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December 13, 2014 - garden totes

Friday, December 12

Art

The Gardner Gallery, Missoula Mercantile building, 111 N. Higgins Ave. Featured in December: “Celebrate Missoula,” photos by internal photographer Jeff Gardner highlighting Missoula during a holidays. 

Silk screening night, 7:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Free. Bring a vacant shirt, receptacle bag or headband and leave with one of a residence designs printed anywhere of your choosing. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

“Heart is Love,” Missoula Catholic Schools art show, 5-8 p.m., Starving Artist Cafe and Art Gallery, 3020 S. Reserve st. 327-0464.

aRT from a heART, Artist of Opportunity sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Opportunity Resources Inc., 2821 S. Russell St. Consumer art, potter-stoneware, ORI calendars, nod cards, cruise tables, timber benches, square tables, consumer crafts, Hallmark and bullion plated ornaments, nap blankets, chronicle and roving. 721-2930.

Second Friday Gallery opening, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Featuring Wesley St. John solo exhibition. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Young Artist After-school Program, 3:45-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Young artists learn fundamentals, history, techniques and some-more while experimenting with a accumulation of fun mediums. $10 per day for members, $12 for nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books, readings

Stan B. Cohen signs copies of his impressive story “Images of America” series,” 1-3 p.m., Costco, 3220 N. Reserve St.  

“These Living Songs” reading, several essayists from a anthology on Montana communication share a poem, 5:30 p.m., Fact Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

Fiction and communication reading, 7 p.m., Shakespeare Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Nancy Van Winckel reads from her new genre-bending novel “Ever Yrs” and Spokane producer Tod Marshall reads from his latest collection of poems, “Bugle,” 549-9010, shakepseareandco.com

Dance 

Live band dance, 7:30-10 p.m., Golden Age Hall, Hamilton. $3. 240-9617.

Country-western dancing with Western Union hosted by Bitterroot Dancers, 7-11 p.m., Bedford building upstairs during City Hall, Hamilton. bitterrootdancers.wix.com/bitterrootdancersinc.

 

Kids’ stuff

Tale-tivities, 11 a.m.; Art Series, 4 p.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Story time for kids, 10:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Featuring “Hello Winter!” with storyteller Sally Blevins. 363-1670.

Tiny Tales and preschool story time, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Missoula Community Chorus presents “Et in Terra Pax” featuring John Rutter’s “Gloria,” 7:30 p.m., St. Anthony Church, 217 Tremont. Tickets $10 general, accessible during Rockin’ Rudy’s, missoulachorus.com/concerts-and-events/concerts and during a door. 493-9255.

Tuba Christmas, 7-8:30 p.m., Southgate Mall Center Clock Court. Rehearsal, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Sentinel High School Band Room, 901 South Ave. Call 728-2403 Ext. 7041.

Glacier Symphony and Chorale presents Handel’s “Messiah,” 7:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 8559 Montana Highway 35, Bigfork. Tickets $5-$23. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

Third annual Holiday Swing featuring University of Montana jazz module with guest pianist and vocalist Kate Skinner, 7 p.m., Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive. The UM Jazz Ensemble we will partner with Glacier High School Jazz Band on Saturday and a Libby/Odyssey Middle School Jazz Band from Spokane on Friday. For tickets and information, call 243-6880. 

Flogging Molly with special guests, 8 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Tickets $33, accessible during Rockin’ Rudy’s, 866-468-7624, ticketweb.com or knittingfactory.com.

Potpourri

Special Families meet, 6 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

YWTalks lecture “Montana Women Making History” presented by Professor Anya Jabour, noon, YWCA Missoula, 1130 W. Broadway. 543-6691. 

Watershed Education Network’s annual holiday fundraising party, 5:30-9 p.m., Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery. 4175 Rattlesnake Drive. Wines and soup buffet, song by Jared Bets. Montanawatershed.org

Third annual Festival of Creches celebration opening, 6-9 p.m., Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1475 Eaton St. Creche display, hors d’oeurves, drinks, music, satisfactory trade coffee, chocolate, present equipment from Catholic Relief Services; handmade products from Guatemala, art and valuables from De La Salle Blackfeet School, raffle for products and services donated by a Missoula community. Benefit for Habitat for Humanity and Family Promise of Missoula. Tickets $25 in advance, $35 during a door. Call 721-2405 or email noroomblessedtrinity@gmail.com.

