Dance your tail off during Whompin’ Wednesday’s Fur Ball, a night of local beats. Catfood Productions members including Simpleton, Lecture and Fieldman, plus the Milkcrate Mechanic, will be scratching and purring. 9 PM. Free, with $6 PBR pitchers and free pool. Jon Wayne and the Pain play their reggaerock at the Top Hat, starting around 9 PM. Free. (Trivia answer: Wisconsin, in 1982.)
THURSDAYJUNE20 Hard women and bourbon lovers take note, Baby and Bukowski and Isaac M. play Acoustic Night at Stage 112, inside the Elk’s Club at 112 Pattee St., starting at 8 PM. Free, 21-plus.
ists Pre-K Program at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden, from 10 to 11 AM. $3/$1 for Montana Natural History Center, adults free.
its tasting room from 2–7 PM Mon.-Sat. and 2–5 PM on Sun. 5646 W. Harrier. Call 8303296 and visit missoulawinery.com.
atorically at their weekly meeting. Community Medical Center meeting rooms, 2827 Ft. Missoula Road. 6–7 PM. Free.
Mamas, take it from me: Don’t let your babies grow up to be writers. But if they insist, and they likely will, let ‘em be good writers. Enrollment is now open for Words With Wings 2013, a summer writing program for ages 8-14. Workshops, at the University of Montana campus, are hosted by professional writers. Sessions are July 8-12 and July 1519. For costs and registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sip on some well-fermented spirits when Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery hosts its wine tasting room, which runs from 5–9 PM, with last call at 8:30 PM, at 4175 Rattlesnake Drive. Call 549-8703. Visit tenspoon.com.
Join Hospice of Missoula for Community Conversations on Death and Dying, where facilitators educate people on how to talk about this oft-uncomfortable subject. The Loft, 119 W. Main St. 6–8 PM. Free.
Who has two green thumbs and likes learning about native plants? Potential Fort Missoula Native Plant Garden volunteers, that’s who. Work beside botanists and gardeners and become an expert on local flora. Thursdays from 4–6 PM at the Fort Missoula Native Plant Gardens. Visit montana naturalist.org.
Get your grub on, but don’t pig out, and give a girl a call who you wanna take out to Downtown ToNight, where local food and beer vendors as well as local musicians have a good day down at Caras Park. 5:30– 8:30 PM. Free to hang and bang, but the grub and beer will cost you a couple ducats.
Release some stress during T’ai Chi classes every Thu. at 10 AM at The Open Way Center, 702 Brooks St. $10 drop-in class. Visit openway.org.
After the revolution, we’ll need a new Betsy Ross, which is why you should pick up some tips every Thu. at Selvedge Studio, 509 S. Higgins Ave., where its Sewing Lounge goes from 6 to 8 PM. $9–10/hour. Call 541-7171.
Little ones ages 2-5 can learn the wonders of bugs and plants at the miniNatural-
End your afternoon with a fine glass of grape juice when the Missoula Winery hosts
Treasure State Toastmasters invites you to get your locution on and become fixated or-
Children of the Earth Tribe Song and Chant Circle at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center is for all those ready to sing in honor of our connection to one another and the earth. 519 S. Higgins (Enter through backalley door.). 7 PM. Free will offering. Win $50 by using your giant egg to answer trivia questions at Brains on Broadway Trivia Night at the Broadway Sports Bar and Grill, 1609 W. Broadway Ave. 7 PM. Plus, all-youcan-eat wings, $10 two-topping pizzas, $6 domestic pitchers and $7 Blue Moon pitchers. You just might see a UFO (unidentified food object, that is) when Captain Wilson Conspiracy plays the Top Hat from 7-9 PM today. Free.
missoulanews.com • June 13 – June 20 , 2013 
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