Montana Repertory Theatre

The Montana Repertory Theatre's Educational Outreach Tour starts on Friday and Saturday in Missoula. In "Raised in the Saddle," a teenage Alice Greenough travels across Montana and meets famous figures from its history.

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Friday, September 8

Art

Opening reception: The third annual Monster show at the Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Featuring about 175 monsters drawn by kindergartners at Chief Charlo, Franklin and Hawthorne that were then adapted by adult professionals and enthusiasts.  There will an opening on from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Normal ZACC gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, (406) 549-7555 or zootownarts.org.

Beginning/intermediate silk-screen printing class, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $115, $105 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Pattee Canyon Ladies' Salon presents "Studies from the Figure," 5-8 p.m., Brunswick Gallery, 223 W. Railroad St. Annual show of paintings, drawings, collage, fabric and ceramic works from the figure by Nancy Erickson, Stephanie Frostad, Becky Johnson, Beth Lo, Shari Montana, Linda Tawney, Leslie Van Stavern Millar, Janet Whaley and Kiahsuang Lo. The gallery is open again on Saturday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Monday (2-6 p.m.). For more information, call 880-2943.

Kids' stuff

Story time for kids, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamliton. 373-1670. 

Sensory Friendly Family Night, 6-7 p.m., the Heartism Center, 1120 Main St., Corvallis. 

Tiny tales for ages 3 and younger and preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m.,   Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.  

Music

Missoula Valley Live presents Byron Wallis on violin and Alfredo Oyaguez on piano, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 301 Fourth Ave. E., Polson. $15. 406-887-2739.

Potpourri

In the Footsteps of Norman Maclean Festival featuring "A Story of the Blackfoot" program, 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 235 W. Fifth St. Program includes your choice of tours in the morning (9:30 a.m.-noon) and an afternoon literary program at the church. Tours are self-driving and include 1) "Geology of the Blackfoot Valley": Tour the glacial history of the Blackfoot Valley led by James Sears, University of Montana geologist. Start time: 9:30 a.m. at the church. 2) "Norman's Neighborhood Guided Tour": Learn of the natural and cultural history related to the Maclean family around Seeley Lake. Start time: 9:30 a.m. at the Seeley Lake Historical Museum. At 1 p.m. explore the native and non-native history of the Blackfoot Valley with keynote speaker and author Richard Manning, Blackfeet troubadour Jack Gladstone, authors Debra Earling and Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs, stories of river restoration from the Big Blackfoot chapter of Trout Unlimited and Blackfoot Challenge and the founding of the valley's first dude ranch with Juanita Vero of the E Bar L Ranch. Friday all-day tickets are $25. Gala dinner, 6 p.m. a dinner with hosted bar at the home of the Big Blackfoot riverkeeper on the banks of the Blackfoot. Land Lindbergh and Hank Goetz join us to reminisce about the establishment of Montana's first conservation easement.  $125. macleanfootseps.com.  

Glow Fest, 7-10 p.m., Fort Missoula Regional Park. Live music by the Ghost Peppers, glow-in-the-dark games, art show, food vendors, light maze, glowing costume contest and more. Hosted by Missoula Parks and Recreation and UM's Campus Recreation. 

YMCA Missoula's 50th anniversary celebration, 4-7 p.m., 3000 S. Russell St. Games, activities, food trucks and more. 721-9622.

Missoula Outdoor Cinema, 8:01 p.m., Headstart Playground, 1001 Worden Ave. Featuring "A River Runs Through It." Nmcdc.org.

"The Wall that Heals," a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with the education center, is on display through Sept. 10, lot between the Hilton Garden Inn and Rosauers, Kalispell. 202-393-0090, vvmf.org. 

Live predator feeding, 4 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St.

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Yarns @ the Library, noon; watercolor painting class for ages 18 and older, noon-2 p.m., open hours in the MakerSpace, 1-6 p.m.; Young Adult Writers' Group, 3:30 p.m.; World Wide Cinema, recent foreign film, "Amnesia," from Switzerland, 7 p.m.

