The Destination Missoula Sports Commission is hosting its second annual benefit that brings our local heroes home for one fun-filled, family-friendly night. Not only will you and your kids have the opportunity for autographs with these celebs, but you will actually get to meet them personally and mingle throughout the night. Great food, beverages and crazy celebrity games are in store. Visit DestinationMissoula.org/celebrity-night.
Maile Meloy, award-winning author originally from Helena, joins us for a reading from her new novel, Do Not Become Alarmed. Visit ShakespeareAndCo.com for more.
The Friends of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula invite you to the annual Fourth of July celebration. The daylong event features model trains, ham radios, fire trucks, children's games, pony rides, food, crafts, music, special displays, and more. This event is a great way to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. Visit FortMissoulaMuseum.org.
The Missoula City Band performs each Wednesday through summer at Bonner Park, 1600 Ronald Ave. Concerts start at 8 p.m. and are free. Visit MissoulaCityBand.org for more information.
This Saturday Family workshop invites parents and their kids to learn how Alexander Calder made some of the first art mobiles and to make your own using natural materials collected outdoors, such as unusual branches, sticks, and other found objects. Drop-in, free of charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit MissoulaArtMuseum.org.
Try the martial art of harmony with an orientation followed by four guided basics classes. Preregistration is required by July 5. For more information and to register, visit AikidoMissoula.com, call 406.549.8387, or come by the dojo on the second floor of 208 E. Main St.
Join Missoula's Latin dance community on the third Saturday of each month for the latest in Latin music, live percussion, and dance. Evening kicks off with a free lesson at 8:30 p.m. The dance runs from 9:30 p.m. until close. For updates, check out "Salsa 406" on Facebook.
Hosted by Windermere Real Estate, this annual event is a stand-up paddleboard competition and features two races, the Recreational and Elite divisions. Following the races will be a Montana luau with music, drinks, food, and prizes. The event raises money for Missoula Food Bank's EmPower Pack Program, which provides food for children over the weekends when they are not able to access meals at school, and the Watershed Education Network (WEN), an organization dedicated to fostering knowledge, appreciation and awareness of watershed health to the next generation. For more, visit SUPCupMT.com.
Join local author Gayle Morrison for a lively discussion about her book, Hog's Exist: Jerry Daniels, the Hmong, and the CIA. This book club conversation coincides with the exhibition of embroidered works, "From Flower Cloth to Story Cloth: Hmong Textiles in the MAM Collection." Free registration is requested by calling 406.728.0447. Visit MissoulaArtMuseum.org for more information.
Spend a relaxing Friday evening on this family-friendly town float through the Garden City and experience the stresses of the week slip away. Meet at Silver Park and be transported to East Missoula to launch. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy afterwards. For more information, XXX.
Head over to Caras Park for a free celebration for kids and the kids at heart for games, activities, food, music, and more. Visit XXX for more information.
Watch as the Osprey as they take on the Helena Brewers and enjoy a post-game, low-level fireworks extravaganza. Game starts at 6:35 p.m. Get your tickets at MiLB.com.