March 18, 2012

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Week of March 19

Human Health And Development Informational Fair (end march 21)

Wednesday March 21 from 10-2, Phi Upsilon Omicron (Phi U) and its sponsors are hosting the Human Health and Development Informational Fair at Montana State University. The event is intended to inform MSU students of the possible areas of study in the Health and Human Development Department as well as future careers available to graduates. We will have guest speakers throughout the event as well as tons of information for students! Proceeds are going to benefit the Rock Youth Center locally in Bozeman. We are also having a 50/50 raffle for cash and prizes for attendees!

Nine Bozeman “Celebrities” Serve it up for Family Promise of Gallatin ValleyBozeman, MT — April 2, 2012 — (end april 2)

On Monday, April 2nd nine of Bozeman’s best local celebrities will be serving up delicious John Bozeman’s Bistro fare for lucky guests to support Family Promise of Gallatin Valley. Family Promise is a Bozeman nonprofit that serves local homeless families with children.

The following local celebrities will be showing off their serving talents: Loren Acton-astronaut and physicist; Denise Andres-top 10 ERA realtor in the US; Brian Gootkin-Gallatin County Sheriff; Rachel Hergett-Bozeman Daily Chronicle editor/reporter; John Ludin-famous Disney writer and operator of the Ellen Theater; DJ Missy O'Malley-local radio host; Patrice Parks-KTVM news anchor; Ron Price-Chief of Police and Debbi Royer-loan officer and Family Promise Board President.


All are invited to the Gallatin Valley’s largest Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7th at the MSU practice fields. With 60,000 candy-filled eggs, this family friendly event will be one big party. Inflatables, face painting, crafts, games and refreshments. Gates open at 10:30 AM with the hunt beginning at 11:00 AM sharp!

Journey Church loves to support our community in this way - free of charge and no strings attached! One of our five core values is FUN, and this is a great way to prove it! Over 200 volunteers will be on hand to make this a successful event - rain, snow or shine. For more information, visit

The MSU Alumni Association, the Downtown Bozeman Partnership and ASMSU Campus Entertainment are proud to Present The 4th Annual “Bobcat Fest on Main”(end april 27)

We are pleased to announce that on Friday, April 27th from 5-8pm we will be hosting a gathering of MSU students, faculty and the Bozeman community on Main Street from Tracy Avenue to Bozeman Avenue in Downtown Bozeman. We’ll be closing down Main Street to invite everyone to enjoy food, music and fun! There will be free Redneck Sausages, hot dogs and hamburgers, and Pepsi products as well as other free items for students and faculty with appropriate identification as well as for the general community such as “Senior Send-Off” cups and drink tickets, Bobcat Spirit t-shirts, koozies, raffles and more! Also, watch the 2nd Annual Pizza Eating Contest!

Sacks Thrift Stores (tfn)

Sacks Thrift Stoes would like to thank the Gallatin Valley for their continuous patronage and generous donations. Sacks is 100% non-profit and all proceeds benefit the HELP CENTER.

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


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, 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, 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 ( 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:



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


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