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Thursday, May 14

•WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – White Sulphur Springs School District 8 holds a mandatory site review on its Request for Qualifications for Architectural and Engineering Professional Services. Complete details and requirements can be found in the RFQ packet, which can be requested by contacting the district clerk at (406) 547-3751 or by mail at P.O. Box C, White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645. The RFQ is due June 4.

•Create a May Day flower basket with magazines on Teen Crafternoon: Upcycling with Magazines. All supplies are provided. 4-5:30 p.m., Billings Public Library. Preregister by calling 657-8258 or stopping by the second-floor help desk.

•The MSU Billings Foundation’s 2015 Wine and Food Festival continues with two home cooking schools: Montana Gastropubbing (6 p.m., 735 Blue Grass Drive, $75) and Simply Elegant Asian (2535 Coonie Court, $75). At 7 p.m. in the Northern Hotel, the Winemaster Symposium is presented by Joe Shebl of Renwood Winery in Plymouth, Calif., and Tyler Tennyson of Gordon Estate in Pasco, Wash., with pairing menu by executive chef Tim Freeman of the Northern Hotel ($100). Go to www.winefoodfestival.com.

•Bring your instrument for the Thursday Night Jazz Jam with TREO. 6 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. Free.

•The Central-Terry Park Neighborhood Task Force meets. 6:30 p.m., Terry Park Fire Station, Sixth Street West and Terry Avenue.

•Citizens Climate Lobby Billings, a nonprofit and nonpartisan group, meets on its agenda of passing a carbon fee and dividend, which it calls a revenue-neutral, job-creating plan to put a price on carbon. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Church, 2032 Central Ave. Every second Thursday of the month.

•WORDEN – The Belly Dance Fitness class is offered. 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars. For information, contact Amina at 698-2191 or amina’This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Every Thursday.

•The Will James Middle School Band performs in concert. 7 p.m., gym. Free.

•The Skyview High School Band performs in concert. 7 p.m., Skyview Theater. $5, $3.

•The Woven in Haste Tour 2015 features Maid Myriad and The Fine Constant with local and regional support from In Rapture and Panther Car. 7 p.m., Railyard. $8.

•Dave Kinnard directs “Funny Money,” a play about an accountant who accidentally picks up a briefcase full of money. He plans to keep what must be ill-gotten gains and plans to fly off to Barcelona before the former owner finds out that he switched briefcases. Jayme C. Green, Kristin Mayer, Gustavo Belotta, Chandra West and Shawn Bettise star. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. Through Sunday and also May 21-23.

•RED LODGE – “Tossed Romane” is the Red Lodge Variety Show, directed by Anner Marble. The premiere showing of “The Green Road to Red Lodge” also is held. 7:30 p.m., Roman Theater. $12, $7. Through Saturday.

•Laugh Jurassoff is an evening of open mic comedy. 8 p.m., Red Door.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•My Goodness is a Seattle-based trio that consists of Joel Schneider (guitar, vocals), Andy Lum (drums) and Cody Votolato (bass). 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. Free.

Friday, May 15

•YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Norris Campground opens for the season. For campground information, go to www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm. For road openings, go to www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm.

•The Bridger-Teton National Forest starts selling firewood permits for personal use for $7 a cord, with a five-cord minimum purchase. Permits allow the harvest of down or standing dead wood only. A standard cord is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 feet high, measuring 128 cubic feet when wood is stacked in a row. Permits available at District Forest offices and vendors listed at www.fs.usda.gov/main/btnf/passes-permits/forestproducts.

•On National Bike to Work Day, Lucky’s Market offers free breakfast burritos to people who are biking, walking, busing or wheeling to work. 7:30-9 a.m., Lewis Avenue and Division Street.

•The Expanding Early Childhood Education in Montana - Developing Readiness and Enhancing Effectiveness conference focuses on issues related to readiness for and implementation of expanded pre-kindergarten education programming. Topics include Institutional Culture and Vision in Early Childhood Education; Readiness for Expansion and Integration and Assessing Institutional Structures; and Resources and Assets and Enacting Shared Missions, Visions and Values: Next Steps for Enhancing Capacity. Northern Hotel. $85, $35. Register at http://early-childhood-education-in-montana.eventbrite.com.