Theater

Montana Repertory Theatre's Outreach Educational Tour, "Raised in the Saddle," by Jay Kettering, 7:30 p.m. Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM campus. $11 for adults and $6 for children at the UMArts Box Office, 406-243-4581, montanarep.org. This 55-minute comedy follows teenage cowgirl Alice Greenough across the Big Sky State on a locomotive as she encounters a "who's who" of famous Montanans. With a company of only two actors, the play features puppetry, shadow play, and theatrical effects. Continues on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 9

Art

Pattee Canyon Ladies' Salon presents "Studies from the Figure," 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Brunswick Gallery, 223 W. Railroad. by Nancy Erickson, Stephanie Frostad, Becky Johnson, Beth Lo, Shari Montana, Linda Tawney, Leslie Van Stavern Millar, Janet Whaley and Kiahsuang Lo. The gallery is also open on Monday from 2-6 p.m. For more information, call 880-2943.

Art for the People, 10 a.m.-noon, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Free. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Saturday + with Keith Goodhart, 11 a.m.-noon, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. The artist, whose found-object sculptures are on display at the Art Park and in the gallery, will discuss his work. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org

Kids' stuff

Story time, 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Story time for children ages 3 and older and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Potpourri

Maclean Festival featuring "New Insights on Norman's Writing and the Headwaters Story," 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 235 S. Fifth St. W. Four authors share lively new insights on Maclean's writing, including O. Alan Weltzien (editor, "The Norman Maclean Reader"), William Bevis (author, “Maclean's River” from "Ten Tough Trips"), and scholar Timothy Schilling. Seeley-Swan High School students read from Rivers poetry journal. At 1 p.m. Headwaters writers gather to share their vision and contribution to this important 1996 compilation of short stories, essays and poems. Headwaters writers include: Annick Smith, William Kittredge, Dee McNamer, Peter Stark, Pete Fromm, Caroline Patterson, Fred Haefele, and Richard Manning. Saturday all-day tickets are $25. At 4 p.m. visual presentation about Maclean's favorite fishing holes by Big Blackfoot riverkeeper Jerry O'Connell at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. At 6 p.m., a wine tasting with Missoula's Mike the Wine Guy at Le Petit Outre, 129 S. Fourth St. W. $35. macleanfestival.com

Afternoon of cowboy music and poetry, 3-6 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, Hamilton. 363-03338, ravallimuseum.org.  

"The Wall that Heals," a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with the education center, is on display through Sept. 10, lot between The Hilton Garden Inn and Rosauers, Kalispell. 202-393-0090, vvmf.org. 

19th annual Polson fly-in, 8 a.m., Polson airport.

Open hours in the MakerSpace, 2-6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Missoula Outdoor Cinema, 7:59 p.m., Headstart Playground, 1001 Worden Ave. Featuring "Pirates of the Caribbean." Nmcdc.org.

Missoula Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Circle Square, north end of Higgins Avenue. Fresh local produce, flowers, baked goods and more from over 100 vendors. 274-3042, missoulafarmersmarket.com. 

Missoula Peoples Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., West Pine Street, off Higgins Avenue. Over 80 local artisans and food vendors. 

Clark Fork Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 225 S. Pattee St., Riverside parking lot, east of Caras Park, under Higgins Avenue Bridge. Locally produced fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, fresh baked bread, pastries, jams, plants, and more. Live music, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. clarkforkmarket.com.

Hamilton Farmers Market, Bedford Street, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 961-0004.

