Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Concert group releases schedule

Dillon Concert Association’s annual meeting will be held at the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, July 14, at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend.

The 2021-2022 series will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 16, with Presidio Brass, a bold generation in brass entertainment. Performing on Thursday, Oct. 14, is Veritas, a male vocal quintet. Vieness Duo, four hands on one piano, will captivate our attention on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Kassia Ensemble, a rare combination of string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello) and trumpet, grace our stage on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry by Sultans of String on Tuesday, May 10.

Look forward to receiving membership renewals in the mail following the annual meeting. Please contact Laurie Hagenbarth at 683-5050 or Pat Brown at 925-0618.

Upcoming Weed Days

Beaverhead County Weed Days sends volunteer crews out to various locations, on various days during the summer, to battle the spread of invasive weeds. The next mission will happen today, Wednesday, July 14, when the weeds of Wisdom will be targeted, with volunteers assembling at the County Road Shop 8 a.m.—the same time weed warriors will gather at the Wise River Fire Hall on Friday, July 16 and then at the bus turnaround in Argenta to fight weeds in that area on Saturday, July 17, and on Tuesday, July 20, at the Chief Joseph Turnoff to take it to weeds in Ravalli and Beaverhead County. For more information, call 683-3790.

Morganthaler at Rotary today

Michelle McIsaac Morganthaler will act as guest speaker at the noon lunch meeting of Dillon Rotary today, Wednesday, July 14, in the Guild Hall of St. James Episcopal Church, 203 E. Glendale St. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary is invited to attend. For more information, email John O’Brien at or Tina Giem at

Co. Planning Bd. today

The Beaverhead County Planning Board will convene at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 14, in the Sheriff’s Annex of the Beaverhead County Courthouse in downtown Dillon. For more information, call 683-3750.

Movie matinee today “Tom and Jerry” will hit the screen at the Depot Theater, 125 S. South Montana St. in downtown Dillon as the 3 p.m. free weekly matinee movie on Wednesday, July 14. For more information about this Dillon Public Library Summer Reading Program event, call 683-4544.

Horse clinic today The 4-H Horse Project will host a Ride Night on the Beaverhead County Fairgrounds in Dillon, today, Wednesday, July 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Beaverhead County Extension at 683-3785.

VFW meets today

VFW Bill Carroll Post 9040 will convene at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 14, at American Legion Hall, 437 E. Glendale St. All combat vets are invited to attend. For more information, call PJ at 683-3590.

Amazing Creatures on Thurs.

“Amazing Creatures” will be the theme for the 10 a.m. program presented Thursday, July 15, at The Depot on South Montana Street in downtown Dillon. For more information about this Dillon Public Library event, call 683-4544.

Chamber event Thurs.

The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture will hold a Lunch ‘n’ Learn with guest speaker Randy Bailey of the Dillon Air Service on Thursday, July 15, starting at noon in The Den, 725 N. Montana St. in Dillon. To make reservations, call 683-5511 or email info@

Farmers Market Sat.

The weekly Dillon Farmers Market will offer its unique blend of locally grown foods and locally made crafts, plus more, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through Sept. 18. For more information, call 683-6735 or go to www.dillonfarmersmarket.

Movie matinee today

Bannack Days Sat.–Sun.

The annual Bannack Days will celebrate one of the most colorful places in Montana history with a variety of historical demonstrations, reenactments and activities Saturday–Sunday, July 17–18 at Bannack State Park. For more information, call 406-834-3413 or visit www. Reading help Mon.

Reading Goes to the Dogs provides canine friends for young readers on Mondays this month starting at 10 a.m. in the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call 683-4544. Murder Mystery for Teens Tues.

Teen Tuesdays will stage a Murder Mystery Dinner on Tuesday, July 20, in Depot Park in downtown Dillon, as part of the Dillon Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 683-4544. Painting class starts July 22

A four-session Pastel & Watercolor Painting course for ages 10–18 will start July 22 at Tendoy Fine Art, 35 E. Bannack St. in downtown Dillon. The class will consist of a quartet of 3–4:30 p.m. sessions meeting on consecutive Thursdays and Fridays. To reserve a spot or get more information, call 406- 660-3007.

