The Billings Outpost

Calendar of Events

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Thursday, August 27

•The Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana invites citizen volunteers to help collect scientific data on a backcountry trip in the Thompson Lake area. Lisa Gerloff, director of the Citizen Science Program, says, “Wilderness stewardship is a job that is never finished. These trips are a great way to get into the backcountry with a fun group of people while collecting information essential to caring for these landscapes.” Free, including dinner each day and transportation from nearby towns. For information, go to www.cfc.umt.edu/wi/education/citizen-science/default.php. To sign up, call (406) 243-5361 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Through Tuesday.

•An MSU-built experiment to study the sun is planned for launch today aboard a NASA-funded mission from White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The experiment, the Multi-Order Solar EUV Spectrograph, or MOSES-2, is expected to give researchers insight into one of the biggest mysteries in solar physics — the fact the sun’s atmosphere is some 1,000 times hotter than its surface. The experiment has been in the works for more than nine years.

•Tim and Becky Hattenburg read from and sign copies of their book “Death Ride: A Little Boy’s Night of Terror,” the story of the 1937 double murder of Mike and Frieda Kuntz in Stillwater County and the eventual hanging of Frank Robideau for the crime (see Billings Outpost, March 14 and 21, 2013). This is part of the High Noon Lecture Series. Noon, Western Heritage Center.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market, a place to buy local produce direct from gardeners and farmers, returns with a new “boot camp” to help shoppers cook easy meals on a budget using fruits and vegetables. Extension agents with MSU Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program offer the Buy Eat Live Better cooking class series using produce found at the market. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. Thursdays through Oct. 1.

•John Roberts y Pan Blanco perform in the Alive After 5 concert series. 5-8 p.m., Pug Mahon’s. Free music, $2 for alcohol wrist band.

•BOZEMAN - Montana State University Extension offers a fruit tree field day to provide advice on planting and maintaining fruit trees that are best suited for specific environments. The public is welcome to observe at no charge. 5:30-7 p.m., Horticulture Research Farm, 2730 W. Garfield.

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

•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 – Jon Axline gives a presentation on the history of Montana transportation. 7 p.m., Carbon County Historical Society and Museum.

•The Black Lillies draw on both country music and independent rock to create a sound that has led to their being invited to play the Grand Ole Opry more than 20 times. Vanity Fair says, “With one foot planted firmly in Appalachian music culture and the other always expanding and evolving, The Black Lillies have created a unique sound embraced by fans old and young.” 7 p.m., Pub Station. $10.

•Laugh Jurassoff is an evening of open mic comedy. 7 p.m., Red Door Lounge.

•RED LODGE – The Red Lodge Theatrical Group presents “Steel Magnolias,” a 1987 play by Robert Harling about a group of Southern women in a small town. 7:15 p.m., Roman Theater. Through Sunday.

•RED LODGE – The 4 Proches, out of the Texas Hill Country, play folk, bluegrass and gospel music as part of their Westward Ho! Tour. 7:30 p.m., Natali’s Front Bar. Free.

•Projectile Comedy performs live improv. 8 p.m., Daisy Dukes, 222 N. Broadway.

•Pretty Gritty out of Rockville, Md., hits town with Sam Densmore, a rock, folk and acoustic band out of Oregon. We Three Bears also play. 8 p.m., Railyard. $7.

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

Friday, August 28

•BIG SKY – Kids Adventure Games erects a variety of obstacles for ages 6 to 14, such as mountain biking, rope swings, cargo nets, mud pits and rock climbing. Billy Mattison, co-founder of Kids A.G., says, “The idea behind the Kids Adventure Games was to create an event that gets kids outside, without technology, engaging with the outdoors, challenging themselves physically and emotionally, and feeling a huge sense of accomplishment when they cross the finish line.” Big Sky Resort. Also Saturday.

•Montana Fashion Week is an international fashion industry event, where designers showcase their latest collections in runway shows and fashion insiders are exposed to a firsthand look at the latest trends. Executive Producer Jean Rojas says, “We want to start a fashion movement and creative positive change. Montana is an awesome place to live - why not look awesome? You can rock fashion no matter where you live and work.” Comedian Lukas Seely hosts. Crowne Plaza Hotel. For tickets, go to http://montanafashionweektickets.brownpapertickets.com/. Through Saturday.

•Secrets and Scandals: Calamities Along the Tracks, a Hoof It with a Historian tour, relates information about some of the people who have walked down Minnesota and Montana avenues, such as Calamity Jane, Chief Plenty Coups and Teddy Roosevelt. 10 a.m., Western Heritage Center. $10, $5. For reservations, call 256-6809. Also Oct. 23.

