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DECEMBER 2021 HAMILTON HAPPENINGS
Monthly Newsletter Presented by the HDA in Hamilton, Montana

2022 Membership - Join or Renew Today!

Invest in Hamilton’s future: Shop-Live-Give Local. Hamilton Downtown Association is the center of communication between community, nonprofits, local businesses, and government. We inform, educate, and connect. To sustain our efforts, we need your support and input!
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DID YOU KNOW?

Hair on Hide Bags

The Stone Cottage has Hair on Hide duffel bags, purses and wallets.
Stone Cottage
219 W Main St

Email Change

Hamilton Downtown Association has a new email address! Please add explore@visithamiltonmt.com to your safe senders list so you don't miss this monthly newsletter!

Bitterroot Gift Certificates

Want to keep your dollars local and give someone the perfect gift they'll love for life? Purchase a Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce gift certificate! These certificates are accepted at many of your local Hamilton businesses. Visit the Bitterroot Chamber or call 406-363-2400 to purchase your gift certificates in any dollar amount.
Bitterroot Chamber
105 E Main St

Hamilton's Giving Trees

• Massa Home Center's Angel Tree for Ravalli Head Start families.
• St. Francis's local Giving Tree.
• Ace Hardware's Food Drive for SAFE in the Bitterroot.
• Bitter Root Brewing's Giving Board for Emma’s House, SAFE, and Linda Massa youth homes.
• Angel Tree - Toys for Tots at the Salvation Army.
• Sapphire Lutheran Home's Angel Tree at Kmart.
• Mountain Broadcasting's Mountain of Giving Toy Drive at Jerry Wessels Tire Center, Quality Motors, and Taco Del Sol.

FEATURED EVENTS

Gallery of Trees

December 1st-4th
Stop by the Museum and explore our Gallery of Trees! When you find your favorite tree, you can participate in the silent auction bidding either in person or on Facebook. Silent Auction ends Saturday, December 4th at 8 p.m. following a Country Christmas Concert. 
ravallimuseum.org
205 Bedford St

Culture Crawl (Art Walk)

Saturday, Dec 11, 11-3pm
Join us on the second Saturday of every month for the Culture Crawl, a walking art tour featuring artists at Hamilton studios.
culturecrawlhamilton

Mikesell's Annual Holiday Jewelry Sale

December 2021
• 20% Off Storewide Sale Nov 30th-Dec 24th
• Bedazzle Your Holidays Christmas Ornament Decorating Contest Nov 30th-Dec 4th
• Open House Dec 10th-11th
• Wine Tasting Dec 10th 5-7pm
• Holiday Cyber Sale Dec 5th-11th
• Panic Party Dec 19th-24th
mikesellsfinejewelry.com
201 W Main St

Cookie Walk Bake Sale & More

Saturday, Dec 11, 10am-2pm
This year we have a new larger venue with plenty of room for more cookies, sweet treats, gifts & social distancing....and, we're excited to welcome Personal Chef, Patti Ostrander, who will be selling her tasty soups & breads to go! Bring your family & friends and ring in the holidays with Bitter Root Humane Association!
Bedford Building (City Hall)
223 S 2nd St

Bitterroot Book Club Annual Potluck

Thursday, Dec 16, 12-1pm
It's the annual potluck to select book club books 2022! Bring a dish or partake of the provided food and warm drinks by the library. Bring your thoughts for books choices 2022 too.
bitterrootpubliclibrary.org
306 State St

Story Time with the Grinch

Saturday, Dec 4, 11am
No holiday season in Hamilton, Montana is complete without story time with the Grinch! Find out if the Grinch succeeds in stealing Christmas by taking every present from pop guns to plums. Or will he find that even without the trimmings and trappings, Christmas still comes?
chapter1bookstore.com
252 W Main St

Holiday Dance Show

Wed Dec 1st & Thur Dec 2nd
Groovz Studio presents over 200 amazing local dancers are so excited to help get your December started out with a big dose of Holiday Cheer. Don't wait too long to get your tickets. You won't want to miss this one! Doors open at 6pm. Tickets $5ea (4 & under free). Tickets available at Groovz and Chapter One Bookstore or at the door if not sold out.
Bitterroot PAC at HHS
327 Fairgrounds Rd

Hot Toddy Holiday Market

Sunday, Dec 12, 1-4pm
Come enjoy a hot toddy while holiday shopping with 5 amazing artists and makers within the cozy setting of Westslope Distillery. Merriment and cheer to be had by all! Excited to show you all what we have in store for your holiday gifting needs and wants at the Hot Toddy Holiday Market.
Westslope Distillery
172 S 2nd St

Country Christmas Concert

Sunday, Dec 4, 6:30pm
Tickets are on sale now at Chapter One Bookstore, Rooted Music and the Museum. There will be snacks and mingling starting at 6:30pm. The show starts at 7pm.
ravallimuseum.org
205 Bedford St

Holiday Tours and Saturday Music

Dec 7-Dec & Dec 13-17, 12-4pm
Come tour the Daly Mansion specially decorated for the Holidays! Special displays of Holiday Décor and Historical Holiday Folklore will be featured in various rooms throughout the Mansion. The Story of St. Nicholas, The Nutcracker and The Holly King are just 3 examples of the festive scenes you'll get to see and learn from while you take your tour! 

