MONDAY, JULY 22
Residents of southwest Montana are welcome to attend an osprey banding with the Montana Osprey Project and the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program at 9 a.m. at the Warm Springs ponds. Participants will watch osprey chicks be banded and will learn about osprey health in the Clark Fork Watershed. For directions or details, call 406-496-4790.
TUESDAY, JULY 23
The Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., will be open 3 to 7 p.m. What gives fireworks their different colors? Discover the chemistry of fire and properties of different metallic salts that light up the night sky!
A talk on the “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” will be at 1 p.m. at the Belmont Senior Center, 615 E. Mercury St.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
TALK ON HORSES
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series at noon with a presentation and reading by Brenda Wahler as she discusses her new book, “Montana Horse Racing: A History.”
THURSDAY, JULY 25
HIKE THROUGH HISTORY
The "Hike through History" series for adults begins at 8:30 a.m. Abby Leary will be talking about Whiskey Gulch. Walkers are asked to meet at Whiskey Gulch Station (beginner to moderate), located near the World Museum of Mining. 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.
FRIDAY, JULY 26
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.
Whitehall will be celebrating the annual Frontier Days Friday and Saturday. The two-day event includes a community barbecue, street vendors, live music, beer garden, kids’ activities and more. Details: 406-287-2260.
The Springs will host a strawberry festival at 4 p.m. at 300 Mount Highland Dr. The event will include live music (including a barbershop quartet), and games for the kids. For more details, call 406-494-0083.
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SATURDAY, JULY 27
The Anaconda Sportsmen's Club will hold its annual picnic at 2 p.m. at the Anaconda Sprotsmen's Campground located on the Big Hole River a few miles upstream of the Anaconda Road turnoff (Highway 569). Please bring a chair.
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.
Whitehall will be celebrating the annual Frontier Days. The event includes a community barbecue, street vendors, live music, beer garden, kids’ activities and more. Details: 406-287-2260.
FUN IN PHILIPSBURG
Flint Creek Valley Days is a weekend of parades, class reunions, live theater, dances, picnics, a horseshoe tournament, and live music. On the final day, the annual classic car show will be held. Hosted by the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce, it is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Philipsburg.
The annual Cookin’ on the Clark Fork BBQ Cook-off and Brewfest is on Main Street in Deer Lodge. The day-long event includes 3k, 5k and 10k runs, youth events, music, brewfest and vendors. Details: www.clarkforkbbq; Facebook.
A tour of four Butte gardens begins at 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Butte Garden Club. Drinks will be provided along the way and there will be desserts at the last garden. Members of the Montana Federation of Garden Clubs will not be charged, and others are asked to donate $2. Details: Norman DeNeal at 406-723-6656 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, JULY 28
FUN IN PHILIPSBURG
Flint Creek Valley Days continues with the annual classic car show. Hosted by the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce, it is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Philipsburg.
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; 7:30 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.
- Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m Wednesday at Perkins. Guest speaker will be Scott Peterson with Yard Envy Inc.
- Butte High class of 1961 will have a dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Casagranda’s. Details: 406-782-7145.
- Warped Weavers meet 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.