TUESDAY, APRIL 2
Dr. Lance Revenaugh will be the guest lecturer at a 4 p.m. presentation on the campus of Montana Tech in the Chemistry/Biology Building, Room 102. All are welcome to attend. His presentation is titled “Faculty CIBER Opportunities in International Education: A Report from Israel, Jordan, and Morocco.”
RED HAT DINNER
The Gal-Us-Frame Gals Red Hat group will host no-host cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 at Sparky’s. Details: 406-565-8546 or 491-6094.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
John S. Adams is the guest speaker at the noon luncheon of the Butte-Silver Bow Democrats Burros Club. The event is at the Butte Country Club. Adams is the founding editor and executive director of the Montana Free Press, an independent nonprofit news organization focused on in-depth investigative, political, and statehouse news coverage. The public is invited to attend. Optional lunch is available for $15.
Montana Tech’s Restoration Seminar runs from 4 to 4:50 p.m. in CBB 102. Guest speaker is John Whittingham of Basic Biological Services in Dillon. He will talk about “Principles and Field Techniques of Vegetation Management for Restoration, Reclamation, and Sediment and Erosion Control.”
The annual Empty Bowls benefit will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Butte Civic Center. Bowls are crafted and donated by local artists. The event benefits the Butte Emergency Food Bank's Backpack Program, which provides meals and snacks for students every week. Tickets to the event are $20 (includes small bowl) and $100 (includes large bowl). Tickets may be purchased from 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, at the Butte Emergency Food Bank, 1018 E. Second St.
Headwaters Women of Business will have a luncheon at noon at the Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway St. Guest speaker is Jen Euell, program director for Women's Foundation of Montana. WFM is participating in conversations across Montana this year regarding how Montanans think we could best invest our resources to advance women's opportunities. In addition, new research on women's experiences in the workplace will be shared. Organizers request a $5 suggested donation for lunch.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4
St. James Auxiliary will host “Collective Good Books are Fun” sale Thursday-Friday at St. James Healthcare (hallway between the Rocky Mountain Clinic and hospital). The sale will feature new books for all ages and other fun items. Thursday’s sale is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will fund future auxiliary projects such as scholarships and other patient comforting efforts.
The Anaconda Chamber of Commerce will host a fundraising banquet with a western theme from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Fairmont Hot Springs. Advance tickets, which can be purchased at the chamber’s office at 306 E. Park, Anaconda, are $45 and $55 at the door. The evening includes games, raffle and silent auctions. Music will be by Smokestack and the Foothill Fury. Non-members are welcome.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
St. James Auxiliary will host “Collective Good Books are Fun” sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. James Healthcare (hallway between the Rocky Mountain Clinic and hospital). The sale will feature new books for all ages and other fun items. Proceeds will fund future auxiliary projects such as scholarships and other patient comforting efforts.
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library will continue its First Fridays series at noon with a screening of the documentary “Butte: The Original.” Filmmakers Dick Maney and BJ McKenzie will be in attendance to answer questions.
Whitehall’s Knights of Columbus will host its 14th annual fish fry 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Teresa's Hall, 109 E. 2nd St. This yearly event, held during the Lenten season on a Friday preceding both Good Friday and Easter, supports charities in Whitehall and Ennis such as Coats for Kids, Whitehall Food Bank, Special, Olympics, and The Poor Clares.The cost is $9 for adults, $6 for children ages 4-10, and $27 for a family.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
ELK FOUNDATION BANQUET
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s 32nd annual fundraising banquet will be held April 6, 2019 at the MAC. Doors open at 4 p.m. The cost is $70 for one adult membership and a meal and $35 for additional meals. For youth 12 and under, the cost is $17. Four tables will have unique features such as extra raffle tickets and firearms. Contact Tony Roth ahead of time at 406-490-5301 for tickets, which will not be available at the door.
The Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come for a special guest presentation by NCAT Energy Corps: “All About Water” will begin at 11:00 am. The presentation highlights the benefits of drinking water, where Butte’s tap water comes from, how Butte’s water compares to bottled water, and where our wastewater goes. There will be a hands-on activity demonstrating water quality measurements to follow.
SIP AND SAVOR
Copper Village Museum and Art Center will host “Sip, Savor & Support” at 6 p.m. at 401 E. Commercial Ave., Anaconda. Sip a variety of wines and micro brews and savor hors d’oeuvres. There will also be numerous auction items, a raffle, and door prizes. Tickets are $35/person or $60/couple, and can be purchased at the center or the night of the event.
