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Thursday May 15

Art

Benefit auction of miniatures, 5-8 p.m., Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell. Online catalog of artwork available at www.hockadayartmuseum.org. Tickets: $35/members, $40 others in advance, $45 at door. Info: 755-5268.

Media arts thesis presentations, 6:30-7:30 p.m., University Center Theater, third floor, University of Montana campus. Features two films by third-year graduate students Alex Gans and Ben Hatfield. Free.

Kid stuff

Book Babies (first and third weeks), a program for newborn to age 24 months. Stories, songs, fingerplays, 10:30 a.m., small meeting room, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Info: 721-2665.

Music

Singer-songwriter Peter Mayer in concert, 7:30 p.m. Polson Library; tickets are $8 ($10 at the door) from Regatta Pizza or Top 40 Music

in Polson.

Theater

“The Man Who Came to Dinner,” production of Hamilton High School drama students,

7:30 p.m., High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $4. Info: 375-6060.

Friday May 16

Books

War and Peace Reading Series featuring readers Shaun Gant and Charlie McGrath, 7:30 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 525 N. Higgins Ave.

Kid Stuff

Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., in the children’s department. Info: 721-2665.

Lectures

“Just for the Health of It: The Land Use/Transportation Connection” with Paul Zykofsky of the Local Government Commission of Sacramento, Calif., noon-1 p.m., University Center, Room 332, University of Montana campus. Free. Bring brown bag lunch. Info: 523-4961.

Music

Peter Mayer in concert, 8 p.m., Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Presented by Missoula Folklore Society. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at door, available at Rockin Rudy’s and Crystal Video. Info: 829-8219 or e-mail concerts@montanafolk.org.

Big Sky Mudflaps and Big Sky High School Jazz Band, 6-10 p.m., high school gym, 3100 South Ave. W. An evening of music, dancing and barbecue to benefit the school’s music library. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 students/seniors, $5 for barbecue, available at Rockin Rudy’s, Morgenroth Music or at the door.

Good Vibes duo, jazz piano and friends, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hotel, Hot Springs. Family-friendly, smoke-free, pass-the-hat donations. Presented by the Hot Springs Artists Society. Info: 741-2361.

Theater

“The Man Who Came to Dinner,” a production of Hamilton High School drama students, 7:30 p.m., High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $4. Info: 375-6060.

The Hamilton Players’ Season’s Readings, 7 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Selected readings from upcoming season productions. Free. Info: 375-9050.

Potpourri

Mo-Trans Dance Company, spring garden fund-raiser to benefit the modern dance repertory company, 5:30-9 p.m., 319 S. Fifth St. W. Short performances at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 each, $40 for two in advance; $30 each, $50 for two at the door. Info: 243-5615.

International Wildlife Film Festival, “Meerkats: Part of the Team,” “Killer Whale,” and “Open Worlds,” 7:30 p.m., The Historic Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Full concessions. Info: 728-9380.

Wearing-Caring jewelry making party, 6-8 p.m., Art Missoula, 219 W. Broadway (by Bagels on Broadway). Volunteers make jewelry from donated beads; jewelry is sold to benefit programs that help support caregivers facing burnout. No experience necessary. Info: Barbara Spring, 728-1613, or Lisa Hofman, 549-0422.

Migration Mania Festival, Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, Stevensville; 8 p.m. Friday, walk under the full moon and live bird presentation; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, field trips departing at Main and Third. Info: 777-5552, Ext. 203.

Saturday May 17

Dance

Contra dances sponsored by the Missoula Folklore Society, 8-11 p.m., upstairs at Union Hall, 208 E. Main St.. Music by Schnell Bros. Caller: Janet Kowles. Beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m. Last dance of the season. Info: Sarah, 728-7267.

Dance Unlimited presents “The Wizard of Oz” plus variations including “The Tip Top Club,” a musical theater extravaganza bases on the movie “Chicago,” 2 and 7 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 Adams St. Tickets: $6 at the door. All seats general admission.