•The Midland Empire Pachyderm Club meets. Noon, Elks Club.

•The Bike Repair Clinic aims to ensure the bikes children are riding are safe and in good riding condition. Bicycle mechanics and Billings TrailNet volunteers help children with their bikes and educate children on safe bicycling and walking practices. 2-4 p.m., Sandstone Elementary School. To schedule a bike trailer at your student’s school, contact the AmeriCorps VISTA project at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 237-6277.

•Computer Basics for Older Adults shows how to operate a keyboard and mouse, how to get on the internet and how to use email and social media. 3:30-5 p.m., Billings Public Library. Registration required by calling 657-8255.

•Artist-in-residence Louis Habeck teaches an art session on Friday Family Fun Night. Adults are admitted free with child’s admission. 5-7 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. $7 or $6 for children of YAM members. No registration required.

•Nature Nights offers an evening of outdoor adventures for ages 4 to 12. 6-9 p.m., Montana Audubon Center. $22 or $20 for Friends of the Center. RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 294-5099.

•A fundraiser is held for U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails are available. 6-8 p.m., 2914 Glenwood Lane. Suggested contribution of $50 or $100. RSVP to Rebecca Kasper at (202) 629-4753 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The MSU Billings Foundation’s 2015 Wine and Food Festival continues with wine and food pairings under the grand tent. 6 p.m., MSU Billings. $85. Go to www.winefoodfestival.com.

•Joe Sullivan plays live music. 6:30 p.m., The Rex, 2401 Montana Ave.

•RED LODGE – Casey Epps hosts open mic night. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•Drivin’ Sideways plays live music. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•The Yellowstone Bluegrass Association welcomes all levels of acoustic-instrument musicians to its Friday night jam session. Enter the building thru the main door on the Northwest corner of the building, near the main parking lot. 7 p.m., music room in basement of Lincoln Center. Free. For information, go to www.yellowstonebluegrass.com. Fridays except on school holidays.

•Dave Kinnard directs “Funny Money,” a play about an accountant who accidentally picks up a briefcase full of money. He plans to keep what must be ill-gotten gains and plans to fly off to Barcelona before the former owner finds out that he switched briefcases. Jayme C. Green, Kristin Mayer, Gustavo Belotta, Chandra West and Shawn Bettise star. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. Through Sunday and also May 21-23.

•RED LODGE – “Tossed Romane” is the Red Lodge Variety Show, directed by Anner Marble. The premiere showing of “The Green Road to Red Lodge” also is held. 7:30 p.m., Roman Theater. $12, $7. Through Saturday.

•Vint Lavinder directs “A Little Night Music” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler. The musical, adapted from Ingmar Bergman’s film Smiles of a Summer Night, includes the hit song “Send in the Clowns.” Kathy Honaker is musical director, and Krista Marshall is choreographer. The cast includes Sondra Baker, Christie Arnold, Seja Foster, Pat Schindele, Alli Neyhart, Travis Kuehn, Kerry Gruizenga, Chae Clearwood and Craig Huisenga. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. $21, $16. Through Saturday and also May 22-24 and 28-30.

•Helen Hong and Dante Chang perform in the Asian Comedy Invasion. 8 p.m., Red Door Lounge. Also Saturday.

•The Rocky Horror Picture Show Ball presents dancing to the music of the cult movie legend, with a showing of the film at 11 p.m. 8 p.m., Shrine Auditorium. $11 or $10 for those in costume.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

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

•DJ GQ plays music to dance by. 9 p.m., Shooters.

•Corb Lund of Alberta, Canada, plays music ranging from rockabilly to Western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock, and the occasional yodel. His albums include Cabin Fever, and he was Canadian Country Music Association Roots Artist of the Year for seven consecutive years. 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. $25 or $22 in advance at www.1111presents.com, Pub Station or 1-866-300-8300.

•The Real Life Music Tour features Nikko McFadden and Ill Child, joined by Peeksta, Lil J, Know Conscious, Wally Steez, Loud and Knuttzhouse. 9 p.m., Railyard.

Saturday, May 16

•Montana’s 2015 general fishing season opens. The season is for fishing on small streams; lakes are generally open year-round. State fishing regulations are at Fish, Wildlife and Parks offices, license providers or FWP’s 2015 Fishing Regulations webpage at fwp.mt.gov. $18 for full-season license or $5 for two days. Through Nov. 30.

