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Listed below are some events that just may pique your interest. Also, if you have an event you would like included, email the information to editor@mtstandard.com.

  • The Beaverhead Brewery is a hosting a two-day fundraiser Friday-Saturday, March 15-16, in support of Hook-A-Kid-On-Golf and other areas of junior golf. The Kiwanis Club of Dillon and the Dillon Jaycees sponsor the summer golf program locally to grow the game of golf in southwestern Montana. The Brewery will donate $1 per pint sold on these days. Area golfers are asked to contribute matching donations to the brewery donations.
  • Butte’s United Congregational Church will be holding a pancake fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Heart of Butte Community Café, 116 W. Park St. The fundraiser will feature pancakes and sausage and will be $6 for adults and $3 for kids. Details: Francene Archibald, 406-490-7908.
  • The Friends of the Hearst Free Library will be hosting a book sale Friday-Saturday, March 22-23, at 401 Main St., Anaconda. Friday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The John Fox Sound will play music from the Big Band era, swing, polka, Latin, waltzes, and other dance music from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Anaconda Elks Lodge. The cost is $10 for the general public.
  • The Butte Symphony Chamber Orchestra Concert is at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Immaculate Conception Church. This concert features a chamber orchestra with classical guitar doing Platero y Yo by Catelnuovo-Tedesco accompanied by the poetry that inspired the music. Also featured are the Symphony Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Quartet and duets featuring guitar and violin, oboe and bassoon, and clarinets. A $15 donation at the door is requested.
  • The Butte Exchange Club’s annual “Denim and Diamonds” fundraiser is from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Butte Country Club. Those attending are encouraged to wear denim and bling for an evening of Western-style dining, auction, and more. Tickets are $75 per person, or a table of eight is $600, and a table for 10 is $800. Reservations are due by March 15 by calling Linda at 360-632-0947 or email at imcorr@hotmail.com.
  • Butte Central’s annual auction, “Mining City Memories,” will be held Friday, March 29, at the Maroon Activities Center. This year also marks the 50 anniversary of the annual auction, and the school wants to celebrate with the whole community. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the silent auction is set to begin at 6. Tickets are $15 or two for $25, and can be purchased at the Butte Central Foundation, or the offices of the elementary and high schools. In addition, the Dillon Fiddlers will perform and there will be live auctions, raffle drawings, and games. Also, Butte Central will honor long time Butte Central families who have worked on previous auctions, as well as showcase local businesses that have been a staple in the Butte community. All are invited to attend, and celebrate the history of Butte, as well as 50 years of auction memories for Butte Central. For more details, call Katie Hogart at 406-723-6706, or email khogart@buttecentralfoundation.org
  • Bruce’s Big Butte Challenge Fun Run, in memory of Bruce Robinson, is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30. The distances are 1 mile, 5k, and 11k. Race-day registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Montana Tech HPER building lobby, 1301 W. Park St. The entry fee is $10 for children 14 and under, $20 for those 15 and older. Shirts will be given on a first come, first served basis. For forms and race information, go to www.butteexchangeclub.org, www.bbbsbutte.org, or buttespissandmoanrunners.com.
  • The annual Empty Bowls benefit will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Butte Civic Center. Bowls are crafted and donated by local artists. The event benefits the Butte Emergency Food Bank's Backpack Program, which provides meals and snacks for students every week. Tickets to the event are $20 (includes small bowl) and $100 (includes large bowl). Tickets may be purchased from 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, at the Butte Emergency Food Bank, 1018 E. Second St.
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 32nd annual fundraising banquet will be held Saturday, April 6, at the Maroon Activities Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. The cost is $70 for one adult membership and a meal and $35 for additional meals. For youth 12 and under, the cost is $17. Four tables will have unique features such as extra raffle tickets and firearms. Tickets will not be available at the door. For tickets, contact Tony Roth at 406-490-5301.
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