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MONDAY, AUG. 5

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 233 S. Montana, will hold Vacation Bible School at 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5-9 for ages 3 years through sixth grade. The theme is “Miraculous Mission.” For registration, call the office at 406-782-5935 or register Aug. 5.

RANGER TALK AT CAVERNS

A hands-on ranger talk will be features at 8 p.m. in the campground amphitheater, uncover the long and storied history told by the fossils in the park during this hands-on ranger talk. For details, call (406) 287-3541.

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

CHARLIE DAY AT RIDGE WATERS

Montana Tech invites kids 12 and under to swim for free at Charlie Day at Ridge Waters from noon to 4 p.m. Charlie Oredigger will be making an appearance and handing out tickets when the pool opens. Tickets can be picked up at the front desk of Ridge Waters on the day of the event. Call 406-496-4828 if you have questions.

SCIENCE MINE

The Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., will be open 3 to 7 p.m. Can magnetic force contest gravitational force? Explore magnetic fields and Newton’s three laws of motion while building and racing your own magnetic car!

CRIMESTOPPERS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Butte-Silver Bow Crimestoppers will host Butte’s National Night Out at 6 p.m. at McGruff Manning Memorial park in Butte.

Butte’s National Night Out will feature free hotdogs and Pepsi products (donated by Harrington Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Butte), safety demonstrations, speakers, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, local non-profit groups and much, much more. For details, call Jim Manning, 491-1341.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7

AMERICAN LEGION PICNIC

The Anaconda American Legion Post 21 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 21 summer picnic will be at the Washoe Park Pavilion. Social at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6. Those whose last names begin with A-L please bring a salad and those with M-Z bring a dessert. Please bring your own utensils.

OPEN HOUSE IN ANACONDA

An open house in Anaconda at the Community Health Center’s newest location is planned 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its new building, 110 Oak St. in Anaconda. A remodel of the building has just been completed to house new primary medical and behavioral health services.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8

HIKE THROUGH HISTORY

The "Hike through History" series for adults begins at 8:30 a.m. Aubrey Jaap and Nikole Koefelda will be talking about the Granite Mountain. Walkers are asked to meet at Foreman's Park (moderate). Each walk is free, but a $5 donation is suggested with proceeds going to benefit the Local Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Fund, as well as the Friends of the Butte Archives. Snacks and water will be provided. No dogs allowed. For details and directions, go to https://www.co.silverbow.mt.us/2143/Hike-Through-History, or call the Archives at: 406-782-3280.

FIELD TRIP

Join with members of the Montana Historical Society’s Facebook reading club, Revisiting Montana 1889: A Book Group, on a field trip to Butte to learn about the “Chinese in Montana: Our Forgotten Pioneers.” The outing is free and open to the public as well as book group members. Those attending are asked to meet at 2 p.m. at the Butte Public Archives, 17 W. Quartz St., to listen to a presentation by Helena historian Ellen Baumler. Following the lecture, there will be a tour of the Mai Wah Museum. For more details, call Barbara at 406-444-9526 or bapepperrotness@mt.gov.

STUFF THE BUS

Let Us Run, Town Pump and Cherry Creek Media are having a one-day donation day called “Stuff the Bus” to gather school supplies for students in grades kindergarten through 12. Donations of school supplies — notebooks, pens, pencils, backpacks and any item that will help ready and prepare a student for success in the upcoming school year — are welcome. There will be a big yellow Butte-Silver Bow School District #1 school bus parked in the lot at Butte Town Pump Store on Harrison Avenue and Elizabeth Warren from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments and giveaways will be available throughout the day and you can take part in the silent auction for some great items. For details, contact Chris Ackerman at 494-4442.

NERD HERD AT SENIOR LIVING

Butte Public library's Nerd Herd will be at the Big Sky Senior Living from 10 a.m. to noon. This drop-in session is for people who have questions about their devices. For more information, call the library at 723-3361 or visit buttepubliclibrary.info.

BARBECUE, MORE AT CHC

The Southwest Montana Community Health Center will be offering a free barbecue and activities 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its campus, 445 Centennial Ave., in conjunction with National Community Health Center Week. Activities include a free school supply giveaway, barbecue, kids’

SMELTERMAN’S CELEBRATION

The Smelterman’s Celebration is a throwback to the Anaconda’s mining history, the four-day event will be Thursday through Sunday. Several events are planned, including a parade, art walk, music, barbecue and a brew fest.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9

SMOKESTACK TOURS

Special tours of the Anaconda smokestack are offered 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Anaconda. Tickets are $5 on a limited basis. Available. Call Accelerate Anaconda at (406) 563-5538 or the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce at (406) 563-2400.

ALIVE AFTER 5

Alive After 5 takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 16 in Durston Park. It includes live music, food vendors, and arts & crafts. This year, laser tag and a jump house have been added as well.

SATURDAY, AUG. 10

FARMERS MARKET

The Butte farmers market offers fresh produce, other foods, all kinds of plants and a variety of arts and crafts. Vendors line up every Saturday on both sides of West Park Street between Gamer's Café and the Phoenix Building from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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SMOKESTACK TOURS

Special tours of the Anaconda smokestack are offered 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Anaconda. Tickets are $5 on a limited basis. Available. Call Accelerate Anaconda at (406) 563-5538 or the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce at (406) 563-2400.

CLUBS AND MEETINGS

BUTTE

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.

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.

Lego Build is from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Butte Public Library's Teen Zone.

Gal-us-Frame Gals will have a “Red Hat White-Elephant” no-host dinner Tuesday at Casagranda’s. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is at 6. Reservations are due by Aug. 1 by calling Beverly at 406-494-5708.

Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday Marine Corps Legion at 525 Garden Ave.

Big Sky Senior Living. Call Georgia at 406-782-5772 or June at 406-723-6780.

Warped Weavers meet 6 to 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.

Butte Chess Club meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte Public Library (first floor).

Butte Kiwanis will meet at noon Wednesday at Perkins.

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.

Wii games are played from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte Public Library's Teen Zone.

Living Word Prayer group meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the office building of St. John the Evangelist Church, 1500 Majors St. Details: 406-593-1218.

Line Dancing Class with Colleen Klobucar is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte YMCA.

Butte Threshold Singers meet at 9 a.m. every Thursday at the Big Sky Senior Living chapel. The group prepares to sing at the bedside of terminal patients. All singers are welcome. Call Highlands Hospice office at 406-533-0020 or Sue Walsh at 406-593-1218. Alternative practice times are available.

Montana Independent Living Project hosts a group for women with disabilities from 2 p.m. to 3:30 every Thursday at 3475 Monroe Ave., suite 103. Come for sharing, support, and a sense of community.

Rotary Club of Butte meets at noon every Thursday at the Butte Country Club.

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 from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Butte Public Library's Teen Zone.

A memoir writing group meets 1:30 to 3:30 Thursday at Butte Public Library. For details, contact the library at 723-3361 or buttepubliclibrary.info.

Summer cribbage at 7 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 29 at the East Side Athletic Club (seven games). Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by Big Butte Mile High Cribbers. Details: Phil at 406-494-2618.

Retired mine workers meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Butte Country Club. A meeting will follow.

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.

ANACONDA

Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step group, meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in the library of the Hearthstone Apartments, 400 Oak St. Details: 406-563-5402 or emotionsanonymous.org.

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