Veterans Resource Fair at MSU-Billings

Coming up Thursday, July 18th, there will be a Veterans Resource Fair in the Glacier Room of the MSU-B Student Union Building.

Veterans, military service members, and military families can come and  learn about the different services available to them with education, employment, health, and much more.

The Veterans Resource Fair will be from 11:30a-6p on July 18th. There will also be food, prizes and a ton of fun.

Magic City Blues, First Interstate Bank, Billings Clinic raising money for families of pediatric cancer patients

Magic City Blues, George Thorogood, First Interstate Bank and Billings Clinic Foundation are working together to help the families of pediatric cancer patients in the region and ask for the community’s help in reaching a $25,000 fundraising goal.

George Thorogood is headlining the upcoming Magic City Blues Festival and $1 from every ticket sold to his Aug. 2 performance will be donated to Kelker’s Kids, a Billings Clinic Foundation fund that helps the families of pediatric cancer patients cover non-medical costs such as utility bills or travel expenses. Magic City Blues has also agreed to donate $1 from every ticket sold for its Aug. 3 event featuring  Postmodern Jukebox and has designated 10 VIP tables that evening from which a portion of the proceeds will go to Kelker’s Kids.

In a generous boost to these efforts, First Interstate Bank will match community donations up to a total of $5,000.

First Interstate Bank and Billings Clinic Foundation are asking members of the community to donate and share their support on social media by posting a selfie and message of support with the hashtag #RockOnWithGeorge. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win two all-inclusive tickets to the 2019 Billings Clinic Classic on August 24.

Kelker’s Kids was established by the Billings Clinic Foundation to financially assist families of children with cancer and other serious blood disorders during difficult times. Assistance ranges from providing funds for travel necessary for cancer treatment to helping make ends meet and covering bills.

To make a donation or for more information on Kelker’s Kids, visit www.kelkerskids.com. For more information on Magic City Blues or on how to support Kelker’s Kids through the festival, call 406-534-0400.

Rimrock’s 5th Annual Pump-N-Run for Recovery

Rimrock’s 5th Annual Pump-N-Run for Recovery will be held Saturday, August 3rd, at ZooMontana. Through this family-friendly event, Rimrock raises money to expand and improve the availability of recreation activities for patients in treatment for alcohol and substance abuse disorders. The event is a way for the community to support those in recovery and also for people in recovery to celebrate their progress.

The cost is $25.00 for either the Pump-N-Run or the 5K Run/Walk Only. Entry fee includes a guaranteed Rimrock t-shirt for those registered by July 20th, a swag bag with goodies and coupons, and free entry to ZooMontana on race day. Groups and organizations registered can also compete to take home the team challenge trophy. Separate Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Age Group Finishers in both the Pump-N-Run and the 5K Run/Walk Only.

On August 3rd, late registration and check-in begin at 8:00am, weigh-in and bench press begin at 8:30am and the 5k Run/Walk begins at 9:30am.

Participants have the option to take 30 seconds off their race time for each successful bench press they complete before the race. Women are required to lift 40-70 percent of their weight, while men must lift 60-100 percent. Yellowstone Fitness and 9Round 30 Min Kickbox Fitness will oversee the bench press competition and assist participants.

For more information on Pump-N-Run and how it will benefit those seeking treatment as well as our greater community, please contact Cathy Cullen at 406-672-6485 or [email protected]

Sign up at runsignup.com.

Family Service Grand Opening

Family Service is moving to a new home at 3927 – 3931 1st Ave. S., to help serve the community better than ever!

Come SHOP the best thrift store in town, starting on June 3rd, when they reopen for clients.

Come DONATE with the easy drop-off donations at the new locations

Come CELEBRATE at the Grand Opening, happening June 14th, from 11am to 1:30pm

Donate to help complete the building project at billingsfamilyservice.org/future or call Jane at (406) 384-0056.

Youth Bicycle Repair Helpers Needed

The Billings Kiwanis Club is seeking helpers to repair youth bicycles.  The bikes will be given away free, with no charge, Saturday, May 18, 10:00-11:30 AM, at Castle Rock Park.  Kiwanis has received bikes from families no longer needing youth bicycles.

Club members and needed helpers, will work on bikes with parts provided. Work is scheduled on Wednesday evenings May 1, 8 and 15, 6:00-8:00 PM, at the now closed Salvation Army Thrift Store located downtown at 10 South 30th Street.  Drive through open gate to rear of warehouse.  

Bring your tools and help make a difference. For further information, please call Kiwanis member Bill Clagg at 245-8051.

Shepherd Fire Department Open House

Shepherd Fire Department is celebrating another year of service to our community with their annual Open House at Fire Station 2, located on Highway 312 near mile maker 3.

There will be emergency vehicles to explore, a raffle, inflatables for the kids, free lunch (with contributions from Cowboys Restaurant), a live extrication at 1pm, and a 50/50 drawing at 2.

Bring your lawn chairs Saturday June 1st from 11a-3p.

See you there!

Yellowstone Youth Football’s First Ever “Skills and Drills”

Yellowstone Youth Football has put together a great group of knowledgeable coaches to teach your child the proper and safe way to play with the first ever “Skills and Drills” coming to Billings, May 22nd, at 7pm. It will feature NFL stars like Daniel Graham, Austin Collie, Chase Reynolds, Dane Fletcher and Dwan Edwards

This is an exciting event for any young one to interact and grow with professionals that really know what they’re teaching.

Early signups have begun for 3rd through 6th grades.

For more information go to yellowstoneyouthfootball.org.

Theige’s Guitar Show

This month at the Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot Gallery, experience Beau Theige’s Guitars, a one-of-a-kind exhibit that will delight the entire family! Using discarded items–like cake pans, license plates, and cigar bowls–Beau Theige creates hand-crafted guitars. Half art, half junk, these guitars actually make music! Come try for yourself and bring the whole family to the Carbon County Arts Guild and Depot Gallery, next to the Carnegie Library in downtown Red Lodge.

Join Spread the Word 406 for an Epic Fundraiser!

Spread the Word 406 is partnering with Sapphire Lounge to throw an epic fundraiser complete with a live and silent auction! From 1:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, April 20th, you can enjoy fun and libations as you bid on items to benefit a good cause. There are some getaways, art, and dinner out plus a whole lot more to tempt you with.

Spread the Word 406 is a local nonprofit organization that delivers hot meals, clothing, warm gear, and hygiene items to Billings low-income, food and housing insecure community. Our motto is Love. Give Good Grub.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is May 11th!

Billings Letter Carriers will be having the 27th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 11, 2019. This drive is to help Family Service stock their shelves with non-perishable food items. They will be distributing postcards, and donation remittance envelopes a week before May 11th.  To donate food place in a bag and place next to your mailbox Letter Carriers will be picking up your food donations on May 11th.

Family Service employees and volunteers will also be on hand at various locations on Saturday, May 11th from 2pm – 5pm to help with the drive:

  • Main Post Office
  • Centennial station
  • Pioneer Station
  • Reagan Station