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Special events

TUESDAY, NOV. 27

AT THE MOTHER LODE

Finding NeverLandcomes to the Mother Lode stage at 8 p.m.The Broadway musical tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan. Based on the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, this breathtaking show follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Tickets are $95, main; $85, mezzanine; $75, loge; $44.50, balcony, $25 for students with ID. They may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office at 316 W. Park St., or by calling 406-723-3602.

HARD TIMES

The Butte-Silver Bow Archives is hosting two presentations on a selection of photographs from the C. Owen Smithers Photograph Collection. “Feeding Butte in Hard Times” will run at 7 p.m. Tuesday and again at the noon Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday in the large auditorium at 17 W. Quartz St. This is the fourth of several themed presentations from the Smithers Collection. This presentation in photographs relates how Butte took care of feeding its needy during economic hard times and long strikes. Guests are invited to bring a lunch to the noon presentation. Coffee and water will be served. Attendance is limited to 100 and doors will open 30 minutes before the lecture. For further details, contact the Archives at 406-782-3280.

CRAFT NIGHT

Aldersgate United Methodist Church will host a craft night for all ages with a soup supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 1621 Thornton. This event is free and children will have different crafts to do. In addition, the church is putting together toiletry kits and are asking for toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brush, blanket, and travel size shampoo, condition and soap.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28

HARD TIMES

The Butte-Silver Bow Archives is hosting two presentations on a selection of photographs from the C. Owen Smithers Photograph Collection. “Feeding Butte in Hard Times” will run at the noon Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday in the large auditorium at 17 W. Quartz St. This is the fourth of several themed presentations from the Smithers Collection. This presentation in photographs relates how Butte took care of feeding its needy during economic hard times and long strikes. Guests are invited to bring a lunch to the noon presentation. Coffee and water will be served. Attendance is limited to 100 and doors will open 30 minutes before the lecture. For further details, contact the Archives at 406-782-3280.

THURSDAY, NOV. 29

TECH LECTURE

Luisa Whittaker-Brooks from the University of Utah will give a lecture at 4 p.m. in ELC-202 on the Montana Tech campus. Her talk is titled “Fundamentals, State-of-the-Art, & Recent Trends in Nanostructured Materials for Energy & Electronic Applications.”

FRIDAY, NOV. 30

CHRISTMAS STROLLS

--The 28th annual Butte Christmas Stroll will be in Uptown Butte. The tree-lighting ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. on the steps of the Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse. At 6:45, the Children's Light Parade winds its way through Uptown Butte to Park and Main. In addition, there will be music and dancing performances at the courthouse rotunda and at the Northwestern Energy Auditorium at 11 E. Park St.

--The Sheridan Christmas Stroll begins at 5 p.m. on Sheridan’s Main Street. Details: 406-596-1005.

--The Deer Lodge Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights starts at 4 p.m. The event includes Santa at City Hall, Christmas carolers, Christmas Street Band, elves handing out candy throughout the parade, crafter’s market, and food vendors. The Tina Schowengerdt Memorial Parade of Lights is at 7 p.m., and includes the lighting of the Christmas tree. In addition, there is a free movie for kids at 7:30 at the Rialto.

HOLIDAY CONCERT

Butte’s Highlands Brass will play holiday music at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Mother Lode Theatre. The group consists of Steve Tarrant, Jean Perusich, Art Pascoe, Dan Olson, and Tom Patton. Songs include Joy to the World, O Come All Ye Faithful, Santa Baby, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, and more). Admission is free.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1

ANNUAL BAZAARS

--Pintler Pets' Christmas Bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dwyer School gym, 1410 W. Park St., Anaconda. Numerous vendors will be selling arts & crafts, baked goods, jewelry, woodwork, dog and cat items, candles, and a variety of homemade items. Lunch will also be available. Details: Pat at 406-560-0815 or 406-437-8609, or Pintler Pets, 406-563-7464.

--The Holiday Festival Bazaar and Soup and Sandwich luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 1506 W. Pennsylvania, Anaconda. The bazaar will feature baked goods, crafts, white elephants, a raffle and a luncheon.  The soup and sandwich luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 6 and under.

