SATURDAY, MARCH 16
In Anaconda, St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated with a parade at 2 p.m. The annual event includes the Anaconda AOH Pipes & Drums, and will begin at the AOH Hall, 321 E. Commercial.
The annual Shillelagh Shindig, a benefit for the Butte-Silver Bow Democrats, is from 5 to 9 p.m. at Imagine Butte, 68 W. Park St. Potluck-style food will be served, so bring your favorite dish. The host for the evening will be Amanda Curtis, and guest speakers will be Kathleen Williams and John Heenan. Live music will be by Chad Ball and the Edmonton Bagpipers, too. Entry donation is $10. The evening includes speakers and music, including bagpipers.
The 111th annual Friendly Sons and Daughters of St. Patrick banquet and gathering is at the Front Street Station. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7. The banquet is the longest consecutive event celebrating the Patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. The Friendly Sons and Daughters was founded in 1908 by Judge Jeremiah Lynch, Maurice English, and John H. O’Meara. Master of ceremonies is Wayne Harper, and guest speaker is Michael Harrington. Tickets are $25 and are available at Cavanaugh’s County Celtic, or contact Brendan McDonough at 406-498-3983, or Lori Maloney at 406-723-7771.
ST. URHO’S DAY
At the East Side Athletic Club, 3200 Dexter, Butte’s Finlanders will host a traditional St. Urho’s celebration beginning at 5 p.m. Dean Petersen will be crowned St. Urho, and Princess Urho will be Autumn Kielb. In addition, there will be bagpipers and FOG dance band.
Butte’s United Congregational Church will be holding a pancake fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heart of Butte Community Café, 116 W. Park St. The fundraiser will feature pancakes and sausage and will be $6 for adults and $3 for kids. Details: Francene Archibald, 406-490-7908.
The Beaverhead Brewery is hosting a fundraiser in support of Hook-A-Kid-On-Golf and other areas of junior golf. The Kiwanis Club of Dillon and the Dillon Jaycees sponsor the summer golf program locally to grow the game of golf in southwestern Montana. The Brewery will donate $1 per pint sold on these days. Area golfers are asked to contribute matching donations to the brewery donations.
The third annual “Blues and Brews” festival will be held in downtown Deer Lodge, which kicks off at 5 p.m. at Elk Ridge Brewery. Blues and Brews tickets are available at the Elk Ridge Brewery and John Montoya kicks off the event at 5 p.m. Each ticket purchased comes with a signature “3rd Annual Blues and Brews” pint glass as well as a drink token to the brewery and a drink token to Cutler Bros. Theatre, as well as access to the music. Tickets are $20 and may be picked up at the brewery. Call the brewery at 406-846-4650 for more details.
The Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Sink or Float? Come have fun while learning about density and buoyant force. Enjoy new exhibits - the telephone switch - and good old favorites including Tesla coils, stream tables, wave pendulum, and more. Non-member admission is $5 per person; $15 per family, or renew your membership for the season.
CLUBS AND MEETINGS
- An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. at 721 S. Montana.