•On Grad Day, all money spent at MasterLube locations goes to high schools for alcohol-free graduation celebrations. Last year’s event raised $57,000. Each area high school has “adopted” a MasterLube site for the fundraiser: Billings West, 2424 King Ave. W.; Senior, 1628 Grand Ave.; Skyview, 1331 Main St.; Central, 2650 Fourth Ave. N.; and Laurel, 203 S.E. Fourth St. in Laurel. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. To make a donation, contact Maria Madigan at 861-5101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•The Big Sky Genealogy Computer Group hears a program by Rick Davis on “Different Methods of Storing Information on Computers and other Devices.” Family History Center Sixth Street West and Avenue D. Call Jean at 651-2001 for information.

•BruiseFest combines a beer festival with an international roller derby tournament with the Magic City Rollers, Redneck Betties, Dockyard Dames, Bisman Bombshellz, Coal Miners’ Daughters, Hellgate Rollers and Black Hills Roller Derby. More than 15 breweries also are on hand, along with food trucks. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Expo Center at MetraPark. $25, including five beer tokens.

•RED LODGE – Outdoor Day is marked with a series of events: Wildflower walk, 9 a.m., Forest Service office; traps and dogs, 1 p.m.; mountain hazards, 1:45 p.m.; bike gear, 2:30 p.m.; boots and stoves, 3:15 p.m.; bear spray, 4 p.m.; search and rescue, 4:45 p.m.; pika project, 5:15 p.m.; lawn at Café Regis. Free. For information, go to www.beartoothtrails.org/events.

•LAUREL – Live bluegrass music goes on every Saturday. 9 a.m. to noon, Owl Café.

•The Urban Trail Tour by Bike aims to encourage bicycling, walking and bus commuting. 9:15 a.m., leaving from the Spoke Shop.

•ABSAROKEE – Christene Meyers teaches a writing workshop called “Broads, Booze and Buckaroos.” Using Willa Cather’s My Ántonia as inspiration, the workshops focus on “imagining or reimagining one’s own history.” Ms. Meyers is a longtime reporter and arts writer, and recently published a novel, Lilian’s Last Dance. “It isn’t necessary to be an accomplished writer, just to have the desire to write,” she says. Participants should come with a list of characters they recall – or have imagined – real or fictional as well as a sampling of vintage photos from family or friends, preferably at least three generations back. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cobblestone School. $40, including lunch. To register, call 294-2390 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Also May 30 in Billings, June 6 in Harlowton and June 13 in Cody, Wyo.

•The Heritage Home Tour gives visitors a chance to support the Moss Mansion while visiting an eclectic mix of historic properties. On the tour this year: 3106 Smokey Lane (original home of artist Will James); 2416 Second Ave. N. (original home of Snook family); 2420 Second Ave. N. (original Snook Art Co.); 104 Broadway, Suite 201 (Stapleton Building, tour sponsors Kibler & Kirch); 1250 Poly Drive; the Moss Mansion, 915 Division St.; and the Yellowstone Art Museum, 401 N. 27th St. The original Snook Art Co. shows work by 10 local artists, including Ben Steele and Loren Entz, plus music by James Poulson. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $20, including Yellowstone Art Museum admission, in advance at any Gainan’s location, the Moss Mansion, any Billings Nursery location or online at www.mossmansion.com. $25 on day of tour at any property on the tour.

•The Native American Race Relations and Healing Symposium provides an open discussion about what happened in relations between whites and Indians, the effect it had on both sides of the issue, what problems have been created by the reservation system, and what solutions we might try to solve those problems. The event consists of three panel discussions: the first is an opportunity to talk openly, without blame, about what happened and the pain it has caused throughout the decades; the second discusses the relationships today between natives and whites, and between various tribes; and the third discusses what to do to start solving these problems. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•The Shepard Nature Play Space opens to the public. It’s a place where children can play outside in an unstructured manner, using natural components found along the Yellowstone River Valley. The center is named for the grandson of Nick Cladis, a major supporter of the project. Introduction followed by ribbon cutting, 11 a.m., 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Play Space open at no charge seven days a week during daylight hours. See details elsewhere in this issue.

