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Monthly Newsletter Presented by the HDA in Hamilton, Montana


Montana Fleas

Contrary to popular belief we do have fleas in Montana! We had our first flea case of the season last month. Preventing flea/tick bites is always cheaper than treating the diseases they cause. Is your dog protected? On Point Veterinary Services can help.
1715 N 1st St

Tax Forms

Did you know that you can pick up your tax forms at the Bitterroot Public Library? Instruction booklets and hotspots are available for checkout to help you e-file at home. The library also has the ability to print, scan, copy, and fax documents.
306 State Street

Distressed Jeans

Burlap Chic Boutique carries Judy Blue jeans! Be a total knockout in these full size distressed boyfriend jeans. With their high rise and stretch, you can style with all your favorite tops!
175 S 2nd St


Culture Crawl

Saturday, Mar 12, 11-3pm
Join us on the second Saturday of every month for the Culture Crawl, an art tour featuring artists at Hamilton studios.

Hamilton Players Present: My Way

Apr 1-3, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm
My Way, a musical tribute to Frank Sinatra by David Grapes & Todd Olson opens Friday, March 18 at the Hamilton Playhouse! Featuring beloved classics like All of Me, Fly Me to the Moon, It Was a Very Good Year, The Lady is a Tramp, My Funny Valentine, My Way, New York New York and more! Starring: Jodi Brice, Rich Thomas, Stephanie Mock, and Bruce Thomas. Facemasks are required in all public spaces at the Playhouse.
100 Ricketts Rd

Orquesta Akokán - Live Performance Presented by Bitterroot Performing Arts Council

Saturday, Apr 23, 8pm
Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes a blazing ensemble of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Benny Moré, Pérez Prado, and banda gigante of the 1940’s and 50’s. Robust, time-tested musical architectures of son cubano and mambo are honored and modernized through a synthesis of the rich compositional styles of Havana, New York, and beyond.
HHS - PAC 327 Fairgrounds Rd

Almost May Makers Market

Saturday, Apr 30, 12-4pm
Join Open Ended - Expressive Arts Studio on their acre lawn for the second annual Almost May Makers Marker. It will be an afternoon filled with local artisans and makers, tasty snacks and beverages, and of course blossoming trees. Did we mention it’s a great time to take care of your Mother’s Day gifts? If you are a vendor interested in a booth - follow this link.
201 Daly Ave

Spring for the Arts Gala

Saturday, Apr 2, 6-9pm
Bitterroot Performing Arts Council is celebrating their 8th Annual Gala held at the Bitterroot River Inn. This wonderful evening in support of your local arts includes dinner, wine pull, live and silent student art auction, gem dandy raffle and the event is catered by Mission Bistro. No host bar starts at 6pm, followed by dinner, then live and silent auctions.
Bitterroot River Inn
139 Bitterroot Plaza Dr

Spirit of Spring Show

Saturday, Apr 9, 9am-3pm
Bitter Root Art Guild's annual wholesale market hosted at the Ravalli Fairgrounds. No admission fee. Unique creations mused and crafted in the Bitterroot Valley.
Fairgrounds - 100 Old Corvallis Rd

Spring Speaker Series: Margit Sigray, Love and Loss

Saturday, Mar 19, 1-3pm
Against the backdrop of WWII, many letters were written by the Countess Margit to her parents, Tony and Harriet (Daly) Sigray, with references to “Tommy”. At the 2019 Speakers Series the question “who was Tommy” was answered, but there is more! Maureen and her sister Sue have taken many trips back to Maryland to research Tommy and his families diaries. This session will delve not only more into the relationship between Margit and Tommy, but also a glimpse into the life of the Sigray family in Hungary. Presented by Volunteer Maureen Lishke.
251 Eastside Hwy

ATR's 7th Annual Art Contest

Apr 8, 5pm & Apr 9, 11-3pm
Winners of ATR's High School Art Contest will be announced on Friday, April 8th at the awards ceremony at 5pm. This year's theme is 'Old Barns of the Bitterroot Valley'. In partnership with Montana Bliss Artworks, the awards given out for this contest total almost $5,000. Artwork will be on display and for sale the next day during Culture Crawl 11-3pm. All proceeds from art sales go directly to the student.
248 W Main St

