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Calendar of Events

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Sunday, November 13

•The U.S. Bureau of Land Management marks the Veterans Day holiday weekend by waiving recreation-related fees on the National System of Public Lands. Day-use fees are waived but fees for overnight camping, cabin rentals and group day use remain in effect.

•Sixty antique dealers with collectibles show their wares at Huff’s Antiques Show and Sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Montana Pavilion at MetraPark.

•Phil Jensen, an assistant professor of biology at Rocky Mountain College, presents “God in the Biology Classroom: A History of the Creation/Evolution Controversy” at a meeting of the Billings Association of Humanists. 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•LAUREL – The Montana Old-Time Fiddlers of District 4 get together for a dance and jam. 1-5 p.m., Caboose Saloon.

•Aspen View retirement community holds an ice cream social as part of a series of events recognizing Veterans Day. 3-4 p.m., 3075 Ave. C. To reserve a seat, call 652-7788. To donate to Outward Bound for Veterans, which is the beneficiary of the events, go to www.holidaytouch.com/outwardbound.

•Claudia and Cory play live music. 3-7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•Roy and Clyde play a Western jam session. 5 p.m., Andy’s Lounge, 1815 First Ave. N. Free.

•The Norrine the Outlaw Queen Band plays country classics and originals. 5 p.m., Tiny’s Tavern.

•Live jazz goes on most Sunday evenings at Walkers Grill.

•“Fiddler on the Roof,” a Tony Award winning musical and a classic of the genre, includes such well known songs as “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “If I Were A Rich Man.” John Preece stars at Tevye, a milkman in czarist Russia in 1905. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $49.50, $44.50, $25.50.

•DJ Michael May and friends host karaoke. 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

Monday, November 14

•The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides dental and hygienist services to those 18 and younger who do not have health insurance and do not have a physician or dentist. 8:30-11:30 p.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church. Call (406) 238-6008 for appointments.

•Drop-off locations open in Billings for Operation Christmas Child, a project in which shoe boxes filled with gifts are sent to kids in 100 countries. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Heights Baptist Church, 810 Garnet Ave.; and 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Westside Baptist Church, 323 32nd St. S.W. For information on how to participate, call (303) 745-9179 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. Through Nov. 21.

•A Walk in the Ballpark promotes better health in the community. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dehler Park. Every weekday.

•The American Cancer Society’s Look Good … Feel Better program assists women impacted by the side effects of their treatments, most notably chemotherapy and radiation. Area cosmetologists volunteer to teach the classes, which are held in a private and confidential setting and teach women how to treat and conceal dry skin and nails, and how to shape and style scarves, turbans and wigs for any occasion. 3-5 p.m., Frontier Cancer Center. To register, contact Theresa Nielson at 256-7156 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The Billings City Council meets in regular session and considers creating a City Wide Park District. A home valued at $200,000 would pay an assessment of $32 a year to fund the park district. 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers at City Hall.

•West Coast swing dance lessons are offered every Monday for fun and practice. No partner required. Beginners, 7:15 p.m.; Beginners II, 8:30 p.m.; Social/Practice Party, 9:30 p.m.; Elysian School, 6416 Elysian Road. Free.

•DJ Michael May and friends host karaoke. 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

•The Other White Meat performs improv comedy. Railyard Ale House.

Tuesday, November 15

•Montana’s 2011 bison hunt opens. The deadline to apply for the bison drawing was last spring.

•Charles Hoge, a retired U.S. Army colonel and author of the book Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior, speaks at a conference called “MSU Campuses and Community Wrap-Around of our Veterans: Collaborating to Create Successful Transitions.” Other speakers include Tom O’Connor, who operates a program called Warriors and Quiet Waters that provides veterans a transition to civilian life through fly fishing; Sheila Gaub, who leads an effort called “Quilts of Valor” for veterans; and Leroy Gaub, who runs the Troops to Teachers program to encourage veterans to pursue the teaching profession. The discussions include perspectives from student veterans, discussion from family members and presentations on opportunities for community members to “give back” to those who serve and re-engage them in civilian life. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Student Union Ballroom at MSU Billings. Free for veterans, $20 for their family members, $100 for others. For information, go to www.msubillings.edu/studenthealth/vetconference/ or call Tyler-McSherry at 657-2564.

