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An evening with Willson & McKee

Potluck ~ Concert ~ Jam Session

Saturday, December 8, 2018

6pm - Potluck

7pm - Concert

following concert - Jam Session

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Our beloved Willson & McKee return! This time with an evening full of community, music and participation! Ken & Kim are switching it up, just a bit! They invite you to join them for a casual potluck, to sit and enjoy a concert followed by a fun-filled jam session!

All instruments, voices, storytelling, laughter are WELCOME!

$15 at door

Call 843-5454 to reserve your spot


Splendid Feast

Friday and Saturday, december 14 & 15, 2018

6:30-7pm - wassail social hour

7pm - Four-course feast

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In the depths of winter, when Mother Nature holds Montana in her icy grip, the Elling House Arts & Humanities Center brings a magical mix of music, companionship and great food to its warm halls.  Each year, toward the end of December, the EHAHC hosts The Splendid Feast, a gathering of hearty souls, culinary delights, and holiday cheer in a most spectacular setting.

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As guests arrive, water ice luminaries and hundreds of tiny bulbs light the driveway and entrance to the mansion.  A grand tree greets the guests in the welcome room.  In the parlor, a fire roars warmly from the hearth and holiday music fills the air.  In the ballroom, wine, mead and cider flow freely to warm the belly and the soul.  As the evening progresses, our chef and a small army of festive volunteers prepare and present the Splendid Feast of wholesome delicacies.  The walls are decked with natural decorations and trimmings provided by local artisans.  Candle light and good company grows hearty conversation.  Roars of laughter and holiday cheer rise and fall through the evening. 

Guests will also have a chance to purchase the beautiful handmade wreaths that grace each table at a quick live auction just before dessert is served. As the evening draws to a close, dessert and coffee are served and guests leave with a warm sense of community and bellies full of wonderful food. 

Tickets $50 

Call to make your reservation 406-843-5454

Credit cards accepted


EHAHC Annual Meeting

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

6pm

The Board of the Elling House Arts & Humanities Center invites all EHAHC members to our annual meeting.


Chautauqua

Saturday, January 19, 2019

6:30pm - potluck

7:30pm - performances

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First popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.  The Chautauqua is hailed as a sharing of entertainment and intellectual knowledge – Teddy Roosevelt claimed it was “the most American thing in America ”.  Today the tradition continues with a variety of writers, musicians and special topic speakers taking center stage at the EHAHC.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The Chautauqua is open to all seeking entertainment, intellectual or spiritual growth and local culture.  Each participant performs 1-2 songs or a 5-minute reading.  Nightly performances highlight 10 reserved spots with two swing spots available for impromptu appearances.  Those wishing to be on stage are encouraged to contact Toni James to make reservations at (406) 843-5454 or email ranksmerc@yahoo.com

Admission is by donation


Montana Raptor Conservation Center program

Saturday, February 2, 2019

1:30pm

 The MRCC’s Great horned owl, Bu

The MRCC’s Great horned owl, Bu

This program provides an overview of what makes raptors unique in the bird world, the raptors of Montana, and the importance of raptors to our ecosystem. Join us for a hands-on opportunity to explore and experience raptor characteristics and adaptations though bio-facts (animal artifacts). Two or three of the MRCC avian ambassadors will be in attendance for an up close look at these amazing birds.

Admission is by donation


Chautauqua

Saturday, february 16, 2019

6:30pm - potluck

7:30pm - performances

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First popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.  The Chautauqua is hailed as a sharing of entertainment and intellectual knowledge – Teddy Roosevelt claimed it was “the most American thing in America ”.  Today the tradition continues with a variety of writers, musicians and special topic speakers taking center stage at the EHAHC.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The Chautauqua is open to all seeking entertainment, intellectual or spiritual growth and local culture.  Each participant performs 1-2 songs or a 5-minute reading.  Nightly performances highlight 10 reserved spots with two swing spots available for impromptu appearances.  Those wishing to be on stage are encouraged to contact Toni James to make reservations at (406) 843-5454 or email ranksmerc@yahoo.com

Admission is by donation


Chautauqua

Saturday, March 16, 2019

6:30pm - potluck

7:30pm - performances

First popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.  The Chautauqua is hailed as a sharing of entertainment and intellectual knowledge – Teddy Roosevelt claimed it was “the most American thing in America ”.  Today the tradition continues with a variety of writers, musicians and special topic speakers taking center stage at the EHAHC.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The Chautauqua is open to all seeking entertainment, intellectual or spiritual growth and local culture.  Each participant performs 1-2 songs or a 5-minute reading.  Nightly performances highlight 10 reserved spots with two swing spots available for impromptu appearances.  Those wishing to be on stage are encouraged to contact Toni James to make reservations at (406) 843-5454 or email ranksmerc@yahoo.com

Admission is by donation


A Reading with Montana’s Poet Laureate, Lowell Jaeger

Saturday, April 20, 2019

7pm

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At Jaeger's readings, expect humor, expect serious reflection, expect to examine the "human condition" in all its marvelous complexity. He enjoys interacting with audiences. He enjoys sharing the stage with other Montana poets. In between reading from his own work, he enjoys reciting from memory the poems of Robert Frost, Donald Hall, Richard Wilbur, and others. Let's light up the evening with the splendid magic of the spoken word!

Lowell Jaeger (Montana Poet Laureate 2017-2019) is founding editor of Many Voices Press and recently edited New Poets of the American West, an anthology of poets from eleven western states.  Lowell has taught writing classes at numerous conferences and workshops and is currently Professor of English/Creative Writing at Flathead Valley Community College (Kalispell, Montana), where he also serves as Humanities Division Chair.  He is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, winner of the Grolier Poetry Peace Prize, and recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council. Lowell was awarded the Montana Governor’s Humanities Award for his work in promoting civil civic discourse.  He is the author of eight collections of poems, the most recent of which are Or Maybe I Drift Off Alone (Shabda Press 2016) and Earth-blood & Star-shine (Shabda Press 2018)

Additional financial support is provided by Humanities Montana and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Chautauqua

Saturday, April 27, 2019

6:30pm - potluck

7:30pm - performances

First popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.  The Chautauqua is hailed as a sharing of entertainment and intellectual knowledge – Teddy Roosevelt claimed it was “the most American thing in America ”.  Today the tradition continues with a variety of writers, musicians and special topic speakers taking center stage at the EHAHC.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The Chautauqua is open to all seeking entertainment, intellectual or spiritual growth and local culture.  Each participant performs 1-2 songs or a 5-minute reading.  Nightly performances highlight 10 reserved spots with two swing spots available for impromptu appearances.  Those wishing to be on stage are encouraged to contact Toni James to make reservations at (406) 843-5454 or email ranksmerc@yahoo.com

Admission is by donation