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Upcoming Events

MONDAY, APRIL 16

PUBLIC MEETING

The city-county of Butte-Silver Bow will hold a public discussion on a “Vision Plan for Historic Uptown Butte” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Thornton Building ballroom, 65 E. Broadway St. This free and open event will feature a discussion moderated by Patrick Sullivan, director of the Professional Development Center for the State of Montana.

FILM DISCUSSION

Anaconda Coalition for Tolerance Education will discuss the film “Schindler’s List” at their 7 p.m. meeting at the Hearthstone dining room, 400 Oak St. The public is invited to come to the discussion.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

FERRET TALK

Join Kristy Bly, a conservation biologist with the World Wildlife Fund, to hear her presentation “Averting Extinction: Black-Footed Ferret Recovery in the North American Great Plains” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Madison Ranger District office, 5 Forest Service Road, Ennis. She will discuss the black-footed ferret and their recovery efforts and goals for delisting. The program will also include subjects on rescue efforts, non-native diseases, and funding.

ANACONDA DINNER

The Anaconda All-Service Dinner will be held at the Anaconda Elks. Cocktails start at 5 p.m., with a chicken breast dinner following at 6. The cost of the dinner is $18, which includes the gratuity and money toward the scholarship. The theme of this year’s banquet is "Alice in Wonderland."

FOCUS GROUP

The Mental Health Local Advisory Council is hosting a focus group to gather information on needed mental health services in the Dillon community. The focus group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the City Court Room, 31 E. Center St., Dillon. If you have questions, call Jamie Flynn at 683-3780.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

TECH TALK

Padraig Cunneen, with the Natural Resource Damage Program, will talk about "Restoration Efforts of the Flathead Lake Fishery" from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Chemistry/Biology Building, room 102, on the Montana Tech campus.

CAR SEAT CLINIC

A children’s car seat clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Uptown Fire Station, Montana and Galena. Car seats will be checked for correct installation, making sure the seat matches your child’s weight and age, recall information, and more. Details: Mary Jo Stosich at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, 406-497-5087.

KIWANIS EVENT

The Butte Kiwanis Club will host the five Butte-Silver Bow candidates for district court judges at noon at Perkins. The candidates will each give a brief presentation. They are Wayne Harper, Tim Dick, Robert Whelan, Samm Cox, and Cindy Walker.

JORDAN CIRCUS

The Jordan World Circus will be back at the Butte Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave. Performances are at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available one hour before show time, and are $18 for adults, $14 for children. In addition, free tickets are available at area merchants.

FUNDRAISERS

• Muddy Creek Brewery will be hosting a pint night for the Butte High Speech and Debate students heading to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the NSDA National Tournament the third week of June. In addition, Kelly and Bob Mellott will provide some music and the students are going to offer a couple of presentations.

• Montana Tech’s Engineers Without Borders is hosting a community impact fundraising event from 5 to 9 p.m. at Butte’s Pizza Ranch, 3541 Harrison Ave. Pizza Ranch will donate 20% of every order and volunteers from Engineers Without Borders will be on hand bussing tables for donations. Be sure to mention that you are supporting the fundraiser when placing your order for dine-in, delivery, and to-go orders. Call at 406-494-2822.

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

SPRING BANQUET

Butte Rescue Mission’s spring banquet and auction is at the Butte Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m.; banquet begins at 6. The evening also includes a silent auction, music and testimonies. For ticket information, call 406-782-0925.

NETWORK MEETING

The Mile High Innovation Network will be meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Thornton Building (second floor conference room), 65 E. Broadway St. Guest speaker will be James Rolin of Cowboy Cricket Farms, an emerging industry leader in the entomophagy (edible insects) market in America and is Montana’s first and only edible insect farm.

TECH TALK

Shelley Lusetti of New Mexico University will talk about “Germs or Gems? Understanding Cancer through Bacterial Models” at the Café Scientifique in the Copper Lounge SUB on the Montana Tech campus. The café opens at 6 p.m., and the talk starts at 6:30.

POLLINATOR PROGRAM

The Calypso Chapter of the Montana Native Plant Society will host a program on pollinators in our landscape at the Patagonia Outlet in Dillon. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the film “A Ghost in the Making” will be shown at 7, and is focused on bumblebee biology and conservation.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

SYMPHONY CONCERT

The Butte Symphony will hold their last concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. at the Mother Lode Theatre. Tickets are $40, main; $35, mezzanine; $30, balcony; and $15, with student ID. They may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office or by going to buttesymphony.org.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) FoodCorps is planning two days of cleanup and garden prep at Whittier Elementary School in Butte. Volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more details, call 406-491-2642 or email courtney.nucito@foodcorps.org.

