WEDNES FEB. 6
• Montana Tech’s Chemistry & Geochemistry Department seminar series continues at noon in the Chemistry/Biology Building Room 102. Guest speaker is Shanna Law, a Montana Tech alum who works for Copper Environmental Consulting.
• Montana Tech’s Restoration Seminar runs from 4 to 4:50 p.m. in CBB 102. Guest speaker is Enzo Martelli Moya of the University of Montana, who will talk about “Major Bottlenecks for the Restoration of Natural Forests in Chile.”
• Sarah Keller, a professor of communication and theater at Montana State University-Billings, will give a talk entitled “Narrative Storytelling for Suicide Prevention: An Example from the Montana Let’s Talk Campaign,” at the Café Scientifique at Montana Tech at 6:30 p.m. at Montana Tech.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7
AARP Smart Driving Course is being offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Belmont Senior Center, 615 E. Mercury St. This includes one hour for lunch. Benefits of attendance include a review of driving rules and skills, increased awareness of how your driving skill levels change over time, and your auto insurance company may offer you a discount for attendance. Details and to register, call 406-723-7773.
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will be closed Thursday. The Archives will re-open at 9 a.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 8
Country music’s newest sensation Chris Janson will perform live in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Butte Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave. A singer and a songwriter, Janson already has two full-length albums under his belt. Those albums produced three top ten hits — "Buy Me a Boat", "Fix a Drink", and "Drunk Girl". For ticket information, call 406-497-6401 or go to www.butteciviccenter.com.
BRAS FOR A CAUSE
Bras for a Cause Wine Tasting begins at 7 p.m. at the Beaverhead Golf Course, 126 MT Highway 41, Dillon. The Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary is hosting this event, which consists of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and a live auction of the decorated bras. All proceeds benefit the Southwestern Montana Mammography Program. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the following Dillon businesses, The Bookstore, Barrett Hospital Foundation, and the Bank of Commerce.
The Southwestern Wildlands Chapter will screen the 14th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival at 5518 Designs, 27 N. Main St. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the films will start at 7. Admission is free, and there will be raffle prizes, light snacks, and
SATURDAY, FEB. 9
CHINESE NEW YEAR
The Mai Wah Society will once again host Butte America’s annual Chinese New Year Parade, which has been described as the shortest, loudest, and (sometimes) coldest parade in Montana. Celebrating the Year of the Pig, the parade will kick off at 3 p.m. at the Butte-Silver Bow Courthouse, 155 W. Granite St. Following the parade, a reception with refreshments provided by the Butte-Silver Bow Developmental Disability Services will be held at the Mai Wah Museum, 17 W. Mercury St. The Hungry Squirrel Food Truck will also be onsite from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Brewery Follies is coming to the Washoe Theatre in Anaconda at 7 p.m. The show is not for the faint of heart, and is considered risque, bawdy and can involve social and political comment. You must be 21 or older to attend. General admission tickets are $20; VIP tickets are $30 and include early entrance starting at 6 p.m., meeting the case, and wine and appetizers. Beer and wine will be for sale in the lobby. Tickets are for sale at the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce, Pad-n-Pencil, and Washoe Theatre.
The Butte Xi Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its annual bingo night, “Meet for Bingo, Bingo for Meat,” at 7 p.m. at the Butte Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena. A night of fun with 12 games of bingo is planned for different kinds of meat as prizes. There will also be a raffle for a Butte quilt, 50/50 tickets, homemade goodies, and specials on a variety of baskets. Proceeds go to Albert’s Angel Fund, Camp Mak-A-Dream and the Intermountain Children's Home. Admittance is free, but a canned good for the Butte Emergency Food Bank would be appreciated. Details: Rita, 406-723-6873.
The Copper Village Art Museum in Anaconda will host its annual Chocolate Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contestants will enter their best chocolate desserts. Following the competition, desserts will go on sale. Details: 406-563-2422.