Lectures

Montana Story Lecture Series, “20 Questions and 15 Answers: Lessons and Meanings from Lewis and Clark,” with Joseph Mussulman, 2 p.m., Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Building 322. Info: 728-3476.

Music

Kurt Jones calling a contra dance, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hotel, Hot Springs. Family friendly, smoke-free, pass-the-hat donations. Presented by Hot Springs Artists Society.

Jeri Halford and students from Fiddlesticks School of Music perform a Fiddle Fest, 6-8:30 p.m., Miracle of America Museum, Polson. Info: 883-1519 or 883-6804.

Potpourri

Widow/widowers no-host buffet luncheon, noon, Golden Corral, 4015 Brooks St., Missoula. Info: Mick at

251-5902 or Bev at 543-4442.

Truth Seekers UFO Group meeting, 1-4 p.m., Missoula Public Library basement. Speaker: Jeff Goodrich of Great Falls.

Olde’ Montana Day, 10 a.m., Wildlife Adventures, 1765 Pleasant View Drive, Victor. Featuring gunslingers, Western art show, trail and wagon rides, chuck-wagon meals, Native American dancers, sarsaparilla saloon and barn dance. Tickets: $5 adults in advance ($6 at door), $3 children ages 6-17; $1 off at gate with a canned food donation. Info: 642-3262, 363-2400 or www.wildlifeadventuresinc.com.

Quilt show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Clinton Community Center. Info: Kathy McNaughton at 825-3703 or 370-7934.

Good News Diner variety, family entertainment, featuring Miss Montana Heather Rathbun performing demonstration of martial arts, 7 p.m., Good News Diner, Calvary Church Theater, 2023 S. Higgins Ave. Info: 728-2287.

Psychic Fair, clairvoyants, numerologists, tarot card readers, psychics and more, Hotel Bigfork, 425 Grand Ave., Bigfork.

Sunday May 18

Dance

Ballet Arts Academy presents a spring dance concert, 4 p.m., Montana Theater, Performing Arts & Radio/TV Center, University of Montana campus. Showcases talents of dancers 6-18; performance includes music from Mozart, the big-band era and jazz. Free.

Lectures

“Lee’s Last Victory: The Battle of Chancellorsville, May 1863,” 3 p.m., Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Building T-310, Fort Missoula. Exhibits on the Civil War and the Civilian Conservation Corps; grand opening of Sgt. Laverne Parrish Building, May 26. Info: 549-5346.

Music

JuBELLation Handbell Choir, Spring Ring and Sing Concert, 4 p.m., Missoula First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. With guest appearances by First Church’s adult and children’s choirs. Free.

LeGrande Harvey is guest at Down Right Country concert, 7 p.m., Hamilton Senior Center Community Room, 820 N. Fourth St., Hamilton. Admission: $4. Info: 363-6226.

Saxophonist Zachary Pfau presents “Couleurs de Printemps,” a recital of classical saxophone music, 3 p.m., Hellgate High School, auditorium, 900 S. Higgins Ave. Reception follows.

“From Italy to England: 200 Years Along the Musical Road to the High Baroque” featuring Montana Camerata de Musique Noblesse with Dawn Douglass, Katherine Skinner, Ken Grant and Lucien Hut, 4 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, 420 W. Pine St. Suggested contribution: $10 adults, $5 students and senior citizens. Info: 543-5059; pianosint@centric.net.

Israeli troubadours, guitar and keyboard, 5-7 p.m., Lolo Community Center, 12345 Highway 93 S. Donations welcome; refreshments provided. Info: 523-5671.

Potpourri

International Wildlife Film Festival, “Meerkats: Part of the Team,” “Killer Whale,” and “Open Worlds,” 7:30 p.m., Historic Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Full concessions. Info: 728-9380.

