Weekend Rundown

Weekend rundown for Friday, January 24th, through Sunday, January 26th. 

Friday the 24th

Tai Chi Classes at the Elks Lodge, 9:30am to 10:20am

Montana Exit Live at Ruby Valley Brew event starts at 6pm and runs until 8pm 

Winter Semi Formal Hosted by Montana Western Residence Life. Join them for poker, dancing, and more. Tickets are on sale at Residence Life for $5/person and $7 /couple. Cash only.

Saturday the 25th

Trapper Education Class Hosted by the Montana Trappers Association starts at 8:30am and will run tell 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased by the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. From the FWP website:


A trapper education class is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Butte Area Office (1820 Meadowlark Lane). The class is free of charge and all are welcome to attend. An adult must accompany youth under 12 years of age. Pre-registration is required by contacting Vanna Boccadori at 406-494-2082. The class will be held from 8:30am to 4:00pm with an hour break for lunch. Topics will include trapping equipment, trap setting, ethics, rules and regulations, furbearer identification, and fur handling. The class is sponsored by the Montana Trappers Association and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

Class participants will receive a certificate of completion, the Montana Trappers Association trapping handbook, and other informational material. However, please be aware this class does not certify participants for Montana’s wolf trapping season. All would-be wolf trappers needed to have completed a formal wolf trapping certification class held in the fall. For more information contact Vanna Boccadori at 406-494-2082 or Fran Buell with the Montana Trappers Association at info@montanatrappers.org.


2020 Chinese New Year Parade Starts at 3pm will run to about 5pm in Butte. The Mai Wah Society will once again host Butte America’s annual Chinese New Year Parade, which has been described as the shortest, loudest, and (sometimes) coldest parade in Montana. Celebrating the “Year of the Rat,” the parade will be held on Saturday, January 25. It will start at the Butte-Silver Bow Courthouse (155 West Granite, Butte) at 3:00 p.m. Following opening remarks, the parade will head east on Granite Street with the dragon stopping along the route to bless business sponsors. Those in attendance are encouraged to follow the dragon and become part of the procession. Chris Fisk and the Butte High History Club will serve as dragon dancers again this year. Following the parade, a reception with refreshments at the Mai Wah Museum (17 West Mercury St). Earlier in the day, the Imagine Butte Resource Center (68 West Park St.) will host an event where youth can make their own noisemakers to use during the parade. The session will go from noon until 2pm. For more information, call the IBRC at (406) 299-3389.  

Date Night Youth Fundraiser, hosted by the Dillon Vineyard Church, starts at 5:30pm. Enjoy a night out with your significant other while they take care of the details - dance lessons, live music, Italian Dinner, and more.

Golden Bar's Grand Opening Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Golden Bar! The event starts at 7pm, with live music by Montana country artist Levi Blom at 9pm! Food and drink specials! Check out the new Upstairs Bar and bring your dancin' shoes! Thank you Dillon for all your support in the start of our new business!

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship starts at 12pm and runs until 3pm. Meet at the old BCHS gym. All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of completion for the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

If you are just wanting to hang around town this weekend stop in to one of the many stores Dillon has. Emporium 406, one of Dillon's newest stores, is getting new merchandise almost weekly. If nothing else the memorabilia they have for sale is worth the visit, covering everything from Alice Cooper to Val Kilmer.

A word of note, the DAHA ice rink is closed due to the warm weather.

Maverick Mountain will be open over the weekend, with 1/2 inch of new snow overnight.

Thank you for reading our weekend rundown, we try to include links in the article to make it easier for you. If you are curious about an event and it is highlighted just click on it, you will be directed to another page with more information on that event.

If you would like to see your business as a sponsor of the Weekend Rundown call us at (406) 660-7041.



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