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MONDAY, DEC. 10

OPEN HOUSE

The Montana Department of Transportation is hosting an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed Conley Avenue Bridge project in Deer Lodge. The open house will be held in the Powell County Community Center, 416 Cottonwood Ave., Deer Lodge. Project team members will be available to discuss the project.

TUESDAY, DEC. 11

VISIT FROM SANTA

Santa Claus will be stopping from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Fuel Fitness, 3755 Harrison Ave. The free event includes hot cocoa and cookies along with photos with Santa.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

The students, faculty, and staff of the University of Montana Western invite Dillon and area communities to their annual holiday celebration from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Lewis and Clark Room of Mathews Hall. Dinner and refreshments will be served. A collection box for the annual Toys for Tots drive will be available for guests to donate.

WINTER CONCERT

The Montana Western music program will presents its winter concert featuring the UMW concert band, concert choir, and signature ensemble The Cantabileers at 7 p.m. in the Beier Auditorium on the UMW campus. This concert will showcase traditional repertoire along with new and exciting holiday arrangements. Admission is free.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12

MOVIE NIGHT

The Friends of the Hearst Free Library will screen "The Shop Around the Corner" starring Margaret Sullivan and Jimmy Stewart at 6 p.m. at 401 Main St., Anaconda. The 1998 film “You’ve Got Mail” is a remake of this 1940 romantic comedy. The movie is free, as are the snacks. Details: 406-563-6932.

THURSDAY, DEC. 13

'LITTLE WOMEN'

Just in time for the holidays, "Little Women" graces the Orphan Girl Theatre stage. Shows are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Orphan Girl Theatre is located at 316 W. Park St. in the lower level of the Mother Lode Theatre. The patron entrance is through the gate on Galena Street. For box office access, enter through the side door on Washington Street. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. There is no Spotlight showing for this production. For tickets, visit www.orphangirl.org/tickets or call 406-782-5657. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

FRIDAY, DEC. 14

YULE FAIR

Yule-Tide Craft Fair is in the Jeffers Building at the Madison County Fairgrounds, 2 Fairgrounds Loop. The craft show will have fine art, crafts, and homegrown products.

'LITTLE WOMEN'

Just in time for the holidays, "Little Women" graces the Orphan Girl Theatre stage. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Orphan Girl Theatre is located at 316 W. Park St. in the lower level of the Mother Lode Theatre. The patron entrance is through the gate on Galena Street. For box office access, enter through the side door on Washington Street. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. There is no Spotlight showing for this production. For tickets, visit www.orphangirl.org/tickets or call 406-782-5657. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

SPLENDID FEAST

The Elling House Arts and Humanities Center will host the annual "Splendid Feast" Friday and Saturday at 404 E. Idaho St., Virginia City. The historic Virginia City home is decorated, inside and out, presenting a venue for an evening of good food, whimsical ambience and holiday cheer. The evening begins at 6:30, with the Wassail social hour; a four-course dinner is served at 7. Tickets, which are $50, must be purchased in advance by calling 406-843-5454. Due to insurance reasons, no outside alcohol allowed. Proceeds will be used to support future arts and humanities programs of the Elling House. Details: 406-843-5507.

BREWERY SHOW

The Elks Lodge will host the Brewery Follies’ “Twistmas in December” at 8 p.m. at the Butte Elks Lodge. Tickets are $22.50 in advance or $30 at the door the night of the show. The show promises to be filled with mirth and humor. Also, the bar will be open for your favorite beverage. Details: 406-782-3278.

'IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE'

"It's a Wonderful Life," the iconic Christmas fantasy comedy-drama from 1946, takes to the main stage of the Cutler Brothers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. Reservations are highly recommended and may be arranged by calling the box office at 406-846-4096 or by visiting cutlerbros.com and clicking the "buy tickets" tab. The theatre is located at 301 Main St., Deer Lodge.

SWIM AT THE Y

Family fun for the holidays is planned at the Butte YMCA. Join us for our family holiday movie swim! A visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a holiday movie in the pool from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Enjoy swimming, apple cider, cookies and a movie. The cost is $5. Details: 406-782-1266.

KIDS NIGHT OUT

A free Kids Night Out will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 900 W. Platinum St. A Christmas pageant begins at 7:30. The free event includes dinner, games, and pageant preparation. All children kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome and will participate in the pageant. Family and friends are invited to the pageant, with treats to follow. Registration is preferred but not required. Contact MKhenry6@gmail.com or 775-737-8578 or go to Facebook at First Presbyterian Church Butte.

SATURDAY, DEC. 15

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

The Butte Symphony will be joined by the Anaconda, Butte High and Butte Central chorales for the annual Christmas and holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Mother Lode Theatre. The 100 voices and 50-member orchestra will delight you with beautiful holiday music from around the world. After the concert, there will be a silent auction/reception in the Masonic Temple.

