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Thursday, December 18

•Jim McDonald speaks in “Designing Innovators,” a series of talks by Montanans who have won national acclaim for technical design and innovations in their respective fields. Mr. McDonald is an architect and preservationist. Noon, Western Heritage Center.

•The Empire Garage Owners Association meets to discuss property taxes. The public is welcome to attend. 1:30 p.m., City Hall Finance Conference Room, 210 N. 27th St.

•RED LODGE – Professional actor and clown Jeanne Thomas teaches participants of all ages how to twist balloons into sculptures. Participants must be able to tie a knot. 3:30-5 p.m., Carbon County Arts Guild, 11 W. Eighth St. $30 or $25 for Guild members, plus $20 for materials. To register, call (406) 446-1370.

•The Teen Book Group talks about Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith. Snacks and a limited number of free books are provided. 4 p.m., Billings Public Library. For information, call 657-8258.

•Bring your instrument for the Holiday Jazz Jam with TREO and lots of student musicians. 6 p.m., Garage Pub at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co. Free.

•Joe Sullivan plays live music. 6-10 p.m., TEN Lounge in the Northern Hotel.

•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.

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

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

•“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” by Joe Landry, is based on the Frank Capra movie starring Jimmy Stewart. The audience is like members of a studio audience at a live radio broadcast in the 1940s, complete with live sound effects, commercials and musical accompaniment. Susan Sommerfeld directs a cast that includes Craig Huisenga, Anjanett Hawk, William Mouat, Kelsey Reid Steffan, Hilary and Levi Hunt. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. $21, $16. Through Saturday.

•Caitlin McRae Hart stars as magical nanny “Mary Poppins” and Steven Hrubes stars at Bert in this classic story about imaginative childcare, a musical based in part on the Disney film. Also starring are Casey Visser, Janie Sutton, Alyssa Logan and Jackson Stapleton. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Through Sunday.

•West High School gives its second Holiday Concert. 7:30 p.m., auditorium. $5, $3.

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

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

Friday, December 19

•Yoga for Stiff People is taught by Bess Lovec. 9 a.m., Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic. $8. Every Friday.

•The Billings Public Library hosts a Classic Movie Christmas with a marathon of Christmas movies. The films are Holiday Inn, with Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, which introduced “White Christmas” to the world, 10 a.m.; Christmas in Connecticut, with Barbara Stanwyck, 1 p.m.; and Meet Me in St. Louis, with Judy Garland, 3 p.m. Library’s Community Room. Free.

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

•A candlelight vigil remembering homeless people who have died is held by RiverStone Health Healthcare for the Homeless. The vigil is held on the longest night and shortest day of the year. In January, the Montana Homeless Survey identified 1,809 individuals statewide as homeless, and 716 of them said they slept outside. Donations of new pairs of socks, mittens and gloves, of any size or color, will be given to homeless persons in our community. Items in men’s sizes are typically in short supply. Noon, Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn.

•All children welcome are welcome to make a holiday craft in the Craft Corner. No registration required; children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 3-5 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•The Chase Hawks Cowboy Gatherin’ Dinner and Dance opens the way to Saturday’s rough stock rodeo with a meal and music by Cooper and the Crowdthinners. 5 p.m., Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Call 248-7151.

•The Moss Mansion offers candlelight tours with live music, libations and dessert. 6-9 p.m., 914 Division St. Reservations recommended by calling 256-5100 or going to www.mossmansion.com. Also Dec. 22 and 23.

•Nature Night is an evening of outdoor adventures for ages 4 to 12. 6-9 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. $22 or $20 for Friends of the Center. For information, go to www.mtacec.org.

•Open Bible Christian Center holds a nativity scene with live performers and animals depicting the birth of Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem. Hot cider and cookies are offered inside. 6-8 p.m., 302 19th St. W. Also Saturday.

•ZooLights brightens the Christmas season by allowing visitors to drive through ZooMontana and see holiday lights. They also can take pictures for free with Santa Claus, and cookie decorating and warm beverages are offered. $10 per car, $15 per van, $20 per bus. 6-9 p.m., 2100 S. Shiloh Road. Through Wednesday.

•Sweet Briar 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. Fridays except on school holidays.

•Singer and songwriter Almeda Bradshaw plays acoustic western, Americana and roots music. 7 p.m., TEN at the Northern Hotel.

