Weekend Guide July 14-16

Weather and Events for Fri.-Sun.
The Dillon Jaycees annual Demolition Derby returns to the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Friday: HEAT ALERT! Only small chance of isolated showers with temperatures rising into low 90s in afternoon, when winds will shift to from NE to SW and rise to near 10 mph.
Friday Night: Temperatures falling to about 60 degrees by dawn, with light winds from the south.

Saturday: HEAT ALERT! High into low 90s again in early afternoon, with about a 50 percent chance of showers and light winds from the south, shifting to from the NE around noon, and then to back from the south in the afternoon and increasing to about 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Chances of showers to midnight, with temperatures dropping beneath 60 as dawn approaches, winds up to 10 mph from the south.

Sunday: High temps into mid-80s, with SW wind gusts above 10 mph in afternoon and chances of late afternoon showers.
Sunday Night: Low temperatures falling below 60 degrees near dawn, with little chance of rain after dusk and SSW winds up to 10 mph.

Lynx talk Fri.

The 2017 Get to Know Your Wildlife Neighbors free speaker series continues with a presentation on Lynx by Jay Kolbe, of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, at Lion's Club Park in Ennis, on Friday, July 14, starting at 6 p.m. A 5 p.m. ice cream social will precede Kolbe’s talk. For more information, contact Chelsea Pardo at (406) 682-3148 or mrfbswc@gmail.com.

Cancer fundraiser Sat.
Teams involved in the 2017 Dillon Relay for Life will team up for a Yard Sale on Saturday, July 15, in the parking lot outside Dillon Video, 447 N. Montana St. in Dillon. For more information, call Misti Wahl at 406-925-9054.

Big Hole River Day Sat.
Big Hole River Day takes place Saturday, July 15, centered at the Wise River Club, 65013 MT Hwy 43 in Wise River. This annual celebration of the Big Hole River will include an 8–11 a.m. pancake breakfast at the fire department, followed by kids activities, a casting competition, auctions, raffles, vendors, artisans and crafts people, a 2–7 p.m. brew fest, and live music by Smokestack and the Foothill Fury Band, the Heather Lingle Band and the F.O.G. Band, starting at noon, plus a prime rib dinner hosted by the Wise River Club. For more information, call 406-560-7089 or online at www.bhrf.org.

Irish music fest Sat.
Shamrock on the Ruby will offer live Irish music by the Ruby River in Alder on Saturday, July 15, starting at 4 p.m. The event will feature tunes from Dublin Gulch, Ken O’Malley and Chad Okrusch, at 422 Upper Ruby Rd. in Alder. Tickets cost $15 per person, and food and beverages will be available for purchase at the concert site. For directions and more information, call Dan at 406-842-5940.

Bannack Days Sat.–Sun.
Bannack State Park presents 2017 Bannack Days, Saturday–Sunday, July 15–16. The annual celebration of the more than a century and a half of colorful history of the former gold mining boom town and first capital of the Montana Territory will include traditional music, food, skill demonstrations, gold panning, live gunfight reenactments, wagon rides and more, all day, each day. For more information, go to www.bannack.org/ or call 406-834-3413.

Farmers Market Sat.
The Dillon Farmers Market will continue to offer “the homegrown and handmade” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through Sept. 23 in the Wells Fargo parking lot on the west side of Montana Street in downtown Dillon. For more information, call Katie Bump at 683-6735 or email nativeplants@montana.com.

Twin market Saturdays
The Twin Bridges Farmers Market will convene Saturdays through September from 9 a.m. to noon to offer locally baked goods, fruits, flowers and vegetables from local and Hutterite vendors in Main Street Park between the Firehall and The Old Hotel in Twin Bridges. For more information, call 406-596-1978 or email cmartin@3riversnet.net.

Chief Joseph talk this weekend
The Big Hole National Battlefield’s 2017 Summer Speaker Series continues with a presentation on the Chief Joseph band by William Timentwa at noon and 3 p.m. on both Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16. A U.S. Navy vet, enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes and descendant of Chief Joseph’s famous band, Timentwa “possesses extensive knowledge of traditional culture, beliefs and tribal customs.” For more information, call 406-689-3155.

Demo Derby Sat.
The Dillon Jaycees annual Demolition Derby comes to the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds, on Saturday, July 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at various locations around Dillon. For more information, call 406-683-5771 or email dillonjaycees@ymail.com.

Youth Rodeo Sun.
The Glen Pioneers Youth Rodeo will take place Sunday, July 16, starting at 10 a.m. on the Jim and Cheyenne Garrison Ranch, 1071 Burma Rd. in Glen. Open to those in youth age groups Superstarters (8–10 years old), Juniors (11–13) and Seniors (14-and-up), the rodeo will include Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping (for junior and seniors), Flag Racing, Goat Tail Tying (for Superstarters), Goat Tying (for Juniors and Seniors), Key Hole Racing, Pole Bending, Team Roping (for Juniors and Seniors) and a surprise non-horse event. Team ropers must rope with an adult 18 years or older. Jeans, long-sleeved shirts, cowboy boots and helmets are REQUIRED! For entry information, call Cheyenne Garrison (406-925-1580) or Shannon McWilliams at the Beaverhead County Extension Office Shannon McWilliams (683-3769).

All ages tennis camp starts Mon.
The 18th Annual Community Tennis Camp is set for 9–11 a.m. July 17–19 at the tennis courts on Cottom Drive across from Dillon Middle School. Adults are welcome to participate in this camp designed for ages 8 and older overseen by tennis coaches from Beaverhead County High School. The camp fee of $30 incluces a t-shirt. To register, call Jenny Waldorf (683-2056) or Lois Woodard (406-925-1656).