--The 47th annual St. Rose Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Rose Family Center, 226 S. Atlantic St., Dillon. Ethnic foods, homemade baked goods and candy will be sold. Also available will be crafts, decorations, Advent wreaths and candles, as well as raffles. Coffee, doughnuts and a light lunch can also be purchased.  Admission is free. Details: 406-683-2882, 406-683-4329, or 406-683-0062.

LUTEFISK, LEFSE DINNER

Gold Hill Lutheran Church will host its annual Lutefisk, Lefse & Meatball Festive Holiday Dinner beginning at 3 p.m. In addition lutefisk, lefse and Scandinavian meatballs, potatoes, gravy, cooked carrots and pickled beets will be available. Tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for children at the door.

CLOTHING DRIVE

The 2018 Harrington Pepsi, Butte Cares and Cherry Creek Media Clothing Drive is from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Maroon Activity Center. In addition, free hot food, snacks and Pepsi Products will be served. All are welcome.

FESTIVAL OF TREES

Butte’s annual Festival of Trees is at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 206 W. Galena St. Hosted by Safe Space, this year’s theme is “Mythical Creatures and Fairy Tales.”  All proceeds will benefit survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. For tickets or more details, call Polly Smith at 406-533-1024 or 406-490-8593, or Jackie Reilly, 406-494-4400 or 490-2667. For an application, go towww.safespaceonline.org/festival-of-trees.html.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2

BABY SHOWER

Hope Lutheran Church ladies will host the annual Florence Crittenton/New Hope Pregnancy Baby Shower and dinner at 3 p.m. at 1506 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Anaconda. Entertainment will provided by the Anaconda Handbell Choir. Those attending are asked to bring a potluck dish to share for the meal and an unwrapped baby gift. The baby gifts will be divided between the Florence Crittenton Home and the New Hope Pregnancy Center. Details: 406-563-7381.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

The Grant Kohrs Ranch will host their annual Holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season by stepping back in time to see the Kohrs home decorated in historic Victorian style. View Kohrs family heirlooms on display through the holidays. Some items will only be on display only during the event. Also enjoy children's activities, wagon rides and more.

ELKS DANCE

The Anaconda Elks will host a dance from 1 to 5 p.m. at 223 Main St., Anaconda. Come and dance to the music of the John Fox Sound. Music genres include polka, swing, waltz, Latin, and more. Admittance is $10.

CLUBS AND MEETINGS

BUTTE

Top O' The Mornin' Toastmasters will meet at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 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).

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).

Butte Community Band will practice at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Butte High Band room for a Christmas concert in December. All musicians are welcome to join.

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.

Uptown Toasters meeting is at noon Tuesday, Nov. 27, 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.

Open AA meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard St. Details: 406-560-7330.

Fine Line Dancers will start 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.

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.

Warped Weavers meet 6-8 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.

The Butte Garden Club is meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Butte Archives reading room, 17 W. Quartz St. Guest speakers will be Pat Broderick and Susie Williams. Following the lecture, those attending will make a holiday centerpiece. The cost of materials is free.

Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Gold Hill Lutheran Church, 934 Placer St. Details: 406-533-5454.

Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Perkins Restaurant. Guest speaker will be George Everett, executive director for MainStreet Uptown Butte.

Women's AA meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Springs, 300 Mount Highland Drive.

Al-Anon meetings: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Gold Hill Lutheran Church.

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 7:30-9 p.m. in the parish office building of St. John the Evangelist Church. Details: 406-593-1218.

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.

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 Butte High School class of 1969 will have a reunion meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the McQueen Club. If no one attends the meeting, the reunion will be cancelled. Details: Rosemary Hayes, 406-565-0942 or Kim Cooney on Facebook.

Rotary Club of Butte meets at noon Thursday at the Butte Country Club.

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.

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.

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 9 games against 9 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.

Sacred Ground Dharma Group meets every Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Yoga Center, ground floor of the IBRC (enter on Dakota Street), for meditation practice and dharma discussion. Anyone interested in meditation, beginner or otherwise, is welcome. Details: 406-498-4755.

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