MONDAY, MARCH 5
WALK WITH EASE
Walk with Ease, a free, 6-week walking group for those who would like to start or maintain a low-impact exercise program, begins at 9 a.m. at the main seating area of the Butte Plaza Mall, 3100 Harrison Ave. The walks conclude at 10 a.m. and run Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Walk With Ease is sponsored by the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department. Details: 406-497-5085 or 406-497-5025.
TUESDAY, MARCH 6
CIVIL RIGHTS LECTURE
The Anaconda Coalition for Tolerance Education is hosting an indigenous civil rights lecture at 6 p.m. at the Hearst Free Library, 401 Main St., Anaconda. Guest speaker will be Meg Singer, indigenous outreach coordinator for ACLU of Montana.
The CINEMAtech film series continues at 7 p.m. in the Montana Tech library auditorium with one of the greatest films ever made, Satyajit Roy's 1955 debut, "Pather Pachali." This recently reconstructed and restored version is stunning and is the winner of over 30 international awards. Admission is free and open to the public.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7
Pat Williams, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will talk about "Restoration/Pay Dirt" from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Chemistry/Biology Building, room 102, on the Montana Tech campus.
The Butte-Silver Bow Democrats Burros Club will have a luncheon at noon at the Butte Country Club, 3400 Elizabeth Warren Ave. Guest speaker will be Joan Hoff, Montana State University research professor of history.
The Silver Bow Montessori School is having an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration for preschool and elementary school students begins soon. For more details about the school, visit the website at www.silverbowmontessori.org or Facebook at facebook.com/SilverBowMontessori.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8
AARP Smart Driving Course is being offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belmont Senior Center. This includes one hour for lunch. Insurance companies may offer discounts for completing the course. Details and to register, call 406-723-7773.
An International Women's Day celebration begins at 3 p.m. at the Butte Plaza Mall. A fun and informative event, there will be a services fair, craft items, and a fashion show. Local models will be introducing new spring wardrobes. Details: Dana Reavis at email@example.com or Alana Ferko at 406-494-3362.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
Veterans and family members of the late U.S. Army Sgt. Phillip Arthur Strommen will gather to honor his Army service at 4 p.m. at the Anaconda-Deer Lodge County courthouse.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10
The Anaconda AOH St. Patrick's race begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Locker Room, 117 E. Park St., Anaconda. Entry fee is $30. The annual event includes a 3-mile race and a 6-mile race. Walkers are welcome to join in the 3-mile event. Race runs regardless of weather conditions. For details, race application, and online registration, visit www.anacondaaoh.com. In addition, donations of non-perishable food items are encouraged and will be given to the Anaconda Food Bank.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11
ELKS LODGE DANCE
A dance at the Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Music will be by The John Fox Sound, who plays all of your favorite dance and listening music on his magic keyboard. Open to everyone, so come dance the afternoon away. Cover charge is $10 per person. The bar will be open. Details: Frank Snyder at 299-2443 or 490-3329.
Rockin' Road to Dublin, the new sensation changing the Irish dance world, is coming to the Mother Lode Theatre at 7 p.m. A fusion of rock and Irish, Rockin' Road combines the best of both worlds to thrust Irish dance back into the spotlight. This stylish, can't-miss spectacle is the perfect balance between concert and stage show. Tickets are $60, gold circle seating; $50, main and mezzanine; $40, loge; and $30, balcony. They may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office or by calling 406-723-3602.
ST. PATRICK'S BRUNCH
St. Patrick's Day events begin with the annual St. Patrick's Day Brunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Front Street Station, 800 E. Front St. Sponsored by Butte Catholic Community North, the menu includes corned beef and cabbage. The cost is $20 a plate. In addition, there will be entertainment and door prizes. Tickets are available at the parish office, 102 S. Washington St. Details: 406-723-5407.
CLUBS AND MEETINGS
- Top O' The Mornin' Toastmasters 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Butte Retired Teachers luncheon is at noon Tuesday at the Butte Country Club, 3400 Elizabeth Warren Ave. Irish songs will be provided by Bob Kovacich and Judy Powers.
- Silver Bow Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Perkins for discussion of club projects and events, lunch, and a speaker.
- Uptown Toasters will meet at noon Tuesday at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Details: 406-782-3280.
- 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.
- Gal-Us-Frame Red Hat ladies will have a no-host dinner party at Sparky's Garage on Tuesday. Cocktails are at 5:30; dinner is at 6. For reservations, call 406-533-9230 or 406-498-3987.
- Butte Exchange Club meets at noon Tuesdays at 16 E. Granite St. (second floor). Details: Steve 782-4253.
- Open AA meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard St. Details: 406-560-7330.
- The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet Tuesday, March 13, in the community room of The Springs. The cost is $10, and reservations are due by Tuesday, March 6. In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, Rueben sandwiches, soup, and desserts will be served. Details: Deanna at 406-782-4435, Jules at 406-723-3514, or Denise at 406-782-0192.
- Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins. Guest speaker will be Kurry Mills Hoffman, ReMax Premier Real Estate Agent.
- 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.
- Butte High Class of 1961 will have a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christina's Cocina.
- Bingo is held at the Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena, each Wednesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome. The more people in attendance, the larger the payout. Details: 406-299-2443 or 406-490-3329.
- Rotary Club of Butte meets every Thursday at noon at the Butte Country Club.
- VFW meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Marine Corps Building.
- 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. Come for sharing, support, and a sense of community.
- Chapter X of PEO meets at noon Thursday at Big Sky Senior Living.
- 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.
- Retired Mine Workers will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Butte Country Club. A meeting will follow.
- An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Utah St.
- Bible Talks start at 4 p.m. Sundays at the Comfort Inn (Montana Room). The gathering is non-denominational. Details: 530-521-5671.
- Anaconda DAV Memorial Chapter #13 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Anaconda American Legion Post 21, corner of Cedar and Third streets. Social is at 6 p.m. All vets welcome. Call 406-980-0340.