•Jason Ritchie of Holland and Hart and Marieke Beck of the Montana Human Rights Bureau present “What Employers Need to Know about Discrimination and Human Rights.” Topics include what constitutes discriminatory harassment, why employers should make it a priority, recent decisions from the Montana Human Rights Bureau and state and federal courts, how to respond to an allegation and how to avoid charges of discrimination. 8 a.m. to noon, Montana Pavilion at MetraPark. $50. To register, go to http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/local/billings/documents/JSECSeminar2011.pdf or contact Sharon Michael at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (406) 655-6058.

•The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides dental and hygienist services to those 18 and younger who do not have health insurance and do not have a physician or dentist. 8:30-11:30 p.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m., Lockwood. Call (406) 238-6008 for appointments.

•A production of William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” is recommended for grades six through 12. 9:30 a.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $5.

•The Multiple Sclerosis “MS” Support Group has its Thanksgiving Celebration Dinner. The dinner is open to those with multiple sclerosis and their families and caregivers. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Central Christian Church, 1221 16th St. W. For information, contact Michelle Sneller at 534-6985 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The Introduction to Medicare is for those who are nearing 65 and contemplating retirement. Lunch is served to those who register. Noon, Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at Billings Clinic Hospital. Free. To register, call 255-8440 or 1-800-252-1246 or register online at www.billingsclinic.com.

•Sheena Rice of the Montana Organizing Project speaks at the Conservation Roundtable about the Congressional Super Committee as well as Montana legislation, and how these budgetary decisions can affect conservation in Montana. She also discusses upcoming Montana Referendum 123. Noon, First Congregational Church, North 27th Street at Third Avenue North.

•The AARP Driver Safety Program teaches defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, how medications may affect your driving and other topics. 1-5 p.m., Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave. N.

•The Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Class teaches lifestyle changes for those whose glucose levels are no longer normal but are not high enough to diagnose diabetes. 1:30 p.m., Room BC-3 on lower level of Billings Clinic.

•The Association of Fundraising Professionals hosts National Philanthropy Day and honors the following: Bill and Marie Underriner, Outstanding Philanthropists; O.P. & W.E. Edwards Foundation, Outstanding Foundation; Stockman Bank, Outstanding Corporation; Sandy Wong, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser; Larry Goehner, Outstanding Professional Fundraiser; and James Bowling, Outstanding Youth Award. Social hours, 5:15 p.m.; dinner and awards ceremony, 6:15 p.m.; Billings Depot. $35. For reservations, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Kim Kaiser at 698-0506.

•Melissa Wells teaches Infant Massage, a way to gain greater understanding of your baby. 5:30 p.m., Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave. N.

•Ask questions while you walk when you join physician Cheryl Cook and guest walkers on Walk ’n Talk with the Doc. 5:30 p.m., Billings YMCA. For information, visit www.svh-mt.org/walkntalk.

•Phocus plays reggae. Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. $3.

•Nick Wolter, a physician and chief executive officer of Billings Clinic, holds a Community Conversation to discuss what’s happening on both the national and local scene in health care, and then entertains questions from the audience. Refreshments are served. 6:30 p.m., Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at Billings Clinic Hospital.

•The West End Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., Faith Evangelical Church, 32nd Street West and Sweetwater Drive.

•Dakota Country plays live music. 8:30 p.m., Montana Chad’s.

•DJ Michael May and friends host karaoke. 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

Wednesday,           November 16

•John Carlson, a wildlife biologist at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, speaks on Antarctica at the breakfast meeting of Yellowstone County Democrats. 7 a.m., McCormick Café.

•The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides dental and hygienist services to those 18 and younger who do not have health insurance and do not have a physician or dentist. 8:30-11:30 p.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m., 120 Poly Drive. Call (406) 238-6008 for appointments.

•Representatives of Billings Clinic discuss Medicare Advantage options. 10 a.m., Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at Billings Clinic Hospital. Free. To register, call 255-8440 or 1-800-252-1246 or register online at www.billingsclinic.com.

