It’s hard to believe but Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away, and the holiday events are piling up.
So, get into the festive spirit and attend one, two or maybe more! Also, if you have an event you would like featured, email information to email@example.com or call Tracy Thornton at 406-496-5552.
UM professor to talk about Hispanic influence — Dr. H. Rafael Chacón, a professor of art history and criticism at the University of Montana-Missoula, will talk about the presence and influence of the Hispanic community in Butte’s history at noon Friday, Nov. 8, at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Dr. Chacón earned his doctorate in art history with honors from the University of Chicago, having been awarded numerous research fellowships to study in Europe, including an award from the Spanish Ministry of Culture for his dissertation on Michelangelism in Renaissance sculpture. Admission is free. Details: 406-782-3280.
Jack Willhite to perform at Elks Lodge — Professional rock-vocal impressionist and stand-up comedian Jack Willhite will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Butte Elks Lodge, 206 W. Galena St. Willhite’s show has been described as “The craziest, high-energy comedy rock show on tour this year” and “A once in a lifetime rock & roll comedy experience.” Advance tickets are 10 or $12.50 at the door. The event is a fundraiser for the Butte Elks Lodge.
‘Red, White & Blue’ Mass set for Nov. 9 — Butte Catholic Community North will once again honor all veterans and military personnel at the Red, White & Blue Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Immaculate Conception Church. The Mass was moved to the IC Church, which was built during World War II, due to the ongoing restoration work at St. Patrick Church. All veterans and military personnel are asked to gather in the back of the church at 4:15 p.m. to assemble for the processional at the beginning of the Mass. For any questions, call the parish office at 406-723-4157.
Butte KC breakfast planned Sunday — Butte Knights of Columbus Butte Council 668 will have its monthly fundraiser breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 10, at 224 W. Park St. Proceeds from this month’s breakfast will go to Coats for Kids. The menu includes French toast, bacon, sausage, hash browns, eggs, coffee, and juice. The cost is $8 per person or $20 per family. Details: 406-782-2891 (after 3 p.m.).
Lodge plans November dance — The Butte Elks will host a dance at the Elks Lodge, 206 W. Galena St., from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Music will be provided by the John Fox Sound, playing a variety of country oldies, big band and other favorite dance music.The cost is $10, and the bar will be open for your favorite beverage. Details: Jason Cross, 406-782-3278.
Mercury to be visible on Nov. 11 – On Monday, Nov. 11, Mercury will transit the sun, and will be visible when the sun rises until 11:04 a.m., with midpoint at 8:20 a.m. Weather permitting, Joe Witherspoon, president of the Mining City Astronomers and director of the Cottontail Observatory, will have telescopes at the Sheridan School football field to observe this event. This event is open to everyone with priority going to students. The sun will clear the horizon at about 7:40 a.m., and the transit should be visible at that time, weather permitting.
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Ski movie fundraiser at the Washoe — The annual Billy Poole ski movie fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Washoe Theatre, 305 Main St., Anaconda. Before and during the film there is a silent auction with ski gear, ski passes and much more. All proceeds from the movie and silent auction go to running the Ski with a Pro weekend.
Celebrate the season in Uptown Butte — Uptown Butte businesses will be having their annual Holiday Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Come see what Uptown stores have ready for the holiday season.
Dance to be held at Anaconda Elks — The John Fox Sound will play for a public dance from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Elks Lodge, 223 Main St., Anaconda. Dance to music from the Big Band era, polka, swing, Latin and waltzes. Admission is $10.
Annual fundraiser at Silver Bow Center — The Mile High Nordic Education Ski Foundation will have their annual ski ball at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, the Silver Bow Center, 125 W. Granite St. There will be great food and drinks as well as a fantastic silent auction. Details: 406-565-2277.
Central to host Winterfest 2019 — The Butte Central Foundation will be holding Winterfest 2019 at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Maroon Activities Center, 550 E. Mercury St. The event replaces the longstanding Calcutta. There will be a no-host beer and wine bar, dinner choice of lasagna or pasty, live music, interactive games, and cash drawings. Tickets are $50 (admits two, includes dinner and a chance at a $500 drawing) or $150 (admits two, includes dinner enters you into a raffle for five $500 prizes and a grand prize of $1,000). Tickets may be purchased through the Butte Central Foundation office at 406-723-6706.
Copper Village sponsors Ladies Night Out — Ladies Night Out will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Anaconda Elks, and is sponsored by Copper Village Museum & Art Center.To get into the Christmas spirit, attendees can expect fun, food and wine. Items will again be up for bid to help you decorate, entertain, and enjoy the season. There will be silent and live auctions. The cost is $10 plus an ornament for the auction.
‘Mickey and the Bear’ at Washoe in Anaconda — The Anaconda premiere of “Mickey and the Bear,” which was filmed in Anaconda in 2018, will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Washoe Theatre, 305 Main St., Anaconda. In attendance will be writer/director Annabelle Attanasio, producer Lizzie Shapiro, and co-producer Jeri Rafter, all of whom will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. The event is sponsored by Montana Film Office.