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Mountain Line Closed Monday for Presidents’ Day

MISSOULA – Mountain Line will be closed on Monday, February 20th in recognition of the Presidents’ Day federal holiday.  All 12 fixed routes, Paratransit, Senior Van, and the customer service line will be closed for the day.  Service will resume on a normal weekday schedule on Tuesday, February 21st. (more…)

Join Us for Summer StARTS

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Summer 2017 is peeking around the corner, and the Missoula Children’s Theatre is ready! Stop by the MCT Center for the Performing Arts on First Friday, March 3, for Summer StARTS. From 4-6PM, the lobby of the MCT Center for the Performing Arts will be filled with your child’s Missoula summer day camp opportunities for theatre, arts, dance, and all kinds of movement! The Missoula Children’s Theatre will be joined by the Roxy Theater, On Center Performing Arts, Show Tyme Academy, Missoula Writing Collaborative, Bitterroot Gymnastics, MCAT, Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre, and the Clay Studio of Missoula. (more…)

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MDA REINVIGORATES MISSOULA FESTIVAL OF TREES
MOUNTAIN HOME MONTANA GIFTS FESTIVAL TO MDA

After planning and producing the Missoula Festival of Trees since 1999, Mountain Home Montana and Festival Chairman Laura Snyder have gifted the holiday event to the Missoula Downtown Association (MDA), which will look to build, expand and sustain the event into a festive holiday experience for all in the heart of Downtown Missoula. (more…)

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Performances of The Emperor's New Clothes

A new year, and a new show! The Missoula Children’s Theatre is proud to unveil the world premiere of The Emperor’s New Clothes.While the premise of this Hans Christian Andersen classic will be familiar, the Missoula Children’s Theatre version surely contains its trademark comical twists, turns, and colorful characters. The show will take place Saturday, February 18 at 3 PM & 5 PM at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. (more…)

Downtown on Tap

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Berkshire Hathaway Missoula

Tuesday, February 28, 5 – 7 pm

Missoula is an amazing place to live and a dynamic place to do business. At Berkshire Hathaway Montana Properties, our passion is helping get you into the right home or space for your business. Join real estate agents Matt Mellott and David Miller at our downtown location for beer from Bayern Brewing, delicious appetizers and a celebration of why we choose to live and do business in this great community.

Celebrate Valentines Day AKA ‘International Flower Worker Day’ with a Earth-friendly Bouquet Making Workshop

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February 14th, known to many as Valentine's Day, is a day to celebrate love in all forms. The 14th of February is also "International Day of the Flower Worker", which calls awareness to the social and environmental injustice of the mainstream flower industry. Did you know that 85% of our flowers purchased in the U.S. come from S.A., where the demand is largest and most grueling on the environment and the flower workers on Valentines Day? Support your local flower farmers while enhancing your floral design skills.

Saturday February 11th 4-6pm @ Imagine Nation Brewing Co. Join, Melissa Lafontaine, Owner of Earth Within Flowers, for an informative discussion on Flower Justice and the budding slow-flower movement here in Missoula. We will create a locally-sourced, dried, bouquet that symbolizes love of the environment and our local flower growers. (more…)

MDA Member Luncheon

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Bayern Brewing & Edelweiss Bistro
Tuesday, February 14, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Join us for lunch at Bayern Brewing's Edelweiss Bistro!  Enjoy some authentic German dishes while hearing more about Bayern Brewing and the Bistro. Founded in 1987, Bayern Brewing is the oldest brewery in Montana and the only German brewery in the Rocky Mountains.  Edelweiss Bistro was opened in 2015 to provide a casual, but high-quality menu for customers to enjoy along with their brews.

Please RSVP by Friday, February 10.  Lunch is $13 per person.

 

DOWNTOWN GIFT CARD SALES UP 2% FROM PREVIOUS YEAR

The Missoula Downtown Association is pleased to announce that Downtown Gift Card sales increased by 2% and redemptions were up 7% between 2015 and 2016. The MDA sold 6,128 Downtown Gift Cards in 2016 for a total of $249,593. That’s $6,785 more than what was sold in 2015.

Much of the increase in sales can be attributed to the addition of the MSO Hub as a second location for purchasing the cards. The MSO Hub sold $34,786 in Downtown Gift Cards in 2016, and $17,725 of that was transacted in the month of December.

The Downtown Gift Card Program is a benefit of membership with the Missoula Downtown Association, and 170 of MDA’s 475 members are enrolled in the program. (more…)

Big Sky Brewing & Run Wild Missoula Present the Missoula Marathon Registration Party

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Run Wild Missoula, along with valued race sponsor, Big Sky Brewing, are excited to bring back the annual Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon Registration Party, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. The party will be held at Big Sky Brewing, at 5417 Trumpeter Way, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Folks who come out to join the fun, will have the option of joining Run Wild Missoula’s free monthlyBeer Run, leaving the brewery at 6 p.m.  There will be both a 3-mile and 5-mile course option for participants.  (more…)