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Hand-Plucked Exhibit opens March 2

1+1=1 Gallery presents their new exhibit, “Hand-Plucked,” opening Friday, March 2. It features works chosen by gallery staff as well as Helena community members. Browse, mingle and enjoy refreshments from 5-8 p.m., 434 N. Last Chance Gulch.

Each piece chosen will have a short explanation of why it was “plucked.” Much like the “staff picks” section of a bookstore, this exhibit honors the different tastes and unique perspectives of people from very different walks of life and brings to light works of many styles and mediums. The exhibit runs through April 14.

For more information, visit or call 431-9931.

Family fun activity

Cardiello Art Garage will host a two-week Family Art Activity on March 11 and 18, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Family members will work on clay/fabric self-portraits. Cost is $20 per person for the two-week class. Individuals welcome too. 406-442-8165.

Cardiello Art Garage Student Art Show is March 4, 5-6:30 p.m., at Free Ceramics Studio, 650 Logan St.

Sukha Worob & Andy Rice at Holter

The Holter Museum of Art, 12 E. Lawrance, holds an opening reception for a new exhibit “It’s Crowded in Space” 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 2.

Viewers are brought into a gallery full of blank panels that have been laid out and masked in a way to begin to guide a visual conversation. It will be started and finished in a single day of collaborative printing between artists and participants.

Throughout the collaborative process, individual marks will give way to communal compositions. The end result is a quintessentially unique work born out of the collaborative efforts of artist and viewers. The exhibit in the Millikan Gallery runs through April 13.

Botanical art classes

The Kelsey Chapter of the Montana Native Plant Society sponsors an art class Drawing Plants with Jane Fournier. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch in the Large Meeting Room. To see examples of Fournier’s work, visit her website at


JeffCo library benefit

Legal Tender Pub & Bistro, 7 Legal Tender Lane, Clancy, will host a dinner/talk/fundraiser on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. Terri Atwood will talk about the 1st Special Service Force, or Devil's Brigade. The dinner will feature Italian food since the Devil's Brigade served in Italy. A portion of the tickets will go to the Northern Jefferson County Library. Tickets are $25 and reservations are required. For more information, call 406-502-1393.


Math Debate: Impossible Math Problems

Join Carroll College professors for a rousing three-person mathematical debate between Kelly Cline, Eric Sullivan and Amanda Francis. The three will tackle the topic: "The Most Important Impossible Mathematical Problems.” Each chose a mathematical problem that was proven to be impossible and demonstrate how it has changed modern mathematics.

The free, public event is at Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College, 1601 N. Benton Ave.


MHS March lecture series -- Women’s History

The March Lecture Series, which serves as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Montana Historical Society, celebrates women’s history with a different talk every Wednesday in March at noon. Lectures are $5 each. Bring a brown-bag lunch.

March 7 -- Hooverizing: Or How to Prove Your Patriotism by Cooking Without Eggs, Wheat, Sugar, Butter, Meat ... . In 1917, President Wilson appointed Herbert Hoover the federal Food Administrator. He was so successful during WWI in stirring national conscience about voluntary food rationing that the term “Hooverizing” came to symbolize wartime successes in food conservation. Reference Historian, Zoe Ann Stoltz will describe how Montana women embraced — or stumbled over — the challenges inherent to food conservation, and share recipes, strategies, and stories from the period.

Other March lecture topics include Mary Ronan and Her Circle of Friends, March 14; A Strong Woman: The Life of Evelyn Cameron, March 21; and On Her Own Terms: The Outfitting Adventures of Mary Faith Hoeffner, March 28.

For more information, call Katie White at 444-9553 or email at Seating is first come, first served, and is limited to 57 people, call or email Katie to reserve a spot and get your name on the list. Payment is accepted at the door the day of the program. Arriving at least 10 minutes early is recommended. The Historical Society is located at 225 N. Roberts.


The songs and stories of Malvina Reynolds

The music of ‘60s songwriter Malvina Reynolds, as presented by her daughter, Nancy Schimmel and Helena musician Judy Fjell, is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Free Ceramics, 650 Logan St.

Schimmel, Malvina’s daughter, experienced firsthand her mother’s protest stories and songs in Berkeley, California.

Fjell has written about 300 songs, performed on stages throughout the country, taught and performed in Japan and has arranged and recorded many of her own Malvina Reynolds’ favorites.

Reynolds was beloved throughout the folk scene in the ‘60s and collaborated regularly with Pete Seeger. Many of her songs are still performed 40 years after her death. Tickets are $15 with students/low income $10.

Fjell and Schimmel will also sing at a worship service 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 11, at Big Sky UU Fellowship, 400 S Oakes.

‘The Duke of Bachata’ plays at the Myrna Loy

Born in the countryside near Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano’s first guitar was made from fishing line and a discarded metal box.

Today, he is an internationally touring bachata star.

He and his band will perform his unique mix of African and Spanish-based soul music 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at the Myrna Loy.

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Soriano was just 13 when he hitched a ride from his rural village to Santo Domingo and began to work with some of the island's greatest bachata stars.

Three decades later, he’s the one at center stage, but hasn’t forgotten the rural roots of the bachata he learned and loved as a child.

Tickets are $22 and are available at 443-0287, online at, or at the box office, 15 N. Ewing.


Wildfire focus of March lecture series

The theme for the Last Chance Audubon March Natural History Lecture series is "Wildfire in Montana: Its History, Science, and Impact on Habitat." Programs are at 7 p.m., the first four Mondays of March and are held at Montana Wild, 2668 Broadwater Ave.

March 5 – "Options for Dealing with Climate Change and Wildfire." Steve Running will present options for dealing with climate change and wildfire. Running received his PhD in forest ecology from Colorado State and has been professor of global ecology at University of Montana since 1979. He is a land team leader for the NASA Earth Observing System, author of over 300 scientific articles, and shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

Other March lecture topics include: March 12 – "Restoration of Montana’s Fire-Dependent Forests" with Stephen Arno and Carl Fiedler; March 19 – "Birds and Fire" with Kristina Smucker; and March 26 – "Elk and Wildfire in the Bitterroot Valley" with Kelly Proffitt. For more information, contact Brian Shovers at


‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

Helena Theatre Company and Carroll College launch a joint theater production, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” It opens Friday, March 9, at Carroll's Flex Theater in the Carroll Campus Center (CUBE), 1601 N. Benton Ave.

The co-production runs 7:30 pm. March 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, and 24.

Adult tickets are $16 and students are $10.

Carroll Night Sunday, March 18, is Carroll faculty, staff, students, with ticket prices of $3 and $3 discount on group tickets of eight or more.

The play is the 2015 Tony winner for Best Play and was only just been released for theaters to secure the rights.

Staged reading

Free Ceramics hosts a free staged reading of the play "HIR" by Taylor Mac at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at 650 Logan St.

Donations of $5 welcome.


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