February 5, 2012

Additional Information

Community Calendar

Townsquare Media - South Central Montana

Week of Feb 6th

Free Gun Locks (tfn)

For a limited time, Child Care Connections will be distributing free gun locks to interested people in the community as part of their child safety program. Montana has the highest rate of suicide in the nation and nearly two-thirds of those suicides are by firearms. In addition, every childhood accidental shooting injury has one common denominator, access to a loaded firearm. The most important thing parents, caregivers and gun owners can do to protect children is reduce their access to firearms and safely store all guns. For those individuals interested in receiving a free gun lock, please contact Stacy Wesen at Child Care Connections, 587-7786 or stacy@childcareconnections.info.


“HEROES & VILLAINS”(end feb. 11)

The Bozeman Symphony, conducted by Matthew Savery, will perform two free, fun-filled family concerts on Saturday, February 11. Performances are 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM at the Willson Auditorium in downtown Bozeman. Reserve and pick up tickets in advance at the Bozeman Symphony Office.

Tickets may be reserved at the Bozeman Symphony Office – 1822 W Lincoln St, Ste 3, Bozeman, MT, 59715, or over the phone at 585-9774. Tickets are FREE. The office can hold your tickets through Thursday, February 9.

30th Annual International Street Food Bazaar (end feb. 18)

Foods from 30 countries will be offered at the 30th Annual International Street Food Bazaar!

Saturday, February 18th from 4 to 7 pm in the MSU Strand Union Building

Special musical performances by Dub Sultan, Rhythms Drum & Dance and more!

MSU Students with a Cat Card and kids under the age of 10 get in free!

Ticket information at 994-4031 or e-mail international@montana.edu

Tax Help Montana(end feb 18)

FREE tax preparation in Belgrade for any Belgrade, Bozeman, or surrounding area residents by IRS certified VITA volunteers!
Thursday, Feb 16, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb 17, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 18, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Belgrade Community Library, 106 North Broadway, Belgrade, 406-388-4346
Consumers should bring:
  • W2’s & 1099’s;
  • picture identification;
  • voided check or savings account number;
  • last year’s tax return;
  • social security cards for each family member;
  • childcare provider’s tax ID number;
  • amounts of additional income; and
  • any other tax documents.


The 5th annual Adult Team Spelling Bee Fundraiser (end march 3)

Businesses, schools, friends and organizations can create or sponsor a team of three spellers.

The spelling bee will take place on March 3rd, from 6:30 -10:30 p.m. at The Ellen Theatre.

Distinguished Judges:

Dr. Waded Cruzado (MSU)

Patrice Parks (KTVM)

Jeff Krauss (Bozeman Mayor)

Paul Andersen (BHS Science Teacher)

Susan Gregory (Bozeman Library Director)


Enjoy musical numbers from the Equinox Theater, Pronouncer "Chrysti the WordSmith", prizes from local businesses, and a diabolical selection of words. The Team entry fee is $300. Come cheer on your friends for $20. Yummy appetizers and no host bar for all participants and audience members.

For More Team and Event Information go to: www.BozemanSchoolsFoundation.org

To Purchase audience tickets go to:www.theellentheatre.com or call 522 6071


Rapha Workshop: Relationships that Work(end March 4)

RAPHA (Hebrew): to repair, restore, make whole

In every area of our life we are surrounded by people. Yet many of our relationships -- both family and friends -- become perplexing and difficult. In this workshop we will explore how to live in healthy relationships. Grow your relational resilience and capacity by learning practical ways to tackle tricky family relationships and how to survive awkward, social situations both at work and in your personal life.

  • When: March 2, 3 & 4 (3/2: 6:30-9:00 pm, 3/3: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, 3/4 2:00 - 5:30 pm)
  • Where: The Commons at Baxter & Love Lane, Bozeman, MT
  • Cost: $65 ($75 after February 29th)
  • Scholarships are available.
  • Questions and reservations email Rapha@Journeyweb.net
  • Sponsored by Journey Church

*For Montanans earning under $49k

If you have any questions regarding this PSA, please don't hesitate to contact me via reply or phone call. For more information about Rapha workshops, please visit www.RaphaJourney.com.


Join us for the SnowBall.... A Family Fundraising Event

for the Gallatin Valley YMCA

Saturday, March 3 at 5:00pm Gallatin Gateway Inn

It will be great FAMILY FUN as we enjoy an evening of dinner & dancing. Don’t get a

baby-sitter, this is a unique fundraiser for kids of all ages. In fact, when was the last

time, the whole family had a date for dinner, dancing and fun?


Tickets available by calling the YMCA at 994-9622

Family of 4-$150.00 (2 adults/2 children)

Single Adult-$50.00

Single Child-$25.00

Table Sponsorship-$350 (seats 8)

Bozeman Summit School (feb 9, march 6)

Meet current parents and see for yourself what Bozeman Summit School has to
offer by attending an open house on Thursday, February 9, OR Tuesday, March
6, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. or 12:00-1:00 p.m. At Bozeman Summit School we
believe every child is capable of excellence. Education is about finding
the key that unlocks each child's academic growth and creativity. Bozeman
Summit School offers an environment that nurtures individualized learning
styles to enable every child to reach his or her potential. Children
flourish with low student/teacher ratios, small classroom sizes, a safe and
caring environment, high-quality teaching staff and a challenging curriculum
based on proven Montessori principles of exploration, discovery, development
and achievement.

Plan to attend an open house on Thursday, February 9, OR Tuesday, March 6,
from 9:00-10:00 a.m. or 12:00-1:00 p.m. For more information about Bozeman
Summit School, visit www.bozemansummitschool.org or call 585-3778.

Northwest Energy Star (tfn)

Say you wanted to send a letter to a friend - it wouldn't be efficient to use a

typewriter… the highlight of technology 40 years ago… Advancements in

technology have made many things more efficient. So if you’re in the market for

a home, are you going to consider buying technology from 40 years ago?

Or will you buy a brand new home, built with today’s technologies – like efficient

heating & cooling and better insulation. If you want a better built more

comfortable home that saves energy and money every month –consider a

brand new ENERGY STAR certified home. To learn more, visit



Befrienders (tfn)

“Befrienders”, a local non-profit located at the Bozeman Senior Center, seeks to link isolated seniors with volunteers from the community. Volunteers may assist with shopping, take seniors for walks, or simply play cards. Check out our website at www.befriendersbozeman.org, or call Susan at 522-8169 for more information.

“Befrienders” links isolated seniors with community volunteers. Presently we have more senior applications than volunteers available. If you’ve considered participating in our program, now’s the perfect time to be matched with a senior friend. Check out our website at www.befriendersbozeman.org, or call Susan at 522-8169 for more information.

Child Development Center (tfn)

Are you concerned about a child’s development? The Child Development Center offers free developmental screenings and evaluations for children under the age of 6 and free autism screenings and evaluations for children under the age of 5.

For more information or to discuss screening and evaluation options, contact The Child Development Center at 1-800-914-4779 and say “I’d like to make a referral.” Please have demographic information ready.


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 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.


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 (www.hopamountain.org). 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)

2nd Thursday of each Month


9/8, 11/10, 12/8

4th Monday of each Month


8/22, 9/26, 10/24, 11/21, 12/19

Saturday 10:00-12:00

7/16, 9/24

Where: 34 North Rouse

Bozeman Fire Station 1

By appointment only please: www.gallatinsafekids@gmail.com



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.

American Red Cross - Blood Drives (tfn)

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


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.

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 www.paintthestatemontana.org.