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Weekend Rundown

Christmas is getting closer and time to get those last minute gifts. Also some great things are going on this weekend and we have them here in one convenient place.

Friday, December 10

Virginia City Brewery Follies The Virginia City Brewery Follies will be performing Live at the Butte Elks Lodge on Friday December 10 and Saturday December 11, 2021. It is sure to be a "TWISTMAS in December" show you don't want to miss. They bring politically incorrect humor to The Butte Elks Lodge for a night of laughter that will be talked about for months to come!

Great Harvest Says Thank You! Great Harvest is hosting the annual Thank You Bake Day! The community support of our fundraising events this past year has been amazing. In appreciation, every family that comes through the door will receive a free loaf of bread. We’ll also have cookies, hot cider, hot chocolate, or coffee for you to enjoy. Nothing is for sale – everything is a gift!

Thank you Dillon for raising over $66,000 to support the following charitable organizations:

Beaverhead Food Pantry Beaverhead Humane Society Montana Western Foundation American Legion Great Harvest BCHS Scholarships Montana Western Scholarship Beaverhead EMS Dillon Tree Board THANK YOU!

Saturday, December 11

Virginia City Christmas Stroll Virginia City Christmas Stroll, crafts, art, cookie exchange

21st Annual Butte Ice Carving Contest 2021 ICE CARVING CONTEST RULES

Carvers must check in by text message or phone call to Corey Gransbery at 529-4795 from 7:30 – 9:00 am.

Ice Carving begins at 9:00 am.

Sponsors can have more than one entry

Entries can be either single or multiple ice blocks.

Carving teams can be of one or two carvers, no more than two. Groups with more than two carvers will not be judged for prizes.

Carvers are competing in the following categories: - Master Class: (All previous Grand Prize Winners) - Adult Expert: (Ice only, No Props) - Adult Beginner: (1st or 2nd year carving)

Sponsors are competing for traveling trophy and bragging rights.

Judging of carvings will be based on a point system in the following areas: originality and complexity of design, proportion, artistic merit.

Carving must be in good taste. This is a family event and carvings can be disqualified for nudity, vulgarity or profanity.

Carving cannot begin before 9 a.m. and must be finished before 3 p.m.

Organizers will prepare signage and post the name of the sponsor and names of the carver (s) in each location.

Carvers will provide their own tools. Suggested tools include: hand drills, saws, hatchets, ice chippers, chisels and mallets. No mechanical or electrical tools are permitted. Torches can be used. Torches help carvers with final touches and to make the ice look crystal clear. Beware, however, direct heat can also cause the ice to crack. Using a torch has little effect on judging criteria it only helps with curb appeal.

Sponsors will provide a stand for the ice block(s). This can be a table, a stack of pallets, concrete blocks, or other sturdy stand material of choice.

If you are in a sunny location, you should provide some type of shade for your ice carving.

The competition will take place regardless of weather conditions or number of entries.

Award winners will be notified and announced after the event.

If you have questions, send email to or call Corey Gransbery @ 406-529-4795

Kids cookie decorating! Come join us! The VC Cafe will host kids cookie decorating during the Virginia City Christmas Stroll! Cookies, frosting, and all the sprinkles you could use will be provided. Just bring your creative little selves!

Live Music at the Long Branch Saloon We have been rescheduled to Saturday the 11th. Join us at the Long Branch Saloon for beers, spirits, food and live music. Left For Dead is a fiddle and banjo duo that plays an exciting array of Old Time, Folk, and Country Genres. Together they take you on an exciting journey of familiar and some not so familiar tunes with roots reaching back as far as the 1700’s and up to the present. Come out and sing along with some old favorites while you enjoy an ale, a spirit of your choice, and/or a delicious meal.

Ugly Sweater Party Time to bring those awesomely hideous sweaters out and have some fun!!

Prizes for ugliest get up. Judging will happen at 10pm

That is all we could find for this weekend. Have a safe and fun weekend Southwestern Montana.

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