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Highlands College of Montana Tech will sponsor its annual Wellness Fair for students, faculty, and staff from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be in the Commons and surrounding halls.


The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Department, as part of the 2017-18 Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series, presents two plays: “Proof” and “Doubt.” The performances will be held Feb. 22-26, in the Beier and Small Auditoriums on the Montana Western campus. “Proof” by David Auburn, follows the life of Catherine, a loyal daughter and her brilliant, but less-than-sane, mathematician father. Performance time is at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, in the Beier Auditorium. “Doubt: A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley, is directed by Montana Western student Katie Bumgarner. Performance time is at 1 p.m. on Feb. 26, in the Small Auditorium. Tickets for each show are $8 general admission and $5 youth (recommended for adults only due to language and mature themes). Montana Western students are admitted free of charge. Tickets available at the door or by calling 406-683-7101.



Featuring the reigning world champion beat boxer Ball-Zee and an international cast of world-class vocalists, GOBSMACKED! will be coming to the Mother Lode Theatre at 8 p.m. Beat boxing is a form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of mimicking drum machines using one's mouth, lips, tongue, and voice. All seats are general admission. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office or by calling 406-723-3602.


A forum, “Can a Scientist Believe in God?” will be at 7 p.m. in the Montana Tech Auditorium. Cullen Blue, a mechanical engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be the featured speaker. He will talk about the relationship between science and faith. The event will be moderated by Jack Skinner, a Montana Tech professor. A reception will follow. The event is sponsored by Montana Tech Catholic Campus Ministry.


Members of the Butte Literacy Program will hold a free tutor training session from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Butte Public Library (third floor), 226 W. Broadway St. If you are interested in helping this nonprofit program, please attend. Details: 406-794-5841.



Jon Sesso, Eric Hassler, and Julia Crain of Butte-Silver Bow will talk about the "Role of Remedy and Restoration in Redeveloping the Butte Landscape" from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Chemistry/Biology Building, room 102, on the Montana Tech campus.



The Black Donnellys will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Washoe Theatre in Anaconda. In Butte, they will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Montana Tech library auditorium. All proceeds go to Youth Empowerment Services in Anaconda and the Butte Food Bank. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 in advance, or $5 with student ID. Tickets are available at the Butte Food Bank, Insty Prints, or Montana Tech's Activities Dept. (located in the Student Union Building). Details: 406-498-4162.


The Butte-Silver Bow Republican Lincoln-Reagan Fundraiser dinner will be held Saturday, March 3, at the Copper King Convention Center. No-host cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., with a buffet dinner of baron of beef and grilled chicken served shortly after. Keynote speaker will be Congressman Greg Gianforte, and Senate primary candidates will be in attendance. Tickets are $45 per person. In addition, there will be a silent auction, 50/50 tickets, and drawings for door prizes. Sponsorships are available. Annual family membership is $10. For reservations or more details, call 406-593-1090. You can pay at the door or mail your checks to: BSB Republican Central Committee, P.O. Box 4773, Butte, Montana 59702-4773.



The Black Donnellys perform at 2 p.m. in the Montana Tech library auditorium. All proceeds go to Youth Empowerment Services in Anaconda and the Butte Food Bank. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 in advance, or $5 with student ID. Tickets are available at the Butte Food Bank, Insty Prints, or Montana Tech's Activities Dept. (located in the Student Union Building). Details: 406-498-4162.



  • Top O' The Mornin' Toastmasters meet at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 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).
  • 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, Feb. 27, 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.
  • 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.
  • Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Perkins Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Ed Curran, volunteer and board member for the Spirit of Columbia Gardens Carousel.
  • The Butte Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. The front doors open at 6:40 and lock for security at 7:15 p.m. There will be two speakers. Butte's new MSU Extension Agent, Kellie Kahtani, and Kathleen Humpa, Butte's new arborist.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visit the library's Nerd Herd for computer help from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Thursday of the month at the Belmont Senior Center, 615 E. Mercury St. Details: 406-723-3361 or
  • Rotary Club of Butte meets every Thursday at noon at the Butte Country Club.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gal-Us-Frame Red Hats ladies will have a no-host dinner party at Sparky’s Garage on Friday, March 2. Cocktails are at 5:30; dinner is at 6. For reservations call 406-533-9230 or 406-498-3987.
  • 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.


  • The Retired Men’s and Women’s Breakfast will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at the First Presbyterian Church in Anaconda. All retired men and women in the community are welcome. For reservations, call 406-560-7405 or 406-560-7265.

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