Wednesday, July 22, 2020

No Rotary today

Dillon Rotary will not conduct its weekly Wednesday meeting today, July 22. The club will next convene on July 29, at noon, in the Guild Hall of St. James Episcopal Church, 203 E. Glendale St. For more information, email Mike Blando at or Tina Giem at

Kids movie today

A free showing of the children’s film “Trolls World Tour” will happen at the Depot Theatre on South Montana Street in downtown Dillon, starting at 3 p.m. today Wednesday, July 22, Part of the Dillon Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program, the film screening is free and open to all. For more information, call 683-4544.

Renaissance Faire Thurs.

A costumed kids parade will begin at 10 a.m. in the old Shopko parking lot on East Helena Street and proceed through downtown Dillon to Depot Park, where a Renaissance Faire and Fairytale Ball and book sale will follow on Thursday, July 23, as part of the final week of Dillon Public Library 2020 Summer Reading Program event. For more information, see the story on page 4 or 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. For more information, go to the event Facebook page.

Reading & walking Fri.

Walk and Talk Books—a weekly gathering that offers people the chance to get some exercise while discussing books—will head around the walking trail by Dillon’s Southwestern Montana Family YMCA for the final time on Friday, July 24, starting at 9 a.m. as part of the Dillon Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 683-4544.

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 or see the story on this page.

Art Walk canceled

The Art Walk planned for July 25 in conjunction with Dillon History Days has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Library Board meets July 29

The Dillon Public Library Board will hold its next monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on July 29 in City Council Chambers, 125 N. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call 683-4544.

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 that take place every July in Jaycee Park in downtown Dillon due to “social distancing concerns, and governmental regulation uncertainties surrounding the COVID 19 virus.” The annual SMAC-sponsored 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 canceled

The University of Montana Western has cancelled all its youth sports camps for this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, email or call 406-925-0521, or go to

Assistance with assistance

During July and August, the local Resource Assistance Center, 205 E. Center St. in Dillon, will be open on an appointmentonly basis on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1–5 p.m. To make an appointment, call 406-988-0360. For more information about help available through the Office of Public Assistance, call 406-496-4947 on July 22, Aug. 5 and Aug.19. Information on SNAP and Medicaid can be gained on days when the direct line is not available by calling 888-706-1535 or at For more on unemployment benefits, go to Montanaworks. gov or call 406-494-0300. Those wishing to get information on other public assistance matters should call 406-988-0360.

Great Harvest Bake Days July 29-31

Dillon’s Great Harvest Bread Company will open their doors for a Bake Day event July 29th to July 31st. The event will be raising dough to support the Barrett Hospital Foundation and their Equipment and Technology Endowment fund. The funds will ensure the most advanced equipment and technology is available for current and future generations using the hospital and its services.

Great Harvest invites everyone to stock up on the fresh out-of-the-oven breads and treats. The bakery, located at 25 E. Glendale St, will be open July 29th-July 31st 7a.m. to 2 p.m. Online ordering and curbside delivery will be available. Social distancing protocol will be followed in the lobby. For more information or to order online visit or www.facebook. com/GreatHarvestUniversity.

Seed Catalog still sowing

People can gain free seeds ffrom the Dillon Public Library’s Seed Catalogue. For more information, call 683-4544.