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

•Tech for Older Adults introduces Facebook, the immensely popular social media site. The class is for adults who already have a basic knowledge of computer and internet use. 3:30 p.m., Computer Classroom at Billings Public Library. Call 657-8255 to reserve a spot.

•RED LODGE – The Red Lodge Farmers’ Market offers farm-raised produce and meats, along with baked goods, salsa, canned goods and crafts. 3:30-6 p.m., Lions Park. Fridays through Sept. 25.

•Flip Flops & Fancy: Destination Rio, a fundraiser for the Better Billings Foundation, serves up a Brazilian feast with live entertainment. Guests are welcome to wear flip flops and shorts or their best attire and flip flops. Three people also win the Better Billings Award. 5:30 p.m., Oasis Water Park and Community Center, 543 Aronson Ave. Call 969-3131 for information.

•The late-summer jazz concert series is held in conjunction with the exhibition “The Other Side of Midnight: Paintings and Prints by Adolf Dehn,” which depicts the late night jazz scene in Harlem and Manhattan. Tonight, in the last of the series, the Alex Nauman Trio plays. 6 p.m., Yellowstone Art Museum. $6 museum admission or free to YAM members.

•LAUREL – Limited Warranty plays in the Rock the Block series of concerts. Town Square, north of Main Street on First Avenue.

•RED LODGE – At the Ancient Pines Moon Walk, ecologist Jeff DiBenedetto discusses whitebark pine habitat, pine beetle infestations and why whitebark pine is important to the ecosystem. Also, geologist Pat Pierson discusses glaciers and how they formed the dramatic landscapes in the Beartooths. Wear good shoes and dress for the weather. 7 p.m., Vista Point along the Beartooth Highway.

•Cimarron plays live music. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

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

•RED LODGE – The Red Lodge Theatrical Group presents “Steel Magnolias,” a 1987 play by Robert Harling about a group of Southern women in a small town. 7:15 p.m., Roman Theater. Through Sunday.

•The Bedlam Saints play live music. 8 p.m., The Island.

•“Guardians of the Galaxy” is shown during the Billings Kiwanis Movies in the Park series. Dusk, Pioneer Park.

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

Saturday, August 29

•BIG SKY – Kids Adventure Games erects a variety of obstacles for ages 6 to 14, such as mountain biking, rope swings, cargo nets, mud pits and rock climbing. Billy Mattison, co-founder of Kids A.G., says, “The idea behind the Kids Adventure Games was to create an event that gets kids outside, without technology, engaging with the outdoors, challenging themselves physically and emotionally, and feeling a huge sense of accomplishment when they cross the finish line.” Big Sky Resort.

•Montana Fashion Week is an international fashion industry event, where designers showcase their latest collections in runway shows and fashion insiders are exposed to a firsthand look at the latest trends. Executive Producer Jean Rojas says, “We want to start a fashion movement and creative positive change. Montana is an awesome place to live - why not look awesome? You can rock fashion no matter where you live and work.” Comedian Lukas Seely hosts. Crowne Plaza Hotel. For tickets, go to http://montanafashionweektickets.brown papertickets.com/.

•The Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market fills the morning with farm-grown fruits and vegetables, food vendors and live entertainment. 8 a.m. to noon, downtown. Saturdays through Oct. 3.

•More than 200 volunteers join forces to build a new playground at Trails End Park. The design is based on children’s drawings created at a design event in July. The playground is the second built by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

•Montana and KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that has helped build nearly 16,300 playgrounds. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 18th Street West and Burlington Avenue.

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

•The Dirty Dash, an annual 5K romp through mud and obstacles, rages through MetraPark, with some of the proceeds going to feedONE, a nonprofit that fights child hunger. 9 a.m., grandstands at MetraPark. $65 or $55 in advance at thedirtydash.com.

•The FranNet Billings Entrepreneur Expo Lunch and Learn highlights business and franchise opportunities available in the Billings area as well as lending and financing options for entrepreneurs. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Billings Public Library. The event is sponsored by FirstLight HomeCare. Free. Register at http://myfranchisespecialist.com/event/billings-entrepreneur-expo-stop-wishing-start-owning/.