Saturday, Dec 11
The Bitterroot Valley Chorus will perform Christmas Carols on the Front Porch starting at 4:30pm, followed by a special evening tour time of 6pm. See the Christmas lights, enjoy hot chocolate and a holiday treat!

Saturday, Dec 18
Music at the Mansion: Happy Holidays! The Bitterroot Ragtime Society will be in the Trophy Room playing traditional Holiday music from 11am-1pm. At 2pm the Bitterroot Community Band will entertain you with their Holiday repertoire! Come listen to the music and tour the Mansion at your leisure!

Holiday Season Pricing for all dates: $10 for Adults, $5 Youth, Kids 5 and under get in FREE! Call 406-363-6004 to make a tour reservation!
dalymansion.org
251 Eastside Hwy

Ugly Sweater Month

December 6-23
This December is your chance to wear your ugly sweater all month long and get a free shoe rental when you bowl at Ravalli Fun Center!
ravallifun.com
300 Skeels Ave

Webinar Series, COVID-19 Conversations with Montana Experts

Tuesday, Dec 14, 12-1pm
MSU Extension is hosting a series of Conversations with Montana Experts on different aspects of Covid-19. The series provides an opportunity for Montanans to hear directly from doctors, researchers and other healthcare experts about virology, immunization research, lab testing, health communication, vaccine hesitancy and other public health topics. On December 14, 2021, Sophia Newcomer, Ph.D., University of Montana will be presenting "Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Child and Adolescent Vaccination in Montana."
msuextension.org

DECEMBER EVENTS


Single-Day Events
Dec 1 - G Wiz the Wizard Visits the Bitterroot Library 4-5pm
Dec 2 - 30th Annual Tree of Lights Ceremony - Bitterroot Health 6:30pm
Dec 3 - Holiday Open House - Bitterroot College 4:30-6:30pm
Dec 4 - Christmas Holiday Boutique (craft show) - Fairgrounds Art Building 9am-5pm
Dec 4 - Free Children's Event: Holiday Greeting Cards - Ravalli Museum 10am-12pm
Dec 4 - Free family ornament making event - Montana Bliss Artworks 11-3pm
Dec 4 - Story Time with the Grinch - Chapter One Bookstore 11am
Dec 4 - Building Community in Difficult Times - Bitterroot College 1pm
Dec 4 - Holiday Whiskey Tasting with the Bitterroot Celtic Society - Daly Mansion 5pm
Dec 4 - Country Christmas Concert - Ravalli Museum 6:30pm
Dec 4 - Live Music by Nashville 406 and Country Dancing - Eagle's Club 7-11pm
Dec 6 - Clay Pot Snowman Take home Kit - Bitterroot Library
Dec 6 - Summer Science in Winter Take Home Kit for Kids - Bitterroot Library
Dec 7 - Clay Pot Snowman Crafternoon - Bitterroot Library 1-3pm
Dec 7 - Sons of Norway Christmas Party - Grace Lutheran Church 5:30pm
Dec 7 - Paint Night Class "Whiteout" - Corwin Galleries 6-8pm
Dec 9 - Hamilton Downtown Association (HDA) Member meeting - City Hall 8:30am
Dec 9 - Bingo at the Eagle's Lodge (every 2nd Thursday)
Dec 10 - Corwin Gallery Open House - Main Street
Dec 10 - Wine Tasting at Mikesell's Fine Jewelry 5-7pm
Dec 10 - Family Board Game Night - Bitterroot Library 6-8pm
Dec 11 - Last day for Quilt Raffle - Bitter Root Humane
Dec 11 - Cardboard Recycling - Ravalli Fairgrounds $10 per sq yard 10am-2pm
Dec 11 - Cookie Walk & Bake Sale - Bedford Building (City Hall) 10am-2pm
Dec 11 - Free Children's Activity: Paper Garlands - Ravalli Museum 10am-12pm
Dec 11 - Culture Crawl - Downtown Hamilton's Art Walk - Second Saturday 11-3pm
Dec 11 - Bitterroot Valley Chorus Holiday Concert - Daly Mansion 4:30pm
Dec 11 - Live Music by Northern Lights and Country Dancing - Eagle's Lodge 7-11pm
Dec 12 - Hot Toddy Holiday Market - Westslope Distillery 1-4pm
Dec 13 - Winter Solstice Lantern Take Home Kit - Bitterroot Library
Dec 14 - COVID-19 Webinar: Identifying and Addressing Child Vaccinations in MT 12pm
Dec 14 - Winter Solstice Lantern Crafternoon - Bitterroot Library 1-3pm
Dec 14 - Paint Night Class "Snowman" Corwin Galleries 6-8pm
Dec 15 - Hamilton High School Choir - HHS 7:30pm
Dec 16 - Bitterroot Book Club Annual Potluck 12-1pm
Dec 16 - Trivia Night - Big Creek Coffee (every 3rd Thursday) 5:30-7:30pm
Dec 17 - Pictures with Santasaurus Rex! Bitterroot Library 12-2pm OR 4-6pm
Dec 18 - Free Children's Activity: Paint the Full Moon - Ravalli Museum 10am-12pm
Dec 18 - Music at the Mansion w/ BR Ragtime Society 11am-1pm and BR Community Band 2pm
Dec 18 - Holiday Blitz Market - Ravalli Fairgrounds 4-8pm
Dec 18 - Open Mic Night - Bitterrot Barber 162 S 2nd St #2 (down the alley) 5-8pm
Dec 18 - Live Music by Lolo Creek and Country Dancing - Eagle's Lodge 7-11pm
Dec 19 - Panic Party at Mikesell's Fine Jewelry
Dec 20 - Hamilton High School Band - HHS 7:30pm
Dec 21 - Paint Night Class "Reindeer and Tree" - Corwin Galleries 6-8pm
Dec 31 - New Year's Eve Ballout Bash - Ravalli Fairgrounds 7pm
Dec 31 - Live Music by Northern Lights and Country Dancing - Eagle's Lodge 7-12pm

