Business Bites: Great Falls Theatre Company announcing next season; trolley closes; Broadway in Great Falls returns; bakery opening; food hub meeting; United Way campaign launches; Rescue Mission banquet; Cassiopeia hosting author event

Updated 10 a.m. Sept. 12

Great Falls Theatre Company

The Great Falls Theatre Company is holding their season announcement party at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at Haute Hive, 721 Central Ave.

They’ll be announcing the multiple shows for their 2023-2024 season and the case of Oklahoma! will be there. Attendees can also learn more about supporting live theater in Great Falls through sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

Admission is $5 payable at the door or via Venmo at @GF_TheatreCo

Business Bites: Taco del Sol closing; Mi Rancho moving; Real Deals sale; ag tour; Cassiopeia event; disc golf course open

Great Falls Historic Trolley

The Great Falls Historic Trolley closed at the end of August.

“Over the years, the Great Falls Trolley has become a beloved icon in our community, providing a unique and nostalgic mode of transportation for locals and visitors alike. We have has the privilege of showcasing the beauty of our town and creating lasting memories for countless passengers,” according to the company. “While this announcement may bring sadness, we want to emphasize that the memories we have created together will live on. The Great Falls Trolley has been a symbol of community spirit, nostalgia and connection. We hope that these memories will continue to bring a smile to your face whenever you think back on your trolley experiences.”

Business Bites: Touch-A-Truck; Ginger Day; author events; NWGF survey; Luminaria Walk; Nitro Creamery; OverHere Consulting; mental health training; Circus on Ice; Alumni Club lawsuit; Expo Park roof project

Aaron Kueffler, former owner of the Great Falls trolley, said it had been sold to Montana Trolley Company. Kueffler had owned the trolley since 2018.

Historic Trolley has new owner in Great Falls

Broadway in Great Falls

Broadway in Great Falls is back this season and Mannheim Steamroller Christmas is Nov. 20 at the Mansfield Theater in the Great Falls Civic Center.

Tickets are available here.

A King’s Kravings

A King’s Kravings is opening Sept. 13 at 1008 20th St. S, the old Mrs. Wright’s Pasties location across from Target.

Flour Power Gluten Free Bakery and Beyond is planning to open in the same location later this month.

Business Bites: Play It Again Sports; local grants; GFPS job fair; Fox Farm Zip Trip closed; Alliance for Youth craft fair; Touro opening; new welding program; Second Saturday at The History Museum

Great Falls Area Food Hub

The Golden Triangle Resource Council is holding an informational session on the Great Falls Area Food Hub with its founder Lyndsay Laursen at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Cassiopeia Bookstore.

United Way campaign

This year’s United Way of Cascade County campaign is underway and the goal is to raise $1,302,024.

The annual United Way campaign aims to make it easy for people and businesses to build our entire community. Most give through a workplace campaign and deduct small amounts from each paycheck.

Employees can designate their donations to specific nonprofits. For money that isn’t designated, a volunteer committee decides which programs best advance United Way’s goals of helping children achieve their potential and graduate on time, promoting financial stability and independence and improving people’s health.

Business Bites: Pizza Hut closes westside location; Korean Cup Bop open; American Bar reopens; downtown events; Paris Gibson Square wine tasting; UP adding health concentrations; GFDA awards; new Carnivorium open; Touro ribbon cutting; construction updates

Rescue Mission banquet

The Great Falls Rescue Mission opened their doors 60 and is hosting its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Heritage Inn.

The mission includes the Men’s Shelter, Women’s Shelter and the Cameron Family Center.

The event includes dinner, guest speaker Tom De Vries of Citygate Network, and personal testimonies.

Sponsorships are still available and tickets can be purchased here.

Business Bites: Linda Michaels gets grant; The Wild Hare happy hour, brunch; Baatz building cleanup meeting; new bar; Rib and Chop progressing; The Gibson opening; TroyStrong blood drive

Author event

Cassiopeia Books is hosting an event at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 to meet and hear Montana author Ednor Therriault talk about his latest book, Big Sky, Big Parks: An Exploration of Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and All that Montana in Between.

Therriault is the author of a number of Montana books including Montana Curiosities, Myths and Legends of Yellowstone, Haunted Montana and Seven Counties.

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