Ravalli County Museum Sunday Series features Robin Howard, producer of “Proud to Lead, Proud to Follow,” 2 p.m., Ravalli County Museum, Hamilton. Info: 363-3338.

Monday May 19

Kid stuff

Story time, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, in the children’s department, 301 E. Main St. Info: 721-2665.

Music

Leo Kottke in concert, 8 p.m., University Theatre. Tickets: $19 advance, $21 day of show, available at TIC-IT-E-Z locations or by calling 243-4051 or 1-888-666-8262. Info: 243-2853.

Tuesday May 20

Books

Open Mind book discussion of “War is a Force That Gives Our Lives Meaning” led by David Perry, 7:30 p.m., Chapter One Book Store, 252 Main St., Hamilton. Info: 363-5220.

Wednesday May 21

Books

Wayne Phillips showing slides and speaking on his new book, “Plants of the Lewis & Clark Expedition,” 7:30 p.m., Chapter One Book Store, 252 Main St., Hamilton. Call 363-5220.

Potpourri

CORE video presentation, “Healing Ourselves, Healing the World,” 7:30 p.m., Open Way Center, 702 Brooks. Cost: $2. Info: 543-1168.

Guidelines

Deadline: Noon Monday for Thursday publication. Where to send information: e-mail (entertainer@missoulian.com). Fax (523-5294/attn. Entertainer). Mail (Missoulian Entertainer, P.O. Box 8029, Missoula MT 59807).

What to include: Who, what, where, when, cost, where to buy tickets – any pertinent information. Include a contact person and phone number. Photos: Slides, digital or photo. Color is best, black and white acceptable.Tip: We plan weeks in advance for stories. Send information as soon as possible to be considered for longer stories.

Questions: Entertainer Editor Mea Andrews, 523-5246.

Museums

Art Museum of Missoula, 335 N. Pattee St., 728-0447: Exhibit of figurative sculptures by Bozeman artist Ellen Ornitz, through May 24. Peter M. Kurinsky: A Series of Self Portraits, through May 24. Monotypes by Wyoming artist Neltje, through June 14. Museum hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Building 322, 728-3476: On-going exhibits: “The History of Missoula,” “Fort Missoula” and “Framing Our West.” Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission: $3 adults; $2 seniors and $1 for students, free to children under 6 and museum members.

Ravalli County Museum, South Third and Bedford, Hamilton, (406) 363-3338: Artwork by Frank Thomas, the only U.S. combat artist to document two wars, through July. Museum hours: Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Building T-310, Fort Missoula, 549-5346: Exhibits on the Civil War and Civilian Conservation Corps. Open Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.

Galleries

Art City, 407 W. Main St., Hamilton, 363-4764: Local co-op gallery members and their friends will show art made from recycled materials, through May 18. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, noon-5:30 p.m.

Art Missoula, 219 W. Broadway, 549-0422: “Living the Body as Art,” paintings, drawings and designs.

The Artists’ Shop, 306 N. Higgins Ave., 542-3379: “Buckskin: From Ancient Textile Modern Leather” by leather artist Elaine Snyder, through May 31. Artist’s reception, May 30, 5-8 p.m.

Buffalo Jump Gallery, 4039 Highway 93, Stevensville, 777-2066: “Men of Montana” show is featured in May, with art by 15 artists, including Bob Dees, Glenn Gilmore, Tim Joyner, Justin Moore, Chris Owen, Mike Roths, Ron Ukrainetz, Mark Gibson, Dennis Grismer, Tom Wivell, Jason Loughran, Matt O’Conner, Larry Zabel, Brian Schweyen and Steve Wilson.

The Clay Studio, 910 Dickens St., 543-0509: Soda-fired sculptural and functional work by 10 artists from across the United States, juried by David Pledge.

The Dana Gallery, 123 W. Broadway, Missoula, 721-3154: Works from the late Tu Baixiong, from the collection of his widow, Minyuan Yuan.

