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Friday, May 7

Art

Preview of Living Art of Montana's sixth annual "The Light Show," 5-8 p.m., the Warehouse Mall, Suite 17. Call 549-5329.

Western Cast Iron Art Conference: Production Iron Pour, 10 a.m., UM Sculpture Division Studio, Art Annex. Free and open to the public. Call 243-5704, bradley.allen@umontana.edu, www.wciaa.org.

National Iron Panel Discussions for Western Cast Iron Art Alliance Conference registrants at Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. The first panel, 3-4 p.m., focuses on "Pricing, Documenting, Exhibiting" with David Lawrence Jones, University of Wyoming, Laramie; James Hayes, Crawford College of Art and Design, Ireland; and Tom Tavelli, 222 Shelby Street Gallery, Santa Fe. The second panel, 4-5 p.m., focuses on "Green Foundry Processes" with Hopi Breton, Diablo Valley College, and John Hachmesiter, University of Kansas, Lawrence. Community members wishing to attend and participate in the conference and attend the educational workshops and panel discussions can access online registration at www.wciaa.org.

Books/readings

Frances McCue reception, reading and signing of "The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs," 5:30-8 p.m., Fact & Fiction Downtown, 220 N. Higgins Ave. Call 721-2881.

Dance

Hot Salsa Nights, The Elks Club, 112 N. Pattee St. $7. Free dance lessons, 8 p.m. Ages 18+. Hot Salsa Nights/Facebook.

Spring Salsa dance and contest featuring Cocinando Latin Jazz Orchestra, 7 p.m., Eagles Ballroom, Kalispell. $12 per couple or $10 with can of food to be donated to the Flathead Food Bank. Half-hour of basic dance instruction begins at 7 p.m. Call

(406) 752-8959.

Kids' stuff

Tiny Tales for ages birth-36 months, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Preschool storytime for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Music

John Kelly and Ray Allen, blues, bluegrass, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hot Springs Hotel, Hot Springs.

Hellgate High School senior Ali Bruhnke presents a benefit concert, 7 p.m., Union Hall, 208 E. Main St. Music by several high school bands including Britta and Bekah, A Memory of Elephants and The World Through Sunglasses, plus food, drinks, raffle and prizes. Concert is part of Bruhnke's senior project to raise money for spina bifida on behalf of her brother.

The University of Montana School of Music presents Jubileers, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall. $10 general, $5 students and seniors. Call 243-6880.

Battle of the Beats, 9 p.m., The Palace, 147 W. Broadway. Contestants allowed to use one midi controller and one external sound card; external devices not allowed; all music comes from laptop; each contestant must perform for 30 min. $5.

Potpourri

Project Selvedge finale fashion show, 7 p.m., Selvedge Studio, 509 S. Higgins Ave. Call 541-7171.

Ron Bissell hosts the second annual music trivia night, 6:30-8 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. Call 777-5061.

First Friday fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Fund, 5-9 p.m., Axis Physical Therapy, 420 N. Higgins Ave. Features the art of Jerry McGahan and M. Scott Miller, music by Butter, refreshments including Big Sky Brewery beer, silent auction, raffle. Call 396-7875 or e-mail mnflt@yahoo.com.

Spring Thaw Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., UM Oval. Live music by Greenstar, bouncy slides and a new attraction, "If They Mated," made famous by Conan O'Brien. A dunk tank gives students a chance to dunk some of UM's finest teachers and administrators. Call 243-5695, scott.douglas@business.umt.edu.

Team Trivia Tournament, 7 p.m., University Congregational Church, 405 University Ave. A fundraiser for Emmaus Campus Ministry. Teams of four people are invited to sign up for an evening of trivia competition. Individuals also welcome to attend and join a team. Call John Lund, campus pastor, 396-4974.

Montana Skatepark Association's fifth annual On Deck auction, 5-9 p.m. (all ages), The Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Featuring Rooster Sauce, Volumen, The Krooks. 18+ after 9 p.m.

UM Rodeo Team's Spring Rodeo, Dinner, & Dance, Missoula County Fairgrounds. Dinner, 6 p.m.; rodeo, 7 p.m.; dance, 9 p.m. Music by County Line. Tickets $50 per person. Call Angela, 728-5188.

