Little Dipper Trail Run

Get ready to shake loose the last of winter with the return of the Little Dipper Trail Run on Saturday, May 18 at Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery on Rattlesnake Drive. The Missoula Parks and Recreation MORE Program, Big Dipper Ice Cream, Run Wild Missoula, and Missoula Parks and Recreation have partnered to host 4-mile, 2-mile, and 1k races ready for kids. This event encourages all ages to attend (yes, even waddlers!) and the start time is 12 p.m. for the free 1k. Start time is 12:10 for the 4-mile with a fee of $15, and the start time is 12:15 for the 2-mile with a fee of $15. Enjoy a delicious cup or cone of Big Dipper ice cream after the race! Soak in some newly found warmth of a new season! Look for updates or sign up on the Little Dipper Trail Run Facebook page. 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert!

Listen up! No, really, listen to a live orchestra as it pairs with the magic of one of your favorite films! Missoula Live Shows is hosting this can’t-miss event on Friday, May 10, between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. at 32 Campus Drive. For the first time, audiences can rediscover the amazing experience of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone while a live symphony orchestra performs John Williams’ unforgettable score and Harry Potter soars across the big screen in high-definition. See you there!

Run Like a Mother

Hosted by The Runners Edge, Run Like a Mother is an aspiring, celebratory event that takes place in eight cities across the country each Mother’s Day on courses that wind through picturesque neighborhoods, scenic parks, and city streets. Moms, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, and everyone in between enjoy good memories, great atmosphere, and a festive post-race party featuring live entertainment, food and refreshments, and sponsored tents. Let this 5k road-run race motivate and move you, and feel good about your participation as this year’s event is paired with Mountain Home Montana, a local non-profit organization that provides support to young families for a diaper drive. All donations will go toward diapers and other essentials that make living just a bit easier for those going through hard times. This race takes place on Sunday, May 12, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Boone and Crockett Club. For more information, visit RunnersEdgeMT.com

Witch Works Grand Opening

The official opening of Witch Works is taking place on May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Join the enthusiastic staff as they set intentions for our community and celebrate the opening of Missoula’s newest metaphysical boutique. This event is located at 330 E Main Street. To learn more, visit WitchWorks.org or call 406.539.3645. 

Embracing Curves with Open Lens by Pamela

We are proud to announce that our staff photographer Pamela Dunn-Parrish of Open Lens by Pamela is hosting a “Working with Curvy Women” workshop for photographers, guiding them to creating the perfect shot that looks great but most importantly, makes their customers feel amazing and confident. The class will cover how to make the photo happen, a workbook as a tool for participants to build your business in photographing curvy women with success, and a hands-on photo shoot with models. Class will be held at 430 West Pine Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and with an investment of $89 for MPPA members and $109 for non-members. Lunch is included and registration is limited to 12. Bring your camera, tripod, lens 70-200 and portrait lens (85mm). Don’t fret if you don’t have these. Pamela will work with you and what you have! Visit Pamela at OpenLensByPamela.com

Montana Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana invites those living with Stage IV breast cancer and their guest to the first ever Montana Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Conference on May 31 at Wingate Missoula. With the help of generous support of sponsors, attendance and lunch are free. Designed for patients, this conference will feature a day of learning, socializing, and the most current information on MBC research, clinical trials and living well with stage IV breast cancer. Keynote speaker is Dr. Alana Welm, Ph.D., a breast cancer research from Huntsman Cancer Center and a Komen Scholar. MBC patients are encouraged to bring their partner, caregiver, or friend. A limited number of travel scholarships are available to anyone in Montana living with MBC. The evening before the conference, attendees are invited to meet other metastatic breast cancer patients and create an art project with Living Art of Montana. Advance registration is required at KomenIdahoMontana.org/Conference/