Theater

Montana Repertory Theatre's Outreach Educational Tour, "Raised in the Saddle," by Jay Kettering, 7:30 p.m. Masquer Theatre, PAR/TV Center, UM campus. $11 for adults and $6 for children at the UMArts Box Office, 406-243-4581, montanarep.org. This 55-minute comedy follows teenage cowgirl Alice Greenough across the Big Sky State on a locomotive as she encounters a "who's who" of famous Montanans. With a company of only two actors, the play features puppetry, shadow play, and theatrical effects. Continues on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 10

Books, readings

John Maclean, Norman Maclean's son and author of "Fire on the Mountain," gives a reading on "The Macleans and the Forest Service," 9 a.m., National Museum of Forest Service History, 6305 Highway 10 W. Free flapjack breakfast proceeds the talk at 8 a.m. 549-8498. 

Kids' stuff

Story time for children 3 and older, 1:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Music

Byron Wallis on violin and Alfredo Oyaguez on piano, 3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 Main St., Kalispell. $15 adults, $8 students, $35 families 

Potpourri

Tell Us Something: "Up the Blackfoot," 7 p.m., The Wilma, 131 S. Higgins Ave. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. thewilma.com

"The Wall that Heals," a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with the education center, is on display through Sept. 10, lot between The Hilton Garden Inn and Rosauers, Kalispell. 202-393-0090, vvmf.org. 

Showing of "The Making of 'A River Runs Through It,' " featuring the creative team, 9:30 a.m., Roxy Theater. The showing at 1 p.m. at the Wilma features actor Tom Skerritt and Norman Maclean's daughter Jean Maclean Snyder. macleanfootsteps.com.  

Theater

Montana Repertory Theatre presents its "4 by 4 Episode Slam" play series with readings of four new 24-minute plays by Elizabeth Bennett, Cathy Capps, Kathy Witkowsky and Maria Yost. 2 p.m., Masquer Theatre, UM. $5 donation requested. montanarep.org

Monday, September 11

Art

Block Printing 101, 6-8 p.m., Mondays through Oct. 9, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $125, $115 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org. 

Pattee Canyon Ladies' Salon presents "Studies from the Figure," 2-6 p.m., Brunswick Gallery, 223 W. Railroad St. Annual show of paintings, drawings, collage, fabric and ceramic works from the figure. 880-2943.

Kids stuff

"Mother Goose on the Loos" program for babies up to 23 months, 12:30 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061.   

Music

African drum circle, 6:30-8:30 p.m., River Park, Hamilton. The Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. First St., Hamilton. Love offering suggested.  381-6480 or visit cslbitterroot.org

Potpourri 

Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, 3-7 p.m.; "Beginning Word" computer class, 6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 

"Mindfulness and Self-Awareness" class, Mondays through Oct. 2, 6-7:30 p.m. 210 N. Higgins Suite 207. $75. Register online at innerworkingsresources.com/Mindful

Tuesday, September 12

Art

Artist lecture: Printmaker and UM art professor Elizabeth Dove discusses her exhibition, "It Started with Aardvark," 7 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.

Early Artists Program, Tuesdays through Oct. 3, 9-10:30 a.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $95, $85 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Young Artists After School Program, "3D FUNdamentals and Sculpture," Tuesdays through Oct. 3, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $95, $85 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Beginning/intermediate silk-screen print class, 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 3, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $115, $105 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Dance

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.

Kids' stuff

Tiny Tales for ages birth-3, 10:30 a.m.; Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 

Preschool storytime, ImagineIF Kalispell, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Toddler time with stories, songs and movement for ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers, ImagineIF Columbia Falls, 11-11:30 a.m.

Music

The Salamandars, all-ages rock group, 6-7 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061.   

Potpourri

Missoula Farmers Market, 5:30-7 p.m., north end of Higgins Avenue. missoulafarmersmarket.com

Coloring Club for Grown-ups, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Genealogy Group, 2-3:30 p.m.; Writers Group, 6:30-8 p.m.

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Open hours in the MakerSpace, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; "Russian for Everyone," 10 a.m.-noon, registration required; Community Creative Writing workshop, 6 p.m.; System Check! The official MPL Gamers Club for ages 19 and under, 6:30 p.m.; 2nd Tuesday Book Group discusses "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood, 7 p.m.