Multi-Day Events
Nov 20 - Dec 4 - Bedazzle Your Holidays Ornament Decorating Contest at Mikesell's
Dec 1-2 - Groovz Holiday Dance Show - Performing Arts Center at Hamilton High School
Dec 5-11 - Holiday Cyber Sale at Mikesell's Fine Jewelry
Dec 6 & 20 - Canasta at the Senior Center (1st and 3rd Mondays) 12:30pm
Dec 7-11 - Special Holiday Mansion Tour - Daly Mansion
Dec 10-11 - Mikesell's Fine Jewelry Open House Fri 10-7 & Sat 10-4
Dec 13-18 - Special Holiday Mansion Tour - Daly Mansion
Dec 13 & 27 - Cribbage at the Senior Center (2nd and 4th Mondays) 12:30pm
Dec 14 & 28 - Socrates Café - Bitterroot Library (every other Tuesday) 7-9pm
Dec 14 & 28 - Hamilton City Council Meeting - Zoom/City Hall 7pm
Dec 8 & 22 - Teen Arts Group (T.A.G.) - Bitterroot Library 4-6pm

Weekly Events
Sundays - Live Music at Bitterroot Brewing 4pm-8pm
Mondays - Live Music at Bitterroot Brewing 4pm-8pm
Mondays - Annie's Project - Workshops Nov 8-Dec 13, 6-8:30pm
Tuesdays - Coloring Club for Adults - Bitterroot Library 10am
Tuesdays - Eating Smart Being Active Virtual Series Nov 2 - Dec 28
Tuesdays - Taco Tuesdays - Food Truck & Margarita Specials - Westslope Distillery 5-8pm
Tuesdays - Yoga for Kids! Bitterroot Library 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesdays - Baby and Toddler Storytime - Bitterroot Library 10:30-11am
Wednesdays - Puzzle lunch club - Bitterroot Library 12-1pm
Wednesdays - Wine Night at Blodgett Canyon Cellars - 50% off every glass 4-9pm
Thursdays - Artful Thinking - Bitterroot Library 4pm-5pm
Fridays - Preschool Story Time - Bitterroot Library (3-5yr olds) 10:30-11:15am
Fridays - Fish Fridays at Bitter Root Brewery
Fridays - Pinochle at the Senior Center 1-2pm
This list is a courtesy compiled by the HDA. Events are subject to change or cancellation. For more information contact the event-host or the venue. Email the Hamilton Downtown Association to include your event in the next issue of this newsletter.

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Each month, we feature our favorite Downtown Hamilton photos shared on Instagram and Twitter. Post your pictures and tag #HamiltonMontana or #HamiltonMT to be featured!

We love this photo of Santa visiting Montana Rose Antiques located at 315 S 3rd Street posted by @hamiltondowntown

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Hamilton Downtown Association, 215 W Main St Ste. 5, Hamilton MT 59840

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