Darby Art, 301 N. Main, Darby, 821-2059. Original paintings by Montana artists Sheila Miles, Gail Garrison, M. Voermans, Arlene Braun, M. Trotter; ceramics by Hal Mathew; photography from J. Christie studio; bead art from Kerris Carns; tile and glass art from Kari Dunn; trade beans and colorful stained and painted furniture from Miga.

Monte Dolack Gallery, 139 W. Front St., 549-3248: Showing in May is “West Wind,” new art poster from a painting in the traveling exhibit, “Mythical Visions of the Western Landscape.”

1888 Metal Arts, 118 Main Street, Stevensville, 777-3005: The Stevensville High School Art III Advanced Placement (college level) class shows its work in May. Students participating are Jamie Brown, Matt Dagle, Jessica Diaz, Karen Leininger, Iris Maruska, Robyn Price, Morgan Schoepke, Will Snodgrass, Jesse Varichak, Adam Brigham, Ryan Cregan, Emily Hurst, Sarah Kauffman, Erin McCormick, Jamie Partney, Matt Piedalue, Joey Thomas, Kelly Wasser, Efrem Wehrli, Patrick Cassidy, Jess Dagle and Carson Curley.

Gallery of Visual Arts, Social Science Building, University of Montana campus, 243-2813: MFA AND MA Thesis Exhibitions: three-dimensional, colorful paintings by Kristine Backman; a sculpture and sound exhibit by Ivars Drulle; and ceramic times by Matthew Kimmel are on view until May 16.

Gallery Saintonge, 216 N. Higgins Ave., 543-0171: “Nude Mosaics” by Chris Autio, through May.

Goatsilk Gallery, 1909 Wyoming St., 728-9251: “Second Giant: New Work by Jennifer Reifsneider,” recent sculptures that are meditations on the nature of work and growth.

Ponderosa Art Gallery, 944 Springhill Road, Hamilton, 375-1212: New original artwork, paintings and sculptures by Bill Anton, Clyde Aspevig, John Michael Carter, Scott Christensen, Frank Hagel, Bruce Miller, Jim Morgan, R.E. Pierce, Howard Rogers, Tim Shinabarger, Brett James Smith and others.

L.A. Design, 3337 E. Broadway: Annual spring art show, “A Vision of Their Own,” on view in May. Artists include Patricia Don Diego, Stacey Dykeman, Lila Fayler, Toby Mercer, Matt Mullendore, Joy Peterson Snodgrass.

Sandpiper Gallery, 2 First Ave. E., Polson, (406) 883-5956: Oils by Gloria Violette and Cathy Wartick; watercolors and oils by Mark Gutow; and wood working by Martin Dale Mumma on display through May 15 at the Polson Library Building.

Stumptown Art Studio, 145 Central Ave., Whitefish, 861-5929: Fantastic Fountains exhibited until May 23.

Sutton West Gallery, 121 W. Broadway, Missoula, 721-5460 or 721-7734: “Visions of the West” featuring Amy Burnett, Peter Kola, Donna Thomas, through May 31.

University Center Gallery, University of Montana campus, 243-4991: Scoop Cllection of Acient American At, through May 16.

Art on view

Art Hang Up and Body Basics, 525 N. Higgins Ave., 728-6388: “Reflections,” artwork produced during an expressive art workshop at Hunter’s Glen Assisted Living Community.

Bernice’s Bakery, 190 S. Third W., Missoula, 728-1358: “Portraits – Drawing from Life” by Rogene McCormick. Artist will be drawing portraits Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., by appointment or walk-in; 370-0015.

Birnbaum’s Broadway Frame, 331 E. Broadway, Missoula, 721-6026: Sheila Miles exhibits new work, “Flux,” through May 30.

Crazy Daisy Clothing Exchange, 103 E. Main St., 549-1150: “Irenic” by Joseph A. Morris, through May 30.

