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Drum Brothers

The Drum Brothers will present their annual winter solstice performance, "A Musical Dreamtime Journey," at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at St. Anthony Church, 217 Tremont St. Tickets are $14 in advance, $18 at the door. drumbrothers.com.

Friday, December 19

Art

ART from the heART: Artists of Opportunity sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., through Wednesday, Opportunity Resources Inc., 2821 S. Russell St. Consumer art, potter-stoneware, ORI calendars, greeting cards, picnic tables, wood benches, patio tables, consumer crafts, Hallmark and gold-plated ornaments, wool blankets, yarn and roving. 721-2930.

Young Artist After-school Program, 3:45-5:30 p.m., Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 N. First St. W. Young artists learn fundamentals, history, techniques and more while experimenting with a variety of fun mediums. $10 per day for members, $12 for nonmembers. 549-7555, zootownarts.org.

Dance 

Live band dance, 7:30-10 p.m., Golden Age Hall, Hamilton. $3. 240-9617.

Country-western dancing with Western Union hosted by Bitterroot Dancers, 7-11 p.m., Bedford building upstairs at City Hall, Hamilton. bitterrootdancers.wix.com/bitterrootdancersinc.

Salsa and Latin dance night, Kalispell Eagles, 37 First St. W., Kalispell. Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; open dancing follows. $5. Ages 18 and over.

Kids' stuff

Taekwondo, 11 a.m.; Snow Dough, 11:30 a.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Story time for kids, 10:30 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. Featuring "Llama Llama Red Pajama" with storyteller Sally Blevins. 363-1670.

Visit and photos with Santa, 5-7 p.m., Cove Deli, Polson.

Tiny Tales and preschool story time, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Potpourri

Festival of Lights, 5 p.m., downtown Hamilton. Downtown Hamilton will be ablaze in light from luminaria and burn barrels to celebrate the winter solstice. Many shops will be open until 8 p.m. 360-9124.

Potluck and Christmas sing-a-long, 6 p.m., Big Arm School. (406) 846-5064. 

Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers for writers in grades 9-12, 3:30 p.m.; Cheap Date Night, free feature, 7 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Theater

Bigfork Children's Theater presents "A Christmas Story," Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. (406) 837-5888.

Missoula Community Theatre: “Winter Wonderettes,” 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-21, available at the box office, mctinc.org or 728-7529.   

Whitefish Theatre Co: “The King and I,” 7:30 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$20. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical has captured the hearts of millions with its charming story of Anna, the British governess brought into the court of Siam to tutor the king's many children. Much-loved melodies include "Getting to Know You," "Hello Young Lovers," and "Shall We Dance." (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Saturday, December 20

Art

"Holiday Social” with Tracy Pohndorf, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Living Art of Montana, 725 W. Alder St. No. 17. This Creativity for Life workshop is open to anyone facing illness or loss including care providers and family members. All materials will be provided. No charge. Art experience is not necessary. 549-5329, livingartofmontana.org

Books, readings

Alicia Sprinkle signs copies of her books, "Clementine Is Fairy Special" and "Lolly and the Holly Berry Tree," 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Big Sky Tour Room LLC, 3978 U.S. 93, Stevensville. 

Sonya Cobb signs "The Objects of Her Affection," 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com

Kids' stuff

Kids' Vibrations, 11 a.m., Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave. Guest artist Jeff Stickney on trumpet.

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

Music

"A Dickens of a Christmas," presented by the Montana A Capella Society and the Mendelssohn Men's Club of Missoula, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Hamilton. Benefit for the Ravalli Women's Wellness Center. 363-5778.

Acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter John Floridis' "Peaceful Season" benefit concert, 7 p.m., Crystal Theater, 515 S. Higgins Ave. Benefit for United Way of Missoula County. Admission by donation. johnfloridis.com.

Treasure State Chorale concert to benefit repairs at the historic St. Ignatius Mission Church, 4 p.m., at the mission church. The choir will present a mix of traditional and popular holiday and seasonal tunes.  

Potpourri

Christmas Tea and Tour, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Conrad Mansion Museum, 330 Woodland Ave., Kalispell. Tickets $25, reservations required. (406) 755-2166, conradmansion.com.

