Community Calendar

GAPWEST Broadcasting - South Central Montana

Week of  January 24th

Documentary to Highlight Ecological Importance of Wolves, Predation (end tues. jan 18)

Narrated by Peter Coyote, this captivating documentary goes behind the scenes with leading scientists to explore the role top predators play in restoring and maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity.

Lords of Nature will screen in Bozeman

WHEN:          Tuesday, January 18, 7pm.

WHERE:       Crawford Theater, Emerson Center, 111 S. Grand Ave, Bozeman

WHAT: Film. Discussion to follow.

COST:            Free and open to the public.

Gallatin County 4H Fundraising Open Horse Show (end jan. 29)

January 29, 2011  start time 9 A.M.  Circle L Arena, Belgrade.  Cost is $40/day (1 rider / 1 horse), $10 for extra horse, or $7 /class.  Concessions will be available.  Free to come and watch.  Silent Auction. For a class list or questions please call Renae 579-1720 or email


DATE: Tuesday February 1, 2011

TIME: 7:30 PM Concert (doors open at 7:00 PM)

PLACE: The Ellen Theatre, 17 West Main St. Bozeman

SPONSOR: The Bozeman Folklore Society, Co-Sponsored by the Ellen Theatre

TICKETS: $22 General admission, $16 for BFS Members. Purchase tickets and

BFS memberships at or from the Ellen

Theatre box office

CONTACT: Rik James (406) 586-4123 or

Culinary Training Program (end feb. 7)

Do you have a passion for food?  Are you considering a career as a chef or caterer or perhaps already working in the food industry but you want to advance to the next level?  Would you like to find out if culinary school is the right fit for you? R.E.A.D.I Workforce Training System, a local 501-c3 non-profit, and Bridger Kitchens have partnered up to offer a culinary training program like none other ever seen in the Gallatin Valley area.  Students will learn theory, master cooking skills and gain confidence through small group instruction under the guidance of their program instructor and various local chef’s.  Graduates will prepare and serve a banquet dinner for 125 people at the culmination of this program along with the opportunity for an externship upon graduation! Class sizes are small and limited space is available for this recognized culinary program Classes begin February 7 and end on March 26.  Please call 406-388-4177, or visit for more information or to register.  Contact them soon as classes are filling up!

Cut-A-Thon (end feb 10)

Hugs For Heroes Cut-A-Thon
Antoinette's Hair and Makeup Studio
290 West Kagy Blvd. Ste. B (next to Sola Cafe)
Bozeman, MT 59715 (406 582-5427)
February 10, 2011
Haircuts $15
Haircuts w/shampoo and blow dry $20

Join us in showing love and support for Montana Soldiers and their families.  All procedes will go to the Montana National Guard Family Support Fund.  Donations assist Montana military families in times of need by helping offset such things as medical bills, utility bills, foreclosure, food, gas, and many others needed to sustain daily needs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County’s Annual Gala Features the Dueling Pianos Direct from Las Vegas to Help Local Children (end feb. 12)

Be the start of something big and help create meaningful relationships in the lives of Gallatin County children. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County invites the community to their annual Gala fundraiser, February 12th at the MSU SUB Ballroom. This year’s Gala will once again feature live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, and special entertainment by The Dueling Pianos – direct from Las Vegas! Tickets start at $75 per person.  All proceeds stay in Gallatin County to help match caring adults with children who would benefit from a role model or mentor. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 587-1216 and start something big in the life of a child!

Bozeman’s Got Opera (end feb. 13th)

Intermountain Opera presents “Bozeman’s Got Opera” an event celebrating extraordinarylocal opera talent on Sunday, February 13th (3:00) at Pilgrim Congregational Church in conjunction with their Cultural Corner Series. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the program will feature a showcase of Bozeman’s finest singers, giving us a taste of amorous operatic moments.  Pilgrim Congregational Church is located at 2118 S. 3rd (across from the Museum of the Rockies). General admission $10 and free for students, available at the door. A reception will follow the concert.  For more information call 587-2889

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.

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

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

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!

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