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Week of May 16th

Lincoln Reagan Dinner

The Gallatin Republicans present their annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner at the GranTree on Saturday, May 14th. Funds raised will assist local Republican candidates in their run for office.

Event includes full dinner, no-host bar, live and silent auctions, concept speeches from all local candidates and a keynote by best-selling author and nationally-known speaker, Dr. Tom Woods.

Dinner tickets are $50 and available online at: Firearms raffle tickets are $10 and available at the event.

Pioneer Museum (end at the end of may)

May Lecture Series @ the Pioneer Museum.
All Saturday lectures begin at 10:00 a.m. and are free to museum members. Non-member admission is $5.00. Cookies and coffee served at each lecture.

May 21: Kellie Neal, Bozeman Art Quilters. A NEW HANGING IN THE OLD JAIL
Artistic, contemporary and creative quilts with historic themes will be presented and discussed as part of a new, hanging exhibit at the Pioneer Museum, presented by the Bozeman Art Quilters. This lecture opens the exhibit, which runs from May 21 to July 11.


To help homeless families in Bozeman and surrounding areas, local nonprofit Family Promise of Gallatin Valley is hosting the First Annual Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 21st. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Bank at 1632 W. Main in Bozeman. All proceeds will benefit Family Promise of Gallatin Valley, a nonprofit organization serving homeless families with children by providing meals, shelter and professional case management services. Our goal is to end homelessness one family at a time. To date 240 people, including 129 children, have been assisted. Call 582-7388 for more information or go online at

Gallatin Gateway Fire Department Pancake Breakfast And More! (end may 21)

May 21, pancakes, eggs, sausage and lots of coffee serving from 7 AM to 11 AM. This is not your typical fireman's pancake breakfast. We always have lots of kids' activities including: spraying targets with hoses, a station where kids can put on fireman's gear, a smoke house along with the ever popular fire engine rides with lights and sirens. Again this year the US Forest Service will bring Smokey Bear and some of his helpers to hand out literature and answer questions. Gallatin Gateway's Emergency Planners will be present to answer questions also. Oh yeah the food is great too!!!! The Gallatin Equestrian Partnership (GallEP) will be hosting its annual

Urban Riding Safety Clinic (end may 22)

Sunday, May 22nd at Saddle Peak Arena. Clinician Spencer Dominik will help horses and riders gain confidence as they become acquainted with a wide variety of objects likely to be encountered in town. The clinic is required for anyone wanting to ride with GallEP in the Ride to the Fair, Sweet Pea Parade and Christmas Caroling events. The clinic will be at Saddle Peak arena in two sessions 9-12 and 1-3. Each session is limited to 10 riders. A $15 indoor arena fee per rider is required. RSVP to Jen Mohler at 388-5668 or go to

American Legion Memorial Day Parade (end May 30th)

The annual Memorial Day Parade hosted by the Americal Legion Gallatin Post #14 will start at 9:30 am, Monday May 30th. All veterans desiring to participate should contact Diane Ostermiller, 587-0580. A breakfast will precede the parade from 7 am to 9 amat the Legion Hall and a memorial service at the Veteran’s section of Sunset Hills Cemetery following th parade at 11 am. Following the memorial service, lunch will b served starting at 12:30 pm at the Legion Hall at 225 E. Main St. in Bozeman. We urge all veterans to participate. For more information call Len Albright 587-7776 or Brandon Ostermiller at 624-6526.

American Legion Softball (end june 1st)

The American Legionis putting together a co-ed softball team. If you want to play, call Tom at 586-8400.

Alive at 26 (end june 18)

This course addresses the number one cause of death for drivers ages 15 to 24—motor vehicle crashes—and has been adopted by many states and courts for graduated licensing and traffic violator programs. The third edition of Alive at 25 encourages young drivers to take responsibility for their driving behavior. A compelling new video challenges participants to imagine life without them.

Bozeman/Belgrade Course Offerings

April 26th

5 to 9 pm at Bozeman Fire Station 3

May 28th

9 to 1 pm at Bozeman Fire Station 3

June 18th

9 to 1 pm at Bozeman Fire Station 3

Livingston Course Offerings

April 16th

9 to 1 pm at Livingston Public Library

May 18th

5 to 9 pm at Livingston Public Library

This training is FREE and open to drivers 15 to 24 years of age. Participation in this

course may reduce insurance rates. Please contact your insurance agent for details.

Sign Up Today! Interested individuals may contact Stacy at 587-7786 or stacy@childcareconnections or Katie at 587-4525 or

Facebook ~ Gallatin Valley Alive at 25

Girls for a Change-Inside Out! (end july 28)

Inside Out is a 6 week summer program for girls entering grades 5-7. Hosted by Girls for a Change, a signature program of Thrive, participants will do outdoor activities, community service, “True to Your Core” curriculum, creative writing and journaling.

