Weekly planner: Brown bag lecture at Butte Archives | Local

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 W. Quartz St., will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series at noon Wednesday, Dec. 27, with a presentation by Barbara Parker about Butte’s Cornish neighbors in Centerville. The Cornish have been mining tin and copper since before 2000 B.C. and can be credited with introducing the world to metal mining. The immigrant group had a great impact on the history of Butte mining culture. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided. Details: 406-782-3280.

MONDAY, JAN. 1

A lantern lighting ceremony and prayer service — Renewing Hope for the New Year — will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at the Original mineyard venue, Main and Copper. It’s sponsored by the Jacob Wheeler Foundation. The free event is intended to provide some healing for those suffering the suicide loss of a loved one, honor the lives lost to suicide, and provide hope those suffering from depression. Donations are accepted for the lanterns and all proceeds will go to benefit the work of the Jacob Wheeler Foundation. Details: Bill Wheeler, bill@jacobwheelerfoundation.com or 406-490-1536.

In conjunction with the 118th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, southwest Montana will host a bird count at 8 a.m. Meet in the parking lot at Uncle Buck’s at the Warm Springs exit off Interstate 90. The Pintlar Audubon Society invites interested volunteers — birders of all skill levels — to join in. Contact Gary Swant at birdmt@charter.net to RSVP. Pre-registration is not necessary, but it is helpful for count leaders to know how many volunteers will be participating.

To help kick off the New Year, officials at Missouri Headwaters State Park at 1585 Trident Road, Three Forks will host a “First Day” hike. Hikers will have hot chocolate and warm bagels by the fire starting at 10 a.m. and the ranger-led…

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