WEEKSTARTER GUIDE JAN. 8-9

Weather, Events and Deadlines in coming days

WEATHER FORECAST
Monday: Temperatures could reach a high of 40 degrees in the afternoon but hover in the 30s the rest of the day with little chance of precipitation and SSW winds of around 8 mph with occasional gusts around double that.
Monday Night: About a 15 percent chance of precipitation in the hours around midnight, when temperatures will drop to around freezing and SSW winds will continue to blow at around 8 mph.

Tuesday: Temperatures will rise above freezing after dawn and remain in the mid-30s the rest of the day, with SSW winds picking up to around 10 mph in the early afternoon, when the chance of precipitation will peak at around 35 percent.
Tuesday Night: The chance of precipitation will drop to around 20 percent after dusk, then spike to double that in the hours around midnight, when temperatures will continue to hover near freezing and SSW winds will blow at around 10 mph.

EVENTS
BCHS School Board meets tonight
The Beaverhead County High School Board of Trustees will meet today, Monday, Jan. 8, starting at 7 p.m. in BCHS Room 101. For more information, call 683-2361.

Tree Board meets Mon.

The City of Dillon Tree Board is set to meet Monday, Jan. 8, starting at 7 p.m. in the DNRC Office Building, 840 N. Montana in Dillon. The agenda will include the election of officers and a review of the group’s 2018 work plan, as well as the development of a plan for moving trees from the nursery to the cemetery. For more information, call 683-4245.

Chamber board meets Tues.
The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture Board of Directors will meet at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in City Council Chambers, 125 N. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. The agenda includes a discussion on nominations for 2018 board members, recruitment of an executive director and board members, nominations for business leaders of the year and the upcoming annual gala. Everyone is invited to attend.

Legos at Library Tues.
Kids aged newborn and up can have fun and build their brain power, along with some impressive miniature structures, at 2018’s first installment of the weekly Legos in the Library workshop 4–6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the basement of the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call the Library at 683-4544.

SD #10 Board meets early Tues.
The Dillon Elementary School District Board of Trustees, which oversees Parkview Elementary and Dillon Middle School, will convene its first monthly meeting of 2018 at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the District Board Room, 22 N. Cottom in Dillon. The approximately first two-and-a-quarter hours of the meeting will be dedicated to a board work session revolving around a policy review with the Montana School Boards Association. The agenda for the rest of the get-together includes an update on SD #10’s search to find a successor to Superintendant Dr. Glen Johnson, who is resigning/retiring after the end of the current school year. For more information, call 683-4311.

Family Game Night Tues.
The first Family Game Night of 2018 will take place 6–8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. Game Nights— which offer participants the chance to play checkers, board games, MAGIC and other card games, construct puzzles and try their hands at chess against a budding grand master—convene the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. For more information, call the Library at 683-4544.

Computer programming Tues.
Folks aged 10-and-over can learn the basics and more advanced skills of computer programming 6–8 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Dillon Public Library, 121 S. Idaho St. in downtown Dillon. For more information, call the Library at 683-4544.

Book Club meets Tues.
The Book Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 9, starting at 7 p.m. to discuss The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern in Beaverhead Brewing Co., 218 S. Montana St. in downtown Dillon. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Dillon Public Library. For more information, call 683-4544.

Zoning meets Tues.
The City of Dillon’s Zoning Commission next meets Tuesday, Jan. 9, starting at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 125 N. Idaho St. in Dillon. The election of officers is among the items on the agenda. For more information, call 683-4245 or go to www.dillonmt.org.

DEADLINES
Lit contest letters due Fri.
The annual Letters About Literature Contest will accept entries until Friday, Jan. 12, from young readers in grades 4–12 who read a book, poem or speech and then write a letter to its author (living or deceased) on how the book personally impacted them. For more information, email brooke.beighle@humanitiesmontana.org or go to http://read.gov/letters/.

Afterschool program signup by Fri.
This Friday, Jan. 12, is the last day to sign up for Book Worms—the Jan. 16–19 installment of the Southwestern Montana Family YMCA’s Adventures in Afterschool program for kids in grades K–5. Book Worms will meet 4–5:30 p.m. to introduce participants to some winter-themed books, as well as engage them in games, and arts & crafts activities. Registration costs $20. For more information, call 683-9622 or stop by the Y at 75 Swenson Way in Dillon.

RSVPs due Fri. for Bannack event
The Bannack Association’s Annual is requesting RSVPs by Friday, Jan. 12, for its Annual Dinner on Jan. 20 in the University of Montana Western’s Lewis & Clark Room. The event will include a 5:30 p.m. social with no-host bar, 6 p.m. dinner and ongoing silent auction. Admission will be included in the the cost of annual membership ($15 for singles, $20 per family and $25 for a business), which can be paid for at the dinner. To make reservations, call Dale Carlson at Bannack State Park (406-834-3413 ext. 100).