Evening of readings of poems, monologues, scenes and lyrics presented by a Bearhead Swaney Intertribal Playwrights’ Center artistic executive William S. Yellowrobe Jr. and associate artistic executive Keith Conway, 7 p.m., Hangin’ Art Gallery, Highway 93, Arlee. Free-will donation. 726-5550, arleecdc@arleemontana.org.

Christmas bazaar, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 Fourth Ave. E., Polson. 

Conrad Mansion Christmas Tours, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., 300 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 ages 12-17 and $4 children underneath age 11. (406) 755-2166.

Yarns @ a Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers for writers in grades 9-12, 3:30 p.m.; World-Wide Cinema, giveaway unfamiliar film, “The Auction (French),” 7 p.m., Missoula  Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Theater

Garden City Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Building, UM. Tickets $25, accessible during all GrizTix outlets, griztix.com, 888-MONTANA. Visit gardencityballet.org

The Stensrud Playhouse: “Ho Ho Homicide,” an interactive murder-mystery Christmas party, 7 p.m., 314 N. First St. Visit stensrudplayhouse.com for tickets.

Bigfork Children’s Theater: “A Christmas Story,” 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for a Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $11 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students, $7 children, accessible during bigforksummerplayhouse.com, (406) 837-5888.

Missoula Community Theatre: “Winter Wonderettes,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for a Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-21, accessible during a box office, mctinc.org or 728-7529.   

“The King and I,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$20. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning low-pitched has prisoner a hearts of millions with a desirable story of Anna, a British governess brought into a justice of Siam to mentor a king’s many children. Much-loved melodies embody “Getting to Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” and “Shall We Dance.” (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

“The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswoman’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. The ladies of a thespian multitude have collected to put on their chronicle of an aged Christmas classic. Unfortunately, a lot of a expel is missing, so a theater’s janitor has been asked to step in and a ladies contingency take mixed parts. Tickets are $10 for adults in advance, $15 during a door; $8/$10 for children. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.com.

“Miracle on 34th Street,” 7:30 p.m., John Dowdall Theatre, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Saturday, December 13

Art

“Raw Raw Well Done: ‘Extra Extra,'” 7 p.m., Warehouse Mall Studio 10, 725 W. Alder St. Collaborative contemporary opening that includes dance-theater, video, live song and art. Featuring Tricia Optstad (producer/performance), Caroline Keys (music/performance), Josh Quick (artist), Lauren Tyler Nordby (video/performance), Caitlin Hofmeister (video/performance), Adelaide Every (artist), Nathan Zavalney, Scott Morris (artist), Kelly Bouma (performance/video). $5 suggested donation. 

Holiday open house, 3-7 p.m., Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne, Unit A.  Free pottery lessons, paint-a-decoration, live music, refreshments and more. 543-0509, theclaystudioofmissoula.com.

Folk Art Cards with Loretta Vizutti, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Living Art of Montana, 725 W. Alder St. No. 17. This Creativity for Life seminar is open to anyone facing illness or detriment including caring providers and family members. All materials will be provided. No charge. Art experience is not necessary. 549-5329, livingartofmontana.org

Saturday Family Art Workshop: “Starry Night” with Barbara Morrison, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org

Saturday Tours, 1 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Free. Artist Pam Caughey will be assimilated by her father Byron Caughey, a biochemist with Rocky Mountain Laboratories, in deliberating her array of etchings that inspect pathogens. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Holiday open house, 10 am.-4 p.m., Nancy Cawdrey Studios and Gallery, 2230 Riverside Road, Bigfork. (406) 755-2727, nancycawdrey.com. 

Open Printmaking Studio facilitated by Diane Bodholt, 1-4 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Fee is $10 if we move your possess paper and ink and $25 to use MAM’s supplies. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Books, readings

Celebrate a International Choral Festival, author signings via a day, Fact Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

Children’s book reading, 9 a.m., Shakespeare Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Jen Nitz reads from her book “Rubix Ruckus Reubenstein.” 549-9010, shakepseareandco.com

Dance

Bitterroot Dancers, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Bedford Building, Hamilton. Music by Western Union. 

Kids’ stuff

Santa’s Workshop and children’s party, noon-3 p.m., Bigfork Center for a Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Children are invited to move a concession for Toys for Tots and arrange out-of-date wooden Christmas toys. Hot chocolate and cookies supposing 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Electric Avenue.

