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Come in from the cold and enjoy the many events southwest Montana has to offer in the next couple of months.

If you have an event you would like featured, email information to or call Tracy Thornton at 406-496-5552.

  • A benefit for Martha Koffler will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Opportunity Community Hall. The evening includes a spaghetti feed, silent auctions, and a costume contest for kids and adults. Music will be provided by Russell Nelson. The cost of $10 per person, and 5 and under get in free. Proceeds will go towards medical and traveling expenses to and from doctors.
  • Join Father Patrick Beretta, Dr. John Pullman and Ellen Crain of the Butte Archives for “When the Blue Death Plagued Montana: Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Montana Tech auditorium. The “Evening of Reflections on a City in Peril” will begin with a ceremony, led by Crain, to honor the Butte victims.  Dr. Pullman, an infectious disease specialist, will talk about the science of the illness.  Finally, through contemporary documents and personal accounts, Father Beretta will talk about "Terror and Grief in Butte The Human Drama and Emotional Landscape of an Epidemic."  Following the presentation, a reception will be held. Hors d’oeuvres, pastries and refreshments will be served.
  • The Granite County Museum in Philipsburg will host St. Phillip’s annual Veteran's Day Luncheon of soup and dessert Thursday, Nov. 8.
  • Two of the West's premiere singers/songwriters and dynamic performers together with a stellar band of musicians are on tour to bring a memorable evening of award winning songs to audiences throughout America. Montana’s own Rob Quist and Great Northern, along with daughter Halladay Quist will take to the Mother Lode stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased prior to the concert at the Mother Lode box office or the night of the concert.
  • Join the Silver Bow Hospitality Association for an upscale evening tasting wines from around the world at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Finlen Hotel, 100 E. Broadway St. Guests will receive a wine glass. Tickets include all wine samples and hors d'oeuvres. There will be a wine related auction as well. The event benefits the Butte Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $50 a person and can be purchased at the Butte Chamber of Commerce, 1000 George St.
  • Finding NeverLandcomes to the Mother Lode stage at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27.The Broadway musical tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer — and the man — he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Tickets are $95, main; $85, mezzanine; $75, loge; $44.50, balcony, $25 for students with ID. They may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office at 316 W. Park St., or by calling 406-723-3602.
  • The 28th annual Butte Christmas Stroll will be Friday, Nov. 30, in Uptown Butte. The tree-lighting ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. on the steps of the Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse. At 6:45, the Children's Light Parade winds its way through Uptown Butte to Park and Main. In addition, there will be music and dancing performances at the courthouse rotunda and at the NorthWestern Energy Auditorium at 11 E. Park St.
  • The Grant Kohrs Ranch will host their annual Holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Celebrate the holiday season by stepping back in time to see the Kohrs home decorated in historic Victorian style. View Kohrs family heirlooms on display through the holidays. Some items will only be on display only during the event. Also enjoy children's activities, wagon rides and more.
  • Yule Night, a festive evening with cheer in the air, is from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Philipsburg. The evening includes live music, a lighted parade, pictures with Santa, food and drink, and more. The event is hosted by the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce.

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