Grayling presentation July 22

The 2021 Wildlife Speaker Series returns July 22 with a 6:30 p.m. presentation on Arctic Grayling, featuring three experts. All in “Webinar” format on Zoom, this year’s programs in the Wildlife Speaker Series can be pre-registered for at

Art Walk July 23

The annual Summer Art Walk will happen in various locations in Downtown Dillon 5–8 p.m. on July 23. For more information, call Cory at 406-925-0240.

4-H Camp July 23–24

Beaverhead County 4-H Camp will meet July 23–24. For more information, call Beaverhead County Extension at 683-3785.

History Days July 23–25

The Second Annual Dillon History Days: The Changing West 1900 to 1930, will happen July 23–25 in various locations around the city. The celebration will include a car show, live music, films, a BBQ cookoff, picnic, sidewalk sales and more. The PSRA Dillon Senior Pro Rodeo will run concurrently at Beaver head County Fairgrounds. For more information, call Stacey at 683-4245 or email

UMW golf tourney July 31

The University of Montana Western’s 28th annual Scholarship Scramble golf tourney will tee off at 8 a.m. on July 31 at Beaverhead Golf Course in Dillon. The registration deadline is July 23. To register a team, contact Mike Larsen at 683-7341 or michael.larsen1@

Bannack dance concert July 31

A dance with music by the “Best of Bannack” will take place at the Group Use Pavilion in Bannack State Park on July 31. For more information, call 406-834-3413 or email

Young Artist Camp Aug. 2–6

The Young Artist Summer Camp: Exploring Nature Through Art for ages 10–18 will convene Aug. 2–6 through Tendoy Fine Art. Younger campers will meet 9 a.m. to noon, with the older students convening 1–4 p.m. for sessions on art journaling, drawing nature on location, painting with watermedia, and paper mache sculpture. Class size will be limited. To sign up or learn more, call 660-3007 or stop by Tendoy at 35 E. Bannack St. in downtown Dillon. Russell tribute show Aug. 7

Bannack State Park will host “A Tribute to Charlie Russell” on Aug. 7, starting at 7 p.m. The evening of traditional cowboy tunes will be performed by Phil Page. For more information, call 406-834-3413 or email

Madison Co. Fair Aug. 11–15

The Madison County Fair will stage numerous events and exhibits Aug. 11–15 on the fairgrounds in Twin Bridges. For more information, call 406-684-5824 or go to the fair’s Facebook page.

Food pantries Wednesdays

The Beaverhead Community Food Pantry, 131 E. Helena in Dillon, distributes food on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to all community members requesting assistance. For more information, call 406-660-4500. The Twin Bridges Helping Hand Food Pantry, located upstairs above the Twin library at 206 S. Main St., will open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone in need for food is invited. For more information, email

Free kids meals available

Dillon School District #10 will provide free weekday summer breakfasts and lunches to those aged 0–18 during the summer. Meals can be picked up Monday through Friday noon to 1 p.m. at the kitchen doors off the staff parking lot behind Parkview Elementary School, 32 Cottom Drive in Dillon. For more information, call 406-925- 3688.

Pinochle three days a week

A friendly game of Pinochle can found 1–4 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Mondays at the Beaverhead Senior Center, 126 S. Montana St. in downtown Dillon. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 683-6206.

Assistance with assistance Wednesdays

The Resource Assistance Center at 205 E. Center St. will be open Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding the lunch hour). For more information, call 406-988-0360.

Seed Library sowing

The Dillon Public Library’s Seed Library is up and sowing for the 2021 growing season, distributing heritage seeds for fruits, vegetables and flowers for members, who are asked to keep track of their experiences with the seeds and report how they did at the end of the summer. To get started, come into the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call 683-4544.