The Billings Outpost

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Thursday, August 21

•RiverStone Health offers the third of five Back to School Clinics to give childhood immunizations. The Vaccines for Children program provides vaccine to children up to 18 years old who are uninsured or underinsured. Walk-ins are welcome. 1-4 p.m., 123 S. 27th St. For information, call 247-3382. Also Aug. 26 and Aug. 28.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market offers local produce direct from gardeners and farmers. Activities include taste testing, nutrition information and demonstrations led by master gardeners, registered dietitians and local chefs. Children’s activities include planting seeds, identifying backyard bugs and matching vegetables to the plants on which they grow.  Musicians play at some of the weekly markets. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. For information, go to www.healthybydesignyellowstone.org/initiatives/gardenersmarket/. To sell at the market, contact the market manager at 651-6444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two days before each market. Thursdays through Oct. 2, weather permitting.

•The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds a public information webcast to provide information and answer questions about a proposal to list the northern long-eared bat as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The bat population has declined sharply because of white-nose syndrome, which has killed millions of cave-dwelling bats in 25 states and several Canadian provinces. 5 p.m., by calling toll-free 1-800-369-1692 and entering passcode 2549152#. For information, go to www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=741848583&p=&t=c or to www.fws.gov/midwest/news/734.html.

•The Midlife Chryslers play in the Alive After 5 series of outdoor concerts. 5 p.m., Downtown Billings Association.

•Local musicians play at the Summer Jam. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Scott Fife gives an artist talk on “Reclaiming the Portrait.” 6:30 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. Free to YAM members or with paid museum admission.

•Artist Scott Fife gives a talk on “Reclaiming the Portrait,” discussing how he uses industrial materials and paper to form sculptural portraits of recognizable people, including Elvis Presley and artist Ed Kienholz, which are included in the Face to Face, Wall to Wall exhibition. 6:30 p.m., Montana Gallery at Yellowstone Art Museum. Free with museum admission.

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

•A showing of “The Dish,” an Australian film starring Sam Neill about the role an Outback satellite dish played in the first Apollo moon landing, rounds out the Cinematic Escapes! summer film series. 7 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts opens its 2014-15 season with a Youth Conservatory production of “Big,” a musical adaptation of the 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks. Amber Sommerfeld directs with musical direction by Darin Niebuhr and choreography by Steven Hrubes. 7:30 p.m., 2317 Montana Ave. $21, $16. Through Sunday.

•Projectile Comedy performs live improv. 8 p.m., Stampede.

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

•Suburbia Revolution plays in concert with performances by Wally Steez, Loud, Tha Unknown and DJ YG. 9 p.m., The Loft. $5.

Friday, August 22

•Hoof It with a Historian explores downtown Billings with a community historian. 10 a.m., Western Heritage Center. $10, $5.

•Tickets go on sale for a Sept. 26 concert at the Railyard by Kyle Park, a Texas singer and songwriter whose fourth album, Beggin’ for More, appears on his own record label. His single “The Night Is Young” topped the Texas radio charts. His style draws on traditional country with elements of rock and soul. $12 or $10 in advance beginning at 10 a.m. at JadePresents.com, the Tickets300 box office (2911 Third Ave. N.), Ernie November or by calling 1-866-300-8300.

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

•RED LODGE – The Red Lodge Farmers’ Market offers fresh and prepared food and music. 3:30-6:30 p.m., Lions Club Park. Fridays through September.

•RED LODGE – Little Country plays classic country and dance music. 6:30 p.m., Pollard Hotel.

•RED LODGE – Four Shillings Short, a husband and wife duo, plays Celtic, folk and world music at the Red Lodge Fringe Festival. Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland, and Christy Martin from California play traditional and original music from Ireland and Scotland, as well as Indian ragas, folk ballads, old-time songs, medieval and renaissance instrumentals and a cappella numbers on more than 30 instruments. 7 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 1 N. Word Ave. $18 or $15 in advance. Contact (406) 425-0498 or go to www.rlacf.org. Also Sunday in Cody, Wyo., and Thursday, Aug. 28, in Thermopolis, Wyo.

•The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts opens its 2014-15 season with a Youth Conservatory production of “Big,” a musical adaptation of the 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks. Amber Sommerfeld directs with musical direction by Darin Niebuhr and choreography by Steven Hrubes. 7:30 p.m., 2317 Montana Ave. $21, $16. Through Sunday.