•Bernie Mason, MSU and Yellowstone County’s family and consumer science extension agent, presents “A Holiday Affair,” a Lunch and Learn program with new ideas for holiday gifts, food and decorating. Noon, Room 105 of Yellowstone County Courthouse. $1.50, including food tasting and recipe booklet. Also Thursday.

•Open yoga classes welcome all levels, including beginners, to stretch, breathe and de-stress with yoga. 5:30-6:45 p.m., Room 3 at Billings Clinic. $6 or $40 for eight weeks. Call Kyle Forman at 255-8485 or 652-4955.

•The Surgery for Weight Loss Seminar is open to anyone interested in learning about lap-band or gastric bypass surgery. A surgeon attends to answer questions directly. 6 p.m., Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave. N. Free. To register, call 237-7003 or go to www.svhclasses.org.

•“Gasland” is shown at the Wednesday Evening Community Lecture Series. The documentary is about the consequences of using hydraulic fracturing to recover gas from tight, fine-grained rocks. Following showing of the film, a discussion is led by Deb Thomas of the Powder River Basin Resource Council. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

•MSU Billings students perform “Crimes of the Heart,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Beth Henley. Randy Pugh directs this story about Mississippi women a few years after Hurricane Camille in 1969. The Magrath sisters were abandoned by their father, and their mother committed suicide; one has been arrested for attempting to murder her husband; and a grandmother hovers near death as the play opens. The cast includes Bobbi Kay Kupfner, Ethan Billin, Chae Clearwood, Christine Krell, Amanda Grubbs, Amber Chapman, Cydney Mann, Amanda Losness, Sean Slaugh and David Harman. 7 p.m., Room 620 of Liberal Arts Building at MSU Billings. $12, $7. Reservations recommended by calling 657-1722. Through Saturday.

•Fallen Is Babylon plays live music. 7 p.m., Railyard Ale House.

•Dakota Country plays live music. 8:30 p.m., Montana Chad’s.

•DJ Michael May and friends host karaoke. 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge.

•Karaoke goes on six nights a week at Hudson’s Bar and Grille, with live music on Thursdays. 2658 Grand Ave.

Thursday, Nov. 17

•The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile provides hygienist services to those 18 and younger who do not have health insurance and do not have a physician or dentist. 8:30-11:30 p.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m., old Garfield School. Call (406) 238-6008 for appointments.

•Jan Brett, a children’s author and illustrator who has more than 37 million books in print, comes to town with two new books: “Home for Christmas,” inspired by a research trip to Sweden, and “The Night Before Christmas,” an illustrated version of Clement Moore’s famous poem accompanied by a DVD from the Boston Symphony. Fans can have their books signed by the author and meet Hedgie, the costume character that travels with Ms. Brett in a decorated tour bus. 10 a.m. to noon, Barnes and Noble., 530 S. 24th St. W.

•Children’s writer and illustrator Jan Brett presents her most recent book Home for Christmas. Fans can have their books signed by the author and meet Hedgie, the costume character that travels with Ms. Brett. Ms. Brett travels in a decorated tour bus. 10 a.m., Barnes and Noble.

•“Clean Energy Financing for Rural Montana,” a 90-minute webinar, assists rural business owners, farmers and ranchers who want to cut energy costs. “Small businesses, farms, ranches and companies within the wood products industry anywhere in Montana will find this webinar of particular interest,” says Al Kurki of the National Center for Appropriate Technology in Butte. 10:30 a.m. Free. Registration required at www.ncat.org/reap.

•Bernie Mason, MSU and Yellowstone County’s family and consumer science extension agent, presents “A Holiday Affair,” a Lunch and Learn program with new ideas for holiday gifts, food and decorating. Noon, YWCA, 909 Wyoming Ave. $1.50, including food tasting and recipe booklet.

•Helena artist Sandra Dal Poggetto, who visits MSU Billings today, uses paints, feathers, and pelts of animals she hunts in the forests and high plains of the American West to address themes of place, integration and alienation, nature and culture, life and death. “I want to engage with my animate surroundings,” she says. “With rich paints and luxurious feathers and pelts, I hope to both honor and challenge that Euro-American tradition and give form to a fresh, and also ancient, awareness of the natural world.” Open artist talk, 4 p.m., Room 205 of Liberal Arts Building; public reception, 5-7 p.m.