Registration forms are available online at

The program will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-4:00PM beginning 6/21 through 7/28 (except the week of July 4th) at Thrive, 400 E. Babcock, Bozeman, MT.

The cost is $150.00/ girl.

For more information contact:
Price or Vanessa
406-587-3840 or

2011 Bogert Farmers’ Market (end September 27)

The Bogert Farmers’ Market kicks off June 7th this year, and runs every Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 thru September 27th. Every week there is live music, plus different community groups host weekly family activities. Space is limited at 100 vendors. If you are interested, or want more information, call 406-539-0216 or go to

Northside Park and Soccer Fields’ Commemorative T-Shirt Art Contest (end aug. 27)

The Livingston Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce the Northside Park and Soccer Fields First Annual Commemorative T-Shirt Art Contest, which is just one of many events that will mark the park’s Grand Opening, scheduled for Saturday, August 27.

All levels of artistic expertise are encouraged to enter the contest. There are two categories for entrants: Category 1 (ages 5 through 13) and Category 2 (ages 14 through 100+), and each category will have a grand prize winner! Winning designs will be used on this year’s Northside Park and Soccer Fields Phase 1 Commemorative T-Shirts. All entries must be mounted on a firm backing (e.g., foam core matting) and must be accompanied by an entry form. Hand-delivered entries will be accepted ONLY from 4 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 8 in the Livingston Public Library community room. Entries can also be mailed to NSPSF T-Shirt Art Contest, c/o Livingston Veterinary Hospital, 1104 East Park St, Livingston, MT 59047 and must arrive by Wednesday, June 8. Entry forms and more information can be downloaded at<

Open Burning (end: nov. 30, 2011)

Open buring in the State of Montana begins March 1st. Starting on the 1st residents of Gallatin County will be able to activate the required $15 Gallatin County Burn Permit to conduct burning. Permits can be purchased online at or in person at:

-Gallatin County Treasurer's Office, 311 West Main-Room 103 in Bozeman

-Bozeman Fire Station 1, 34 North Rouse in Bozeman

-Central Valley Fire District Station 1, 205 East Main in Belgrade

-Manhattan Fire Department, 222 Main in Manhattan

-Three Forks Public Library, 607 North Main in Three Forks

-Hebgen Basin Fire District Station 1, 400 Yellowstone in West Yellowstone

After permits are purchased, or renewed, the permit is good until November 30, 2011 when burn season closes. These permits need to be activated each day a permit holder burns either online at, or by automated telephone at 1-877-306-2876.

Big Sky Football (tfn: has own psa)

Football is coming to Big Sky for the first time. This fall the Lone Peak High

School Big Horns will be battling for the Western C 6-man title in football.

Be a part of bringing football to Big Sky. Join our Quarterback Club by donating $500 dollars or more. Contact any of our Starting Line-up listed below or directly at our email address to get more details on this exciting opportunity.

Donations are tax-deductible. Send donations care of:

Friends of Big Sky Education (FOBSE)

PO Box 161157

Big Sky MT 59716

Gallatin County Solid Waste District: (tfn/has own psa running)

The Gallatin Solid Waste Management District holds a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to noon. We accept hazardous chemicals from residents free of charge. Hazardous wastes from businesses. Call: 582-2494 for more information.

• The Gallatin Solid Waste Management District will be hosting an e-waste event on Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. It is free for the general public. The Logan Landfill accepts and recycles e-waste Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. from the general public and commercial enterprises for a fee.

• The Gallatin Solid Waste Management District maintains recycling sites throughout Gallatin County. Please do not throw garbage, glass, or items not recycled. It could jeopardize the program. In order to reduce our carbon footprint, and help keep Gallatin County’s air clean, please turn off your engines before you unload.

Human Development Clinic (tfn/has own psa running)

Have you been experiencing relationship problems, stress, loss, depression, anxiety, or do you have parenting concerns? Are you seeking support as you deal with these and other stressors in your life? The Human Development Clinic offers low-cost confidential counseling for individuals, couples, and families. For more information about affordable mental health counseling, call 994-4113. That’s 994-4113.

Bridger Mountain Range Photo to benefit the Warming Center (tfn)

Mike Prester a local amateur photographer has offered the sale of his 5-inch x 71-inch panoramic photo of the Bridger from Flathead Pass to the “M” to benefit the Warming Center. The beautiful photograph is available only at the HRDC and costs $45. Photos are sold at the HRDC office, 32 South Tracy in Bozeman. Call to confirm availability at 585-4877. Preseter wanted to get involved in helping make the Warming Center a reality and came to the HRDC with the idea. The December 31st edition of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle featured Prester and his photo - to date the photo sale has raised close to $1500 for the center.

