Exchange Clubs & Rimrock Present MODERN WARRIOR LIVE

The Exchange Clubs of Billings and Rimrock – Leading Addiction Treatment are proud to sponsor MODERN WARRIOR LIVE!  Join us Friday September 14, 2018 at the Big Horn Resort for an unforgettable evening.  Door open at 6:30 pm and the performance begins at 7:00 pm.   Tickets are available online at www.rimrock.org/events/exchangeclub. General Admission $10.00   Veterans $5.00.

Modern Warrior is a live theatrical music experience co-created by United States Military Veteran Jaymes Poling and musician Dominick Farinacci. This dynamic production explores the psychological weights of war, the challenges of reintegration as a civilian, and the potential for positive personal and communal growth.

Narrated by Staff Sergeant Poling, who spent three years in Afghanistan as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division, the autobiographical production details his time in the military and his subsequent transition to civilian life back home. It’s complemented by dynamic musical performances led by Dominick Farinacci (Mack Avenue recording artist and former Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center).  (www.modernwarriorlive.org).

The mission of Modern Warrior LIVE is to build bridges between veteran and civilian communities through live performances, collaborative workshops, sharing veteran stories and discussion. Highlighting stories of Posttraumatic growth, Modern Warrior works to help destigmatize our veterans by focusing on the shared human experience, while providing hope and a deeper understanding across communities.

Modern Warrior Live is an Official Partner of the United War Veterans Council.

Run for HER 5K is this Weekend!

Run for HER is a 5k race to support HER Campaign, whose mission is to provide safe housing and recovery for victims of sexual exploitation

  • Event Date: September 8
  • Time: 9am to 11am
  • Location: Josephine Crossing, Billings, Montana
  • Fundraising Goal: $40,000
  • Event Activities: 5k run for people and families of all abilities, food and drink trucks for participants and supporters, prizes for race winners, $800 prize drawing for donors participating on www.PHILtheNeed.com from September 1 through September 8
  • Business Supporters for giveaway:
    • Timeout Sports: $50 gift card
    • Rib & Chop House: $25 gift card
    • Target: $50 gift card
    • Last Chance Cider Mill: Growler of beer + 2 Glasses
    • McCormick Cafe: $25 gift card
    • Starbucks: gift basket with assorted merchandise
    • Albertsons: $40 gift card
    • Yellowstone Fitness: 3 month membership + 3 personal trainer sessions
    • Party America: $25 gift card
    • Scheels: $100 gift card
    • Gainans: Flowering garden
    • Mazaevo: A bag of coffee, a bag of tea, t-shirt, and free drink card

Sapphire Lounge Auction and Fundraiser

PEYTYN CHRISTENSEN IS AN 11 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO WAS BORN WITH THE GENETIC DISORDER NF1. SHE HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM TUMORS ON HER OPTIC NERVE SINCE THE AGE OF THREE.  PEYTYN AND HER FAMILY HAVE HAD TO MAKE MANY TRIPS TO DENVER FOR TREATMENTS.

THE SAPPHIRE LOUNGE AND CASINO WANTS TO HELP PEYTYN’S FAMILY OFFSET SOME OF THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR FREQUENT TRAVEL AND DOCTORS VISITS BY HOSTING A LIVE AUCTION ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8 FROM 5 TO 7 PM.

THEY WILL BE AUCTIONING OFF SEVERAL ITEMS OF SPORTS MEMORABILIA INCLUDING A SIGNED PICTURE OF TED WILLIAMS AND SIGNED JERSEYS FROM STEVE LARGENT, BRET FAVRE, BO JACKSON, EARL CAMBLE AND ROB GRONKOWSKI.

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE AUCTION WILL BE GIVEN TO PEYTYN’S FAMILY TO HELP WITH THEIR MEDICAL AND TRAVEL COSTS. STOP INTO THE SAPPHIRE LOUNGE AND CASINO ON SEPTEMBER 8TH FROM 5 TO 7 PM TO HELP SUPPORT A CHILD IN NEED AND FOR YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BID ON SOME FANTASTIC SPORTS MEMORABILIA.

THE SAPPHIRE LOUNGE AND CASINO IS LOCATED AT 4010 MONTANA SAPPHIRE DRIVE ACROSS FROM SHILOH CROSSING.

Billings-Area Hunter Education Classes Set

BILLINGS — Seven week-long hunter education classes are scheduled in the Billings area for September. Certified volunteers will teach all the free Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks classes, which are required for most people to hunt in Montana.

Online registration for the classes is encouraged. Students may register online at the Montana FWP web site – http://fwp.mt.gov and follow the links to education, “hunter education programs” and “find a class.” Students must be at least 10 years old to register. Students younger than 18 years old must bring a parent or guardian to the orientation and registration session. And all students must attend all classes and the field day.

All classes include a 6:30 p.m. registration and orientation session – which is required for all students, including those who have registered online – five evenings of classes and a Saturday outdoor field exercise at Lake Elmo State Park in Billings Heights.

Here is a list of classes in the Billings area:

Medicine Crow, Lewis & Clark and Lockwood middle schools: orientation Monday, Sept. 10; classes Sept.  17-21 with a field day Saturday, Sept. 22.

Will James, Riverside, and Castlerock middle schools plus Shepherd elementary school:  orientation Monday, Sept. 17; classes Sept. 24-28 with a field day Sept. 29.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1985, must complete a hunter education class or qualify as a youth apprentice hunter before purchasing a Montana hunting license.