•Caitlin McRae Hart stars as magical nanny “Mary Poppins” and Steven Hrubes stars at Bert in this classic story about imaginative childcare, a musical based in part on the Disney film. Also starring are Casey Visser, Janie Sutton, Alyssa Logan and Jackson Stapleton. 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Through Sunday.

•“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” by Joe Landry, is based on the Frank Capra movie starring Jimmy Stewart. The audience is like members of a studio audience at a live radio broadcast in the 1940s, complete with live sound effects, commercials and musical accompaniment. Susan Sommerfeld directs a cast that includes Craig Huisenga, Anjanett Hawk, William Mouat, Kelsey Reid Steffan, Hilary and Levi Hunt. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. $21, $16. Through Saturday.

•The Funky Bunch does live improv. 8 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. $7.

•Lukas Seely Presents a performance by guitarist and comedian J. Chris Newberg, who has been seen on America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Comedy Central. Chad Korb, back in Billings from Los Angeles, also performs. 8 p.m., Red Door Lounge.

•Guitarist and comedian Huck Flyn performs with comedian Drake Nelson. 8 p.m., R-Club at Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

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

•Krystal Hudak, winner of this year’s Magic City Music Award for Best Female Vocalist, performs live. Railyard.

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

•DJ MK plays music to dance by. Shooters.

•The Cold Hard Cash Show pays tribute to the music of Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three with guitarist and singer Merle Travis Peterson as frontman. The lineup also includes longtime member Fel Torres on drums and Ryan Yates on upright bass. 9 p.m., Pub Station. $10.

•MTRadio.Net presents a night of acoustic performances by Yellowstone Howard of Satsang, Lindsey Jacobsen of Broken Bow, Katy Robertson of KaNcErUs, Sacul Deeps of Idiot Kid Arsenal and Stagefright. 9 p.m., Railyard. $5.

•The 7th Avenue Band follows live comedy with rock ’n’ roll. 10 p.m., R-Club at Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

Saturday, December 20

•YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Winter season begins with the opening of Old Faithful Snow Lodge today and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel on Sunday. The lodges provide the only wintertime accommodations within the park. To book winter packages in the park, call (307) 344-7311 or toll-free 1-866-GEYSERLAND (866-439-7375) or go to www.YellowstoneNationalParkLodges.com.

•Daddy and Me! helps with handmade nature-themed gifts, plus ornaments, wrapping paper and cards, all accompanied by cookies, hot chocolate and music. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. $38.50 or $35 for Friends of the Center. For information, go to www.mtacec.org.

•Free gift wrapping is offered at the Downtown Billings Alliance office. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2815 Second Ave. N.

•Caitlin McRae Hart stars as magical nanny “Mary Poppins” and Steven Hrubes stars at Bert in this classic story about imaginative childcare, a musical based in part on the Disney film. Also starring are Casey Visser, Janie Sutton, Alyssa Logan and Jackson Stapleton. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17. Through Sunday.

•Elizabeth and Liz play holiday music on violin. 2 p.m., Billings Public Library.

•The Bad Math Band and Satsang play live music. 5 p.m., Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

•Open Bible Christian Center holds a nativity scene with live performers and animals depicting the birth of Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem. Hot cider and cookies are offered inside. 6-8 p.m., 302 19th St. W.

•ZooLights brightens the Christmas season by allowing visitors to drive through ZooMontana and see holiday lights. They also can take pictures for free with Santa Claus, and cookie decorating and warm beverages are offered. $10 per car, $15 per van, $20 per bus. 6-9 p.m., 2100 S. Shiloh Road. Through Wednesday.

•Joe Sullivan plays live music. 6:30-9:30 p.m., the Rex, 2401 Montana Ave.

•Sweet Briar plays live music. 7 p.m., Elks Lodge.

•“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” by Joe Landry, is based on the Frank Capra movie starring Jimmy Stewart. The audience is like members of a studio audience at a live radio broadcast in the 1940s, complete with live sound effects, commercials and musical accompaniment. Susan Sommerfeld directs a cast that includes Craig Huisenga, Anjanett Hawk, William Mouat, Kelsey Reid Steffan, Hilary and Levi Hunt. 7:30 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. $21, $16.

•Broadway star Doug LaBrecque joins the Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale for a Holiday Spectacular concert with sounds of the season, sing-alongs and Santa Claus. Mr. LaBrecque played the Phantom in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera and starred as Ravenal in the Harold Prince revival of Showboat. 7:30 p.m., Alberta Bair Theater.