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library will kick of its annual spring used-book sale. Used books will be $1 and $3 and used DVDs will be $2. In addition, th library’s bargain basement room will be open, with books sold for $1 per bag. The sale lasts until Saturday, April 13. During the week of April 15-20, all bargain basement books will be free.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7
The Deer Lodge County 4-H will host the annual turkey dinner at Hope Lutheran Church, 1506 W. Pennsylvania St., Anaconda. Meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. until sold out. The cost is $8/adult and $4/children 12 and under. Home delivery available. Details: 406-560-6826.
CLUBS AND MEETINGS
- Top O' The Mornin' Toastmasters will meet at 6:30 a.m. Monday at Perkins.
- Duplicate bridge is played at 1 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Hawthorne Community Center, 3500 Whiteway (enter through the back).
- Al-Anon meetings: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Congregational Church; 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, business meeting, Comfort Inn; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Gold Hill Lutheran Church; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sharing and Caring, 2100 Farragut (rear entrance).
- Silver Bow Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Perkins for discussion of club projects and events, lunch, and a speaker.
- Butte Exchange Club meets at noon Tuesdays at 16 E. Granite St. (second floor). Details: Steve 782-4253.
- Loosely Knit Club meets from 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday at the Butte Public Library to knit, crochet, or craft together in a welcoming and supportive environment. The group welcomes new members and drop-ins.
- Fine Line Dancers have adult beginner and beginner+ line dance classes at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Classes are $4. Details: 406-560-1934.
- Story Time takes place in the Butte Public Library's children's room every Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Details: 406-723-3361.
- Open AA meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard St. Details: 406-560-7330.
- Butte High class of 1961 will have a luncheon at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Christina's Cocina.
- Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Gold Hill Lutheran Church, 934 Placer St. Details: 406-533-5454.
- Women's AA meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Springs, 300 Mount Highland Drive.
- Warped Weavers meet 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library, third floor, 226 W. Broadway St. Curious about weaving? Come watch, ask questions; there may be a loom for you to try. Details: 406-782-5784.
- Elks Lodge of Butte will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Details: 406-299-2443 or 406-490-3329.
- Living Word Prayer Group will begin its prayer meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1500 Majors St. Details: Sue Walsh, 406-593-1218.
- Line Dancing Class with Colleen Klobucar is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte YMCA.
- Xi Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 7 p.m. in the home of Joanne Goebel.
- The Living Word’s Lenten series “Following Jesus” will be on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through April 17, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1500 Majors. Details: Sue Walsh, 406-593-1218.
- Visit the library's Nerd Herd for computer help from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Thursday of every month at the Belmont Senior Center, 615 E. Mercury St. Details: 406-723-3361 or www.buttepubliclibrary.info.
- The Montana Independent Living Project hosts a group for women with disabilities from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday at 3475 Monroe Ave., suite 103. Come for sharing, support, and a sense of community.
- Rotary Club of Butte meets at noon Thursday at the Butte Country Club.
- Butte-Silver Bow Public Library at 226 W. Broadway St., will host a memoir writing class with instructor Carol Eaglefeathers from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays in the library’s Big Butte room. This informed writing group will meet to share stories and practice writing.
- Line Dancing Class with Colleen Klobucar is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Butte YMCA. Members get in free; non-members pay $5.
- A suicide loss support group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Butte Public Library. Call before attending for the first time. Details: Beth at 406-490-1279 or Mary Alice at 406-533-9899.
- The after-school Manga and Anime Club in the Teen Zone meets Thursday afternoon on the second floor of the Butte Public Library. If you love this genre and want to meet others who do too, come join. The group will read, watch, discuss, and sometimes draw this amazing art form.
- The 2018-2019 season of ACC Cribbage, with the Big Butte Mile High Cribbers, takes place at East Side Athletic Club at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Play nine games against nine opponents. Details: Phil at 406-494-2618.
- Books and Babies starts at 11 a.m. and Story Time follows at 11:15 in the Butte Public Library's children's room every Friday. Details: 406-723-3361.
- Butte Public Library hosts Chess Club from 2 to 4:45 p.m. Fridays on the first floor. All ages and abilities are welcome. No experience necessary, just a desire to play.
- An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Montana.
- Mountain Village Quilt Guild meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Copper Village Art Center. UFO project due is #5. Fat quarter theme is "Springtime". Final plans for the quilt retreat April 26-27 will be discussed. If members are unable to attend the meeting but want to attend one or both days of the retreat, call Susan to sign up and get the details, 707-357-3839.