Friday, January 1
Lake Missoula Tea Co., 136 E. Broadway, 529-9477: In January: "From My Mind's Eye," paintings by Missoula artist John Zelazny. watercolor and acrylic paintings by John Zelazny. First Friday Jan. 1, 5-8 p.m.
Murphy-Jubb Fine Art, 210 N. Higgins Ave., 728-7050, kendahljanjubb.com: Kendahl Jan Jubb's watercolors. First Friday, Jan. 1. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Polar Bear Plunge, 2 p.m., The Raven, Woods Bay, Bigfork. Welcome the new year with a chilling dip. Costumes are encouraged. Spectators welcome, too. Parade is at 1:45 p.m. (406) 837-2836.
Saturday, January 2
Family storytime, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.
Sunday, January 3
Family storytime, 2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.
Monday, January 4
Toddler Time, 11 a.m., ImagineIF Library, Columbia Falls.
Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Missoula Public Library's eighth annual writing contest kicks off today; Electronics Exploration, 3-6 p.m.; "Computer Fundamentals," 6 p.m., registration required, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. Missoulapubliclibrary.org.
Super Trivia Freakout, 8:30 p.m., the Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Free.
Magic by Evan Disney, 6-8 p.m., Mackenzie River Pizza, Front Street.
Tuesday, January 5
artTalk Series featuring Tyler Nansen ("Looking Through Glass") and Jack Metcalf ("How Am I Not Myself?") 6 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandco.com.
Tea Talks, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Bubble Table, 11 a.m.-noon, Children's Museum, Missoula. 225 W. Front St. Free. Parents can relax with a cup of tea or coffee while their children explore the museum for 30 minutes. 541-7529.
Tiny Tales for ages 3 and younger, 10:30 a.m.; Frenchtown Branch LEGO Club, 4 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.
Storytime, 10 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.
Unity Dance and Drum African dance class with Tarn Ream and live music, 7-8:30 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. All levels and ages welcome; drop-in dancers welcome. $10 per class, $35 for four classes. 549-7933, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZACCercise, 12:15-1 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $5 suggested donation. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.
Marjorie A. Crawford Literature Seminar with Shawn Wathen discussing “Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising” by Miron Bialoszweski, 9:30 a.m.; adult coloring, 10 a.m.; open computer and iPad lab, 10 a.m.; Writers Group, 6:30 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.
Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Community Creative Writing Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m.; System Check! 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.
Trivia, 7:30 p.m., VFW, 245 W. Main St.
Trivia night, 6:30 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson.
Wednesday, January 6
"interior Drawing Basics," 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $5 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.
Taletivities book reading and story-themed craft, 11-11:30 a.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529.
Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.
Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m. ImagineIF Library, Columbia Falls.
Storytime, 10:30 a.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville, northvalleylibrary.org.
Open time in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5:20-6 p.m.; "Easy Steps to eBooks,." 12:30 p.m.; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; Big Sky Afternoon Matinee, 3:30 p.m., Big Sky High School Branch; open jewelry studio, holiday bracelets, 6-7:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.
WOW Wednesday, 5-8 p.m., Vine and Tap, Main Street, Polson. $9. Different wines are showcased each week.
Trivia, 6:30 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Pubhouse, Bigfork.
Trivia, 7 p.m., Broadway Bar, 1609 W. Broadway.
Trivia, 8 p.m., Silver Slipper Lounge, 4063 U.S. Highway 93.
Trivial Beersuit, 8:30 p.m., the Pulse inside the Press Box, 825 E. Broadway.
Thursday, January 7
Opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Meloy and Paxson galleries, PAR/TV Center, University of Montana. Featuring "Glorious Vista: Art of the American West," exploring the geography and people of the Rocky Mountain West during the 19th and 20th centuries. 243-2019, umt.edu/montanamuseum.
Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.
Face painting, 11-11:30 a.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529.
Djebe Bara group offers an African dance class to live drumming every Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W. $5 suggested. Drummers welcome; dancers wanted. 529-2322.
Watercolor painting for all skill levels, noon-2 p.m.,; Electronics Exploration, 3-6 p.m. Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.
New documentary film, "Finding David Douglas," 7 p.m., Lolo Community Center, Highway 93, Lolo. Free and open to the public. Hosted by Travelers Rest Chapter - Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Assocation. 880-6868.
Basic computer skills class, 6 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.
Trivia, 7 p.m., Brooks and Browns Bar, 200 S. Pattee St.
Trivia, 8 p.m., Lucky Strike Casino, 1515 Dearborn Ave.