Viewing of “How a Grinch Stole Christmas, 2-4 p.m., Big Arm School. Plus games and crafts. (406) 849-5064.l

Visit with Santa, 3-6 p.m., Bigfork Station.

Visit and photos with Santa, 5-7 p.m., Cove Deli, Polson.

Family Storytime, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Bitterroot Valley Chorus annual Christmas concert, 7:30 p.m., Hamilton Performing Arts Center, 327 Fairgrounds Road. Admission is giveaway though a $5 concession is suggested.

Acoustic Song Circle, 2-4:30 p.m., Mission Valley United Methodist Church, 70715 U.S. Highway 93 between St. Ignatius and Ronan. All musicians, voices and styles welcome; acoustic instruments only. Paul, (818) 209-4725.

Glacier Symphony and Chorale presents Handel’s “Messiah,” 7:30 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St.Tickets $5-$23. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

Third annual Holiday Swing featuring University of Montana Jazz module with guest pianist and vocalist Kate Skinner, 7 p.m., Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive. UM Jazz Ensemble we will partner with Glacier High School Jazz Band (Saturday). For tickets and information, call 243-6880.

Potpourri

Bake sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 2301 S. Sixth St. W. For modernized orders of baklava and spanakopita. Call 552-2222, 544-4349 or 543-7307.

Nutcracker brunch, a Buttercup Market, 1221 Helen Ave. Bring a family for brunch before a show. Warm treats, song and art. thebuttercupmarket.com

Habitat for Humanity ReStore grand opening, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 3655 Highway 200 E., East Missoula. 549-8210, habitatmsla.org

Flea market, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hamilton Senior Center, 820 N. Fourth St., Hamilton. 363-0122. 

Writing and behaving workshops led by a Bearhead Swaney Intertribal Playwrights’ Center artistic executive William S. Yellowrobe Jr. and associate artistic executive Keith Conway, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 a.m., Hangin’ Art Gallery, Highway 93, Arlee. Free will donation. 726-5550, arleecdc@arleemontana.org.

Gift wrapping, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. Use recycled paper and some-more to emanate pleasing wrapped packages. 543-3955, jrpc.org.

NAMI holiday high tea, noon-2 p.m., Florence Hotel, 111 N. Higgins. Tickets $25. Call 544-9131. 

Family Cookies ‘N Crafts, noon- 2 p.m.; MakerSpace: open time/project development, 1-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Third annual Festival of Creches exhibit, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1475 Eaton St. Featured crèche loaned by La Bella Vita. $5 per chairman or $15 per family. Call 721-2405 or email noroomblessedtrinity@gmail.com.

Festival of Trees fundraising gala, 6 p.m., Libby Memorial Center, 111 E. Lincoln Bouldevard. Tickets $50. The Cabinet Peaks Medical Center hosts a annual eventuality featuring auctions, raffles, hors d’oeuvres and music. (406) 283-7140, sjlh.com.

Christmas tea and tour, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $25, reservations required. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

Flathead Lake Cheese open house, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Polson. Featuring tours, tastings, sales and present orders, flatheadlakecheese.com.

Third annual Festival of Creches gingerbread tea, 11 a.m., Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1475 Eaton St. Meal, story hour, crèche tour. $15 for child and adult. $5 for any additional child. Call 721-2405 or email noroomblessedtrinity@gmail.com.

Missoula Winter Public Market, 10 am.-2 p.m., 800 S. Third St. W. Local farmers marketplace showcasing produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked products and crafts and live song and children’s activities. 531-6749. 

Theater

The Stensrud Playhouse: “Ho Ho Homicide” interactive murder-mystery Christmas Party, 7 p.m., 314 N. First St. Visit stensrudplayhouse.com for tickets.

Missoula Community Theatre: “Winter Wonderettes,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for a Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-21, accessible during a box office, mctinc.org or 728-7529.   

Garden City Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Building, UM. Tickets $20 for matinee and $25 for evening, accessible during all GrizTix outlets, griztix.com or 888-MONTANA. Visit gardencityballet.org

Bigfork Children’s Theater presents “A Christmas Story,” 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for a Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $11 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students, $7 children, accessible during bigforksummerplayhouse.com, (406) 837-5888.

