The annual Cowboy Ball is February 10th at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds Event Center. The family-friendly evening includes lots of dancing music, along with live and silent auctions, great food and even calf pie Bingo.

The Ravalli County Fair-sponsored event is in its seventh year and will include the music of "406" with the fun starting about 5:30 p.m. There will be food for sale from Smokin' Pup Steakhouse and BBQ, beverages from Rainbow Bar and Poker Room and plenty of items for you to place your bids. Money raised from the event, which usually lasts until about midnight, goes toward rodeo grounds improvements.

The other unique event ia "Calf Pie Bingo," which is confined to the northwest section of the Event Center. Te portable corral is set up wtih a tarp that is ocvered with numbers. You select your favorite number. A calf is brought in and when Mother Nature calls, and calf decides to leave a "deposit," the closest number wins.

Western fun and you're invited to wear western outfits, too. There are usually lots of cowboy hats at the Cowboy Ball. Admission $10 at the door. Of course, if you want to be sure to have a seat, call the Ravalli County Fair office and reserve a table (They're goin' fast). Call 363-3411.