TUESDAY, NOV. 6
The Butte-Silver Bow Democrats are offering free rides on Election Day to the Civic Center for all voters, regardless of their party affiliation. For a ride, call 406-494-8110.
THURSDAY, NOV. 8
Join Father Patrick Beretta, Dr. John Pullman, and Ellen Crain of the Butte Archives for “When the Blue Death Plagued Montana: Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic” from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Montana Tech auditorium. Following the presentation, a reception will be held. Hors d’oeuvres, pastries, and refreshments will be served.
The Granite County Museum in Philipsburg will host St. Phillip’s annual Veteran's Day Luncheon of soup and dessert.
AARP and the Metcalf Senior Center will host the AARP Smart Driver Course from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 115 Pennsylvania, Anaconda. The event includes 20 minutes to complete paperwork and a 30-minute lunch break. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Limited space is available so reservations are required. Details: 406-563-3504.
The Anaconda Chamber of Commerce will have a social from 5 to 7 p.m. at 306 E. Park St., Anaconda. There will be an update on new members and what the chamber has done this past year and future plans as well. Appetizers will be served, along with wine and other beverages. Also, 50/50 tickets will be sold.
FRIDAY, NOV. 9
Montana’s own Rob Quist and Great Northern along with daughter Halladay Quist will take to the Mother Lode stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased prior to the concert at the Mother Lode box office or the night of the concert.
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT
Kids’ Night Out is a series of seven fun evenings held on the second Friday of the month for all kids ages kindergarten through fifth grade. The Nov. 9 session will include packing Christmas boxes to be sent to children overseas and preparation for the Christmas pageant to be held in December. Children may bring a small toy to include in their box if they wish, but this is not required.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10
LEFSE SALE AND BAZAAR
The Daughters of Norway will host its annual lefse sale and an inaugural bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Race Track Fire hall, corner of Farragut and Grand avenues.
The annual Anaconda Garden Club Holiday Show will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks Club, corner of Third and Main, Anaconda. The theme is “What Snowmen Do at Night,” taken from the book of that title. The show will also offer many wonderful craft items for sale along with fresh greenery centerpieces, delicious cookies and baked goods. A luncheon begins at 11 a.m. and Christmas music is provided throughout the day. All proceeds go toward city beautification and $1,500 scholarships for Anaconda High School seniors.
Join the Silver Bow Hospitality Association for an upscale evening tasting wines from around the world at 7 p.m. at the Finlen Hotel, 100 E. Broadway St. Guests will receive a wine glass. Tickets include all wine samples and hors d'oeuvres. There will be a wine-related auction as well. The event benefits the Butte Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $50 a person and can be purchased at the Butte Chamber of Commerce, 1000 George St.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Uptown Butte businesses are gearing up for the holiday season and invite shoppers and browsers alike to visit from noon to 4 p.m. and to sign up for a drawing to win this year's Bundle of Butte the two weeks before that. Early shoppers too will be able to sign up in participating stores to win a bundle. They can stop by Uptown businesses and enter for the drawing. Shoppers are encouraged to visit Uptown businesses through Nov. 11 to sign up. The drawing will take place Tuesday, Nov. 13.
CLUBS AND MEETINGS
- 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 Community Band will practice at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Butte High Band room for a Christmas concert in December. All musicians are welcome to join.
- 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.
- Gal-Us-Frame Gals will have a Red Hat dinner on Tuesday at Casagranda’s. No-host cocktails are at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6. For reservations, call 406-494-4718.
- 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.
- 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 adult beginner and beginner+ line dance classes at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Classes are $4. Details: 406-498-3903.
- 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.
- Butte High class of 1961 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christina’s Cocina.
- Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Gold Hill Lutheran Church, 934 Placer St. Details: 406-533-5454.
- Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins.
- Women's AA meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Springs, 300 Mount Highland Drive.
- Ramsay School Board will have a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria.
- Al-Anon meetings: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Gold Hill Lutheran Church.
- Elks Lodge of Butte will host a bingo night at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Details: 406-299-2443 or 406-490-3329.
- Living Word Prayer Group meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the parish office building of St. John the Evangelist Church. Details: 406-593-1218.
- 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.
- Rotary Club of Butte meets at noon Thursday at the Butte Country Club.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 9 games against 9 opponents. Details: Phil at 406-494-2618.
- Chapter X of PEO will meet at noon Thursday at Big Sky Senior Living.
- 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.
- Retired Mine Workers meet Friday at the Butte Country Club. Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m., with a meeting to follow.
- An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Montana.
- Sacred Ground Dharma Group meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Yoga Center, ground floor of the IBRC (enter on Dakota Street), for meditation practice and dharma discussion. Anyone interested in meditation, beginner or otherwise, is welcome. Details: 406-498-4755.