“The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswoman’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. The ladies of a thespian multitude have collected to put on their chronicle of a aged Christmas classic. Unfortunately, a lot of a expel is blank so a theater’s janitor has been asked to step in and a ladies contingency take mixed parts. Tickets are $10 for adults in advance, $15 during a door; $8/$10 for children. 777-2722,  2 and stevensvilleplayhouse.com.

“The King and I,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$20. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning low-pitched has prisoner a hearts of millions with a desirable story of Anna, a British governess brought into a justice of Siam to mentor a king’s many children. Much-loved melodies embody “Getting to Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” and “Shall We Dance.” (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

“Miracle on 34th Street,” 7:30 p.m., John Dowdall Theatre, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. Kris Kringle finds himself a thesis of inspection and on hearing for claiming to be a genuine Santa Claus. Can he remonstrate a decider and a doubtful 6-year-old that sorcery is in a atmosphere this holiday season? (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Sunday, December 14

Art

Simple dolls, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Learn to make honeyed small dolls with Anna Rummel from Starlight Arts.  $20 members, $25 nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Art show accepting featuring Bayla Laks, a Buttercup Market, 1221 Helen Ave., thebuttercupmarket.com

Books, readings

Ken Egan signs “Montana 1864,” 1 p.m., Fact Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionboks.com.

Kids’ stuff

Family Storytime, 2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Afternoon tea and cinema with Cowboy Santa during a Lodge during Whitefish Lake.

Music

Bitterroot Valley Chorus annual Christmas concert, 2 p.m., Hamilton Performing Arts Center, 327 Fairgrounds Road. Admission is giveaway though a $5 concession is suggested.

Glacier Symphony and Chorale presents Handel’s “Messiah,”  3 p.m., Flathead High School, Kalispell. Tickets $5-$23. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

The JuBELLation Hand Bell Choir’s annual Christmas concert, 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Featuring song covering your favorite Christmas time hymns and carols with a few spins including pieces like “Parade of a Tin Soldiers,” an “O Come all Ye Faithful” mash-up featuring J.S. Bach and sharp-witted renditions of “Deck a Halls” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Free-will offering. (207) 432-8056, 549-6118.

Concert presented by a musicians of University Congregational Church, 3 p.m., 405 University Ave. Featuring dedicated carols of a deteriorate presented by a chancel choir, garb voices, JuBELLation Handbell Ringers, clarinet ensemble, shriek ensemble, UCC strings and UCC srass and organists/pianists Alice Williams and Jeff Stickney. Free-will offering. 543-6952.

Missoula Valley Choral Society’s annual Christmas concert, 3 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Polson. 

The Ed Norton Big Band, 6-8 p.m., Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive. $7.

Acoustic song jam session, 2-4 p.m., Sapphire Lutheran Homes, dilemma of 10th and River streets, Hamilton. Bring your play guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, bass, banjo, Dobro or identical acoustic instrument or only come to listen. 381-2483.

Potpourri

The Missoula Figure Skating Club presents “Holiday on Ice,” 3:30 p.m., Glacier ice Rink. Featuring skaters of all ages and abilities skating to  your favorite holiday sons. Free; donations welcome. 

Eighth annual Holiday MADE Fair, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Adams Center, UM. Presenters embody handMADE Montana, Recreate Designs, Courtney Blazon Illustrations, Design Missoula Zootown Arts Community Center and more. Santa Claus visits, 2-5 p.m. missoulamadefair.com.

Third annual Festival of Creches exhibit, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1475 Eaton St. Featured crèche loaned by La Bella Vita. $5 per chairman or $15 per family. Call 721-2405 or email noroomblessedtrinity@gmail.com.

Pet photos with Santa, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., JCPenney Court, Southgate Mall. 721-5140.

Christmas caroling through downtown Bigfork, 3-4 p.m. Meet during Owney’s Cafe.

Theater

Garden City Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” 2 and 6 p.m., Montana Theatre, PAR/TV Building, UM. Tickets $20 for matinee and $25 for evening, accessible during all GrizTix outlets, griztix.com or 888-MONTANA. Visit gardencityballet.org

Missoula Community Theatre: “Winter Wonderettes,” 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for a Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-21, accessible during a box office, mcinc.org or 728-7529.   

Bigfork Children’s Theater presents “A Christmas Story,” 2 p.m., Bigfork Center for a Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Tickets $11 adults, $9  seniors, $8 students, $7 children, accessible at bigforksummerplayhouse.com, (406) 837-5888.