SHEC Prom, South Hills Evangelical Church, 1919 North Ave. Dinner, 6 p.m., dance, 7-11 p.m. Theme is "A Night on the Nile," featuring pyramids, makeshift river and live band and DJ. Open to high school and college students. Tickets $15, available at SHEC and Garden of Readin'. Call327-7432 or visit www.shec.net.

Theater

"Broadway in the Bitterroot" presented by the Victor Schools Foundation and Victor School, 7 p.m., Mary Stuart Rogers Performing Arts Center at Victor School. Features Tom Hewitt, who has starred on Broadway and Ed StaudenMayer. Tickets $40, available at 829-5155 or 642-3221, Ext. 244.

Theatre presents "Original 10 Minute Play Festival," 7 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Arts and Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Tickets $10 general admission, $5 for students and senior citizens available at the FVCC Bookstore Monday or by calling (406) 756-3814.

Montana Actors' Theatre presents "Cabaret: Fiesta!" 8 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $9. Visit www.mtactors.com.

MCT Community Theatre presents "Peter Pan," 8 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams Street, Missoula. Tickets $20. Call 728-PLAY or visit www.mctinc.org.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, UM. This musical tells the story of six quirky teens on a quest for acceptance while standing out in a crowd. Call 243-4581.

Whitefish Theatre Co. presents "Willie Wonka Jr.," 7:30 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave. Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students; no sneak preview. Visit www.whitefishtheatreco.org or call (406) 862-5371.

Saturday, May 8

Art

Creativity For Life - sponsored by Living Art of Montana. Hands-on workshops for people suffering illness or loss, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 202 Brooks St. Featuring nurturing your nature with Hobie Hare. No charge, donations appreciated. Registration not required, but appreciated. Call Living Art at 549-5329 or go to www.livingartofmontana.org.

Saturday Family Art Workshop: Buggy Scratch Art with Loryn Zerr, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Create your own scratchboard using oil pastels, crayons and paint, then scratch away to reveal a lovely butterfly, bug-eyed beetle or an insect from your imagination. The fee requested is $5 per participant, but scholarships are available. Older children can be left alone or with friends to create art, but parents are asked to stay with children under age 7. Call 728-0447.

Tour the National Iron exhibition at noon with featured artists, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. The exhibition serves as a survey of the diverse national collection of artwork made in the medium of cast iron. Cast iron has a tradition richly associated with utilitarian and industrial use. Everything from manhole covers to machinery gears and automobile parts to weaponry has been created using this medium. More recently, contemporary artists have pushed the medium to show its versatility in expressive terms. Call 728-0447.

Ladies Pottery Night, 6-8 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. $20.

Second annual Juried Art show opens at On the Wall Gallery, Hot Springs. Reception, 6-8 p.m. Cash awards 7 p.m. Mother's Day weekend pottery sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne Unit A. In addition to works from the studio's five current resident artists, customers will be able to purchase works from past residents, studio artists and local ceramicists affiliated with the studio. Call 543-0509.

Books/readings

Lynn Johnson signs copies of her children's book "The Bear with Purple Hat," 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St. Call 721-1117.

Dance

Round Belly Boogie, 10:30-11:30 p.m., Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St., $12 drop-ins, $10 DDC members.

Pre- and post-natal belly dance spiced with yoga. Call 880-4442.

Boots N' Calico Square Dance Club, Senior Citizens Center, 820 N. Fourth St., Hamilton. Mainstream instructions , 7-8 p.m. Dance level will be mainstream with plus tips inserted about every third dance. Round dances will be provided between tips. Club members will provide finger food treats. Caller Ray Dunbar. Call Donna Hicks 961-0111 or Jeanne Burruss 961-3468.

Northwest Ballet presents "30th Anniversary Celebration," 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. The performance will showcase all of the great highlights from the last 30 years. Friday evening includes a "Meet the Dancers" reception in the lobby with refreshments and appetizers. Tickets available at Chris' Tea Cottage. Call (406) 837-4900 for details.

Contra dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Salvation Army gym, 110 Bountiful Drive, Kalispell. Music by Grin ‘n' Bear It. Caller Roy Curet. $7 teens and adults, $15 familes. Call (406) 752-7469.

