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TUESDAY, JULY 2

CRAFT DAY

The Butte-Silver Bow Parks & Recreation will be hosting a “4th of July Craft Day” at 11 a.m. at Clark’s Park. Those attending can make a decoration and take it home to enjoy. Details: Bob Lazzari, 406-497-6535.

QUILT SHOW

Big Sky Senior Living will host a Patriotic Quilt Show for the residents at 1 p.m. The public is invited as well. Refreshments will be served. Thirty patriotic quilts will be displayed in the back dining room. Veteran residents of Big Sky will be presented with a quilt in gratitude for their service and as a reminder that each one is remembered and appreciated for their service and sacrifice.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

CONCERT AT ORIGINAL

Multi-faceted entertainer Craig Morgan, along with Butte’s own Tim Montana, will perform at the Original Mine. Gates open at 5 p.m., and general admission tickets are $25.

BUTTE FIREWORKS

The Big Bang Celebration begins at 6 p.m. at Chester Steele Park (across from St. James Healthcare), and concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk on the Big M. Music provided by the Big Butte Community Band, along with DJs from KBMF Butte America Radio. Food vendors will also be there.

ENNIS RODEO

Ennis NRA Rodeo is at the Ennis rodeo grounds, which features the top cowboys and cowgirls from the Northwest. Events begin at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at First Madison Valley Bank and at the gate the day of the event. All seating is first come, first served. General admission: $12 adults, $10 children age 6-12, free 5 and under.

THURSDAY, JULY 4

HOLIDAY EVENTS

--The annual Butte parade starts at 10 a.m. from the Butte Civic Center, and proceeds south on Harrison Avenue. Details: Matthew Boyle of the Butte America Foundation at 406-498-3549 or email at mjboyle14@gmail.com.

--There will be an Anaconda parade at 2 p.m. Line-up will begin at 1 p.m. behind the courthouse. Grand marshal is Pearl Harbor survivor, Charles Dowd. At dusk, residents can watch the fireworks display at Washoe Park.

--The annual 4th of July Fireworks Display and Pig Roast will be held Thursday in the Old Prison Yard, Deer Lodge. Gates open at 6 p.m. for the free event; dinner is at 7. Bring a potluck dish to share, along with plates, utensils and a chair. There is also a bouncy house, and people can play bacchi ball or volleyball. Fireworks commence after dark. 

--The annual 4th of July parade at Georgetown Lake starts at noon just above Seven Gables at 150 Southern Cross Road.

--In Virginia City, the professional fireworks display begins at dusk from the Boot Hill area. All donations benefit the Virginia City Rural Fire Department Auxiliary. Bring a blanket to the Thompson Library lawn and watch the fireworks show.

--The Fourth of July festivities in Wisdom begin with a sunrise flag-raising at 6:15 a.m., followed by a free pancake breakfast at The Crossing Bar & Grill. The parade begins at 10 a.m., and at noon, a fundraising barbecue is served at the Masonic Temple. The day concludes with the Big Hole Valley Fireworks Celebration, which begins at 8 p.m. at the Wisdom Airport. The evening includes country music, a bonfire, and beer garden. A softball game will also be played. Fireworks begin around 10:30 p.m.

--The Madison Valley Rural Fire Department in Ennis will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 6 to 10 a.m. The cost is $7 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under. The annual “Meet Me in Ennis, Montana” parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main Street. In addition, the Ennis Lions Club barbecue starts at 11 a.m. at Peter T's Park, Ennis. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips and watermelon. Also, from noon to 2 p.m., a Veterans’ Memorial Ceremony will take place, with 25 commemorative bricks dedicated. The public is welcome to attend.  

MUSIC ON MAIN

Tim Montana will continue celebrating the July 4th holiday with a concert at Music on Main from 6 to 9 p.m. between Park and Broadway. Food and beverages start at 5 p.m. There will also be lazer tag, a bubble machine, and face painting.

ENNIS RODEO

Ennis NRA Rodeo is at the Ennis rodeo grounds, which features the top cowboys and cowgirls from the Northwest. Events begin at 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at First Madison Valley Bank and at the gate. All seating is first come, first served. General admission: $12 adults, $10 children age 6-12, free 5 and under.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

FIRST FRIDAYS

The Butte Public Library’s First Fridays will continue at noon in the Big Butte room at the library. Len Janson, race director, will be on hand to talk about Butte 100. The race will be held here in Butte on Saturday, July 27. 

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 6

HISTORY LECTURE

Turn back your clock at the Big Hole National Battlefield. Dr. Bob Brown will perform a first-person historical account of Major Charles Rawn at noon and 3 p.m. in the visitor center. This event is a part of Big Hole National Battlefield’s summer speaker series. Talks and demonstrations are scheduled every weekend through mid-August. A full schedule of events can be found at https://www.facebook.com/BigHoleNationalBattlefield/.

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.

SUNDAY, JULY 7

HISTORY LECTURE

Turn back your clock at the Big Hole National Battlefield. Dr. Bob Brown will perform a first-person historical account of Major Charles Rawn at noon and 3 p.m. in the visitor center. This event is a part of Big Hole National Battlefield’s summer speaker series. Talks and demonstrations are scheduled every weekend through mid-August. A full schedule of events can be found at https://www.facebook.com/BigHoleNationalBattlefield/.

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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).

Uptown Toasters meeting is at noon Tuesday at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Details: 406-782-3280.

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 Restaurant. Guest speaker will be George Everett, director of Main Street Uptown Butte. 

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 Family Restaurant. 

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.

Elks Lodge of Butte will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Details: 406-299-2443 or 406-490-3329.

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. The group will not meet July 4.

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. 

Marine Corps League will have a breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at 525 Garden Way.

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.

DILLON

Dillon Kiwanis meet at noon Wednesdays at the Beaverhead Brewery, 218 S. Montana St., in downtown Dillon.

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