Munchkin’s Picks—Fun this Week

August 10, 2015

Posted By: Shaunescy

Hello Everyone! There are some pretty great things happening this week, I really hope you go to them and have some fun with the kiddos. Ok here is what is going for this week, August 10-16th.

My favorite weekend is coming up in Butte this weekend, An Ri Ra! I fricken love An Ri Ra! The Montana Irish Festival celebrates Irish culture and heritage and music in the Original Mine Yard on Main St. on Friday from 2-11pm and Saturday from Noon to 11pm. This is a family-oriented event. The 2015 lineup includes the Cathie Ryan Band, Dublin Gultch (these guys are from Butte!), Ken O’Malley and the Ne’er Duwels, Runa, The Town Pants and the Trinity- Irish- Dancers. Admission is free. One-mile fun run-walk, 5k and 10k runs on Saturday. Outdoor Irish Mass on Sunday. For details or to register for walk/race visit .

In Anaconda on the 13th there will be Montana Shakespeare in the Park performing “The Taming of the Shrew” at 6pm in Washoe Park.

The 12th-16th is the Tri County Fair and Rodeo at Deer Lodge fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Country Pride, Tri-County Wide.” Entertainment, livestock showing, chili cook off, rodeo events, and more! Free admission. Wednesday is noon to 7pm, free Ranch Rodeo at 7:30pm. Thursday 8am to 8pm. Friday 8am to 8pm, Rodeo at 8pm with entertainment by Wild Child. Saturday 8am to 8pm, Rodeo at 7pm with Wild Child, Rodeo coast $10/$5 for kids. August 16th in Deer Lodge is the Demolition Derby at the Tri-County Fairgrounds at 6pm. Come and have a bang-up time! $10 for adults and $5 for kids. This is a Fundraiser for Deer Lodge Chamber and Tri-County Fair Board.

In Bozeman, August 12th is lunch on the lawn. A summertime tradition, Lunch on the Lawn features live music, kids’ activities and local food vendors. Grab your lawn chairs and spend your lunch hour soaking up the sun on the Emerson’s west lawn this summer. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch onsite from Rendezvous Catering, MoBerry, Mo’Bowls and other vendors. Music on Main is August 13th at 7pm. August 14th is the Downtown Bozeman Art Walk at 5pm. August 15th is the ERA Landmark Hosts Fifth Annual Agents of Hope Carnival from 1pm to 5pm. Lending a hand to help combat neuromuscular disease, ERA Landmark Real Estate is hosting the 5th Annual ERA Agents of Hope Carnival on Saturday, August 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Bogert Park in Bozeman. The community is invited to come play old-fashioned carnival games, win prizes, enjoy face painting and play on fun inflatable activities. Admission to the park is free and tickets will be sold to participate in the games and activities. All of the carnival proceeds will benefit the Montana Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). MDA prides itself on the quality of services provided to their clients, 65 of whom live in the Gallatin Valley. The funds raised at the ERA Agents of Hope Carnival will help send Montana children ages 6-17 to the MDA Summer Camp. For children who gradually lose the ability to talk, walk, hug or breathe on their own, the magical experience of summer camp can seem out of reach. Solving the need to just be a kid, MDA Summer Camp provides a safe and fun experience where MDA kids create cherished memories and make new friends with children sharing similar needs. “We have been a proud supporter of MDA for many years,” said Robyn Erlenbush, Broker/Owner of ERA Landmark. “We are especially fond of supporting the MDA Summer Camp for Montana kids. Each year kids get an opportunity to do activities that other healthy children get to do and sometimes take for granted. The parents of MDA kids also get a well- deserved break. Everybody wins. And for those of us who raise money, we get to see the biggest smile on the face of a child.” ERA Landmark has offices in Bozeman, Big Sky, Livingston and Ennis, and has raised nearly $60,000 locally for MDA in the past four years. “At ERA Landmark, we have always felt that giving back to our community that so graciously supports our business is an essential part of who we are,” Erlenbush said. “A huge thank you goes out to the 35-plus local businesses and organizations that donate time, money and services to help make the Carnival a success.” Visit to learn more about the ERA Agents of Hope Carnival.

Shannon is Montana Parent Magazine's intern for the summer. She is currently a senior at the University of Montana Western, she just received her Associates degree and in a year will have her Bachelors. She is a Butte native with strong Irish roots. She doesn't have kids of her own yet but she has 4 dogs that she loves and treats as her own.

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