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Friday, May 12
Silk-screening night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Free. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.
Hot Springs Artist Society photography reception, 6-9 p.m., Wall Street Place, Hot Springs.
Stamp art, 11 a.m., Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.
Story time for kids ages 3 and up, 10:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.
Tiny tales for ages 3 and younger and preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., large meeting room, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.
Big Arm Association potluck, 6 p.m., Big Arm School. Presentation, 7 p.m. featuring "Gardening in Montana" with Mona Rey-Tuhi.
Mommy & Me Tea, 3-4:30 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061.
Live predator feeding, 4 p.m., Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium, 218 E. Front St.
Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Watercolor painting class open to adults 18 and older. Bring your own watercolor paper, paints, brushes and palette. Call 258-3867. Yarns at the Library, noon; open hours in the MakerSpace, 1-6 p.m.; Young Adult Writer's Group, 3:30 p.m.; World Wide Cinema, free foreign film, "Men Go To Battle," 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 13
Native Journaling: "Native Plants," 10 a.m.-noon, meet at Garden behind Missoulian on Fourth Street. $10 plus materials. Bring your own supplies (paper, pencil, pen, magnifying glass, etc.) and something to sit on. 370-1254, email@example.com.
Living Art of Montana workshop, “Paper Craft” with Bonnie Tarses, 10:30-12:30 p.m., 725 W. Alder St. No. 17. Free, drop-in class for adults 18 and older dealing with illness or loss. Learn basic embossing techniques. No experience necessary. Call 549-5329.
Story time, 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.
Family story time for children ages 4 and older and their caregivers, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 201 E. Main St.
17th annual Bike for Shelter, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Community Medical Center parking lot. Two-mile and an 11-mile bike ride plus a bike rodeo where participants can earn a medal. After the ride, enjoy a barbecue lunch, cotton candy and snow cones while listening to music on the lawn. There will be a costume contest and carnival games with prizes, face painting, miniature horses, a bouncy house and more. watsonchildrensshelter.org, 549-0058.
14th annual Yellow Bay Cherry Blossom Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Yellow Bay Community Clubhouse, Highway 35, mile marker 18. Featuring artisans and crafters, door prizes, silent auction, live music and more. 406-982-3437.
Mother's Day tea, noon, Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. 363-6004.
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 People's Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., West Pine Street off Higgins Avenue. In its 19th year, the Missoula People’s Market will be opening Saturday, May 13, at 9 a.m. with your favorite local and a handful of new artists, food vendors, and a sitting area. It is Missoula's original artist market with more than 80 members. The new permanent location at West Pine and Higgins Avenue provides more opportunities for guest vending and a better traffic flow for those shopping the best Missoula has to offer. The market is open to shop every Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through the end of September.
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.
Open hours in the Makerspace, 2-6 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 201 E. Main St.
Sunday, May 14
Saturday Kid's Activity "We Love Bugs!" 2 p.m., Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Free with center admission. MontanaNaturalist.org.
Family storytime, 2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665.
Spring JuBELLation concert featuring all of Missoula's handbell choirs, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. 549-6118.
"Gifts of Song," a spring concert by the Montana A Cappella Society, 3 p.m., Hamilton Masonic Lodge. 363-5778.
Children's entertainer and Missoula native Bill Harley performs, 2 p.m., Dennison Theatre, UM. Tickets $11-$21. umt.edu/griztix.
Monday, May 15
"Playing with the Band" summer session May 1-Aug. 11, Tangled Tones Music Studio, 1210 W. Kent. Ages 8-12 beginner; 13 and up, intermediate to advanced. $80 per month plus $35 registration fee. 396-3352, tangledtones.com.
Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, try Arduino platform and and other electronics platforms, 3-7 p.m. "Intro to Email" computer class, registration required, 721-BOOK (2665), 6-7 p.m. Monday night jewelry workshop in the MakerSpace with Irene Pritsak and Kim Grebence, MakerSpace. Each workshop is drop-in and will teach participants a new skill that will be accompanied by a project, 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tiny tales for ages 3 and under, 10:30 a.m., large meeting room; Frenchtown Branch LEGO Club, 4-6 p.m.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.
Mandarin Starters, 11 a.m., Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.
Coloring Club for Grownups, 10 a.m.-noon; Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.
Chat with Dara Newman, parenting education director, 10 a.m.-noon, Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. Call 721-7690 to schedule a 30-minute visit.
Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Zetangle Tuesday, noon-2 p.m., registration required; open hours in the MakerSpace, 3:30.-6 p.m.; Community creative writing workshop in the MakerSpace: Open, drop-in environment focusing on the creative writing workshop process, MakerSpace, 6-7:30 p.m.; System Check! Gamers Club for ages 19 and under, 6:30 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, May 17
Flamenco Montana winter session, Adult Flamenco I, 1-2:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, 2704 Brooks St. 542-9270, flamencomt.com.
Early childhood music hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Children, ages 18 months to 3 years, can come explore movement and rhythm, $15 for nonmembers, $10 for members.
Rice table, 11 a.m, Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.
Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library. Babies through age 2 sing, dance and enjoy short stories every Wednesday morning. 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.
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, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. "Android Tablets and Smartphones" computer class, registration required at 721-BOOK (2665), 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Middle School Writer's Group for grades 6-9, 3:30 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.
BetweenTheLines Productions presents Aaron Posner's "Stupid F---ing Bird," a "sort of" adaption of Chekhov's "The Seagull," 7:30 p.m. Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Contains adult language and themes. For the Wednesday preview special, they're $12. To purchase, go to the Roxy box office or theroxytheater.org.
Thursday, May 18
Eden Solas reads from her collection of short stories, "Tender Tinder Tarot Teachers," and UM alumna Nora Justice reads from her new poetry and art collection, "Second Puberty," 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. 549-9010, shakespeareandcol.com.
Book launch and presentation by Suzy Wiseheart, 7 p.m., Red Willow Learning Center, 825 W. Kent Ave. Wiseheart signs her book, "Story as Medicine," and the Pura Vida choir performs. The book and website launch include several weeks' worth of classes that are free and open to the public. For more information, go to StoryAsMedicine.com. 721-8520.
African dance class with live drums, from Oumar Keita and Djebe Bara, 6-7 p.m., the Barn Movement Studio, 2926 S. Third St. W., $5.
Young Artist After-School Program, "Printmaking for Youth," Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Thursdays starting March 9, 2:15-5 p.m. Ages 6 to 12 and is a chance to explore the wonderful world of printmaking. Learn how to screen, relief and monoprint using a variety of colors and surfaces. $95/85 for members.
MiniNaturalist pre-K program, 10 a.m., Missoula Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St. Free with admission to the center. MontanaNaturalist.org.
Kinetic sand, 11 a.m., Families First Children's Museum, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.
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.
Professor Henrietta Shirk presents "Storied Waters: Native American Folklore at Hot Springs in the Bitterroot Valley," 6 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. 777-5061.
Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St.: Computer electronics in the MakerSpace, try Arduino and other electronics platforms, 3-6 p.m.
BetweenTheLines Productions presents Aaron Posner's "Stupid F---ing Bird," a "sort of" adaption of Chekhov's "The Seagull," 7:30 p.m. Roxy Theater, 718 S. Higgins Ave. Contains adult language and themes. Tickets are $20 general, $16 for seniors 65 and older and $14 for students. To purchase, go to the Roxy box office or theroxytheater.org.