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Wiinter Fun Guide

Wiinter Fun Guide

TUESDAY, JAN. 15

SKATING SESSIONS

The High Altitude Center will be open from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings for open speed-skating sessions. These sessions are open to skaters of all abilities from first-time skater to experts. Informal instruction is offered and speed skates are available for use during the sessions. There is no session fee. Details: Tina, 406-494-4018 or Facebook at Butte High Altitude Skating Center.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16

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, JAN. 17

‘ARTS’ SHOW

Butte High School will hold its “Celebration of the Arts" in the school auditorium. The art department will have an art show from 6-9 p.m., and the choirs, bands, strings, and poetry club will perform at 7 p.m. Come up and support these aspiring artists. Admission is free.

DIABETES CLASS

The January Diabetes Learning Opportunity will start 9 to 11 a.m. at St. James Healthcare. The classes continue January 24 and 31. Participants will work with a certified diabetes educator and a registered dietitian to create a customized self-management plan. The three-week session focuses on counting carbohydrates while including the foods you enjoy, what to do with your blood sugar readings, and how your medications work. Diabetes and how to prevent complications will also be discussed. Insurance can be billed for the classes. Call Ida Reighard RN, CDE to register at 406-723-2960.

SKATING SESSIONS

The High Altitude Center will be open from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings for open speed-skating sessions. These sessions are open to skaters of all abilities from first-time skater to experts. Informal instruction is offered and speed skates are available for use during the sessions. There is no session fee. Details: Tina, 406-494-4018 or Facebook at Butte High Altitude Skating Center.

TECH TALK

Jim Olsen, fisheries biologist, Big Hole River Fisheries Division with the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, will be the speaker at Montana Tech’s Public Lecture Series at 4 p.m. at Montana Tech in the Chemistry/Biology Building Room 102. His speech is titled “Native Arctic Grayling and Cutthroat Trout Management in Southwest Montana: Balancing Conservation within the Constraints of What is Biologically Possible and Socially and Politically Acceptable.”

FRIDAY, JAN. 18

WINTER FESTIVAL

Snöflinga, Montana's popular winter festival, is currently taking place in the Mining City, and is outdoor fun for people of all ages. The event is free to the public and includes Skijoring, ice skating races, snowshoe treks, Nordic skiing, Ugly Sweater fun run, daytime and nighttime sledding, hockey, curling, the Skijor Butte Calcutta, a fat bike race, ski and snowboard events, and more.

HIT MEN

The Hit Men will perform at 8 p.m. on the Mother Lode stage. These five brilliant musicians and singers who, throughout the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s, toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music business -- from Frankie Valli and Carly Simon, to Tommy James, Carole King, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, and many, many more. They are not a tribute act, nor the former cast of a Broadway musical. They are the actual artists who helped rocket so many songs to the top of the Billboard charts. Tickets are main, $85; mezzanine, $75; loge, $65; balcony, $35; and for students with ID, $15. They may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office at 316 W. Park St., or by calling 406-723-3602.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19

CAROUSEL GALA

The third annual Spirit of Columbia Gardens Carousel Gala is from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Star Lanes Bowling Center, 4601 Harrison Ave. The evening includes live and silent auctions, and a catered dinner. Advance tickets are $50 per person, with sponsored and premium tables available. A sponsored table (seating for eight) is $600, and a premier table (seating for eight) is $900. To reserve your tickets, contact Brennick at 406-494-8207.

SCIENCE MINE

The Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Learn to sew (and upcycle) in the STEAM-Powered Kids project area -- we will sew mittens out of old sweaters. Enjoy new exhibits -- the telephone switch -- and good old favorites including Tesla coils, stream tables, laser mazes, and more. Non-member admission is $5 per person; $15 per family, or renew your membership for the season.

WINTER FESTIVAL

Snöflinga, Montana's popular winter festival, is currently taking place in the Mining City, and is outdoor fun for people of all ages. The event is free to the public and includes Skijoring, ice skating races, snowshoe treks, Nordic skiing, Ugly Sweater fun run, daytime and nighttime sledding, hockey, curling, the Skijor Butte Calcutta, a fat bike race, ski and snowboard events, and more.

