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[calendar] The Rough Cut Science Seminar Series shows off the brainiacs of Montana’s scientific community, with presentations on current research each week at 4 PM in the University Center Theater. Visit montanaioe.org/rough-cut-series for the schedule. Those looking for mother-tomother breast feeding support can find it when the La Leche League meets every first Mon. of the month at 10 AM and every third Monday of the month at 6 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. Fifth St. W. Free. Children and babies are always welcome.

nightlife Show how big your gray matter can get at Super Trivia Freakout. Win a bar tab, shots and other mystery prizes during the five rounds of trivia at the Badlander. 8:30 PM. Free. The UM Climate Action Now Meeting is out to save the day, promoting sustainability and environmental action. UM FLAT, 633 Fifth St. E. 6:30 PM. Bingo at the VFW: the easiest way to make rent since keno. 245 W.

Main. 6:45 PM. $12 buy-in. Find out how the Garden City grows at the weekly Missoula City Council meeting, where you can no doubt expect ranting public commenters, PowerPoint presentations and subtle wit from Mayor Engen. Missoula council chambers, 140 W. Pine St. Meetings are the first four Mondays of every month at 7 PM, except for holidays. Tyler Hamilton, former top cyclist in the league of Lance Armstrong, appears at the Wilma to discuss how he got caught up in illegal doping. Begins at 7 PM. $10, tickets available at runnersedge.com and the Wilma. Proceeds benefit Hellgate Cross Country. (See Agenda.) Pretend like you know how to pronounce montepulciano d’abruzzo while you enjoy the live tunes at Red Bird Wine Bar, 111 N. Higgins Ave., from 7 to 10 PM. This week with Dick Skultin on accordion and Chuck Hurt on guitar. Get mindful at Be Here Now, a mindfulness meditation group that meets Mondays from 7:30 to 8:45 PM at the Open Way Mindfulness Center, 702 Brooks St. Open to all religions and levels of practice. Free,

but donations appreciated. Visit openway.org. Get offa my lawn before seeing Beware of Mr. Baker, which shows at the Top Hat’s Monday Movie Night, starting at 8 PM. Free, all ages. (See Film.) Get offa my lawn before seeing Beware of Mr. Baker, which shows at the Top Hat’s Monday Movie Night, starting at 8 PM. Free, all ages. (See Film.) Open Mic with Joey Running Crane at the VFW, 245 W. Main, seems like a fine idea, especially with 2-for-1 drink specials for musicians and the working class. 10 PM. Free. Call him up and get yourself a slot at 229-0488. Rock the mic when DJ Super Steve rocks the karaoke with the hottest Kamikaze tuneage this side of the hemisphere at the Dark Horse. Are you brave enough to let the computer pick your songs? 9 PM. Free. Seattle-based Lonesome Shack, Black Mountain Moan and Dan Dubuque bring some blues to your Monday evening when they all play Stage 112, at 112 Pattee St., starting around 9 PM. $5, tickets at Ear Candy and stageonetwelve.com.

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come. 1–3 PM. For information, call 543-3955.

Burn the barn and chug that jug when Grandma’s Little Darlings bring their old-timey country/bluegrass sound to Montgomery Distillery, starting at 6 PM. Free.

An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America is a documentary about neglected or mistreated older folks. It screens at the Roxy, 718 S. Higgins Ave., from 3 to 4 PM, with reception to follow at the Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave.

Dance cuz everybody’s watching at the American Cabaret Style bellydance class at the Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main St. This class is great for beginners and experienced dancers alike. 6–7 PM. Visit madronadance.wordpress.com. Watch your little ones master tree pose in no time during yoga at the Families First Children’s Museum. 11 AM. 225 W. Front. $4.25. Hey hunters and other liars, come on down to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation conference room for Shootin’ the Bull Toastmasters, at 5205 Grant Creek Dr., and work on your elk-camp locution with the best. All are invited. Noon– 1 PM. Free. Knitting For Peace meets at Joseph’s Coat, 115 S. Third St. W. All knitters of all skill levels are wel-

Mark an ancient pagan holiday a wee bit early today at the ZACC’s Summer Solstice Festival, which starts about 4 PM and includes activities for grown-ups and kids, like felting, poetry and journaling. 215 N. First St. Missoula Aging Services offers its Caregiver Support Group every third Tue. of the month at 337 Stephens Ave from 4–5 PM. Free.

nightlife It’s always a glutenous good time when Wheat Montana, 2520 S. Third St. W., presents Black Mountain Boys Bluegrass from 5:30 to 8 PM. Free. Call 327-0900. Dust off that banjolin and join in the Top Hat’s picking circle, from 6 to 8 PM. All ages. Community Conversations on ADD/ADHD with James Fix in-

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Missoula Independent  

Western Montana's weekly journal of people, politics and culture

Missoula Independent  

Western Montana's weekly journal of people, politics and culture