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The University of Montana will bring the most well-known custodians of Ireland's music and song tradition to Montana for "A Springtime of Irish Music and Song." Four concerts will be performed at UM and Montana Tech. The first concert is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Montana Tech auditorium, featuring young fiddle player and pianist Orla McCague from County Monaghan. Tickets for the performance are $15 for general admission, $13 for seniors and members of the Friends of Irish Studies, and $5 for students. A season ticket to all four performances is $45. Tickets are available online at, at Cavanaugh's County Celtic, and at the Granite Mountain Bank or at Rockin' Rudy's in Missoula.


A "Sweetheart Ball" will be held at the Anaconda Elks, 223 Main St., Anaconda. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. On the menu is filet mignon medallions wrapped in bacon. The meal is limited to 150 people, and the cost is $10 per person. From 7 to 11 p.m., dance to the music of Butte's Big Band, with featured guest Ann Milburn. That cost is also $10 per person. For reservations or to purchase tickets, call Carolyn Howery at 406-560-2236. Tickets are also being sold at Second Edition Books, 112 S. Montana St.


The Mini Maroon Parent Club will host the sixth annual Mini Maroon Parent Club Bingo Night at 7 p.m. at the Maroon Activity Center, 550 E. Mercury St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Come enjoy a night full of fun, games, and great prizes. With your $5 donation, you will receive a pack of seven games, and you get three cards for every game, a total of 21 cards. You must be 21 to play. For more details or to purchase a raffle/bingo ticket, call 406-491-2351 or 406-310-0221.


The Copper Village Museum and Art Center will be hosting their annual elegant dinner at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 401 E. Commercial St., Anaconda. The cost is $35 per person, and proceeds benefit the center. On the menu is artichoke tortellini soup, Caesar salad, Italian breadsticks, chicken Parmigiana, gnocchi in butter and garlic, and roasted vegetables, and for dessert, pana cotta or gelato. Reservations: 406-563-2422.


Story time at the Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway St., starts at 11 a.m. The subject is Valentines, and youngsters will listen to books, sing songs, and do an activity. All ages are welcome. Details: Cathy at 406-723-3361.


Kids Night Out will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Excelsior and Platinum. The free event includes dinner, games, and Bible stories. Kids in grades K-5 are welcome. No registration required. More information is on Facebook at First Presbyterian Church Butte.


On Friday and Saturday, the Beaverhead Brewery in Dillon will donate one dollar for each pint sold. Pink Zone will have the opportunity to purchase a Pink Zone paper ribbon in memory of a loved one lost to cancer or in support of a breast cancer survivor.



  • Retired Mine Workers will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Butte Country Club. A meeting will follow.
  • Retired Night Shift Nurses and Friends will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Pizza Ranch.
  • Preceptor Beta, Beta Sigma Phi, will have their Valentine Day's dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Rib & Chop House at the Copper King Hotel. Husbands and significant others are invited. Please bring your secret sister Valentine cards to the dinner to be distributed. The Valentine queen and princess will be crowned.

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