POLAR PLUNGE

The Southwestern Polar Plunge will take place at 4 p.m. in a large pool at Foreman's Park in the Mountain Con mine yard. Plunge check-in is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. This plunge supports Special Olympics Montana athletes and teams in the Butte, Anaconda, Dillon and Deer Lodge regions, and is a unique opportunity for individuals, clubs, organization and schools to support local Special Olympics Montana athletes by jumping, running or slowly crawling into the frigid and icy waters of Montana. The Polar Plunge is primarily organized, promoted and conducted by the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Montana. To register for the plunge or to donate, go to www.snomt.org/plunge.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20

WINTER FESTIVAL

Snöflinga, Montana's popular winter festival, concludes today in Butte.

DANCE AT THE ELKS

The Elks Lodge, 206 W. Galena, will host a dance featuring the music of the John Fox Sound from 1-5 p.m. The band will play waltzes, tangos and Latin music, and the bar will be open. The cost is $10 per person. Details: Frank Snyder at 406-299-2443 or 406-490-3329.

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; 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Gold Hill Lutheran Church; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sharing and Caring, 2100 Farragut (rear entrance).
  • Butte Citizens for Preservation & Revitalization will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Butte Archives. General business will be conducted and elections will be held for officers to serve during 2019. Members and people interested in learning more about CPR are invited to attend.
  • 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.
  • Montana's Peer Network holds peer-run group sessions for mental health and addictions recovery every Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Butte Public Library in the Frank Little room. Details: 406-451-3087.
  • Fine Line Dancers have adult beginner and beginner+ line dance classes at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Classes are $4. Details: 406-560-1934.
  • 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.
  • Butte Central and Butte High classes of 1952 will hold a luncheon at noon Wednesday, at Christina's Cocina, 2201 Silver Bow Blvd. Call Georgia at 782-5772 or June at 723-6780.
  • Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Perkins. Guest speaker will be Rhonda McCurdy of Special Olympics Montana.
  • Diabetes support group will meet at noon Wednesday at Metals Sports Bar and Grill, 8 W. Park St. Dr. Nathan Judd, doctor of podiatric medicine will be the guest speaker. Dr. Judd works at Big Sky Foot and Ankle Institute in Butte. He will speak about diabetes foot care and answer questions. The group is free and open to the public. Details: Ida at St James Healthcare, 406-723-2960.
  • American Legion Post #1 and Auxiliary will meet Wednesday at the new Legion Hall, 3201 Wynne. Ham and scalloped potatoes will be served, and the auxiliary will bring salads and desserts. The hall will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Following the meal, short meetings will be held.
  • Butte Kiwanis meets at noon Wednesday at Perkins. Guest speaker is Julie Crnich, executive director, United Way of Butte and Anaconda.
  • 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.
  • The Living Word Prayer Group will begin its prayer meetings at 7 p.m., instead of 7:30 p.m. on every Wednesday. The group meets weekly at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1500 Majors St. Details: Sue Walsh, 406-593-1218.
  • Chateau Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Springs (community center). There will be a demonstration on various chenille techniques. New members and the public are invited to attend.
  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • Rotary Club of Butte meets at noon 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.
  • The 2018-2019 season of ACC Cribbage, with the Big Butte Mile High Cribbers, takes place at East Side Athletic Club at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Play nine games against nine 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.
  • An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Montana.

ANACONDA

  • The Voices of the Pintlers will begin their practice for the spring concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Anaconda Junior/Senior High band room. New members are welcome. Details: Maureen, 406-563-2031. The choir is under the direction of Spencer Fehr and sponsored by the Adult Ed Program.
  • Anaconda Sportsmen's Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the AOH. Game Warden Joe Jaquwith will speak on their public relations program. Game Warden Shane Yaskus will discuss access problems near Gregson, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks fish biologist Brad Liermen will give an update on Georgetown Lake.

DILLON

  • The 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. JCF now meets quarterly. Regular meetings are the third Tuesday in January, April, July and October. Details: Jodie Jolly, 406-925-3563.

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