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Friday, December 11

Art

UM School of Art 30th annual Art Annex Holiday Sale and Juried Show, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., UM Art Annex. 243-4181. 

Second Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Featuring "Love and Reality," by Christian Ives and paintings by Jeff Sweten. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Silk screening night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Free, donations appreciated. Come in with a blank shirt, tote bag, or scarf and leave with a house design. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

"Cat Family Paradise," new monotypes by Leslie Van Stavern Millar. Showing new prints on paper and other affordable art work, Friday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with tea and cookies, Brunswick Gallery, 223 Railroad St. W.

Books, readings

Shann Ray reads and signs his novel, “American Copper,” 5:30 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

Mike Lapinski signs "The Last Orphan Train," 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. Call 721-0009.

Kids' stuff

Holiday pajama storytime, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. Call 721-0009.

Story time for kids ages 3-5 featuring “Ah-Choo,” 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Special Families with music by Chip and Cove Jasmin, 6 p.m., call Jess, 210-2937; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Story time featuring "Grinch night," 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., Chapter One Book Store, 252 W. Main St. 363-5220. 

Tiny Tales and family story time, 10:30 a.m., “Introduction to Programming in Java for Teens (MakerSpace),” 5-5:50 p.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Glacier Symphony presents Handel’s “Messiah,” 7:30 p.m., St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 195 Coverdell Road, Bigfork. Tickets $5-$26. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

Student Recital Series, 7:30 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall. The UM School of Music presents soprano Keli Rhea Mitchell's graduate recital. Free and open to the public. 243-6880

Mission Valley Live presents pianist Jason Farnham, 7 p.m., Polson High School. Tickets $15 at the door, $13 in advance, $75 for the Mission Valley Live series, available by emailing missionvalleylive@gmail.com or calling (406) 887-2739.  

Tuba Christmas, 7 p.m., Southgate Mall. An ensemble of up to 100 tubas performing traditional Christmas tunes will fill the halls.

Missoula Community Chorus presents "Merry Christmas," 7:30 pm., St. Anthony Church, 217 Tremont St. $10, available at missoulachorus.com, Rockin' Rudy's or call 493-9255.

Potpourri

Living History Program holiday lantern tours, 6 and 8 p.m., Historical Museum at Fort Missoula (main museum building), 3400 Captain Rawn Road. Tours will be set up much like a play with a cast of characters showing their lives and experiences. All ages. $7, free for members, under 18 free. 728-3476 Ext. 1, ftmslamuseum@montana.com

Little Red Truck Vintage Market's European Christmas, 5-10 p.m., Missoula County Fairgrounds. Live music by River City Ramblers and Wolf and the Moons. Tickets can be purchased at mkt.com/little-red-truck-vintage-market or are available at the door. A portion of the gate proceeds will go to Summit for Parkinson's.

Fourth annual Festival of Crèches, “No Room at the Inn,” annual benefit for Habitat for Humanity and Family Promise of Missoula, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1475 Eaton St. The weekend begins with a gala on Friday, 6-9 p.m., featuring music by the Five Valley Chorus of the Sweet Adelines. Donation is $25/person in advance, $35/person at the door, blessedtrinitymissoula.org.

Christmas stroll, 5-9 p.m., downtown Whitefish. Student recitals, hand-bell choir concert, carolers, fire jugglers, tree-lighting ceremony, photos with Santa, wagon rides, chestnut roasting and more. (406) 862-3501.

Christmas caroling, 5:30-7:30 p.m., downtown Bigfork.

Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers, 3:30 p.m.; World-Wide Cinema, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665. missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre, “The Sound of Music,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Santa visits at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.

Moonrisers Productions, "Reginald and Ruckus: Werewolf Hunters" and other original plays, the Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the shows start at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance at theroxytheater.org, $15 at the door or two for $25.

Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre, “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. The classic tale by Charles Dickens is set in the ’80s. Long hair, one-hit wonders and familiar ghosts converge to change Scrooge's money-hungry ways. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Stevensville Playhouse presents “The Neverending Story,” 7:30 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $12 adults, $10 children under age 12. In a land devoured by The Nothing, only one boy can save everything in this adaptation of Michael Ende’s children’s book. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.com.

