Stevensville’s First Friday's celebration of spring, April 6, offers something for everyone: live music, local youth and adult artists’ shows, a well-known local author, great food and libations, a spring seminar on gardening in raised garden beds, playground fundraiser, and even the season’s first snocones.
Here are some highlights:
*Art show at River's Mist Gallery & gifts presented by Stevensville Advanced Placement art student, 6-9 p.m., 317 Main Street. First Friday reception, show continues through the month of April.
*Phillip Williams piano music, refreshments and friends at at Lutzenhiser Jewelry. Renovations continue, but festivities will go on! Fun begins at 6 p.m., 116 Main Street.
*Raised Bed Gardening Made Easy seminar at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 7 p.m., 203 Main Street. Speaker: Stone Mason, Montana Master Gardener- Certified Gardening Instructor from Ankh farm. Accessible, low maintenance, eco-friendly, permanent or mobile designs.
*Book reading and signing by Dale Burk from Stoneydale Press at Valley Drug on his new, just-released memoir "A Brush With a Wild Thing or Two in Montana", 5-7pm, 301 Main Street.
*Glass artist Lindsay from Moss Creations with items for show and sale, 75-cent snowcones, retail sale and $20 readings at the Mystic Owl, 5-8 p.m., 309 Main Street.
*Classic Piano with Arthur Kostuk, 6-7 p.m., North Valley Public Library, 208 Main Street. Arthur Kostuk is known as the "silver bullet" because his fingers move at amazing speeds. Kostuk studied with Fulbright scholars and at the University of Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. He won first place at the Israel Piano Competition and played at concert halls in New York, Boston, Montreal, Long Island, Seattle, St. Louis, and at the prestigious Teton Music Festival. His Eastern European style includes a high level of broad sweeping melodies combined with passion and emotional intensity. Come hear a truly amazing classical pianist.
*Katie Helser is Artist of the month at Blacksmith Brewing Company. Montana artist Katie Helser studies the natural beauty of plants and wildlife through detailed, and scientifically accurate, colored pencil illustrations. Katie was born and raised in Stevensville, and after a period of traveling the world, now raises her family on a farm in St. Ignatius. 4-8pm, 114 Main St.
*Meatballs and Monkey Bars, third Annual Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for Lone Rock School playground Equipment, Entertainment Lone Rock students and GROOVZ Dance Studio at 6 p.m., Lone Rock Cafeteria, $5/plate or $20/family. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available. 1112 Three Mile Creek Road.