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ARCHIVES LECTURE The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives at 17 W. Quartz will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series at noon Wednesday, July 30, with Anya Jabour and Janet Finn discussing “Montana Women Making History.” Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided. Details: 406-782-3280.


COUNTY FAIR Butte-SilverBowCounty Fair, “Country Pride, CountyWide,” begins Thursday, July 31, at the ButteCivicCenter. The events include a flower show, antique show, 4-H open-class competition, car show, hog and dog races, pony rides, team roping, barrel racing, laser tag, petting zoo, music and more.

CONCERT SERIES The Front Street Station, 800 E. Front St., hosts its free Hot Summer Nights of Music series Thursday at the station, and continues on most Thursdays throughout the summer. All concerts run 6-9 p.m. Thursday’s performer is Russ Nelson on July 31. Upcoming: Tom Catmull on Aug. 7 and Blue Dream on Aug. 14. Refreshments and beverages will be available for purchase. Details: 406-491-4968 or emailcedarlakemt@msn.com.

Concert Thursday on Chamber lawn ANACONDA — The Anaconda Community Band will have its first concert of the summer at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31, on the lawn of the Anaconda Chamber of Commerce. If it rains the concert will be held in the Anaconda High School Little Theater. T

AWARDS LUNCHEON Butte Community Celebrations, LLC will hold its awards luncheon for the 4th of July parade from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Chef’s Garden, Front and Montana. Reservations: Linda Redfern, 406-565-7689, or lredfern1731@yahoo.com if you plan to attend.

CAVERNS TALK At Lewis and ClarkCavernsState Park: -“The Hazards & Obstacles of Lewis & Clark’s Montana Journey” will be the topic at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the campground amphitheater. Details: 406-287-3541.


COUNTY FAIR Butte-Silver Bow County Fair, “Country Pride, County Wide,” continues Friday, Aug. 1, at the Butte Civic Center.

AUGUST ARTWALK The August Artwalk runs 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at venues throughout Uptown Butte. A full schedule runs in Friday’s TGIF section, and online at www.mtstandard.com

VOLCANIC GEOLOGY At Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park: “Volcanic Geology” of the southern Deer Lodge Valley is the subject for discussion at 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, in the campground amphitheater. Details: 406-287-3541.

OUTDOORS WOMAN Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” summer workshop will be Friday-Sunday, Aug. 1-3, at Boulder Hot Springs. Details: Liz Lodman, 406-444-9940 or email her at llodman@mt.gov.




CONCERTS SET Two tribute bands — the Beach Boys at 7:30 p.m. and Eagles at 9:30 p.m. — perform in concert Saturday, Aug. 2, outdoors at the Butte Civic Center. The Good Neighbor Concert is part of the Butte-Silver Bow County fair.

WISE RIVER DAYS Wise River Days run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Details: www.wiserivercf.org or 406-960-4855. It features community garage sale, art and pumpkin festival, town history exhibit; kids’ games and gourmet food. Local businesses are in on the action, too.

CENTENNIAL VALLEY PICNIC The Centennial Valley Historical Society’s annual picnic is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Rosa’s Cantina (old pool building) in Lakeview. The main meat dish, place settings and beverage will be furnished by the historical society. Bring a salad or dessert, and your chair. Details: Mary Holt in Dillon, 406-683-4540; Chris Montgomery in Centennial Valley, 406-276-3465; Gayle Hanson, 406-684-5480 in Twin Bridges-Sheridan area. To get there, take Interstate 15 south to the Monida Exit, then drive 28 miles easy to Lakeview.

MUSIC FESTIVAL The third annual Vigilante Music Festival will be from noon to midnight Saturday, Aug. 2, in Virginia City. Musical guests include Wade Montgomery, Big ol, the Kitchen Dwellers, Bus Driver Tour, Montana Rose and the Dave Walker Band. The festival is free.

WILDFLOWER HIKE A hike into Goat Flats above Storm Lake, west of Anaconda, is planned Saturday, Aug. 2, hosted by the Calypso Chapter of the Montana Native Plants Society. This is a moderately difficult, 7-mile round trip hike with switchbacks and altitude gain. Meet at Storm Lake at 9:30 a.m. Car-pooling will be available at 8 a.m. at the Montana Tech parking lot beside the library. Details: Sherry Vogel 406-560-6184 or sherryv@ncat.org.

PARK ANNIVERSARY At Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park: From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, the park will celebrate the anniversary of Lewis & Clark’s passing through the park as Ranger Tom Forwood and other staff provide programs at the Cave Visitor Center. Details: 406-287-3541.

REMEMBRANCE WALK to help raise awareness and support suicide education and intervention is planned from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Meet at the Kennedy Common, 200 block of south Main Street. Details: 406- 563-3448, extension 209. Cost is $10, but no one will be turned away.

COLOR DASH 5K The Color Dash 5k run starts at 10 a.m. in Butte. Details: www.thecolordash5k.com



WISE RIVER DAYS Wise River Days run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Details: www.wiserivercf.org or 406-960-4855. It features community garage sale, art and pumpkin festival, town history exhibit; kids’ games and gourmet food. Local businesses are in on the action, too.

GARDEN BRUNCH The fifth annual brunch fundraiser for Jackson’s Garden, 2 miles east of Sheridan on Mill Creek Road, will be held 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Aug. 3. An array of breakfast casseroles, fresh fruit and homemade pastries will be offered for a voluntary donation. An ecumenical worship service starts at 9 a.m. Details: www.jacksonsgarden.org

Congratulations to our winners of our “Campsite and Concert Giveaway to Sturgis Buffalo Chip/2014” are:

·         Lori Hoskins

·         Tom Kinman

We want to THANK our Sponsors of our “Getaway to Sturgis” Contest:  The Party Palace in Butte and Copper Canyon Harley Davidson in Butte.



CLICK HERE! to see what awesome concerts are coming to Montana this Summer and Fall! 



1. Joe Nichols
2. Chris Young
    Who I Am With You
3. Tyler Farr
   Whiskey In My Water
4. Jake Owen
5. Billie Currington
   We Are Tonight
6. Blake Shelton ft. Gwen Sebastain
   My Eyes
7. Lee Brice
   I Don't Dance
8. Brad Paisley
   River Bank
9. Dierks Bentley
    Drunk On A Plane
10. Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill
      Meanwhile Back At Mamas