Colors of Cancer Tennis Tournament

Saturday, Apr 16, 9am-3pm
Sign up for your doubles team to compete in a Colors of Cancer fundraising event organized by Maria Kanenwisher and Brynn Lehtola for their senior project at Hamilton High School. Proceeds will support the campaign for a new Cancer/Infusion Center. T-shirt included.
Westview Tennis Courts

Small Business Webinar Series

Thursday, Apr 7, 11-12pm
A FREE interactive learning opportunity for small businesses in Montana sponsored by Montana State University Extension, Small Business Development Centers (Montana Department of Commerce and US Small Business Administration), and the Montana Economic Developers Association.
Ravalli Extension


Single-Day Events
Apr 1 - Cooks Gardens Open for the Season
Apr 1 - Painting Class - Easter Gnome - Marley's Bar 6:30-8:30pm
Apr 2 - Pet Tag Day - Bitter Root Humane 
Apr 2 - Spring Bazaar at Golden Age Club 9am-3pm
Apr 2 - Free Family Activity: Shaving Cream Clouds - Ravalli Museum 10am-12pm
Apr 2 - Free Family Art Fling - Montana Bliss Artworks 11am-3pm
Apr 2 - Spring Fling Anniversary Community Day - West Montana Homes 11am-4pm
Apr 2 - Spring for the Arts Gala - Bitterroot River Inn 6-9pm
Apr 4 - Toilet Paper Tube Bird Feeder Take Home Kit for Kids - Bitterroot Library
Apr 4 - Bring Your Own Project - Knitting at the Yarn Center 1:30-3:30pm
Apr 5 - Artsy Feet - Shoe Painting - Montana Bliss Artworks 5-8pm
Apr 5 - Indigenous Studies Book Club - Chapter One 6-7pm
Apr 7 - Free Small Business Webinar Series 11am
Apr 7 - CSI: As Not Seen on TV - Bitterroot Library 6-8:30pm
Apr 7 - Live Music by Luke Dowler - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
Apr 8 - Poetry Reading - Montana Bliss Artworks 11am-3pm
Apr 8 - Family Movie Night: A Little Princess - Bitterroot Library 6-8pm
Apr 9 - Spirit of Spring Show - Bitter Root Arts Guild - Fairgrounds 9am-3pm
Apr 9 - Cardboard Recycling by S&D Trucking $10 per sq yard - Fairgrounds 10am-4pm
Apr 9 - Free Family Activity: Miniature Catapults - Ravalli Museum 10am-12pm
Apr 9 - Spring Speaker Series: Marcus Daly - Daly Mansion 10am-12pm
Apr 9 - Culture Crawl - Downtown Hamilton - Second Saturday 11-3pm
Apr 9 - HHS Choir - Hamilton High School 7:30pm
Apr 10 - Workshop: Ukrainian Eggs - ARTSpace1-3pm
Apr 10 - Yummy Yin-Yin Yoga Mini-Retreat - Aspen Leaf Yoga 6pm
Apr 11 - Easter String Basket Take home Kit - Bitterroot Library
Apr 11 - Live Music by Champagne Sunday & Potluck - The Grange 5pm
Apr 13 - Preparing for Pesticide Applications Webinar 2-3pm
Apr 14 - Hamilton Downtown Association (HDA) Member meeting - City Hall 8:30am
Apr 14 - Handmade cards with Juli Winthers - Montana Bliss Artworks 5:30-7:30pm
Apr 14 - Bingo at the Eagle's Lodge (every 2nd Thursday) 6-9pm
Apr 14 - Live Music by Barncat Country - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
Apr 14 - Bison in Glacier: Archaeology in Montana - Bitterroot Library 6-7pm
Apr 14 - HHS Band - Hamilton High School 7:30pm
Apr 15 - 2022 Easter at Sleeping Child Hot Springs
Apr 16 - Colors of Cancer Tennis Tournament - Westview Courts 9am-4pm
Apr 16 - Free Family Activity: Milk Jug Easter Baskets - Ravalli Museum 10am-12pm
Apr 16 - Bitterroot Baggers Cornhole Tournament - Eagle's Lodge
Apr 16 - Blodgett Canyon Hike with ACC 11am
Apr 16 - Poetry Dive - Open Ended 1-3pm
Apr 18 - Light Up Fireflies Take Home Kit for Kids - Bitterroot Library
Apr 18 - No School - Hamilton School District
Apr 19 - Montana Racial Equity Project Book Club - Chapter One Bookstore 6pm
Apr 21 - Teen Thursdays: Earth Day Flip-Flops - Ravalli Museum
Apr 21 - Expressive Collage Landscapes - Montana Bliss Artowrks 5-9pm
Apr 21 - Macmillan's Book + Author: Chris Whitaker Webinar 7pm
Apr 21 - Trivia Night at Big Creek Coffee (every 3rd Thursday) 5:30pm
Apr 23 - Free Family Activity: Earth Day Flowers - Ravalli Museum 10am-12pm
Apr 23 - April Bitterroot Birthday Dart Tournament - Silver Coin 1-8pm
Apr 23 - Bitterroot Chapter RMEF Fundraising Event - Fairgrounds
Apr 23 - Orquesta Akokán - Bitterroot Performing Arts Council 8pm
Apr 25 - Pollinator Seed Bomb Take home Kit - Bitterroot Library
Apr 26 - Craft Nights: Pollinator Seed Ball - Bitterroot Library 5:30-6:30pm
Apr 26 - Zoom with the Author: Lya Badgley - Chapter One 6-7pm
Apr 28 - Live Music by Andrea Harsell - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
Apr 28 - Bitterroot Library Bookclub:CIRCE by Madeline Miller 12-1pm
Apr 30 - Free Family Activity: Fairy Gardens - Ravalli Museum 10am-12pm
Apr 30 - Almost May Makers Market - Open Ended 12-4pm