Kids' stuff

Family Storytime, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665.

Saturday Kids' Activity featuring "Big on Bugs!" 2 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Learn how to identify common insects and take a walk to collect (and release) insects. Nets and bug boxes will be provided. $2 per child. MNHC members are free. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Call 327-0405.

Music

John Kelly and Ray Allen, blues, bluegrass, 8-10 p.m., Symes Hot Springs Hotel, Hot Springs.

Absolutely with Kris Moon and Monty Carlo, 9 p.m., The Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Free.

The University of Montana School of Music presents the Student Recital Series featuring Shelley DeWees, lecture/presentation titled "Musical Life & Identity in the Faroe Islands," 3 p.m., Music Recital Hall. Free. Call 243-6880.

Missoula Symphony Orchestra Concert featuring music director Darko Butorac and guest artist Corey McKern,

7:30 p.m., University Theatre, UM. For tickets and more information call 721-3194, go to www.missoulasymphony.org, or stop by office at 320 E. Main St.

Potpourri

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

Mother's Day Tea, 11:30 a.m., Daly Mansion, Hamilton. Features food, tea, gift basket raffles, party favors, self-guided tours and art exhibition. $25 adults, $20 children. Call 363-6004, Ext. 3.

Mission View Garden Club's annual plant sale and luncheon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Charlo Senior Center. Flowers, bedding plants, vegetables, trees, indoor/outdoor plants and native plants. Homemade pies also available for sale. Call 644-6600.

13th annual Showcase on Ice 2010: A Skate Odyssey, 6:30 p.m., Glacier Ice Rink at Missoula County Fairgrounds. Features group and solo performances by skaters of all ages and abilities. Missoula Figure Skating Club members, skaters from the Learn to Skate Basic Skills program and guest skaters will travel through space and time while performing this year's Showcase on Ice. $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under and $20 per family (two adults and two children). Visit www.missoulafsc.org.

Saturday Discovery Day featuring a spring plant walk with Paul Alaback, 1-4 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Dr. Alaback will cover basic flower and plant identification as well as talk about his citizen science program Project Budburst that keeps track of when plants leaf, bloom, fruit, etc. Check out more at: www.windows.ucar.edu/citizen_science/budburst/. Cost: $10 MNHC members, $15 non-members. Call 327-0405 to register.

International Wildlife Film Festival Wild Walk Parade, 12:30 p.m. Wildfest, noon-3 p.m., Caras Park. Call 728-9380 or visit www.wildlifefilms.org.

International Migratory Bird Day, National Bison Range, Moiese. A variety of events, from beginning to advanced bird watching, bird identification and photography are held to encourage the public to enjoy birds. As part of the celebration, the 19-mile Red Sleep Mountain Drive is opened for the summer season (weather permitting). All guided bird activities need to be reserved, so call (406) 644-2211, Ext. 207, to register.

Family Forestry Expo, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Trumbull Creek Educational Forest, two miles north of the junction of Montana Highway 2 with Montana Highway 40 between Whitefish and Columbia Falls. The free family-oriented event features a .7-mile forest walk that offers educational stations and demonstrations and various exhibits from local organizations, a grandstand show featuring logging equipment demonstrations, Forest Service Spotted Bear Ranger District mule pack string and the Flathead Valley Community College Logging Sports Team competition at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. A free logging camp lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details visit www.fs.fed.us/r1/flathead or call Denise Germann at (406) 758-5252.

Spring Bibler Home and Gardens Tour, tours daily at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m., Kalispell. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children. All tickets for the reception and tours must be purchased in advance through the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation Office by calling (406) 756-3963 or online at www.fvcc.edu. For more information, visit www.biblergardens.org.

Watson Children's Shelter and Montana Rail Link sponsor the 10th annual bike For Shelter, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Community Medical Center parking lot. Bike rodeo for kids, two mile ride and 12 mile shelter-to-shelter ride. $15 per person or $40 for families, includes T-shirt, medal fo every child, barbecue, live music, miniature horses, games and more. Call 549-0058 or www.watsonchildrensshelter.org.