Joseph’s Oriental Rugs, 839 S. Higgins Ave., 728-8411: Hand-knotted Oriental rugs woven in cultural survival projects; Russian paintings and fossil minerals.

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Missoula’s Earth Charter Tapestry, 7-foot-square work of art by 61 local artists and art students as well as 104 participants at the 2003 First Night celebration.

McGovern’s Bookstore and Gallery, 213 Main St., Stevensville: Willow bird sculptures by Lone Rock fourth- and fifth-graders and bird murals by Stevensville Elementary students featured.

The Roxy, 718 S. Higgins Ave., 728-9380: Janet McGahan displays 24 watercolor paintings of African and North American wildlife.

Planner

Ongoing classes, art calls and auditions

Kid classes, camps

French camp: Classes for ages 8-17 at Georgetown Lake., Aug. 4-9. Register before June 15, $200. Info: 549-9722, Macethel@aol.com, www.afmissoula.org.

Summer day camp: Kootenai Creek Summer Day Camp in Stevensville offers one-week sessions in July, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., for ages 7-14. Instruction in horsemanship, nature studies, art and dance/theater. Info: 777-3546.

Musical theater camp: June 15-21 for students who have completed grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12. Call 243-6880 for details. Application deadline: June 6.

Piano camp: June 15-21 for students who have completed grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12. For details, 243-6880. Application deadline: June 6.

Band camp: June 22-28 for high school and junior high musicians entering seventh through 12th grades. For details, 243-6880. Application deadline: June 6.

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater: Children’s summer ballet workshop for ages 5-10 (two levels), June 16-20, “Tales of Beatrix Potter,” 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $165 per person, limited enrollment; intermediate workshop for dancers, June 16-20. Ballet technique, pointe, jazz, character and tap, $150 per person; June Jams (hip hop/tap dance workshop), June 23-27, ages 8-14 (two levels), $100 per person; summer workshop, Aug. 11-22, $200 per week. Info: 549-5155.

Summer theater day camp: Instructor Teresa Waldorf offers classes in acting, auditioning, improvisation, movement, dialects, etc. for children kindergarten through high school, July 21-26. Cost: $150 (half day camp for K-first graders, $80). Register, info: 721-6722. Deadline: June 23.

Art for preschoolers: Art and appreciation activities, Saturday classes, more. Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell. Info: 755-5268 or www.hockaday.com.

Dance: Piped Piper children’s dance classes, with Marina Weatherly, ages 3-6, at MCT. Info: (406) 777-3546.

Music: It’s a Musical Life, beginning piano for all ages. Info: 542-9511.

Music: Childbloom Guitar Program of Missoula, for ages 5 and older, weekly half-hour lessons. Parents encouraged to attend. Info: 721-0328.

Workshops, classes

Crafts: Pillow Demo with Louise, May 20, 12:15 p.m., free with kit purchase; Sashiko with Connie, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $20; Binding with Joyce, May 15, 6-8 p.m., $10, Berry Patch Quilts, 3800 Russell St., Suite 130. Info, registration: 542-6644.

Crafts: Log Cabin with Danielle Crane, June 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $20; Blooming Nine Patch with Andrea Wold, June 17, 24 and July 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $45; Quilt Binding demonstration with Sue Weatherly, June 22, 10:30 a.m.-noon, free, Timeless Quilts & Friends, 2412 River Road, 542-6566.

Figure drawing class: 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Art Museum of Missoula, 335 N. Pattee St. Cost: $5/person. Live model and basic supplies provided. Info: 728-0447.

Italian: Beginners and intermediate conversational language classes start second week of June and September. Classes are six weeks and cost $100. Full schedule: www.ecoitalia.info/italian.htm. To register: Carlo Odevaine, Eco Italia, 728-4581, ecoitalia@montana.com.

