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Justin Case Band plays final Alive@Five

The Justin Case Band plays rock ‘n’ roll Wednesday, Aug. 14, for the final Alive@Five of the season. Music is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Women’s Park by band members Mike Killeen on guitar; Luke Michelson, bass; and Jeremy Slead, drums.

This hometown Helena band is known for their 1970s-1990s covers. Expect to hear and dance to tunes from such bands as the Allman Brothers, Three Dog Night, Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam.

Helena Folk Collective debut listening session

The Helena Folk Collective holds its debut Listening Session Wednesday, Aug. 14, 8:30 to 10 p.m. at Free Ceramics, 650 Logan St.

It will be a (mostly) acoustic celebration of creativity, songwriting and collaboration in and around the Helena Valley.

It features sets of music from local performer, luminary and social activist Judy Fjell; Sacramento's songwriter of the year, Jessica Malone; and habitual sidemen/ singer/songwriters Sam Smetana and Ricky Schade (Goodnight Sunrise, Wilma Laverne Miner, VALIS, Jollymonster, Rag Dogs).

Suggested donation $10.

Eclectic blues and rock at Lewis & Clark

Too Slim & The Taildraggers will perform at the Lewis & Clark Taproom, 1517 Dodge Ave., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Tim Langford has won multiple individual awards for Best Guitarist, Best Slide Guitarist, and Best Songwriter and the band are in the Hall of Fame in three Northwest blues societies. 

Creating an eclectic style of blues and rock that has become a genre all its own, Tim “Too Slim” Langford’s ever-evolving musical direction cannot easily be classified. Too Slim and the Taildraggers effortlessly cross genres, flavoring Blues with Rock and Americana, they appeal to audiences of varying musical tastes. Cover charge is $5. 

family

Stackfest celebrates East Helena

East Helena is holding an old-fashioned town-wide picnic to mark the 10th anniversary of its smelter smokestacks coming down and to celebrate what the community is today.

Activities run 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug 10, in Main Street Park and everyone is welcome.

The evening will feature live music by Dill Hill, Art in the Park, and a storytelling mini-fest hosted by Improv Mining Company. There will be yard games for kids, food trucks and a beer and wine garden.

For more information, visit themyrnaloy.com/stackfest-2019.

fundraiser

Support Our Girls! fundraiser upcoming

Get your tickets online now for Support Our Girls! fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 15, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall Atrium.

Join your friends for a sassy night out with cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres to benefit the young families at Florence Crittenton.

This fun, classy night is known for featuring a hilarious auction of fabulously decorated bras with some incredible packages created by talented local bratists. Back this year are a designer handbag silent auction, the wine pulls and raffle.

Tickets are $50 each or $450 for a table of 10 and are available online at www.florencecrittenton.org or by phone at 442-6950 x204. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

community

‘Night Under the Stars’ at Cohesion Dance

Montana teens and young adults with chronic illnesses are invited to a special ‘Night Under the Stars’ —a hospital prom for young people ages 15-23, to be held at Cohesion Dance, 1020 Argyle St., Friday, Aug. 16, from 7-11 p.m.

Put on your dancing shoes and come out for a night of music, dancing and lots of fun.

Bring a friend or make some new ones there. We’ll have a DJ and delicious refreshments by Park Avenue Bakery and the Vanilla Bean. Adult chaperones. Brought to you by Dancing Through the Storm, an organization supporting teens and young adults across Montana dealing with chronic illness.

Tickets are required but will be provided free with an RSVP to dancingthroughthestorm406@gmail.com.

Hospital proms have become popular events at children’s hospitals around the country as a way to provide some fun and social support for younger patients who may be socially isolated.

For more information, see dancingthroughthestorm on Facebook or contact dancingthroughthestorm@gmail.com.

Carroll College

Fundraising dinner for clean water in Uganda

Carroll College Engineers without Borders and The Julius Foundation invite the community to a dinner on Thursday, Aug. 22, in honor of Father Julius Bwowe from Uganda, Africa.

A 5 p.m. social hour is followed by dinner at 6 at the Carroll College Campus Center lower level.

Talks include an update on the EWB clean-water project in the village of Kawango; and a brief description by Father Julius of other development projects at Holy Trinity School.

Buy your tickets by Aug. 14; $20, adults; $10, children 12 and under; available at thejuliusfoundation.org; or Trinity Books and Gifts,1530 Cedar St., or send a check to The Julius Foundation, 3312 Dunlap Dr., Helena, MT 59602.

More information available at The Julius Foundation.

Stuff the Bus with Carroll alumni

Carroll alumni host an Aug. 15, 5 p.m. event at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, 48 N. Last Chance Gulch, to support of the Angel Fund and the 13th Annual "Stuff the Bus." Bring any school supply item(s) listed, and enjoy music, light snacks and a no-host bar while supporting a very important cause in Helena. Supplies needed: crayons, markers, dry erase markers, backpacks, notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, highlighters, pens or a check made out to Angel Fund.

film

‘A Dog's Purpose’ showing at free movie night

Helena Church of Conscious Living presents a free movie night, featuring “A Dog's Purpose,” rated PG-13.

A devoted dog discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Starts 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, St. John's Building, Inspiration Hall.

theater

‘Henry IV, Part I’ and ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

Montana Shakespeare in the Park performs two free plays this coming week, Aug. 13, Tuesday, Townsend, “Henry IV Part I,” 6 p.m., Heritage Park; and Aug. 14, Wednesday, Boulder, “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 6 p.m., Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

‘Sister Act’ on stage at Grandstreet

When wannabe disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), this uplifting musical is filled with toe-tapping songs, outrageous show- stopping dancing and a truly moving story.

Shows are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 17. Tickets are $20 Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday matinees; $24 Thursday-Saturdays; and $16 for 18 years old and under. Order them at the box office 447-1574 (afternoons), or online at www.GrandstreetTheatre.com or at Grandstreet Theatre, 325 N.Park Ave.

events

Worship and Picnic by the Creek in Clancy

Clancy United Methodist Church holds a picnic and service 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, behind the church at 6 North Main St. A picnic lunch will follow with hamburgers, hotdogs, condiments and table service. Side dishes or desserts to share welcome.

11th Annual Jefferson City Community/Kid’s Day

A community and kid’s day are set for the Jefferson City Fire Hall, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.

Learn to use a fire extinguisher, shoot water from fire hoses at targets, tour the fire hall. Hamburgers/hot dogs on sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Helena movie listings

Cinemark

760 Great Northern, 800-326-3264 ext. 2118, cinemark.com

  • Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, PG-13
  • The Lion King, PG
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold, PG
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, PG-13
  • Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, R
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain, PG
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home, PG-13
  • Toy Story 4, G
  • Yesterday, PG-13

Myrna Loy

15 N. Ewing, 443-0287, myrnaloycenter.com

  • Echo in the Canyon, PG-13
  • Wild Rose, R

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