MONDAY, APRIL 15
Butte Central Catholic High School will have an open house at 6 p.m. in the school’s auditorium at 9 S. Idaho St. Those attending can meet the faculty, staff, and coaches; tour classrooms; explore the school’s upgraded technology; discuss tuition options, and learn about the school’s community of faith.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16
Butte-Silver Bow’s Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition will be hosting a community-wide health fair, free to the public, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Butte Plaza Mall. There will be representation from Southwest Montana Community Health Center, St. James’s Healthcare, Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, Butte Silver Bow Parks and Recreation Department, Rocky Mountain Clinic and many more.
At 4 p.m. at Montana Tech in the Chemistry/Biology Building in Room 102, Lorri Birkenbuel, Ph.D. with the Montana Tech Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene Department will present “Assessing Particulate Matter Wall Loss with Conductive vs. Non-Conductive Cassettes used for Airborne Mineral Dust Sampling.” At 4:30 p.m., Katherine Zodrow, Ph.D. in the Montana Tech Environmental Engineering Department at Montana Tech will present “Living Microfiltration Membranes: From Biomimetic to Biological.”
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
• Montana Tech’s Chemisitry & Geochemistry Department seminar series continues at noon in the Chemistry/Biology Building Room 102. Guest speaker is Sydney Jennings, a Montana Tech Chemistry & Geochemistry undergraduate student. Her presentation is titled “The Effect of Iron-Doped Apatite Nanoparticles on DMS3 Phage Infection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.”
• Montana Tech’s Restoration Seminar runs from 4 to 4:50 p.m. in CBB 102. Guest speaker is Nora Saks of Montana Public Radio. She will talk about “Richest Hill Radio: Reporting on Butte’s Superfund Cleanup in the Trump Era.”
• Montana Tech will host a guest lecturer, Melissa Clutter from the University of Arizona, on campus on at noon in the Big Butte Room in the Student Union Building. Her presentation is titled, “A Simple, Robust Design of Field Measurements for Evapotranspiration Barriers using Universal Multiple Linear Egression.”
THURSDAY, APRIL 18
“Saving the Burg: A story of Love, Sweat and Beers,” a documentary depicting that revitalization of Philipsburg, will air on MontanaPBS at 7 p.m.
DANCES WITH WORDS
The University of Montana Western has announced the next two authors who will appear on campus as part of its Dances with Words series. Mary Clearman Blew will visit the University of Montana Western at 7:30 p.m. to read from her personal works as a guest author.
Dr. Matthew Taylor will present “Parthenogenesis, Evolution, and Herpes,” at 4 p.m. in CBB-102. All lectures are free and open to the public.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Over 30 acrobats from China bring fast-paced, exciting internationally award-winning acts at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Mother Lode Theatre. The New Shanghai Circus celebrates the exotic wonders of China while showcasing a dramatic interpretation of classic Chinese dance and physical performance art. Featuring spectacular backdrops, beautiful costuming, and state-of-the-art lighting, this show is a thrill a minute! Each year, the troupe adds new performers who have won national and international competitions. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $15 for children and students with ID. They may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office at 316 W. Park St., or by calling 406-723-3602.
GOOD FRIDAY BREAKFAST
The Member Nurture Committee of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church will host the annual Women's Ecumenical Good Friday prayer breakfast Friday, April 19. The breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. in the Aldersgate Fellowship Hall, 1621 Thornton Ave. The doors will open at 6:30 a.m. The menu includes an egg casserole (with meatless options), continental breakfast items with coffee, tea and juice. The cost is $8 per person. The program includes music and a guest speaker. For reservations, which are due by Wednesday, April 17, call Laura at 406-782-2425 or Marilyn at 406-494-2559 (after 5 p.m.).
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
• Living Waters Church will host an Easter egg hunt at 3:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Commons, Anaconda.
• A free Easter matinee of "Peter Rabbit" is at 1 p.m. in the Washoe Theater, Anaconda. It is sponsored by the Anaconda-Deer Lodge Chamber of Commerce.
• The Ennis Lions Club sponsors an annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids up to 12 years old at 11 a.m. at the Ennis Lions Park.
• The Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m. at the Ted Rule Football Field, Deer Lodge.
The Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Can you build the highest flyer? Learn about gravity and drag forces while building and testing flying objects in the wind tunnel! Explore old favorite exhibits including Tesla coils, stream tables, wave pendulum, and more.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
Journey Church is having a Community Easter Celebration Service at the Butte Civic Center Annex. Free family portraits will be taken from 9 to 10:30 a.m., free breakfast from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., and Easter Service at 10:30 a.m. Also, there will be children's church and treat bags for the kids.
“Saving the Burg: A story of Love, Sweat and Beers,” a documentary depicting that revitalization of Philipsburg, will air on MontanaPBS at 10 a.m.
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 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).
- Uptown Toasters meeting is at noon Tuesday at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Details: 406-782-3280.
- Girls Central Class of 1965 will hold its monthly luncheon at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Pizza Ranch. Details: 406-723-5508.
- 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.
- 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.
- American Legion Post #1 and the Auxiliary will hold their monthly dinner Wednesday in our new Legion Hall located at 3201 Wynne. Hall will open at 6 p.m.; dinner is at 6:30. Soup, cold-cut sandwiches and potato chips will be served and the auxiliary will bring desserts. The cost of the dinner will be $6. Short meetings will follow. Please join us as we enjoy a meal with our veterans.
- Kiwanis Club of Butte meets at noon Wednesday at Perkins.
- 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.
- Line Dancing Class with Colleen Klobucar is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte YMCA.
- Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant. Guest speaker will be Ray Rogers, chief executive officer for the National Center for Health Care Informatics. He will give an update on the Praxis Center.
- Butte Central and Butte High School classes of 1952 will have a luncheon at noon Wednesday at The Derby. Details: Georgia at 406-782-5772 or June at 406-723-6780.
- A diabetes support group will meet at noon Wednesday at Metals Sports Bar and Grill located at 8 West Park Street. Casey Nichols, University of Montana Pharmacy Student will be the speaker. The group is free and open to the public. Details: Ida at 406-723-2960.
- Living Word’s Lenten series “Following Jesus” will be on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through April 17, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1500 Majors. Details: Sue Walsh, 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.
- 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.
- Butte Astronomy Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Butte Public Library. Joe Witherspoon from Cottontail Observatory leads the group in all things star related. All ages are welcome.
- Butte-Silver Bow Public Library at 226 W. Broadway St., will host a memoir writing class with instructor Carol Eaglefeathers from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays in the library’s Big Butte room. This informed writing group will meet to share stories and practice writing.
- Line Dancing Class with Colleen Klobucar is from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Butte YMCA. Members get in free; non-members pay $5.
- 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 Thursday afternoon on the second floor of the Butte Public Library. If you love this genre and want to meet others who do too, come join. The group will read, watch, discuss, and sometimes draw this amazing art form.
- The Southwestern Wildlands Chapter of the Montana Wilderness Association will hold its monthly meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday the Emma Park Neighborhood Center, 25 W. Silver St. The meeting is open to all current MWA members and anyone interested in joining.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.