The 2nd Annual “Waves of Pink” Walk

It’s the 2nd Annual “Waves of Pink” Walk Saturday October 27th  beginning at 10am  to increase awareness of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

No fees or timing – not a race. Just time together to honor and remember those affected by breast cancer and to increase awareness. Each person that sees our banner as they drive by might think of someone …

Each person that walks receives a set of pink gloves and can wave to all proudly as they walk the route beginning at Shiloh/Grand.

JR Vezain Benefit

Small town community trying to help one of our own!!

JR Vezain was hurt on September 22, 2018 in a horse accident when the horse flipped over on top of him. It broke his T9 and T10 vertebraes and compressed his spinal cord and leaving him with no feeling below the waist. With the help of God we all believe he will walk again! JR is very strong in faith, a true man of God. He is an inspiration to everyone! JR has a long road ahead of him and his medical cost are stacking up.

There will be a benefit dinner, dance, and auction on December 29th in Melstone for him and his wife Shelby Vezain. 100% of the proceeds going to them to help with medical bills.

If you would like to donate auction items or anything please contact:

Silvia Metzger(Melstone Café) 406-358-2355

Liane Newman (406)358-2257

We thank you and appreciate everything!!

Farm Fork Families

You’re invited to attend Farm Fork Families – a fundraiser to benefit Young families Early Head Start and the work they do to help determined teens and their children secure a stable future through comprehensive parenting classes and working towards completing their education.

Farm Fork Families celebration and “One Child Challenge” kick off takes place Saturday October 13, 2018, 5 PM at Ben Steele Commons and Courtyard, 5640 Grand Avenue. The evening begins sampling appetizers demonstrated by Yellowstone Valley Food Hub Producers.  SODEXO is sponsoring the 3-course meal featuring Chef Christopher Smith topped off with desserts created by Billings Career Center’s Culinary Arts Class.  Enjoy live music by “Local 406”.

$60 per person, $20 children under 12.  For more information contact Young Families at 259-2007.

Sponsors include Stockman Bank, Billings Public Schools, Sodexo, SCL Health St. Vincent, Allegra, Exxon Mobil, Riverstone Health, Billings Clinic, Eide Bailly, and Edwards Law Firm.

Ryan Newell Dinner/Concert Benefit

13-year-old Ryan Newell was diagnosed with Leukemia on July 30 of this year. It was a very sudden and surprising diagnosis, as he was a healthy, normal kid before. He goes to Ben Steele Middle School, and plays football and baseball. He was basically rushed to Denver 12 hours after his diagnosis, where he spent 4 weeks receiving aggressive chemotherapy. He has also had numerous blood transfusions and lumbar punctures. He spent his 13th birthday in Denver, and wasn’t able to celebrate much. He is now home, but spends much of his time at the Billings Clinic or at home. At the moment, he is fighting a low white-blood cell count, and is also trying to get rid of 2 small blood clots in his lungs. He is the sweetest boy and has such an awesome attitude.

His family and friends have decided to do a fundraiser to help out during this difficult and expensive time. We will be doing a BBQ dinner and concert by local singer Jessica Lechner on Friday, October 26 at Oscar’s Park. Dinner will be served by Camp House BBQ and dessert will be served by Bailey’s Frozen Novelties.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids 12 & under. Tickets will get you dinner, concert, and 1 ice cream treat. There will also be Silent Auction items and Raffle Baskets. Dinner will be served from 5:00-7:00, and the concert will run from 5:30-8:00.

People in the community can help by purchasing tickets and attending the event, donating items to the Silent Auction, or helping pay for the event itself.

The 243rd Navy Birthday Ball

IT’S THE 243rd NAVY BIRTHDAY BALL ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 13TH AT THE BIG HORN RESORT!

Starting at 5pm, the Ball will be open to the public, there will be a silent auction and Sailor Jerri will be performing!

For more information please go to “Billings Serving Those Who Serve” on Facebook.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB VINTAGE SALE & FLEA MARKET

THE BIG SKY OPTIMIST CLUB WILL BE HOLDING THEIR FALL VINTAGE SALE AND FLEA MARKET AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBHOUSE AT 505 ORCHARD LANE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, FROM 10AM TO 5PM AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH, FROM 10AM TO 4PM. ADMISSION IS FREE. THIS SALE IS HELD TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS IN YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. COME AND SHOP, EAT A BITE AT THE BIG SKY CAFÉ ON SITE AND SHOP SOME MORE!

Elevation Church presents SUGAR RUSH

Elevation Church presents: SUGAR RUSH, a new & improved evening of family fun for the entire community of Billings. Sugar Rush is a free event on Wednesday, October 31st, from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. Special needs families only may come at 5pm. The event is located at 711 4th Avenue North, across from the Metra Park.

Eat dinner or enjoy a snack at one of the food trucks out front (prices will vary), walk through the creatively themed areas for candy filled fun and enjoy a group photo opportunity as you exit!

Free shuttles are provided from the Metra Pavilion parking lot or use the gravel lot across from Elevation on 7th street. This reimagined event will be faster, safer and will fill your bucket with plenty of candy! Visit rushthesugar.com for more information.

BILLINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL TOPICS AND TAPAS EVENT

Please join the Billings Public Library Thursday, September 27th for the first Topics and Tapas event. From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Royal Johnson Community Room and Garden, literary-minded young professionals are invited to sip wine or beer, sample assorted tapas from local restaurants, and participate in conversations focused on culture, current events, and politics.

Based on the Library Foundation’s popular event, Food for Thought: An Evening of Great Conversation, Topics and Tapas is geared toward a younger generation, offering a less formal but still intellectually engaging opportunity to discuss “hot topics” and exchange ideas. Topics and Tapas will feature five table hosts, providing guests the ability to participate in several conversations. Participants are encouraged to “speak their mind” with a free-flowing agenda of discourse and discussion.

 

Tickets are $35 and seating is limited so register today by visiting the Billings Public Library Foundation website and clicking the Topics and Tapas link.

 

Table Hosts for this year’s conversation are:

 

 Matt Blakeslee “Do movies mimic culture or define it?”

 Sam Boerboom “Why can’t we disagree: Have we lost the ability for civil discourse?”

 Adam Gross “Success or Happiness: How do you find the sweet spot?”

 Jeremiah Young “If walls could talk, what would that say about you?”

 Maggie Zaback “Food Flight: Does locally raised food matter to our community?”

 

The mission of the Billings Public Library Foundation is to raise vital funds to provide a margin of excellence for the award-winning Billings Public Library. For more information about Topics and Tapas or about the Billings Public Library Foundation, please contact Leslie Modrow, Development Director, at 406-237-6149.