MONDAY, SEPT. 30
The Dillon Public Library will host “Into the Sunset: The Forgotten Cowgirl Singers with Almeda Bradshaw” at 7 p.m. at the Beaverhead County Museum Depot Theater, 15 S. Montana St., Dillon. The program covers everything from Mary Ann Whittaker’s horseback exhibitions in the 1850s to the Wild West shows and vaudeville acts of the early 1900s, to the pioneer radio and recording artists of the 1920s. Meet the forgotten women entertainers who wore buckskins and boots while yodeling their way into America’s heart. Admission is free. For more details, go to www.dillonpubliclibrary.org
GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP
The Superfund Advisory and Redevelopment Trust Authority is hosting a SARTA grant writing workshop noon to 5 p.m. at the Archives auditorium.
TUESDAY, OCT. 2
SUICIDE PREVENTION PRESENTATION
A free community presentation on suicide prevention and the importance of active listening skills will be held at 7 p.m. in the Dillon Middle School gym. Featured speaker is “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge” Kevin Briggs, who as a California Highway Patrol officer persuaded more than 200 individuals not to jump to their deaths from the California bridge. In his 17 years patrolling the bridge, Briggs encountered hundreds of troubled people who had lost hope and were ready to end their lives by suicide.
SATURDAY, OCT. 5
Join the YMCA for its first annual Country Hoedown. This community fundraiser is jam packed with fun activities, auction, food, music and line dancing. The event starts at 5 p.m. at Headframe Spirits and ends at the Elks Lodge with Divas & Dudes until midnight. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the welcome center. Details: 406-782-1266.
A cider pressing party hosted by Jackson’s Garden will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. People are encouraged to bring their apples and clean containers and take home the cider they press or just come and watch and enjoy hot cider and fresh donuts. Washing stations will be set up to prepare your apples prior to pressing: bring your own knives and cutting boards. However having your apples prepped before you arrive will reduce your waiting time. Depending on the turn out your pressing time may be limited. The first gallon you press is free, but a donation of $5 gallon is suggested. Jackson’s Garden is located 2 miles east of Sheridan on Mill Creek Road. Watch for the greenhouses.
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LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Butte-Silver Bow Public Library’s fall used book sale runs Oct. 5-12 during library hours. Books on the first floor will be priced $1 or $3 with specialty pricing on select items. The bargain basement room will be open and books there will be $1 per bag. The week of Oct. 15-19 bargain basement books will be free. For details, call the library at 723-3361.
SUNDAY, OCT. 6
The Oktoberfest Polka Party is from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, corner of Montana and Galena, Uptown Butte. Admission is $10. The event includes a buffet dinner and dessert, dancing, and a door prize drawing. Proceeds benefit the SNPJ Lodge #207 scholarship fund.
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).
- The Gal-Us-Frame Red Hatters will meet for dinner Tuesday at the Rib & Chop House in the Copper King Convention Center. Cocktails at 5:30, followed by dinner at 6. Costumes are optional. For reservations, call Shellie at 494-5926 or Linda at 490-4444.
- 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.
- Fine Line Dancers will start line dance classes for beginners and beginners plus at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 224 W. Park St. The cost is $4, and the first class is free. Details: 406-498-3903.
- Lego Build is from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Butte Public Library's Teen Zone.
- The Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins. Guest speaker will be Kiwanis District Lt. Gov. David Toth.
- The Anaconda American Legion Post 21 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 21 will meet for their regular meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.
- Butte High School Class of ’61 meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christina’s Cocina.
- After Hours Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Cavalier Lounge at the Finlen Hotel to discuss Lincoln in the Bardo. Books are available for check out from the library. Details: 723-3361.
- Butte Chess Club meets from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte Public Library (first floor).
- Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets 7 a.m. 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.
- Butte Kiwanis will meet at noon Wednesday at Perkins.
- 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.
- The library’s Copper City RPG Club will continue Dungeons & Dragons games on 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the basement community room. Dungeon masters will be there to guide players who are looking to get involved. This group meets every other Thursday. Details: 723-3361.
- Visit the library's Nerd Herd for computer help from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Belmont Senior Center, 615 E. Mercury St. Details: 406-723-3361 or www.buttepubliclibrary.info.
- 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.
- 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 Thursdays at Butte Public Library. For details, contact the library at 723-3361 or buttepubliclibrary.info.
- Play ACC Cribbage with the Big Butte Mile High Cribbers at East Side Athletic Club, playing at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Play 9 games against 9 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.
- Butte-Silver Bow library’s cookbook club will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday. This month's theme is barbecue. A barbecue cookbook is available at the Reference Desk on the second floor of the library — but any barbecue dish is welcome at this potluck book club. For location information, call the library at 723-3361.
- 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.
- Dillon Kiwanis meet at noon Wednesday at the Beaverhead Brewery, 218 S. Montana St., in downtown Dillon.