The Billings Outpost


Thursday, May 14

is the last day to:

•Sign up for the Governor’s Cup race on June 12-13 in Helena and be guaranteed to receive the shirt size you request. Those who register after today will receive their shirt on a first-come, first-served basis at packet pickup. The event includes a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K or Fun Run. Go to

•Vote in the War of the Walls mural competition, a contest in which high school students paint murals on adopted MasterLube stores. The event supports all-night, alcohol-free graduation celebrations for high school students. Go to or To donate to the celebrations, contact Maria Madigan at 861-5101 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Friday, May 15

is the last day to:

•Apply for the Big Sky State Games Character Counts Scholarship, which recognizes the importance of sportsmanship and character in athletics. The $500 scholarships are open to high school juniors (during the 2014-2015 school year) who have participated in the Games. Applications are available at high school counselor offices statewide, at the Big Sky State Games office (490 N. 31st St. in Billings) or online at

•Apply for funds donated by state employees to the State of Montana Charitable Giving Campaign. The campaign grants funds to 501(c) 3 nonprofits, mostly through payroll deductions. Last year employees donated $492,000. Apply at For information, contact Alison Munson at (406) 442-4360.

Tuesday, May 19

is the last day to:

•Vote for the winner of the 2015 Big Sky State Games National Anthem Audition. Finalists are: Rebecca Konen (Kalispell), The Fab Five (West Yellowstone), Autumn Steensrud (Great Falls), Danielle Hoover (Columbus) and Elizabeth Johnson (Helena). The winner will sing the anthem at opening ceremonies of the Games on July 17. Vote at under the “Events and Highlights” tab.

•Register for Get Outside Montana and receive a free T-shirt. Participating families function as a team and are encouraged to engage in friendly competition as they explore local recreational areas. Activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, camping, scavenger hunts and geocaching are featured. The kickoff event is June 7. Go to before 5 p.m. Free.

Friday, May 22

is the last day to:

•RSVP for the Billings Lorentzsen Luncheon on May 28 at the Northern Hotel. Speakers on the theme of “Maintaining Soul in a Time of Rapid Change” are Darrell Ehrlick, editor of The Billings Gazette; Lisa Harmon, executive director of the Downtown Billings Alliance; Scott Millikan, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Billings Clinic; and Scott Twito, Yellowstone County attorney. $20. Go to or call (218) 299-3305.

Sunday, May 31

is the last day to:

Apply for one of four $50,000 grants offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana through its Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative. The initiative aims to improve the health and wellness of Montanans with a specific focus on children and families through sustainable, measurable programs. The emphasis is on nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention and management, supporting safe environments and suicide prevention. Applicants must hold a 501(c)(3) tax status and primarily target individuals in Montana. To apply, go to and click on the “About Us Home” link in the left-side navigation bar. For information, contact John Doran at (406) 437-6195 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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