MONDAY, OCT. 14
The Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners has voted to approve the holiday exchange of Columbus Day for the day after Thanksgiving.Therefore, the Butte-Silver Bow Courthouse will be open on Monday, Oct. 14.
The annual board meeting for the Butte Education Foundation will be held at 5:15 p.m. in the conference room of the Butte School District #1 curriculum office. The public is welcome to attend.
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE
The Dillon Concert Association presents “Take Me Home – The Music of John Denver” at 7:30 p.m. at UM-Western Beier Auditorium. Jim Curry sings a tribute to the music in a way that has to be seen and heard to understand the pure honesty of his amazing performance. Dillon Concert Association membership grants admission into all 2019-20 performances. Single event tickets will be sold at the door: adults, $20; college, $10; and student/youth, $6.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16
Education and Disability Services is sponsoring a Fall Fashion Show for women, men, and children with disabilities at the Butte Plaza Mall. Models and volunteers should arrive at 4 p.m. The fashion show starts at 6.
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.
--Montana Tech’s Chemistry & Geochemistry Department Seminar Series will host Dr. David Hutchins, Montana Tech visiting assistant professor of Environmental Engineering, as their lecturer, at noon in the Montana Tech Chemistry/Biology Building, Room 102. Hutchinson will speak about Montana's Consortium for Research on Environmental Water Systems. All are welcome to attend.
--Montana Tech Restoration Seminar will host Andrew Bobst, hydrogeologist with the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, at 4 p.m. in Montana Tech’s Chemistry/Biology Building, Room 102. Bobst will present on “Hydrologic Effects of Beaver-Mimicry Stream Restoration.” Beaver-mimicry stream restoration (BMR) seeks to simulate the effects of beaver activity on stream ecosystems. All are welcome to attend.
THURSDAY, OCT. 17
Montana Tech will host a Café Scientifique in the Copper Lounge in the Student Union Building on the campus of Montana Tech. The café will begin at 6 P.M., followed by the talk at 6:30 p.m. The speaker is Dawn A. Lott from Delaware State University. She will present “A Qualitative Numerical Study of Mathematical Predictions for Aneurysm Growth.” All are invited to attend. Details: 406-496-4727.
FRIDAY, OCT. 18
Philipsburg’s 7th annual Oktoberfest starts at 5 p.m. with fun festivities sponsored by the Philipsburg Brewing Co. There will be live music all weekend, stein holding competition, pumpkin painting, complimentary food and more.
The Western Harvest Weekend in Deer Lodge kicks off at 7 p.m. with the first annual Halloween Parade. The following day, attendants will enjoy numerous events and a variety of music. Details: 406-565-8313.
SATURDAY, OCT. 19
The 5th annual Women of Montana Tech Purse Strings will be held at 10 a.m. at the Copper King Hotel & Convention Center, 4655 Harrison Ave. The purse auction and champagne brunch is a fundraiser for Safe Space of Butte. A number of unique purses will be auctioned off in silent and live auctions. For more details, to donate, or to RSVP for the event, call 406-496-4127 or email email@example.com or visit http://foundation.mtech.edu/pursestrings/.
The annual Hillcrest Harvest Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Butte Civic Center. Admission is $1 for adults. The bazaar features arts and craft vendors, with many new vendors participating this year.
The Western Harvest Weekend continues in Deer Lodge with numerous events and a variety of music. Details: 406-565-8313.
St. James Healthcare Foundation will host “Fall Ball 19: Dynamic Duos” from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct.19, at the Butte Country Club. Think Sonny and Cher! Axl and Slash!! Netflix and Chill? Whatever your “famous” duo, trio or group is be sure to pair or partner up to dance the night away. Tickets are $25/person or $30 at the door, $50 per couple or $60 at the door. There is also a “Group 6-Pack-age,” which is $150 for a group of six people that includes your tickets to the event and free group photo courtesy of Alycia Holland Photography. For more details, call the St. James Foundation at 406-723-2828. Must be 21 years of age to attend.
The United Congregation Church will have its annual fundraising pasty sale from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. These traditional Butte staples are $5 each and can be picked up at the East Middle School kitchen door. For orders, text or call Joan Carelli at 406-490-3101.
SUNDAY, OCT. 20
DANCE AT ELKS
A dance will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 206 W. Galena St. The cost is $10. Music will be provided by the John Fox Sound, who will play waltz, tango and Latin dance music. The bar will also be open. Details: Jason Cross, 406-782-3278.
BINGO AT KC
St. Joseph and St. John’s “Fall Bingo” starts at 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 224 W. Park St. Ten games is $5 for three cards. Three special games is $6 for three cards, 10 games with three special games is $11.
Pumpkin Sunday will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Grant Kohrs Ranch near Deer Lodge. Enjoy the fall season with activities for children and special programs and activities for visitors of all ages. For more details, call 406-846-2070 or visit http://www.nps.gov/grko.
CLUBS AND MEETINGS
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Top O' The Mornin' Toastmasters will meet at 6:30 a.m. Monday at Perkins.
Butte Citizens for Preservation & Revitalization will hold its regular business meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Butte Archives conference room. Members and the public are welcome to attend.
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 next meeting of Uptown Toasters is a 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.
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.
Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Tenney Hammond, coordinator for the Butte Literacy Program.
Line Dancing Class with Colleen Klobucar is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte YMCA.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins.
Butte Chess Club meets from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte Public Library (first floor).
Diabetes Support Group will meet at noon Wednesday at the Metals Bank. Tanner Tregidga, PharmD Candidate from the University of Montana will be the guest speaker. This is free and open to the public. Contact Ida for questions. 723-2960
Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Gold Hill Lutheran Church, 934 Placer St. Details: 406-533-5454.
The American Legion Post #1 and Auxiliary will have its monthly dinner Wednesday at the American Legion Hall, 3201 Wynne. The menu includes chicken and spaghetti with salads and desserts. The cost is $8. The hall opens at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30. The public is invited. Short meetings will follow the dinner.
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.
Butte Central and Butte High will hold a luncheon at noon Wednesday at The Springs, 300 Mount Highland Dr. Details: Georgia at 406-782-5772 or June at 406-723-6780.
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.
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.
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.
Chateau Quilt Guild will be holding their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in The Springs (community center). New members are welcome and the public is invited to attend.
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.
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Library Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday to discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. Books are available for check out from the library. For more details, call the library at 406-723-3361.
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.
Anaconda Sportsmen's Club will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday at the AOH Hall. Mark Lambrecht, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's Directer of Government Affairs, will speak on Elk Habitat and Vanna Baccadori, Big Hole's Game Biologist, will give updates on hunting seasons, proposals for the 2020-21 biennium, current and upcoming research, habitat and lands projects. Nominations for officers will also be conducted.