Painting workshop: Joe Abbrescia conducts “Create A Work of Art” in Kalispell May 30-June 1. Covers painting concept to self-critique; individual problems will be addressed through participation, demonstration, group discussions, one-on-one consultations. Info: Joe or Sue Abbrescia, 12 First Ave. W., Kalispell 59901 or 755-6639.

Painting workshop: Wilderness artist Gary Spetz conducts a series of five-day instructional watercolor workshops focusing on Glacier National Park; in the mountaintop Summit House, Big Mountain Resort, Whitefish; June 23-27, July 21-25, Aug. 4-8 and 18-22. All skill levels. Info: (406) 844-3816 or www.PaintingWildPlaces.com.

Painting workshop: Bob Phinney and Dianna Shyne teach a workshop in painting Missoula outdoors, June 7-11. Info: Dana Gallery, 721-3154.

Photographic workshop: Led by Barbara Van Cleve at her family ranch, with visits to surrounding town and Yellowstone Park, July 13-19. Call 721-3154.

Dance

Swing: Ballroom Tango or Polka, three sessions, begin May 8, 7-9 p.m. Cost: 3-session class, $15; 5-session class $25; 6-session class, $30; 7-session class, $35. Classes held at Polson Senior Center, 504 Third Ave. E. Info, registration: 883-3843.

Salsa: Every Sunday, 7-10 p.m., $5, Hotel Bigfork in Bigfork, and every Thursday, 8-11 p.m., $5, Elks Lodge, Kalispell. Both sessions include music lessons in merengue, cha cha, salsa. Private lessons available. Info: 844-2711.

Classes: Ballet, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, modern jazz, lyrical dance for age 2 through adult, beginning through advanced levels, $30 per month. Offered by Dance Unlimited at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 Adams St. Info: 542-1823.

Art calls

Missoula: Volunteers, storytellers, food vendors needed for first StoryKeepers Festival, Aug. 22-23 at Fort Missoula. Planning meeting first Wednesday of each month, 6:50 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Info: Michele Wheeler, 327-7400; www.mystorykeepers.org.

Missoula: First Night Missoula is soliciting proposals for its annual New Year’s Eve celebration of the arts. Literary, visual and interactive artists are eligible to apply Call 549-4755 for applications.

Hamilton: The Bitterroot Valley Bluegrass Festival Committee seeks volunteers to help with its 14th annual festival, July 11-13, Ravalli County Fairgrounds. Info: Laurene Jensen, 961-0112.

Hamilton: 24th annual Bitterroot Days, June 21-22, Ravalli County Museum. Two-day festival begins Saturday at 9 a.m.; includes farmer/craft market, live music, folk life demonstrations, kids’ games and art contest. Market continues Sunday. Vendor fees, $35 for both days, $20 for nonprofits. Info: 363-3338, rcmuseum@cybernet1.com.

Helena: ANA 32, national juried exhibition, Aug. 18-Oct. 26. All media. Juror: Richard Notkin. Cash awards. Entry fee: $25. Deadline: June 7. Prospectus: send SASE to Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence, Helena 59601 or www.holtermuseum.org.

Kalispell: Third annual Flathead Valley Industrial Hemp Expo and Ecology Renaissance Faire, July 12, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Depo Park. Vendors, entertainers, speakers needed; fee: $60 for 10-by-10-foot booth. Info: Cassandra Thommen, 892-0600, whitefishhemp@aol.com.

Polson: Sandpiper Gallery’s 32nd annual juried Outdoor Art Festival, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lake County Courthouse lawn, Polson. Artists, craftspersons should contact Sandpiper Gallery Festival Committee, Marie Stockhil, 600 Rocky Point Road, Polson 59860; SandpiperGalleryMT@hotmail.com.

Victor: Victor Days, July 11-12 in Victor Park. Vendor sales and other entertainment open the event at 10 a.m. Friday. Spaghetti dinner, breakfast, parade, games, music, food, beverages, and more are planned. Musicians needed. Deadline: June 16. Info: 961-3037.