CHARITY BINGO FOR BILLINGS FOOD BANK

BILLINGS, MONT.—The Squire Lounge is hosting a Charity Bingo Night Tuesday, August 28th from 7-9:00 p.m. at 1525 Broadwater Avenue. Interested parties can reserve tables of six by calling the Squire at 259-9737 on the day of the event. Cost to participate is $25 per player for six, six-game BINGO cards. Half of the proceeds for the game go to the Billings Food Bank. The remaining funds will be paid out to individual BINGO game winners.

Players will enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef David Maplethorpe of the Fortin Culinary Center at Billings Food Bank. Chef Maplethorpe is the former head chef of The Rex.

For more than 30 years. The Billings Food Bank has served those less fortunate in our community and region. During the 2017 fiscal year, the Billings Food Bank provided 151,935 regular food boxes; 57,600 food boxes through the Senior Nutrition Program, 26, 528 food boxes through the voucher system; 273,691 meals and snack lunches in addition to food boxes; 15,723 Holiday food boxes; and 28,070 meals provided to other service organizations.  In all, the Billings Food Bank processes more than 17 million pounds a food thanks to the generous donations of the community.

Summer Festival at the Joliet Lions Club

Joliet Lions Club is presenting Summer Festival on Aug. 25th in the park. Music with great talent. Washita J, Colin Martinez, Ben McKee, Almeda Bradshaw, and DK (Daniel Kosel) and the Crue. Lunch and dinner available. Kids area for fun games. Vendors for your shopping for veggies, crafts, etc.  Proceeds will go toward a Handicap Swing and upgrading the bathrooms for more Handicap access. 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Join the Joliet Lions Club for fun and great cause

Gainan’s “Roses For Kids”

Great futures start at the BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of YELLOWSTONE COUNTY! With five club houses, they provide a fun and engaging environment for over 725 kids per day! That’s why GAINAN’S brings you the “ROSES FOR KIDS” promotion

During the month of August, GAINAN’S is offering one and two dozen roses at special prices and donating to the BOYS & GIRLS CLUB from each sale. With your help, CLUB KIDS can continue to “Be Great!”

Stop by Gainan’s Midtown Flowers and Heights locations or shop gainans.com today!

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks Bans Fires At Its Yellowstone County Sites

BILLINGS – Campfires will be banned at all Fish, Wildlife and Parks fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in Yellowstone County starting Aug. 10, 2018, because of fire danger.

FWP followed the lead of Yellowstone County commissions who announced Tuesday that they would enter Stage I fire restrictions countywide.

FWP properties affected include the Buffalo Mirage, Duck Creek, South Hills, East Bridge, Voyagers Rest, Gritty Stone, Captain Clark, Manuel Lisa and Broadview Pond fishing access sites as well as the Yellowstone River Wildlife Management Area northwest of Pompeys Pillar, where fires are banned year-around.

FWP will continue to allow open fires at Pictograph Cave State Park southeast of Billings and Lake Elmo State Park in Billings Heights, which is exempted because it is within the city limits.

Stage 1 restrictions ban campfires except where specifically exempted, and allow smoking only in vehicles and areas three feet in diameter that are cleared of flammable materials. FWP has no exemptions for campfires or charcoal grills in fishing access sites and wildlife management areas in south central Montana. People still may cook on an LP gas or propane stove that can be turned on and off.

The restrictions are in response to dry, warm weather that could increase the danger of human-caused wildfires. They will be in effect until further notice.

Saturday Live Celebrates 26 Years

SATURDAY LIVE

PIONEER PARK

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

10 am to 4 pm

Back this year:

  • 11th Annual Fun Run, sponsored by Billings Clinic, which will be held at 9 am. All are welcome to run or walk a two mile course around the park.
    • Same day registration begins at 8:00 am. For more information about entry fees and pre-registration, visit www.efbps.org.
    • School with the most participants win a prize!
  • Pie Eating Contest: Watch students from Senior, Skyview, and West at 1pm on the stage as they dive face first into Pies! It will be messy, fast and glorious!

FREE Shuttle Service at two locations. Park at the MSU B parking lot on Virginia Lane and Rimrock Road or the Billings Clinic parking lot on 30th Street and 9th Avenue .The shuttle drops carnival goers at the Zimmerman Center on the west side of Pioneer Park. The shuttles run every 15 – 30 minutes throughout the day.

 

Sponsored by: ExxonMobil, First Student, KTVQ, Sodexo, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Billings, First Interstate Bank, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, and Planet 106.7

Billings Biggest Backpack Give Away – 8/18

Love Billings reminds you that it’s almost time to head “Back To School”. You may recall that last year, we teamed up with Rimrock GMC Cadillac to give away 1000 backpacks and school supplies – it was a huge success but we found that even with 1000 backpacks to hand out, we still had people in need. So, we’re kickin’ it up a notch…

Join Connoisseur Media and Rimrock GMC Cadillac on Saturday, August 18th from 9 to noon as we give away TWO THOUSAND backpacks with even MORE supplies AND 2 gate admission tickets to Montana Fair in EVERY backpack! We’re even giving out complimentary Snow Cones. It’s all part of our partnership with Rimrock GMC Cadillac in our Love Billings Campaign as we give back to the community that has given US so much. And once you come by King & Shiloh for your free backpack and back to school supplies, use those gate tickets to join us for Love Billings Day, Saturday August 18th at Montana Fair with Rimrock GMC Cadillac and Connoisseur Media!