The Stensrud Playhouse presents “Ho Ho Homicide,” an interactive murder-mystery Christmas Party, 5:30 p.m., 314 N. First St. Visit stensrudplayhouse.com for tickets.

“The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswoman’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol,” 2 p.m., Stevensville Playhouse, 319 Main St. The ladies of a thespian multitude have collected to put on their chronicle of that aged Christmas classic. Unfortunately, a lot of a expel is blank so a theater’s janitor has been asked to step in and a ladies contingency take mixed parts. Tickets are $10 for adults in advance, $15 during a door; $8/$10 for children. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.com.

“The King and I,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$20. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award winning low-pitched has prisoner a hearts of millions with a desirable story of Anna, a British governess brought into a justice of Siam to mentor a king’s many children. Much-loved melodies embody “Getting to Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” and “Shall We Dance.” (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

“Miracle on 34th Street,” 7:30 p.m., John Dowdall Theatre, Polson. Tickets $14-$15. Kris Kringle finds himself a thesis of inspection and on hearing for claiming to be a genuine Santa Claus. Can he remonstrate a decider and a doubtful 6-year-old that sorcery is in a atmosphere this holiday season? (406) 883-9212, portpolsonplayers.com.

Monday, December 15

Art

Young Artist After-school Program, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Young artists learn fundamentals, history, techniques and functions while experimenting with a accumulation of fun mediums. $10 per day for members, $12 for nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Books

Nature author Gary Ferguson reads and signs “The Carry Home,” his comment of hiking into a forest to widespread his wife’s remains after losing her in a comfortless dug-out accident. 7 p.m., Fact Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionboks.com.

Potpourri

“Great UM Cookie Cook-Off,”  2 p.m., a Food Zoo, Lommasson Center. UM students, staff and their families are invited to join UM Dining to widespread holiday hearten by baking and decorating Christmas cookies. Cookies are donated to 16 internal charities. Valid Griz Card compulsory for entry. Santa Claus joins a celebration from 5-6 p.m. 243-5089, 

“Intro to Email,” registration required, 6 p.m.; MakerSpace: Raspberry Pi Projects, 3:30-6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Super Trivia Freakout, 8:30 p.m., a Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Free.

Magic by Evan Disney, 6-8 p.m., Mackenzie River Pizza, Front Street. 

Tuesday, December 16

Art

After School Art Adventure I with Bev Glueckert, Tuesdays by Oct. 21, 3:45-5:15 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Ages: 7-12, $50/$45. Students will work on a accumulation of fun and severe projects desirous by a stream exhibits. Students will try printmaking, art that responds to a environment, storytelling by art, and sculpture done out of bland materials such journal and glue. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Open figure drawing, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $7/$5; uninstructed. This ongoing event provides artists an event to pull from a live model. Some reserve accessible for use and participants contingency be 18 years or older. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Books, readings

Pam Gardiner reads from her collection of essays, “Going Deeper: Reflections on Challenge and Change,” 7 p.m. Shakespeare Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakepseareandco.com.

Dance

Flamenco A: ongoing category in technique and castanets with Flamenco Montana/Victoria Lenihan Dance, 6:30-8 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet School. 542-9270, flamencomt.com

Kids’ stuff

Kids Klub, 4-6 p.m., Sears Court, Southgate Mall. Make a holiday craft.  721-5140.

Melted crayon ornaments, 11 a.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Tiny Tales for ages 3 and younger, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Story time, 10 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Music

Sentinel High School Bands holiday concert, 7:30 p.m., Sentinel High School Margaret Johnson Theater. Reception follows. 728-2403 Ext. 7041. 

Treasure State Chorale presents “The Spirit of a Season,” 7:30 p.m., St. Anthony church, 217 Tremont St. Doors open during 7 p.m. with song by a Mountain Springs Quartet. Free-will offering. 

 

Potpourri

Tell Us Something storytelling hour. Community members share 10-minute monologues on a theme, “These Dreams,” 6 p.m. Top Hat, 134 W. Front St. $3, all ages. 

Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m., Bitterroot Valley Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Web on Wheels visits a Potomac-Greenough Community Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Teen proffer orientation, 3:30-5 p.m.; System Check! a central MPL Gamers Club for all ages with Wii and Xbox 360, 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Compassionate Communication class, 7 p.m., Warehouse Mall, 725 W. Alder No. 17 (Living Art offices). Based on a work of Marshall Rosenberg and a Center for Nonviolent Communication. 443-3439, info@patrickmarsolek.com.

