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Canvas Paint N Party Shop

Canvas Paint N Party Shop, 625D Barney St., invites you to Adult Paint 'n Sip parties on weekends or to plan a Teambuilding Event for up to 30 of your coworkers. They will provide the glasses, homemade cookies, aprons, canvas and paint for you to create a painting. No art experience is necessary. Register via the website calendar at www.PaintnPartyMT.com. Lucy Davis will return your call during regular business hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 1-9 p.m. The grand reopening is Saturday, Oct. 14.

benefits

St. John's Lutheran Church

St. John's Lutheran Church, 1000 Helena Ave., is inviting the public to attend the annual Fall Fest/Silent Gift Basket Auction on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 3-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Activities, games and crafts will be provided for children as well as a harvest themed bake sale. A dinner will start at 5 p.m. (free will offering). The auction will consist of numerous gift baskets and single items for bidding. All proceeds from the Fall Fest go towards the St. John's Building & Restoration Fund.

Music Teachers Association

The Helena Music Teachers Association yearly Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction is Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8:30-11 a.m. in the Great Room of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, 3580 N. Benton Ave. This year’s food includes pancakes served with four specialty syrups, ham, chocolate chip or blueberry dessert pancakes, juice and coffee. Enjoy breakfast while students serenade you with solos and ensembles. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 10-years-old and younger.

Bingo Bash

Join Rocky Mountain Development Council for Rocky’s Bingo Bash at the Premier Best Western Great Northern Hotel at 835 Great Northern Blvd., on Friday, Oct. 20, from 6-9 p.m. Local celebrity, Andy Cottrell of Cow Tipping Comedy, will provide antics and good clean fun while calling bingo numbers. There will be pizza, appetizers, popcorn, candy, and a no-host bar. There will be prizes for the winners of the bingo games.

As federal and state budgets decrease, RMDC must find additional and non-traditional forms of income. Bingo Bash will provide not only new funding, but necessary exposure for RMDC and its programs.

Tickets are $50 and available at the Neighborhood Center or by calling 406-447-1680 and asking for Kathy Marks.

Chilly Open

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Helena will host the 2017 Helena Chilly Open on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Green Meadow Country Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Teams are made up of golfers, wannabe golfers and just those who want to have fun. Players can use their golf clubs, hockey sticks, tee ball bats or tennis racquets to putt tennis balls on a 9-hole course.

Starting at noon, Green Meadow Country Club, Bert & Ernie’s, Steve’s Café, The Montana Club and Karmadillos will go head to head to make the best chili in a winner take all contest. The Chilly Open participants will feast on chili, corn bread, and of course beer, soda, hot chocolate and a special themed drink created by the GMCC staff.

Register you and your team now. Tickets are $40 per golfer or $150 for a foursome. Tee times are 11 am or 1 pm. Registration includes one round of golf, a drink voucher, chili and cornbread. Register at www.bbbs-helena.org or call 442-7479.

community

Candidate forum

Plymouth Congregational Church, in partnership with Carroll College, invites you to attend a candidate forum on Tuesday, Oct. 17, focusing on “Moral Leadership and Political Process.” The forum features candidates for the Helena City Commission and for Helena mayor, and will be held at Plymouth Church, 400 S. Oakes St., beginning at 7 p.m. All are welcome to participate in this discussion.

music

Metropolitan Dinner Club

Jack Gladstone, named “Montana’s Troubadour,” is one of Native America’s premier lyric storytellers. Gladstone illustrates Western and Native American culture through music, poetry and spoken word. He will be the featured guest at dinner Friday, Oct. 13, in the banquet room at Jorgenson’s, 1720 11th Ave. No host cocktails are at 5:30 p.m. with dinner 6 p.m. and one hour of entertainment starting at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Call Patti Shearer at 202-1766.

Old Time Fiddlers

The Montana Old Time Fiddlers will bring their music to the Pony Bar, in uptown Pony on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 2-6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public, and dancing is encouraged. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and banjo players are welcome to participate in the jam – and anyone can just come to hear some old-time fiddle music.

Call 685-3481 for more information.

Helena Blues Project

The Helena Blues Project has reunited to play at Staggering Ox, 400 Euclid Ave., on the first and third Wednesday of each month through March from 6-9 p.m. In addition to this news for the local music scene, Staggering Ox continues to support live music this season with String Beings Bluegrass Jam Session every Tuesday night, live music on Wednesdays and Fridays, plus an Open Mic night on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. There is no cover charge and all ages are welcome.

Chuck Suchy

Singer song/writer/farmer Chuck Suchy returns to Helena to perform his special original songs and stories in concert at Free Ceramics, 650 Logan St., on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, 7:30 pm. The concert will feature new work in addition to old favorites. Tickets are $15 door only, no advance sales. Those under 12 years of age will be admitted free.

Piano duet

June Lee of Townsend and Robyn Wells-McDonnell of Meridian, Idaho, are joining their talents to present an engaging piano duet program Saturday, Oct. 21, 70 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 1000 Helena Ave., in Helena and Sunday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m. at the Alliance Bible Church, 110 E. St., in Townsend. This partnership of 31 years began when Lee and Wells were undergrads at Pacific Lutheran University and assigned to be duet partners in piano ensemble class.

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The program varies widely from standard works for piano duet to hymns arranged by Lee and Wells. Composers include J.C. Bach, Schubert, Quilter, Poulenc, Piazzolla and more. There is a suggested donation of $10 per adult, families welcome. This is the first in a concert series presented by the Helena Music Teachers' Association.

history

Last Chance Gulch Corral

"Two Bold Pioneer Spirits from Boulder, Montana" will be the program for the Oct. 16 meeting of the Last Chance Gulch Corral History Dinner. Kathy Smith Dyer and Dean Hershey will portray two Jefferson County pioneers who settled in and around Boulder in the 1860s. The group will meet on the Jorgenson's Restaurant, 1720 11th Ave., lower level. No-host cocktails are available at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations are required by noon on Friday, Oct. 13. Call Shirley Thomas at 227-5953 or 431-8196.

library

Teen Writers Group

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m at the Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch. Do you like to write? Fiction, poetry, nonfiction...? Join our totally revamped group celebrating teens and writing. Beth, Public Desk Expert and writer extraordinaire, leads this group. Come ready to write and learn new ways to make your words sing.

presentations

Scriptures with Saint Augustine

On Oct. 19 at 7 p.m., join Carroll College for a presentation from The Rev. Kevin Grove, C.S.C., assistant professor of systematic theology at Notre Dame entitled "Seeing with the Eyes of Christ: Learning to Read the Scriptures with Saint Augustine." This event is free and open to the public, and will be in the Trinity Lounge.

theater

Grandstreet Theatre

Grandstreet Theatre announced their upcoming production of "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery," from Oct. 13 through Oct. 29. There will be 13 shows total on Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. To order tickets, call the Grandstreet Box Office at 447-1574, or order online at www.GrandstreetTheatre.com. Tickets are $23 for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings; $19 for Wednesday evenings and Sunday matinees; and $15 for those 18-years-old and younger.

Last Chance New Play Fest

Seeking directors, actors, and stage managers for new plays by Montana playwrights to be performed in the fourth annual Last Chance New Play Fest on Nov. 3-12. Small stipends for directors selected to direct original 10-minute plays on the theme "Artificial Intelligence." For additional information contact ETC at playsnow@heartlandplays.com or call 431-7680.

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