Stevensville: Three Mile/Lone Rock Community Foundation calls artists, craftspersons, antique dealers and flea-market donations for flea market, barbecue, yard sale, live music event, May 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lone Rock School, 1112 Three Mile Creek Road, between Florence and Stevensville. Info: 777-2043, 777-3314.

Elsewhere

Out-of-town events

BILLINGS

June 18 – Cher in concert, 7:30 p.m., MetraPark. Tickets: $59.50, $79.50, 1-800-366-8538 or (406) 256-2422.

BOZEMAN

June 20 – Van’s Warped Tour, Gallatin County Fairgrounds. Doors open at noon; show is at 1 p.m. Tickets: $25, at Ear Candy and UC Center Box Office in Missoula; 800-965-4827 or 800-808-5940; or online at www.ticketweb.com.

July 5 – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 7:30 p.m., Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Tickets go on sale May 9 at 10 a.m.; $39.50 and $49.50; available by phone at 1-800-808-5940 or on line at www.ticketswest.com.

HELENA

Through June 15: “Lela Autio: A Survey,” Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence St.; 442-6400.

GEORGE, WASH. (The Gorge)

May 24 – SASQUATCH Music Festival with Coldplay, The Flaming Lips, Jurassic 5, Modest Mouse, Neko Case, Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Mraz, Calexico, Pedro the Lion, Maktub, Joseph Arthur, Sam Roberts, Kathleen Edwards, Patrick Park, Eisley, DJ Cherry Canoe, Minus The Bear, Brandi Carlile, Reclinerland and others. Gates open at 11 a.m. Tickets: $49.95 plus service charges at Ticketmaster outlets; online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com/sasquatch; charge by phone at (206) 628-0888. Camping space tickets may also be reserved.

May 25 – Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $42.50-$85, plus service charges; go on sale March 29 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com; or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888 or (509) 735-0500.

June 1 – Brooks & Dunn with Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Aaron Lines, Jeff Bates, Cledus T. Judd, 3 p.m. Tickets: $44.65-$60.40, plus service charges; Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com; or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888 or (509) 735-0500.

July 5 – Van’s Warped Tour, with Andrew W.K., Arkham, Authority Zero, Avenged, Sevenfold, Damone, Destruction Made Simple, Dropkick Murphys, Face to Face, Glassjaw, Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, Maxeen, Mest, Pennywise, Pepper, Poisen The Well, Rancid, others. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Show at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $31.25; Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com; or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888 or (509) 735-0500.

July 11 – John Mayer, Counting Crows. Tickets: $39.55, $49.55 plus service charges; Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com; or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888 or (509) 735-0500.

July 12 – Phish. Tickets: go on sale May 9, 4 p.m. Pacific Time; two-ticket limit; Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone (206) 628-0888, (253) 627-8497 or (509) 735-0500.

July 27 – Kenny Chesney’s Margaritas and Senoritas Tour, 5 p.m., with Keith Urban, Deana Carter. Tickets: Go on sale May 10 at 9 a.m.; $39.90 general, $47.80 reserved, at Ticketmaster outlets, on line at ticketmaster.com or hob.com or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888 or (509) 735-0500.

Aug. 2 – Steely Dan, 7 p.m., tickets go on sale May 12 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets, on line at Ticketmaster outlets, on line at ticketmaster.com or hob.com or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888 or (509) 735-0500.

Aug. 23 – Ben Harper and Jack Johnson, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $40.95, plus service charges; online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com; or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888.

Sept. 27 – James Taylor, 7 p.m. Tickets: $38.85 and $59.85 plus service charges; Ticketmaster outlets or online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888.

SEATTLE

Aug. 7 – Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, 2 p.m., Seahawks Stadium, with Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Deftones, Mudvayne. Tickets: $75 plus fees, available at Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com, or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888.