•Parmly Billings Library offers an Introduction to PowerPoint. 4:30 p.m., Community Library, 3803 Central Ave. at MSU Billings College of Technology. Free, but registration required by calling 657-8258.

•The Jazz Jam with Alex Nauman and Parker Brown welcomes anyone who wishes to play to bring horns, axes, voices and other instruments. 6-8 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Billings Chamber of Commerce presents its Roche Jaune Awards. Recipients are Justin Mills of the Northern International Livestock Exposition, Agriculture Excellence; Kim Sapone of Acclaim and the Yellowstone Art Museum, Business Person of the Year; Lisa Harmon of the Downtown Billings Alliance, Civic Leadership; Midland Claims, Customer Service Excellence; CTA Architects, Education Excellence; EBMS, Employer of the Year; Meier Family Chiropractic, Healthcare Excellence; Joseph Sample, Lifetime Achievement; Brian Schulz of Medtronic Spine and Biologics, Salesperson Excellence; Brian Huso of Eagle Cliff Manor, Supervisor/Manager of the Year; Kevin Kooistra of the Western Heritage Center, Tourism Excellence; Emily Kooistra-Manning, Youth Volunteer of the Year; and Keri Wilson of Billings SportsPlex, Adult Volunteer of the Year. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 6:30 p.m.; awards program, 7:30 p.m.; Billings Depot, $25. To RSVP, call 245-4111.

•The South Side Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., Southside Senior Citizens Center, 901 S. 30th St.

•“Johnny Cash – The Man, His World, His Music” is the first in a series of documentaries from POV, a subsidiary of PBS. 7 p.m., Murdock Gallery at Yellowstone Art Museum. Free with museum admissions.

•MSU Billings students perform “Crimes of the Heart,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Beth Henley. Randy Pugh directs this story about Mississippi women a few years after Hurricane Camille in 1969. The Magrath sisters were abandoned by their father, and their mother committed suicide; one has been arrested for attempting to murder her husband; and a grandmother hovers near death as the play opens. The cast includes Bobbi Kay Kupfner, Ethan Billin, Chae Clearwood, Christine Krell, Amanda Grubbs, Amber Chapman, Cydney Mann, Amanda Losness, Sean Slaugh and David Harman. 7 p.m., Room 620 of Liberal Arts Building at MSU Billings. $12, $7. Reservations recommended by calling 657-1722. Through Saturday.

•The Senior High School band department presents its fall concert playing a program of tunes that includes “Dubinushka” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Give My Regards to Broadway” by George Cohan, arranged by Chris Sharp, “Eternal Peaks” by Robert W. Smith and “Birdland,” arranged by Victor Lopez. 7 p.m., Senior Auditorium. $5, $3.

•Plumblue hosts Jam Night. 7 p.m., Shooters.

•BOZEMAN – Broad Comedy, Bozeman’s women’s musical satire and sketch comedy show, is back after writers and directors Katie Goodman and Soren Kisiel spent the last year on tour in New York. The troupe traveled to Scotland last year, and Ms. Goodman has a solo show this fall at the Triad Theatre in New York. Actresses in this production include Maggie Garver, Ms. Goodman, Erin Roberg, Cara Wilder and their newest member, Wendy Westmoreland. 8 p.m., Emerson Cultural Center. For tickets, go to Cactus Records in Bozeman or go to www.broadcomedy.com. Through Saturday.

•Projectile Comedy performs live comedy and improv. 8 p.m., The Carlin.

•Andre Nickatina, a hip-hop star from San Francisco, performs in a concert that had been scheduled for Oct. 19. Formerly Dre Dog, he became Andre Nickatina in 1996 and has released 18 albums. Tickets for the earlier show will be honored. 8 p.m., Manny’s Sports and Entertainment, 4241 Kari Lane.

•Dakota Country plays live music. 8:30 p.m., Montana Chad’s.

•DJ Michael May and friends host karaoke. 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge.

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