“Dance Up Close” presented by the UM dance program, 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $16 general, $14 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. 243-4581, umt.edu/theatredance.  

Whitefish Theatre Co., “Mary Poppins,” 7:30 p.m, O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $22 adults, $20 seniors, $8 students. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatre.org.

The Port Polson Players in association with the Mission Valley Friends of the Arts present the 1920s family story, “Cheaper by the Dozen,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Polson. Tickets $14 adults, $13  seniors and students. Portpolsonplayers.com, (406) 883-9212.

Saturday, December 12

Art

UM School of Art 30th annual Art Annex Holiday Sale and Juried Show, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., UM Art Annex. 243-4181. 

"Cat Family Paradise," new monotypes by Leslie Van Stavern Millar. Showing new prints on paper and other affordable art work. Refreshments include tea and cookies, Brunswick Gallery, 223 Railroad St. W.

Pottery sale, Santa’s Cookie Plate, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Feel free to drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. to paint your own cookie plate for Santa. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Nature journaling with watercolor workshop with instructor Nancy Seiler, 1-4 p.m., Nancy Seiler's studio, 330 Brooks St. $50 plus materials. Learn how to sketch, ink, and apply watercolor to objects found in nature. Call 370-1254 to register.

Felt ornament workshop, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $25/$20 for members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Saturday family art workshop: Hungarian felt ornaments with Barbara Morrison, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St.   Free. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Open figure drawing, non-instructed, 3-5 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $10/$8. Participants must be 18 years or older. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Books, readings

Montana Wilderness Association Extravaganza, authors signing all day including Matt Pavelich, Ken Egan, Beth McHugh, Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.

Book signings, 1-3 p.m., Chapter One Book Store, 252 W. Main St. Featuring Janice Mineer, B.M. riffin, R.L. McCallum and Jack Dale West.

363-5220. 

Dance

Missoula Irish Dancers Christmas recital, 2 p.m., Hellgate High School Auditorium. Consists of students ages 4-18. Free. 

Kids' stuff

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

Big Arm children's Christmas event, 2-4 p.m., Big Arm Historic School. Food, crafts, games, "Minions" movie. (406) 849-5064. 

Music

Glacier Symphony presents Handel’s “Messiah,” 7:30 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $5-$26. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

Student Recital Series, 7:30 p.m., UM Music Recital Hall. The UM School of Music presents Lisa Munoz, flute, in her senior recital. Free and open to the public. 243-6880.

Dolce Canto presents “A Spotless Rose,” 7:30 p.m., St. Anthony Parish, 217 Tremont St. Special guests the Hellgate High School Chamber Choir and Chevaliers. Works by Herbert Howells, Ola Gjeilo, Rihards Dubra, Carol Barnett, Craig Hella Johnson, and others will be featured. Tickets available at Fact and Fiction, Rockin’ Rudy’s or at Dolce.canto.info. 

Fourth annual “Holiday Swing: A White Christmas,” 6 and 9 p.m.,  Missoula Winery, 5646 W. Harrier Drive. Featuring singer Eden Atwood and Craig Hall. Atwood and Missoula Mayor John Engen also preside over a live auction benefiting the UM Jazz program. Tickets $15 adults, $10 students and seniors (table sponsorships also available). Call 243-6880.

Bitterroot Valley Chorus Christmas Concert, 7:15 p.m., Hamilton Performing Arts Center, 327 Fairgrounds Road. Free. Celebrating its 43rd anniversary, the chorus presents a program of traditional and new arrangements of seasonal music. A local brass ensemble opens the evening and provides accompaniment for some selections. 360-7361.

Treasure State Chorale presents "Sounds of the Season," 2 p.m., St. Ignatius Mission Church. Proceeds from a free-will offering will help with the fresco restoration. Music by Bach, John Rutter, Alfred Burt and Mark Hayes included in the programming as the story of the Nativity unfolds. 

Potpourri

Parents' Day Off, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Clinton Community Church. Bring the kids for games, crafts and more, while you finish shopping, go on a date or take a nap. Free. (406) 825-6938.

Christmas bake sale, 10 am.-5 p.m. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 301 S. Sixth W. Various Greek and ethnic baked goods.

