March 16, Friday Presentation: A Darkness Lit by Heroes 5.30 - 7.30 PM This House of Books 224 N. Broadway Doug Ammons returns to This House of Books on Friday, March 16 at 5:30, this time with a multimedia presentation that brings history to life. The Great Falls Tribune recently ranked Doug Ammons’s book, A DARKNESS LIT BY HEROES among the top ten Montana books of 2017. They describe the true story told in the book as “one of Montana's most compelling sagas.” At one level, the story told is of the Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine disaster of 1917 (http://www.minememorial.org/history/intro.htm) in Butte, Montana. It was among the very worst mining catastrophes anywhere. Ever. One hundred sixty-eight men died. The real story Ammons tells, though, is the human response to what happened. Ammons himself writes: "We find that when all that sustains us is gradually stripped away – our light, water, and even the air we breathe – that something profoundly human rises up out of the darkness. We call it courage, we can call it will, we call it heroism, but it is our love for each other and the bonds between us that light even the greatest darkness.” The fact is that 240 men lived. Based on meticulous research, including 600 pages of eyewitness testimony that had not seen the light of day for 90 years, Ammons has been able to reconstruct where people were, what they were doing, and even what they said to one another as they responded. Ammons has a presentation that combines reading with imagery and slides. A very large audience at the Montana Historical Society, as well as a highly knowledgeable audience in Butte, where this is personal history for many families, offered praise for the production. Ammons’ background, with a doctorate in experimental psychology, and a strong background in mathematics and physics allowed him to understand what happened at the Speculator on both an engineering and a human level. Ammons is also a world-class adventure sportsman, a background that helps him to understand what happens when we stretch human endurance, skill, and survival. March 17,  Saturday Rural Race Dialogue - Welcoming The Stranger 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM Billings Grace United Methodist Church 1935 Avenue B, Rural Race Dialogue's workshop "Welcoming the Stranger" is a participatory day of prayer, untold stories, contemplative practices, self-reflection, and experiential activities in which participants will examine ways of welcome and systems of power in our local community - both past and present. Leave with true stories, deeper awareness, next steps, and connection to local partners, as we strive to live out our call to love and welcome the stranger in our own community. St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celtic Fair 10.00 AM - 2.00 PM Downtown Billings 2815 2nd Ave N A tradition in the Billings community for over 30 years, this parade celebrates a cherished part of our heritage and features approximately 100 floats. This celebration takes place the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day and is accompanied by the corresponding outdoor Celtic Fair. Filling the square with the scent of street food and the sound of Irish dance music, cloggers, bag-pippers and celebration, the Celtic Fair includes a stage with programmed entertainment and amplified music setting a festive atmosphere for locals as they enjoy food for the occasion from outdoor food trucks and local restaurants. Hiring Fair 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM Lucky's Market Billings 1603 Grand Ave We're hosting a hiring fair on March 16th & 17th from 11-6. Come see us and learn about our available full and part time job opportunities! [Apply in person at the hiring fair or online at https://www.luckysmarket.com/careers/] Celtic Shamrock Canvas Class 6/00 - 9.00 PM Bitterroot Sip and Paint 1911 King Avenue West Suite 11 A fun step by step demonstrated class coupled with tasty wines, beer and mixed drinks! Class includes a 16x20 canvas, all the paint and supplies needed to complete the painting for only $35 To reserve your seats message us on Facebook, email us at brsipandpaint@gmail.com or call us at 406-318-9681
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March 16, Friday Presentation: A Darkness Lit by Heroes 5.30 - 7.30 PM This House of Books 224 N. Broadway Doug Ammons returns to This House of Books on Friday, March 16 at 5:30, this time with a multimedia presentation that brings history to life. The Great Falls Tribune recently ranked Doug Ammons’s book, A DARKNESS LIT BY HEROES among the top ten Montana books of 2017. They describe the true story told in the book as “one of Montana's most compelling sagas.” At one level, the story told is of the Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine disaster of 1917 (http://www.minememorial.org/history/intro.htm) in Butte, Montana. It was among the very worst mining catastrophes anywhere. Ever. One hundred sixty-eight men died. The real story Ammons tells, though, is the human response to what happened. Ammons himself writes: "We find that when all that sustains us is gradually stripped away – our light, water, and even the air we breathe – that something profoundly human rises up out of the darkness. We call it courage, we can call it will, we call it heroism, but it is our love for each other and the bonds between us that light even the greatest darkness.” The fact is that 240 men lived. Based on meticulous research, including 600 pages of eyewitness testimony that had not seen the light of day for 90 years, Ammons has been able to reconstruct where people were, what they were doing, and even what they said to one another as they responded. Ammons has a presentation that combines reading with imagery and slides. A very large audience at the Montana Historical Society, as well as a highly knowledgeable audience in Butte, where this is personal history for many families, offered praise for the production. Ammons’ background, with a doctorate in experimental psychology, and a strong background in mathematics and physics allowed him to understand what happened at the Speculator on both an engineering and a human level. Ammons is also a world- class adventure sportsman, a background that helps him to understand what happens when we stretch human endurance, skill, and survival. March 17,  Saturday Rural Race Dialogue - Welcoming The Stranger 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM Billings Grace United Methodist Church 1935 Avenue B, Rural Race Dialogue's workshop "Welcoming the Stranger" is a participatory day of prayer, untold stories, contemplative practices, self-reflection, and experiential activities in which participants will examine ways of welcome and systems of power in our local community - both past and present. Leave with true stories, deeper awareness, next steps, and connection to local partners, as we strive to live out our call to love and welcome the stranger in our own community. St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celtic Fair 10.00 AM - 2.00 PM Downtown Billings 2815 2nd Ave N A tradition in the Billings community for over 30 years, this parade celebrates a cherished part of our heritage and features approximately 100 floats. This celebration takes place the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day and is accompanied by the corresponding outdoor Celtic Fair. Filling the square with the scent of street food and the sound of Irish dance music, cloggers, bag- pippers and celebration, the Celtic Fair includes a stage with programmed entertainment and amplified music setting a festive atmosphere for locals as they enjoy food for the occasion from outdoor food trucks and local restaurants. Hiring Fair 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM Lucky's Market Billings 1603 Grand Ave We're hosting a hiring fair on March 16th & 17th from 11-6. Come see us and learn about our available full and part time job opportunities! [Apply in person at the hiring fair or online at https://www.luckysmarket.com/careers/] Celtic Shamrock Canvas Class 6/00 - 9.00 PM Bitterroot Sip and Paint 1911 King Avenue West Suite 11 A fun step by step demonstrated class coupled with tasty wines, beer and mixed drinks! Class includes a 16x20 canvas, all the paint and supplies needed to complete the painting for only $35 To reserve your seats message us on Facebook, email us at brsipandpaint@gmail.com or call us at 406-318-9681
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