Wednesday, July 1
North Valley Public Library welcomes the Sock Rockerz, a singing and dancing team from Nashville, Tennessee. They are touring the country this year, and will be in Stevensville at the library’s Community Room on Wednesday, July 1 at 2:30 p.m. The Sock Rockerz will give a free interactive concert, complete with singing and dancing. Children will sing and learn old favorites, new contemporary songs, fun dances and more! The theme of the concert is teaching children how to become heroes, in small ways and big ways. This concert is geared towards children ages 11 and under. For more information, email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 777-5061. The North Valley Public Library is located at 208 Main Street, Stevensville.
Thursday, July 2
A free concert by Tin Cup, free ice cream and free fireworks will be presented Thursday, July 2 at Sapphire Lutheran Homes, 501 N. 10th Street, Hamilton, 363-2800. BBQ at 6 p.m. for $5 (money is to purchase a bus for transporting residents). Concert begins at 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Fireworks will be at dusk.
Friday, July 3
Hamilton First Friday
Downtown Hamilton will celebrate “Independents” on Friday evening, July 3, in a salute to locally-owned, independent businesses. Hamilton Mayor Jerry Steele has proclaimed July 1-7 as “Independents Week,” recognizing the contributions these businesses make to the community, and Friday evening is an opportunity to savor what they offer.
Doing business with locally-owned independents keeps more money in the community than shopping at chains or franchises, and contributes to Hamilton’s economic health. More than that, though, they give Hamilton its own unique flavor, expressing the tastes of their owners and reflecting the values of this community.
Some smaller businesses will not be open extended Friday hours, or on Saturday, the Fourth of July, as their owners take a holiday break, but First Friday downtown will still offer unique shopping and dining, and beverages for all tastes. Live music is always part of the scene, and some stores offer refreshments.
Saturday, July 4
Chapter #938 Vietnam Veterans of America will be hosting a Veterans Picnic on Saturday, July 4th from 1 to 6 p.m. at Hieronymus Park adjacent to the Veterans Monument in Hamilton. All are invited with good food and entertainment provided. For further information, call George Mayer at 274-2578.
Center for Spiritual Living
The Center for Spiritual Living hosts Jon Bradbury presenting “The Growth of Consciousness” since 1776 on Sunday, July 5 at 10 a.m. Special music with LeGrande Harvey. Refreshments and conversation follow at 11:15. Come early for Meditation at 9:30 a.m. The Center for Spiritual Living is located at 1720 N. First Street, Suite C in Selway Commons, north of Sears in Hamilton. For further information call Dave at 381-2355 or visit CSLbitterroot.org
Monday, July 6
The next meeting of the Hamilton Rotary Club will be Monday, July 6 at 12 noon at BJ’s Restaurant, 900 N. 1st Street, Hamilton. The meeting is open to the public. For further information call 363-2960.
Wednesday, July 8
Zen Buddhism class
A class will be held Wednesday, July 8 on the fundamental teachings of the Buddha as taught by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh including exercises of mindful breathing, listening, walking, eating; the Eightfold Path with the basic teaching on Mindfulness; the Five Precepts for living in the world; and the Heart Sutra. Led by Jill Davies (642-3601) the class meets the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Center for Spiritual Living, 1720 N. First Street, Suite C in Selway Commons, north of Sears in Hamilton.