SPECIAL EVENT

Harvest Church will be hosting a special event for blended families (stepfamilies, single parents, dating couples with children, etc.) from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 229 N. Montana St. The cost is $15 per person, and free child care is available with registration. For more details: 406-490-1885 or 406-599-9591, or go to harvestchurch.tv/blended.

POETRY READING

The Elling House Arts & Humanities Center will host "A Reading with Montana's Poet Laureate, Lowell Jaeger" at 6 p.m. at 404 E. Idaho St., Virginia City. Admission is by donation and open to the public.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

EARTH DAY

• The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) FoodCorps is planning cleanup and garden prep at Whittier Elementary School in Butte. Volunteers are needed from noon to 5 p.m. For more details, call 406-491-2642 or email courtney.nucito@foodcorps.org.

• In celebration of Earth Day, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is hosting a Spring Repair Event, which will kick off at 10 a.m. at the campground pavilion with an Earth Day celebration before dividing into groups to repair sections of trail, remove invasive weeds, and pick up litter. This workday will be led by experienced Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association members, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park staff, and personnel from the Jefferson County Weed District. Bring ankle-supporting footwear, work-ready clothing, and a sack lunch. Details: Jake at jake.tholen@mt.gov or 406-287-3541 with questions.

'DIRTY DANCING'

Don't miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation, “Dirty Dancing,” at 8 p.m. on the Mother Lode Theatre. You'll have the time of your life! This worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Tickets are $85, main; $75, mezzanine; $65, loge; $45, balcony; and $15, with student ID. They may be purchased at the Mother Lode box office or by calling 406-723-3602.

CLUBS AND MEETINGS

BUTTE

  • Top O' The Mornin' Toastmasters 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).
  • Every Monday from 2 to 4 p.m., people with disabilities are invited to hang out with others for good conversation, games, and companionship at MILP, 3475 Monroe, suite 103.
  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • Butte Exchange Club meets at noon Tuesdays at 16 E. Granite St. (second floor). Details: Steve 782-4253.
  • Open AA meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard St. Details: 406-560-7330.
  • Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Gold Hill Lutheran Church, 934 Placer St. Details: 406-533-5454.
  • The 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.
  • Women's AA meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Springs, 300 Mount Highland Drive.
  • Diabetes support group will meet at noon Wednesday at Metals Sports Bar and Grill, 8 W. Park St. The group is free and open to the public. For questions, please call Ida at St James Healthcare, 406-723-2960.
  • Bingo is held at the Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena, each Wednesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome. The more people in attendance, the larger the payout. Details: 406-299-2443 or 406-490-3329.
  • Ramsay School Board will have their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ramsay School Cafeteria.
  • National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins.
  • American Legion Post #1 and the Auxiliary will have a dinner Wednesday at the Legion Hall on Motor View Road. The menu includes spaghetti, Italian sausage, French bread, salads, and desserts. The cost will be $6. The hall opens at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. A short meeting will be held after the dinner.
  • Rotary Club of Butte meets every Thursday at noon at the Butte Country Club.
  • Butte-Silver Bow Democratic Central Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Carpenters Union Hall, 156 W Granite St. Please join us to help make a difference in our area with events and actions leading into 2018 elections.
  • 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.
  • The Mile High Back Country Horsemen will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Butte Veterinary Center, 6000 Harrison Ave. (Route 2 and Harrison Ave.) The Veterinary Center will provide a demonstration of assessing hoof balance using radiography and answer equine related questions. A quick business meeting will follow.
  • Chateau Quilt Guild will conduct the monthly meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at The Springs Community Center, 300 Mount Highland Dr. New members and guests, experienced and beginning quilters, are always welcome. A Trunk Show of Antique Quilts will be presented by Idaho quilter Karen Price; she will share fascinating stories of found quilt treasures, pattern history, and fabric dating. Details: Shari, 490-3344 or Rose 491-2538.
  • 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.
  • Are you a square peg wanting to fit in a round hole? If so, come join the Big Butte Mile High Cribbage Club at East Side Athletic Club, playing at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Details: Phil at 406-494-2618.
  • Duplicate bridge is played at 1 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Hawthorne Community Center, 3500 Whiteway (enter through the back).
  • An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Utah St.

ANACONDA

  • Marine Corps League detachment 1380 will have a breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fairmont Hot Springs.

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