For your future planning pleasure, events coming up in the weeks ahead include:
Erin McCutcheon joins Down Right Country for their final concert of the season Sunday night at 7 in the Hamilton Senior Center Community Room.
McCutcheon, a former Miss Hamilton and Miss Ravalli County, will perform songs made famous by Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells, along with contemporary country music.
Down Right Country will follow up, and there'll be free cake, coffee and punch. The group's calling this "Country Music Fan Appreciation Night," and it's their way of saying thanks.
They plan on picking up again in September. For more information, call (406) 363-7511.
Joslyn Fillenworth, Emily Hightower and Leann Robertson present "Spring Bouquet," a senior recital, Sunday afternoon at 4 at Pope John Paul XXIII Catholic Community, 1475 Eaton in Missoula
Fillenworth (a pianist from Sentinel High School), Hightower (flutist and oboist, Big Sky High) and Robertson (flutist, home schooled) will offer works by Schubert, Telemann, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Debussy. The recital is free. Call 543-5059.
The Port Polson Players and Polson High School Music Department combine for a production of "South Pacific" this weekend.
More than 50 Missoula Valley actors, plus a 12-piece pit orchestra from PHS, will serve up songs such as "Nothin' Like a Dame," "Bloody Mary," "Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" and "Some Enchanted Evening" during the musical.
Curtain time is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, on sale at First Citizen's Bank, Brown's Jewelry and the Lake County Leader/Advertiser, are $9, $8 for students and seniors and $30 for a family of four. Call (406) 883-4691.
"Two Flutes and a Piano," a spring recital by flutists Lillian Shotliff and Erin Stevens, is Sunday afternoon at 2 at First Church Christian Scientist, 509 S.W. Higgins.
Alice Williams will accompany them on piano. Works by Farkas, Giovannini, Haydn, Holdombe, Honegger, Maganini, Poulenc and Schickele will be featured. A reception follows.
Centuries of breeding are behind the Lipizzaner Stallions, who - from White Stallion Productions in Florida - appear Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell.
It is believed the forerunner of the Lipizzan was bred in Carthage more than 2,000 years ago. Occasional crossing with Arab and Oriental blood assured that fleetness and agility remained qualities in the stock. The Spanish began to export the horses after Spain rid itself of Moorish rule, and in the 1500s Archduke Karl, ruler of four Austrian provinces, established a royal stud farm in Lipizza, located in the hills of Karts, near Trieste. They became almost exclusively the property of nobility and the military aristocracy, where the stallions, with their great leaps and caprioles, struck fear in the hearts of foot soldiers.
Lipizzan horses were saved from extinction at the end of World War II by Gen. George S. Patton, a story told in the movie "The Miracle of the White Stallions." The Lipizzans are usually born black and slowly, over six to 10 years, change to their pure white color.
Tickets are $16.50, $14.50 for children 12 and under and seniors. They're available at Western Outdoor. You can also visit www.tickets.com, or call 1-800-225-2277 or (406) 758-5810.