Multi-Day Events
Apr 1-31 - Poet-Tree Month at the Bitterroot Library
Apr 1-3 - Hamilton Players Present: My Way: Frank Sinatra Tribute
Apr 1 & 15 - Drum Circle - instruments provided - at Open Ended 5:30-7pm
Apr 3, 10, 24 - Square Dancing at the Golden Age Club 3-5pm
Apr 4 & 18 - Canasta at the Golden Age Club (1st and 3rd Mondays) 12:30pm
Apr 5 & 19 - Hamilton City Council Meeting - City Hall 7pm
Apr 5 & 19  - Socrates Café - Bitterroot Library (every other Tuesday) 7-9pm
Apr 8 & 9 - ATR's 7th Annual Art Contest - 5pm Fri, 11-3pm Sat 
Apr 9-10 - Building a Stronger Bitterroot - Bitterroot River Inn
Apr 11-12 - Auditions: Honky Tonk Angels - Hamilton Players
Apr 11-13 - City of Hamilton Fall Cleanup Days (city residents only)
Apr 11-15 - Basic Dog Obedience Classes - Fairgrounds 777-3527
Apr 11 & 25 - Cribbage at the Golden Age Club (2nd and 4th Mondays) 12:30pm
Apr 13 & 27 - Teen Arts Group (T.A.G.) - Bitterroot Library 4-6pm
Apr 13 & 27 - Full STEAM Ahead (ages 8 & up) - Bitterroot Library
Apr 14 & 28 - Little Explorers - Sensory Play (ages 18mo-Pre K) - Bitterroot Library
Apr 22-24 - Hot Springs Yoga Retreat hosted by Wilder Montana Wellness

Weekly Events
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - Golden Age Club serves lunch 11:45-12:30. $4.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - Haven House open 10am-2pm
Tuesdays - Coloring Club for Adults - Bitterroot Library 10am
Tuesdays - ¡Juntos! (¡Together!) Spanglish story time (ages 2-5) - Bitterroot Library 9:30-10:30
Tuesdays - Tuesday Evening Knitting with Jessica - Yarn Center 5-7pm
Tuesdays - Paint Night (paint & take art classes) at Corwin Galleries 6-8pm
Wednesdays - Baby and Toddler Storytime - Bitterroot Library 10:30-11am
Wednesdays - Wine Night at Blodgett Canyon Cellars - 50% off every glass 4-9pm
Thursdays - Open Knitting Thursdays at the Yarn Center 11am-3pm
Thursdays - Artful Thinking - Bitterroot Library 4pm-5pm
Thursdays - Live Music - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
Fridays - Preschool Storytime - Bitterroot Library (3-5yr olds) 10:30-11:15am
Fridays - Pinochle at the Golden Age Club 1-2pm
Fridays - Open Knitting Fridays at the Yarn Center 2-4pm

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This list is a courtesy compiled by the Hamilton Downtown Association. Events are subject to change or cancellation. For more information about the event, contact the event-host or the venue. For links to the original listing, view our online calendar at


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 Credo the Cat from Cooks' Gardens Greenhouse posted by @cooks_gardens

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