•Lukas Seely Presents a performance by guitarist and comedian J. Chris Newberg, who has been seen on America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Comedy Central. Chad Korb, back in Billings from Los Angeles, also performs. 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.

•John Buck and Reckless play live music. 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.

•ENDever, Stranded By Choice and Pressureknot all play live music. 9 p.m., Pub Station. Free.

•The Slap Frost Tour features Z-Man and True Justice with Vocab Slick and Pure Powers, plus David Dalla G, X Shurbert and Jhevon McMillan. Railyard.

•The 7th Avenue Band follows live comedy with rock ’n’ roll. 10 p.m., R-Club at Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

Sunday, December 21

•A worship service is held on the theme “The Spiritual Power of Gratitude.” The service is sponsored by ECKANKAR, the Religion of the Light and Sound of God. 10:30 a.m., Elks Lodge, 934 Lewis Ave.

•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.

•Caitlin McRae Hart stars as magical nanny “Mary Poppins” and Steven Hrubes stars at Bert in this classic story about imaginative childcare, a musical based in part on the Disney film. Also starring are Casey Visser, Janie Sutton, Alyssa Logan and Jackson Stapleton. 2 p.m., Billings Studio Theatre. $20, $17.

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

•Singer and songwriter Almeda Bradshaw plays acoustic western, Americana and roots music at a Solstice Party. 4-6 p.m., Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

•Auditions are held for young actors to appear in a Jan. 24 Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale production of “Peter and the Wolf.” Children in grades five through eight are needed to fill the roles of Peter, Bird, Duck, Cat, Grandfather, Wolf, and Huntsmen. No appointment is needed. 6 p.m., NOVA Center for the Performing Arts. For information, contact Dan Nickerson at 591-9535.

•ZooLights brightens the Christmas season by allowing visitors to drive through ZooMontana and see holiday lights. They also can take pictures for free with Santa Claus, and cookie decorating and warm beverages are offered. $10 per car, $15 per van, $20 per bus. 6-9 p.m., 2100 S. Shiloh Road. Through Wednesday.

•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.

•Cure for the Common plays live music. 9 p.m., Pub Station. Free.

Monday, December 22

•BIG SKY – Get the Girls Out is a program that helps connect girls and women as they support, challenge, mentor and inspire each other through outdoor activities. In 2006, professional skier Lynsey Dyer co-founded SheJumps, a nonprofit organization, which offers a day of skiing and snowboarding, followed by an après ski party. For information, go to www.bigskyresort.com/events.

•The Moss Mansion offers candlelight tours with live music, libations and dessert. 6-9 p.m., 914 Division St. Reservations recommended by calling 256-5100 or going to www.mossmansion.com. Also Tuesday.

•ZooLights brightens the Christmas season by allowing visitors to drive through ZooMontana and see holiday lights. Anyone bringing a toy for Toys for Tots gets $2 off the admission price. $10 per car, $15 per van, $20 per bus. 6-9 p.m., 2100 S. Shiloh Road. Through Wednesday.

•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, December 23

•Will James Middle School has its Christmas concert. 9 a.m., gym. Free.

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

•The Moss Mansion offers candlelight tours with live music, libations and dessert. 6-9 p.m., 914 Division St. Reservations recommended by calling 256-5100 or going to www.mossmansion.com.

•ZooLights brightens the Christmas season by allowing visitors to drive through ZooMontana and see holiday lights. Anyone bringing a toy for Toys for Tots gets $2 off the admission price. $10 per car, $15 per van, $20 per bus. 6-9 p.m., 2100 S. Shiloh Road. Through Wednesday.

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

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

•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, Dec. 24

•School Break Camps for ages 5 to 13 give students a chance to explore the outdoors while out of school. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Audubon Conservation Education Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. $45 or $40 for Friends of the Center. For information, go to www.mtacec.org. Also Friday and Dec. 29-31 and Jan. 2.

•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.

•ZooLights brightens the Christmas season by allowing visitors to drive through ZooMontana and see holiday lights. Anyone bringing a toy for Toys for Tots gets $2 off the admission price. $10 per car, $15 per van, $20 per bus. 6-9 p.m., 2100 S. Shiloh Road.

•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, December 25

•Christmas Day.

•Projectile Comedy performs an improv Christmas show. 8 p.m., Stampede.

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

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