The annual Crystal Ball gala will be Friday night at the Bitterroot River Inn. The music this year will provided by valley favorites The Big Sky Mudflaps.


The Supporters of Abuse Free Environments (SAFE) raise money for their program to help reduce domestic violence in the valley and to help provide shelter and a 24 hotline for abused spouses.

The evening starts with a Patrons' Reception and then moves on the auction, silent auction and hors d'oeuvres and no-host bar.

Admission is $75 for the full evening, $50 without the Patrons Reception, and $15 at 9 pm for those who'd just like to dance to the 'Flaps. Advance tickets are available at SAFE at (406) 363-2793.

The SAFE Crystal Ball is "Seeing a Future Free of Violence."