 Continental Dr. Details: 406-396-4112.
- Butte Copper City Lions meets the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at Perkins, 2900 Harrison Ave. Details: Charlene at 406-565-0906 or Wanda at 406-221-6476.
- An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. at 721 S. Utah St.