Saturday, Jan. 11
"FESTIVAL OF THE WINTER MOON”
Anaconda’s Winterfest, "Festival of the Winter Moon," begins at 11 a.m. Throughout town, events will be scheduled celebrating winter. These include ice skating, fat tire bike demonstrations, a chili cook-off, fire pits, hot cocoa, frozen turkey bowling, ice skating and an ice skating dance contest, demonstrations on cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, ice sculpting, carnival and a night dance at the Elks.
ICE SCULPTING CONTEST
The second annual Anaconda Chamber of Commerce ice sculpting contest is being held at 9 a.m. at 306 E Park Ave., Anaconda. Entrants should check in between 8:30 and 9 a.m. at the Chamber’s visitor center. Judges will go out at 2 p.m. to determine the winners. Details: 406-563-2400 or email@example.com.
The Bannack Association’s annual dinner will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Lewis and Clark room, Mathews Hall, at the University of Montana-Western. A registration table will be set up for membership renewals and new members. Lifetime members should check in as well. Following dinner, there will be a business meeting and a short presentation showcasing some of the artifacts in the park’s collection. Period dress is encouraged. The cost is $20 per year for a family membership, $15 for individual, and $25 for a business. Details: 406-834-3413.
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The Butte Area Rising Coalition and Butte's peace group, Taking Action for Peaceful Solutions will be co-sponsoring a demonstration in favor of peace and against war with Iran from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the west side of Harrison Avenue (across from the Butte Civic Center). All are welcome to bring signs and noisemakers. Those attending are asked to stay on the public sidewalk and not obstruct traffic. Dress warmly. Details: 406-723-3851.
The Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. How many ways can you bend a ray of light? Explore optics and learn how we see the world around us. Enjoy new exhibits — the telephone switch — and good old favorites including Tesla coils, stream tables, laser mazes, and more. Non-member admission is $5 per person; $15 per family, or renew your membership!
CLUBS AND MEETING
An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Montana.