Trivia, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 209, 245 W. Main St.

Trivia with ImagineIF Libraries, Kalispell Brewing Co., 6-8 p.m.

Trivia with ImagineIF Libraries, Backslope Brewing Co., Columbia Falls, 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13

Art

Artist lecture: Internationally known artists Patrick Dougherty and Kevin O'Dwyer will discuss their work. Presented by the UM School of Art, 6-8 p.m. University Center Theater, free. Dougherty is visiting Montana for a three-week artist residency at Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild in Lincoln, during which he and volunteers will create a large-scale sculpture from over 10 tons of willow saplings. O'Dwyer, an Irish sculptor and metalsmith, is artistic director of Blackfoot Pathways and has contributed a 22-foot-high steel sculpture, "Montana Line Drawing," to the park. For more information, go to sculptureinthewild.com/events-2017.

Early Artists Program, Tuesdays through Oct. 4, 9-10:30 a.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $95, $85 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Glass-fusing orientation class, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $20, $15 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.  

Books, readings

David Stanley presents and reads from "The Glacier Park Reader," 6:30 p.m., Montana House, Kintla Camp event room, Apgar Village, Glacier Park. 406-888-5393.  

Kids' stuff

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Read to Cats and Dog, 3:45-4:30 p.m., Bitterroot Humane Society. 363-1670. 

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Kalispell, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Bigfork, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Columbia Falls, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Potpourri

Course in Miracles Study Group, 9:45 a.m.-noon, Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. First St., Hamilton. Love offering suggested. cslbitterroot.org, 381-6480. 

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: open hours in the MakerSpace, explore the resources of the MakerSpace, learn how to use the equipment, or to work on a project of their choice, noon.-5 p.m. "My iPad and My iPhone" computer class, registration required at 721-BOOK (2665), 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Afternoon Matinee, recent feature film, 2 p.m.; Middle School Writers' Group, 3:30 p.m.; "A New Way to Learn: Science, Technology & Cultural Literacy," 5:30 p.m.; 3D printing 101 workshop in the MakerSpace, 6:30 p.m., registration required; "Intro to Web Design," 6:30 p.m., registration required; 2nd Wednesday Book Group discusses "Flaubert's Parrot" by Julian Barnes, 7 p.m.     

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., Press Box, 825 E. Broadway.

Thursday, September 14

Art

Art Club for ages 5-18, 4-5 p.m., North Valley public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061. 

Young Artists After-school Program, "3D FUNdamentals and Sculpture," Thursdays through Oct. 5, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $95, $85 members. 549-7555, zootownarts.org

Dance

Solo Stars fun night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Lolo Square and Round Dance Center, 9955 Highway 12, Lolo. 273-0141, 529-8633.

East Coast swing, beginner/intermediate, 7 p.m., Sunrise Saloon, 1101 Strand. 

African dance class with live drums, Oumar Keita and Djebe Bara, 6-7 p.m., the Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W., $5.

Kids' stuff

Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.   

Preschool story time, ImagineIF Columbia Falls for day cares, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Tiny tales for ages 3 and under, large meeting room, 10:30 a.m.; Lego Club, 3:30-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Music

"A Tribute to Victor Borge ... and so much more," a one-woman show featuring Adrienne Dussault, pianist/singer/actor, with performances by four guest artists. 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall, UM. $11, available at all GrizTix outlets, Griztix.com, 243-4051.

Potpourri

"The Last Laugh," a documentary on using the Holocaust as a topic for humor, 7 p.m., University Center Theater, UM. Followed by a moderated discussion with director Ferne Pearlstein and holocaust survivor Renee Firestone. 541-6333-0720.

Equus International Film Festival opening event, 5:30-7:30 p.m., A Carousel for Missoula. The festival, dedicated to horses and related issues, continues the following weekend at the Roxy Theater with movie screenings. Go to equusinternationalfilmfestival.com for more information.

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, try Arduino and other electronics platforms, 3-6 p.m.

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