Trivia, 7:30 p.m., VFW, 245 W. Main St.

Trivia night, 6:30 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson.

Theater

Viscosity Theatre presents “A Crushmas Cabaret,” 8 p.m., Crush Lounge, Whitefish. Hilarious explanation on sexuality, politics, family dynamics, celebration and more. Tickets $12 in advance, $14 during a door, viscositytheatre.org.

Wednesday, December 17

Art

Teen Art Workshop: “Play with Clay” during a Clay Studio of Missoula, 4-6 p.m., 1106 Hawthorne Ave. Free. Ceramic artist Miriam Griffin will lead students in a fun and elementary clay project. Pizza, snacks and materials provided. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Young Artist After-school Program, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Young artists learn fundamentals, history, techniques and functions while experimenting with a accumulation of fun mediums. $10 per day for members, $12 for nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org. 

Kids’ stuff

Bean bag toss, 10 a.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

The Zootown Arts Community Center presents Santa during a Northside  Kettlehouse, 313 N. First St. W., 5-8 p.m. 

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Story time, 10:30 a.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. northvalleylibrary.org. 

Potpourri

Secret Science Night: “The Chemistry of Hot Springs” by Nancy Hinman, Ph.d. of a geosciences department, UM, 7 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. MNHC members free, $4 suggested concession for nonmembers. Montananaturalist.org

Missoula Senior Center candlelight cooking and lights tour, 5:30 p.m., 70-5 S. Higgins Ave. 453-7154, themissoulaseniorcenter.org

Open mechanism lab, 1-3 p.m., Bitterroot Valley Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Silver Blades, Wednesdays, 9:45-10:45 a.m., Glacier Ice Rink. Public skating and amicable hour for adults 50 and older. 

Web on Wheels visits Union Gospel Mission, 9 a.m.-noon and Poverello Center, 1-4 p.m.; “EXCEL,” registration required, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Middle propagandize writers, 4 p.m.; Big Sky System Check! Gamers Club for all ages during Big Sky Branch Library, Big Sky High School, 4 p.m.; “Intro to Email,” registration required, 6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.    

Communication use group, noon, Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. No charge; no knowledge necessary. innerworkingsresources.com.

Trivia, 7 p.m., Broadway Bar, 1609 W. Broadway.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Co., 424 N. Higgins Ave.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Silver Slipper Lounge, 4063 U.S. Highway 93.

Trivia night, 7-9 p.m., Village Roost Bar and Grill, Bigfork.

Trivial Beersuit, 8:30 p.m., a Pulse inside a Press Box, 825 E. Broadway. 

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre presents “Winter Wonderettes,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for a Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-21, accessible during a box office, mctinc.org or 728-7529.   

Thursday, December 18

Art

Art reception, 5:30 p.m., Radio Gallery, 114 E. Main St. Featuring “Re-visioning Demeter and Persephone: A Conversation with Megan Moore,” on a Missoula painter’s array of work, 6 p.m. radiusgallery.com.  

Books, readings

Tom Stockburker reads from “Lucy’s Biggest Fish to Fry: A Husband’s Journey Through His Wife’s Fight with Brain Cancer,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakepseareandco.com

Brown Bag It! book contention organisation 2015 book preference potluck, noon, Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

Dance 

Flamenco B: ongoing category in technique and repertoire with Flamenco Montana/Victoria Lenihan Dance, 6:30-8 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet School. 542-9270, flamencomt.com

Kids’ stuff

Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Bitterroot Valley Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Family Yoga, 11 a.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m., R.E.A.D. dogs, 3 p.m.;  Lego Club, 3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 3901 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org. 

Music

Valley Voices Evensong Choir, 7 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $15, reservations required. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

Potpourri

Web on Wheels (WOW) visits River Ridge Apartments, 9 a.m.-noon and Clinton, 1-4 p.m.; Arduino Projects, 3-6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Trivia, 7 p.m., Brooks and Browns Bar, 200 S. Pattee.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Lucky Strike Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre presents “Winter Wonderettes,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for a Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-21, accessible during a box office, mctinc.org or 728-7529.   

“The King and I,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$20. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award winning low-pitched has prisoner a hearts of millions with a desirable story of Anna, a British governess brought into a justice of Siam to mentor a king’s many children. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

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