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

Living History Program holiday lantern tours, 5 and 7 p.m., Historical Museum at Fort Missoula (main museum building), 3400 Captain Rawn Road. Tours will be set up much like a play with a cast of characters showing their lives and experiences. Designed for all ages. $7, free for members, under 18 free. 728-3476 Ext. 1, ftmslamuseum@montana.com

20th annual Helping Hands of Alberton benefit auction, River  Edge Resort, Alberton. Fish and chips lunch, noon; live auction, 1 p.m. Proceeds help children during Christmas season. 9406) 722-3338.

Community Photo Day, 1-5 p.m., First Interstate Center, Ravalli County Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton. Free, but donations accepted to benefit 4-H Barn Quest Program. Take holiday family portraits and pictures with Santa.

Fourth annual Festival of Crèches, “No Room at the Inn,” annual benefit for Habitat for Humanity and Family Promise of Missoula, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1475 Eaton St. Morning prayer at 10 a.m. in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe; a Mexican breakfast with pan dulce and chocolate, follows until noon. Creche viewing is available until 4 p.m. Blessedtrinitymissoula.org for prices and ticket information; also available on the website is a submission form to display a crèche and complete details of the event.

Wreaths Across America, 10-11:30 a.m., Depot Park, Kalispell. Civil Air Patrol Squadron 53 will honor our fallen heroes with a color guard, 21-gun salute and guest speakers.

Conrad Mansion Christmas Holiday Tea and Tour, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 300 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $30, reservations required. (406) 755-2166.

Little Red Truck Vintage Market's European Christmas, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,  Missoula County Fairgrounds. Live music from River City Ramblers and Wolf and the Moons. Tickets can be purchased at mkt.com/little-red-truck-vintage-market or are available at the door. A portion of the gate proceeds will go to Summit for Parkinson's.

Visit Santa, 3-6 p.m., Bigfork Station, bigfork.org.

How FLBC Stole Christmas, annual holiday party, 5-10 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Co., Bigfork. Santa's workshop, 5 p.m., Barrel Room; Bad Larry's, 7:30 p.m. 

Garden City Duplicate Bridge Club, free bridge lessons, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2825 Stockyard Road, Building I, Unit 3. Group of three lessons will introduce you to Play of the Hand. Call Beth Loehnen, 546-1512 to register. missoulabridge.org.

Winter Public Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 800 S. Third St. W. Produce, meat, baked goods, arts and crafts and more. 396-0593.

Computer and device drop-in assistance, 10 a.m.-noon; brown-bag family holiday movie, noon; cookie decorating and holiday crafts, 1-3 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre, “The Sound of Music,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.

Moonrisers Productions, "Reginald and Ruckus: Werewolf Hunters" and other original plays, Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the shows start at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance at theroxytheater.org. They cost $15 at the door or two for $25.

"The Paisley Sisters' Christmas Special," a dinner musical, 2 and 7 p.m., Stensrud Playhouse, 314 N. First St. Based on the book by Joel Benjamin, James Ansart, Bret Silverman and Steve Silverman. Tickets and info at stensrudplayhouse.com.

Sunshine Unlimited, "Shakespeare's Richard III" with a small cast of 12 as they skip lightly over the history and dive deep into the personal relationships of Richard, his women, his closest kinsmen and, ultimately, himself, 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins. Tickets $15, available at silkroadcatering/crystaltheatre.com.

Stevensville Playhouse, “The Neverending Story,” 7:30 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $12 adults, $10 children under age 12. In a land devoured by The Nothing, only one boy can save everything in this adaptation of Michael Ende’s children’s book. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.com.

Whitefish Theatre Co., “Mary Poppins,” 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $22 adults, $20 seniors, $8 students. Based on the classic film. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatre.org.

The Port Polson Players in association with the Mission Valley Friends of the Arts present the 1920s family story, “Cheaper by the Dozen,” 7:30 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Polson. Tickets $14 adults, $13 seniors and students. Portpolsonplayers.com, (406) 883-9212.

Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre, “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. The classic tale by Charles Dickens is set in the ’80s. Long hair, one-hit wonders and familiar ghosts converge to change Scrooge's money-hungry ways. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

“Dance Up Close” presented by the UM dance program, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM. Tickets $16 general, $14 seniors and students, $10 children 12 and under. 243-4581, umt.edu/theatredance.  