Hopa Mountain (tfn)

Hopa Mountain is a nonprofit organization that invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders, adults and youth, who are working to improve education, ecological health, and economic development ( On February 15, 2011 Hopa Mountain will be releasing our Together campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about the importance of early learning for children and their families.

Car Seat Check Up Events (end : until further notice)

Thursday of each Month


1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/09

4th Monday of each Month


1/24, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23, 6/27

Where: 34 North Rouse

Bozeman Fire Station 1

By appointment only please:


Winter Farmer’s Market (end april 2011)

The The 3rd Annual Bozeman Winter Farmers' Market season begins Saturday, October 9th in the Emerson Center ballroom. From 9 a.m. to noon, local farmers and producers will offer food and agricultural products two Saturdays per month from October to April. The market is now gladly accepting credit, debit and SNAP cards!

The Eagles (tfn)

For more than a century, the Fraternal Order of Eagles has had a major positive influence on our region, nation, world, and most importantly on our communities. The Eagles are hometown builders. We support our troops, police, firefighters, and others who protect and serve. To show our appreciation, we offer all Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Correctional Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians, Military, and all Honorably Discharged Military one-year complimentary membership with the Eagles. For more information contact the Bozeman Aerie at 587-9996.

Low cost Counseling (tfn)

Have you been experiencing relationship problems, stress, loss, depression, anxiety, or do you have parenting concerns? Are you seeking support as you deal with these and other stressors in your life? The Human Development Clinic offers low-cost confidential counseling for individuals, couples, and families. For more information about affordable mental health counseling, call 994-4113. That’s 994-4113.

Habitat 4 Humanity Restore (tfn)

Due to the demands of our patrons, the HABITAT 4 HUMANITY RESTORE of Belgrade has increased it's hours and has expanded it's volunteer search. Call Mike or Lou at 388-2851 Thursdays/Fridays, 9:00-4:00,Saturdays 10:00-5:00 for our VOLUNTEER program information.

New Jobs Tax Breaks: (tfn)

Workers and businesses are eager to learn more about two new tax benefits that are part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) act. These new tax breaks offer a much-needed boost to employers who may be thinking about adding positions to their payrolls-while also opening up more employment opportunities for workers.

The IRS is here to help. With a comprehensive Web site, knowledgeable staff and helpful customer service, businesses can turn to for the latest information on these new jobs tax breaks.

With this new legislation, employers may qualify for a special 6.2% payroll tax incentive to fill positions with people who have been unemployed or worked very little during the previous 60 days. If these new hires stay on the job for at least a year, employers can also claim a tax credit of up to $1,000 per worker.

The IRS has developed a 60-second PSA to help guide people through their questions about these new tax benefits. This PSA steers listeners to for the latest information on the HIRE act.

We hope you'll take a moment to review this PSA. Click here to preview and download the HIRE Act PSA. You can also download it on We believe you'll find it to be a valuable resource for your listeners.

American Red Cross - Blood Drives (tfn)

The American Red Cross has a full slate of blood drives in the month of June. To find out more about giving the gift of life and when their next drive is call 587-2790 or visit their website at


Safe and Alive

Montana's biggest killer is motor vehicle crashes. Safe and Alive presents the facts about motor vehicle passenger safety to empower Montanans to make the right personal, parental, and policy choices that touch the lives of individuals and families every day. These facts are based on statistics and studies from the Montana Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other credible sources. To provide a better understanding of this topic, the Buckle Up/Safe Kids Coalition will be offering this free presentation to area businesses, agencies and community groups. For more information on how to host a Safe and Alive presentation, contact Stacy at Child Care Connections, 587-7786.

Mike Utley Foundations

Join the Mike Utley Foundation in the search for a cure for paralysis. Liz Ann Kudrna is a Paradise Valley local who was in a horrible accident last year that left her paralyzed. She is fundraising with the Thumbs-Up Bike Tour…Please help LizAnn by visiting

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month at 6:30pm at Parkhaven Assisted Living & Retirement Community. For more information please call Chris at 282-7488.

AFS High School Exchange

Each year AFS gives a number of special families a chance to host an AFS High School exchange student. Most people have no idea how much hosting a young person from another country can bring to their lives. You can find out! Call 1-800-AFS-INFO for more information! Teens, join the fight against meth this summer by entering the Montana Meth Project's "Paint the State" contest, for a chance to win up to sixty-five hundred dollars! ($6,500). Use Montana as your canvas to design, create and display your anti-meth message: paint a barn, grain silo, storefront window, or design any other work of public art. So, if you're 13 to 18, here's your chance to say "Not Even Once" to meth and earn money this summer. For more information about the "Paint the State" contest visit