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Spring Fling at KC — The Fine Line Dancers are hosting their fifth annual “Mothers’ Day/Spring Fling Mixer Friday, May 10, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 224 W. Park St. Doors open at 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and includes snacks, prizes, and a variety of music. Tickets will be sold at the door or call 406-498-3903.
Preschoolers perform ‘Famous Singers’ — The preschool children at Butte Central Elementary will be putting on a play, “Famous Singers,” at 9 a.m. Friday, May 10, at 1100 Delaware St. During the play, each child (dressed as their famous singer/rock star) will share some facts and sing one of their favorite tunes.
Church hosts Kids’ Night Out — The First Presbyterian Church, corner of Excelsior and Platinum, will host Kids’ Night Out from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, for all kids ages kindergarten through fifth grade. The event includes dinner, games, Bible fun, and music. This month’s theme is "Shipwrecked for Jesus". Pre-registration is not necessary but requested. Contact MKhenry6@gmail.com or 775-737-8578. Details: Facebook First Presbyterian Church Butte.
Spring rummage sale set — Butte Spay/Neuter Task Force will have a spring rummage sale from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 10, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the facility on South Excelsior St. The sale will include dozens of new items. This fundraiser helps to support the spay/neuter clinics and the $30-off spay/neuter certificates. To donate to the sale, call for a time to meet us at the building: 406-782-5110 or 406-782-8034.
Owl walk set for caverns — Montana State Parks will host an evening owl walk at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Owls frequent the park year-round and are most vocal in early spring. This year’s Owl Walk will begin at the Main Visitor Center with a short presentation followed by a walk up the park road, traversing a variety of ecosystems. This program is most suitable for ages 10 and up. A bottle of water, snack, sturdy footwear, weather appropriate clothing and binoculars are all recommended. Flashlights are optional and strongly discouraged while looking for owls. This program is $4 to all registered campers and Montana residents.
Library to celebrate Harry Potter — Butte Public Library is celebrating Harry Potter with themed crafts and a screening of a documentary about the history of magic at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at 226 W. Broadway St. The public is invited to attend.
Fun at the Big Hole River — Kids’ Day on the Big Hole River is Saturday, May 18, and is free and open to area youth ages 7-13. Bring your children out to enjoy a day of fun and learning on the banks of the Big Hole River near Melrose. Activities include fly casting and fly tying lessons, bug and trout identification, river safety, survival skills and more. Lunch is included and there will be prizes for all attendees at the end of the day. Registration forms and informational flyer can be found on the Big Hole River Foundation website at www.bhrf.org. Download the registration form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request. Registration is open to the first 75 applicants and fills up quickly.
Kick up your heels at the Elks — It’s Country Western Night from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Butte Elks Club, 206 W. Galena St. The evening of dance begins at 7 with line dancing lessons, led by Colleen Klobucar. At 8, dancers are invited to kick up their heels with music by Kick Start. The cost is $5. For more details, call 406-490-6935.
Holistic fair at Montana Tech — The Montana Mind, Body & Soul Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Montana Tech Student Union Building. The event showcases holistic and alternative wellness modalities and products. Keynote speaker is Danielle Egnew, who will be recording the first episode of her TV show "The Road Angel" in Butte. Admission is free. Details: Stephanne Cox, 406-491-4460.
Movie premiere at Mother Lode — “Zulu Summer – A True Story of Coming to America” will premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Mother Lode Theatre, 316 W. Park St. What started as a series of hilarious Facebook messages between a sincere Zulu prince and a suspicious late-night DJ in Butte, has evolved and blossomed into a cross-cultural friendship and ongoing educational exchange between the United States and South Africa. This documentary is a love letter to Butte, who during the summer of 2017 opened her arms to strangers from the opposite side of the planet. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 the day of the show. They may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office or by calling 406-723-3602.
Brew festival set for May 18 — Come rain or come shine, the 4th annual Tap into Ennis Festival will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in downtown Ennis at Lions Club Park. Tickets are $25 and includes a commemorative cup, endless tastings, and two full drinks of your choice. The event is free to enter if you are not drinking. There will be food, music, family fun, a silent auction and more. Contact the Ennis Chamber of Commerce for more details, 406-682-4388.
Pinochle tourney planned — A “Finally Spring” pinochle tournament, hosted by Divide Grange #142, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Grange Hall in Divide. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded. Cost is $10. Details: Linda at 406-498-3344.
NCAT festival family fun — Summer Sosten Fest and Great Pasty Throwdown is a free festival for the whole family taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at NCAT. This festival will focus on local food with the Great Pasty Throwdown competition as the highlight of the day. Individuals and restaurants are invited to enter the contest to submit their best pasties. Festival goers will be able to judge for themselves by purchasing pasties from the restaurants who enter the contest. However, an official panel of judges will have the final word in awarding bragging rights to the best individual and commercial pasty bakers. The festival will also feature the Butte Bloom Plant & Seeds Sale with locally grown plant starts and seeds, as well as, tours and demonstrations on NCAT’s SIFT Farm. The family-friendly festival also includes solar model car races, a bounce house, face painting, crafts, and a petting zoo for the kids. It will also include an exhibit of historic photos chronicling local food production, courtesy of the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives. Registration for the Great Pasty Throwdown is open and the deadline to apply is May 15. The contest will include private and commercial categories. To register and for a list of rules, go to the festival website www.sostenfest.com.
The festival will also offer table space for vendors, and NCAT is looking for co-sponsors for the event. Details are available on the website or call 406-494-4572.
Annual gem show at Civic Center — Butte Mineral and Gem Show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 15-16, at the Butte Civic Center Annex, 1340 Harrison Ave. Admission is $3, children under 12 free. There will be 15 dealers in fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry and other unusual items; 20 exhibits; and a silent auction. Details: Pete Knudsen, 406-496-4395.