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Bar J Wranglers to perform at Rialto

The Bar J Wranglers of Jackson Hole, Wyo., will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the Rialto Theater in Deer Lodge. Tickets are $20. Profits go to the Rialto.

MONDAY, JAN. 8

CHOIR AUDITIONS

Montana Tech's Choral Union will have its first rehearsal for spring from 7 to 9 p.m. in Tech's library auditorium. Auditions will directly follow the rehearsal. The choir rehearses every Monday evening and will perform a concert in early May. This spring it will focus on music from the American musical theater repertoire, including "Cabaret," "The Impossible Dream," Over the Rainbow," Summertime," "Be Our Guest," and "Try to Remember."

AUDITION WORKSHOP

The Orphan Girl Children's Theatre is offering an audition workshop to work on new material for "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "Into the Woods," which will audition later this season. These workshops are 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Artists can sign up for either day for $40, and all artists will work on material for both shows. Details: www.orphangirl.org or 406-782-5657.

YOGA COURSE

Christopher Borton's annual eight-class winter yoga course begins from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1621 Thornton, and continues every Monday through Feb. 26. New and returning students are welcome. The hatha yoga class is designed for beginner and intermediate students and will help increase flexibility and strength as well as offer techniques for deep relaxation. A portion of all proceeds is donated to Aldersgate Church. Pre-registration is $72. Space is limited. Details: cborton@sagemountain.org or 494-9875.

TUESDAY, JAN. 9

LEARN TO SKATE

A free learn-to-skate program is at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through February at the U.S. High Altitude Skating Center oval. People are invited to learn the basics of skating. Skates will be available. Details: Tina at 406-490-5764, Dave at 406-723-4839, or Facebook at Butte High altitude skating center.

AUDITION WORKSHOP

The Orphan Girl Children's Theatre is offering an audition workshop to work on new material for "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "Into the Woods," which will audition later this season,from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $40, and all artists will work on material for both shows. Details: www.orphangirl.org or 406-782-5657.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10

BROWN BAG LUNCH

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives at 17 W. Quartz will kick off its 2018 Brown Bag Lunch series at noon with a presentation by Mary McCormick about Anaconda's Washoe Park. She will trace the history of the park from its beginnings as a picnic area for early settlers to its development into the public park it is today. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided.

SKI LESSONS

The Mile-High Nordic Ski Club will host free family learn-to-ski classes at 4 and again at 5 p.m. at the Stodden Park municipal golf course on Wednesdays through Jan. 24. Meet at the pro shop. Club members will help beginning skiers learn the basics or intermediate skiers up their game. Help will focus on either classic diagonal stride or skate skiing. Ski rentals are available at Bob Ward's, Bad Beaver Bikes, or Homestake Lodge. Details: Joe at 406-560-6060.

THURSDAY, JAN. 11

YOUNG MUSICIANS CLASSES

The 2018 spring session of the Young Musicians Club begins with registration from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the East Middle School stage. Use the southwest entrance in the back of the building. Students entering fourth grade through adult are invited to participate with specialized instructors. Classes run after school Mondays and Tuesdays. The club offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced instruction for violin, viola and cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, low brass (trombone and baritone), percussion (drums and drum set), guitar, and choir. Fees are $60. Scholarships are available. Details: Bruce Schuelke at 406-479-0038 after 7 p.m. or Tom Patton at 406-490-1537.

LEARN TO SKATE

A free learn-to-skate program is at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through February at the U.S. High Altitude Skating Center oval. People are invited to learn the basics of skating. Skates will be available. Details: Tina at 406-490-5764, Dave at 406-723-4839, or Facebook at Butte High altitude skating center.

DRIVING COURSE

AARP Smart Driving Course is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belmont Senior Center. This includes one hour for lunch. Details and to register, call 406-723-7773.

DIABETES WORKSHOP

A diabetes workshop runs Thursdays through Jan. 25 at St. James Healthcare. The three-week session focuses on counting carbohydrates while including the foods you enjoy, blood sugar readings, understanding medications, and preventing complications. Insurance can be billed for the classes, which are 9 to 11 a.m. Call Ida Reighard to register at 406-723-2960.

LECTURE ON DNA

Elliott Barnhart will present a free lecture at 4 p.m. in the Montana Tech Natural Resources Building, room 128. His topic will be "Moving Microbiology and DNA Analysis Out of the Lab and Into the Field with New Technology." He is a research hydrologist at the USGS and an assistant research professor at the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University. Visitor parking is available on the north side of the Natural Resources Building.

FRIDAY, JAN. 12

BINGO FUNDRAISER

A bingo fundraiser for American Legion baseball starts at 7 p.m. in the Butte Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena. Planned are nine games along with door prizes and an iPad mini as a raffle prize. Proceeds will go toward program needs to make it a successful season.

RIALTO CONCERT

The Bar J Wranglers of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will perform at 7 p.m. at the Rialto Theater in Deer Lodge. Tickets are $20. Profits go to the Rialto. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Deer Lodge Valley Conservation district at 406-415-4047 or at Keystone Drug, Valley Foods, Peoples Bank, or the Rialto Theater.

