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John Gorka and Susan Werner perform folk, jazz, pop music and more, 7:30 p.m., Myrna Loy Center, 15 N. Ewing St. Tickets $18, $10 for students. Call (406) 443-0287.


"To Kill a Mockingbird," 7:30 p.m., Myrna Loy Center, North Ewing Street, (406) 443-0287. Tickets $20 adults/seniors, $12 students, online at Nationally acclaimed Montana Rep stage version of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel published in 1960, loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old.


Scott Kirby, 7:30 p.m., Civic Center Ballroom, corner of Neill, Benton and Park avenues.Tickets $18 adults, $8 students, online at or call (406) 447-8481. Pianist/composer Scott Kirby plays classic and new ragtime, Creole music and Terra Verde.


Kurt Keller teaches "The Photographic Eye," 6 p.m., Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence St. The five-week class costs $150. Call (406) 442-6400.

5 Oil Painting with Dale Livezey; the five-session class meets Thursdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 6-9 p.m., Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence St. Tuition is $150, (406) 442-6400 or visit Using still life as a starting point, Livezey will provide a basic background on the use of oil paints and related materials and help participants develop ideas. The five-session class is hands-on with demonstrations and discussions. It's suitable for beginning to intermediate students. Students provide their own materials except for solvent. Enrollment is limited to six. Find a supply list at on the education art class page.


The 23rd annual Chocolate and Valentine Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Helena Civic Center. Tickets $2. Features nuts, cakes, chocolates, gift ideas and more. Call (406) 442-4000.


Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame annual Meeting and Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Best Western Great Northern, 835 Great Northern Blvd. For more information call Christy Stensland at (406) 653-3800, e-mail or visit


Carol Montgomery teaches "Printmaking for Real Beginners," 6 p.m., Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrence St. Call (406) 442-6400. Cost $30 for the three-week course; participants learn to use recycled materials, ink and more.


Race to the Sky Dog Race, call (406) 881-DOGS, (406) 227-7286 or

e-mail or visit Racers can choose a 200-mile or 300-mile course. Friday required vet check; Saturday, race begins at noon; Tuesday, race ends, 5 p.m.; awards banquet, 6 p.m. The races will start on Saturday, Feb. 14, at noon from Hi Country Snack Foods in Lincoln. The awards ceremony will be Tuesday night in Lincoln.


Alex De Grassi, 8 p.m., Myrna Loy Center, North Ewing St. Tickets $20 adults/seniors, $12 students, online at Call (406) 443-0287. Grammy Award-nominated fingerstyle guitarist. He was born in Yokosuka, Japan, and grew up in San Francisco. His grandfather played violin for the San Francisco Symphony and his father was a classical pianist. At 13, he learned to play the trumpet but soon taught himself the guitar, the instrument for which he is now famous.


Lewis and Clark Humane Society "Spayghetti" Dinner, doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. program begins at 7:15 p.m., Civic Center Ballroom, corner of Neill, Benton, and Park avenues. Tickets are $10 per person, $30 per family or $100 per reserved table of eight and available at the Lewis and Clark Humane Society, Animal Center or call (406) 442-1660. For more information call executive director Gina Weist at (406) 442-7401.


The Montana Meth Project March Against Meth, noon-1 p.m., 1-888-366-6384, (312) 988-2022 or Join more than a thousand teens from across the state for a rally and march to the state Capitol where students will present the Declaration of Support to the governor and Legislature in support of the project. Deadline for online registration is Feb 2. Teachers are needed in each school to staff students who will be attending the march. Community adult volunteers are needed to help coordinate the rally and march.


Helena Ice Bowl Charity Disc Golf Challenge, 9 a.m., Norwegian Wood Ranch, 8445 Canyon Ferry Road. Kids $10, women $35, Ams $25, Advanced Ams $30, Open $35, Masters $35. Call (406) 475-3229. All proceeds go to The S.A.V.E. Foundation and Food Share.


Christine Balfa and Balfa Toujours, 7:30 p.m., Myrna Loy Center, 15 N. Ewing St. Tickets $20 adults and seniors; $12 students at (406) 443-0287; A traditional Cajun band from Southwest Louisiana.


The showing of "Butte, America: The Saga of a Hard Rock Mining Town" features a documentary of families, mining and more at 6 and 8 p.m., Myrna Loy Center, 15 N. Ewing St. Call (406) 443-0287. A panel discussion with filmmakers follows the show.


Student Assistance Foundation Youth Concert, 1 p.m., Helena Civic Center, at the corners of Neill, Benton, and Park avenues. For more information call (406) 447-8481 or visit


Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey Dance perform dance ballet and more, 7:30 p.m., Myrna Loy Center, 15 N. Ewing St. Tickets $18 and $10 for students. Call (406) 443-0287.


Kay McKenna Youth Foundation Dance, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, Helena Civic Center, at the corners of Neill, Benton, and Park avenues. Call (406) 447-8481 or visit for more information.


The Helena Symphony presents "Mahler's Ninth," Helena Civic Center. Tickets cost $14-$50. Visit

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