Sunday, December 13

Books, readings

Book signing with author Stan Cohen, noon, Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. Call 721-0009.

Kids' stuff

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

Music

JuBELLation Handbell Choir's annual Christmas concert, 1:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Featuring a variety of handbell styles covering Christmas-time hymns and carols. Free-will offering. 549-6118.

Advent concert featuring the vocal, instrumental and handbell groups of University Congregational Church, 3 p.m., 405 University Ave. Free-will offering. 543-6952. 

Glacier Symphony presents Handel’s “Messiah,” 3 p.m., at Flathead High School Performance Hall, 644 Fourth Ave. W., Kalispell. Tickets $5-$26. (406) 407-7000, gscmusic.org.

Bitterroot Valley Chorus Christmas Concert, 1:45 p.m., Hamilton Performing Arts Center, 327 Fairgrounds Road. Free. Celebrating its 43rd anniversary, the chorus presents a program of traditional and new arrangements of seasonal music. A local brass ensemble opens the evening and provides accompaniment for some selections. 360-7361.

Potpourri

Living History Program holiday lantern tours, 3 p.m., Historical Museum at Fort Missoula (main museum building), 3400 Captain Rawn Road. Tours will be set up much like a play with a cast of characters showing their lives and experiences. Designed for all ages. $7, free for members, under 18 free. 728-3476 Ext. 1, ftmslamuseum@montana.com

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History Christmas party open to the public, 1-4 p.m., Heritage Hall, Fort Missoula. 549-5346. 

Fourth annual Festival of Crèches, “No Room at the Inn,” anannual benefit for Habitat for Humanity and Family Promise of Missoula, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 1475 Eaton St. On Sunday all are invited to a Christmas tea at 2:30 p.m. Members of the Sweet Adelines will entertain, plus hear a Christmas story and festive refreshments. Visit blessedtrinitymissoula.org for prices and ticket information, plus a submission form to display a crèche and complete event details.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness second annual Holiday High Tea, noon-2 p.m., Florence Building, 111 N. Higgins Ave. Tickets $25 per person. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help with prescription costs for clients of three local mental health centers. 880-1013 or 542-0236.

Ninth annual Holiday MADE Fair, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Adams Center, UM. Free entry. Presenters include HandMADE Montana, REcreate Designs, Courtney Blazon Illustrations, Design Missoula plus over 170 artisans and 15 nonprofits. 214-9078, missoulamadefair.com.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre, "The Sound of Music," 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.

The Port Polson Players in association with the Mission Valley Friends of the Arts present the 1920s family story, "Cheaper by the Dozen," 2 p.m., Theatre on the Lake, Polson. Tickets $14 adults, $13  seniors and students. Portpolsonplayers.com, (406) 883-9212.

Bigfork Playhouse Children’s Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol,”  2 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. The classic tale by Charles Dickens is set in the ’80s. Long hair, one-hit wonders and familiar ghosts converge to change Scrooge's money-hungry ways. (406) 837-4886, bigforksummerplayhouse.com.

Sunshine Unlimited, Shakespeare's "Richard III" with a small cast of 12 as they skip lightly over the history and dive deep into the personal relationships of Richard, his women, his closest kinsmen and, ultimately, himself, 2 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins. Tickets $15, available at silkroadcatering/crystaltheatre.com.

Stevensville Playhouse, "The Neverending Story," 2 p.m., 319 Main St. Tickets $12 adults, $10 children under age 12. In a land devoured by The Nothing, only one boy can save everything in this adaptation of Michael Ende’s children’s book. 777-2722, stevensvilleplayhouse.com.

Whitefish Theatre Co. presents “Mary Poppins,” 4 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $22 adults, $20 seniors, $8 students. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatre.org.

"The Paisley Sisters' Christmas Special," a dinner musical, 5 p.m., Stensrud Playhouse, 314 N. First St. Tickets and info at stensrudplayhouse.com.

Monday, December 14

Kids’ stuff

Toddler time, 11 a.m., ImagineIF Library, Columbia Falls.

Potpourri 

MakerSpace electronics exploration, 3-6 p.m.; "Beginning Word," 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, December 15

Kids' stuff

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.

