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MONDAY, JULY 15

AT THE CAVERNS

From 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lewis & Clark Caverns experience the “Amazing Atlatl” with an activity that goes back to the early days of hunting. Find out what it was like when Native Americans used spears to bring down big game. Visitors can try their hands at this unusual spear throwing and see how they would have been able to feed themselves on the plains. This activity will be offered in the campground pavilion area. Details: 406-287-3541.

INVASIVE PLANT PRESENTATIONS

At 1:30 p.m. in the Big Butte Conference Room of the Student Union Building at Montana Tech, Dr. Talat Ahmad from the University of Kashmir in Srinagar, India, will give an overview of the university followed by the world premiere of the documentary "Plant Invaders in Himalaya". At 3 p.m., Dr. Ahmad will present "Evolution of the Trans-Himalayan Ladakh Arc, Geochemical and Geochronological Constraints." The lecture deals with the collision zone between the Indian and Eurasian plates. Where does India end and Eurasia begin?

TUESDAY, JULY 16

INVASIVE PLANT PRESENTATIONS

Visiting researchers Dr. Manzoor Ahmed Shah and Dr. Zafar Reshi from the University of Kashmir in Srinagar, India, will give presentations in the Chemistry/Biology Building, Room 102, at Montana Tech. At 1 p.m., Dr. Shah will present "Be it Horseweed or Common Reed: Invasion Sucks Indeed." This lecture deals with how common reed and Canadian horseweed both tend to drive out natives in introduced ranges but not at home. At 1:50, the documentary "Plant Invaders in Himalaya" will be shown. At 2:10, Dr. Reshi will present "Modeling Distribution of Invasive Alien Species Under Changing Climate: A Case Study of Parthenium hysterophorus." The lecture discusses the distribution of a highly invasive species under various climate-change scenarios.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

CAR SEAT CLINIC

A children’s car seat clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Uptown Fire Station, 120 S. Idaho. Car seats will be checked for correct installation, making sure the seat matches your child’s weight and age, recall information, and more. Details: Mary Jo Stosich at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, 406-497-5016.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

HIKE THROUGH HISTORY

The "Hike through History" series for adults begins at 8:30 a.m. Mary McCormick will be giving a "Westside Mansion" tour. Walkers are asked to meet at Broadway Street and Western Avenue (beginner to 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.

SCIENCE MINE

The Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., will be open 3 to 7 p.m. Why does mixing light give different results than mixing paints? Explore absorption, reflection, and other properties of light with additive and subtractive color mixing!

FRIDAY, JULY 19

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, JULY 20

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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.

FIBER FEST

The third annual Copper K Fiber Festival will be held at the Copper K Barn, 786 Point of Rocks Road, Whitehall. The two-day event is being organized by Kami Noyes of Ranching Tradition Fiber and Betty Kujawa of Snowdrift Alpacas.

50TH ANNIVERSARY

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, “Apollo 50 – The Next Giant Leap” at 2 p.m. at the Butte Public Library’s Big Butte room at 226 W. Broadway St. Featured speaker will be Joe Witherspoon of the Cottontail Observatory. Everyone is welcome. Details: 406-723-3361 or go to www.buteepubliclibrary.info.

BANNACK DAYS

Bannack Days is a unique and fun event that celebrates pioneer life and Bannack’s glory days. Activities begin at 9 a.m., with demonstrations of the pioneer skills. Food vendors will be there, and throughout both days there will be music in the air – bluegrass, gospel and old-time fiddlers, to mention a few. Admission is $5. Details: 406-834-3413.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

BANNACK DAYS

Bannack Days is a unique and fun event that celebrates pioneer life and Bannack’s glory days. Activities begin at 9 a.m., with demonstrations of the pioneer skills. Food vendors will be there, and throughout both days there will be music in the air – bluegrass, gospel and old-time fiddlers, to mention a few. Admission is $5. Details: 406-834-3413.

FIBER FEST

The third annual Copper K Fiber Festival will be held at the Copper K Barn, 786 Point of Rocks Road, Whitehall. The two-day event is being organized by Kami Noyes of Ranching Tradition Fiber and Betty Kujawa of Snowdrift Alpacas.

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).
  • 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).
  • The Girls Central class of 1965 will hold its monthly luncheon on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Christina's Café, 2201 Silver Bow Blvd. Questions: 406-723-5508 or 406-299-2832
  • Butte Silver Bow Republican Central Committee will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Public Library, 3rd Floor, 226 W Broadway. Please join us to discuss the Slate of Candidates for 2020 and local events. Questions, Call Mary at (406) 479-4729.
  • 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.
  • Girls’ Central Class of 1965 will hold their monthly luncheon on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Christina's Cocina Café, 2201 Silver Bow Blvd. If you have any questions, call Jeriann Hounsell Ritari at 406-723-5508 or Trudy Tomazich at 406-299-2832.
  • 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.
  • National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Butte Perkins.
  • Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m Wednesday at Perkins. Guest speakers will be John and Courtney McKee, owners of Headframe Spirits Distillery.
  • Butte Central and Butte High classes of 1952 will hold a luncheon at noon Wednesday at 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • Marine Corps League detachment 1380 at Anaconda will be having an S.O.S. breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at Old Works Golf Course. Jack's, 1205 Pizzini Way, Anaconda Montana 59711. Details: Woodrow Morgan at 406-563-3084.

DILLON

  • Beaverhead Chapter of Joining Community Forces (JCF) will meet at noon Tuesday at 1003 S. Washington in Dillon. Lunch is provided. Public participation is encouraged. We will discuss membership and meetings and begin planning for the fourth annual appreciation dinner. Details: Jodie Jolly, 406-925-3563.

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