MONDAY, SEPT. 9
Thompson Park fall hours will begin Monday, Sept. 9, according to Forest Service and Butte-Silver Bow officials. Gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 31 and then will be closed until May 1, 2020. The public can still use the park area by parking at the entrance gates adjacent to Montana Highway 2 or at the end of Roosevelt Drive.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10
The Butte Local Development Corporation (BLDC) will be hosting a 50th anniversary celebration and membership drive at 5 p.m. at the KXLF building on Montana Street. The event will include a cocktail hour, appetizers and an opportunity to learn about what the BLDC has accomplished in the last 50 years and where they see the organization, the local economy and community going in the next 50.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11
A Greater Butte-Silver Bow Community Celebration of Harmony and Sept. 11 Day of Service and Remembrance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Butte Civic Center Annex, 1340 Harrison Ave. All community instrumental, vocal, dramatic, and dance performers are welcome to participate. The public is invited to attend. For more details, go towww.GreaterBSBHarmonyDay.webs.com.
The Butte Burros Club is hosting a service event at 10 a.m. at Stodden Park. Volunteers will help Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation with a number of fall projects. The event is followed by a picnic in the new pavilion. All are welcome.
Montana Tech’s restoration seminar will take place at 4 p..m. on the campus of Montana Tech in the Chemistry/Biology Building, Room 102. Alex Leone and Jay Selmer with the Clark Fork Coalition, will talk about major factors limiting fisheries restoration in the upper Clark Fork River. All are welcome to attend. Details: Robert Pal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Butte CPR will host its final salvage sale of the year from 4 to 6 p.m. in the alley behind the Piccadilly Museum at 20 W. Broadway St. Stop by and see the new items that have been donated or stop by to help the other volunteers.
BROWN BAG LUNCH
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives at 17 W. Quartz St., will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series at noon with a presentation by Evan Kelly. Kelly’s talk will focus on analyzing and interpreting the important role that steamboats played in the material and cultural changes occurring in Montana from 1859 to 1890. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided. Details: 406-782-3280.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
The 2019-20 Butte Community Concert series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the Mother Lode Theatre, with the Annie Moses Band, which began in 2001 with lead singer/violinist, Annie Wolaver Dupre, and her siblings, Alex (viola) and Benjamin (cello). Season tickets are $75 for adults, and $15 for students. Individual performance tickets are $30. For ticket information, call Donna Jean Pickett at 406-494-4495 or Bruce Schuelke at 406-479-0038.
The Montana Tech Chemistry & Geochemistry Department Seminar Series and Montana Tech’s Public Lecture Series will host Dr. Katherine Zodrow, a faculty member in the Environmental Engineering Department at Montana Tech, at 4 p.m. in the Engineering Laboratory Classroom Building Room 202. All are welcome to attend. Dr. Zodrow’s talk is titled “Microbes, Minerals, and Engineering for a Better Environment.”
FRIDAY, SEPT. 13
NAIA POW WOW
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The 45th annual North American Indian Alliance Pow Wow will be at the Butte Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave. Friday’s festivities begin at 5 p.m., with a grand entry at 6:45. On Saturday, a 1k and 5k fun run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m., with registration at 7:30. Other events include a grand entry, contest dancing, a men’s shawl dance, and much more. All are welcome to attend this free event. Details: 406-498-0523.
The Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants will speak to Montana Tech business students and faculty at a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. in the Bob and Pauline Poore Conference Room in the Frank and Ann Gilmore University Relations Center on the campus of Montana Tech. At the event, the MSCPA leadership will discuss the current state of affairs and opportunities for individuals in the accounting profession. The presentation is free and open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. For any further details about this issue or any issue pertaining to Montana Tech or the BIT Department, call Amanda Badovinac at 406-496-4828 or Dr. Tim Kober at 406-496-4457.
The Butte Public Library will hold a forum on homelessness. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Covellite Theatre, 215 W. Broadway St. (across the street from the library). A screening of the movie “The Public” will take place. For more details, contact the library at 406-723-3361 or go towww.buttepubliclibrary.info
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14
Butte farmers market offers fresh produce, other foods, all kinds of plants and a variety of arts and crafts. Vendors line up every Saturday on both sides of West Park Street between Gamers Café and the Phoenix Building from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The third annual Anaconda Chamber Car Show is from 1 to 3 p.m. on the 200 and 300 block of Cherry Street and the Anaconda-Deer Lodge Chamber Visitor Center Grounds. Registration is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. There is a $10 entry fee per vehicle, from classic cars to custom rods, and is a family-friendly event. In addition, there will be a Poker Walk. Purchase a Poker Walk card for $5, visit each merchant listed. Draw a card at each location. Return your filled card to the Chamber. Best Hand wins 50% of the pot. The event is sponsored by Dee Motors and the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce.
NAIA POW WOW
The 45th annual North American Indian Alliance Pow Wow will be at the Butte Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave. The day will include a 1k and 5k fun run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m., with registration at 7:30. Other events include a grand entry, contest dancing, a men’s shawl dance, and much more. All are welcome to attend this free event. Details: 406-498-0523.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15
Mark your calendar for Flea Market Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the World Museum of Mining. Museum admission prices will be reduced and there will be several chances to shop, shop, shop. Vendor costs will be $15. Members receive a 20% vendor discount. Come sell your crafts, old stuff, and new stuff.
The World Museum of Mining will be celebrating “Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day”. The event begins at 11 a.m., with 25 vendors selling their wares. Those attending are urged to wear their “Irish best” for a chance to win the costume contest. Music will be provided by Dublin Gulch, and there will be Irish dancing and bagpipers. There will also be road bowling, face painting and garnet painting.
The 12th annual Mountain States Telephone Company Family Picnic will be held at the Butte Depot, 818 S. Arizona St. Registration is at noon, and lunch is served at 1. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For reservations, call Mary Jo Aleksich, 406-494-7011; Patsy Counts, 406-563-3959; Dee Fisher, 406-723-3121, or Sheila Pewitt, 406-723-8539.
CLUBS AND MEETINGS
- 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).
- Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will resume their monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in The Springs community room. Members are asked to bring all tickets, stubs and money to the meeting. Several topics of interest will be discussed, including the convention and 125th anniversary of the Lady Hibernians.
- Men’s AOH will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carpenters Union Hall. There will also be an induction of new members.
- 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.
- Lego Build is from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Butte Public Library's Teen Zone.
- United Veterans Council meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Hall, 3201 Wynne St.
- Warped Weavers meet 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library, third floor, 226 W. Broadway St. Curious about weaving? Come watch, ask questions; there may be a loom for you to try. Details: 406-782-5784.
- Butte Chess Club meets from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte Public Library (first floor).
- Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins. Guest speaker will be Ann Ueland, director of the Belmont Senior Citizen Center.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Marine Corp League Building, 525 Garden Ave.
- 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.
- 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.
- Retired Mine Workers will have their yearly steak fry at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Butte Country Club. A meeting will follow. For reservations, call Tom Holter at 406-494-7953.
- 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.
- An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Montana.
- Butte MS Self-Help Support Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the meeting room at Perkins. Come join us for brunch and casual conversation. Details: Alyson Harvey-Williams, 406-498-7497.
- 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.