Weekly Planner for April 2, 2018 | What’s Happening



The Madison Ranger District will be hosting a public presentation at 10 a.m. at 54 Service Road, Ennis. Debra Hanneman and Don Lofgren will be providing a project update about their multi-year study that they have been conducting in the Gravelly Mountains near Black Butte resulting in many interesting paleontological findings right here in our own backyard. All are welcome to attend and hear about this project and what they hope to unearth this year. For more details, call 406-682-4253.



The 58th annual Deer Lodge Rotary Talent show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rialto Theater, 418 Main St., Deer Lodge. Lots of talent will be on tap. Details: 406-846-7900.



Noorjahan Parwana, with the Watershed Restoration Coalition and Granite Headwaters, will talk about “Community Consensus as a Means for Achieving Landscape-scale Conservation” from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Chemistry/Biology Building, room 102, on the Montana Tech campus.


Empty Bowls, a dinner event supporting the Butte Food Bank’s Backpack Program, will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Butte Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave. The meal includes homemade soup, bread and dessert. Tickets for a regular bowl are $20, but this year there is an option to purchase a family-size bowl for $100. This will help to reach overall cost for the program. Tickets can be purchased at the Butte Food Bank, 1109 E. Second St., or go the Empty Bowl’s Facebook page or the Food Bank’s website.



Jeffrey Kovac of the University of Tennessee will give a lecture at 4 p.m. in ELC-202 on the Montana Tech campus. He will talk about “What is an Ethical Scientist?”


The annual meeting for the Jefferson Valley Museum will be a 7 p.m. in the Whitehall Methodist Fellowship Hall. The museum’s mission is to preserve the history of the Jefferson Valley, and has become a repository of artifacts, genealogy and general history of the area. The evening includes a free history lesson about a part of Jefferson County that is not so well known, and will be presented by Elk Park resident Joe Sologub. He will enlighten attendees about this outlying part of Jefferson County.



Butte Central’s “Lights Camera Auction” will be at the Maroons Activity Center. Cocktails and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., and a buffet-style dinner starts at 6. The annual fundraiser’s live auction will begin at 8 p.m. Some items up for auction include tickets and travel money to see the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football game against Stanford, a weekend stay at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, tickets to the Chris Stapleton concert in Billings, and much more. General tickets are $25; patron tickets are $50. They can be purchased by calling the Butte Central Education Foundation at 406-723-6706, or at the door.



The Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit our incredible STEAM-Powered Kids project area with building projects including 3D-printing and robotics! Enjoy new exhibits – water chemistry lab – and good old favorites including Tesla coils, stream tables, laser mazes, and more. Non-member admission is $5 per person; $15 per family. Come dig into science!


In honor of National Library week, the third annual Edible Book Festival will be held at 3 p.m. at the Butte Public Library, 226 W. Broadway St. Edible books are made of food and inspired by literary titles, characters or authors. If you’d like to participate, entries can be dropped off between 1:30 and 2:30 on the day. After judging, entries will be feasted upon.



  • Top O’ The Mornin’ Toastmasters 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).
  • Every Monday from 2 to 4 p.m., people with disabilities are invited to hang out with others for good conversation, games, and companionship at MILP, 3475 Monroe, suite 103.
  • A grief support group meets from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday in St. John’s Episcopal Church, 15 N. Idaho St. Details: 406-498-0401.
  • 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).
  • Gal-Us-Frame Gals Red Hat dinner is Tuesday at the Uptown Café, 47 W. Broadway St. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is at 6.
  • Silver Bow Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Perkins for discussion of club projects and events, lunch, and a speaker.
  • The 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.
  • Butte Exchange Club meets at noon Tuesdays at 16 E. Granite St. (second floor). Details: Steve 782-4253.
  • Open AA meetings start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Congregational Church, 2945 Bayard St. Details: 406-560-7330.
  • Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Gold Hill Lutheran Church, 934 Placer St. Details: 406-533-5454.
  • Butte High Class of 1961 will have a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christina’s Cocina.
  • The Warped Weavers meet 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library, third floor, 226 W. Broadway St. Curious about weaving? Come watch, ask questions; there may be a loom for you to try. Details: 406-782-5784.
  • Women’s AA meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at The Springs, 300 Mount Highland Dr.
  • Bingo is held at the Elks Lodge, Montana and Galena, each Wednesday at 7 p.m. All are welcome. The more people in attendance, the larger the payout. Details: 406-299-2443 or 406-490-3329.
  • Ramsay School Board will have a special meeting for teacher position interviews at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Ramsay School Cafeteria.
  • Visit the library’s Nerd Herd for computer help from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Thursday of the month at the Belmont Senior Center, 615 E. Mercury St. Details: 406-723-3361 or www.buttepubliclibrary.info.
  • Rotary Club of Butte meets every Thursday at noon at the Butte Country Club.
  • Montana Independent Living Project hosts a group for women with disabilities from 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday at 3475 Monroe Ave., suite 103. Come for sharing, support, and a sense of community.
  • A suicide loss support group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Butte public library, 226 W. Broadway St. Call before attending for the first time. Details: Beth at 406-490-1279 or Mary Alice at 406-533-9899.
  • Are you a square peg wanting to fit in a round hole? If so, come join the Big Butte Mile High Cribbage Club at East Side Athletic Club, playing at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. Details: Phil at 406-494-2618.
  • Duplicate bridge is played at 1 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Hawthorne Community Center, 3500 Whiteway (enter through the back).
  • An anxiety and depression support group meets at 1:30 p.m. every Saturday at 721 S. Utah St.


  • Mountain Village Quilt guild will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Copper Village.

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