Happy holidays

Having a hard time keeping track of all the special events for the holiday season? This list, though by no means complete, may be some help. If your church, business or organization has a holiday event to be added to this community calendar, please call the Acantha at 466-2403.

•Choteau Swimming Pool tiles and season passes for sale as Christmas gifts. Call 466-2412 or 466-2882 to place an order. Forms for tiles are available at the City Office as well.

•Christmas trees on sale outside Country Hallmark. The Choteau Chamber of Commerce is selling Douglas fir, balsam and white pine for prices ranging from $22 to $85.

•Don’t forget to decorate your home’s exterior for the Christmas season. The Chamber of Commerce will award first-, second- and third-place prizes of $75, $50 and $25, respectively, for outstanding decorating. Judging will be done the week before Christmas.

•Nov. 18-Dec. 9 — Choteau Caring Tree gift drive, trees with tags at the Choteau Post Office and First Bank of Montana-Choteau. Please take tags, fill and return to the Choteau Acantha or First Bank in Choteau by Dec. 9.

•Nov. 18-Dec. 13 — Fairfield Rudolph Run gift drive, sponsored by the Fairfield women’s service club. Tags available at the Fairfield City Hall and the Fairfield Holiday Stroll on Dec. 6 at the Fairfield Community Hall. The gifts must be wrapped and returned to town office by Dec. 13.

•Nov. 25-Dec. 13 — Angel Tree at Dutton State Bank, a gift drive for low-income children and elderly. Call the bank at 476-3462 and ask for Kendle Bjornstad or Collette Wilson to suggest a name for the gift drive. Please fill tags and return to bank by Dec. 13.

•Monday, Dec. 9 — Deadline to return gifts purchased for the Choteau Caring Tree to either the Choteau Acantha or First Bank Montana in Choteau.

•Tuesday, Dec. 10 — 7 p.m., Fairfield Public Schools grades 7-12 music concert in the school multi-purpose room.

•Friday, Dec. 13 — Deadline to turn Angel Tree Christmas gifts in to Dutton

State Bank/Opportunity Bank. — 12 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church Advent Recital featuring “The Group” — Bob Moritz, Harry Moritz and Allen Wittmier of Conrad, followed by soup and bread at 12:30 p.m. Freewill offering benefits the Ecumenical Vacation Bible School.

— Deadline to turn Rudolph’s Run Christmas gifts in to the Fairfield Town Office.

•Saturday, Dec. 14 — Two Medicine Dinosaur Center holiday open house at the center in Bynum, coffee, cookies, cocoa. Everyone welcome.

•Sunday, Dec. 15 — 4 p.m., Fairfield Community Choir concert, sponsored by the Fairfield Junior Women’s Club, in the Fairfield Public Schools multi-purpose room.

•Tuesday, Dec. 17 — 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Dutton/Brady Public Schools Christmas programs in the auditorium.

— 6:30 p.m., Choteau Public Schools grades 7-12 Christmas concert in the CHS auditorium.

— 7 p.m., Power Public Schools K-12 Christmas program in the school gym.

•Thursday, Dec. 19 — 6 p.m., Curly Willow Floral & Gifts holiday centerpiece class. Call to reserve your spot, 466-2266.

— 6:30 p.m., Augusta High School Christmas program in the school gymnasium.

— 7 p.m., Fairfield Elementary School Christmas program, school multi-purpose room.

— 7 p.m., Greenfield Elementary School program in the school gymnasium.

•Friday, Dec. 20 — 12 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church Advent Recital featuring “Holiday Traditions” by area pastors, followed by soup and bread at 12:30 p.m. Freewill offering benefits the Ecumenical Vacation Bible School.

— 2 p.m., Choteau Elementary School Christmas program in the CHS auditorium.

•Saturday, Dec. 21— Choteau High School speech and drama Frost and Flannel Filibuster invitational meet.

•Sunday, Dec. 22 — 6:30 p.m., Augusta Community Choir Christmas Program at the Augusta Community Church.