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Kids Night Out will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Excelsior and Platinum. The free event includes dinner, games, and Bible stories. Kids in grades K-5 are welcome. No registration required. More information is on Facebook at First Presbyterian Church Butte.

ICE SKATING

Public ice skating is available at the Butte Community Ice Center, 1700 Wall St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $3 for kids, $5 for adults, with skates rented for $3. Concessions are available. Details: 406-498-1877.

SATURDAY, JAN. 13

ICE SKATING

Public ice skating is available at the Butte Community Ice Center, 1700 Wall St., from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $3 for kids, $5 for adults, with skates rented for $3. Concessions are available. Details: 406-498-1877.

SUNDAY, JAN. 14

KC BREAKFAST

The Knights of Columbus Butte Council 668 is holding its monthly (November through April) Second Sunday fundraiser breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the hall, 224 W. Park St. Proceeds from this month's breakfast will go to the New Hope Pregnancy Clinic. The buffet includes French toast, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, eggs, coffee, and juice. The cost is $8 per person or $20 per family. Details: 406-782-2891 after 3 p.m.

ICE SKATING

Public ice skating is available at the Butte Community Ice Center, 1700 Wall St., from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $3 for kids, $5 for adults, with skates rented for $3. Concessions are available. Details: 406-498-1877.

CLUBS AND MEETINGS

BUTTE

  • Duplicate bridge is played at 1 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Hawthorne Community Center, 3500 Whiteway (enter through the back). Other games include newcomer handicap game at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9; Grand National Team game at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21; and regular game at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30.
  • A grief support group meets from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays through April 2 in St. John's Episcopal Church, 15 N. Idaho St. Details: 406-498-0401.
  • Every Monday from 2 to 4 p.m., people with disabilities are invited to hang out with others for good conversation, games, and companionship at MILP, 3475 Monroe, suite 103.
  • Silver Bow Kiwanis meets at noon Tuesday at Perkins.
  • Men's AOH meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Carpenters Union Hall.
  • Butte Exchange Club meets weekly on Tuesdays at noon at 16 E. Granite St. on the second floor. Details: Steve at 406-782-4253.
  • Uptown Toasters, Toastmaster Club #9765, will meet at noon Tuesday at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St.
  • The 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.
  • Open AA meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard St. Details: 406-560-7330.
  • Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins. Guest speaker will be David McCumber, editor of The Montana Standard and Montana Magazine.
  • United Veterans Council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the American Legion building.
  • The Butte-Silver Bow Democrats Burros Club will have a luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Butte Country Club, 3400 Elizabeth Warren Ave. Guest speaker will be David McCumber, editor of The Montana Standard. The public is welcome. Details: 406-498-1678.
  • Kiwanis Club of Butte luncheon starts at noon Wednesday at Perkins. Guest speaker will be Alexis Brandon with the Montana Tech clubs Society of Women Engineers and American Association of Drilling Engineers.
  • Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 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 Dr.
  • United Veterans Council meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Marine Corps League building.
  • Rotary Club of Butte meets every Thursday at noon at the Butte Country Club.
  • Chapter X of PEO meets at noon Thursday at Big Sky Living.
  • Retired Mineworkers meet for a lunch and meeting at noon Friday at Perkins.
  • Butte MS Self Help Support Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Perkins meeting room. People are invited to join the group for brunch and casual conversation; all welcome. Details: Alyson Harvey-Williams at 406-498-7497.
  • Bingo is held at the Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena streets, each Wednesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome. The more people in attendance, the larger the payout. Details: 406-494-6614 or 406- 490-3329.
  • 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. Women who have a disability are invited to come for sharing, support, and a sense of community.
  • A suicide loss support group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Butte public library, 226 W. Broadway St. Call before attending for the first time. Details: Beth at 406-490-1279 or Mary Alice at 406-533-9899.
  • Are you a square peg wanting to fit in a round hole? If so, come join the Big Butte Mile High Cribbage Club at East Side Athletic Club, playing at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Details: Phil at 406-494-2618.
  • An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Utah St.
  • Al-Anon meetings: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Congregational Church; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Gold Hill Lutheran Church; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sharing and Caring, 2100 Farragut (rear entrance).
  • Bible Talks start at 4 p.m. Sundays at the Comfort Inn (Montana Room). The gathering is nondenominational. Details: 530-521-5671.

ANACONDA

  • Eureka Chapter #16, Order of Eastern Star, will meet for lunch at noon Monday in the Anaconda Masonic Temple. The event is hosted by Donna Baker and Leroy Hagen. A meeting will follow at 1 p.m. with Worthy Matron Robyn Wigger and Worthy Patron Carl Parish presiding.
  • Anaconda Rotary will meet at noon Tuesday at Donivan's. Guest speaker will be John Fitzpatrick, independent consultant. The public is invited.
  • Anaconda Disabled American Veterans Memorial Chapter 13 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Anaconda American Legion Post 21, Cedar and Third. Social at 6 p.m. All veterans are welcome. Details: 406-980-0340.
  • Friday Night dinner is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Anaconda Elks. On the menu is beef stew, salad bar, roll, and dessert. The cost is $10.

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