Community Calendar

GAPWEST Broadcasting - South Central Montana

Week of  November 22

Thansgiving Dinner (end nov. 25th)

Join us for a complimentary, Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Chicago – 1940 North 19th Ave.

12 – 2 p.m. Thursday, November 25, 2010. No reservations necessary. We are grateful for the continued support of the Bozeman Community. This special event is a way for us to give back to you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Dinner (end nov. 25th)

Lee & Dad’s in Belgrade is hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 25th from noon to 2.  Everyone is invited and it’s free.It will be at the intermediate school in Belgrade, located at 421 Spooner Road.The event is sponsored by Belgrade area churches and Lee & Dad’s IGA.  This is the 21st year of the event.

Moss (end November 27)

What are you planning for your K through 6th grader  Thanksgiving weekend?   Let the youngsters participate in science based, hands-on programs November 26 and 27 at the Montana Outdoor Science School.  With titles like Snow Forts, Tracks & Trails, and Madison River Magic, your kids will not be disappointed. Time is running out.  Parents, you must sign up this week.  Call MOSS at 582-0526 for the full day and half day programs.  There is fun for everyone at the Yellowstone Ski Festival in West Yellowstone.

Christmas trees(end dec. 3rd)

Bozeman Boy Scout Troop 676 is selling Christmas trees this holiday season.  Noble Fir Christmas trees ranging from 5 to 9 feet tall are available for immediate order.  Great sizes!  Great prices!  Trees can be ordered now on-line at    Trees will be available for pick up December 2nd-5th at the old Ressler lot on 19th and Main.  100% of profits go to support your local Bozeman Boy Scout Troop in their outdoor scouting activities.  More information is available at


Western Sustainability Exchange is proud to present the 5th annual Holiday Farmers Market, December 4th, 9am to 4pm at the Livingston Civic Center. Featuring local farm and ranch products, handmade crafts, local artisans and unique holiday gifts.  Breakfast and lunch provided by Mustang Catering.  MUSIC, RAFFLES, and the return of Stafford Animal Shelter’s ever-popular Pet Photo Booth.  New this year, gift wrapping by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Park County.  Admission is FREE.  DO ALL OF YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING WHILE SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!!

Christmas Stroll (end dec. 5th)

On Saturday, December 4th from 4:30 to 7:30 PM join the Downtown Bozeman Association and our presenting sponsors: Bridger Bowl Ski Area, Wells Fargo Bank and the City of Bozeman as we proudly present the 30th Anniversary of the Christmas Stroll in Historic Downtown Bozeman.


Enter a Christmas wonderland and raise money for Love INC.  The Christmas Village Tour will be on  Dec 4, 11 and 12  Noon to 5pm.  Address 6931 S. 19th Ave.  Tickets $10 individual and $25 family
Tickets available at Bozeman Hallmark stores, Van's IGA, Heebs Grocery, Lee and Dads in Belgrade and at the door.  For more information call the Love INC office 587-3008.


The Bozeman Recreation Department in partnership with the Friends of the Gallatin National Avalanche Center will hold an Avalanche Awareness class on Monday, December 13th at Beall Recreation Center and our new Beacon Park, 415 N. Bozeman.  These classes begin at 7:00 p.m. and are free, but a donation is suggested to help defray costs.  For information call 582-2290

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