•“Underwater Dreams” is a documentary film about a group of high school students who entered a high-level underwater robotics competition and went head to head with MIT in the process. Noon, Billings Public Library.

•RED LODGE – Susan Tantlinger, a full-time artist from Clark, Wyo., teaches a workshop on Selling Your Art on the Internet. Ms. Tantlinger, who painted in France for 30 years, has sold her work online for years, and discusses the secrets to her success. 1-3 p.m., Carbon County Arts Guild. $20. Registration required by calling (406) 446-1370.

•LIVINGSTON – The Brew Fest culminates Tap into Montana week by showcasing 12 Montana breweries and more than 30 Montana beers. Music is provided by Some Day Miss Pray, The Blokes and Little Jane and the Pistol Whips. 2-7 p.m., Miles Park. $25.

•The Midlife Chryslers play live music. 4-8 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The MSU Billings Foundation’s 2015 Wine and Food Festival concludes with “The Fine Finish,” which includes a champagne reception, gourmet dinner prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Goldsmith of Gonzaga University, and live and silent auctions. 5:30 p.m., grand tent at MSU Billings. $125. Go to www.winefoodfestival.com.

•Jason DeShaw plays live music at Not Broken, Not Alone, a gala celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month. 6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn. $50. For tickets, call 256-2001 or go to www.namibillings.org/tickets.

•The Saturday Night Punk-O-Rama benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County with music by Megagiant, Idaho Green, Battle Stations, I’ve Had Better, Part Time Ninjas and Snow Bored. 6 p.m., Railyard Ale House. $5.

•The School of Classical Ballet gives its Spring into Dance show. 6:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $16, $12.

•Joe Sullivan plays live music. 6:30 p.m., The Rex, 2401 Montana Ave.

•The Spiritual Healing Workshop is sponsored by ECKANKAR, Religion of the Light and Sound of God. 7 p.m., Lexington Inn and Suites, 3040 King Ave. W. Free.

•Drivin’ Sideways plays live music. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•Dave Kinnard directs “Funny Money,” a play about an accountant who accidentally picks up a briefcase full of money. He plans to keep what must be ill-gotten gains and plans to fly off to Barcelona before the former owner finds out that he switched briefcases. Jayme C. Green, Kristin Mayer, Gustavo Belotta, Chandra West and Shawn Bettise star. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. Through Sunday and also May 21-23.

•Vint Lavinder directs “A Little Night Music” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler. The musical, adapted from Ingmar Bergman’s film Smiles of a Summer Night, includes the hit song “Send in the Clowns.” Kathy Honaker is musical director, and Krista Marshall is choreographer. The cast includes Sondra Baker, Christie Arnold, Seja Foster, Pat Schindele, Alli Neyhart, Travis Kuehn, Kerry Gruizenga, Chae Clearwood and Craig Huisenga. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. $21, $16. Also May 22-24 and 28-30.

•RED LODGE – “Tossed Romane” is the Red Lodge Variety Show, directed by Anner Marble. The premiere showing of “The Green Road to Red Lodge” also is held. 7:30 p.m., Roman Theater. $12, $7.

•Krumstock 2015, a concert in memory of Shawn Krum, features performances by Muddphunk, More Than Rad, Satsang, the Bad Math Band, DJ Exodus and Feat, a Bob Marley tribute band. 7 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. $5.

•Helen Hong and Dante Chang perform in the Asian Comedy Invasion. 8 p.m., Red Door Lounge.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•D’Tective plays live rock. 9 p.m., Shooters.

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

Sunday, May 17

•Rows and rows of various colors of geraniums, as well as Montana native, water-wise and perennial plants are for sale at Geranium Fest. Visitors can see the array of flowers, shop at craft, food and gardening vendors and tour the zoo. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., ZooMontana, 2100 S. Shiloh Road. Free zoo admission with a plant purchase.

•A worship service on the theme “What Is Life Teaching Me Now?” is sponsored by ECKANKAR, Religion of the Light and Sound of God. 10:30 a.m., Elks Lodge, 934 Lewis Ave.

•Elwood English leads a discussion on results of the state legislative session at a meeting of the Billings Association of Humanists. 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.