College of Technology Capstone Dinner, 5:30 p.m., COT Administration Building foyer, 909 South Ave. W. "Mediterranean Cruise," featuring cuisine from Morocco to Greece to Spain and stops in between. A fundraiser for COT's Culinary Student Education Fund. Silent auction and live entertainment throughout the evening. Tickets $80, available at Cashier's Office, COT Administration Building. Call 243-7870, thomas.campbell@mso.umt.edu.

Theater

"Broadway in the Bitterroot" presented by the Victor Schools Foundation and Victor School, 7 p.m., Mary Stuart Rogers Performing Arts Center at Victor School. Features Tom Hewitt, who has starred on Broadway and Ed StaudenMayer. Tickets $40, available at 829-5155 or 642-3221, Ext. 244.

MCT Community Theatre presents "Peter Pan," 2 and 8 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams Street, Missoula. Tickets $16 for matinee, $20 for evening. Call 728-PLAY or visit www.mctinc.org.

Theatre presents "Original 10 Minute Play Festival," 7 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Arts and Technology Building, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell. Tickets $10 general admission, $5 for students and senior citizens available at the FVCC Bookstore Monday or by calling (406) 756-3814.

Montana Actors' Theatre presents "Cabaret: Fiesta!" 8 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Tickets $9. Visit www.mtactors.com.

Whitefish Theatre Co. presents "Willie Wonka Jr.," 7:30 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave. Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students; no sneak preview. Visit www.whitefishtheatreco.org or call (406) 862-5371.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 7:30 p.m., Montana Theatre, UM. This musical tells the story of six quirky teens on a quest for acceptance while standing out in a crows. Call 243-4581.

Sunday, May 9

Art

Mother's Day weekend pottery sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Clay Studio of Missoula, 1106 Hawthorne Unit A. In addition to works from the studio's five current resident artists, customers will be able to purchase works from past residents, studio artists and local ceramicists affiliated with the studio. Call 543-0509.

Dance

Northwest Ballet presents "30th Anniversary Celebration," 8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday, Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. The performance will showcase all of the great highlights from the last 30 years. Friday evening includes a "Meet the Dancers" reception in the lobby with refreshments and appetizers. Tickets available at Chris' Tea Cottage. Call (406) 837-4900 for details.

Music

The University of Montana School of Music presents the Student Recital Series featuring Robert Braun, Music Composition, 7:30 p.m., Music Recital Hall. Free. Call 243-6880.

Missoula Symphony Orchestra Concert featuring music director Darko Butorac and guest artist Corey McKern, 3 p.m., University Theatre, UM. For tickets and more information call 721-3194, go to www.missoulasymphony.org, or stop by office at 320 E. Main St.

The Five Valley Accordion Association performs, 1-4 p.m., Joker's Wild, N. Reserve St. Live music performed by accordions, guitars, banjos, bass and drums. $3 members, $4 non-members.

Lee Zimmerman, cello, 10 a.m.-noon, Symes Hot Springs Hotel, Hot Springs.

Potpourri

Carousel Sunday Market and Festival, 1-5 p.m., parking lot between the Carousel and the Caras Park Pavilion. A combination farmers' market and an arts and crafts market. Call 549-8382 or e-mail carouselsundaymarket@gmail.com.

Spring Bibler Home and Gardens Tour, tours daily at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m., Kalispell. Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children. All tickets for the reception and tours must be purchased in advance through the Flathead Valley Community College Foundation Office by calling (406) 756-3963 or online at www.fvcc.edu. For more information, visit www.biblergardens.org.

Theater

Whitefish Theatre Co. presents "Willie Wonka Jr.," 4 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave. Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students; no sneak preview. Visit www.whitefishtheatreco.org or call (406) 862-5371.

MCT Community Theatre presents "Peter Pan," 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams Street, Missoula. Tickets $16 matinee, $18 adults and $15 children for evening show. Call 728-PLAY or visit www.mctinc.org.

Monday, May 10

Art

Joyce Folsom's "Gift of Intimate Landscapes to the MAM" exhibition opens, Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Joyce Folsom's gift to the MAM in 1999 included over 60 landscape works by Montana painters. Inspired by Folsom's generosity MAM's Joyce Folsom Society, of bequest donors, was formed shortly thereafter. Six works from this collection will be featured in the Goldberg Family Library. Call 728-0447.

