WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18
The Butte Public Library is offering beginning Spanish classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 18 through Oct. 16. This class is free and open to teens and adults. It will be taught by a native speaker. Details: 406-723-3361.
• Montana Tech’s Restoration Seminar will host Dr. Joel Graff with Montana Tech Biological Sciences from 4 to 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Chemistry/Biology Building Room 102 on the Montana Tech campus. Dr. Graff, an assistant professor of Biological Sciences at Montana Technological University since January 2016, will speak about “All the Small Things: Nurturing Food Webs of Degraded Soils.” All are welcome to attend.
• Montana Tech will host an event in celebration of Constitution Day on the campus of Montana Tech in the Student Union Building’s Kelley Stewart Room. The event will kick-off at 7 p.m. with Montana Tech Professor John Ray delivering a speech titled, “The Main Themes, Ideas and Principles of the U.S. Constitution: How They Apply Today.”
CAR SEAT CLINIC
A children’s car seat clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Uptown Fire Station, 120 S. Idaho. Details: Mary Jo Stosich at the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, 406-497-5016.
The American Legion Post #1 and its Auxiliary will be serving hamburger sliders and hot dog rollers at the American Legion Hall, 3201 Wynne. There will also be salads and desserts. The cost is $6. The hall opens at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30. Please join us as we enjoy dinner with our veterans. Short meetings will be held following dinner.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19
“We Leave the Flowers Where They Are” launch party is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway St. The event features food and music and readings from Claudia Brown, Kirsten Holland, Dolly Browder, Sav Shopay, Lisa Hunt, Jaime Alexis Stathis, Hannah Bourke, and Cynthia Aten. After the event, books will be available for sale at Books & Books.
Montana Tech’s Public Lecture Series will host Brian Dorr, Ph.D., 4 p.m. on the Montana Tech campus in the Chemistry/Biology Building Room 101. All are welcome to attend. Dorr’s presentation is titled “On the Borderline: Research at the Human-Wildlife Interface.”
Bannack’s Living History Program, a four day event Thursday-Sunday, will depict the first 20 years of Bannack’s history. Demonstrations are historically researched, and accurately portrayed by Montana History “Live” Inc., in cooperation with Montana State Parks. The activities will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
FRIDAY, SEPT. 20
The 11th annual Rocktoberfest with live music will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Pen Convention Center in Deer Lodge. Details or to purchase tickets, call 406-846-7723.
Bannack’s Living History Program will depict the first 20 years of Bannack’s history. Demonstrations are historically researched, and accurately portrayed by Montana History “Live” Inc., in cooperation with Montana State Parks. The activities will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
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The Dillon Junior Fiddlers and Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan are sponsoring a Harvest Ball from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Dillon Elks Lodge. Dance music will be furnished by Isaac Callender and Louise Steinway, as well as several of the older Dillon Junior Fiddlers. All ages are welcome, and no partner is required. Admission is $2 for kids 12 and under, $5 for adults and $2 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Refreshments will be provided. Costumes are optional, but welcome.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
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.
Bannack’s Living History Program will depict the first 20 years of Bannack’s history. Demonstrations are historically researched, and accurately portrayed by Montana History “Live” Inc., in cooperation with Montana State Parks. The activities will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Join in on the fun at the Orphan Girl Children’s Theatre this Christmas with Babes in Toyland. Auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at OGCT. Young artists and community members ages 7 and up are welcome. Callbacks will be from 3 to 5 p.m. the same day. To sign up for an audition slot, read character breakdowns and view audition materials, by visiting http://www.orphangirl.org/upcoming-auditions. For other questions, please call 406-782-5657.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22
AT THE MOTHER LODE
More than 80 years ago, band leader Glenn Miller started his swing dance band and became an instant success. Sadly, in the midst of World War II, Miller was killed in December 1944, when his plane went down over the English Channel. The Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956, and at present, remains one of the most popular big bands worldwide. The orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. at the Mother Lode Theatre.
WALK OF COURAGE
Walk of Courage, an event for people combating chronic pain or addiction, is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Father Sheehan Park. There will be raffles and a silent auction and other activities. All proceeds stay local. Details: Amanda at 406-490-2478.
Bannack’s Living History Program will depict the first 20 years of Bannack’s history. Demonstrations are historically researched, and accurately portrayed by Montana History “Live” Inc., in cooperation with Montana State Parks. The activities will run 9 a.m. to 2 p.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).
- Butte CPR will hold its regular business meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at the Butte Archives, 17 W. Quartz St. Members and the public are invited to attend.
- 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.
- Girls Central Class of 1965 will hold their monthly luncheon on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Rib and Chop House in the Copper King Hotel. Details: Jeriann Hounsell at 406-723-5508.
- 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.
- Fine Line Dancers will start line dance classes for beginners and beginners plus at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 224 W. Park St. The cost is $4, and the first class is free. Details: 406-498-3903.
- Lego Build is from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Butte Public Library's Teen Zone.
- Butte Chess Club meets from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte Public Library (first floor).
- National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Perkins.
- Butte Central and Butte High classes of 1952 will hold a luncheon at noon Wednesday, at MacKenzie River Restaurant. Call Georgia at 406-782-5772 or June at 406-723-6780.
- Butte Sunrise Kiwanis Club meets 7 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins. Guest speakers will be Jerome McCarthy and Ben Pezdark, Butte-Silver Bow City Court judges.
- 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.
- 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.
- Chateau Quilt Guild will be holding their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Springs (community center). New members and the public are invited to attend. Details: 406-498-6230.
- 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.
- 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.
- Montana Outdoor Heritage Project will host a community conversation from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Hearst Free Library, 401 Main St, Anaconda.
- Voices of the Pintler’s Choral group will practice for the Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Anaconda High Junior/Senior High School band room.
- Anaconda Sportsmen's Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the AOH Hall. Mike Muller from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will discuss the Garrity Mountain Wildlife Management Area and the possible Stumptown parcel addition. A by-laws language addition will be presented to the members and the summer's activities will be reviewed.
- Marine Corps League Detachment 1380 will be having an S.O.S. breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Donivan’s, 211 E. Park Ave. Details: Woodrow Morgan at 406-563-3084.
- The Beaverhead Chapter of Joining Community Forces will meet at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 1003 S. Washington in Dillon. Lunch is provided.