•COLUMBUS – The Montana Old-Time Fiddlers of District 4 dance and play. 1-5 p.m., 307 Bar and Grille.

•The Weekend Wonders program is open to all ages. 2-3:30 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center. $2 or free for Friends of the Center. Every Sunday, with no registration required.

•Wayne and Claudia play music at the Testicle Festival. 2-6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•Dave Kinnard directs “Funny Money,” a play about an accountant who accidentally picks up a briefcase full of money. He plans to keep what must be ill-gotten gains and plans to fly off to Barcelona before the former owner finds out that he switched briefcases. Jayme C. Green, Kristin Mayer, Gustavo Belotta, Chandra West and Shawn Bettise star. 2 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. Also Thursday through Saturday.

•RED LODGE – Honey’s Café holds an acoustic jam. 2-4 p.m., 209 S. Broadway.

•Fit 4 Delivery, a yoga-based class designed for pregnant women, meets Sundays. 2:30 p.m., Health Studio at Anytime Fitness. To register call Laura Morledge at 794-9519.

•Yellowstone Howard hosts the Acoustic Sunday Sessions garage jam. 6 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Adam Rutt and the Vigilante 7 host an evening of open blues, rock and country jam. 6-11 p.m., Andy’s Lounge, 1815 First Ave. N. Free.

•Sepultura, a Brazilian metal band, celebrates its 30th year with a tour and a new album, The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart. Also playing are Destruction, a German thrash band; Arsis, described as American melodic tech-deathsters; Boris the Blade; and Micawber. 6:30 p.m., Pub Station. $25.

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

•Less Than Jake, a ska punk band from Gainesville, Fla., plays in concert with Reel Big Fish. Less Than Jake formed in 1992 and released Pezcore in 1995 through Dill Records. Anthem, which hit No. 45 in the U.S. in 2003, featured the singles “She’s Gonna Break Soon” and “The Science of Selling Yourself Short.” Reel Big Fish is a ska punk band from Huntington Beach, Calif., best known for the album Turn the Radio Off. The single “Sell Out” was on the Billboard charts for 32 weeks. 8 p.m., Babcock Theater. $25 or $22 in advance at 1111presents.com, Tickets 300 downtown (2502 First Ave. N.) or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

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

Monday, May 18

•Representatives of visitor information centers, museums, outfitters, restaurants and any businesses that greet visitors to the area are invited to the 406 Hospitality Seminar. Trainer Tami Burke aims to motivate participants to value their role in the tourism industry, expand their knowledge, connect with customers and take a fresh look at how to keep customers coming back. Attendees are encouraged to bring brochures, fliers or information to share about area businesses and attractions. 2-5 p.m., Western Heritage Center. Free. Preregistration required by contacting Lisa Olmsted at 256-6809. For information, visit montanasuperhost.com.

•Dietician Dennis Ball presents “Tips and Tricks of Meal Planning: Getting Your Protein” at a meeting of the Billings Clinic Metabolic Surgery Support Group. 5:30 p.m., Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Center, 1045 N. 30th St.

•Jarrett Lambert and Patricia Hampton teach salsa lessons for dance couples interested in Latin rhythms. 5:45 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. $7 or $20 for four lessons. Also June 8 and June 22.

•The Creative Writer’s Studio meets. 7 p.m., second-floor conference room at Billings Public Library. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

•The Lewis and Clark Middle School Choir performs in concert. 7 p.m., auditorium. Free.

•The West High School Orchestra performs in concert. 7 p.m., auditorium. $5, $3.

•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 NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

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

Tuesday, May 19

•The Yellowstone Art Museum admits everybody for free on International Museum Free Day.

•Tech Tuesday covers Word 2.0. 4 p.m., Computer Lab at Billings Public Library. Registration required by calling 657-8258.

•Learn about computer programming, app development and game design at CoderDojo. No experience is required, and mentors guide 11- and 12-year-olds in the right direction. A guardian or parent is required to attend with their child. 5:30-7 p.m., Computer Lab at Billings Public Library. Every Tuesday.

•RiverStone Health’s Montana Cancer Screening Program hosts a women’s Pink Ribbon Bingo night. The event features, along with bingo, presentations on healthy eating, diabetes, fitness, cancer prevention and early detection, and healthy lifestyles. Refreshments and dinner are included. 5:30-9 p.m., Great Room at City College of MSU Billings, 3803 Central Ave. Free. To register, contact Savannah Sinquah at 651-6515.

