Auditions for the Ellen Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol" are on September 14, 16 and 17 at the Ellen Theatre. The play opens on December 6 and runs for eleven performances, closing on December 22. Auditions are open for men, women and any kids over 8 years old. For more questions and more information, email or call the Ellen office at (406)585-6910. 

Session I of after school individualized art lessons at the ArtSplot begin on September 17 and continue every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. until October 8. Cost is $85 for the entire session. Register and find more information on The ArtSplot is at 111 S. Grand Ave., Suite 212. 

Classes in French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic will resume at Ecole française, located in the Emerson, suite 202. A pre-registration, placement interview open door will be held Wednesday, September 18 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in Suite 202. You can register online to class or during the open door. Please email general questions to Brigitte Morris, école française’s Director at