Library book club meets to discuss "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665.

Dance

Afro Latin dance class, 6-7:30 p.m., The Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W. $8 per class or $35 for five classes, second and fourth Mondays of the month. Call 880-7863.

Kids' stuff

Storytime, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Music

DJ Milkcrate Mechanic, 9 p.m., The Palace, 147 W. Broadway. Free.

Potpourri

City Club Missoula, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Holiday Inn Downtown at the Pari, 200 S. Pattee St. Featuring "DUI Treatment Court" Is It Possible in Missoula?" by Judge Karen Orzech. $11 members, $16 non-members or no lunch option for $5. RSVP by May 7 to 243-7720.

George M. Dennison Symposium on the Future of Higher Education, 2-4 p.m., Montana Theatre. Open to the public. Keynote lectures by President Gordon Gee, The Ohio State University; Senior Presidential Adviser Peter Magrath, the College Board; and President Dennison, followed by discussions with MSU President Waded Cruzado, Commissioner Sheila Stearns, UM Regents Professors Albert Borgmann and Paul Lauren. Moderated by UM Provost Royce C. Engstrom. Call 243-2311, prestalk@umontana.edu.

Reception in Honor of the retirement of President and Mrs. Dennison, 4:30-6:30 p.m., University Center Ballroom. Free and open to the campus and the community. An event to celebrate the service of President George M. Dennison and Jane Dennison. Call 243-2311, prestalk@umontana.edu.

Special screening of "The Cove," 12:30 p.m., Wilma Theatre, 131 S. Higgin Ave. Winner of the 33rd International Wildlife Film Festival and Academy Award for best documentary. Tickets available at all GrizTix locations, 243-4051, 888-MONTANA, www.griztix.com. Information: 406-728-9380, iwff@wildlifefilms.org, www.wildlifefilms.org.

Tuesday, May 11

Art

Preschool Art Start: Spring at last with Allie DePuy, 1-2:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St., Tuesdays, six weeks, $49.50/$55, ages 3 1/2-5. Pay for full session or $10 drop-in fee. This class offers a fun and creative introduction to art through a variety of mediums. Ever tried painting with shaving cream? Or sculpting with cornstarch? Children will create art in a friendly, inspiring class setting. Call 728-0447.

After School Art Adventure with Bev Glueckert, 4-5:30 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. Tuesdays, six weeks, $49.50/$55, ages 7-11. Students will work on projects inspired by current exhibitions at MAM. Among projects that will be explored are ceramic heads, painted portraits, silhouette figures, shoe-box dioramas, and Styrofoam prints. Call 728-0447.

Books/readings

Library book club meets to discuss "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665.

Kids' stuff

Storytime, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Tiny Tales for ages birth-36 months, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.

Music

Evening of "Songs and Stories," 7 p.m., Salish Kootenai College Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theatre, Pablo. Gary Stroutsos, international recording world flute artist, educator and composer; Paul Thompson, special guest traditional American Indian flute maker and Fernando Cellicion, internationally renowned Native flute player, singer, performer and recording artist. Reception wth artist follows the performance. Free. Call (406) 275-4794.

Potpourri

International Wildlife Film Festival presentation and book signing with award-winning film producer Chris Palmer, noon, Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Keynote address by Dr. Carl Safina, IWFF Lifetime Achievement Award for Conservation, Roxy Theater. Keynote by Greg Carr of the Carr Foundation, 7 p.m., University Center Theater. Call 728-9380 or visit www.wildlifefilms.org.

Mission Mountain Audubon presents "Chasing the Light" by Polson photographer Jay Cros, 7 p.m., Polson City Library meeting room.

Wednesday, May 12

Art

Open Figure Drawing, non-instructed, 6-8 p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. $5/$7. This drop-in session provides artists an opportunity to draw from a live model in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Participants must be 18 years or older. Call 728-0447.

Books/readings

Hugh Ambrose discussion and signing of "The Pacific," 7 p.m., Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History at Fort Missoula. Call 721-2881.

Music

Karaoke, 9 p.m., The Badlander, 208 Ryman St.

Potpourri

Afternoon matinee, 2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665.

Theater

MCT Community Theatre presents "Peter Pan," 8 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts at 200 N. Adams Street. Tickets $20. Call 728-PLAY or visit www.mctinc.org.