Montana Public Radio schedule

MONTANA PUBLIC RADIO can be heard at 89.1 FM in Missoula; 91.5 FM in north Missoula; 91.3 FM in Butte; 89.9 FM in Kalispell; 91.1 FM in Swan Valley; 91.7 FM in Whitefish; 91.9 FM in Hamilton; 107.1 FM in Marysville; 91.7 FM in Helena; 91.7 FM in Dillon; 89.9 FM in Great Falls; 98.3 FM in White Sulphur Springs.

For a quarterly program guide, call 243-4931 or 1-800-325-1565.MONTANA

Thursday, May 15

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Kodaly: Hungarian Rondo; Beethoven: Symphony No. 2; Previn: Guitar Concerto; Dvorak: Serenade for String Orchestra in E, Op. 22.

1 p.m., “Piano Jazz” – Benny Carter, elder statesman of jazz and the big band sound, with Marian McPartland.

10:30 p.m., “World Bridgz” – Contemporary music and features from Indian Country, with hosts Sarah D’Angelo and Shawn Michael Perry.

Friday, May 16

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No. 2 in F; Stravinsky: Berceuse and Scherzo from "Firebird”; Chanson Russe from "Maura" for Violin and Piano; Danzi: Trio in F for Violin, Horn and Bassoon; Spohr: Nonet in F.

Saturday, May 17

11 a.m., Metropolitan Opera – Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte.

6:07 p.m., “Prairie Home Companion” – with Garrison Keillor.

8:30 p.m., “Thistle & Shamrock” – Celtic Mandolin. Mick Moloney; Seamus Egan; Robin Bullock; Simon Mayor; and Mary Coogan of Cherish the Ladies.

Sunday, May 18

7 a.m., “Harmonia” – Record Company Sampler: Dorian Recordings, featuring Chatham Baroque, Red Priest, Talisman.

8 a.m., “St. Paul Sunday” – With host Bill McGlaughlin. Emerson String Quartet plays Haydn, Beethoven, Ives, Meyer, Bartok, Shostakovich.

9 a.m., “Food Guys” – Part I of “High Fructose Corn Syrup.”

9:10 a.m., “Collegium Medicum” – Transnational Medicine I with Professor Peter Koehn, University of Montana.

1 p.m., “Bookworm”

4 p.m., “Jazz from Lincoln Center” – Battle in a Bucket. Improv masters Teddy Edwards, Al Grey, Stephen Riley, others.

7 p.m., San Francisco Symphony – Roberto Abbado conducts Schnittke, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff.

Monday, May 19

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Berlioz: King Lear Overture; Gershwin: Concerto in F for Piano; Elgar: Symphony No. 1.

1 p.m., “Alternative Radio” – with David Barsamian.

7:30 p.m., “Mountain Stage” – Edwin McCain, Battlefield Band, Alice Peacock, The Iguanas, Julia Douglass.

9:30 p.m., “New Dimensions” – with Jean Houston. “Mystical Animals,” spiritual connections with our pets.

Tuesday, May 20

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” – Brahms: Clarinet Quintet; Reger: Three Pieces for Clarinet and Piano; Schumann: “Forest Scenes”; Reger: Cello and Piano Sonata.

7:30 p.m., “This American Life” – “Special Ed,” stories from graduates and current students of special education.

8:30 p.m., “Selected Shorts” – "Shot: A New York Story" by Elizabeth Hardwick, read by Elaine Bromka, and "Notes from a Bottle," by James Stevenson, read by Isaiah Sheffer.

9:30 p.m., “From the Top” – The world famous Davies Symphony Hall: trumpet player to trick skateboarding.

Wednesday, May 21

8:10 a.m., “Morning Classics” - Wagner: “Tristan u. Isolde”: Prokofiev: “Romeo and Juliet”; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, K467.

7:30 p.m., “Afropop Worldwide” – with Georges Collinet. East African Renaissance.

11:30 p.m., “Filmtracks” – with host Olivia Yule.

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