•Morning Jones plays live music. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•The Pointer Sisters perform at the Billings Clinic 2015 Classic, a fundraiser for the clinic’s internal medicine residency. The r&b group has had such hits as “I’m So Excited,” “Jump (for my love),” and “Slow Hand” and has performed with such groups at the San Francisco Symphony and the Boston Pops. Under the Streetlamp, a pop quartet, performs at a post-concert street party, and the Bucky Beaver Ground Grippers also play. $160, $80. Call 657-4670 or visit the Billings Clinic Foundation at 2917 10th Ave. N.

•Songwriter, pianist and guitarist Jill Cohn has released nine CDS, including her latest, Beautiful I Love You. She has been touring for 13 years and has put more than 390,000 miles on her VW van. She has opened for Jewel, Stacey Earle, Loudon Wainwright III and Dave Matthews. 7 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars and Winery, 1335 Holiday Circle. Free.

•Cimarron plays live music. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•RED LODGE – The Red Lodge Theatrical Group presents “Steel Magnolias,” a 1987 play by Robert Harling about a group of Southern women in a small town. 7:15 p.m., Roman Theater. Through Sunday.

•Venture Improv celebrates its 21st year with a series of lively improvised performances and lots of laughs. 8 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, 2317 Montana Ave.

•Prophets of Addiction bring their signature blend of rock, glam and punk to Billings, accompanied by indie rock duo Karajack from Denver. Where There’s Fire and Machinatia also play. 8 p.m., Pub Station. $7.

•Wild Ginger hosts live jazz and blues. 8 p.m., 2713 Montana Ave. 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.

•Jared Stewart plays live rock and blues. 9 p.m., Shooters.

Sunday, August 30

•YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Trails Through Yellowstone gets participants out of their vehicles and away from developed areas of the park. The program includes daily four- to eight-mile moderate-level hikes, instruction by a naturalist and guide, two nights of lodging at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and two nights at Grant Village, breakfast and box lunch daily, in-park van transportation and optional evening programs. $1,239, $939. To sign up, call (307) 344-7311 or toll-free 1-866-439-7375 or go to www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. Also Sept. 6, 13 and 20.

•RED LODGE – The Red Lodge Theatrical Group presents “Steel Magnolias,” a 1987 play by Robert Harling about a group of Southern women in a small town. 2 p.m., Roman Theater.

•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.

•Not in Our Town gathers citizens for the I AM BILLINGS photo, which aims to reflect the diversity of the Billings community. Admission is free from 1-4 p.m., with the photo at 2 p.m., ZooMontana. For information, go to www.niotbillings.org.

•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.

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

•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.

Monday, August 31

•YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – The Fall Wolf and Elk Discovery program covers four nights and includes lodging at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, breakfast and box lunch daily, dinner on the last night, in-park van transportation, short hikes, two classroom presentations, optional evening programs and instruction by a naturalist. $1,079, $789. To sign up, call (307) 344-7311 or toll-free 1-866-439-7375 or go to www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. Also Tuesday and Sept. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29.

•Salsa dance lessons are taught. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•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, September 1

•Upland game bird hunting season opens in Montana.

•YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – The Fall Wolf and Elk Discovery program covers four nights and includes lodging at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, breakfast and box lunch daily, dinner on the last night, in-park van transportation, short hikes, two classroom presentations, optional evening programs and instruction by a naturalist. $1,079, $789. To sign up, call (307) 344-7311 or toll-free 1-866-439-7375 or go to www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com. Also Sept. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29.

•Alternative Wellness Montana holds a Medical Marijuana Recommendation and Renewal Clinic. Call 672-3172. Also Thursday and Sept. 20.

•WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – Tintina Resources begins hosting an open house and tours of its proposed mine site the first day of every month. Following an overview and explanation of the project, a tour travels to the proposed mine site to visit the core sheds and to view the site. Information on baseline studies, environmental resource assessments and water monitoring are at www.tintinaresources.com. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., 17 E. Main St. To reserve a space, call (406) 547-3466.

•Tech Tuesday brings together the E-Reader Support Group for one-on-one instruction. 4 p.m., Computer Lab at Billings Public Library. Call 657-8258 to check for availability and to sign up.

•PintAid benefits the American Diabetes Association. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Partners in Survivorship: Living Well After Cancer Treatment helps patients, family and friends manage long-term physical effects and emotional stressors of cancer treatments. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 6, 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 billingsclinic.com/classes.

•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.

•Vicki Tapia, a longtime writer and lactation consultant, is the guest at the Artful Women of Montana discussion. She is the author of Somebody Stole My Iron: A Family Memoir of Dementia, a 2015 finalist for the High Plains Book Awards. 5:30 p.m., Community Room of Billings Public Library.

