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Veterans Day ceremonies in Butte start at 10 a.m. at Stodden Park with a host of speakers and song. The annual Veterans Day foot race follows at 11:11 a.m. from Stodden, and a reception and lunch follow at American Legion Hall.


At 11 a.m., the honor guard presents a remembrance ceremony at Hillcrest Cemetery in Deer Lodge. The honor guard will visit the Deer Lodge Care and Rehabilitation facility at 2:30 p.m. to honor residents who served in the military. The day will conclude at the Elks Lodge with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Veterans and their spouses will be served roast beef dinner at 6:30 p.m. courtesy of Elks Lodge 1737 in appreciation of their service. Keynote speaker will be Montana State Prison Warden Michael Fletcher. The honor guard will present colors at the Powell County Chamber banquet and awards in the Broken Arrow Steakhouse that evening.


In honor of Veterans Day, Butte Catholic Community North celebrates a "red, white and blue Mass" at 4:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church. The Mass is an opportunity for veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families to join together in prayer. The public is invited to attend as well. In addition, all military veterans, active and retired, are asked to gather in the back of the church to walk in with Father Patrick Beretta. The Mass will feature Natalie Mueller, a sixth-grade student at Butte Central Junior High, singing the national anthem and military personnel reading and ministering. Details: 406-723-5407.


Veterans Day performances at the Cutler Bros. Theatre, 301 Main St. in Deer Lodge, kick off at 11 a.m. and run until the wee hours of the night. Performances will include songs from different U.S. eras from the Revolutionary War forward. The line-up begins at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month with the "Bartender's Trio" and a solo by Josh Pentland. At noon, the instrumental quintet comprised of Sheila Thompson (sax), Sara Foster (trumpet), Amanda Stoltz (trumpet), Grant Sitler (trombone), and Kelly Cutler (baritone) will play. All members of the band have played in Cutler Bros. orchestras for countless musical theater performances. At 1 p.m., a Revolutionary War flute solo with Sheila Thompson and April Kersch will commence. The day will continue with various groups, reprises, and re-enactments. At 8 p.m., a full theater concert will begin featuring the Cobalt Blues Band and Seventh Passing. The concert charge is $5, and veterans are admitted free. Call 406-490-4698 for information or visit The honor guard will present colors at the Powell County Chamber banquet and awards in the Broken Arrow Steakhouse in the evening.


The University of Montana Western hosts its annual Military Appreciation Game to honor all active military, veterans, and their families for their service and sacrifice. All active military and veterans will be admitted free of charge at the noon game between the Bulldogs and Rocky Mountain College at Vigilante Stadium. The dedication of the flagpole, donated by the Dillon Jaycees, will be conducted during the performance of the national anthem at the start of the game.


The Southwest Montana Arts Council hosts decoupage workshops with teaching artist Maria Gallegos at the Art Center, 120 N. Montana St., Dillon. The three workshops are 10 to 11 a.m. for second- through sixth-graders, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for seventh- through twelfth-graders, and 1 to 2 p.m. for adults. The youth classes are free, and the adult class is $5. Each class has room for 20 participants, so sign up by emailing or calling 406-683-6208.


Cassandra Crnich, a yoga instructor, holds a special class from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at Montana Dance Works, 3105 Harrison Ave. The event is to raise money and/or collect food items for the Butte Food Bank. The class is free; however, monetary or food donations will be collected, and all will go to the Butte Food Bank. The class is open to all levels and abilities.


"Tuesdays with Morrie," part of the Mother Lode Theater's performance series, has been canceled because of unforeseen circumstances. The show will be replaced with "A Charlie Brown Christmas" at 7 p.m.


The Science Mine, located below Hennessy Market, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come explore all our discovery areas including a hands-on preschool area and flooding stream beds and stream "bugs" as well as electricity, sound, light, and Tesla coils. The STEAM Powered Kids makerspace features computer programming with students from Montana Tech, fun with 3D printers, and art using a laser cutter. Admission is $15 per family or $5 per person. Season passes are available at $30 per family or $20 per person.



  • Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 10 a.m. Saturdays in the Atherton Apartments community center room, 4500 Continental Dr. Details: 406-396-4112.
  • An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Utah St.

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