Weekend Guide Sept. 8-10

Upcoming Weather, Events and Deadlines

Judge apps through Sept. 15
Anyone wishing to apply to fill the position of Dillon city court judge until local voters select a new judge in November can pick up an application at Dillon City Hall, 125 N. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. Applications are due back by 5 p.m. Sept. 15. For more information, call 683-4245.

Y program deadline today
Parents and guardians wishing to sign up their children in K–5 for next week’s Adventures in Afterschool program at the Southwestern Montana Family YMCA need to do so by the end of today, Friday, Sept. 15. Titled “It’s Only Natural,” the program will run 4–5:30 p.m. Sept. 18–22 and show participants how to use items found in nature to play games, conduct experiments and create projects The cost is $25 per child. For more information, call 683-9622 or stop by the local YMCA, 75 Swenson Way in Dillon.

Friday: Partly cloudy and smoky skies today, with high temperatures climbinginto the mid-80s by late afternoon, when the chance of rain will rise from near zero to around 15 percent and winds from the south will increase from 5 mph to 10 mph, with occasional gusts twice as forceful.
Friday Night: The chance of precipitation will remain around 15 percent until about 4 a.m., when it will decline to near zero and temperatures will reach a low of around 50 degrees; winds will continue from the south at around 10 mph, with occasional gusts to about 18 mph.

Saturday: Chance of rain around 15 percent throughout the day, with temperatures rising to around 8 mph in the afternoon and winds continuing from the south at around 10 mph in the morning with occasional gusts twice as powerful through smoky skies.

Saturday Night: Southern winds of around 7 mph until later afternoon, when winds could increase to above 10 mph, with scattered thunderstorms possible until midnight and temperatures declining to near 50 by dawn.

Sunday: Temperatures peaking at about 80 degrees in the afternoon under smoky skies, with little to no chance of rain and southern winds of about 8 mph shifting to from the northwest after dusk.

Apocalypse talk today
The monthly Inquiry Classes in Dillon will resume today, Friday, Sept. 8, with a 5:30 p.m. discussion of The Apocalypse” led by Fr. Russell Radoicich of Butte’s Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church in Room 150 of Main Hall on the University of Montana Western campus in Dillon. Believers and non-believers are welcome to attend monthly Inquiry Classes to explore the history and oral traditions of the church founded by the apostles of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago. Topics will change each month. For more information, call Toni Sullivan at 406-865-0081.

1957 Class Reunion this weekend
The Beaverhead County High School Class of 1957 will hold a its 60-Year Class Reunion this weekend, with an informal gathering today, Friday, Sept. 8, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Beaverhead Brewing Co., 218 S. Montana St. in downtown Dillon, followed tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 9, by a 6 p.m. dinner at the Beaverhead Country Club. Classmates and friends are invited to attend. For more information, call Marion (406-925-1485) or Aggie (406-660-0804).

Football showdown this evening
The Dillon Beavers varsity football team will take to Vigilante Field in Dillon at 7 p.m. to battle Columbia Falls, the team the Beavs beat in last season’s State A title game.

Farmers Market Sat.
The Dillon Farmers Market will continue to offer “the homegrown and handmade” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays through Sept. 23 in the Wells Fargo parking lot on the west side of Montana Street in downtown Dillon. For more information, call Katie Bump at 683-6735 or email nativeplants@montana.com.

Twin market Sat.
The Twin Bridges Farmers Market convenes Saturdays through September from 9 a.m. to noon to offer baked goods, fruits, flowers and vegetables from local and Hutterite vendors in Main Street Park between the Firehall and The Old Hotel in Twin Bridges. For more information, call 406-596-1978 or email cmartin@3riversnet.net.

Kids art workshop Sat.
September’s monthly installment of Youth Art Workshops & Projects (YAWP) will be a 10 a.m. Hoola Hoop Worshop on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Art Center, 120 N. Montana St. in downtown Dillon, where kids aged 5–18 can learn how to make the fun and colorful exercise tool. For more information, call 683-6208.

Weed Whackers Ball Sat.
The 12th Annual Weed Whackers Ball will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Wise River Community Building, where doors will open at 5 p.m. leading up to a 6 p.m. dinner and a 7:30 p.m. live auction. Proceeds from the event will go to support noxious weed control and education efforts in the Big Hole River basin. Tickets purchased by Sept. 2 will cost $30 per couple, $20 per individual and $10 per child (aged 12 and under). After that date, prices for couples and individuals will rise by $5. To order tickets or get more information, call Amber at 406-925-1346 or email aburch@beaverheadcounty.org, or go to www.mtweed.org.

UMW football game pushed to Sun.
The Frontier Conference football game in La Grande, OR, between the University of Montana Western and Eastern Oregon University has been pushed back a day, from Saturday to Sunday, Sept. 10, with kickoff set for 2 p.m. MST.

Bannack hours change
The operation hours of Bannack State Park’s Town Site have adjusted to 8 a.m. to dusk through Oct. 5. For more information, go to www.bannack.org/ or call 406-834-3413.