Telescope and stars

Telescope and stars

Saturday, March 9


The Anaconda AOH St. Patrick’s race is today. Entry fee $30 the day of the race. The annual event includes a 3-mile race and a 6-mile race. Walkers are welcome to join in the 3-mile event. Preregistered packet and t-shirt pickup is at the Anaconda Elks Lodge. On the day of the race, participants will meet by 10:25 a.m. behind Thompson’s Bar in Anaconda. Race runs regardless of weather conditions. For details, race application and online registration, visit www.anacondaaoh.com. In addition, donations of non-perishable food items are encouraged, and will be given to the Anaconda Food Bank.


The Cottontail Observatory will host their first public night of 2019, which begins at 7 p.m. The presentation, “Naked Eye Astronomy,” will be followed by a tour of the night sky and observing through telescopes (weather permitting). The observatory is located at 280 Wet Georgia Road, Twin Bridges. Those who have telescopes are encouraged to bring them. If you need help with setting it up, come at 6 p.m. Any questions, contact the observatory at 406-843-7722 or visit the website at www.cottontailobservatory.org.


The United States High Altitude Sports Center, 1 Olympic Way, will have skating from noon to 5 p.m.


The Irish Comedy Tour makes its way to Butte at 8 p.m. at the Mother Lode Theatre. The evening brings the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. The clover — make that clever — comedians, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston-born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia's Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland Derrick Keane. Tickets are $25, and may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office at 316 W. Park St., or by calling 406-723-3602. 



  • An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. at 721 S. Montana.

  • Butte MS Self Help Support Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Perkins (meeting room). Come join us for brunch and casual conversation, all are welcome. Contact Alyson Harvey-Williams, 406-498-7497.

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