Active Parenting Classes at Boulder Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 14 and 21. A proven program that encourages cooperation, communication, responsibility, courage and self-esteem at a time when the parent is most influential in a child’s life. There is no cost to attend the class. Presented by the Montana Healthcare Foundation 21st Century Learning Center and Jefferson County. For more information call Nita McCauley at 406-202-0160.

Clancy Library Tinkerlabs will be Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 pm. The subject is the “science of fall.” Learn about the science behind the changing natural world. 

The Animal Shelter and Care Committee (AS&CC) in Boulder needs volunteers to help with its animal shelter project. Help includes but is not limited to fund raising, writing and finding grants, community informational meetings and building information. Please direct any questions to Vickie Cordeiro at, comment on Facebook (AS&CC Boulder) or attend the next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at The River Pizza.

Get into the Christmas spirit and maybe find that perfect gift at the Holiday Christmas Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Jefferson High School north gym. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. There will be plenty of vendors with a wide variety of products. Growing Community Naturally will be offering homemade soups and bread; order pints to go or eat there for only $5. All proceeds benefit projects such as the Boulder Forest Garden and adult education opportunities in the community. The event is sponsored and hosted by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. For information call 406-465-2106.

Are you a Veteran who would like to continue serving and supporting the local communities in Jefferson County? Join others who are committed to developing youth with speech and writing contests, leadership opportunities such as Boys and Girls State, the care of Veterans graves buried in local cemeteries and other local events that showcase passion for our country and her citizens. For membership opportunities contact American Legion Post 46 or VFW Post 3648 at 406-594-1400.

Jefferson High School Drama Club presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” at 7 p.m. Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at the Jefferson High School Theatre. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.

The 17th annual Jeffco Food Share “Be a Friend in Deed, Helping Those in Need” campaign is underway and continues through to the end of November. Jeffco Food Share in Boulder and the Whitehall Area Food Bank are partnering with the Town Pump Charitable Foundation to raise $5,000 in matching funds. Collection points will be at Town Pump and Lucky Lil’s in Boulder and Whitehall. Financial donations can be mailed to Jeffco Food Share and Whitehall Area Food Bank at P.O. Box 244, Boulder MT 59632 and P.O. Box 266, Whitehall MT 59759, respectively. The money is frequently used to purchase perishable food items such as milk, bread, fruit and vegetables. Also, the funds are becoming more crucial in helping many food bank organizations simply stay open through payment of rent, utilities, and space for storage, refrigeration and freezing.

Tizer Botanic Gardens in Jefferson City presents “Christmas for the Birds,” Saturday and Sunday, November 23-24. A fun family event that requires a reservation. Tizer Gardens gives your child a Christmas tree in a pot and all the trimmings. With your help they string berries, nuts and fruit and hang it on their tree. Refreshments and crafts are included. For more information call 406-933-8789.

Stageline Pizza in Whitehall reminds Jefferson County residents that Thanksgiving is about sharing, and Stageline is sharing with Whitehall and all Jefferson County residents. Stageline will be hosting a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 605 West Legion in Whitehall. The menu will include turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, cranberries, veggies, deviled eggs, pumpkin pie, soda, coffee and more. The dinner is open to everyone. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by calling Stageline Pizza at 406-287-2500.

Listen to Jefferson County radio’s “Stepping Back to the 60s” program 6 p.m. every Sunday night in November. Spend an hour with host Joe Rebal as he guides listeners on a trip down memory lane when life was “groovy” and the music was “out of sight.” His show is produced by Liberty Place, where thrivers of brain injury are given “Freedom to Try and the Courage to Soar.” The Jefferson County radio stations are: Basin 98.3 FM; Boulder 105.9 FM; Cardwell 106.1 FM; Elk Park 103.7 FM; Jefferson City 100.3 FM; Montana City 105.9 FM and Whitehall 106.5 FM. Also be sure to tune into Jefferson County Radio in the event of a local, regional or national emergency for important information. Plus, the stations are on the air 24 hours a day with classic country music, community news and special events.

Bruce Binkowski is Jefferson County events coordinator. This events listing appears in the first issue of the Monitor each month and at Send event details for posting online or in print to

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