•The Yellowstone Bluegrass Association holds Friday night jams throughout the summer. All levels of acoustic instrument musicians and guests are welcome. 7-9 p.m., TrueLove Studio, 421 N. 20th St. Free. For information, go to www.yellowstonebluegrass.com.

•Steven Spielberg’s classic science fiction film “E.T.” is shown during the free movies in the park series. Sunset, South Park. Free.

•Eric Peterson plays on Music Night at the Winery. 8 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle.

•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 Elovate plays music to dance by. Shooters.

•RED LODGE – Jon Plumb plays classic rock. 9 p.m., Bull N’ Bear Saloon.

Saturday, August 23

•RED LODGE – Operation Nip and Tuck provides free spaying and neutering for dogs and cats in Carbon County. Carbon County Fairgrounds. For an appointment, call 426-0092.

•The Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market gets your day off right with fresh food, vendors and street musicians. 8 a.m. to noon, downtown. Saturdays through Oct. 4.

•FORT BENTON – The Upper Missouri EarthCache Trail officially opens with a five-mile demonstration canoe trip to find EarthCache sites. The trip begins at the Fort Benton fairgrounds; no boating experience is required. 8:30 a.m. For information, call (406) 622-4000 or 1-877-256-3252.

•Volunteer Saturdays gives the public a chance to plant seedlings, mulch and pull weeds along with members of the Sprouts Club, which is for ages 5 to 18. 9 a.m. to noon, Audubon Conservation Education Center.

•Big Sky Dowsers hold their annual convention and hear presentations by Vern Bandy of Bozeman on dowsing rods he has designed and by Betty Mitchell of Sheridan, Wyo., who speaks on “How I Use Dowsing in My Chiropractic Business.” The use of pendulums and L-rods also is demonstrated. 9 a.m., Moose Lodge, 131 Calhoun Lane. Through Sunday, when an outdoor session is held to practice lessons from the previous day. For information, call Edris at 509-2159 or 255-0928, Lois at 252-4215 or Gary at 670-0821.

•Thirty-one students receive the white coats that signify becoming a physician assistant after completing 2 1/2 years of training and a master’s degree at Rocky Mountain College. Program faculty speak at the ceremony, which also honors RMC president Bob Wilmouth for his years of training young medical professionals. The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program educates primary care providers who with a focus on rural and underserved areas of the intermountain region. 10 a.m., Losekamp Hall at RMC.

•Jennifer Pharr Davis, an endurance athlete and author of Called Again, Becoming Odyssa and 46 Days, hiked the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail in a record 46 days, averaging 47 miles a day. She shows slides from more than 12,000 miles of long-distance hiking she has completed on six continents, including the Pacific Crest Trail, the Colorado Trail, Mount Kilimanjaro, Peru’s Inca Trail, the Tour du Mont Blanc, Australia’s Bibbulmun Track and Vermont’s Long Trail. 2:30 p.m., Community Room at Billings Public Library. Free.

•RED LODGE – Thomas McNamee signs copies of his new book, “The Killing of Wolf Number Ten,” which tells the story of two wolves from Canada that were released into Yellowstone National Park, then tried to return home. Mr. McNamee also is the author of The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone. 5 p.m., Red Lodge Books and Tea, 11 N. Broadway.

•RED LODGE – The High Country Boys play old-time country and western ballads. 6:30 p.m., Pollard Hotel.

•The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts opens its 2014-15 season with a Youth Conservatory production of “Big,” a musical adaptation of the 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks. Amber Sommerfeld directs with musical direction by Darin Niebuhr and choreography by Steven Hrubes. 7:30 p.m., 2317 Montana Ave. $21, $16. Through Sunday.

•Country star LeAnn Rimes headlines the Billings Clinic Classic. Ms. Rimes has sold more than 40 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. She has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which are top-10 hits, and her hit singles include “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” and “How Do I Live.” Proceeds benefit pediatric care at the clinic. The pre- and post-concert parties feature music by the Midlife Chryslers, plus refreshments. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater. $160 for concert and pre- and post-concert parties, $80 for concert and post-concert party. Call 657-4670 or visit the Billings Clinic Foundation at 2917 10th Ave. N.

