In Brief

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

History event meeting today

The Community Affairs Committee of the Dillon City Council will meet at noon, today, Wednesday, June 24, in City Council Chambers, 125 N. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. The group is set to discuss the Dillon History Days multi-day event set for late July. For more information, call Stacey at 683-4245 or email

Davis at Rotary today

Elise Davis, of the area ambulance service, will act as guest speaker for the noon lunch meeting of Dillon Rotary set for today in the Guild Hall of St. James Episcopal Church, 203 E. Glendale St. Davis will offer information about ambulance services provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email Tina Giem at

Puppet show today

Puppeteer Markie Sholz will return to Dillon today, Wednesday, June 24, to present a 3 p.m. puppet show on Imagining Dragons, starting at the Museum Depot Theater on South Montana Street in downtown Dillon. For more information, call 683-4544.

Art Social today

The next installment of the weekly Art Social at Birkenbuel Brands will happen 5-8 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 24, at 25 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon, with special guest artist Mike Robinson, who uses sage brush to make jewelry and other items. Refreshments, light snacks and pleasant conversation will be available. For more information, email corybirk@, or call 406-925-0940.

Library Board meets today

The Board of Trustees for the Dillon Public Library will hold its next monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 24, in Dillon City Council Chambers, 125 N. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. For more information,. call 683-4544.

Twisted Tales Thurs.

The Dillon Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program will offer an event shaped around A New Twist on Old Tales from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 25, at the Museum Depot on South Montana Street in downtown Dillon. For more information, call 683-4544.

Sheridan Street Bazaar Thurs.

The weekly Sheridan Street Bazaar will take to the streets and sidewalks of downtown Sheridan 5–8 p.m. with a Classic Car Cruise and goods offered by area growers and vendors, on Thursdays through Aug. 21.

Reading, walking event Fri.

Walk and Talk Books—a weekly gathering that offers people the chance to get some exercise while getting strolling and extolling on books—will head around the walking trail by Dillon’s Southwestern Montana Family YMCA on Friday, June 26, starting at 9 a.m. For more information, call the Dillon Public Library at 683-4544.

Concert Fri.

“Break the Silence” with Music in the Park will happen Friday, June 26, starting at 6 p.m. at the Jaycee Park Amphitheater in downtown Dillon. The free family event will feature music by Wally Congdon, Billy Christensen, Steve Ingram, Keri Wendt, Vern Love, Tom McEldry, River Dulisio and Mark Duggleby.

Ranch clinic Fri.–Sun.

Bradley Livestock in Twin Bridges will host an Intro to Ranch Roping workshop led by Martin Black Friday–Sunday, June 26–28. Preregistration is required. For more information, contact Brianna at 406-260- 8391 or lazybhangingdiamond@

Teens Tues.

Teen Night for the Dillon Public Library’s Summer Reading program on Tuesday, June 30, will feature Paint Ball 6–8 p.m. at L&S Ready Mix, 2500 Hwy 91 N. For more information, call 683-4544.

Rockhounds Anonymous Sat.

An exploratory meeting for the formation of a new exploration group, Rockhounds Anonymous, will convene, Saturday, June 27, at 3 p.m. in African Oasis, 36 N. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. Those interested in exploring geological sites in the area, rock piles and abandoned mines, are urged to attend. For more information, call 406-988-0725.

Reading with dogs Mon.

The weekly Reading Goes to the Dogs program that allows kids struggling with reading to share a book with a friendly, nonjudgmental canine will gather 10–11 a.m. at the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call 683-4544.

Blood drive Tues.

A Blood Drive will take place Tuesday, June 30, at the Southwestern Montana Family YMCA, 75 Swenson Way in Dillon, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767 ).

Kids movie July 1

A free screening of film comedy “Trolls: World Tour” will take place next Wednesday, July 1, at 3 p.m. in the Depot Theatre on South Montana Street in downtown Dillon as part of the Dillon Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 683-4544.

Parade July 4

The White Hat Coalition’s annual Memorial Day Parade has been rescheduled to July 4, starting at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 406-660-4429 or email

Dillon History Days July 24–26

The inaugural Dillon History Days will celebrate the city’s rich and varied history July 24–26 in various locations around town through various activities. For more information, call Stacey at 683-4245.

Golf tourney Aug. 1

The 28th Annual Scholarship Scramble golf tourney put on by the University of Montana Western Athletics Department has been postponed until Aug. 1. For more information, go to

Museum hrs. reset

The Beaverhead County Museum at 15 S. Montana St. in downtown Dillon, has reopened and is maintaining hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 683-5027.

Sr. Center open again

The Beaverhead Senior Center at 126 S. Montana St. has reopened, operating during the same hours it did prior to closing earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The weekly Congregate Meals program at the Senior Center has yet to resume. Senior Center visitors can wear masks or face coverings at their discretion, but will need to sign a waiver. For more information, call Jim Carpita at 683-4265.

SMAC cancellations, reschedulings

The Southwest Montana Arts Council (SMAC) has canceled its 2020 Dinner in the Park concerts. The annual SMACsponsored performance by Shakespeare in the Park set for this summer in Dillon has also been canceled due to the performance company in Bozeman calling off its 2020 tour until further notice. SMAC’s performances of the play “Barefoot in the Park,” as well as its hosting of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival that had been set for April will be rescheduled to a later date, when season tickets for its 2019–2020 season will be honored. For more information, email

UMW sports camps delayed

The University of Montana Western is postponing its youth sports camps originally set for June until July. For more information, email or call 406-925-0521, or go to

NRA Banquet further delayed

The Southwest Montana Friends of the NRA’s 15th Annual Banquet reset to Saturday, May 30, has been postponed again due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic until this summer. For more information, call 683-9844 or 683-2308.