The following is a list of functions that are taking place this coming week in southwest Montana. If you have an event you would like included, email the information to email@example.com or call Tracy Thornton at 406-496-5552.
Anaconda lists Friday event: Alive After 5 takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday from June 14 through Aug. 16 in Durston Park. It includes live music, food vendors, and arts and crafts. This year, laser tag and a jump house have been added as well.
‘The Music Man’ takes center stage: Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” will open on the Cutler Brothers stage at 301 Main St., Deer Lodge, on Friday, June 14, and run through June 30. The musical is based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. This marks the second show of the Cutler Brothers' 2019 summer theatre season. The play runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $20, and reservations are recommended. Reservations may be made at cutlerbros.com or by calling the box office at 406-846-4096.
Annual jam at The Bridge: The Headwaters Country Jam continues Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, at The Bridge near Three Forks. Musical acts include Big & Rich, Kelsea Ballerini, Rodney Atkins, Mark Chestnut, Lyssa Coulter, and more. Details or tickets: www.headwaterscountryjam.com.
Play and fundraiser on calendar: “The Kidney,” a play written by Justin Stanchfield (with Matthew Stanchfield as consultant) and directed by Eddie Lou Stanchfield, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, at the Wise River Community Building. Admission is $9 for persons 12 and up, $5 for those 6-11, and free for those under 6. In addition, the Wise River Volunteer Fire Company is hosting home-cooked dinners both evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall. The cost for dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for 6- to 11-year-olds, and free for those under 6. The proceeds from the dinners benefit the volunteer fire company. Details: Eddie Lou Stanchfield at 406-832-3214.
Learn some haunting history: Mining City Haunted History Days will be Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15. Participants will explore “what goes bump in the night” and see where history and hauntings combine. Friday starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $25. Saturday is an all-day event, and the cost is $85. To make a reservation, call the Butte Chamber of Commerce at 406-723-3177.
‘All about books’ event in Anaconda: Interested in meeting local and area authors? Curious about how to get published or self-publish? The Friends of the Hearst Free Library is hosting an afternoon all about books and the people who create them from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at 401 Main St., Anaconda. Details: 406-563-6932.
Philipsburg fundraiser Saturday: Blues, Brews, and BBQ, a community fundraiser, runs noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Backyard barbecuers can share and show off their skills. The public feed starts at 5 p.m. $20 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under. Details: 406-859-3450 or 406-859-3353.
Boulder to host garage sale: The Boulder Community-Wide Garage-Yard Sale runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15. The event features a multitude of items, including appliances, clothing, dishes, furniture, knickknacks, linens, and more. Sale site maps are available. Sign up or get more info at www.bouldermtchamber.org/events.
Garnet Day celebrates mining heritage: The sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th-century mining town will come back to life during this year’s family-friendly Garnet Day, which will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15. The annual event is hosted by the Bureau of Land Management and the Garnet Preservation Association. Visitors will be charged the standard usage fee of $3; no admission is charged for those 15 and younger. For those needing assistance, a shuttle service will be provided from the main parking lot to the town’s main street. Details: 406-329-3914.
Miners Union Day to be celebrated: The World Museum of Mining will be celebrating Miners Union Day Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, with a number of events. Admission is free, with underground tours offered both days at a reduced rate. Book your underground tours at www.miningmuseum.org. Some of Saturday’s events include a gallows frame slideshow at 10 a.m., panning competitions at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., watermelon eating contest at noon, and Heather Lingle performing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday, June 16, there will be a patriotic quilt show at the World Museum of Mining. The quilts, 70 in total, will be presented to veterans as they enter the Southwest Montana Veterans Home in Butte when it opens in 2020.
Annual mineral show set: The Butte Mineral & Gem Club is holding its annual show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 and 16 at the Butte Civic Center Annex, 1340 Harrison Ave. Admission is $3; children under 12 admitted free if accompanied by an adult. There will be 25 exhibits of minerals, gems, and jewelry from club members. In addition, several dealers will be displaying fossils, minerals, gems, cutting rough, jewelry, and unusual treasures you won’t find anywhere else, along with 20+ top-class exhibits, a silent auction, and a game area for children. Details: Pete Knudsen at 406-490-5828.
It's all about beer: The Big Sky chapter of the Brewery Collectors Club of America will hold its 29th annual show and trade session, “Beer Can and Breweriana,” from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Butte Brewing Co., 465 E. Galena St. Lunch and the annual board meeting also are planned. People interested in these types of collectibles are welcome. Details: Fred Sagebaum at 406-782-8204.
Film festival in Uptown Butte: The Covellite International Film Festival will be held in Wednesday through Sunday, June 19 through 23, in Uptown Butte. See the schedule of this year’s films at covellitefilmfest.org.