•C.R. Smith plays live music in the Josephine Crossing Summer Concert Series. 6 p.m.

•So This Is Suffering, a five-piece deathcore band from Southern California, plays in concert with Triumph Over Shipwreck from El Paso, Texas, and Mothersound. Dead Noise also plays. 7 p.m., Railyard. $7.

•RED LODGE – Rob Owens hosts a weekly jam for musicians. 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, Sept. 2

•Yellowstone County Democrats meet with Ward 5 candidates for the Billings City Council at their breakfast meeting. 7 a.m., McCormick Café.

•LIVINGSTON – The Western Sustainability Exchange holds the Livingston Farmers Market, which offers locally grown produce and meat, baked goods, prepared foods, beer, and local arts, crafts, and jewelry. Today, Kale Salad plays. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Miles Band Shell Park. For a schedule of special events and live music, go to www.westernsustainabilityexchange.org. Wednesdays through Sept. 23.

•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.

•Bring out your instruments for Hump Night Open Mic. 6 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Yellowstone Cellars and Winery holds open mic night. 6-8 p.m., 1335 Holiday Circle. For information on performing, contact Randy Wyman at 861-0749 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks holds a public meeting on proposed 2016 fishing regulations. Proposed changes in this area include prohibiting bow fishing for gar, establishing a lottery for paddlefish in the Missouri River above Fort Peck Dam and reducing sauger and channel catfish limits on the Musselshell River. To see all of the proposed changes, go to fwp.mt.gov and click “Fishing,” then “Fishing Home.” 7 p.m., regional office at 2300 Lake Elmo Drive. Written comments may be mailed until Sept. 12 to Joel Tohtz, Fisheries Management Bureau Chief, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, P.O. Box 200701; Helena, MT 59601 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•Charlyn Scheffelman presents the DVD “Permaculture” at the Community Lecture Series. She shares insights from training on designing permaculture environments that she attended in August. 7 p.m., Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.

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

•RED LODGE – Igor and the Red Elvises play live music before heading to Billings for a Sept. 8 show. 8 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.

 

Thursday, September 3

•Project Linus of Yellowstone County meets the first Thursday of each month to make blankets for children to age 18 who are ill or traumatized. Blankets are then distributed from shelters, social service agencies or hospitals. 12 Garden Ave. To volunteer, donate or receive a blanket, contact Terri Malucci at 855-7999.

•Alternative Wellness Montana holds a Medical Marijuana Recommendation and Renewal Clinic. Call 672-3172. Also Sept. 20.

•Montana’s Professional Development Center conducts a class on Writing Clearly and Concisely. 8:30 a.m. to noon, Best Western Plus Kelly Inn and Suites, 4915 Southgate Drive. $95. Register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , at pdc.mt.gov/register or call (406) 444-3871.

•Pediatrician Lori Byron speaks on climate change and health at a meeting of the Billings League of Women Voters. She and her husband, Dr. Robert Byron, recently became members of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps after attending training in Brazil. 11:30 a.m., Elks Lodge, 934 Lewis Ave. $10 for buffet lunch; the free program begins at noon.

•A reception marks the opening of “A Still Life Painting,” the first exhibition of the fall semester at Rocky Mountain College. Five still-life artists and their work are featured: Elliott Eaton, Connie Herberg, Linda Piper, Robert Tompkins and Dana Zier. Refreshments are served. 4-6 p.m., Tech Hall at RMC. Exhibition continues through Sept. 30.

•The Healthy By Design Gardeners’ Market, a place to buy local produce direct from gardeners and farmers, returns with a new “boot camp” to help shoppers cook easy meals on a budget using fruits and vegetables. Extension agents with MSU Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program offer the Buy Eat Live Better cooking class series using produce found at the market. 4:30-6:30 p.m., South Park. Thursdays through Oct. 1.

•RED LODGE – The Carbon County Historical Society and Museum conducts a Historic Walking Tour of downtown Red Lodge. 5 p.m., beginning at the museum. $2 or free to society members.

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

•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 North Park Neighborhood Task Force meets. 7 p.m., North Park Center.

•Nashville recording artist Josh Turner kicks off the Alberta Bair Theater’s new season with such hits as “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me” and “Time Is Love,” which was the most played country song of 2012. He has sold more than 12 million units and is one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. 7:30 p.m. $50, $45, $35.

•Projectile Comedy performs live improv. 8 p.m., Daisy Dukes, 222 N. Broadway.

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

•Minsk, a band out of Chicago, plays live metal. Pub Station.

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