BREWERY SHOW

The Elks Lodge will host the Brewery Follies’ “Twistmas in December” at 8 p.m. at the Butte Elks Lodge. Tickets are $22.50 in advance or $30 at the door the night of the show. The show promises to be filled with mirth and humor. Also, the bar will be open for your favorite beverage. Details: 406-782-3278.

TWIN BRIDGES ‘FEAST-IVAL’

The annual Twin Bridges Christmas “Feast-ival” and ugly sweater contest is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Twin Bridges. Come out and visit the local merchants, then head to the fairgrounds for a full chili feed, bingo, kids games and crafts, hayrides, music, door prizes, and more. The cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family. Details: 406-842-7900.

ANACONDA BAZAAR

The Anaconda Parent-Teacher Association will host their first ever holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School gym, 506 Chestnut St., Anaconda. There will be 35+ vendors, gift wrapping, soup, coffee, hot chocolate, and of course – Santa!

'LITTLE WOMEN'

Just in time for the holidays, "Little Women" graces the Orphan Girl Theatre stage. Shows are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The Orphan Girl Theatre is located at 316 W. Park St. in the lower level of the Mother Lode Theatre. The patron entrance is through the gate on Galena Street. For box office access, enter through the side door on Washington Street. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. There is no Spotlight showing for this production. For tickets, visit www.orphangirl.org/tickets or call 406-782-5657. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

SPLENDID FEAST

The Elling House Arts and Humanities Center will host the annual "Splendid Feast"at 404 E. Idaho St., Virginia City. The historic Virginia City home is decorated, inside and out, presenting a venue for an evening of good food, whimsical ambience and holiday cheer. The evening begins at 6:30, with the Wassail social hour; a four-course dinner is served at 7. Tickets, which are $50, must be purchased in advance by calling 406-843-5454. Due to insurance reasons, no outside alcohol allowed. Proceeds will be used to support future arts and humanities programs of the Elling House. Details: 406-843-5507.

CHRISTMAS PARTY

The North American Indian Alliance's Pow Wow Committee will host a Christmas party at the NAIA building, 55 E. Galena St., from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be games, prizes, face painting, balloons and food. Santa is expected to attend.

'IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE'

"It's a Wonderful Life," the iconic Christmas fantasy comedy-drama from 1946, takes to the main stage of the Cutler Brothers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. Reservations are highly recommended and may be arranged by calling the box office at 406-846-4096 or by visiting cutlerbros.com and clicking the "buy tickets" tab. The theatre is located at 301 Main St., Deer Lodge.

SCIENCE MINE

The Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. How can you make electricity with magnetism? Explore magnetism in the STEAM-Powered Kids project area 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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!

SUNDAY, DEC. 16

'LITTLE WOMEN'

Just in time for the holidays, "Little Women" graces the Orphan Girl Theatre stage at 2 p.m. The Orphan Girl Theatre is located at 316 W. Park St. in the lower level of the Mother Lode Theatre. The patron entrance is through the gate on Galena Street. For box office access, enter through the side door on Washington Street. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids 10 and under. There is no Spotlight showing for this production. For tickets, visit www.orphangirl.org/tickets or call 406-782-5657. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

'IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE'

"It's a Wonderful Life," the iconic Christmas fantasy comedy-drama from 1946, takes to the main stage of the Cutler Brothers Theatre at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. Reservations are highly recommended and may be arranged by calling the box office at 406-846-4096 or by visiting cutlerbros.com and clicking the "buy tickets" tab. The theatre is located at 301 Main St., Deer Lodge.

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).
  • 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: 406-498-3903.
  • 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.
  • United Veterans Council meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 525 Garden Ave.
  • Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins.
  • Butte Kiwanis meets at noon Wednesday at Perkins. Pat Dudley and Ray Rogers from the National Center for Health Care Informatics will talk about the Planned Praxis Center for Innovative Learning.
  • 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 Drive.
  • 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.
  • Butte High Class of 1969 committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Butte Country Club.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at 525 Garden Ave.
  • 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 will gather at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Butte Country Club for the annual Christmas party. This gathering replaces the noon meeting. The next meeting will be at noon Thursday, Dec. 20.
  • 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.
  • Cornish Cousins meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Perkins.

ANACONDA

  • Anaconda Sportsmen's Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the AOH Hall. Big Hole Watershed Committee's Pedro Marques will give a presentation on their restoration efforts in the Big Hole. Montana Wildlife Federation's Alec Underwood will also present a short movie clip about the Anaconda Sportsmen's Club and will give an update on the upcoming Beaverhead/Big Hole BLM oil/mineral leases and the 2019 Legislature. A Christmas social will follow.

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