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JUNE 2022 HAMILTON HAPPENINGS
Monthly Newsletter Presented by the HDA in Hamilton, Montana

DID YOU KNOW?

The Cupboard

The Cupboard is downtown's newest retail shop. A home lifestyle store offering furniture, décor, art, kitchen, bath, bedroom and all the fun things you need to turn your house into a home. Check out this beautiful cream and sugar set!
The Cupboard
135 W Main St

Next Month at Daly Days

Interested in sponsoring Daly Days or being a vendor July 29 & 30? Contact the HDA to reserve booth space or sponsor the event.
visithamiltonmt.com

Phone Fixers

This phone was deemed irretrievable. The screen was black despite the phone being able to power up. It was an incredible challenge but the tech at Grizzly Broadband fixed it! If your phone needs repairs, bring it to Grizzly Broadband.
grizzlybb.com
222 N 2nd St

JUNE EVENTS

First Friday Downtown

Friday, Jun 3, 5-7pm
First Friday is back through the summer! Downtown businesses stay open late until 7pm along with non-profits with sidewalk displays. Participating shops will offer something festive to the shopping experience, such as: wine, snacks, art, music, a new product or collaboration. Come down and enjoy your downtown and do some local shopping in a festive atmosphere during the evening hours.
visithamiltonmt.com

Hamilton Players Present: Honky Tonk Angels

Jun 10-12, 17-19, & 24-26
When three gutsy gals from different backgrounds take charge of their lives, they decide to follow their honky tonk dreams to the city of Nashville. Combining 30 classic country tunes (including “Stand By Your Man,” “9 to 5,” “Harper Valley PTA,” and more!) The Honky Tonk Angels is a hilarious, foot-stomping good time!
hamiltonplayers.com
100 Rickets Rd

42nd Annual Bitter Root Day Festival

Saturday, Jun 11, 9am-1pm
Bitter Root Day is a festival centered our state flower, the bitterroot. The Salish revere the flower and its appearance in spring is honored through celebration and feasts. The Bitterroot Valley is the homeland of the Salish Tribe who currently reside on the Flathead Reservation in Western Montana. The Annual Bitter Root Day Festival includes authentic Salish drumming, dancing, and singing, free activities for children of all ages, arts, crafts, food and produce from local and out of area vendors, and a special exhibit.
ravallimuseum.org
205 Bedford St

HDA Member Events

Monthly Member Meeting
Thursday, Jun 9, 8:30am

The HDA Monthly Membership meeting is on the second Thursday of each month. Hamilton businesses, non-profit organizations, public service/clubs, and individuals who have an interest in our downtown are welcome to attend.
City Hall - 223 S 2nd St

Quarterly Speaker Social
Wednesday, Jun 22

Our next Quarterly Speaker Social is with guest Tash Wisemiller, Community & Economic Vitality Program Manager; Montana Main Street Program Coordinator at Montana Department of Commerce. The evening will start at the Ravalli County Museum and will include a tour of downtown.
Museum - 205 Bedford St
visithamiltonmt.com

Summer Camps

B.E.A.R. has a variety of day trips throughout the summer for grades 6th-8th. This June 28th & 30th is the Ropes Challenge Course at Hieronymus Park & Trapper Creek Job Corps. The Peer Mentor Leadership Training Camp is June 20-22 this year for grades 9th-11th.
bearmt.org
1105 W Main St

Live Music in June

Jun 1 - Britt Arnesen - O'Hara Commons 4-6pm
Jun 2 - John Floridis - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
Jun 4 - Cahoots - Eagle's Lodge 7-11pm
Jun 11 - Nashville 406 - Eagle's Lodge 7-11pm
Jun 14 - Jordan Smith - Tuesday at Twelve - Museum 12pm
Jun 16 - Winnie Brave - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
Jun 16 - MAPS Media Group - Bandshell at Claudia Driscoll Park 7:30pm
Jun 17 - Ronnie Riptide and the Riptones - Sapphire Homes 7pm
Jun 18 - Lolo Creek - Eagle's Lodge 7-11pm
Jun 21 - Northern Lights - Tuesday at Twelve - Museum 12pm
Jun 23 - Bitterroot Community Band - Bandshell at Claudia Driscoll Park 7:30pm
Jun 24 - Garth Live - Sapphire Homes 7pm
Jun 25 - Northern Lights - Eagle's Lodge 7-11pm
Jun 28 - The Basement Boyz - Tuesday at Twelve - Museum 12pm

Unity Dance & Drum Workshop for Kids

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2pm
Tarn Ream and Michael Meyer, founders of Unity Dance and Drum, will present an interactive African music and dance workshop. Come learn about some of the cultural music and dance traditions, participate in a call-and-response song, and get moving with a dance of celebration then we'll break out instruments of all kinds for everyone to try! This program welcomes kids of all ages and abilities.
bitterrootpubliclibrary.org
306 State St

June Book Clubs

Jun 1 - Big Creek Book Club: Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo at 5pm at Big Creek Coffee.
Jun 6 - Book Bingo for adults - Bitterroot Library all June.
Jun 8 - Climate Action Book Club: Regeneration - discussing two chapters: ‘Wilding’ & ‘Land’ at 7:30 at Chapter One Bookstore.
Jun 14 - Zoom with the Author Book Club: Willy Vlautin at 6pm at Chapter One Bookstore.
Jun 16 - Kids Only Summer Book Club: Stuntboy at 3pm at Chapter One Bookstore.
Jun 28 - MTREP Book Club: Brothers on Three by author Abe Streep at 6pm at Chapter One Bookstore.
Jun 30 - Kids Only Summer Book Club: Healer of the Water Monster at 3pm at Chapter One Bookstore.
Jun 30 - The Bitterroot Library Book Club: Maid by Stephanie Land at 12pm at the Library.