•Robyn Driscoll and other Democratic legislators discuss the 2013 legislative session at a Democratic dinner. No-host cocktails, 5:30 p.m.; fish and chips dinner, 6 p.m.; program, 6:30 p.m.; Elks Club. $10, $5. To dine, RSVP to 252-5577 by Sunday.

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

•The Dahl Funeral Chapel Grief Support Group meets. 7 p.m., 10 Yellowstone Ave. Call 248-8807 for information.

•COLUMBUS – Montana anglers get a chance to see state fishing regulations proposed for the next four years and to comment on them. The regulations would run from 2016 to 2019. 7 p.m., Columbus Fire Hall, 944 E. Pike Ave. Written comments may be submitted through May 31 at http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/publicComments/2015/2016_19fishingRegs.html or mailed to Fisheries, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701. Also Wednesday in Billings.

•The Riverside Middle School Choir performs in concert. 7 p.m., gym. Free.

•The Senior High School Orchestra performs in concert. 7 p.m., auditorium. $5, $3.

•The Skyview High School Orchestra performs in concert. 7 p.m., Skyview Theater. $5, $3.

•The West High School Band performs in concert. 7 p.m., auditorium. $5, $3.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

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

•Contestants compete for the title of Billings’ Best Singer, with weekly winners going on to the finals on June 2. Montana Chads. Tuesdays through May 26.

Wednesday, May 20

•Ballots go in the mail for a June 9 mail-in mill levy election to raise $1.8 million a year to add 100 beds and other items to relieve crowding at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility. The levy of up to 6 mills would cost about $8.10 a year on a house valued at $100,000.

•The Veterans Administration hosts VA2K, a national two-kilometer, or approximately 1.2 mile, walk or (wheelchair) roll that encourages people to step up their fitness level and to support homeless veterans with donated food and clothing items. 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1766 Majestic Lane. For information, call Tammy O’Shea at (406) 373-3927or (406) 860-2044 or visit www.publichealth.va.gov/va2k/.

•Today is Billings Commuter Challenge Walk to Lunch Day. Go to www.billingstrailnet.org for information.

•RED LODGE – Friends of the Library hold their monthly book sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Red Lodge Carnegie Library.

•Billings Chapter 100 of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance meets the third Wednesday of each month for lunch and continuing education. Noon, Fortin Culinary Center at the Billings Food Bank. $13. See www.billingsafwa.org for program information. RSVP to Sue McBurney by Monday morning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 247-6703.

•In “Living in Your Skin,” dermatologist Samuel Reck discusses skin-care topics during Melanoma Awareness Month, including how to minimize aging, sun exposure and Vitamin D, and how to detect and minimize the risk of skin cancer. Noon, Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at Billings Clinic Hospital. Free, including light lunch. Register by calling 255-8440 or 1-800-252-1246 or go to billingsclinic.com/classes.

•In the Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Class, registered dietitian Lindsey Sterchi teaches tips for developing healthier eating and exercise habits to delay or prevent diabetes or heart disease. 12:10 p.m., Lewis and Clark Board Room on lower level of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Center, 1045 N. 30th St.

•Bring out your instruments for Tunes on Tap. 5 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Lonnie Bell emcees a dance with five bands: Frank and Phyllis, Sweet Briar, Smoke Creek, Cimarron and Crow Country. The event raises money for the Al Bedoo Shrine Provost Guard. 5-10 p.m., Shrine Auditorium. $5, including snacks.

•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. $7 or $45 for eight weeks. Call Kyle Neary at 255-8485 or 652-4955.

•An informational meeting is held on the future of medical marijuana in Montana, particularly its legal status. 6 p.m., DanWalt Gardens, 720 Washington St.

•Montana anglers get a chance to see state fishing regulations proposed for the next four years and to comment on them. The regulations would run from 2016 to 2019. 7 p.m., Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5 Headquarters, 2300 Lake Elmo Drive. Written comments may be submitted through May 31 at http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/publicComments/2015/2016_19fishingRegs.html or mailed to Fisheries, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT 59620-0701.

