Weather, Events and a Deadline in coming days

Friday: Chilly, as temperatures reach their high point in the mid-20s in the afternoon, with 8–15 mph winds from the north driving wind chill temperatures to just below zero degrees and an approximately 60 percent chance of snow with potential accumulations of less than an inch.
Friday Night: Chance of snow about 25 percent in the hours before and after midnight with accumulation of less than half an inch, as temperatures drop to about 10 degrees and winds blow from the north at around 6 mph.

Saturday: About a 10 percent chance of snow with light accumulations just after dawn, when temperatures will hover in the lower teens before rising toward an afternoon high in the upper 20s as winds shift to from the west at around 8 mph with gusts of double that force.
Saturday Night: With temperatures falling into the lower teens and SSW winds blowing 10–16 mph after midnight, the wind value temperatures could fall to just above zero degrees, as the chance of snow remains minimal.

Sunday: The wind value temperature could approach zero degrees after dawn as temperatures drop to the mid-teens and SSW winds blow 12–20 mph, and the chance of snow remains slight.
Sunday Night: The chance of snow will peak at around 50 percent in the hours after midnight, when temperatures toward a low in the low teens and SSW winds 12–21 mph drive the wind value temperature down to near zero degrees.

Assistance with public assistance Fridays

The Dillon Public Library will host a workstation for those seeking help filling out forms to gain public assistance 1–4:30 p.m. on Fridays. Both case managers from the recently closed Office of Public Assistance in Dillon will be donating their time to assist community members in filling out their applications or renewals. For more information, call 683-4544 or stop by the Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon.

Cancer fundraiser Fri.
Hosted by the Barrett Hospital Foundation and the Dillon Jaycees Auxiliary, a Bras for a Cause Pink Zone Wine Tasting on behalf of the fight against breast cancer will take place Friday, Feb. 9, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Beaverhead Golf Course clubhouse. Tickets to the event cost $25 each, and can be bought in advance in Dillon at The Booksore, The Bank of Commerce, Farmers Union Insurance or the Barrett Hospital Foundation office. For more information, call Carlee Hale at 406-925-1594 or Brooke Erb at 683-6737.

UMW basketball matinee Sat.
The University of Montana Western men’s and women’s basketball teams will play rare afternoon games on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Western women will look to extend their winning streak to nine games in a 2 p.m. showdown with the University of Providence (formerly the University of Great Falls), while the Bulldog men try to keep a grip on first place in the Frontier Conference standings in a 4 p.m. game against the Argos. For ticket information, call 683-7220.

Family Dance & Social Sat.
The VFW & Auxiliary Free Family Dance and Social will take place 7–10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Dillon Elks Lodge, 27 E. Center St. in downtown Dillon. The fundraising event will feature live music by Willy James, as well as live and silent auctions, door prizes, grab bags, 50/50 drawings and a light buffet.

Afterschool program signup by Fri.
The signup deadline is Friday, Feb. 9, for Keep It Kind— the Feb. 12–16 installment of the Southwestern Montana Family YMCA’s Adventures in Afterschool Program that will send students in grades K–5 around the community to spread kindness in honor of Valentine’s Day week. Registration costs $25 per child and can be completed at the YMCA 75 Swenson Way in Dillon. For more information, call 683-9622.