Community Christmas Party, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Daly Mansion, 251 Eastside Highway, Hamilton. Tickets $2-$5, free for children under age 12. Expect plenty of family-friendly activities with a holiday theme - crafts, games, storytelling, refreshments and entertainment. Santa visits until 3 p.m. 363-6400, dalymansion.org.

Visit with Santa, 3-6 p.m., Bigfork Station.

ISCSM December Drag Show, 10 p.m., the Palace, 147 W. Broadway. $5, ages 18 and over. 

MakerSpace: open time/project development, 1-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Montana ShamRockers present “A Lewis and Clark Christmas,” 7:30 p.m., John Dowdall Theatre, Polson. Free admission, donations welcome. (406) 883-9212.

Gift wrapping, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. The Senior Citizens Center and the Food Bank will wrap presents. 543-3955, jrpc.org.

Missoula Winter Public Market, 10 am.-2 p.m., 800 S. Third St. W. Local farmers market showcasing produce, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods and crafts plus live music and children's activities. 531-6749. 

Theater

“A Christmas Carol” Readers Theater, 7 p.m., Hamilton Playhouse, 100 Ricketts Road. Free. The Hamilton Players present a mix of stage play and bedtime story that will be appropriate for all ages in this Dickens classic. A bake sale follows in the theater lobby. 375-9050, hamiltonplayers.com.

Bigfork Children's Theater presents "A Christmas Story," Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. (406) 837-5888.

Alpine Theatre Project presents "Yuletide Affair 11," 7 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $39-$47. ATP's holiday tradition features actors and musicians from Broadway, delivering a mix of heartwarming holiday songs and irreverent satire. (406) 862-7469, alpinetheatreproject.org.

Missoula Community Theatre: “Winter Wonderettes,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-21, available at the box office, mctinc.org or 728-7529.   

Whitefish Theatre Co.: “The King and I,” 7:30 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$20. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical has captured the hearts of millions with its charming story of Anna, the British governess brought into the court of Siam to tutor the king's many children. Much-loved melodies include "Getting to Know You," "Hello Young Lovers," and "Shall We Dance." (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Sunday, December 21

Kids' stuff

Family Storytime, 2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Music

Acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter John Floridis' "Peaceful Season" benefit concert, 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. Benefit for Family Promise. Admission by donation, johnfloridis.com.  

"A Musical Dreamtime Journey," winter solstice performance by Drum Brothers Michael Marsolek and Lawrence Duncan, 7 p.m., St. Anthony Parish, 217 Tremont St. Tickets $14 in advance, $18 at the door. drumbrothers.com

Acoustic music jam session, 2-4 p.m., Sapphire Lutheran Homes, corner of 10th and River streets, Hamilton. Bring your play guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, bass, banjo, Dobro or similar acoustic instrument or just come to listen. 381-2483.

Potpourri

Spiritual Living Circle discussion group based on "The Science of Mind," 1 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 370-9909. 

Christmas caroling through downtown Bigfork, 3-4 p.m. Meet at Owney's Cafe.

Afternoon tea and pictures with Cowboy Santa at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake. 

Theater

Alpine Theatre Project presents "Yuletide Affair 11," 7 p.m., Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 600 E. Second St. Tickets $39-$47. This holiday tradition features actors and musicians from Broadway, delivering a mix of heartwarming holiday songs and irreverent satire. (406) 862-7469, alpinetheatreproject.org.

Missoula Community Theatre: “Winter Wonderettes,” 2 and 6:30 p.m., MCT Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. Adams St. Tickets $15-21, available at the box office, mctinc.org or 728-7529.   

“The King and I,” 7:30 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish. Tickets $8-$20. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award winning musical has captured the hearts of millions with its charming story of Anna, the British governess brought into the court of Siam to tutor the king's many children. Much-loved melodies include "Getting to Know You," "Hello Young Lovers," and "Shall We Dance." (406) 862-5371, whitefishtheatreco.org.

Monday, December 22

Dance

Snowflake Ball, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Lolo Square and Round Dance Center, 9955 Highway 12, Lolo. Caller and cuer Barry Bartlette. 273-0141 or 251-2173.