•BALLANTINE – Val hosts karaoke. 8 p.m., Boardwalk Bar.

•STORY, Wyo. – The Limited Warranty Band continues its Straight from the Heart CD release tour with a show at the Wagon Box. 8 p.m.

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

•Mojo plays live rock. 9 p.m., Shooters.

•RED LODGE – Double EE plays country and classic rock favorites. 9 p.m., Bull N’ Bear Saloon.

Sunday, August 24

•Billings Clinic Cancer Center and The Reef Indoor Water Park partner for a day of watery fun to raise funds benefiting the young adult Stupid Cancer Boot camp fall conference. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Reef Indoor Water Park. $10. For tickets, call Jennifer Finn at (406) 435-7335.

•CODY, Wyo. – Four Shillings Short, a husband and wife duo, plays Celtic, folk and world music. Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland, and Christy Martin from California play traditional and original music from Ireland and Scotland, as well as Indian ragas, folk ballads, old-time songs, medieval and renaissance instrumentals and a cappella numbers on more than 30 instruments. 1:30 p.m., Park County Public Library. Free. Also Thursday in Thermopolis, Wyo.

•RED LODGE – The Red Lodge Chamber Players play Bach and other favorites at the Fringe Festival. 3 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 1 N. Word.

•RED LODGE – Honey’s Café holds an acoustic jam. 3 p.m., 209 S. Broadway.

•The Billings Association of Humanists meets for a picnic with burgers and hot dogs provided. Bring your own drinks and a dish to share. 4 p.m., 626 Cave Road off Emerald Hills Drive.

•The Lummi Totem Pole Journey stops in Billings as part of a protest against the Cherry Point coal export terminal, which would sit on ancestral lands in Washington state. A blessing ceremony is held for a totem pole, and short talks are given by members of the Lummi community as well as Northern Cheyenne artist and activist Alaina Buffalo Spirit. Entertainment includes native drumming, dancing and free food. 5-7 p.m., Riverfront Park. For information, go to www.totempolejourney.org or www.facebook.com/totempolejourney.

•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.

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

•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.

•The NOVA Center for the Performing Arts opens its 2014-15 season with a Youth Conservatory production of “Big,” a musical adaptation of the 1988 movie starring Tom Hanks. Amber Sommerfeld directs with musical direction by Darin Niebuhr and choreography by Steven Hrubes. 2 p.m., 2317 Montana Ave. $21, $16.

Monday, August 25

•Fall classes begin at Rocky Mountain College.

•Pint Aid benefits the Montana Land Alliance. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Billings City Council holds a public hearing on assessments on Park District 1 and on mill levy rates for public safety and general obligation debt for parks, streets, the library and the baseball stadium. The council also considers a petition to annex 12 acres east of the intersection of Mullowney Lane and Elysian Road on the south side of Elysian Road. 6:30 p.m., council chambers at City Hall.

•Malcolm Brooks talks about his novel “Painted Horses,” which is set in 1950s Montana where archaeologist Catherine Lemay meets a veteran of the Army’s last mounted cavalry unit. 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble.

•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.

•BOZEMAN – Shiza Shahid, co-founder and chief executive officer of the Malala Fund, speaks at MSU Bozeman’s 2014 Freshman Convocation. The fund is named for by Malala Yousafzai, 16, a Pakistani who is the author of this year’s freshmen book selection, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. Ms. Shahid, 24, has been named to both Time and Forbes magazines’ “30 Under 30” lists. 7:30 p.m., MSU Bozeman Fieldhouse. Free, but tickets must be reserved by calling 994-CATS or 1-800-325-7328 or by going to www.ticketswest.com. 

•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, August 26

•“Peanut Butter and Cupcake,” today’s Storytime tale, is a rhyming friendship tale for kids ages 3 and up will appeal to the little ones who sometimes struggle to find a friend to play with. 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble.

•RiverStone Health offers the fourth of five Back to School Clinics to give childhood immunizations. The Vaccines for Children program provides vaccine to children up to 18 years old who are uninsured or underinsured. Walk-ins are welcome. 1-4 p.m., 123 S. 27th St. For information, call 247-3382. Also Thursday.