•Phil Jensen presents “Stadium Games: Public Money, Public Values” at the Community Lecture Series. He discusses the implications of the fact that most of the biggest college football stadiums are located far from cities with National Football League teams, and that most college programs in NFL markets rank near the bottom in attendance. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

•The Big Read continues six weeks of events featuring Willa Cather’s novel My Ántonia. Today, Christene Meyers presents “Lilian’s Last Dance - Exploring the Immigrant Experience in the West.” A longtime reporter and arts writer for The Billings Gazette, Ms. Meyers reads from her newly published novel about early filmmaking in the West. Free copies of Ms. Cather’s My Ántonia are available at the library, and participants also can sign up there for book discussions. Ms. Meyers teaches writing workshops on May 30 in Billings, June 6 in Harlowton and June 13 in Cody, Wyo. 7 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•RED LODGE – It’s open mic and comedy night. 7 p.m., Bull ’N Bear Saloon.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

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

Thursday, May 21

•Chrysti M. Smith, host of the radio series Chrysti the Wordsmith, discusses the linguistic footprints left in our language by the gods, goddesses, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece and Rome. In “Nike’s Echo,” part of the High Noon Lecture Series, she revives the myths of the ancients and explains how those stories live on in dozens of common English words. Noon, Western Heritage Center.

•The Robo-Pet Workshop for teens reveals the design and programming process behind creating robotic pets. 3:30-5:30 p.m., Billings Public Library. Free. Registration required at second-floor help desk or by calling 657-8258.

•The Teen Book Group discusses “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver. Snacks and a limited number of free books are available. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. Preregister by calling 657-8258 or stopping by the second-floor help desk.

•Faculty and students from the Amp Camp join the Thursday Jazz Jam in a fundraiser. Proceeds and donations offset costs of the camp and assist in financial aid and scholarships. 6 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. For information on the camp, to www.facebook.com/pages/Amp-Camp/290727444438844.

•Robert E. Jackson lectures on “Snap: The Lost and Found in Vernacular Photography.” Mr. Jackson, who has collected more than 11,000 snapshot photographs since 1997, talks about the sublime aspects of the form. 6:30 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. Free to YAM members or free with admission for nonmembers.

•My Pizza My World, Robber’s Roost, Only Threads Left and Katy Robertson all play live music. 6:30 p.m., Aesthetic Agony Tattoo and Production LLC, 2910 Second Ave. N. $2.

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

•WORDEN – The Belly Dance Fitness class is offered. 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars. For information, contact Amina at 698-2191 or amina’This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Every Thursday.

•The Lewis and Clark Middle School Band performs in concert. 7 p.m., auditorium. Free.

•The Riverside Middle School Band performs in concert. 7 p.m., gym. Free.

•Skyview High School presents its Pops 1 concert. 7 p.m., Skyview Theater. $5, $3.

•Dave Kinnard directs “Funny Money,” a play about an accountant who accidentally picks up a briefcase full of money. He plans to keep what must be ill-gotten gains and plans to fly off to Barcelona before the former owner finds out that he switched briefcases. Jayme C. Green, Kristin Mayer, Gustavo Belotta, Chandra West and Shawn Bettise star. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. Through Saturday.

•Solo pianist George Winston performs in a benefit concert that raises money for the Billings Food Bank. The most recent of his 13 albums are Gulf Coast Blues and Impressions 2: A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit (2012) and Love Will Come: The Music of Vince Guaraldi Volume 2 (2010). He is due to release Spring Carousel: A Cancer Research Benefit this year. Toledo City Paper says, “Innovative, celebrated and accomplished, Winston is the real deal.” 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $29.50. Donations of canned food are requested.

•A candlelight ceremony recognizes the 22 American veterans who commit suicide each day on American soil. 8:30 p.m., Veterans Park, 13th Street West and Poly Drive.

•DJ Michael May and friends host KARAOKE NIGHTLY at 9 p.m., Crystal Lounge, 101 N. 28th St. 259-0010.

•Miss Massive Snowflake performs solo. 9 p.m., Pub Station, 2502 First Ave. N. Free.

•Poetic Intelligence celebrates the beginning of summer and end of the school year with the School’s Out Forever Party. DJ Exodus also performs. 9 p.m., Railyard. $8 or $5 in advance.

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