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The weather is definitely cooler, and there is a briskness in the air. That certainly doesn't mean the fun has to end. 

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.

Montana Tech to hold book sale — Friends of the Montana Tech Library will be holding a book sale with items priced to sell at the Montana Tech library. Books include science, handyman, fiction, travel and more. Hardbacks are $1, paperbacks, 50 cents, DVDs, $1, and special books priced as marked. Dates and times are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11; 12:30 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11; and 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13.

Avon’s annual turkey dinner Sunday — The 54th annual turkey dinner at the Avon Community Hall will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Dinner is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, and preschoolers eat for free. Avon is located northeast of Deer Lodge on Highway 12. The entire community participates — from preparing the 20 turkeys to clean up.

Music of John Denver at Beier Auditorium — The Dillon Concert Association presents “Take Me Home–The Music of John Denver” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at UM-Western Beier Auditorium.Jim Curry sings a tribute to the music in a way that has to be seen and heard to understand the pure honesty of his amazing performance. Dillon Concert Association membership grants admission into all 2019-20 performances. Single event tickets will be sold at the door: adults, $20; college, $10; and student/youth, $6.

Mall hosts fashion show — Education and Disability Services is sponsoring a Fall Fashion Show for women, men, and children with disabilities on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Butte Plaza Mall. Models and volunteers should arrive at 4 p.m. The fashion show starts at 6.

Philipsburg to celebrate Oktoberfest — Philipsburg’s 7th annual Oktoberfest starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, with fun festivities sponsored by the Philipsburg Brewing Co. There will be live music all weekend, stein holding competition, pumpkin painting, complimentary food and more.

Deer Lodge hosting harvest weekend — The Western Harvest Weekend will be Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19, in Deer Lodge. The first annual Halloween Parade will begin at 7 p.m. Friday. The following day, attendants will enjoy numerous events and a variety of music. Details: 406-565-8313.

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Fall Ball proceeds benefit diabetes program — St. James Healthcare Foundation will host “Fall Ball 19: Dynamic Duos” from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct.19, at the Butte Country Club. The event promises to be an epic night of dancing to benefit the Diabetes Program, which helps local children with Type 1 Diabetes attend Camp Montana. Think Sonny and Cher! Axl and Slash!! Netflix and Chill? Whatever your “famous” duo, trio or group is be sure to pair or partner up to dance the night away. Tickets are $25/person or $30 at the door, $50 per couple or $60 at the door. There is also a “Group 6-Pack-age,” which is $150 for a group of six people that includes your tickets to the event and free group photo courtesy of Alycia Holland Photography. For more details, call the St. James Foundation at 406-723-2828. Must be 21 years of age to attend.

Purse Strings event Oct. 19 — The 5th annual Women of Montana Tech Purse Strings will be held at 10 a.m.  Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Copper King Hotel & Convention Center, 4655 Harrison Ave. The purse auction and champagne brunch is a fundraiser for Safe Space of Butte. A number of unique purses will be auctioned off in silent and live auctions. For more details, to donate, or to RSVP for the event, call 406-496-4127 or email pursestrings@mtech.edu or visit http://foundation.mtech.edu/pursestrings/.

Fall Ball proceeds benefit diabetes program — St. James Healthcare Foundation will host “Fall Ball 19: Dynamic Duos” from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct.19, at the Butte Country Club. The event promises to be an epic night of dancing to benefit the Diabetes Program, which helps local children with Type 1 Diabetes attend Camp Montana. Think Sonny and Cher! Axl and Slash!! Netflix and Chill? Whatever your “famous” duo, trio or group is be sure to pair or partner up to dance the night away. Music will be by DJ Frank Hall's The Mixx, photos by Alycia Holland Photography and more. Help send local kids with Type 1 diabetes to Camp Montana, a week-long summer camp giving our kids a fun, traditional and safe experience while making memories to last a lifetime. Tickets are $25/person or $30 at the door, $50 per couple or $60 at the door. There is also a “Group 6-Pack-age,” which is $150 for a group of six people that includes your tickets to the event and free group photo courtesy of Alycia Holland Photography. For more details, call the St. James Foundation at 406-723-2828. Must be 21 years of age to attend.

Dance planned at Elks Lodge — A dance will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Elks Lodge, 206 W. Galena St. The cost is $10. Music will be provided by the John Fox Sound, who will play waltz, tango and Latin dance music. The bar will also be open. Details: Jason Cross, 406-782-3278.

Parade set for Halloween night — Butte's newest event, the Halloween Parade, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Join in on Butte's only night time parade, “Light Up the Night.” The parade route will be similar to St. Patrick's Day, except it will run down Main Street instead of Montana Street. To register for the parade, go to http://www.butteamericafoundation.org/halloween or pick up an application in person from the Butte Chamber of Commerce or KBMF 102.5 FM. If you have any questions, call Donavon Hawk at 406-533-9125.

CFWEP event promises a night of fun — “Myths, Superstitions and the Legends of Butte,” a night of fun in support of the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program of Montana Tech will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the Finlen Hotel’s Copper Bowl ballroom. Early bird tickets available at $25 each or two/$40. Tickets at the door will be for $30. Proceeds go towards supporting CFWEP’s mission to foster environmental stewardship and scientific decision-making through place-based learning. Dance to the music of King Friday, enjoy specialty drinks, appetizers, a live and silent auction, fun games and door prizes and test your knowledge of truth versus superstition. Costume are not mandatory but prizes for best costume, best Butte costume and best group costume will be presented. Tickets available at the Hotel Finlen front desk, our office or from KLAPPIN@mtech.edu or MWANAMAKER@mtech.edu.

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.

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