Veterans are invited to a cross-country skiing and/or snowshoeing event, hosted by Xsports4vets. It is free for all veterans, alone or with a guest, with proof of deployment to an area of imminent danger. The group will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Homestake Lodge at the top of the Continental Divide between Butte and Whitehall (530 Upper Radar Creek) Skis, poles, boots, snowshoes and lunch are provided. Hallie Zolynski of Nomadic Ice Axe will offer instruction in the morning. Call or text Janna at 406-239-3198 to register.
SUNDAY, FEB. 10
A Valentine’s dinner fundraiser to benefit the non-profit Jackson’s Garden is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ruby Hotel, Main Street in Sheridan. The cost is $25 per person, and is dine in or take out. The menu features Italian food, which includes an antipasto plate, your choice of two types of lasagna, and the famous dessert of Italy, tiramisu. Wine and beer will be available. For reservations, call 406-596-1005.
The public is invited to attend the Knights of Columbus’ annual Spring Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at Holy Family Church, 217 W. Pennsylvania, Anaconda. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, ham, juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Children 6 and under eat free.
Friends of the Hearst Free Library will host “Chocolate, Wine & Cheese 2018” from 2 to 4 p.m. at 401 Main St., Anaconda. Join other library patrons for an afternoon of hand-made chocolate delicacies, a variety of wines, and cheeses from around the world. Tickets are available at the library. They are $15 in advance or $18 at the door, and includes up to four glasses of wine.
Numerous churches in Butte will join together to provide an evening of music, worship, and encouragement, “Unite Our Community Through Worship,” from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Butte Central High School auditorium, 9 S. Idaho St. Musicians from various churches in Butte will perform together on stage. The public is invited to attend.
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).
- Silver Bow Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Perkins for discussion of club projects and events, lunch, and a speaker.
- Retired Teachers’ luncheon is at noon Tuesday at the Butte Country Club.
- Gal us Frame Gals will have a “Red Hat” dinner Tuesday at the Montana Rib and Chop House. The cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is at 6.
- 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: 406-560-1934.
- 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.
- Butte High class of 1961 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Casagranda’s.
- Butte-Silver Bow Democrats Burros Club will host guest speaker Marcus Courtney at noon Wednesday at the Butte Country Club, 3400 Elizabeth Warren. Courtney, who is originally from Butte, is an independent public affairs consultant in Seattle. The public is welcome. Optional lunch is available for $15.
- Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins. Guests will be Terri Daily, Kara Remsen, and Beth Shaw accepting their "Teacher of the Month" Awards and reporting on their plans to use the monies received from Sunrise Kiwanis in their classrooms.
- Butte Kiwanis 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.
- The Living Word Prayer Group will begin its prayer meetings at 7 p.m., instead of 7:30 p.m. on every Wednesday. The group meets weekly at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1500 Majors St. Details: Sue Walsh, 406-593-1218.
- If you are interested in learning about insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring for the Tandem T-Slim insulin pump and the Dexcom CGM, consider attending the Diabetes Support Group for People with Type 1 Diabetes at 6 p.m. Thursday at St James Healthcare, Dining Rooms A and B on the second floor.
- 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.
- 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 meets at noon 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 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.
- Retired Mine Workers will have a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Butte Country Club. A meeting will follow.
- 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.
- American Legion Post 21 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 21 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Legion Hall on 3rd and Cedar. Upcoming events will be discussed. All members are invited to attend.
- Chapter T, P.E.O. in Anaconda will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the home of Meg Hickey-Boynton.
- Retired Men and Women’s breakfast is at 9 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church. For reservations, call 406-560-7405 or 406-560-7265.
- Mountain Village Quilt Guild will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Copper Village Art Center. UFO project #3 is due. Also the paint chip table runner project is due. Fat quarter theme is "Anything Presidential". The Art Center is hosting a tea for the guild members after the meeting in recognition of the beautiful quilt show on display through the end of Feb. Save April 26-27 for our annual quilt retreat.