Kids' stuff

Winter Break Camp: “CSI: Who Stole Frosty the Snowman?”  9 a.m.-4 p.m., SpectrUM Discovery Area. Children ages 6-10 are welcome to work in teams to map the crime, examine evidence under a microscope and fingerprint the suspects. $50 nonmembers. SpectrUM members and siblings receive a 10 percent discount. Enroll in all four Winter Break Camps for $175; receive the final day 50 percent off. 728-7836, spectrUM@mso.umt.eduhttp://spectrum.umt.edu/museum_programs/Camps/WinterCamps.php.

Music

"A Musical Dreamtime Journey," winter solstice performance by Michael Marsolek and Lawrence Duncan, 7 p.m., O'Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish. Tickets $14 in advance, $18 at the door. drumbrothers.com.

Potpourri

Winter Wonderland holiday skating at Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Skate with Santa, 5:30-7 p.m. $6 adults, $3 youth 18 and under and seniors 64 and older. Limited skate rentals available for $4 adults, $2 youth and seniors. glaciericerink.com.

MakerSpace: Raspberry Pi projects, 3:30-6 p.m.; "Internet Searching," 6 p.m.; Mikrotik users group, 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org

Super Trivia Freakout, 8:30 p.m., the Badlander, 208 Ryman St. Free.

Magic by Evan Disney, 6-8 p.m., Mackenzie River Pizza, Front Street. 

Theater

Crossroads Christian Fellowship presents "Home For Christmas," 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Free. Enjoy secular and sacred holiday music plus guest appearances by Santa, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman.

Tuesday, December 23

Dance

Flamenco A: ongoing class in technique and castanets with Flamenco Montana/Victoria Lenihan Dance, 6:30-8 p.m., Rocky Mountain Ballet School. 542-9270, flamencomt.com

Kids' stuff

Erupting frozen snow, 11 a.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.

Tiny Tales for ages 3 and younger, 10:30 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.

Story time, 10 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 2640 N. Reserve St.

Potpourri

Winter Wonderland holiday skating at Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Skate with Santa, 1:30-3 p.m. $6 adults, $3 youth 18 and under and seniors 64 and older. Limited skate rentals available for $4 adults, $2 youth and seniors. glaciericerink.com.

Writer's Group, 6:30 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670. 

Sing-a-long caroling, 6 p.m., Buttercup Cafe, 1221 Helen Ave. thebuttercupmarket.com

Compassionate Communication class, 7 p.m., Warehouse Mall, 725 W. Alder No. 17 (Living Art offices). Based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication. 443-3439, info@patrickmarsolek.com.

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

Trivia night, 6:30 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson.

Theater

Crossroads Christian Fellowship presents "Home For Christmas," 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts, 526 Electric Ave. Free. Enjoy secular and sacred holiday music plus guest appearances by Santa, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman.

Wednesday, December 24

Kids’ stuff

Toddler and baby story time, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.

Story time, 10:30 a.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main St., Stevensville. northvalleylibrary.org. 

Potpourri

Winter Wonderland holiday skating at Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-noon, skate with Santa, 9:30-11 a.m. $6 adults, $3 youth 18 and under and seniors 64 and older. Limited skate rentals available for $4 adults, $2 youth and seniors. glaciericerink.com.

Santa's Torchlight Parade, 6 p.m., Whitefish Mountain Resort. Free. (406) 862-2900, skiwhitefish.com.

Silver Blades, Wednesdays, 9:45-10:45 a.m., Glacier Ice Rink. Public skating and social hour for adults 50 and older. 

Communication practice group, noon, Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, 519 S. Higgins Ave. No charge; no experience necessary. innerworkingsresources.com.

Trivia, 7 p.m., Broadway Bar, 1609 W. Broadway.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Flathead Lake Brewing Co., 424 N. Higgins Ave.

Trivia, 8 p.m., Silver Slipper Lounge, 4063 U.S. Highway 93.

Trivia night, 7-9 p.m., Village Roost Bar and Grill, Bigfork.

Trivial Beersuit, 8:30 p.m., the Pulse inside the Press Box, 825 E. Broadway. 

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