Montana Actors' Theatre presents "Bird in House," 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Part of MAT's New Works series, "Bird in House" is an original script by local playwright Alicia Oravetz. The play presents and intimate portrait of a woman's struggle to steady her life in a dying community. Tickets $10, Wednesday and Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday. Visit www.mtactors.com.

Thursday, May 13

Art

Whitefish Pottery's Annual Anniversary Party, 6-9 p.m., 355 Twin Bridges Road; free admission. The bash features food, beverages, raffles, prizes and music by Cold Hard Cash. Call Tom Gilfillan at (406) 862-8211 for details.

Kids' stuff

Tiny Tales for ages birth-36 months, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. Call 721-2665.

Music

Dead Hipster with Mike Gill and Chris Baumann, 9 p.m.-midnight, The Badlander, 208 Ryman St. $3.

Big Productions presents ragtime pianist Scott Kirby, 7:30 p.m., Ronan Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $12 in advance, available at True Value Hardware in Ronan, Fiddle Sticks School of Music and Shannon Nunlist Physical Therapy in Polson, or by calling 1-800-823-4386; $14 at the door; or free to anyone age 18 and younger. The show dovetails with the Flathead Historical Museum's Commemorative Homesteading Centennial. Kirby also will show his Great Plains sketches.

Potpourri

International Wildlife Film Festival: "Technology for the 21st Century," special lens worskhop with Fujinon, 9:30 a.m., Roxy Theater. Program "Pitch" sessions with the Pros Illegal Wildlife Trade, 3 p.m., Roxy Theater. Western Barn Dance, 6 p.m., Dunrovin Ranch, Lolo. Call 728-9380 or visit www.wildlifefilms.org.

The 33rd International Wildlife Film Festival presents "Africa's Lost Eden" a National Geographic special, 12:30 p.m., Wilma Theatre. Meet the hero of the film, Greg Carr and the film makers for a Q&A after following film. Call 728-9380 or visit www.wildlifefilms.org.

Glacier Centennial Film Festival presents "Heaven's Gate," 7 p.m., Whitefish Mountain Cinema. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, available at Montana Coffee Traders locations. For more information visit www.glaciercentennial.org.

Theater

MCT Community Theatre presents "Peter Pan," 8 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts at 200 N. Adams Street. Tickets $20. Call 728-PLAY or visit www.mctinc.org.

Montana Actors' Theatre presents "Bird in House," 7:30 p.m., Crystal Theatre, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Part of MAT's New Works series, "Bird in House" is an original script by local playwright Alicia Oravetz. The play presents and intimate portrait of a woman's struggle to steady her life in a dying community. Tickets $10, Wednesday and Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday. Visit www.mtactors.com.

ART CALLS

Call for vendors: The Ravalli County Fairgrounds in Hamilton invites all interested vendors to apply for booths at both Bitterroot Glory Days, July 3-4 and Ravalli County Fair, Sept. 1-4. You can email rcfairgrounds@gmail.com, call 363-3411, or download an application from the website at www.ravallicountyfair.org. Applications are being accepted for food, arts and crafts, businesses and local organizations.

Yellowstone Photo is looking for photographers to show 10 plus pieces for First Firday July through December. Contact Rhonda at Yellowstone Photo, 321 N. Higgins Ave., 728-7637 for an appointment.

It's the end of an era, the end of a Missoula landmark, he end of 143 years as the centerpiece of downtown Missoula. The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula joins the rest of Missoula in mourning the departure of Macy's, still affectionately known to Missoulians as simply The Merc. To preserve this tremendously important part of Missoula history, the Historical Museum is working with Macy's to save many of the artifacts, some dating to the 19th century. But beyond that, the Historical Museum is asking the community for its memories, its photographs, its memorabilia, and its stories of The Merc. Anyone who has been a longtime resident of Missoula either worked at The Merc, The Bon, The Bon-Macy's, or Macy's, or had a family member or friend work there. It was virtually a rite of passage for many Missoulians. If you'd like to share your memories, the Historical Museum will preserve them for generations of Missoulians to come. Please contact Curator of Collections Jason Bain at 728-3476, Ext. 2.

 

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