Friday, December 26
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.
Face painting, 11 a.m.; Art Series, 4 p.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.
Tiny Tales and preschool story time, Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.
Winter Wonderland holiday skating at Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 and 5-8 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.
Yarns at the Library, noon-2 p.m.; Young Adult Writers for writers in grades 9-12, 3:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.
Saturday, December 27
Family Storytime, 11 a.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.
"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.
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.
MakerSpace: open time/project development, 1-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.
Winter Wonderland holiday skating at Glacier Ice Rink, Missoula County Fairgrounds, 9 a.m.-noon. $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.
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.
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.
Sunday, December 28
Photographer Ashley McKee signs "Missoula Rabble," her hardcover collection of portraits and interviews with Missoula residents, 1-3 p.m., Fact & Fiction, 220 N. Higgins Ave. 721-2881, factandfictionbooks.com.
Family Storytime, 2 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St. 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.
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.
Monday, December 29
MakerSpace: Raspberry Pi projects, 3:30-6 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.
Tuesday, December 30
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.
Tea Talks, 10 a.m.; Snow storm in a jar, 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.
System Check! 6:30 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main St., 721-2665, missoulapubliclibrary.org.
Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m., Bitterroot Public Library, Hamilton. 363-1670.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trivia, 7:30 p.m., VFW, 245 W. Main St.
Trivia night, 6:30 p.m., East Shore Smokehouse, Highway 35, Polson.
Wednesday, December 31
Country-western dancing with the Mark Duboise band hosted by Bitterroot Dancers, 8 p.m.-12:30 am., Bedford Building, Hamilton. bitterrootdancers.wix.com/bitterrootdancersinc, 370-7551.
Painting easel, 10 a.m.; face painting, 11:30 a.m., Children’s Museum Missoula, 225 W. Front St. 541-7529, childrensmuseummissoula.org.
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.
New Year's Eve party for ages 13-19, 9 p.m.-midnight, Greater Missoula Youth for Christ, 1515 Fairview. Prizes, karaoke, games and for an extra $2 a glow in the dark paintball tournament. 532-1548, yfcmt.com.
First Night Flathead, 7 p.m., downtown Kalispell. The 16th annual family-friendly celebration offers music and festivity for all ages. Admission button is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Free activities 1-4 p.m. at the Kalispell Center Mall.
New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade, Rail Jam, fireworks and music, Whitefish Mountain Resort. (406) 862-2900, skiwhitefish.com.
New Year's Eve at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake in the Boat Club featuring live music, dancing and a delectable prix fixe menu being served late.
New Year's Eve dinner and party, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., BruMar Estate, 29408 Broken Leg Road, Bigfork. $70 per person includes gratuity, a champagne toast and wine with dinner. Music by John Dunnigan. Reservations required, (406) 837-2231.
First Night, noon-p.m., Missoula Art Museum, 335 N. Pattee St. MAM will host performances to celebrate First Night. Check the FN schedule in this section to determine times and performers. 728-0447, missoulaartmuseum.org.
First Night hat parade, Southgate Mall. Decorate your hat at noon and join in the parade at 1 p.m. 721-5140.
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.
Thursday, January 1
Annual Polar Bear Plunge, 2 p.m., The Raven, Woods Bay, Bigfork. Parade is at 1:45 p.m. Spectators welcome. (406) 837-2836.