Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember

Come in from the cold and enjoy the many events southwest Montana has to offer.

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

Library hosts UFO presentation — The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library’s First Friday’s series continues at noon Friday, Nov. 1, with Joan Bird, who will speak about extraterrestrials and UFOs in Montana. This program is brought to Butte Public Library by a grant from Humanities Montana. This presentation is a short course in UFO literacy, using Montana events to illustrate different aspects of the phenomenon. Montana seems to be a place where there is a lot of historical UFO activity and the audience is invited to share their own or their family’s stories. 

‘Worth the Wait’ at the Covellite — There will be a free public screening of “Worth the Wait,” an internationally award winning documentary film about the clean-up of one of America’s largest Superfund sites, Montana’s upper Clark Fork River basin. The film is by Dick Maney and BJ McKenzie, and is at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Covellite Theatre. Doors open at 6 p.m. Production of this film was paid for by the Environmental Protection Agency, and produced by Maney Telefilm Co. For more details, go to www.ButteFilms.com.

Christian conference for women — Women United in Faith, an interdenominational Christian women's group, will host its 18th annual conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1621 Thornton Ave. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The conference features an "uplifting day of fun, music, sharing and friendship." The cost for the conference is $10, and lunch is an additional $15. Sign up by Oct. 26. Make checks payable to Women United in Faith. Scholarships are available for conference only. Mail registration to Sharon Dryden, 1925 Thornton Ave., Butte, or email Pam Gilman at unmenbtm@gmail.com. Details: Peggy Ryan, 406-565-0529.

World of Wine set for Nov. 2 — World of Wine, a fundraiser for the Butte Chamber of Commerce, will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Hotel Finlen, 100 E. Broadway St. The cost is $50 per person and includes a signature wine glass, along with your choice of 40 wines from around the world and appetizers. Tickets may be purchased at the Butte Chamber of Commerce, 1000 George St., or call 406-723-3177, or go to https://worldofwine2019rsvpify.com.

‘Shamrockers’ to perform at Rialto — On Thursday, Nov. 7, the “Montana Shamrockers” from Polson will hit the stage at 7 p.m. in the Rialto Community Theatre, 418 Main St., Deer Lodge, with a patriotic concert to begin the observance of Veterans Day and the 100th anniversary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The Shamrockers have been entertaining audiences from Montana to Ireland for 16 years with a repertoire of traditional and American Celtic tunes.American-made Celtic music. Vocally driven Irish quartet captivates with a unique brand of musicianship and humor. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Valley Foods and Keystone Pharmacy in Deer Lodge, Steele’s in Butte and Deer Lodge, and at the Rialto.

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New Hope fundraiser Thursday — The New Hope fall fundraiser will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Star Lanes, 4600 Harrison Ave. (south entrance). Guest speaker will be Father Patrick Beretta. There will be food, a Dutch auction and fellowship. For reservations, call 406-723-7144.

‘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.

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.

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.

Central’s annual turkey dinner Nov. 19 — The Butte Central Catholic High School student body, administration, faculty and staff will sponsor the annual Laverne Combo Thanksgiving Dinner for the elderly and home-bound of Butte at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Butte Central High School gymnasium. Delivery is available for those unable to attend. Call the high school office at 406-782-6761 for reservations to attend or for deliveries. The last day for delivery reservations is by 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. There is no cost for delivery or to attend the dinner in person.

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.

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