Treasures of the Universe Rock Show

Jun 18-19, 10am-4pm
Bitterroot Gem & Mineral Society annual show. Vendors, silent auction, display cases, geode cutting, kids activities, demonstrations, and an exceptional black light display.
Ravalli Fairgrounds
100 Old Corvallis Rd

Culture Crawl

Saturday, Jun 11, 11am-3pm
Art, Music, Poetry Readings, Author signings, and special events at downtown venues every second Saturday.
culturecrawlhamilton

Spring Into Summer Community Nonprofit Celebration

Saturday, Jun 4, 10am-3pm
Learn about the fantastic programs and services available in Ravalli County and get the chance to win amazing FREE raffle prizes. The event is filled with youth activities, chances to connect to services and opportunities, entertainment, and tons of FREE prizes! Hamilton Lions Club will collect old eyeglasses & hearing aids to pass on to people in need. See what else is happening at: Spring Into Summer!
Ravalli Fairgrounds
100 Old Corvallis Rd

Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Sapphire Lutheran Homes is bringing in four tribute bands this summer. The Friday concerts are free and start at 7pm on the lawn. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.
Jun 17 - Ronnie Riptide and the Riptones will take you to the beach with surfing music and more. 
Jun 24 - Garth Live serves up the best tunes from country icon Garth Brooks. 
Jul 1 - Elton vs Billy sing the songs of Billy Joel and Sir Elton John. 
Jul 8 - British Export recreates the sounds of The Beatles live in concert.
sapphirelutheran.org
501 N 10th St

Wednesday Market

Wednesdays 6-8pm
Each week this season, the O'Hara Commons Wednesday Farmers Market will have 8 local food producers and growers, live music, seating to take a moment to enjoy the music and let the kids visit, a weekly children's activity different every week, a family-friendly beverage station, and a featured non-profit booth. Cherry Street Café will also join us all season offering meals ready to-go or to stay.
theoharacommons.org
111 S 4th St

Summer Reading Kickoff

Monday, Jun 6, 9:30am-12pm
Kick off a summer filled with reading and enjoy our summer theme, "Oceans of Possibilities"! Pick up materials for our summer reading programs and participate in fun “Oceans of Possibilities” activities. Raffle tickets for door prizes will be handed out until noon.
bitterrootpubliclibrary.com
306 State St

Free Painting Workshop: Bad Hair Day

Wednesday, Jun 8, 12-3pm
Students will draw an anime face with wild hair then use collage and paint to finish their art piece with teacher Jean Driescher.
montanablissartworks.com
105 S 7th St

MPAA Annual Art Show

Jun 10-12
It’s MPAA's 17th Annual Art Show with Montana’s finest artists. Join us for our group show and sale of fabulous oil paintings, soft pastels, spontaneous watercolors, photography and the ancient art of bronze sculpture.
Bitterroot River Inn
139 Bitterroot Plaza Dr

Explore Large Vehicles

Saturday, Jun 25, 10am-12pm
The Library is partnering with the Fire Department, Police Department, Bitterroot Heath Ambulance Services, Bitterroot Disposal, Wimp’s Body Works, Donaldson Brothers, the City of Hamilton, and the Montana National Guard to offer a free opportunity to explore large vehicles and discover how they work.
bitterrootpubliclibrary.org
4th St between Main & State

Children's Activities

Saturdays 10am-12pm
Free Saturday family youth activities at the Ravalli Museum during Farmers Market 10am-12pm.
Jun 4 - Very Hungry Caterpillar
Jun 11 - Paper Teepees
Jun 18 - Summer Solstice Light Catchers
Jun 25 - Fairy & Gnome Homes
ravallimuseum.org
205 Bedford St

Reserved Parking & Road Closures

Wed & Thur, Jun 1-2
- Reserved Parking on 100-200 Block N 2nd St. 7am-8pm.
Friday, Jun 3 
 - Reserved Parking on 100-300 Block N 2nd St 7am-2am.
 - Full Road Closure on 100-200 Block N 2nd St 7am-2am.
 - ITC (Intermittent Traffic Control) along Pinckney St, Cherry St, Main St 3pm-2am.

50-Mile Yard Sale

Jun 24-25, 8am-4pm
Shoppers will have hundreds of yard sales to visit in the 50 mile stretch of highway 93. Ravalli Fairgrounds will be a Hot Spot offering 10x10 booths for the 2 days at $25. Call the office or stop by to fill out an application. They'll have extensive parking for out-of-town shoppers, restrooms on site, lots of green lawn and picnic tables and an amazing location halfway down the route.
bitterroot50milegaragesale.com

Looking for more?
Many more Hamilton events on our Calendar at visithamiltonmt.com

#HamiltonMT

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 Wendy of Laughing Mule Press posted by @montanablissartworks. Wendy will be offering you a hands on opportunity to try her medium of linocut print making during the Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tours this June 3rd & 4th.

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