Community Calendar

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Week of  February 14th

Economic Summit(end feb. 17)

The City of Bozeman will host its first-ever Economic Development Summit at 7:00am February 17th at the Emerson Cultural Center's Crawford Theater.

In large part, the City is employing a strategy called 'economic gardening,' a tactic designed to support and grow local business before spending resources to recruit large companies to the area.

The event, which includes coffee and pastries, is free of charge and open to the public; registration is requested by Feb. 15 to 587-3113 or

Soup’s On(end feb 18)

The Pilgrim Congregational Church and the Gallatin Valley Food Bank are teaming up to host the 16th Annual ‘Soup’s On’ Fundraiser for the Food Bank.

Please join us for this tasty event, February 18th , 2011 from 4:30-7pm at the Pilgrim Congregational Church at 2118 South 3rd Avenue in Bozeman.  Live music provided by The Second String Orchestra with soup and bread supplied by: The Community Food Co-op, Great Harvest Bread Company, The Bay, On the Rise, Sola Cafe, Ted’s Montana Grill, and Kountry Korner Cafe. Tickets are available at the door for $18.00 and entitle you to a bountiful soup and bread buffet.  Soups will be served in hand-made pottery bowls donated by local artists and are yours to keep!

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.

Bozeman Public Library Foundation

Seeks Nominations for Annual Literary Award (end feb. 15)

The Bozeman Public Library Foundation is seeking nominations for the 3rd annual Cornerstone Award.  This award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to literature, libraries, and learning in the Gallatin Valley and is presented annually at the Cornerstone Celebration: Honoring Arts and Ideas during National Library Week.  This year’s Cornerstone Celebration will be held on April 16, 2011.  The award is open to any Gallatin Valley resident, past or present, whose personal and/or professional experience is deemed relevant to or inherently connected with the Bozeman Public Library.  Nominations will be received beginning on January 1, 2011, through February 15, 2011.  For complete guidelines and an application form, please visit the Bozeman Public Library Foundation website at or contact Program Coordinator Jeannie Gracey-Etgen at 406/582-2425.

Montana Horse Welfare Council (end feb. 19)

The Montana Horse Welfare Council invites all horse

enthusiasts to attend its next meeting scheduled in Missoula!

Saturday, February 19th, from 11 am – 2 pm, at the Humane

Society of Western Montana, 5930 Highway 93 South.

Montana’s Horse Welfare Council addresses current issues

facing Montana horses and their owners, including veterinary

care, feeding, equine cruelty investigation, and life‐saving

methods to help horses. Council meetings are open to the public.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life Park County Montana(end feb 21)

We are currently inviting additional committee members to meet 1x per month until July.
The next meeting is Monday February 21, 2011 at 5:30pm at the Best Western in Livingston, Montana. We will be discussing the exciting Kickoff Meeting details for Mid-March.
It is also time to get your RELAY TEAM together for the Main Event on July 22, 2011!
Visit us on Face Book - search for Park County MT Relay For Life.

Relay For Life(end feb 25)

2011 Relay For Life of Montana State University MT
February 25, 2011 at 7pm at MSU Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
14 days left until Relay!  For more information, to be a part of it, or to donate, go to:

Unearthing Destinies(end feb.25)

A Christian women’s ministry is hosting an event called "Shameless: Real Lives, Real Women, Real Sex"   February 25th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 26th starting at 9:30 AM at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman.  Come enjoy fun, fellowship, worship, Q&A with a panel on the topic of sexual intimacy, and teachings on the root of shame, restoration and hope.  Single and married women are welcome.  Cost is $20.00.  More information and registration is available on line at

Bozeman School District2011 Hall of Honor –(end march 1)

The Bozeman High School Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the Bozeman School District "Hall of Honor". The Hall of Honor program recognizes those whose accomplishments and contributions to the Bozeman School District family inspire a tradition of excellence. Please submit nominations by March 1st, 2011 at

Fundraiser for David Delaittre(end march 3)

Raffle tickets are being sold at Casey’s tire shop in Townsend, Lad of Magic, Logan, Sacajawea, Three Forks, Sam Ferraro Jeweler, Bozeman.  Tons of great prizes, including two full day passes to the Country Jam and a camp site.  Thre drawing will be held March 3rd, David’s Birthday at 9 p.m. at Land of Magic.  You don’t have to be present to win.

Make a Wish Foundation Fundraiser (end march 5)

Saturday, March 5, 2011
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Montana State University “Marga Hosaeus” Fitness Center
For registration forms please email
Registration closes Tuesday, February 22, 2011, so get your forms in early! All late registrations will be charged an additional $15.00 per team and will not be guaranteed a T-shirt on the day of the event as they will need to be ordered at a later date.

Bozeman Schools Foundation Adult Spelling Bee 2011(end march 5)

The Bozeman Schools Foundation announces it fourth annual Adult Spelling Bee.  Businesses, schools, friends and organizations are invited to create or sponsor a team of three spellers. Teams will compete for a cash prize, in addition to the coveted bee trophy and best costume and team spirit awards. The spelling bee will take place on March 5th, 2011 from 6:30 -10:30 p.m. at the Riverside Country Club. The entry fee per team is $300. Come cheer on your friends for $25 at the door. Yummy appetizers and no host bar are available for all participants and audience members.   You can find more info at

Fairytale Project (end march 8)

Re-Couture’s “Fairytale Project” is a program that with the help of
the community provides FREE prom dresses and accessories to high
school girls in the valley who could not otherwise afford them.  This
will be the second year in which Recouture is sponsoring this event.
We will be accepting donations of clean, current style dresses, shoes, and/or accessories
now through March 4.  We will then set up appointments for high school
girls that express need March 6th, 7th, and 8th.

Pinky and the Floyd(end march 10)

March 10th will mark PINKY's first theater performance and will feature a cutting-edge Meyers system, a light show, live visual mixing, an aerialist and a 50-voice choir.  This show promises to be a spectacle beyond what any tribute band has presented thus far.  Don't miss it!

10 March - The Emerson Center for the Performing Arts

111 South Grand Ave., Bozeman, MT

6:30 - 7:30 pm -- No host bar & hors d'oeuvres

portion of the proceeds go to support HMDSS, Inc. (501c3)

7:30 - 11:30 pm -- Show

Tickets: $18 in advance

$20 at the door

General Admission Only

Cactus Records, 29 West Main Street, Bozeman

Music Villa, 539 East Main Street, Bozeman

Emerson Center, 111 South Grand Ave., Bozeman

tickets available at the door, advance sales highly recommended

Alive at 25 (end March 25)

Bozeman/Belgrade Course Offerings

January 25th

5 to 9 pm at Belgrade Fire Training Center

February 16th & 17th

5 to 7 pm at Bozeman Fire Station 3

March 23rd & 24th

5 to 7 pm at Bozeman Fire Station 3

Livingston Course Offerings

January 15th

9 to 1 pm at Livingston Public Library

March 12th

9 to 1 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

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.

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