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Weekly Planner: Wizard of Oz, cake walk, free lecture

Weekly Planner: Wizard of Oz, cake walk, free lecture

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10| Tuesday


The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Marquis Vintage Suites’ community room. The cost is $10. A meeting will follow. Topics will include dues and the St. Patrick’s Day mass and brunch.


A six-evening educational program on Buddhism is being offered by St. Ann's Parish from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at 2100 Farragut Ave. The class concludes April 7. Each evening will include video lectures by Malcolm David Eckel, professor of religion at Boston University. A group discussion will follow each lecture. Details: Floyd Bossard, 406-494-2280, or Sister Mary Jo, 406-490-1115.

11 | Wednesday


The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series at noon Wednesday, March 11, with a presentation by Billie Marinovich about growing up in the community. Billie's parents ran the Silver Bow Grocery, and her mother was postmaster from 1954 to 1982. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided.

12 | Thursday


AARP Smart Driving Course is being offered from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Belmont Senior Center. This includes one hour for lunch. Details and to register: Nancy at 406-723-7773.


Anaconda American Legion Post 21 will have a dinner celebrating the 96th year of the American Legion Thursday, March 12, at the Legion Hall, Third and Cedar. The social begins at 5 p.m.; dinner is at 6. The main course will be chicken-fried steak. At the dinner legionnaires will be recognized for their continuous years of membership.

13 | Friday


The Wizard of Oz will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Orphan Girl Theatre, 316 W. Park St. The musical follows Dorothy and her dog Toto to the “merry ole land of Oz.” Ticket prices range from $14 to $18. Details: 406-782-5657.


Headwaters RC&D in Butte is sponsoring a workshop for a business owner looking to sell or an entrepreneur looking to buy a business from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the ALDC Community Service Center, 118 E. Seventh, Anaconda. The workshop is $40 and includes lunch. To register, contact Julie Jaksha, 406-533-6780 or, or Rachael Howard, 406-533-6781 or


Old Fashioned Baptist Church, 5003 Wynne Ave., hosts a series of meetings teaching the biblical ways to "Discover: Ten Principles for Overcoming Stubborn Habits." The meetings are at 7 p.m. every Friday through April 10. Details: Pastor Ron Derksen, 406-491-5548.

14 | Saturday


The Wizard of Oz will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Orphan Girl Theatre, 316 W. Park St. The musical follows Dorothy and her dog Toto to the “merry ole land of Oz.” Ticket prices range from $14 to $18. Details: 406-782-5657.


Registrations are now being taken for the Anaconda AOH St. Pat’s three-mile and six-mile races Saturday, March 14. Entry fee is $20, or $25 race day. Race applications and online registration at


The Virginia City Fire Department Cake Walk will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Elks Lodge in Virginia City. The family-fun event includes lots of cakes, a cash bar, cupcakes for the little ones, and a DJ spinning classic tunes. Proceeds go to the Virginia City Rural Fire Dept. Details: 406-843-5454.


The Montana Kiwanis Foundation will have a series of fundraising bazaars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, March 15, April 25, May 2, and May 23, at the American Legion Hall in Anaconda. Tables are $20 and can be reserved by contacting Betsy Pahut at Proceeds go toward transportation expenses for children attending the Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp, which costs approximately $6,000 annually.

15 | Sunday


The annual St. Patrick's Day Brunch, sponsored by the Butte Catholic Community North, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the Front Street Station, 800 E. Front St. Traditional brunch fare will be served but will also include corned beef and cabbage. Lori Maloney is master of ceremonies, and Tom Renouard will be the featured speaker. Tickets are $17 per person and must be purchased at St. Patrick's rectory, 102 S. Washington, by noon on Wednesday, March 11. Details: Mary McMahon, 406-723-7421.


Butte Dance Group hosts a dance from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the Star Lanes Family Sports Center, 4601 Harrison Ave. Music of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, polkas, Latin, waltz, and country by the Highlites. Admission is $10 per person. No membership necessary to attend. Details: 406-494-3251.


The Wizard of Oz will be performed at 2 p.m. at the Orphan Girl Theatre, 316 W. Park St. The musical follows Dorothy and her dog Toto to the “merry ole land of Oz.” Ticket prices range from $14 to $18. Details: 406-782-5657.



  • VFW Auxiliary 1448 meets at 1 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the Marine Corps League building.
  • Butte Symphony Guild meets at noon Tuesday, March 8, at Big Sky Senior LIving. Discussion will include the symphony’s 65th birthday celebration.
  • Men's Ancient Order of Hibernians meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Gamer's for their regular monthly meeting.
  • Silver Bow Kiwanis meet at noon Tuesday, March 10, at Perkins, 2900 Harrison Ave. Scheduled speaker is Officer Horner of Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement and the new police dog, Buster.
  • Girls Central Class of 1957 meets for lunch at Paul Bunyan’s at noon Tuesday, March 10.
  • The Continental Divide Chapter for the Society of Human Resource Management will meet at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Metals Bank conference room. Jim Nys will talk about HR updates and topics in the Legislature.
  • Chapter AC, PEO, will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, for a potluck dinner followed by a meeting. Details: 406-533-0042.
  • Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club will meet at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Perkins Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Denelle Confair, reporter for KTVM TV.
  • United Veterans Council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the American Legion building.
  • Chapter X of PEO meets at noon Thursday, March 12, in the home of Shannon Panisko.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Marine Corps League Building.
  • Daughters of Isabella, Our Lady of Victory Circle, meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at St. Ann’s Hall for a meeting and a celebratory St. Patrick’s Day dinner. For reservations, which are due by March 10, call Claire Holman at 406-723-4258.
  • Belly Dance Class, Thursdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Butte-Silver Bow Public Library basement. No experience necessary. $5 per class. Details: 406-723-3164.
  • Montana TOPS No. 26 meets Thursday 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Big Sky Senior Living, 3701 Elizabeth Warren. Details: 406-494-2276.
  • PEO Chapter AL will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Marquis Vintage Suites Community Building for dinner followed by a regular meeting.
  • Retired Mine Workers meet at 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Legion Oasis meeting room.
  • Girls’ Central class of 1954 meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Perkins.
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Atherton Apartments community center room, 4500 Continental Dr. Details: 406-396-4112.
  • An Anxiety and Depression Support Group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Utah St.
  • Al-Anon meeting: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Congregational Church; 7 p.m. first Tuesday, business meeting, Comfort Inn; 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Gold Hill Lutheran Church; 7:30 p.m., Sharing and Caring, 1500 Cobban.
  • Bingo continues Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 206 W. Galena St. Details: 406-782-3278, 406-494-6614 or 406-490-3329. Cost is $5 for 12 games. The four special games cost extra.
  • Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Gold Hill Lutheran Church, 934 Placer St. Details: 406-533-5454.


  • Eureka Chapter No. 16, OES will meet at noon Monday, March 9, in the Masonic Temple for a lunch followed by 1 p.m. chapter meeting. Lee Olson and Eric Hyatt will preside. Hostesses are Robyn Wigger and LaRae Koepke.
  • Anaconda DAV Memorial Chapter 13 meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the VFW Hall, 500 E. Fourth. All vets welcome. Details: 406-563-7274.
  • Anaconda Retired Educators meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Haufbrau. People will order off the menu. Details: 406-563-5066.
  • Anaconda Elks will have their Friday night dinner March 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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