•In the “Crafts with Mz. Liz” series of TECH Lab Craft, participants turn a milk or orange juice container into a wallet. 2 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•RED LODGE – Malcolm Brooks signs copies of his new novel, “Painted Horses,” which is set in 1950s Montana where archaeologist Catherine Lemay meets a veteran of the Army’s last mounted cavalry unit. 5-7 p.m., Red Lodge Books and Tea, 11 N. Broadway.

•Bring out your instruments for Tunes 4 Tuesday. 5 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Yellowstone County Board of Planning holds a public hearing on a preliminary major subdivision plat for the fifth filing of Josephine Crossing on 15 acres south of Elysian Road and east of Mullowney Lane. 6 p.m., first floor conference room of the Miller Building, 2825 Third Ave. N.

•The Heights Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., Oasis Community Center.

•The Yellowstone Genealogy Forum hears a program on military records. Learn what records are available and how to use them in family history research. 7 p.m., 1711 Sixth St. W. Enter from the parking lot on the east side.

•RED LODGE – Rob Owen hosts jam night. 8 p.m., Snow Creek 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.

Wednesday, August 27

•The Fall Job-Internship-Activity Fair gives Rocky Mountain College students an opportunity to meet with departments and organizations about jobs, internships and activities. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Bair Family Student Center. For information, contact Lisa Wallace at 657-1039 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•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.

•RED LODGE – Singer and songwriter Tim Nordstrom performs. 6 p.m., Natali’s Front Bar.

•Danny Choriki presents David Brin’s argument that Star Wars is elitist and Star Trek is populist at the Wednesday Evening Community Lecture Series. Mr. Brin argues that Joseph Campbell’s hero mythology is counter to traditional American values. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

•It’s open mic night. 7 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle.

•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, August 28

•The MSU Billings department of art’s Annual Faculty Exhibition features a series of mixed-media works entitled “Gathered Coherence” by recently hired painting and drawing faculty member Jodi Lightner. Her works consist of a series of scrolled paintings on Mylar (a translucent film with a matte finish), a sound installation, paintings and assemblage. Her arrangements of forms – aural, visual, and spatial – address how we collect and organize ourselves, and disperse once again. She has a master of fine arts degree from Wichita State and has taught at Penn State Altoona. Other participating artists are Mark Earnhart, Shanna Fliegel, Jill Foote-Hutton, Neil Jussila, David Knobel, Sarah Knobel, Connie Landis, Randi O’Brien, Marcia Selsor and Markus Urbanik. Northcutt Steele Gallery. Through Sept. 25, with a reception and artist talk on Sept. 4.

•RiverStone Health offers the last of five Back to School Clinics to give childhood immunizations. The Vaccines for Children program provides vaccine to children up to 18 years old who are uninsured or underinsured. Walk-ins are welcome. 1-4 p.m., 123 S. 27th St. For information, call 247-3382.

•The Teen Book Buzz book group discusses “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” by Ransom Riggs. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. Preregister by calling 657-8258. Books are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market offers local produce direct from gardeners and farmers. Activities include taste testing, nutrition information and demonstrations led by master gardeners, registered dietitians and local chefs. Children’s activities include planting seeds, identifying backyard bugs and matching vegetables to the plants on which they grow.  Musicians play at some of the weekly markets. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. For information, go to www.healthybydesignyellowstone.org/initiatives/gardenersmarket/. To sell at the market, contact the market manager at 651-6444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two days before each market. Thursdays through Oct. 2, weather permitting.

•Cure for the Common plays in the last of this season’s Alive After 5 series of outdoor concerts. 5 p.m., Stampede.

•Matt Devitt and Four or More play jazz at the Summer Jam. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•“A Cause for Wine,” a fundraiser and annual meeting of Not in Our Town Billings, is open to the public. 5:30 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery. $25 or $20 in advance. Go to www.niotbillings.org.

•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 Southwest Corridor Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., 80 Hallowell Lane.

•RED LODGE – Phil Robertson recites cowboy poetry. 7 p.m., Carbon County Historical Society and Museum.

•THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. – Four Shillings Short, a husband and wife duo, plays Celtic, folk and world music. Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland, and Christy Martin from California play traditional and original music from Ireland and Scotland, as well as Indian ragas, folk ballads, old-time songs, medieval and renaissance instrumentals and a cappella numbers on more than 30 instruments. 7 p.m., Hot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center. Free.

•Laugh Jurasoff is an evening of open mic comedy. 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

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