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

Holiday Kid’s Klub Craft, 4-7 p.m., Southgate Mall. 

Music

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

Five Valley Chorus, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, corner of Woody and Pine streets. Join the chorus weekly through Dec. 15 to sing favorite Christmas songs and learn new ones for holiday concert at Southgate Mall. fivevalleysweetadelines.com.

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, tarn.ream@umontana.edu.

Potpourri

Open computer and iPad Lab, 2-3:30 p.m.; Socrates Café with facilitator Kris Bayer, 7-9 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

“Singing the Westward Legacy,” 6:30 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Neal Lewing presents history, accompanied by folk music and a few laughs, in this Humanities Montana talk on the opening of the West. 243-6022. 

ZACCercise, 12:15-1 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $5 suggested donation. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Community Creative Writing Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m.; Gaming for Grownups, 6:30 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, December 16

Art

Christmas card show by illustrator E.R. Jenne. An open house for the one-night only exhibit will be held from 3-7 p.m. at the Radius Gallery, 114 E. Main St.

Paint n’ Pour, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $25/$20 for members, registration required. Paint and enjoy a glass of wine. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Teen artist workshop, "Casting paper" with Amber Flaherty, 4-6 p.m.  Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. All materials, pizzas and snacks provided. Artist and teacher Flaherty may best be known for her mural featuring a skateboarding woman welcoming folks to the Hip Strip. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Books, readings

Hungry Horse News editor Chris Peterson gives a presentation on Mary Roberts Rinehart's book "Through Glacier Park in 1915," 7 pm., large community room, Arts and Technology Building, FVCC, Kalispell. 

Dance

West Coast swing for beginners, 7 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

Cyrstallizing watercolors, 11 a.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; after-school holiday crafts, 4-5 p.m., all materials provided, Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Homework Hour, 2:30-4:30 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St. 777-5061.

Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m. ImagineIF Library, Columbia Falls.

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

Potpourri

Christmas dinner, 5:30 p.m.; lights tour, 7 p.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. 543-7154, missoulaseniorcente.org

"Resumes," 12:30 p.m., registration required; Middle School Writers, 3:30 p.m.; open jewelry studio in the MakerSpace, 6-7:30 p.m.; "Intro to Email" 6 p.m., registration required, 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.

Theater

Missoula Community Theatre, “The Sound of Music,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts.  For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.

Thursday, December 17

Art

Monoprinting with acrylics and plate workshop with instructor Nancy Seiler, 9 a.m.-noon, Nancy Seiler's studio, 330 Brooks St. $65 includes all materials. Call 370-1254 to register.

Books, readings

Flathead Valley Community College Book Group discusses "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel, 6:30 p.m., Room 208, Arts & Technology Building, FVCC, Kalispell. 

Dance

Night club two-step, beginners to intermediate, 7 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand Ave.

Kids' stuff

Bubble table, 11 a.m.; signing with Robin, 3 p.m., Children's Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

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.

Music

Vocal ensemble Dolce Canto, “A Spotless Rose,” 7 p.m., LDS Church, 12 Moats Lane, Superior. Works by Herbert Howells, Ola Gjeilo, Rihards Dubra, Carol Barnett, Craig Hella Johnson, and others will be featured. Free-will offering.  Dolce.canto.info.  

Valley Voices Concert, 7 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 300 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $15; seating limited. Followed by a sing-along at the end. Coffee and dessert available prior to the show. (406) 755-2166.

Djebe Bara group's African dance class with live drumming every Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W. $5 suggested. Drummers welcome; dancers wanted. 529-2322.

Potpourri

Cigarette Girls Burlesque, "Sleigh Belles and Strip Tease," 5 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show, 18 and over, $5, stage112.com.

Brown Bag It! book discussion group potluck and book selection for 2016, noon; Cribbage Club, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Hamilton. 363-1670.

Tour of library, noon, sign up at missoulapubliclibrary.com; Electronics exploration, 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 St.

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

Theater

Whitefish Theatre Co. presents “Mary Poppins” preview, 7:30 p.m., O’Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $10 at the door. (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatre.org.

Missoula Community Theatre's “The Sound of Music,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets, call 728-7529 or visit MCTinc.org.

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